Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (2023 version)
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by Mateja
2d ago
Bourjois had a Healthy Mix Serum foundation before, which it was amazing and I used it for years. Their Healthy Mix Foundation went through many changes - years back they reformulated it in a way that there was no difference between the Foundation and original Serum anymore and eventually that old Serum version got discontinued. Then they reformulated the Foundation again (last year) so it's not as brilliant anymore, but still very nice especially for dry skin, while they went with the current trend and released the new Serum version as one of those thin, liquid formulas that are all packed ..read more
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Catrice and Essence Products (Blush Affair, Ink Eyeliner, Under Eye Brightener, Baby got Blush & More)
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by Mateja
1w ago
CATRICE Under Eye Brightener Instant Awake 010 Light Rose Both Essence and Catrice launched under eye brighteners or colour correctors in the last year, but they are quite different. I got both to compare. Catrice's version, which exists in two shades and I have the lightest, is a salmon/peach colour corrector that counteracts blue-purple tones of under eye circles. It's been among most sold products on Müller's website pretty much since its launch, but I was worried since it's in a pot that the texture is too thick and dry for my skin like their Camouflage pot concealer, so I only bought ..read more
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April Favourites and Wishlist
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by Mateja
3w ago
PUPA Vamp! Mascara Waterproof A mascara that gives plenty of volume, length and keeps my lashes curled. When it was new, it wasn't that impressive and it still isn't as fantastic as the regular version (that one is truly impressive), but it gives quite a lot of volume with one coat, which is rare for a waterproof formula. MAX FACTOR Miracle Pure Infused Cream Blush 01 Radiant Rose I've been giving this another go and I've been wearing it a lot this month. I did not like it much when I bought it and just put it in a drawer, but recently I decided to try to make it work, so it doesn't e ..read more
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NAJ OLEARI Lovely Cheek Blush 02 Petal Pink
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by Mateja
3w ago
It was a raving review that pointed me to this blush. I've been eyeing these for a while, as the whole brand has a luxury feel too it, but it's doesn't have inflatted high-end prices, as they are more of a mid-range. You really get a quality blush and a premium packaging is an extra plus. Pigmentation is about a medium and I don't mean that in a bad way. It doesn't pack a punch with one layer, so you need to build up, but it has such a lovely smooth texture that it never looks patchy and layers very nicely. My pale skin neess two coats for a subtle look and three for a more vibrant flush ..read more
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SKIN79 Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF50+ PA+++
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by Mateja
1M ago
Don't let the mini tube confuse you, this is just a mini size, though a generous tester/travel version. Many years ago I had a medium sized pink version, which I think is the original formula (Skin79 BB Cream Hot Pink Super+ Beblesh Balm), but the shade was too dark, so this time I picked the orange one hoping it's light enough. There are several version of these BB creams and each comes in one shade and the formulas are unique too. It seems like a terrible idea to do it that way, but I guess it works considering how long they haven't changed anything. At least they have travel sizes availa ..read more
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New in #137
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by Mateja
1M ago
*ORIFLAME Giordani Gold Age Defying Serum Boost Foundation Vanilla Neutral Oriflame had an Age Defying foundation before, which was sent to me in a dark shade some time ago, but regardless the formula impressed me and I used it on others, on who it always looked so good. This formula is different. For one the coverage is lower, but it also has a glowy finish, while the old one started of dewy, but set in time to a satin. I'm currently using Oriflame's Pure Uforia, which I've already raved about and honestly, I don't see a difference between the two. Both have a light liquid formula, light-m ..read more
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S-HE Gel-Like'n Ultra Stay Nail Polish
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by Mateja
1M ago
Though S-He products were some of the first I ever bought because back in the days before Essence and Catrice, this was the cheapest brand, I've never been a fan of the theirs. However, the nail polishes have been a highlight since their beginnings. They have a nice selection of colours and for an affordable price. The quality is good and they last well on the nails. This Gel-Like'n Ultra Stay formula is I think more new, but it doesn't feel like a classic gel formula, at least not these two shades. They are classic thinner formulas. Their shade names are very bland, with just numbers. 245 ..read more
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March Favourites and Wishlist
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by Mateja
1M ago
ORIFLAME Giordani Gold Age Defying Serum Boost Foundation Vanilla Neutral This is Oriflame's newest foundation. I find it's very similar to their Pure Uforia formula, which I put in my 2023 favourites, so it's another very lightweight, hydrating formula with a glowy finish and light-medium coverage. This one blends so easily and it's a formula that suits my dry skin. I got the shade Vanilla Neutral, which is yellow-toned, so it's not such a great match as Pure Uforia in Porcelain, but I can pull it off. BOURJOIS Velvet the Pencil 03 In Mauve Again This colour is one of the best shades in m ..read more
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MAX FACTOR Lipfinity 120 Hot
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by Mateja
1M ago
These have been around for a long time and they were the first 2-step lipsticks came across. I wanted to try these, but the shade range is so frosty. I checked the limited selection we have in drugstores and there was nothing I'd wear daily. I was sent this shade and it's a red, which is my second default shade after basic nudes when it comes to picking colours. It's liquid lipstick that boasts with long lasting colour that is achieved by using the Top Coat, similar to Revlon Colorstay Overtime and Rimmel Provocalips Kiss-Proof.   This is a two step lipstick with a liquid lipst ..read more
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ESSENCE Baby Got Blush 01 Tickle me pink
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by Mateja
2M ago
These little sticks have had quite a moment since they launched. It took me months to track one down, since the Essence stand here has been more empty than full in the last year. Actually even a few days ago there wasn't a single one of these on the stand - I don't know if its because they are so popular or because Essence has supply issues. There are three shades available, so far I've only seen two. The other two are an orange and brick red shade. There are also bronzers which I haven't had a chance to swatch yet. Baby Got Blush became my go-to blush. Formula is quite stiff and it doesn ..read more
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