Monday, October 15, 2012

Suqqu Haul

I got someone to help me purchase some SUQQU products from the UK.

Here is a photo line up of the SUQQU Blend Colour eyeshadow that I own for colour reference.  (Natural overcast day while indoors)

Blend Colour eyeshadow
01 Kakitsubata 06 Ginbudou 11 Himesango 09 Usumoegi

Nuancing cheeks EX-02.

Two eyeshadow brushes.  
They are very silky and the hair feels extremely healthy and has a good spring.  I don't know why but they give my skin a cooling sensation when I brush over my skin and it feels very nice.  These make a certain eyeshadow brush I have feel like fried split ends.
They are a mix of cut and uncut squirrel hair or something.

Photo taken after I unboxed them and removed the plastic.  
They don't smell like anything in case you are wondering about animal or chemical smells.  
Eyeshadow Brush L & Eyeshadow Brush M








Rouge Bunny Rouge

Rouge Bunny Rouge - Bronzing Glow Liquid - As if it Were Summer Still... 50 ml 
This is my first ever bronzer of any kind.
I like to use it to darken any bb cream or even sunscreen that gives a white cast.  

It has a 12 month lifespan and I don't know if I will even get half way before that happens.




Rouge Bunny Rouge - Highlighting Liquid - Sea of Tranquility 30 ml
I'm not sure how to use this properly yet but it is a light beige pink highlight and it's not shimmery at all.




I'd say that these products are very expensive especially after shipping costs were added on top.




Femme Fatale Cosmetics





Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a company based in Brisbane.  I thought it was awesome to support a local company.  I found them via prettymaking.com and please check out her swatches, they are amazing.

I've done two purchases with Femme Fatale Cosmetics and both experiences have been great.
The first time I actually purchased the products because their names were like skills/abilities in World of Warcraft and I thought it would be funny to have something like that. 

For eyeshadows I have the The Lord of the Centuries Collection, Gemtone Collection + another 20 other shades and some free samples with my purchases...so yeah I don't really have time to do a swatch of everything.


My terrible attempt at swatch making
crusader (discontinued)


No base on my arm next to the window


Hibernate
Hibernate is my favorite green color and it looks great on my eyes and feels light weight. That's a dry swipe on my hand.
NARS Lhasa, FFC Illusions, FFC Rampage, Burberry no. 24 Mulberry
Dry swatch on my arm.  Not the best photo, doesn't do any of these shadows justice.
I thought Illusions looked like Lhasa's pan color but with a shift color, Lhasa's shine is white. Rampage looks like Mulberry's pan color but with bonus gold shift color.  FFC is a lot more pigmented and probably more difficult to use for a inexperienced makeup user like myself.  
    
The texture is very fine and smooth.  I haven't tried all of them but the ones I have tried are all pigmented and smooth. 

I like the Gemtone nail polishes.  As far as I can tell from using them, the swatch photos on the website are spot on if you have the skills to apply it as neatly hehe.  I wish I can have nail painting abilities. 

Tatcha

I have been using a trial pack that I purchased after seeing some raving reviews.


Overall the packaging is beautiful. The paper texture is a nice touch and the booklet of the products and story behind the line is great.

Here is how I feel about the products:

Blotting paper: They work.  The size is good and the occasional gold leaf is pretty.

Camellia Cleansing Oil
This is quite nice for removing sunscreen & makeup.  I will probably buy a full size when I run out. 

Classic/Gentle/Deep Rice Enzyme Powder. They feel luxurious to use.
However my skin doesn't feel polished, it feels matte.  This is probably caused by the talc.
The box of a full size one has the full list of ingredients and Talc is first on the list.


Deep Brightening Serum. It feels lovely to use.  It is scented lightly. I don't know if it does what it claims but then again I live in Australia so anything that is suppose to help fade spots/pigmentation/whatever is probably not going to work at all.

Moisture Rich Silk Cream.  I like it.  It feels like a light lotion to me.

So out of the 5 different products I like the oil, blotting paper, serum and cream.

They have change the sample kit lately.  I am thinking about buying more products later when they have stock.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hermes: Un Jardin Aprés la Mousson


Hermes: Un Jardin Aprés la Mousson


I love this scent :)
I waited a few hours before I ordered one because it is always a good idea to wait for with perfumes.  I liked the scent even more after it dried on my skin a few hours later.  I have very dry and sensitive skin.  I'm allergic to a lot of things :( 

I love the fresh and clean scent. I think it has something to do with the the ginger flower scent.

I love the bottle design too, clean lines and gradient colour and it's a shame that perfumes need to be stored in the box and in the dark because it looks lovely when the morning sunlight shines through the bottle.


Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies (waterproof)

No photos but I want to review this mascara.

The good:
Holds a curl.
Very black.
This mascara didn't smell terrible like Lash Stiletto or Full 'N Soft.
The brush is nice, it defines and fans out the lashes.
Lashes stay soft.

The bad:
Raccoon eyes, specs of black on my under eyes and a grey tint.  This happens because my lashes actually touch my bottom eyelid when I blink.
I noticed that when it is really hot and humid, the mascara can melt and clump lashes together despite it looking decent freshly applied in the morning.

I don't hate the mascara, it's just not good for me to use considering where I live.