What's New in My Makeup Bag (February)

After three days I finally managed to finish this post. It usually takes me an hour to write New In posts, but lately I feel like I just can't concentrate when I start writing something. I hope this will change quickly, because I have a lot of products to review and my non-regular posting just postpones them. Last month I actually received more products than I bought, but I mostly accept products which interests me, or I just run out of a similar product and I need a new one, or for which I believe will work for me, although here and there I still find products that do not impress me.


Artistry sent me Hydra-V face masks, and I'm completely in love with them. One package contains 5 masks. Mask is a bit wetter that I'm used to, but it feels amazing on the skin and it really helps to moisturize the skin. 


Bocassy is presenting two new products on Slovenian market - Clean&Tone tonic and Clean&Tone micellar water. Both made a good first impression, although I'ma bigger fan of tonic than micellar water. Tonic works great for me, while micellar water isn't much better than cheaper versions. 


I finally got my hands on Catrice Allround Contouring palette. I have a love-hate relationship with it. On one hand I'm really disappointed because the pigmentation is not that good and I need to apply more layers to achieve the look I want. Bronzers have an orange undertone, although I can work with brighter one while darker is just too orange. Highlighter is pretty, but I wish it would be better pigmented. I have to dab it on my skin in few layers to achieve a nice shine. What I like are concealers. Both are bright and work on my skin. I especially like brighter one, because it brightens up the area under my eyes. 


Few months ago I stopped collaborating with Born Pretty store, but in February, I received a surprise package with two matte lip creams, a clear stamper, plate and a ring. It's a really friendly gesture from them, although I'm not really sure if I'll review any of these products. Maybe only lip creams, which I'll compare with other lip creams in my collection. 


Kozmetika Meze wasn't just kind enough to sponsor the giveaway on my Facebook, but they also offered me to try their products. I chose shampoo against dandruff, which has lately become my problem. I've never used dry shampoo before so I was wondering if I'm going to even like it, but I do. It's easier to use as I imagined and it also foams nicely (I really don't like if my shampoo doesn't foam because I have long hair and non-foaming shampoos are so hard to spread all over my hair). So far I like this shampoo. I'll let you know more about it in my review (in the past two months I've been trying many new hair products, so I'll probably do a collective review). 


Everybody is talking about konjac sponges. DM recently started to sell Ebelin konjac sponge, which costs less than 3 €, so I decided to give it a try. The first impression was good. Neža wrote a very good and informative post about konjac sponges and their usage, so I suggest you to read it on her blog Rose Touch Makeup (it's in Slovene). 
I also finally bought Balea cleansing oil, which is praised by many bloggers and I'm completely in love with it. It blew me away with the first usage. I decided to test it first with one of my creative looks - because I always use a huge amount of products, also waterproof products, studs, lash glue, which is hard to remove etc. I massaged it all over my face, I also used it on my eyes and then I washed everything with warm water. It removed my makeup completely. I had to reapply only on my eyes where I used waterproof mascara, but on the other hand, it removed waterproof eyeliner from my cheeks after the first attempt (I was removing my Spring Fairy look). My skin was soft and moisturized after the usage. I applied a bit of micellar water on a cotton pad and cleaned my skin with it to make sure to remove everything oil didn't, but on the pad there weren't any traces of the foundation after the usage. Amazing.
Oriflame always surprises me for holidays. This time I received Lace Love hand cream for Valentine's Day. It smells really nice. 


I got the chance to try two new L'Oreal products from Superstar collection. I already talked about Superstar Super Liner in Black in my monthly favourites. I like it, it really enables an easy application. On the other hand, I'm not as impressed by the mascara as other bloggers. They all talk about a lot for volume, but I really feel that this mascara gives just a normal, natural volume. If I want to apply a bit more than just one layer, it sticks my lashes together. I haven't worn it for few days now, but I decided to give it another chance before I'll write a review to see if I'll still think the same or it will convince me more. 


Slovenian company Mediforma sent me few products from their store. I chose Lierac oil cleanser and Lierac Makeup Remover for eyes and lashes myself, and they added few goodies for my hair - Phyto Express conditioner testers, Phyto Phytokeratine Extreme Exceptional Mask and Phyto Phytokeratine Extreme Exceptional Cream. So far I only tried oil cleanser and I have to say I find Balea's cleansing oil much better. I use both the same way - first I massage them all over my face and then remove them with warm water. Lierac's oil cleanser doesn't work very well with waterproof products - it didn't melt my waterproof mascara very well and it irritated my eyes, and it also didn't removed waterproof eyeliner from my face very well (I tested it first with cherry blossom look), so instead I used Balea's oil which removed mascara and eyeliner completely. I'm testing these two together because I want to do a comparion post in the future. 



What's new in your February makeup bag? Does any of these products I mentioned interests you more than others? Thank you for reading!