Showing posts with label Makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Makeup. Show all posts

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Loreal Gold Lipstick Swatches & Review

A while ago, Loreal Paris released in their Color Riche Range Collection in other countries the collection have 7 shades available but here, they only released 4 shades & one of them really caught my eye. 

Loreal Paris Color Riche in Le Gold

The lipstick comes from Loreal's signature squared cylindrical tube but this one has a gradient shade of black & at the bottom part the shade which is good for you quickly identify during times when you are in a hurry or you don't have enough time to open the tube one by one just only to see what shade in it. 

The shade is a metallic yellow gold. The first time I saw this, it kind of reminds me of a previous MAC collection "Russian Gold" which I am not surprise because Loreal Paris is owned by Estee Lauder & MAC cosmetics was bought by guess who, yup, Estee Lauder as well. So, it's no wonder if sooner or later, they would release a collection which is similar or exact type or texture in one of the other beauty brand collections like MAC Cosmetics.

From the swatches above, you can see the gold has glitters on it. This can be worn alone or on top of any lipstick shade that you want which is a plus bonus on me! Because, I love layering lipsticks at least 2 or 3 shades to have my personalized shade.

Here are the pictures where I am wearing some of my other Loreal lipsticks & some red lipsticks.

Loreal Color Riche in Barely Coral (this is included in My Top 5 Summer Lipstick POST)

Loreal Color Riche in Barely Coral & on top LE Gold

Loreal Color Riche in Barely Moka

Loreal Color Riche in Barely Moka & on top is LE Gold

Now, with some reds!

MAC lipstick in Love Goddess

MAC in Love Goddess & on top Loreal Color Riche in LE Gold

Max Factor in Ruby Red (I did a swatches & review post HERE)

Max Factor Ruby Red & on top Loreal Color Riche in LE Gold

Loreal Color Riche in LE Gold

Overall, I love this lipstick. It's so moisturizing & versatile. The shade is not so intimidating & I believe this can be worn by any skin tone.

Have you tried Loreal's latest Gold Collection? 

Thank you for stopping by.


Mary Ann

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Essence Lights of Orient - Highlighter Stick Swatches & Review

One of the things that I can't live without when it comes to makeup is a good highlighter. Applying it on the higher points of my face makes my dull & pale skin glowing & fresh. Luckily for me when I stopped by at the beauty counter of Essence cosmetics in one of my favorite malls one time, the sales lady said that later that evening it will be replaced be a new collection *gasp* Without any second thoughts I grabbed it & bought it which I have been eyeing for quite some time.

Essence Lights of Orient Highlighter Stick - Golden Gate to Orient

Packaging : It comes in a sleek plastic black chubby stick with a twisted bottom to get the product. 

Upon seeing this first, Essence got the concept from the Arabian Nights particularly Aladdin inspired design.

Net Weight : 0.22 oz / 6.38 g

As you can see the picture above, I have twisted the chubby stick until I can't twist it anymore for you to see the quantity of the product, So, you can't a lot of product here. Just so you know.

The shade is a golden champagne-y beige with shimmer which reminds me of a golden colored like dessert.

It has a subtle finish upon swiping at least once to twice for those people who just loves an inner, natural glow but to those who wants a more deeper glow or highlight sheen, I suggest you need to swipe three or more to get that effect.

Above swatch is blended with three swipes of the Essence highlighter stick

Above, wearing the Essence Lights of Orient Highlighter Stick in Golden Gate to Orient with just two swipe of the product. I didn't wear any makeup there just the Essence highlighter. 

Overall, I love this product. It is buildable whichever effects you prefer & the finish is a beautiful sheen fit for all skin tones. 

So, do you have this Essence highlighter? 


Mary Ann

Friday, February 10, 2017

My Top 5 Fave : Flesh Toned Lipstick

Hi, everyone! We have different lipstick shades that we want to wear everyday, depending on our mood right? I, too, admit that. There are times when I want a simple nude shade or sometimes a bold shade or sometimes just barely there or even as fleshy toned one. Or what you call a more skin toned shade.

Here are My Top 5 Fave Flesh Toned Lipstick

Revlon Liptick in Nude Attitude - I can wear this on with just a few makeup on like a concealer, powder & a clear lipgloss on top. This has a matte finish.

Next, is another Revlon from their Colorburst Lip Butter in Creme Brulee  which is the same shade as the Nude Attitude but this time more moisturizing & it's like a tinted lip balm.

MAC Salute (from the Hey, Sailor! Collection - discontinued) this one is really a very tricky shade, when I first applied this on my lips my first reaction was "Ack! I look like a dead one" because of the light shade more lighter than my skin tone but after some testing I fell in love with it. 

The next one is MAC Pure Zen  (the packaging is from their Marilyn Monroe Collection but this shade includes in their permanent line). This is one more pinker than my yellow skin tone. It umps up my lips a bit whenever I don't feel like doing my makeup especially when my face is in a condition without blemishes or redness. 

The last one is also from MAC - Innocence, Beware!  (see how MAC fanatic I am hahaha) this is from their Venemous Villains Collection & again, it was re-promoted after a few collections later). This is my first tube & on the time it was re-released (see how I love it from the looks of it) I bought 2 (two) of this shade - one for me (a back up) & one for my youngest sister because she fell in love with the shade too.

