Worth it? Colourpop – Haul, Swatches and Review

Colourpop has been in the lime light of affordable American brand makeup yet high quality for awhile now. I’ve also seen it’s lip products to being compared to Kylie Jenner’s lip kits, and with 50USD worth of purchase they do overseas shipping so why not jump onto the band wagen? During the time of my graduation, i made a purchase as giving myself a treat for graduating.

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Supershock Eyeshadow

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From Top to Bottom: Brady (Matte), Game Face(Ultra Metallic), Sequin (Ultra Glitter), Truth (Satin), Static (Satin), LaLa (Ultra Glitter)

I am so in love with the eyeshadows! Every single one of them pigmented enough its not over whelming. Sequin and Lala are categorised as an Ultra Glitter formula, they do not have glittering chunks that fall off even when using a brush to apply. Sequin is my favourite shade yet so far since its a pinkish brown, also a shade i would like to try working with. Im used to neutral, matte shades because of school and work so Colourpop gave me a chance to work with formula and colours that are different to what i am used to.

All of them have this wet feel to them, although there are all powder eyeshadow. They also came with instructions to keep its lids tightly shut if not in use as they will dry out. Its almost like a wet to dry formula, but in a dry form.

Liquid Lips

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Top to bottom: Ultra Satin Lip – Barracuda, Ultra Matte Lip – More Better, Viper, Timesquare, Lippie Stick – Button

 

I really have a lot of mixed thought on the lipsticks, as much as the great price point for its quality. Here are some reason why

Colour

All of them dry down a lot darker then how it looks like in the tube, and just based on the swatch above, Barracuda, Viper and Timsquare looks so similar but when put on my lips and dried down, they turn out very different. To compare them three, TimeSquare on me is a just a very pale nude lip, Viper is a darker shade of pinky nude while Barracuda is a darker vampy nude.

Formula and finish

Three different finishes were purchased – Ultra Satin, Ultra Matte, and the lippie stick, and i can say, i love the Ultra Satin Lip finish best. It is not too drying unlike the Ultra Matte, and have a better staying power as well as higher pigmentation on the lip as compared to the Lippie Stick. I would still use lip balm way before applying the liquid lipsticks, as even the Ultra Satin finish dried my lips out slightly at the end of the day. Every time i finish a meal, there are still product on my lips. Having to use oil based makeup remover is a great indication for its staying power.

For its price points, definitely worth it! What other brands can you ship to overseas for yet so many items for approximately 50USD?

 

 

How I managed to save 50% – Shopping with deals and cash backs

I have just recently graduated from collage, and currently jobless as upsetting as it sounds. Being jobless doesn’t stop the constant want of shopping, therefor i look out for discounts that can be more friendly to the pocket. Thats where the habits and skills of being most collage students, which is constantly at a look out for deals, is made to use! It’s also the time of the year where i have to get my skincare items stocked up, and i usually once mid year and once in the beginning of the year.

I’m always on a journey to look for affordable skincare that works for my sensitive skin, especially on a look out for promotions online and in stores. These are some items i have purchased during the month of June, other then the Etude House BB creams but i am going to include them here to prove how much deals can be found even in Singapore and Indonesia.

First place i have shopped from is Hermo Singapore. They are a Malaysian based online shop, they have shipping to Singapore for a purchase of anything above SGD 45, and they have sale going on quite often as well. By making use of their promotions and delivery free from 45 SGD and below, you can end up saving on a lot. 

I’m Meme (@immeme_official)’s I’m Cleansing Oil in #2 Fresh Oil and Rubycell PuffsIMG_4404

This will be my first time trying anything out from I’m MEME, after being exposed from Pony’s collaboration with them. When i was shopping for this, they had a 50% discount so for whopping 195 ML worth of I’m Cleansing Oil in #2 Fresh Oil, it ended up costing $12.80. The 5 piece puff was also at alms 50% off, becoming at $7.90 at time of purchase.

Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Steam Cream
IMG_4389 I’ve been looking for this moisturiser everywhere, but only to find them sold out in many of my favourite online shop. its a very basic moisturiser that doesn’t oil my combo – oily skin or irritate my sensitive skin. At time of purchase, this cost at $11.90 where as its retail price is $25 for 50g.

Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream Cotton Fit and Blooming Fit

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Etude House AC Clean up cleanser and Baking Powder BB Cleansing Powder Foam cleanser
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When i saw that Etude House Singapore was having a buy one get one promotion for their cleanser, i could not resist. I’ve been using both of them on so often since the end of my high school life, with their original packaging. I would use the baking powder one in alternative to the Innisfree’s Volcanic Pore Cleanser. Once one run out, I’ll use the other and vise versa. 

