Review│Originals

Beauty, skincare

For those who are with me from te beginning, maybe remember the word ‘Originals’. That’s because I’ve already written a blogpost about these product or this brand, but this are some different onces. If you have read this blogpost, than you know I am a big fan of Originals. So onces I spotted these new onces, I was really excited to try them out. There were massage oils, scrubs, day- and nightcremes, cleansing lotion, skin oil and eye cremes. I mean, how many things to choose from, all with a different smell and ingrediënts. I have chosen three different products to test and try.

 

1. Cucumber milk

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This cucumber milk is some kind of cleansing lotion and is said to be refreshing. The bottle is made of glass and has a little pump, which I like. I actually don’t like cucumber, but this product is obviously not edible, so I was interested to try this. It smells really and it actually reminds me off fresh washed vegetables. The product just looks like any other cream. It’s not sticky at all. After applying it to my face, I feel really refreshed! I just don’t know how to say it differently. It absorbs very quickly and gives my face a little shine. I can smell the product on my face and feel very clean. I think this is a very good product to use in the morning, but even in the evening, after you removed your make-up.

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2. Scrubcreme

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If there is any fruit I really like (to eat), than it’s apricot, so I was eager to try this scrub. It’s a scrub for you face, which is always a little tricky. The grains must be not to big, so you wouldn’t end up with an irritated, red face, but also, not to small, so the scrub can do what it has to do. I love the smell, but I would say it smells like apricot. To be honest, I don’t really know how apricots smell. When I put my finger in the substance, I was really surprised. You don’t feel any grains at all! It was so weird, but when I applied it (on a slightly, moist face), I started to feel the grains. They are really small, but they are there. The substance feels really smooth and pleasant. After scrubbing it lightly on my face for a few minutes, I was happy to see that, when I washed it off, my face wasn’t red. Well, it was a little bit, but I kinda had a pink blush, rather than tomato cheeks. And my face felt so soft! In combination with the cucumber milk, I recon you to have the most soft skin ever.

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3. Skin oil

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I got two different skin oils, since my skin/face tends to be a bit dry during these winter months. Normally, I don’t have any problems with dry skin, but there’s a first for everything. One is with almands and is said to be soothing, the other is with argan and is nourishing. I already got the one with almonds and I use it daily. For some kind of reason, my chin is so dry and read al the time, which I never had before. That’s why I was searching for an oil with some natural ingredients in it. So I can already tell you I really love these oils and they really help! They both have a different smell, which is slightly present. Like any other oil, they are greasy, so watch out for your clothes. These plastic bottles look small, but I used the one with almond for a month now and you can’t even see diminish.  The two oils have the same outcome, so I can’t really tell which I like more.

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Opinion

Just as the other Orignials products I’ve already tested, these also have such good quality and they do the job! I love the smells and I kinda like the packaging to. The price for these different producs are the same, which is € 1.99. Amazing, right?
This is definitely a brand I will keep using!

 

Aurely ❥

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Review │Nivea 1 minute detox masks

Beauty, skincare

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I bought these product a few weeks ago, but I just didn’t had the time to test them (shame on me). No idea why it took me so long, but these products are amazing! I’m talking about the Nivea 1 minute urban detox masks. This line has 3 different products with three different smells and actions/effects. I bought all three of them, even if I don’t really know if you’re supposed to use them together but I did anyway. The price for each of them was around € 7 and I got a box with two other Nivea products for free.

 

1. 1 minute urban detox mask – refines the pores

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The first one I used is the one that purifies your skin. It has a self-warming formula and is with magnolia extract. For those who don’t now what a self-warming product does, can read my review about the Hema face masks, but ofcourse I can tell you right now. You have to wash your skin before applying the product. Your face has to be a bit wet, so don’t dry it off. After apply the product to your face, you should feel your skin warming up. It’s kinda weird but nice to. Unfortunately, I have to say, I didn’t feel much of it (in comparison with the Hema face mask I tested). Anyway, the texture is really sticky and see-through. You have to leave it on for 1 minute (obviously). When you wash the product off, it starts to foam, which is kinda funny and weird. My skin still feels a bit sticky, but it does kinda glow a bit.

