Review: Neve Cosmetics Primavera Eyeshadow

Neve Cosmetics is an italian brand that produces mineral cosmetics. It was about a year ago that I’ve ordered a few goodies to try, especially mini sizes, and I have not regret it. You see, I am a fan of MADE IN ITALY.

Primavera Eyeshadow is a warm pink/coral with peachy undertones pigment. It can be applied using a wet or dry brush depending the result you want to achieve. In every way, it is easy to apply and blend. Primavera provides a silky smooth matte finish and it is build-able.
Up: applied with a dry brush 
Down: applied with a wet brush

I was surprised from the lasting; lasts long without creasing. I normally use a primer, but I have tested the eye shadow without using anything else and I was satisfied from the result.

If you read my blog, you probably know that I love products that can be used in different ways. Primavera is one of these. It can be used as eye shadow, blush and/or lipstick. Perfect product for your travel bag, don’t you think?

Ingredients:

Mica (C.I.77019), Titanium Dioxide (C.I. 77891), Zinc Oxide (C.I. 77947), Iron Oxides (C.I. 77491 – C.I. 77499 – C.I. 77492), Manganese Violet (C.I. 77742).

As for the packaging, nothing special. A transparent jar with black tap and the logo written in silver letters. Simple but practical.

The price is reasonable: 6.95€ for the full size(2gr) or 3.58€ for the mini size(0.7gr).
If you are not familiar with Neve Cosmetics, I suggest you to buy a few products in mini sizes. The last long enough and you can decide if you like them or not.

Oh! Did I mention that Neve Cosmetics products are 100% Cruelty-Free, Vegeterian and Vegan?

You can find all the Neve Cosmetics products at their official site HERE.

Have you ever tried Neve Cosmetics’ products? Would you like to? Do you use mineral make up often?

Erre Due Chopstick Eyeliner: Quick Review and Swatches.

Erre Due is a greek brand of makeup products. I haven’t tried many of its products, but I always have at least on of its nail polishes and a few of its eye pencils in my beauty case.

One of my favourite eye pencil is the Erre Due Chopstick Eyeliner. I got them a year ago and I don’t know if they still sell them or not.

I have two different shades: 02, a green emerald shade, and 08, a dark brown/dark chocolate shade. The packaging is pretty and unique. It looks like a chopstick! They are well made and they do not break easily.

They are very pigmented and it is easy to apply them in the waterline or even as an eyeliner without irritating the eyes area. Thanks to their creamy texture you can easily smudge them if you want to. As for the lasting? It’s amazing! They last all day long and they aren’t supposed to be long-wearing eye pencils!

I can’t remember the the price, but I think it’s about 5-6€, which is a reasonable price for their quality. I am not sure if you can find Erre Due’s products outside Greece. If so, let me know please! In any case you can visit their official site and/or their facebook page and find all the info you need.

Have you ever tried these pencils? What do you think? In general, have you tried Erre Due cosmetics?

Kisses beauties!
Korina

P.S. sorry for the bad photos, but the light was awful…

Lipsticks Review: Lancome Golden Hat Foundation and YSL Rouge Pur Couture

Hello girls!

Today I would like to talk you about two lipsticks that I am using lately. Both have intense colors and they are so luxurious… 

First of all, I wanna talk you about the mythical L’Absolu Rouge from the Golden Hat Foundation collection. Lancome has never disappointed me and I was very excited to try this lipstick!

Can you notice my fingertips?hehe

I have the 132 Caprice shade, a true red, intense and sensual. I think it’s the best lipstick for the holidays and for the looks of every femme fatale. That’s the first red lipstick I tried and I absolutely loved it.

The color is very pigmented and the texture is creamy and rich.I didn’t expect it, but this product moisturizes my lips and I feel comfortable wearing it. Girls, this lipstick is so pigmented that when I swatched it on my hand, then I took a hot shower and I still had a faint red mark wher I swatched the lipstick.
The lasting is amazing, especially for a bold hue like this. I also like its satiny finish. The scent isn’t something special. Just the classic lipstick scent.
It has a SPF12 and contains antioxidants and Vitamin E  that protect your delicate lips against UVA and UVB rays and environmental damage. That’s something that I really appreciate from my lipstick products.

So chic packaging, don’t you think?

I really like the packaging. As you can see from the photos, it is a sleek black case with the Golden Hat Foundation logo and Kate Winslet’s signature on it. I love the innovative magnet closure system so it stays on safe! Very practical when you have the lipstick in your purse or beauty case. I hate it when my lipsticks get opened in my bags!!!

The second lipstick I am going to review is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, the newest lipstick to the YSL family. The color I got is the 33 Rouge Narcisse, a dark plum/brownish shade.

 Photo with flash!(dirty case..again…hehe!)
Photo with no Flash

The pigmentation and the lasting are just amazing. You can control the coverage from medium to high. I tested it for the first time when I went for a coffee with Natalie (oh!and she liked the shade on me!yeaaah!) and after nearly 3 hours of talking it was still there. Of course it faded away a little bit but you could perfectly notice it. Then I had dinner and then I took my make up off and the cotton ball had lip color on it! What I want to say is that this lipstick resisted from eating, drinking and my blah blah blah fot at least 6 hours without retouching it!
The texture is creamy and rich and the finish is radiant and satin. The scent is nice: smells like berry, not heavy at all, it won’t bother the sensitive noses…

 The packaging and… the reflexion! xD

 On my lips. You can modulate the intensity!

Its formula contains natural extracts that provide a comfort moisture on lips. Plus, it comes with an SPF15.
It comes it an elegant and luxurious metal case in a bright polished gold color with the YSL accent at the base. Sometimes when I am out and in a hurry I use the case as a mirror…hehe! That packaging is just gorgeous! You want to show people that you got that baby, you want to hold it and use it all the time! ADORABLE!

 Lancome 132 Caprice – YSL 33Narcisse
(in sunlight-no flash)

I know that both of them are pricey, but I truly believe that worth every cent! Amazing products, great quality!


Have you ever tried these loves? If so, which shades do you have? Did you like them?
Let me know girls!

Have a great Sunday!

Korina

P.S:Tomorrow I will update the post with photos of swatches on my lips.

Disclaimer: A huge thank you to L’Oreàl Paris-Greece that sent me these two amazing products! I was sent them for possible review. That hasn’t affect my opinion. I only tell my sincere opinion about the products I use.