Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Eyeliner by Cien



My mother bought me these and I was at first rather skeptical about her tastes for my make-up. It turned out she hit the jackpot and those two little guys are the eyeliners I’m currently using.

In terms of eyeliner, it really depends on mood, if I’m happy enough, I’ll invest the patience in using one. So far I’ve never had one which made applying super easy, so I concluded it’s a natural thing for eyeliners. Truth is you never know how asymmetrical your eyes are until you decide to apply it.

The one from Cien has the form of a pencil and is thin. Carrying it around is simple and it seems like a basic product. You go from pencils in kindergarten to more elevate pencils to enhance your beauty. But are they just as effortless to use? In my opinion, they are; the tip is very basic, but you can draw pretty well and fast your desirable line. Make sure to be quick though because it dries quickly and layering shouldn’t be an option, the more you try to make thicker, the more you’ll get angry.



The shades available were black and brown. My personal preference is the brown one because is more suitable for an everyday look, a more casual one, while the other is intensifying your look and is more dramatic. Both are great in terms of color and intensity of it, they just have to be worn at the appropriate time.

Now, remember when I said that make-up products at Lidl are rare birds? I’m bringing this up because no matter how nice this product is, it’s not always available in the store. As a matter of fact, the stand with make-up products in my Lidl is a little empty these days. Hopefully they will come up with something new soon.

Pros:
- Nice colors;
- Easy to apply due to its shape.

Cons:
- Dries quickly;
- Not available at any time.

Until next time, take care of yourself and blend well.
A.




Monday, March 11, 2019

Balea Creme Peeling and Cleansing Gel with Active Charcoal



Bought these two in a sudden DM visit and time passed until I realized I had to write a review for them. The problem wasn’t that I had to write a review, it was the writing on them. It wasn’t written in my language, nor English and I definitely do not possess any skill in German language. To make situation worse, the little label where it did write in my language began to wash off and now only a few words are visible.

Setting this aside, the results are more important, so let’s see what every product did. Firstly, the Creme Peeling was very gentle, maybe because it contains apricot seeds oil. The smell was also subtle and calming. Like any other scrub, I didn’t use it more than once or twice a week. It is gentle, but it’s a scrub after all. The thing to appreciate about it is that the skin does not become dry after using it. However, I’ve had more powerful scrubs in the past.

On the other hand but on the same face, I used the cleansing gel with active charcoal. It removed the impurities and did a fair cleaning. And who hasn’t fun when their face is turning gray? It did leave the face dry and as well as in the case of the peeling product, you had to follow the important step of using some kind of moisturizer after. The thing I was most annoyed by when it comes to this product is that you had to massage it thoroughly or else there would be parts of the product not dissolved. It isn’t normally a problem because a part of cleaning is massaging, but with this gel, it got slippery and messy.

The active charcoal is a substance that can facilitate the removing of dust, dirt or bacteria from the surface of the skin. Although it was my first time trying a product with such proprieties, it didn’t let me down. It cleaned well my skin, no comments on that.

All in all, they were acceptable, suitable for a skin that doesn’t have many problems. They both have enough quantity to last you a good period of time and they both do their job fairly. If I had to buy them again I would probably pass, but not because they are bad products, but because they don’t really stand out or have some shining characteristics to make me buy them again.

Hope this was useful for you and you’ll have a beautiful week.
A.