Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New Hauls: Makeup from

This is a delayed haul post. Actually I have a ton of delayed haul posts. I really wonder if i should post them. xD

Here's some stuff I got from during one of their sales that I can't remember. I really did minimise my order.

From left to right: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple, 
Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow in Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, 
Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Medium 25

Bought Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo 24Hr Eyeshadow as there were huge raves for them. (I'm so late into this). Got them in Bad to the Bronze and Tough as Taupe since I figured cream eyeshadows don't keep well in our weather so basic colours are probably the best. I love these. These are really nice and I would recommend them. I use Tough as Taupe just to lightly define my eyelids on lazy days.

Got L'Oreal Infallible in Perpetual Purple. I haven't opened this yet but I've swatched this in Watsons stores so many times. I really love the colour payoff of these I feel like buying all the colours. The thing that make me a little cross is they labelled the eyeshadow colours in Singapore as green, blue, purple, gold while online, these have completely differently colour names.

I also ordered a couple of Maybelline concealers but most were out of stock. :\ I'll probably try to order again. Now the Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer in Medium 25 is something i decide to try after watching MakeupGeek's rave about it on Youtube. I ordered a shade up so that it'll cover my dark eye circles. A quick review. Now it is darker than I expected. I think it will fit those NC30+ girls. It also seems orange-based for this shade which makes sense if you want a peachier shade to use as corrector for your dark eye circles. The consistency of this concealer is actually liquidy and easy to use. The concealer is pretty good though it still isn't strong enough to cover my dark eye circles. I do think many others with less serious dark eye circles problems would enjoy the light-weightness of this product. It's really cheap too. I think it was USD$6.

A little rant here. Do you know how much a L'Oreal liquid concealer cost in Singapore? It costs SGD$19.90. I can buy 3 of those.

Anyway hope you enjoy it. I'll be back shortly.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Makeup Tutorial: Gradient Lips

Here's something I tried a while back. Lip tints.

Lip tints are something I've never really ventured into. I could never understand the obsession with them. 

So one day I got really bored and decided to try creating the gradient lips, which I have probably seen a ton of makeup tutorial videos on. One thing I never like about the gradient lips is how some girls would just slather on the deadliest-looking lip concealer and the deepest red tint and then end up looking as if they just finished sucking blood.

I recalled having some Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint samples from my previous Qoo10 hauls stashed away. 

I picked out out Etude House Fresh Cherry Tint in Red (left) to use. A quick sample review here. The sample actually has a generous amount of product good enough for a week's use. I recommend getting ready a jar to store the remaining product in it. I wasn't ready so I squirted it all over my hands and ended up having to throw away the rest. :( The colour surprisingly isn't a true red. At first glance, it's a  neon bright pink. When swatched, I would say it's more of a cherry-red pink. There's definitely more pinks than red in it.

So to create gradient lips, I used:
1. Use Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude as the base. It's a peachy nude shade for me so it doesn't make me look dead.
2. Dab the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint on the inside of the lips. Concentrate the colour on the innermost and then slowly dab and blend the colour outwards.
3. Touch up on the nude lipstick if needed. I recommend going over with lip balm as they can be drying.

I was pleasantly surprised by the effect. It makes a bright coloured lip colour look so wearable. Makes me regret a little for trying out gradient lips a little too late. Apologies for the blurry photo which didn't capture the full colour in detail. I am never comfortable with the idea of taking or even showing off a lips photo (so weird staring at my lips now). So this is a first. The lip tint is really bright and what I call, cheery (yes, cheer-y :) ) reddish pink. The nude colour helps to diffuse the brightness of the lip tint. The colour does fade a little as time goes by so you do have to touch up if you want it to be as bright.

So here's some tips for gradient lips:

1.Try to opt for brighter lip tints/lipsticks as the inner shades if you want a nude colour as base. It'll look more wearable and lively.
2. Yes, I know a Kpop star did this look. But it's for a music video. You can do it for photoshoots but it's not ok to wear this out. 

3. You can use darker red/pink lip tints if you want. But switch the base colour to a pigmented colour like a light pink/red lipstick. You don't want extreme contrast between the 2 shades.

Anyway, after trying out this, I absolutely adore the Etude House lip tints. Did some googling and realised they have changed the packaging so my samples look a little different.

I would actually recommend these if you have not tried. Really was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to use and the lovely shade.  The colour in Red (now it's known as Cherry Red) did stain my hands a little when I got the product all over my hands so I wouldn't really use it as a blush stain. But I think the lighter shades do look promising. Can't wait to try the third peachy shade .

You can get the Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tints from this Qoo10 seller or from Amazon.

Have fun.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Qoo10 Hauls - Korean Hoodie/Tops

Here's one of my favourite buys for this month. ^.^

I was on the search for a couple of loose fit T-shirts and stumbled upon this shop in Qoo10 Singapore. They sell Korean clothings at affordable prices. Korean T-shirts usually come in boxy fit so yes they do come off as "too big".

I ended up bring drawn to this hoodie top. Just find it really adorable. I am very scared of the cold and as you know Singapore's weather can be unpredictable at times. I find it really useful as a layering piece since it is somewhat sleeveless and still can air your armpits while keeping you warm. xD *coughs*

The material isn't super thick like a real hoodie and feels more like a thicker T-shirt instead. The piece is actually held together by a button that's stitched on at the waist area.

I bought the grey piece and I am super loving it just because it is so easy to slip this on. The hoodie/top fits perfectly for me (I'm UK 8/10).

You can get it from this seller (link). I got it for around $17 (time sale price). Eyeing a couple of their T-shirts for lazy days. Share with me if you bought anything from them too. =D They sell adorable leggings and bottoms too.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Beauty Bookmarks - Why You Should Always Dress Your Best

I came across this video. I thought it's rather motivating.

So for people who are uncomfortable/down/depressed with themselves and need a little something to push themselves a little, here's a good thought to instill in yourselves.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hi World

Hi world,

I realised I haven't updated in a while. Truth is, I actually cut down on spending money be it skincare/makeup/clothing.

Bad thing is it actually makes me less inspired to blog.

Good thing is it actually allows me to finish up stuff I bought. It forces me to rethink about spending on skincare/makeup until I actually am about to finish it. And I get to save money.

Hopefully I will get going and post up some reviews and random stuff I want to share soon.