A Little Something Something: MannyMUAxOFRA liquid lipsticks

I always love seeing blogger/Youtube personality collaboration with various beauty brands, big or small. It marks the growth of not only the individual from his/her humble beginnings, but also the growth of the consumer-goods (not just beauty and fashion) industry as whole. Brands are shifting their strategies towards social media, understanding the potential and influence of online personalities and collaborating with them to understand their audience and their likes. Like they say, #YASSSSSSSS.

This collab was one of the most talked about collabs in the beauty community because not only was it adding a little something something to the liquid lipstick pot, it was between two highly popular parties in the community. You can imagine the excitement when news got around that popular YouTube makeup guru MannyMUA had teamed up with cosmetic powerhouse OFRA to come up with his own collection of liquid lipsticks. YES LIQUID LIPSTICKS (*squeals*).

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I love the new packaging of OFRA’s liquid lipsticks. So much nicer and sturdier looking! Thumbs up to that! The MannyMUAxOFRA collaboration showcases three liquid lipstick shades – Aries (Peachy Pink Nude), Charmed (Rosey Brown Neutral) and Hypno (Deep Rose Brown Neutral with a slight red undertone). I really liked how the collection offers a shade for everyone, from a light-ish nude to a deep slightly “vampy”neutral. This rides along nicely with the neutral trend.

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Now for the liquid lipstick itself. The texture of the OFRA liquid lipsticks are what I call the “in-between” – not as liquidy as those like Dose of Colours/ Jeffree Star, but not as moussey as the NYX soft matte lip creams. Yet, the longevity of these are pretty nice. They were still on after my coffee, salad and soup. They went on smoothly and are highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. Choosing my favourite shade is tough – it’s definitely a toss-up between Aries and Charmed. They both are go-to everyday shades for me. As far as being hydration goes, these don’t feel drying on my lips. I don’t have pr0blems with any cracked lips or anything when I wear these. But, as per any other matte (liquid) lipstick, I would say it is always good to prep your lips to make sure to avoid any dry patches before applying these on.

Overall, I would give these two thumbs up! I love the variety of these shades and think Manny did an amazing job in building his collection with OFRA. It was definitely a good introduction for me to the brand’s much talked about line of liquid lipsticks! I won’t deny that I’ve been eyeing a few other shades in its permanent line… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Any shade recommendations for me? Would love to hear some thoughts on these babies! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shake it off, shake it off~: Lancome Juicy Shakers

Hey guys! Yes, it’s been awhile! Apologies for the long hiatus. A writer’s block along with some changes and adjustments in life, has made blogging been a little slow. But! I’m happy to report that my beauty testing habits have still been active and I’m so excited to be sharing with you guys new content and thoughts on so many things! Let’s start with a warm-up review, shall we?

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These colour-tinted oils have been generating quite abit of buzz in the beauty community lately and their unique appearance make them hard to forget too. The packaging is just too cute not to notice! Many a times have I just taken these mixer-shaped bottles to shake like a bartender. i also love how the bottles are clear, making it easier to see whether the oil and colour layers have been shaken up well enough (if unshaken, the two layers are separate).

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Now, the fun part. The sponge applicator helps you pounce the product onto your lips easily, with the slightly pointed tip also allowing more precise application should you need it. I really like the applicator on these! They feel really nice when you pounce them lightly on the lip for colour and are pretty easy to control with the pinched in handle on the cap of the product.

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The colour range of these juicy shakers from Lancome is really nice, with a nice mix of neutrals, pinks, berries and reds. In addition, the scent of each shade is different – with the names of the products giving you a rough hint of what the shade would likely smell like. My favourite shade has to be ‘Mangoes Wild’ (might I add that the wordย  on the names are just adorable?). As per the nature of tinted lip oils, these apply a sheer wash of nice colour while delivering hydration to your lips. These are great when you want a easy lip colour day and toss in your bag. I also love using these for a quick pick-me-up for dry lips. I also often use these as lip-prep when I do my makeup so that my lips would be ready by the time I am done with the rest of my makeup (and I tend wear matte lipsticks most of the time). I like how these are not too oily and they don’t slip and slide all over the place. I’m pretty fussy when it comes to balmy/ oily products so these are great for me. If you are like me when it comes to lip oils, you might just like these.

