What's New in My Makeup Bag (January 2016)

I decided that instead of a boring New In title my posts will get more interesting What's New in My Makeup Bag title. I can't remember if I got inspired to this title by any of the bloggers (if I did please let me know and I'll give you a credit) or it was just a current inspiration. It took me so long to write this post. Simply because for the past two days I had such a strong headache that I wasn't able to think properly. But here I am finally with the post a lot of you a lot of you is always happy to read.


New Catrice products are already available by us and I got four products from my wish list, while the fifth one (contouring palette) was sold out. So far I only tried HD Multi-talent Powder and Makeup in shade Light Beige, which I only use for mattifying my skin and I have to say the first impression was quite good. It looks natural, non-cakey and even after few hours the skin isn't shiny. But I'll tell you more after a longer period of testing. I still have to apply it with a sponge to see how it'll work that way. I also tried Prime and Fine Brightening eyeshadow base, but so far I didn't notice any difference comparing to an older version of Prime and Fine base (except that new one is white). I'll have to test them side by side with few different colours and finishes to see if there is any difference or not. Two products that still have to be tested are Prime and Shine Anti-Shine Blur Stick and Blush Artist Shading Palette in shade 02 Corall I Need.


I also got few new Essence products. I bought mascara Forbidden Volume Rebel, but was so disappointed. This mascara does lengthens the lashes a bit and it curves them, but it gives them only a natural look with minimal volume. Even Essence waterproof mascaras give better volume. I really expected more here. The second product is Shape Your Face contouring palette. My mind about this product is still not completely made up. I have a feeling like this is a not a very good replika of Sleek's Face Form kit. The bronzer is okay, nicely pigmented, although it has slightly more orange undertone as Sleek's bronzer, the highlighter is fine, but not my favourite, while blush is the one that bothers me the most. It's a peachy shade, which I would normally love till death, but while it swatches nicely with fingers I feel like when I apply it with a brush I mostly apply chunky glitters on my face and it needs few layers before the colour becomes visible. The last product I got is a lipstick in Velvet Matt. It's a nice dark purple shade, but I'll probably wait till the whole assortment will be available here and then I'll swatch all lipsticks (I still plan to get few) in one post.


Last Saturday us bloggers from Pomurje had our own little event and we were blessed with so many goodies to try. Avon gave us Senses Mood Therapy Indulgent shower gel, Skin So Soft Golden Bliss hand and body souffle and Perfectly Matte lipstick in shade Adoring Love. I'm really loving souffle, it has such a nice texture, and what I appreciate the most is the scent. I'm currently in a state in which I can't stand strong scents, and soft creamy scents smell divine to me. Of course, I'm the most excited to try the lipstick because I'm reading so many positive reviews about matte range. Not to mention that all the other Avon lipsticks I've tried are amazing.


From Oriflame, we got Giordani Gold foundation in shade Light Ivory, The One Illuskin face primer, which gives such an interesting glow to the skin, The One care lip balm Nude and The One eyeshadow stick Sahara Bronze.


From Herbio, we got shower gel Cotton Seed and Regenerating Cream. I have to mention that their packaging looks so gorgeous - simple, but beautiful. Dvorec Trebnik gave us two products from their DT line, which doesn't stop to amaze me. We got shower gel Rosemary and Shea Butter cream, which is praised by many people. And there's one new lipstick in my collection. This one I got from Ličila.si and it's from Sleek (shade Intense Berry).


In January, I also received new Bourjois City Radiance foundation in shade Ivory Rose. I think this foundation will make very happy the people with pink undertone because on me it looks noticeable pink (I have yellow undertone, btw) and it's a bit too dark. I have no idea what Bourjois is thinking lately because this one and Air Mat's lightest shade are quite dark for pale people (at least too dark for me. I like older Bourjois foundations better, the lightest shade of Healthy Mix foundation or serum is usually a good match for me in winter). But I have to say City Radiance has a very lovely formula that works good for me, so I'm sad that the shade is not the best match for me. I will do a comparison of City Radiance and Air Mat foundations, and I think I'll also include Healthy Mix foundation. Let me know what you think.
The second product I got is Radiance Reveal concealer in Ivory. This one is lovely, with nice coverage and it really brightens up my under eye area, while it can cling to fine lines.


I was asked to test multipurpose cream Egyptian Magic. It's made from 100 % natural ingredients and it can be used for different purposes (as face cream, to nourish the skin on body and hands, as a lip balm ...). It has a waxy texture that melts when it comes in touch with the skin and I was surprised how fast it sinks into the skin. I tried it on my face as a face cream, I used it to moisture my hands, I used it on my body instead of a body lotion and so far I'm really liking this cream. It makes skin soft and nourished.


At the beginning of the month, Click2Chic surprised me with a package of 5 Models Own polishes (Chrome Pearl, Chrome Turquoise, Crystal Pink, Everday Grey ad Turquoise Sea). Readers that follow me for a longer time know that I'm a fan of Models Own polishes, so this package really made my day. I already swatched all polishes, I just need to edit photos and I'll probably write a review once next week.


From my dear Tara (The Beauty of Nail Polish) I received this gorgeous Dance Legend Anna Gorelova Datura polish. It's a holographic polish with multichrome flakies which make it very special.


The month I thought it'll be rather poor with new products turned out to be a month, full of new goodies to try. I'll try to test all the products as soon as possible to tell you what I think about them, but I don't promise anything because you know how life is - sometimes things just come in a way. Of course, if you're interested in any of the products I mentioned let me know and I'll try to review it as quickly as possible. On the top of my list are Essence and Catrice products, following by Bourjois products. 

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What did you get in January? Which is your favourite part of my haul? Thank you for reading!