Too faced Bronzed and Powerless – Pore perfecting Bronzer
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When i was in Jakarta for a week, the Sephora located in Plaza Indonesia had a major discount on many of their products, such as Marc Jacobs and Too Faced. It might be due to their plan of relocating to another shopping centre. I was just window shopping and meeting one of my best friend, thats how i managed to get it for around SGD 25 when it retails in Singapore’s Sephora for SGD42.

Sales are something we should all take advantage of, especially if you are new to the work force and want to save money.

Fave (previously Groupon) and Shopback seems to be two sites that are gaining popularity in Singapore. Its something that i have started to look at as well before using them.

Étude House Precious Mineral BB creams – Review

Etude House in Singapore had a sale on many of their products during Christmas of 2016, 50% of particularly on BB creams with purchase of two, might as well buy some no? Being in humid HongKong for 6 months worth of internship, each week working 6 days and 10 hours per day i stuck down to Boujois Healthy Mix foundation since i knew it will last me all day without being too creamy like foundations do. I have not touched BB creams again until last Christmas.

These are the two i’ve purchased – Etude House Precious Mineral BB Cream in Blooming Fit and Cotton Fit. I’ve only previously tried the Bright Fit version in 2015 and surprisingly, they have repackaged their logo to less princessy in 2016.

According to the official Etude House website, below is the description of the BB Creams

What it does:
– Brightening: Containing bright pearl layer to provide delicate brightening effect on skin and care darkend skin with sebum for clear and delicate skin tone.
– Excellent coverage: Application of ‘Slim Layer Fit Formula’ to prevent from getting smudged after re-applying or layering.
– Moisturizing skin care: Optical oil reflects light to regular directions to maximize gloss and shine. It also contains bamboo sap to hydrate and care skin.

 

While all BB creams are well known moisturising, the Cotton Fit is known for its matter qualities as compared to its other versions in Etude House stores. As i will be back to the cold mountains of Switzerland to finish off my last semester of university, i’ve been using more of the Blooming Fit and found it to be very similar to the Bright Fit one in terms of moisturising properties. Whilst the Cotton Fit i’ve been only using it in Singapore and Indonesia due to its hot weather.

I did not include photos of the bottles as for sure everyone knows how it looks like already with its standard pump.

Both were purchased in W13, the 2nd out of three colours.

As you can see from the swatch after blending it out, the Cotton Fit version is more pink compared to the Blooming Fit although not much more. My skin has gotten more dry as of now probably due to age, even the Blooming Fit doesn’t feel moisturising enough after it has set. I am still waiting for a shipment of mine from Jolse.com for the Etude House Skin Conditioning Cream to see if it is able to help with extra moisturization. I am not able to wear Cotton Fit for an extended period of time in the cold winter weather as it is too mattifying.

 

I won’t say which amongst the two is my favourite as it caters for different skin types and it caters to wear in different season. In hot and humid South East Asia, Cotton Fit did wear for 6 hours before i’ve gotten shiny while the Blooming fit in about 4 hours.Both without the need of powdering on top, or my favourite Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer. They both helped me cover the majority of my redness and occasional pre zits. Etude House markets to the younger market as compared to Sulwhasoo, its price point even without discount is still very affordable.

[Review] Clio Kill Brown and Kill Black WaterProof Brush Liners

Holy grail eyeliners coming up!! Eyeliners were my first ever make up products I’ve ever used since middle school years. Over the years i’ve gone over tons of eyeliner pencil, gel liners and liquid liners and I’m happy to report i have found my favourite liquid liners! Its the Clio Kill Black and Kill Brown Waterproof brush eyeliners!

 

Due to its availability and price in Singapore (which is only in Watson), it is comparable to the ever so famous Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner! It was the unavailability of Dolly Wink’s liquid eyeliner in Watson for the past 2 years, therefor my decision to try these out instead.

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Clio Kill Black and Brown Waterproof brush liners
Price : S$25.90
Available in Singapore’s Watson

Each eyeliner packaging comes with a liquid eyeliner and a small bottle of oil make up remover – which has a thick consistency. A little of this removes the eyeliners along side with the nastiest water proof mascara! I do wish it comes in full size that i can purchase.

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Swatches – single swipe

As you can see, the black is pretty pigmented, while the brown isn’t too extremely harsh although its pigmented with just one swipe. This is my first brown eyeliner, and still isn’t used too the colour as it is gentle. They wear around 10 hours without flaking perfectly with primer and powder eyeshadows underneath it. But as i have oily lids and skins and being in humid countries like Singapore and Indonesia, it transfers a little bit on to my lower lid if i am not careful. Its really normal, so in hotter countries i try to draw a smaller line as compared to my normal think, cat eye look.

