New in #120 – Mateja’s Beauty Blog4 min read
A repurchase, even however I mentioned I will not likely invest in a comprehensive measurement of this, but over the training course of possessing a journey dimensions, I fell in love with this. It Cosmetics expanded the shade variety, so I received the new Reasonable Ivory in the hopes it really is lighter than Honest, which is not suitable for my skin tone. I very first tried out this system although (or just following) I was employing The Normal Retinol in squalane, which destroyed my pores and skin for months, so just about none of my make-up worked on me. Now that my pores and skin is at last in check out, this CC and me are on a lot superior terms. It is bought a good deal of protection, about medium-complete (I do not need to have a individual concealer), furthermore it has the extra benefits of a higher SPF and a very good listing of pores and skin care substances. Method is like a abundant moisturiser and for a short when I can come to feel it on my pores and skin, but then it sets and it truly is high-quality. It can seem so awesome on my skin – clean, glowy and organic, but then at times it can search obvious. It has to do with the ailment of my skin, but most of the time it truly is excellent. Shade is not as mild as I hoped, it really is really instead shut to Reasonable, so why did they even bother earning it, if they failed to intend to make it lighter? I am not happy about that, but what is completed is done and I’ll continue to use it up.
This caught my attention simply because of fantastic assessments and the substances listing. I wasn’t positive what to anticipate mainly because on Cult Splendor it truly is among makeup primers, but acquiring tried it that’s not it. Very well, it’s not only it. It of system can be used as a primer, but also on its individual. This is a person of these lotions that is white, but has mini color beads in it that burst when rubbed into the pores and skin, revealing a tint. I’ve experienced several this kind of products and all finished up too dark for me, but this 1 is minimum dark. I can only see it would not match brilliantly on the edges of my deal with, significantly hairline in which some of the darker tint gets caught, but or else it blends in very well. Specified how pale I am, it currently being dim should not be a challenge for most. It results in a beautiful end, a beautiful radiant glow with no looking greasy or even acquiring shimmer. Pores aren’t highlighted in spite of the glow, nevertheless I would not say it is really hides them, but blurs a little bit. It’s rather a thick product and it will take some time to mix it in or get the beads to burst, but it blends evenly inspite of the thicker texture. This incorporates some vitamin C (ascorbic acid) with each other with ferulic acid, as effectively as squalane, caffeine and some extracts. It can be a nice item for people who don’t like makeup or carrying significantly of it, as it just can make the pores and skin look a little bit much better. It has no protection, it just provides a wholesome glow or a slight tint. I use it beneath foundation and concealer as a smoothing, glowy primer.
REVOLUTION Without end flawless Eyeshadow Palette, EVELINE COSMETICS Liquid Precision Eyeliner 2000% Per cent, Trend IT UP Powder Blush 026 and Development IT UP Sensitive Lipliner 120. I really don’t remember which foundation I made use of.
My 1st Eveline nail polish and I am not delighted. Colour is pleasant, a very good peachy-pink nude, but in my lifetime I by no means bought bubbles forming in a nail polish until now. I failed to do anything at all different than I ordinarily do and I applied the prime coat from the similar brand name, which in no way caused bubbles with any other nail polish brand.
My I-you should not-know-which repurchase. It can be the most effective liquid eyeliner I have discovered – intensely black, matte, extended-long lasting and has a great applicator. I basically received two (a single is in the photo reduced in the publish). I acquired one more a person latter, so I have a new a person open and a backup in stock. I thought I experienced one particular, but I both misplaced it or forgot to buy it.
This is quite equivalent to the shade the only Development It Up blush shade I bought a number of a long time ago identified as 050, which was rather preferred and discontinued. The latter has some more sheen and it is really significantly less brownish, but on the cheeks they look the exact same. Pigmentation is rigorous and it is really not as clean to blend as I like, so I use it progressively. Staying energy is very inadequate and in the exact cost variety there are better blushes (like Catrice). If you preferred 050, this is pretty substantially the similar.
