New In (28)

These are products that I got a while ago and I already had the chance to test almost all of them out. These new ins are usually quite long and that's because I forget to post them and then there's suddenly too many new products to talk about. But just skip to those that interest you. I have a short review of all of them. 

Silk'n Silkylocks 2200W Ionic Hair Dryer With Touch Display

I actually won this hair dryer in a giveaway by Tika. It was perfect timing too, because my old one was already dying on me and I was moving into a new house, which was only appropriate to start with a classy, new, all white hair dryer to match my new decor. Kidding, but it came in a very useful time. It's 2200W hair dryer, which makes it powerful enough and it's definitely more silent than my old Phillips version. It's not too heavy and it has touch screen speed and heat settings. You can't really control the heat, because it goes up at the same time as speed, so you don't have a separate button for heat and speed which is a bit disappointing. Cord is 1.8 meters long, which is enough for my needs and it includes concentrator and diffuser. I only use concentrator, so my hair dries straighter and doesn't fly all over the place. So far I am happy with it and to be honest, I don't have any specific hair drier needs, so this one works good. I am just happy that I got a newer one, because my old one started falling apart, since it was way past its due time. 

Lič package*

Before the holidays a bunch of Slovenian beauty bloggers got this cute pink inspired package from Lič Everything was pink colored and because of O.W.N. melting waxes that were in it, my whole package smelled like Christmas cookies. I thought the package was scented, but later realized it's the wax that made it smell so good. 

GLOV Bunny Ears, On-The-Go Makeup Remover Glove, Quick Treat Makeup Remover*

I believe bunny ears concept is well known to most of you, I even have one at home already. It's basically a soft fiber bunny ears that tie in front to hold back your hair while you're washing the skin, applying skin care or doing anything else. It holds the hair back well and I like that the tie around your hair is super soft, but firm enough. It's such a fun gift that I would easily gift to any of skin care lovers.

Makeup Remover glove is another product made out of fine microfibers that are super small and they remove makeup easily. Fibers are also antibacterial, so they are safe to use for up to 3 months. Then You don't need any makeup remover product with it, just water. Apply it on your palms and gently massage it all over your face to remove makeup. I was quite skeptical about its efficiency, but it works to some degree. It's not as easy as smearing makeup remover oil all over, but it works. I find this better suited for either on the go or maybe to travel with, for daily use this is too much hassle for me. It removes most of makeup well, but it struggles a bit with mascara and waterproof or long lasting products. By just using water, you have to rub it too much. You can use it as a cloth with which you remove makeup remover like oil or balm and that works better. But I still go in with another cleanse to get every bit off my skin. 

In the package was also that tiny finger remover, or a touch up product. You can use it to touch up on any makeup mistakes, let's say like a ruined eyeliner line or to perfect that winged out eye shape without using a makeup wipe. It's useful for on the go or even makeup mistakes, I just hate washing it after every use.

Wet n Wild Megaglo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter - Halo, Goodbye*

This is a liquid highlighter that comes with a bulky doe foot applicator and it's really nice. I didn't expect it to have such a strong sheen. It's that lovely almost champagne, but more pinky shade that is sort of neutral and gives the skin such a nice sheen. I apply it with a brush or fingers, because it makes it blend the best, but you can build it up to look very intense. This is one of the better ones in my collection.

Noelle Foundation Brush - Base*

I am familiar with Noelle brand, since I've already seen it in Croatian Bipa and I actually bought one eye brush from them and a brush holder, which I love. Their brushes have very soft synthetic hair and the shape of this one is just perfect for applying foundation with. It's a bit rounded and dense enough to blend foundation as well as soft to not leave stripe marks on the face. Ever since I got it, I can't put it down. It's all I've been using for my foundation.

Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless Foundation - 45 Warm Almond*

I believe this is not a new foundation, but it might have been repackaged. It's one of those foundations that I can't make up my mind about. From afar it looks great, but up close, it's just wrong. On some days it looks better than others. It's one of those lighter coverage foundations that looks nice and almost diffused from far away, but up close you can see it settling into the pores and catching on textured skin. Surprisingly, 45 Warm Almond is fairly light. Compared to other 45 shades from Max Factor is pale. But it's in general a light color with warm undertone. It's a bit too dark for my winter complexion.