Overall, I really enjoy these oil tints and I have to say that Lancome has knocked it out of the park with these! They are easy to apply, comfortable and come in a great colour variety. Definitely check these out if you are in the market for a tinted lip oil!

What are some of your favourite shades in the line? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blooming Beauty: Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette Review

Eyeshadow palettes have always been one of my favourite categories of makeup to look at apart from my undying love for lipsticks. It’s always so fun to try out different eyeshadow combinations and palettes and hey, having the perfect eyeshadow colour combination in the palette isn’t always easy business. I’ve seen some brands succeed and others well…not so much. But this also boils down to personal preference. I’m a neutral eyeshadow girl, so having gone through (and still going through) so many rounds of hunting down the perfect eyeshadow palette over the years, I’ve kind of narrowed down the “search requirements” as to finding my own perfect eyeshadow palette. The baby I’m about to show you today, might just come close to that.

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Tarte, in my opnion, has some of the best eyeshadows and blushes on the beauty scene. They are always beautiful in texture, pigment and the brand is always consistent in delivering quality products in their line. Tarte had previously released the Tartelette palette that consisted mainly of cool-toned and matte shadows. I decided to pass up on that one as I wasn’t too sure how much use I would get out of those shadows (although I might just go back to explore after this). When the brand released their second edition of the Tartelette palette, the Tartelette In Bloom, I knew straight away that I had to get my running shoes on and head to the nearest Sephora.

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I’m just going to let the two images above register and simmer in your mind for a little bit. *Five seconds later…* BEAUTIFUL. I love what Tarte has done with the colour combination this time round. As you can see they are mostly on the warmer side of things, but the addition of some a nice cooler taupe (Rocket) and a fun burgundy (Leader) is something that I personally enjoyed. Now,ย I know some of you might go “Okayyy, I’ve seen stuff like this so many times over”, but for me, for Tarte to get all twelve shades right, it definitely earns a commendation.

The shades pair really nicely together and the mix of mattes and shimmers (that range from light shimmer to those of a metallic intensity) is just right. For me, ย one of the “search requirements” for the perfect palette for me is a minimum of one matte highlight shade and one matte crease/ transition shade. This palette has not just the minimum requirement of one each, but offers up a few to choose from. Perfect for experimenting and mixing things around.

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Let’s talk specifics. The pigmentation and texture of the shadows in this palette definitely does not disappoint. Like most of the Tarte shadows, these shadows have a really nice, smooth and rich texture. I barely had to apply any force when swatching these shadows. They are really that rich and pigmented. Gorgeous. Even with knowing that Tarte shadows have a reputation for being buttery and highly pigmented, I was still really surprised at how high-impact they were at first swatch. Truly impressive. Even for the shadows that have a high shimmer, almost a glitter type finish, they were smooth rich and did not have massive fall-out that everyone of us dread when it comes to shadows of such nature.

As for cons, I honestly don’t really have much to say in this category ((un)fortunately?). This palette that Tarte has released this time round is truly one of the best put out by the brand thus far. So, definitely an applause and two thumbs up for Tarte. For those who are wondering if it’s worth getting when you have so many other neutral palettes, I’d say it is definitely worth it for the colour combination and quality that it is. This is one palette that has successfully made it into my top 10 list of eyeshadow palettes.

 

*The Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette can be found in Sephora (Singapore) island-wide or Sephora Singapore Online at SGD $69.

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There’s Always Time For Chocolate And Bons Bons: Too Faced Chocolate Bons Bons Palette Review

Chocolate…AGAIN?!?!? Yup, Too Faced has definitely managed to find the secret to every (hungry and sweet tooth) girl’s heart. Their Chocolate Bar line of palettes have really been going strong with the OG Chocolate bar and its Semi-sweet successor. Just when we thought they had it all done up and done, in comes the Chocolate Bon Bons [and not to mention, their fourth rendition…Peach! (more about that in future)]. What? I mean, what?

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I can hear the squeals of delight from pink and heart-shaped lovers all around. Though I’m personally not the biggest fan of pink, I must say that this palette’s theme is adorable. Too Faced definitely has to be given credit for creativity in this line. The palette of course also comes with Too Faced’s signature eye look guide, which is always a nice plus for inspiration and ideas.

