Review: Missha Jewel Star Eyes in 05 Pecan Pie & 06 Lovely Chocolate

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I have been absolutely loving cream eyeshadows lately and I thought I would do a review on these ones by Missha! =) The packaging is quite standard. They come in a glass container with a black screw top lip. Each come with 25 grams of product, which is a large amount considering how little is needed to achieve great pigmentation. The texture is quite interesting, they’re quite hard but are soft to the touch at the same time. They do not feel creamy at all though!

MisshaJewelStarEyesHandSwatch

Left: 05 Pecan Pie; Right: 06 Lovely Chocolate

Both of the shades swatch beautifully and are highly pigmented. They also both have a significant amount of glitter in them so if you don’t enjoy glittery eyeshadows then these would not be for you! Pecan Pie is a medium golden brown with gold glitter and Lovely Chocolate is a deep chocolate with silver glitter.

MisshaJewelStarEyesApplication

Applied 06 Lovely Chocolate all over the lids as a simple one eyeshadow look

Lovely Chocolate applies really evenly and easily. I just use my fingers to apply these! The colour is buildable and layers really well. However, I find that Pecan Pie just leaves glitter on the eyelids. It doesn’t appear on your eyes as it does in the hand swatch. It is still pretty (considering I do like glitter) but I know that it is a shade a lot of people would be disappointed with. They also do not last the entire day but this might be because I have oily lids so it’s difficult to come across products that don’t crease on me without a primer!

Overall, these can be a hit or miss in terms of performance. I haven’t tried the other shades but considering that the two I have perform quite differently, I can only assume that the other shades would be inconsistent as well. I will continue to use these as a base because they do work well for that purpose! However, they do not last all day by themselves. If you do have drier eyelids then I do not think you will have an issue with these. =)

TCFSBlingBlingAdv

♡ Great colour payoff

♡ Large amount of product

♡ Works great as an eyeshadow base

TCFSBlingBlingDisadv

♡ Does not last all day

♡ Application of colours inconsistent

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Review: Rimmel Apocalips in Nova

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Today I will be reviewing Rimmel Apocalips in the shade Nova! According to Rimmel, they are supposed to be “intense rich colour of a lipstick, enhanced by a satin smooth shine“. I own a more brighter shade from the range but it’s a colour I don’t reach for often because it is a little too intense so I wanted to try out a more wearable shade. I really dislike the scent of this, it has the classic strong lipstick smell to it! It doesn’t linger all day though so I’m able to deal with it. =)

RimmelApocalipsApplication

Left: Bare lips; Right: Regular application

The colour is actually a tad bit brighter than it is coming off across in the photos. I personally find it to be a really wearable medium pink shade! It’s definitely not a ‘natural’ shade like it appears in the picture but it is a great colour to wear for everyday if you enjoy wearing pink on your lips. =) I find that it accentuates any patchiness on the lips so you do have to make sure your lips are smooth and exfoliated before applying it.

RimmelApocalipsTimeTest

The wear time on this is quite good! The glossiness fades and it leaves a nice light stain on the lips. I can only imagine how great the stain will be with the darker shades! However, the issue I have is that because the glossiness wears off, any dry patches get accentuated even more! Because of this, it does feel uncomfortable and drying after a few hours.

VDLEyeshadowAdv

♡ Fantastic pigmentation

♡ Great colour range

♡ Affordable price

♡ Great as a stain

VDLEyeshadowDisadv

♡ Accentuates dry and flaky lips

♡ Application can be a bit messy

♡ Scent isn’t good

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Review: CoverGirl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm in Watermelon Twist

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Please excuse the state of my gloss balm. As I stated in my haul, I accidentally opened the lid too roughly and it completely tore it off. =(

CoverGirlGlossBalmApplication

Watermelon twist is a bright pinky red shade that is so perfect for the spring and summer in my opinion. Even though it’s autumn here, I still like to wear my fun pink lip shades! I think it is very easy to pull off and would suit everyone.

CoverGirlJumboGlossTimeTest

The lip colour does last a long time if you don’t eat any oily foods but it’s not a colour you can expect to last the entire day because it’s just a gloss balm. As you can see, it leaves a decent pink stain but it just gets rid of the glossiness and at this point, it does feel a little bit drying!

