[Preview] Catrice Treasure Trove for Mid November 2015

I’m gonna do something today that I haven’t done in a while and that is to bring you the press release for the  upcoming Winter/Christmas limited edition of Catrice.

What can I say, I saw the packaging and may have hyperventillated a little. White and gold and stars. I mean STARS! The products seem to tick all of my boxes as well. Of course I don’t know anything yet about the quality, but Catrice has a good track record when it comes to quality. I would still suggest to not buy blindly and wait for some reviews, plus Catrice has recently been really good at providing testers with the LE trays. But enough with the yapping let’ s look at some pictures:

Lipsticks:

C01Jewel Daze

C01 Jewel Daze

C02Caviar And Champagne

C02 Caviar And Champagne

C03Treasured Twinkles

C03 Treasured Twinkles

Above you can see the three lipsticks that come with the collection. The cheat sheet that Catrice provided us with speaks of ‘intensive color’, ‘light texture’ and ‘subtle shine’. From that I would assume that they fall in the ball park of the usually black packaged Pure Color lipsticks which are usually creamy and pigmented with a buttery  sheen. The colors ARE very basic with nude, coral and red BUT I’m not sure if I can contain myself because of the packaging. I MIGHT go for the red (not that I already have enough of those).

Catrice Treasure Trove Precious Lip Colour

And this is the reason why I won’t be able to contain myself. If you click on the picture you can see the bigger version and you will see stars in the best way possible. Of course taste is a very personal but I think in terms of a drugstore Christmas LE Catrice are really knocking it out of the ball park packaging-wise.

Nailpolishes:

C01Jewel Daze

C01 Jewel Daze

C02Golden Grace

C02 Golden Grace

C03Caviar And Champagne

C03 Caviar And Champagne

C04Treasured Twinkles

C04 Treasured Twinkles

Nailpolishes are usually one of Catrice’s strength and after they got their brushes in check again, it should be fine. I do like the golden caps because I personally find them easier to wield, they do however make storage a lot harder. The colors fit with the collection and according to the cheat sheet they all have a pearl, no creams.

Eyeliner:

C01Golden Grace

C01 Golden Grace

The eyeliner is another product that is going to lead me into temptation because it is golden. I love my colored liquid and gel liners and if this liner yields opaque color I’m gonna want it.

Highlighter:

C01Golden Grace

C01 Golden Grace

The cool tone of this gold should make it work for a lot of skin tones. I personally prefer sheen over sparkle so let’s hope there is none of that in there. And of course the embossed stars and the clear acrylic packaging definitely appeals to me.

Blush:

C01Caviar And Champagne

C01 Caviar And Champagne

The cheat sheet calls this blush a combination of ‘warm rosewood with champagne highlights’. I would say the color is relatively unique in the drugstore because it is quite red. The blush seems to be the same size as the highlighter so you’ll get quite a nice amount of product.

Eyeshadow Palette:

C01Blaze Of Glory

C01 Blaze Of Glory

And last but not least the actual treasure trove of the collection: A neutral eyeshadow palette. Not overly cheap at 7,99€ but if the palette has a decent size (and it looks like the shadows are about the size of MAC shadows) it comes down to 1€ per shadow. The cheat sheet says, the palette contains matte as well as shimmery shades and the shadows are supposed to be silky-smooth and highly pigmented. Catrice shadows can be hit and miss, let’s hope these are a hit.

C01Blaze Of Glory

C01 Blaze Of Glory

Here is the lid of the case and yes, it makes my fingers itch and my wallett weep but MAN the design! Also it looks like a plastic case (Catrice uses cardboard boxes a lot in LEs but apperantly not this time) and the cheat sheet mentions an integrated mirror. Sounds pretty good to me and I will definitely look at the palette.

Now it’s your turn: What do you think? Are the colors too basic for you and the packaging too kitschy or are you about as excited about the limited edition as I am?

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[Project Clean Up] My Catrice Lipstick Collection (+ Swatches)

Remember way back when I started to declutter my make up? Yeah, I made some progress. I still have too much stuff but for now I have a big ass plastic bag filled with all kinds of make up and skin care that will make it to the wheelie bin soon. Either way I decided to leave my Catrice lipstick collection untouched for now, even though there are a couple of colors that I think will be cut sooner or later. In total I own a whopping 15 Catrice lipsticks and most of them have been discontinued, 5 of them are actually from before the relaunch. If you’d still like to see what I’ve got, right this way please!

