Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rimmel London Stay Glossy

This was a gift and I am very happy with it. This lipgloss is sheer, non-sticky, with hardly any shimmer and it smells nice, what more can you ask for in a lipgloss? :-) Love it! 5,5 ml.

Catrice Kohl Kajal in 100 Name it As You Like!

It has taken me quite a long time to find a perfect blend of grey and brown colour in a kajal pencil. In fact, this colours is so difficult to describe that even Catrice call it: Name it As You Like! :-) Leaving the name aside, it is a very soft, easily transferable kohl pencil (it claims to be precise and smooth and it is!). 1,1 g and I think it cost around 2,50 EUR. Bargain! Be warned, however, this pencil is VERY smooth, so you might find it creasing (unless you use a primer) and it will be disappearing quickly after sharpening. I still love it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Goss makeup artist

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you Wayne Goss, the lovable, the knowlegable, the utterly informative makeup artist. I discovered him on YouTube and I have to say, he debunks any false makeup notion you might have had within seconds! I absolutely recommend subscribing to his channel, blog, whatever...simply great!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dior travel studio makeup palette review

If you ever wondered how these palettes end up looking after three years, I can provide a picture :-). I bought this lovely kit on board of a plane, for 50 EUR, coming back from a memorable Berlin visit. I have used and abused it, it has travelled with me back and forth wherever I was, it is such a perfect package of (mostly) what you need on the road.
It contains: 3,5 g 020 beige claire flawless and most extreme wear makeup (which I unknowingly used as a powder),  829 A touch of blush 4 g, 8 eyeshadows, a lipstick 377 rose tempo/vibrant pink, a mascara 090 noir, 3 ml, a mini crayon eyeliner in 090 noir, a mini crayon lipliner pencil in 513 linen, a mini crayon eyebrow pencil in 653 blonde, an eyebrow brush, a double-ended lip brush, a mini blush brush, a full-sized mirror.
I was not aware of any eyeshadow primers when I got it, so I kind of expected these expensive eyeshadows to have a lasting power, but I was wrong. There are your average better quality eyeshadows, which WILL crease without a primer. However, there colours are pretty unique and you can spot them or rather, not see them anymore in my used palette. The bottom most left eyeshadow was the most fantastic, iridescent, loveliest eyeshadow I ever owned, it had a light baby-blue colour with pink reflection particles...LOVED it.

However, all the brushes and pencils were good for nothing, the brushes are simply not fit up for the job and the pencils are of a shocking low quality (in effect they do not transfer onto the skin).

I liked the rosy colour lipcolour, the light pink one had a too bright colour that looked strange on my lips. The mascara was great and so is the blush (some serious pigment there). Overall, you win some, you lose some, but I would suggest building up your own travel kit, which will feature all of your favourite products that actually work for you.

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Sigma eyeshadow palettes

Sigma has launched three brand new eyeshadow palettes (an inpiration by Urban Decay Naked Palette is undeniable) called: Dare, Bear and Flare. They look great and you get a double-sided brush with each. The price is 35 USD per palette. Which one is your favourite? 

Catrice Limited Edition Modern Muse

And yet another beautiful limited edition by Catrice, this time inspired by Bridget Bardot, so you can go wrong there :-).

Catrice Limited Edition Out of Space

For the months of June and July, Catrice prepared a limited edition called Out of Space. It is sparkling with cosmic colours and textures, so it entirely up to you which one you choose. (Catrice site: The deep blue of our planet meets star-like metallic effects and opens up a galaxy full unique looks with spherical gold and silver shades – this summer stands for futuristic trends that are out of this world!)

However, this LE has not been available in Brussels yet, I only saw PAPAGENA collection at Kruidvat. Hopefully it will arrive soon!