Saturday, October 26, 2013

Addiction By Ayako - Lip Crayon in Le Mépris

I've wanted this color for a while and finally purchased it after trying out the crayon in Day Trip color for quite some time. They feel the same on my lips but Le Mépris is more obvious if I applied unevenly.

 I've swatched it next to Le Métier de Beauté 'Colour Core' Moisture Stain Lipstick in RIVIERA (left shiny strip)
outdoor lighting

indoors next to window

1 layer on my lips (outdoors)


Other stuff on my face:
Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid Foundation - light beige 774 mixed 1:1 with RBR sea of clouds.

The lipcrayon is very pigmented and quite neon in person, for some reason it doesn't look that way in some of these shots. Personally this color is very full on but my partner approves of this color so yay.  He didn't like that Shiseido Perfect Rouge OR544 Tiger lipstick at all lol.

Other than using this as it is, I like to use it to alter less flattering colours if the formula is nice.  I can use it as blush as well if I use sunscreen (can do it on bare skin).

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Shiseido Limited Edition Eye Color Palette 2013

I really wanted one when I saw the first Color Bar Palette picture (the one that was shared on makeup alley and pinterest.)  I used a CP service to purchase one as soon as it was available in USA because I have a feeling that Australia will never get it seeing how we don't even have the key products that are used in the ads they display here.

The front is quite bright. Neon bright. 

taken in direct sunlight

Swatches with sponge tip applicator on bare skin 
It doesn't really look like the picture that made me obsess about the color bar.  The color bar turned out much duller, especially the red and green shades. The black is more of a charcoal grey to my eyes.  I ordered this on the release date and I didn't get it until 11/10/13. Between that time I did have some buyer's remorse without even seeing it in person because I kept seeing more reliable blogger pictures illustrating the fact that the palette is not as bright as I had hoped for.  I'm sure I'll still use it for fun when I have time for that.

Shiseido backlog

Some things I've purchased these ages ago and never really got around to posting about them.
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color VI720 Ghost
Camera failed to to capture the pretty shimmers.
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color RD709 Alchemy

Alchemy & Ghost (soft lighting)

Alchemy & Ghost (in direct sunlight and sparkling)

Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color WT905 High Beam White
(totally in love with this)

Shiseido Perfect Rouge OR544 Tiger in direct sunlight (it might melt in the head at this rate)
much duller looking indoors (what it would normally look like)
The white face colour and lipstick are not sold in the Australian market. Visiting the Shiseido counter at my local department store (David Jones & Myers) is depressing because of the empty slots for testers and the high mark up.

I really like the face colour, it's the perfect highlighter and it makes a great eyeshadow.  It makes my skin look smoother too.  I like applying it on top of my blush and as a wash over my eyelids before other eye shadows because it helps neutralize my eyelids to make other colors pop.

Ghost is an interesting shade, I think this shade doesn't work very well on my coloring when it is by itself.  It looks much better with high beam under it and suqqu 06 palette's grey and dark purple to line.

I was rather confused when I received the lipstick because it wasn't what I expected.  It looked really dull and less orange than some online pics. The actual product applies to a bright red orange on my lips.  I would wear it sheered out with gloss on top...preferably Lunasol gloss as that stuff plumps up my lips while the lipstick doesn't do anything but add color.  It lives in my neglect pile.

Saturday, October 5, 2013


Canmake has been great so far, quality products at affordable prices.

Canmake Tokyo Japan Cream Blush Cheek Color Palette - Clear Finish Type CL01 Clear Red Heart
Canmake Japan Stay-On Balm Rouge UV Shield Moist Charge Lipstick Smily Gerbera, Tiny Sweetpea
Canmake Candy Wrap Lip 04, 06

Clear Finish Type CL01 Clear Red Heart

I haven't tried all of them yet but I have tried the Canmake Japan Stay-On Balm Rouge UV Shield Moist Charge Lipsticks.

paper swatch

messy skin swatch

They are very flattering and feels great on my lips.  HG material.  No need to buy Dior Addict Lip Glow anymore or anything else lip related until I can't buy this anymore.  

Gambling with Lavshuca

Another adventure with buying makeup online :)

I wanted to try this eyeshadow because the promo pictures reminded me of SUQQU Komorebi palette.
Orange, warm brown and pastel green

Lavshuca MELTY HEART Eyeshadow  06 cutie tom boy
can you see any of the colors?
Heavy bare skin swatches.
They did apply better over nars primer on my arm but it doesn't work the same way on my eyes, I just ended up with heaps of fallout of random sparkles. I guess they are suppose to be foiled? Anyways I don't recommend this product.

I was tempted by the Lavshuca Candy Bonbon Lips as well. I got PK-5 Clear.
PK-5 Clear

PK-5 swatch

It is quite small with 1.7g of product.  Will we hit pan faster?
The formula is moisturizing, no shimmer, no scent or taste. The color looks horrible on me because it has a white base and it looks nothing like the advertised colour. Maybe good for mixing...or I'll gamble with a different shade later.

I didn't win anything with this range :(

I will miss the Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge range, RD-1 lives in my handbag for now.