donderdag 30 oktober 2014

MAC pro longwear concealer

English - Nederlands

Concealer isn't something that everybody loves to use, but since I've got these horrible dark circles and pimples and spots, I love using it. I was using a concealer from Rimmel for a while, which I absolutely loved, but I wanted to try out something new (Typical blogger?).
I was doubting between a concealer from MAC and Inglot, but I heard so many great comments and reviews about the MAC one that I just had to try it.
The packaging is made out of glass, which isn't everyone's favorite, but I like it and thinks it looks really chic. I also appreciate it that it has a pump so it's very hygienically to use. 
The texture is light and a bit watery but it blends out evenly and still manages to cover my dark  circles and spots.  
It doesn't feel thick on the skin and doesn't set in the fine lines under the eyes, a big plus for me. I do have to mention that it smells horrible. Ones you put it one you the smell is gone, but I still think it's a bit unpleasant. 
Still, that doesn't stop  me from using it because I really think it works great. 
Personally I think that €18 is a bit much for a concealer so I'm probably going to use this one and a few other budget ones. 
I would definitely repurchase  this product since it really does work for my dark circles!  

donderdag 23 oktober 2014

Revlon lipbutters - Pink Truffle and Raspberry Pie

English - Nederlands

Revlon is a brand that you can't find in Limburg (Belgium). I looked everywhere but unfortunately I had no luck. Since I'm following a course in Leuven I spotted a place where they sell Revlon  and I would stare, drool and of course also buy a few bits from them. 
I have heard great things about these lipbutters but never paid much attention  to it. I was expecting it to be like a tinted lipbalm but now that I own two of them I know it's not the case.The pigmentation is amazing so I was pleasantly surprised when trying them out. 
The packaging is very sturdy and isn't easy to open which is a good thing. I once had an open lipstick in my handbag and of course everything was pink on the inside. 
These lipbutters feel really soft and don't dry my lips. I do think that the color Raspberry Pie is a bit sticky but that's okay. When I had to choose a color I could not decide between Pink Truffle and Raspberry Pie so I thought, why not get them both. Pink Truffle is a natural color that looks a bit dark in the packaging, but it's a really lovely shiny nude color. 
Raspberry Pie is, despite being a bit sticky, my favorite. It's a lovely berry shade with a lot of shine.
Despite that I love my matt lipsticks more, I find these perfect to change things up once and a while.

woensdag 8 oktober 2014

Essence lipliner

English - Nederlands

Today I've got a budget tip for the students among us. 
As a student it isn't easy to spend a lot of money on make-up and it's just to much to pay €18,00 for a lipstick (even a mac one). 
Luckily I've got a cheaper alternative! Essence is a brand that never really appealed to me because of it's cheap looking packaging and because of the bad pigmentation of the eyeshadows. I can't say  anything bad about their nail polishes because these are really good, but the make-up isn't really my thing. 
A few weeks ago Melissa told me how much she liked these lip pencils so I decided to give them a try. They  were only €0.99 so it wasn't like I was going to waste a lot of money. 
The lasting finish is really amazing, even with a lunch break and drinking in between. I was very pleasantly surprised by these pencils and I bring them everywhere with me. 
Even though thy are lip pencils they don't dry my lips out like most of them do, but these feel really soft. 
Are you interested in the colors I chose? Keep  reading !