Monday, June 27, 2016

YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy 07 Sweet Fig


YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy has been around for quite a few years already. It's not until recently when I started to pay attention to their whole line up.  It's nice to see a western brand being so dedicated to making the juicy-and-sheer when everybody else is heading the opaque and matte (Instagram-y) direction.

While I was killing time in Sephora(I hoarded a bunch of cheap concert ticket but didn't want to head home right away), I decided to get a shiny new toy. While like like the gaudy gold of original Rouge Volupte (hated the actual product though), the simpler silver tube without separate mirror seems ornate and sleek.
So I picked up a slightly warm sheer red( surprise) as I am pretty happy with my drugstore sheer brights(until they expire anyway given how drugstore brands rarely do sheer any more).
Sweet Fig 07 (on the right is Lipstick Queen Medieval) is a clear brownish red that appears healthy and neutral on the lips (normally true neutral red turns cherry on me). The color is a tad more neutral than Medieval while the sheen is more noticeable. 
The sheer candy imparts a slightly greasy sheen. It's one of those products that enhances and soothes when my lips are in decent condition. Otherwise it just sits on top without doing much. 

Quality wise, I think it's fair (feels a little better than Maybelline Baby Lips but not by a large margin). I prefer Lipstick Queen Medieval for similar effect but the YSL packaging is much more pleasant to use.  I guess that makes it kind of worth it? 

Anyway, I probably won't repurchase another shade in this range at retail of $37. 25 bucks would be more reasonable.

Disney Lipsmacker Finding Dory, Revlon, Covergirl and Rimmel

Another collective spy cam from Rite Aid and Duane Reade. First here is the Disney Finding Dory Lipsmacker chapsticks.
Disney Tsum Tsum makeup bags
Dory makeup bags
Lip Smacker Strawberry balm.
Covergirl Clean Matte foundation
Clean Matte powder
Clean Sensitive foundation
elf Beautifully Bare lipsticks. At 5 bucks they are kind of pricey. But I guess maybe the quality is better than their studio line?
MUA All About Lips
Revlon Eye Lips and Cheeks Palette. Now Revlon looks like NYX...
Contour and Highlight sticks
Colorstay eyeliner in ballpoint triple edge and classic
Rimmel powder and bronzer

Friday, June 24, 2016

Milani Liquid Matte Lip Creme and Brow Gel


Spotted at Duane Reade. Milani Amore Matte liquid lipcolor.
Adorable, Precious, Loved, Amore, Devotion
Georgous, Sweetheart, Fancy and Sugar. There are 10shades totally and I supposed they are permanent.
Easy Brow Fiber Gel, available in three shades. It seems that Milani is caught up with the instagram trends.

Sinful Colors Get Star Struck, Vegas Glitz and More

A bunch of new Sinful Colors displays spotted at Duane Reade. First up is Get Star Struck
Vegas Glitz. All look neon.
Miami Pop
A #pride display with shades that don't quite match

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