May 15 2015

Italian Beauty Adventures: Pupa Cosmetics


On Wednesday, my series of reviews of the Italian beauty products sent to me by Gyudy in our swap began with a look at theKiko Cosmetics’ Generation Next collection. Today, that adventure continues with more Milano-based makeup products, this time from PUPA cosmetics. PUPA specialises in make-up, treatment products for the face and body, bath and after bath products, fragrances, and creative beauty kits. It is sold mostly in Europe in pharmacies/drugstores as well as online. Again, the brand is completely new to me so I was excited to see what they have to offer:


Pupa Cosmetics Review



The company says that the “PUPA woman is perfectly aware, she can choose, she’s passionate and free, but loyal at the same time. She knows what she wants, and she knows how she wants to feel.. beautiful, first of all for herself.” I like the sound of that! 🙂

First up we have the Miss Pupa Long Lasting Matt Lipstick in 303 Flashy Coral. PUPA says that this new creamy and ultra comfortable formula coats the lips with a matte and velvety finish, for a flawless and long-lasting result.


Pupa Cosmetics Review Miss Pupa Velvet Matt Lipstick 303 Flashy Coral


Pupa Cosmetics Review Miss Pupa Velvet Matt Lipstick 303 Flashy Coral
Pupa Cosmetics Review Miss Pupa Velvet Matt Lipstick 303 Flashy Coral Swatch
Pupa Cosmetics Review

Flashy Coral is a gorgeous bright pink-based coral that I’ll be loving this Summer. The finish is more satin (or velvet as the name suggests) than matte. While it is not nearly as flat or drying as some other matte formulas I’ve tried, if your lips are really dry or flaky, it may accentuate that condition. However, it does wear comfortable and fade evenly, which is always nice. Wear time is in the 4+ hour range (with no eating).


Next up, we have the Pupa Multi Play Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in 08 Basic Brun. It promises intense color and a long-lasting texture that glides on smoothly. The pencils are referred to as “multi-play” as they offer the option of creating a precise and defined line or blending out to create an eyeshadow effect using the built-in smudger.


Pupa Cosmetics Review Multi Play Eyeliner 08 Swatch


Pupa Cosmetics Review Multi Play Eyeliner 08

Pupa Cosmetics Review MultiPlay Eyeliner 08 Swatch

Basic Brun is actually quite a unique colour. It is a grey, taupe-brown with subtle shimmer that almost creates a duo-chrome effect. I don’t have a shade like it in my collection (though I don’t have that many eyeliners) and I find it to be very flattering as an eyeliner on brown eyes. I haven’t tried using it as an eyeshadow. As promised the texture of the pencil is smooth and buttery, making it easy to apply. Lasting power is great (8+ hours) and it’s also pretty water-resistant formula. It takes some doing for me to remove the product at the end of the day.


Overall, I’m quite impressed with what I’ve tried. Now, I just wish I had regular access to the brand! Lol. Have you ever tried anything from PUPA?





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  1. Basic Brun is GORGEOUS! I’ve not seen any shade like it before, do you have any idea of a good dupe to it?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I actually have no idea about a Dupe, Shireen but I’ll keep my eyes peeled. I agree with you, the eyeliner is so unique!

  2. I absolutely love that shade of lipstick! It looks so creamy, too!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

    1. I’m really impressed with how comfortable it is, especially for a “matte”. 🙂

  3. That lipstick, aaaah <3 Gorgeous shade.

    1. Perfect for Summer, isn’t it? 🙂

  4. Never heard of the brand before, so thanks a lot for updating me on what I’m currently missing out on hehe 😀

    The lipstick colour is perfection, such a subtle coral colour! I love this on you and I think I need this for the summer <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

    1. I know what you mean…I’m thinking, Kiko, where have you been all my life! 🙂

  5. This brand is another new one to me too! Loving the lip shade too, I adore pink-based corals! Plus, the chrome effect of the eyeliner is stunning!


    1. Pinky corals are so flattering, aren’t they? 🙂 xo

  6. Did somebody say CORAL? I have to admit I’ve been reaching for orange corals more often this season, but as long as it’s a coral I’ll love it! The liner is super interesting, too! I can see that it’s the type of shade that will look different in different light, depending on what you pair it with!

    1. Hehe. Girl, I know your eyes light up whenever there’s a coral in the room. 🙂 And you have so many beautiful variations in your collection. 🙂 xo

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