Monday, October 20, 2014

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Pink Wink

I am not sure when this is released (but I am guessing it was within the past few month). I have been pretty into rose gold (then I need a cheaper filler to use coupon) so I picked the Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Single. The new package is black (instead of clear blue) and seems a little tougher than the older one. Again, this comes with a squishy sponge applicator that looks like it will fall off pretty quickly. 

Wet n Wild A Little Party (primer), Maybelline Pink Wink, Milani Luminous (blush), Kiko Pearly Beige Silk, Maybelline Color Tattoo Bold Gold, Rimmel Mayfair (the pink shade in the quad), Milani Sand Dune and another Color Tattoo Inked in pink. Looking at the pan, I assumed that the shade would be similar to golden peachy pink blushes but on my skin, it appear much more golden and not really all that pink.
Anyway, the shadow's quality is pretty good. Smooth, finely milled and applied very evenly. It's not an slap-on-and-go shades for conservative look but it's not frosty either. I think it will work well with a beachy (glossy eyed) kind of summer look...Ok, I will find a way to use it.

P.S. I am just trying to post up a bare lash picture, as a reference to my coming up mascara review. (Gotta multitask.)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Clinique Soft Matte Lipstick, Chubby Stick Cheek Colour & Baby Tint Swatches

This weekend, I wandered into Sephora (looking for sets from Fresh and OCC but there were none) and ended up playing with some of Clinique's newer releases.
At 16 dollars, the Soft Matte Lipsticks seems very promising: The colors are all pretty (and youthful / not boring) and the texture is smooth and not gritty/patchy at all.
The Chubby Sticks (finally a bit chubby, hehe....) are fun to play with. They feel like very condensed balm with a tad bit of matte finish. On the skin, they are easy to blend and only a tad dewy.
 The four colors (plum, coral, rose, nude) all have a bit of dusky undertone so they should look natural and fresh (and I suspect they would look very similar) on the hand...
As for the chubby sticks (in very sheer but visible milky pink, purple, red and orange) ...all looks blue pink on me, but I swear I didn't swatch the same thing four times. They seems light, glossy and moisturizing (the no-fragrance make it smell a little funny though).

Friday, October 17, 2014

Too Faced Glamour Gloss - Sex Pot

 I got a deluxe sample of Too Faced Glamour Gloss (in an online order) here comes a quick review! Actually there are 2.9ml of products, which is quite generous (and is comparable too/if not exceed various full-sized glosses out there, like Physicians Formula, Revlon and Stila Lip Glaze) and should last for a few weeks of frequent use.
Sex Pot is a creamy mauve - A my lips but better color that almost blends seamlessly (actually it's a tad lighter than my natural lip color so I can see milkiness up close). The texture is a nice cream-jelly that's a bit tacky but not sticky. It smells like a cross between baked sweet and medical-smelling plumping gloss, luckily the plumping portion is not predominant enough to cause anything aside from some mild tingling.
On the lips, Sex Pots looks very natural with the subtle shine. The lasting power is decent (given the tacky formula) and I think it works well as a "balm" since it locks in moisture for a little over 2 hours. Overall: I really enjoy using it given my previous my lips but better gloss (Revlon Beyond Natural Gloss in Berry) has been long discontinued.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kiko Eyeshadow in Pearly Beige Silk

Continuing on the Kiko goodies gifted by Lily and Polly - Kiko Eyeshadow in 118 (looked up online and it's called Pearly Beige Silk, or was it a description?) is described as a highly pigmented eyeshadow. I could be hallucinating but this certainly look taupe to me, a medium-light golden beige taupe, like toasted rice. On my skin, it picks up a bit of pink and become a subtle rose gold.
Taupe-gold side by side: Pearly Beige Silk, Rimmel Mayfair Palette (the taupe shade), Maybelline Bad to the Bronze, Maybelline Caffeine Rush, Wet n Wild Primer in A Little Party and Maybelline Pink Wink.
(Eyeball look from yesterday's Milani eyeliner post- Yes I like to double dip) I use it as an allover and under lid and it creates a luminous sweet-nothing look: Just a little more refreshed, a little more polished minus any frost or drama. In fact, this is probably the only shade I feel comfortable wearing with bold lips (and without other base makeup) as it's so simple and neutral. Beside using just as a brightener, this is also great as a base for my eyeliners, so they don't get rubbed off my oily lids (sometime, I don't want to do a whole neutral smokey eyes just so that I can play with colorful eyeliner). 

Overall: Great for dummies and the lazy. Did I mention that the frosted compact looks really sleek and just-substantial enough?

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