24. november 2015

DIY: Sweet Advent Calendar

It is one week till December and I’m in the festive mood since the beginning of November already. Last year Nika from Beautyfullblog gave the idea for DIY beauty advent calendar, but since my friends and family aren’t as crazy for cosmetics as I am, I have no one to do it for, so instead I decided to do a DIY advent calendar with sweets for my boyfriend. He’s such a sweet tooth and I knew it’ll be something that will make him happy. I know, I know, some of you will say that there are many chocolate advent calendars available by us (especially in Müller), but it’s the intention that matters and I bet you’ll make someone very happy with your DIY project. Plus, DIY projects are really fun to do and if you’re a creative person you’re really going to enjoy in this one.

What you’ll need:
  • cardboard
  • white (or colourful) paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • 24 cups
  • wrapping paper
  • golden spray
  • marker pens
  • pencil
  • tape
  • sweets/cosmetics

First I took a cup and white papers, on which I draw 24 circles, one for each day. I cut them out and then I wrote numbers from 1 to 24 with different coloured markers. Then I placed them on old newspaper and sprayed them with golden spay. I left them for about a half an hour, so that the spray dried. I could also use different coloured papers instead of a white to make advent calendar more fun and colourful, but I had a feeling that would be too bright for my darling so I made something simpler.

I placed all cups on a cardboard to measure how big my cardboard should be. I decided to place my cups in a shape of a Christmas tree, but they could also be placed in a square or any other shape/design. Then I cut the access of a cardboard off. I didn’t cut the cardboard in a shape of a tree, but I left it square, because it’s easier to carry around that way. Then I wrapped the cardboard with a wrapping paper. I bought a blue wrapping paper with Christmas tree design on it, because blue is a colour I knew my boyfriend is going to like. In each cup I placed sweets and when circle papers were dry I glued them on the top of the cup (they can be opened as a window of taken down). Then I glued each cup on a cardboard (I was using a hot glue gun, because that glue really holds things better on place).  When I finished, I took a wrapping paper and wrapped it all over the cups, because they were transparent and I didn’t want for my boyfriend to see what I prepared for him for each day. I kind of have a feeling that he will open all windows at once, because he already wanted to open it, but I said no, you have to wait till December. And that was it. It took me around two hours, maybe a bit longer, to do this calendar, but I had much fun during the process.

If you will Google DIY advent calendar or search for it on Pinterest, you’ll get many hits, because there are plenty ideas and you can use anything, from papers, cardboards, muffin pan, paper rolls ... A beauty or a chocolate advent calendar, made for people you love is a nice gesture and I think everyone will love it. 

Do you like creating DIY gifts for family and friends? Which advent calendar will you be opening this year? If you like this post you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

22. november 2015

5 Favourite Makeup Instagram Accounts

I don't remember if I ever mentioned this before on my blog, but I get a lot of inspiration for makeup on Instagram. I follow a lot of accounts of ladies that post creative makeup looks and all of them are true artists. I could probably talk about more than only five favourite Instagram accounts, because I follow so many, but in the end of the day there are few people I just adore and check regularly to see what they have posted. So five of these Instagram accounts I'm going to mention are a true inspiration of mine and these ladies never stop to impress me with their imagination (or better said four ladies, because one is an account that features different talented makeup artists). 

Linda Hallbergs
Linda is my girl crush and my biggest inspiration. I don't remember anymore how I discovered her, but her Instagram account was one of the first makeup accounts I started to follow. No matter what she puts on herself it looks perfect, and also every single one of her makeup looks is perfection. She also has a Youtube channel, where she posts makeup tutorials (in the past she was doing videos in Swedish, but now she started to do English videos). I have to admit I love every single look she creates, simple or creative, but one of my favourites is the one where she wore purple eyeshadow with red eyeliner and eyelashes (click).

I started to follow Heather recently, but her imagination and sense for art blew me away immediately. I actually found her work on Facebook, I think one of my friends liked her photo, and I searched for her Instagram immediately, so I could track her work easier. Her snow lady look convinced me to follow her, because it proves how creative and original her work is. 

Sandra is another Swedish blogger with amazing makeup skills. She is not a makeup artist, but her makeup looks are so creative and professionally made that you would never guessed that. In the past she was posting new makeup looks almost every single day, so you have to imagine how much inspiration and imagination she had. Although she took a break from blogging, I still like to check her Instagram account, which is full of ideas for makeup looks.

