Monday, February 28, 2011

Essence: Silky Touch Blush in Adorable

Hello guys! So a while ago I bought the Essence Silky Touch Blush in the shade Adorable. It is a really natural pink shade for everyday use, I would use it mostly for work or school or if you have a really heavy eyelook. It's a buildable color, it's smooth and it blends easily. I really love these Essence Blushes, I have almost every shades.

This is the swatch on the cheek:

Price: I think 3.49€ but I don't remember the exact price.
Rate: 4.5/5

See you soon.



Sunday, February 27, 2011

H e M Makeup Haul: Blush Dazzling Peach, Sweet Rose and Nail polish Blue My Mind

I never tried H&M makeup products, but after seeing some reviews I decided to pick up some products. I have to say that those blushes are amazingly pigmented! They are smooth, shimmery and gorgeous. I haven't tried the nail polish yet, but I'm going to paint my nail tomorrow with it.

- Blush in n° 18 Sweet Rose (Shimmery pink with gold sparkles) €3.95.
- Blush in n° 12 Dazzling Peach (Apricot satin finish color) € 3.95.
- Nail Polish in Blue My Mind (gorgeous purply blue) €3.95.

I hope you liked it. Soon I'll post some swatches and reviews.



Catrice Haul: Floralista Collection - Eyeshadows, Nail Polish, Lipgloss

Hello guys, yesterday I found Catrice new collection Floralista at my local counter and I bought some products.

- Nail Polishes in C04 Walk in the woods (pretty beige taupe color) and in C02 Coral's enchanted garden (coral color, really in this spring).

- Eyeshadows in C05 Walk in the woods and C01 Berry fairy.

- Lipgloss in 01 Pink spring

I really love these products, as soon as I used them I'm going to do a review.



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kiko Makeup Haul: Kaleidoscopic Collection

Salve ragazzi! Oggi sono stata a fare shopping da Kiko ed ho trovato la nuova collezione Kaleidoscopic. Lo stand era in continuo rifornimento perché stavano vendendo tutto...e ci credo perché i prodotti sono fantastici. La selezione dei colori è stupenda e, ad occhio, tutti i prodotti sembrano essere molto buoni.

Ho acquistato un pò di cosine, peccato per il lip stain che avevo preso ma alla cassa non me l'hanno messo in conto e non si sa dove sia finito perchè nel mio cestino c'era. Comunque bando alle ciance, vi posto le foto dell'haul e poi appena proverò i prodotti vi posterò la review.

- Water Eyeshadow n°11 Grey Wood
- Water Eyeshadow n°10 Light Taupe
- Water Blush n°3 Pretty Pink
- Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick n°22 Silver Wisteria e n° 25 Light Taupe
- Nail Polish n°291 (non è della collezione).

Questo è tutto quel che ho preso. Ci vediamo al prossimo articolo con la review e gli swatches.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Revlon Matte Powder Blush in Blushing Berry - Review and Swatches

Hello guys! This Revlon Matte blush in Blushing Berry was a gift from a friend, I was so happy about it because I love matte blushes. Revlon is a great brand, but unfortunately here in Italy is expensive almost like Mac products. I also have an eyeshadow quad and a matte lipstick from them.

This blush is gorgeous, it is very pigmented and blends so well. You can build up the color intensity from a sheer natural looking color, to a pinky mauve bright shade. I defenitely recommend it if you are looking for a matte silky smooth blush.

Rate: 4.5/5
Price: I don't know because it was a gift, but in Italy it's pretty expensive.



Monday, February 21, 2011

Essence Haul: Silky Touch Blush in Adorable - Babydoll and Lipstick 01 and 03

Let me tell you that I adore the Essence blushes and lipsticks, but they are not really easy to find, especially certain shades (at least here in Italy).
Today I found 4 products I was looking forward to try:

- Essence Silky Touch Blush in Adorable
- Essence Silky Touch Blush in Babydoll
- Essence Lipstick in 01 Frosted
- Essence Lipstick in 03 Sparkling Angel

I love these shades, I have another blush part of this line and 4 lipsticks. They are very cheap and absolutely great value.

Soon I'll post a review with the swatches.