DM, 1,99 €
CATRICE Hop, Hop, Hooray! Restricted Edition Mini Nail Lacquer
C04 Lavender Bouquet
This is from Catrice’s lovable assortment of nail polishes for Easter time. They have two dimensions, the regular a person and this mini, but the shade ranges are diverse. Mini’s are pastels and the more substantial 5 are explained as timeless classics. The ears are just a paper sticker. C04 Lavender Bouquet is a pastel violet with a very good high-quality formulation that is sleek and entirely opaque with the 1st coat.
ESSENCE I <3 Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof
DM, 2,99 €
Another repurchase, but the first one of this liner. I got this once in a PR pack and it’s still working now, which is unheard of for a felt tip liner. It’s not as long-lasting or resistant as Catrice, but close. It’s advantage is the smaller, more precise applicator, so I can draw very thin lines with it. It’s super black, can last all day (it’s better in winter/cold months) and it strays fresh very long.
DM, 2,99 €
TREND IT UP SENSITIVE Balance & Cover Makeup
DM, 2,99 €
TREND IT UP SENSITIVE Lipliner
Another thing that’s being discontinued. It’s a beautiful natural pink shade and formula is creamy, as well as not drying or tight on the lips. But that creaminess comes at a price that it doesn’t last long on the lips. It’s less “sticky” than their lipliners in regular line. I love the colour though and I got two more.
DM, 0,99 €
ESSENCE Lashes to Impress
03 Half Lashes
These are so cute. Not too much or crazy long and they just add a nice fluttery look on the outer corners. They aren’t that much longer than my natural lashes in the centre part of my eye, so they look natural. I need a better glue for these.
Müller, 2,99 €
ESSENCE Lash Princes Wispy Effect False Lashes
DM, 2,99 €
EBELIN Puder und Make-up Blender
DM, 2,69 €
BODY & SOUL Winmpernbűrsten-Set
My lashes are so dishevelled and every time I apply a mascara, I try to fan them out nicely and with most formulas and brushes I just make it worse. These help me break up the clumps and fix the gaps. I don’t like the brush on my favourite formula I <3 Extreme wp by Essence and these help me get a much better effect. There are four different brushes, each reminds me of wands from other mascaras: first is somewhat similar to Givenchy Phenomen'eyes, second to Benefit they are Real, second, third is like Maybelline Lash Sensational and last has a classic shape like Essence's Volume Hero Mascara. I use them for combing lashes, but they are meant to use with mascaras, either to swap the brush that you don't like or to use on other people for hygienic reasons.
Müller, about 1-2 €
*ORIFLAME Posses Absolute
Top: Bergamot Essence, Pomegranate Accord, Apple
Heart: Orange Flower, Osmanthus Absolute, Jasmine
Base: Cotton Musk, Amber Woods Accord, Praline
The third member of the Possess family, this one is centred around pomegranate and it’s my favourite of the three. Pomegranate is the most dominant note at the start, together with apple, making a nice sweet, tart and fresh combination. Later it’s a delicate woody floral. It’s not too strong or sharp, so I find it’s a type of fragrance that’s suitable for any occasion. It reminds me at times of the initial burst of Euphoria because of the pomegranate (it’s a lot different latter), but a lot more of Hugo Boss The Scent, which is one of my favourite scents. It’s not that similar to Possess the Secret and the only thing I find in common is the osmanthus, but it’s here more subtle. Possess the Secret is more long-lasting though, one of best such fragrances in this respect in my collection, Absolute, though, only has a moderate staying power.
Oriflame, regular price 34 €
GEEK & GORGEOUS A-Game 10
I just finished a bottle of A-Game 5, which my skin could easily handle from first use, so I got the stronger 10 one with 0,1% retinal, which is said compares with 1% retinol, but with a lot less irritation and should work faster. I’m not sure I see any results after using a full bottle of 5, but I liked that’s easy to use, there was never any peeling like I had at TO, my skin is in good condition and the texture is a light lotion that absorbs quick enough. Version 10 is very similar in terms of texture to 5, both are light lotion-like product in a bright yellow shade. It’s a bit thicker and I’d also say less hydrating, but I always use so much under it, the latter doesn’t matter to me. I think my skin got a bit nicer when I started using this instead of 5 (more healthy-looking), but I could just be imagining things.
