10.31.2014

MAC Keepsakes Red Lip Bag

I am not a huge fan of MAC cosmetics. I've only bought a handful of things, and my last trip to a MAC counter was years ago - It was to get the limited edition Cyndi lipstick a year after it had been sold out, and the rep gave me that pitiful "you don't know anything, do you?" look. She advised me to search on eBay (and to act faster next time) so I did only to find out Cyndi was sold at $55 at that point. I think that was it for me. I'm quite done with the brand, to be honest with you. I'd rather pay more for higher-ends or buy two of my favorite drugstore lippies.
With that opinion of mine unchanged, I still had a soft spot for MAC Ruby Woo. Infamous for the extremely drying formula, but to me it is such a special red. In fact, it is the Retro Matte formulation what makes this blue toned red so special. I had a stick a while ago, and despite the love-hate relationship that I had with Ruby Woo, deep down I wanted it again.
Then I saw the MAC Keepsakes Red Lip Bag.


MAC Keepsakes Red Lip Bag
MAC Keepsakes Red Lip Bag



10.27.2014

Chanel Rouge Allure Envoûtante + Soft Halloween FOTD

Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Envoûtante was introduced as a part of the Spring 2013 collection. I thought it was quite a misplacement. To me it is a perfectly autumnal shade, so I bought it this year as soon as the air started feeling cooler.


Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Envoutante
Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense
116 Envoûtante


10.23.2014

Butter London Nail Lacquer Ladybird

I often share my NOTDs on Twitter but not everything makes a blog post. Honestly I don't feel that passionate about nail polishes any more. I can't believe there was a time I changed colors daily (both on toes and tips). I still enjoy painting nails but maybe in the bigger sense of "grooming and polishing myself", not on its own.
However, this gorgeous red polish from Butter London has taken me by surprise, and certainly is worth talking about.


Butter London Ladybird
Butter London Nail Lacquer Ladybird


10.19.2014

KOSÉ Visée Smoky Rich Eyes GY-7

A while ago, I ordered this eyeshadow quint from Ichibankao. I know many beauty bloggers recommend this online seller for Japanese goodies, but unfortunately I never received my order. After the frustrating lack of communication, I got my refund and the case was closed. Maybe that was the sign that I shouldn't have gotten it. But what did I do? I went ahead and ordered another one from eBay. Sometimes curiosity is worse than the lemmings themselves.


KOSÉ Visée Smoky Rich Eyes GY-7



10.13.2014

NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education

It is a shame Bad Education didn't make the cut when NARS decided to reformulate their lip gloss range. This complex and universally flattering red should have been at least reincarnated, but I do not see any comparable shade from the current NARS Lager Than Life Lip Gloss lineup.
I only opened my tube recently and do not detect any funky smell or a change in consistency, but please note it is officially a discontinued color. We have to assume it would be at least a year ago when these tubes were manufactured.
Some of the discontinued shades including Bad Education are sold at a ridiculous price on eBay, but you can still get them at $25 on Amazon or Beauty.com if you're interested.


NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education
NARS Lip Gloss Bad Education



10.12.2014

Current Deep Cleansing & Exfoliation Routine

To be honest with you, my skincare routine is borderline lazy. My skin is not all that sensitive and usually quite tolerant of this laziness merely consisting of the very basics - moisturize, protect, and cleanse, but it does show especially when I neglect the "cleanse" part.
As I am aging and the air is getting cooler, my skin does not seem to produce oil as much as before. So maybe I have been lazier to exfoliate and deep-cleanse my skin, which is quite a mistake. I still use a waterproof sunscreen that easily causes clogged pores. Evidently, I broke out in a few spots. This was hormonal but clearly encouraged by negligence as well since I had not broken out for a while.
The situation was quickly resolved as I resumed my deep cleansing & exfoliation routine, maybe this time a little more diligently.


Deep Cleansing & Exfoliations




10.10.2014

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain India Intrigue

Hope you're not bored by my consecutive lippy posts not to mention they are all about bright colors. But I have quite a few lippy drafts sitting on my dashboard at the moment. Plus I am resolute not to buy any more lip product until I publish all of them. I want a new lipstick. I had to do this.

I have briefly reviewed on the first two I bought - Barcelona Nights & LA Exclusive, and decided to pick up another one, India Intrigue. My opinions on Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains are unchanged. It may not be the smartest move for beauty blogging, but adding more colors makes sense to me as long as I find the formula satisfactory.


Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain India Intrigue
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain 
India Intrigue (001)



10.08.2014

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss 58 Émoi

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss Émoi is one of the recently acquired "off red" lippies. And I believe I have been wearing this most frequently, too.
I usually get disappointed by Chanel lip formulations although I still get sucked into buying them because of the beautiful packagings and the colors. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I even like this lip gloss formula. This is a big yay for me since I cannot force myself to wear lippies with unsatisfying formulas any more. (Maybe I will suffer the formula for a shade like MAC Ruby Woo, but that's about it.)

Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss Emoi
Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss
Émoi



10.02.2014

L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick 303 Rouge Allegro

This is my third Extraordinaire. As you can tell from my previous reviews on the other two - Purple Prelude and Pink Tremolo, I am quite smitten by these drugstore hybrid lippies despite of shortcomings like the excessive floral scent or the rather thick consistency.
I did not wear these often during the summer because it feels quite heavy and the color never really sets. But now it is undeniably autumn here and the ultra-moisturizing formula actually works in favor, so I decided to add another one to my little collection.


L'Oreal Extraordinaire Rouge Allegro
L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick
Rouge Allegro (303)







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