Maybelline Superstay Foundation

I think Maybelline are killing it at the moment with their ‘superstay’ products. I loved the Superstay Matte Inks, and I have heard good things about this foundation so I decided to pick it up, and it turned out to be one of the best purchases ever!

psx_20180313_105028218130798.jpg

psx_20180313_1054101959907010.jpg

So let’s start with the packaging. It is in a glass bottle, that comes with a pump, which I love, as it allows much more control and you won’t waste a lot of products. The consistency is not too liquidy nor too thick, but the thing I love about this foundation is that when you put it on your face it looks matte straight away! Like it has dried already, with saying that, I don’t find it drying at all. I have never put on a foundation that was like that. They always look wet and you have to wait for them to dry, but not with this one.

I would say it gives full coverage, without being heavy on the skin. I only use one pump and apply it with a brush. I love that you don’t need to use a lot of product for perfect coverage and it almost looks like it is your second skin. It is easily blendable too.

psx_20180313_105124891824634.jpg

psx_20180313_105242267520882.jpg

It does stay on my face all day, but I prefer to set it with a setting spray still, just to make sure. As for oiliness, so far this is the best foundation I have tried to keep my shiny forehead at bay.

Overall I think I am in love with this foundation, can’t stop reaching for it. I love the finish it gives to my skin, I could even get away with not setting it with powder, even on my oily T-zone! It looks that good on the skin! I don’t think I’ll be switching up my foundation anytime soon!

I hope you liked this review and please share your thoughts on this foundation, curious to see if anyone loves it as much as I do!

Until next time,

Agota xx

Advertisements

NYX Setting Spray

Settings sprays have changed my life, or at least my make up game for sure. Whenever I used blush and highlighter on my cheeks, I noticed it was gone from my skin after a few hours, and I really didn’t like that. But setting them with a spray means I can actually see my highlighter after wearing it for 10 hrs. If you like to wear a full face of make up, then I think a setting spray should be an essential last step in your routine.

I used to use The Body Shop Vitamin E Mist to set my make up and I really liked using that, but I wanted something that would keep my face as matte as possible all day (#oilyskinproblems). So I decided to pick up the NXY Make Up Setting Spray Matte Finish as I have heard good things about it. I picked up the mattifying one obviously, as they have another one that gives a dewy finish, but it is all about the matte look for me, having an oily skin and all.

psx_20180312_233356547656976.jpg

psx_20180312_233218147080158.jpg

It is a nice mist to use, definitely finer mist that The Body Shop one. I like how it feels on my skin. Like it’s locked all the make up in place without making my skin feel too hard, if that makes sense. It dries down quickly and does not leave my face feeling tacky.

I still get oily on my forehead and cheeks by the end of the day (feel like that’s not really gonna change ever haha), but I definitely notice the effects of using a mattifying primer, a matte foundation and a matte setting spray. They keep the shine to a minimum. The oiliness used to break through after a few hours, whereas now, it is slower and not as heavy on my skin by the end of the day. Not to mention my blush and highlight last all day which I really really like. Especially with powder highlights, it makes the highlight melt into the skin and takes away all the powderiness too.

I think this is a good setting spray from the drugstore, only for £7. Never disappointed in NYX products, it is turning into my fave brand slowly.

I hope you liked this review. Did you ever try this setting spray? Which one is your favourite setting spray?

Until next time,

Agota xx

My new fave blush

I have quite a fair skin, basically I am really really pale, and that sometimes causes me a bit of a trouble when applying blush. I used to not even use it just cuz I was so bad at applying it. But with the years and practise I think I got okay at it. I’m still afraid that sometimes I look like a clown but using lighter shades and a good brush made a huge difference. I started enjoying using a blush, even got a couple new shades. But I never ever dared to use a cream blush. I’ve always thought that they are so hard to blend, and it would look streaky on my face. But I received this blush in January’s Birchbox , gave it a try and now it is my go to, new fave blush.

psx_20180306_124403708109249.jpg

So this blusher crayon is by a brand called Lord and Berry (never heard of them before Birchbox) in the shade in Camelia. It is really creamy, easy to blend out. I just simply do a couple of lines on my cheeks and blend is out with a brush, that works better for me than  using my fingers. It has a nice pink shade perfect for my complexion and it just blends into the skin like a dream, giving me a really natural look. I am actually impressed. I did not think I would like a crayon blush, but I have been using it almost every day since I got it.

psx_20180306_1248391995059683.jpg

 

psx_20180306_1250102029526876.jpg

I do use a setting spray and with that it stays on all day and I usually have my make up on my face for 12 hrs. Although it does not claim to be long lasting it is a nice benefit. If you’re looking for a cream blush (I guess this still counts as cream, just because it is in a pencil/stick from), I would highly recommend getting this one. It retails for £15 on the Birchbox website. I think it is not too expensive as it will last a long time, I have been using it for two months and only sharpened it twice.

