Skin Deco

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Reviews: Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Complex + Intensive Hydrating Silk Masque

When asked what skin problems I'm facing, the first two that would instantly come to mind is "dry" and "dehydrated", closely followed by "allergy-prone".

In response to my predicament, Cellnique Cosmaceutical sent me the Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Complex and Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Silk Masque to try out.

After a month-long trial, I can finally tell if these products are the solution.

Read on for the reviews...

Cellnique Intensive Hydrating Complex comes in a 30ml bottle with a pipet/dropper and is to be applied as a serum before moisturizer. The product claims to hydrate skin making it feel smoother, more supple while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. It's also formulated to treat sensitive and irritated skin.
Upon application, the serum feels gooey on the skin and takes quite some time to absorb. During the trial period, I've tested it out for day time and night time use. My skin became... drier. Say what??!!

Day: Whenever I've applied this serum, my foundation refuses to look good. It will go on blotchy, emphasizing lines and dry patches on my skin. Even when I use moisturizing primers and foundations, this happens. Thus, I've stopped using it in the day.

Night: My skin looks dandy before going to sleep but the next morning, I see dry flaky patches especially on my forehead. To counter the peculiar dryness, I use a very moisturizing/oily night cream and nothing changes.

Here's my question: Can a hydrating product actually make the skin appear drier?

Very much upset that the product doesn't seem to be doing what it claims (I had high hopes!), I consulted an expert* in this field. I was told that the gooey and sticky serum acts as a barrier to prevent moisture loss from my skin. At the same time, the barrier prevents my natural oils from surfacing and external moisturizers to be absorbed. This usually doesn't pose a problem to those who have normal to oily complexion but since I have dry skin, lack of oil is a problem besides dehydration. There's water deep down the surface of the desert. What's the point then? Not like I have cactuses growing out of my face *sighs*

*Information was retrieved via casual chatting. Facts may vary. But it makes enough sense to me. Unless someone else can explain it better.

If you don't particularly have dry skin, I'm sure you'll appreciate this product as do ParisB (click for her review on this product). Retails for RM189 at Cellnique salons (click for salon listing) or USD$67 online.


My first thought of the Cellnique Hydrating Silk Masque -- "RM25.80 a piece!" (a box contains 5 sheets)
It pains me to use expensive sheet masks, for some reason. As in, I can't bring myself to use an expensive sheet mask even though I own it. I'd rather give them to someone more deserving or as I'd like to say "Use it when I'm gonna get married".

The silver label that's a mere sticker makes me wonder if the mask is truly by Cellnique...
Anyway, the tissue-thin mask fits quite nicely to my face shape even if it's rather fragile. It was dripping wet with the essence causing a mess on my dresser. The 15-20 minutes waiting time was a relaxing one as my skin cools. After removing the mask, my skin looked like it was slathered with glue. I refered to the box again and rinsed my face as instructed (how odd!). It was as if I never masked.

I think I know why I can't bring myself to use expensive sheet masks; to save myself from the disappointment knowing that a cheap sheet mask works just as well or better.

I'm yet to have a good experience with Cellnique and frankly, I'm jealous that the other girls did:

Jenn (Lipglosseater) and Xin (PrettyBeautiful) found the Cellnique Advanced Bio Renewal Masque to effectively clean pores. ParisB (MyWomenStuff) and Kahani (SoLoverly) were impressed by the bestselling Cellnique Skin Action Sebum Gel. Jenn's review on the Cellnique Vital Cellular Repair Serum got me intrigued.

*Products featured in this post were provided by Cellnique Malaysia for the purpose of review on SkinDeco.net


Read more!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Update: A Cut Above Christmas Soiree + Christmas Prezzies + In Organizing Hell + Perricone MD Giveaway Winner

Tell me that this isn't one of the cutest things you've ever seen and Imma punch you in the face -- Only kidding. Please don't run away... I don't even know how to make a fist!

