Beauty Rust

Review: Coloured Raine Beauty Rust


I got the Beauty Rust palette somewhere in December. It's a limited edition as well as other 3 mini palettes. They're 2 still available on Beauty Bay as far as I know. I mainly got it because of the mustard shade Daisy. Yes, I know, that's a stupid reason to buy a whole palette. But after all, I have nothing similar in my collection to these shades. And it's basically another warm toned palette on the market. 

Packaging is cardboard with a  lovely flower design. Inside it has a small mirror. 

Each shade has 1.5g of product, so in total 9g. It costs 33.50€ on Beauty Bay.

The palette contains 5 matte and 1 foil shades. However the formula between mattes isn't the same. The star between the mattes is Daisy, yet it's not a formula that everybody would like. It's comparable to mattes in Subculture palette, but even better. So that means a lot of kick back, soft to the touch, great pigmentation and blends with and ease. Other mattes are stiffer to the touch and don't have so much kick back, but they maintain that blendability. I didn't notice any fall out under my eyes with any of the shades, except with foiled Dream, but that can be fixed by applying it wet. 

NATURAL - matte warm brown with some yellow undertones. Good pigmentation and blends well. 
DREAM - foiled orange copper with specks of gold. It applies well with brush, fingers or wet. 
NIGHTY NIGHT - matte neutral brown. Good pigmentation and blends well. 
DAISY - matte mustard. The star of this palette. It has a different formula than other mattes. The formula is similar to ABH Subculture, just a bit better. Has a great pigmentation, a lot of kick back and blends with such an ease. I wish all the mattes in this palette would perform like Daisy. 
RECHARGE - brick matte red. Good pigmentation and blends well. 
DUSK - dark plumy brown. It translates lighter on eye lids. The biggest disappointment in this palette. Feels dry to the touch and needs a lot of layering to look decent. 

Nighty Night, Recharge and Dusk crease on my lids and the color loses its intensity after 3 or 4 hours.

Natural, Recharge, Dusk and Dream.
This palette might work better for someone with eyelids that aren't oily or hooded. But for me it's not worth the full price, so I'm glad that I got it on discount. The only two shades that stand out to me are Dream and Daisy. And I can make Natural work on me, but I have to use glitter glue, otherwise it will crease. But the other three shades are useless for me. So I can't recommend this palette. And it's such a shame, since the color story is so pretty.

Did you tried anything from Coloured Raine? Or do you have something on WL from them? I'm still tempted to buy the Queen of Hearts palette. 

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 lič 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?