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Review: Catrice cosmetics Smokey Matte Powder Liner

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Talking about another cruelty free and cheap cosmetic company – Catrice. Wasn’t available in the US for a long time but seems they started selling this brand that Eurpoean drugstore cutomers love already.

So I am an eyeliner addict. Probably that and Mascaras (or my false lashes) would be that makeup product I could not live without. Even when I am sick at home, in pain and fever it is very common for me to at least do those two things. That’s probably why whenever I see some new eyeliner it ends in an impulse purchase. When I did my DM-Online order, after filling my cart with what was needed I made the ‘mistake’ to head over to the beauty category. For sure everybody knows that feeling when you say or do something and while doing so you already know you better should not have.

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left: packaging & spongetip, center: swatch by itself, right: in eyemakeup

This time though it wasn’t a big mistake, at least Catrice stuff is reasonably priced, better said cheap. The smokey matt powder liner is described as ‘Matte black powder kajal with thin foam tip for easy application.’ and contains 1.0g/0.035 oz., should be used within 6 months.

While I usually prefer those liners with very thin brush for whatever style of eyeliner would be done and while I usually really hate foam / sponge like applicators for eyeshadows I have to admitt that this one is quite handy. Easy to get equal results on both eyes, even pigmentation when your cateye includes some bigger areas and easy to blend into your eyeshadows as well. Of course with powders it does have a bit of fallout but managable for everyone who is able to use pigments – I was able to wipe off the fallout with a simple fan brush. It lasts throughout my working days as well as party nights and still is probably the easiest from my collection to remove. When I did use a thin brush the results were not too good so this to me is for days when instead of sharp eyeliners I want softer looks or something to be really black but blendable outlines. Happy to have this little guy in my collection and probably will buy another one as backup just in case.

What kind of eyeliner tips do you prefer? Do you see them as a staple in your collection? Have a great evening!

Review: DM online!

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Sorry for two review posts right after each other but this at least would fall into another category as well. Since moving into my new cave in November I haven’t been able to find a DM (drugstore) that would stock all of the things I was used to find in those close to previous flats. So I decided to try their online shop which is a service that they started not too long ago (maybe 2016 or 2015?)

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Perfectly wrapped and included everything from the huge order!

The webshop at first was quite confusing and sometimes while browsing things switch pages and appear double or not at all which was quite annoying for someone who likes to browse an entire online shop before placing an order instead of looking for three things, buy and bye. But you also are able to search for an item or company or sort by a lot of other things. DM online store also does have some kind of wishlist where you can save your regular items and simply add them to your cart with only a click or two!

The items as much as I was able to compare, are the same price as in store and shipping was 4,95€ for the entire order. I was happy that you can get your payback points online as well (my mom collects those so if I can I will collect them for her). The only bad thing is that I didn’t find a way to pay via paypal, of course they have several options but I always prefer paypal to other payments.

Order was placed Dec, 30th and arrived at Dec, 31st so shipping was literally overnight and nothing from my huge order has been lost! Have to mention that because there are webshops that manage to mess up orders with only 5 items. Liquids were packed in additional plastic bags inside the parcel so even if something went wrong during the shipping still everything would stay clean. Empty space was filled with packing paper to avoid things flying through the parcel.

Have you placed an online order there yet? Have a nice evening!

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Nearlyblack Lipsticks: Illamasqua, Moth

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Today’s post is about one of Illamasqua‘s newer lipsticks, Moth. Moth if I am not mistaken in the beginning was released as limited edition but from the five lipsticks of this set (Moth, Shard, Resist, Born, Wanton) it seems only Resist still is limited edition. The lipstick is £22.50 for 4g / 0.14 OZ product and should be used within 12 months.

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left: instead of the usual black packaging this one is golden, center: swatched on skin, right: on lips

Official description from webshop: Let your lips speak volumes with Lipstick in Moth. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, in a creamy matt finish. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn’t give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

My thoughts: I guess I have a problem, as soon as I see some dark reddish brown lipstick of a cruelty free company you will find it in my shopping basket. This happened a lot with Moth until I finally bought it though. The packaging, both paper and plastic, this time are golden instead of the typical Illamasqua black. The lipstick itself has the typical, slightly sweet Illamasqua scent to it and applies really smooth on the skin and on the lips. It is highly pigmented and does not stick to your piercings. Finish as they said is matte and depending on the light it will look chocolate brownish or show some bloody red hint which I really liked. As I was expecting it lasted for hours, not even my coffee and salad could make it disappear. Really happy and probably one of my favourites for day and night.

Like Illamasqua? Older Reviews: Haul: Illamasqua (Hypnotica), Review: Illamasqua Beyond Powder ‘OMG’!, Review: Corruptor by Illamasqua!, Lips! Illamasqua Version!

Is there any product you find yourself not being able to resist, what would it be? Have a nice evening!

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Today’s Makeup 16-09 (FOTD)

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It was an Illamasqua kind of day. Usually I like to mix different brands of makeup but when I was playing with my face today all the products I went for were Illamasqua. Actually these day’s I dive into my entire collection quite a lot, even those colors that were not used for ages find their way onto the brushes and into the face. Reason? Detailed post will follow in a few days but changed my haircolor to some greenish black (even though some ‘black’ areas still do have a lot of copper and orange pigments to them but soon!)

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fullface, eye-detail and the other side!

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And this is for those who never dare to do detailed eye-makeups because of their glasses.

Products used: Illamasqua Matte Primer, Skin Base Foundation SB02, Powder Foundation PF115, Beyond Highlighting Powder OMG, Precision Gel Liner Infinity, Mascara Raven, False Eye Lashes Lush, Lipstick Growl, Intense Lipgloss Touch

Do you stick to one company or mix different ones? Have a nice evening!

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