Hey guys, today I thought I would show you the lovely bits I recently received from my German friend Theresa. Every so often we do a makeup swap so I wanted to show you the products she got me and do little mini reviews of them all.
So starting off with the non beauty bits I got a pair of earrings and some raspberry and vanilla tea (All fruit tea lovers should go to Germany the choice is insane.) also it smells like melted drumsticks which is all I need in life. The other non-makeup bits where the Bibi loves you Vanilla cake pop creamy shower mouse. I've actually been using this as a shaving foam as I feel like it doesn't quite lather enough for me personally. It does smell incredible however it's not one for people who aren't into super sweet vanilla scents. The final non-makeup item was the trend it up Nail polish. This is a gorgeous matte polish which applies beautifully and isn't streaky at all which I find is my problem with a lot of matte polishes.
Moving on to makeup I'm going to start off with eyes. The first shadow is possibly the prettiest thing I have ever seen. It is the Rival de Loop young Metallic shade in the shade Vintage love which is a gorgeous rosy pink metallic shade. It is so pigmented and blends beautifully. The other eyeshadow related thing is a palette from the same brand as the nail polish. Trend it up is a new brand to DM (like the German version of Boots) and I have to say I am incredibly impressed with the quality of the shadows. The palette in question is the nudes selection palette in the shade 020. These shadows are insane, they are highly pigmented and wear so well whilst blending like an absolute dream. I also think the colour selection in the palette is really lovely! This one is a definite bargain.
RDL Vintage love
Trend it up first three shades
Trend it up last 3 shades
For my face we have the Catrice prime and fine palette. Catrice is 100% my favourite German drugstore brand. This contour palette is a lot warmer than I would usually go for however I really like using it as a bronzer/contour hybrid as it adds a little warmth but also really sculpts the face. The highlighter powder isn't obviously shimmery but instead is just slightly iridescent which means it leaves a beautiful natural highlight. I've used this loads for very simple makeup days and I have to say I really love it.
Catrice Prime and fine contouring palette
As you can see T knows me incredibly well and sent me lots of lipsticks, the first shade is the Rival de loop young Matte lipstick in 02. This is a really gorgeous Berry toned brick red which I think is gorgeous. These are incredibly highly scented so not one for people who aren't a fan of sweet shades however I personally love it. Despite this being matte it feels incredibly comfortable on the lips and one I am going to get so much use out of in the next couple of months. Next up we have the Essence matt matt matt lipstick in the shade 07 again another berry shade which is incredible for this time of year. This another very comfortable matte lipstick and one I am very happy with.
Another Catrice product now, the Shine appeal fluid lipstick in Marry Berry is a stunning pinky purple shade. The formula of this reminds me a lot of the NYX Intense butter glosses. They are quite thick yet they don't feel overly sticky on the lips, don't get me wrong your hair will still stick to them in the wind however they aren't sticky to the point where they are uncomfortable. The final lipstick she picked out for me was Mac Stone which is a shade I just wasn't quite brave enough to by myself however I really do like it. As with most Mac Matte finishes it is very comfortable and wears for a nice amount of time however I will say that it doesn't wear very evenly so once it does start to fade you definitely need to reapply.
The final item in the box was a Manhattan Lip liner, I cannot for the life of me work out what the shade is as it isn't very clear however I love it. It's a very true brown nude shade which is perfect for using under a nude lip to either add more warmth or darken it a little. This has to be one of the most comfortable lip liners I have ever tried and I would highly recommend it to anyone who can get their hands on it!
02, 07, Marry Berry, Stone, Manhattan lip liner
That's it for today I really hope you enjoyed this post and a big thanks to Theresa for all my goodies!