Flormar Snap Star Collection
I just got some new Flormar launches from the new Snap Star Collection that just hit the shops in Malta. The packaging is very striking with a black and white stripe theme and a funky neon pink font. At first glance, the two items that I found to be really innovative are the Brow Crayon and the Double Effect Volume and Definition mascara.
I’m sceptical about how I can get my brows to look good using a brow crayon… If I apply it directly from the crayon that is. I’ll have to try this one out but it might be too thick to get precision. My plan is that if it is too thick to apply from the bullet, I will simply use a brow brush with it and try it out that way. The colour I got is a light ashy brown.
The eyeliner is something that didn’t get my attention until I swatched it. It’s called the Waterline Kajal Liner. When I swatched it it felt extremely creamy, and it looked like a liquid eyeliner. This sincerely blew my mind. It then dried down to a matte finish. I haven’t tried this on my eyes yet but it seems like it has potential to have some serious lasting power on my waterline since it dried down really nicely and it was difficult to wipe off. I’ll be trying these two out tomorrow morning and I’ll keep you posted.
Flormar Brow Crayon and Waterline Kajal Liner
I didn’t realize how cool this mascara was until after I was done taking photos so here’s a stock photo of this. This actually has two wands! A wand for the bit that has a step 1 and a wand for the bit that is step 2. What?! I’m not sure what this does but I want to try it 😀 The two wands from one tube of blew my mind a bit. Kind of like a Russian doll mascara 😀 How cool is that?
As for the palette, I was intrigued and thought I’d dig in to try it out. All these shadows seem to be really good quality and it swatched beautifully. It’s quite interesting that it contains a black and a glittery grey/black. I bet it can look really nice for a new year’s eve smokey eye. There are some really nice matte browns and mauves. And I’m really pleased to see a couple of shades that add colour while still being very wearable. The green and the blue would look good on quite a few different skin tones worn on the lower lash line for a pop of colour. That second shade from the left, a kind of old gold, is right up my alley as well. What I miss from this palette is a matte skin colour shade but there is a shimmery nude colour for highlighting. I guess if I use a powder on my lid I can get away with not using a matte skin colour all over my lid.
Flormar Snap Star Collection Palette
So far I’m really impressed with how well Flormar did with this line. Flormar prices are very affordable and the quality of their products seems to be very good. I love that they can innovate on things like the mascara packaging. And I am seriously impressed with that kajal liner, I never felt anything like it.
That’s it for now from me. I’ll keep you posted.
Pupa Milano Priveée Collection
Pupa Milano Malta kindly sent over some products from their new Privée Collection. The packaging looks gorgeous and very luxurious. The eyeshadow and made to last lipstick come in a crocodile print box. The collection is made up of three eyeshadows, two eyeliners, two lipsticks, two nail polishes and a highlighter all made up of warm deep browns and burgundy shades with camel and honey amber tones.
Pupa Privée Collection PR Photo
Check out some of their gorgeous instagram photos from the collection:
More to come…
3ina Utility Collection
3ina Makeup have launched a new Utility Collection
3INA approaches beauty with a new collection inspired by street culture aesthetic and urban trends. Featuring a range of bold and intense colors to empower self-expression. The Face Palette offers neutral tones to create different effects for any gender. The colors have a matte finish, primary and essential tones. Different products for lips, eyes and nails are featured to approach an urbanised look.
Have a look at some of their instagram photos of the collection. Can’t wait to try it out. Watch this space.
Event Makeup Look
I wore this makeup look to the Melita Health and Beauty event last week and I got quite a bit of compliments on my eyeshadow look so I thought I’d say what I was wearing 😀
As for my base makeup, I’m wearing the Flormar Lifting Foundation, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer and set with Mac Mineralize SkinFinish powder in Light Plus. I bronzed up my face using the Mac Give me Sun Bronzer then I went in with some Milani Luminoso Blush and some Sleek Solstice Highlight.
On my eyes I’m wearing eyeshadows from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. First went in with Golden Ochre and Burnt Orange to put in a crease shadow. Then I went in with Love Letter in my crease, Read Ochre a it lower and a tiny bit of Cyprus Umber in the very inner crease. Essentially, nude first, then a couple of pinks and finally brown 🙂
As for my liner I tried to do a smokey liner using a black shadow (any black shadow will do) and I did my brows using my trusty Anastasia brow shadows. I’ve hit pan really badly on this, shadow.. It’s what I always wear.
For mascara I’m wearing the Pupa Milano Diva’s Lashes Mascara and on my lips I’m wearing Mac Whirl Lipstick with Mac Brave in the centre.
Catrice Rock Couture Mascara
During this week’s Catrice Event, I was telling the local representative about how much I love the Catrice Multimizer Mascara and she broke my heart when she told me that it’s been discontinued! 💔 But then she went on to tell me that there’s a new mascara that’s even better! It’s this Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara. 😀
Obviously I had to try it out for myself. The packaging is badass. I love the rose gold on black colour scheme and the studded cap. The wand of this mascara is quite similar to the Multimizer, at least its material.
So, does it work?
Here’s a makeup look that I did the next day of the event. It’s the first thing that I tried out from all the goodies that they gave us. It does indeed live up to the Multimizer. It doesn’t clump and separates and lenghens lashes beautifully. This is indeed my new favourite Catrice mascara. Unfortunately, the only down side to this is that during the day, this did flake off onto my cheeks. Luckily, they also have a waterproof version of this. I’m curious to find out whether the waterproof version will also flake off. Stay tuned!
Catrice Rock Couture Mascara _ Look