MeMeMe Review week*: Arch Angel - Shape & Define

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hello ladies, 
today I'm back with the second MeMeMe Cosmetics review, and although I didn't start on the most positive note yesterday, I'll surely be continuing on one today. You know, to balance things out.
I'll be talking about their Arch Angel Shape & Define Tinted brow gel and highlighting cream which is actually my favourite product of the bunch, and I can definitely see myself repurchasing it over & over again. I even already featured it in my May Sparkles.

Pozdravljene punce, 
danes se vračam z mnogo bolj pozitivno oceno v tematskem tednu MeMeMe kozmetike. Govora bo o njihovem Arch Angel barvnem gelu in tekočem osvetljevalcu za oči, ki je v tem času postal moj najljubši izdelek in stalni ''spremljevalec'', saj ga uporabljam skoraj vsak dan.

MeMeMe Review Week
 Let me first tell you what MeMeMe is claiming about this product; Your guarding angel guiding you towards heavenly brows! For beautifully arched brows use the gel to tame and shape. Follow by dotting the highlighter along the brow bone to lift, accentuate and define.
You get 7.50 ml/ 0.24 fl.oz of product, you can get it in two shades (dark & light brown), and it retails for 13,35€ on Moja Drogerija (unfortunately it's currently sold out) or for £8,95 on MeMeMe site.
Although the two shades could probably work for the majority of people, I do think it would be nice to have a few more options, for example a more ashy one and a more red-toned one.

Arch Angel naj bi bil tvoj angel varuh, ki te bo popeljal do sanjskih obrvi. Vsebuje barvni gel, ki obrvi ukroti in jih definira, ter tekoči osvetljevalec, ki povzdigne, poudari in definira kost pod obrvjo.
V tubi se nahaja 7.50 ml izdelka, ki ga lahko dobite v dveh odtenkih (svetlo in temno rjava). Nakup lahko opravite preko Moje Drogerije za 13,35€, a je izdelek žal trenutno razprodan. Definitivno bi ti priporočila, da vpišeš tvoj e-mail v okence in čakaš na Anjino obvestilo o ponovni zalogi izdelka.
Menim, da bi ta dva odtenka sicer bila primerna za večino, vendar bi izbiro nedvomno lahko dopolnila še kakšen bolj sivkast in rdečkast odtenek.

MeMeMe Arch Angel
 Packaging is, once again, absolutely stunning and full of details. I even love the box it comes in so much that I probably won't throw it away. I mean c'mon it has wings on it.
The product itself comes in a sleek & compact double-ended tube which makes it great for carrying around, especially since you also get 2 different products in one. 
Another thing that I find really appealing about it (and you might find it ridiculous) is the writing fonts. It's just so pretty and eye catching and it's one of the reasons why I was instantly drawn to it. 

As I mentioned, there are two shades available dark brown & light brown and I have the latter one. 
The product is nicely pigmented and I only need one coat of it to get a desired effect. Since it also has quite a thick brush and since my brows are quite thick, I only need one swipe with it to cover my whole brow area. I really like that, especially when I'm doing my make-up in a hurry, and this was one of the reasons I wasn't all that crazy about the Essence Make me brow that I've been using before I got this one.
Both of them have a similar brush wand, meaning that the bristles go around in circles (you can see that on the last photo below), but the Essence one is a lot thinner and more pointy. It's also not as pigmented so to get the full opacity I had to go over my brows a few times, but since using the Arch Angel, I don't have to. This product fills in my brows in no time, it makes them look fuller & nicely groomed. 

Samo pakiranje izdelka je zopet prekrasno in polno detajlov, tako mi je naprimer že sama škatlica, v kateri se izdelek nahaja, tako všeč, da jo bom najverjetneje kar shranila. Že sama pisava je zelo estetska.
Drugače pa se izdelek nahaja v plastični tubi, ki je zelo kompaktna in zato tudi primerna za prenašanje v torbici z ličili. Dejstvo, da dobimo kar dva različna izdelka v enem paketu, pa ga naredi še bolj prijaznega za potovanja.

