Recently, I’ve been to a drugstore and noticed a makeup section with makeup brands which are not very wide-spread in my country and not talked about on the Internet. So I decided to try them out and share my opinion. I tried to do a makeup look with these products, so let’s see how it turned out.
And, before we start, I decided to give you a little bit of info on these brands:
Lamel Professional is a British makeup brand which launched in 2010 in London. According to their website, their basic concept “was to create a high-quality product at an affordable price” (well, will see if their products fit their concept)
Wibo is a Polish makeup brand which was founded in 1989 and it has a veeery long history (you can read the brand history on their website)
Bellaoggi is an Italian brand established in 1989. I can’t tell much because I couldn’t find how to switch language on their website
Lovely is also a Polish makeup brand and as I understood it’s owned by Wibo. You can check out their website here.
Foundation and concealer
I start off with… no, not with a bare face because, apparently, most drugstore brands ignore pale people like me.But luckily, I’ve found a concealer so it will be our first item. It’s Lamel Professional Naked Skin Fashion Makeup Color Correcting Fluid (wow, that’s a mouthful) in the shade 01 (light beige). I applied it under my eyes, the center of my face and some spots I have now. This concealer is light-weight and has light coverage. It slightly covered my dark circles (thank godness, I slept well and didn’t look like a zombie) and some spots I had, though they were still visible. However, if you have really dark circles (mine are not that dark, to be honest) or need to cover pimples or spots on your face, Lamel concealer is not the best choice.
Next one is powder. I have Wibo Rice Powder Total Matt Effect. It’s a loose translucent powder and it doesn’t have a smell. I really really like this powder, it made my face matte, covered my pores and set makeup well.
Let’s move to eyebrows. And here’s where this makeup starts to turn into a fail. I’ve decided to try something other than eyebrow powders or pencils so I grabbed Lamel Professional Perfect Brow Kit in the shade 03. It consists of liner on the one side and gel on another. Okay, what can I say… Forget about natural-looking brows with this product. I mean, you can achieve a natural brow look (kind of) if you use the gel side only but the liner side… It’s literally liner. Only a thick one. Maybe I’m just not good at drawing eyebrows (which is true, actually) but this product made my brows so bold and strange-looking that I couldn’t look at myself in the mirror without laughing. Thank godness, I have bangs to cover my embarrassment for the rest of the post (I’m not going anywhere with these reddish caterpillars on my face).
Moving on, I have the Wibo Go Nude Sex Appeal Edition. Am I the only one who gets Urban Decay Naked vibes? I don’t own the original Naked so I can’t make a decent comparison but, judging by photos, Wibo palette definitely looks similar to Naked (and it looks almost identical to the Makeup Revolution one I reviewed in one of my previous posts which you can read here). Not only shades, the packaging also remind me of UD ones. The palette has a mirror inside but it’s apparently distorted. Brands like Essence taught me that low price doesn’t equal low quality but I still was surprised at how good these eyeshadows actually are. Here are finger swatches of this palette.
I primed my eyelids with the concealer(because I don’t have any primer) and, since this palette doesn’t have a light matte color, I set it with powder. This palette is a bit out of my comfort zone so I tried to do my best to come up with a decent eye look. The only two matte shades are Sand and Brick. I used Sand as a transition shade with a blending side of a brush which comes with a palette. Then I used Gold Bar on the inner half of my upper and lower eyelids and Sexiness on the outer half. Nude went into the corners as a highlight. The shades blended greatly, shimmers are really pigmented and there was no fallout.
For eyeliner, I’ve bought Bellaoggi Marker Liner. It’s a regular felt tip eyeliner, which I’m honestly not a fan of because I find brush tip eyeliners more appealing. It did its job pretty well, however, the second wing turned out not as pigmented as the first one, seems like it dried out a bit.
Finishing eye makeup off with mascara. I’ve picked Bellaoggi HD Mascara. As I understood (because everything on the tube is in Italian), this is an elongating mascara. I’m not a big fan of elongating ones (I’m volumizing mascaras girl) but this one is pretty good, especially for natural makeup days. It has fiber brush, which I like. However, I feel like my lashes stuck to each other a bit, but it’s not a big problem for me.
Contour, blush, and highlighter
For this step, I have Wibo 3 Steps To Perfect Face Contour Palette. I’m not sure what the shade is but I suppose it’s light. The contour shade looks more like bronzer and in spite of me not contouring or bronzing my face at all I still want to try it(I’m praying for my face not becoming a mess right now, brows are enough). It’s not very pigmented which is good, cause I didn’t ruin my face makeup, though you can definitely build it up. The blush is stunning! It’s more on the corally side and has golden shiny particles in it. Unfortunately, you have to have perfect skin to use this since it emphasized my pores but apart from this, it looked beautiful. Can’t say anything special about the highlighter. It’s beautiful and more on the blinding side.
Finishing the makeup off with lipstick. Okay, here I’ve gone a bit crazy and bought 3 different. I think that Lamel Velvet Cream 12 Hours Soft Matte Lip Cream (gosh, these guys love super long names) in the shade 05 suits this look best but I’ll swatch the other two as well. What can I say, this Lamel lipstick has a potential to become one of my favorite red lipsticks. It’s creamy, pigmented, opaque and not drying at all! It dries pretty quickly but it’s not transfer-proof.
The other two lipsticks are actually lip kits by Lovely – K*lips (I won’t say anything) in shades Sweety and Pink Poison. They are pretty similar but Pink Poison is more on the nude side and Sweety is more pink.
So, here was my Full face using only brands I’ve never heard of before! As you already saw, there were some hits and misses (these brows will chase me in my nightmares!). Things I liked the most are the Wibo eyeshadow palette and lipsticks (especially the Lamel one); the brow product and concealer were pretty disappointing.
I wanted to say that “Full face using only …” from now one will be a series on my blog. I already have some ideas and I’m excited to share them with you. I think it’s a good opportunity to know more about brands and find out which products are hot and which are not so much.
Anyway, that’s all for my today’s post! Hope you all have an amazing day and, if not, I’m sending you lots of love to cheer you up a little bit.
Till next time!