Tuesday, May 21, 2013

China Glaze - Below Deck

Just a quick NOTW of an older China Glaze polish.
This is Below Deck from their Anchors Away collection.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense - Plushest Punch

This is the "Intense" variant of the Clinique Chubby Stick range. The color are very pigmented, and in the case of Plushest Punch, really bright as well.

Now this is not a color I normally wear, but it immediately caught my eyes when swatching the range in the counter.
For me this is too in-your-face to wear daily, so I usually mix it with other more neutral lip color to tone it down a bit.

If you're someone who loves bright lip however, this is a lovely color that you should try.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Clinique Chubby Stick - Bountiful Blush

Clinique Chubby Stick are supposed to be a moisturizing lip colour balm. It gives off sheer color and supposed to relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturisation.
This lipstick comes in a twist up jumbo pencil form. Which makes it practical and easy to travel with. Now... how well do they perform?
The shade I picked up is 10 Bountiful Blush. On me, this is the perfect my lips but better lip product.
It's not drying and is comfortable to wear, but I don't feel that it "heals cracked lips", nor do I expect it to. For me, it's just an easy to wear MLBB (my lips but better) lip product.

Bottom line, I love this! I've been using this for all those days when I want to look natural but polished. I highly recommend this if you like natural look.

Now for the swatches:
Skin swatch:

And the comparison swatch: (top is nude lips, bottom is wearing Bountiful Blush)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

China Glaze - Some Like It Haute

The picture above is 4 coats, photographed in natural daylight.
I use Seche Vite as top coat, and even after top coat you can still feel the gritty texture of the glitter.

The formula is a bit... difficult to work with, but after 4 thin coats, they looks fine. (still not fully opaque though)

I expect the removal to be difficult, but... it's soo pretty and shiny and fun!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pupa Luminys Silk Eyeshadows

This is my first time purchasing this brand. I kept seeing them in SASA in Hongkong, but had always hesitant to try them.
This time however I decided to try 2 of their eyeshadow shades.

The 2 shades I get is Brown Taupe (400) and Golden Champagne (500). The line is called Luminys Silk and it's supposed to be a satin finish baked eyeshadow that can be used wet or dry.

So how do they perform?
I don't tend to use eyeshadows wet, so I apply them dry. The colors are opaque and smooth. The lasting power however is sadly lacking. Used without primer, they only last several hours before they started creasing.
I typically have no problem wearing eyeshadow without primer, but both of these crease on me. Which is sad, since the colors are beautiful.

I'm also not a fan of their packaging. It's bulky and takes up space.

Now for the swatches...

And finally a comparison between Brown Taupe with MAC's famous Satin Taupe, just because.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Burberry Complete Eye Palette - Pink Taupe

Burberry Complete Eye Palette contains 4 shade, and a big mirror that practically spans the whole palette. It also comes with 3 small brushes, but there is no compartment in the palette itself to store the brush. They are stored in the small pocket that comes with the palette.

Visually it's in line with the rest of Burberry lineup. The shadows have their trademark check-mark on them. The shadows are soft to the touch and pigmented (albeit the light colors).

Overall it's a very wearable and neutral palette. Although I feel the colors tends to look the similar once applied on my lid. It's nice for an easy make-up look. But maybe not for those of you who enjoy blending colors together to create a one of a kind eye look.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

China Glaze - Pelican Gray

Pelican Gray is part of the Anchors Away collection from China Glaze.
It's a relatively neutral light grey with hidden shimmer. From normal viewing distance though, it appears as cream. The shimmer is barely visible. If you're looking at your own finger nails, you can see it. But I doubt anyone looking at your nails from a normal distance can see it.

Formula wise, it's easy to work with, and is opaque in 3 coats. You could probably get by with 2 thick coats, but in the picture above I did 3 thinner coats.