Sunday, 22 July 2018

[REVIEW] Etude House Play Color Eyes Palette in Beach Party

July 22, 2018 0
Previously Etude House had a lot of floral/ fruity themed palettes in Play Color Eyes range so the addition of Beach Party pallete is like a breath of fresh air. The colors lean more towards the cooler side of color spectrum and revolve around the beach/ aqautic theme.

There are 10 fun shades in this cute palette. The slim design along with a full size mirror make this very practical & travel friendly. They have included good quality sponge tip applicators which pack up the color on the lids really well (I prefer using this for the foil eyeshadow)

Previously the outer teal covering had a pink polka dot bikini on it but thankfully they have replaced the drawing with a palm tree ( the bikini looked a little rash in my opinion)
the back of the case is light pink in color and has sticker with the shade names on it.

I love how Etude House gave a unique name to each individual color and added little cute drawing as well on the plastic film. These little details make the palette more meaningful for example take the shade sunset beach. dusky coral color with flecks of gold sparkles is a true representation of sunset color.

There is a variety of different finishes in this palette like matte, foil, shimmery and satin shades

I found the 3 matte shades to be pigmented and easy to blend. the satins have excellent color payoff and found the shimmery/ foil shades very easy to work with

I am going to dive into each individual color and share my thoughts on texture and pignentation

Starting from the left side we have

High Tide:
 this is your staple champagne color. Very pigmented easy to blend great for highlighting inner corners of eye

Sunset Beach :
My favorite color in the palette. Its a beautiful corally orange color with gold glitter. If used as a wash of color it looks quite sheer but once packed on it looks like foil

Like a Meramid :
A signature mermaid tail teal color this has a shimmery/satin finish. Deeply Pigmented and beautiful

▶ Shellfish on Rock:
The least pigmented color of this palette. this looks a beautiful matte purple color in pan but on swatching it looks so sheer. I think this can be worn for a natural daily makeup look for a hint of lavender on lids

Surfing Point:
This is a combination of blue and purple.  Blends seamlessly and a very unique color for smoky makeup look

Cave Shadow:
Greenish brown color with gold particles running through, Very pigmented but the color is a little difficult to pair for an eye look

▶ Wet & Wild : A very staple and basic reddish brown color. The formula is matte and is very pigmented. This blends like a dream. perfect for crease and lower lash line.

Sand Castle:
beige gold color. The finish is shimmery.

Cocktail shot:
A solid black matte color. I find this works great to smoke out my eyeliner

Cool dive: Another favorite of mine this has a shimmery finish. Looks beautiful on the lids. The color really pops due to intense pigmentation.

 To be honest I didnt expect this level of pigmentation because korean eyeshadows are polular for sheer wash of color on the lids. Apart from the shade shellfish on the rock all eyeshadows have intense color and blend beautifully. The texture of these shadow is soft and velvety

In terms of fall out I have noticed that if you use sponge tip applicator or fingers to apply eyeshadow there is 0% fall out but some brushes ( specially one which have goat hair bristles) can cause fallout

Out of all the  Play Color Eyes range this palette is the one which stood out to me the most. I hate orange color and burgundy + pink colors make my eyes look bruised.

I find this to be the perfect all year round palette because the colors are versatile, bright, bold and look great on brown eyes

You can purchase this palette at jolse for 22.47 $ here

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting lipstick RD 304 review

July 01, 2018 0
Etude house is one of my favourite korean road shop makeup brand. I love the cute packaging, the quality and the affordable price tag.

I have been eyeing The Dear My Glass Tinting lipstick line for quite some time so when I spotted these on Jolse at sale I ordered one immediately ( I wished I had ordered more though 😖)

The concept of these lipsticks is unique.  You can create your own customized lipstick by  separately choosing the case and the lipstick bullet of your choice in the color & design you want 

There are 20 different cases in the line (matte and glossy ) along with 20 shades of lispticks

These lipsticks as the name suggests are for imparting  a tint on the lips. The formula is sheer and glossy

I chose Love flamingos case because I found the design to be super cute. As for the lipstick bullet I picked the shade RD304.

