Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Gucci Eternite De Beaute Luminous Matte Finish Foundation


Gucci has released a new foundation , it's matte like the previous formula but this time a luminous matte- Eternite De Beaute 24HR Wear Breathable Foundation Luminous Matte Finish

I have the older version Fluide de Beaute Fini Naturel so I can tell you they are different. It does look like maybe the Fini Naturel is being phased out too as it's not showing up many place for sale. The new version has a cream colored cap where the older is the Gucci pink that a lot of their packaging sports.

The new Eternite De Beaute Luminous Matte foundation is a beauty . I like it better than the former version. It is what it says - luminous and matte. Not a flat matte and not a dry matte which the earlier version was a little . This one gives you a good glow up without any shimmer, pearl or mica. There's no actual shine you just look brightened. It is full coverage , I don't even feel the need for concealer even under my eyes. That area could have used a little but without it , just the foundation, it was still pretty good.

The formula has glycerin early on in the ingredient list and hyaluronic acid further down . So it does have hydrators and that gives it a more creamy feel on the face than some mattes. It wears very well, the longwear claim is true, without oxidizing and or fading all day. I did feel like I have makeup on , it's lightweight but not a barely there feeling. Again this is truly full coverage though and I love a full coverage foundation so it works for me.

This will be my warm weather foundation , it is a little more matte than I can use right now , my skin is combo but drier in the non T Zone areas . This needs a good moisturizer beforehand if you're not oily. If you are you'll be fine as is. In Summer this will be spot on for my humidity sticky, oilier skin.

Gucci rarely disappoints with their makeup and this is another win in my beauty book.

*gifted, sample from brand*

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Kiss My Face Goat Milk Body Wash & Moisture Shave


had  used  a few Kiss My Face products years and years ago . Always liked them and whatever I used including shampoos worked well. They've been off my radar awhile though so when they reached out to try some samples I was happy to hear from them. 

Kiss My Face has been doing the  cruelty free, natural beauty thing since 1983. It's a very saturated space right now but not when they started , not even when I last used them . 

The Goat Milk Rosemary Tea Tree Body Wash is really nice. It's lightly moisturizing with  sunflower seed oil , argan oil and shea butter.  It doesn't lather a lot, rinses off well  and the scent is subtle herbs and citrus . 

There's also Cedarwood and Bergamot  Moisture Shave which is geared towards men and  facial shaving but it's easily used for legs etc. It's very,very creamy and moisturizing .  It helps to get a close shave and feels good on skin which I would think would make it a good pick for men's faces. The scent is very cool cedar and citrus  that is much stronger than the Body Wash. 

They also have a nice selection of hand soaps that I want to check out and suncare. Everything is well priced too I think, with the 16 oz Body Wash coming in at $9.99 at

Monday, October 10, 2022

Altaia Atacama

The newest fragrance from Altaia is a beauty. I've been wearing it almost every day for a couple weeks and with my fragrance collection that's saying something. I don't wear the same one over again too often. 

Atacama celebrates the line's  South American heritage and was inspired by the the Atacama desert. It's the highest desert on earth and also the driest (parts are covered with dried salt)  but also one that with a little rain brings out the blooms of pink mallow flowers throughout.  I'm a geography and travel buff but I admit I had never heard of it  so it was interesting to learn about it. To see how beautiful it is when the flowers bloom check out the second slide. 

The scent is not exactly desert like but it is  dry. Also creamy and beachy with a suntan lotion feel but nothing too overt , nothing that screams sunscreen. More like the coziest sunbaked beach day with the salty breeze,  fragrant flowers nearby and damp driftwood .A lush jasmine , freesia, clary sage and tonka  are the main notes here  along with cashmere woods.  The jasmine combined with the sage, a note I tend to love and then the tonka makes  it cozy and nuzzly as it dries down ,with a hint of vanilla sweetness. I can't stop sniffing myself when I wear this. 

Atacama has good lasting power, I get whiffs of it most of the day . The sillage is light to medium.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Mystic Sunset by Eau D'Italie

Italian Summers and  La Dolce Vita , it's the stuff of movies and yes, perfume.  Eau D'Italie takes us there with their beautiful creations and their newest scent Mystic Sunset, draws us into the warm evening near the 
Tyrrhenian Sea. 

Eau d'Italie is  the fragrance line from the family behind the legendary Le Sirenuse Positano hotel in Italy and is exclusive  to the fabulous, you want everything beauty retailer Beautyhabit.  I remember Eau D'Italie well from years back when I went to NYC on sniffing excursions. It has been some time since I visited with the line and they recently revamped their look. 

Inspired by the setting sun over Positano's bay and created by perfumer Marie Salamagne,  the heavy weighted glass bottle holds the scent of  cassis ( blackcurrant) , osmanthus,  cane sugar , saffron, jasmine and cedar. 

 I am not always  a fan of cassis, it depends. Here I  really like it, as it's not too sweet or overdone. More the fresh fruit that's not overripe, maybe even a little tart.  The cane sugar also doesn't make it too sweet but is just enough.  The light florals  are barely there and mix nicely while the saffron keeps it all a little dry.  The cedar definitely shows up as it dries down but in no way overwhelms the rest of the scent. 

Mystic Sunset is sunny , calm, easy to wear and subtly sultry. Not shy but not too bold it takes you away without leaving your yard. Can't get to Italy ? Go there via scent .

Eau D'Italie Mystic Sunset is available at Beautyhabit