11 June 2015

LATEST LIP LOVE: Dark Lippies!

So Sydney has finally transitioned into actual-Winter weather, in the past week. Besides the gloomy skies, the temperature has been close to, 10°C? Urgh sucks.

The temp of recent, pretty much reflects my lippy mood. I've always been into the pinks and corals, but recently, I've decided to switch up to the..... DARKS!

REVLON Colourburst Lipstick in Grape 
My first pick for a dark bold lip was with Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Grape. It's the darkest lipstick I own for the moment (might change soon since I've been eye-ing some MAC shades). I've worn it once, but I feel like the formula sucks. It's creamy and moisturising, but applies blotchy and can slide around on the lips and is prone to bleeding. Not somethin' I like in a dark lippy, especially when I don't own any dark lip liners. Urgh.

AUSTRALIS Go Long Longwear Lipstick in Glam*
I still really wanted to try out the dark lips though, so I rummaged through my stash! Nop. Didn't find any! Rummaged through my sister's stash... FOUND ONE!

I've found one guys, I've found oneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

And it's actually mine. She kidnapped it away from me for yonks. I've swatched it here, but since I was never really into dark lippies, my sister decided to adopt it to her stash, I guess.

It may not look extremely dark in the tube, but because my skintone is somewhat fair, so it looks much more intense on my skintone! My friend told me, "I like your purple lip on Saturday night" when I was wearing this, lol. wat?

Haven't used these lippies in yonks. Love their formula! They can be slightly drying, but it doesn't bother me at all~ I love how it stays, how it's matte, how it doesn't smear and bleed... LOVE!

I think it's time for me to kidnap this lippy back to my stash. Sorry sis!

 MODELS PREFER Lipstick in Stay Out Late
I've only found this in my stash recently. Bought it as one of the packs they had... Can't remember how many decades ago.. lol. I've only worn it twice, and so far, all I could tell you is... it has a creamy formula and does kinda slips around upon first application so definitely needs to be blotted down. However, it doesn't apply to be as slippery and uneven as Revlon's Grape, thank god.

Still need to experiment around with this, so till then!

AND those are the three dark lippies I've found and have been trying to experiment with, to be all seasonal-trendy and shit, you know? :P

Any dark lippy lovers who could recommend me any affordable dark lippies?

I've been eye-ing Rebel and Diva from MAC, but not sure if I would really keep with this dark lippy trend long enough for it to be worth the investment. Eep.

Disclosure: Products marked with (*) were provided for review consideration only. 

02 June 2015

NEW ON COUNTER (June 2015): MAC, Australis, Rimmel London, Bourjois, Max Factor



You would not believe, but May was the busiest month for me (so far). From celebrating birthday, to school and the workload that comes with it... Brrrrr.

Just last Saturday, I entered the 14th Chinese Bridge Competition, which is a Chinese proficiency state competition for college students. There were 11 contestants amongst three universities across Sydney! There were 1 first prize, and 2 second prizes... anddddddd............

I've won one of the second prizes, guys!

As a runner up of the second prize, I was eligible to travel to China for free. However, since my score was marked as the lower score of the two second prizes, I'm not qualified to present on their TV program... which is poo. But nevertheless, still a very valuable and fun experience!

As I will only be going as the observer, I've decided to pass on the opportunity, and pick my Taiwan tour trip (which will be happening mid-June to mid-July) instead. So, not too many posts more, then I will be leaving you guys again! *weeps*

So that's the update about what's been happening. Let's move onto launches, shall we?

AUSTRALIS Winter Nail Colours ($4.95/4 shades)
Australis releases four new shades for this winter, with a hot new price of $4.95! I apologise for the silly photo, no press release photos could be found for these... haha.

BOURJOIS Nude Sensation Foundation ($29/4 shades)
A foundation that helps smooth, soften and moisturise the skin. Blends in, evens out and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

DESIGNER BRANDS Pressed Powder ($11.99/4 shades)
A mineral pressed powder that minimises shine and promotes a natural, flawless finish. Vegan certified, parabens-free. Suitable for all skin types.

ESSIE Winter Collection ($16.95/6 shades)
A winter collection by essie~ Australia always b getting dem winter nail collections a year late.. Hahaha.

MAX FACTOR Masterpiece Glamour Extensions 3-in-1 Mascara ($24.95/1 shade)
A mascara that delivers length, volume and darkness to the lashes. The wand is designed for a precise and even application. The formula contains carbon black fibres to ensure an intense, dark finish!

RIMMEL LONDON Oh My Gloss! ($13.95/8 shades)
A new lippy range, by Rimmel! These lip glosses deliver "long wearing colour, shine and moisture". Lasts up to 6 hours, is non-sticky and comfortable [to wear] on the lips.

RIMMEL LONDON Scandaleyes XX-Treme Volume & Length ($16.95)
A mascara that delivers volume and dramatic length. The two-sided brush that comes with it, promotes a false lash effect, coating each and every lash for a fast, smooth and easy application.

MAC Wash & Dry Collection
I'll give a brief run through this collection, as there are quite a few products!

  • Technakohl Liners ($37/4 shades)
  • False Lashes Waterproof Mascara ($42/1 shade)
  • Highlight Powder ($49/1 shade)
  • Lipglasses ($37/4 shades)

  • Lipsticks ($38/4 shades)
  • Studio Nail Lacquers ($23/2 shades)
  • Powder Blush ($43/2 shades)

That's all for this month's launches! Quite little, I know.

I've had a pre-peek through July's and August's launches, and there seems to be much more than this. So don't you worry! Before I leave for Vietnam and Taiwan, I'll make sure to have next month's launch post scheduled ;) Only doing this for you guys!!!~

I've also been more active on my Facebook page, so do hop over and follow me thee if you'd like!
See you guys in my next post (hopefully, will be sometime soon).

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