The lipstick case and bullet come in separate boxes, you have to fix the bullet in the case yourself ( its pretty easy )

The design is very sleek and pretty. Make sure you roll the lipstick all the way back in before placing the cap on top. (I damaged the lipstick due to my carelessness)

The bullet contains 3 gm of lipstick which is 0.5 gm less than standard lipstick. I am sad because I like the shade of this lipstick and I dont want to run out and happy at the same time because this means I might use up the whole bullet before it expires ( dilemma 😕)

One of the major drawback with moisturizing lipsticks is that they transfer easily. My trick to prevent smearing and smudging is to apply lipstick in the centre of the lips and then blend it out with my fingers that way I get tinted lips and the color does not transfer

I love sheer formulas as they give room to error and clumsy application 😂. This particular shade is somewhat between opague and sheer. The coverage is buildable. I personally prefer a single swipe of this lipstick as it gives my lips a wash of color without going too over the top.
 I have noticed that layering this lipstick accentuates texture on the lips in an unpleasant way. This formula has somewhat waxy/balmy feel to it. It glides on smoothly. I recommend storing this is in cool place like fridge in extremely hot weather because my bullet became very mushy at 40 C°
If you shy away from wearing bright/bold lip colours but still want to wear red I recommend you to try this out,

For me this lipstick has reached HG status and I have been reaching for this more often than my regular Wet N Wild MegaLast lipstick .

The lipsticks retail for 9.07 $ on jolse while the the cases are for 6.07 $ on Jolse . On a discount you can probably get this for about 12$. This is actually a little pricey for a lipstick but the case is actually very sturdy and high quality plus its kind of special edition

If you have nick for collecting cute things then you should probably add this to your collecting because the cases are super cute.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer Review

June 28, 2018 3
This  primer skin liar by elizavecca  hydrates the skin while blurring out the appearance of pores at the same time.

There is adenosine and niacinamide for anti-wrinkle and whitening.

I can spot sea cucumber,Caragana Sinica root ferment extract, Illumium Verum and   Phytosqualene for moisturizing skin and control oil production at the same time

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Niacinamide, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Adenosine, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Saccharomyces/Caragana Sinica Root Ferment Extract, Sea Cucumber Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Phytosqualane, Cyclomethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate-13, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, CI77491, CI77499, CI77492, Stearic Acid, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

the packaging is cute, reminds of those interactive games I used to play on my Windows 98 computer a decade ago , lol memories
 This comes in a squeeze tube packaging, the nozzle sides is sealed so rest assured that the product is brand new. Elizavecca has started adding originality seal to its products so you can know scratch the code to check whether your product is original or counterfeit
This primer comes in 30 ml  formulation. The salmon color does a perfect job of blending with the skin color. This feels like silicone but   gives ton of hydration and moisture to skin. 

This helps the makeup to blend quite easily. It helps the foyndation to adhere better to the skin.
It blurs out pores and imperfections to some extent. But it does not completely hide them or fill them.
A little goes a long way, you dont need a lot of product. Just a little more than pea size amount is enough for the whole face
The formula is very hydrating so for summer season this is better suited for normal to dry skin. But I would definitely wear this under my bb cream in winter season
One important thing to note is that this didnt cause any type of breakouts or clog my pores. The formula is very light weight and removes easily with micellar water

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Elizavecca Donkey Piggy Donkey Creamy Cleansing Melting Cream Review

June 27, 2018 1
The name of the product is quite a mouth full admittedly but the performance of the product is quite impressive so I can easily over look the long name 🙂
This product is designed to dissolve makeup remove sebum and  dead skin
Two main star ingredients are Donkey oil and Camellia oil. Now many of you might be supporting raised eyebrows in alarm or perhaps scrunched up you face in horror but you are going to be surprised to learn that Donkey oil has excellent moisture retaining properties combined with Camellia oil,the balm not only soothes the skin but also prevents aging and moisturizes

I have something close to a phobia when it comes to glass container and this cleansing cream is store in a glass jar with a metal lid.

There is a protective plastic lid inside to prevent spillage because in hot weather the cream changes is consistency to that of an oil. Its slighly opague with a mild scent and has vaseline like balm consistency.

I have previously used a balm cleanser so my expectations naturally where a bit high, surprisingly this turned out to be as good as I hoped

Free fromParabens, Sulfates, Formaldehyde, PEG, Formaldehyde-releasers, Triclosan, Propylene Glycol, Talc, Silicones, Alcohol, TEA, Coal Tar, Dye, Mineral Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Phthalates, MIT

Full ingredients
Purified Water, Mineral Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Soybean Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Jojoba Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Wax, Sorbitan Oleate, Camellia Oil, Donkey Milk, PEG-100 Stearate, Lanolin, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl glycol, Butoxydiglycol, Raspberry Ketone, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Disodium EDTA

Its pretty easy to use just scoop out a medium sized dollop of balm from the jar with the help of spatula (included in the box) warm it in the palm of your hands and massage it onto the face in circular motion with  bit of water. The balm turns milky and your will see the makeup emusifying with the balm. Once I am thoroughly satisfied that all the makeup has dissolved. I wash my face with water and follow up with a foaming cleanser to get rid of the balm and makeup.

