Bell Hypoallergenic – review & swatches

A while ago I attended an event hosted by Bell Cosmetics in order to show us some new goodies that were released in the past few months. In the end, I got to choose three products to take home with me and today, I want to share my thoughts and opinions with you. Bell Cosmetics are different because they are formulated with the assistance of dermatologists and ophthalmologists, meaning they are also appropriate for people with sensitive skin and eyes. None of their products are tested on animals.

I also want to take this opportunity to say the following: yes, the products in the photos are used. I don’t see the point in taking photos of brand new products – I want you to see that I really use these products, how they look like when they’re used and that I am giving you my honest user opinion. With that being said, let’s jump straight into it.

Pred nekaj meseci sem se udeležila dogodka Bell Hypoallergenic, na katerem so slovenskim lepotnim blogerkam predstavili nove izdelke, ki so na trg prišli v zadnjem času. Na koncu dogodka sem si lahko izbrala tri izdelke, danes pa želim s tabo deliti svoje mnenje o njih. Bell Cosmetics je kar posebna znamka, saj so formule dekorativne kozmetike razvite v sodelovanju z dermatologi in oftamologi, kar pomeni, da so primerni tudi za ljudi z občutljivo kožo in očmi. Izdelki niso testirani na živalih.

To priložnost bom izkoristila tudi za naslednje pojasnilo: ja, izdelki na fotografijah so bili uporabljani. Ne vidim razloga, da bi fotografirala popolnoma lepe, nove izdelke – želim, da vidiš, da jih uporabljam, kako izdelki izgledajo, ko so že uporabljani in da lahko na podlagi tega lažje razumeš mojo uporabniško izkušnjo. Tako, zdaj pa lahko začneva z oceno.

First, a few words about the Mat&Soft foundation (9,90€, shade 01 – light beige). It comes in a bottle with a pump which I appreciate because I don’t like touching the product in the packaging. I need two pumps for my entire face. The formulation certainly gives you a mat finish. At first, I was a bit disappointed in the coverage (which is quite light), but I quickly learned that it can be easily built up to medium coverage. If I’m going for a matte finish, I also pack on the mat powder after foundation, so the skin ends up looking flawless. I think that it wouldn’t work great for very dry skin, but other than that – if you’re looking for a light matte foundation, I would say try this one out. Downside: it only comes in three different shades.

Najprej nekaj besed o Mat&Soft tekoči podlagi (9,90€, odtenek 01 – light beige). Všeč mi je steklenička s pumpico, saj se ne maram dotikati produkta, dokler je v embalaži. Za svoj obraz porabim dve pumpici izdelka. Podlaga obljublja mat zaključek in to obljubo tudi izpolni. Na začetku sem bila nekoliko razočarana nad rahlo prekrivnostjo, vendar pa sem hitro ugotovila, da se lahko prekrivnost nadgradi z več sloji. Če želim popoln mat zaključek, na podlago nanesem še mat puder, po čemer koža izgleda čudovito. Mislim, da ta tekoča podlaga ni najbolj primerna za suho kožo, sicer pa bi ti jo priporočila, v kolikor iščeš mat podlago z lahno do srednjo prekrivnostjo. Minus? Dosegljiva je le v treh različnih odtenkih. View Post

Urban Decay De-slick Makeup Setting Spray

As the summer draws closer and closer and the days grow longer and warmer, many make-up lovers are hard pressed to find make-up that will last all day and not melt off or require constant corrections.

Personally, I like to know that my make-up will last me the 8-10 hours I’m usually out and about and while mineral powder will do some of the job with my foundation, my true friend in the next few months will be the Urban Decay Make-up setting spray.

This oil control spray is oil and paraben free and apparently works by controlling the temperature of your make-up. I’m not exactly sure how that works, but hey – it works for me! I find that my make-up lasts a lot longer and my face doesn’t become shiny that quickly. I use it all over my face with a couple of quick spritzes to also make sure my eye shadow remains intact. Besides summer, this spray also comes in handy for an event that lasts for hours and when applying make-up in between is impossible.

The bottle is made from this funny smooth plastic that feels velvet like (which is why it gets really dirty really fast) and the spray itself is wide enough to cover a large surface. It is protected with a small cap and the larger cap so any accidents when traveling with this spray are less likely to happen.

The spray comes in two sizes – travel size of 30ml and a full size of 118ml. The latter is a better option regarding the amount of product you are getting for your money. I buy it in the States (Sephora price is $30) or at bigger airports, but you can also order it to Slovenia from Feelunique (11,88€ for 30ml and 29,04€ for 118ml).

I would highly recommend this spray to anyone that has problems with oily skin or wants to improve the longevity of their artful makeup to last all day long.

Until next time, stay beautiful!