Gorgeous Matte Drugstore Bronzer & A Familiar Lippie

6/24/2015



Today I shall be introducing a lovely matte bronzer for medium skin tones which is new and is an LE item so if you like it - snap it up fast! And also on the beauty menu for today we have a Rimmel Lip Laquer Apocalipse dupe on our hands. Such a fun post this will be! Manhattan Matt Bronzing Powder in Medium (12g cost approx 5€) is not something pale skin tones might appreciate. Even the Light shade seems dark for you but has a slightly more yellow/golden undertone whilst the Medium shade is definitely a medium chocolate brown (not orange, not yellow/golden and not grey - right in the middle). At first glance, I thought the Medium shade would be too dark for me but I must admit how surprised I was after I've tried it out! It looks decent packaging-wise, nothing too fancy and mostly practical (transparent pan) but the dune-like imprint onthe surface does look interesting. I cannot appreciate enough the fact how it's a rarity to find a good matte drugstore bronzer and this one is definitely matte (no shimmer in sight!). The very fine and soft texture is perfectly blendable (acceptable amount of fallout detected, nothing major) and as if it melts into the skin and adds a wonderful tropical bronzed skin look. Pigmentation is quite good and I tend to apply it with my Real Techniques Duo Fiber Face Brush but even with other brushes the application is smooth and patch-free. It looks very natural despite its deep hue and it is absolutely perfect for adding that "I just came back from Maldives" kinda look. It looks effortlessly beautiful and it doesn't make the complexion dull since its matte finish looks quite soft.

Danas damama srednje tamnog tena zelim predstaviti jedan divan mat bronzer koji je relativno svjez novitet na drogerijskim policama a ujedno i LE kozmeticki komad tako da znate - ako vam se dopadne, pobrinite se da ga nabavite prije nego nestane! Takodjer na beauty meniju danas imamo i dupe za davno proslavljene Rimmel Apocalips tecne ruzeve. Biti ce ovo zanimljiva kozmeticka postava! Manhattan Matt Bronzing Powder u nijansi Medium (12g kosta cca 12KM) je nesto sto se nece dopasti osobama svijetle puti. Cak je i nijansa Light (koju sam naknadno otisla provjeriti) isuvise tamna za blijedu put te je i dosta zuto/zlatnog podtona dok je Medium zaista srednje tamna cokoladna nijansa (nije narandzasta, nije zuto/zlatnog podtona i nije siva - vec prilicno vjerna svoj nazivu - umjerena smedja). Na prvi pogled mi se ucinila pretamnom cak i za moj ten ali nakon prvog koristenja, sve sumnje su nestale. Po pitanju pakovanja, radi se o pristojnoj transparentnoj plasticnoj ambalazi koja vizuelno ne golica mastu - adut je prakticnost u ovom slucaju. Uzorak na povrsini samog bronzera me podsjeca na pustinjske dine i dopadljiv je. Ne mogu dovoljno istaci koliko mi je u biti drago vidjeti jedan dobar mat bronzer iz drogerijskog ranga - istinski rijedak primjerak, zar ne? Jako fina i mekana tekstura se savrseno i bez mnogo muke blenda (rasipanje koje sam uocila je minimalno). Zahvaljujuci tako lijepoj teksturi, bronzer se odlicno stapa sa kozom i pruza jedan uvjerljivo osuncan ten (moci cete pricati da ste odmarali na Maldivima i niko nece posumnjati u vase navode!). Pigmentacija je dosta solidna i pri koristenju koristim Real Techniques Duo Fiber Face Brush koji bronzer nanosi postepeno ali i sa ostalim kistovima rezultat je glatko, ravnomjerno nanosenje. Bronzer, unatoc svom tamnijem koloritu, izgleda jako prirodno na kozi a mat finish ne cini da koza djeluje bez sjaja posto je taj efekat dosta "mekan".





