Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Make-up Review: Wjcon Haul

Hello.. Howdie,

Last November I was on a little family holiday in Trapani. A small city located on the North-West-ish side of Sicily. Lovely trip might I say (maybe I'll write all about it some other time). As I strolled along the narrow little Sicilian streets with a Gelateria on possibly each corner, I came across a make-up store called Wjcon. As I walked in the super helpful sale's girl nearly pounced on me, showing me all the different products they had at super cheap prices. She managed to convince me to get a lipstick, 2 of their nail polishes and finally after sitting me down to fill in my horrible eyebrows with a definer, I ended up buying that too. To my surprise all of those cost me around 17. 60 Euros. Bargain!

Obviously this bargainous (the word really does exist) purchase made me slighlty weary on the quality of their products. Their website says that Wjcon is "a professional make up line, which has the advantage of being a Made in Italy high quality brand at an affordable price. This does not mean the production of poor quality cosmetics, but the exclusion of any intermediary, thanks to a trade policy aiming at fast sale rather than at big profits."

I put the products to the test...

Wjcon Pure Colour Lipstick no. 410 € 5.90

In all honesty I bought this lipstick as a replacement for a colour that I really like from Maxfactor, which unfortunately is no longer produced. At the store it seemed like a good match.. not quite so when I went to try it on.
This lipstick has quite an unusual texture. It might be due to the fact that they contain quite a good amount of moisturizer. I know it might sound weird but this made it slightly more difficult to apply as the lipstick literally glides over your lips, its easy to lose control. I found that using a lippy brush to apply it made it a lot easier. All in all, for the price, I'm pleased. A good quality and most importantly, long lasting lipstick.

Eye Brown Definer  € 5.90

This is the first eyebrow definer I've used so I can't really compare, but I really do like it as its long lasting and doesn't smudge (which I was initially afraid of when tryout out an eyebrow definer). It's also easy to apply as the product comes with a tiny applicator that can be pulled out of the top.

Wjcon Fluo Nail Lacquer and Glitter Nail Lacquer in 002  € 2.90each

 The store had so many great colours to choose from. Unfortunately, I had to content myself with just the two. The pink one lasts the usual 2-3 days (depending on how much dish washing I'm kind enough to do), whilst the glittery one as the norm with glitter nail polishes lasts around 5 days. This is comparable to many other nail polish brands.

All in all I'm happy with these purchases and will probably return to Wjcon (which I surprisingly recently discovered have a shop in Malta) sometime soon. 

Have a good evening :)

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