Undiscovered Muas
This is not an account of a certain person, but an account that features different makeup artist and makeup enthusiasts. Through it one can find truly talented people to follow and the account itself it's also very inspirational.

The last account I'm going to mention belongs to Serbian blogger Ilona. For her I have the same impression as for Linda - everything she puts on herself looks perfect on her, and her makeup skills are also perfection. I found her blog through Facebook and since then I'm always looking forward to see what she will create next. One of my favourite looks she did is a teal look created with Sleek Ultra Matte V2 palette (click).

Do you follow any of the ladies (accounts) I mentioned in this post? Which makeup accounts that you adore would you recommend me to follow on Instagram? If you like this post you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

20. november 2015

My Holy Grail Volume Mascara(s)

It’s one of those weeks when I’m trying to put the words together, but I just can’t finish the post. Luckily I have prepared few reviews in advance and I hope this will help me to get back on track, because my blogging notebook is full of blog post ideas for few months. Today I’ll talk about the mascara that stole my heart immediately I tried it and that soon became my holy grail mascara. I’m talking about Essence Lash Princess mascara. It’s one of the most volumizing mascaras I’ve tried, and not just that, it’s also so cheap that you won’t regret throwing it away every three months and buying a new one. 

There are two versions of Lash Princess mascaras – the peachy Volume mascara that was released first and green False Lash Effect mascara. As soon as green one came out I had to get it to compare it with peachy one. Many bloggers have compared both mascaras and you wouldn’t believe how different these work for different bloggers, so I decided to compare them on my blog as well to tell you how both work for me.

Both mascaras have cute black packaging with different coloured writing and both contain 12 ml. Peachy mascara has a very interesting curved wand, which is quite big. At the beginning I had big problems with application because I wasn’t use to it, but later I got use to it and now it became one of my favourite brushes. On the other hand green mascara has a long plastic wand with shorter bristles. It’s very easy to maintain and with it you can reach all eyelashes, even those little ones in inner corner.

The formula of both mascaras is very similar or I could even say the same. Both are true black mascaras and at the beginning they are quite wet and the access of the mascara must be wiped off, otherwise they can stick your lashes together and give you a clumpy look (quick tip: use a dry wand of an old mascara or a brow brush and brush through lashes to separate them and get rid of the access mascara). After some time both mascaras get drier. Both mascaras give a huge volume to the lashes and they also make them longer. What they don’t do that well is holding a curl. If you’re going to curl your lashes with curler before applying these it won’t really work, because lashes will drop quite fast, probably because of their wetter and heavier formula. They don’t cause panda eyes, but they crumble a bit, so few black dots end on the cheeks (I noticed that green one crumbles a bit more than peachy one). Although these are not waterproof, they’re not the easiest mascaras to remove, but two-phased removers make wonders. If you don’t have any, micellar solution will work as well, but it’ll take a bit more time to completely remove them.  

I applied Volume mascara (peachy one) on my right eye and False Lashes Effect mascara (green one) on my left eye. When I compare them side by side I don’t see any difference between them. They are both great volume mascaras and none holds lashes curled very well. 

Although lately I’m more often using waterproof mascaras than any others Essence Lash Princess mascara (it doesn’t matter which version) is still my holy grail volume mascara. It gives an amazing volume to my lashes, it prolongs them and it’s also very cheap (3,59 €). I would recommend it to anyone who’s searching good but not expensive volume mascara, but if you want something that will hold your lashes curled, this mascara isn’t for you. 

Have you tried Essence Lash Princess mascaras? Do you find them the same as well? Which is your favourite volume mascara? If you like this post you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

15. november 2015

FOTD: Fall Fairy

If this look reminds you on my previous one that I did for a collaboration with Adjusting Beauty and Chunky Cheeks, you're right. It was a second version I tried for that collaboration, I was mainly using the same products, but it came out much more fall alike, and even my boyfriend said that it looks more like Fall Fairy. But I couldn't not to show you this makeup look, because I really like how it turned out. 

I started with filling my eyebrows with red eyeshadow. Then I took golden eyeshadow and I applied it on inner half of the lid and on other half I applied plumy eyeshadow. In crease I applied darker purple shade and blended it on brow bone. Above the inner corner I applied red eyeshadow with a pointer brush, so that the shade looked more intensive. The same red eyeshadow I used on my lower lash line. In inner corner I also used golden eyeshadow, while I used matte white shade as a highlighter under my eyebrow. Then I applied eyeliner on upper lid, black pencil on waterline and golden eyeliner under the flick of my eyeliner. Then I took some golden studs and I glued one in inner corner and three on outer part under lower lash line. For the end I applied mascara and false lashes. 

