Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Review: Lavshuca Star Glow Rouge PK-1

For people who have been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed I don't post lip stick entry. It's simply because all the shades I use are very similar. If I like a shade, I will repurchase it. Don't you think no matter what you buy, you always end up with buying similar shades?? All my shades are either nude pink or coral/peachy color and I don't wear red or anything dark...
I got this Lavshuca Star Glow Rouge PK1 when I was in HK earlier this year. You can purchase online for around $14. The formula is very creamy and moisturizing. PK1 is a sheer pink coral color. It has no scent which I love. My lips feel moisturized without peeling after wearing it for a number of hours. 
And here's a swatch for you. It's just a nice natural color and this maybe on my repurchase list.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Review: Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush - 20 Rose Petal & 25 Peach Satin

Maybelline is one of my favorite drugstore brands. I own a few Maybelline products and am currently loving their dream blushes. I got Peach Satin and Rose Petal a few months ago when Walgreens had 40% off.
They are in glass jars and not flimsy plastic containers.
I only picked Rose Petal and Peach Satin coz they are in lighter shades. The other shades are a bit too dark for me. I use my finger to apply. The mousse feels a bit bouncy; kinda similar to the Jill Stuart eye jelly. It's very soft and easy to blend. I only dab a little and then blend over my cheek area.

Here's a swatch for you. I blended them out to reflect how it would normally look on my cheek.
If you are looking for an affordable blush, this maybe it. ;)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Swatches: Chanel Illusion D' Ombre - 83 Illusoire

I ordered 83 Illusoire long wear luminous eyeshadow from Nordstrom after I got 85 Mirifique. UPS delivered to a wrong door and the package mysteriously appeared at my door the next morning. Thanks to a good neighbor!  
It includes instructions on how to wear it as an eye shadow or as an eye liner.
The brush is placed on top of the glass jar. 

I like taupe color. It's just a good neutral color.
Here's a swatch under natural lighting. The color is shimmery just like the black one.
And this pic is taken under room lighting. Really a good color for a night out. And it's not too dramatic when you wear it during the day. :) I put an eye primer on and lasted all day long.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Review: Lancome Eau Fraîche Douceur

If you haven't seen my other cleansing solution posts, you should check them out. I've used 4 different brands so far plus the Lancome one. Lancome's Eau Fraîche Douceur costs $35 for 200ml (6.8 Fl.oz). This cleansing solution is good for all skin types and also people with sensitive skin. It's lightly scented which I'm not a big fan of. I purchased this from Costco for less but can't remember how much. 

Here are some details. The plastic cap is relatively short, so maybe hard to grip for some. I didn't like it at first because I'm afraid it will chip my nails. Just need to get used to it and use my thumb to press the cap gently to open the cap. I appreciate they use less plastic because I can't recycle the cap. 
The pump is the best among the ones I've used so far. Just get the right amount of solution out.

I've only have this for maybe 3 months or so and the bottle has some white residue accumulated at the bottom. If it's clear liquid, why would there be white residue?? Very weird. Not sure if you can see. The solution is quite cloudy... In terms of cleansing power, it does a good job removing general makeup but not waterproof mascara or eye liner. I have to use MAC's Pro Eye Makeup Remover to remove all the remaining liner/mascara. This probably won't be on my repurchase list...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

DIY Nails with Essie Carry On

Just a quick post. I did my nails tonight. Not sure how long they will last, so just took a snap shot.

Base: OPI - Otherwise Engaged
Main color: Essie - Carry On
Glitter: Ink Nail Art  - Crystal Glitter
Flowers: 3D Rubber Art

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Swatches: Urban Decay Cream Shadow - Delinquent, Mushroom, Whipped & Midnight Rodeo

I got 4 Urban Decay Cream Shadows from Hautelook a couple weeks ago. You can't find them at Sephora anymore but Urban Decay website still carries them on sale. I wrote a blog entry almost 2 years ago and didn't want to spend $17 for each at the time and this time I spent $3 a piece. Very good deal if you like using cream shadows. These are pretty long lasting but you have to blend gently while they are still wet and give them some time to dry. I always use eye primer, so creasing is not an issue for me.

Each contains 6.7ml product. That's 0.20 fl.oz. The cap attached a sponge tip applicator.

This is under room lighting. You can see the sparkles of the Mushroom eye shadow.
Delinquent: Deep metallic purple
Mushroom:  Gunmetal with taupe shift with iridescent glitter
Whipped: Golden peach with subtle gold microsparkles
Midnight Rodeo: Pink champagne with lots of silver & iridescent glitter

And this is under natural day light.
I like mushroom the most because it's not too dark and whipped is a good base color but I would blend it out a bit more. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Review: NYX Brow Shaper

I went to Sephora the other day and looked for Anastasia Brow Fix but it was sold out. Anastasia Brow Fix retails at $21. Kinda pricey for a little pencil. The sales immediately showed me Givenchy Mister Eyebrow. This costs even more and it's $22.50 but I went ahead and took this home.
Then I recalled seeing something from NYX, so I went to Ulta and bought NYX Brow Shaper home and returned the Givenchy one. Didn't open the Givenchy one, so can't do a review on that.

The Givenchy one and NYX's are both Made in Germany. NYX sells for $8.79 at Ulta. To me, all the brow wax pencils are the same. It's just used to keep my brows in place. And the NYX one works just fine for me without spending extra. And my brows don't feel heavy after putting this on. 
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