Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and on Bronze

February 11, 2014 § 4 Comments

Greetings, Internet!

Today I will review the cream eyeshadow Maybelline Color Tattoo in the color On and on Bronze (in the UK) or Bad to the Bronze (if you live in the US), a super raved product on the web. I love cream eyeshadows and since essiebutton always wears this one and talks gold of it, I had to get it! 😉

Color Tatoo 4

Color&Pigmentation. The name could not describe the eyeshadow better. The base of the eyeshadow is bronze, of course, but when hit by the light it has a gold-ish, almost dark champaign color. The finish is quite metallic and overall shimmery, but no chunky glitter at all. I like the fact that it changes with the light because you can easily wear it on its own and it seems that you put a lot of effort, using different shadows on your lids and crease. The texture is creamy and I find it’s even better than the other Maybelline Color Tatoo products I tested. The pigmentation is great and it gives you the opportunity of shearing it out or building it up to full coverage. You can really get on your eyes the color of the eyeshadow in the pot.

Application. As I was saying, the texture is very creamy, and, thank to this, it’s very easy to apply the eyeshadow. It’s one of the best cream eyeshadows I’ve ever used! It really does go smooth and it blends super easily. I find that it applies better with fingers than with brushes simply because the warmth of the fingers works better with the texture. I usually load the product on my ring finger, really working it in the pot and then I either apply it directly on my eyes (if I want more coverage) or dab it on the back of my hands and then blending it on the lids.

Color Tattoo 5

Longevity. Granted that I don’t have oily lids, this eyeshadow stays all day long on my eyes without fading or creasing (unbelievable, I know). I don’t even have to use an eye primer because it’s perfect on its own. After you apply it, it sets and it does not go anywhere. That’s why I would suggest to blend the color as soon as you apply, otherwise it would be impossible to move it! The only thing I noticed is in its finish: it seems that it loses a little bit the shine, but nothing too noticeable.

Packaging. Quite bulky and heavy. But I like it anyway. It’s a nice (maybe too large) pot to store even outside your drawers.

Store&Price. I got mine on feelunique.com because it was on sale for 5.61€, but it generally costs between 6-10€.

Overall 10-/10. I love it. I got it less than a month ago and I’ve been using it so frequently I’m afraid I will run out of it! Definitely a holy grail product for me! If you like cream eyeshadow and you don’t like to spend too much time in front of the mirror, but you still like to look put together, I would suggest this product, hands down! The only thing I would change is the color: I love it, but since I am so pale, I would go for half a shade lighter!

What do you think about On and on Bronze?

Have you tried the Maybelline Color Tattoo? How do you like them? Here is the review on Pink Gold. I also own Permanent Taupe, but I still don’t understand why there’s no review on that on the blog! I need to make it up as soon as possible! 😉

Stay beautiful.

L

Review: Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick in Ultimate Blush (#180)

June 27, 2013 § 4 Comments

Hello!

Here I am with another review. Today I want to talk about a lipstick I own since this winter, as you can see from my mini Insta-haul here. It the Super Stay 14hr Lipstick in Ultimate Blush (#180) by Maybelline.

Rossetto Maybelline

Color&Pigmentation. I started using the lipstick during this Spring simply because the color didn’t suit the Winter season. I remember picking it up mostly because of its finish (and stunning color), but I ended up regretting it very much. The color swatched on my hand is one of the prettiest ever: a pinky coral with a little bit of shimmer in it. Very bright, very girly, super fun and cute. On my lips it’s completely different, though. It’s darker, the shimmer is almost metallic and this finish makes my lips look “old“. If you ever tried metallic/very shimmery lipsticks you know what I mean. The pictures of my lips aren’t very true to the real life effect, maybe the light was too bright. The swatch on my hand, instead, is exactly how the lipstick appears on my skin. The pigmentation is pretty good, but you definitely need at leat two coats to have an even color.

Application. Not difficult, but not easy either. The lipstick doesn’t run on lips smoothly and it’s definitely not creamy.

