New In (29)

It's been so long since I've last talked about my new in products, so I decided to just not include all the ones that I already have review of on. Because otherwise I would have to do three posts of these. I have been repurchasing a lot of products as well as researching out for new one that could complete my skin care and makeup routine.

A-Derma Exomega Control Emollient Lotion and Cream

Initially I bought the lottion version and than realized I actually wanted a cream one. So I have tried them both and I prefer cream version, because it's thicker. Lotion is just a bit thinner in consistency, more like a gel cream version and sinks in faster. I prefer cream version, because that top layer stays on for longer. In general it's a glycerin and niacinamide rich cream for irritated skin to prevent any further irritations. I use this for my eczema on hands and it works nice. It's moisturizing and nourishing enough to keep my hands descent.

Pantene Pro-V Miracles Grow Strong Biotin + Bamboo Shampoo

Pantene is pretty much my go to brand when it comes to drugstore hair care. They have shampoos and conditioners that are cheap and work nice. They feel good on the hair and make them look nice. I usually buy their shampoos based on what is says on the packaging, although I can't say I notice a major difference among them. These clean hear well and make it looks nourished. I got what I believe it's a newer version, grow strong version this time, because my hair is in general very fine and not luscious.

Schwarzhopf Taft Causal Chic Shaping Dry Spray

I so miss my Toni & Guy Causal Rough Texturiser and I can't find it anywhere. Literally, anywhere. It was that perfect dry texturizer that made my hair so much fuller looking, but not crunchy. I've only tried this Taft one once and so far I didn't impress. It's more of that hair spray and dry shampoo combo, not a proper dry texturizer. It still leaves my hair a bit crunchy, but nothing too bad, I just feel it on my hair. It definitely adds texture and a bit of volume to my hair, but nothing as much of a wow effect as Toni & Guy.

Bioderma Cicabio SPF 50+ Soothing Repairing Care

Since my hand eczema is getting the worst of me, I decided to get a separate SPF for my hands, because I can't tolerate any regular perfumed sunscreens on my cracked and irritated hands. This one seems to work good for when my hands are descent, when they are heavily irritated I just don't use anything on them except a nourishing cream. To be fair, I don't use it as much as I should, this is just for those all day out days and for that it's fine. It's a creamy, but spreadable consistency and it doesn't seem to irritate my skin and further. It has sort of a yellow tint to it and it's pretty emollient, which I actually like for my hands. No scent. 

NYX Epic Ink Liner Black

I raved about Catrice Ink Tattoo Liner and for a while it was amazing. But then the brush tip got frayed and as much as I wanted to save most of it, it just wasn't the same anymore. So I researched for a good drugstore brush liquid liner and NYX came up with rave review. I have to say the reviews were right. This is a really precise brush tip liquid liner, with good color payoff and saturated tip. It applies like a dream and stays put for the whole day. I think this one might be my new favorite and I'll probably be repurchasing it. I have it in black, but I would also like to get a brown version.

NYX Slim Lip Pencil - Ever

I am definitely getting a bit obsessed with these NYX Slim Lip Pencils. It's a regular good, not too hard, not too soft formula, but it's the colors that get me. They have such a good selection of nude shades. In our drugstores most brands carry two to three nude shades, but they have much larger selection with pink, brown, peach undertones. Since Ever, I have already purchased more shades. Ever is sort of a pinky peach nude which gives you that flush of life to your lips, but it's still pretty light to pass for a nude. I like it.

Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF50+ PA++++

This was one of those sunscreens that suddenly gained so much popularity around me and since I can't order my usual Asian sunscreens from abroad because of the situation, I decided to try this one out. It didn't impress me as much. I was most excited for all centella asiatica extracts in it plus there are some brightening ingredients as well like niacinamide. It's chemical susncreen with no scent, which I like. Texture of it it's creamy and too rich for my taste. I am used to much lighter formula by A'Pieu and this one is just too heavy for my combination skin. It's ok for going outside, but I don't like it under makeup, not that it doesn't wear ok, but my face prefers something lighter and less emollient or it can get greasy looking. It's not bad, I just prefer other version and this one is surprisingly heavy for an Asian sunscreen.