NYX Lip Pencil - Mahogany, Mauve, Nude Beige

I ordered more shades of these, because I loved their shades. Nude Beige is one of those great grey based browns that is perfect for over lining the lips to cheat them a bit and create that ombre lip. Mauve is a classic mauve pink shade that will look great on most skin tones and Mahogany is a bit darker red perfect for those richer reds. It's creamy enough that it's easy to apply and it stays in place well. I like that it's not too thick in texture and it doesn't feel heavy.

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA

Because I was ordering some retinoil from The Ordinary and since I used up some of my acid toners, I decided to try their lactic acid as well. I've always heard lactic acid is one of those gentlest acids for slightly sensitive skin. Lactic acid is an AHA and this formulation also contains some hyaluronic acid to help with hydration. It's a liquid, slightly yellow colored and it feels like nothing really on the skin. I use it maybe once or twice a week, when I feel my texture getting rougher. This is definitely extremely gentle acid, the gentlest I have tried so far. I mostly don't feel any sting at all and there aren't any major results, but my skin is slightly smoother the next day. I feel like this is one of those starter acids, if you're afraid of any potential irritation. It might be too weak for my taste. 

I already own Mary-Lou Manizer and it was one of the first high end highlighters that I ever bought and still love it to this day. This is its liquid version and it has been on my wishlist for a while until my lovely friend decided to get it for me for my birthday this year. It's that exact champagne golden shade, but I find this version to be more natural looking. If you apply it thinly, you get that nice natural sheen, but you can build it up to look more metallic. Shimmer in it is just as fine, if not smaller and it just looks great because it blends with your natural skin texture more than powder version. 

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

These two are just my repurchases that I've loved and I will probably keep buying, when I ran out of. Snail essence is one of those products that actually helped heal my skin after some serious atopic dermatitis outbreak and scratching. It's also one of my go to for when I have a lot of breakouts and I want to heal them as fast as possible. Texture looks a bit slimy, but on the skin it feels actually kind of soothing. 

I stopped counting how many of these I've already repurchased, either mini or full size versions. This is another one in shade 21, which I use almost all year and mix it with other foundations to give them coverage, yet natural sheen like skin effect. It's not even a BB cream, I think this is more of a foundation that happens to look much better and more real than regular drugstore foundations. 

Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream 13 Bright Beige

I happened to had the chance to actually stop in a physical Missha store in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and took a closer look at some of products they had there. Since I already love Missha Perfect Cover B.B. Cream and have purchased several of them already, I wanted to try out a lighter shade as well, which is harder to get online. Very lovely sales lady told me that they actually have 13 in a mini size as well and I couldn't resist. It's one of my favorite formulas, but the shade selection is small and I never get it quite right. Since trying out 13, I've noticed that this is probably the most exact match to my winter complexion and it's not as grey based as the other two shades I have. I look a bit paler than usual, but that's just because I always use a bit darker foundation than my actual skin on the face as my body is darker than my face and especially neck. But if I want to match it to my pale neck, it's perfect. 

A'Pieu Coconut Milk and Chocolate Milk One-Pack Sheet Mask

While I was in the store I couldn't help but notice all the sheet masks and I love using them, so I bought a few. These ones by A'Pieu I've been eyeing online as well, purely because they look so cute and I love coconut as well as chocolate. I haven't tried them yet, but I'll report back how they are. 

Missha Airy Fit Sheet Mask - Red Ginseng

I've already had a few ginseng sheet masks and I am used to its earthy scent. This was another one of those very soothing masks. It was very hydrating and nourishing. My skin looked dewy and healthy, so I really liked it and would buy again. 

That's another repurchase, I actually got two of these. It's currently my favorite sunscreen for the face and has been for a while. I might venture out this year, if I find the time, to find a more matte version for the summer, since I get quite oily when the hot weather comes around. But this one is a chemical sunscreen, so it's light on the face, it's just not matte, it has that natural sheen to the skin. It also smells citrusy and doesn't irritate my skin.

