Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kryolan Eye Shadows- a Review

Well I 've heard a lot of things about Kryolan UV palettes and watercolors etc...but there's no information about the regular kryolan shadows.
I was lucky to be given some of them as a gift and I'm really impressed.
Their price is about 8 euros in Greece (including discount) and they're sold for 4,5-5 Euros in Germany.
Here's a picture of my mac palette which includes mac and kryolan regular shadows:
 From left to right:
1st row :Kryolan Beige G, Kryolan Oak, Mac Trax, Mac Swish, Mac Satin Taupe, Mac Parfait Amour
2nd row: Mac carbon, Mac Sketch, Mac Tilt, Mac Yogurt, Mac Phloof, Mac Plumage, Mac Patina
3d row: Kryolan blush in ??? (unfortunately I don't have the name of this), Kryolan shadows in Dusk, 517, Harmony, Coffee

Some of the Kryolan shadows are named, some have numbers.
The texture differs among them.Some are hard and chalky but pigmented, others are buttery and soft, some are extra powdery.There's a slight fallout in some of them (Coffee for instance is a beautiful colour but I need a tiny bit as it's extra pigmented and fall-out-y).One weird thing...they smell like baby powder!!!!!!!!!Here are some pics with swatches to get an idea:
Kryolan Dusk , Kryolan Harmony

Kryolan Coffe, Oak

I find that the quality-quantity-price combination is pretty good, I've used these shadows with a primer underneath (Too Faced Shadow Insurance , Artdeco Eyeshadow Base) and they lasted a long time.They're all pigmented, they smell amazingly and are quite blendable.
I intend to buy more of these in the future as they are of good quality for the price.

XoXo :D

I've been so away...and March favourites

Months have passed by since my last post.I decided to "revive" my blog by writing constantly 2 or 3 times a week as
1)I have some free time to make posts
2)I now have a good camera so as to take nice quality photos of some of my products
3)I am completely in the mood to dedicate my self to it :D

I will start with my March favourites...

1) Mac's Studio Fix Fluid in NC15

I wonder how I could live without it!Wonderful coverage, nice finish and lasts all day. (I have combination to oily skin for reference)

2)Essence moisaic compact powder in 01 "Sunkissed Beauty"

I was looking for a cheap bronzer ( I already have mac's "golden" bronzing powder but I want to use it only on special occasions) and when I was in Germany I discovered this.Beautiful color with some shimmer that it's not very noticeable.Con: a little too powdery but for 3 euros you can't go wrong...

3)Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter 
 Love the consistency and the color, my lips stay smooth and pigmented for hours. It's like I've bitten a bunch of strawberries :D

4)Mac's fluidline in "blacktrack" 

What can I say.An every day necessity.

What are your favourites for this month?Is there a product that you love but isn't famous enough?I'd love to know!