11 komentarjev

  1. Jaz se kar veselim novih essence izdelkov, kokr mam v spominu mi je bilo vec zanimivih kot od catrice.a ze ves ce so ze vsa na stojalih? Pa tale holographic lak mi je zelo vsec, ampak na tvojih nohtih tako vse lepo izgleda(vedno tako lepo urejeni in lepe oblike:)

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    1. Letos so Essence stvari res veliko bolj zanimive kot Catrice. Čeprav sama po tem prvem vtisu več nimam pojma, kaj naj pričakujem, upam, da bo večina stvari ok. Essence stvari pa še niso pri nas, samo predogled, nekje sredi februarja naj bi prišle, vsaj tako piše na uradni strani.
      Hvala. :)

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  2. Zdaj moram ta souffle sprobat, ker si ga tako dobro opisala. Poskušam ne uporabljat izdelkov, ki jih imam še veliko na zalogi, ker potem nobenega ne porabim do konca :). Herbio gel za tuširanje je zdaj moja nova ljubezen. Vonj mi je zelo všeč pa še tako nežen je za mojo suho občutljivo zimsko kožo :). Aja in primer od Oriflema - zelo zanimiv.
    Od Catrice izdelki me nekako ne zanimajo, samo korektor sem si vzela svetlejši. Bolj čakam nove Essence stvari. Danes sem bila v trgovini pa še nič :/.
    Bourjois me je popolnoma razočaral..kot da gre na pot L'Oreala z oranžnimi in pretemnimi odtenki podlag. Katastrofa.
    Kako lep lak - Dance Legend <3

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    1. Meni je ful všeč. Saj jaz sem ista, raje ne govorim, koliko vsega je pri meni na zalogi, ampak tale me je zamikal. :)
      Essence stvari naj bi prišle nekje sredi februarja, tako da mogoče drugi teden že bo kaj. :)
      Joj, nimam pojma, kaj se z Bourjois dogaja, najsvetlejši odtenki so čisto pretemni. :( Air Mat pa na meni tudi oksidira, kar me je čisto presenetilo, ker mi po navadi njihove podlage res ustrezajo.
      Hvala. :)

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  3. Catrice ima že nove stvari? Nisem bila že miljon let v Müllerju. Sicer pa me nekako sploh ne vleče it gledat, ker ves čas preverjam swatche za Catrice in Essence na Instagramu in me je nekako vse kar razočaralo. Mogoče mi je kakšna stvar, dve zanimiva, ampak nič da bi se mi mudilo it iskat.

    Za City Radiance me pa zelo zanima objava in primerjave. Nate se lahko zanesem da boš naredila before/after in swatche na koži. So me pa odtenki zelo razočarali. Kot da so se po uspehu Healthy Mix-a enostavno nehali trudit. Pa so bili eni izmed redkih z zelo svetlimi odtenki. Ah...

    Se ti že v naprej opravičujem ker sem grammar nazi, ampak sem že večkrat opazila, da napišeš prolongs the lashes - prolongs se uporablja v referenci s časom. Lengthens je bolj prav in pa adds length. Sorry, I'm awful, I know *hides*

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    1. Ja, nekje konec januarja so že prišle. :) Te pa čisto razumem. Jaz sem si sicer ene par stvari z WL kupila (mika me le še paleta za konturiranje), ampak pred stojalom me kaj drugega niti ni preveč privlačilo.

      Veš, da bodo fotke na obrazu in swatchi. :) Saj to je itak glavno, ker se mi zdi, da na obrazu nekatere podlage čisto drugače izpadejo. Se pa strinjam, sploh ne vem, kaj počnejo s temi odtenki, čisto pretemni. :)

      Dragi moj grammar nazi, nič hudega, ti mi kar napiši, če se kaj zmotim. Ker sem itak awful, kar se angleščine tiče in napišem, kar mi prvo pade na pamet. Da niti raje ne omenjam sedaj, da sem brez Worda, kjer sem prej vsaj preverjala določene napake, in pišem direkt v Blogger, kar pomeni, da verjetno delam spet grozne napake.:)

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  4. Prime and Shine Anti-Shine Blur Stick me ful zanima kako se obnese. Drugače sem pa mislila, da si bom več teh novosti od Catrice kupila, pa me nekako v živo niso pritegnile. Nikjer pa še nisem videla paleto za konturing Allround, to sem si nekako najbolj želela sprobat.

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    1. Bom poročala, se mi zdi, da bo zanimalo kar nekaj ljudi. :) Letos Catrice novosti niso nič kaj posebnega, pa so vsako leto naredili kak bum. Paleta za konturiranje pa tudi mene še mika, potem pa se bom verjetno bolj osredotočila na Essence izdelke.

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  5. Catrice Prime and Shine stick sem kupila tudi sama in sem pozitivno presenečena, pri Catrice me bistvu zanima samo še puder, ampak čakam na tvojo oceno :) Essence countor paletki pa me v živo nista prepričali... +Models Own laki izgledajo čudovito :D

    Sem videla, da sta se z Matejo pogovarjali za slovnico. Jaz za to uporabljam Grammarly, ki ga lahko priključiš v brskalnik in ti avtomatsko podčrta narobe napisano besedo in nasploh ti popravi kakšne stvari :)

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    1. O pudru ti lahko povem, da je prvi vtis dober. Lepo zmatira in je obstojen, pa tudi z mokro gobico se lepo nanaša, edino ne zdi se mi ful nekaj prekriven, tako da rabim več slojev, ampak na koncu izgleda prav fajn. Bom skušala ujeti efekt čez tekočo podlago in potem še efekt z mokro gobico na fotke, upam, da mi bo uspelo.

      Za Grammarly pa ti najlepša hvala, you saved my life. <3

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