Saturday, June 16, 2012

Review: E.L.F. Studio Lipgloss

E.L.F.'s studio line has a bunch of lipglosses from minty, glittery, pouty, to plain gloss. I have tried the glittery and the minty ones, they were okay but I am just not a glitter nor a minty lipgloss kind of person. For 3$ each, I thought I might as well try their glossy gloss ones too.

I got 3 out of the 10 shades available.

L-R: Ballet Slippers, Sweet Salmon, Dragon Fruit


L-R: Ballet Slippers, Sweet Salmon, Dragon Fruit

What I like:
-> $3!! Cheap but great quality (plus ELF do tend to have half off sales so you can get this for $1.50)
-> Shades available (from nudes, pinks, to reds)
-> Pigmented
-> Can be bought online and in stores (Target)

What I don't like:
-> Thick formula, very sticky.
-> Applicator
-> Hard to remove, I just end up smearing the gloss all over

So far every lipgloss brand that I have tried are always sticky and just not for me, but for those who do like using lipgloss, for $3 each these are not bad.

NOTE: E.L.F. brand is cruelty free

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review: E.L.F. Essential Lipstick always send out emails about promos that makes me buy more, even though I have swore not to anymore. o(╥﹏╥)o In my last order, I bought mostly lip products, the essential lippies, some studio glossy gloss and conditioning lip balm (which will be reviewed next)

In the Essential lipstick line, Out of the 12 shades available I picked up 8, 2 for me and the rest for my little sister. 

From L-R: Nostalgic, Captivating, Seductive, Flirtatious, Classy, Gypsy, Voodoo, and Fantasy.
(Don't they look so shiny?)


From their website "Indulge your lips with long lasting color and shine. The moisture rich formula hydrates, conditions and softens on contact for silky smooth lips. Instantly beautiful, healthy-looking lips designed, formulated and tested by our professional team of makeup artists."

L=R: Nostalgic, Captivating, Seductive, Flirtatious

L-R: Classy, Gypsy, Voodoo, Fantasy

Again so shiny and just so... waxy...

L-R: Nostalgic, Captivating, Seductive, Flirtatious, Classy, Gypsy, Voodoo, Fantasy

Swatch above is with just 1 swipe of the lipstick, it is pigmented and even more so on my lips. As you can also see from the swatch above some applies smooth and creamy while the others have this rubbery... eraser looking leftover.

What I like:
-> For $1 each, these are really cheap
-> Very pigmented
-> Semi-Matte/Cream Finish (no shine or glitter here)
-> Applies easy
-> Last about 3-5 hours depending on the shade

What I don't like:
-> Formula is not consistent
-> Scented (Nostalgic smells like plastic, while the rest have a fruity scent)
-> Drying.

I prefer the pigmentation and the finish of these lipsticks than the studio ones, and personally I think these last longer. The only thing I don't like is how drying they can be, especially if you dont use a lipbalm.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Review: Etude House BB Magic Cream

My first BB cream is the Etude House BB Magic Cream (Moisture), I've had this for years now and there is still plenty left. (Only because I don't wear makeup everyday)

[I think they have a newer packaging version?]

Pea size is enough to cover my entire face

Compared to the other BB creams I have tried, this is so far the thickest in consistency, and has the most medical-ish/minty/I dont know how to explain scent.

What I Like:
-> Small amount is enough to cover entire face
-> Evens skintone
-> Brightens my skin
-> Skin looks dewy and healthy after
-> Hygienic pump
-> Light-Medium coverage

What I don't like:
-> Has a slightly minty floral scent
-> Shade match (it is dark on me during winter)
-> Depending on the amount of product used it can get cakey
-> does get oily throughout the day

With this BB cream, you do have to be careful on the amount of product you use since the more product you use the more cakey and heavier it would feel on.
 Everytime I use this, I can always feel and tell that I have makeup on. I'm feeling 50-50 about this product. Yay because it has the best coverage among all the bb creams I have tried, I can use it even when my skin is dry, and my face doesn't itch afterwards. Nay because I can always feel that I have this thick mask on my face.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Still Alive

It has been awhile since I last posted here... oh how I miss the cyber world. I worked over 90 hours this past week with less than 4 hours of sleep each day, Valentines week is bad for my health, but good for my wallet. ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ

will start posting again soon

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Review: Missha M Perfect B.B. Deep Cleansing Oil

Along with the BB creams in the Missha BB sampler is the Missha M Deep Cleansing Oil. This is my first cleansing oil and I'm in love ♡^▽^♡ .... this had made my cleansing routine faster and less scrubby.

About the Product: (Taken from the website)
-> Made specifically to deep clean skin while removing BB cream, oils, and other pore clogging residue.
-> Water soluble oil dissolves dirt, excess oil and makeup as it rinses off completely with water.
-> removes the toughest waterproof makeup as it makes skin feel fresh and clean.

-> Dispense 2-3 pumps of cleansing oil into palm of dry hands
-> Massage oil gently and into circular motion onto dry face. Sprinkle hands lightly with water and massage onto face again to emulsify oil
-> Rinse face with lukewarm water. After washing off cleansing oil, use cleansing foam for best results.

Waterproof liners, Blush, Primed Eyeshadow, Mascara swatches

A couple of drops....
Rub, Rub, Rub

Only traces of the waterproof gel liner is left

follow with cleansing wash...
Kose Cleanser (Foam form)
Rub Rub Rub
Squeaky Clean

What I like:
-> effectively removes makeup, even most waterproof mu
-> does not dry skin
-> moisturizing
-> 2-3 drops is enough for the entire face
-> Oil removes easy with water

What I don't like:
-> has a weird hard to describe scent
-> availability
-> can blur vision if you use too much in the eye area
-> feels a little bit greasy afterwards so using a cleansing wash is a must

 Since I've been using this I can skip the eye makeup remover, the makeup remover cloths, and lessen my facial cleansing to 1x from 3x. (I like making sure my face is squeaky clean) This has lessen the scrubbing and tugging my skin usually suffers. Why have I not discovered cleansing oils before!?

*On a regular day, my makeup consist of foundation/bb cream, lipstick, blush, eyeliner, and mascara. 

Note: Missha is cruelty free

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Missha Brand BB Cream Swatches

--- continued

Along with my order of the full size BB from Missha, I also got the BB Deluxe Sampler which contains travel sizes of Perfect cover in shades #21, and #31, The Signature BB cream in #21, BB Boomer, and a BB Cleansing Oil (review coming up)

L-R: #13, #23, #31

L-R: M Signature BB Cream #21, M BB Boomer

M Signature Real Complete BB Cream: Product Detail here
-> blended better than the Perfect cover
-> Shade Matched better even after oxidizing
-> coverage is medium
-> feels lighter than the Perfect cover but still too heavy for me 
-> no skin reactions!

M BB Boomer: Product Detail here
Overview: this is a primer
-> applies clear
-> skin looks brighter
-> bb cream application becomes smoother
-> makes skin look very shiny!

L-R: M Perfect Cover #13, #23, #31, M Signature #21, and M BB Bloomer