Sunday, December 15, 2013

SWATCH: Everyday Minerals Haul

Woohoo Everyday Minerals Haul! Grabbed myself 3 full sized mineral foundations, 3 eyeshadows, and 2 brushes.

There was one thing I noticed however... My normal "colour" which is Beige Neutral, is now DIFFERENT?? See the picture below, the old formula of Beige Neutral (very left) is next to 2 pots of the new formula of Beige Neutral. The new one is so much lighter!!! Eeep


What a waste of 2 pots! Its so much lighter than my skin tone... but on the other hand it looks like I have found myself a perfect match with the Honey Beige (Jojoba Base).

I also scored myself some free samples of other shades, here are the swatches below:

Now onto the pretty are they! My 2 faves are Everlasting love and Songbird.

Love them. So soft and smooth. Not really sure what they are for just yet but they looked interesting in store, apparently both are japanese inspired. Sounds legit.

Heres all the products in action! Contouring with the dark sample mineral foundation with my new brush and an eyeshadow look using the 3 mineral eyeshadow colours :)

REVIEW : MasterShape by Eyestudio, Maybelline

Eyebrows Eyebrows Eyebrows!! 
Always been on the hunt for a good eyebrow pencil that is more of a dark ash brown colour that matches my hair colour. Tested this out at the shop and thought it was pretty sweet so here's the review.

Product Body:
  • Comes capped at both ends - one end is the spoolie and the other end is the pencil
  • Pencil body feels like plastic... at first I thought "there is no way you can sharpen this", but turns out you can??? Just twist it harder through the sharpener, it actually works! I had to email Maybelline to find this out - oops :p
  • Spoolie - the BEST spoolie I have ever used. Use it to comb through your brows and to brush out and even the colour distribution. Its small, compact, bristles are great, love it.


Some comparison swatches with other pencils:
  1. MasterShape by Eyestudio Maybelline - Colour is amazingly natural for my hair, and the consistency is waxy which means its colour and wax in one! All you would ever need. Gives a very natural finish.
  2. Professional Eyebrow Pencil by Rimmel - Not a fan of this one actually, Consistency is alright but the brush on the cap is useless. The thing I like least is the colour, it doesn't match me? It would match someone with mid brown hair that has very very warm tones.
  3. Eyebrow Designer by Essence - I probably don't use this very much because I bought the blonde colour - I would use this more when I dye my hair lighter. It looks around the same colour as the Maybelline one swatched on my hand but the Maybelline one is actually a lot darker, its just more sheer because its waxy.

Product in action! Super natural. I do recommend this for everyday use and you can layer it to make it darker.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SWATCH & REVIEW: Inglot Lip Paint in 68

Been meaning to swatch this gorgeous Lip Paint pot. Picked it up from INGLOT in colour 68.

A wonderful consistency between a gel and cream. Highly pigmented but gel properties mean that opacity can be adjusted. Very moisturising but leaves a stain due to pigmentation which is good for work days where you don't want your pale lips showing after you eat lunch.

Only thing is that this requires a lip brush. Unless of course you don't mind using your fingers.

Swatched on my lips quite sheerly, it can be applied a lot more opaque than this.

Overall a really decent product. Give it a shot next time you find yourself at an INGLOT counter.

LOTD: Round goggly eyes

So uh. Yeah. I was in a rush yet again to get ready to hit the clubs and I managed to snap a photo before I left. Not really sure what I used but my lashes were oversized and made me look like i have big round goggly eyes hence the name of this post.

Dress by Mink Pink 
Earrings by Lovisa

The idea was to have browns for eyeshadow and coral for lips.