Anja, a very nice person from Denmark, sent me some makeup samples and stuff she herself is not using - thank you, Anja! So today I used the MAC C1 sample (I have to find out, which formula) and her Smashbox eyeshadow palette Viewfinder.
I am also trying out Bella Pierre's moisturizer, which smells like Orto's (a very old Estonian brand) cucumber cream. Ingredients seem to be those of an ordinary moisturizer: Aqua (Deionized Water), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Polysorbate-60, PEG-150, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A). Traditional and safe, works well during winter.
Smashbox's eyeshadow trio is subdued and very usable although I cannot see myself using the pink tone much - it disappears on my lids but manages to leave the eyes look tired. I use it very little, just to blend out the dark color and the gorgeous highlighting color. Highlighter is very nice - subtle sheen and glow, nothing too extravagant. I used the same tone under the eyes too. The dark cool brown in the palette reminds me of very dark dirty gold, a matte brown with plenty of golden hilites mixed into it.
I wanted to test the coverage of the MAC foundation and did not use any additional concealment - reddishness on the cheeks is well visible.