Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Banila co. The Kissest Lip Crayon in Reds

Hi everyone! Today's review is going to be on the Banila co. The Kissest Lip Crayon. This is the first product that I've tried from Banila co. and also the first lip crayon that I've used! There are 5 different shades in this range of lip crayons and the one I have is in 05 Reds.


This lip crayon has the product name written on the tube. The colour of the writing of the tubes match the colour of the lip crayons so I think that's very nice and you can easily differentiate the colours. And it also comes with a plastic cap so you can see the colour of the lip crayon even easier LOL.

Thankfully this lip crayon can be twisted up and down unlike the Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars which can't be twisted down. This lip crayon smells like chrysanthemum tea... It smells exactly like the chrysanthemum tea in the yellow packet from Yeo's (I think that's the brand lolol). The smell isn't bad but I was pleasantly surprised because I've never smelled any lip product with this scent 'cause usually lip products smelly fruity or sweet.

This lip crayon isn't crazily pigmented and it also doesn't apply very sheer. It lies somewhere in between. If you want a bolder lip look, you could build up the layers and vice versa. The finish of this lip crayon is quite glossy. I didn't expect that because the saleslady at the store told me it was gonna be matte ~_~ but that's okay. 

One bad thing about this lip crayon is that it comes off completely after eating or drinking. After eating, all the colour just comes off. It doesn't leave any stain or tint like some other lip products do so, that's quite sad T_T It does last quite a long time if you don't eat/drink/lick your lips too much. 

On the bright side, this lip crayon doesn't dry out my lips. It doesn't moisturize my lips either but it does feel quite comfortable on the lips because of the glossy texture. 

PROS:
  • Nice smell
  • Doesn't dry out lips
  • Easy to apply
  • Feels comfortable on lips
CONS:
  • Doesn't last if you eat or drink
  • Not very pigmented

Overall, this lip crayon is just okay (I really like the smell though xD) I wouldn't buy this again because I can't get it anywhere here LOL! I really want to try the Etude House Vivid Pop Sticks -I think that's what they're called but I don't see them on sale at the store either LOL.

Please leave some recommendations of any lip crayons which are good :D Thanks so much for reading!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencil

Hi everyone! This review is going to be on the Etude House Proof 10 Auto Pencils. There are 5 different colours for these pencils and the owns I have are #4 Proof Gray and #5 Proof Purple.

The claim of these pencils is:
"Proof 10's waterproof eye pencil supplies, clean, intense definition for a long lasting, Perfect 10 smoky eye look. Comes with sharpener for fine line application."




These eyeliners come in a blue packaging and is retractable so you can just easily twist up to get more product. It also comes with a sharpener just in case if the eyeliner tip isn't as defined anymore, like the Clio Gelspresso Liners. I personally think that the packaging of these Proof 10 auto pencil liners are much better than the Styling Eye Liner also from Etude House

Pigmentation wise, these pencils aren't the most pigmented or creamy but, the colour can be intensified if more pressured is applied. Below are swatches or the liners. Top: Proof Gray Bottom: Proof Purple
Proof Gray is a light grey shade which has gold micro glitters in it and Proof Purple is a dark purple which leans a bit on the blue side and has pink glitter in it.

These liners have amazing lasting power and they are completely smudge proof and waterproof! Once applied and after the liner sets, it won't go anywhere. These liners don't really show up when I try to line my waterline with them so I guess it's not really for the waterline? (LOL maybe)

PROS:
  • Very long lasting
  • Very waterproof
  • Smudge proof
CONS:
  • Not very creamy, sometimes difficult to apply
  • Doesn't show up on waterline
  • Not very pigmented

Overall, these are fun liners that are nice to use. I do wish that the colours are more intense and pigmented. The purple liner would be good for you if you want to experiment with different coloured liners! That's all for this review :D

What brand of eyeliners are your favourite?? Any recommendations please :D

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Toner & Emulsion

Hello everyone!! Today's post is going to be on the toner and moisturizer that I've been using for the past 3 months for the daytime. Both of them are from Holika Holika and they are the Aqua Fantasy Toner and Emulsion. They both have a gel texture which is very light and easily absorbed, great for oily/combination skin.


They come in a blue transparent glass bottle which is nice so you could see how much product is left and each of them contains 150 ml of product. It says on the box that the toner should be used by gently patting it into the skin but sometimes I like to just use it with a cotton pad. 

As I mentioned above, both of them have a very light gel texture; which can be easily absorbed into the skin. I really like the emulsion (moisturizer) because although it's very light, it still hydrates my skin very well. After using these two products for a while, I found that my skin become smoother and nicer in general!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sampling #1 [Etude House, Holika Holika, Banila co.]

Hey everyone! I have been trying out some samples recently and here are just my thoughts, opinions and short quick reviews on them!



1. Etude House Moistfull Collagen Skin Care Kit
I'm almost finished with using this kit and I have to say that I really do love it! I've finished up the essence first but I'm still using the others. The size of the facial freshner and emulsion are very good for samples and they lasted me for almost 3 months. This skin care kit made my skin look and feel very smooth, soft and just overall great!

2. Banila co. Radiant Foundation
The shade that I got for this sample was too light for my skin tone so I just use it under my eyes as an eye-brightener and it works out quite well! The foundation does not feel heavy and a little bit of it goes a long way.

3. Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Whitening Cream
I didn't try this out on my face because well... I don't really need to whiten my face so I just used it on the scars(cat scratches and insect bites) on my leg. There wasn't really any difference at all. The scars just looked a bit lighter after putting it on but then goes back to the way it was after I shower.. LOL! I'm not sure if this cream is supposed to lighten skin with continuous use but I did not see anything happening at all.

4. Etude House Baking Powder BB Deep Cleansing Foam
This cleansing foam is supposed to remove face makeup and deep cleanse your pores and I find that it really does the job at cleaning all the makeup off my skin! It has a very fresh and citrus-like smell which I really like. This cleanser also has very small exfoliating particles which help clean the skin.

That's all for now! 

Have you tried any of the products that I mentioned above? What are your thoughts on them? :D

Thanks for reading everyone!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer

Hi everyone ^_^ Quite excited for this review because it's the first eyeshadow primer I have LOL! So, this review is going to on the Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer. I've read a lot of reviews on this primer before and a lot of people have compared it to the Urban Decay Primer Potion. I haven't tried that so I can't really say anything about it.


The packaging of this primer is exactly like the Oh~ m'Eye Line except the primer has a blue cap instead of black. This primer comes with a short doe-foot applicator. The colour of the primer in the bottle looks very close to my skintone but when applied to my eyelids, it's actually quite translucent. 

You only need one tiny swipe to cover the whole eyelid and it dries in just a few seconds. The consistency of the primer when blending it on my eyelid is just smooth and feels like how a face primer feels (smooth, velvety, etc).



This primer does make eyeshadows look more vibrant, last longer and I noticed that my eyeshadow didn't even crease after 12 hours of using this and I have oily eyelids!! I have this Revlon eyeshadow that I like to use but unfortunately the eyeshadow isn't very pigmented and creases in just a few hours but when I used this eyeshadow primer under the eyeshadow, the colour became more vibrant and the most amazing thing is that it lasted way longer than it normally would!!

On the bottom is eyeshadow applied without primer and the top is with primer. As you can see from the photo, the primer makes the eyeshadow look a lot more vibrant and pigmented!!


PROS:
  • Easy to blend on eyelids
  • Makes eyeshadow more vibrant
  • Eyeshadows don't crease
  • Makes eyeshadows last a lot longer than normal
CONS:
  • none!! :D

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Current Favourite Products #1

Hey everyone! Today's post isn't going to be a review but it's going to be on my current favourite products. Recently I've been using a lot of new products and I'm also trying to finish some of my older ones. So here's my favourites divided into 3 sections (Face, Eyes, Lips) 

FACE PRODUCTS

What I've been really liking recently is the Sephora Light Veil Foundation. This product is a cream-type foundation. I would have to say that it's not the easiest thing to blend out but it isn't horrible either. I really like this foundation because it can even out my skin tone really well and at the same time, it feels like I don't have anything on my skin. And also, one really great thing about this is that when I wear it, it looks very natural and almost seems like I'm not wearing any foundation :D

Second thing I've been really liking is the Etude House Aloha V-Line Slim Maker in #2 Sun Pink/Cherry Brown. I think that the contour shade is way too light and doesn't do much but what I really love is the highlight shade! The highlight is a lot more pigmented than the contour and also looks so nice on the skin!!

EYE PRODUCTS

I've really been like this Etude House Bling in The Sea Proof 10 Color Eye Stick in BE102 Sandy Gold which I have already reviewed. I really like using this as an inner corner highlight. It is very easy to apply and instantly brightens up the eyes!

I also really like the Proof 10 Eye Primer also from Etude House. This primer makes my eyeshadow look more vibrant and prevents it from creasing, also makes the colours last longer!

LIP PRODUCTS

For lipstick, I currently really like The Face Shop Face&It All About Lipstick Moisture in PK103 topped off with the Holika Holika Honey Bouquet Shine Gloss in SRD801 Pretty Red. I really like this combo because the Face Shop lipstick used alone is too light for my skintone but when paired with the darker gloss it looks a lot better!

So those are all my current favourites for now. Thank you all for reading. What are your current favourite products?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review: Holika Holika Honey Bouquet Shine Gloss in SRD801 Pretty Red

Hi everyone! Today's review is going to be on this Holika Holika Honey Bouquet Shine Gloss. The colour I got is SRD801 Pretty Red. Although the name of this lip gloss is pretty red, the colour itself leans more towards a darker pink with purple glitter.



This lip gloss has a doe-foot applicator and a ribbon on the cap. And tbh, this gloss smells nothing like honey LOL! One word to describe the scent is sweet. It legit smells so sweet that it's almost sickly sweet :S but the good thing is that the scent doesn't last that long on the lips.

When applied on the lips, the gloss isn't as pigmented as swatched on the hand but it still looks very pretty and more pigmented than some other glosses. The feeling and consistency of this gloss is sticky and feels a bit thick on the lips but I usually apply a very light layer so that's manageable.

I noticed that this lip gloss starts to fade after 3 or 4 hours without eating or drinking but if I eat/drink with this gloss on, it just comes off completely.

PROS:
  • Nice packaging
  • Pigmented 
CONS:
  • Very strong scent
  • Sticky and feels a bit thick
  • Doesn't last very long, comes off after eating/drinking

Wouldn't buy this lipgloss again or any other colour from this range because of the smell >_< And also because I wanna try some of Etude House's lip glosses. Overall, this lip gloss wasn't the best or the worst. I would say it's average. 

Thanks for reading! :D