22 March 2016

SWATCHES + IMPRESSION: Rimmel London The Only 1 Lipsticks

I've featured these last month in my launch post, I'm pretty sure! They ARE Rimmel's latest lipstick range! I was quite excited to see them, since I generally have good impressions with similar slim-type packaged lipsticks! (*ノ▽ノ)

Since, I've received 6 shades to trial! I feel like I haven't used them tooo much, so I can't say that this is a detailed review, however I do have an idea what they're like! Thought I'd share!

RIMMEL LONDON The Only 1 Lipsticks ($17.95/12 shades) reminds me a lot of the now discontinued REVLON Lip Butters ($21.95) -- from the slim-type packaging to formula.

Peachy Beach, Best of the Best, Pink a Punch, It's A Keeper, Naughty Nude, You're All Mine

The formula is creamy, moisturising, glossy and pigmented. Nothing too over the top. I tend to blot the brighter/bolder shades as they can apply to be very creamy, and so can slide around quite a bit on the lips. If I don't blot, the chances of bleeding and smearing is higher! Not to mention, I wouldn't want my whole lip stuck all over my favourite Grill'd burger (disclaimer: not sponsored!). :P

So that's my 2 cents so far, for these lippies! Now, onto swatches! (*^▽^*)

This isn't a bad shade at all. It does a pretty good job at brightening up my complexion, I think!

To me, this shade is very much like a my-lips-but-better colour. I don't really mind it, but it's definitely not at all close to being a favourite pick though.

Extremely similar to It's A Keeper, this one. But I think this one's less berry-toned, or mauve-like. I think this shade looks a lot like my natural lip colour... and I don't quite like the look of my natural lip colour, so anything like this, is strictly forbidden!

One of my faveeeeeeeeeeees! You guys know I LOVE coral lippies, so corals are real welcomed to my stash! This shade is quite a true coral, a bit orange-y, LOVE!

Bright, warm-toned pink. This is the warm-toned version of a typical barbie-doll pink!

A really lovely blue-toned red! This, and Peachy Beachy, are my top favourite picks of all the 6 shades provided!

All in all, to me, these are like a smaller range of the Lip Butters. However, of course, costing at 3/4 of the Lip Butters' prices, but then the shade range isn't as wide!

Personally, I think they're nice lipsticks to have, although as a budget-queen, they're still a little out of my budget range! If you can afford them, go ahead and try out one or two to see if you like em'! Or, if you're broke [like me], perhaps waiting until a 1/2 price sale at Chemist Warehouse, or 3 for 2 at Priceline!

Those sales shouldn't be hard to spot~

This post was supposed to be posted over two weeks ago, along with my video, but I've lagged it sooo much! My apologies!

Here's my vid, if you'd like to see all them live-swatching action happening:

Hope this post helped! Let me know what you think!


P.S. I know my brows are strong in these photos, overdrew them, woops!

Disclaimer: Products featured in this post were provided for review consideration only. All opinions expressed within this post are of my own, 100% honesty. 

01 March 2016

NEW ON COUNTER (MARCH 2016): Rimmel London, Revlon, essence, Covergirl, Bobbi Brown, Shiseido, YSL


First day into Autumn, I hope you've all enjoyed Summer (for Australians, at least). I've became the tannest I've ever been my whole life last summer, and I'm not sure why. However, hoping that I'd go back to what I was this Autumn/Winter! No more tanning for me! Hopefully! (*´ェ`*)

Uni has started for me, again. And this semester is SOOOO busy! I've signed myself up for a language class, and 3 other theory classes. All which requires work placement, and also a lot of essay writings. Yet, I'm just here... chillin'... bloggin'.... haha.

BOBBI BROWN Cool Eye Shadow Palette ($115/on counter 6 March)
This one's limited edition. Features 12 nude shades in a range of different textures. Silky formula, smooth application and blends well, they said. Comes with a dual-ended brush. Available exclusively at Mecca Maxima or online.


  • Full Coverage Touch Up Brush ($54)
  • Concealer Brush ($37)

BOBBI BROWN Skin Foundation Cushion Compact SPF30 ($45/6 shades)
A-ha! Another cushion foundation. Last month, we had one by L'Oreal, remember? (*^^*) Well, this one is described to "stay fresh and delivers a true skin finish". Has skin tone correcting pigments, a silky formula and is packed with skin-boosting ingredients. Cushion compacts dispenses the perfect amount everytime. Refills are $20.00.

