Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NYX soft matte lip cream in Copenhagen

I've added a new shade to my all-time favourite NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (SMLC) collection in the shade Copenhagen. I'd usually go for pinkish/peachy/nudish lip colour and I seldom wear dark colour lipstick. However, after trying Copenhagen, I'm now extremely in loveeee with darker shade lip colours / or you can call it the vampy lips :O 

The Copenhagen is a gorgeous berry shade, which is just such a heart breaker. If you haven't read it, you can check out Istanbul and Antwerp here, both from the NYX SMLP collection as well. 






$10.50 - 11.50 sgd


Perfect shade for all skin tone
Given a huge collection of lipsticks, this is my very first darker shade berry lip colour and I love it to core. It looks amazing and I feel amazing. It's suitable for everyone! Looks good on Asian too. Doesn't make the teeth appear yellowish at all.

Very wearable
Daytime/nighttime, not a problem.

Not drying at all
Doesn't dry out your lips or make your lips peel ! really.

Creamy and easy to apply
I can just apply with the doe foot applicator without a lip liner or lip brush, and still get it perfectly applied.

Super affordable
Affordable and of good quality, it is heaven to me.

Might need to reapply after meals, but I'm totally fine with it.


Easily 5 / 5


Friday, March 6, 2015

Hoola Benefit Bronzer

I've recently been so hooked to face contouring but I've yet to own a bronzer, hence I went to read tones of reviews of a good bronzer and I decided to get Hoola from Benefit that is quite highly raved! FYI, Hoola is one of the best-selling product from Benefit.

So, what a bronzer does is it adds shadows to your face and therefore make your face appear slimmer (if you do it correctly).  However, you do not want to over contour it else you'll look so weird and unnatural. Like many girls out there, it's not an everyday-essential to my daily make up routine. I only use it when there are occasions or when I really really feel like using it. 

Hoola comes with a brush. It's kinda rough though, but I'm fine with it. 


Swatches : 

Applied Hoola on my cheekbones, some on the temple and on the nose bridge. 




$50 sgd


Matte appearance 
Hoola makes a very good bronzing powder because its matte ! As compared to shimmery bronzers, a matte one would definitely appear more natural when its applied onto the face. 

Average pigmentation 
The bronzing powder is not too highly pigmented, which is good for a natural-looking contour. If it's super pigmented, you'll definitely get a very harsh, un-natural looking line on the cheekbone easily, which you would want to avoid. 

Good longevity 
Stays on the face for the entire day. 


I personally think that it's rather expensive :O

4.5 / 5


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