1028 Cheek and Lip Amused Click – Nutty Berry

I love the scent of this. It’s bubblegum! I enjoy using this purely for the scent. Of course I also like this kind of sponge tip applicator for lip. It’s just nice and easy to use. The Colour when swatch is really pretty. On my lips, not as much. It’s very warm and makes my teeth very yellow. In person it’s really a nutty berry. It’s berry shade but more brown. So whoever create the name is good at describing this colour. 

1028 is a Taiwanese brand, but this pen is made in Korea. Can’t remember how much I bought this for. Maybe $15? But so worth the scent. They only have 3 colours – pink, berry and peach. Wish they do have more. 

Anyway, I don’t use this for the cheek. I just scared it will stain my cheek and I don’t know how to really fix it. I mean they don’t even declare as a tint. But I just want to take precaution. I really have no idea what category I should put this at. It’s not a gloss, not a liquid, but since this is like close to the texture of those nice tints, I will put it as such. 

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush – 6

First impression I’m not a fan. For some reason it’s just too messy for me. Like the colour is just too bright. On the cheeks is even worse cause it’s just really red. It’s too pigmented, that I’m just scared it will make my cheeks look too fake. 

The second time I tried it, I still don’t like how it apply on the cheek. I guess I prefer the traditional powder style. Even cream blush is easier to apply. On the lips though, the colour is suddenly just gorgeous. I love it. It brighten up my complexion. I also suddenly like applicator. It’s a nice slightly pointed one. There is a ball like shape in the centre that grab the product out of the bottle. So that’s where the pigment will settle. I don’t have to double dip the wand. 

The sponge is nice on the lips. Application is even and smooth. So really not bad. I like it. I can even get a light stain sort of look, if I don’t put on so much. No 6 is overall a nice red which can be worn for lunch or dinner outings. 

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush – Peachtwist

This is a nice bronze blush. I guess if it’s not so shimmery, it will be nice to bronze up the face. The shade is slightly rosey. So it’s more suitable as a blush. It’s quite pigmented. I will use a stippling brush just to get the faintest colour. While we like things pigmented, I find that less pigmented item that can be build up to be much better. But anyway, this is a great blush for summer time. 

Les Merveilleuses Laduree Makeup Coffret 3

Not exactly the prettiest picture I want to showcase the brand, but this just have to do cause I’m just too excited and I want to share this ASAP. All the products are made in Japan, except for the makeup bag. But the bag is so soft. The pink paper that wrap the products are also very solid and it’s just good quality. But the products are made of plastic and rubber plastic kind, so they don’t feel expensive at all. I was hoping for better actually. Especially since they’re not cheap. But as a gift, I am overjoyed. As I been wanting to try this brand forever.

The tinted lipbalm is a nice shade of rosy pink. It looks more red actually. The balm is very solid. It’s quite hard to actually apply. I have to keep going over the balm. It just doesn’t seem to melt under my finger. So I have to dip my finger like about 5 times to get the balm on my lips.

The blush comes in a cute packaging. It’s plastic, so it doesn’t feel as grand. I was hoping to put this on my drawer, but it’s not as wow as I thought it would be. The colour is also too pale for a statement piece. As a collection, it’s really pretty. On its own, not too outstanding. The shade in the kit is 104 which is a really gorgeous pink. The colour is more of a blue undertone pink. It is not a matte blush. It’s actually very subtle if you only use a light hand. But when you go over it a few time, the colour show up more. 

The eye color duo is in 102,  a silver and black shadows. It’s in a suede rubber like packaging. Nice to touch but I was hoping for better. It just doesn’t feel expensive. And the price I’m sure is. The black is a bit patchy. But the kids, they are fine. They are quite subtle. So you can get a light wash of colour or keep going over it for a more pigmented look. 

Overall, I feel that it’s just a cute novelty brand. The quality is fine not fantastic for the price. They are pretty to have, but not exactly a makeup lover dream. 

Anastasia Contour Kit Refill – Nude

After sale I got this for $24. It’s really quite pricey for such a small pan. I never expect it to be very small. It’s only 3g and the size is slightly smaller than a pingpong. I don’t know what shade to get. So I choose nude. It’s like so close to my natural skin tone. It’s too light for contouring. I mean it should be too light as a blush too. But it can work. A highlighter blush. But this is matte. So it’s more of a brightening one. 

Mica Bella Starter Kit

I don’t really know why I got suckered into buying this. I don’t really care much about mineral makeup. I don’t really fancy loose powder products. But I just got suck into buying this. IMG_0791.JPG

So this come with 2 foundation shades, a blush, shimmer powder and 3 brushes. The swatches are as followed. Shimmer in 8 Tease, foundation shade in MF2 Sandstone, blush in MB5 Terra Cotta and foundation in MF5 Cappuccino. 

The shimmer is quite standard. A pretty shimmery golden neutral. Can be use on its own or as a top up. 

The blush is more of orangey shade. Looks good on a tan. It’s pigmented and not powdery. I kind of like it, but you have to be careful on the way you apply. A stippling blush will be good as you don’t pick up a lot pigment. 