Superskin, 18,50 €
GREEK & GORGEOUS Stress Less
A repurchase. I use this every day. It contains 0,5% Beta-Glucan and Madecassoside, so this is a repairing serum, especially great for sensitive, irritated skin or skin that need some repairing of the skin barrier. It’s a very light serum that absorbs quickly, so easy to include in the routine. I originally got it because of madecassoside, which in my previous experience with this ingredient, I know works so great for my skin, but I also got it as potential fixer in case A-Game 5 would wreak havoc on my skin like TO’s retinol did, but luckily (or because of this) my skin hasn’t needed any fixing or irritated skin since I started using it.
Superskin, 10,80 €
GARNIER Ambre Solaire Super UV Fluid SPF 50+
One of my favourite sunscreens. It’s so light on the skin, not greasy, there no excessive sunscreen glow, it doesn’t burn when it gets in my eyes and it doesn’t pill. Texture is very liquid, so it’s easy to apply and even layer if you want, plus there’s no white cast. The only minus is the amount of alcohol, but I when it comes to sunscreens, I forgive such things.
Müller, 10 €
BALEA Beauty Expert Liquid Peeling 2% BHA
Balea’s new skin care line. This was the only product I was able to find so far, but there’s also a retinol + bakuchiol serum, a PHA cleanser, an AHA peeling body lotion and a niacinamide body lotion. Peeling contains 2% salicylic acid, so we finally have a The Ordinary (plus other copycats) equivalent in drugstores here (Revox, another TO copycat, doesn’t have such a product here). It’s a rich toner like product, but also somewhat almost oily-feeling. There’s this heavy-greasy feeling layer on the skin and it takes a while for it to absorb (something under 15 minutes on me). When it does, the skin feels dry-to-the-touch enough that I can start applying other skin care. It’s a weird type of texture to apply first after cleansing and if I start applying products over it before it dries, I feel like it acts as barrier for other products to absorb. It’s an ok product, just not ideal for people like me who often have no time/patience to wait for it to sink in. I expected something lighter, such as COSRX Blackhead liquid, but given how easily available it is and affordable, I won’t complain much. My skin is currently clear and in really nice condition, so I have no idea how well it works on blemishes. I got it in the hopes it reduces blackheads, since I’ve been neglecting BHA for a long time now. I got no reaction from this, but my skin is far from sensitive.
DM, 5.99 €
BALEA Niacinamide Day Crem SPF 30
Niacinamide Tages Crème
NIVEA SUN Dark Spot Control Luminous 630 SPF 50
Anti-Pigmentflecken Sonnenschutz Luminous 630 LFS 50
A new sunscreen in our drugstores, though Nivea has a non-Sun version (in their skin care line) with SPF 50. I’ve been wearing this constantly since I got it and I like it a lot. It’s not greasy, has a “Korean sunscreen level” of shine that looks more like healthy glow than sunscreen shine, it feels like a regular moisturiser and not a sunscreen. It even doesn’t have the Nivea Sun scent, which I miss, but this one is ok too. I think it’s the same or at least similar scent than in their Q10 pearl serum. It might be strong to some, but it doesn’t bother me at all. So far it hasn’t irritated my eyes, which is a big plus and it protected well in strong sun. It’s been a couple of years since I have Nivea’s Mattifying sunscreen, but I think this is very similar. This contains Isobutylamido Thiazolyl Resorcinol (Thiamidol), which fades pigmentation, which makes me pick this in the morning over Garnier, though the latter is lighter.
SUN DANCE Matt Sonnenfluid SPF 50
I picked this up because it was cheap, so I’ll have something as a sort of a spare. I was thinking about getting the anti-age version and now I wish I did because I see they haven’t changed a thing from the previous versions. It’s still super shiny and just not as comfortable as I’d like. As a backup it’s ok, but Nivea and Garnier Fluid are so much better.
DM, 3,99 €
*AFRODITA COSMETICS Clean Phase Enzyme Solution Cleansing Milk
Encimsko čistilno mleko
All three products above contain papain, an enzym that evens out the skin tone. I’ve always hated cleansing milks, they are such an outdated concept to me and usually you need to remove them with cotton pads, but they still leave a film on the skin. This is not that and I’m pleasantly surprised. You apply it on damp skin, massage it in and it rinses off completely, leaving no film behind. It says it’s also a makeup remover, but it’s not as nice as cleansing oils. Milk is suited for dry and sensitive skin.
