Products I finished

Hello! Its been long since the last post. Its just that I’ve juggling summer school and work, there’s really no time for me to come up with a decent post. Nonetheless, I’ve been drafting up a lot of “potential” posts so do keep a lookout on that.

Today, I’m going to show you the products that I’ve finished over the past…..say, year? To be honest, it isn’t really difficult for me to finish something, as I always only have one or two of the products opened that does the same thing. Etc, 2 concealers(1 for undereye, 1 for blemishes), 2 mascaras (1 for volume, 1 for length), 2 liquid face products(1 tinted moisturizer, 1 foundation). However I do have more lipsticks that are opened,though I do try to keep it in a certain amount as well, so I have a fun colour, a neutral colour, a staple red and a tinted lip balm.  Because this limit that I put upon myself, I am always able to finish my products within the certain time frame.

However, I do admit that I “kinda” have a problem because I always buy products to stock up. I have probably 5 lipsticks that are yet to be opened. I have a dupe(MAC Naked Lunch) for SIN in the NAKED PALETTE way before the colour hit pan and the list goes on.

Please pardon the low quality ipod touch edited photos.

First up, mascaras.

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1. Covergirl Lash Blast Volume Mascara

I got this because SO many people were raving about how good this mascara is. Naturally I had pretty high hopes for it. However, the first time I tried it, I hated it so much! Its so dry, and I was really used to the huge applicator, when I put it on, I feel like it does do anything to my lashes. AND, it smelled really bad. I was really disappointed.

My opinion of this mascara changed completely when I brought this along for an overseas trip. I was getting more comfortable with the huge applicator and found that with correct application, it does lengthen and gives volume to the lashes without being clumpy at all.

However, this mascara does smudge on me even though I got the waterproof version. So its best for oily lids steer away from it.

Do I love it?

Its good, but I’m quite sceptical about it smudging.

2. Majorlica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus

This is one of the best mascaras that I had tried in ages. Its so waterproof that it does requires a couple more rubs with my Shu Uemura Cleasing Oil to get every bit of mascara out. But, I really don’t mind it at all. No smudging for the day is good enough for me. When I do put more coats of mascaras on, my lashes actually looks like I had falsies on because of the fibers in the mascara.

Do I love it?

LOVE IT! Definitely would purchase again when I get the chance.

3. Maybelline Volume Express Feline Mascara (Limited Edition, Hello Kitty)

This was an Asia Exclusive version I believe. To be honest I got this mascara on an impulse. Come on, look at the kitty! Its so adorable. The formula itself not too bad as well. This mascara has a wet formula which I don’t mind as well, however it does smudge on my eyes after 4-5hours, so there’s always a “risk” involved. This mascara does makes my lashes go from mediocre to long. Definitely not a va-va-boom “kinda” lashes, but its okay for like normal day out etc.

Do I love it?

I feel rather indifferent about this mascara, the packaging definitely a plus point. Other than that, I feel like the performance of the mascara is pretty decent.

Next up, Concealers.

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Confessions of a Concealerholic by Benefit

This was a concealer palette that I got as a present for my 20th birthday. It was pretty symbolic between me and my friend because I was reading the whole series of Confessions of a Shopaholic during that point of time. So, my friend thought it was pretty cool how the  words play out ; “concealerholic vs shopaholic”.

This palette consists to 2 shades of Boi-ing( for blemishes), lemon-aid(reduce puffiness and dullness over the eyelid), eye bright(brighten up the corner of the eyes), Erase paste( for under-eye concealing). The palette also include 2 brushes for application purposes and a mirror. First and foremost, the packaging is adorable! It opens like a book, and on one side you get a huge mirror and on it writes, “this diary belongs to:” -> show your face in the mirror, ta-dah its you! LAME. But really, the packaging is ADORABLE!

On to the actual products itself, it definitely is good concealer palette to start out with for beginners because you are able to have a dab and know what you actually liked.

1. Erase paste: I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it as well. Its too creamy for my taste, and I feel like the cakes up and settles into fine lines. Its not that noticeable but still…. I’m not exactly fond it as well.

2. Boi-ing: A lot of people describe this as a industrial concealer, meaning make up artist actually use it for like stage make up or typically a concealer that make up artist actually use. However I don’t really find that it covers my blemishes that well.

3. Lemon-aid: This is probably the only thing that I love from this palette. I love it so much that this was the first product that hit pan in the palette and I got a full size thereafter. It definitely helps to cover the dullness on your eyelids and somehow, while I’m applying this product over my eyelid, it actually helps in depuffing the eye. A lot of people didn’t like lemon-aid because they treat it as a primer, but it is not. It is a concealer for your eyelid. Normally, what I do is, put on Lemon-aid and then dab my TooFaced Shadow Insurance over it before applying my eyeshadow.

4. EyeBright : My least favourite in the whole palette. It doesn’t really do anything to my eyes. I just don’t see a difference or a need to apply it at all.

Do I love it?

Well, I definitely recommend this for people who are just starting out with make up, or people who just want to get to know the benefit concealer products a little better. If you’re looking for a “industrial-strength” concealer, I definitely would go for the MAC Studio Finish Concealer, do not waste your time trying the boi-ing concealer.

