Best drugstore powder??

Again I kind of wanna say that this is the best face powder in the drugstore but I have not tried all the powder so I feel like I can’t say that… but what’s the point in trying different products when you have found one that really works for you? So I can say that I have found that best face powder that works really well for me and this is the Catrice prime and fine mattifying powder.

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I do have oily/combination skin so naturally I’m always looking for powders that gonna keep me matte all day or at least as long as possible. Although in the winter my skin does get dry and less oily so then it is important that I don’t look too powdery. This powder feels very smooth and fine on the skin. I can almost say it feels like nothing and looks like nothing on my skin yet it makes everything so smooth and fills in my pores well too.

I also like the way it sets under my eyes, they never look too powder heavy and it stops any creasing that my previous drugstore powders never fully did.

I use in in the shade transparent because I don’t like my powders to have any colours.

It works well with settings sprays, I use it with my NYX Matte setting spray and it keep me looking nice and matte all day.

I feel like I really found a gem in this powder I’m already on my second pan and hitting pan on it as well. The one thing I really want to do is try their loose powder as well see if it is as good as this one. Probably is.

Have you tired anything from Catrice Cosmetics? Any fave products? Any good drugstore powders that are your holy grail ones? Let me know, I’m curious.

That’s all for this little review, I hope you liked it.

Until next time,

Agi xx

New MUR palette discovery

So when I say new, it is not exactly a new palette for me it is a new discovery and such a god one that I have to share it with you. I think we all know that MUR is great at making eyeshadow palettes that are good on quality yet very affordable. I already own two palettes from them and I use them quite often. But I wanted a bit of change in the eyeshadows I was using, just sort of got tired of the same shades and colours I was using so I picked up this palette and absolutely fell in love with it and have been using it since.

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So I have now had this palette for about 2 months and the first thing I like about it is how many shades you get. The second thing is that they are ridiculously pigmented. I can use the brown shades for my lash line as a liner and they actually show up. They are very dusty might I add so definitely not a creamy texture but I don’t have trouble blending them out so I don’t mind it. They do have a little fallout as well but again does not bother me as long as I can work with them easily on the eyes.

I also enjoy that you can create so many looks with it from very natural to very dramatic. A lot of the shades are mattes and again so pigmented. They are just a joy to play around with. I use one of the darker brown shade to fill in my brows and it does a brilliant job at that too.

I really like when a palette work this well for me and well it is only 8 pounds.

Instead of swathes I decided to do a makeup look using the berry shades of the palette which are definitely the prettiest ones.

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Hope you liked this little review and the make up look!

Do you like Make Up Revolution? Which one of their product is your fave?

Until next time,

Agi xx

2018 favourites

Well hello and welcome back everybody! It has been forever since I posted but my excuse is that I was studying for exams and also have been through a few illnesses in December and overall I feel like December is always very tiring so could not find the time to post anything. With that being said I have also really missed blogging and can’t wait to get back to it. First post is gonna be a fave products of 2018 which I have been seeing everywhere and I hope I’m not too late with it. I like reading this posts and seeing these videos on YT because I always feel like if someone liked a product throughout a year then it must be a really good product, so let’s see what were my favourite products were  in 2018.

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Catrice Cosmetics Mattifying powder

I am the kind of person where if I find something that works really well for me I will stick to it and just don’t try out anything else, so when I tried this powder I knew I found a holy grail product. This powder is great, first of all it doesn’t look powdery on the skin, fills in my pores and just really smoothes my skin. I actually can’t wait to try out their loose powder, see how good it is to bake with, but yeah most days I only wear my Benefit Porefessionals primer and this on top, and concealer where needed and it gives such a smooth natural looking skin that I have been really into recently.

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Catrice Ultimate Matte lipstick in 070 Nude Crush Everyday

Another greatest discovery of the year is this lipstick which is everything. Matte, pigmented, comfortable to wear, non drying and has a good staying power too and it is from the drugstore. I absolutely adore the shade, I really like mauvy nudes and pinks and this is right up my street. I love wearing this all the time, it goes with pretty much any make up look. Love love love it. (if you couldn’t already tell)

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Mascaras have always been my fave make up items and this mascara has quickly became my ride or die mascara. I don’t own any other mascaras that give such length and volume at the same time. I love how it looks like on photos, almost like I’m wearing falsies when I don’t. It is easy to remove, the only thing is that it’s not waterproof and in the summer I do get smudges underneath my brows from it, which is not ideal, but honestly it doesn’t bother me that much because it’s all worth it for the effect it gives on the eyes. I don’t own many high end mascaras, but I feel like I don’t really need to look for another one when I already found one that’s working for me really well.

