Tatcha Skincare

Mar 29, 2015

It is no secret I am totally smitten with this niche luxury skincare brand. After experiencing The Discovery Kit, I did not hesitate to purchase full sized items. It has been full 4 months with Tatcha, a truly indulgent time for my skin that is, and I have used up everything except for a few.
Normally I'd get anxious to try new things especially near the end of a regimen when the excitement is well gone and my skin doesn't seem visibly better probably because it is already used to it.
However, this time is different. I am seriously considering to repurchase the whole line right away, which is something that I almost never do.  Plus I do have some other skincare items in my hand to try. I know what Tatcha skincare does and how my skin reacts to it (maybe too well at this point), but rather than being bored with it, I feel like continuing with it.

It is still a decision to make, but I want to recap my experience with Tatcha regardless, and briefly review a couple more items I've tried yet haven't had a chance to talk about .

Lancôme Juicy Tubes Simmer

Mar 23, 2015

I am not sure if anybody actually pays money for Simmer, because Lancôme includes this popular lipgloss in their GWP, like, all the time.
I received a medium size tube of this for the third time in my makeup life. This was, of course, a part of GWP that contained a nice skincare regimen, and Simmer wasn't a selling point for me at all.
Because I knew exactly how Simmer would feel and look on me, I thought about giving it away. But the lipgloss tube looked prettier than I remembered a few years ago.
How softly it gleams! If something looked this pretty when simmering, it could be a potion of youth...

Lancome Juicy Tubes Simmer
Lancôme Juicy Tubes Simmer

Paul & Joe Beaute Sheer Lipstick #108 Pink Balloon

Mar 20, 2015

Sorry about the three consecutive lippie posts! After a rather busy week, I just want to do a simple lipstick post.
(I hear it is the first day of spring..? As I'm writing this, it is snowing again in the city!)

You've seen this Paul & Joe Sheer Lipstick Pink Balloon in my recent haul post. This is like a replacement for my long lost Cupids Kiss (which was quite a similar shade in the same sheer formula). I also got the same plastick lipstick case for practical reasons since this one was also meant to be carried in my makeup bag to perform as "an all occasion pink lipstick". (I am always tempted to get one of those beautifully illustrarated paper cases, though.)

Paul & Joe Lipstick #108 Pink Balloon
Paul & Joe Sheer Lipstick #108 Pink Balloon

Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Sultry Samba

Mar 14, 2015

Better late than never. I am so glad I picked up this beautiful matte lipstick on sale.
You see, I have been interested in matte lipsticks for some time now despite my usual preference for lipsticks. But, the doubts - matte lipsticks might look aging on me and dry up my poor lips! So I didn't want to spend too much on something I wasn't sure that I'd get much use out of.

After trying Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Sultry Samba, I even feel encouraged to wear matte shades on my lips more often. Maybe I worried for nothing, or we now live in a better world where we can get quality matte lipsticks at affordable price.
It seems intense brighter colors tend to look more beautiful in matte finish, too. Maybe this makeup game is about the balance more than anything.

Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Sultry Samba
Revlon Super Lustrous Matte Lipstick Sultry Samba

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Pirate

Mar 11, 2015

I am very late in the game, so I will be brief about Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss.

* Some of you know that I love the formulation of Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss, which is the previous version of Rouge Allure Gloss (I have reviewed in Émoi shade here). I've heard that the new Rouge Allure Gloss is more pigmented with better formula, but I beg to differ. They are about the same. Maybe it isn't a fair comparison since I only own one from each range, but I wouldn't be too far off since they both are pigmented red colors with same amount of tackiness and they last on me about the same.

* The new click-y tube? It is very cool. I love the click-y tube of the whole Rouge Allure line. I was worried that I might have to deal with the messiness because of how the tube was designed, but fortunately it stays very clean. However, I do miss the hefty ceramic tube of Extrait De Gloss.

* I love this iconic red shade, Pirate. It is my kind of red with blue undertones and it looks quite flattering and natural.

That's about it. Now on to the pictures. :)

Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Pirate
You've already seen this unrealistic filtered Instagram selfie.
The lip color is not really true to life, but I am wearing Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Pirate here.
For some reason, my hair was kind of wild that day and I felt like a pirate
Weird thing, this makeup is.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 248 Tissé Rhapsodie

Mar 7, 2015

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Tissé Rhapsodie is an LE eyeshadow quad from Collection La Perle de Chanel for spring 2015. The whole lineup is on the soft and delicate side (Chanel says it is inpired by "the graceful world of ballet"), and naturally, it hasn't been received that well in the blogging world.
To be honest, I feel a little tired of this mainstream bloggoworld where "audacious and pigmented" is the key word and "sheer and delicate" is often dismissed.
This eyeshadow quad is exactly that - sheer and delicate, which many say "not worth paying for".

I happen to like it a lot as it is.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Tisse Rhapsodie
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow 248 Tissé Rhapsodie

L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pop Wild Lily

Mar 5, 2015

This is one of the few (well, more than a few) lipsticks I've recently picked up from drugstores. I find many drugstore lipsticks that came out in the recent years are high quality, and it feels like I have been missing out since I've been paying more attention to higher-ends lately.
My faith in drugstore lipsticks is reaffirmed because I like all of them I chose, but I must say I am slightly let down by L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pop in Wild Lily. Not a bad lipstick (actually it is quite nice), but let's just say I am not blown away.

L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pop Wild Lily
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm Pop Wild Lily

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