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Pupa Milano Privée Collection

Pupa Milano Priveée Collection

Pupa Milano Priveée Collection

Pupa Milano Malta kindly send over some products from their new Privée Collection. The packaging looks gorgeous and very luxurious. The eyeshadow and made to last eyeshadow 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

Pupa Privée Collection PR Photo

Check out some of their gorgeous instagram photos from the collection:

 

More to come…

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3ina Utility Collection

3ina Utility Collection

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.

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Pink soft makeup look

Event Makeup Look

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.

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Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara

Catrice Rock Couture Mascara

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

Catrice Rock Couture Mascara _ Look

3ina -The Eye Gloss – Review

Recently 3ina Malta sent this eye gloss for me to try out and since I got it, I’ve been really curious about how it works. 3ina is a very new brand and I’m loving their direction. They launch new and innovative products very regularly, they’re affordable and I’ve had quite a few really good experiences with makeup from this brand! But honestly, although I absolutely love this brand, this eye gloss got me very sceptical. It won’t work… I’m going to end up with goopy sticky eyes with the product bunched up in my eyelid creases aren’t I? Well, here’s my honest review and the makeup look I ended up with.

3ina Eye Gloss

3ina Eye Gloss

First up, the packaging — This works, but I’m not a fan. To get the product out, you twist the bottom and the product comes out on the sponge applicator on the top. Although this was easier to use than I anticipated, I’m not keen on this sort of packaging because I can’t dispense exactly as much product as I want. I would have preferred the packaging of this to look more like a lip gloss with a brush tip applicator, for example.

I swatched this on my hand and it has quite a thick and sticky consistency. It’s very similar in consistency to the 3ina lipgloss that was part of the neon line, and I find it to be quite similar to Mac lipglasses, but  maybe just a bit less sticky. It has a slight fragrance, one I would expect in a lip product. I think it’s a faint vanilla scent. The fragrance is absolutely unnecessary and when I smelt it, I thought that this is just lip gloss, repackaged and sold as an eye gloss.

Since it’s quite sheer and I wanted a richer colour out of it, I wanted to see what it looks like on top of an eyeshadow of a similar colour. So I swatched the eye gloss by itself (rightmost swatch) and I swatched the 102 Art Freedom Eyeshadow palette shadow that’s closest to this gloss colour (you can see this on the left) then I swatched the shadow with the gloss on it on the right. Bingo. That’s what I wanted it to look like.

3ina Eyegloss Swatches

3ina Eyegloss Swatches

So then onto the eyes… I first tried wearing this on a regular blended out and blown out smokey eye. My blending game was a mess today, and when I put the eye gloss on top, I was noticing some patchiness but I wasn’t sure whether it was because I didn’t blend very well or whether it was because the eye gloss moved my eyeshadow around, leaving me patchy.

I thought that that wasn’t a fair shot for the product, so I decided to try a sharp graphic liner look and use the eye gloss in the centre. I defined my eyeliner (I was feeling fancy), then I filled in the empty space with the burgandy eyeshadow from the art freedom palette, then the moment of truth, the eye gloss.

This exceeded all my expectations, it applied a lot better that I ever thought it would and it didn’t bunch up in the lines on my lid, it didn’t move around when I moved my eyes, it wasn’t patchy in the slightest… It did everything that a fantastic eye gloss should ever do. This is a usable product that actually looks really nice! That said, I haven’t worn it by itself (i.e. not over an eyeshadow), but I’m loving how it looks like this!

3ina Eye Gloss

3ina Eye Gloss Makeup Look

I wasn’t going anywhere today, so after a couple of hours I removed this makeup. I can’t report on the longevity of this but I can say that it looked good until I removed it. I should also say that this felt comfortable and it didn’t make my eyelids feel sticky. Given that I was expecting a goopy mess on my eyes, I’m very impressed with this!

Very big well done 3ina! This product is really innovative and it’s bomb!

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