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So, same as the first two palette in the Chocolate Bar series, the Chocolate Bon Bons Palette offers sixteen eye shadows, all of which are made with 100% cocoa powder (hence, the chocolatey-smell that a lot of people are crazy over). There’s a nice mix of mattes and shimmer in here which is always such a plus. The heart-shaped pans also add a nice little touch to the “sweet and girly” theme going on in this palette. On first glance, I already see some interesting colours in the palette. I like how Too Faced added some little pops of colour in this palette. Now, I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to big, bold colours on the eyes (unlike back in the day when I first began my makeuo adventure) but I sometimes do like adding these pops in the form of eyeliner etc. So it’s great to see a nice muted dark eggplant and dark teal eyeshadow in this palette. Colour selection in this palette is really really nice, having some fun twists despite keeping its overall neutral theme.

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So, let’s talk details. The texture of the shadows in this palette is smooth, buttery and rich – just like the first two that the brand had put out. Too Faced has some of my favourite eyeshadow formulations and I hardly have any complains about the texture of their eyeshadows. To get the colour payoff you see in the photo on my fingertips, I barely had to apply any pressure when I was swatching this palette. Colour payoff is also really nice and the shadows honestly blend well on the eyes. I know the swatches on my arm may not be full on wham and bam, but those swatches were just one swatch, no going back and reapplying whatsoever. These shadows don’t appear patchy or give you that “place your brush on your lid and you’re now stuck with one patch of unblended shadow” look. Really, really nice. I honestly don’t expect less from Too Faced. The mattes perform as well as the shimmers, super smooth and having beautiful colour payoff. As for wear-time, I never ever have problems with Too Faced eyeshadows fading on me. Needless to say, these shadows hold up well on my eyes for as long as I need them there (for reference, I do have oily eyelids).

Too Faced has yet again impressed the crowd with this addition to the Chocolate Bar Line. I really have to give them due credit for having come up with nice twists for each neutral palette that they put up in this line of theirs. It always leaves me curious to see what the next addition would be (Yes, I am still sitting here bouncing up and down for the Peaches palette to hit the shores of Singapore). This Chocolate Bon Bons palette would definitely be a nice and interesting addition to any neutral-lover’s eyeshadow collection or as a nice gift for someone who adores all things sweet and girly in makeup. Too Faced, what would you be up to next? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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(Matte)rs At The Drugstore: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour

The liquid lipstick lipstick trend is probably one of the biggest tidal waves to ever hit the makeup scene. Every brand is pushing out lines and lines of liquid lipsticks – from satins to glossy to the ever-favourite mattes and the craziest greys, blues and purples. But hey, I’m am never one to complain about such launches (although my wallet does weep whenever that happens).

When I first caught wind that Revlon, the ever popular drugstore brand that is known for their foundations and lipsticks, was came up with their own line of liquid lipsticks, I was stoked. Seeing them in UK and US beauty vloggers videos made the suspense all that much more excruciating. Luckily, they finally hit the shores of Singapore faster than expected (although greater speed and haste is always appreciated ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol).

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From front to back: Seduction, Devotion, Flirtation, Love, Passion, Addiction

 

First of all, the packaging. Love it. Sleek, simple, and not to mention,ย  frosted glass (yup, sucker for it here). I quite like the shade selection they started out with – some nice everyday neutrals and pinks but also not forgetting the classy reds and even a nice burgundy. There’s definitely something in these six shades for everyone. Although, if they expand the current range include more colours, that would definitely be promising.

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The applicator on these liquid lipsticks is nice – flat and broad for a wider surface application but also pinched inwards as it goes to the tip so that it can hug the curves of the lips perfectly. Very nice.

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From top to bottom: Addiction, Passion, Love, Flirtation, Devotion, Seduction

The pigmentation of these lipsticks are truly amazing. Very rich and are opaque in one coat. I was surprised at how rich they were upon doing some initial swatches. The texture of these are kind-of “in-between” – they aren’t as thick and “moussey” as the NYX matte lip creams and the Tarte Lip Paints but they aren’t as thin and liquidy as the Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipsticks or the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours. The scent on them is also pretty decent, nothing too plastic or nothing too sweet that would give you a major headache when you wear them. Wear-time on these are not bad – a good four to five hours on my lips without any odd feathering or awkward fading. Of course, depending on what one eats or drinks, the wear-time on these would vary.

Overall, I really enjoy these and they have definitely been one of my favourite liquid lipsticks to wear. Revlon has done a good job thus far with this line of liquid lipsticks so I’m hoping to see them expand the colour range in future. If you are a fan of liquid lipsticks, definitely give these a go.

