Saturday, October 8, 2011

Essence lipstick in 53 All about cupcake

A bubble gum smell, a low price and a moisturizing texture - you get all of these in buying an Essence lipstick. I was really well imressed by its performance and how light it feels on the lips, almost as a lip balm.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Catrice Made to Stay Longlasting Eyeshadow in 060 and 020

I was absolutely blown away by Essence Ballerina Backstage Eye Soufflés in 01 dance the swan lake and 02 pas des copper, so I was eager try the longlasting eyeshadows by Catrice. There are 6 shades on offer. Eventually I decided to go for 020 Jennifer's Rush and 060 Romans Gone Bad (Kruidvat, 2,79 EUR each).

The pigmentation is strong, when you apply them (always use a primer first) they dry to a satin finish. I use them as a base for other eyeshadows but you can surely wear them on their own, they are really pretty, metallic and dramatic :-).

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Another Autumn Makeup

I know it is boiling hot outside, but how gorgeous is this look? Loving the summer in Brussels, btw :-)

Wishlist - Bourjois Contour Clubbing Waterproof liners

Crazy neon colours - decisions decisions...

Essence blush brush

It was the hot pink colour of the fibers that made me buy this brush, plus I did not own a slanted flat blush brush - but then, any excuse is good enough for me to get something new :-), it costs 1,99 EUR. The fibers are obviously synthetic and rather stiff (but flexible enough) and I find that they do not pick up the powder blush too much (I used Catrice multi colour blush), not a lot at all, actually. Which might be a good thing, especially if you tend to place too much blush on your cheeks.

The slanted flat head makes the application fast - a one-sweep-motion and you are done. That means that blending your blush will not be so easy as the fibers glide on the skin without really working the product into the makeup. So I still prefer my Essence of beauty blush brush (of the travel kit) and Sigma blush brush and I do not see that changing any time soon. 'Nuff said! (still very cute colour, though)