The foundation shade, Sandstone is way too light. Cappuccino is way too dark. Even missing the shade, it’s still a bit too dark. I have to add a few more loose powder from different compact. Also the powders are not fully matte. But it does bring a nice full look to the face. 

The brushes are small, good to toast into the bag. Not exactly the best, but it’s ok. 

Wouldn’t exactly buy this again. But oh well. 

Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact

This is just so pretty. I kept seeing it, and I finally cave and bought it when flying back home on SQ. It cost me $59 and I was attracted to the neon but soft colours of the blush. This is in the shade 110 Harmonious Melody. I like that packaging is just so fun and girly and the blushes is pretty with 4 shades and the connecting travel size brush is an added bonus. 

The brush can be detached from the blush. It’s a slightly dense brush, soft but doesn’t feel as fluffy. On the cheek though, it felt quit nice. It’s smooth and firm yet gentle. It’s also very pleasing on the skin as compare when you touch it across with you fingers. Quite strange actually. The brush also has a very cute pink jewel that can be push up and hooked to the right to secure it. But sometimes, it can come undone. So that is the only problem I have with the tool. 

The blush is pigmented. Pretty and each shade different from each other. There is white highlight, a light sunshine orange, a mandarin orange and a hotter light pink shades. Swirl together and it gives a nice pinkish orange. But it always ruin the white shade as it’s the lightest and can easily be seen. The orange and pink will just leave a mark. So it’s very sad too see. What I like to do is tap the blush with a brush to get the pigments. Not so sensible but it sort of work. They recommend to swirl it in anti-clockwise motion from the top left shade. 

I guess if I’m not so attached to this, I will be able to use this in a more proper heck care way. Oh well. 

On the cheeks, it’s very nice. It’s brightening on the face. As I said it’s a pretty blush. And just gives a very rosy finish. And using the brush it comes with is actually one of the best way to use this. 

IOPE Air Cushion Blusher 

I want to try IOPE BB Cushion. But I still have my Laneige BB Cushion. So when I see this, I just grab it. I am not a big face person but when it come to makeup like lipstick, blush, mascara, etc, I can buy multiples. So this is just a cushion blush in the shade 01 and has a SPF of 30. A light pink, it’s very sheer and gives a glow to the cheek. 

I like the casing, albeit a bit bulky, but it look like it’s made of glass. It’s actually just a muted plastic. Drop it a few time and it doesn’t break. So it’s quite sturdy. Overall I like it ok. It’s just too sheer and “glowly” for my liking. But it’s a fun product. 

Benefit Tints and Beam

Love this trio. It is either $37 or $32 in Sephora. It comes with 3 tiny 4ml Benefit’s tint/beam. Albeit pricey, but it’s good to try these out. The packaging is so cute and it comes with a brush like nail polish. 

Poise Tint is a poppy pink tinted lip and cheek stain. It’s a good pink and will really stain the cheek. So the way to use this is to dap on one cheek and blend and do it on the other side. On the lips, I’m surprise the colour do transfer nicely. My bottom lip appear more bright cause it’s lighter naturally. But overall it’s not patchy.
Sun Beam is a golden bronze complexion highlighter. Really gorgeous on the cheek. I dot this on the cheek and sometimes use it on the brow bone. It’s a really beautiful highlighter.
Cha Cha Tint is a mango tinted lip and cheek stain. It’s just an orange shade tint. Surprisingly this looks good on me too. It appears more light red on my lips. Again for the cheeks, just brush it on and blend. This can appear quite pigmented, so a little goes a long way. 

Overall, no regret getting these. I enjoy using them. They’re a good stain and cheek colours. Small packaging is also great cause it’s hard to use up a full size anyway. I really love minis. 

Instant Pretty Eye & Cheek Palette

I wanted to try Bobbi Brown and this is just the perfect palette to get. It’s perfect for traveling. I don’t know why I always say good for traveling, but I never bring any when I go oversea. This comes with a 4 eye shades and a pink blush. It’s compact and they even throw in a mini eye brush. Brush is soft and good enough for a base and crease. 

The shadows are not the best in pigmentation. It’s also not the softest. It’s alright I guess, but not my first choice if I were to choose all over again. The lightest shade is a creamy off white, almost beige. Doesn’t show on my kid, cause it’s just too light. There is a shiny pink shade. It’s a frost light pink. It’s good for inner corner or just to add a bit of shine on the lid. The taupe light brown shade is very light. It doesn’t swatch well. The dark brown is the only one that you can really see. This one is really good for shadow lining. Regardless, I still feel it’s something that I can use on a daily basis. Cause I don’t really put on shadows. So light non pigmented shadows like these are actually perfect. It’s light, but it’s not bad. There is not much fall out. So it’s really precise application. 

The blush is a very pretty matte pink. It can be layered creating a more pigmented colour. But basically it’s a really good everyday blush. It just flush your cheek so nicely. For a deeper look, apply more layers. 

So this is a really basic palette that is good for everyday when you go oversea and don’t want to use a lot of makeup. If there is a party, then this will not be enough. If I can go back in time, I will not buy this. But now I have it, I will still use it on those days I want no fuss. Just so I won’t regret this purchase.