Sunday, August 12, 2012

Alverde Concealer Review

Hi guys!

Today I'm reviewing a cream to powder concealer that I picked up in Germany from the brand Alverde, which is a drugstore brand that features all natural products. I've never tried anything from them before, but I swatched this concealer and thought it had good coverage, so I decided to try it out. Unfortunately, the product is a huge disappointment.

The color match is actually surprisingly good, given that the concealer only comes in one shade (10, Natural Beige), but that's about the only positive thing I can say about it. First of all, it doesn't have nearly as good coverage as I initially thought, I use about 3-4 layers of the stuff on a blemish, and even then the coverage is mediocre at best (By the way, the reason I thought it would cover well is because I tested it on a bug bite scar on my hand, it it covered that up really well. Very misleading!). It also has no staying power; after about 2 hours, I have to touch up, and I am the kind of person who likes to put on makeup in the morning and not have to worry about it the rest of the day. And, as you can see in the photos, I've already hit serious pan on it, even though I've only been using it for 3 weeks.

So, all in all, I would not recommend this concealer, which is a pity because I had such high hopes for it. But I guess this is a case of getting what you paid for, since it only cost about 3 euros. Some inexpensive drugstore products are awesome, but this isn't one of them!


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Europe Makeup Haul

Hi all!

During my vacation I was in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy, and I picked up a few makeup items in each country. It may seem like a lot in one go, but I'm not planning on buying anything new for a long time!

From left:
Bourjois Volume Fast and Perfect mascara
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, shade 51
P2 Perfect Face Makeup Fixing Spray
P2 Perfect Eyes Base
P2 Stay Colored eye cream in 010 Sandy Beach
Kiko Origami Face Palette in 02 Tangerine Tan
Catrice eyeshadow in Floralista
P2 lipstick in Karnterstrasse
Alverde cream to powder concealer in 10 Natuarl Beige
Kiko Super Shiney lipstick in 191

I got the Bourjois and Catrice stuff in Switzerland, the P2 and Alverde stuff in Germany, and the Kiko stuff in Italy. Other than the Bourjois products, everything was around 5 euros or less. I'm happy with just about everything, and I plan on doing a lot of reviews on these products.