Overall, I do like this gloss balm if I’m looking for something quick and easy to apply. However, it is not extremely moisturising as I was expecting so it is not a must have in my opinion. However, they have some pretty colours in the range and it is not overly priced so I think it is still a nice lip product to add to your collection! =)

TCFSEyelinersAdv

♡ Easy to apply

♡ Great colour payoff

♡ Natural, glossy finish

♡ Long lasting (without eating oily food)

TCFSEyelinersDisadv

♡ Really soft so can break easily

♡ Starts to feel drying after balminess wears off

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Review: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire in Rose Finale

This is my first review on the products I hauled from Priceline’s 40% off all cosmetics sale. As I said in that post, I already own one of these glosses in the shade Rose Melody but I wanted to pick up a slightly darker pink shade that I knew I would get a lot of wear out of considering that I rarely wear lighter lip shades!

L'OrealExtraordinairePackaging

The packaging of these glosses look really extravagant. It is gold with a panel that shows exactly what the colour of the lip product inside! This makes it really easy if you decide to purchase multiple shades and want to distinguish one from another. They also look really pretty stored altogether! I don’t find one single flaw in the packaging at all.

L'OrealExtraordinaireApplication

Left: Bare lips; Right: After one light layer

The gloss feels very moisturising on the lips and smooths out all the lines. It makes my lips look incredibly juicy and more full. The applicator makes it very easy to apply the gloss and it also has a beautiful scent to it!

L'OrealExtraordinaireTimeTest

After eating, you can definitely see that some of the pigmentation wears off but I don’t mind this because it’s not uneven and there is still great colour on the lips! The glossiness wears down a bit too but if you rub your lips together, they don’t feel dry and it still feels very moisturising. I love the colour when I first apply it and also when it begins to wear off throughout the day so I don’t feel the need for reapplication at all.

Overall, I absolutely love this lip gloss! I love everything from the packaging to the smell and to the actual performance of the product. L’Oreal did a great job with this one! =) I highly recommend you all to check the shades out, they have a variety of colours to choose from. If you’re a fan of non-sticky lip glosses then you will love this!

MizonSnailBBAdv

♡ Very moisturising but not sticky

♡ Smooths out lines

♡ Great pigmentation

♡ Gives the appearance of juicy and full lips

♡ Beautiful packaging

MizonSnailBBDisadv

♡ Wears off after eating and drinking (but this is expected)!

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Review: L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Kajal Eyeliner in 501 Oriental Black

Today I will be reviewing this huge eyeliner from L’Oreal! =P This eyeliner was also a part of the same trial team package that came with the L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascaras by Beautyheaven. What really shocked me the most was that the pencil was a lot more larger than a typical pencil eyeliner.

This eyeliner is advertised as being “highly pigmented” and being designed to “create easy smokey eyes“. It has a “unique cone-shaped tip for easy application” and an “ultra-creamy formula for an effortless glide“. The liner is claimed to be “smudge, crease and fade resistant” and contains a “high concentration of ultra-black pigments for a deep shade of black“.

L'OrealEyelinerPackaging

I really enjoy the shape of the pencil. It is very large but tapered to a perfect sized point to precisely line your upper eyelids as well as pack on colour onto the waterline. I like to use the pencil on its side to gradually build up the eyeliner and it provides a lot more precision.

 L'OrealEyelinerHandSwatch

The eyeliner is highly pigmented but because it is very creamy, it tends to smudge. If you have oily lids, be prepared for it to transfer especially if you have hooded eyelids!

L'OrealEyelinerApplication

Applied just as an eyeliner on both the upper lash line and waterline

This eyeliner really is very creamy and easy to apply on the waterline. It literally takes no effort at all for it to deliver as a highly pigmented black liner. I also think that it can be used quite nicely as a base for a smokey eye if blended out with a pencil brush but I think it would look better with some eyeshadows applied on top.

