Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Rimmel Eye Opener, L'Oreal Youth Code and Lipsmacker

More spy cam from Rite Aid - Rimmel EYe Opener Wonder Lash Lift Me Up Mascara
This one has vitamin and cucumber for a refreshing scent and eye-awakening experience (I know mascara are gimmicky by natural but cucumber-scented one? How is it going to mix with the wax base?) 
Actual display of the L'Oreal Colour Riche le Matte and la Laque.
Youth Code BB Cream
True Match Lumi Highlighter
Lip Smacker Inside out lip balm

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sonia Kashuk an Oasis of Color Summer 2015 Collection

It has been a long time since I last been to a Target so when I got a chance, I rushed right to the cosmetic section. My discovery was Sonia Kashuk's summer An Oasis of Color collection. So they do LE makeup now?
Nail Color, Blush Stick and Sahara Sunset Highlighter
Casablanca Blusher, Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color and Nail Color
Art of Makeup brush set 
Probably not new but there are some brushes
New white-haired shadow brush. I got a new small pencil brush (and I bought a powder brush and returned it right away as it felt airy on the back of my hand but rough on my face)...Which I could do without...I think I am officially spoiled by Japanese brands (when it comes to brushes) now.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee - Poppy Paradise and Pink Escape

Josie Maran Coconut Water Cheek Gelee (this sounds delicious) has been around for a while already, I didn't have much interest for it since the blushes all appear to be too sheer and the glass jar (albeit very cute) seems a little heavy. Back in spring, I spotted the two travel size at Sephora's check out aisle (of temptation) and I thought it was a decent price for some cute toys and variety.

The tiny little jar cost 13 bucks, each contains 0.095 ounces/2.6 of product, which is a little more than the 1/2 of full sized (0.18oz) and priced reasonably (13 for small and 22 for full sized). Even though it's smaller in size, I don't find them any more portable than the plastic Canmake compact since each jar is thicker and somewhat heavy.
Poppy Paradise looks like a warm orange-red from the pot but upon close examination, I can see a bit of blue-red base (look around the edges where the jelly gets thinner).
 Pink Escape is homogenous (in color) raspberry pink that also looks more opaque. These two blushes both have that light-watery feel and a non-sticky and squishy surface that "boing-back".  As expected for the high coconut water content, this feels rather hydrating and comfortable on the skin.
Pink Escape, Poppy Paradise and Canmake Cream Cheek Clear in CL01. Those are 1, 2 swipe swatches (I redipped only for the Josie Maran, Canmake is pretty pigmented). I found that once blended, the two Josie Maran duo pretty much looks identical (as a fresh flush), with Pink Paradise being a tad more pigmented.

With a light swipe with finger (or dip, since the opening is too small for swiping). I was only able to get a small stain (right on my finger) that is either too small for cheeks or dries right away (leaving me no time to blend). To me, the best way to work these is using a metal spatula/tip of finger nail to scrape of a small glob then it becomes much more blendable. These are extremely natural/sheer so it's impossible to overdo.
Pot shot with pink bokeh (just because)
Swatches of other Josie Maran Cheek Gelee (Pink Paradise ran out). Overall, these are long-lasting, comfortable/hydrating yet weightless stain that looks incredibly natural. I found them work best on bare skin as a maybe-she-is-born-with-it kind of. natural flush-glow (perfect for beach time). I just don't think you need more than one (unless you want them to stare at the squishy surface, which is a totally legitimate excuse)as they all kind of look the same once sheered out.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

L'Oreal Nautique, Infallible Pro Last Nail Color, La Laque, Le Matte & True Match Lumi

L'Oreal's summer collection made it to Walgreens.
Nautique Beachside Paradise nail collection by Colour Riche

Fiery Sunset, Sand Castle, Hit the Waves, High Tide, Yacht Party and Raise the Flag 

Infallible double sided nail color
La Lacque Glossy (from Fall 2013) lip color made a come back
Le Matte velvety matte lip color
True Match Lumi liquid and powder highlighter in rose and cool
Warm and Neutral

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