I contoured hollows of my cheeks, temples and the top of my forehead with Sleek Pomegranate, which is a plumy shimmery blush. In the middle of my forehead and on my cheeks I applied Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger highlighter, which is a golden metallic highlighter and which gave my look that gorgeous glow. I also used it on my nose. On both sides of my temples I first draw few dots with golden creamy eyeshadow and then I glued three leaf studs on each side. For the lips I used purple lipstick and in the middle I applied golden eyeshadow. In my hair I pinned few leaves and the look was done. 

Products I used:
- Essence Even Skin Tone 010 Even Vanilla
- MeMeMe Flawless concealer Porcelain
- Bourjois Silk Edition 51 Porcelain powder
- Sleek Pomegranate
- Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger highlighter
Imagic Professional Cosmetics palette 12 Flash Color Case
- Essence Vintage District studs
- leaves studs from Tedi

- NYX High Definition eyeshadow base
- Deborah Milano Smokey Eye Nude Rose palette
- Sleek Sunset palette
- Sleek Vintage Romance palette
- Oriflame The One Stylo eyeliner
- S-he Stylezone Dip eyeliner waterproof Black
- Essence Liquid Ink High Gloss eyeliner
- Sleek Glitter eyeliner Hollywood
- Toyoko longlasting eyeliner 508
- Essence I Love Extreme waterproof mascara
- Lady Queen false lashes

- Essence Let's the Berry-tales Begin
Imagic Professional Cosmetics palette 12 Flash Color Case

What do you think about my look? If you like it, you're welcome to share it on your social media with your followers and readers! Thank you for reading!

11. november 2015

FOTD: The Three Wine Fairies (Collaboration with Adjusting Beauty and Chunky Cheeks)

Hi, ladies. Today I have a very exciting post for you. It's a collaboration makeup looks with two amazing and talented ladies Petra from Adjusting Beauty and Vesna from Chunky Cheeks. Today is Martinovo (St. Martin's Day) in Slovenia, which is a holiday when the grape juice is turning into a wine, and I thought we ladies could do a makeup on this theme. To me this was definitely one of most interesting collaborations, because it's interesting to see how much our makeup ideas can be different, although the theme is the same. Both ladies did an amazing job and you have to quickly click on their blogs and follow them, because you will love their creativity as I already do. 

My inspiration were red and white wine, so I was using plumy and golden shades. In my head this look looked a bit different, but during the process I couldn't figure it out what is still missing (I was thinking about red or purple glitter, which I didn't had). Well today I was trying to create something different on the same theme, and I discovered that what I could add to this look is some golden glitter on both sides of my temples and cheeks. I think golden glitter would make the look more interesting, but instead I added a red necklace on my head to spice up the look. I think I followed this year's trend and we can say that my look is a perfect marsala look, don't you agree? :)

I started with priming my eyelids with eyeshadow base and then I applied matte brown eyeshadow in crease. All over the lid I applied shimmery brown creamy eyeliner as a base for my eyeshadow. On inner and outer third of the lid I applied red eyeshadow, while in the middle I used golden shimmery shade, and they I blended harsh lines between both eyeshadows. In crease I applied bright plumy shade and I made a flick in outer part of my eye. Then I took a blending brush and I blended harsh line on brow bone. Under my eye I used the same eyeshadows as on upper lid in the same way as before - on inner third and outer third of lower lash line I applied red eyeshadow and in the middle golden one. Then I took darker purple shade and applied it in crease over plumy shade to deepen the look. In inner corner of my eye and under my eyebrow I used champagne shimmery shade to highlight both areas. Then I applied eyeliner and black pencil on waterline. I added few golden dots above my inner corner and under the eyeshadow on lower lash line. In the end I just applied mascara and false lashes and the look was done. 

For contouring I used Sleek plumy shimmery blush in the shade Pomegranate. I contoured hollows of my cheeks and my temples. In the middle of my forehead I applied golden metallic highlighter to give the look more glow. On cheeks I didn't use any blush, but I applied golden highlighter on them. For the lips I used purple lipstick (Essence Let's the Berry-tales Begin) and in the middle I applied golden shimmery eyeshadow, so that the lips were a perfect match for eyes.