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Let’s begin with some basic information. The lipsticks come in metal tubes. The Ultimate Shines in the silver tube are sheerer and glossier than the more creamy and opaque Ultimate Colors in the black bullet. The Ultimate Shines contain 3.5g /.12oz whereas the Ultimate Colors hold 3.8g/.13oz, they look as if they were the exact same size though. It may just be that the Ultimate Color formula is slightly heavier than the Ultimate Shine formula. Both formulas retail for 3.95€

 

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l.t.r.: Hollywood’s Fabulous 40’s C04 The Nude Scene, Out of Space C02 Discover Purple Pluto, Revoltaire C01 Colour Bomb, Urban Baroque C01 Marie Antoinette

The first swatches are those of limited edition colors. The Nude Scene and Colour Bomb are mattes, Discover Purple Pluto is multicolored glitter in a sheer purple base and Marie Antoinette is a creamy peachy nude. The formula on all of these is fine. The mattes are not as moisturizing as the other two, which was to be expected. The lasting power is good, better on the mattes than on the other two in this case. Colour Bomb is easily my fave out of those above, it is such a nice almost neon coral, can’t wait to wear this more again as the weather gets nicer.

l.t.r.: It's A Matt World, Hey Nude!, Frozen Rose

l.t.r.: It’s A Matt World, Hey Nude!, Frozen Rose

Above you can see the three regular lipsticks I own of my favorite formula Ultimate Color. It’s A Matt World is a matte orangey- red, think Lady Danger only a little redder. I LOVE this color because on top of being simply gorgeous it is also really creamy and comfortable to wear, you can barely tell it’s a matte lipstick unless you look into the mirror. Hey Nude! is a pinky nude and it is still available. Frozen Rose is a cool pink that I used to wear a lot. Generally the Ultimate Color formula is really creamy and moisturizing, deep colors and mattes naturally last longer than the nudes  and lighter shades, but generally I would say they come in around 4-6 hrs of wear.

l.t.r.: And The Oscar Goes To, Pink Panther, Simply Rosewood.

l.t.r.: And The Oscar Goes To, Pink Panther, Simply Rosewood.

The next batch are all from the Ultimate Shine line. Simply Rosewood is a rosewood color with some gloss and slip to it. This is more of a fall color for me. Pink Panther is a bright Barbie-pink with glitter. Don’t ask me why I bought it, this color is a lot of things but not me. For some reason I can’t part with it though. I’ll try to make it work over the summer. And The Oscar Goes To is the newest of my Catrice lipsticks. It is a purpley berry pink with a borderline metallic sheen to it. I love how this shade works with my skin. The Ultimate Shine lipsticks are glossier and slippier than the Ultimate Colors which means that the wear time is not as long, they just come off easier but again they are really comfortable to wear and not drying at all and despite having glitter in the formula Pink Panther doesn’t feel gritty on the lips.

l.t.r.: Rouge Satin Midnight Red and Spanish Red; Absolute Moisture Soft Coral, Gentle Beige and Gentle Nude

l.t.r.: Rouge Satin Midnight Red and Spanish Red; Absolute Moisture Soft Coral, Gentle Beige and Gentle Nude

These five above are all from before the relaunch. The Rouge Satins are a classic and wine red cream finish and formula. The Absolute Moisture lipsticks are just that really moisturizing with a little more shine and a little sheerer maybe. Soft Coral is a metallic orange coral, Gentle Beige is just that -a beige- but weirdly enough it is my favorite from the Absolute Moistures. It blends really nicely with my natural lip color and gives a very nice creamy nude. Gentle Nude is a rosy pink, a little muted maybe, a very nice your-lips-but-better color. It’s one of those that I definitely need to wear more, especially now where I am a little over the extremely nude lips.

 

If you were looking for good drugstore lipsticks I can recommen those two lines. The Ultimate Shines come in 8, the Ultimate Color come in 16 shades and they range from nudes to brights to darks.

