A few weeks ago my local drugstore was doing a buy one get one half off deal on all Essence and Catrice makeup and I thought: wouldn’t it be fun if I’d show you the full collection? I already reviewed three of the shades, but there are 10 in total. So I decided to make a video featuring all 10 lipsticks including arm and lip swatches. These lipsticks normally retail for €3.99 each and they range from nudes to bold reds.Read more
Affordable blush is something we all love. It is the more affordable products that make for some true gems. Because while they might be cheap, not all products are created equal and even when a product is affordable, if it doesn’t work it’s still not a good purchase. That is how I see things though. Let’s see if the City Color Matte Blush is worth your money.Read more
When The Body Shop discontinued one of my favorite products by them, I was sad to see it go. The Tea Tree BB Cream was one of my favorite lightweight, summer time face products. When I tried to see if I could still get my hands on it, the lady at the store informed me that they replaced it with this: the Matte Clay foundation. Will this be as good as the Tea Tree BB Cream?Read more
In continuation of my eyeshadow palette series, I thought we could also discuss some matte eyeshadow palettes. So in today’s video I’m talking about 6 matte eyeshadow palettes and hopefully this video is helpful enough to let you decide which palette you would like to get. There are few more palettes in this video than my usual palette videos, so let’s stop waffling and get to the video.
Matte eyeshadow palettes
Zoeva has brought out a new set of palettes: the Matte and Matte Spectrum and I have heard so little about these. Which is why I took it upon myself to purchase one of the palettes myself and review it for you. I purchased the Zoeva Matte palette as that had the most interesting shades to me and from the few swatches I could find, this seemed to perform the best. Is this Zoeva palette as good at the others ones I reviewed so far in this, this and this blog post?
Drugstore (thus budget friendly), matte (thus full on color and super longlasting) lipstick is hard to come by. In Europe at least it is. Catrice has the odd number here and there, Rimmel discontinued their ‘red’ Kate Moss line and Hema has a few decent ones, be it in uninspiring colors. A truly affordable matte lipstick is something that’s missing in the Dutch drugstores. That is why, I decided to try out a few from across the border: the US to be exact. During my trip last summer, I hit up CVS and bought some Milani Matte lipsticks to try out.
Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte lipstick 74 Matte Darling, 64 Matte Orchid, 70 Matte Fearless
One of the products I wanted to get my hands on when I was in the US, were the Maybelline Color Sensational matte lipsticks. I heard some raves about these from US beauty gurus on Youtube and I liked the Color Sensational lipsticks I had tried in the past. So when I saw these matte lipsticks that haven’t launched anywhere else yet, especially not in the astonishing array of colors available in the US, I decided to pick up a few.
Maybelline Color Sensational Mesmerizing Magenta, Vibrant Violet, All Fired Up, Burgundy Blush