Huda Beauty The Nude Collection Liquid Matte

Decided to get this when heard people say that Huda Beauty has one of the best liquid lipstick out there. It dries down matte pretty fast. Really pigmented and the wand is nice. I decided to get the nude collection, cause I’m just safe that way. So the mini is really nice, cost me about £27.50 minus tax. It just nice applying this. It feels good. One coat is all you need. However, this feels kind of tacky on the lips. It’s slightly sticky, so that doesn’t feel drying. Rubbing your lips together is not a nice feeling. But I still enjoy applying this on. So, 4 different nude shade for every skin tone/ occasion. 

Venus is a nude nude. It’s slightly warm, but looks good on. It’s a kind of colour, you will pick out in a crayon if you want a colour in a tan shade. I like it enough, cause usually this kind of shade can wash me out, surprisingly this doesn’t. 

Trendsetter is slightly in the brick nude. It is more earthy, more red undertone. you cant really see the red, but it’s there underneath. On the lips, it is just brown. The oil in the tube easily separated for this one, but nothing that could be fix. It looks natural on me. 

Flirt is a deep brown nude. It is so dark when swatched. Like a tree trunk kind of brown. In my lips, has a slight greyish vibe. But still looks quite alright. With this, makeup is needed, if not I’ll look quite dead. 

Bombshell is a nude with a pink undertone. It is the kind of shade that I usually pick up. This is just more nude on the lips. It’s nice. I like it. Usually those I tried is either too nude or too pink. This just strike a nice balance in between. 

Overall, I like all of these shades. In their own way, they are different than the ones I already have. I can look at my collection closer, but it is just different on the lips. The best part about this is probably the packaging. It’s a frosty glass like tube that makes it super fancy. Applying this is wonderful. While Colour Pop is way cheaper, it just doesn’t feel luxurious as Huda. I really think it’s the packaging. Or maybe the fact that Huda’s are more oily so it feels nicer. 

I wouldn’t buy them again or the other shades unless there is really a shade that is very unique. For the price, there are others out there that is much better. And I think a matte lipstick is probably more fun to own. But if I didn’t have this set, I would always wonder about it. So no regret. Well, of course not, after all, I do enjoy using them. 

Ole Henriksen Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser

This is a cleansing milk which foam up. So it’s very soothing on the face. I like it enough, but I don’t see anything special about it. It removes makeup well and doesn’t make my face dry. But the thing is, my face is back to being oily after about 6 hours. So this is not really meant for oily skin. It’s alright, but it is not targeted as such. 

Nothing much else to say about this. 

Kebelo Enriching Masque

Supposed to put this on wet hair for 10-20 minutes, then I have to shampoo and condition my hair. It is implied that the wet hair is washed.  So it’s rather troublesome using this. 

I find that this doesn’t magically make your hair super smooth. But it’s good for day 2. Usually conditioner only works for the day you apply them. But this, day 1 is bad. I feel like it doesn’t do anything for my hair. On the second day when I wash my hair, my hair is not so tangled anymore. I don’t have use conditioner and it’s fine. So yah, not exactly the best hair mask out there, but I think it’s good for long term use. but waiting for 10-20 minutes for the cream to work it’s magic before I wash my hair, it’s a bit troublesome. So I wouldn’t bother with this much. 

COLAB Dry Shampoo – London

It’s quite interesting seeing dry shampoo making it in Singapore. There used to be none. Then Batiste came in, slowly more brands can be seen on the shelves. I bought this, cause it was 1 for 1 at Watsons. For 50ml, the original price is $6.50. That’s just pricey when you can get Batiste at $4. Anyway, I got the scent in London which is a classic fragrance. It’s a very nice fragarance. 

The spray is good and strong and the product come out white. It’s rather obvious on black hair. But a massage to the hair will solve that problem. I so think that you do have to massage more in depth to get the powder to disappear. But the good thing is that this gives you the extra voloume. So not only your hair will stay less oily, it doesn’t go flat. 

I like this. I enjoy using this. It doesn’t get heavy and can last for at least half a day. So it is good for the morning errands before you can take a shower. 

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Valume Mascara

I thought that this mascara will be very dramatic. Surprisingly it’s quite tame. It gives natural looking lashes. It’s not a waterproof mascara, so it’s easy to remove. But I tend to rub my eyes, so this will transfer quite badly. So as long as I don’t touch my eyes, this is very nice. It’s the kind of mascara I like cause it’s just natural. It doesn’t give you longer lashes, it won’t curl your lash also. But the way I apply this is I make sure to wipe the excess away on to the tube. So I’m left with a little of the product. When I apply, there’s not much on the brushes, so it just gives me the effect I want. If I don’t get rid of the excess, this will clump my lashes. I guess this is something I don’t feel worth buying a full size of. While the brush coat every lashes, it’s just not with the heavy price tag. There’s a lot of mascara that’s much cheaper. But I don’t mind getting the mini sizes for free. 

Lime Crime Liquid Lipstick – Riley

Lime Crime, is it still a controversy brand? I don’t actually know what really happened. Just that it was said that they have one of the best crazy pigmented lip item. This is free from a goodie bag, so a good time to try. It’s a small travel size matte liquid lipstick in Riley. Riley is a muted reddish brown. It’s pigmented I give it that, but you can see the wrinkles of the lips. It dries down to a matte finish rather quickly. 

It’s ok, but there’re other liquid lipsticks that are more comfortable on the lips. Plus this, the oil sort of seperate from the pigment. As in the oil leak out from the packaging. Not sure if it’s just a bad batch or an old one. Oh well. 

Sephora Mini Birthday Blush

I was actually quite surprise with the quality of these. It’s pigmented when you used your finger to swatch them, but on the brush it picks up rather faintly. And still, it gives a fairly nice hint of colour on the cheeks. I thought that it will be very faint. But it actually very nice on the cheeks. It just gives a flush of colour, very natural. Depending on lipstick shade, the blush can be either orange or pink. 

Orange is more of a shimmer coral blush, which looks good when your face look matte and you need some warmth. The pink is a standard pink, not that obvious on the cheeks as a pink blush, but still gives a fairly healthy glow. 

So it’s a really nice mini duo to have for everyday. 

Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser 

This is quite nice. I never notice the scent until I use this in an enclosed place. The hotel bathroom was rather small. So when I use this, the scent of mandarin is quite strong. Reason it’s mandarin is cause the packaging is orange so it just to me smells of oranges. So it really is an energy boosting moisturiser. 

It’s quite a thin moisturiser, and it sinks into the skin nicely. Only around my nose area will get oily by the end of the day. So a midday touch up is necessary. But it’s quite nice to use this. I wouldn’t buy the full size cause this is not meant for oily skin. 

CdP Gentle Balancing Toner

This is quite fine actually. It’s light and gentle. It doesn’t break me out. It’s not too heavy but it can be used for cold dry weather. It gives your skin a little hydration. So it’s nice. It’s refreshing. I wouldn’t buy the full size. I don’t see the point, but it’s nice to have samples. 

Cover Fx Mattifying Primer

Bought this at $25 from Sephora. It’s just a travel size primer. I feel that this is good for a short day. It doesn’t last long, so for a short event, this will do pretty well. I got this for the anti acne treatment. I think it’s quite good for that. It’s like very soothing and does help with calming the skin. I don’t love it as a primer, but I wouldn’t mind having this when my skin is a bit crazy. I probably will later I though just to have a longer lasting primer. But $25 a bit steep for 15ml, so I wouldn’t repurchase this.