Products I used:
- Essence Even Skin Tone 010 Even Vanilla
- MeMeMe Flawless concealer Porcelain
- Bourjois Silk Edition 51 Porcelain powder
- Sleek Pomegranate
- Essence Metal Glam Gold Digger highlighter

- NYX High Definition eyeshadow base
- Essence Mother Earth is Watching You
- Deborah Milano Smokey Eye Nude Rose palette
- Sleek Storm palette
- Sleek Sunset palette
- Sleek Vintage Romance palette
- Oriflame The One Stylo eyeliner
- S-he Stylezone Dip eyeliner waterproof Black
- Sleek Glitter eyeliner Hollywood
- Toyoko longlasting eyeliner 508
- Essence I Love Extreme waterproof mascara
- Lady Queen false lashes
- Essence How to Make Brows Wow palette (Love Brunettes)

- Essence Let's the Berry-tales Begin
- golden shimmery eyeshadow from Sleek Sunset palette

What do you think about my look? Do you celebrate St. Martin's Day? Definitely don't forget to check Petra's and Vesna's look as well and if you like our collaboration, you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

10. november 2015

Essence Merry Berry TE Collection

Essence Merry Berry collection was definitely one of the most expected Essence collections of this year. I personally have special bond to Essence Christmas collections, because I always get something from them, even if other collections during the year don’t convince me. This year they draw my attention with lipsticks. Purple lips are lately an obsession of mine and I had to try these from Essence TE. This collection hit Müller stores right when I had the busiest week and I would totally miss it, if Petra from Adjusting Beauty wouldn’t get it for me, so I want to thank to her for picking up all products I wanted for me, she is definitely one of the kindest and nicest persons I know. 

Essence Merry Berry Highlighter 01 I Love My Golden Pumps
Ever since Essence released Metallic Glam Gold Digger highlighter, bloggers were eager to see new golden highlighter in one of their TE’s, and finally they released something similar. The packaging is nothing special; it’s a typical Essence powder/highlighter plastic transparent packaging that contains 9 g of product. The design of the highlighter are 3D starts in different sizes, which are on one side very simple, but on the other so cute and they remind me more on the night than Christmas, but yeah, I like them a lot. The texture of highlighter is very soft and silky, and the colour payoff is amazing. If I compare it to Gold Digger is not as brownish golden shade, because it’s much brighter. It’s actually more of a champagne golden shade. The golden shimmer in it gives a gorgeous glow to the cheeks and on me it lasted for a whole day with minimal fading away. It can be also used as highlighter under eyebrows or in inner corner of the eye. The price is 3,59 €.

Essence Merry Berry Nail Polishes
Essence rarely surprises with interesting nail polish shape and I’m really glad that this time they released something different. Five nail polishes from this collection have a round bottle with a round golden cap that makes them look so pretty (Catrice already had similar shape, just that the cap was smaller). The cap itself is very easy to hold and it doesn’t make the application harder. Polishes have round brush which isn’t my favourite, but the application of a polish is easy with it, probably also because of a formula that’s not too runny or too thick. All three shades I own (Purple with Purpose, The Masked Ball, Pink&Perfect) have nice, pigmented formula. Each polish contains 8 ml and it costs 1,49 €

01 The Masked Ball is a deep purple creamy shade that looks almost black under the certain light. I used two coats for the swatch.

02 Purple with Purpose is a violet shade with pink shimmer. Although I think this is a pretty shade, it’s not one of those shades that would steal my heart immediately. I used two coats for the swatches. 

03 Pink&Perfect is a fuchsia shade with creamy formula and it’s a match for Pink&Perfect lipstick, although they don’t look the same once applied on nails and lips. I have a feeling that beside golden top coat this is one of the most popular shades from Christmas collection. I used two coats for the swatches.

Essence Merry Berry Lipsticks
This year I’m in a purple lipstick mood, so I had to get two lipsticks from Essence Merry Berry collection. I decided for Let’s the Berry-tales Begin and Pink&Perfect. I didn’t want the third one (Red Rocks), because it looked too red on promo photos, although if you’ll check Mateja’sswatches you’ll see that this is a nice magenta shade. The packaging is a typical Essence lipstick packaging, and each is in the shade of the lipstick. One lipstick contains 3,8 g and the price is 2,49 €.