*AFRODITA COSMETICS Clean Phase Enzyme Solution Cleansing Foam
Encimska čistilna pena
*AFRODITA COSMETICS Clean Phase Enzyme Solution Toner
*AFRODITA COSMETICS Skin Specialist Vitamin C Anti-Age Serum
*AFRODITA COSMETICS Why Mask Vitamin C Invigorating Mask
A leave-on mask with Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate and some Ascorbic Acid, as well as aloe vera, panthenol and lemon juice. It’s has a strange kind of plastic scent. I applied a thick coats of it overnight (I didn’t wipe off the excess after 15 minutes as suggested. I never do that) and I’m not sure I noticed anything special in the morning. There was still a thin coat of it on the skin, so my dry skin was nourished, but I don’t think it was any brighter. You could use this as a regular moisturiser, as you get plenty of product in the pack.
*AFRODITA COSMETICS Why Mask Pure Enzyme Glow Mask
Enzym exfoliating mask with papain. It promises to make the skin smoother, softer and glowy. I haven’t tried it yet.
BEE NATURAL Beewax Lip Balm
A repurchase. I have mango from before that I got after a recommendation from one of the readers and it’s my favourite after Palmer’s Swivel Stick. I actually got Pomegranate version some weeks ago because it was the only one with the 1+1 offer, but I found the scent so revolting, I gave them away (to someone who finds the scent ok) and I got this one instead. Formula is despite the name, one of the least waxiest balms, so it feels more nourishing and doesn’t just sit like a layer on the lips. Coconut Vanilla smells best from the versions I’ve tried, but it still has that one odd note that I’m not a fan of. It’s an equal mix of coconut and vanilla to me, but the fake version of coconut.
Müller, 3,49 €
I got this because of the name, as I thought it might be something different or at least less waxy than average lip balm. It is indeed the latter, otherwise it’s feels like a regular formula. I ended up really liking this, a bit unexpectedly, but it’s a great quality formula for dry lips. This has no scent.
DM, 2,49 €
LABELLO Blackberry Shine
I heard this being mentioned as a kind of dupe for the famous Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey that gets its moment in the spotlight every few years. It’s a purple-burgundy light tinted balm that does indeed look very similar to Back Honey from what I’ve seen on pictures (I haven’t tried the expensive original). It gives the lips a bit of colour without looking too much, the tint on me a more sheer black cherry than brownish red I’ve seen on some swatches of Black Honey. It doesn’t last long, but I assume Clinique’s doesn’t last that long either, since all such balmy formulas are about the same (I’ve tried so many in the past that I know higher prices are not justifiable). It’s got a sweet-sour berry scent, more like candy than the real deal. Formula is ok, thicker than Mixa and more waxy, but hydrating enough.
Müller, 1,99 €
YEAUTY Eye Pad Mask
Energy Elixir & Beauty Boost
Eye patches that I haven’t tried yet, but they are some of the cheapest and have nice ingredients. Energy Elixir has ascorbic acid, though I perplexed why they are in a clear packaging then. Reviews are great, though. The gold ones have ceramides and gold. By the way, the gold version sold in DM doesn’t have ceramides and has a different ingredients list.
DM & Müller, 0,99 €
ORIFLAME Waunt Level Up Butter Cleanser
Oriflame, regular price 20 €, currently 14,99 €
ORIFLAME Waunt Smooth Cheeks Liquid Toner-Cream
A toner in a spray with ferments and panthenol. So far I find it just hydrating with a nice fine mist that I can use over the day if I want, but ferments in general agree with my skin, so I’ll see long term how it fares. This is quite fragranced.
Oriflame, regular price 20 €, currently 14,99 €
ORIFLAME Waunt Water Burst Dewy Gel-Cream
Oriflame, regular price 19 €, currently 14,49 €
DOVE Shower Gel
Basic repurchase because DM had a 1+ 1 offer. I love the creamy texture of the original Dove shower gel, but the rest are a hit or miss.