Longevity. Not 14hr long, that’s for sure. The fact that it’s not creamy, but more on the matte side, makes it stay on the lips without transferring problems quite well for the first two hours and then, after three to four ours, the color slowly fades away. Nicely, thankfully. I would have expected more, though. Not just because it claims to be a 14hr long-lasting lipstick, but because of it’s quite drying formula.

3hr after

3hr after

Packaging. Super pretty. It contains a little amount of product, though, because the bullet is smaller compared to classic lipsticks.

Store&Price. I bought it at Acqua&Sapone on sale for 7.90€. I think the real price ranges between 8 and 10€. Maybelline is sold in every drugstores and supermarkets.

Overall: 5/10. I feel guilty giving a 5 to this lipstick. I really though it would change my life wearing it daily. I’m really still deeply in love with the color swatched on my hand, but I can’t stand the sight of it on my lips. It’s dreadful. Sadly, it’ll be one of those lipsticks that end in my makeup drawer almost unused. 😦 This line of lipsticks is full of other great colors,anyway. This one I picked up is the only with a shimmery finish, all the others are matte, if I remember right. I’m not sure if I’m going to buy another shade simply because I didn’t like the texture very much and, honestly, for being a tested-on-animals product is way too expensive for me.

Have you ever tried these lipsticks? Any thoughts?

Stay beautiful.

L

 

NOTD + Review (Maybelline ForeverStrong Nail Polish in #650 – Midnight Blue)

April 15, 2013 § 11 Comments

Hello and happy Monday, peeps!

Blue Nails 2

Here’s my weekly mani combined with a review on the Maybelline Forever Strong (+ Iron) Nail Polish in #650 – Midnight Blue. I used the glitter top coat polish by Kiko (#230) just on a half of my ring finger! 😉

Color&Pigmentation. It’s a blue night color with lighter micro particles that show when light hits it. Never thought I could actually wear this polish, but I ended up liking it very much! Plus, it’s a nice way to paint your nails dark without using black or dark gray. The color payoff could be better, truth be told. I did just one coat, but I loaded the polish on the brush before applying it just because I was in a rush and I had no time to do two coats.

Application. I don’t remember finding any trouble with the application.

Longevity. Not bad, it lasted at least 4 days without chipping. (As usual, I didn’t use any top coat!)

Packaging. Simple and basic.

Blue Nails 1

Store&Price. I honestly can’t remember where or when I bought it. It must have been a lot of time ago. Anyway, I’m sure I didn’t pay it more than 5€.

Overall: 7/10. I have to admit that even if I like this color I rarely tend to wear it. I usually dress in black or gray toned clothes, so I always feel like that this blue (even if it that dark) doesn’t suit my outfits. :/ I should use it more often, anyway because the color itself is stunning.

Talk to you soon!

Stay beautiful.

L

Review: Maybelline Color Tattoo in 65-Pink Gold

November 6, 2012 § 7 Comments

Hello!

Today I’ll review briefly the lovely Maybelline Color Tattoo in #65 Pink Gold.

First, let me tell you I’ve been waiting for these cream eyeshadows to come here in Italy for ages! Basically, they started to pop up on the stands about six months after the lauch in the US. Yeah, you heard right. :/
I decided to buy Permanent Taupe (#40) color (if you want the review, let me now and I’ll post it!) and leave there the beautiful Turquoise Forever (#20) and Endless Purple (#15) simply because I don’t wear bright colors much. These were the first colors I saw on the stands.
Two weeks ago (or maybe even three) I saw Pink Gold and his mate Metallic Pomegranate (#70), both in a limited edition.

If you don’t know, these Color Tattoos are cream eyeshadows that can be easily used as a primer as much as alone since the colors are simply stunning.

Let’s see the details!

Color&Pigmentation. Pink Gold is a metallic rose toned shadow, with a bit of shimmer. It reminded me of MAC Bare Study Paint Pot even it’s way more pink. The pigmentation is quite good (#70 is better, but it’s totally matte, so it’s quite different), but since it has a metallic/shimmer-y finish the application is extremely important to have the right payoff.