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2. 1 minute urban detox mask – purifie

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This one should remove dead skin cells and and ensures a smooth and beautiful skin. For this one, you just have to have a clean skin before applying. It’s with white clay and again, magnolia extract. The product is kinde green-ish and has little grains in it, so you can gently scrub your face with it. Leave on for 1 minute. I don’t know if it’s me and this is not the first time this happend, but after a few seconds, my skin starts to burn a little. It’s not that bad, but it’s not really pleasant. Maybe I have a sensitive skin, I don’t know. I had this one time before with another product, so I guess it’s me and not the product. After washing this off, you get another scrub. Because the grains are so little, my skin isn’t red at all. It feels really soft afterwards.

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3.1 minute urban detox mask – hydrate

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This mask is with green tea and hyaluronic acid. It says it’s a detox for your skin and gives you an intensive hydration for a glowing skin. The product has a light blue color, that dissapears when you apply it to your face. It’s kinda like any cream you use for hydrating your face, but this one shines a bit. After leaving it on your face for 1 minute, you can massage it into your face like you would when you use a hand cream, for example.
I like this one, because my face is sooo smooth, soft and glowy, or maybe it’s because I used all three products.

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Opinion

Anyway, I kinda like these three products. They go well together, which is the point, I suppose. The price isn’t that bad and they just work for me. Ofcourse, Nivea is a well-know brand of high quality, so I expected nothing less. Even if the mask that refines the pores (with the grains) burns a little, I still like them.
I think these are really good products that are worth the try.

Aurely ❥

Review │I♡MAKEUP

Beauty, Make-up

I know I’ve recently talked about make-up, but I had to share this with you. It has been a while since I’ve spotted/know this brand, but I never used it before or bought it, although the packaging is really nice. The brand is called I♡MAKEUP and it’s amazing! It is a really affordable brand and it’s of high quality! I have to say, they sell tons of different make-up, but I only tested two of their make-up palettes, which are gorgeous by the way!
The packaging of their palettes look like a chocolate bar, which they have in two different sizes. The ones I bought are called Deathy By Chocolate and Gold Bar. I just liked these the most, but the other onces where gorgeous to. On the backside of the palettes, you can clearly see which colors are inside (that’s why I choose these two).
The big ones only costs €9.99 (although in the shop where I bought them) and they have 16 different colors, all with a name.

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I hope you already now by now, that in my opinion, brands or products with a low price don’t always have to be bad or low quality. Believe me when I say, this one is sooooo good and soooo pigmented. The colors are truly amazing!
I tried a few colors and took pictures, but I have to say, I’m so bad in putting on make-up, although I never got bad comments (at least not in my face ;p) and my mother thinks I look pretty, haha. So, the colors arn’t that bright on the pictures as they are in real life, but you just have to trust me on this one.
Like I said, I’m not a pro at make-up and the pictures arn’t that great as well, but still, the colors still look good. Also, I took the pictures on different days and different times, so the light is different and also my skin, so the colors will be to.

1. Death By Chocolate

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This palette mostly has darker colors in it, which I kinda like. There are a few nudes, but not that much. Most of them are neutral, some of them have glitters in it.
The colors I used for this look are White Light, which is a very light beige, Fool’s gold, a really glittery gold and All is lost, a black color.
I like to use a light base, that’s why I used White Light. Than I used Fool’s gold in the middle of my eye and the darker color in the corner of my eye. I do this almost every time I do my make-up, because I kinda gives me a more mysterious look. I don’t know how to call it, but it just fits me and it brings out my eyes (which you obviously can’t see that good in this picture).

