Tuesday, 25 November 2014

La Bella Figura More than Makeup



La bella Figura happens to be my krypronite, every time they come up with a new product I helplessly reach for my wallet, and then Mr RF has to wrestle it away from me. Hey the products are fabulous but they do come with a price tag that my pocket can't always handle, so it is nice to have someone who can be the voice of reason. So instead of immediately purchasing the whole range I keep saving up and getting one or two products here and there (impatiently waiting until the time my favourite London boutique will start stocking the range).



When the new make up line had a red lip colour and a gold highlighter the decision of what to get next made itself. As part of the order I also received samples of blush in Just Jenna (which I really wanted to get) and a limited edition Disco Queen Gloria (which immediately went to a friend to avoid temptation).

Golden Corrective Highlighter Brazilian Denise. Is a very warm buildable gold. It is a slightly paler shade of gold than I was expecting based on the picture, and it took me a few tries to make it work on me. I find that it does look best on my cheek bones and on the brow bones, I did not like it down the bridge of the nose or on my eyelid. I love the texture, it blends in seamlessly and gives me a glow that doesn't look sweaty or greasy. The shimmering particles are super fine, it looks more pearlescent than sparkly.






The highlighter has a slightly sweet, very pleasant scent. I find that it lasts all day, but when you apply it initially it goes on a little brighter, after 10-15 minutes after it had time to sink in, that is what it looks like for the rest of the day. The way I use it, it is not in your face make up, it is more of  a glow from within. My skin loves this product and I have been very pleased with how it enhances my features.


Radiant Creme Blush Just Jenna. What can I say, I really hope that this sample will last me a long time because I absolutely love this blush. You only need a tiny amount, and it immediately perks up your face. A good blush does wonders, you can skip all the rest of your makeup and still look fabulous, and Just Jenna is the best blush I have come across in a long time.



You can use the lightest touch or go bold with this one, it is very versatile. The colour is vivid orchid that seems to be neither overly cool nor too warm, I think it will work on most skin tones. It has slight floral scent that reminds me of roses. It lasts all day and is more intense at the beginning, just like the highlighter.



Hydrating Lip colour Lisette La Coquette. First of all I love the name, makes me think of innocent flirting and playful glances. The colour in the pan is a reddish plum, it is not that dark on the lips but does give your pout a dose of cranberry colour. It would not be my choice for an evening lipstick, but I love it for daytime.



It has a glossy finish and is indeed very moisturising, lip balm is sort of unnecessary unless your lips are seriously dry. Because of that, the lasting power is somewhat similar to a tinted lip balm, you need to reapply every 2-3 hours if you want it too look more intense. The scent is rosy like Just Jenna. I think this is perfect for everyone who likes red lips from afar but isn't quiet brave enough for the London Bus experience, or anyone else wanting a more daytime friendly red lippy.



I continue to be in love with this line, and I am hoping they will expand their permanent collection of colours. I love how all of these work together, this makeup could easily take you from day to night, and as I am getting older I really appreciate that It is taking care of my skin. I love that the products make me feel glamorous and that it looks so effortless on, and the fact that I can be done in less than 5 minutes without touching a brush. This makeup line has all the bells and whistles, but allows you to nurture your inner minimalist, I mean I love getting ready as much as the next girl but surely we could all use that time for something else?

16 comments:

  1. Wow looking incredible, Tamara! xo

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  2. Nice...! I am curious about the golden highlighter. I find the RMS to be too sticky on my skin but Ilia one drier. Where does this fall?

    LBF has good taste on fun make up!

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    1. this one is sort of inbetween the two so might be just the ticket! It sort of doesn't even look like makeup in most light just a glow, I really like that xx

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  3. Just Jenna is a very pretty colour, that would be something I would gravitate towards :)

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  4. Love love love! You look gorgeous Tammy! Just Jenna is on my shopping list, but I'd love to try their skincare line as well. xx

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    1. Oh thank you Liz! I tried a good 2/3 of what they have on offer and the skincare is absolutely wonderful, hard to pick a favourite the only thing that wasn't for me was the eye serum all the rest I absolutely love xx

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  5. You look beautiful! Like Liz, I would also really like to try their skincare line, sounds wonderful! xx

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    1. Thank you so much! The skincare line is absolutely wonderful especially if you like your products to be not only effective but also to smell wonderful xx

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  6. You look gorgeous Tammy!! Just Jenna is beautiful on your skin tone, a definite winner. Haha, guilty as charged of being said friend you gave Gloria away to, didn't know it was also to avoid temptation! Very mature of you :) Am definitely happy with my purchase.

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    1. Thank you Nic! I love just Jenna, will be getting a full size for sure! Ha ha yes, I saw that you wanted to try Disco Queen and then thought to myself what happens if like it? Can't be placing yet another makeup order seemed like a no brainer to send it to you ;) xx

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  7. Just Jenna is really lovely. I've never used blush, but it looks like a classic pink that would suit a variety of skin tones :) Very good of you to give away the Disco Queen sample! I wouldn't have been able to avoid temptation! x

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    1. I love blush but haven't been using it much of late Just Jenna made me rediscover my love for it xx

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  8. I want it allllllllll! Love the sound of the bronzer, it all looks lovely on you :) x

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    1. Ha ha yes I know exactly how you feel, thank you Amber :) xx

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