Kot sem že omenila, lahko izdelek dobimo v dveh različnih odtenkih, in sama imam odtenek light brown / svetlo rjava. Barvni gel je lepo pigmentiran, zato je za dosego želenega izgleda dovolj že samo en nanos.
 Ker moje obrvi niso ozke, mi je všeč, da je krtačka malo debelejša, saj mi to omogoča, da zajamem celotno obrv v eni sami potezi, obarvani gel pa jih lepo zapolni in definira. Samo oblikovanje obrvi je tako veliko hitrejše in enostavnejše. 
Pred tem sem uporabljala Essence Make me brow, ki pa mi ravno zaradi zelo tanke krtačke in malce slabše pigmentiranosti ni bil ravno najbolj pri srcu.

MeMeMe Arch Angel swatches
 But the thing that I like the most about it, is the fact that this locks my brows in place like super-glue, but in a good way, as there's no stiffness or crunchiness. It keeps my brows in place all day long, no matter what. I can touch my brows, I can take a nap, etc and my brows will still be in their place. All that while still looking natural and feeling soft on the touch.
This is another reason why I like it more than the Essence Make me brow, as I found that the Essence one didn't do a great job at keeping my brows in place all day, and I could easily rub off the product if I wasn't careful.
The Essence one is for me better only in one aspect; the shade itself. This is also my only slight complain about the Arch Angel. As the name of the shade would suggest, this product is a light brown shade, and although it does work for my hair & brow colour and I like how it looks, I would like it even more if the shade was a bit more ashy, like the Essence one in 01 Blondy brows is, as this is just my personal preference.

On the photo above you can see how my brows look without any product in them (top left), and after that is my go-to, every day, quick & easy brow routine; I draw on a brow-tail (as for some reason my brow hairs don't grow there) with an eyebrow pencil (top right), I blend that in, and I use the Arch Angel to define the rest of my brows (bottom left). On the bottom right  you can see how everything looks topped off with the highlighter. 

Najbolj pa me je navdušilo dejstvo, da ta obarvani gel uspe zadržati moje obrvi na svojem mestu skozi celoten dan, ne glede na to, ali se po pomoti le-teh dotikam, ali malce zadremam,... 
Deluje kot nekakšno lepilo, vendar v pozitivnem smislu, saj obrvi še vedno izgledajo naravno in so na dotik še vedno mehke, brez kakršnegakoli občutka zategovanja.
To je še en razlog več, zakaj mi je Arch Angel ljubši kot Make me brow, saj sem pri le-tem včasih opazila, da obrvi niso ostale na svojem mestu čez cel dan, sam izdelek pa se je včasih tudi malce izbrisal.
Ima pa Essence Make me brow eno samo prednost, odtenek 01 Blondy brows je nekoliko bolj sivkaste barve, kar je meni osebno malce bolj všeč. Kljub temu pa se svetlo rjavi odtenek Arch Angel-a lepo ujema z mojo barvo obrvi in las.

Na kolažu fotografij zgoraj lahko vidite kako moje obrvi izgledajo brez vseh ličil (zgoraj levo), na ostalih fotografijah pa je prikazan moj hitri, vsakodnevni potek ličenja le-teh; najprej obrvi malce podaljšam s svinčnikom za obrvi (zgoraj desno), nato s krtačko za obrvi vse skupaj počešem, da dobim bolj nežen in poenoten izgled, ostali del obrvi pa definiram in zapolnim z Arch Angel obarvanim gelom (spodaj levo). 
Na fotografiji spodaj desno pa lahko vidite še kako vse skupaj izgleda z dodanim tekočim osvetljevalcem pod obrvjo.

MeMeMe Arch Angel Light Brown
 And now a few words about the highlighting cream side. 
As the name would suggest, this is a cream product and comes with an angled doe-foot applicator, which makes is great for getting right under your brow bone. It's a champagne colour and it has tiny glitters in it, so it's quite obvious and not something I would wear on a day to day basis with my minimal make-up look. But I do like it for going out / ''special'' occasions when I also like to top it off with a similar eyeshadow shade, for that extra ''bam''.
But I absolutely love how nicely it catches the light and how this shade looks on my skin, so I found another way to use it that I actually prefer; as a cheek highlight.
I recently discovered that I prefer the look of cream highlighters on my skin, as they gave me that dewy, healthy glow, but don't make me overly shiny or oily. And this one does just that.
It looks beautifully on the high point of the cheeks and it wears nicely throughout the day. It does fade a bit, but it doesn't completely disappear. 

