First Impressions

Make up I got for my birthday - eyeshadow palettes (part 2)

5:41:00 PM

Hey guys!

A big change is coming. I decided I no longer want to write in English, at least not JUST in English. I've been thinking about it for a while. I know not many people are reading this at all, and if you are, you're probably someone I know. I've also received some feedback and I know there are people who want me to write in Polish - which is my first language. So I decided that after this blog post, I'll try writing in Polish and we'll see how it will go. If I'll like it and, most importantly, if you'll like it. I'm also going to add a feature to my layout, that will allow you to translate everything from Polish to English. If there's anyone reading this - please let me know what you think!


Now let's get to what this blog post is really about - my new eyeshadow palettes :). I've got two new palettes for my birthday - one from my best friend Ema, and the other one from myself (there was a sale, of course).

ZOEVA CARAMEL MELANGE


This one I got from my friend. She knew I've been eyeing it for a while now, I guess :). I've really wanted to try out Zoeva eyeshadows, and I'm not disappointed. Both mattes and shimmers have amazing pigmentation, blend easily and are a pleasure to work with. Also, the shades are just so beautiful! I love every single one of them and even though the orange one is what caught my eye at first, I really can't choose which one is my favourite now that I've tried them all! I'm absolutely obsessed with this palette and can't thank you enough, Ema!


It contain six mattes, three shimmers and one eyeshadow with specs of glitter. All of the matte browns are very warm and will go well with the orange shimmers. It also contains a light gold shade that will enhance my blue eyes beautifully, and a puple-y chocolate shade that I'm surprised to love just as much as all of the other ones, as I usually don't like these kinds of shades. It also contains a white and a transition shade. I would add a shimmery highlight shade and it would be a perfect warm palette, but it's not like I don't have any of those!

HUDA BEAUTY ROSE GOLD


The palette I bought for myself is very expensive, so I wouldn't expect anyone to give it to me as a gift. Also, it was on sale (for a day), and I just had to. Just like the Zoeva one, this baby didn't disappoint me as well. All of the shades are stunning, it contains so many mattes and they blend like a dream. I love Henna and Sandalwood for everyday - I could just have it as a duo and be perfectly happy. I'm also amazed by the metallic shades. I've only used Angelic and 24k on my eyes so far, but I can already say - they look beautiful! The foiled shadows seem to be a little hard to work with, but they are definitely worth it!


I saw that she came out with a new palette just now, and I already want to get my hands on it :). Obviously, I won't buy it (not yet), as I have so many new eyeshadows to play with and unfortunately I'm on a no-buy till December 6th!

If you want a more in depth review on any of these palettes, let me know!


That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Please comment your opinion on me switching to writing in Polish! Also, have you tried any on these palettes? What do you think? What do you want me to write about next? Let me know!

Sending my love,
Zhastine

First Impressions

Make up I got for my birthday (part 1)

11:52:00 AM

Hey guys!

Lately, on July the 16th to be specific, I've become 23. For that reason, I've decided to treat myself with lots of make up - high end make up. Today I'm going to be showing you part 1 of what I've bought/got for my birthday. Keep reading if you're interested!


I have to admit, it got a little out of hand. Of course, I was intending to buy myself something nice, but I didn't think I would buy so much :D But I have to say, I'm happy with everything I've tried so far. Today I'm going to be talking about two mini kits from Sephora (if you know me, you know I LOVE buying these mini kits to test out expensive make up) and some goodies I got from Mac. I'll show you first impressions and swatches of the eyeshadow palettes in a different blog post. So let's get started!


When I saw the Becca Glow On The Go set, I immediately got very excited and new I'm going to be buying it as soon as I have the money. It was 75 zł ($20) and contains a mini pressed highlighter in Opal, as well as a Spotlights highlighter in the same shade. I have to admit, I thought it was a mini Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid, so I was a little bit disappointed, but oh well. I bet it's still good. I haven't tested it out yet, but the pressed version is beautiful. And not too dark for me at all, as I was afraid it would be!


I've also bought a Try It Kit from Smashbox. I remember it being sold for Christmas last year and now it was on sale for only 45 zł ($12)! It was basically a steal, so of course I grabbed it. I'll get to test out a full size Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven and a bunch of minis: Full Exposure mascara in Jet Black (I've tried it already and it worked fine, even though I'm not a big fan), Photo Finish foundation primer (I've tried it too and it's nice, even though, again, I'm not crazy about it), Be Legendary lip gloss in Disco Rose (this one I'm excited about, I love lip glosses for summer and this one is so tiny and cute!) and Photo Op eyeshadow trio in Filter (I'm super excited about these, as my friend has it and loves these eyeshadows. Also, they are matte neutrals, what's more to ask for?).


