I haven’t talked about beauty for a long time but I’ve had some time to spare and I wanted to share the products I have recently (and not so recently) bought.
Yes, I am months behind. I know. Who cares.
SEPHORA Lips Cream Stain in 17
I decided to treat myself with a Sephora lipsticks. I’ve wanted to get my hands on one of these for a long time and I went it and got it.
A dark red matte liquid lipstick. It’s exactly what I’d been looking for. It’s probably the favourite lipstick colour of my entire collection.
It’s truly beautiful, it lasts for a long time and it doesn’t smudge.
It retails at 10.90€ in Italy.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110
Last year I bought this Maybelline foundation in the shade 115 and as my tan slowly disappeared, I got paler and paler. Soon, even n^ 115 was too dark and definitely too pink for me.
I think it’s incredibly difficult to find the perfect foundation for your skin and your undertone. Since I have quite a tight budget I can’t afford to splurge on a lot of brands and try them until I get the perfect one, even the drugstore ones.
I already have 5 bottles of foundations and it’s already too much. So many different shades! And most of them have been bought before I knew what I was doing with my makeup.
Anyway, even if n^110 is a bit ashy and it makes me look “ghost-like”, I love it. It has a light to medium coverage, it sets beautifully on the skin and it makes it look like actual skin and not some mask I’ve put on.
I’ve been mixing it with my Rimmel 24h foundation in 200 (one or two shades darker that the Maybelline one and still with a yellow undertone) and it gives me a better coverage, especially in those days when I want to look flawless. (don’t worry, I never do).
KIKO Long-Lasting Wet & Dry Use Eyeshadow in 215
Kiko’s sales made me buy it! I went in just to browse and my mom was kind enough to get it for me.
It’s got so much glitter! I can’t wait to do a smokey eye and have sparkles all over my eyes!
And since I can use water with it, a couple of days ago I did a great glittery winged eyeliner look and I loved it!
It was on sale and I spent 5€, but the actual price might have been around 8 or 9 €, so a bit expensive for me.
Deborah Highlighter Face Powder Duo in 02 GOLD
I don’t know why I bought this product. It’s not too bad. It has two sides with a yellow-based highlighter and a pink one.
I haven’t tried other highlighters, to be fair. It seems like the italian makeup industry hasn’t figured out highlighters exist and people have been obsessed with them for ages!
This one is quite glittery and I’m not really sure I apply it in the right way. I’ve been using it non-stop for a month, trying to eventually figure out the correct method for putting in onto my face!
ESSENCE The False Lashes Dramatic Volume Unlimited Mascara
The name is definitely a mouthful!
I saw the lovely Emily of BeautyWithEmilyFox on Youtube doing a video about her favourite Essence mascara and his was on her top 5 list. I have followed her recommendations and so far, I’ve loved every single product I purchased.
It’s a liduid-y formula and the bristles have a lot of product on but it’s volumizing, lenghtening and it lasts very well throughout the day.
One downside, it gets a bit clumpy and I can’t separate my lashes very well. I don’t mind it, I actually like it.
Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and if you recommend anything cheap I should get my hands on!