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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.

[Review] Holika Holika Heart Full Moisture Lipstick

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Here’s a rare make-up review from me.

I received this red lipstick from my fellow contributor, Fen as a souvenir from Korea. I kinda forgotten all about it until one day, I decided to do something different about my make up on a date night with Mr H.

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Its packaging is really cute and small, perfect to pop into a clutch or a purse for quick touch-ups.

The lipstick lives up to its name of being a “heart full” lipstick by being in a heart shape. It’s very gimmicky but it works for me! However, I get super paranoid when I apply the lipstick as I feel I might ruin the heart shape. It’s probably best to use a lip brush for this lipstick.

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Fen got me this particular colour, which is supposed to be a pretty bright shade of red. Let’s compare the colour of this lipstick with two others in my make up pouch.

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From top to bottom: L’oreal Caresse Lipstain Rose on and on, Holika Holika Heart Full and Maybelline Color Sensational

As you can probably see, it’s not as red as I thought it would be. However, its texture is smoother than my Maybelline and more moisturising. Kudos to that!

After 2 coats of the lipstick, I got a pretty pinkish-red tone and the colour is pretty even.

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This red is good for those who are not daring enough to go full out and yet wanting to try something beyond the safe pink tone. But for those who are seeking an outstanding shade of red, you will be disappointed that 2-3 coats later, it will still be more pink than red.

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The lip colour lasted about 2 hours before I needed to touch up, which means its staying power IMO is just alright. Nothing spectacular.

Overall, it was a good start to being slightly more experimental in my make-up choices.

P.S: For this look, I tried to modify the wingtip eyeliner to suit my sleepy eyelids but it doesn’t look that obvious.

Battle of the Red Lipsticks – Chanel Rouge Allure vs YSL Rouge Pur Couture

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The bold lip is usually seen on magazines and has become more wearable..Bye bye nude lips!

A red lip is a classic look but many women are often too afraid to wear it because it’s so strong. Today is a review of two red lipsticks that I have come to love…

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Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin Lip Colour in 08 Brilliant
Ultra-feminine and subtly provocative in the way it clicks open and closed, the new ROUGE ALLURE beauty step is a trigger of charm. Its black lacquered case opens with one click to reveal a sensual lipstick trimmed in gold for perfect application. Its supple, ultra-fine second-skin texture glides smoothly over the lips for a satiny and perfectly luminous makeup result. Shea butter combined with a canola oil derivative provides softness and comfort.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Pure Lip Colour in 35 Rouge Vernis
A new-generation lipstick inspired by Monsieur Saint Laurent’s iconic color palette—red, fuchsia and orange—in a collection of captivating couture shades that offer each complexion a customized look. Enveloped in a luxurious gold case designed by Creative Director Stefano Pilati, Rouge Pur Couture speaks elegance. Lips are saturated with intense, stay-true color, thanks to the Coloreveal Technology while natural extracts provide comforting moisture that lasts all day. Provides medium to full coverage with a radiant, satin finish. SPF 15.

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My Review
I got the Chanel first and it’s a nice red that looks darker (oxblood) in the bullet and yet the colour is sheer when applied. This color is buildable so it’s a good red to ease into. The packaging is also sleek with the click to reveal the bullet.

The YSL is super pigmented and I don’t even need a lipliner for this. And it’s super lasting! The forumula is moisturizing enough that I don’t even feel the need for a lipbalm before application. Overall, I prefer the creamy texture of YSL and it feels luxuriously soft and sexy on my lips. It is also pricier at sgd45!

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The red lip is extremely wearable with white or black outfits. Try it!

xx

[Review] Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF15

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lip balm is a must in my everyday routine.

with make up, i must apply lip balm to smoothen my dry lips so my lipstick can glide on smoothly with no ugly skinchipping

without make up, its for the protection of my usually dry lips

i was delighted when SYd came back from US of A and gave me one of these:

Fresh’s #1 best-seller famous for its ultra-nourishing and protective benefits, sublime texture, and iconic citrus flavor

i really like how there’s a screw bottom so that the cap does not come off easily in my toiletries bag. just 1 turn and it can be easily removed.

its also very compact and lightweight.

this balm glides on so easily and moisturize instantly. i love how the moisture stays on for hours!! and in fact i seldom reapply thruout the day.

from the fresh.com site

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 moisturizes, protects, and smoothes the lips with a proprietary blend of moisture-preserving sugar, nourishing precious oils, antioxidant-rich polyphenols, and essential SPF protection. Fresh’s #1 best-seller, Sugar Lip treatment SPF 15 is proven to provide 6 hours of significant moisture for soft, supple, and youthful lips. Its sublime texture and addictive citrus flavor make it positively irresistible.

Key ingredients:

-Sugar, a natural humectant, prevents moisture loss

-A superior blend of nourishing oils, including meadowfoam and black currant seed oils, deeply moisturize dry areas

-Grapeseed polyphenols protect, smooth, and soften

-SPF 15 UVA/UVB protection

super love!!!

i believed you shd be able to get this in SG at Sephora 🙂 (not sure about the price)

Rating: 5/5

[Review] Dior Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm SPF 10

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One of the must-have items in a girl’s bag is a lipbalm. Today I’ll be sharing with you my HG lipbalm and I’ve lost count how many tubes I’ve used over the years. I’m very particular about something I use a few times a day. It can’t smell bad, taste weird, feel sticky, too dry or be difficult to apply (steer clear from those that need to use ur finger).

Awaken and enhance the natural beauty of your lips with this unique balm that promises the perfect pout. Formulated with color reviver technology, this silky lipstick reacts with the chemistry of your lips to create a special shade that will last all day. The addition of SPF 10 will keep you protected, while hydrating mango butter and loofah extract nourish for beautiful, luscious lips.

Let’s see how my lips look before and after application.
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Can you see my lips are now more pink? Not everyone will have the same hue of pink as this lipbalm will enhance your natural lip color. For me, one layer gives a natural glow and if I want a richer deeper color, I will layer it and it will still look natural. I also like that it has a lip gloss effect without feeling like one (sticky). Now, we have sunscreen for our faces why not on our lips as well. NO ONE likes darken lips and with the SPF 10 I feel my lips are protected.

Before I started using this, my lips were chapped and peeled a lot. Applying this regular really helped to improve my lip texture and color.  Now my lips hardly peel and remain moisturised on days I forget to take it with me. So it is not just a regular lipbalm but a lip treatment as well.

The downside to this is that it’s really expensive. A tube cost USD 30 / SGD 44 and can only last me ~2 months with 2-3 times application a day. For me, I think it makes a great gift cos not everyone would spend $$$ on a lipbalm but definitely wouldn’t mind receiving it.