Hello lovelies! Since we recently spoke about our make-up addiction, I thought it was about time to show you some of the new additions in my make-up bag.
I’ll be sharing just my first impressions today, because I didn’t get the chance to test them enough for a more detailed article. But don’t worry, reviews will be also coming up soon (just let me know which one do you want first!).
Makeup Revolution Girls on Film Eyeshadow Palette
After using the Iconic 3 palette a lot in the past few months, I decided I needed to try a new one from the same brand. So after a quick research, I made my choice.
Girls on Film contains 18 gorgeous shades: 6 mattes and 12 shimmers. This palette is perfect for spring and summer, since it has a lot of bronzy and neutral shades. My personal favorites are Smile Wider, Frenzy All Down Your Spine and Polaroid Heaven.
The colors are very pigmented, blendable and long-lasting. The vast array of tones and textures makes it the perfect palette for any type of make-up, whether you want a natural look or a dramatic evening look.
I’ll have to play around more with these beautiful colors, and then I’ll come back with the full review + swatches.
Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit
I’ve been searching for a good eyebrow kit for a while, and I think I finally found it.
The Focus & Fix Eyebrow Shaping Kit includes a wax cream and three brow powders. I got the Medium Dark shade and it seems to be the perfect match for my brows. In the kit, you’ll also find a small applicator, perfect for applying the wax, and a tiny pair of tweezers. To contour my brows with the powder, I like to use my own angled brush.
So far, I think that my eyebrows look great when I use this kit. Also, the product stays in place the full day, without any retouches, so I’m more than pleased.
Astor Perfect Stay 24h Foundation
I’ve had the most awkward experience with this foundation, and now we’re in a love-hate relationship.
So I managed to wear it 5 times until now. The first time I wore it only for 3-4 hours and it was great, I just didn’t had enough time to make an opinion about it. The second time I tried to wear it for a full day, and it looked horrible. I was very disappointed, because it was patchy, uneven and spotty. I tried to fix it with powder, but it turned even worse, so I had to take it off after just a few hours.
Anyways, I decided to give it another try and wore it the next 3 days in a row (at work). The funny thing is that this time it lasted for the full day without a problem, it looked great and had a good coverage.
Why the sudden change? I’m not sure. Maybe because I switched from the beauty blender to a stippling brush. Also, this time I applied just a small dust of powder to set it, and maybe that was the trick. It seems it doesn’t get along so well with pressed powder, but this doesn’t stop it from being long-lasting and resistant to transfer.
Since it has a primer incorporated, it feels tacky on the skin at first. But after a few minutes it gets back to normal and you forget all about wearing it. Also, the color I picked is perfect for my skin – Golden Beige.
So now it seems I found the right way to use it. It doesn’t look like a mask, it seems quite natural, and I need just a little product for a good coverage. It still looks great after 14 hours of wearing, keeping my oily T-zone under control.
I’ll keep testing it to see how it goes, and then I’ll come back with a full review. For now, I’m not sure if I would recommend it, since it seems quite picky and not so easy to use, but let’s wait and see. I’ll keep you posted.
Nivea Men After Shave Balm
I’m sure you noticed that all the beauty bloggers are testing this product right now. Nikkie Tutorials started this madness in one of her YouTube videos, saying that the Nivea Men After Shave Balm is perfect to use as a face primer.
I decided to give it a try too, but I bought the small travel-sized product first, just to see if it’s worth buying the full-sized one or not.
I only used it twice so far, but I noticed some awesome results. I used it before applying the Max Factor foundation, which is already long lasting. But it seems that the balm makes it last even longer. My foundation was looking like new, even after a long day at work (and a super hot walk in the park at 26 degrees Celsius).
So for me it’s hype confirmed – yes, it works, and it does a great job. Plus, it’s a lot cheaper than other dedicated face primers.
That’s it for today, ladies. Now it’s your turn.
Did you try any of these products so far? Did you ever had a weird love-hate relationship with a beauty product? And what do you think about the whole “after shave as primer” thing? 🙂