Sunday, September 29, 2013

Shiseido Limited Edition Eye Color Bar

Shi Eye bar
Shiseido Eye Color Bar - No Flash
Hello. Shiseido came out with Eye Color Bar for 2013 Holiday collection. Three trios! There are nine colors and layering = unlimited fun. :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-17 Hatsushimo

suqqu 2013 fall
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-17 Hatsushimo: No Flash
Hello! Long time no see. The school happened and it's been kicking my butt so I haven't been able to post at all. I don't think I will have time to do detailed posts at all (if I do, it means I am slacking :P) but I will surely try to post pictures at least. My first pics back of Suqqu ex-17 Hatsuhimo. Of course. ;)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brush Haul! Chikuhodo, Suqqu and a Little Pore Brush

Chikuhodo BL14-2, Z-2, Z-3, Suqqu Eyeshadow M, Chikuhodo RE10-1, and Pore Brush
Seriously. Brushes are my weakness! I had to haul some brushes since I purged quite a bit and also to replace my Suqqu M. This one better not break on me!! Anyways, I had to share these pretties!! :DDD

Friday, May 24, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Gracilis

rbr gracilis
Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush in Gracilis 
 I got a short rave today! Rouge Bunny Rouge powder products are every bit awesome as others have said. I ordered a couple of blushes with my first order and both of them were hits. I'm sharing the "everyday" one first. :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo in Coral Glow

Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo in Coral Glow
Natural Light
There have been some summer collections rolling out. Nothing really interested me except for this. For summer, I do like warmer bronzers. Also I don't really have a good coral blush in my stash at the moment! So this made sense for me to get. :) 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rouge Bunny Rouge Long-Lasting Eye Shadows in Solstice Halcyon, Periwinkle Cardinal, and Delicate Hummingbird

RBR Solstice Halcyon, Periwinkle Cardinal. and Delicate hummingbird
Rouge Bunny Rouge Solstice Halcyon, Periwinkle Cardinal, and Delicate Hummingbird
Natural Light
I finally got around trying some Rouge Bunny Rouge products. I was pretty sure I was going to be happy with RBR products because I heard raves after raves for them. I chose two of more "useful" colors and Periwinkle Cardinal because it's just pretty. ;)

Friday, May 10, 2013

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in GD804 Opera

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in GD804 Opera 
When I first looked at the color trio, I thought it wasn't going to work on me. But after hearing raves after raves, I looked up some EOTDs, it looked great on many many people with variety of skin tone. So I decided to give it a try. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Givenchy Le Rouge Round Up: 102, 103, 201, 202, and 306 Swatches

For now, this is the last of Givenchy Le Rouge posts! That was a lot of separate consecutive posts since I didn't purchase all these at once and took pictures for single posts. I end with swatches of most of the ones I have. This swatch set is missing the Summer Coral but I have a separate post on that one here. Hope this helps you pick out a color you like!
Givenchy Le Rouge 102, 103, 201, 202, and 306 Swatches
Natural Light
Givenchy Le Rouge 102, 103, 201, 202, and 306 Swatches
Natural Light
Givenchy Le Rouge 102, 103, 201, 202, and 306 Swatches

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Givenchy Summer Le Rouge in 310 Croisiere Coral

Givenchy Summer Le Rouge in 310 Croisiere Coral
So it finally came! :D Givenchy released two shades of Le Rouges as part of summer collection. One purple and one coral. Since I love these so much, I couldn't pass on the coral, Croisiere Coral.

