Essence: Shape your face contouring palette

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Tale paleta za konturing je izgledala privlačno v trgovini in ker me je Essence že parkrat pozitivno presenetil in nimam še take palete, sem se odločila, da jo bom poskusila. Na voljo sta v dveh različicah, jaz sem vzela 10 ready, set, peach!, ki je bolj topla različica.

This contouring palette looked really attractive in the store and because Essence did positively surprise me a couple of times and I don’t have a palette like this, I decided to try it out. You can get it in two versions and I took 10 ready, set, peach!, which is the warmer version.

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Paleta je v prozorni plastični embalaži, kot večina njihovih izdelkov. Nič posebnega, ampak opravi svoje delo. Najprej imamo mat bronzer, potem je na vrsti mat osvetljevalec in na koncu rdečilo, ki ima drobne bleščice. Najbolj me je zmotilo to, da v Mullerju niso imeli testerja, tako da barv nisem mogla preizkusiti tam, ampak sem jih komaj doma. Bronzer je zelo trd. Barva se s težavo prenese na prst, s čopičem gre malo lažje. Bronzer je malenkost bolj topel, kot bi bilo primerno za senčenje obraza, ampak meni to odgovarja. Z bronzerjem grem čez določeno mesto večkrat, saj ni zelo pigmentiran. Sam odtenek na meni izgleda dobro. V primeru, da ste začetnica in vas je strah, da ne bi preveč nanesle, potem je ta bronzer pravi za vas. 🙂

The palette is in a transparent plastic packaging, like the majority of their products. Nothing special, it does the job. First, we have a matte bronzer, then comes the matte highlighter and in the end, the blush with shimmer. What bothered me the most, was that Muller didn’t have any testers to swatch the colors, so I did that when I got home. The bronzer is very hard. It’s hard to pick up the color with the finger, it’s a bit easier with the brush. The bronzer is slightly warmer then it would be appropriate for contouring, but I like it. I go over one spot a few times with the bronzer, because it’s not that pigmented. The shade itself looks good on me. In case you are a beginner and you are afraid that you will apply too much, then this bronzer is the one for you. 🙂

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Naravna svetloba / Natural light

Osvetljevalec mi sploh ni všeč, ker je mat. Sama imam rada če ima osvetljevalec sijaj. Prav tako je bolj mehak kot bronzer a hkrati zelo pudrast. Sama sem ga uporabljala za fiksiranje korektorja pod očmi, ampak niti za to se ni obnesel. Sama barva je dovolj svetla, da lepo osvetli predel pod očmi, ampak ne glede na to, kateri korektor sem uporabila, v roku pol ure, je bil ta v majhnih gubicah. To se mi nikoli ne dogaja z MAC-ovim Pro Longwear korektorjem, ki je pri meni številka ena. Zdaj pa se je. Zato sem osvetljevalec tudi nehala uporabljati.

I don’t like the highlighter at all, because it’s matte. I myself like highlighters with a sheen. Also it’s a lot softer then the bronzer but at the same time very powdery. I used it to set my concealer under my eyes, but it didn’t work for that either. The color itself is light enough, so it lightens the under eye area, but no matter which concealer I used, within half an hour, it creased and set in my fine lines. This never happens with my MAC Pro Longwear concealer, which is my number one. This time it did. That’s also why I stopped using the highlighter.

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Naravna svetloba / Natural light

Rdečilo je v barvi breskve z drobnimi zlatimi bleščicami in čeprav mi je všeč in tudi sama tekstura je najboljša od vseh, pa ga skoraj nikoli ne uporabim, saj že po sami paleti redko posegam. Rdečilo se lepo nanaša, bleščice dajo lep zlat sijaj in niso preveč opazne na obazu, saj so res zelo drobne. Tudi pigmentirano je dovolj, da z enim nanosom dobimo pravo količino produkta na licih. Mogoče sem trenutno še preveč bleda za ta odtenek in bom več posegala po njemu poleti, ko bom malo bolj zagorela.

The blush is a peach color with gold shimmer and although I like it and the texture is the best of all, I rarely use it, because I don’t reach for the palette itself. The blush applies nicely, the shimmer gives a nice golden sheen and it’s not that visible on the face, because it’s really fine. One coat is enough to get the right amount of product on the cheeks, because the pigmentation is good. Maybe I’m currently too pale for this shade and I’ll use it more in the summer, when I get a tan.

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Naravna svetloba s flešem / Natural light with flash

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Light Box z bliskavico / Light box with flash

Če pogledam na produkt kot celoto, potem moram priznati, da me ni navdušil. Ni zelo slab, kot tudi ne zelo dober. Za začetnice bi bronzer bil dober, saj ga lahko naknadno poglobimo. Osvetljevalec je v mojih očeh neuporaben, rdečilo pa je po kvaliteti zelo dobro. Paleto sem kupila v Mullerju in zanjo odštela okrog 4,50€. Sama je ne bi več kupila, saj imam veliko produktov, ki so boljši.