I haven't tried any of these yet other than on my hand, but the shadows seem to be very buttery and smooth, the liner is very opaque and the lip gloss has a pretty summer strawberry shade! What is more, the packaging on everything is very beautiful and sleek, even though these are just minis. I love that!


The last product I bought at Sephora is this Cream Lip Stain in 10 Mandarin Muse. I love these liquid lipsticks (I now own 4 of them) and this one was on a huge sale - I cost me 11,50 zł ($3,14). I've been thinking about buying a red liquid lipstick for a while now, and this was a perfect opportunity. I've worn it once and the formula is great, just like in the other 3 I've tried, and the color is just stunning! It's a bright red orange, a very summer shade in my opinion!


I've shown you on my Instagram already, but I've also hauled some Mac products lately. There was a 20% off sale in Douglas in Vilnius and I've never seen a Mac sale before, so I was immediately dragged in. I decided to go with cult favourite products - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle and a matte lipstick in Velvet Teddy. I have to say, both were amazing choices! Velvet Teddy is my perfect everyday nude, it's also very comfortable on the lips. And Soft & Gentle is probably my most beautiful highlighter at the moment! It's in the most perfect shade and it can be both soft and gentle (as the name suggests) or very intense, when the light hits you in the right way.


I've also got a tester of the Tan pigment, that is also famous for being amazing. I haven't tried it on my eyes yet, but it looks very beautiful swatched!

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Stay tuned for part 2!

Sending my love,
Zhastine

First Impressions

Mini Sephora haul

7:32:00 PM

Hey guys!

Lately I've been doing lots of hauls (yeah, I've given up on my New Years' resolution...) and I really wanted to share them with you, especially as I personally love seeing what other people buy, so maybe you do too! Today I'm going to show what I've bought in Sephora. It was a gift from me to me on my graduation day. I love treating myself with make up :).


As you can see on the photo, I've bought three products. The first one, and what I went to look for in the first place, is Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Midnight Cowboy. Originally it costs 99 zł ($26), but there was a 20% discount for Sephora Black card owners, so I saved some money. I used it on the day of my graduation ceremony (you can see the look HERE, HERE & HERE) and I was not disappointed with how sparkly it was and how it stayed perfectly in tact for the whole day! It's a beautiful and easy to use glitter. Also, the shade is very neutral and will go with many different looks. Yes, it's quite expensive, but I'm hoping it will last me a long time!


I've also bought a mini version of the famous Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Light 2 Vanilla. I'd been wanting to try this one for a long time now. So when I saw that there's a mini available and I could use my discount on it, I immediately grabbed it :). I love buying minis of more expensive products, as then I can try it out and see if I like it without the huge commitment. I have to say, I really like this concealer so far. The shade is perfect and the coverage is on point. One of the best concealers I've tried, so I guess it's living up to its fame. The full size is 145 zł ($39) and the mini is 67 zł ($18) (without the discount).


And the last but not least is a beautiful product by Sephora - their Outrageous Eyeshadow in 01 Scandalous Beige. It's a creamy eyeshadow in a beautiful, pinky champagne shade. It's super shiny and makes a stunning inner corner highlight. I also often use it as an eyeshadow topper and it looks gorgeous on pretty much anything. It can be sheered out, then it gives a beautiful shine without too much coverage, or it can be packed on - then it's even more shiny and almost blinding. Definitely the most blinding product in my possession :). The price of this beauty is 49 zł ($13), so it was also the most affordable one.

Honestly, I couldn't pick a favourite out of these three products, I love them all and I was very happy when I bought them. I definitely reach for the Sephora eyeshadow the most, but that's because I'm trying to spare the concealer and the glitter liner is not very everyday-appropriate. Nonetheless, I absolutely don't regret buying any of them and they are some of my favourite products in my collection.

That is all that I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed. Please share any of your thoughts in the comments below! Have a great week!

Sending my love,
Zhastine

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MEXMO Cosmetics: Hot or not?

5:51:00 PM

Hello guys!