Givenchy Le Rouge in 201 Rose Taffetas and Comparison with 202 Rose Dressing

Givenchy Le Rouge in 201 Rose Taffetas
The one that started this all... My posts are a lot of these Le Rouges in a row. Next one is probably going to be the Summer so exciting :DDDD. I have blabbed on how much I love these in my 102 Beige Plume and 202 Rose Dressing posts so again mostly pictures. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Givenchy Le Rouge in 102 Beige Plume Swatch

Givenchy Le Rouge in 102 Beige Plume
A lazy post, I tell ya. I'm sharing  Givenchy Le Rouge in 102 Beige Plume. A great peachy beige.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 202 Rose Dressing

Givenchy Le Rouge Lipstick in 202 Rose Dressing
Natural Light
I have some lipstick love to share. I am not a lip product person but I am absolutely IN LOVE with these.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52 Vanilla Comparison Swatch. Old vs New Reformulated Versions.

 I recently reviewed the newly formulated Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix here. Since then, I've acquired the old version as well since I've heard the old version is more yellow. Hmm.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance, Pink Rebellion, Coral Tattoo, and Endless Red

L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Pink Perseverance, Pink Rebellion, Coral Tattoo, and Endless Red
 Hi all. It's been a while since I've reviewed a lip product. Mainly because I haven't bought lip products in a while. But that changed recently and it began with this. I drink water/coffee and eat too frequently that there's really no point in me wearing lip color unless it's super long lasting. I've tried a YSL Glossy Stain but it made my lips peel. Also I wasn't too thrilled with the price point. So I decided to try the L'Oreal versions.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52 Vanilla. New Formula

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 52 Vanilla

Edit: Here's a comparison swatches with the original formula 

 I finally got around ordering Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. From online swatches, they looked super yellow which made me excited. But after I ordered, I learned that these have been repackaged and reformulated (apparently to be less yellow), which sucks for me because I am YELLOW!!! But this is still somewhat yellow. Certainly enough to "work" for me.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Suqqu Color Blend Eyeshadow EX-12 Hisuidama Swatches

Suqqu Color Blend Eyeshadow EX-12 Hisuidama
Natural Lighting
My latest addition to Suqqu Eyeshadow stash. This is LE so this is another swatch post. I don't have much to say about it because I haven't used it yet but it seems smooth and pigmented from swatching. More so than 1-8 quads. Hope the swatches help! :)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Benjabelle Mini Brush Tree Review

Benjabelle Mini Brush Tree
Today, I have Benjabelle Brush Tree to show. :D Not in the original size but in a mini size. Let me say I love brushes, so I get a little crazy with taking care of my brushes which naturally means I need my brushes hanging downward when drying. No laying flat at the edge of table business. I think water can still get into the ferrules that way.
With face brushes, stretched out hair ties and a clothes hanger has served me well to have my brushes dry pointing downward. But I have/use/wash way too many eye brushes to do the same with. So unlike the original brush tree which I could resist with some effort, I couldn't say no to the Mini Brush Tree.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Eye Brush Haul

From left to right: Tom Ford Eye Blend Brush, Hakuhodo K007, G5528, K005, G5548, G5515, and G515
Hi! :) I've been a bit busy but I still found time to haul brushes. Lol. I've acquired a Tom Ford Eye Blend Brush 15 and a bunch from Hakuhodo. K007, G5528, K005, G5548, G5515, and G515. I hope you enjoy a picture of these beauties and expect reviews on these! :D

Friday, March 29, 2013

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in 39 Raffinement

chanel raffinement
Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in 39 Raffinement

Yes, there's the Chanel quad sitting on the ground. Lol. To be honest, I wasn't very drawn to this quad. It is a neutral quad after all. I just saw a lot of people loving this which made me go hmmm. Since there is nothing about this quad that looked like it wasn't going to work for me, I went ahead and got it. Right decision, I tell you.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Burberry Light Glow Blush in No. 3 Rose

Burberry Light Glow Blush in No. 3 Rose
With Flash
More Burberry blushes! I have quite a few more to go through. :D Burberry makes hands down one of my favorite blush formulas so when I heard the word that they might be changing manufacturer, I grabbed one that I wanted out of current line up. It was more of I will get it now in case I want it in the future, but I like it a lot.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Swatchin' my stash: Maybelline Color Tattoos

I have a quite a bit in my stash that I haven't shown here (naturally. Lol). But I have quite a few of Maybelline Color Tattoos so I thought I would share some swatches.