DM, 2,79 €
NIVEA Body Souffle
Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil
Interspar, 5,99 €
LA CROA Argan Keratin Repair Hair Mask
Repurchase. This is a great rich and thick formula for very dry hair. It’s not easy to get it all over my long hair, but I manage to use just one bag at a time and my hair feels nicely nourished after use. There’s a pot version, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. I was told by someone from Zagreb that they don’t have it in drugstores either and this is a Croatian brand, so I guess it’s only online. I think I might try the conditioner from this line that’s sold here and hope it’s as good.
Müller, 1,99 €
*AFRODITA PROFESSIONAL Haircare I purple you Shampoo
Afrodita Professional’s first hair care. This intense purple shampoo, just like L’Oreal’s, Inebrya Ice Cream and Olaplex’s. It’s SLS and SLES free, and it has hydrolised keratin. Because it has no soap, it’s doesn’t foam that much, especially on the first wash, but it’s not drying, doesn’t leave my hair tangled and it tones just like other good shampoos I mentioned above.
Aqua, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Parfum, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Polyquaternium-10, Polyquaternium-44, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Citric Acid, CI 60730 (Acid Violet 43), Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, D-Limonene
*AFRODITA PROFESSIONAL Haircare I purple you Conditioner
The companion to the shampoo, but this one is light lilac in colour, so I wouldn’t use this without using a shampoo first because on my darker shade of blonde, this might not have an effect (Schwarzkopf Blonde Me mask is the same colour). It has coconut oil, hydrolised keratin and lactic acid. Formula is creamy, but more on the light side. I opted to use the more nourishing mask instead of this, so it’s still waiting its turn.
Aqua, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Parfum, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Lactic Acid, Trideceth-12, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Acid Violet 43 (CI 60730), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, D-Limonene
*AFRODITA PROFESSIONAL Haircare Your hair therapy Regenerative Mask
The reparative and nourishing line of Afrodita Professional. This looks great on paper with shea butter second on the list. It also has Amodimethicone, which is my preferred silicone, as well as coconut, macadamia, argan and avocado oil, cocoa buter, hydrolised keratin, lactic acid, panthenol and rapeseedoil. It’s nicely thick and rich, but easy to apply. Formula reminds me most of La Croa Repair mask (though Afrodita is less balmy and lighter) and The Body Shop Shea Butter mask (it’s less dense than that one). It’s nourishing enough and it leaves my hair soft, but it has zero frizz control. I used the Purple shampoo, plus this for an hour and just Afrodita Professional Leave-in, so none of my usual stuff and my hair was very frizzy and it just didn’t want to dry straight even with my Remington brush. So I had a ton of volume, but at me that’s not a good thing and I ended up straightening my hair because no amount of my oils & leave-in creams did enough. I’ll try this again with my de-frizzing stash, because at least it felt very nourishing.
Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Behentrimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Parfum, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil,Persea Gratissima Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Lactic Acid, Panthenol, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil, Trideceth-12, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool
*AFRODITA PROFESSIONAL Haircare Your hair therapy Conditioner Leave-on Spray
A duo-phase leave-in conditioner that needs to be shaken before use. Like all products above it has hydrolised keratin. It’s ok on dry hair to make the hair look more put together because it’s not a very wet type of leave-in conditioner. But on damp hair after washing, it does nothing for me apart from provide heat protection.
Aqua, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated C6-14 Olefin Polymers, Parfum, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Chamomilla Recutita Extract, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
GARNIER Color Naturals Crème
9.1 Natural Extra Light Ash Blonde and 8.1 Natural Light Ash Blonde
DM, 3,79 €
L’OREAL Elnett Hair Spray
Müller, 1-2 €
BALEA Reinigendes Handgel
A scented gel hand disinfectant. A repurchase in a way, but I had a different scent before, since Balea swaps them regularly. This one doesn’t smell that much different like the one I just used up. It’s again a strong punch of fruity schnapps followed by something sweet. It’s not drying and I like the packaging because I can keep these outside my bag. It’s a shame, though, they don’t sell these scented ones without this silicone case because I could easily reuse the old one with a new bottle.
DM, € 2,49