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[Review] e.l.f. Baked Blush & Benecos Natural Lipstick

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I got these 2 products from my first iherb haul last month and was so excited to try the products, and i finally did!

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I got this elf peachy cheeky baked blush from iherb.com for USD$3 (i still cant believe the amazing price) some time back as my current blusher is finsihing and i always wanted to try a peachy shade instead of my usual pinky shade.

i was hesitant at first when it arrived as it looked too shimmery for my liking, i prefer those matte look so that my face doesnt look too oily.

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(sorry the box become quite dirty with the powders in my make up box)

Anyway, i like that they added the jojoba rose, sunflower and apricot and grapes to nourish and hydrate the skin.

here’s a swatch of the blush

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looks very subtle right? there’s almost no colour and all shimmers!

however, i must say that i like how subtle it is… haha.

the picture cant show it but against my fair skin i do really see the peachy shade. personally, i wanted smthg more pigmented and less shimmery.

From my first actual application on my cheek, i begin to fall in love with it!

the powder glides very smoothly on my cheeks and creates a very natural blush for me.

The shimmers doesnt look at bad as i thought. instead of an oily face, the blush actually ‘catch the light’ and highlight my cheeks! Love!

I wore it as my daily blusher the whole of last week. and to clubbing on friday haha.

overall, i think this blusher is great for the price and i would definitely buy it again or check out more elf blushers!!

please read till the end to see the full makeup 🙂

as for the Benecos Natural Lipstick in Pink Honey, i was just looking for another lipstick as i am the kind who only have 1 lipstick at a time and only change or buy new ones when the previous one finishes.

So i thought, why not add one more option?

this is pricey at $13.99 but i bought it because of the natural and organic sources.

Description

  • Soft Neutral Tone Rose
  • Smooth, Creamy Color
  • Nourishing Moisture

The pure mineral lipsticks offer brilliant color and natural moisture with vitamin E.

Complete your look with our naturally gorgeous lipsticks. Made with organic jojoba and sunflower oils, these lipsticks moisturize lips while keeping them looking lovely. The creamy, stay-put formula provides long lasting color.

here’s the swatch:
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when i first used it, i am really amazed that it is so creamy and smooth. it is super moisturizing which is great for my dry lips.

i must say that this lipstick is the exact same colours of my natural lip colour. i never thought this is possible but it is.
so when i wear it, i really dont see a difference in my lip colour, but definitely more smooth and creamy looking now.
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do you agree??

i find this lipstick too sheer for my liking. i guess it is because of its mineral and organic ingredients, so there’s not much they can do to give it a full cream look upon 1st application.
i have to apply 3-5 layers to finally see the full colour. if i apply only 1 layer, its like a lip balm. im torn if i shuold get it again as the texture is really great creamy nourishing for me but the colour is so so, i prefer to have more adventourous colours.

here’s 2 selfies of me wearing both the blush and lipstick.
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love the natural look of the blush and lipstick!

anyway, if you want to check out the products, i’ve already hyperlinked them above. and if you are a first timer for iherb.com you can use this link to get $10 off $40 purchases, or $5 off smaller purchases!

Rewards Code NZM317

Thank you for reading, have a great sunday ahead.

Beauty and food Haul from US of A!

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Thanks to lov3less’ blog entry on makeup brushes, i went to explore iherb.com and went on a mini spree! thank you for the $10 discount code babe!

So with my barely there self-control, i bought 9 items! they cost me about SGD$57

its only 5 days ago that i ordered and i cant believe its here so fast! oh shipping is SGD$4 flat by singpost. ROCKS!

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i love how US shipping is always so efficient! the box quite big hor.

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Brushes!

YES – i got caught away with buying these ELF brushes and another Stippling brush from Real techniques – as recommended by lov3less 🙂

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DO YOU KNOW – that these ELF brushes are US$3 EACH????? Thats $3.75 SGD

and today during the watsons fair all these are selling at S$9.90. What audacity!!

im so glad im not so stupid anymore. i admited to buying 2 brushes from watsons before…… 😦

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This baby toothbrush is for my friend whom is preggers haha – random present

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i love how the big brushes come with a protective cover which is thick and sturdy plastic!

These are all Taklon brushes.

Taklon is the common name for a synthetic fiber used in artist-quality paint, makeup and pin stripe brushes. It is a smooth, soft, and somewhat fragile polyester derivative devoid of any protein component or allergen elements and is therefore used in the cosmetic industries as a “green,” “vegan,” “allergy free” or synthetic alternative to animal hair brushes.

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Actually i already have a stippling brush from MAC BUT it sucks to the max!
the hair always always drop out when i use it and its not 1 strand its a few strands! everytime i try to give it another chance more drop out. since so many fall out already, i shd know that there isnt much hair left to hold it tight and more is going to drop out soon since its no longer tight so… i have to buy another one..
Also, my only experience w stippling brushes is that they give me a very uneven streaky finish, and use 3 times the amount of product than if i use my fingers.
I dont know why everyone says its more defined and smooth and even finsih cos mine is always a disaster, even with a foundation brush from The BOdy shop.

SO i decided to give stippling brushes a second chance.. by buying another one. please let this be good.

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the ELF baked blush is also $3.75 SGD (OMG) seriously i feel i am saving money.
the lipstick is US$14. it is purely organic and natural etc so lets see.

Saving the best for the LAST!!!…
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This is my fave part of the haul!!!!!
you know how crazy expensive mixed nuts is in singapore? its about $6 per 100g
thats y i very very seldom buy and 100 g i finsih is 2 days MAX.

this cost about SG$10 and its 454g!! plus its one of the top sellers becos is pure, natural, raw and unprocessed!
i love snacking in office and this is the best snack to have.
raw food gives me a quick energy boost and super healthy for the brain and heart ❤

if you do the math, i should not have spend so much but thankfully i use lov3less promo code for $10 off $40 purchase for first timers, $5 off for smaller items. THANK YOU AH!!!

so here’s mine you guys can use!
Offer your Rewards Code NZM317 or click http://www.iherb.com/?rcode=NZM317