Friday, May 29, 2009

Rose Dust

No, it's not a name of another shade of lipstick.

I just created this blog as a place for me to sell some of my pre-loved items. I need to fix this crazy damage in my bank account, you know what I mean. Feel free to visit my so called shop here. There's not much yet. Since I'm facing my final exam next week so I haven't got much time to upload pictures. Hopefully I'll add another stuff, soon.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

L'oreal True Match Minerals Foundation

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I finally threw my my L'oreal True Match Minerals, right into the sink.

I have no experience with any L'oreal foundation or powder before. And I read a pretty tempting review about this so I decided to give this mineral makeup a try. It said in the packaging that this True Match Minerals Foundation gives:
  • Evens skin tone like a foundation
  • Light as a powder
  • Long lasting
I bought mine in G5, as in Golden Sand. Not the perfect shade, still looks mask-y on my face. But they have only about four or five shades, so you gotta make your choice. And this Golden Sand is the closest shade to my skin. So, I think the name True Match is not the right name.

I was already disappointed even on first trial. First of all, the application is kinda tricky, since this is a powder (okay, you can't blame this product on this, since I feel the same way on any powder products). But another cons, this foundation doesn't go smooth on my skin and you can still feel that you're wearing makeup. So I'd strike 'light as powder' from the list.

As for long lasting, well, I don't know how long is it that they're talking about. I put on this foundation and off to church. I didn't have to wait until the church end, I got oil all over my face. Bare in mind that I have a rather dry skin. I never looked that oily before. So, it safe to say that this product has an awful oil control.

And then the thing that happened that really led me into throwing this thing. When I put on this foundation and buff it all over my face, suddenly I feel something wrong with my nose and my throat. I try to cough and there you go, my phlegm.. and it's brown. So I guess I inhale this mineral makeup. And kinda stuck in my throat or something. It happened twice. So before it happened for the third time, I'll just throw it away.

Still, of all the cons I've listed, there's still something that I love about this True Match foundation. That is, the packaging and the brush that's attached to it. I mean, it's very practical. As for the brush, it's kinda funny because that's actually the thing that people complained about from this product. But I love it since it's dense and sturdy. So it picks up a lot of pigment. In the end, I use this brush to apply my not-so-pigmented blush.

About this review, I'm not generalizing all of L'oreal mineral makeup. In fact, I'm thinking about trying the blush right now. I'm just a type of person whose really picky when it comes to foundation and powder.

Anyway, after I threw my True Match foundation, I still keep the packaging. Maybe I'll fill it with something.. My PAC shimmering powder is what I have in mind right now.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor

This Superstay Lipcolor comes in a dual end tube, as you can see in the picture. The first side is for the lipcolor and the other side is for the ultra-conditioning balm. According to their website, this Lipcolor claims to be:

This long-wearing lipcolor creates 16 feel-good hours of luminous color.
  • Flexible formula moves with your lips for no caking or flaking
  • Ultra-conditioning, refillable balm seals in softness for all-day comfort
So the best way to test this product is, of course, by wearing it and see how long it'll stay. I've done it. I applied it on my lips and this Superstay Lipcolor really has a super staying power. I mean, it last through my meal, my drink and I even brushed my teeth with this thing on my lips. And it survived the test. That is, if you're talking about staying power.

Another great thing about this Superstay Lipcolor is, look at these pictures.

Yup, it stays on your lips. Not on your cups or your kleenex. Great stuff, huh?

However, after talking about all the pros of this product, I still have some cons. First of all, this lipcolor stays on your lips almost the whole day, that way this lipcolor feels dry on your lips and, like, sticks to your lips in an annoying way. It's like, you can feel that there's another layer on your lips and tightened the surface of your lips. Hmm.. I don't know how to really describe it, but the bottom line is, it feels kinda uncomfortable. And that ultra-conditioning balm doesn't really help either. It gives you extra shine but doesn't really help with the moisturizing since the lipcolor itself is super dry. But maybe you'll get used to it after hours. And I read some reviews that say that you have to re-apply the balm (again and again).

In the end, I still have mixed feelings about this product. But if you love lipcolors with great staying power and you can ignore that dry feelings on your lips, than this Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor is the right thing for you.

As I said in my previous entry, that this Superstay Lipcolor is actually a gift from my mom's friend. She lives in Netherlands. So I googled and found out that this product has different namings in US and Europe. Mine is in Rose Dust (but you won't find this name in US website). And this is the swatch on my lips.

