Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Quick Review: K Palette Real Lasting Liquid Eyeliner

K Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner

Ah, liquid eyeliner. It’s the one thing that I will use when I feel like I can’t bother putting up with the moods that those pesky (but lovely) gel eyeliners kick up. I also prefer the ones with the felt tip pen, because they’re just easier to handle thus.

The K Palette Real Lasting Liquid Eyeliner came with it’s cousin, the 1 Day Tattoo Lash Perm Mascara in a value pack from Hong Kong that Jiu Mu Daforcena gifted to me, so it would be a waste not to give it a spin heh heh!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Tale Of Two Lippies: Revlon Colorstay Matte Balm Audacious 245 And Standout 250

When Revlon does a buy-one-get-one-free promotion, I cannot resist it. When the promotion concerned them Matte Balms, I did not hesitate and chose what I wanted and headed to the counter. After all, Shameless did me well, and I was hungry for more ever since!

Revlon Matte Balm Audacious 245

Firstly, we have Audacious. It looks orange, but it’s not as bright and in your face as NYX’s Indie Flick is. In fact, it reminds me of the color of peaches and cream. It’s a very, very fair little orange with slightly cool tones.

Revlon Matte Balm Audacious 245 Swatch

Another way of putting how the color is like would be that it is an almost-nude orange. It is a matte, but the texture is more like that of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvets, which has a certain sheen to it without containing shimmer.

Revlon Matte Balm Audacious 245 Lips

Do you see now why I say that it’s almost nude? My lips are far from being fair and when Audacious goes on, it’s as if they’ve taken an orange tinge that is not too perceptible. The color is bright, but it’s not so… orange that it screams it out loud.

Wear is highly comfortable. It just glides on and does not cling to the skin on my lips (I’m glaring at you, Clio’s Lipnicure!) despite being a matte. It lasts a long while too!

Revlon Matte Balm Audacious After 8 Hours

The photo above was taken at at the 8th hour. As you can see, there is still a stain but the color has seeped into the fine lines of my lips. So if you have a long day, I would advise reapplying it at around the 6th hour.

Revlon Standout 250 Matte Balm

It was rumored that Standout was a probable drugstore dupe of MAC’s Russian Red, since… well… it’s red and it’s matte. So, I decided to give it a try.

Revlon Standout 250 Matte Balm Swatch

The color seems to be quite spot on if you ask me, being a slightly darkened blue-red. Like it’s sister Audacious, there is a slight sheen to it, but that does not mess with the supposedly “matte” texture.

Revlon Standout 250 Matte Balm, Clio VirginKiss Lipnicure Tension Red, Clinique Mightiest Maraschino, NYX Xtreme Lip Cream Spicy

(From left to right: Revlon Standout Matte Balm, Clio Tension Red Lipnicure, Clinique Mightiest Maraschino Chubby Stick Intense, NYX Spicy Xtreme Lipcream)

Here is Standout being pitted against several other reds in my stash. As you can see, the color is pretty dark compared to the rest, but it is not as pigmented as the Lipnicure.

Revlon Standout 250 Matte Balm Lips

It becomes a deep, but still quite bright red on me. Application is a breeze because of the sharp tips, so I tend to apply the product onto my lips using the sides of the pencil-like tip and not the actual tip itself.

The wear for this one is phenomenal. Not only did it outlast Audacious in wear time, it faded very evenly as well, while being as comfortable as its sister.


(Yes, this was me taking a selfie whilst I lounged on a bright red bean-bag in a bright red dress, sporting a red lip!)

This was taken exactly at the 10 hour mark and the color is still going strong! I’m really not really hankering after MAC’s Russian Red since I have this in my stash now!

Oh, did I mention that both of these lipsticks have a slight minty taste to them? They don’t sting, but you can practically taste it for a few seconds after application.

Revlon Colorstay Matte Balms retail at RM 35.50 at Malaysian drugstores/pharmacies.

Pros: Long-wearing, bright colors, easy to apply.

Cons: Audacious fades quickly an unevenly.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Does It Live Up To Its Hype? Review: MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

Of all the rave reviews, the cult status that this product has, you would expect the infamous Blacktrack Fluidline to have a stellar performance.

MAC Blacktrack Fluidline Box

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Tutorial: Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2014

(Image source here)

It’s Hari Raya Aidilfitri again, which means a holiday for me, and lots of family, food and celebrations for Muslims all over. As with all Hari Raya, I have a tutorial for you to go with your new baju raya, heh heh! Yes, it still has a tint of green, because that’s the color I often associate with Hari Raya. I decided to switch it up this year with a somewhat neutral eye and a red lip too! So do read on if you want to see how I achieved this look.


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