Thursday, April 17, 2014

Paul & Joe Face Color

These Paul & Joe Face Colors were from last fall's Beauty Bay order which also included a Lipstick Refill 001 Cupid's Kiss, one of my favorite lipstick that I carry with me in my bag. There used to be a bunch of colors, and I'm not talking about 5 or 6 color options. There were some 11+ colors available, and that's only what I could find via ASOS online! Yes, folks, you read that right, at least 11 colors, and probably more because I've seen other names that aren't on the below stock photo! I know they're trying to have something for everyone, but talk about overwhelming! I really hate it when companies do that, like the Lancome Color Design palettes, there's only about, oh, 29 some options? Or when you go to a restaurant and they give you a menu the size of a phonebook. Cheezes crisp, really?!?

Anyways, so yeah, I didn't even think about touching these Paul & Joe Face Colors when they first came out. Thankfully last year when I place my order there were only a few colors left, and I picked 10 Tango and 17 Sundown (it says Sun Set on the stock photo) since these two look different enough from each other.
***Stock photos from ASOS USA.

A couple other colors look nice and tempting, especially 15 Re-belle, 07-Love, and 11-Rhapsody, but I already have a gazillion of pink and rose blushes I seriously don't need anymore (that's what I say but...). All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paul & Joe Face & Eye Color CS

These Paul & Joe Face & Eye Color CS are longer overdue for a review - I bought them the winter of 2012 while I was still in Taipei :( Actually, I didn't even get around to take pictures of them until last fall when I reviewed the Lipstick and Lipstick CS! Since then though I have been wearing these eye colors occasionally and I do like them a lot! They are from the Manhattan Collection released Fall 2011. Yup, super old.

Face & Eye Color CS 073 42nd Street, 074 Empire State, and 075 Brooklyn Bridge. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Visee Mineral Liquid Cheeks Baby Finish

Been curious about these Visee Mineral Liquid Cheeks Baby Finish for the longest time. They came out while I was in Taipei and were constantly sold out on Adam Beauty. Then last fall I was browsing when I spotted them in stock again and promptly snatched some up ^.^

There are 5 colors available: OR200, PK800, PK801, RD400, and RD401. From these 5 colors I bought OR200, PK801, and OR200. Check out the swatches of all 5 colors at So Lonely In Gorgeous.
***Stock picture from Adam Beauty.

You're probably wondering why I picked the paler pink PK801 over the brighter pink that is PK800. That's because I saw the swatch of PK800 on Rouge Deluxe and Haru says it's looks too similar to RD400 on her skin after blending. Since I'm also very warm toned, this similarity will likely applies to me also. Due to the size of these tubes, each containing a whopping 10g of product(!!!), I don't want any overlapping because I'll probably never finish up a tube, much less two similar looking ones.

Practicality (reality?) aside, I also love me a yellow-based red, which makes RD400 a must have and there's just no way I'd pick PK800 over RD400 ^.^ And once I saw OR200, PK801, and RD400 in person, I realized I had chosen well because all 3 are quite different from another and cannot be recreated from mixing any other colors within the range. Whereas PK801 + RD400 = a gradation of PK800 depends on how much pink, or PK801 + OR200 + RD400 = a gradation of RD401 depends on how much pink, orange, or red xD

Visee Mineral Liquid Cheeks Baby Finish OR200, PK801, and RD400. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Clinique Almost Lipstick Part II

I tried Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey way back when it first came out and made a big splash. Didn't like it then, so when a bunch more colors came out in 2012, I didn't bother a look. I was still in Japan at the time, and wouldn't have been able to get it anyway. Then last year Clinique came out with an Almost Lipstick Pink Ribbon 2013, I finally caved and picked up both the limited edition 99 Pink Ribbon Honey as well as 37 Luscious Honey. And while at it, I thought I'd give the original Black Honey a second try too, since it's free and all ^.^ Who knows, people change.

Clinique Almost Lipstick Black Honey GWP (far right), 37 Luscious Honey (middle), and Pink Ribbon 2013 limited edition 99 Pink Ribbon Honey (left). All pictures taken in natural light without flash.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Visee x Gathers In the Park Glam Pink Eyes

I didn't bother with Visee Glam Pink Eyes when they first came out. Just from the stock pictures online, all the palettes are sheer and pink-toned. While I like both sheer and pinks, in an eye shadow palette I do need at least the liner shade to be dark enough to line, and none of the options available then look anything close to being a liner color.

Fast forward a few years, the range was discontinued and these two Visee x Gathers In the Park limited editions PK-6 Glamorous Pink and PK-7 Natural Pink went on sale, plus my one and only youtube guru Asahi Sasaki (formerly manwomanfilm) said these two are among her favorites, I thought what the hell, it wouldn't hurt to just try, so I picked them up.

PK-6 Glamorous Pink and PK-7 Natural Pink

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DHC Moisture Care Lipstick Part II

I guess this means I'm going through a lipstick kick ^.^ Here's another one of the DHC Moisture Care Lipstick I discovered last year and really enjoyed wearing, in BE07 Hint of Honey.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Coffret D'Or AA Aqua Rouge

Even more impulse buys in the form of Coffret D'Or AA Aqua Rouge ^.^ These are also old and discontinued and Coffret D'Or no longer makes them, which is perfect time for me to try them -.-' I know, I'm always super late to game, which is why I gave up on keeping up a long time ago. Ha.

Anyway, I chose the colors BE-189, OR-105, PK-246, and PK-248. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging

This 3.7mL/0.13fl oz. deluxe sample tube of Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Aging was a part of the Sephora Winter 2013 promotion, the Festive Cheery GWP bag. And I pretty much got this bag for this eye primer ^.^ I think I kept a couple other items and gave the rest away to my mum and sister.

***Screenshot from Sephora USA.

Festive Cheery bag and contents.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pixi Beauty Eye Bright Primer

This 1.9g/0.06oz. deluxe sample tube Pixi Beauty Eye Bright Primer was part of the Pretty Eye Perfection Kit I got as GWP from Dermstore.

Pretty Eye Perfection Kit includes a 12-color eye shadow palette, a mini Endless Silky Eye Pen in 1-Black Noir, and this mini Eye Bright Primer. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen

Since last year I've been on a liner pencil kick that doesn't seem to slow down anytime soon. Since seeing swatches of the Pixi Beauty Endless Silky Eye Pen from Kate's Driveling, I couldn't help but wonder if they would stand a chance against my all-melty powerful Japanese sunscreens. It so happened that around last March, Dermstore ran a really nice promotion wherein any $35+ order for Pixi Beauty receives a Pretty Eye Perfection Kit as GWP. Well, gee, that wasn't hard.

I ended up with 3 Endless Silky Eye Pens in 2-Black Blue, 3-Black Tulip, and 5-Deep Plum. The Pretty Eye Perfection Kit includes a 12-color eye shadow palette, a mini Endless Silky Eye Pen 1-Black Noir, and a deluxe sample of Eye Bright Primer 1.9g/0.06oz., which I also like very much and will review later. All pictures taken in natural light with flash.

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