 

Sneak Peek: Catrice Haute Future for April 2014

Once again Catrice is releasing a space-themed limited edition for spring. The focus here will be on holographic and metallic elements. Unlike the Luxury Lacquers this is a regular edition with eyeshadows, lipsticks, etc. Let’s have a look:

First up three baked eyeshadows. Their square shape reminds me of the Hourglass powders.

C01 Gem Into The Future

C01 Gem Into The Future

C02 iROSEdescent

C02 iROSEdescent

C03 Never Green Before

C03 Never Green Before

Next up is the iridescent liquid liner. If the multichrome translates on the eyes, this thing is really something special.

C01 GaLILACxy

C01 GaLILACxy

Moving on to face products, beginning with the iridescent topper. This is supposed to be a multipurpose liquid highlighter for eyes face and body.

C01 iROSEdescent

C01 iROSEdescent

In the same golden vein follow the blush pearls

C01 iROSEdescent

C01 iROSEdescent

Also part of the collection are two lipsticks.

C01 iROSEdescent

C01 iROSEdescent

C02 Holo Is The New Yolo

C02 Holo Is The New Yolo

But a Catrice LE wouldn’t be a Catrice LE if there weren’t  a couple of nailpolishes in there.

C01 Eletrix Blue

C01 Eletrix Blue

C02 Never Green Before

C02 Never Green Before

C03 iROSEdescent

C03 iROSEdescent

C04 GaLILACxy

C04 GaLILACxy

C05 Gem Into The Future

C05 Gem Into The Future

And last but not least the Holo-flakey topper

C01 Holo Is The New Yolo

C01 Holo Is The New Yolo

My 2 cents:
Well, well, well. Personally I am mostely interested in the nailpolishes (quelle surprise). I am usually no big fan of baked eyeshadows or cream products on my skin. The eyeliner looks interesting, too, and if the multichrome is actually visible on the eye and you have occasions to wear it, I think, this could be really cool. The blush pearls again are not for me. I just don’t like this hybrid of loose and pressed powders and in front of my inner eye I see my cat playing with these and smearing the powder everywhere. Not such a great visual. The purple lipstick reminds me a lot of a lipstick I picked up about two years ago from another space-themed Catrice LE. It is very sheer and has the most amazing holographic bits in the formula. More a layering product and whenever I swatch it again I make a solemn vow to wear it more (it never comes to that but it IS really pretty). Obviously I cannot guarantee you that it is the same, but it sure looks like it.
Here we are. The nailpolishes. From what I read there will be two duochromes, two holos and one with iridescent flakeys mixed in. After the huge success of the Luxury Lacquer holos (NotD’s on the sisterhood blog soon!) which were mindblowing for drugstore polishes, my hopes are somewhat high for these. To me they are THE highlight. Let’s all hope they are true holos.
The duochromes will be fine, I’m sure. The Catrice duochromes have always been solid in the past.

That was a bit of a long 2 cents but you get the gist. I don’t think I have to say again, that Catrice usually great quality and I have yet to find a product that really tanks. So yeah, I really can’t wait to take a look at the collection.
Is there anything you like from this collection? Or doesn’t it tickle your fancy at all? Share in the comments, I would love to hear from you!

March ’13 Beauty Favorites

I know, I know I once said I wouldn’t do monthly favorites because I couldn’t for the life of me remember what I used over the month. And then it dawned on me: The Lord in his great wisdom has given us that funny white stuff with those sticks to smear color on it, and what can I say I made use of it and here we are 🙂

 Perfumewise this month has been a transition from the warmer winter-scents to my favorite spring fragrance.
The first on the left is Kylie Minogue’s Pink Sparkle (head: grapefruit, peach, lily of the valley; heart: champagne, gardenia, jasmin; base: musk, vanilla, vetiver). To me it smells like a warm sweet scent, somewhere in the middle between floral, fruity and hint of gourmande.
The one in the middle is Miss Sixty’s Rock Muse (head: plum, gooseberry, red currant, grapefruit and bergamotte; heart: jasmine, tea, heliotrope, rose; base: sandal wood, basmati rice, vetiver, patchouli, musk). Still warm but not as sweet as Pink Sparkle. And on the far left one of my all time favorite perfumes dkny be delicious fresh blossom (head: grapefreuit, cassis, apricot; heart: lily of the valley, jasmine, rose petals; base: apple, light woods). Looking at the composition of this I have no idea how this is called ‘fresh blossom’  or why it smells so floral to me. Either way it does and it is one of my favorite spring/summer scents. It is so fresh and lovely, quite potent, so a little goes a long way and it lingers all day on my skin. I’m really excited to wear this more.

