Sunday, February 24, 2019

Sleek MakeUp Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette




This was a present for my birthday and being the lazy person I am, this review is only coming out today. You never know you need a contouring and blush palette until you have one. But if you think about it, it makes sense, you have all things in one place.

They describe it as “the ultimate contouring palette”. Were make-up brands always this modest? However, the components are presented well:
  • ·         “a matte, easy to blend contour powder;
  • ·         An illuminating highlighter;
  • ·         Shimmer blush for a healthy bronzed glow or a brilliant flush of colour.”

They didn’t put much accent on the highlighter and if they don’t believe in it, why should I? That was my first thought after reading what they described, but after using it, I realized the highlighter isn’t bad at all, it’s just more subtle than the trend right now.
The contour powder is also subtle, but I like it. It defines the cheekbones, jawline and nose well, without seeming obvious. The thing that stands out is the powerful blush. While the other two components are more subtle, the blush is of a bright orange with a strong pink undertone. And it also has shimmer included so do be careful how you use the highlighter.



The package is nice, of an elegant black and it matches my mood perfectly at the moment. The shade is Light 373 and it has 20 g. Another detail that deserves appreciation is the mirror. It has a considerable size and it help applying the product nicely.

Pros:
  • Instead of having different little boxes for every product, it is convenient having a palette;
  • The contour and highlighter provide a good shaping of the face and natural glow;
  • The mirror is large.
  • Elegant package.

Cons:
  • The blush has too much shimmer for my taste.

Tell us your opinion of this product if you’ve already tried. Take care and until next time, blend well.
A.

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.