Make up base – aliexpress review

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2014-New-Mousse-Studio-Face-Care-Make-up-Primer-New-Brand-makeup-base/2044426558.html

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To test this primer I compared it with the nivea post shave balm. (This isn’t an actual primer but it works great!) I applied nivea on the right side of my face and the aliexpress one in the right. I’ll begin with showing how it looked right after I applied my makeup.

Aliexpress make up base                                    Nivea post shave balm

What I noticed first is the weird texture of the primer, it’s extremely thick and weird. Beside that the makeup applied the same way as usual. I’m not 100 procent sure but I feel like the nivea side is ‘prettier’ (as in it is better blended en looks better applied). What do you think?
Now I’ll show you how it looked after a complete day.

Nivea post shave balm                                        Aliexpress primer

As you can see my bronzer, highlighter and blush stayed on way better at the aliexpress side, which I’m kind of surprised about! On the other hand if you look closely at my nose it looks awful… I wear glasses and it ‘damaged’ my makeup at the aliexpress side… Here’s a close up–>

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So overal I don’t think it’s a bad primer but it’s definitely not the best. It has both positive as negative sides. As the price of nivea is the same I would get the nivea post shave balm.

~Stefanie

Riho eyeshadow palette review

Today I’m reviewing an 14 colored eyeshadow palette, hope you like it.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-Hot-Sale-Professional-14-Warm-Color-Eye-Shadow-Palette-Neutral-Nude-Eyeshadow-Cosmetic-Wholesale-Makeup/32364418310.html

This is the link but you can easily just find it when you look for palettes. It says it has 12 eyeshadows and 2 blushes but I have no idea how you could use any of these eyeshadows as blush… So let’s say you get 14 eyeshadows and a wide range of colors. Let’s get started.

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  1. The pigmentation:
    It really depends on the color but in general I would give it a 6/10 because a few are very very good and a few are just bad. As you can see on the swatches, the pink, blue, white and green are not that good. On the other hand the browns and copper shades are very nice!
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  2. the packaging:
    There’s not much to say about, they kept it very simple, the only ‘special’ part about it is the back of whole case is a mirror, very large and handy! 6/10
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  3. the application and blending:
    This went surprisingly good. The colors are definitely buildable and they blend very good. I think you can create a lot of different looks because of the wide range of colors. The shadows feel nice on the skin and don’t irritate. (and this comes from a person with a very sensitive skin..)  I would give it a 8/10
  4. the smell:
    This might sound weird but for me this is a big thing. Some product smell so bad! And to be honest I feel the same way with this palette, the smell is awful! You don’t smell it when you apply it but when I opened the package the first thing I noticed was the smell. It can get worse but it’s still bad.. I don’t know how to describe it but it’s definitely not nice. 3/10

 

So this was it, I think you get what you pay for and maybe even more but there are for sure better palettes out there. In general I would give this a 6,5/10.