 On to nailpolishes: I loved to wear the combination above! I used essence color and go 140 go bold as a base color and essence Oz The Great and Powerful cracking top coat 02 Winds of Change on top. This was actually born when I looked up the opening date for Iron Man 3, the gold with the shattered red on top screams Iron Man, no?

 The other three colors that I wore a lot were all by Catrice (officially my favorite nailpolish brand of all time):
875 All I Can Blue – The brightest most stunning blue I have ever seen with a hint of purple
C03 Madame Butterfly (from the Neo Geisha Collection) – such a beautiful muted pink-red
900 Steel My Heart – This is a brushed metal effect polish. It has a purple-y grey base with a lot of green and blue glitter. It dries matte and textured and I just love the effect of matte gritty-ness with the blue and green glitter catching the light, such a beaut! Too bad they kicked this from the new standard range…

 My most-worn lipsticks of the month are both by Rimmel and not available in Germany anymore. This is the second brand after Revlon in two years that pulls out of the German market just before they put out a boat-load of brilliant products (I think Rimmel is still available via asos.com but I am just not comfortable buying make up I don’t know online).
Oh well, back to what I actually wanted to blog about!
The lipstick on the left is Lasting Finish by Kate in 16 a light, bright opaque peachy coral. The lipstick contains 4g (0.14oz), it has a light sweet scent to it that is not noticeable once on the lips. It is not drying and lasts roughly 3-4 hours on me.
On the right you can see the beauty that is Moisture Renew Lipstick in 180 Vintage Pink. I could kick myself that I never actually shelled out the 8€ that those babies cost until it was too late. The formula is brilliant: buttery, smooth and super moisturizing and despite all that butteryness they don’t move all over your face but actually stay put.
I picked up two different colors of the range and they both behaved the same way (two is not enough to tell whether a formula is consistent but still…) If you have dry lips like me these will come as a godsent!
Vintage Pink is a purpley mauve, and on me it is actually a little bit like ‘my lips but better’. Despite my very pale skin (MAC nw 10) it is not harsh against my skin if anything it brightens my complexion the way purples tend to do on me.
If you can get your hands on these, and you need a new lipstick check them out, they are worth a look.

 After being stuck on bebe young care chapsticks for over a year I gravitated back to my blistex this month. I enjoy the thin but extremely moisturizing formulation a lot. I use the Lip Relief Cream before bed and the Lip Tone throughout the day. They are cooling and a little minty but don’t sting my lips. They also work very well under lipsticks I find.

 I wore excessive amounts of eyeliner this month and skipped the eyeshadow almost completely. The Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencils (Black Fire/Brown Blaze) were with me for the ride. They have a very soft, gel-like texture and just glide on without tugging. After a few seconds they set and won’t budge all day. I believe Covergirl makes a similar pencil (Liquid Last?). I love them, again if you are on the look out for a good new pencil liner take a look! Another plus is that the Brown Blaze one is actually rather cool toned and not too red at all. I had problems before with brown pencils that were too red and made me look like I had a sore eye.

 My most worn mascaras this month were the Max Factor 2000 Calorie when I was in a hurry ( it has quite a dry formula, gives instant volume, holds the curl and I generally don’t blob with it) and if I had a little more time I used a combination of Maybelline The Rocket and Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof. On its own I didn’t like the Rocket at all: It gave volume and length allright, but my lashes drooped within seconds, enter the FLE. I don’t like this mascara. There is only one eye make up remover that gets it off but it takes time, and I really can’t be bothered. Anyways, to save the Rocket I dug the FLE out and applied it only to the roots of my lashes and then the Rocket on top and what can I say? I never had lashes like this before in my life: all the staying power of the FLE + the volume and length of the Rocket = thick, fanned out, ultra long lashes, holy crap! I would never recommend each on their own and much less would I recommend to buy them both together (what a waste of money!) but if you happen to have both, try and combine them, you might like what you find! (oh, the Covergirl Lash Blast is the same as the Max Factor FLE, but I’m not sure whether they do a 2000 calorie mascara version too [they should, it’s brilliant])

 Most worn blush for months and months now has been MAC Darkly My Dear. If I ever run out of this I’m gonna cry! But for now it is the gift that keeps on giving, you can barely tell that I touched it at all and I wear it almost every single day. This is another product that seems so dark in the pan but actually brightens my complexion and gives me a nice flush. After what has to be two years I’m still very much in love with it.