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2. Golden Bar

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This is a bit of a darker look and I’m the type that mostly uses dark colors mixed with nudes. I have to say, maybe this one is a bit to dark and a bit messy, but I kinda like it.
Although you don’t really see it that clear on the picture, most of the colors in this palette have glitters in it. I used Chocolatier, which was such a beautiful color, I even didn’t want to put any other colors on, Cocoa, which is a red/brown kinda color and Wrapped, which is dark brown.
Again, I used a light base, than glitters in the middle of my eye of and a darker color in the corner of my eyes.

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I just wanna say that I love this brand already soooo much and I immediatly want to try all the other palettes, because there are so many and they are so beautiful. Like you saw, I bought the brown and golden version, but you have two pink versions, a black, an orange, a green, silver,…There are just palettes for every type!
Can’t wait to test the other ones!

Aurely ❥

New posts coming soon

Lifestyle, My life

Heii guys, how you been? I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’m sorry but life happend. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and I got a new job! You understand I didn’t had much time to do other things rather than thinking where I should put all my shoes and what I would eat for lunch at work.
Anyway, I’m still busy with my blog to and I would still like to post, since I love bloggin.

So, don’t worry, I’m busy with different things, which I hope to post soon. I hope you  still like what I’m doing and hope you could be patient with me (:

See you soon (;

Aurely ❥

Review │Cushion products from Hema

Beauty, Make-up

Recently, I walked into the Hema and noticed something new, which were the cushion lipstick and cushion eyeshadow. I don’t think this is really a new thing, since I know other well know brands (for example NYX) have similar products. Anyway, it’s something completely new for the Hema store, because normally they only sell the regular stuff and their make-up is not really a well-know (make-up) brand.
You also had a cushion foundation and cushion eyebrow something, but I wasn’t really interessted in that. Like I said, I chose the cushion lipstick and eyeshadow.

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The packaging is not really beautiful or anything, it’s just black and simple. It’s small enough to put in your make-up bag or handbag, if you want to. On the top of the lid you could see wich color it it. The lipstick I chose kinda looks like a dark pink, with a purple-ish kinda color in it, but when you apply it, it’s more like a light pink with glitters in it. So it’s usefull to try the testers first.
There wern’t that many colors and also not really the normal kind of colors for lipstick and eyeshadow.
Once I removed the screw cap, there was this weird smell, which I didn’t really like. My mother didn’t smell anything, so maybe it’s just me.
To use it, you just have to put the cushion on to your eyelid and rub a little bit. You don’t have to push anything to make the ‘liquid’ come out of it. As soon as you start rubbing on your eyes (and with rubbing I just mean gently swipe back and forth) you immediately see the pretty color with the little glitters. You don’t have to rub that much to see results.

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I kinda have bad eyes to show you, because they are kinda hooded (which I don’t like, but hey, gotta accept it) so I had to apply a bit more than another person would probably do, that’s why it’s little messy, but I wanted to show you how it looked so you could really see it. I kinda like it. It’s really easy and even my mother thought it was handy.
Even with my hooded eyes,  I get the feeling you can see I have something on. It’s a really pretty neu,tral color. It’s almost impossible to spill, unless someone gives you a push or you’re just clumsy.

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Like the eyeshadow, there arn’t many colors to. This one looks kinda coral-ish and a bit nude-like when you see the packaging, but it’s kinda hard to describe which color it is, when you put it on, but I really like it. It has a gold shine to it.
It’s really weird to put it on, because it’s so dry. You know when you kinda smack your lips or you roll them over each other to get more lipstick on both of your lips, well it’s not working here, or at least not that good. You have to put the cushion lipstick on both of your lips seperatly. It doesn’t stick and doesn’t has a flavour. It isn’t really smooth either, but I kinda like it. it feels like I have nothing on my lips, while you clearly can see I have.

