i finally got to digging into the lovely Essence makeup i got in the latest media pack i was sent. its such a stunning mix of all About Nudes colors for the season! im super happy that the Nudes and rose pinks are in season now because i always naturally go for them anyways so now its perfect for me!!
But now focusing on what i did with my make up this morning, and i must just say that the Catrice Matt mouse foundation and cover stick i used along with the Catrice prime and fine primer got me such a perfect coverage with a natural looking finish! i could go as far as saying i prefer them to the more expensive brands iv tried lately. it blended wonderfully and easy and it stayed in place for the day. its my most important step to my make up, getting my skin right! iv naturally got good skin and i like to keep it looking great and clean and these products worked wonders for me! and they are cheap items you can pick up from dischem. the matt mouse is R59, Primer R69, cover stick R55. really A bargain. i cant comment on the long term use and the effect on the skin as i havent had them for that long,but the makeup effect was great. The Cover stick in 010 Nude is like magic with covering my dark circles and cheek lines and the darkness in the corner of my eyes.
i had to go to a birthday party today so i went for a bit of color on my eyes. but i mixed it in with the lighter “03 creme brulee” Nude shadow i got from essence, mixing a spot of color on the lids with the nudes works great! a pink or a blue normally for me can be blended in with a nude shade with maybe some shimmer to it and thats exactly what i did today. this way my color shadows dont stand lonely for the season. and the spot of color every now and then really gets me good compliments especially if its a blue shade that matches my eyes.. This Catrice shadow single in 910 my Mermint matched my eyes perfect!!
on my lashes i used the Essence Lash Princess Mascara that has a nice long False lash effect, its a nice cheap Mascara if you are on a budget then go for it but i must say it is a bit thick in consistency, maybe this is what helps it get the false lash effect. it does give great length and definition to the lashes and they stay put. but if your not carefully it can get clumpy and thick if applied wrong. its got good deep black color to it as well. it sells for only R69 at dischem. and on my cheeks for a bit of color i used the new Essence Silky touch blush! its a soft pink blush that looks very natural on.
Did My lips in a glossy nude look thanx to the new lipstick and XXXL gloss from Essence! im just gonna say im not into lip gloss, its too sticky for me and reminds me of my young high school days but for photos it really does give lips a very plump shine look so thats nice, and of course if your into that kinda thing then they are nica. i used the gloss in shade “03 taste the sweets” and then the Long wear lipstick in a dark nude shade 03 come naturally. its a very nice nude lip shade and reminds me alot of a clinique one i have but the texture is not as nice as the clinique .
i think that just about covers todays look, it worked well for me and i had 3 people at the party complement me on the blue on my eyes hehe. here is a before and after makeup photo so u can see the difference , just dont laugh at my early morning before photo hahah. :) XX