13 February 2016

SAT-SWATCHES: Maybelline Color Blur Cream Matte Lip Pencils


Sooooo, like, I just came back from prancing around at Priceline!

I had two vouchers on hand so wanted to grab some of L'Oreal Infallible Matte FX Lip Colours (now on sale for ~$16!) but they were out of stock, so I headed over to Maybelline's stand to check out their latest Colourblur Cream Matte Lip Pencils ($17.95) instead.

Sadly they don't have any ongoing sales, so I've decided to wait until a nice sale comes along to pick up these babies... frugal life, I know! (/-(エ)-\)

No shame walking around with an arm full of swatches, but dam, it wasn't easy trying to keep them in tact without smudging or rubbing em' off.

Had to go shopping for some grocery after, so tried to be as careful as I could to not smudge em. Carefully picked up chicken, meat and cheese, and then carefully carried my groceries, and then carefully drove home, carefully opened the door and dashed into the house, to the camera in my room! lol.

Hopefully you'll find these swatches helpful! I already know which shades I'll be getting!

Pink Insanity, Fast + Fuchsia, Berry Misbehaved, Orange Ya Glad, Partner In Crimson, Plum Please, I Like to Mauve It


Fast + Fuchsia, Berry Misbehaved and Partner In Crimson for me please! Or, the whole shade range (except Pink Insanity, way too cool-toned!).

*hints boyfriend*

Oh waitttttttttt, he's in Thailand for V-tines!  (⊙﹏⊙✿)

What's everyone getting up to for V'tines, btw?

P.S. I think we only have 8 of the 10 shades available in Australia.

01 February 2016

NEW ON COUNTER (FEBRUARY 2016): Maybelline, Revlon, L'Oreal, Benefit, Garnier, LUSH, Rimmel London, Australis & more!


Can y'all believe?

It's been a month into 2016 already! God! Time flies.... even when you're not having fun, lol. If only time could fly as quick when you're back to school/uni... Eeep.

I have a giveaway coming up! Please stay tuna'ed!

BENEFIT They're Real! Primer ($42)
A tinted mascara primer that tints, defines and primes lashes. Can be worn as a mascara primer to boost length and separation! Water resistant.


❶ Smokey Eye Drama Kits ($20.95/6 palettes)
Unlike other eyeshadow palettes, besides containing 3 eyeshadows, these also feature a brow powder! A tad expensive though...

❷ Velvet Volume False Lash Effect Mascara ($27.95/1 shade)
A mascara promising length and volume.

Masterpiece High Precision Eyeliner ($23.95/1 shade)
A gel eyeliner that promises the intensity of a liquid eyeliner, along with the precision of a pencil. Intense black, smudge-resistant, dries quickly, glides smoothly and is long-lasting.

Maybelline is coming out with soooooooo many products this month! I''ll just wrap them up, quickly and briefly so I won't bore ya!


Color Sensational Creamy Mattes ($17.95/8 shades)

❷ Color Show Fashion Collection Nail Colours ($5.95/4 shades)
LIMITED EDITION! Will be off counter after July 2016.

Colorblur Cream Matte Pencil and Smudger ($17.95/8 shades)
Very much a lip pencil with a smudger on the end. Not sure why a smudger would be needed for a "bold matte lip" as claimed. The only way I could think of to use the smudger is when creating a soft Korean-inspired gradient lip. But then again, I could do that with my fingers! ◑.◑ So really, just hoping the formula is good with this one!

Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24H Leather Eyeshadow ($11.95/4 shades)
Described to deliver a rich, matte colour with a "hint of luminosity for a leather look". (????)

❺ Lash Sensational Full Fan Effect Black Pearl Mascara ($21.95)
Exciting news for the Lash Sensational's fans! This mascara is supposedly non-clumping, and offers extreme volume and [color] intensity. Not sure if that differs too much from the original formula, eep.

❻ Master Brow Pro Palette ($18.95)
Features a wax, powder, highlighter and a dual-ended angled brush.

❼ Volum' Express Colossal Go Extreme Leather Black Mascara ($19.95)
Offers volumised lashes with an ultra-black "leather" finish. Features Maybelline's biggest brush [to date?].

THE REPACKAGED (or so it seems)

❽ SuperStay 24H Concealer ($14.95/light and medium shades)
Lasts up to 24 hours, offers coverage, and resistant to cracking, creasing and dryness. 

❾ SuperStay 24H Foundation ($24.95/8 shades)
24 hours lasting power, glides on smoothly, water-resistant and now comes with a..................... PUMP!! WOOOO! Very much like a repackaged product to me, not exactly "new". 

❿ SuperStay 24HR Lip Color ($21.95/20 shades)
Again, a repackaged product! Features a colour coat (base coat) and balm (top coat).

⓫ SuperStay Better Skin Powder ($21.95/2 shades)
A matte make-up powder that offers coverage, is long-wearing and claims to improve the skin's conditions. 

Year Of The Monkey Collection

Lipsticks ($36/4 shades)
Powder Blush ($41)
Small Eye Shadow ($33/3 shades)

Last, but not least, we have Mariah Carey Lipstick ($36). A bit late, no?

Available online only.

