9.25.2015

Collective | Orange Makeup




One of the most remarkable things in my makeup life in 2015 (oh boy, that sounds too much) is that I have ventured into the out-of-comfort color realm (aka orange) and started feeling somewhat comfortable over there too. I would be in denial if I said orange looked better on me than cool-toned pink and red, but I do enjoy this passionate and perky color group and have been wearing something orange regularly.
As a result, I have acquired quite a few orange makeup items. It is a relatively(!) smaller collection, but is rather complete and even perfect to my own eyes. 
Some of them deserve full reviews which will come hopefully soon. Today I will show all of them together, because it's Friday and looking at orange makeup is fun.


9.23.2015

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette


Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette


I was initially looking at the new Greige palette (when it comes to eyeshadows, I am on autopilot and look at cool smokey ones), then I realized what's missing from my eyeshadow collection is warmer, rosy shades. Telluride Eye Palette is a perfect rosy neutral palette. I don't normally like eyeshadow palettes in long rectangular cases with more than 4 colors, but this one I enjoy. It is like a essential version of NAKED 3. Better quality, too.


9.18.2015

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll


Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll


I have something new and shiny from Bobbi Brown. 
Admittedly, a richly pigmented lipstick isn't something I get excited often about, but this one kind of fit the bill when I was scheming on Bobbi Brown website to use the voucher I got from Gilt (There was a "$30 off purchase of $80 or more" deal for Bobbi Brown stuff. I am linking the site just in case you want to get sucked into a deal and buy unnecessary makeup like me. Or maybe you shouldn't.)
It was easy to choose the Telluride Eye Palette that made my heart sing immediately (review coming soon), but I was a bit skeptical about my other choice, Russian Doll from the new lipstick range called Luxe Lip Color. Thankfully, it turns out I also like a full coverage lipstick if it is good quality. Plus it doesn't hurt that Russian Doll is a quite flattering shade on me.


9.12.2015

KLENSPOP | Silk Choco & Silk Brown



Silk Choco and Silk Brown are the newest additions to KLENSPOP's silicone hydrogel lineup
Unlike the other silicone hydrogel contacts I have tried so far, these are notably thinner and feel more flexible. My understanding is that silicone hydrogel contacts are generally thicker and somewhat rigid (the material is a hybrid of soft and hard lenses), and some people need a bit of time to adjust because of that. I am guessing these are targeted for those who like their contact lenses to be thin as well as looking subtle and natural.
(You might say "who doesn't want their contact lenses to be thin?" Well, there are pros and cons, but we will get to that later.)


9.09.2015

Revlon Photoready Prime + Antishine Balm


Revlon Photoready Prime + Antishine Balm


This is a new-ish primer from Revlon that is supposed to do more than just one thing. It can be worn by itself for a smooth poreless finish, under makeup or even over makeup to prolong the makeup wear and minimize shine. 
I knew what it was from the beginning - solidified silicone balm, which is not exactly a revolutionary thing. Silicones have played a major role in the cosmetic industries for many years now. They smooth, prime and mattify whether they are added in something (foundation, powder, blush or almost everything including skincare) or on its own. I am saying that Revlon Photoready Prime + Antishine Balm does the job.
The problem for me was that I couldn't fit this in any place of my makeup routine, neither under nor over.


9.02.2015

Samples | Rouge Bunny Rouge Fire Drops Embrace Of Cashmere & Seas Of Illuminations Sea Of Clouds




These two adorable pot samples came with my last Rouge Bunny Rouge order. Both contain enough for me to learn about the products, and obviously Rouge Bunny Rouge went extra miles for these sample containers with their logo and the printed labels attached. I like that.
Sampling them didn't lead to an additional purchase (I am on low-buy lately), but I occasionally reach for them whenever I feel like some extra glow. Not exactly the colors I would choose for my full size items, but they are pretty nonetheless.






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