About 2 months ago Mexmo Cosmetics contacted me on Instagram and gave me a 40% off code to buy and try out some of their products. I was also lucky enough to win their contest and get some more of their stuff for free. This way I accumulated some products that they sell and was able to form an opinion, that I would like to share with you. Obviously, to each their own, so even if I don't like something, it doesn't mean that you won't. Also, I haven't tried everything, so I will just be talking about things I have!

Everything comes in beautiful, black bags with silver "Mexmo" writings on them. It also comes with little cards with product names in English and Polish and ingredients. The packaging of everything is plastic and very light, it doesn't feel too luxurious or sturdy, but nothing broke on me so far. On the other hand, I feel like it's very elegant - simple, sleek and black.

The first thing that I would like to talk about is what I like the least - Velvet Eye Concealer. It's supposed to be great for undereyes, moisturizing, soothing, calming, etc. I find that it doesn't even do the most important thing I need it for - it doesn't cover. It has a moussey consistency and is very drying. It dries so fast once I apply it, that I have no time to blend it. It also disturbs and takes away anything that I have underneath it AND looks very cakey. What is more, it's much too dark for me and oxidizes even darker. I absolutely did not like it. The only thing I could use it for is detail work on my eyes, as I didn't really care for blending then. (HERE) It costs 30 zł and I don't think it's worth it at all. There are too many better concealers at the drugstore!

34 & 41 eyeshadows, loose eyeshadow in 07, concealer
The next, and probably my most favourite thing I've tried is the loose eyeshadow. I have it in the shade 07, which is a darker champagne - as you can see on the photo above. It's very sparkly and beautiful and works great both as a topper and as a standalone lid colour. I also used it as an inner corner highlight and it worked great too, even though it's darker and more golden than what I'm used to. What is more, it works nice both wet and dry. If you could only buy one product from the line, I absolutely recommend checking out loose eyeshadows! The price is 17 zł.


I've also got an Eye Pencil in the shade 06. It costs 15 zł and I have to say, I have no special feelings towards it. Probably because of the colour - it's a silver. It's not too shiny, even though it is metallic. It also glides on nicely, you can see it in the waterline (which is where I use it) and it stays on for quite some time. It's a nice pencil, but nothing really special. Maybe I would be a bigger fan it they had a white or a nude shade, as these are the colors I tend to wear :).

lipstick, eye pencil and loose eyeshadow

The Lip Pencil is another favourite of mine. I have it in the shade 105 and it's 25 zł. The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that this is the lightest shade. As a nude lips fan, it's not nude enough for me :). It is great for everyday though, in my opinion. The color is very nice, it feels good on the lips and it stays for an incredibly long time - for a lipstick that is not matte. It is a little bit sticky, but this is probably why it's long lasting. It is a pencil that you have to sharpen, which could be a drawback for you, but I don't think it's that important, as long as the product is good.


As for the eyeshadows, I have mixed feelings. I have shades 10 (peachy one), 34 (red) and 41 (peachy pink) which are two mattes and one shimmer (41). I have to say, the colors are gorgeous, I absolutely love them and have nothing like this in my collection. They also have nice pigmentation. However, you have to build it. They look great on swatches, but they are so dry and chalky, that they dust away as soon as you try to blend them, which is why you have to apply several layers to get a decent pay off. That's especially a problem with the shimmery one, even when applied wet! I had to use so much of it to build pigmentation, that I have a huge dent in it already, and I only used it a few times. The mattes are much better, but still not great. I would say, go for mattes, if you see colors that you like, as they work much better on the eyes, and skip the shimmers. Go for loose eyeshadows to get a shimmery look! They are 17 zł each. Oh, and I found that the pinky shade works great as a blush ;)

34, 41, 10
All in all, I'm very happy that I got an opportunity to try out a new, Polish brand. There were some things that I didn't like, but I also found some hidden gems, that I love and even take with me when I'm traveling. I absolutely recommend checking out loose eyeshadows. I also love the lipstick. The eye pencil and matte eyeshadows are nice. I don't really like the shimmery shadow and I would avoid the concealer.

Some of the looks I've created using the products mentioned: 1  2  3  4  5 (silver in the waterline) 

That is everything I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Have you tried anything from the brand? Did you like it? Tell me everything in the comments!

Sending my love,
Zhastine

P.S. YOU CAN ALSO GET 40% OFF OF YOUR ORDER ON MEXMO.EU! JUST USE THE CODE MEXMO40 ;)

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Review: Sephora Colorful Long Lasting eyeshadows

11:37:00 AM

Hello everyone!