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Browcote Waterproof Brow Sealer

I got this brow gel in one of my Birchbox and honestly wasn’t expecting it to turn out to be my fave brow gel. (I would like to say that is is a clear gel, but I have been using it and it’s got discoloured from my brow product.) I like that I can’t see it in my brows yet it keeps them in place without that hard crunchy feeling that other brow gels give. The price point is so good too. I have not used any other brow gel for month and I’m already on my second bottle. I think I found a winner here as well.

So these were all my absolute favourite make up items in 2018, I could say these are also my ride or die product as well, just bloody love them. Simple as that.

What have been your absolute fave make up products in 2018 I would love to know?

Until next time,

Agi xx

Stila Stay all day liquid lipsticks

Heyyy there and welcome back to another blog post! Today I wanted to talk about my new fave lippies and these are the Stila Stay all day liquid lipsticks. I have got three minis, to be honest it was cheaper to get three minis then one full size so I opted for this because I wanted to try out more shades. So let’s get into my opinion.

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First of all I really like the shades I got, which are Perla, Patina and Serenata. They were a nude little bundle I got off from Birchbox. When first applied I found them very creamy almost watery consistency, but nonetheless they are really pigmented and just one swipe gives full a colour payoff.

They are comfortable on the lips, almost lightweight, you don’t feel you have anything on the lips. They of course dry down matte, however they are not fully transferproof, I have noticed that can see them on my mugs and the food I’m eating, also it tends to rub off  on the inner part on the lips with food too. Also find they are drying on the lips after hours of wearing them, but they do stay on for a long time.

I would recommend exfoliating your lips before using the lipsticks, because of their consistency they will definitely emphasize a chapped lip. They come off very easily, I don’t necessarily need a cleansing balm to take them off, a wet wipe will do the job.

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All in all I do like these lipsticks, they are comfortable and I really like the shades however I still prefer the Stay Matte Inks from Maybelline ( if I had to choose), which are also cheaper and have a great shade selection too.

I hope you liked this review. Have you tried the liquid lipstick before? Do you like them? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time,

Agota xx

My first attempt at a cut crease…

Hiii and welcome back to another blog post! This time I thought I would experiment with something I have never done before. I am usually not too adventurous when it comes to my make up, but I have always liked looks with a cut crease, however I was always too afraid to try it. So I needed to remind myself that make up washes off and it is fun to play around with. Luckily it didn’t turn out horrible so I feel like I am able to share this photos with this cut crease look. Hope you like them!

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Here is the list of all the products I used (in order of applying it):

  • NYX Proof it! eye shadow primer
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Sculpt in medium
  • Too Faced Chocolate bar, Salted Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet in the crease and Marzipan on the lid
  • MUR Define and Conceal concealer in the shade C0.5 to carve out the crease
  • Rimmel Exaggerate black eyeliner to tightline
  • Eyeko Skinny Liquid black eyeliner
  • Benefit Porefessionals Primer
  • Maybelline Superstay Foundation in True Ivory
  • Maybelline Mastercameo colour correcting pen in pink for my under eyes
  • MUR Concealer in 0.5 and C1 for undereyes
  • Rimmel Match Perfection face powder for baking under the eyes
  • Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine mattifying powder for my face
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer
  • Miss Sporty Insta Glow Blusher in Shiny Coral
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Beautifully Defined palette for highlighter
  • Benefit Roller Last Mascara
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip liner in Pillowtalk
  • Tanya Burr Cosmetics Birthday Cake lipstick on top

I hope you like this make up look, it is nothing complicated but I think it looks really pretty. I actually sort of regretted adding the winged liner, I think it would look pretty without it. I will definitely create more looks like this and might even try to do a halo eye one day…

Until next time,

Agota xx

Trying out Maybelline’s Color Tattoo 24HR

Since the weather has been so nice and warm in there past few weeks, I haven’t worn a lot of make up on my face, but I have been really missing eyeshadows so I picked up this gel-cream eyeshadow by Maybelline as I thought it would be so easy to use.