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What I don’t like about these products, were the smell. I just don’t know if it’s me or not! Luckily, when I apply it, I don’t really notice anything anymore and it doesn’t bother me anymore. Also, it’s a shame there arn’t many colors.
The eyeshadow stays relatively long on my lips, as long as I don’t drink or eat. After that, the color is almost completely gone, so you have to re-apply, which is not really a good thing.

On the other hand, I really liked the colors and how it looked and worked. It’s so handy and simple. They  both cost € 7, which isn’t much, but I would liked the product to last longer.
Let me know if you have it a try and if it’s only me how smells something!

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Aurely ❥

Test │Scrubs

Beauty, skincare

Summer is coming, which means tops and shorts! Or skirts and dresses, whatever. Anyway, it means that it’s time to show our legs again, our in my case, my milk bottles. The easiest way to get a tan, is to use some tanning lotion or other tanning products. I mean, if you use it right, so you don’t look like an oompa loompa. Apparantly, there are also tanning pills now. You could go to a tanning center (is that how it’s called?), but it isn’t always cheap. Anyway, this post isn’t about tanning. To make sure that or legs will tan nicely, you have to make sure you scrub your legs first. When you remove dead skin cells, your legs will tan faster.

Scrubs enough in the world, but which are good en which make sure you don’t have a red or irritated skin? I’ve tested three different onces, a cheap one, one from a brand and one develloped or released by someone ‘known’.

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1. Almond body scrub – € 2,75 Hema

I use this one for years now, so I didn’t made an effort to buy any other. The scrub has an amazing smell and consists of almonds (which I’m fan of), but the scent isn’t overwhelming. This almond body scrub has tiny grains, causing the dead skins to be removed gently. It has a sand-like texture, which I guess most scrubs have. Although it are fine grains, I feel them really good on my skin, which means they do their job. I don’t have sensitive skin, so I never have problems with redness or irritated skin anyway. I think this scrub would be good for people who have sensitve skin to. My legs feels soft and shines a bit. The smell isn’t really noticeable anymore. A big plus is that it doesn’t cost much at all!

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 2. Sugar body scrub – € 6.99 Kruidvat

This is a bit more expensive (but not that much) because it’s a brand. As soon as I remove the lit, I get a really strong scent in my face. The smell is not unpleasent, but it’s definitely not my favorite and it’s kinda special. The scrub seems a bit runny because on top, there is liquid, so watch out when you open it. Unfortunatly, most of it is already on my desk and I tell you, it will make stains. After using the scrub a few times, the liquid dissapears. After that, the scrub is really hard and it’s difficult to get it out of the jar. Again, this scrub also has fine grains, but they are very hard so I would say, take it easy on the scrubbing. Certainly not a good scrub for people with sensitive skin, I think. After I washed the scrub of my legs, they rather feel greasy instead of smooth.  When I dried them of, they feel a bit more smooth, but less than the first scrub (almond body scrub).

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 3. Pretty polished sugar scrub Zoella – € 9.99 Di Beauty

For those who don’t know, Zoella is a well know vlogger in America, but she has a few followers here in Belgium, like myself. This scrub is from her first beauty line and in the mean time, she has a second beauty line out. It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a product of hers. It also cost a lot more, but that’s what you get when you buy things from ‘famous’ people. But what is very important, is that it’s not tested on animals! Good one, girl!
This scrub has an amazing smell, which I can’t describe. In the scrub, there are red dots, but I don’t know what they are. On the packaging you can find the ingredients, but I still don’t really know what’s in it. When I take a bit of the scrub in my hand, it feels very sticky and you don’t feel any grains. I kinda like this weird texture. It’s only when I started scrubbing, that I feel the grains. They scrub nicely, but not to hard, so again, good for people with sensitive skin, in my opinion. I don’t have an unpleasant feeling when I scrub and I don’t know wheter it’s the fact that this is a sugar scrub or because of the weird texture. After rinsing my legs, they don’t hurt or arn’t red at all. Besides that, I still can smell the scrub a bit, which is very nice.

