What's New in My Makeup Bag (January 2016)

I decided that instead of a boring New In title my posts will get more interesting What's New in My Makeup Bag title. I can't remember if I got inspired to this title by any of the bloggers (if I did please let me know and I'll give you a credit) or it was just a current inspiration. It took me so long to write this post. Simply because for the past two days I had such a strong headache that I wasn't able to think properly. But here I am finally with the post a lot of you a lot of you is always happy to read.

New Catrice products are already available by us and I got four products from my wish list, while the fifth one (contouring palette) was sold out. So far I only tried HD Multi-talent Powder and Makeup in shade Light Beige, which I only use for mattifying my skin and I have to say the first impression was quite good. It looks natural, non-cakey and even after few hours the skin isn't shiny. But I'll tell you more after a longer period of testing. I still have to apply it with a sponge to see how it'll work that way. I also tried Prime and Fine Brightening eyeshadow base, but so far I didn't notice any difference comparing to an older version of Prime and Fine base (except that new one is white). I'll have to test them side by side with few different colours and finishes to see if there is any difference or not. Two products that still have to be tested are Prime and Shine Anti-Shine Blur Stick and Blush Artist Shading Palette in shade 02 Corall I Need.

I also got few new Essence products. I bought mascara Forbidden Volume Rebel, but was so disappointed. This mascara does lengthens the lashes a bit and it curves them, but it gives them only a natural look with minimal volume. Even Essence waterproof mascaras give better volume. I really expected more here. The second product is Shape Your Face contouring palette. My mind about this product is still not completely made up. I have a feeling like this is a not a very good replika of Sleek's Face Form kit. The bronzer is okay, nicely pigmented, although it has slightly more orange undertone as Sleek's bronzer, the highlighter is fine, but not my favourite, while blush is the one that bothers me the most. It's a peachy shade, which I would normally love till death, but while it swatches nicely with fingers I feel like when I apply it with a brush I mostly apply chunky glitters on my face and it needs few layers before the colour becomes visible. The last product I got is a lipstick in Velvet Matt. It's a nice dark purple shade, but I'll probably wait till the whole assortment will be available here and then I'll swatch all lipsticks (I still plan to get few) in one post.

Last Saturday us bloggers from Pomurje had our own little event and we were blessed with so many goodies to try. Avon gave us Senses Mood Therapy Indulgent shower gel, Skin So Soft Golden Bliss hand and body souffle and Perfectly Matte lipstick in shade Adoring Love. I'm really loving souffle, it has such a nice texture, and what I appreciate the most is the scent. I'm currently in a state in which I can't stand strong scents, and soft creamy scents smell divine to me. Of course, I'm the most excited to try the lipstick because I'm reading so many positive reviews about matte range. Not to mention that all the other Avon lipsticks I've tried are amazing.

From Oriflame, we got Giordani Gold foundation in shade Light Ivory, The One Illuskin face primer, which gives such an interesting glow to the skin, The One care lip balm Nude and The One eyeshadow stick Sahara Bronze.

From Herbio, we got shower gel Cotton Seed and Regenerating Cream. I have to mention that their packaging looks so gorgeous - simple, but beautiful. Dvorec Trebnik gave us two products from their DT line, which doesn't stop to amaze me. We got shower gel Rosemary and Shea Butter cream, which is praised by many people. And there's one new lipstick in my collection. This one I got from Ličila.si and it's from Sleek (shade Intense Berry).

In January, I also received new Bourjois City Radiance foundation in shade Ivory Rose. I think this foundation will make very happy the people with pink undertone because on me it looks noticeable pink (I have yellow undertone, btw) and it's a bit too dark. I have no idea what Bourjois is thinking lately because this one and Air Mat's lightest shade are quite dark for pale people (at least too dark for me. I like older Bourjois foundations better, the lightest shade of Healthy Mix foundation or serum is usually a good match for me in winter). But I have to say City Radiance has a very lovely formula that works good for me, so I'm sad that the shade is not the best match for me. I will do a comparison of City Radiance and Air Mat foundations, and I think I'll also include Healthy Mix foundation. Let me know what you think.
The second product I got is Radiance Reveal concealer in Ivory. This one is lovely, with nice coverage and it really brightens up my under eye area, while it can cling to fine lines.

I was asked to test multipurpose cream Egyptian Magic. It's made from 100 % natural ingredients and it can be used for different purposes (as face cream, to nourish the skin on body and hands, as a lip balm ...). It has a waxy texture that melts when it comes in touch with the skin and I was surprised how fast it sinks into the skin. I tried it on my face as a face cream, I used it to moisture my hands, I used it on my body instead of a body lotion and so far I'm really liking this cream. It makes skin soft and nourished.

At the beginning of the month, Click2Chic surprised me with a package of 5 Models Own polishes (Chrome Pearl, Chrome Turquoise, Crystal Pink, Everday Grey ad Turquoise Sea). Readers that follow me for a longer time know that I'm a fan of Models Own polishes, so this package really made my day. I already swatched all polishes, I just need to edit photos and I'll probably write a review once next week.

From my dear Tara (The Beauty of Nail Polish) I received this gorgeous Dance Legend Anna Gorelova Datura polish. It's a holographic polish with multichrome flakies which make it very special.

The month I thought it'll be rather poor with new products turned out to be a month, full of new goodies to try. I'll try to test all the products as soon as possible to tell you what I think about them, but I don't promise anything because you know how life is - sometimes things just come in a way. Of course, if you're interested in any of the products I mentioned let me know and I'll try to review it as quickly as possible. On the top of my list are Essence and Catrice products, following by Bourjois products. 

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