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mac Cosmetics Undercurrent Eyeliner Dupe by E.L.F Cosmetics

Hello guys! Today I was going through my makeup stash and I found two eyeliner that looked exactly the same. Last Christmas Mac came out with this really popular eyeliner, which was sold out pretty fast called Undercurrent. It's a really pretty teal green with microglitters in it; it goes on smoothly and it's long lasting.
I found a pretty similar eyeliner dupe for it, and it's from E.L.F Cosmetics called Twinkle Teal. The amazing thing is that it costs $1 in the US and the Mac one costs $14.50!

The only difference I could find between the two is that the E.l.f one smudges easily, but if you put a primer underneath, you won't have a problem.

I hope that was helpful.



Saldi Kiko: Siberian Flowers Bling Blush e Urban Look Eyeliner

Salve ragazze, visto che io sono italiana e spesso compro del makeup di brand italiani, ho deciso di fare dei post review su di essi. Alcuni giorni fa, ho acquistato vari prodotti in saldo da Kiko Makeup Milano. La linea Siberian Flowers, uscita questo autunno inverno, era in offerta al 50% di sconto ed ovviamente ne ho prontamente approfittato.
Ho acquistato due Bling Blush e un eyeliner molto particolari...eccovi le foto:

- 02 Bling Blush nel colore Celebrity Rose: è un rosa naturale con venature beige illuminanti. Si applica facilmente e non è così glitterato come sembra. Prezzo 7.50€
- 05 Bling Blush nel colore Chilled Pink: questo è un rosa acceso, molto Barbie :D, ma se lo applicate con mano leggera, risulta molto naturale anche questo. Prezzo 7.50€
- Urban Look eyeliner nel colore 03 Night Blue: è un bel viola/blu molto scuro. Dura moltissimo anche nella rima interna dell'occhio. Prezzo 4.50€ circa (non ricordo esattamente).

Di seguito potete vedere gli swatches sia con la luce naturale e con il flash.

Vi consiglio soprattutto i blush, sono veramente favolosi e molto simili al finish dei Mineralize Skin Finish di MAC (solo che costano un terzo!). Il packaging poi è grazioso e di buona qualità.

Potete vedere nei punti vendita Kiko se c'è rimasto ancora qualcosa, intanto sul sito trovate il Chilled Pink:

Spero vi piacciano i miei sentiamo presto.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Catrice Haul: Urban Baroque Collection - Eyeshadow Duos, Illuminating Powder and Lipstick

Hello guys! Catrice is a german brand sold in Europe, so I don't know if you can find it anywhere else, but I thought I'd share this haul with my fellow europeans. I found these products in a mall here in Italy called "Coin" and I was so excited because I've heard so many great things about this brand, so I grabbed as many things as I could.
There was the Urban Baroque Collection, this is was I purchased:

- Illuminating Powder - 01 Masquerade Ball: 4.49€
- Lipstick - 02 Elisabeth: 3.99€
- Absolute Eye Colour Duo - 01 Candelabra - 03 Fluer de Lis: 3.49€ each one.

This is a really inexspensive brand, but for what I've tried it is really great. I also have a nail polish a friend bought me a few days ago.



Essence: Lipstick 02 Sparkling Romance - Review and Swatches

Hello guys! Yestarday I bought this really pretty lipstick "02 Sparkling Romance" by Essence! It was a real bargain because it was on sale for 0.99€, usually it costs 2.49€ here in Europe. It is the old packaging, but who cares? When I first saw it, it looked to glittery and sparkling (like the name says), but due to the price, I decided to try it and I was pleasantly surprised because it's really pretty.
It is moisturizing, creamy and the glitters aren't chunky at all. It lasts quite a bit without losing its shine, so I highly recommend this product. I also have 3 other lipsticks from this line and I love them all.

Price: On sale for 0.99€, usually 2.49€ in EU.
Rate: 4/5

I hope that was helpful.



Friday, February 18, 2011

Essence Haul: Clear Matt, Mascara Maximum Definition, Blush Brush, Sparkling Romance, Black and White Top Coat

Today I went to my local Essence counter and I picked up some products I really wanted to try.
As you can see in the photo, I bought these products:

- Essence Clear e Matt Foundation in 01 Porcelain 3.49 €
- Essence Maximum Definition Mascara 2.99€
- Essence Black and White Top Coat 1.99€
- Essence Powder eBlush Brush 3.49€
- Essence Lipstick in 02 Sparkling Romance - This was on sale for 0.99€

I really love this stuff, I've heard so many great things about them. I'll do a review soon for you guys.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Benefit ASOS Exclusive Got Some Cheek!: Coralista-Dandelion-Dallas - Posietint - Benetint

Hello guys, last week I received my package from with Benefit Got Some Cheek kit. I wanted to try this stuff so bad but I didn't buy the full-size products because they are so expensive here in Italy; then I found this awesome kit on ASOS with all the stuff I wanted in a sample size so I bought it.