And last but not least my favorite hand cream of all time. And yes it says Limited Edition and no they don’t do this anymore. It smells like ripe mangoes, it is moisturizing, it does take a moment to sink in but for the scent alone I don’t mind giving it that moment. It is a 100ml tub and it will take me a while to go through this but I already dread the day I am done with this.
This year’s scent they brought out is a berry scent. And it is a nice scent for a berry scent, but it is still a berry scent which I just don’t like. Lord help me I just don’t. I know my best friend loves it and I’m happy for her, but can I just have my mango-scent back, please?

Looking back on this post I have come to the conclusion that my super power is to write the world’s longest, most ramble-y blog posts. If you made it until down here you should receive a medal or something, if you even enjoyed yourself a little bit it would make my day if you left a comment telling me so.
Either way thank you for reading! Have a lovely day!

Picture Post: Drugstore Nailpolish Collection and Storage (+Mini Reviews)

p2 polishes

 As I was organizing my drugstore nailpolishes today I thought, why not blog about them. (As per usual klick on the pics to make them bigger, I am aware that the lighting is not brilliant on these, but the colors are surprisingly accurate). On the pic above you can see all of the p2 polishes I own. The quality of these is really good, but the finish leans somewhat jelly-ish which I am not always a fan of. They come at 1,55€ a pop and in my opinion they are certainly worth a look!

essence color&go (relaunch)

 Here you can see the reformulated essence color&go polishes. I like the brush, the lasting power is quite good and the choice of colors is really nice, especially if you like glitters. These babies here come in at 1,55€ as well. The only problem I had with these is that if I use a topcoat over the ones with shimmer in them the shimmer seemed to disappear or to get really muted, other than that they are really nice!

Catrice

 Catrice is my favorite drugstore brand, period and also my favorite drugstore brand when it comes to nailpolishes. I like the wide rounded brush, they apply nice and even and are usually opaque in two coates. The polishes have recently been reformulated and the brand will come out with a completely new range in March. I found a sneek peak collection on thursday and picked up one of the new shimmers (the very first in the top row) so far I can’t see any differences actually, except for the increase in price by 25 cents, the bottles are now 2, 75€ instead of 2,50€. It is still not a lot I know, but since I don’t really see a difference between the old and the new formula I’m not impressed by the price increase at all. Still they are the best nailpolish brand out there in my opinion with the most interesting and unique color range. If you get a chance check them out, I have yet to find a color in the standard range that misbehaved one way or another.

essence color&go (old)

 Above you can see all the old essence color&go’s I own. They have all been discontinued due to the relaunch bot some colors got reformulated and returned to the new range, as for instance the gold glitter at the far left end or the bright red-orange (4th from the right). They were really good as well and I was a little upset that the new ones contain 8ml while the old ones contained 5ml. The 5ml gave me the illusion that I would finish them up at some point, but than again, who am I kidding, right?!

Random essence LE polishes or d/c color ranges

 Not much to say about these. All of these are limited edition or were discontinued. Where the essence standard range is really good quality-wise the LE ones had a couple of odd ones out. I still keep them, God knows why. I probably should just throw them out…

 I keep all my polishes in a GlossyBox that my friend wrapped my christmas present in, and it works really well for me. Above you can see the bottom part that holds all of my Catrice, p2 and essence color&go polish bottles.

