[sponsored] Absolute NY & Nicka K. NY – lip products

Hey everyone,

today I would like to introduce you to the lip color and lip care products from (mostly) Absolute New York and (a few from) Nicka K. New York.

If you have questions please feel free to ask them in the comments.

A big thank you to Absolute New York and Nicka K. New York for sponsoring the products so I can test and review them for you.

 

duo lip balm

These ultra-moisturizing duo lip balms from Absolute New York are lightly tinted, creamy and the conditioning formula softens, smoothens and protects your lips.

It comes in the following sets:

ADB02_Strawberry+Bubble-Gum
ADB01_Green-Apple+Grape

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each set is available for around 6$.

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key ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Synthetic wax, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate/Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Aspartame, Manganese Violet, Red 7, Yellow 5, Red 6, Red 27, Iron Oxide Black, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Acrylates Copolymer (Glitter), Polyethylene Terephthalate (Glitter)

I like the idea of the lip balm sets. They are a cute gift and are great for your hand bag. The scent is surely a matter of taste, but if you like the available scents, these are definitely for you.

 

hydro care lip balm

These hydro care lip balms are formulated with rich shea-butter to soothe and comfort dry, chapped lips. They are available in five delicious flavors – mint, cherry, lemon, strawberry and apple.

Each lip balm is around 3$.

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key ingredients:

Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum, Ozekerite, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polybutene, Ethythexyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, DL-A-Tocopheryl Acetate, Essence, Propylparaben

May Contain: Red 21, Red 27, Yellow 5, Iron Oxide Yellow, Titanium Dioxide, Blue 1, Red 7, Red 6

I really love the packaging of these lip balms. They are colorful, unique and so much fun! Each color represents the scent they come in. They also really do feel soft and smoothing. I can imagine they are also nice as a present or nice for people who like those kinds of scents.

 

natural lip balm

These natural lip balms come in 4 different scents, beeswax, shea-butter, cocoa-butter and mint. They have a creamy formula that is boosted with nourishing botanicals, and melts into the lips for a noticeably hydrated feel.

Each lip balm is about 4$.

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key ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyisobutene, Mineral oil, Petrolatum, Ceresin, Synthetic Wax, Phenoxyethanol

May Contain: Mint Essence, Vanilla Essence, Cocoa Butter, Fudge Essence, Shea Butter, Beeswax, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow 5, Iron Oxide Black, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Yellow 10, Blue 1

The scent of these lip balms is nice, not too strong and not too weak. They feel nice on the lips and the mint lip balm kind of tickles :)

In general I am a big fan of the Burt’s Bees honey lip balm. I tried many balms over the years and this one seems to be the best for me. So far no other lip balm can compare with them. But I know a lot of people don’t like them, especially because of the wax and the scent.

You see, lip balms are also a matter of personal preference.

 

waterproof gel lip liner

Absolute New York’s waterproof gel lip liners boast a long-wearing, pigmented formula that is designed to comfortably line your lips and drench them in lightweight, satin color. Perfectly versatile-these liners can be worn under your favorite lipsticks to extend wear or on their own for a flattering pop of bold color!

They are available in 8 colors and come at a price of 5$ each.

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NFB77_Orange
NFB76_Hot-Pink
NFB75_Cherry
NFB74_Red-Hot
NFB73_True-Red
NFB72_Berry
NFB71_Chocolate
NFB70_Coffee-Bean

The names in bold font are the ones I received.

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key ingredients:

Isododecane, Ozokerite, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceresin, Paraffin, Polybutene, Microcrystalling Wax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol

May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Black Iron Oxide, Black 2, Ultramarine Blue, Red 7, Red 6, Blue 1, Red Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Manganese Violet, Carmine

I noticed that these lip liners are really super soft and gel like. They go on so easy, it is a real pleasure. They also do not seem to dry out the lips, which is a huge plus and they come on quite a lot of colors. I wished they would also sell a few lighter beige ones, but as far as I know they mostly come in red and pink shades.