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Light and Classic: Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation Review

Burberry has been one of my favorite luxury brands when it comes to beauty and fashion. I always love how effortless they make everything look, from the classic trench colours to their simple and classic makeup on their models. Wendy Rowe, the brand’s Artistic Consultant, has done such a fabulous job taking over the beauty side of the brand, pushing out products that really bring out the key points of the brand. Classy, effortless yet statement-worthy.

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I tend to like my makeup to be simple and easy most of the time and from day-to-day so I’m always on the lookout for great powder foundations. After multiple trial and error, I’ve narrowed it down to some powder foundations that I keep going back to and repurchase over and over. But! The hunting never stops. When I saw one of my favourite beauty bloggers, Rae (she’s amazing! – check her out here if you haven’t!), rave endlessly about Burberry’s Fresh Glow Compact Foundation, I knew I would have to give it a shot (yes, she is one of the greatest beauty enablers to me!).

I love the packaging of the products in the Burberry line. They really did such an amazing job incorporating their trademark “trenchcoat” print onto all of their makeup as well. Love the detailing on their products! The Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation comes in only six shades (my shade is in No 12. Ochre Nude) so I can see how the range is slightly limited in providing for those who have darker skin tones.

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I love how the compact has some weight to it, giving it a luxurious feel that matches the price that you pay for the product. The magnetic closure of the compact is great and you never have to worry about it popping out randomly in your purse or makeup bag. A nice sponge and nice sized mirror are also provided along with the powder for easy and quick touch ups.

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The powder feels really soft to the touch and very finely-milled. Rae had mentioned that this powder was almost undetectable on the skin. Now, don’t be worried about the word “undetectable” here. This powder just gives a nice simple and light coverage while still keeping your skin looking natural and somewhat healthier. Unlike some other powder foundations, the Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation doesn’t sit on top of the skin and give it that cakey, over-powdered look. I was surprised at how “undetectable” this powder is and I really loved how it controlled my oil throughout the day (I have combination skin – dry on my cheeks and slightly oily at my T-zone area). It didn’t break up weirdly whatsoever and lasted a good 6,8 hours on my skin. The only thing that bothered me about the powder was the fragrance – the scent wasn’t my particular cup of tea and has that classic powder smell that the high-end brands tend to have in their makeup should they decide to add any. The scent fortunately disappears once the powder is on the skin so it isn’t major enough of a factor to deter me from repurchasing it.

Overall, I honestly am quite impressed with the product. It really brings “undetectable” to another level while still giving you the effortless and classic look. I would repurchase this when I’m in the market for a luxury treat and highly recommend it if you are looking for a powder foundation that still gives you some coverage without risking looking like a “cakeface”. Definitely effortless and classy.

*The Burberry Fresh Glow Compact Foundation can be found at Sephora ION (Singapore), selected TANGS (Singapore) or sephora.com(.sg).

 

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Drugstore Granduer: Kaviar Gauche X Catrice Collection Review

Don’t you just love it when you walk into the drugstore one day, going about your usual routine of “drugstore inspection”, when something new and shiny is just sitting there calling out your name and beckoning you to make a mad dash towards it? Picture it…Picture it…okay? Now, that’s me when I saw that my local drugstores had finally released the Kaviar Gauche X Catrice collection on their shelves.

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The packaging of this collection is seriously on point. The gold accents? Yes please. Catrice really did an amazing job with the packaging for this collection, bringing out the elegance that the German fashion label is known for. I decided to pick up most of the collection since I’m such a big old sucker for the packaging. I did, however, not pick up one of the two glosses since I wasn’t such a fan of the colour and it was unlikely that I would use it (the gloss that I didn’t pick up was a milky white shade). The range of products in this collection is pretty wide, from products for the eyes to the nails. The soft-coloured theme of the collection is also great for those who love their makeup light and fresh, but still wanting some nice glow.

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First up is the Gliding Eye and Face Palette. In this little eye and face kit, you get six eyeshadows, one highlight, one contour and one white eyeliner pencil.

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I like how Catrice has got the face and eyes covered in this palette, including a nice variety of shadows along with a highlight and contour. The highlighter is peached-based with tiny flecks of golden glitter. Not my favourite kind of highlighter (aka the glitter) but the base shade is really pretty. The contour colour is matte and leans slightly on the cooler side. If you have very fair skin, you might want to go light on the contour powder.