Sedaj pa še nekaj besed o samem tekočem osvetljevalcu, ki se nahaja na drugi strani Arch Angel-a.
Tekoči osvetljevalec  ima spužvast aplikator, ki je rezan pod kotom, kar omogoča enostaven nanos direktno pod obrvjo. Je šampanjske barve in vsebuje majhne bleščice, zato je kar opazen in sama ga raje uporabim ob večernih izhodih ali posebnih priložnostih.
Ker pa mi je sam odtenek zelo všeč, in ker čudovito ujame svetlobo, sem se z njim malce poigravala in našla način uporabe, ki mi je še toliko ljubši; kot osvetljevalec lic.
Nedavno sem ugotovila, da so mi tekoči osvetljevalci veliko ljubši, saj moji koži podarijo svež sijaj, ne izgledajo pa preveč bleščeče in moje kože ne naredijo videti še bolj mastne.
Tudi ta osvetljevalec je eden izmed teh, saj izgleda naravnost prekrasno na ličnicah, kjer se obdrži skozi celoten dan, kljub temu da začne po parih urah malce bledeti.

MeMeMe Arch Angel, Essence Make me brow
Here you can see both sides of the product swatched on my hand (& the blended highlight, top left), the tinted brow gel on my brow & the highlight on my brow bone and on my cheek (top right), and on the bottom half is a brush & swatch comparison with the Essence Make me brow (MeMeMe on the left side, Essence on the right).

The MeMeMe Arch Angel is all in all a complete winner for me. It's my go-to product for my brows and I would definitely recommend you to try it, especially if you want something that will quickly define your brows and keep them in place all day long, without looking stiff.

Na kolažu fotografij zgoraj lahko vidite kako izgledata oba dela oz. odtenka Arch Angel na moji roki, na mojem obrazu (kjer imam na licu tudi tekoči osvetljevalec), spodaj pa je primerjava krtačk in odtenkov med Arch Angel in Essence Make me brow (na obeh fotografijah na desni strani).

MeMeMe Arch Angel je v mojih očeh (ali bi bilo bolje če rečem na mojih obrveh?) popolni zmagovalec in je zame trenutno nepogrešljiv izdelek pri ličenju. 
Definitivno bi ga priporočila vsem, še posebej tistim, ki iščete izdelek, ki bo hitro in zlahka zapolnil in definiral vaše obrvi, ter jih obdržal na svojem mestu skozi celoten dan.

What's your favourite eyebrow product at the moment? Kaj pa je trenutno vaš najljubši izdelek za obrvi?

Sanja ♥

*The product was sent to me to review. I didn't buy it with my money. But that didn't and won't ever affect my opinion about the product in any way. The review is based on my personal experience with the product.*

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10 komentarji

  1. I really like how well it holds your brows in place all day, the packaging is so cute as well!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. It's amazing at keeping my brows in place, and the packaging wins me over every time :)

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  2. Jaz sem tudi zelo zelo zadovoljna s tem izdelkom, ampak jaz ga ne uporabljam samostojno, ker nimam tako lepih obrvi, tako da ga uporabim čez senčilo, kjer mi da dodatno definicijo in drži obrvi na mestu ves dan. Sem pa opazila, da se mi na obrveh zaradi njega včasih pojavijo mini pikice, podobno kot takrat, ko odpada maskara v pikicah na lice, ti nisi imela teh problemov?

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    1. Ne, tega pa res nisem opazila. Kaj pa če se ne razume najbolje s senčilom?

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    2. Hmm, mogoče, ampak brez senčila ga ne morem uporabiti, ker res nimam definitanih obrvi tako kot ti. Je pa samo včasih, tako da me niti ne moti tako zelo. :D

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    3. No potem pa tako fajn, če se ne zgodi vedno :) A ti je drugače lažje s senčilom kot pa s svinčnikom?

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  3. Waw, izgleda super! glede na mojo obsedenost z urejenimi obrvmi zadnje čase ga bom morala dodati na WL... sploh ker tisti od Essence res ni nevem kaj :/

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    1. Ta je res veliko boljši kot tisti od Essence. Jaz sem pred tem bila navdušena nad obarvanim gelom od Alverde, pa je tudi tega ta od MeMeMe izrinil iz prvega mesta :)

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  4. It makes your brows look very nice and defined, but still looks natural :)
    That's how brow products should perform, in my opinion!
    It looks like I need to test this brand out asap! :p
    xx

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    1. Yep, I love that about it :) You definitely should! ;)

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