The lovely folks of Paese Cosmetics sent me a Paese box. The Paese box is a lucky dip of cosmetics and is currently available for €19.99 from www.paese.ie. The Paese Cosmetics website states that 85% natural ingredients are used and their products contain various vitamins and oils. I was very interested to try them. I hadn’t used any before but having tested them, I would certainly now use them on a regular basis. My favourite product in the Paese box is their blusher.
I’ll start off with the eyeshadows. I received two trio palettes. The first of these is the Kashmir matte trio collection. These colours are very strong as you will see from the swatch. I was very happy with them. The pink in particular is great as it acts as a lovely brow highlighter. These eyeshadows retail at a very reasonable €5.50.
The next palette was the shiny trio. These are great for creating a more dramatic look and are perfect for the Christmas season. They have a slight shimmer to them without being too much. They retail at €6.99.
Moving onto the lips, I was delighted with Manifesto fluid lipstick. I am not particularly a pink girl so I was a little cautious about this colour to begin with, but I love it now. The colour is very vibrant and long lasting. This resembles a lip gloss but isn’t as shiny and doesn’t have a sticky feel. The product feels creamy on my lips and makes them look smooth and well conditioned. I hope to try all of the colours available in this range. I have my eye on a beautiful plum colour at the moment.
I am not really a big fan of tanning and bronzing. I usually make my skin a little paler as I love old vintage looks. I am however, always on the search for a light bronzer that can be used as contour. The bronzer that came in the Paese box was great. The coconut oil in the product gives a lovely moisturised feeling to the skin. The shade in the box was a little too dark for me but I did really like it as a contour. I would certainly use a lighter shade to sculpt my face. Bronzers retail at €12.99.
I have saved the best for last. I love love love the argan oil blusher. I’m a big fan of blushers. My face doesn’t look human without them! Like the bronzer, the blusher felt soft on my skin. The argan oil gives it a luxurious texture. It is long lasting and gives a gorgeous colour and glow to cheeks. I have used this blusher every day since I received it. It costs €9.99.
I would recommend the products that I tested, particularly the blusher.