Recently I've purchased some new goodies. I feel kinda bad for buying so much make up this month, but (spoiler alert) these were really worth it. I'm talking about Sephora Collection Colorful Long Lasting eyeshadows and if you're curious about my thoughts on them, continue reading!


 First of all, to justify myself, I have to mention I bought them on sale. They were 8,90 zł each ($2,36), while the normal price is 35 zł ($9,31). What is more, these are unique colors that I don't have in my collection. The only one I could MAYBE find something similar to is Mango Shake (the orange one), but it's also something I use the most often, so I still feel like it's worth it. So let's get into the review.


I really like the formula. It's creamy, very pigmented and blends nicely. When I want more pigmentation, I apply them with my finger and it works great too. The colors are very pretty and if you don't like the ones that I chose, the shade range is so huge I'm sure you'd find something you like. My favourite is probably Mango Shake, because it's so easy to use in my everyday make up without looking too bold, but I'm also obsessed with how pigmented Blue Lagoon and Starlette are. Fresh Paint! is a gorgeous purple and Fresh Limonade is so unique! I love them all and grab at least one every single day ever since I bought them.


 What is more, I really like how you can see the color through the packaging, so it's easy to grab the one I want without checking the name. Also, they have little holes on the side, that allow you to easily depot the shadows and put them in your magnetic palettes. If you don't have one, Sephora sells little 3 pan magnetic palettes made specifically for these eyeshadows, so you can buy it and put them there if you want, customizing your own little trio. Moreover, the packaging feels very sturdy, so I wouldn't be afraid to travel with it. The only thing I don't like is that it's sometimes a little hard to open, but I guess the product is safer because of that, as it won't just randomly open in your make up bag.


Here are some of the looks I created using the eyeshadows. As you can see, you can either go very colorful and bold, or subtle and (almost) natural. For more looks go to my Instagram @zhastine.

All in all, I think these are great eyeshadows and I have no idea why no one seems to be talking about them (or more Sephora Collection products in general). I love them and I'm very happy I bought them. If you can find them on sale, I say totally grab them! (and even when not on sale, they are still great shadows)

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! 

Sending my love,
Zhastine

First Impressions

First impression: shiny things from Wibo

9:22:00 AM

Hey guys!

The Rossmann sale is over (thank God), but I still wanted to share with you something I got. Yes, I know I said I'm not going to get anything more, but I needed to buy a gift for my friend and I got carried away... Anyways, this is what I got!


I've picked up two dupes for higher end products. The first one being a highlighting palette from Wibo - Star Shine Shimmers Kit. It looks like it would be a dupe for Anastastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Moonchild. Just like the expensive version, it contains 6 iridescent highlighting shades. Star Dust - a blue, Magic Heaven - a silver, Glam & Bright - a purple, Diamond Shine - a pink, Royal Crown - a green, and Precious - a blueish silver.


They are a little intense for everyday use as highlighters, but great for more artistic looks. I also enjoyed using them on the eyes, or even on the lips (mostly just for Instagram though;)).

I also bought an Ecstasy blusher from Wibo in the shade 1, which can probably be a dupe for NARS Orgasm. It's a very pretty pink shade with golden shine. It's not too pigmented, but buildable, so it's easy to work with and you can't really mess it up. Great for beginners or someone who's in a rush every morning and doesn't want to be spending too much time blending their blush.


I also really like the packaging on both of these. The blushers packaging is simple, black and very sleek, while the highlighting palette is holographic with beautiful palm trees on the outside and still holographic on the inside. I'm absolutely loving it. What is more, they both feel very sturdy.


All in all, I think they are both beautiful products worth checking out. The blusher would be great for everyday and I would probably recommend it to anyone interested in trying this shade. On the other hand, the highlighting palette is for someone wanting to experiment with more colour. It also makes a pretty eyeshadow or inner corner highlight. If you're thinking about investing in a more expensive iridescent highlighting palette (like ABH Moonchild or Kat Von D Alchemist), it might be nice to try this one first, to see if you really like it!

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Have you tried any of these? If so, be sure to share your opinion in the comment section below! Also, check me out on my Instagram to be up to date with all of my make up looks, sometimes including these products!

Sending my love, 
Zhastine 

Rossmann 55% sale haul

4:42:00 PM

Hello everyone!