The kit contains:

Benefit Posietint Mini, this kiss of see-through poppy-pink tint brightens cheeks and lips. Liqui-gel formula blends to just-picked perfection on all complexions and lasts for hours.

Benetint Mini, Benefits original rose-tinted stain is kiss-proof, see-through color for lips and cheeks. It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle!

Powder Pop! Palette consists of 3 fabulously face powders & a mini brush Shades include rosy bronze, bronze & soft pink. Lightweight & effortlessly glides onto skin Brush is made of quality material for striking makeup effect and gives you a beautiful complexion. The three blushes are CORALISTA - DANDELION - DALLAS.

Currently is out of stock on the ASOS website:

Price: 24.80€

I highly recommend it.


Sephora Sale Haul: Tokidoki Palette Adieu, Sephora Face Cream, Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Taupe

Hello Guys! A few days ago I went to Sephora and they were having sales on some items, so I picked up three things.

Tokidoki Palette in Cromatico - Adieu: a beautiful palette with four eyeshadows, a pinky purple with blue duochrome, a glittery white, a deep black/purple with pink glitters and a metallic purple. Crazy pigmented shades.

Price: on sale for 10 € (unbelievable)

Sephora Face Cream Hydrating balancing lotion: It's awesome, I tried it and with my oily skin it doesn't feel greasy at all, it's just perfect. It's a day and night cream for combination to oily skin.

Price: 9.50€

Sephora Liquid Eyeliner in Taupe: This was on sale and I understand why...It's bad! Today I wore it and it took me 5 coats to get the color on my eye. Too bad because it's a really pretty shade with multicolor glitter.

Price: on sale for 5€

This was my haul, If you are italian I recommend you to go to Sephora and check out their products on sale.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mac Peacocky Collection Haul Part II: Kissable Lipcolour Woo Me - Scan-delicious - Flaunting it

Hello guys, this is the second part of my Mac Peacocky Collection Haul. I bought 3 of these new lipglosses, they are extremely different from the lipglasses and the dazzleglasses, they are crazy pigmented and they feel like lipsticks on your lips. Lipsticks in a lipgloss form. They aren't sticky at all, they have a shine to them but after a couple of hours of wearing they feel a little bit drying, so I recommed using a clear lipgloss on top of them.

Woo Me: Pretty pink based nude

Scan-delicious: Hot pink with a hint of red

Flaunting it: Dark mauve color

Rate: 4/5
Pluside: Not sticky, pigmented
Downside: a bit drying and pricey (19 € in Europe).


Mac Peacocky Collection Haul Part I: Dalliance - Unflappable - Tweet Me

Hello guys! Monday I went to Mac for the new Peacocky Collection and I bought a lot of stuff, because it is simply amazing! In this post I'm going to talk about the 3 eyeshadows I purchased:

- Dalliance: It is a Gold/Grey with cool undertones and what appears to be green reflects, so unique.
- Unflappable: It is a Dark Taupe color with purple undertones, kinda like a darker satin taupe but more purple.
- Tweet Me: It is a Peachy color with a gold sheen, similar to Melon pigment by Mac, but less metallic.

The formula of these eyeshadows is smooth and creamy. They blend really easy and they are pretty pigmented. My favourite is Dalliance because it brings such a pretty glow to your eyes that no other eyeshadow I've tried gave me.

Best Pairing:
Dalliance - I paired it with Copperplate (Grey Brown) and a dark taupe color, but I think it would be so pretty also with green eyeshadows.

Unflappable - I used Vex and Satin Taupe eyeshadow on my lid and Unflappable in the crease with Mylar as a browbone highlight.

Tweet Me - I paired it with Trax and Sketch eyeshadows they look so great together, then Nylon as highlight.

Rate: 4.5/5
Pluside: Creamy, Smooth, Easy to blend
Downside: Pricey (22 € in Europe)

See you soon with the lipglosses review.