Anti-Haul #1

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If you don’t know what this article is about, please go and watch this video. I think Kimberly Clark was the person who invented this type of video (don’t quote me on that. I didn’t do much research about it). I really like the idea because we always get “bombarded” with new products that claim they’re the best you’ve ever seen. My intention is this article you’re reading right now, to be the first of my new category. I think it will make people a bit more aware of what they’re actually spending their money on or if they should do it at all.

Also, please don’t get me wrong! If you own any of the products/ brands named below, don’t get offended. I just don’t think they would be something I need at the moment.


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Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit – optional

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A while ago I wrote an article about Drugstore Makeup Starter Kit – must haves and I thought that I could extend the “series” including the optional products, in my opinion, in this article. So, if you want to know where can you start with highlighter, eyeliner and so on just keep reading.


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Daytime Makeup Look – Summer 2016

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Hello everybody,

First of all I want to say I’m sorry for not posting last week (did you miss me?), but I was in the process of moving and unfortunately there wan’t much time left for me to write on my blog. But I’m here now and I promise I’ll tell you all about where I moved, in a few weeks (if you want me to).
Now, because in the past month it’s been so hot in Timisoara, I didn’t really have much of a desire to wear complicated (eye) makeup looks. The makeup look you find in the picture below is something I can throw on in 20 minutes and it makes me look put together, but it looks simple and clean, at the same time. This doesn’t mean I’m only wearing 3 products, but if you are interested in what I used just scroll below the picture.
PS: The lipstick changes usually because I’m always in e mood to wear something else.


Eyes and Brows

  • Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion Anti-Aging
  • LORAC Pro Palette Lt. Pink (mobile lid), Taupe (Crease)
  • AVON superSHOCK eyeliner gel in Plumful
  • Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude – in the waterline
  • Benefit They’re Real tinted primer
  • Benefit They’re Real mascara
  • Soap & Glory Archery Volu-Boost brow fiber gel in Talk of the Brown


  • Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW in “I’m pure 4 sure” Ivory
  • Rimmel Match Perfection 2 in 1 concealer and highlighter in 010 Ivory
  • Bourjois Blush in 16 Love-struck Rose
  • Benefit Watt’s Up highlighter


  • theBalm Meet Matt(e) Hughes long lasting liquid lipstick in Adoring




What do you think about this look? What products are you using this summer?


PS: Don’t forget you can find me on Facebook (user: deirdrelestrange), Instagram (user: @notjustmakeup_) and e-mail.

Have a great day!

Brand focus – Benefit Cosmetics – Part 1

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If you follow me in Instagram (notjustmakeup_), you know that two months ago I received a package from one of my favorite makeup companies – Benefit. They send me travel size products, which are great because, beside getting to try a lot of their products, some I won’t get finish for a long time, even if they are not full size.

After trying some of them I want to tell you my honest opinion. Today I’ll talk about a part of them, but I will make at least a part 2 to this article after I get around to play with the other products.

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Benefit Watt’s Up vs TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (with swatches)

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And welcome to a comparison between two of the highlighters everybody’s talking about on YouTube and beauty blogosphere . For a long time I wandered what’s the difference between them, but for the past month I’ve been lucky enough to put them both to the test.

If you’re anything like me, I bet you’ll love this article 🙂

benefit watt's up

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