 The Manhattan polishes are usually really nice as well, but for some reason the colors don’t click with me the way for instance the Catrice ones do. From those up there I particularly love the one on the far left, which translates to a pretty metallic rose gold on the nails

 h&m nailpolishes. I use them not as much as I should, but they have a surprisingly good quality for a highstreet clothes brand…

 Astor polishes never seem to be worth the money I have to shell out for them, but they really are not bad at all. The coral one is one of my all time favorites actually. As you can see I am a little on the fence about this brand.

 essence and p2 base coats, top coat and nail hardeners.

 Random polishes by random brands. The NYX one in the lower right corner is one of my all time faves as well (black base with a deep burgundy-brown shimmer, perfection!!) Yes, there is a Catrice and a p2 one but they didn’t fit in with their brothers and sisters so I keep them with the other more random ones)

 The top part of the Glossy Box with essence LE polishes and the random ones.

 And this is how I keep them on my shelf. I love the way I can stack them up like this.

As a teeny tiny bonus, here you can see my nail-routine a.k.a. the stuff I use whenever I do my nails:
My remover of the moment is the moisturizing one by essence. It really IS moisturizing but I’m a little iffy on the smell which takes hours to disappear even after washing my hands various times, and it doesn’t remove the polish as quickly as I’d like. At the moment I’m still trying to figure out whether the moisturizing part is good enough to make me forget about the smell and the lack of ‘removing power’. We’ll see I guess…
As base coat I use the p2 Base+Care coat, which is a repurchase and it is working very decently for me. Abother base coat that JUST came out with the new essence range is the essence studio nails ultra repair base coat. But I only have used it just once, so I really can’t comment on it so far.
My top coat is my trusted and loved essence studio nails better than gel nails top sealer. This must be my 4th bottle, it is just THAT good. It dries within seconds, makes the nails super glossy and prolongs the wear of the polish to easily a week if not longer. Even for me who is not particularly easy on her hands. For me this is a must-have. Get it if you can, it will blow every other top coat you ever had out of the water including seche vite.

I did not include my essie polishes in this post (despite the fact that they are sold in drugstores here, because they come at a significantly higher price point than the ones here). If you have any questions about the polishes ask away in the comment section, I hope you enjoyed this post 🙂

Picture Post: Make Up Mess Vol. II (+Mini Reviews)

 Time to unclutter my make up bag again. Usually only products that I’m either using on a regular basis or that I want to use more regularly end up in my bag, and every now and again it is time to throw out stuff that I’m not using, so here we go: (As per usual click on the pics to make them larger!)

 Bases and Primer:
I am using Max Factor Soft Resistant Make Up in 1 Light again and I’m loving it: It gives me more coverage than my beloved MAC Matchmaster which I need every now and then. It is light enough and long lasting AND it works as a great eyeshadow base, too: win-win-win situation!.
My concealer is still the Rimmel Match Perfection in 010 Ivory. Not much to say other than, that it is again light enough, it lasts all day without creasing or getting blotchy and has enough coverage for me.
The essence I heart stage base and my beloved NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk will leave my bag for now, simply because my foundation does what these two do just as well. But since I really like them I’m sure they’re gonna make a glorious comeback.

 Blushes and Bronzers:
I’m loving my essence Miami Roller Girl Blush which is my super-bright option at the moment. If I want something more subtle I’m going for Catrice Defining Duo Blush 020 Peach Sorbet which comes out more orangey- peachy on my cheeks. This one has been discontinued but Catrice brought out a very similar color in the new standard range. Catrice’s blush formular is flawless; highly pigmented, silky soft and it lasts a good 7 hours on me. The little round pot is from an alverde limited edition. It comes out more pinky- peachy on my cheeks but it is considerably less pigmented is therefore booted from my bag.
My favorite bronzer is also from Catrice (Sun Glow in 010 Light Bronze). It is completely matte, not too orange and buildable. I usually use this as a blush- stand in or as a contour powder. It stays.

Lips:
essence Cherry Blossom lipstick pencil in 01 Cherry Cherry Girl. This should be still available even though it is limited edition. It is a coral- orange- red lipstick with a matte finish. It is fairly opaque in one go and despite being matte it is not drying at all (at least for me). I love how easily this applies since I usually mess up when I wear bright lips but this is great. 
The only slight downside is the strong sweet scent but since it is not noticeable once the lipstick is applied it is not too bad. This one stays!

