eyebrow pencil

Review: NYX Micro Brow Pencil Black


For my black brows it's almost mission impossible to find decent brow product in our drugstores. And if I find it, I usually don't like the formula. However I didn't get this in our drugstores, but it's pretty easy to buy it online and it's not that expensive.

The packaging is black with white writing on it. On one side is twist up pencil and on the other is spoolie, which is well made and soft.

It contains 0.09 g of a product and cost around 10€. Price tag differs on where you buy it (Moja drogerijaFeeluniqueCult beauty).

The texture is just right, not creamy or too stiff. Without pressure you get the pigmentation for the natural brows. The pencil is slim enough so you can be precise with it and draw single hair strokes. On me it lasted the whole day, without fading or smudging.

I think it's worth the price and checking out. The pigmentation is just right for everyday look, it's precise, the longevity is good and they offer good shade selection. The only minus is that you don't get a ton of product and if you use it on a daily basis, you'll use it up quickly. 

And what do you prefer using on brows? Pencil, powder or pomade?


Review: Freedom Pro Decadence Rock & Roll Palette


Freedom is a sister brand of Makeup Revolution, but I'm sure everybody knows this by now. While no Makeup Revolution palette shook the ground under my feet, this one definitely did and it deserves its own post. For such a low price these shadows perform really good. There are a few shadows in the palette that don't perform as good as other, but for such a low price that's not a big deal, atleast for me.

The packaging is a standard shiny black case, which screams after finger prints all over. It has a mirror inside, which is a big plus for me. It comes with double sided sponge aplicator, which is useless.

It contains 18g of product and you can get it for 10,95€ on ličila.si or their official website.

The color scheme in this palette screams my name, since I like doing colorful eye makeup and neutral colors seem mostly dull. Most of the time, I use this palette in combination with other more neutral palettes, due to lack of matte shades.

Palette offers shimmery, satin, matte, duochrome and matte with small chunks of glitter eyeshadows. Eyeshadows feel soft and buttery and they have good pigmentation with some exceptions. Mattes are easy to blend, while shimmer shades tend to crease on my lids, since they're even more buttery than matte and feel almost like a cream.

1 - shimmery light champagne. This one doesn't have wet like texture and it's slightly less pigmented in comparison with other shimmer shades.
2 - shimmery light cool brown. Feels like a cream and has good pigmentation.
3 - satin brown. Good pigmentation.
4 -  warm gold shimmer. Cream like texture and good pigmentation.
5 - warm bronzy brown shimmer. Cream like texture and good pigmentation.
6 - brown with gold  glitter. The biggest disappointment in this palette. It has drier texture, poor pigmentation and has a ton of fall out.
7 - matte grey mauvey color. This one is slightly less pigmented.
8 - plumy matte. Good pigmentation.
9 - matte black. Decent pigmentation for a drugstore black eyeshadow. It has the driest texture among other matte shades.
10 - matte black with silver glitter. Slightly less pigmented than previous black shade.

11 - burgundy matte with small glitter. Good pigmentation and blendibility.
12 - brown shimmer with reddish sheen. It has drier texture although it's nicely pigmented.
13 - burgundy matte with gold glitter. Swatches patchy and has drier texture. Altough I didn't have problems while applying it with a brush and blending it out. It's quite similar to shade 11, just that it leans more on the brown side.
14 - lilac matte. Very poor pigmentation.
15 - dark greyish lilac satin. Less pigmented.
16 - violet satin. Good pigmentation.
17 - duochrome blue with violet base. This one is by  far my favorite. It's more on the sheer side, but it can be nicely build up over a black base.
18 - blue matte with silver glitter. Good pigmentation.
19 - green shimmer. Good pigmentation.
20 - forest green shimmer. Good pigmentation and drier texture than other shimmer shades.

I personally don't like that there are two blacks in the palette, one would be enough. The pigmentation and texture isn't consistant, but in general they're good. They don't fade through out the day (but none of them fade on me, so keep that in mind) and creamier shimmers tend to crease on me after few hours. Overall I think this palette is worth the money, even though it has a few duds. If you're looking for affordable and good colorful eyeshadow palette, look no further.

Some looks I did, using this palette.

Do you prefer neutral or colorful eye look?


Empties #2


Over few months I've accumulated a lot of empties, even some makeup pieces. I will not talk about all of them today, otherwise it would probably be super long post.  

Balea Aqua Serum
I've gone through 2 of these actually. The best serum you can get for the price of 3€.
Repurchase? Already have.

Afrodita Young & Pure Refresh Toner
All I can remember is that I liked it in the summer for my oily T-zone. In the winter this was too drying on my skin.
Repurchase? I have one bottle left laying somewhere in my backup drawer. But I don't think I'll purchase another one.

L'oreal Solution Micellaire for normal/combination skin
I like this micellar water, probably even more than Garnier one. However this one is costs more than Garnier and this version had a messy packaging because of the big opening. However they came out with a new packaging which seems better.
Repurchase? Already have.

Garnier Micellar Water for combination and sensitive skin
Another micellar water. As I've mentioned before, I like the L'oreal one more, although they are both equally effective at removing makeup.
Repurchase? Maybe.

Balea Dusche & Creme Melone
One of the rare Balea shower gels, that I actually like the smell of it. Smells more like a melon with a hint of a watermelon.
Repurchase? No, the scent is not interesting enough.

I Love... Choca Mocha Lala
One of my favorite scents. It's like taking a shower with a chocolate capuccino with loads of sugar.
I crave after it most of the time I'm showering with this. I'm not gonna be all positive about it though. The issue with this one is, that it has inconsistent formula. It's like gambling, once you win, other time you loose. Well in this case, once I had it with thick consistency, the other time it was runny.
Repurchase? Yes.

Garnier Fructis Style Shine Wax
This doesn't promise much strenght, even though I don't think this should be called wax. It doesn't hold much, but it gives a lot of greasyness. At least it did to me.
Repurchase? Even if I would need a wax, I woudn't buy it again.

Gucci Bamboo
The scent isn't my cup of tea and it dissapeared after like 2 hours of wear. If I had this in full size, I would be pissed for that price point.
Repurchase? I would never buy the full size.

I Love... Mango & Papaya Nourishing Body Butter
This isn't empty, it has just gone bad, since I'm terrible at using body butters. I usually buy them, use once or twice and then forget about them. I don't think this is nourishing, but it smelled amazing.
Repurchase? No.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 105
This one has gone bad too. I don't even know why I still had this almost empty bottle laying somewhere hidden in my collection. This is the old Fit Me, now there's available Luminous + Smooth version. I remember that I liked the dewy finish, but disliked it's poor longevity and the fact that it oxidized on me.
Repurchase? I would like to try new version, just to see if it's different.

Catrice Even Skin Tone Foundation 010 Even Vanilla
This isn't sold anymore. I bought this one a long time ago for mixing it in with my darker foundations.
Repurchase? Even if it would be still available I woudn't repurchase it.

Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder 105 Natural Ivory
I don't remember much about this one, just that I liked it.
Repurchase? Maybe.

Maybelline Matte Maker 20 Nude Beige
I didn't like this one. It looked very powdery on my skin, the packaging feels cheap and it's super fragile. I dropped it twice, first time the pan fell out and the second time powder broke into million pieces.
Repurchase? NO.

Catrice Prime and Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine Base
This one landed in my Best of 2016 post. It's a good silicone free primer for a small price. I don't think it refines pores at any means (at least not on me), but it does help makeup to last longer.
Repurchase? Already did.

Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow 040 Al Burgundy
Another smashed product. It was good pigmented eyeshadow. I didn't like the color though. This line isn't available anymore.
Repurchase? No, even if I could.


Review: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 105 Natural Ivory


I'm not quite impressed with this foundation. I just had high hopes for it and it didn't deliver. It's not that it has lighter coverage, I even started to love that and usually I like more heavier coverage. I made it work with Catrice Illuminating Serum primer and essence get picture ready! powder to look decent from afar. On my nose it broke apart not long after the application and it clung to the dry patches I didn't even knew I have.
[Update: After a month I realised, that my skin was in bad shape while testing this foundation. In fact now I quite like it, even using it on it's own. It still can cling on dry patches, just not so badly and it looks way prettier on my skin than before. My opinion on staying power is the same.]

Matte + Poreless comes in a squezy tube. I would prefer standard packaging with the pump, since it can get messy because of it's liquid formula. That reminds me on the Affinitone foundation, which was runnier and the mess was awfull.

As I mentioned before it has more of a liquid formula. It's similar to the original Fit Me foundation, just that it has matt finish. I prefer to aplly it with Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques. The sponge sucks up a lot of product, since I squezed out a generous amount of product three times for one layer on my face. It doesn't make me poreless, as they claim.

It has light to medium coverage, but definetly not full as it is described on their website. It layers without a problem. 

It has a yellow undertone to it, but nothing too obvious. The shade Natural Ivory is quite light, but there's one lighter shade 110 Porcelain. You see what they did here? 110 is lighter than 105, which is missleeding.

From left to right: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 105 Natural Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me concealer 15 Fair, L'oreal Infallible 24h-Matte 11 Vanilla, L'oreal Infallible 24h Stay Fresh Foundation 200 Golden Sand.

I'm not impressed with staying power on my oily T-zone. I get oily after 2 hours, which is too quickly since this is meant more for oily skin. On other parts of my face it lasts for 8 hours with no problem. And dry emphasized patches became even more emphasized after 2 or 3 hours.