My first post on this blog was a Rossmann 49% sale haul. Now, a year has passed and I'm back with another one. This year my haul is not as huge, but I still wanted to share my purchases with you.


I don't know about other countries, but here in Poland, twice a year, Rossmann has a 49% sale for make up products. It's a great occasion to stock up on your favourite products or buy something you really wanted to try. Also, this year, if you had their app downloaded, you could register and get 55% off everything when buying 3 or more products. The sale is still going on till next Friday (April 28th), so if you're in Poland, you can check it out. I went there thinking I would only buy things I really need, but ended up walking out with a few more.


Dr Irena Eris ProVoke Matt fluid in 205
Dr Irena Eris products are more luxurious and, therefore, expensive, than the rest of the drugstore. I've heard a lot of good things about this foundation (especially from Kosmetyczna Hedonistka) and really wanted to try it. I was lucky enough to get the lightest shade (it was the last one left!) and I love it so far. It has good coverage and looks natural on the skin. It also stays put for a long time, is matte and has an SPF 15 (which is also important to me).

Bourjois City Radiance foundation in 01 Rose Ivory
Yes, another foundation. This one lured me in with its amazing claims: antipollution screen, SPF 30, radiance boosting pigments, fresh and even complexion. I want to have all that, so I picked it up. SPF 30 will be great for the summer. I also bought the lightest shade of this one. I'm very pale.

Maxfactor CC Colour Corrector
I saw someone recommending it a few days ago, which is also the reason why I picked it up. I normally don't really believe in colour correctors, but I was only using very cheap ones, and this one was pretty pricey, so I figured it might be better. It's supposed to be great for undereye circles, which oh yes I have. I'm liking it so far, but will it become a must have? We'll see. Oh, and I love the fact that it's a twist-up and I won't have to sharpen it!


Rimmel Glam'eyes eyshadow quad in 021 State of Grace
I've never heard anyone talking about these quads, but these colors really lured me in. I've been seeing lots of beautiful blue make up looks on Instagram and wanted to do some myself. They're not the best eyeshadows ever, but they're not terrible either. There are two shimmery shades: a silvery blue and a baby blue, and two matte shades: a blue and a purple. I've been really enjoying playing with these so far, so even thought it was an impulse buy, I don't regret it. Especially as I have no shadows similar to these in my collection.

Eveline Celebrities eyeliners in 1 Brown and 2 Violet
If you've been following me for a while now, you probably know that I've been loving this Celebrities eyeliner after I bought it a year ago. I had it in brown and it quickly became one of my favourites. I also picked up a purple one, because I've been enjoying colorful eyeliners recently and I trust this one.


Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette in Soft Brown
I'm running out of my brow pencils, so I needed to pick up something new for my brows. Apart from this one, I was thinking about a pomade by Ardell, but ended up buying this. What lured me in was the fact that it seemed to have a pomade, AND a powder, AND a highlight. In fact, I was very disappointed with this one. The pomade has barely any coverage (because it turned out to be a wax), and the powders are very chalky and have a lot of fallout. What is more, the highlight is matte. I don't know what I was thinking, especially as I could've just used normal eyeshadows on my brows. Well, at least now I know I prefer eyebrow pencils.


Lovely K Lips kit in 4 Neutral Beauty
I've seen many people raving about these for months now, but only after I saw Kayleen Beauty showing this shade as one of her favourites for everyday, I was sold. You probably know by now how much I love my nude lipsticks, and this one will be no exception. The shade is absolutely gorgeous and I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of both the lipstick and the lip pencil.


The pencil is very smooth and glides onto your lips like a dream. The lipstick is very comfortable to wear, doesn't crack or look weird and it's also long wearing. You can see me wearing it on my Instagram a lot (HERE & HERE). Obviously these are just my first impressions, but so far, I'm in love.

That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you bought anything on this years sale? What are you planning to buy? Also, have you tried any of the products I picked up? Tell me everything! 

Sending my love, 
Zhastine

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10 things I will NOT buy again

4:52:00 PM

Hey guys!

You might have noticed I stopped doing "Empties" posts, I also skipped on some monthly favourites. That's because most of the products I try are neither terrible nor amazing and I'm not sure if reading about numbers of "meh" products is that interesting. I also mostly use the same stuff everyday, so why mention it a hundred times? This is why I decided to only write about things I really love, and things I really don't like - keep everything more exciting that way. Today I'm starting off on a negative note.


