Saturday, April 16, 2011

Revlon Colourstay makeup for combination/oily skin

So, some wishes come true and I finally bought Revlon Colourstay makeup for oily skin in 220 Natural Beige. (30 ml, 11,60 EUR at Inno Galeria - a special 20 % off deal, Easter sales). I have heard so much about it, both good (dupe for Estee Lauder Double Wear makeup) and bad (funky smell, really difficult to remove from both the brushes and the face), that I decided  to see for myself what I think about it. Plus, it is not every day that you see a foundation with SPF, thumbs up!

So far I can only report about the smell. It is a fresh layer of paint...So, we will see, I will keep you posted.

Also, it is going to be rather interesting putting it on, with a missing pump...but I do not give up easily :-)

Avene thermal water spray

While I do realize it is not boiling hot outside, I still thought it was a good idea to post this. It was a gift and I really like it! I use it to refresh my face or after I did the face cleansing. You are maybe not going to see any massive difference, but if you have a flakey skin, it just might help!

Soothing properties promise to help with sunburn, after anti-acne treatments, diaper rash, razor burn, after hair removal. Moreover, you can use it to set your makeup, to refresh after an outdoor activity, when travelling and in the summer.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Essence gel eyeliner update

I am sorry to report a certain fact about Essence gel eyeliners...I got a silver one from my sister and it unfortunately dried up within weeks. Recently, my sister has noticed that the same happened with her black one. And now I have heard the same thing from yet another friend.

I can still use my gel eyeliner with a really stiff brush, but it is quite difficult to apply. So, no matter how cheap they are to buy, you should either use it up quickly or get a Catrice one...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kruidvat salt body scrub - grapefruit

Back to basics! If you are looking for a thorough way how to exfoliate your skin, go for Kruidvat salt scrub. I find it really effective, almost a bit too aggressive, but it does the job done!

Catrice gel eyeliner 010 Black Jack with Jack Black review

Ever since I fell in love with gel eyeliners, I am always looking for a new one that I could test and see how to measures up again my current favourite - Maybelline lasting drama gel eyeliner.
And oh boy, did I find one...This lovely packaged eyeliner costs 3,99 EUR, 4 g, 0.14oz. 010 Black Jack with Jack Black. Purchased at Kruidvat (Dinant).

The colour is highly pigmented and the consistency of the product is...well liquidy gel, that is the best that I can describe it. Once you apply it, it dries up on your eyelid and DOES NOT move, budge, smudge ALL DAY LONG. I was very impressed first time I tried it (admittingly, my expectation were not too high) but I am a convert after I have tested it for days at work and in the evening.

What I love about this gel eyeliner in particular (apart from the perfect design and low price) is the fact that it stays where you place it, it does not smudge onto the lid, effectively ruining your makeup. To prevent that from happening with a Maybelline gel eyeliner, I put black eyeshadow over the eyeliner to settle it (this happens because I put it in a thick line, that is how I like it).

Hence, I highly recommend this product, if you see it - grab it, love it, wear it! Maybelling lasting drama costs up to 15 EUR in Belgium depending on where you buy it (Inno Galeria definitely the most expensive option) - in Aachen it costs 9 !! EUR...and they have a brown and blue variety. Life is not fair :-)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Catrice make-up product highlights

Right packaging sells, we all know that and for some reason, Catrice manages to catch my eye every time. Here are pictures of my favourite products that I either own already or will buy in the near future (hopefully).
Eyebrow kit

Sunday, April 10, 2011

P2 makeup fixing spray Perfect face!

With long and hot days in front of us (wishful thinking), it is good to have a makeup fixing spray at hand. No red carpet event goes without this little helper, as it enhances your makeup longevity, keeps it in place and gives you a matte finish (with silk protein, alcohol free).

Makeup fixing spray, 30 ml
I like to apply it just before I finish my makeup with a mascara, as it otherwise tends to leave black smudges underneath my eyes. I hear this product was tested at a recent birthday party and it passed with distinction! .-). P2 cosmetics is my recent addiction, as they offer a really wide variety of UNCOMMON (crackling top coats, lip primers, face primers, eyeshadow bases, overnight hand care hear me, L'Oreal!) makeup products at a fantastic price. I bought mine in Aachen, Germany.