SVR Cicavit+ Creme

Another repurchase, which I bought three of. It's just a basic cica cream with a lot of nourishing ingredients that help to sooth and heal skin faster. I use it on my eczema hands and dermatitis to help nourish and protect the skin as well as speed up its healing process and I think it works in that manner. 

I've loved this bronzer so much and I finally finished it, so I decided to get another one. It's one of those simple matte bronze formulas, but the shade is what makes it special. It's the palest bronzer in my collection and the shade has a bit of redish undertone, which gives your skin that real sun burn look to it, like you've been sunbathing, but you really didn't. I find the formula easy to use and I love it because of the pale shade that suits my winter complexion. 

Catrice Triangle Artist Contour Stick 020 Ashy Brown

This was discontinued by Catrice as the revamp of their stand came in this spring and since I've been eyeing this shade for a while, I gave it a go at a half price. It's quite creamy texture that melts on your skin fast, but it also means it blends out easily. It's pigmented well, so I don't need to build it up much, but it could blend out more evenly in my opinion. I think, if it was just a tad drier, it would stay in place better while blending it out.

Shade 020 Ashy Brown is exactly how I like it, grey based and not too dark. It mimics realistic shadow and doesn't look muddy on me. I like it as a bit of sculpting under my other powder products. Triangle shape is ok, but I could do without, because it makes it harder to put cap on it, since you have to turn it the right way. 

Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder

It was gifted to me from a friend and I think this is in Essence's standard range, but this one must have been a LE packaging. It's that standard white looking, but in fact transparent powder that is fine enough to set your makeup with and doesn't make you look too cakey at the end of the day. I love transparent powders and use them daily to set my base makeup and this one does the work. I don't get too shiny after using it, but it's not the best mattifying powder I have tried so far.

Revlon Photoready Candid Foundation - 150 Creme Brulee

I already have this in shade 120 Buff and that one is surprisingly darker than this one in 150 Creme Brulee. I also realized that 150 is a bit more olive toned compared to 120, which suits my skin tone better. This is one of those foundations with a natural sheen to the skin, medium coverage and best of all - good lasting power as well. If Colorstay foundation is too matte and heavy for you, you'll like this one better. I like to mix it with Missha Perfect Cover B.B. cream and I decided to invest in another shade, because I almost used up 120. 

I got this cute package by Rimmel. There were all of their long lasting and matte products and they came in a tin which reminded me of wall paints. With three full size makeup products I also got some makeup brushes. One is a basic flat shadow brush, the other is rounded smudge brush and the third one is a spoolie for your brows. Brush hairs are synthetic and therefore makes it harder to pick up products, but it's not half bad. I use rounded one to apply lipstick in a diffused way and flat one to apply glittery or shimmery liquid shadows. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - 005 Silky Beige*

This stay matte powder is well known to me and I have been using it for a while already, especially in the summer, because it keeps oils in control. It really mattifys and keeps it matte for a long time. I usually use transparent shade, because it's the lightest. Shade 005 is a bit darker and I might save it for summer.

Rimmel Lasting Matte Full Coverage Mattifying Foundation - 300 Sand*

I can't say much about this foundation, because I only tried it on top of my regular foundations sort of as a bronzer. Shade 300 Sand is way too dark for me, I never get that tanned, even in summer. From what I could try it out, I can tell that this is one of those drier mousse formulas that is thick in texture. It's got good coverage and gives you matte finish. 

Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour - 600 Coral Sass*

I hear some really like this formula, but since I am not a huge fan of matte liquid lipsticks, I didn't find it that interesting. It's one of those thicker cream formulas that has really good pigmentation, but it dries to that complete matte finish, which is too drying for my lips. If your lips are normal and you want something that lasts a long time, you would probably love it. I am also not crazy about the shade 600 Coral Sass, as coral is one of my least favorite shades to wear. It's that peachy pink shade that looks more like a summer color to me. 

*PR or products that were sent to me. 

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