17 February 2012

Paese Cosmetics Mega Post: Review and Pictures


I always like discovering new brands and trying out different products so I enjoyed trialling this batch of makeup that was sent to me by Polish brand Paese Cosmetics. Like with most brands, I didn't love everything but there was certainly plenty here to pique my interest and one or two really standout products. 

I'll start with the items I couldn't review properly: the foundation and the blusher. The blusher, though a gorgeous peachy/pink shade (No. 25 in the Illuminating Rouge line), was smashed in transit and shattered completely as soon as I opened the lid. As for the foundation, it was simply the wrong shade for me. I was sent the Regenelift foundation in #102  Natural, which  I mistakenly thought  would be the closest match. The products are only available online at the moment which makes shade selection problematic. 

Moving on to the negatives, I'd give the powder products a miss. I was sent a Translucent Matte Powder and #13 Brightening Powder; the former is a baby pink shade, the latter a bronzey brown and both have a heavy, old fashioned smell that I find very off-putting. Not to mention the fact that the colours aren't for me. 


Happily though there were more hits than misses and I'd give a thumbs up to the following products: Matte Kashmir eyeshadow #605, Satin matt coat (which I reviewed separately here); nail enamel #143, a metallic gold shimmer, waterproof pen eyeliner in black 01 and waterproof eye pencil in #21, a flesh toned nude. 

The eyeshadow is a matte bone/ivory shade that has made its way into my makeup bag for daily use as an all over base. It's a bit dusty, but nothing a tap or two before application won't fix. It's a steal for €3.10. 

I'm also very impressed with the nail products. You can check out this post to see the satin top coat in action and the nail polish was equally good. I like the formula, it's easy to apply and while you could get away with one coat, it looks perfect in two. The colour is super sparkly and at just €3 I'd love to try more. 

The eye pencils are also pretty decent. The pen liner is good but I've tried better; it's not as opaque as I'd like, though the nib is easy to work with and gives a good precise flick. The nude liner however is hands down the best I've tried on my water line. Much less harsh than white, it makes me look more awake and put together when I wear it. These aren't listed on the website yet but I'm assured they will be soon. The eyeliner pen is priced at €4.99; the pencil at €2.40.

What do you think, will you take a punt on Paese? 

23 comments:

Adele said...

I'll have to come back & read later!!!
Have a fab weekend hun xoxo
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Yolandaas said...

they look great.. x

Monika said...

Looks great :3 xx

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The Crokie said...

great post :) xxx

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Valeria said...

Love this pic!!! xoxo from Rome

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Ps. Follow each other???

Izzy said...

thanks for the comment on my blog hon :) I love trying out new brands too, always a thrill to try the undiscovered! it's good that the majority of the stuff from this brand were positives, they seem pretty cheap too :)

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Johanna said...

Ooooh a new brand...la la love! I already like the packaging!

Laura said...

The nail polish looks lovely! xo

rolala said...

I don't think we have this brand in the US. The gold nail polish is really pretty!

Emma said...

I'd definitely be interested to try these, good price points too, do you know if they'll be in shops soon or is it only online?

Emma x

Jenna Hughes said...

thanks for sharing!

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yiqin; said...

nice color <3

Anonymous said...

The nail polish looks beautiful!

fluff and fripperies said...

Hi Emma, it's online only for the forseeable future xo

Style Servings said...

Great review, lots of great information!

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Pop Champagne said...

those look great, I love trying out new brands as well :D

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I love hearing about brands we don't have in the states. It is cool that got got to review a bunch of their products.

*Erin

Chantel said...

Nice products. Thanks for sharing!

MakeupOverMind said...

Even more excited to get my goodies now! :)

kerker said...

they look awesome, i wonder if they sell the brand in australia.

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Hey honey

It's great that you try out stuff you haven't heard of before and are willing to try new things all the time. Loved your post in Beauty too. Have a great weekend.

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

x

cosmetics said...

What a beautiful review! That shade of gold is gorgeous and looks amazing. You've chosen some great colors and I can't wait to give them a go.

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