The colors I own are Barely Beige, Gold Shimmers, Too Cool, Edgy Emerald, Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, and Pomegranate Punk

maybelline cream shadows
Maybelline Color Tattoos Swatches with Flash
From Left to Right: Barely Beige, Gold Shimmers, Too Cool, Edgy Emerald, Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Pomegranate Punk

Read on please for swatches in natural light.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush vs Fine Kalla KK-004

suqqu m fine kalla kyureido
Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush vs Fine Kalla KK-004
 Part number two of my Suqqu/Fine Kalla brush comparisons. Like in the cheek brush post, I will start off by saying that these are not dupes.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in 01 Kakitsubata and EOTDs

Suqqu quad kakitsubata
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in 01 Kakitsubata
 I have more Suqqu eyeshadow quads to share. Quite pic heavy, this post!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs in 06 Les Fumés

guerlain quad les fumes
Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs in 06 Les Fumés
I got totally sucked into buying this. When I first saw it, I thought "Pretty but what's the big deal?". This quad is a big deal in my life. It's one of my favorite quads. Many other glorious eyeshadows have entered my life but this still looks beautiful in my eyes. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Poor Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush

Update: So they offered a replacement if I ship the brush back (they would reimburse the shipping). Because that's international shipping, a tracked mail is over 40 USD even with the light package weight. I assume the whole point of shipping it back is so that they can examine the brush. Since I've glued the ferrule back on, the brush can't be examined. I felt guilty and wasn't comfortable making them pay over 40 USD just for me to ship the brush back. I told the SA that the brush is functional so I will just keep it. So that's it. I am keeping the brush or purging it. Idk but I have to take care of it and they're not sending a replacement.

Like I've said in the original post, I really really recommend you don't do anything to the brush if you are seeking a replacement.

Woah. I deleted a chunk of content during last update but long story short, the ferrule fell off on my week old Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush. It happens but it's not easy to deal with if it's international order. And it hurts because it's expensive and new. My bad luck!

If this happens to you with any brushes from serious brush makers, I would recommend not gluing yourself. I think I ruined what needed to me examined and I feel bad. I don't know if it's "acceptable" for an exchange anymore but it's my fault. Damn my impatience.

I'm hoping Selfridges will offer an exchange or replacement but I feel bad about that because I got the glue on the ferrule and handle. I don't know. I will see. I have a half a mind to purge this one and get another one. It still functions fine but I'm just not happy with what happened given the price tag for this brush.

I apologize for not so happy post but this is something to keep in mind when you are ordering from overseas to get this brush or other items. 

My Foundation Stash Swatches

To share the fact that I have no foundation that matches me and hopefully help others who are on the same journey to find foundation matches, I am posting my foundation swatches. I have a few that is passable, some for mixing, and a few from unfortunate times of thinking that I am NC30-35. Sad sad days, I tell you. 

Anyways, here's my current foundation stash:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped in Buff, Sand Beige, Warm Golden
Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combo formula in Buff and Golden Beige
Revlon Nearly Naked in Shell
Maybelline SuperStay in Sand Beige
Vincent Longo Liquid Canvas Dew Finish in Golden Porcelain
Vincent Longo Water Canvas in Soft Beige
Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid in 764
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish in Beige

Foundation Swatches with Flash

Read on for picture with natural lighting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara

Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara
No Maybelline Mascara this time. I actually find Covergirl Waterproof mascaras to smudge the least on me but I've never been happy with a particular one as far as the brush/formula combo goes. But since I've heard so many good things about this mascara, I thought I would try it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comparison: Suqqu Cheek Brush vs Fine Kalla Cheek Brush (KK-002)

suqqu cheek brush dupe
On the left: Fine Kalla Cheek Brush (KK-002) On the right: Suqqu Cheek Brush
Because Suqqu 2013 Spring Collection sucked me into a Selfridges haul, I got the Suqqu Cheek Brush. It was really THE brush to get for me. :) Now I can compare it to Fine Kalla Cheek Brush which I have mentioned here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad EX-11 Sumiredama Swatches

