Sneak Peek: Make Up Store Microshadow, shade Future

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A few days ago I noticed that my local KICKS store offered 20% off on Make Up Store eye shadows and I kept checking out this gorgeous shade, so in the end I decided to buy it because I couldn’t get it out of my head. :D Not that I really need a new eye shadow, but I just couldn’t resist. :)

Since I just got it, I didn’t wear it yet, but I can tell you that it is highly pigmented with a texture smooth as butter. I’ll test it this weekend, and will let you know more soon. Until then, take a look at my photos!

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Price: 155 SEK ($20), 4 g / I got it on sale for $15

 Vesna ♥

Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick – Mother, review, swatches & look

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It’s been a month since I purchased my first Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in shade Mother and I’m finally posting my review and photos! Since everyone and their mother were raving about these lipsticks I knew I had to get at least one shade! I had a few shades on my to-buy list, but apparently we didn’t get all shades here in Sweden so I ended up getting only shade Mother. Shades such as this one are my go-to color since I feel really comfortable wearing them, and they don’t look terrible in case they wear off or something like that (unlike any darker shade).

I don’t really have a lot of experience with liquid lipsticks (I have only one liquid lipstick and that one is from Stila*, which isn’t cruelty free so that comparison isn’t relevant), and I can’t compare this formula with any other popular brands, but I’ve noticed that Inglot recently launched new matte liquid lipsticks and I’ think I’ll visit their store pretty soon. ;) Anyway, moving on!

Review

Shade Mother is a cool toned dusty pink shade, it comes in a simple and sleek tube which contains 6.6 ml, with a screw cap and a doe foot applicator. The size of the applicator is really great; I never had any issues while applying the lipstick but keep in mind that this shade really is my lips but better and that can’t hurt. The formula of this shade is on the thicker side, but it applies evenly, without any issues. The coverage is almost completely opaque which means I prefer to apply two layers to get complete coverage. It dries quickly after application – less than a minute, and it has a matte finish. When it comes to how long does it last on my lips and how does it feel, I have to say I did expect it to be better. How long it lasts depends on: how I applied it (one or two layers), did I eat/drink something (if I did then it starts wearing off after 2-3 hours) and if I’m licking my lips. If I consider everything I mentioned, the range I experienced is 2-7 hours which is quite a difference! And, now I’m getting to how does it feel on the lips. Well, I usually don’t lick my lips, especially if I’m wearing a lipstick, but after my first application I kept having this unbelievably dry feeling on my lips! Like all moisture simply got sucked out! So, I kept licking my lips, LOL! Which resulted with this shade wearing off after 2-3 hours. The next time I applied it, it felt a bit better, but still quite dry, compared to some other matte lipsticks I have (not liquid). And every time after that did feel a bit better, so I guess it also takes time for me to get used to liquid lipsticks. Even though it is quite dry on my lips, they don’t feel or look bad after I take it off, which is a positive surprise. I was expecting a disaster the first time I wore it. :D

Kat Von D liquid lipsticks contain 6.6 ml of product and they cost 215 SEK (which is roughly $25). This brand is available in Sephora and it is cruelty free!

Here are my photos, swatches and in the end you can see how it looks on me!

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indoor lightning

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natural daylight

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How do you like shade Mother? :)

Vesna ♥

*in November 2015 I decided to buy only cruelty free products, but I still own beauty products from non cruelty free brands

Sneak Peek: Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Rock Steady Lipstick

Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani collection was released a while ago and it contains some really nice products. Since I’m in a ‘lipstick phase’ for a while now, I decided to get only one lipstick and I chose the shade called Rock Steady. This shade looks quite boring in the packaging but it is indeed gorgeous once it’s applied. Unlike many lipsticks this season, shade Rock Steady is not matte, it’s has in fact cream finish. Here’s my sneak peek since I haven’t tested it properly, but I will get back to you with my review. I’m not sure where can you get it if you live outside Sweden, but here it’s available in selected KICKS store or online. Price: 190 SEK.

