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Colourpop Lippie Stix Review

5 Jul

Bonjour, my pretties.

I’ve always been a fan of Colourpop because the astounding quality in their products always gives you the best bang for your buck. Recently, I ordered seven of their Lippiestix and it couldn’t have been a better decision.

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The names of the shades can be found on the bottom

The first thing that caught my eye was the simple, minimalist white packaging of these lippiestix.  Something about this less is more packaging makes them stand out among my makeup collection. As you can see, not all of the lippiestix have the same texture; some are matte, matte X, glossy, and satin. Matte X simply stands for Ultra matte. My favorites are the matte and matte X’s because of their high color payoffs. The glossy and satin types are more on the sheer spectrum, though they have wonderful coverage also.

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One reason that makes these an irresistible buy is that they only cost $5 each and you get free shipping with a $30 purchase. New members also receive a coupon for $5 off. So if you buy seven, like I did, you spend $30 and get the free shipping. It’s great for makeup lovers who are on a tight budget.

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Here are the swatches on my fair complexion. As you can see, Bound is quite sheer because it’s a glossy type. Frida and Fetch, both of which are satin types, have a shinier finish.

Results: I wore these on a typical sunny day and was amazed to discover that they stayed put for a loonnggggg time. This is both good and bad. Good in that the color never leaves my lips; bad in that my makeup remover will only do half the job because this product really does stain your lip. If you’re looking to over-line your lips, I would suggest using the matte X shades because their richness are able to hide your lip edges better.

As for eating and drinking, they do leave prints on the rims of glasses and you’ll have to reapply after each meal. I learned the hard way to not order burgers while wearing these because opening wide to take a bite of my cheeseburger caused color from my bottom lip to smudge onto my chin. Since these are super hard to remove, I had to walk around with a red blotch on my face. Not cool.

So yes, don’t eat large foods when you’re wearing these.

Besides that, these are great for the price and color payoffs. My favorite color so far is Cami, a lightweight nude apropos for almost every occasion. I find myself reaching for this shade a lot.

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What did you think of this review? Do you own any Colourpop products? Put your thoughts in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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Asian Makeup Haul

25 Jun

My taste for makeup knows no limits! Well, my wallet would disagree. Ha.

From my previous trips to both China and San Francisco, I’ve brought back a few items that seemed just too good to pass. The products stem from a variety of different Asian brands, categories, and uses. What many of them have in common are series of hype and reviews garnered lately on the internet that have prompted me to check it out myself.

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Here is the first batch of items (listed from left to right):

  • Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack: Black Tea
  • Canmake Perfect Stylist Eyes: #3
  • Miniso Hello Kitty Eyeshadow
  • Les Merveilleuses De Laduree Cheek Brush
  • Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara: Black
  • Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi Cleansing Oil: Green Tea
  • Etude House Fresh Cherry Lip Tint: OR201
  • KAO Megurhythm Hot Steam Eye Mask: Bulgarian Rose

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Second Batch (listed from left to right):

  • [Samples] NOV III Cleansing Foam and Washing Cream
  • Daiso Makeup Brush Holder
  • Daiso Charcoal Face Wash (I had such a great experience with these before that this time, I decided to buy two!)
  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: Black
  • Sana Soya Milk Whitening Milky Lotion

I’m already using the Shu Uemura Cleansing oil and yes, it’s literally one of the best makeup removers out there. No tugging or pulling. It removes all kinds of hard makeup from the face. As for the others, I’m excited to try them out.

What do you think of my haul? Do you recognize any of these items? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

Ipsy Glambag June 2017

15 Jun

It’s here!

My monthly sparkle of joy. These glambag designs only get cuter and cuter, as you can witness in this month’s theme Volume Up.

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I can tell you that, from experience, Ipsy is by far one of the best makeup subscriptions out there that will bring a lot of bang to your buck, as you pay only $10 for a bag of stuff that is worth much more. What’s even better is that some of the items are full sized.

So, keep it up, Ipsy. You’re going far.

1. Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish in Atlantis at Last

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This was the highlight of this month’s bag. Since the beginning of time, I’ve been so used to selecting corals and nudes as my go-to colors that I forgot what’s even edgy anymore. Then comes this color. It’s going to be a unique touch to my nail polish collection. Why? Because this is the first cobalt blue I’ll ever own. And I’ll cherish it from the bottom of my nail beds.

2.Vasanti Cosmetics Lipgloss in Super Mom

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Move over red lipstick, the Nudes are taking over. When I saw this in my bag, I couldn’t have been happier. I mean, just lkghjtwfe look at that pretty shade! I’m sure this will collaborate well with my complexion because it’s neither too light nor too dark.

3. The Balm Cosmetics Balm Springs Blush

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Next up is a blush from theBalm that boasts a 12-hour coverage. The shade is more on the rosy side and would be more suitable for paler complexions. The packaging follows their cute matchbox design with a magnetic shut mechanism. I’m still quite ambivalent about this product and it would take a few wears for me to fully make a decision.

4. Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara

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Yay! Another mascara. I mean, literally… another mascara. I’m not saying that this is another horrible addition to my stash of regular mascaras. It just takes more to wow me when it comes to mascaras because every single one of them does the same waterproof, volumizing thing.

5. SPF Rx Ultra-Clear Daily Skin Hydrator with SPF 50

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Last but not least, a moisturizer with SPF, which is great for wearing underneath your makeup as a primer! One of the problems I have with foundations is that very few of them are equipped with SPF. And those that are are usually very costly–around $70 or more. Therefore, I have apply a layer of sunscreen prior to foundation every morning. I’m just so glad that this product is going to become part of that ritual 🙂

As a bonus, I will include a picture of Butter to thank you all for taking the time to read my post. Until next time!

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