Thursday, 26 November 2015

Monthly Empties: The Project Pan Edition 2015

I cant believe it has been 5 months since my last make-up empties. I have been working really hard on finishing some more products before the end of the year. This is what I manage to use up:

Maybelline the eraser concealer in “light” // would repurachse
Thus far my favorite drugstore under eye concealer. This is probably my 5th tube and I will continue to repurchase it time in time again.

Catrice Liquid eyeliner in “Dating Joe Black” // have repurachse
Best liquid eyeliner ever! I have mentioned it here.

Catrice Eyebrow Pencil "Date with Ash-ton" // would repurachse
Already repurchased. A good eyebrow pencil, although I am still looking for "the" one.

Catrice Camouflage concealer in “Ivory” // might repurachse
The consistency of the concealer was very creamy and it did a good job covering up the blemishes I tend to get around my chin area. I would not us it as an under eye concealer because I find too dry for that but it works perfectly for blemishes around your face. I would say it lasts about 4-6 hours before it starts to fade. Definitely worth a look if you don’t want to invest in MAC concealer.

Catrice Lipliner in "Choc´aholic" // would not repurchase
The color was a bit too dark for my taste. So I wouldn´t repurchase it.

Maybelline LashSensational Mascara // would not repurchase
You can find the review about it here.

Essence LE "Mountain Calling" translucent powder // discountinued
A good translucent powder for a reasonable price. I would repurchase it if it weren´t for the fact that it was a limited edition product.

Catrice Photofinish Foundation in “Fair” // discountinued
The foundation had a high coverage which I really enjoyed. However the lightest color was still a bit too dark for me. I could pull it off over summer. I believe they discontinued this foundation, not too sad to see this go as I have other foundations in my collection to go through.

Revlon Lipgloss in “Petal Peach” // discountinued
I believe this is long discontinued lipgloss, but “Peach Petal” used to be a perfect dupe to MAC “Underage” lipgloss for around a third less of the price. I got it this before I started University (5 years ago!) so I am happy I was able to use it up before it went bad.

Catrice Eyeshadow in “Oh its toffeefull” // discountinued
I have two other backups, this is how much I love this shade.  It´s very close to Patina, which is probably the reason I love it so much. I am sad to see it go, but not too much as I have two more to use.

Are you working on using up makeup items? If so, which ones?

Monday, 16 November 2015

Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadows

While doing some decluttering a couple of days ago I found these two lovely Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadows in “070 Gold Leaf Me” and “020 Gold n' Roses” which I got in my Germany haul last year and had almost forgotten about.  

I always feel naturally drawn to green eyeshadows which is why I had to get “Gold Leaf Me”, an olive green shade with a golden sheen. “Gold'n'Roses” is a rose golden eyeshadow which to me is one of those "one-of-a-kind" shades. No wonder I ended picking it up as well. Normally I find rose shades hard to pair but I like using it with warm brown tones on my crease.

I prefer to use these eyeshadows wet because there is less fallout that way and the payoff is more intense. If not wet I would recommend to use them over a base to maximize the staying power as well as the pigmentation. I noticed that when blending them they tend to sheer out but that’s nothing a second layer won´t fix. With around 4 Euros (5 Dollars) a piece they are really budget friendly metallic eyeshadows that are worth checking out if you haven´t done so already. I absolutely love the colors and feel tempted to try out more shades.

What do you think about the Catrice Liquid Metal Eyeshadows?


Monday, 9 November 2015

MAC "Copper" Pigment

MAC „Copper“ was not on my radar until I swatch it in store. It is a metallic true penny alike shade. The first thing I noticed is how finely milled it is compared to other pigments. It literally glides on your eyelids. I prefer to use it wet because if like how vibrant the shade looks (almost like liquid metal) but even dry you get a similar effect.

I initially thought there was product missing because the container look half empty however MAC pigments are packed by weight, so that was “normal”. “Copper” is a part of MAC permanent range and it is definitely worth a swatch the next time you go a MAC counter.    

How do you like Mac “Copper” Pigment?