Filling or a beautiful wrapper - what is more important to you when buying a new product? Of course, the choice should be deliberate and take into account your current needs. But sometimes our desires are higher than reason and the hand reaches out for luxury jars. Is the game worth the candle or can you find a worthy alternative in the mass market? The BeautyHack editorial team examines five products for face and body.
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WANT: Luxury Shower Gel, La Ric
There are things that you don't really want to share. For example, this shower gel. Look at its appearance: we are sure that at first glance it did not even occur to you that this is a shower gel. Gold bottle, laconic fonts and clear lines. No wonder the La Ric brand is based on the principle of "luxury in the details". Founder Sonia Prusek comes from a family of renowned Austrian confectioners. This is probably why all La Ric products have memorable expensive aromas: chocolate, cinnamon, fruits and spices.
La Ric cosmetics are absolutely safe, as they contain exclusively natural ingredients. The gel contains 100% natural ingredients and coconut oil, after which there is no feeling of tightness. But the scent is not the least bit like coconut. Rather, it is an expensive perfume from my mother's reserves of youth.
Price: 3 960 rub.
I CAN: Coconut Milk & Jasmine Petals Shower Cream, Dove
This gel also contains coconut, but in the form of milk. But if we talk about the aroma, then jasmine still prevails. A clear minus is a big expense. Otherwise, this product is worthy of respect: the texture of the cream-gel perfectly foams and moisturizes the upper layers of the skin, after a shower there is no feeling of tightness, and the delicate caring formula maintains water balance.
By the way, do you know why the dove is the logo of the brand? Dove originally produced products for the military, burn victims. That is why all products are so soft and safe even for sensitive skin.
Price: 190 rub.
WANT: Power Fabric Foundation by Giorgio Armani
The tool hides all redness and unevenness on the skin, while it is weightless and on the face is not felt at all from the word. The stated durability of 16 hours has been confirmed, but only if you have normal or dry skin. With less oily durability - about 10 hours. The base itself is quite liquid, but it is distributed evenly with both the brush / sponge and fingers. A separate bonus - it adjusts to the tone of the face and has a matte finish. A very economical consumption will definitely please all the costs for this tone.
Price: 4 640 rub.
CAN: Fit Me Foundation, Maybelline
The tone itself is weightless and light, lays down in a thin layer and is evenly distributed over the skin. Your makeup will last at least 7 hours. Of the small minuses: emphasizes peeling, but do not forget - almost all tonal foundations with a matte finish are sinful with this. Make a bet or use a facial scrub in the evening. For density - a separate plus, the cream perfectly covers imperfections and redness.
Price: 408 rub.
WANT: Revitalizing cream for hands and feet skin 24/7, Christina Fitzgerald
After the brand was renewed, the Radical line appeared, in which you can find products for the care, restoration and protection of the skin of the hands, feet and cuticle area.
The philosophy of Christina Fitzgerald remains unchanged - the brand remains true to the principles of cosmetology of skin care, culture of color, water-free system and hygiene.
The intensive anti-aging formula of the 24/7 cream promotes regeneration and hydration of dry, damaged and dehydrated skin. And this is extremely important during the heating season. It contains shea butter (intensely moisturizes), orchid oil (smoothes the skin) and lactic acid (promotes regeneration). The product also has an additional bonus - it can be used as a body cream. But in this case, the jar will empty much faster than you might imagine.
Price: 2 250 rub.
CAN: Squeeze Therapy Coconut Hand Cream, Frudia
Honestly, tasty, budgetary and strictly to the point - from packaging design to the composition of the product. What else to expect from the brand, on the concept of which they worked in South Korea for 30 years, and then gave it out: the basis of all the funds was not water (although it is still there), but cold-pressed fruit extracts. The cream contains a complex of vegetable oils and tocopherol (vitamin E), which instantly soothe and nourish the skin. Shea butter perfectly nourishes and softens dry skin, eliminates flaking and microcracks.
Price: 245 rub.
WANT: Pure Color Envy Shaping Lipstick, Estée Lauder x Duro Olowu
Estée Lauder launched a limited edition makeup collection this fall. It was created in collaboration with British designer Duro Olovu. Attention is drawn to the bright design: the combination of different textures and patterns in an unexpected way is the designer's calling card. There are only two lipsticks in this collaboration, but we advise you to look at the universal nude Rebellious Rose. Checked - suitable for absolutely everyone. You can also apply this shade directly from the stick, as the shape of the lipstick follows the contour of the lips.
Although this is a joint collection, the lipstick itself is from the classic line: the durability of up to 6 hours, the moisturizing formula in the composition and the comfort will make you think about more important things than about the time to renew your makeup.
Price: 2 100 rubles.
CAN: Lipstick Rouge Feministe, Vivienne Sabo
The alternative from the French brand is inferior in several respects - not such a beautiful appearance and a rather noticeable berry flavor. The rest is a wonderful lipstick: highly pigmented, gives color from the first application and at the same time moisturizes the lips. For a daily beauty look, we advise you to pay attention to the brown-beige shade 04 (Brigitte).
Price: 323 rub.
WANT: Cream shadows metallizer Sexy Eye Cream Metallizer, Romanovamakeup
And here the fantasy begins! By all the rules of the narrative, the shadows from Olya Romanova should have stood after the review for Color Tattoo. But logically, we start with WANT. If you have any shadows without a base - congratulations! You are a real lucky one. If you don’t live without primers, and in addition have oily skin type, then you probably cannot imagine a situation in which the shadows do not gather in the crease of the eyelid. So these shadows magically hold without "rolling" for at least 6 hours. Let's say more - they experienced a dream (but make-up must always be removed, please don’t do that) and a shower. There are no complaints about removing makeup - ordinary micellar water does it with a bang.
A mousse texture, a delicate shade of PINK ORCHID and most importantly - now you shouldn't be afraid of pink in your eye makeup. We know that many people think that pink eyeshadow (be it matte or metallic) makes the image "painful". In the case of cream eyeshadows from Romanovamakeup, you will not face such a problem. The product refreshes your makeup and even rejuvenates you. We strongly recommend to use (not only in eye makeup).
Price: 1 670 rub.
CAN: Eyestudio Color Tattoo, Maybelline New York
The sensational shadows from Maybelline have long been liked by eminent makeup artists, bloggers and women around the world. No wonder: a wide palette of shades, reasonable price and availability in almost every city. Shadows are good as a base for dry textures. When applied and shaded, the pigment loses its saturation slightly. In order to see the declared shade, we recommend using your foundation or concealer as a primer. The durability is ideal, but the makeup will most likely have to be removed with hydrofilm oil.
Color Tattoo is created using tattoo pigment technology. The shade 91 - Marshmallow Pink fades slightly to a matte finish and appears more viscous when applied than its luxury rival. But overall, a great option for exploring creamy textures.
Price: 369 rub.