Articles by author Miguel Matos

Miguel Matos
Editor, Writer, Translator

Miguel is a Portuguese journalist obsessed with art and perfume. Miguel likes to see himself as a fragrance curator, investigating the possibilities of perfume as contemporary art in exhibitions and other multimedia projects. He directs his own cultural magazine, Umbigo, besides contributing with texts for museums and art galleries. He is a perfume collector and specializes in vintage perfumery, organizing monthly talks called Vintage Perfume Sniffing in Lisbon.

Kallos KJMN Hair Pro-Tox Shampoo: New Life For My Hair and Scalp!
Kallos KJMN Hair Pro-Tox Shampoo: New Life For My Hair and Scalp!
Published at: 2017-02-17

One thing I like to do is buying online brands that I don't know and that seem to offer different products for a good price. I recently found out abou...

Méthode Jeanne Piaubert Divinskin Rejuvenating Face Cream - Velvet Days and Nights
Méthode Jeanne Piaubert Divinskin Rejuvenating Face Cream - Velvet Days and Nights
Published at: 2017-01-29

 When you reach 30, wrinkles and other signs of aging are something you should start worrying about. Not too much, but you need a nice cream for ...

Küül Beard Shampoo Review - Soft and Useful
Küül Beard Shampoo Review - Soft and Useful
Published at: 2017-01-08

A man that has a strong beard faces sometimes the problem of not having enough specific products for his grooming. Beards are still in the trend and t...

Hyaluronic Acid: Comparing 6 Serums
Hyaluronic Acid: Comparing 6 Serums
Published at: 2016-12-24

If there is a cosmetic ingredient that can securely help your skin be it young or mature, dry or oily, even sensitive, this ingredient is Hyaluronic A...

ISDIN: A Good Weapon Against Dark Spots
ISDIN: A Good Weapon Against Dark Spots
Published at: 2016-12-17

For the ones that have dark skin spots, you can never wear enough sun protection. Sun damages are what causes dark skin spots and I have the worse of ...

Lalique Luxury Amenities in The Best Hotels
Lalique Luxury Amenities in The Best Hotels
Published at: 2016-12-02

There is a new range of products coming from the outstanding perfume brand Lalique. Now, not only we can scent ourselves at home with the high quality...

Nadia Z African Wisdom Body Butter Review
Nadia Z African Wisdom Body Butter Review
Published at: 2016-11-11

Nadia Zuodar is a Swiss creator that is dedicated to natural perfumery and cosmetics under her own brand Nadia Z. She composes the most precious and r...

Bare Minerals Nude is the word! Novelties for 2017 presented at Cannes TFWA
Bare Minerals Nude is the word! Novelties for 2017 presented at Cannes TFWA
Published at: 2016-10-28

The novelties from the Shiseido Group for the travel retail presented at Cannes TFWA 2016 are many. One more of them is the new lines from bareMineral...

NARS Cannes TFWA 2016 Audacious Collection from NARS – Lips Galore!
NARS Cannes TFWA 2016 Audacious Collection from NARS – Lips Galore!
Published at: 2016-10-19

Lips are the word of the moment for NARS, when the brand is launching the Audacious Collection and Velvet Lip Glide, introducing it in the global trav...

Caron Glamorous Powders And Vintage Allure - Cannes TFWA 2016 Novelties
Caron Glamorous Powders And Vintage Allure - Cannes TFWA 2016 Novelties
Published at: 2016-10-13

1906 is the year when the iconic french house of Caron introduced their first powders. From the world of Haute Parfumerie to the delicate gesture of p...

Shiseido Cannes TFWA News From Shiseido - Travel Retail Special Editions
Shiseido Cannes TFWA News From Shiseido - Travel Retail Special Editions
Published at: 2016-10-12

 Shiseido was one of the most talked about brands in Cannes TFWA 216. The group had not one but 3 places in the show, since it is now bigger than eve...

Giardino Benessere Tuberose Overdose! Body Scrub and Lotion
Giardino Benessere Tuberose Overdose! Body Scrub and Lotion
Published at: 2016-09-19

 The Italian brand Giardino Benessere is a holistic line comprising fragrances, home fragrances, scented candles and body care products. Among th...

Green Pharmacy Sage Facial Wash Gel - Calm and Clean
Green Pharmacy Sage Facial Wash Gel - Calm and Clean
Published at: 2016-08-31

When it comes to skin cleansers, my honest opinion is: the simpler the better. I mean I don't believe that something that is only going to stay on my ...

Fréderic Malle Carnal Flower After Sun - Does It Get More Erotic Than This?
Fréderic Malle Carnal Flower After Sun - Does It Get More Erotic Than This?
Published at: 2016-08-09

Few things can be as erotic as the scent of tuberose. Few things can be as erotic as a naked tanned body with flawless skin. There is a sensual pleasu...

Philips Survey: The Bigger the Beard, the Lesser the Body Hair!
Philips Survey: The Bigger the Beard, the Lesser the Body Hair!
Published at: 2016-08-03

According to the latest study by Philips that the brand has just released, 78% of young males usually wear a beard style, with a three-day beard look ...

Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer: Pink Bliss
Catrice Prime and Fine Beautifying Primer: Pink Bliss
Published at: 2016-07-30

One thing that excites me is finding great product at small prices. Be it in perfume or cosmetics. But having a skin condition like melasma, I am alwa...

Ziaja Shower can Be Delicious and Funny
Ziaja Shower can Be Delicious and Funny
Published at: 2016-07-18

Shower gels are products that often are all the same. Well that's my opinion anyway. So I never spend time or money looking for the perfect ones. I on...

Catrice Eyebrows for Men Part 2: Clean and Simple
Catrice Eyebrows for Men Part 2: Clean and Simple
Published at: 2016-07-08

After my first article on eyebrow products that can be used by men, I continued my investigation on brow enhancers in other brands. I have been findin...

SEPHORA COLLECTION Summer News Launch at Hotel Valverde, Lisbon
SEPHORA COLLECTION Summer News Launch at Hotel Valverde, Lisbon
Published at: 2016-06-24

This week, the exquisite Hotel Valverde, in Lisbon, located in the middle of the luxury avenue Avenida da Liberdade, was the place chosen by Sephora t...

Essence All About Matt! The Man Powder!
Essence All About Matt! The Man Powder!
Published at: 2016-06-22

When summer comes, I love it. But there are two things that come with summer, regarding my skin. Dark spots and shine. I spend all summer hiding behin...

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel: Goodness in Simple Things
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel: Goodness in Simple Things
Published at: 2016-06-14

Author: Miguel MatosSometimes very simple products work miracles. Take 2 ingredients and mix them in a light, neutral base and there you are. No need ...

Santa Maria Novella Face Brightening Powder: Traditional Italian Skincare from Florence
Santa Maria Novella Face Brightening Powder: Traditional Italian Skincare from Florence
Published at: 2016-06-06

Iris is a beautiful plant. Not only it blossoms with a lush languid flower full of noble meanings, but it is also a source of precious and gorgeous es...

Docteur Renaud Grapefruit Slimming Gel Review
Docteur Renaud Grapefruit Slimming Gel Review
Published at: 2016-05-30

Author: Miguel MatosOn my quest to get rid of a small circle of fat around my waist and in my belly, I sometimes buy gels and creams that promise to b...

Men Brows: Testing Mascaras From MAC, KIKO and Maybelline
Men Brows: Testing Mascaras From MAC, KIKO and Maybelline
Published at: 2016-05-21

By Miguel MatosOne of the upcoming grooming trends for men can be brow styling products. I'm not talking about plucking or waxing, something most youn...

Bettyhula The Secret Wonder Oil. Bliss in a Bottle.
Bettyhula The Secret Wonder Oil. Bliss in a Bottle.
Published at: 2016-05-13

By Miguel MatosSometimes the simple things are the most effective when it comes to make your skin recover from agression or just to let it rest from a...

Les Diamants Bleus Collection Royale. Powder as a Jewel.
Les Diamants Bleus Collection Royale. Powder as a Jewel.
Published at: 2016-05-11

by Miguel MatosThere is now a niche luxury brand for everything. I am talking about the niche where maximum indulgence is brought to you with a huge p...

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. Good But Not Great
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. Good But Not Great
Published at: 2016-04-27

By Miguel MatosLately I have decided to invest a little more of my time and money taking care of my skin. After all I am almost turning 40 and I have ...

Bourjois Bronzing Primer Product Review
Bourjois Bronzing Primer Product Review
Published at: 2016-04-25

By Miguel MatosI am a fan of bronzing and self-tanning products, especially face bronzers, since I have a very light, pale complexion and I need the b...

Vita Liberata The Sensual Tan of Oils Comes With Safety Too
Vita Liberata The Sensual Tan of Oils Comes With Safety Too
Published at: 2016-04-24

By Miguel MatosLast week at the Global Art of Perfumery expo in Dusseldorf I had the opportunity of trying some cosmetics brands and ont thing that I ...

Integrall Testosterone: The New Masculine Approach
Integrall Testosterone: The New Masculine Approach
Published at: 2016-04-24

By Miguel MatosIt happened a few weeks ago a and it was mainly about perfume, but the Esxence expo in Milan had also a section called Esxkin dedicated...

Hair Products Used On Beards - Lush R&B and L.T. Piver Rêve d'Or
Hair Products Used On Beards - Lush R&B and L.T. Piver Rêve d'Or
Published at: 2016-03-14

By Miguel MatosIn my opinion the world of beard cosmetics is yet to develop properly. The shaving products ranges are already sufficient and there are...

How to Glitter Your Beard - Do You Dare?
How to Glitter Your Beard - Do You Dare?
Published at: 2016-02-20

By: Miguel MatosOne of the alternative trends among bearded men is to cover the beard with glitter. Some call these image styles as experimental groom...

Just Got Inked? All About Tattoo Aftercare
Just Got Inked? All About Tattoo Aftercare
Published at: 2016-02-05

A tattoo can be a work of art, a reminder of someone or of an experience, it can be a form of adorning our body and even a sign of the culture we are ...