Recent Beauty Makeup Buys – My Impressions

These are some recent makeup purchases and my thoughts on them.

Pony Effect – Everlasting Cushion Foundation SPF 50 in Natural Ivory

I bought this a few months back. The shade I chose was perhaps a little on the light shade but depending on how much you apply you can fade it out so it pretty much matches. The actual cushion is quite hard so you really have to press your sponge into it (I use a Beauty Blender). The coverage is actually very good. I can apply it lighter if I want a natural look or really build it up. The long wearing formula is accurate. So often my foundations will have almost completely disappeared by the end of the day but I found this actually stays on. The high SPF is great too for summer. It came with a free refill which is good but with all cushions I worry about how much product is really in it.

Essence – Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara in Blondy Brows

I bought this because I wanted to try a lighter brow mascara than my actual brows to see if it would lighten them and this was a very cheap option to test it out. For the price I am very impressed. It lightens them and provides some hold. Although there doesn’t appear to be much in the bottle as it is very small, I would probably repurchase it again.

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Peripera – Ink Color Cara in Black Maple Road

I use this on my bottom lashes and I love it. I have ordered another shade because I think this colour isn’t that suitable on my top lashes. I would recommend this shade for people with ginger hair as the colour is a warm orange. The formula is really amazing, the best waterproof mascara I’ve tried. I’ve not seen any smudging. It is probably more of a lengthening than volumising formula. The price is great and I like the small dinky bottle.

Peripera – Ink The Airy Velvet in Legend Brown Red

This is so comfortable on the lips, it is like a watery liquid lipstick – a very unique formula. The smell is fruity but in a pleasant way. I have already ordered another shade called Dry Rose Brown because I like it so much. The shade I own is a reddish brown that probably doesn’t suit me that well just because I prefer more pinky shades. However I would recommend this for anyone to try.

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Essence – Eyeshadow Box in In Love With Rose

I found this in a small shop whilst in the Netherlands last week and had to buy it because of the cute packaging. I have only used it once so far but the shadows are extremely buttery and I love all the shades. I am always loving glittery pinks. They are better applied with fingers than with a brush to get better pigment but I think for the price and packaging it is worth trying out.

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L’Oreal Paris – Infallible Eyeshadow Paint in Nudist

This was an impulse buy that I hadn’t heard much about but the colour really drew me in. Nudist is a warm brown, perfect for everyday. Just the shade I am always looking for. This is such an easy product to use and great for lazy days. I apply it over eye primer, just swipe it on above and below the eyes and blend it out with a brush. I would say the formula doesn’t last intact all day on me even with primer. It does start to move around and crease but for the ease of use and the colour I would happily continue to use it and buy other shades.

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Maybelline – SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick in Seductress

I already have two other shades in this and I saw they had released new colours. I think the shade range is so off in general. All the colours are in my opinion terrible which is a shame because the product is so interesting. You apply the product and it lasts all day without having to touch up. It is great for me because I dislike having to touch up lip liner and I always worry about the shape of my lips not looking as full as I want. With this product it just stays there. I love it for days out when I may not be able to touch up my makeup or I just don’t want the hassle. I’ve not used any product as long wearing as this before. It does come off a bit in the centre of your mouth but in a nude colour you can’t really notice. The formula is very odd, you have to apply it and not touch your lips for nearly half an hour but they can remain a bit sticky all day. The smell is not great, a kind of cake-like vanilla scent. The colour I recently bought in Seductress is better than the other two I own in Loyalist (very pale nude) and Lover (dark mauve) but it is a very brown nude that I don’t love. I would recommend this to someone who wants a long lasting lipstick but I do think the colours are not great.

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