Friday, May 29, 2015

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow Part III

It's been three years since I last reviewed the Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow and a recent drugstore sale got me to pick up 3 new palettes: 05 Give Me Gold, 85 Gutsy Green, and 150 Desert Fantasy.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow Part II

These Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in 10 Amethyst Ablazed and 20 Blue Blowout were part of an impulse purchase during a sale ^.^ I've had them for a few months now and my goal is to go through all my back logs (from prior house moves, etc.) before July when my classes start.

All pictures taken n natural light without flash.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion

Been using this 3mL/0.1fl. oz. of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum Infusion as daytime eye cream, which I got a while back during winter 2013 (finally reviewed the 2 Lancome Color Design Palettes from that purchase not too long ago...).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow

So I'm not sure if I should thank Maquillage or hate them, because since last fall, the True Eyeshadows had scattered my attention and sent me in directions I never expected to go, first with Lunasol Three-Dimensional Eyes and Vivid Clear Eyes, then Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow, thanks to the similar looking split pan.

Starting in the spring of 2012 (I think, top screencap), Suqqu added quints to their usual lineup of quads, though by now only two palettes 10 Kozuecha and 12 Konruri remain on the permanent line (bottom screencap). I think 10 Kozuecha looks interesting (yes, me and my peach, beige, brown thing, boring I know...), but I'm also wary of the bottom right pan, which has a completely matte finish I always do my best to avoid. Then again, the draw of these "blend color" palettes is that every color in the pan can be layered and mixed, so technically that matte color should work.

***Screencap from Suqqu JP Online Shop.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Victoria's Secret Chic Cheek Cream Blush

These Victoria's Secret Chic Cheek Cream Blush came out the fall of 2013 and I found some on sale right before hubby and I left San Francisco so I snatched them up ^.^ I only saw 2 colors, Mon Amour and Pretty in Paris, so I'm not sure how many other colors there are.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Part IV

Another quick post for Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Black Amethyst since it's in a series. It arrived with the box crushed so I just threw it out ^.^

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Black Amethyst: I was really excited about this color thinking it would be a deep shimmery eggplant, something along the lines of Pixi Endless Silky 5-Deep Plum. However, it turns out to be a completely matte deep egg plant without any shimmers at all. It's still very pretty, but as you can see from the swatch (left, with Sparkle Waterproof Sequin at right) without any shimmer to offset the depth it just looks...black. If I sheer it out a bit I can see the eggplant, but that would defeat its purpose as a liner. Ha.


See my previous posts:
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Part II
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Part III

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Part II

Snatched up another Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner recently in the color Sequin. This will be a really quick post since I've already reviewed the colors Flash, Rock Candy, Royal, and Starry in detail.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.



Sequin: this is a gorgeous sparkling black that makes for some glamorous winged eyes ^.^ The swatch is on the left with Smudge Stick in Black Amethyst on the right (will post next).

See my previous Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner post.

Friday, May 22, 2015

SkinFood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek Part II

Having collected all 6 colors of the SkinFood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek, I was so so so excited when I saw the newest incarnation of these multi-purpose creams. They still come in the same sliding tins, only you get 3 different colors per tin to mix things up and create your own blend. What fantastic idea! There are 4 palettes available, which means a total of 12 different colors to play with! Yay! xD

From top to bottom: 1 Orange, 2 Strawberry, 3 Tomato, and 4 Fig. All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Suisse Programme Caviar Lifting Serum

More than half way through this 7mL/0.25fl. oz. deluxe sample of this Suisse Programme Caviar Lifting Serum so I'm posting a quick review for it.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brush Comparisons

...for a few of my brushes, just to see how the different sizes compare ^.^ There are a few others but I'm saving them for the next post in this comparison series. Also, I'm sticking within the same brand for now and will do cross-brand comparisons later.

Keep in mind that despite these comparisons, each brush is handmade, and therefore yours may differ a little (or a lot, as in the case of Chikuhodo G-03 below) with mine.

From left to right: Chikuhodo Artist 12-2 Pine Squirrel/Weasel, 12-5 Canadian Squirrel, and 12-6, G-03, and G-04, all Gray Squirrel. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tarte Sheer Passion Maracuja Hydrating Cheek Tint

In late 2013, on an impulse I bought this Tarte Sheer Passion Maracuja Hydrating Cheek Tint in the color Amused. Since then, it'd been sitting in my drawer untouched. I guess it's time to give it a chance? Sigh...

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Etude House Dear Darling Tint AD

Among the Korean lip tint market, Etude House Dear Darling Tint AD is another popular pick. I've read great things about these so I picked them up to compare with my current title holder TonyMoly Delight Tony Tint, considering they have the same price, $3 each! There are 4 colors available, 1 Berry Red, 2 Real Red, 3 Orange Red, and 4 Vampire Red.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Innisfree Eco Fruit Tint

Here's another popular lip tint, the Innisfree Eco Fruit Tint. These only came in 2 colors, 1 Cherry and 2 Orange. I paid about $4 each before shipping.

It's hard to believe this little tube contains 9mL of product, the same amount as TonyMoly Delight Tony Tint in a gigantic tube! I kept checking both official brand pages to make sure I didn't get the wrong info. Nope, they both have the same product volume, so I'm officially mystified why is one so much bigger than the other. Is it just an illusion due to TonyMoly's oddly shaped tube? 

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

It's Skin Babyface Powder in Cream Blusher

I spotted these It's Skin Babyface Powder in Cream Blusher last month and was excited to try them. There were three colors, 01 Strawberry Cream, 02 Coral Cream, and 03 Apricot Cream.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Holika Holika Pure Mellow Moisture Tint Part II

Just a quick review for Holika Holika Pure Mellow Moisture Tint in the color 04 Red.

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Koyudo Brushes Part VI

Yes, more Koyudo brushes ^.^ These are some of the brushes I bought right before the price increase took place. The prices listed below are new prices, so I feel like a bandit having made off with a loot xD Anyway, after taking these pictures they all went into my summer wash (right picture), which included all brushes purchased before July 2014. 

In this batch, from left to right: BP013, BP018, BP022, Red Blush, Red Shader, and Red Angled Brow

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lunasol Vivid Clear Eyes

After the detour that was Lunasol Three-Dimensional Eyes, I was back on the prowl for Maquillage True Eyeshadows, and was promptly derailed again -.-" Guess who done it? Yep, Lunasol. Again. This time with Vivid Clear Eyes.

I mean, can you blame me? Not only these quints look similar, I would actually get a lot more color from Lunasol, a full pan each for the medium and liner shades, and a split pan for the lid and accent shades. Whereas with Maquillage, there are two pans of highlighter and sparkling top wash, a smaller pan of lid shade, and a split pan of medium crease and liner shades. Sold.

Lunasol Vivid Clear Eyes released spring 2013 versus Maquillage True Eyeshadows released summer of the same year. Looks like someone's a copycat :P
 Screencaps from Lunasol-net and Maquillage JP.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ettusais Heart Cheek Color

Last of this Ettusais purchase are these Heart Cheek Colors in AP (Apricot) and PK (Pink). I mean, how can anyone resist these cuties?

All pictures taken in natural light without flash.


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