Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lavshuca GN-1

Another item I got in Hongkong. Lavshuca is a division of Kanebo and this palate contains 3.2g of product.
I found the packaging to be quite flimsy. Pretty, but feels fragile and plasticky.

The colors are soft and shimmery, but not glittery. (with the exception of the gold color), and the shadows feels smooth to the touch.
As you can see on the swatch below, the pigmentation isn't that strong. It's more of a soft and pretty wash of color. (I found a lot of Japanese drugstore eyeshadow to have that tendency).

And yes, that dark green is more of a brown-ish green when swatched.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kiss Me Heroin Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner

Wow that's a long name.
I bought this in Hongkong awhile back and has since become my go to liquid eyeliner.

This might not be the blackest eyeliner you'll find, but I found that the brush is easy to use and control, and the product dispenses nicely.
Another bonus point is that it sets quickly, and once it does, it doesn't budge.
I've had this for quite sometime and it hasn't dried up.

I don't wear liquid liner all too often though. I prefer using dark colored eyeshadow to create liner effect. Looks softer and more natural to me.
In fact when I wear this liquid liner, I often smudge eyeshadow on top of it, to soften the effect.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Muji Eyeshadow Quad 01

I couldn't find any english name for this product, only a code number of 01.
The packaging is clear plastic and is very compact. Simple and practical.
This quad contains 2.2gr of product and consist of 4 colors.

From top left going in clockwise manner:
  • medium brown with gold shimmer. Although the shimmer isn't very obvious in this color.
  • shimmery pale light gold.
  • shimmery white
  • dark brown with gold shimmer.
I found these to be smooth and pigmented.

Unfortunately not all Muji carries their make-up product. Their stock varied by country it seems. But if the muji in your country carries this, give them a swatch =)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Shiro Cosmetic Intertubes

Intertubes are Shiro Cosmetic's take on colored lip balm. The colors can be worn sheer, or build to opacity. They cost $6.50 for 5.5gr for the full size, and they also have mini and sample sizes. What I love with these, is how dewy the finish look. They are also quite comfortable to wear.

On the website she warned that these products stains, so be careful when you wear them.

Now on to the colors:
Note that these are all worn sheer-ly. I only have the sample size of Over9000 and Richrolled and it's hard to build up color when you're applying with finger.

Why Not Zoidberg:
It's a wearable bright coral. The formula is smooth and looks dewy. This is my favorite among these 3. It's bright, but it has a translucent quality to it, which makes it wearable. I don't usually wear brights, but I felt comfortable wearing this.

Over 9000:
Cool medium pink. I feel that this shade clash with my skintone. The formula is the same as zoidberg, it's smooth and has a dewy finish.

Red orange, close to Why not Zoidberg, but has more red in it. I have this in the sample size, and it felt dry and patchy to touch, but feels fine once it's on the lips.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Shiro Cosmetic Swatches

Shiro Cosmetic is an indie brand that does a lot of video game and anime inspired color. Some of their collection covers Pokemon, Zelda, Death Note, Portal, Hunger Games, and recently Fullmetal Alchemist.

This time I ordered 6 mini size shadow, and 1 of their intertubes. Caitlin, the owner of Shiro Cosmetics included some candy and 3 sample size shadow as bonus.

Now for the swatches:

First I had to say that these colors are hard to accurately photograph. The camera just refuses to capture the colors the way I see it.
  • Rebellion (The Tributes Collection):
    Dark blurple (blue-purple) with rainbow shimmer. But the shimmer doesn't really shows up when swatched, and dissapear when blended.
  • Fullmetal (The Fullmetal Collection):
    Eggplant purple with magenta and gold shimmer.
  • Zora Sapphire (The Legends Collection):
    Vibrant cobalt blue, the shimmer isn't obvious on this one too.
  • Victory Road (The Super Effective Collection):
    Taupey gray with aqua overlay. I can't capture the overlay in the swatch picture.
  • Chimera (The Fullmetal Collection):
    Grayish purple with aqua and pink shimmer? looks like Fullmetal with pink overcast to me. The color is similar, but this is lighter than Fullmetal.
  • I Like Short (The Super Effective Collection):
    a pale copper color, maybe coffee late with shimmer.

Another comparison shot of Chimera and Fullmetal:

You can check Shiro Cosmetic out here.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Burberry Lip Cover

I've mentioned before that Burberry Lip Cover is my favorite high end lipstick formula. I only have 3 shades but each of these feels lightweight and wears comfortably on the lips. They are also non drying.

These lipstick have satin finish, and are rose scented. I personally quite like the scent, but some people might be bothered with it.

The three shades I own are:
  • Blush : Warm medium pink, this is the shade I wears daily.
  • Union Red : Finally, a red that works for my skintone. This is the only red I've found that didn't make me think "I look weird..." when I wear it.
  • Rosewood : Brown-ish pink. This shade applies lighter than it looks. And definitely prettier than it sound. I've read that this shade applies differently on different people.

    And now for the swatches: