I’ve found some exciting new products this week. My dear colleague Cristel said she does like to read about hidden gems at the drugstore… I weekly pay a visit to my local drugstore, Kruidvat. They sometimes introduce smaller cosmetic brands on 1 display. Usually I’m not very attracted to these super cheap make up products. But somewhere in a small corner, little round lip balms caught my attention this time. When I came closer to have a look at these cute little eggs, that resemble the EOS lip balms, I saw that everything was sold for 1€. So I picked up the mint green egg lip balm, a Waterproof mascara and a black gel liner, that came with a brush.
These products are from Cozz Cosmetics. I had never heard of this brand before. But when looking closer on the packaging, it seems to be a Dutch brand. Out of the 3 products, the lip balm is made in Europe and the other 2 products in China.
I like to start with my least favorite, to end with a climax :D.
Waterproof mascara: The brush of this mascara reminds me a lot of the Maybelline Lash Sensational brush, which is asymmetric with small spikes on one end and longer spikes on the other end. What I look in a mascara is a texture with a bit of a waxy dry feeling, so that it holds my lash curl after I’ve given them a good squeeze with my lash curler. As I mentioned before, I don’t have luscious long and curly lashes.When I brush this mascara on my lashes, it kind of feels wet, so I immediately know it won’t hold the lash curl. After 10 seconds, my lashes are dragged down halfway…
Secondly, I like my mascara to be slightly clumpy. This is because I have scarce lash hairs. This mascara however does not feel clumpy at all and separates the lashes really well…
Because of these 2 reasons, I don’t like this mascara. If you do have lovely princessy curly luscious lashes (you hear my slight envy, don’t you), I’m sure it’ll work for you.
Score: 5/10 cups
Black Gel Liner: I love a good black gel liner for my cat eye looks. I almost never go out without a winged liner. The formula of this gel liner is not as moist (just a tad bit) as the Maybelline Studio gel liner, so hopefully it won’t dry out too fast. I’ve also noticed that it dries faster on my eyelid. After application, I always top it off with black eyeshadow to settle it. The intensity of the black might be a little lighter than the Maybelline one.
The brush that comes with it, is quite nice and precise. Though the handle doesn’t feel super sturdy. For 1€ however, I am quite happy with my purchase.
Score: 8/10 cups
Lip Balm Egg: This egg, people, is a better and cheaper dupe for the EOS lip balm. I expect a lip balm to feel super moist. To me EOS feels like a standard lip balm, that does moisturize, but lacks this greasy (but in a good way, if you know what I mean) feeling. This product feels a bit more moist and makes my dry lips feel supple, this for quite some time.
The EOS lip balm is slightly heavier and deeper, with it’s Wt. 0,24 oz/7g.
This balm is heavily Vanilla scented. There are 2 other scents: Cherry and Strawberry. I of course will try to get my hands on those! This week, I’ll make sure to buy some extra’s! I want one in my purse, next to my bed, in the bathroom, on my make up table! I love this stuff, if you haven’t already noticed.
Score: A HUGE 10/10 cups!
Look, these are great products for 1€. I didn’t like the mascara, but that’s a super personal thing, so it might work for you. Overall, this was a great find for me. I’m really impressed. Usually I am very sceptic about super cheap products. But I guess, you should never judge a book by it’s cover (in this case the price tag). I’d also like to mention the fact that the packaging doesn’t feel cheap at all for this price.
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