Recent makeup products I'm Loving

Hello everyone today I'm going to show you all the recent makeup products I'm loving
I am not one that follows the latest makeup trends or goes for every newness. 

Quite frankly, my makeup collection is rather small (for a beauty blogger) but anytime I start browsing beauty boutiques, I always end up grabbing new products to try or at least a new lip color.
It is seriously dangerous for my bank account lol but also so much fun! I Also I must admit that my favorite blog/vlog posts are   "empties" and “Sephora haul” love when people share their favorite finds, so today I wanted to share my own haul on the blog! 

All products I’m sharing today are new favorites that I have absolutely fallen in love with over the last couple of months or so!

Natasha Denona  Mini Sunset Palette 

5 pan mini palette
Shades Guava Dirty Mars Apollo Sunbeam Halo

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette Swatches

Purchased this online at Sephora and to my disappointment, it came already damaged. Not going to lie, I knew that is an issue with Natasha Denona eyeshadows, but I purchased anyway just because I wanted to see what is the fuss about.
Natasha Denona  Mini Sunset Palette eyeshadows are good, It pains me to say that I been using it almost every day. 

Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette

The Mattes are beautiful; they are pigmented and blendable with little to no fallout, you have the best results if you use a light hand while applying and blending.
The Shimmers are both gorgeous and disappointing; Natasha Denona  Mini Sunset Palette shimmers are so fragile, let me tell you that Natasha Denona shimmer eyeshadows do not travel well. Plus they require either glitter glue or foiling to have the intensity that you would expect from a Natasha Denona eyeshadow.
However, I do not regret purchasing this palette, and I will definitely keep it and use it, but I doubt I would pay for one of her large palettes. At least I would not order online.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Genius Under Eye & Face Magic Powder

 2 - medium

If you follow me for a while, you know that for the last one-one and a half year I was exclusive to Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder. In all the honesty Charlotte Tilbury makes the best powders for dry & mature skin types.
However, when Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Genius Under Eye & Face Magic Powder first came out, I was reluctant about buying it because everyone will complain about the smell, though I have the powder a big shoutout applauding Charlotte's idea of using mature models and not airbrushing their wrinkles. 

Recent makeup products I'm Loving

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Genius Under Eye & Face Magic Powder it's incredible! It is so light and airy and does not cake when you apply. It blends on like a dream and its so lovely on the skin.
I'm 44 years old, and I have dry skin, finding a powder that won't accentuate my dryness and take the life out of my skin is hard. But Charlotte Tilbury Genius Magic Powder It does the job, it blurs pores, it sets down the makeup, it is a velvety matte finish and gives the skin such an even and airbrushed look.
But what about the smell ?! yes there is a little bit of smell but doesn't linger,  so for me, the benefits outweigh that.
Charlotte Tilbury Genius Magic Powder is probably the best loose setting powder I've tried.

Clarins Skin Illusion Spf 15

Dry skin holy grail Clarins Skin Illusion is absolutely flawless!
It has a light to medium coverage, velvety/dewy finish, It doesn't pile, nor it accentuates flaws,  it looks natural on the skin and is weightless.

Clarins Skin Illusion Spf 15

I love how my skin looks when I wear Clarins Skin Illusion. It does not have extreme wear time, on my skin  Clarins Skin Illusion wears for about 10 to 14 hours depending on the heat and humidity.
I would definitely recommend  Clarins Skin Illusion to everyone who has normal and dry skin type.


FENTY BEAUTY Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer 

Fenty Glow - shimmering rose nude

Let's start with making it clear that I am not a lip gloss person in general; However, I really wanted to try the Fenty line, and I picked this baby up from Sephora.  

FENTY BEAUTY Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb does smell lovely, it reminds me of juicy fruit gum, but a lot lighter. It comes with a slightly big doe foot applicator kinda like the  Tarte Shape Tape concealer, now I don't have big plump lips, so the doe foot applicator not only that is pretty large but also does take out quite a bit of product for my small lips.

