Sunday, February 17, 2019

Essence Matt Longlasting Lipgloss





You know the feeling when you have enough lipsticks at home but feel like something is missing and you have to buy one more? If you could call it motivation, that’s why I bought the Essence Matt Longlasting Lipgloss. Plus, felt in love with this color.

Can’t specify the exact shade, that’s how awesome I am. From what I saw, they had crazy colors like blue and mauve, but my eyes got fixed on this raspberry beauty.

They describe it as “longlasting, creamy lipgloss for velvet-matt lips – does not dry out the lips, high coverage”. Now, let’s analyze what they said and find out if it is true. First of all, the formula is really creamy and easy to apply. It is definitely more matt than an ordinary lipgloss, so nothing to comment on that part. Secondly, it is right when it’s saying that it doesn’t dry out the lips. Didn’t felt the damaging effect I felt with other matt lipsticks so that’s an advantage.


All good things have an end and now we should talk about the promised longlasting wearing. Probably because the formula is so creamy, the lipgloss doesn’t resist too much. You have to reapply it constantly and that can be so annoying. I would have given up this lipgloss if I didn’t like the color so much. It’s also probably why it has such a good smell and tastes like a nice cupcake.

Pros:
-       -   Really sweet and refreshing scent;
-       -   The formula is creamy, it’s easy to apply;
-      -    Nice color and a wide color range to pick from.

Cons:
-      -  Because the formula is so creamy, it can be difficult to apply; you just have to be careful;
-         - It doesn’t last for long, not at all.

Have a beautiful day, sweeties.
A.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cien Liquid Foundation




Bought this foundation a couple of months before and used it but didn’t find the time to share with you the experience. Now I’m going to reveal all the good and bad parts of it. That’s how we will notice once again the importance of good foundation.

Never tried before a foundation from Lidl and was intrigued when it came up. I rapidly purchased it and the first problem was that there were only three shades available, each one a little too dark for me. The shade I bought is 030 Golden tan and because it was summer then, it fitted me so much better than now.

The coverage is okay and because of the liquid formula it is easy to apply. It does have a way with skin; you have to use some moisturizing cream because there is the risk to make it dryer. The finish is matte and you have to be quick when you apply it. It leaves the skin smooth and firm and it lasts a decent amount of time.

The package is rather effective than esthetic. It has 30 ml of product.

Don’t want to be mean, but it seems like it’s something I would use only in case of an emergency, not something I would return to buy. The formula is too dense and leaves a sandy feeling. It’s a shame because a lot of products from Cien are so good. Unfortunately, this one destroys a little Cien’s reputation.

Pros:
-        -  Cheap and easy to take around package;
-       -   Nice matte finish.

Cons:
-       -  You have to be extra careful when you apply it, if you leave too much product in an area, it will look rather despicable;
-        - Few shades to pick from.

Until next time, blend well.
A.



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Oriflame Love Nature Milky Foam Cleanser and Face Toner




These two products have been my favorites lately, whenever I wanted something more delicate and calming I would use them. They are both meant for dry skin and what other season could their effect be more important?

Both bottles have 150ml of product and have oat as the base ingredient. Never thought that an ingredient so common like oat could have so many benefits for the skin. When they promised you would get your skin nourished and soothed, it wasn’t a lie. The smell is pleasant, sweet, but not overwhelming.

The face toner is among my favorites. It doesn’t irritate the skin, but leaves it smooth without feeling burdened. The thing I appreciate the most about it is the calming effect, it doesn’t stress the skin. I would usually apply it with a cotton pad, not at night, but after work as a way to bust my skin. Make-up is removed decently.

Regarding the milky foam cleanser, it is a good cleanser, it does make your skin a little dry, but it doesn’t exaggerate. The part I didn’t understood about it is the foam effect. After being used to some other products that used foam technology, this one doesn’t create a decent amount of foam. However, it does remove the impurities and leaves the skin fresh and nourished. 

Pros:
-         - The formula is very suitable for sensitive skin;
-        -  Appropriate for giving your skin a little relax time;
-        -  Great smell;
-         - The package is also good looking.