 

ultra slick lipstick

Color that never quits! These hydrating ultra slick lipsticks with a buttery rich formula and great pigmentation allow an effortless application and glide across your lips without dragging or skipping for vibrancy. They give a great sleek finish in one swipe and come in 32 vibrant colors.

Absolute new york lips ultra slick colors

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NFA32 Amazing
NFA31 Fatale
NFA30 Dynamic
NFA29 Charm
NFA28 Allure
NFA27 Sassy
NFA26 Outgoing
NFA25 Babe

NFA24 Bomb
NFA23 Vivid
NFA22 Glam
NFA21 Playful
NFA20 Hot
NFA19 Fantastic
NFA18 Vibrant
NFA17 Stunning

NFA16 Smart
NFA15 Fabulous
NFA14 Tranquil
NFA13 Belle
NFA12 Naughty
NFA11 Gracious
NFA10 Daring
NFA09 Foxy

NFA08 Dashing
NFA07 Splendid
NFA06 Hot Mama
NFA05 Gorgeous
NFA04 Magical
NFA03 Lusty
NFA02 Gypsy
NFA01 Show Stopper

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each lipstick is about 6$.

key ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ceresin, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla Cera, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Cera Alba, Di-Tert-Butyl-P-Cresol, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate

May Contain: Red 7, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red Oxide of Iron, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Black Oxide of Iron, Titanium Dioxide, Perfume, Mica

With foxy and gipsy I received a birght pink and red lipstick, both colors I normally wouldn’t buy for myself. But I am very impressed about the pigmentaion and creamyness off both products. I think especially bright colors like these have to be opaque and really well pigmented, but it is also important that they don’t stain or dry out the skin/lips.

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Due to my pale skin you can see very well how nice these colors are with just one stroke. The gel lip liners also go very well with these lipsticks.

You can see that gipsy goes perfectly with true red (in the middle).

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chrystal shine lip gloss

Sparkle and shine with the multi-dimensional shimmer lip glosses formulated with ultra-reflective glitter to ensure a luscious, luxurious pout. Comfortable, lightweight formula with a boost of vibrant pigmentation for long-lasting sheen and color, available in 14 colors.

Absolute new york lips chrystal shine lip gloss colors

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NFA073 Vital
NFA072 Energy
NFA071 Strong
NFA070 Well
NFA069 Luck
NFA068 Glad
NFA067 Cheer

NFA066 Happy
NFA065 Ecstacy
NFA064 Delight
NFA063 Bliss
NFA062 Glee
NFA061 Joy
NFA060 Pleasure

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each lip gloss is about 6$.

key ingredients:

Polybutene, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Microcrystalline Wax, Lanolin Oil, Cera Alba, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Di-Tert-Butyl-P-Cresol, Propylparaben

May Contain: Red 7, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Red Oxide of iron, Yellow Oxide of Iron, Black Oxide of Iron, Titanium dioxide, Perfume, Mica

These lip glosses really surprised me. The pigmentation and amount of glitter in these products is just perfect, especially if you love bright red and pink colors.

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Again, my pale skin really shows off the great pigmentation and how pretty these glosses are. Looking at them this way, I get really sad that my lips aren’t as pale to really show the beauty of these.

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mood lip gloss

Intuitive lip glosses that respond to your skin to transform into your personalized perfect lip color. Infused with aloe extracts for a boost of hydration and comfort, which leaves lips your perfectly kissable.

Absolute new york lips mood lip gloss

NF050 Joy
NF051 Love
NF052 Peace

The names in bold font are the ones I received. Each lip gloss is about 5$.

key ingredients:

Polybutene, Mineral Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate/Isononyl Isononanate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Polyethylene, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Aloe Extract, Synthetic Wax

May Contain: Red 21, Red 27

I received joy which is a glossy light pink at first, but turns into a slightly stronger pink when it’s on my lips. This product really takes me back to my teenage years, where we used to have these kinds op lip balms to tint our lips. I remember having a neon green lipstick which turned into a bright pink shade. Back then it was so much fun, now I am more into beige and light brown tones for my lips to keep it natural. But I think in general it’s a nice idea for girls who like to slap on a bit of gloss to get a flawless lip look :)

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lip crayon trio

Treat your lips to a cushion of color with these moisturizing jumbo lip crayons that deliver comfortable wear, a natural glossy finish, and a punch of juicy color-while leaving behind a flattering lasting stain.

