Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow Ex-21 Murasakisuishou

suqqu eyeshadow quad limited edition fall ex 21
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow Ex-21 Murasakisuishou
Picture dumpage time. I just got it today, so can't comment on application and wear. I will say though the colors are softer and sheerer than I expected. The right corner shades DO look different despite what swatches look like. Very fine shimmer in those two shades. Very pretty. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner Review

Benefit They're Real Pushup gel eyeliner
Benefit They're Real Push Up Liner
Yay for deluxe sample sizes. I didn't want to go for the regular sized one because I've been seeing mixed reviews about this new eyeliner for Benefit Cosmetics. It's a twist up gel liner in a pen form with silicone applicator.


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Zoeva Brush Review


Brush Zoeva  Affordable
Zoeva Brushes and Brush Belt
This rather huge haul was done few months back. I was hearing a lot of good things about their brushes so I boldly did a big haul from a company I never bought anything from before. Thankfully wasn't a flop. :)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

NOTD: Pink and Lilac Family

I wanted to do a tone on tone nail with pink/lavender/mix polishes. That means unintentional comparison swatches! :) Two coats for all of them.
pink lavender lilac nail polishes swatches comparison
Essie Go Ginza, Essie Under Where?, OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender, and Essie Splash of Grenadine Swatches

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ Shade Fair and Light Swatch

I have one quick swatch picture. It Cosmetics CC Cream is my favorite base product. I am almost done with one tube already! The product itself to me feels like a high coverage Asian BB cream (It CC Cream is actually made in Korea) rather than a CC cream. Or at least what CC cream originated as. Good coverage, good sun protection, natural looking, moisturizing, and nice smelling! It's not the best for summer as I can feel it on my skin quite a bit (very consistent with Asian BB creams I've tried). I am NC20ish right now and I have to mix Fair and Light. The difference between two shades is pretty big so if you are in NC15-25 range, you will probably have to mix. I hope that and the swatch will help you decide your shade! Keep in mind my arm (NC 12ish?) is a lot lighter than my face.

it cosmetics cc cream fair and light shade comparison swatches
It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ Shade Fair and Light Swatch
Fair on the left. Light on the right.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NOTD: Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige

I wondered around many many Sephoras looking at nail polishes. I usually don't like to spend over 10 bucks for nail polishes but a couple got me. More like I got them. ;D

First one to be tried was Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige. It's a mid toned pinky beige with subtle pink shimmers. I mean really subtle. It basically looks like creme finish in an indoor lighting unless you are standing under the light bulb staring at your nails like I do!

Color is beautiful but I don't care for the formula. It dragged a bit (leaving bald spots) AND it bubbled. I've never had any polish or topcoat bubble on me. It's not that noticeable and I like the color, so I will work with it. 18 dollar is a lot to charge for a bubbling nail polish.

Following pictures are two coats. I think it would be fully opaque in 3 coats.
MJ fluorescent beige
Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige Swatch Natural Light


Marc Jacobs Fluorescent Beige Swatch Flash
Please excuse my cuticles and phone pic! I will be back with more nail polish swatches I am on a nail polish kick!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pastel Upper Liner in 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

Hello all! I've been going through a serious phase of embracing Asian products, make up ways and etc, so I naturally placed an order from Gmarket.

This was mostly sparked by seeing recently released eyeliners from Clio. They're called Gelpresso Waterproof Pastel Pastel Upper Liner. A mouthful, eh? They released a total of six colors. I purchased five of them. I left the yellow liner... Cuz yellow + my super warm yellow self is no good. And I had a good experience with Clio Gelpresso liners so I felt safe going to whopping five.

Here is a promo pics so you can see all the colors and looks. No wonder I fell for them like a sucker, right?
From clubclio.co.kr


They are creamy and wear well like I would expect from Clio eyeliners. They aren't super creamy to the point of it leaving chunks and lines of thick goopiness. But they are pigmented enough that one swipe or two will do.

I've flashed you promo pics, so here are my pics.

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pastel Upper Liner Pencils in 2 R.O.C.K, 3 Mint Ade, 4 Peace One Day, 5 The Groupies, and 6  Pink Stud

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pastel Upper Liner Pencils in 2 R.O.C.K, 3 Mint Ade, 4 Peace One Day, 5 The Groupies, and 6 Pink Stud Swatches
The Groupies is the easiest to use as a stand alone eyeliner color for me since it's a beautiful reddish brown. Pink Stud on the other hand... is a bright red with some pink. Wowza. 

Pink Stud feels a little different from other ones (feels really gel ink-ish) but it works well nevertheless. 

I think they did a wonderful job with the promo/ad pics, and these do look beautiful layered above black eyeliner like they recommend in the ad. These are super fun ways to add color to the eye makeup and the quality doesn't disappoint! Do check these out or play with the fun colored eyeliners you have. :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Helping My Poor Lashes: RapidLash Before and After

A super short post. I have been using RapidLash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum (not the XL version) for about 8 weeks now. Getting to the point quickly, it did work for my sad Asian lashes. Did it do miracles? No. But it did make a difference. My lashes are longer and there are more of them. :D I don't see a difference in thickness of individual lashes though.

K, before and after pics more or less look the same but I can definitely see a difference in real life. I am quite hesitant to use Latisse or generic version so I will be sticking with RapidLash. One note is even at the before, my lashes were better than they are normally because I was using the lash serum from L'Oreal. I apologize for quality difference in the pictures!

Rapidlash result on asian lashes
Before RapidLash
rapidlash result on asian lashes
After 7 weeks of using RapidLash

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Benefit Box Powder Cheek Powder in Rockateur: A healthy rose gold pop of color

Benefit Rockateur
Benefit Box Powder Blush in Rockateur
My first blush/boxed powder from benefit. It being rose gold and all, I couldn't resist.

Friday, February 14, 2014

L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Waterproof

loreal butterfly mascara wp
L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Waterproof 
Harro! I bring yet another drugstore mascara. I really wanted to try Butterfly mascara for a bit but they didn't have an waterproof version. Fortunately, they recently came out with a waterproof version. :D

Thursday, February 13, 2014

First Impression: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Set in Black Market

Urban Decay West Desperation Apathy Black Market Riot Ink
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil Set in Black Market
Hi. Urban Decay has 20% of sale going and I am of course here to support your hauling. :) This set is/was on sale but currently out of stock. It's not taken off the site so it may come back. So for stocking UD website or ebaying pleasure, I present you swatches.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Celestial

Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Celestial
Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Celestial
A drugstore lip goodie! Rimmel recently (relatively eh hmm) released Show Off lip lacquers. As usual, seeing loads of good review made me grab them.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 08 Pink in Confidence

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in 08 Pink in Confidence
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in 08 Pink in Confidence
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks have to be one of my favorite formulas. Moisturizing, glossy, sheer with enough color payoff, and forgiving when it comes to flakey lips.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette 
Long time no see. I am basically toss some pics and few words and run away. >_< My arm smells like chocolate from swatching Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette. Nice way to come back to swatching, right? :)