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Now, onto the eyeshadows and eyeliner! The eyeliner is perfect for brightening up the inner corners of your eyes without adding any shimmer to the area. Great for the “I’m really awake” wide-eyed look. The eyeshadows are pretty, with shades that are light, fresh and suitable for any bridal looks. I like how there is a mix of shimmer, satin and matte finishes amongst the six shadows included. The light peach and purple tones just remind me so much of spring and a radiant bridal makeup look! The texture of the shadows are not too bad, not the greatest and most buttery ones that I have ever come across but still not too bad for the price. I do wonder, however, if the pigmentation of the shadows were made this way (semi-pigmented rather than full-on bam) for the light bridal theme that this collection was going for.

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The nail polishes in this collection – I love! The colours are so great for girls who tend to sport the neutrals and pastels on their nails, which I often do. The two nudes in the collection – Honey Blossom (Peachy Milky Nude) and Butterfly Kisses (Beige Milky Nude)- have a semi-sheer finish so if you don’t like that look on your nails then I would totally skip on these. The light pastel lavender – Love Me Tender- has got to be my favorite out of the bunch. I’ve been on a hunt for a pastel lavender that carries more white to it but everytime I get close to one, it just lacks that exact white undertone that I’m looking for. Love Me Tender was the answer to my wish! As for Cool Wonder (Medium Grey Taupe), this is the darkest nail polish of the group. Still not full on vampy but for the bridal theme, it is definitely dark. I wasn’t that thrilled with this colour, seeing as I had another that looks like it but overall it is a good shade. However, wear-time of these nail polished could be a problem for some. Don’t expect these to last for a solid straight week. Even with a top coat on, the maximum I could go with these nail polishes before they chipped on me was three days.

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I’ve recently been into the “juicy/ watery” lip look lately so I decided to try out one of the glosses. I picked the gloss in “Honey Blossom”, a nice milky pink nude. I like how this gloss could be worn alone for your natural lip colour to still peek through slightly or be worn as a layering gloss to give your lips a little boost for a fuller, poutier look. This gloss surprised me in that it isn’t sticky whatsoever. Wear-time on this gloss is nothing out of the ordinary, two to three hours before a touch-up is needed. Also, the paddle-shaped wand also allows you to spread the gloss nicely out on your lips – another thing that is much to my surprise. If you are a fan of the “juicy/watery” look, no harm in trying this one.

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The Blurring Powder Pearls have got to be the star of this collection. How often do you see a drugstore brand do such pearls? The packaging is actually nice and sturdy, with the slight weight of the container adding some element of luxury to the product. Inside, the champagne and pink pearls really remind me of the famous Guerlain Meteorites. These pearls give such a nice glow to the skin and can be used all over the skin sheerly for a luminous glow or as a classic cheekbone highlight. This is so nice! I love the sheen that it gives to the skin and how it still makes you look glowy without any obvious strips of shimmer.

Overall, this is a beautiful collection. It’s soft, romantic and classy. It’s honestly one of my favourite collections and collabs that Catrice has done in awhile. If you like such softness and glow in your makeup, definitely check this collection out.

 

*The Kaviar Gauche X Catrice collection can be found in selected Guardian stores islandwide (Singapore).

 

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‘No Doubt’ About It: Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette

Don’t speak. I know what you’re thinking…yup, I did it. #songlyric right there. Not going to deny that when news spread that Gwen Stefani was teaming up with UD to give fans her version of what a palette is, my heart skipped a few beats.

Let it just simmer and activate your makeup radar there….first of all, can I just go crazy over the gold packaging right there? I love how the weight of the palette matches the way it looks: something that says luxurious and classy. I love how they also included some samples of the UDxGwen Stefani lipsticks too, which might I add are really really nice, just like their main line of revolution lipsticks.

 

That brass plate on the top of the palette also really adds a nice edgy touch to it. Very Gwen. I like it. The palette is largely neutral with some nice colour options such as the fun pink, blue and gold at the bottom. Perfect for a neutral girl like myself.

I really love how wearable this palette is to be honest. I know there has been some talk about how this palette has been disappointing because it is so neutral but honestly, you don’t really see Gwen wearing such loud colours all the time too. So I would say it’s pretty close to her taste in terms of what she tends to sport in her looks. The mix of finishes for the shadows from shimmers to mattes is quite balanced and not to mention, there is quite a nice variety of mid-tone crease colours and accent colours in this palette. The pigmentation of these shadows, just like most of the UD shadows, is pigmented, nice and buttery smooth. Nothing much to complain about there.