Application. I find that this shadow needs a little bit more work than the MAC Paint Pots, it needs to be warmed up (just a little bit) to ease the application on the lid (but that’s pretty common for cream eyeshadows). As most of cream shadows, it has a nicer payoff it applied with fingers instead of brushes. Generally, after doing my lid with the fingers, I blend it out with a crease brush, so that most of the color is on the lid, but still, there are no harsh lines in the crease. It blends pretty easily if you are quick; once it sets it’s hard to work it!

Longevity. It’s awesome. It lasts for more than 6 hours without fading (no primer under it) and, on my lids, it doesn’t crease at all which is always great for a cream eyeshadow.

Packaging. A bit heavy because of the glass, but, overall, it’s good, I guess.

Store&Price. Any drugstore should sell it. I don’t remember exactly how much I paid for it, but it wasn’t more than 6€.

Overall 9/10. I’ve never trusted cream eyeshadows that much, but I have to say that with time the formulas are getting better and better and these Maybelline ones are definitely the best deal you can get, right now. I know that Chanel does impressive cream shadows as well as MAC, but we all know they are pretty expensive.
Do I recommend this product? Yes, but only if you are aware that cream eyeshadows can change a lot depending on the way you apply them. They become way easier than powder ones only after you get used to the different application.
For me, it’s not a 10 simply because I was expecting a lighter color, if I apply too much of it, it makes my eyes a little too red-dish. Blame my skin tone, for that! 😛
On a side note, I’ve never tried it under power shadows so I can’t tell you if it’s a good primer or not (if it lasted more that 6 hours alone I can guess it great as a base!).
A plus for this product? It can be used as eyeliner and I love to draw my lash line when I don’t want to wear full eyes makeup, but still want a bit of color! 😉

Hope it was helpful!

Stay beautiful.

L

What I bought & what I’m waiting for

September 29, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello lovelies!

Long time, no talk, I know. I didn’t feel inspired at all for blog posts, sorry. 😦
Two days ago I finished my first master degree year’s exams, I’m still recovering from the shock, ahah! ;P The day after tomorrow my last year of uni will officially start. Can’t wait to finish with school. In a year I might be already working on my thesis!

Can I say that I’m super excited for the upcoming TV shows season? Here, I said it.

Anyway, this is an update post!

Forst of all, I’d like to thank all of you, dearest and newest followers! You definitely made my days! 🙂
I started searching for cool worpress blogs about makeup&fashion and I’ve met some of the sweetest girls! 😉 Can’t wait to get to know you all better!

Then, I finally made up my mind to place an order at feelunique.com. That website is heaven for a beauty junkie! Too bad my wallet is crying non-stop. 😛
Here’s what I bought:
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream
Burt’s Bees Radiance Eye Creme with Royal Jelly
Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream
Burt’s Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube
Lipcote Lipstick Sealer
Macadamia Moisturizing Rinse
The parcel should come here in 5-10 working days. Let’s hope I’ll be home when it comes, I have the terrible feeling it will be left downstairs under the rain since the free shipping doesn’t require a signature. :/
As you can see I’ve bought Burt’s Bees products. I’ve heard great things about these products and even if they aren’t that cheap I really wanted to try them out. Plus, they are 99% natural. Nice, uh? Let’s hope they are worth the money!
I’m already obsessed with the Lipcote sealer since I watched Jess from SuperBeautyNerd talking about it. I really seems a-m-a-z-i-n-g.
Of course, I couldn’t leave without any Macadamia product. I’ve head good stuff about this brand too and I decided to give it a try. Let’s hope well!

Maybe ten days ago I bought the famous Maybelline BB Cream and I still haven’t had the chance to put it on constantly -I’ve barely left the house this month! I was happily surprised that it matched my skintone pretty well and so, I definitely couldn’t resist!

I promise that the reviews of these products will come soon, just give me time to test them properly!

& that’s a wrap!
Have a nice weekend, beauties!
Stay beautiful. ❤

 

L

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