01 Let’s the Berry-tales Begin is a nice deep purple shade, while 02 Pink&Perfect is a beautiful fuchsia shade. Both have amazing lightweight creamy formula that doesn’t dry the lips. Since both are bolder shades, a bit of carefulness is needed by application, but it’s not problematic. What I noticed by Let’s the Berry-tales Begin is that despite its nice creamy formula it can emphasize the dry parts of the lips. I was a bit surprised, because that doesn’t happen with Pink&Perfect. The colour payoff is okay, although it’s not as amazing as by other Essence lipsticks from trend edition collections, because I have to layer them to achieve higher intensity, especially if I start applying them with a lipstick brush. They look shiny on lips, which is a bit disappointing to me, because I admit, I wanted them to be matte or semi-matte, as is usual for Essence. On my lips they don’t last really long, but I noticed that both stain the lips. The stain is even, but it also disappears quite fast. 

I compared them with a bunch of lipsticks from my collection, for which I assumed that they look similar, but I didn’t find any dupe, which is great. All purple lipsticks I own have more red or more pink undertone in them as Let’s the Berry-tales begin, and the same goes for fuchsia shades I compared with Pink&Perfect. 

Essence Merry Berry Hair Fragrance
The last thing I got is hair fragrance. I wanted it, because it contains golden glitter, which is visible in the bottle and it was visible on my skin when I swatched it as well, but unfortunately it’s not visible on hair. The scent itself is amazing. It’s a strong sweet scent that’s just up my alley. I would describe it to you if I wouldn’t suck at describing scents. On the packaging is says that it matches the scent of Essence eau de toilette like The Party of My Life.
It’s supposed to be used on dry hair to give them a gorgeous scent and a caring effect, but the latest doesn’t really appeal to it. It actually reminds me a lot on hair spray, because it feels a bit sticky while it’s drying, but it’s less heavy and it doesn’t hold the hair on place. Once it dries you actually don’t feel it on hair anymore, but the scent stays for quite some time. 100 ml cost 3,79 €

Did you get anything from Essence Merry Berry collection? If you like this post and collection you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

08. november 2015

NOTD: Owl Nail Art

Ever since I got Essence polishes from Merry Berry collection I wanted to do a nail art with them, but since it's kind of too soon for Christmas manicures I went with something inspired by fall. It's nothing new, I already made owl nail art before, but I kind of felt like I want to recreate my old manicure from two years ago. I also have a tutorial for it, so if you haven't saw it yet check out this post.
The thing is, my "blogging brains" are completely in Christmas spirit already, planning many blogposts for December, because I'm considering doing Blogmas again this year, although I'm not sure I'll manage to blog every day, and in this inspirational mood my brains don't register fall and fall inspired posts anymore. I did planned few fall posts and maybe I will do them, but I won't promise anything. 

I started with Essence Wild White Ways on middle and ring finger and Essence Pink&Perfect on other nails. Then I used Essence Pink&Perfect to draw owl, Essence The Masket Ball for semicircle, Essence Wild White Ways and Essence Black is Back for eyes and Oriflame Sundance for beak and dots. On other nails I made dots with Essence Purple with Purpose. Nothing too complicated, but it looks very lovely. 

What do you think about my manicure? If you like it you can share it with your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!

07. november 2015

Top 10 Affordable Brushes

Yesterday when I was staring at a whole pile of brushes that needed to be washed, I got the idea that I could talk about brushes today. Most of the brushes I own are available by us, either in drugstores or online. At the beginning I thought I could talk about my top 5 drugstore brushes, but then the number started increasing with new and new brushes I needed to mention, so in the end I decided to pick up 10 brushes that make my makeup routine easier. So today I want to show you my top 10 affordable (mostly drugstore) brushes without which my makeup wouldn’t look as it does.

EcoTools blush brush
EcoTools blush brush is definitely in my top five favourite brushes. I own quite few blush brushes, but I love none like this one. It’s dense, but so soft and it blends out perfectly every single blush. Its form is interesting – bristles on the side are shorter than in the middle, but maybe that’s her secret of a perfect brush that makes me love it so much. I have it for quite some time now, maybe even for two year, but it still looks like new. It didn’t lose the shape although it was washes countless times, and since the first washing it didn’t lose any bristle. It’s definitely the best blush brush and I would recommend it to anyone. In the past EcoTools was available at drugstore Tuš, but by us in Beltinci I haven’t notice this brand for a while now. It’s also available in Špar, while online you can get it on Ličila.si (Slovenia) or on iHerb (international). I paid around 8 € for it.