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natural daylight

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natural daylight (window)

 Vesna ♥

IsaDora Golden Eyes Holiday Palette, Photos & Swatches

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This year IsaDora launched a gorgeous holiday makeup collection but I managed to pick only Golden Eyes Palette since I’m trying to resist all these pretty and shiny things, but it doesn’t work always. :D I actually don’t have many products from IsaDora since it’s not really popular in Croatia nor do they have a nice selection of products. But, here in Sweden, since it is a Swedish brand, it’s a completely another thing. The selection of products is great and not to mention all collections they launch every month or so. I’m actually happy to discover such a nice brand with affordable prices (compared to Swedish prices, that is).

This won’t be a review post since I got this palette only two days ago and besides swatching it, I haven’t tested it yet. I’ll just describe my first impressions shortly and show you my swatches and photos of the palette. :)

The palette comes in a smooth golden packaging (heaven for fingerprints, ha ha!). It contains five eyeshadows with net weight 7.5 grams which makes it 1.5 gram / each. Palette costs 179 SEK (€19.50) making it 35,80 SEK (€3.90)/eyeshadow. I’d say it’s a nice deal. Eyeshadows have an interesting formula. Except for the first one, they all have some sorts of buttery feeling under fingers. Not really sure how to describe it. So soft and smooth. The first one is only glitter but not that common fall-out glitter. It’s somehow smooth and you can’t even feel that it’s glitter. I recommend applying it on top other eyeshadows and with something sticky underneath.

So, that would be all for now. Not sure if I will review it since this is limited edition and probably won’t be out for a long time, but I will create a look with it this weekend. :)

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swatches without any base, taken in natural daylight (shade)

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swatches without any base, taken in natural daylight (sunlight)

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude In The Clouds Aqua Primer, Review

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I discovered Rouge Bunny Rouge not that long ago and by now I’ve managed to collect a nice selection of their products. I mostly own RBR eye shadows but today I’m reviewing one of my holy grail products – Prelude In The Clouds Aqua Primer. My skin has really changed over the time and the older I am, the more careful I need to be with my products. I used to love silicone-based primers but as my skin changed I started using water-based primers and now I can say that they are way more suitable for my skin and that my skin really loves them. I have dehydrated combination skin that sometimes is sensitive. I don’t have any bigger issues, but I still need to take well care of my skin. So, what do I love about this product and what is so special about it?

Let’s begin with how Rouge Bunny Rouge describes this product:

This water-based texture is so light and refreshing on your skin that you will feel like floating through the clouds…

I can only say that I do agree with it. This products really is amazing and I can’t praise it enough. The texture is indeed light, it goes on so easily and it doesn’t take long for it to absorb. I use it all over my face and not only as a primer. When I feel like it, I use it as a moisturiser, too. And that’s what makes it special – it’s a 2 in 1 product. Like being a perfect primer isn’t enough, it had to be an excellent moisturiser as well. :) Whenever I apply it, I do have the feeling that my skin is grateful. It gives me such a refreshing feeling. Of course, it works great as a primer – my make up is long-lasting until I take it off.

When it comes to the packaging, I was really impressed with the design of the box and the bottle itself. On the photo below you can see how the packaging looks like. The primer comes in a glass bottle and the rest of the packaging is hard cardboard which can be recycled (the bottom is plastic). The cardboard is really simple but I like the very idea of such packaging and presentation. Definitely something new and eye-catching.
The bottle has a pump which isn’t the best ever since it’s a bit stubborn so, what I like to do is to squeeze it two times to get the product into my hand. Otherwise, I have the product all over my table and floor since the pump is just uncontrollable. :D

You can get this product here, they do ship worldwide and the rate isn’t high. This product costs €53.00 and it contains 30 ml of product. If you’re in Sweden, it takes approximately 2 weeks for the package to arrive.

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Ingredients: AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES FRUIT EXTRACT, IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT, PEG-100 STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, NYLON-12, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, BISABOLOL, METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-20 STEARATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, GLYCOPROTEINS, SODIUM HYALURONATE, BUTYLPARABEN, PENTADECALACTONE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLPARABEN, PEG-8, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, TOCOPHEROL, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BHT, ASCORBIC ACID