Korika Brightening Masks - Brightening Sheet Mask Rice and NaturBeauty Brightening Sheet Mask

I got set of two brightening Mask from Koriko as a gift with purchase and I could choose which type of sheet masks I want. So far I've only tried the NaturBeauty Brightening Sheet Mask which has litchi drawn on it. It was a very basic hydrating mask, more like those Green Tea from Innisfree and it had a super thin sheet mask - actually sort of perfect for summer. But there wasn't much brightening going on. The other one I haven't tried yet.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

This is a repurchase. I like niacinamide for either blemishes or dry flaky skin on my back. It seems to calm the skin and make it less irritated as well as help with healing up blemishes. 

Real Techniques Setting Brush

Another repurchase that I already have for many years. It's my favorite Real Technique brush, because it's so versatille. The shape of it is just tapered enough and it's just the right size to be used for multitude products and part. It fits perfectly under the eyes, around the nose and is great for a highlighter or creamy products.

Ardell Stroke A Brow Feathering Pen - Medium Brown

Glossier brow pen which is so popular is of course not to be found in Europe and I wanted that one for so long. Then I heard the one from Ardell is supposedly a good enough dupe. I got it in Medium Brown which is actually a really nice grey toned taupe shade. I was expecting something more warm, but was positively surprised. It has a long brush tip which is fairly thin and lets you draw on hair like strokes so that you get almost that microbladed look. I was just really disappointed by the saturation. The tip works for about four hair strokes and then you have to shade it, put some on your hands and literally beg it to come out. It comes and goes and that sort of inconsistency drives me crazy. I don't have time to spend 15 minuted on brows in the morning, so I just use it when I know I have extra time. Sometimes it just makes me so angry. Because the color is nice as well as slightly sheerer tone to it which looks natural, but the applicator is just not good enough.

Avon Nutra Effects Soothe Hydrating Day Cream SPF20

I bought this basically because of the sensitive and centella asiatica claim. I haven't tried it yet, so I can't say anything about it really.

I reviewed these two already. First of - I love the scent. Especially of the oil. It has that sort of spicy, but almost creamy milky coconut scent to it. Mask has turmeric yellow color to it and it's that basic clay mask with a bit of almost oil slip too it. It seems nice, although I never see major difference with these kind of masks, it's more for pampering. Oil is one of those dry to the touch oils. It sinks in fast, but leaves a nice nourishing layer on the skin and makes my skin softer. 

Maybelline Instant Anti-Age Eraser Multi-Use Concealer 00 Ivory

It seems I am the last person to try this out. It's a staple drugstore concealer that has been around for ages and everyone seems to like it. I never bought it in out drugstores, because I could never find light enough shade. Well, Ivory is super pale (almost a bit too pale for me), but it makes it a great highlighting product, especially for under the eyes and around my sallowness around lips. It's sort of a lightweight, mousse like formula which spreads with ease and gives you sort of a lighter medium coverage. It covers under eyes just enough. I almost prefer it as a foundation just on those parts where I need a bit of coverage.

Viseart Warm Edit Eyeshadow Palette

I feel like Viseart is one of those on the down low brands, sort of like RCMA, Ben Nye and all other professional makeup artist brands that regular "influencers" don't use. I was constantly eyeing out their eyeshadow palettes, but the prices just seemed too high. So when they came out with these smaller versions of palettes and when this one was on sale on Beauty Bay I jumped on it. I love the most how these pans are smaller and can be put out and placed in an empty eyeshadow palette. You can basically use it to costumize your own palette. It's small enough that you can actually use it up and the quality is there. Mattes are drier than what I am used to, but they are all very pigmented and blend really well. Metallics are creamier. Warm Edit is a very basic warm palette and I have a lot of similar shades already, so the shades aren't nothing new to me.

Essence LE It's Brush Hour! Precise Eyeshadow Brush and Eyeshadow Shader

This was one of the past Essence Limited Editions that I really loved the design. Pastel pink with rose gold details, what's not to love? It's synthetic hair and I love to buy these eyeshadow brushes, because there is always a need for one more when you do intricate makeup looks. They are both nice, soft and pick up color fairly well. Shader is good for packing shadow on the lid and Precise one is great for inner corner highlight. 

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