If I look at the product as a whole, then I have to admit that it didn’t impress me. It’s not very bad as it’s not very good. The bronzer would be good for beginners, because we can deepen it. The highlighter is in my eyes useless, the blush is very good. I bought the palette in Muller and paid around 4,50€. I wouldn’t repurchase, because I have a lot of products that are better.

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Makeup Geek: Barcelona Beach in Latte

Kako leto sem že gledala tuje blogerke, kako so hvalile in veselo uporabljale Makeup Geek senčila. Na internetu sem iskala možnosti kako priti do njih in potem sem en dan dobila e-pošto od Beauty Bay strani in na moje veselje so dobili njihova senčila. Takoj sem oddala prvo naročilo štirih senčil in med njimi sta bili tudi Barcelona Beach in Latte. Senčki sem kupila z namenom, da jih bom uporabljala kot prehodno barvo v gubi veke.

I was watching foreign bloggers for about a year happily using and praising the Makeup Geek eyeshadows. I was looking for ways to get them and then one day I got an e-mail from Beauty Bay and I was happy to see that they got their eyeshadows. I immediately ordered four eyeshadows and among them were Barcelona Beach and Latte. I bought the eyeshadows with the intention to use them as transition colors in my crease.

Barvi sta sicer na prvi pogled izredno podobni, ampak Latte je malo bolj temna in s toplimi podtoni, Barcelona Beach pa ima hladne podtone. Torej v mojih očeh popolnoma različni senčki. 🙂

The colors are really similar at first glance, but Latte is deeper and with warm undertones, Barcelona Beach has cool undertones. So in my eyes totally different eyeshadows. 🙂

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Left to right: Barcelona Beach, Latte.

Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach senčko opisuje kot srednje peščeno mat barvo in mislim, da je dobro opisana. Latte je opisana kot srednje rjava mat barva. Latte ima po mojem mnenju kar nekaj rdečega pigmenta not, kar daje senčki toploto in globino. Obe senčki sta mi super všeč, uporabljam ju vedno ko si naličim oči, Barcelono Beach, ko imam bolj “hladne” sence na očeh, Latte pa ko uporabim “tople” sence. Senčki občasno tudi pomešam in ju tako uporabim. Barcelona Beach je rahlo bolj mehka in kremasta kot Latte a kljub temu sta obe senčki izredno kvalitetni in preprosti za uporabo. Barcelona Beach ima malo sijaja, čeprav je v osnovi mat barva.

Makeup Geek describes Barcelona Beach as medium sand shade with a matte finish and I think that’s a good description. Latte is described as matte medium brown. Latte has in my opinion some red pigments which gives the shadow warmth and depth. I love both of the eyeshadows and I use them every time I put make-up on my eyes, Barcelona Beach when I have “cool” shadows on my eyes and Latte when I use “warm” eyeshadows. Occasionally I mix them and use them that way. Barcelona Beach is a bit more soft and creamy then Latte but nevertheless both eyeshadows are great quality and easy to use. Barcelona Beach has a bit of shine to it although it’s still a matte color.

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Natural light, left to right: Barcelona Beach, Latte.

Embalaža je minimalistična, kar pomeni da dobite samo senčko v metalni embalaži, ki pride v majhni kartonasti kuverti. Sama s tem nisem imela težav, ker imam Z paleto že zelo dolgo, tako da sem senčke dala tja, ampak imejte v mislih, da boste morale kupiti še neko paleto, kjer boste sence hranile. Prav tako za Makeup Geek ne potrebujete magnetnih nalepk, saj se same “primejo” za paleto. Za senčko sem dala 6,60€ kar se mi za tako kvaliteto ne zdi veliko, saj lahko kupite eno po eno senčko in si sestavite svojo idealno paleto. Senčke in Z paleto lahko kupite na Beauty Bayu. Obsežne swatche si lahko ogledate tukaj. Kmalu bom ocenila in poslikala tudi druge barve. Imate ve kakšne Makeup Geek senčke, katere priporočate ali si jih želite? Pustite mi komentar spodaj.

The packaging is minimalistic which means it comes in a metal pan and the pan in a small cardboard envelope. I didn’t have any problems with that because I own a Z palette already so I put the eyeshadows in there, but have in mind that you will have to buy some kind of palette to store them in. You don’t need magnet stickers for the Makeup Geek eyeshadows because the pans “stick” to the palette on their own. I paid 6,60€ for one which is OK for a shadow in this quality and you can buy one by one and assemble your perfect palette. You can buy the eyeshadows and the Z palette on Beauty Bay. For extensive swatches click here. Soon I will review and photograph the other colors I own. Do you own any Makeup Geek eyeshadows and which ones do you recommend or wish to have? Leave a comment down below.

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