petek, 31. oktober 2014

Lancome Hypnôse Doll Eyes Palette in Rose du Marin

I'm not a single eye shadow kind of gal and I much rather use palettes which already have a selection of 3, 4 or 5 (or more) complementing shades of eyeshadows which can be used in a variety of ways to create countless looks. I try to stick to neutral colored palettes but every once in a while I get tempted to try and use something a little bit different.
The Lancome Doll Eyes Palette in Rose du Marin is a palette with 5 purple toned eyeshadows. The shadows are soft, blendable and easy to use. With these shades you can create a number of different looks. The shadows can be used dry or wet for a more dramatic look and better color payoff. 
The palette includes a double ended applicator and a small brush, along with a pretty big mirror which makes it a perfect companion for travelling. The double ended applicator has a sponge tip on one side, which you can use to colour the eyelid and add a touch of light in the inner corner of the eye, and a flocked tip to highlight the arch of the eyebrow and to draw a perfect line if you're using the shadows wet as an eyeliner. Included brush is soft and perfect for sculpting the eye, adding depth into the crease and blending.
The packaging feels sturdy, but the palette doesn't come with a velvety pouch that luxury brands usually include. The closure is magnetic so you shouldn't worry about it opening if you decide to carry it with you or travel with it.
Swatches of the shades (they don't look their best here, sorry!). They are all well pigmented except for the lightest shade which contains micro glitter and wasn't photographing the best. I've found a couple of tutorials on the official Lancome's Youtube site which were helpful with ideas for creating different looks, especially if you are a beginner with eyeshadows, since the palette doesn't come with illustrations of sampled looks (like the Chanel does for example).
If you're interested in trying this out they're available in four different color combinations here.

torek, 28. oktober 2014

L'Oreal Paris Glam Shine Stain Splash Review

Lately my love for lip glosses and lipsticks has been growing. For the longest time I was only using lip balms (sometimes tinted), but somehow I've gradually transitioned into liking other lip products as well. I'm still not 'brave' enough to wear a bold (red) lip for everyday, but I'm starting to be ok with wearing shades on my lips that resemble my natural lip color or enhance it.
One of my favourites at the moment are the L'Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash glosses/stains that are often referred to as a dupe for a more expensive lip stain from YSL. They come in very wearable colors and have a semi-sheer but buildable finish. If you want the color to show slightly apply one coat, two will give you a nice stain and three a very visible coloring. 
The color lasts on me despite drinking and eating for around 5-6 hours which is surprisingly long in my opinion. They feel hydrating and just slightly sticky, which helps with their longevity. Application is easy and precise with a small tear drop shaped soft wand that holds just enough product. On the lips they feel light and comfortable and have a pleasant scent. The packaging doesn't look cheap and feels luxurious. 

sobota, 25. oktober 2014

Urban Decay Naked 24/7 Glide On Double Ended Eye Pencil Review

With the release of the Naked palettes Urban Decay also created eye pencils that would suit and complete the looks you can create with each palette. My favourite UD palette is the original one so I decided to give a try to the Glide On Double Ended Eye Pencil in the shade 'Naked'.
Each pencil includes two liner shades inspired by its namesake palette. These Double-Ended Pencils are highly pigmented, glide on smoothly, stay creamy for blending and dry down to a waterproof finish that won’t budge once it sets. They are long-wearing and from my experience suitable for sensitive eyes.
The pencil called Naked includes the shades 'Zero' and 'Whiskey'. Zero is a rich true black cream and Whiskey a not-too-dark-not-too-light brown matte.
I love using the black shade Zero to tight line and the brown Whiskey for lining my eyes when I'm going for a subtle natural look. I usually set the brown shade with some eyeshadow from one of the Naked palettes and it seriously doesn't move anywhere for an entire day!
Whiskey and Zero swatched.
These double ended pencils also cost less then singles so it's a great way to test them out. They are available here (doubles) and here (single shades).

četrtek, 16. oktober 2014

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow Review

Today I would like to review one of my everyday staples in my make up routine - the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadows. Sometimes you just want a product that is easy to apply but actually looks like you've taken some time to make it look this way.

ponedeljek, 13. oktober 2014

Palmer's Coconut Body Butter Review

With colder months approaching my skin is getting dryer so I tend to use more creamy and nourishing products to take care of this problem. Lately I've been trying (& loving) the Palmer's Coconut Body Butter as a more affordable option for The Body Shop's body butters.