Available as a set of three (ST-ABC01 Trio) for around 9$.

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lip crayon trio colors

key ingredients:

Mineral Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Synthetic Wax, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Candelilla Cera, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Tocopheryl Acetate

May Contain: Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Yellow, Iron Oxide Black, Red 28, Red 6, Red 7, Titanium Dioxide

Now these are really nice! They are soft, creamy and go on very smooth and evenly. They fell indeed comfy on the lips and again, the colors are a matter of preference. If these were more beige and different shades of light brown, I would propably wear them daily.

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And just so you know what kinds of shades I use when I wear lip colors, here is the Ultimate Stay Lipstick – 050 Mauve Your Lips from Catrice. It is basically just a slight upgrade of my natural lip color and therefore looks very natural.

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Last but not least we have the Nicka K. New York lip color glosses. These glosses deliver long-lasting lip shine in a mixture of dazzling shades from lilac to deep cranberry red. If you like to laquer up your lips for a mirror-shine then you’ll want to give this gloss a go!

They are available in 16 colors, Beautycrowd swatched 14 of them.

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The other two shades clear water and daytona were not swatched.

lip color gloss

key ingredients:

Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Lanolin, Bees wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polybutene, Microcrystalline Wax, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, BHA, D&C Red 6 Ba Lake (CI 15850:2), D&C Blue 1 Al Lake (CI 42090:2), Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

I received clear water, destin, madeira and miami.

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I feel kind of silly saying this over and over again, but the pigmentation with these is also very good. Even though I must say that with an opaque gloss it is difficult to get an even result for me. It can appear streaky. With the orange I am a bit surprised, I was wondering if there are people out there who actually wear orange lipsticks or glosses. I have never seen it :)

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What can I say? Overall I am again impressed with the awesome pigmentation. Especially if you check their price range it is really unbeliveable. The quality of these products seems to be really great. I clearly recommend checking out the huge range of lipstick colors, the lip liners and natural lip calms. If you are a fan of glosses, you should check these out as well.

Do you own any Absolut New York or Nicka K New York products? Which ones do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

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[sponsored] Catrice new 2m counter products

Good evening everyone,

about 2 weeks ago I received a package from Cosnova. I was one of the bloggers who were picked to try out the new Catrice products from their 2 meter counter. Let me tell you, when I opened the package I got soooo~ excited to try and play will all those lil’ puppies!

So first of all a big thank you to Cosnova for sending those through and especially for sending the right shades for my super pale skin.
It is very much appreciated!

 

Let’s see what was inside and let me tell you a few first impression things about each product.

(* exclusive at the 2 meter counter at Müller)

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From left to right

Fixing Brow Wax*

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To be honest, I was happy about this product. My brows are rather annoying so for a while I was thinking about buying a brow wax again, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet – luckily :)

I tried this product a few times already and all I can say is that I really like it. It does what it’s supposed to do, does not have any scent and stays on all day. You can use it on it’s own or over you finished make-up routine.

Price: 2,99€

Longlasting Brow Definer – 030 Chocolate Brow’nie*

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I am not sure what to think of this product. Back then when I did my make-up daily (now I rarely use make-up anymore) and while I was working in the Business I always used a brow pencil or powder. I don’t really get a natural finish with this product. If you made different experiences, please let me know.

Price: 3,29€

Absolute Matt Eyeshadow Palette – 010 Eyes Wide Matt*

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I must admit, so far I only tried to swatch the eye shadows. No matter if with fingers or applicator, I didn’t get much pay-off. Maybe the shadows stay on differently on the eye, I will have to try it. I read on other blogs that they loved the palette. They said the pigmentation is great and that this is a good nude alternative to some heavier priced products. I can not say anything so far, I am sorry. But I will get around to trying these, and then I will let you know. I promise.