FENTY BEAUTY Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

If you have been blessed with full lips, then Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is for you. If you have thinner lips than you have to scrape the doe foot applicator before applying to your lips.
What I love about Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb is the consistency, a bit on the thicker side; however, it does not feel sticky on the lips, and there is shimmer but no gritty texture.  It is thick enough not to bleed and fades beautifully. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb has a wear time of about 2-3 hours.
Overall I like the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb quite a bit, and I'm considering purchasing other shades.

FENTY BEAUTY  Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Lightning Dust - soft pearlescent sheen
Fire Crystal- supercharged pearlescent shimmer

I have quite of a collection of highliters, I keep buying them, yet I only wear like two of them. And this is one of these two.

FENTY BEAUTY Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

I am pale olive ashy skin tone, and most highlighters don't show up really nice on me or make my skin look strange by accentuating every little imperfection i have.  I purchased the Killawatt Freestyle, and i wasn't sure if the color would fit me, or that I would like the finish of it. Of course, I have seen swatches online but is 2019 every picture on the internet is up to some degree digitally altered, so you can't know for sure! Also, I am not big on blinding highlighters, I like my highlighters to show but not blind people around me. I want more of a snatchtural kind of look, enhance what I have, and roll with it.

FENTY BEAUTY Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

To my delight, Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter it was not only the perfect color for me but also the glow is a glow not a bunch of shimmers!!!  It doesn't look strange on my pale skin, and best of all, it doesn't accentuate my skin texture. Actually does the opposite and blurs the texture.  Obsessed! I will purchase more Fenty highlighters

FENTY BEAUTY Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer

Private Island - light to medium with warm undertones
I dream of turning into a golden, sun-kissed goddess of the summer. 

FENTY BEAUTY Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer

Sun Stalk'r Bronzer Is neutral also it plays up amazingly well my yellow/gold undertones, warming up my skin, neutralizing the green and ashy tones,  giving me more of a sun-kissed glow and the illusion of a natural tan. 

FENTY BEAUTY Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer

The finish of un Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer Private Island is natural matte, the texture is smooth and buttery, it is pigmented, but it does apply and blend well. I recommend building it up with a light hand.
Sun Stalk'r Instant Warmth Bronzer Private Island is giving my complexion bronzed warmth I love!

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY New Nudes - Eat Cake 

Eat Cake 150 - rosy nude
I was looking for a summer nude, and I fell love with this new formula of lipstick. It is very creamy and smooth, no skipping over the lip, and no need to lay a balm down under it. 

Marc Jacobs Lipstick Eat Cake has a buttery full coverage finish, it lasts about 3 to5 hours on the lips, no it doesn't have a long wear time but will nourish the lips, and it will wear out nicely with no patchiness or making lips gross and crusty.


Online Marc Jacobs Lipstick Eat Cake, is described as rosy nude, but on me, it kinda looks peachy pink nude. Pink nude with a touch of coral, but not too much coral. It has no shimmer at all.
I love it and plan to purchase another.

Recent makeup products I'm Loving

                                     Article & Photos by Denni Engelen

So , there are the recent makeup products I'm loving, did you spy something you would like to add to your collection? What makeup item have you last purchased?


  1. i would love to see a look with these products

  2. What a great list of products! I love Charlotte and fenty products. That bronzer looks to die for!

  3. These products seem great for a natural day time look. I'd be interested in seeing what that coral lip would look like on! The fenty gloss is also a nice touch (:

  4. Really beautiful products! I love how pretty is that Marc Jacobs lipstick, I bet it looks beautiful on you.

  5. Not much of a makeup person. But these are great product reviews. Thanks for sharing.

  6. These sound like amazing products. I am always looking to try new things!

  7. Those are pretty shades. I like the color of the lipstick.

  8. Natasha Denona Mini Sunset Palette is a must try product. Been using this even before and I really love all of its shades.

  9. I would love to try the lip gloss bomb and skin illusion. They sound so good and promising.

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