Face products.

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1.Dior Skin Nude Foundation Shade 020

My favourite foundation to date. I like it so much that I already on to my second bottle. It gives such a nice coverage and such a nice finish that I always get complements when I use this foundation. I don’t have really good skin to start off with, but whenever I put this foundation on, my friends always complement and say that my skin has improved quite a bit. It doesn’t make your face cakey at all and it gives a really natural finish glow to the skin. It is definitely not a mattifying foundation and I really like the dewy finish it provides.

I like to use my fingers for this, because I find that with brushes, the finishing result just isn’t as pretty. The name “Nude” might put some people who are looking for coverage off, because you would think that it is a lighter coverage foundation. But its not. I would say it gives a medium coverage.

Do I love it?

YES!

2. You Rebel Lite by Benefit

My first tinted moisturizer. There’s really nothing much I could say about this, because. Straight-up, I don’t really like it. I know a tinted moisturizer is suppose to be moisturizing, but what I get from this tinted moisturizer is OILY. It is so oily that I always feel like just putting powder right on my face after I have it on. Despite being tinted, it doesn’t much coverage, which is understandable. The plus point, it does evens out the complexion but that’s that. The staying power is around 1.5 hours, which is REALLY short. Then again, it is a tinted moisturizer.

Do I love it?

No.

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Paul & Joe loose powder ( Shade no. 1)

This loose powder is not bad. It mattifies and set the foundation for a decent amount of time( 5 hours). I got this loose powder at a discounted price of 20 SGD dollars if my memory does not fail me, which is a steal. I don’t have any complains for it but I don’t rave about this as well.

Do I love it?

Its decent. But I wouldn’t get it again.

Skin Care

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1. Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion & Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer

By far my favourite toner and moisturizer combination. My skin was pretty bad a few months ago, and I realised I was using a wrong skincare line that does not suit my skin once I switched from that to Mario Badescu. From then on, I can never leave this awesome awesome brand anymore. Mario Badescu caters to acne-prone skin and unfortunately, I fall under this category. Ever since I was using the whole range, my skin cleared up almost instantly. The texture for both the product is really light, and I always feel very fresh everytime I used these two products. I use them day and night after I washed my face and that’s pretty much it for my whole skincare routine.

Do I love it?

Hell yeah!

Eyeliner

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Kate Gel Eyeliner in BK01. My very first gel liner. I got this when I was in Hong Kong and it lasted me two whole years. One of my proudest moment is looking at the photo below. CHECK THAT OUT!

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I literally scrape through the whole pot and finished everything inside. Its that good. It is an asian drugstore brand. But its good. Definitely not as creamy as compared to the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner, but IT’S GOOD. It does smudge a little bit, but that’s no biggie, staying power is decent( say 6 hours). Despite having it for 2 years, the gel liner did not dry up at all. Which is amazing considering that I heard mac gel liner dry up like really fast.

Do I love it?

Yes. But will I repurchase it? I don’t think so. As long as I have my Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Liner, I stay a happy girl. For people who are looking for a decent dupe that is quite comparable to the Bobbi Brown one, I definitely would recommend trying out the Kate gel liner. It is harder to get outside of Asia, but it is worth it.

Deodorant

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I was pretty hesitant to put this up but I’ve recently finished 3 bottles of deodorant which I find pretty darn amazing. I won’t go in-depth with this though as deodorant other than their fragrance, there’s really nothing much to them.

Lip Products

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1.Maybelline Baby Lips in Energizing Orange

I’ve raved about it before in my November Favourites. So I won’t elaborate much on it. It does a good job moisturizing the lips and it smells really good.

Do I love it?

Yes.

2. Majorlica Majorca Lipgloss in BE205

I’m not a big lipgloss fan. Its a decent nude lipgloss. But, I just find lipgloss a tad too sticky on the lips. That’s just my thing, The colour payoff for this lipgloss is rather sheer. But it does gives a pretty sheen to the lips when worn.

Do I love it?

Not a big lipgloss fan. So, I don’t think I would purchase it again.

3. MAC Lipstick in Politely Pink

My very first MAC lipstick and I love it to bits. I remember going to different outlets asking for this shade because it somehow was out of stock for some reason despite it being in the permanent collection. This lipstick just carries so many memories. It gives a really nice colour to the lips. Its a nude colour with a tinge of frost in it.

Do I love it?

Yes yes yes!

4. Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake.

You probably won’t believe me. But I did finished this lipstick in less than a month’s time. Its crazyyy! But it is such a pretty shade of pink that is sooooo wearable. I get complements from my girlfriends everytime I wore this out with them. In fact, I even influenced them to get it as well. It is a pity that the lip butters has not reached Australia’s shore yet. I got mine when I went to Asia. Thankfully I have a back up of this, so I don’t feel so sad about finishing the tube of lipbutter. If you haven’t tried one of these lip butters, I really do urge you to do so. They are so creamy, so moisturizing and best of all, it doesn’t dry up your lips. A lot of people say that the colours are sheer, but I beg to differ. I find that the colour payoff is pretty decent, at least for Strawberry Shortcake.

Do I love it?

Hell yeah!

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