Manhattan Soft Compact Powder

This is in the shade 9 Chocolat which looks really natural on the pan, when swatched looks quite ashy, on my face though, it looks pretty dark. This is a shade that will be alright on me during summer. When I have a bit of a tan, this will be perfect. Even though it sort of match my skin tone, it just makes my face look darker. I guess it kind of oxidize on me. 

While the powder is a semi matte finish, it doesn’t last as long. But I mean it’s fine, you can always touch up. The packaging is bulky. There is a very thin sponge which you can use on the go. But it’s just thin and not a good quality one. I don’t like using it. Overall, I don’t like this. 


Manhattan Apocalips

Manhattan lip lacquer in Rose & Shine is a beautiful mauve rose. It is super pigmented but a pity it is not a stain. As a liquid lipstick, it does a good job to bring out the color, and glossiness of the product. The applicator has a little scoop. But take a look at the packaging, you will scream Apocalips! Even the scent is the same. Everything about it is the same. I think Manhattan and Rimmel is like Maxfactor and Cover Girl. But I might be wrong. Ok, I’ve checked. They both are own by Coty, who owns lots of Celebrity perfume, NYC, OPI, Philosophy, to name a few. So it’s no wonder the products are pretty similar.

I love the color! It’s just so pink. So mauve. So nuetral but it’s not boring. It just makes your lips look so much fuller. Anyway, the reason I say it is Apocalips is cause I know Rimmel and Manhattan is something I don’t get access to, let alone know it exist until recently. So while Manhattan is in Rose & Shine, Rimmel is in Celestial.

They look so alike. But sometimes I feel they are slightly differ. I don’t know if it’s cause of the lighting, as when I twist and look at different angle, the shade kind of differ. Well, ever so slightly. So I am not sure if it is my eyes playing a trick on me. If you look at the picture, you’ll see a different shade. Rose & Shine is just a tad darker than Celestial. But I really think is cause of the lighting. If you see from the first pic, the swatches – one is more glossy, but that is cause it reflect the light. So I conclude they are the same.