Price: 4,99€

Velvet Finish Concealer – 010 Velvet Ivory*

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Honestly, I really like this concealer. It has the right amount of coverage without caking everything up and making your face look like a mask^^ In combination with the Velvet Finish Foundation an affordable make-up set-up.

Price: 4,49€

Velvet Finish Powder with Hyaluron – 020 Natural Velvet*

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I have to say I am not so happy with this powder. I also own their All Matt plus powder which I like a lot more. The Velvet Finish powder sadly shows accentuates every facial hair and wrinkle. Not very flattering :(

Price: 4,99€

Velvet Finish Foundation – 010 Light Velvet*

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I haven’t used a foundation in a few years now. If I want some coverage I use my Japanese BB creme. The last foundation I used was the MAC Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation which I was very satisfied with, but let’s be real here – MAC is pricey and not everyone can afford it. I am not saying that the Catrice Foundation is a dupe or whatever, but it is a good alternative for me. I will continue to use BB creme, but if my have some face demons I or simply want a more flawless finish, I will definitely use this foundation.

Price: 7,99€

 

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Lash Applicator*

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Since I am not using fake lashes anymore, I didn’t have a chance to try this one yet. But I might be able to try it for some fun Halloween things.

Price: 3,99€

YAY! Nail polishes*

Colour Brightening Base Coat with Keratin (2,79 €)*
Luxury Lacquers – Liquid Metal – Shiny – 03 My Satin Ballet Shoes (3,49 €)*
Million Styles Effect Top Coat – 02 ¿Holo, Que Tal? (2,99 €)*

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Let’s be real here, how could I say anything bad about these? I love nail polish. So far I swatched all of them and I wore the Million Styles Top Coat over my  blue O.P.I. polish (yoga-ta get this blue). I love it! The name of the pink/rose polish is also just the cutest :D

Illuminating Blush – 020 Coral Me Maybe*

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Even though I am not much into blush, more bronzer for contouring, this is so pretty. I swatched it and it shows off a very pretty discreet rose tone with a hint of golden shimmer particles in it.

Price: 3,99€

Volumizing Lip Booster*

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Put it on and feel the tickle :)
This Lip treatment contains menthol which gives a cooling, tingling effect.  If you have irritated or sensitive lips, you should not use it is written on the package. The slightly rose shimmer is also very discreet which is nice I think. A good product for a first date maybe :)

Price: 3,49 €

Vitamin Lip Treatment*

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This gloss promises to combine intensive (contains vitamin E) care with a shiny finish. If I want care I only use Burt’s Bees^^
I tried so many different products and the Burt’s Bees lip balm is the only product I use daily and can’t live without anymore.
I guess I can’t really give you an opinion about this, since I haven’t used it long enough to really feel a caring effect^^

Price: 3,49 €

Ultimate Stay Lipstick – 050 Mauve Your Lips*

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I am in love with this lipstick!
About 2 weeks ago, shortly after I got these products I went to my friend Gunnarolla’s live show here in Berlin. One of the rare days when I wear make-up. I used the foundation, concealer AND this lipstick. It was so easy to handle. No lip liner needed, no lip pencil brush. I applied it right from the lipstick and only had to re-touch it twice (because of food and many drinking) all through the day and night.
The color is prefect for me. Not too much, but still visible.

I want more!

 

Price: 4,99 €

 

My honest opinion:

Most of these products turned out to be really good and as I said I would recommend them. Some of them might be a bit up the price range for drugstore products, but they are worth it. The quality is very good and let me tell you that they also smell very nice!
They have a nice discreet but yet comfortable scent to them :)

Maybe give them a try if you have a Müller nearby.

I hope my review was helpful to some of you.

Have a great night

Mara

☆『マラ』☆