Maybelline Superstay Lipcolor in Rose Dust

Sunday, May 17, 2009

[Review] Bourjois Liner Stylo

I'm running out of pencil liner now. If you watch my latest tutorial, the Sunset Inspired Look, and really pay attention, you'll see that my eyeliner looks smudge and uneven. And that's because I just found out that there was only small amount left in my pencil liner and I insisted to wear them. It wasn't easy to apply eyeliner with flat shaped pencil and I ended up with smudgy uneven line on my eyes. So ugly.

My current pencil liner is Bourjois Liner Stylo in Noir. I was out of pencil liner back then and actually looking for my usual pencil liner, which is Revlon Colorstay, but Revlon counter was out of pencil liner while I really really needed one (I mean, what's EOTD without eyeliner? d'oh..). So I headed to the closest counter to Revlon, which is Bourjois. I've never tried any of Bourjois products before, so this Liner Stylo was my first Bourjois ever.

Bourjois Liner Stylo cost like almost twice Revlon Colorstay Pencil Liner. So I thought this is gonna be almost twice better than Revlon. But I was wrong. Nothing special with this eyeliner.

To be honest, Revlon Colorstay Pencil Liner isn't like the best eyeliner either. It smudges. When I lined my upper lashline, I'll see another line on my lower lashline, by the end of the day. But, hey, there's a price for everything. When I chose to buy a rather cheap smudgy eyeliner, I have to make my peace with that.

So when I bought this Bourjois Liner Stylo, I was hoping this will be a better eyeliner than my usual eyeliner. But I found out that this eyeliner smudges too. And it runs out real fast. So I think this eyeliner is a disappointment to me. Won't buy it again.

I think I'll find another eyeliner. The one that really worth the price. Any suggestions?

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[Tutorial] Sunset Inspired Look

Here's another tutorial.. Better take advantage from this running fast internet connection since it doesn't happen everyday.

I'm using a lot of warm colors for this look.

  • MAC Studio fix Fluid in NC37
  • MAC Studio Fix in NC40
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Medium
  • NARS Powder Blush in Torrid

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • PAC Eyeshadow Quad in Rainbow Chic
  • La Tulipe Eyeshadow Quad no. 03
  • Inez Eyeshadow Quad in Venice
  • Revlon Marble-ous Match Shadow Duo in Made For Jade
  • Bourjois Liner Stylo in Noir
  • Revlon Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown
  • Maybelline Unstoppable Curly Extension Mascara in Black
  • Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Brown
  • Revlon Shiny Sheers in Ruby Radiance
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Cherries in The Glow
  • The Body Shop (there's no name for the series) no. 01

Saturday, May 16, 2009

[Tutorial] My Failed Easter Inspired Look

Finally another tutorial!! I took me like three weeks to upload this freakin video! Kinda different than the other tutorials because in this tutorial I show you how I apply my eyeliner. That's why I insisted to upload this video. Hope it helps!

  • Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in Natural Beige
  • Mac Studio Fix in Nc40
  • Revlon Colorstay Concealer in Medium
  • NYX blush in Pinky

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • The Face Shop White Eyeliner
  • PAC Eyeshadow Quad in Rainbow Chic
  • PAC Powder Eyeshadow in blue color
  • Inez Eyeshadow Quad in Venice
  • Bourjois Black Liner Stylo in Noir
  • Maybelline Unstoppable Curly Extension

  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in almost Nude
  • NYX Lipgloss Mega Shine in French Kiss

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera

Ok, another order finally arrived. Hmm.. am I shopping too much? (please don't answer the question)

This time it's Stila Convertible Color, and my order is in Gerbera. I ordered it from one of FD member in Kuala Lumpur. She said something about warehouse... or something, I wasn't really paying attention. All I know is, this Convertible Color worth $25 and I only have to pay for Rp185000. Isn't it a good deal? ;)

As for the Convertible Color, it's actually cream that you can use for your cheek and lips. And here's mine:

The color is too pretty, I just can't wait to try it. I used my MAC 187 brush to apply the color on my cheek, and my 194 brush to apply the color on my lips.

STILA Convertible Color in Gerbera on NC37-NC40
and pigmented lips

I think the color looks beautiful on my cheek but looks kinda dull on my lips. But that's fine, I can always mix it with other lip color. I can't say anything about the staying power of this product yet, because I haven't tried it that long (I just swatched it on my cheeks and lips for this entry). But, so far, I'm loving it! Maybe I should add other colors for my collection. And here's the swatches for other Convertible Colors. Maybe my next CC would be Petunia and Poppy.. Hmm..