Autumn Haul – Essence, Catrice – Swatches, mini review

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Ma entuziasmeaza intotdeauna aparitiile de sezon de la Essence, chit ca nu apuc tot timpul sa le iau inainte de a se termina anotimpul respectiv. De data asta insa, am tinut mortis sa iau cele doua produse din colectia Hello Autumn, pe care le vedeti mai sus. Frunzulitele alea m-au convins.

Primul e o pudra tip bronzer, mozaic, cu frunzulite de diferite culori, iar a doilea e un fard de obraz care se adapteaza la PH-ul pielii tale si isi schimba culoarea. Adica e similar blushului Exclusif de la Bourjois, doar ca acela e crema, iar acesta e pudra.

I like how Essence always comes up with new seasonal products but I somehow forget about them. Well, not this time. Hello Autumn and those pretty little leaves really made me place an order immediately. 

So Hello Autumn gorgeous leaves powder is a bronzer ( well it is not actually called gorgeous leaves, though it should) and Hello Autumn colour adapting blush is a version of the Blush Exclusif by Bourjois, except this is powder and that one was a cream one. 

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Si ca sa va arat si swatchurile am asteptat o zi cu soara/lumina.

 I made the pictures fresh off when I got them but I had to wait for a more sunny day for swatches. 

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E un fel de bronzer foarte light, intre iluminator si bronzer. Cred ca doar persoanele cu nuanta tenului foarte foarte alba pot s-o foloseasca ca si contour. Oricum, culoarea e superba, e foarte natural, ilumineaza, singura mea problema deocamdata e ca trebuie sa insist de mai multe ori ca sa obtin un efect mai puternic. Adica nu se build-uie foarte usor. V-am pus mai jos si doua poze ca sa vedeti cum arata pe obraji, prima e facuta intr-o zi mai mohorata, iar a doua in plin soare.

Hello Autumn Leavesy (that’s how I shall call it) is something between a bronzer and an illuminator. I think only really fair skinned persons can wear it as a full bronzer. The shade is gorgeous anyways, only problem is it’s very light and you have to build it up for a more obvious effect. You have two pictures below with this applied pn my cheeks, first one is on a rainy, dark day, and second, in full sunny autumn light.

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Cat despre blushul care isi schimba culoarea, aveti mare grija cu el. Eu am tras doua dungulite aici in poza, pe incheietura si aba daca se vede , e putin de rozaliu acolo doar. O sa revin si cu poze mai evidente despre el, deocamdata am observat ca se transforma foarte rapid intr-o culoare usor rozalie, foarte discreta. Daca aplicati mai mult, efectul e mai evident. Pe degete observ ca pateaza foarte rapid pielea, dupa ce am incercat sa fac swatch-ul, buricele degetelor erau vizibil mai rozalii. Pe obraji e o culoare foarte naturala, chiar ai impresia ca ai fugit pe scari in sus si de la efort te-ai imbujorat putin. Doar ca ii ia ceva timp uneori sa se transforme si trebuie asteptat, nu exagerat cu mai mult produs.

As for the colour changing blush, don’t take it lightly. In the picture you can see two little stripes that start to slowly become pink. That’s how it looks like in 5 seconds from skin contact. In my experience though, the colour can become more powerful in time. So don’t apply a lot and build, because sometimes it can change whenever the hell it wants to. It also stains a bit, on my fingers I noticed the stain lasts a while and is more pink than on the cheeks. How does it look like on the skin: very natural, like you just ran up the stairs and got flustered, or you just spent 2 hours near a nice warming, autumn fire. 

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Mi-am mai luat si un lipgloss, lipsmoother, adica ceva intre gloss si balsam, de la Catrice, din toate nuantele am ales una piersicie, 020 Apricot Cream. E genul de lipgloss cu buretel. Nuanta arata ea piersicoasa cat de cat in tub, dar pe buze nu se mai deosebeste de nuanta naturala a buzelor. Arata ca un lipgloss simplu. Dar nu mi se pare genul foarte lipicios si e hidratant asa ca me gusta. Poate o nuanta mai inchisa data viitoare, cat sa se vada, totusi.

And I got a Catrice lipsmoother in the shade Apricot Cream. It’s the spongy type. When you squeeze it, you can see it’s somewhat apricotsy , but on the lips it’s just your lips but better and shiny. So, a little disappointed there, but the good thing is it’s not sticky and it’s really moisturizing. So it was not a fail. Maybe a different colour next time, though.

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Si am primit doua mostre de fond de ten L’oreal, pe care le-am ratacit deja, si o mini crema Nivea, de la 1001cosmetice, caci acolo am pus comanda. Initial, am vrut neaparat blushurile de la Catrice, dar s-au dat ca painea calda, asa  ca mai astept o vreme. Si ma tenteaza si fondurile de ten de la Catrice. Voi ce ziceti?

I got two foundation samples that I have no idea where they are and a cute little Nivea tin, in my order, from 1001cosmeticeI’m also tempted by some Catrice blushes and foundations. What say you?

Toodles!

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