Suqqu ex 11 quad
Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad EX-11 Sumiredama
Today I bring Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad in Ex-11 Sumiredama. This is one of the three limited edition quads from Suqqu Spring 2013 releases. Not a full out review but this is a limited edition product so I felt like just some pics early on might be more helpful. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Fine Kalla Eye Brush KK-004 Review

fine kalla kyureido pencil brush
Fine Kalla Eye Brush KK-004

I'm back with a brush review. This is fairly brush heavy blog! Can't be helped. I love brushes. :) Especially this one.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Milani Eye Tech Extreme in Blackest Black Review

I am always on the look out for a precise waterproof eyeliner from the drugstore. I usually use Physicians Formula Eye Booster Pen. It's good but I find the tip little to springy to use quickly and it smudges a bit at the end of the day. Let' see how this one is.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Fine Kalla Brushes Haul: KK-003 and KK-004

Fine Kalla KK-003 KK-004
Fine Kalla Brushes KK-004 on the left KK-003 on the right
Oh, hi. Long time no post. I just started a pt job because I was bored out of my mind and it doesn't hurt to have more makeup fund. ;) And it's totally kicking my butt. I'll post more soon enough once I get used to working. :) In the mean time, I bring a pic of pretty brushes. Fine Kalla brushes!! (Thanks to ducky for propping brushes up) Smaller one is KK-004 and the larger one is KK-003 They feel/look very promising! KK-004 definitely has a potential to be pointier once I wash/shape. I'm excited!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad No. 8 Mizuaoi Review

suqqu 08 mizuaoi palette
Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad No. 08 Mizuaoi
My first Suqqu item! Who knew it wasn't going to be a brush. Not me. Lol.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Burberry Light Glow Blush in No. 10 Hydrangea Pink

burberry hydrangea blush
Burberry Light Glow Blush in No. 10 Hydrangea Pink
So much Burberry reviews lately! I had been waiting for this for months! Burberry released two new Sheer Glows with their spring launch: Coral Pink and Hydrangea Pink. My initial plan was to get both but two looked pretty similar in several swatch pics. They look very different in terms of undertone so it makes sense to get both. However, the way I wear blushes and given the size of my collection (it's not big. I just like to keep it relatively small), I had to skip Coral Pink. Between the two, Coral Pink is warmer, lighter, and more wearable option for a lot of people. But for me, I was sure Hydrangea Pink would be a much more flattering option between the two.

Monday, February 4, 2013

EOTDs: Playing with Guerlain Coup de Foudre. Three Looks

When I first saw Coup de Foudre, I was like nope. So not me. Absolutely no interest in it. But I kept seeing beautiful EOTDs, and I was tempted. Over and over and over again. So I caved. Lol. I am not going to do a full review because it's hard to find in the U.S at this point. But it's super fun palette and I wanted to share how I've been playing with it! (I already put a dent in the coral. It's ridiculous) :D If you really want to be inspired, I recommend hopping over to drivel about frivol. Her looks are GORGEOUS and her pictures show colors sooo much better.

Anyways, I have three looks to share.

