Friday, September 13, 2013

Talking About Beauty Products, Volume 1

Hello all! I'd like to talk about a few beauty products I've been using lately. I'll get right to it since it will be a long post.
CATRICE Defining blush, 070 Pinkerbell
This product is a must have. It's a beautiful shade of pink; bright, but not hot pink. Application is a dream. I love Catrice blush and eyeshadow packaging - very sturdy, simple, classic. These 5g of product are just what every girl needs. It's the perfect pink blush and I'm so happy this product is available.
 
ALVERDE Naturkosmetik Schminkpalette, 10
Here is 5,4g of product that sucks. This was intended, I believe, to be used for children's Halloween face paint. The packaging is adorable and the shades looked so pigmented (they are not) that I decided to buy it. At least I can be happy I bought it on sale and not for the full price (not worth it). I guess you could use it as kid's face paint (beware, it will give them a sticky face and will get on everything) but not anything else. I would not repurchase, but it is pretty to look at. 
CATRICE ABSOLUTE NUDE EYESHADOW PALETTE 010 All Nude
This palette contains shimmer and metallic shades. It would be worth so much more if the darker shades were matte. Hopefully Catrice will have more palettes in the future (because the eyeshadows are nice quality), but this palette is not for me. I've only been using the first shade as hightlighter under my brow, the other shades just don't suit me. The packaging is good, but if you're looking for an every day non-shimmery neutral palette, it's not for you. If you like neutral shades with a shimmer or metallic finish, then this would be a good purchase. I might use this when doing a glam-neutral look, but it's not what I was looking for to use every day. It's still a great product. The brush that came with it, I took out, I've got good brushes so I won't use it. I love eyeshadow palettes so I still like this product, but I'm being honest, I don't use the middle shades. At all.
ESSENCE LIPSTICK, 08 COLOUR CRUSH
When I saw this new line online before it came out, I was really excited. The new packaging was amazing, and the shades looked great. My mistake was that I thought the shades would be matte - they are NOT. I bought this one because I thought I still might like it even though it's not matte. I guess in the future I'll stick to matte. Essence has some other matte products that I enjoy very much. Overall, this is not for me, mostly because of the shade, which is not a good choice for me, but the great thing about this product is that the application is a dream. The more I have it, the more I use it. ;) I guess this one won me over slowly. Maybe I'll pick one more up from this line.....
BIPA IQ COSMETICS LIPSTICK 31matt, STAR
What an AMAZING product - matte, super pigmented, just flawless. I am a bit sad that the other shades from this line don't appeal to me. The shade is kind of a crazy pink, so you have to decide if it's something you would wear. The only downside - these lipsticks can fall out of the case into the cap if you store them upside-down (so beware, and check them in the store). This is my favorite lipstick of the year - I LOVE IT!

GOLDEN ROSE LIPSTICK, 113
I've been hearing great things about this brand, and I understand what everyone is talking about. They've got a lot of fun shades available, and the pigmentation is great. I've been enjoying this shade a lot. Seriously, these lipsticks are great quality for a very low price. I plan on going back for more shades.

GOLDEN ROSE LIPSTICK, 108
A friend gave me this shade and it's so not for me. It's a cold, very bright shade with a shimmery-metalic finish. Not my cup of tea. The quality is still great, but out of all the shades they have, this isn't something I should be wearing. It visually shrinks my lips. Some women could pull this shade off, but I'm not one of them. I need more pinks and purples from this brand, not pearl-pink shades. I would not buy this shade for myself.

LA ROCHE-POSAY NOVALIP DUO LIPSTICK
I've been using this shade so much that the number of the shade has worn off (I think it's 185). I just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying this lipstick. Such great quality (but you will need to re-apply after food or drink), and it feels so light when it's on my lips. I've been enjoying their nail polishes, and now I've discovered their lipsticks work great for me.  

CATRICE ULTIMATE COLOUR LIPSTICK, 190 The Nuder The Better
Would not repurchase. Doesn't have good pigmentation, it seems almost watery. This shade is quite darker than what it might appear at first. Haven't been using it at all, whenever I put it on, I just take it off straight away. I guess this shade is just a bad match for me.
Let me know what you think about these products. And have a great weekend ;)

12 comments:

  1. Totalno te razumijem što se tiče absolute nude palete. Fkt sam ju dugo htjela ali boje ne stoje na moj ton kože i te proklete šljokice su horor. Pretjerali su sa shimmerom definitivno. Proslijedila sam ju dalje jer jednostavno nije za mene.

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    1. ma znam. jedva sam čekala da izađe van, uzela sam je odmah čim je došla u muller, i baš sam se razočarala...nadam se da bi mogli izbaciti dobrih paleta u budućnosti, vidim da puno limitiranih kolekcija ima palete u sebi...ali ova mi je baš neiskoristiva.

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  2. Olá, tudo joia?!
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  3. All those lipstick swatches look gorgeous. Especially La Roche one!

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    1. hvala...odlučila sam malo proširiti 'djelatnost' ;)

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  5. What cute things, especially the palette from Catrice :)

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  6. meni se recimo catrice nude paletica sviđa, jest da bih radije da nema shimmera, ali meni je sasvim iskoristiva :D
    a što se tiče alverde-a, kupila njihov odstranjivač šminke, i mislim da mi je to ujedno i prvi i zadnji njihov proizvod ;)

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    1. ja sam se baš razočarala catrice paletom, što ju dulje imam, to mi se manje sviđa. alverde sapune nekada koristim, i neke njihove proizvode za kosu..ali od dekorative nisam našla ništa što mi makar i približno odgovara...a da ne spomenem da im sjenila za oči smrde kao kuga...nekada malo kemije dobro dođe ;)

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  7. mene vec mjesecima frustrira sto u bipi, ili vjecito ne obnavljaju zalihe na policama ili su apsolutno svi ruzevi polurastopljeni i sve do jednog isprobani ili razrovani, a testeri odavno potroseni, tj barem ti mat njihovi. tako da niti jedan nemam.

    I drago mi je da citam da ovaj essencov ruz nije mat! ja sam mislila da sam valjda jedina luda, jer to nije mat a sve recenzije do sada koje sam citala tvrde da je :D

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    1. ma ja sam htjela kupiti ovaj ruž u bipi, i prošla sam 3-4 bipe dok nisam našla jedan primjerak da ga nitko nije dirao. a pola njih, kako ih drže naopako, ispali ruževi iz baze i zabili se u poklopac!! šteta za lošu higijenu (ako se tako mogu izraziti)u bipi jer imaju stvarno super proizvoda. ma essence ruževi su baš sjajeći/glossy, kao vazelin hehe makar mi se u početku nije sviđao, budući da se tako lako nanosi, ispalo je da ga ipak koristim. ali crvene nijanse su užas, stisneš usne, a sva boja se makne. mislim da ću uzet iz te linije 'natural beauty', taj mi izgleda dobar ovako za svaki dan.

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