I picked up the shade Pink Gold and I really like it. It is easy to apply, I use my fingers to do so. One thing is important, you have to use a primer with this. I assume the 24HR means it should be long lasting, but without a primer it starts to crease within a few hours, but with a primer it last all day.

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I also tried it with a powder on top, but that is not necessary as it dries down and stays in place. I also use a setting spray with it. But I feel like the primer makes a huge difference and actually makes the product long lasting.

I really like the colour, it has good pigmentation, I think it goes well with my brown eyes. I have always enjoyed using pink shimmery eyeshadows. Also it’s just pretty perfect for summer I think.

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Overall, if you’re looking for something very simple to apply on your eyelids, I would recommend picking up a shade from this range.

Hope you liked this post. What is your go to eyeshadow in the summer or do you even apply any when it’s too hot outside? Let me know.

Until next time,

Agota xx

5 product holiday make up

Currently as I’m writing this post I am spending my holiday back in my hometown in Hungary. The weather here is very warm already, around 27 degrees. I don’t like to apply a lot of make up when it’s this hot outside or warmer, but I still like to put a little bit of make up on to, you know, make me feel more like a functioning human. I came up with this very easy make up look and have been doing this every morning since being away, for like four days. It is so easy and simple and I only need five product. (even though I have my make up bag full of products that I brought but don’t use, haha).

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First stop is the brows. I feel like even if I didn’t have any make up on I would still like my brows to be filled in and look nice. It simply just makes your whole face look a lot better in my opinion. I have been using the brow pencil by Tanya Burr Cosmetics in the shade medium.

For eyeshadow I actually apply a highlighter also by Tanya Burr Cosmetics. It look gorgeous on the eyes, not too much yet perfectly shimmery for the sun outside.

I couldn’t go anywhere without a concealer. My dark under eyes need to be hidden away wherever I go so I always use my trusted conceal and define concealer by Make Up Revolution. The coverage with this concealer is unreal and it stays on my face for a long time even without setting it.

For my face I only use a blush. Especially if it’s really sunny outside. I want my skin to be as free of make up as possible and not let any chemicals burn into my skin. But it’s hard to resist this gorgeous blush which I think is just perfect for holidays. It is a bit shimmery and has a pink shade, very flattering on the skin too.

Last product of course has to be a mascara. Benefit’s Roller Lash is just perfect when you want your lashes to appear big and voluminous. Especially when you have so little make up on your eyes.

So this is my very easy and simple make up routine that is I think perfect and quick for holidays. How do you do your make up when you’re on holiday?

Until next time,

Agota xx

Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara review

I have had this mascara sitting in my drawer for months now and I finally opened it up and started using it. I found this mascara in TK Maxx for £4. Since Covergirl is not available in the UK I was really happy to have found it. I just could not leave it there. So this is the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara.

The first very noticeable thing is that it has a stiff applicator with little bristles in the end. It is quite hard of a material so I’d say be careful when applying as it can be a little hard on the roots of the lashes. I can feel it scratch it sometimes when I apply too close to the roots.

For the first layer it is quite subtle, but it can definitely be build up. I think it’s good that it can be worn just easy everyday mascara with just a few layers or can be layered up for a more dramatic look.

As the name would suggest it does not clump up, which is a bonus, I am not really a big fan of clumpy lashes and this mascara does a good job of separating my lashes yet still giving them volume and thickness.

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I would say it is very black, which is what I like, and also waterproof. I does stay put all day, does not print anywhere around my eye, even when I’m just sweating so much.

For a waterproof mascara I was worried that taking it ott would be hard, but it actually comes off fairly easily. I tried it both with a make up remover and a cotton pad, also with cleansing butter. Both ways remover any traces of mascara.

I will be definitely using this mascara a lot, because I find it is perfect for summery sweaty days when I don’t have to worry about it running down my face.

Hope you liked this review, and let me know if you tried this mascara or any other mascara by Covergirl!