Matte + Poreless on my face.

When I was checking on the price in our drugstores (Tus drogerija and DM), I actually coudn't find it. But I'm guessing it costs around 8€. In Slovenian drugstores there are 4 or 5 shades available , while in Austria there are more.

Overall I don't think it's a bad foundation, but it's not the best either. I can make it work with right primer and powder. I will still use it up, either alone for more natural look or for mixing it with other foundations. In my opinion it works the best for normal skin type.

Have you tried it yet?


Best of 2016


Catrice Prime and Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine Base
Cheap primer, that gets the job done. It has no smell and it's silicone free. It also increases longevity of my makeup and I noticed that once when I didn't have it with me. Before I thought it was rubbish. But it's not and now I'm already on second tube.

Zoeva brushes
These brushes are amazing. They aren't exactly cheap, but they aren't expensive either. Mine have been through several cleaning, yet they look and perform the same as when I got them.

L'oreal Infallible
200 Golden Sand
The best foundation I've tried from drugstore so far. The shade selection is not the best, but slightly better than Infallible 24h - Matte. This is actually too dark for me, so I'm always mixing it with some lighter foundation to get my perfect match. The longevity of it is great (approximatley 8 hours). I have some changes in my skin during the different times of the year. In the winter it tends to get dry and in the summer I have oily T-zone. It works for me in all seasons. It has good medium, buildable coverage.

Balea Reinigungs Öl
Great oil for removing makeup that's cheap. Balea did a bad move when they decided to discountinue makin this product, since it was so hyped up. Bad move, Balea.

I Love...
Cherry Almond Sparkle
I must confess that I'm a shower gel horder. This shower gel is to my nose pure perfection. When I start to rub it in my skin I smell pure cherry and after a few seconds comes that gentle almond scent.

Catrice Liquid Camouflage
005 Light Natural, 020 Light Beige
A budget friendly concealer that has medium, yet buildable coverage. It doesn't cover tattooes as it claims, but it is indeed waterproof. It turns slightly darker on my face as it is in the tube. 

Real Techniques Miracle Coplexion Sponge
This is my second sponge, first one was ripped apart by my lovely dog. Game changer in my makeup routine, I use it for foundation, concealer and even for setting my face. If you're looking for affordable beauty sponge, I hardly recommend this one.

Milani Amore Matte Lip Creme
32 Emotion, 14 Devotion
They deserved their place in my Best of 2016 because of the great longevity. If you eat a greasy meal, it will melt down, otherwise it last a long time (on me for around 10 hours). I have to use something moisturizing underneath to make it work and it starts to feel a bit drying after 5 hours on my lips. 

61 Classic Nude
Another one that's here because of the longevity. It's cheap and performs great, what else you could wish? Oh right, better packaging. The packaging is really bad quality, so I'm super careful with it when I'm taking the lipstick with me. 

Nyx Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definetly a Turn On Waterproof, Extreme Shine Eye Liner
Golden Bronze
And the award for the longest name goes to this product. I hate the long name it has and can't help my judgy self. On the other side I adore its longevity on my waterline and the color is beyond amazing. Perfect eyeliner pencil for bronze lovers.

02 Browny Brows
I can't do my makeup without this gel. I'm obssesed how good my eyebrows look with it, it gives them some thickness and they stay in place all day. 

 Dita Von Teese
Another product that's discountinued from our drugstores. Now I'm using it sparingly, just for special occasions. At first it smells spicy and then it turns to a lovely rose scent with leathery feel to it.

L'oreal Color Riche Le Vernis a L'Huile
672 Gris Decadent, 556 Grenat Irreverent
Only nail polishes I've found so far that last on my nails whole 4 days. So imagine how happy I was, when I discovered them. Mine apply evenly, without any visible streaks and it's opacity is on point. Definitely my favorite drugstore nail polishes. The bottle itself is stunning, something unique, something different from those standard drugstore nail polish bottles.

XXL Volume
My favorite one out of Batiste dry shampoos. It gives me that volume that I miss in scented version and god knows I need it. I have a feeling that it does it's job better with removing greasiness than scented version.

Primark candles
I burn scented candles like crazy. So basically I'm a candle junkie. These are cheap, yet they smell nice. Smell is not intense by any means, but for 1€ price tag they smell just enough. They have nice minimalistic jar packaging (I re-use most of the jars). 

I know he doesn't fall into beauty category, but I'm a big animal lover, so I have to mention it. For ages I have only cats, yes crazy cat lady and in September 2016 me and my boyfriend got a pitbull puppy. Named him Klaas, because my bestfriend has a dog named Joko. If you ever watched Circus Halligalli, you know where the names are from. If you think he's dangerous beacause of his breed, you're wrong. He adores people and likes to cuddle a lot.