Body&soul blush brush
Body&Soul is a Müller’s brand with few elementary brushes for a low price. I think that for someone who’s just starting with makeup and has limited budget, these are a good option. The reason I love their blush brush is not in its primary purpose, that is applying a blush, but because this is the best brush for contouring I had. It’s small, so it covers the hollows of my cheeks perfectly, it’s dense, soft and it blends the bronzer perfectly and nicely without harsh lines to be visible. The price is around 3 €, so it’s really affordable. I actually have two of these brushes, because I also find it great for applying highlighter on the top of the cheeks.

Body&soul concealer brush
Usually cheaper flat concealer brushes can be itchy, but not Body&Soul’s brush. It’s soft and the application of concealer is a piece of cake with it. Maybe the only thing it doesn’t do well is blending the concealer into the skin, because it takes a bit longer to blend it nicely, but for that purpose I usually use Zoeva’s concealer brush. I mostly use this one to apply concealer under my eyebrows after I finish filling them in to achieve cleaner look. I don’t remember the exact price of this brush, but it’s very inexpensive. When these are getting older they start to loose on a shape, which is not surprisingly, judging by low price. 

Zoeva 102 Silk Finish
I raved about this brush a lot before. I normally wouldn’t put Zoeva brushes among drugstore brushes, because they have a bit higher price as others I'm mentioning, but since they are available online by us and their quality is amazing, I had to mention them again. Silk Finish brush is the best brush for applying foundation, because it blends the foundation perfectly into the skin without brush strokes being noticeable. Its price is around 16 € and you can get Zoeva on Mojadrogerija.

Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer
I’m using Zoeva concealer brush under my eyes for applying and blending concealer, and sometimes to apply concealer on my blemishes if I have any. Its dense round shape enables very nice and easy blending. I definitely need more of these. I also wanted to mention that sometimes denser brushes are harder to wash, because after few usages they soak in a lot of product, but that’s not the problem with Zoeva, because excess product goes easy out of both brushes. The concealer brush costs around 12 € on Moja drogerija.

Real Technique Setting Brush
Despite being so popular I think Real Technique brushes don’t reach the quality of Zoeva brushes. But they do have nice brushes and setting brush is my favourite. I love it because of its small size, which enables me to apply the powder on my whole under eye area to set my concealer. With bigger brushes that’s not possible. It really picks up the powder nicely and applies it evenly. Beside that is also appropriate for applying highlighter on the top of the cheeks, but I mainly use it to apply powder under my eyes. It’s available on Ličila.si, Mojadrogerija and Destination Pretty for around 11 €.

EcoTools eyeliner brush
I think this was one of my first EcoTools brushes. I have it for years now and it’s still great as at the beginning. It’s angled brush with nice bristles that are soft, but dense enough to apply eyeshadow perfectly. I mostly use it for filling my eyebrows, because it’s the only angled brush that enables me to do my eyebrows as I want. I got it in Spar, but I don’t remember the exact price anymore. It was around 4 € or even less.

Ebelin blending brush
I get compliments for my eye makeup looks so many times, especially for my blending skills (your words, not mine). Do I use expensive brushes to achieve that? Not at all. My main helper is Ebelin blending brush that costs around 2 €. Although this brush isn’t available in Slovenia (but you can get it in DM in Austria), I had to include it, because there is no possibility I’d do my makeup without this brush. It’s soft, fluffy and it blends eyeshadow like it’s nobody’s business. I often wonder why DM doesn’t bring a whole Ebelin collection in Slovenia, not just selected pieces. We need this brush here.

UBU blending brush
This is another brush that’s in my collection for ages. It’s actually quite a big brush for eyeshadow application on lids, but I got so use to it that I use it for different purposes. Its bristles are quite soft, and in the middle longer as on both sides. I use it to apply neutral eyeshadow all over my lid to set the eyeshadow base, to apply eyeshadow in crease, to blend two different eyeshadows together, sometimes to apply highlighting shade under my eyebrows ... It’s really multipurpose brush and I got it in Tuš drugstore for around 3 €, I think.

Elite eyeshadow brush
This is my favourite brush for applying eyeshadow on lids. It’s smaller flat brush with longer dense bristles that enable easy and precise application. It can reach the inner part of the lid nicely as well and the application under the eyes isn’t a problem with it. I got it in DM for around 4 or 5 €. 

Excuse my green looking Ebelin brush, but ever since I did Poison Ivy look I can't wash the green out of it. But with every wash it looks better, less green, so few more washes and I hope it'll look like new. :)

Which are your favourite affordable brushes? If you like this post, it would mean a lot if you wouls share it among your readers and followers on social media. Thank you for reading!