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Opinion

I still like to use my old trusty scrub, the almond body scrub, because it just works for me. It smels nice and the price is amazing! Although, I really like the sugar scrub from Zoella as well! Everything is amazing about this product, it just cost a bit more, but I guess it’s kinda worth it.
I’m not to keen on the body scrub from Kneipp, because I just didn’t like the smell, but of course, this smells different for everyone. Also, the grains were very hard, which I don’t really mind, but I rather have a scrub with fine grains in it. This was the case with the other two scrubs and they still did their jobs. My legs did feel smoother than using the one from the brand Kneipp. I’m obviously not saying this scrub is bad, but it’s just I liked the other two better.
I would certainly recommend you to try the one from Zoella, but mabye one of the other two could be something for you. Start scrubbing, ladies!

 

Aurely ❥

Review │Originals from Kruidvat

Beauty, skincare

I already have seen an incredible amount of peel-off masks, but I never tested one before. In one of my previous blog post, I tested the facial mask with charcaol from the Action, which is also a peel-off mask (to know what I thought about it, go check out the post). Since then, I’m trying to find the perfect peel-off mask. That’s why I tested the range of Originals from Kruidvat (Dutch drugstore), wich has a peel-off mask, a clay mask, a scrub mask and a cream mask. They all cost €1,99, so it’s really cheap. This range also has two hand creams, but I didn’t test these ones. Each product has a main product and a color. The texture and smell are also different. This is my opinion of the other products.

  • Peel-off mask

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I’ve started with the peel-off mask, which I was kinda excited for. It is made with dragon fruit and has a pink color. It’s very sticky and see through, but it smells really nice. On each packaging is explained how to use the product, so I suggest you always do this. I applied the product to my face and it’s almost invisible, with just a little pink shine. It didn’t take long for the product to dry and I felt it immediately. My face felt very tight and it was hard to smile. After 20 minutes, you could take the mask off. I was so curious if it would hurt, but it was amazing! It went of so quickly and without pain! There were hardly any pieces of the mask still on my face and my face didn’t hurt or wasn’t red at all. It felt smooth and soft. You could say it was a big succes!

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  • Clay mask

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After that, I tested the clay mask. Also a product I never used before, but I always wanted to. This package has blue/mint details and it’s with dead sea minerals in it. The product itself has also a mint kinda color. You apply this to your face and wait for about 10 to 15 minutes. Afterwards, you just wash it of with lukewarm water. Again, it doesn’t take long for the product to dry. After washing everything away, I still didn’t have any problems with my skin. It was still soft and it shone a bit.

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  • Scrub mask

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The scrub mask has black details and this is also a product with charcoal in it. The scrub itself is really black with very fine grains in it. I don’t really like using scrubs on my face, because the ones I used in the past had grains who where to big, which kinda hurts and made my face look red and irritated. It wasn’t like that with this product, I guess thanks to the fine grains. First you have to massage the product on to your face and leave it for a few minutes. Nevertheless  people with sensitive skin should still be carefull. I don’t have sensitve skin, so for me, this products was great.

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  • Cream mask

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Lastly, I’ve tested the cream mask. It has yellow details and is made with shea butter. The cream is white and, like most creams, the smell is amazing. Again, afther applying, you have to wait 10 to 15 minutes. It kinda feels refressing. After that, you just wash it of with warm water. Still no redness, my skin doesn’t feel irritated. I just love all these products!

 

I don’t really know if it’s smart to use all these products at the same time, but my skin never felt softer, smoother and looked shiny. All of them were amazing, with nice textures and good smells. They, of course, all have a different effect, which I really liked, so I’m still gonna use them separately. The packaging, which I think is kinda important to, is simple, but very pretty and it has clear instructions.
Like I said before, the price is really cheap, but the products are of good quality! They’re really worth the try!