I hope you liked this post, I really enjoy sharing great beauty finds like this! Do you prefer cream blushes or powder ones? Which one is your fave?

Until next time,

Agota xx

New L’Oreal bits

Unfortunately I discovered how easy it is to order from Superdrug. I say unfortunately because I often find it hard to stop myself from ordering something new all the time. I blame the free delivery over £10. I mean most places you have to spend £15 or £20 at least to be able to order things to your house. And let’s be honest it is the easiest thing in the world to spend £10 in Superdrug. So after rambling on about this, and the point I was rambling about this is because, I was browsing through the website and some new bits from L’Oreal peeked my interest and I had to order them…

psx_20180306_125815787144673.jpg

I have been looking for a new primer that is mattifying, as I have been struggling to keep my forehead matte all day. I love using the Benefit Porefessionals on my cheeks, it does a great job of filling in my gigantic pores. But I needed something different for my forehead, because that’s where I tend to get the most oily. So I decided to pick up the Infallible Priming Base. I have to say it does a good job of keeping my face as matte as possible during the day. I has a very liquidy texture and a little goes a long way. It makes my skin feel very smooth and even. Also I have no trouble applying foundation over it. I think it is a great drugstore primer if you, like me, have oily skin.

psx_20180306_130042505430223.jpg

 

psx_20180306_125951565002966.jpg

 

psx_20180306_1301371923804010.jpg

 

psx_20180306_130310544184155.jpg

The next two items I really liked and ordered were the Infallible Color Riche Crayon eyeliners in two shades, I’ve got black (which is funnily the blue one) and Violet, which is the purple one. I was sooo excited to get these. You already know from my love for the NYX Vivid Bright eyeliners, that I like to go for coloured eyeliner from time to time. These are incredible as they stay put all day and they do not budge at all! There were no prints on my eyelid by the end of the day, it wasn’t running down under my eyes either. I find the blue one to be more vibrant and very, very pigmented. The purple one is pigmented too, but has a little bit of a sheen to it as well, while the blue one is completely matte. I like to use them over my black eyeliner as a little bit of somethin’ somethin’. I also used the purple one on my bottom lash line and I really liked how that looked.

So these were a few make up bits that I got from L’Oreal recently and have been using a lot. Have you tried any of these product? What is your fave product from L’Oreal?

Until next time,

Agota xx

Birchbox March 2018

It is that time of the month again, (no not PMS, haha), the time when my monthly Birchbox was delivered. Sharing all that I’ve got is one of my fave posts to write. This month’s theme is self care. I like the packaging even though it is not my fave one, it is very zen I think. So all the product samples included in this box helps you relax, reduce stress and just look after yourself. Let’s see what I got…

psx_20180308_12371177006777.jpg

psx_20180308_1239081661010380.jpg

psx_20180308_124746322440294.jpg

So the first thing I am probably the most excited about it the new Benefit BADgal BANG mascara, which I almost bought when it launched, but luckily I debated so much that I saw that it will be included in every Birchbox this month. So now the wait is over, and I can finally try this mascara. I applied it earlier when doing my makeup and it does give voluminous and thick lashes. The wand is longer than a mascara wand usually is. It is lightweight on the lashes, it almost feels like I have nothing on there. It is a wet formula and it gets clumpy after a few strokes. Overall I do like this mascara, but I think I prefer the Roller Lash from Benefit just because I am not a fan of clumpy lashes.

 

psx_20180308_124317891379212.jpg

Next thing is a Rituals foaming shower gel. I have received one of their foaming shower gel in a previous Birchbox so I’m excited to try this one too. Hopefully it smells nice. It is infused with cherry blossom and organic rice milk, all supposed to calm your mind and soothe your skin. I think it will be perfect to use in a shower after a long and stressful day.

psx_20180308_12461161526709.jpg

I am also very excited to try something from GLAMGLOW. I see their products all over social media, but I personally have never tried anything from the brand. I got a sample of the SUPERMUD Clearing Mask Treatment, which is essentially a mud mask with activated charcoal and 6 acids. It’s supposed to clear your skin and pores and I like that use can use it as a spot treatment or only on your T-zone. I am lucky enough that I don’t really have spots or blemishes on my skin, but using mud mask usually makes me spotty so I might just try it out on my T-zone and see how it works there.

psx_20180308_1244101446012655.jpg

Something I was really excited to get was an under eye mask for BLAQ. I have been seeing everyone using these, so I have been wanting to give them a try too. Especially since I do have dark under eyes unfortunately, therefore I am curious if these will help  with that. It’s also supposed to get rid of bags and puff and just to make you look well rested. I am all for this!

psx_20180308_124518358366168.jpg

And lastly I have received a Bombshell Blowout Spray from Amika. Not that I am any good at blow-drying my hair, but hopefully spraying this into my hair will make it easier for me. I like the sound of the heat protection it offers too. My hair usually gets flat on the second day so I will be using this to give a bit of volume. Even though I have got thick hair, I have not got a lot of hair so I could always use some extra volume at the top.

psx_20180308_1248531131343329.jpg

That is all I got in this month’s Birchbox. I hope you like this “review” kind of post. What products you liked the most? Do you own or have you ever used any of these products before?

