Saturday, February 4, 2012

Revlon ColourStay Liquid Eye Pen

What a lovely surprise, I almost forgot that I bought this pen eyeliner last year in New York and even though I was pretty sure nothing can beat my beloved Catrice gel eyeliner, now I am happy to announce that yes, Revlon pen eyeliner is great, very easy to work with, it lasts all day, it has nice and strong pigmentation, and for the first time, I was able to do the flick how I like it (my eyes and small and hooded, not well-suited for a cat eye flick...), I absolutely recommend it. Now, the problem is that even though Inno sells Revlon, they do not have this pen on stock, so wherever you see one, grab one, typically airports or Germany...please do let me know if you happen to locate it somewhere nearby!
Do not despair if you can not find it, I saw that Maybelline are selling similar liquid pens, so they are worth checking out!

Garnier BB Cream

So despite the popular belief, the BB creams, or beauty balms, blemish balms etc are not the second coming :-). Here I would like to give my two cents on Garnier's BB cream in light, 50 ml, 10 EUR, Kruidvat. I bought it on a hype, hoping it would be the miracle product (I will never stop trying :-)). The problem for me with this product is how shiny and oily it makes my skin look. It blends nicely into the skin, I tried using it as a sort of a primer, before I put my makeup on, but it peeps though any foundation and powder. Using it on its own is only for those who dare to bare it all, as the coverage is really light. I dont think I will repurchase it, yet, I do not hate it, the smell is nice and I am sure I will use it more in the summer as a tinted moisturizer.
And my favourite man, Wayne Goss on BB creams.

Sleek makeup - Oh so special palette

I could be probably the last blogger on earth to get Sleek makeup palette, my hesitation was that I already have more eyeshadows than I could possibly ever need (but even this statement depends on my mood, haha). Sleek eyeshadows and blushes have reached a cult status for a good reason, excellent pigmentation, easy blending and a low price. I got mine in London, at SuperDrug cca 6 pounds, but you can order Sleek Makeup on and Swatches.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Barry M Lip paints in 147 abd 153

Having heard a ton of good stuff about Barry M lip paints (£4.49, Superdrug, London) I went for two shades in 147 (peachy pink) and 153 (pink ribbon). Supposedly, they have a very creamy texture and excellent pigmentation. I can confirm the pigmentation part, but am I the only person to actually not like these lip sticks? I found them way too drying, they do not apply evenly onto the lips, settling into the creases of the lips. I would not recommend buying them, maybe it is just these two shades?
I love Revlon ColourStay lipsticks, almost unbeatable in how they feel on the lips, with the absolute winner for me being Clinique and their lipsticks and lipglosses.

Kruidvat deal of the week