This past winter break, my family and I spent a week and a half traveling around the South of Spain. Since one of the majors I am pursuing is Spanish, it was so lovely to use the language on a daily basis and experience the culture firsthand. Of course, I could not leave the country without picking up a few beauty bits native to Spain.
As I discovered, makeup is not typically sold in pharmacies but in department stores (El Corte Inglés) and shops specific to beauty (Bodybell, Sephora). It was actually quite difficult for me to find brands such as Kiko and Flormar outside of Madrid. Most of the brands that kept reappearing were British. I had done some research before the trip and was determined to find brands that I could not buy on asos.com and that I would cherish as a reminder of my adventures in Spain. It was not until we went grocery shopping at Mercadonas (big supermarket chain) that I stumbled upon their makeup brand, Deliplus. I had read that it was worth trying out and it sure was! Here is a little summary of what I was lucky enough to try out:
Fruit Fusion Body Cream:
This sells like those little jelly cups that you can buy at Asian supermarkets. However, the true scent is that of gardenias and passion fruit. The smell is overpowering so I do not wear perfume after using this cream. It absorbs well and is quite moisturizing.
Very pigmented but they do crease on me if I do not apply a primer. Adore the colors!
Longitud Xtrem Mascara:
Lengthens the eyelashes a lot! Not big on volume. This version is not waterproof and very black.
Seco & Mojado:
Again, like the eyeshadow sticks, super pigmented! I wanted all the eyeshadows... I can't wait to wear this golden one on a night out.
The brushes came highly recommended and I have to say I may like them more than the Real Techniques brushes... They are extremely soft, wash easily, and apply product ideally. I only picked up this one because I needed a new blush brush but all of them are the same amazing quality.
Mate Lipstick n.16:
I have finally found a pink that suits me! Lovely formula, stays on for a long time. It has a hint of mauve which makes the color very flattering.
I discovered that I am too pale for Spanish foundations and concealers. I got this concealer in the lightest shade and I must admit that it is still a bit too dark for me. If it is blended in well it does get the job done!
My mom spotted the makeup bag and it is officially my favorite and I cannot leave the house without it. Sorry for the long post I probably should have broken it down into two parts. Hopefully you made it to the end! I recommend Deliplus and love everything I was fortunate enough to try out!