I've tried two of Bielenda make up removers and I hated both of them. They were not terrible and removed my make up okay, but I'm used to my favourite hydrating Bioderma, so it's hard to impress me.

Esencja Młodości. Moisturizing Micellar Liquid for Cleansing and Make Up Removing was not moisturizing at all. My skin felt very dry and tight after using it. However, the main reason why I don't like it is that it stings my eyes and this is why I'm not going to even finish it up.


Bielenda Cotton Double-Phase Eye Make Up Remover was not great at removing even non waterproof eye make up. It also left a weird feeling oily film on my skin after using it, which is why I also ditched this one. Now I use both of these to remove swatches.


Having smooth, moisturized lips is very important to me, which is why I scrub them quite often, sometimes even a few times a day. So when I saw this Precious Oils Lip Scrub in a lipstick form by Eveline, I really wanted to try it. Unfortunately, it left me disappointed. 


It did scrub my lips, but not enough, and I was always using a lot of it at a time, so it didn't even last me long at all. It was also too much of a fuss, smelled like plastic and tasted weird. I like the idea and can see it being useful to someone else, but I prefer my usual ways. A toothbrush or some sugar mixed with lip balm makes a much better job in my opinion.


I've also recently tried this Avocado Oil & Shea Butter body moisturizer by Nacomi. It's 100% natural and great for people with allergies. It's also very moisturizing and can be used on wounds. Why don't I like it then?


Well, I do like it. I just don't like how much time it takes me to use it. It comes in a solid form, so you have to scrape some out and melt it with the heat of your hands. Even then, it's not that easy to spread all over your body, you really need to work it in. It's also very greasy and you can feel it on you for a long time. It's great for my dry skin, but I won't buy it again, because it's just too much work. Obviously, I can see it being great for someone who needs it and doesn't mind additional effort.


Now let's talk about make up. I've recently tried Garnier BB Cream. I've tried some Korean BB creams in the past and this is not what it's supposed to be like. It's very sheer and gets cakey super fast. What is more, other products don't layer well on top of it. It's also quite greasy and makes my skin very oily very fast. If it only had SPF, I would consider using it on my nearly no make up days. But it doesn't, it has no skincare benefits, so we're saying buh-bye to this one.


I also tried using Wet 'n' Wild Coverall concealer and unfortunately had to stop. It has nearly no coverage (and I need at least some!). I also couldn't build it up, as the new layer would remove what I have already applied. What is more, even though I bought the lightest shade available, it's not light enough AND it oxidizes (which means it gets even darker after some time).


This Kiko Radiant Touch Creamy Stick Highligher is not a bad product, it's just not for me. If you like natural highlight, you might like it, it's pretty. But because I prefer my highlight to shine bright, I barely ever grab it.


I tried using it as a base for my powder highlighters, but I realized it's a waste of product, as it doesn't really make a difference. I might just pass in on to someone else.


Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow stick in 002 Bulletproof Beige is also not bad, just not for me. I've bought it before I realized I don't really like cream eyeshadow. I tried using it as an eyeshadow base and didn't really like it. Then I started using it on my waterline, but now the tip is too fat for that and sharpening it feels like a waste. I will probably search for other ways to use it and if I don't find any, I might just pass it on to someone else. But I think it would be nice for someone who likes simple, one shadow looks, or just eyeshadow sticks in general.


This might be an unpopular opinion, but I also don't like my Maybelline Color Tattoo gel-cream eyeshadow in 35 On and on bronze. For the same reason - I don't like cream shadows. I just find them annoying. The color is beautiful and they do stay on for a very long time, but I just can't find a place for it in my everyday make up routine. Maybe if I had one in an ivory shade, I would use it as a base, or if it was more shiny/glittery, but this one is just not for me.


This Kobo Matte Liquid Lipstick in 405 Passiflora Tea smells amazing and is a beautiful shade. The problem I have with it is that is claims to be matte and it's a gloss! Not only that, it's the most drying gloss I have ever tried. It only looks good for about 20 minutes after applying. Then it fades and leaves your lips dry and flakey. I absolutely would not recommend it to anyone!


The shade is really pretty and looks nice in photos, but I never choose it as my lip color of the day. Which is why I might pass it on or just get rid of it.


That is all I have for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed! Be sure to leave me any of your thoughts in the comment section below. See you in my next post!

Sending my love, 
Zhastine 

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