Cons:
-         - The face toner did its job completely;
-        -The face cleanser could have made a little more foam. If it wasn’t specified then it would have been okay.  Nobody likes broken promises, right?

Take care of your skin.
A.


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

December's favorite


It's finally December, yey! Many of you expected it and now your wish came true. Did Santa bring you what you'd hoped for? Because it's the time of the year when we should spend as much time as possible with family, I won't make this any longer and introduce you the December's favorites.

Miomare Blusher Brush;
Essence Matt Lipgloss;
Sleek Matte Me Lip Cream. 

I have to mention that some of this items were a present from my partner on this blog, but first of all, my dear friend. 

Hope all of you have a beautiful, blessed Christmas. Don't forget that no matter what kind of make-up you use, it should firstly enhance the beauty within the person and then the face.

Merry Christmas!
A.




November's favorite


November is half recovering after Halloween, half counting the days until Christmas. However, every period has its charm and we should enjoy it accordingly.

This November's favorites are:

Paco Rabanne Lady Million;
Essence Glitter Primer;
Cien Liquid Concealer;
 Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream;
Sleek Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette;
Essence Eyebrow Stylist Set.

Let us know in the comments down below what products made Your November a great period.

Until next time, take care and blend well.

Lots of kisses,
A.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Cien 24h Moisturizing Cream


     
    The thing that has kept my face moist these days is The Cien 24h Moisturizing Cream. Cold weather affects our bodies in all sorts of ways and it’s only normal that the face is the most predisposed to all the disadvantages of having snowflakes in the air.

     This cream is to provide gentle care and moisture for the whole day and is dedicated to dry and sensitive skin. It contains a whole bunch of ingredients, but the ones that stood out are the hyaluronic acid and panthenol. 

      Apply it in the mornings and evening after carefully cleansing and your complexion will be moist as long as you use it. They say you could use it as a make-up base and I tried it only once or twice. The absorbing rate is not slow at all, but it depends if you are in a hurry or not. 

       The effects are described nicely, based on the moments of the day:

* In the morning, the complex of Liftan complete with Q10 and caffeine gives energy to the skin for the entire day. It’s probably the only part of my body which has energy in the mornings.
        * At noon, that complex and vitamin E combats premature aging of the skin due to sunlight and at the same time shapes the fine wrinkles. Apparently it still has enough energy to take a fight with those annoying lines that years gifts us.
* In the evenings, the complex of Liftan complete, along with hyaluronic acid and glycerin calms and hydrates the skin. No wonder is has so many ingredients, 24 h is a long period of war for the face.
* At night the complex helps with maintaining a healthy skin and helps regenerating it. Because warriors don’t sleep at night.

       Firstly, I was very curious about the complex they were mentioning so often and luckily a definition was written on the package. Liftan Complete is an active complex that’s meant for improving the skin’s appearance. The skin is supplied with enough nutrients in order to feel pampered and survive the whole day. And who doesn’t want a pampered skin?

         Secondly, having such a good presentation of the effects (even though it may seem a little unrealistic) is still a symbol of how much the developers believed in it. Because let’s be honest, we don’t think throughout the day what our skin is doing. It’s not like at lunch we think our skin is fighting at the moment wrinkles or regenerating.

            The package is nice and heavy even though it may not look like it. The cream has a beige undertone and smells nice. The little recipient has 50 ml and I consumed it faster than the creams I had before because this one is more fluid. Also, because it gets absorbed easily, you tend to use a good amount.

       The skin was hydrated properly and the fact that didn’t make my skin feel overloaded is definitely a plus. Personally, I use it only in the mornings because I like to leave my skin free at night, but it did its job nonetheless. 

Pros:

- Nice package and presentation;
- Makes the skin feel plump and hydrated;
- Doesn’t make your skin feel heavy.

Cons:
- Due to its fluidity, you finish it faster and I say that after only using it once a day.

Until next time, take care of your skin. Leave in the section below your opinion of this product or what other experiences did you have.
A.