Until next time,

Agota xx

 

What I’m taking on holiday with me

Currently it is 24 degrees outside which makes me really happy so I thought this would be the best time to write the blog post I have wanted to write about what I’m gonna take on holiday with me. I’m going to visit my home country for two weeks at the end of May. I already know the weather there is presumably gonna be quite hot so I don’t need to take a lot of make up with me cuz they just melt off of my face. However I still like to take some essential make up products to make me look semi okay even when it’s boiling hot outside. So I’m gonna list here all the products that I’m taking on holiday with me…

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First one is a brow pencil from Tanya Burr Cosmetics, and it is their Selfie Scuplt in the shade medium. I use this everyday anyway and I feel like if nothing else is done on my face when I do my brows it makes such a difference. So that is something I couldn’t go away without.

I absolutely hate applying foundation to my face when it’s hot outside. It legit just melts form your face within a few hours, leaving you all patchy. Plus just the feeling of chemicals burning into my skin is something I cannot stand. With that said I still like to hide my dark undereyes and red spots if I have any, so I will take a concealer with me. But I absolutely try and use it to the minimum. I will take my trusty MUR concealer that will give me enough coverage and will be long lasting on my skin.

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The only thing I actually am bothered with is my eyes. I will not apply eyeshadow, again it will melt off, but cannot go without a mascara. I will purchase a big sized Benefit Roller Lash as I have just run out on my mini, and it’s cheaper at the airport to buy. I love this mascara and it will be so pretty on my lashes. With that said I will also take my another essential eye make up product, the Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner in black which stays put on my tightline and doesn’t run down under my eyes.

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When I’m going out in the evening I will put something on my cheeks just to give them a little somethin’ somethin’. I really like to use the cheek illuminators from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. I will use Holiday Happiness as a blush and Forever Summer as a highlighter. I think they will be perfect and just enough with my minimalist holiday make up look.

So that is all the make up I will be taking with me. I cannot wait for the two week holiday, to be off from work and I will go through some big changes too which makes me very excited too. Hope you enjoyed this blog post. What are your go to make up bits to take on holiday with you?

Until next time,

Agota xx

April Favourites

I can’t actually remember the last time I did a monthly favourites blog post so I’m excited to share with you what I have been loving in this month. I feel like I have not tried any new product before this month really but I have new make up bits I love and old ones I rediscovered, so let’s get into the blog post…

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For so long, well all my life possibly, I have been “blessed” with dark undereyes. I doesn’t really matter what cream I put there, they will still be quite dark. I have been using concealers to cover it up, of course, then I saw someone on a YT talking about this product then it hit me, why have I never tried a colour corrector?? So I ordered the Maybelline MasterCamo color correcting pen in pink. I was so surprised how much it cancels out the blue under my eyes. I use concealer after applying this and together they cover up the darkness pretty well. The only thing I’m not really happy with is the twisty applicator… I twist it and have to wait for the product to come out and then later I notice a lot of product coming out, which I still use of course, but you do have to be careful with that. Other than that I’m very happy with this new discovery.

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I don’t really know why I picked up this eyeshadow palette from Superdrug, I mean I have enough nude coloured eyeshadows, but this palette still caught my eyes, and really can you ever have enough nude eyeshadows?? I think no, haha. So this is a palette from Maxfactor with the prettiest shades ever. I like that it has matte and shimmery shadows in it too. I mostly use the mattes one for everyday, also the shimmery shades are very, very shimmery. I think it is good for travelling or going on holiday as you can create really natural looks as well as looks for the evening when you want to go out. Not mad at all that I purchased it.

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The next favourite is a product I’m not sure I actually love but yet somehow I keep reaching for it a lot. I got a sample of it in March’s Birchbox and this is the new mascara from Benefit, the BadGal Bang mascara. At first I didn’t really like this mascara, but I can’t deny that it gives big long lashes, I still find it a bit clumpy and I’m still not a big fan of that, but I think it is getting better as it is drying out a little bit. I’m not sure if I would buy it again when this runs out, probably not, but I have to say it is not as bad as I first thought it was. Also I really like how it looks on the bottom lashes.

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And lastly I have been loving the Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. (it is a sample size from Birchbox) For so long I have thought it was too dark for my skintone, but it is actually looking really nice when I blend it out. After using a cream contour for so long it was weird to use a powder one and I think powder takes longer for me to blend out. But I have been reaching for this every day this month, really loving the way it shapes my face, and just really enjoyed using it.

So these were all the products I have been loving in the month of April. Have you tried any of these products? What have been your faves this month?

Until next time,

Agota xx