 Lashes:
 My two mascara options of the moment are the Rimmel Extra Super Lash waterproof and the new essence multi action blackest black. One is a great love the other is massive let down.
Let’s go over the let down first: I hate the essence mascara 😦 It may be black but it is not holding the curl at all. The second I apply it my freshly curled lashes droop and fall back into their usual super-straight state. Every other multi action I tried was great (and is not in the standard range any more) but this is really awful. I can’t even tell if it is lengthening or volumizing, because my lashes become pretty much invisible with this.
The Extra Super Lash waterproof on the other hand is BRILLIANT! It holds the curl all day, it defines, lengthens and volumizes my lashes in one go and I never want to be without it anymore. This one stays, the other one goes, maybe directly to the trash can, I haven’t made up my mind yet…

 Eyeshadows:
essence Marble Mania 02 Let’s get twisted. Lovely shimmery dark taupe. This one goes for now.
L’Oréal ColorAppeal Trio Pro 350 Pure Silver. Lovely, glittery silver trio. This one also goes for now.
essence pigments 20 black sparrow. This is apperantly a dupe for MAC Bluebrown pigment. Haven’t tried it yet. It stays. (Can’t wait to play with it!!)
MAC Club. This one needs no further comment. I use this on a daily basis at the moment, it SO stays. 😀
MAC Vapour. My base color of the moment. Velvet finish, light peach with a slight blue shimmer and clear glitter. The glitter doesn’t really show up on the eye but the duochrome didn’t need it in the first place in my opinion. It is super brightening on my eyes and also super lovely as an inner corner highlight. If you couldn’t tell this also stays 😀
Rival de Loop 04 hot chocolate. This one keeps reappearing in my bag and it has a considerable dent in it. For now it is leaving me, but it will be back I know. It is a subtly shimmery taupe, not too dark to be nsfw, I use this either alone when I just want a wash of color or with a darker shade in the crease to smoke it out. I love how it is just red enough to bring out the green in my eyes.

Brows:
Catrice Eyebrow Set. This one is an every day- staple, it stays. Not much to say about this, it is not too red, it doesn’t make my brows look too fake and drawn-on, all around love it and expect to hit pan on this every day now.

 Pencils:
I love pencils in all shapes and sizes and I finally found my perfect eye pencils in the Max Factor Liquid Effect Pencils. I own them in Black Fire and Brown Blaze. The formula is amazing: It is very soft, almost gel-like and it glides on effortlessly. After a few seconds it sets and from that moment on it won’t budge until I take it off in the evening. I’ve been looking for pencils that I can use on my upper lash line that won’t drag on the skin and these are perfect! What I also love is that the brown is not too red. I have a brown eyeliner pencil that makes my eyes look positively blood-shot.
Also in this picture is another Max Factor pencil a Kohl Kajal in 090 Natural Glaze. It is a skin-like color that I use if I don’t want to use a black or just to brighten my eyes.
Another one of my all-time faves is my MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil. Invincible on the waterline and extremely black, I’m so glad this is in the standard range now!
And another brow product smuggled itself on this picture: The Catrice Eyebrow Stylist in 030 Brow-n-eyed Peas. I just started to use this again. It is a subtler than my eyebrow powder, I quite like it.
All of these are staying!

Tools:
These are the brushes and things that I use on a daily basis. This is pretty self-explanatory, right? All of these are staying except for the large powder brush, because I switched back from dusting my bronzer on to pack it on with the brush on the far left.

This concludes my ridiculously long Make Up Mess post, but I felt like I owe you guys after not having posted in what feels like forever… so yeah!
Have a great week, everyone!

Picture Post: Favorite Spring/Summer Color(s)

Just a super quick picture post because the sun is so lovely outside 🙂

Featured:

Tops
(all current HandM collections, most of them ‘basic’ collection)

Nailpolishes:
Catrice Princess for a Day (d/c)
Catrice Revoltaire Colorbomb (l/e)

Lipsticks
Maybelline 422 Coral Tonic
p2 Mission: Summer Look Pretty in Pink (l/e still available)
Catrice  Revoltaire Colorbomb (l/e) (no typo, the lipstick and the nailpolish have the same name)

Eyeshadow Quad
MAC Call me Bubbles (especially Full of Flavor) (l/e)