Swatches (from left to right) Revlon Nude Attitude, Revlon Creme Brulee, MAC Salute!, MAC Pure Zen & MAC Innocence, Beware!

What about you? What are your favorite flesh toned lipstick (s)? Love to hear it.


Mary Ann

Monday, December 26, 2016

Colourpop Super Shock Eyeshadow

Hi, everyone! A few days ago, I think a week ago, I posted on my blog about ColourPop lippie stix in "Pillowtalk". I really got impressed by their lippie stix that I said to myself I've got to try their other products too. I've heard so much about their eyeshadows that I want to go get some.

I bought 3 (three) eyeshadows mostly it leans more on neutral tones almost like on the same family shade range.

Net Weight : 2.1g / 0.07 oz (each eyeshadow)

Inside the outer packaging it has a purple color while the outer is packaged in white box.

The eyeshadow is packed in a matte white circular package with a twisted cap. The name Colourpop is printed on a transparent cap which you can easily see the shades of the each eyeshadow while the printed name is holographic (oooh, I love holographic) isn't she beautiful?

At the back is where the name of the eyeshadow, the finish, net weight & the distributor printed.

The shades I bought are : Hanky Panky, Flutes & Cornelious.

The first eyeshadow is Hanky Panky - in the website is a light matte warm beige. 

As you can see the swatch, it almost invisible on the back of my hand. It clearly matches on my skin tone. This one is really good for a light wash application for your eyelid especially for those with yellow undertone.

The next eyeshadow I bought is Cornelious which the website describes as a warm caramel in a matte finish. 

This one is a more darker than hanky panky & it's like a lighter shade of camel color.

The third eyeshadow that I bought (for now hahaha) is Flutes which the website describes as a mid-tone matte yellow brown. I also saw from other beauty bloggers, it's more of a sepia shade. I believe this is a great dupe for the discontinued MAC eyeshadow in "Uninterrupted"

Overall, I was so impressed with the eyeshadows. The texture is so buttery & soft & very pigmented. I highly recommend you to try them. 

Thanks for dropping by. 'Til next time.


Mary Ann

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pili in my lip products?! - YUMMY!

Whenever I go to Bicol in my mother's hometown or any relative of mine. I always ask for a pasalubong hahaha (shameful me no?). I always ask for pili nuts one of my favorite food especially when it is coated with powdered white sugar not the brown ones. A big 160 gms bottle of it, I could see eating it in just one sitting (obviously, I am a sweet tooth person). But when someone gave me a makeup that the main ingredients came from the Pili tree! Isn't that amazing? As we all know essential oils are good for moisturizing & maintains & firms the elasticity of our skin. Pili oil is no difference from other essential oils & the good news of it is that it's locally available here in the Philippines. 

PILI Products is a locally made products that the main & active ingredients are the Pili oil & Elemi oil discovered by an organic agricultural advocate Rosalina "Rose" S. Tan & with the help of a team of scientists & experts, these discovered oils were carefully extracted from the fruits & resin of the Pili tree with the help of a team of scientists & experts.

I first saw this brand from a TV show that I was watching in the bus while commuting to work. I first thought that they are talking about Pili nuts (food) but they are talking the other way around, it's about skincare & beauty products that's made from the oils coming from the Pili tree (silly me, always thinking about food hahaha). Any who, I got interested to try them but I wasn't able to get the website or the name of the store where they are selling the products because I have to got off the bus or I will miss the bus stop. So, I mentally instructed myself to search for it on the internet but that day I was so busy that I forgot all about it until a friend of ours gave me some of their products yey! Here are the products that I've got & tested it on. 

What I got are a lip balm, a lipstick & a lipgloss. All of them are in perfect combination. I can wear each alone or put them altogether. Nice!

The first one is the lip balm in Blushed Pink which is encased in a usually lip balm case. A cylindrical tube with a twisted cap & by getting the product you have to twisted the bottom counter clockwise.

It's a dark pink shade in the tube but when you swatched it, it lightens so don't be scared of the shade.

The next one is the Lipstick in Bordeaux, encased in a soft tree bark like round tube which is differ from the usual lipstick case that is metal & plastic. Aaannnd a beautiful purple lips mark, how beautiful.

The shade is a deep burgundy red with a pink undertone in it that I fell in love with immediately when I saw the shade. There's a vintage-ish feel to it like Marilyn Monroe - ish. 

And lastly, the Lip & Cheek tint in Latte.

Has a doe foot applicator, the shade is more of a warm reddish brown that when you blend it on your cheeks it turns into a more nude-y pink depending on your skin tone which is good!

Swatches : (left) Lipstick in Bordeaux, (center) Lip & Cheek Stain in Latte & (right) Lip Balm in Blushed Pink.

Here, I am wearing their lip balm in "Blushed Pink"

On my cheeks the lip & cheek stain in "Latte" - I just put them lightly on my cheeks

Me, wearing the lip & cheek stain in "Latte"

This is me wearing all the three lips products, lip balm then, lipstick & lipgloss on top.

Overall, all  of them have this essential pili oil scent, a very slight & mild one for those who are scent sensitive person. They are very moisturizing & pigmented too! It doesn't dry your lips nor leaves your lips a peeling problem. I love it! Not only did they do makeup products but also skincare ones like lotions, essential oils, bath soap & deodorant which I must try them soon.

Have you tried Pili Products? Love to hear what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!


Mary Ann

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