Four Everyday Autumn Inspired Look – Peach & Cranberry

October is my favourite month of the year, why? Because its when the cold, crispy autumn seasons starts to roll in and also because i am born a libra. When i was in Switzerland, i bought MAC Cosmetic’s eyeshadow in Paradisco and Cranberry, some typical autumnal shades but never really used it. To commemorate them, i decided to take them out to further experiment them. Below are the four simple looks that i have created with the list of products. Three looks will be based on Paradisco, a shimmery peach, while the last look was based the shade “Cranberry”, a burgundy.

Looking into beauty trends in Asian/ Korean vs. Western/ American look for Autumnal vibes, it seems that the Asian/ Korean trends take in more peachy looks while the Western/ Americans usually go with burgundy shades normally due to eye shape. Though in 2017, It seemed to have flipped over just by the palettes and shades famous brands of each side brought out. Western brands like Two Faced has came out with a “Peach” Matte line, where as Asian brands like Etude house has brought out “Wine” based palettes.

Also, i had my eyebrows tattooed two weeks ago in Indonesia. A blogpost will follow after having it retouched, which will be around next month.

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Day 1 of eyebrow embroidery

These are my peeling brows, day three in with the embroidery so it looked really messy 😦 It was also on my birthday. Please don’t mind it.

Look One

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Base:
Etude House Fix & Fix Primer: Pore
Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Sand
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte Natural Finish pressed powder in 20 Clair Translucent 1.
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Cheeks:
NYX blush in Taupe
Chanel Jouse Contraste Powder Blush in 67 Rose Tourbillon.
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Eyes:
MAC eyeshadow Charcoal Brown & Paradisco
Clio liquid eyeliner – Black.
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Lip:
ColourPop LippieStix in Mirror Mirror

All the looks below are at least a week after i have gotten my brows done.

Look Two – Everyday look without liner

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I wore significantly less Paradisco and more brown in this look as compared to the one before, which i really liked. Also, this was the first time i tired out Etude House’s peel off lip colour (Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Pack) which caused the inner part of my lips to be extremely dry.

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Base:
Fentybeauty Filtr Primer
Etude House Double Lasting Foundation in Sand
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte Natural Finish pressed powder in 20 Clair Translucent 1.
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Cheeks:
NYX HD Blush in Taupe
Chanel Jouse Contraste Powder Blush in 67 Rose Tourbillon.
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Eyes:
MAC eyeshadow Charcoal Paradisco + Brown
Maybelline the Falsies Volume Express WaterProof
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Lips:
Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint Pack in OR201 + Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in BE104

Look Three

I would say the look that i was most satisfied with, because I had more time and incorporated different crease shades to achieve this look. Because of The Balm’s greyish shade, it looked more sophisticated then the first look. The lip colour was darker and consistency was lighter in the lipstick i used here. IMG_6523
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The Balm Nude’tude #Stand-offish, #Selfish, #Sultry
Mac #Paradisco
Clio Kill Black WaterProof Brush Liner
Maybelline the Falsies Volume Express WaterProof –
🍁Cheeks:
Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Bronzer
Nars Blush in #DeepThroat
🍁Lips:
Etude House #RD302

Look Four – Cranberry eyes

I absolutely loved the colour “Cranberry”, but didn’t really know how to apply it without looking as though i got punched in the eye. But of course i have time to play more with it 😀
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🍁Eyes:
The Balm Nude’tude Stand-offish & Sultry
Mac Eyeshadow in Cranberry
Clio Kill Black WaterProof Brush Liner
Maybelline the Falsies Volume Express WaterProof
🍁Cheeks:
NYX HD blush – Taupe
Nars Blush – DeepThroat
🍁Lips:
Etude House Lipstick in #RD302

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?