Friday, August 28, 2015

3CE Mini haul [Review]

The 3 concept eyes (3CE) is a very popular cosmetic brand originated from Korea. The average price of the 3ce products are comparable to MAC cosmetics. However, are they really worth the price? Well you're gonna know by the end of this post.

Here's what I've owned and what I'm gonna review about in this post:

  3CE lipstick in #604 Vamp
 3CE lipstick in #601 Deep Kisser
 3CE lip lacquer in Pink Boom
 3CE full coverage concealer in #001
  3CE liquid eyeliner in #Brown

Let's begin  !

Being a lipstick junkie, I have to say I really love their lipsticks. First of all, its very pigmented and it glides on smoothly onto the lips. Also, it is not drying and doesn't bleed. However, you'd have to touch up after meals as its quite transferable. To note, it does stains your lips a little so make sure that you remove it thoroughly with a lipstick remover by the end of the day.

I have two shades of lipsticks here. One is in #604 Vamp and one is in  #601 Deep Kisser. I love both shades! #604 Vamp is a gorgeous vampy dark berry shade; while #601 Deep Kisser is a bright pink shade that comes with slight purplish undertone. Both lipsticks are not matte, but maybe satin. 

Price : About RM80-RM100 

#604 Vamp

Wearing #604 Vamp in full lips.

 #601 Deep Kisser

Wearing #601 Deep Kisser with a gradient effect ( lips covered with a lip concealer and only dapping the lipstick on the inner part of the lips)

 #601 Deep Kisser in full lips.
Left: #604 Vamp ; Right:  #601 Deep Kisser
Left: #604 Vamp ; Right:  #601 Deep Kisser

If I have to choose between the 3CE lipstick or the 3CE lip lacquer, I'd go for the latter. I adore their lip lacquer ! Firstly and very importantly, it is matte finishing (!!!) and the colour in Pink Boom is fantastic. Although it is matte, it is not drying. However, it sometimes does sinks into the lip line but it is not quite noticeable.  It is a neon-ish hot pink that I am sure goes well with all skin tones and doesn't make your lips appear yellowish. I love wearing it with a gradient effect - only dapping it on the inner lips rather than full lips. I love the doe-foot applicator that comes with it. But the bottle can be quite messy sometimes (as evident).

Price: About RM80-100

Wearing Pink Boom in a gradient effect.

I'm sorry to keep repeating myself, but I really love the 3CE full coverage concealer in #001 as well. You know you hate it when you put on an under eye concealer and it sinks into the fine lines under your eyes after awhile? I know I do. With this concealer, it doesn't do that for the entire day (YESSSSS!) Besides, other than using it under the eyes, it can be used as a lip concealer to get that gradient lips effect (learnt from the official Stylenanda website). Oh , you can use it as a highlighter for the T-zone as well. It does help with my under eye dark circles, however I wish the coverage was a little bit better !

Price: About RM80-100

Have you been looking for that eyeliner that doesn't smudge even for oily eyelids like me? I've tried quite a few eyeliners that claimed that it is smudge proof, but alot of them did not work for me and I still end up looking like a panda by the end of the day :/Well, I am extremely happy that I finally found a really SMUDGE PROOF liquid eyeliner. This 3CE liquid eyeliner DOES NOT SMUDGE FOR THE ENTIRE DAY, YEAH NO KIDDING. However, if you scratch it, it does comes off easily. I really love mine in #Brown as it looks very much more natural. When it dries, it doesn't become matte though, it ends with a glossy finishing. 

Price: About RM60. 

Wearing 3CE liquid eyeliner in Brown.

In conclusion, I really love the products from 3CE and I think it is worth the value. I'd definitely buy more of their products especially their lip lacquer.  Hope this post helps! xoxo