This balm cleanser makes my skin soft after use. It does an excellent  job of removing water proof mascara, matte liquid lipsticks and sunscreen of my face. Personally I am quite satisfied with this makeup removing balm

Friday, 15 June 2018

My Bae Jolse Korean Beauty Haul 2018

June 15, 2018 0
Today I am  reviewing a korea based online store called Jolse , Now many of you might be aware of this store existsnce and might have shopped from them several times in the past.

 I found them via youtube when one of vloggers shared her massive haul

Now Jolse has a lot of attractive features which make shopping more fun

1. They always have some sort of sale going on so you can easily grab products at good rates

2. They offer free shipping option and standard mail with tracking for 2.5$ for every order which is super cool. Compared to others stores they have a fixed shipping rate so this makes them very cost effective

3. The website is very user friendly. Its easy to navigate around and find different products. They also have an app

4. They update there stock regularly and add new products to their catalogue everyday

5. There customer service is amazing. They repky to each and every query and guide as much as they can

My order reached me within two weeks of placing order. Every thing was carefully bubble wrapped.

Jolse is generous when it comes fo giving samples. As you can see I got a lot samples. The also give socks and exfoliating cloth when order exceeds a certain amount ( not in the picture)

Here is what I bought

Cosrx Clear Fit Spot Concealer 12.75 $

Etude House Face Blur SPF33/PA++ 15.57$

Clio Nudism Velvet Wear Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++  24.98$

Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting Lips Talk (content only) RD 304 9.07$

Etude House Dear My Glass Tinting Lips Talk (case only) 6.07$

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Primer 9.48$

Heimish Dailism Blusher Palette (Peony floral) 4$

Overall I had a great  shopping experience with jolse and would certainly place another order on their website.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Pixi Beauty Lash & Line Love Review

June 10, 2018 20
Pixi Beauty never fails to surprise me, not only do they excel in creating amazing skincare products, their makeup products are equally impressive
I received a box called Lash & line love which contains 9 products to help you Ace up the eyemakeup look
Endless Silky Eye Pen ($12)
my favourite product in the collection. These are a perfect dupe for  Urban Decay 24/7s eye pencils. Each pencil is color coded so it makes it super easy to reach out for them when in a hurry. There are about 22 shades in the  range so there is color for every one.

 These feel so creamy and buttery and glide on the eyelids without dragging or tugging.  The best part is that these take about a minute to set  so you can easily smoke out the line or blend it. Once set this does not smudge at all.  The formula is 100% waterproof and requires micellar water or oil cleanser for removal.

 Velvet Violet: a dusty purple color perfect for a light all over wash of color on the lid or to brighten up the lower lash line.

Rose Glow: this is a beautiful bronze color which has a metallic shift to it. I have used it to highlight my inner corner and used it as a mono color all over my lid. The metallic shift gives this color a duo chrome quality.

 Black Blue: cobalt blue color. I am really enjoying this shade its perfect for that pop of color in summer

 Matte Mulberry : burgundy brown shade. This is so beautiful. I have used this to line my upper lash line and this really makes the brown in my eyes pop

Eye Bright Liner ($12)  
pinkish nude colour to line the waterline. Placing nude colored liner on the water line really brightens the eyes and makes them look bigger.
Prior to this I used to line my waterline with a white eyeliner and it looked very unnatural. But this color is perfect becauss its not staight up white. This has a very thin tip and is retractable so no sharpening is required

Eye Define Waterline ($14)
  this looks similar to  Eye Bright liner in terms of packaging. It has the same retractable mechanism. The color is very deep black. It takes some time to set but once it dries down it budgeproof.

 I dont like to line my waterline with black liner because it makes my eyes appear even more smaller so I have been using this to as a pencil liner for my upper lash line

Lash Line Ink ($14) 
This felt tip liner initially felt dry and I was bummed out but then I saw this great tip on Pixi Beauty page about flipping the tip with a tweezer and wow I was so surprised by the intense pigmentation.
The tip is soft and can be used to create both thick and thin lines. To keep the ink from flowing smoothly I keep my pen in upside position. This is not waterproof but it holds well on my oily eyeliner

Large Lash Mascara ($16) 
this mascara is designed for volume. The brush is quite fat like maybelline mascara's

 The formula feels very wet. I like quite voluminoius thick lashes so for me this mascara didnt give me the drama I desired but I like this for everyday wear. The bristles do an excellent job of separating lashes and defining them

Black Lacquer Lash Primer ($15)  
A 3-in-1 primer. The shape of the brush is pretty interesting it has short spiky rubber bristles. Unlike many lash primers in the market this is black in color. The fotmula is on the drier side.

 I like to prime my lashes with this and follow up with my favourite mascara. After using this multiple times I have noticed that the brush lifts up the lashes to give extra curl

I am very impressed by the quality and affordability of these products. GOOD JOB Pixi Beauty

All of the products can be purchased individually from pixi beauty website 


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