RIMMEL LONDON The Only 1 Lipstick ($15.95/12 shades)
You would've seen these on Rimmel's social media pages if you follow them! You can stop wondering what they are now, hehe. Rimmel's latest lippy range claims to offer all-day comfort, moisture and supreme long-lasting wear.

The packaging looks cute!

REVLON Colorstay 2-in-1 Compact Makeup & Concealer ($34.95/9 shades)
Offers a smooth finish, and all-day coverage. The featured concealer has been matched [for you] to be one shade lighter than the make-up... not sure how I feel about this, since I know some people loveeee their concealer way lighter than their shade.

NATIO Limited Edition Contour Palette ($24.95)
A lil late to jump on the contour-palette bandwagon there, lol. The packaging reminds me a lot of Sleek's Blush By 3. I THINK these are powders.... Mmmm, I'm not sure if you'd usually contour with a lighter-shade powder, haha. *confused* 

Another brand launching 23432495234 products for this month, so here we gooo!

❶ SuperLiner SuperStar ($24.95)
A deep black eyeliner, but NOTE: has a shiny finish. 

❷ False Lash SuperStar Mascara ($28.95)
As you can see, a two step mascara, offers volume and length. They used to have something like this, which was alright. It seems like they keep discontinuing it, then launching it again, and the cycle goes on like so, lol. 

❸ Infallible Matte FX Lip Colour ($23.95/6 shades)
Claims to be transfer-proof and non-drying. 

❹ Colour Riche La Palette Nude Eyeshadow ($29.95/2 palettes)
Now THIS is exciting! L'Oreal's own play on nude palettes. Features 10 shades and a dual-ended application tool. Yup, the sponge-tipped tools. 

❺ Nude Magique Cushion Foundation ($29.95)
BB cushions, have been a big thing in Asian countries, especially in Korea. I've heard about it once, sometime ago, but not really sure what it's about (I'm sorry!). I THINK it is basically your BB cream in a cushion-compact, that somehow makes everything magical.

This is probably Australia's first cushion foundation. However, here's hoping that there's actually more to it and wouldn't disappoint us like what western brands did to the concept of "BB creams", lol.

Nude Magique Cushion Foundation is described to... mmh, have a liquid-cream formula, contains SPF25, is blendable and buildable, and offers light to medium coverage. The cushion packaging doesn't seem to offer anything else, except "working to release the perfect amount of foundation". 

BOBBI BROWN The Bobbi Glow Collection 

Longwear Gel Sparkle ($42/5 shades)
Highlighting Powder ($80/2 shades)
Extra Lip Tint ($52)

I really like the next to-be-launched products by Garnier! There are only two, but they're based off our favourite Micellar Cleansing Water! They've formulated it for different skin types & conditions now! Also an eye-makeup remover addition!

Skin Active Micellar Water for Combination to Oily Skin ($13.95)
Skin Active Pure Active Micellar Water ($13.95), ideal for acne-prone skin.
Skin Naturals 2-in-1 Express Eye Makeup Remover ($7.95)

DERMALOGICA Charcoal Rescue Masque ($65)
I don't usually feature Dermalogica in these posts, but this one seemed quite interesting! 

This mask works to "detoxify. brighten and invigorate all skin conditions by drawing out excess oil and impurities". Refines pores, calms redness and improves skin texture. Addresses other skin concerns too, such as: aging; dullness; breakouts; sensitivity. 

LUSH Valentine's Day 
I've just realised that LUSH actually launched some products last month, that I've failed to feature. Haha, I've missed it somehow. However, here are my 5 picks for LUSH's Valentine's Day releases:

Lover Lamp ($6.95) -- NEW
Limited edition bath bomb for V'tines. 

Prince Charming ($19.95/250mL)
Limited edition shower cream. A relaunch from their yearly V'tines range. Contains pom' juice, grapefruit oil, marshmallow root, f/t vanilla pod and f/t organic cocoa butter. 

Roses All The Way ($6.95) -- NEW
Rose-shaped soap (so cute!) that will gently fade to a soft creamy colour as it lathers. Contains rose oil and rose syrup. 

The Kiss Lip Scrub ($9.95)
A relaunched limited edition lip scrub from their yearly V'tines range too. Contains edible red hearts and hundreds and thousands... cool?!

Unicorn Horn ($8.95)
Promises a magical bubble bath with sparkles, colourful candy stars and pink bubbles! 

They've also relaunched some limited edition products for the month of February, I believe.


I have no info on either products, but from a glance, you could tell what they're about!

Banana Powder 
High Life Highlighting Powder

Cute! I loved the look of the Banana Powder! However, the highlighting powder... not so much. But you might never know! Looks can be deceiving... haha.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand we're finally finished with this month's launches.

I know, so many products, but hey! If you care, take the poll [below]! (゚∇゚) Would love to see which products you guys are head-over-heels for, for this month!

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My picks: Maybelline Colorblur Cream Matte Pencils, Rimmel London The Only 1 Lipsticks, L'Oreal Infallible Matte FX Lip Colours, Garnier's newly formulated Micellar Cleansing Waters, LUSH's Lava Lamp Bath Bomb and everything by Australis! (*/∇\*)
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