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Hello lovelies,

Being very busy the past week, a quick trip to Austria was a welcomed vacation. Of course, when I’m in Austria I can’t not go to the MAC store  (actually a counter at Marionnaud) and this time was not different. So far all my visits to MAC stores resulted in only one lipstick (I have way too much eyeshadows and blushes and I have cheaper brush options which work fine for me), but this one made up for all the times I’ve been there and bought nothing.

Recently I created an inventory and with that in mind I decided to get (mostly) the products I need. I had several more items on the list (the one I didn’t buy) which were an eyeshadow in Vex (but I have a bunch of eyeshadows), blush in Harmony for contouring (but I recently found my perfect contouring product and I’ll show it to you the next week) and Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightcdscapade (but I kind of decided that it looks too shimmery and that, if I get a highlighter, it will be Shiseido).

Budući da sam prošli tjedan bila prezauzeta, jedva sam dočekala put u Austriju. Naravno, kad sam tamo uvijek posjetim MAC dućan (tj. stand u parfumeriji Marionnaud). Rezultat svih mojih dosadašnjih posjeta MAC dućanima bio je samo jedan ruž (imam i previse sjenila i rumenila, a našla sam i dobre, a jeftinije kistove), ali sam ovaj put nadoknadila sve propušteno.

Nedavno sam poslikala svu kozmetiku i na temelju toga odlučila kupiti (uglavnom) proizvode koji mi nedostaju. Uz ovo što sam kupila, još su neki proizvodi na wishlisti: sjenilo u nijansi Vex (ali već imam previše sjenila), rumenilo u nijansi Harmony za konturiranje (ali sam nedavno nasal savršeni proizvod za to o kojem ću vam više reći idući tjedan) i Mineralize Skinfinish u nijansi Lightscapade (za njega sam zaključila da je previše sjajan i da ću ipak uzeti Shiseido highlighter).

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I got two face products: Pro Longwear concealer in NC15. My Lancôme Effacernes will finally be finished (it’s about time, I’ve had it for like 10 years). The bonus is that it only contains 9ml so I hope it will take me less than 10 years to finish it :)

My skin is reacting to dry winter air by being even more oilier, so I bought MAC Blot powder in the shade Light. I’ve heard raves about it all over the internet so I hope it will live up to expectation.

By the way, I finally know which is my MAC foundation shade – it is NC15; it will be useful for future foundation references.

Uzela sam Pro Longwear korektor u nijansi NC15. Korektor koji trenutno koristim (Lancôme) je pri kraju (konačno, jer ga imam oko 10 godina). Peo Longwear sadrži 9 ml, pa se nadam da mi neće opet trebati 10 godina da ga potrošim).

Zahvaljujući suhom zimskom zraku koža lica mi se jače masti, pa sam kupila MAC Blot puder u nijansi Light. Hvale ga svuda po internetu, pa se nadam da neće razočarati.

Usput, konačno sam otkrila koja sam MAC nijansa pudera: NC15.

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I couldn’t resist getting more lipsticks. This time I got two shades: Impassioned (warm bright pink) and Vegas Volt (orange coral). These are Amplified line, so I hope it will be less fussy than matte line. The colors are not really true to nature – it is dark and cloudy so I couldn’t get a decent light.

Have you tried some of these products? What other MAC products would you recommend?

Uzela sam još par ruževa: Impassioned (topla jarka roza) i Vegas Volt (narančasto koraljna). Te su nijanse iz Amplified linije, pa se nadam da s njima neću imati problema kao s matte linijom. Boje nisu baš najbolje prikazane jer nemam dobro svjetlo.

Jeste li isprobali koji od ovih proizvoda? Koje biste druge MAC proizvode preporučili?

Thank you for reading,

xox Tamara

Project 10 Pans and Sample Challenge Update #4

It’s been ages from my last update. I can’t believe it took me so long to finally spend all of these products. However, I haven’t been as disciplined when it comes to the new purchases. I’ve got several nailpolishes and a primer. I’m also planning on a foundation purchase (even thought I have half a bottle of Clarins Everlasting and half a bottle of Dior Airflash) if the foundation I’m currently testing proves it is worth it.

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SISLEY Phytocernes+ Botanical Eye Concealer in#3 Review and Swatch

The full-size concealer comes in a 15ml tube with a slanted tip. There are four shades in the range, out of which only #3 looks natural (a NC25-30 shade with yellow undertones).

The concealer is pricey ($88), but it will last you a lifetime. I have only two 0,5ml samples (shade #3 and #4) and I still haven’t spent not even a half of the first sample (I’ve been using daily it for two weeks).

The concealer has a weird scent – very similar to the smell of the tinted moisturizer.

The consistency of this concealer is very creamy, but it is not especially moisturizing. Phytocernes+ concealer is rich with pigment – you can see immediately that it will cover a lot.

It reminds me of Lancome Effacernes – which is a perfect multi-use concealer.

I’ve tried it both undereyes and on the acnes (currently I have a horrible cyst on the cheek).

It covers the dark circles well, but it looks too flat on itself. I’d suggest to mix a bit of illuminator such as Benefit High Beam to get a radiant under-eye area.

The only problem might be that it is not very moisturizing. It won’t dry your under-eye area out, but if you have a dry under-eye area, you might want to use a rich cream underneath.

The concealer worked its magic on the imperfections too – I’ve put only a tiny dot of the concealer on the cyst, left it to dry and settled it with a powder. The concealer stayed on for well over 10 hours without rubbing off.

If you manage to find your shade (and if you are willing to shell that amount of money), you will love this concealer. However, I’d still recommend much cheaper, but equally good (and with better choice of shades) Lancome Effacernes.

Overall: 4

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My Stash: Blushes, Bronzers, Concealers

My stash posts are almost finished. This post will feature all of my blushes, bronzers, concealers and other random face products.

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GUERLAIN Issima Precious Light Concealer Review

 

The product comes in a pen style applicator with a brush, so you have to twist the pen to get the product on the brush and it is difficult to control how much product comes out. This is the shade 10 Beige Clair.

Guerlain Issima isn’t what I would call a concealer, because it doesn’t conceals much; is more like an illuminator. That being said, it covers dark circles a bit and lightens up the undereye area. It doesn’t settle into lines and doesn’t look cakey. It blends in well. It doesn’t moisturize, but it neither dries out the eye-contour skin.

The pen contains very small amount of product (1,5ml), but it lasts a very long time.

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