Having tried loads and loads (probably a hundred too many) of eyeshadow palettes, I just rather invest in neutral palettes because of the eventual use I tend to get out of them. I won’t deny that it’s always fun to have some colours to play with from time to time, but for those I would much rather buy a single pot to reach for occasionally instead. I also love the fact that Gwen was actually heavily involved with the project, handpicking what goes into the palette which she stamps her name on. It’s nice and refreshing compared to just some other beauty products that get zero or little involvement with the celebrities the brands collaborate with. Overall, I’m honestly really pleased with this palette. Urban Decay has really stepped it up with their recent launches and I really hope they keep their momentum strong with their upcoming products. If you are a neutral eyeshadow lover and want a quality piece from UD, I would definitely put this up for recommendation.

Happy festive season everyone! โค

*The Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Palette (SGD$85) can be found Sephora stores on sephora.com and Sephora stores islandwide (Singapore).

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In My Current Basket Of Favs: The FaceShop Ink Lipquid Lip Colours

If I haven’t said it about a million times over already like some broken tape recorder, lip tints are one of my favourite things to try when it comes to makeup. They’re easy to use, light and such a no-fuss product that you can toss in your bag and go. I am always on the look-out for lip tints, trying to find the perfect formula, colour, you name it. These that I have for you today…hmm…might just come close.

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The one thing I would say I wished was better would be the wear-time on these. Don’t expect them to stay on your lips all day with crazy eating or drinking. They do require some touch-up after a couple of hours.

Other than that, these babies are quickly making their way into my “throw-in-my-bag” list. Not to mention, the price point is relatively alright for what they are at SGD $17.90 a pop.

Anyone else a lip-tint enthusiast like myself? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Feel The Tension: CLIO Tension Lip Lipsticks

Nothing is more satisfying and confidence-boosting than swiping on a beautiful lipstick. Some may call it vain but hey I call it make-my-day. I’m a bona-fide, self-proclaimed, loud-and-proud lipstick junkie. To me, lipstick is just the easiest way to look put-together without any additional fuss. Plus, it comes in so many shades, finishes and tones to match your mood. I’m always on the hunt for amazing lipsticks, regardless of price and location (drugstore, high-street or luxury). A good lipstick is a good lipstick.

Clio has always been a brand that I enjoy popping buy whenever at the drugstore. It never fails to impress me with their line of products from eyeliners, to nail polishes and lipsticks. When I caught wind of the news that the Clio tension lipsticks shades endorsed by the lovely Kong Hyo Kin were hitting the shores of Singapore, curiosity naturally got the better of me.

I like the nice touch that they added on the inside of the packaging, with the cute little lipstick kiss and Kong Hyo Jin’s signature as a tease.The weight of the lipstick is not bad, not too heavy and not too light. Its a little bit rounded all over and could be more steamlined but nevertheless, still secure enough to toss into your bag and go.

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I decided to pick up one shade first to give a go, going with the shade #12 Butter Kiss. It’s a lovely shade of peachy pink that is perfect for everyday wear. These lipsticks have a creamy finish and give a little sheen to the lips without looking too glossy. Wear-time on these are not too bad but didn’t last me through a meal and drinks. However, without the heavy activities, the lipstick stays on just fine without any feathering or bleeding.

Overall, I was quite enjoy this lipstick. The only thing I had a tiny (just tiny) problem with is the scent. The scent isn’t bad, it’s just not I would picture and want in a lipstick. Luckily, the moisturiser/ lotion type scent only lasts for a little while and dies down. Other than that, it is a pretty nice lipstick and it’s worth a shot if you are looking for a nice drugstore lipstick.

EDIT: I got the shades in #14 Back Talk and #16 Red Liar after getting Butter Kiss and I am IN LOVE with these shades! They are one of the most vibrant and vivid neon pink and warm red that I’ve ever seen in my life. You have to check it out in person. That being said, they are so flattering on the lips and I don’t feel conscious wearing them whatsoever. Wear-time on these shades seem to be slightly longer and like Butter Kiss, they are nice and comfortable on the lips with a lovely cream finish.

*Clio Tension Lip Lipstick are available in selected Watsons Stores in Singapore.

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