Thursday, April 27, 2017

LIPSTICK | Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Backtalk



Kinda got sucked into buying this color because of the girl at the store. She said there were only 8 left. Plus $17 is pretty reasonable for a lipstick
Although I'm sure the Maybelline ColorSenational mattes are just as good

Backtalk is a "comfort matte"
Mauve-y nude
On me it's too mauve for my taste
Idk why I thought the Revlon lipsticks might be similar, they def are different from Backtalk.


NYX Thalia
UD Backtalk

Saturday, April 22, 2017

LIPSTICK | Estee Lauder Pure Color Love lipstick in 100 Blase Buff






I actually don't know if I've ever purchased something from Estee Lauder, but I have a soft spot for lipsticks that are interesting looking
I really like the shape of these but the formula isn't super creamy. Worth swatching at Ulta
I'm not really a nude lip person but I've been buying more natural looking lipsticks so I can give it to someone if I decide I have too many lipsticks one day. :)


Friday, April 21, 2017

Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Fig




This post is probably not very interesting to lippie people, but this product holds a special memory for me. When I was 13, I ran out of a $1 lip balm I got from Walmart, and was on the search for a new lip balm. After much research, I really wanted this frosty shade (I wanna say Guava) from Burt's Bees line of lip shimmers. That was probably my first tinted lip balm before I got into the world of lip glosses and eventually lipsticks.

 Over 10 years later, I got Fig from Ulta on sale and this is a very sheer, plummy colored tinted lip balm. I've always enjoyed the peppermint smell and tingly feel from Burt's Bees, but I wish they'd come out with an SPF lip balm

I randomly really got into Fig this past fall bc of this Laura Mercier's fresh fig scent. If I see anything labeled fig I am very intrigued - like Diptyque's Philosykos edp or edt (which I just bought. lol)
If you're into fig scents, the Diptyque is very woodsy (but is kind of overpriced)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LIQUID LIP | Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit

*when you have something for too long and forget you didn't blog about it*



Top: 921B Nudist Peach
Bottom: 922B Coral Corruption

I am a sucker for inexpensive products that perform better than some higher end products out there
I first heard about this from Tati on Youtube, but at the time the colors I wanted were constantly sold out at Target and even on the WnW website. After a few weeks I finally got my hands on these
At $5 for 0.21 oz / 6 g, these are the cheapest liquid lipsticks I've seen
Even ColourPop is $6 for 0.11 oz / 3.2 g (which is 1/2 the product of the WnW, FYI)

They are fragrance free, long wearing with pretty good pigmentation. They are a little drying but I think that's the price you pay for a long lasting lip. It cracks a little bit if you don't apply it correctly or apply too much, but play around with it and it's easy to work with. 
I personally like Nudist Peach bc it's more neutral and peachy. Coral Corruption is a much brighter, coral pink. If you see these at Target and you're into liquid lips, I HIGHLY recommend this.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

LIPSTICK | CoverGirl ColorLicious Lipstick in Decadent Peach





This lipstick is moisturizing but very slippery and not that pigmented. I had to go over the swatch several times to get the color pay off. Granted, this color is totally up my alley and I think it's very cute, but I prefer lipsticks that are more pigmented but still smooth (like the Maybelline ColorSensational)
I got this for like $4 at Target on sale, otherwise I don't really like slippery lipsticks

Sunday, April 9, 2017

MASCARA | Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara







Pros
Holds a curl very well
Volumnizing
Lengthening
Waterproof

Cons
Not that easily removable

Price
$15+ for 6 g
On Ebay

Verdict
I bought this mascara after seeing Catie from Youtube talk about it (she's a Taiwanese Youtuber). I have very thin lashes so I always enjoy a good volumnizing mascara. This mascara claims to be removable by facial cleanser... I tried the Philosophy Purity which is usually decent at removing makeup, and I ended up using eye makeup remover. So that part's a false claim, but the mascara itself is great.

Repurchase?
Likely

Would I recommend it?
Yes!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

BB CREAM | Shangpree Crystal BB Cream







Pros
Natural looking
Lightweight
Good coverage
Very easy to blend
Moisturizing

Neutral
Supposed to have skin soothing ingredients
Not paraben free

Cons
Expensive
Only 1 color

Price
$47+ for 1.69 oz / 50 g

Verdict
Excuse my surge of base products the past few posts; whenever I break out I tend to look for new ones that I think will hide the breakouts. I came upon the Shangpree one on a list of BB creams good for acne. Apparently Shangpree is a high end spa in South Korea, and this BB cream is used on their clients after their facials. Presumably it doesn't clog your pores if it's used after a facial. On Peach and Lily it's actually $67, but I found it on Ebay for about $47.
If you've used BB creams before, you'll notice most of them have some kind of SPF. The Shangpree one has nothing on the packaging, but the ingredients list includes titanium dioxide, and I did some research - it does have sun protection ingredients, but it's not marketed as such because you need an adequate amount of BB cream to get the sun protection on the label, which goes for any foundation that has SPF, really.

This might be the best BB cream I've ever used, but it is a bit expensive. Luckily 50 g will last me forever (I never even used up my L'egere BB cream [review here], which was my favorite for a long time until it was discontinued)

Repurchase?
Yes, actually. But it'll be a while until I can use this whole thing up

Would I recommend it?
Yes!
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