I feel like I've seen this collection by Bourjois some time ago... Anyone think so too?

  • 1 Seconde Nail Enamel ($12/4 shades)
  • Aqua Blush ($23/1 shade) -- a liquid blush.
  • Rouge Edition Velvet ($24/2 shades) -- a matte lip colour.
  • Smoky Stories Quad Eyeshadow Palette ($24/2 shades)

CLINIQUE Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick ($50/9 shades)
I'm pretty sure this is made available in 9 shades! Could be more. These are creamy foundation sticks that delivers instant, buildable, long-wearing and natural looking coverage. Can be used for concealing or all over coverage!

COVERGIRL Outlast All-Day Primer ($14.95)
As most primer claims: formulated to help prepare the skin and lengthen the wear of foundations. Smooths lines, minimises pores and reduces imperfections.

COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Luminous Foundation ($20.95/5 shades)
A lightweight luminous and radiant foundation (oooh!). Blends easily and formulated with vitamins and all that good stuff (that never really works to do anything).

Late 50 Shades Of Grey inspired collection? 。(*^▽^*)ゞ Kidding!

  • Nail Polish ($4.10/5 shades)
  • Smokey Eye Pencil ($6.15/2 shades)
  • Eyeshadow Palette ($6.15) -- I have this! I'll swatch it for ya this weekend! Promise!
  • Corner Lashes ($5.10)
  • Lipgloss ($4.10/2 shades)
  • Hair Bandeau ($4.10)
  • Loose Face & Body Powder ($6.75)
  • Unsure about that nail-sticker lookin' thing in the corner, sorry!

ESTEE LAUDER Brow Now All In One Brow Kit ($72/3 palettes)
Dam, that price doe. The only interesting thing about it is its claim to mimic the natural sheen of brow hair, since it is infused with "micro pearls". Eeep, $72 for these micro-pearls.. This better be brow-magic to anyone who decides to pick this up. On counter 13 March.

REVLON Mascaras ($21.95/5 formulas)
Umm, okay, so there are five different mascaras for this range... I wonder how different could they really be from each other (?)

RIMMEL LONDON Magnif'Eyes Double Ended Shadow & Liner ($16.95/4 shades)
A dual-ended tipped pen that features a long-lasting eyeshadow and a kohl kajal liner. Crease-proof, transfer-proof, and waterproof. Mmmmm, interesting! Would love to swatch these at the stores!

SHISEIDO Synchro Skin Foundation ($72)
Not sure how many shades, but I think this is the first time featuring Shiseido in my launches! Thought these looked pretty interesting, so here ya go! These are described to be a "long lasting liquid foundation that works to enhance the complexion. No creasing, and no fading! Available 27 March.

SUKIN Oil Balancing [RANGE]
I LOOOOOOOOOVE Sukin, but they are launching way too many products this month! So many to compile together! (*゚ー゚)

  • Anti-Pollution Facial Masque ($15.95)
  • Oil Balancing Clarifying Facial Tonic ($12.95)
  • Mattifying Facial Moisturiser ($12.95)
  • Pore Refining Facial Scrub ($12.95)
  • Purifying Gel Cleanser ($12.95)

SUKIN misc. products
Besides the range, they're also adding 3 new products to their permanent range!

  • Hydrating Facial Masque ($15.95)
  • Renewing Green Tea and Jojoba Body Scrub ($14.95)
  • Energising Coconut and Coffee Body Scrub ($14.95)

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint ($85)
Urghhhhh, what is up with these higher end brands never stating how many shades they have in their ranges! Urgh. Anyways, this is a foundation that matches the illuminating power of the cult Touche Eclat. Visibly awakens and energises the skin, is weightless and offers "perfect" coverage.

Aaaaaaaand, that's all for this month! About 5-6 handful of products, ranging from lower end brands to the higher-ends.

Despite being a budget-beauty queen, I'm always open-minded to prices of the higher-end products, but woah! That brow kit by Estee Lauder really gave me a slight heart attack! $72 for a brow kit! Could buy myself 3-4 ABH Brow Wiz's! Craaaaaay.

What do you think of this month's launches? 
Have you tried any new products from last month?

I've tried looking around for MAYBELLINE Colorblur Lip Pencils (swatches here) , but had no luck! Also passed L'OREAL Matte FX Lip Colours. Had a very funky concept, but not sure how I feel about it yet!

Either way, if you're keen on any of the Sukin products, they're currently on sale at Priceline, so gooooo!

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