Look 1: 
Coral shade in the crease and inner corner.
Mint in the middle upper lid and inner half of the lower lash line 
Khaki on the outer half of lower lash line
Grey on the outer v
Guerlain CdF eye pf the day looks
Guerlain Coup de Foudre ETOD: Look 1

Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in No. 21 Midnight Brown

Burberry single Midnight Brown No.21
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Midnight Brown No.21
I'm back with more Burberry. This was another raved product that I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not. I usually love brown shadows. They don't look particularly good on me and doesn't excite me too much. But this one is rather beautiful so let's look into it!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Paula Dorf Eye Shadow Brush

Paula Dorf eye brush pd
Paula Dorf Eye Shadow Brush
Woo. So many brush reviews! :) This is my most recent acquisition from Paula Dorf line. I have been really happy with her brushes, so my collection is expanding a bit. Lol.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tom Ford Blush in Flush Review

TF blush flush
Tom Ford Blush in Flush

Ayyy. Tom Ford. This is the most expensive blush I have ever purchased. It's whopping $55. I was so taken by the crazy vibrant color and the glowing reviews regarding its texture. Hmm...

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No.22 Pale Barley and Comparison with Pink Taupe Palette

Burberry pale barley single pink taupe quad dupe
Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in No. 22 Pale Barley on the left. Burberry Complete Eye Palette No. 7 Pink Taupe
I absolutely love few Burberry eyeshadows that I have, and Pale Barley is the star. Unfortunately, Pale Barley has been missing everywhere. No worries though. I hear from here and there that it's coming back soon. :) Also if you can't wait, I have something similar in the Burberry line to show you. :) Not exactly a dupe but it looks very similar on the lids.

Paula Dorf Sheer Crease Brush Review

PD sheer crease blending brush
Paula Dorf Sheer Crease Brush
I have wanted this brush for a while but I resisted because I thought it might be too big for my Asian eyes and frankly my other blending brushes worked nicely. But I kept seeing a couple of awesome makeup artists on Youtube using this brush, so I caved.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler versus Lancome Le Curler

shu lancome lash curler
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and Lancome Eyelash Curler
Shu Uemura is one of the most well loved eyelash curlers. But it is not readily available in the U.S. Of course you can get it online but you can't walk into a store and get it. Lancome is relatively recent product, and many have said Lancome is just like the Shu. Well, I can tell you it's not exactly the same. It's very very similar though.

Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Light Review

revlon nearly naked setting powder
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Light
Hi! I reviewed Revlon Nearly Naked a bit ago, and I have the pressed powder review.

Monday, January 28, 2013

EOTD: Colorful Smokey Eye

Hi! Another EOTD. This is fun. Lol. I'm sure I'll slow down with these soon. This was my attempt at the beautiful tutorial Lisa Eldridge did. This is the proof that just because I watched that video gazillion times, doesn't mean I can do it. Lol. But I do like the way it turned out. :)

A couple more pics. :)

Maybelline The Rocket Volume Express Waterproof Mascara Review

maybelline the rocket volume express waterproof mascara
Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express Mascara in Waterproof Formula
Hey, peeps. I have another Maybelline mascara review for you. Probably 75% of my mascara tries are Maybelline. The Volume Express line usually doesn't fail me. :) So The Rocket is the newest addition to the line.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

First Impressions: Fine Kalla Cheek Brush (Suqqu Cheek Alternative?! IDK)

Fine Kalla Brush
Fine Kalla Cheek Brush K-002 by Kyureido
This is not a review. More of a first impressions type thing. I've only used the brush twice but I was way to excited to keep myself from sharing. :)

Ever since I've learned about existence of this brush aka possibly Suqqu Cheek Brush dupe, my need for Suqqu Cheek Brush just transferred on to this one because Fine Kalla is more attainable. And cheaper. And sparkly handles! :D I ordered mine from Rakuten, and received it in three days. I believe Rakuten has bunch of individual sellers like so the shipping and customer service would largely depend on the particular seller you are dealing with. This brush retailer was pretty quick!

Friday, January 25, 2013

EOTD from the past: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Quad in Parma


A little EOTD I did a while ago. With a little wonky eye lining. Lol. I reviewed the quad here. I went with the "obvious" placement of shades. :) Hope you can get the idea of how it looks on the eye. I think it's a great work appropriate quad aside from brown shadows. :)

Edit: I definitely think matte shade changed texture over time. It's much more difficult to work with. :(