Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NYX Round Lipstick update

Since my last NYX Round Lipstick review, I have bought 2 more shades: Pumpkin pie and Thalia.

L-R: Paris, Pumpkin pie, Strawberry milk, Thalia, Circe

L-R: Paris, Pumpkin pie, Strawberry milk, Thalia, Circe

and lip swatches

TOP: L-R: Bare lips, Paris, Pumpkin pie
Bottom: L-R: Strawberry milk, Thalia, Circe

and I found 2 of my older ones

L-R: 504 Harmonica, and 617 Summer love

Top: Summer love Bottom: Harmonica

Monday, September 19, 2011

E.L.F. Mineral Lipstick

Last time I ordered from eyeslipsface.com was supposed to be just for my cousin and sister but I just can't help myself and I ended up purchasing more products for myself. (T▽T) cheap makeup is addicting.

Cool Coral, Runaway pink, and natural nymph.

These lipsticks arrived packaged in a cardboard box, with visible color outside/ the color outside looks misleading don't they?

L-R: Natural Nymph, Runaway Pink, Cool Coral

I know that swatches online are different from the actual product but cool coral was something I didn't expect. Looking at the swatches online cool coral was the most orangey but it looks closer to red than orange.

and swatches....
L-R: Natural Nymph, Runaway Pink, Cool Coral

so I guess on my swatches Cool Coral has a orangey undertone but still I was hoping for closer to orange. (* ̄m ̄) 

so on the website it says:  "Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.
" - eyeslipsface.com

-> Pigmentation is good (similar to NYX round lipstick)
-> color is buildable
-> creamy (again similar to NYX's but not too creamy)
-> Affordablity (cost $5 each)
-> Not drying
-> does not have a weird lipstick taste
-> No chemical etc. 

-> Last 3-4 hours (or as long as you do not eat/drink)
-> Availability (can only be purchased online)
-> Color OL is different from actual shade.

Aside from the shade Cool Coral, I was happy with my lipstick purchase.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Current Nail Art

I went crazy with my white/black/red nailpolish yesterday and this happened.
*excuse the mess*

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review: Lancôme Primordiale cell defense serum

Photo taken online

I've been too lazy to take photos lately so forgive me >. <

Today's review will be about Lancôme Primordiale cell defense and skin perfecting serum. I've always been a skincare type of girl although I tend to return to my basics after a while. so I have had this for a while now but just recently decided to use it, I dont even remember where and when I got this product.

First thing I noticed right away with this product is the color, it looks peachy brown! I've always seen white/clear skincare products, so this was definitely new to me. Second is the scent it has a strong distinct smell, cant explain it but the scent is very strong and lingers for about 30 min. 

Since I cant find this in the Lancome website, I'll use Macy's description:
"FIGHT OXIDATION, FIGHT AGING! REVEAL VIRTUALLY LINELESS, RADIANTLY TOUCHABLE SKIN. Now, Lancôme blocks 99% of damaging free radicals* for visible skin perfection. Powerful antioxidants protect skin cells for visibly fewer lines, smaller pores, and renewed radiance. A unique complex accelerates cell turnover for more even skin tone and texture, revealing visibly perfected, flawless skin."

"visibly perfected, flawless skin" <--- ha! probably what got me interested in this in the first place. 

-> absorbs fast
-> skin looks visibly smoother and even right away
-> skin feels softer
-> skin looks brighter more vibrant
-> no allergic reactions
-> a little goes a long way
-> I cant stop staring at my skin after I use this

-> the scent!!
-> Price (around $46)
-> effect does not last all day :(((
-> discountinued? only online stores sell it now

It says "for optimal results, use daily AM and PM under your Lancome moisturizer" however I use this mainly at night (when I remember) and with my moisturizer so those would probably make the effect last longer, maybe? but still this works great for me, unfortunately I am broke now so I cant afford to buy this again. why must beauty products cost too much?