Rimmel Apocalips were these hugely popular liquid lipsticks and I have reviewed a few shades here a loong time ago. However, they have been pulled from many drugstores and seemingly replaced with Manhattan Lip Laquers which have the exact same design. Manhattan and Rimmel are two brands which belong (at an international level) to the same giant mega-corporation Coty. So my guess is that both liquid lipsticks are indeed the same products. They have the same design and they offer similar shades (a total of 7 in the Manhattan line up) but the names don't match. I will say that the Manhattan Lip Laquer in Eternal Flame (5,5ml cost approx 5€) is a pretty reliable dupe for the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer in Stellar. Both are pinky/red/coral shades with the only observation that Eternal Flame seems to be pink/coral while Stellar was more red/coral on me. If you have tried the Rimmel version, you will recognise the same black/transparent packaging and the soft, doe-foot applicator. Manhattan Lip Laquers are of the same intense pigmentation, thick texture and shiny finish. They last approx 3h on me and, during that time, the shine goes away and the lippie transitions into a stain. Thick texture is very forgiving on dry lips but the shiny finish isn't the easiest to wear on a daily basis. I have read that there is also a matte version so I'll be on a lookout. The only and very positive difference between Manhattan and Rimmel lippies is that Manhattan offering has a slightly less pungeant smell - it is still strong, sweet (melon-like) but far less obtrusive compared to the Rimmel one. Personally I wear such lipsticks as part of my night-out makeup looks since they do look intense but if you're a bold lip kinda girl and you like a sinhy finish (or you were a fan of the Rimmel Apocalips) - you will love these too!

Rimmel Apocalips tecni ruzevi su prije par godina dozivjeli pravi bum - i na blogu sam prije dosta vremena recenzirala dvije nijanse. Premotajte par godina unaprijed i u velikom broju drogerija su ovi ruzevi povuceni iz prodaje (ovisno od zemlje do zemlje) te su naizgled zamijenjeni sa novim Manhattan Lip Laquer ruzevima koji imaju apsolutno isto pakovanje (jedino je jasno da se radi o drugom brendu). Manhattan i Rimmel su dio velike megakorporacije pod nazivom Coty, tako da mozda ne treba biti zacudjen ovom razmjenom proizvoda izmedju njih. Manhattan tecni ruzevi dolaze u 7 nijansi (5,5ml kosta cca 10KM) no nazivi se ne preklapaju sa Rimmel ruzevima. Ono sto mogu reci jeste da je Manhattan Lip Laquer u nijansi Eternal Flame prilicno vjeran dupe za Rimmel Apocalips u nijansi Stellar. Oba ruza sadrze primjese crvene/ruzicaste/koraljne boje uz opasku da Eternal Flame vise naginje ka ruzicasto/koraljnoj kombinaciji dok kod Stellar ruza ipak imamo dominantni crveni podton. Ukoliko ste upoznate sa Rimmel Apocalips ruzevima koje uzimam za poredjenje, prepoznati cete identicno crno pakovanje i mekani, spuzvasti aplikator. Manhattan Lip Laquer ruzevi nude istu impresivnu pigmentaciju, gustu teksturu i sjajni efekat na usnama. Kod mene dostizu trajnost od otprilike 3h tokom kojih se sjaj postepeno gubi i ruz prelazi u stain. Gusta tekstura kamuflira sitna nesavrsenstva usana no priznajem da sjajni finish nije lako iznijeti na svakodnevnoj bazi. Citala sam o tome da postoji i mat verzija ovih ruzeva - mislim da bi bili zanimljivi pa cu pokusati da ih pronadjem. Jedina razlika koju sam primjetila izmedju Manhattan i Rimmel tecnih ruzeva je bod vise za Manhattan - radi se o ipak prijatnijem mirisu. I dalje je jak, slatkast (podsjeca me na dinju) ali podnosljiviji od mirisa Rimmel ruzeva. Licno nosim ovakvo nesto u sklopu makeupa za noc no sve je stvar ukusa (i navike). Ukoliko volite jace nasminkane usne i ne smeta vam sjajni finish (pogotovo ako ste bile ljubiteljice Rimmel Apocalipsa) - vjerujem da ce vam se i Manhattan ponuda dopasti!


*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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