Monday, September 22, 2014

Drugstore Make Up Haul - Catrice, Essence, Bourjois and L'oreal.

 Fall season is here and I'm back doing haul posts again, actually I haven't done a haul post in a while, I think my last one was in July. I've bought a few drugstore goodies last week, some of them are from Catrice and it's the first time I'm trying anything from this brand, so I wanted to share them with you. I always love a good drugstore haul post, don't you? Let's see what I got!
Catrice Prime and Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine Base
If you're reading my blog for a long time you'd propably already know that I rarely use face primers, and that's because they never do anything for the longevity of my face makeup neither they do anything for my oily areas, but this one was  really cheap and it's a Catrice best seller so I said why not? So far I've only used it once so I don't have a full opinion on it yet, but there's one thing that I'm sure of, this one isn't a pore filling primer, it doesn't have that silicone feeling, which to be honest I prefer! I'll have to put it to the test a few more times to see if it helps at all with my oiliness.

Catice Multi Colour Blush in080 Peach Frappucino
I never buy multi colored blushes, but I was really curious to see how all these colors would combine into one blush shade, peach and muted pinks-such an intresting combination. When I swatched it on my hand it looked like a warm pink, but on my face it transforms into a warm peach shade with just a hint of pink, for me this is the perfect fall peach shade.

Catrice Absolut Eye Colour in 630 Fancy A Coppa Tea?
From all the eyeshadows they had in the Catrice display this was the only color that caught my eye, and it has such a catchy name, don't you think? It's a shimmery gold-champagne shade, on my hand it looks more gold than it looks on my lids and that's because my lids have a natural brown tint so it transforms to a beautiful -all over the lids- champagne shade.

Here are swatches of both, blush and eyeshadow:
Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Waterproof Mascara
I've been looking for this mascara for over a month now but the waterproof version was always sold out, I finally found one and I grabbed it right away! I haven't tried it yet, but I've read amazing reviews for both the waterproof and the non-waterproof version. I got the waterproof one because I'm sure it will hold a curl for hours, I only hope it won't be a completely nightmare to remove it.

Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
After trying the Essence Get Big Lashes Waterproof Mascara which I completely love, I was curious on trying more mascaras from Essence, and this one is one of their best selling mascaras. I've tried it a couple of times, I'm not a huge fan of the really huge plastic brush it has, because the first time I used it I poked my eye with it and it really hurt for a whole day. But I really like the results it gives to my lashes, it doesn't give much of a volume but it makes them super long and curled.

Essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base
I've been using the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer for years and years and before that the Urban Decay Primer Potion, so I don't have much of experience with drugstore eyeshadow primers but this one is very popular and I really liked the fact that is tinted that's why I bought it. I've been using it for quite a while now and it's not comparable to the high end eyeshadow primers, it doesn't hold my eyeshadows for more than 3 hours, but I do like the fact that it's tinted because it neutralizes the brown tint on my lids, I may try and use it on top of my Too Faced one just for the tint!
L'oreal Collection Exclusive By Leticia Color Riche Nail Polish
L'oreal released an exclusive collection with lipsticks and nail polishes in various shades of red, I'm a huge "red nail polish" lover especially when it's a fall season, and this one is the perfect dark "vampy" red shade! It's a combination between dark red and plum, isn't this just perfect? 
I really wanna buy more shades from this collection!

Essence Studio Nails XXL Nail Thickener
I was looking for a ridge filler for my nails, and  when I saw the name "XXL nail thickener" I thought that this base might do the same job, and in a way it does but the consistency of the product is different. It has a sheer off-white shade but it's very glossy and thick, like a gel nail polish. I really like this gel consistency for my toes, it creates a really good and thick base.

Essence Studio Nails pro White Rose
I'm still not sure if this is a base coat or an actual sheer nail polish, nevertheless it's amazing on its own and on top of the XXL Nail Thickener, it has a a very sheer pink tint that makes my nails look more fresh and polished. It's the best solution when I'm super lazy to do a full manicure, I just use this and I'm done!

So that's all the drugstore goodies I bought last week, I know they're not all new or seasonal products but they're new to me and I would love to know if you've tried any of these, and if you like them or not.


  1. Οι σκιές της Catrice μ'αρέσουν αρκετά, όσο για τη σειρά με τα κόκκινα από L'Oreal, σίγουρα θα πάρω κάποια! Πολύ ωραίες αγορές, με γεια!

    1. Ειδικα εσυ ειμαι σιγουρη οτι θα ξετρελαθεις και με τα κραγιον της collection!

  2. η βάση της Essence ειναι πάρα πολύ καλή για τις σκιές παρόλο που είναι οικονομική!
    με γεια σου! να τα χαρείς όλα!

  3. περιμενω τη γνωμη σου για τη μασκαρα της Bourjois..την μασκαρα της essence την πηρα και γω..δεν την εχω δοκιμασει ακομα αλλα ελπιζω να βγει καλη

    1. Φυσικα, οταν την ανοιξω και την δοκιμασω θα κανω review.

  4. Την μάσκαρα της Essence άρχισα να την χρησιμοποιώ πρόσφατα και δηλώνω ερωτευμένη! H βάση I love stage και μένα με απογοήτευσε (όπως και περίμενα), μου κρατάει τις σκιές σε αξιοπρεπή κατάσταση το πολύ για κανένα 5ωρο, την χρησιμοποιώ όμως πολλές φορές μαζί με κάποιο πολύ ανοιχτόχρωμο concealer που μόνο του μου γκριζάρει για την περιοχή κάτω από τα μάτια , οπότε δεν θα πάει χαμένη. Το ρουζ και τη βερνίκι της L'oreal έχουν υπέροχα χρώματα! Να τα χαρείς όλα :)

    1. Ειδα την photo σου στο fb με την μασκαρα και σου δινει πολυ εντονο αποτελεσμα, σ'εμενα που οι βλεφαριδες μου δεν ειναι κ τιποτα το ιδιαιτερο δινει μονο μηκος.

  5. Με γεια σου :)
    Ένα πράγμα δε καταλάβα, XXL nail thickener τι ακριβώς κάνει;;

    1. Δημιουργει μια παχια και γυαλιστερη βαση, σκεψου σαν gel, κανει τα νυχια να δειχνουν πιο σκληρα και γυαλιστερα, και ειναι πιο ευκολο να περασεις το βερνικι απο πανω.

  6. Τη μάσκαρα της Essence που έχει μεγάλο πλαστικό βουρτσάκι τότε πρέπει να τη δοκιμάσω οπωσδήποτε! Για τη βάση σκιάς έχω διαβάσει και καλές κριτικές και κακές, αν λες όμως ότι κρατάει για τόσο λίγο δεν υπάρχει περίπτωση να την πάρω, μια χαρά έχω βολεύτει με το e.l.f. mineral!