Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Lets talk about the glosses first. They are not tacky at all but they don't last very long on the lips. They are moisturising and stays well on the lips, they don't slip and slide around. I usually apply my Rosebud Salve on my lips while I prep my skin. When it is time to aply my lipgloss, I wipe of the lip salve. This keeps my lips soft and smooth and helps my lip glosses stay put. They have a really unique delivery system. No wands here instead the lip gloss is made to look like a lipstick. The gloss comes out of holes found on the slanted tip. You twist the bottom and the lipgloss comes out.
The shades are as follows, RD354, RD658 and RD457. Japanese lip colour codes generally go like this, RD stands for reddish tones, BE for beige, BR for brown, PK for pink and RS which for the life of me I don't know what it stands for. All the glosses have very fine glitter particles that you don't feel on your lips. I love the red one best!
I generally prefer sheer lipsticks to full on cream versions. I like these two colours because I can match them with anything. They are very moisturising so I don't get peeling lips when I wear these. Check out the lovely overspray on both the pink and beige lip stick. Aren't they gorgeous. I'm not sure how but both lipsticks give a really gorgeous light reflecting sheen to them.
Left to right. RD329, BR345 and RD379. The one on my right is a pink cream colour. I don't really like this particular though. It can be quite drying and unflattering after a few hours of wear. Reapplication is somewhat difficult.
Anyway Maquillage has just released their collecton in collaboration with designer Alexander Wang. These lipsticks look nice. They are called Moisture Rouge (Sheer Type) with features 9 shades. Other really interesting products are the Face Creator which consists of blush, highlight, contour and illuminating shades for the face. These comes in 4 types. Their eyeshadow palettes are also very nice although somewhat boring. If you like neutral eye colours, I bet you like the shades.
Friday, August 28, 2009
YSL Everlong Masacara Waterproof
(Taken from the YSL website)
A high-tech concentrate for immediate and long lasting doubly-effective lengthening, even under water! This performance is the fruit of an innovative combination of a new generation moulded brush and the LASH GROWTH BOOSTER complex which promotes the growth of your eyelashes.
Next on my wish list is RMK's Mystique Cheeks or Mixed Colours for Cheeks. I cannot resist blushers and these looks absolutely lovely. This is a Japanese brand rather famous for its base makeup. I find Japanese makeup absolutely amazing in quality, unfortunately they aren't very brave with bright colours and thus can sometimes be really boring.
Mystique Cheeks shown below is a limited edition product. 01 has variations of pink, gold and pearl shades and the one below is 02. I already have many pink blushers so I would probably pick up 02. I just wished they added a gold shade to this.
Mixed Colour for cheeks is part of their permanent line. There are 4 variations. 01 has light pink and brown shades. 02 is the one shown below. 03 is a brown and coral variation and lastly 04 has light pink, mauve and peach shades (I think!) I love 02, the colours just call to me.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Ultimate lip treatment with intensely hydrating formulas, packed with a juicy pop of color • Shea Butter’s anti-inflammatory and potent moisturising benefits cushion the skin and help to restructure it • Rice Wax helps to seal in hydration, leaving the lips smooth all day
Jasmine: Light lavendar
Promegranate: Coral Pink
Quince: Bright Pink
Wild Rose: Rose Pink
Guava: Light gold
Mango: Bright Coral
I fell in love with Wild Rose which looked like a nice just bitten lips look and Mango. These cost SGD21. With the discount, you can get these for $7.50 USD.Cherry Oil Lip Gloss
I'm crazy over lip glosses lately. The number of lip glosses I have has mushroomed almost overnight. I had to check them out.
Long-lasting, creamy, semi-sheer formulas in wearable and vibrant shades. Go natural with NEW naked shades! • Cherry Oil moisturizes lips, prolonging the wear and giving a high-shine, non-sticky finish • The natural active Jojoba Oil smoothes fine lines and deeply hydrates the lips • Potent antioxidant Vitamin C and E prevent free radical damage and repair the lips
There are altoghether 13 pretty shades. You can check them out here. I'm still in a summer mood for makeup so the standout colours for me were Orange and Coral. Orange is a sheer but true orange colour, no hints of pink. Coral is sheerer and lighter than orange but with added gold shimmer. These were selling for $35 SGD.
Scent: Tropical, sweet Feel: Luxurious, gourmet Luxurious, smoothing body butter, clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and antiaging action. • Guava Body Butter is enriched with Shea Butter to soften, moisturize & restructure the skin. • A proprietary blend of Sunflower, Almond & Avocado Oils restores skin’s elasticity & smoothness. • Quince extract acts as a soothing agent to heal and nourish stressed skin. • Little size is travel approved.
I bought the Little Body Butter in Guava 25 ml for $9.50 SGD to try out. This was the only scent they had in this size. I found the scent to be sweet and heavenly. The scent lingered on my body for quite a while. It took a little time for it to absorb into my body but once soaked in, my skin felt soft and smooth.
You can find the whole range of body butters here. The standout scent would be Quince. Many beauty reviewers have raved about ow heavenly it smells (fruity and spicy).