Until next time,

Agota xx

Miss Sporty lip creams

Even though I just did a blog post on possibly the best drugstore liquid lipsticks, when I saw these on Instagram, I knew I wanted to try them out. They are obviously more affordable and I wanted to see if they were any good so I picked up three of the shades to test out.

First of all I really like these pinky nude shades, they go with every make up look. I got the shades Lively Rose, Vibrant Mocha and Cheerful Pink When applying I would say they do have a bit of a smell to them, like you know that chemical scent, which they did try to hide, but you can still smell it. So that’s a bit off putting, I don’t really like that typical chemical scent to any make up product.

psx_20180206_1033131239714399.jpg

 

psx_20180206_104312800859649.jpg

In consistency it is moussy, I find them similar to The Body Shop Matte Liquid Lips. They are pigmented enough and have a nice colour payoff. They dry down quickly and they are comfortable to wear, but I find them drying after a few hours.

They claim to be kiss-proof and to last for 24 hours, they do last well, but only until you eat something, and then it rubs off on the inner parts of your lip. The only good thing is the colours are so close to actual lip colours, that I think it’s not that noticeable if it rubs off, which is good, if you have no chance to touch it up during the day.

psx_20180206_120032626915345.jpg

 

psx_20180206_1201451177464793.jpg

 

psx_20180206_1159201580373701.jpg

 

psx_20180206_120237198748108.jpg

All in all, I think you get a liquid lipstick that is worth its price, I think that there are better ones in the drugstore, like the Maybelline Superstay Matte Inks, but these are a great option if your looking for something cheap and easy to wear.

Hope you liked this little review, and let me know if you tried these liquid lipstick, and what do you think about them.

xx

Agota

Valentines Day make up look 2018

First of all I have a funny story about this blog post. The pictures here was supposed to go up in a Christmas Glam Make Up look post, but I never got around to do it. Still I did not feel like wasting those photos, and since it is so similar to what I would do for Valentine’s day make up look too I thought I’m gonna post it. So I hope you like this look, and let me know your plans for Valentine’s day. Since I’m single, it’ll be just every other day for me, but it’s still nice to see what others are up to.

PSX_20171217_113811.jpg

PSX_20171217_113023.jpg

PSX_20171217_112539.jpg

PSX_20171217_113448.jpg

So here are a list of products I used to create this look:

Face:

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in the shade 100

Collection Lasting Perfection -Colour Correction Concealer in the shade Lemon

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair

Rimmel Stay Matte powder in Transparent

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

NYX High Definition Blush in Baby Doll

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Cheek Illuminator in the shade Forever Summer

PSX_20171217_112209.jpg

Eyes:

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Sculpt for the brows in the shade medium

NYX Proof it! waterproof eyeshadow primer

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in champagne diamonds

Soap and Glory Smoulder Kohl waterproof eyeliner on the tightline

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Flick eyeliner

Tanya Burr Cosmetics Selfie Lash mascara

Lips:

LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick – Colour Me Confident (Cranberry)

Birchbox February 2018

In case I have forgotten to tell you in the previous post, happy February! Since it is still the beginning of the month, I have received my Birchbox (yaaay) so it was only natural to write up a little blog post on all the things I got. I said this about last month’s box too, but this box design is again so pretty, definitely my fave so far. This month we could choose the design of the box and I choose the ’90 one. Being the kid of the ’90 I really really like the colours, the patters, it does reminds me a lot of my childhood. (That pastel pink is so my colour!)

psx_20180208_1156381021347773.jpg

psx_20180208_1149221279466197.jpg

So let’s see what I have received:

First thing is an eyeshadow trio by The Beauty Crop in Love You So Latte ( haha like the name ). It looks like it has pretty shades in there, two shimmery and one matte. I would maybe prefer that dark matte shade to be a bit lighter for a transition shade, but I can see where they were going with it. According to the leaflet that comes with the box, these eyeshadows are enriched with coffee extracts to brighten, which sounds intriguing. I like playing around with new eyeshadow so can’t wait to give this a go.