CandyDollBlushAdv

♡ Very creamy

♡ Easy to apply on the waterline

♡ Cone-shaped tip makes for very easy application

♡ Great pigmentation

CandyDollBlushDisadv

♡ Requires sharpening

♡ Can sometimes apply unevenly on the eyelids

♡ Not smudge proof (especially on oily eyelids)

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Review: Holika Holika Soda Pore BB Deep Cleansing Foam

Holika Holika is a brand I only recently started looking into and during my search, I saw that this specific cleanser was reviewed as being quite nice. I was in the market for a new cleanser but I wasn’t completely sure on which one or type I should pick up but this particular one caught my eye. It isn’t a product that is very widespread in the beauty blogging community so I wanted to share my experience with it! =)

The cleanser’s active ingredients and their purposes include:

① Soda bead and sparking water – removes BB cream and skin wastes, deeply cleanses pores
② Baking powder – helps remove sebum and black heads
③ Witch hazel and tea tree – tightens pores, removes sebum and skin wastes
④ Harrogate sparkling water – supplies abundant minerals to the skin

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The cleanser itself is a very thick and white cream with small blue exfoliating beads distributed throughout. The scent of this cleanser is amazing. It smells just like lemonade! =)

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The cleanser comes in standard squeeze tube packaging

The cleanser lathers beautifully on the skin. It requires no effort for the cream to transform into a foam when the skin is slightly damp. As with all cleansers, I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 to deeply work the product into my skin. My skin does not feel dry or stripped of any facial oils afterwards (but keep in mind that my skin is not sensitive)! My skin appears a lot brighter and is not extremely red like it normally is when I use other cleansers.

HolikaHolikaCleanserApplication

Although I have been enjoying this cleanser, it hasn’t helped my acne or acne scarring so this means I will not repurchase it immediately and try some other cleansers. However, it does leave my skin feeling very clean and that is what it claims to do so I wouldn’t say I am disappointed. I normally do not just use a cleanser to remove my makeup because I feel that it is inefficient and I take off a majority of it during the shower anyway. If you wear lighter makeup then this cleanser will help remove most of it but I would still recommend either using a makeup remover beforehand or following up with a toner afterwards just to remove any excess!

Also big FYI, it does burn if it gets in your eyes so please be careful! I was tearing up so badly when I was washing too close to my eyes (silly mistake on my part though =P)!

SkinfoodChocoEyesAdv

♡ Lathers very nicely

♡ Only need a pea-sized amount

♡ Cleanses skin well

♡ Inexpensive

♡ Smells good (exactly like lemonade!)

SkinfoodChocoEyesDisadv

♡ Does not dramatically change skin in terms of acne or scarring

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Review: Canmake Loose Cheek Blush Powder in #02 Rose Pink

Today I will be reviewing this loose cheek powder blush by Canmake that I wore in my FOTD post two days ago. It’s the only loose blush I own. I don’t own a lot of Japanese cosmetics but I always hear that they are high quality so I’m always curious about them!

CanmakeLooseCheekPackaging

The packaging is very adorable but it is also quite bulky so I wouldn’t recommend it for travelling with. It comes with a powder puff that is held by a plastic strap and you need to push down on it to open the product! I think this is a genius idea because it keeps everything held together to avoid any spilling accidents. =)

CanmakeLooseCheekHandSwatch

Rose Pink is a warm-toned medium peachy pink shade that swatches with a lot of fine glitter particles but applies matte on the skin! I’m not sure if it’s the blush brush I use to apply the product that gets rid of the glitter but there are definitely no visible sparkles when I look at my cheeks close-up! =)

CanmakeLooseCheekApplication

The swatch picture above washes out the colour a little bit but I can reassure you that it is very pigmented! Only a little amount is needed to achieve full and even colour on the cheeks. However, the only issue I have is that it can be a bit of a hassle to get product out! I generally like to apply my blush really quickly using a pressed powder. =P

Overall, this blush is nice to own but it’s not a necessity. I don’t reach for it often just because it is a hassle that it is a loose powder but I don’t feel disappointed when I use it. If you were curious to try it out but had other products in mind, it wouldn’t be a big deal if you skipped on on this one!

TCFSBlingBlingAdv

♡ Great colour payoff

♡ A little goes a long way

♡ Applies evenly

♡ Long lasting

♡ Cute packaging

♡ Great amount of product (will last a long time)

TCFSBlingBlingDisadv

♡ Difficult to get product out

♡ Bulky to travel with

♡ Limited colour range

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