Aurely ❥

Test │Eyebrow make-up

Beauty, Make-up

When I leave the house, and I don’t mean when I walking the dog, I always make sure my eyebrows looks on point . I mean, I do wear make-up, but if I had to choose, I would just do my eyebrows and maybe put on some mascara. In my opinion, if you take care of your eyebrows, you could look completely different. Hence I make sure I do have the right material in house for doing this. It has been a while since I wanted to do something different with my eyebrows and I’m not really satisfied with them (maybe I just use the tweezers to much). I just wanted try someting different.

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That’s why I bought some new eyebrow products to test out. I got three and they’re from the brand Essence. Of course, all of them work in a different way.

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1. Make me brow eyebrow powder – € 2,59 Essence

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I never used eyebrowpowder before, so I’m curious. There arn’t many colors to choose from. When I opened the product, a lot of powder came out and it’s bit of a mess. The brush is very small and flexible, which can be handy, but it’s kinda annoying to. When I apply it to my eyebrow, the brush bends and most of the powder is hanging under my eyebrow instead of on my eyebrow. It kinda requires some practice. The powder stays on one place and spreading it out evenly is not that easy, so I kinda have to apply more. I don’t really like this, because this means I just putting on a thick layer of powder, which makes my eyebrows look a bit darker than they should be. It’s just so messy and difficult. I don’t really think you can apply the powder nicely and certainly not in the typical strokes an eyebrow has. I said it before, I just think i looks messy. I succeeded in the end, but when you look really upclose, it doesn’t look that good. There’s not really a shape, it just looks like I colored my eyebrows, instead of following the natural grow of the eyebrow. Besides that, the color is to dark.

People who have experience with this, would get a nice eyebrow with this powder, but it’s definitely not for me.

 

2. Superlast eyebrow pomade pencil – € 1,99 Essence

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This product is something between a pencil and a tiny marker and it also has a little brush. When I try to apply this, it crumbles and there are  little chunks in my eyebrows. Definitely not a good start. The marker is super thin, so in my opinion it’s harder to apply it, because you have to be really gentle with it. Again, the product is way to dark for me, but I guess I shoulda picked a lighter color. I feel as if, with this product, I’m just coloring my eyebrows instead of making nice strokes. It just doesn’t look natural, I think. It has a messy finish and it’s hard to make something of it. The texture of the product and the fact that it’s crumbling, makes it impossible (for me) to get it done. I don’t know if it’s just me and that I don’t know how to work with this product, but i’m just not a fan.

 

3. Make me brow – gel mascara- € 2,59 Essence

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Again with this product, I didn’t get the result I wanted, but it’s less messy than the other two I tested before. This is more mascara like, but for eyeborows. The difference with the other two products is that, with this gel mascara, it’s easier to follow the shape of your eyebrow, but on the other hand, it doesn’t really fill in the eyebrows. Still, it looks less ‘fake’ or colored in. You create the idea of more eyebrow hairs, but it doesn’t really give you a fuller eyebrow. This also needs a bit of practice. For people who don’t need fuller eyebrows and just want the look of a good shaped eyebrow, this propably would work. It still doesn’t look perfect, but a least the color is lighter, which fits me more.
I think it does look just a little but more natural than the powder and the pencil, but I still don’t know if this is the right product for me.

 

Opinion

I’m not really a fan of the powder, because it was so messy and the pencil wasn’t all that either, but maybe this could be the product for you. Both my eyebrows looked  realy dark and it just wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I just think it looked ‘fake’, but that’s my opinion.
The mascara was just a little bit better, because it went easier and there was no mess.
I think everyone has to sort out for themselves which product is best, but for me, all of them weren’t really up my alley.
Normally I use the eyebrow pencil of the brand Catrice, which is the eyebrow stylist 020 for € 2,59.

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People who are good at eyebrows would probably say this isn’t that good either or isn’t 100%, but I think it’s ok and that’s what important. I’m not a make-up artist or a pro.
I think I will just keep using my trusty eyebrow pencil for now.

Aurely ❥