psx_20180208_1159101443590452.jpg

psx_20180208_1150312067032290.jpg

Second thing I received was a colour correcting stick by ModelCo. I personally have not really ventured into the world of colour correcting, but I do have one green colour correcting product by Nip+Fab. I like to use green shades on my spots, especially since I often decide to squeeze them after doing my skincare and before applying make up. (bet that’s just me!) I think I will prefer this one as it is in a stick form, not liquid, so for me it will be easier to apply and blend out.

psx_20180208_1153571934434876.jpg

Then I have received another make up item, which I can’t complain about really, it is a cream blush highlighter by LAQA and Co. It is in a peachy shade, which is new for me as I tend to gravitate toward pink blushes, because they suit me better. However it does not seem to be that pigmented so I will definitely try it out as a highlihter and see how it work with my skintone.

psx_20180208_115233209213357.jpg

psx_20180208_1151291523362936.jpg

The last two products I got are both hair products, which I don’t think has happened before, but again not complaining. First is a finishing polish by Percy and Reed. I have received samples of their products through Birchbox before so I was excited to get another one. It can be used to style your hair, I guess like a liquid hairspray, give it texture and shine. Intrigued to see how this works in my hair, if it smooths and detangles, I’ll be all for it.

And lastly I have received a hair mask by Luseta. I got a conditioner last month from the same brand and I was happy with that, so now I’m excited to try out this hair mask. I never really do anything like that with my hair, other than shampoo and conditioner, but it could definitely do with more useful products for sure. It is designed to repair and restucture, also it has acids and vitamins in it to make your hair soft and silky. My hair has been so dry this winter, so I’m sold and can’t wait to try this out.

These are all the products I have got this month. I’m really happy with it and still really like the desing of the box, already thinking about how I can reuse it, haha.

Hope you liked this post! Which one is your fave sample of the box?

xx

Agota

 

NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliners

NYX is one of my fave drugstore brands and I am so happy that they have been available in Boots for quite some time now. I feel like they have a lot of fun make up bits to play around with. Not to mention their lip products. I don’t think any other drugstore brand has as many lip products as NYX does. But today I want to write about something different, not lippies. When I first saw these vivid brights eyeliners I knew I had to get my hands on them.

First I tried the blue one, Sapphire, blue being my fave colour. I fell in love with it instantly, so later on I got to more shades. I got the dark purple one, Violet, and the pink one, Petal.

psx_20180123_1044321770723330.jpg

They are very pigmented, which is great, I usually put them on if I don’t fancy bothering with eyeshadows and want something simply yet colorful. But there are many ways to play around with them and I have seem a lot of great pics of them on Instagram.

They do dry down quite fast and I would warn you not to put too much on your eyelids because you can definitely feel them there. I can feel them anyway, especially on the end of my eyes where I draw the winged liner. It doesn’t bother me personally, I get used to it quite quickly, but just wanted to say it in case some of you don’t like that dry eyeliner feeling on your lids.

I got them in three shades, and you can see the swathes of them here:

psx_20180123_104558454251873.jpg

I think they are perfect to brighten up any make up, but they are very pretty on their own.

Here is a very easy make up look with the blue eyeliner:

psx_20180123_1058451886964674.jpg

 

psx_20180123_1052541537429613.jpg

 

psx_20180123_1102441685404558.jpg

 

I hope you liked this post! Have you ever tried these eyeliners before? Which one is your fave?

xx

Agota

Best drugstore matte liquid lipsticks??

I think I found them. At least they are pretty amazing to me and I have been waiting a long time for them to be available in the UK too. I happened to wander into Superdrug back in the beginning of December and there they were. Right then I only bought one shade, then later ordered three more. These are the Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink liquid lipsticks.

psx_20180115_101452210996529.jpg

psx_20180115_101920843151470.jpg

The name claims the lipsticks to be super stay and they definitely are. They are the first ones to stay on my lips all day without budging at all, throughout eating, drinking. I got four shades, 05 Loyalist, 10 Dreamer, 15 Lover, 50 Voyager. They are very pigmented, I only had trouble with the lightest shade, as it was a bit patchy on my lips, but I can still make it work.

Once they dry down they do not move. And with that they can be quite drying on the lips after hours of wearing it, so make sure your lips are as moisturized as they can be before applying.

psx_20180115_1016021034813583.jpg

psx_20180115_1017132059070166.jpg

psx_20180115_1020182094392009.jpg

They feel like nothing on the lips and they are quite comfortable to wear. I also like the shape of the applicator and the little hole in it, because it means you don’t have to dip it in the tube again, but have enough product for applying to your lips.

I find them hard to remove, so definitely use an oil make up remover (like The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing butter), otherwise getting them off will be a little bit of a headache.

I hope you liked this review, and please share your thoughts too in the comments, if you have tried it too, planning to or you have never heard of these lippies.

Thanks for reading, hope you have a great day! xx