Swatches On the eye

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It makes the perfect flick at the end and also small enough to get a thin line at the front of my eyes.

 

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you can really darken it up or soften it down depending on how pigmented the brown you want.

Favourite lip products – lip stick, liner and gloss

I’ve never been a fan of putting products other then lip balms for chapped lip. Ever since Autumn came 3 months ago and chapped my pair of lips, and Fleur De Force came out with her make up line, I have decided to try out some.

Here are some the products I have purchased and fell for in these past months.


Christian Dior Rouge Dior Baume – 488 Prime Rose 

I would describe this as a tinted pink lip stick, when I just need a little colour and moisture on my lips during autumn and winter. I got this in Switzerland, but did not remember it’s price.

Fleur De Force lip gloss/liquid lipstick – 010 Little Star and 020 Written in the Stars. 

So happy for Fleur De Force who not so long ago released her own make up line, including makeup bag and eyeshadow. I chose these two colours as they are quite basic everyday colour lip glosses, but after the glossiness leaves, they leave a subtle colour. My favourite to go is 02 Written In The Stars.

Fleur De Force makeup is exclusive to Feelunique, and they ship worldwide free after a certain amount spent. Check out this link.
The Makeup Store lip liner – Almost red 

My top lip is quite thin, and sometimes lip sticks can get quite messy on my since I’m new to lipsticks. This stays on for a long time and doesn’t transfer on anything! But as it is dry, I use it only during the warmer days. I purchased this during an event Evonne Ng held in The MakeUp store Paragon, Singapore branch a couple of months ago.

Down below are the swatches as according to how the names are listed.

 

Top lip – Christian Dior Rouge and Bottom lip- The Make Up store lip liner and Fleur de Force 020 Written in the Stars.

Pardon my chin, its the time of the month when i took the picture.

Haul – eyes and acne 

Hey guys!! The past couple of weeks I did some make up shopping for the around the eye area, lips and also acne care. I’ve just decided to put up eye make ups and acne treatments first as i want to dedicate a whole post for lips!

 What I’ve gotten are

-The balm’s  Nude’tude eyeshadow palette

– SmashBox gel eyeliner in black

– Eyelur Brow Palette Brow Trio No. 10 in dark brown

– Maybelline anti – age effect under eye concealer in fair and light

– Wet n wild eyeshadow in nutty (not in picture)

– Seba Med clear face anti – pimple gel

– Origin’s Super Spot remover

Now that I live in Bluche Sur Sierre, we are located in the middle of Sierre (a city in Valais region of Switzerland) and Crana Montana, a famous town for skis an golf. And the Coop by Crans Montana are finally putting Wet n wild up on the shelves! I already have their eye shadow trio in Walking on egg shell, and I heard that the shade Nutty is quite popular as well so I have decided to try it out. I forgot to bring it out when I took this picture. For Maybelline ‘s under eye concealer, it’s my substitute for Collections’ concealler which isn’t available in Switzerland. I go through 1 tube every three months so buying backups now doesn’t hurt.

The Nude’tude,  Eyelur eyebrow kit and the Seba Med pimple gel were purchased at Feelunique.com. It’s a UK based website that ships to the rest of Europe for free after spending a certain amount. To Switzerland was above 18 CHF. I just wanted to try more things out in terms of eyebrow kits, and needed more acne fighting friends therefor the Seba Med acne gel. More importantly I’ve shooed at feelunique.com a couple of times and this time they were on sale for 15% off. I have a whole post on some of my current favourite lip products that are bought through this website as well.

Though this time the box came in like this, which got me extremely upset 😦 with just 3 products why such a big box though?  
I just started testing these products out, and will continue further before reviewing them.

Birthday Haul Part 1 – make up and skin care

I turn 21 on the 3rd of October!! I haven’t gotten a lot since I have to wait for my pay at the end of the month. These things were pretty urgent in my “need – to – purchase” list and just are really basic.

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What I have purchased yet so far are skin care and make up.
1) Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating lotion (Watson’s)
2) Clio Kill Bill water proof brush liner (Watson’s)
3) Maybelline’s hyper curl volum’ Express (Watson’s)
4) Pure Heal’s Propolis 80 Cream (Sephora)
5) Etude House Look at My Eyes Cafe eyeshadows in BR403 & BR402 ( Etude House)
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