Let’s talk cult beauty products for a minute okay? In the world of makeup there are these products that quickly and consistently have a cult status. In terms of makeup application tools, the makeup sponge, once shunned as a useless, made a huge comeback when Beauty Blender launched their revolutionary new sponge. And as with everything that becomes an overnight sensation, other brands started copying it. I already reviewed the Primark one, which I love. However, the original copy of the Beauty Blender is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.
Beauty Blender vs Real Techniques Miracle Complexion makeup sponge
At the end of January I already showed you the new Catrice collection for spring/summer 2018 and now Essence has finally released theirs. This is how Cosnova, the mother company behind the two brands, always does this. First Catrice, then Essence a month later. And there were a lot of Essence products that piqued my interest. So grab a cuppa and enjoy!
It’s time! It’s time! Time for the new Catrice Spring/ Summer 2018 edit that is. As always Catrice has just launched their new products for the new season as they do every 6 months. While not yet available in store, I was able to find the products already online. I placed an order and immediately decided to try them all out for you. These are my first impression review and loads of swatches.
New Catrice Spring/ Summer 2018 makeup launch
2017 may be over, but I still wanted to talk you through some of my top favorite makeup products of the year that has gone past. I’ve selected products in all different categories except for brows and face powder. The reason? I didn’t have a favorite. In those categories I find I am not too picky and a true favorite hasn’t changed from other years. So apart from brows and powders, these are my favorite makeup products from 2017.
2017 Makeup Favorites
When it comes to applying foundation, I am one who prefers a brush over all methods of application. They are easy to handle, apply the right amount and are easy to clean. But some foundations simply work better when applied with a sponge. If the foundation is richer, thicker and creamier, then a wet sponge may be the best way to apply the foundation. And while the beauty blender is still everyone’s go to, it is rather expensive and so many affordable dupes have been making the rounds. When I found this affordable €2 pack at Primark, I knew I had to try it.
Primark Beauty Blender dupe sponge pack
When I decluttered all of my makeup for the move, I totally forgot about going through my brushes and makeup tools. Which is why I decided to do that the other day. Of course I had to film it for you guys. So grab a cup of tea and relax, because today I have an array of brushes to show and you’re in for a long one.
Makeup declutter | Brushes & makeup tools
Today I have another makeup decluttering video for you! I decided to split my eye video into two parts, because it would have been an hour long otherwise. So today I am bringing you the rest of my eye collection (minus eyeshadow palettes, those are in a league of their own). I will be going over all of my cream, stick and single eyeshadows in this video and there is a lot here, so let’s stop rambling and get on with the video.
Makeup decutter | Cream, Stick & Single eyeshadow