Friday, June 27, 2014

Calvin Klein Eyeshadow & Lip Gloss

Calvin Klein Make Up

Once upon a time, when shopping, I came across some beauty products by Calvin Klein. I do not really care much for the brand, but I was curious enough (err, it does not take a lot) and not expensive at all, so I thought... let me just buy them and try them!

I am pretty sure everyone knows Calvin Klein, at least, as a perfume brand (I really love "Eternity") or if you do not know the perfumes.. then you must know the gorgeous underwear models? The brand also makes make up! I bought a pinkish lipgloss called "african violet" and a brown eyeshadow called "retro bronze", both products come in a little pot.

Calvin Klein Make Up

The fact that they come in little pots does not bother me with the eyeshadow, but I do find it inconvenient with the lip gloss. The colors are not what I expected at all. I had hoped the lip gloss would be more pigmented. I mean, it is called "African Violet" so where is the violet when swatching it? It is super pale or simply transparant on my skin. This is a total bummer! The only positive thing I can tell you about this lip gloss is that it has a very pleasant scent. I thought "retro bronze" would look boring, because I have so many brown-golden-nude toned eyeshadows, so I do not get surprised that often anymore. However, I love the soft metallic glimmer in this eyeshadow and it looked really great when applied to my eyes as well. 


Calvin Klein Beauty

Above you can see two looks with the products. On the left I wore my lovely "Nude-Ist" by Bourois Paris on the lips and on the right you have the boring lip gloss. On all pictures, I am wearing a pink shade from Naked 3 in my inner-V of my eyes and "Retro Bronze" in the outer-V as well as the lower lash line. It is obvious, the lip gloss disappointed me, but the eyeshadow really caught me by surprise. I will definitely be using that more often. It stayed on my eyes throughout the day (slightly lessening) with a primer underneath, which is great for such an inexpensive product. I do not know the exact prices anymore, but I found both these products at the Blokker for only a couple of euros! What do you think? Are you OK with such a transparent lip gloss? And what about the eyeshadow?



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17 comments

  1. De oogschaduw is mooi! Echt een toffe kleur. De lipgloss, meh, veel gelf voor weinig kleur eh.

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    1. exactly! dat vind ik wel erg jammer.

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  2. De lipgloss is een beetje meh, wel mooi maar ik zou hem zelf nooit aanschaffen
    de oogschaduw vind ik echt mooi

    liefs
    Karlien

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  3. Wat ben je toch mooi! :-) Ik vind die oogschaduw mooi bij je staan.
    Die transparante lipgloss vind ik ook wat hebben!!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  4. Die lipgloss is inderdaad een dikke tegenvaller, zo jammer! Gelukkig is de oogschaduw wel een pareltje, heel mooi look heb je er weer mee gemaakt!!


    X Sara

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    1. Jaa, precies! Toch wat moois gevonden! Dank je wel :)

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  5. Ik vind transparante lipgloss wel oké, maar ik begrijp dat je bij deze héél andere verwachtingen had. Wat een tegenvaller!

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  6. Wat zijn je ogen prachtig opgemaakt zeg!

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  7. the lip gloss also disappointed me, i think if i were to pick a transparent gloss i would go for the dior plumping lip gloss. you might like that too :) i tried it over the counter and its actually really nice... and expensive but nice :P

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    1. I have tried a couple of lip glosses by Dior (but with lots of pigment in them) and those do please me.. I'm a big fan of the Dior Addict Lip Glow! Ever tried that one? It's a lip balm, though, not a lip gloss.

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  8. Ik zag deze laatst bij Big Bazar volgens mij en twijfelde heeeeel erg of ik ze zou kopen..ik vind ze erg mooi hoor, de lipgloss ook!

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    1. Oh! Ja, was er hier maar eentje in de buurt... dank je wel, Stella :D

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  9. retro bronze vind ik heel erg mooi!

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  10. Ik heb deze doosjes al zien liggen bij Big Bazar, maar nog nooi meegenomen! Nu wel benieuwd naar!

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    1. Laat weten hoe die bij je bevalt, als je ze mee neemt!

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