In my last post, I mentioned that there was a massive shopping mall really near to our hotel in Bratislava. One of the shops which I was most interested in was called Pupa, which sells make up. It’s actually Italian and looks super similar to Kiko, so I don’t know how similar they are, but it was a great store with plenty of options.
The first thing that caught my eye were their cream eyeshadows, which come in these cute little pots. I picked up this awesome reddy-brown colour, which I love. I’ve been really into red-toned shadows lately, and this is the perfect shade. It is quite glittery, but this doesn’t massively show up on the lid. The colour goes on super pigmented, but blends out really well for a wash of colour all over the lid. The only problem with this is the size of the pot – it really is very small, making it a bit difficult to apply this with fingers, which tends to blend it best.
I also picked up this eyeliner, which is really soft and creamy. They had tons of colour choice, in almost every colour imaginable, but I chose this forest green colour. I thought it would be perfect on the waterline, as a pop of colour without being too over the top. It’s perfect for the job, gliding on smoothly and lasting for hours. I know it’s just an eyeliner, but I’m a fan!
I’ve had my eye on getting a matt bronzer for a while, and this one was so pretty. Pretty packaging, and not too orangey, it’s fantastic for warming up the face. Not much more to say about that really, just that it’s a hit.
Finally, at the last minute I grabbed one of their creamy concealer sticks. I don’t really have anything like this in my collection, which is mostly liquid concealers. For something in stick form, it’s surprisingly creamy, and doesn’t tug on the sensitive under-eye skin when applied. Even though this is in the shade 01, it’s actually perfect for my skin tone, so definitely not one for very pale skin (even though mine’s not exactly super tanned right now!).
I’ve done some super quick swatches here for you guys. On the far left is the creamy concealer stick. As you can see, it’s a pretty good match for my skin tone, and goes on in a nice even layer. Next along is the eyeliner, and I actually didn’t realise before how shimmery this swatches! When drawn on the waterline this doesn’t massively show, but as you can see from the swatch it is the most gorgeous forest green colour. So gorgeous with green, blue, and hazel eyes! Second from the right is the bronzer swatched. It does swatch quite orange, but it’s such a soft powder (you can see by the clumping of the product slightly) that a light hand with the brush dusts on the perfect light amount, which doesn’t come out orange at all. Finally, the cream eyeshadow. This isn’t a great swatch so doesn’t really do it justice, but from the top half of the swatch you can see the pigment in this shadow. There’s also a gorgeous sheen to this shadow, which, as shown in the bottom half of the swatch, fades as the shadow is blended. A perfect, go-to all-rounder of an eyeshadow!
Overall, I’m actually really impressed with these products. I’d class them as drugstore, although they’re not really that cheap – the bronzer was 13 euro, concealer was 8 euro, both eye products were around 6 euro. Not expensive, but definitely in the higher range of drugstore prices. I do think that they’re worth the extra couple of euros though, and I’m really pleased with the quality and staying power of these products so far!
I hope you enjoyed this little review, and I also hope I’ll be raving about these products in future favourites posts!