How was everyone's Christmas? Any plans for New Year celebrations? I'll be heading up to Cameron Highlands with some friends on Wednesday. No traffic jams and suffocating crowds for me, please!

Read on for some random bits. I'm sure there'll be something for you.

About a week before Christmas, the usual event-going "kaki" (aka gang) gathered in Sunway Pyramid for A Cut Above Christmas Soiree themed Shanghai Moulin Rouge. There were loads of outfits and hair masterpieces being showcased so for once, we weren't more engrossed by the food. At one point during the show, I yelled out "VPL!" but as it turned out, the models were actually sporting body paint. Gosh, how embarrassing!

We had the pleasure of being entertained by Malaysian Idol Finalist, Nikki, with her rendition of Moulin Rouge and that gorgeous gorgeous dress.
Shawn Lee, the beat-boxing boy wonder, closed the show and wow. Just wow.


Give us camera-armed girls some beer and there's no stopping the camwhoring. Did you notice that only Bee came in theme with her cheongsam?

For the night's look I'ved used Benefit Dr. Feelgood and RMK Powder Foundation EX in #103 for my base makeup. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Cheeky Bronze on the cheeks. For eyeshadow, I've used MAC Melon Pigment on the lid, I Nuovi Spellbound in the crease, some Scott Barnes Night to darken the outer corner, and Stila Mystic on the lower lash line. Of course, MAC Ricepaper as highlight. I've also added gold glitter gel liner by KATE onto the inner corners. MAC Blacktrack Fluidline and Taiwan faux lashes complete the eye makeup.

Fast forwarding...

The MAC Love's Devine Lash Kit is among many other Christmas prezzies from the ladies in my life who understand my passion. ParisB and Plue helped strike out a few things off my wishlist and Kahani satisfied my candy cane craving (I decided not to buy 3 boxes of candy canes this year...). Love you girls lots lots!

Also, I must have done something awfully nice this year (no idea what) because as of Christmas Day, my MAC collection doubled. Sorry, no details!

Since I need to make way for all my new makeup, I figured that I'd have to start organizing my stash. So far I've only managed to fill up this black acrylic case with all my lip products, mascaras, pencil/pen liners and eyebrow products. A lot more to go >.<

Giveaway has closed! Please don't click!

The winner is...

Yvette Anne

Congratulations!


An e-mail notification has been sent to you. Please follow the steps and I'll arrange for the prize to be sent to you


Read more!

Part Two: Iced Lilac Holiday Makeup with The Body Shop

I've never touched real snow before...
Excuse to get some ice on my eyes?
Using another palette from The Body Shop Sparkling Winter Trend 2009 Make-Up Collection, here's an Iced Lilac look that's pretty smokey.

In all honesty, I wasn't too pleased with how the look turned out, which is the reason why I've taken so long to get this post out. If I could, I wouldn't post this up at all. There are some hits and misses with the products I've used for this look.



Stay tuned for the reviews...

Items Used:

Face:
Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse in 01 Beige
Revlon Color Stay Foundation in Golden Beige
Revlon Skinlights in Bronze Light
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Some pale yellow eyeshadow...
The Body Shop Eye and Cheek Palette in 01 (Blush)

Lips:
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight
The Body Shop Shimmer Gloss in Iced Sparkle

Eyes:
elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Ben Nye Lumiere Creme Color Wheel (Purple)
The Body Shop Define & Sparkle in 01 Silver
The Body Shop Eye & Cheek Palette in 01
I Nuovi Pencil Eyeliner in Noir (Black)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
I Nuovi Pro Lash 08
Maybelline Turbo Boost Mascara


Eye & Cheek Palette in 01 (RM89)
L-R: Blush, Lilac Shimmer, Violet Shimmer, Frosted Silver, Black Shimmer

Despite the fact that I prefer warm colors over cool colors, this palette didn't get into my good books. Unlike the ones in the other palette, these eyeshadows are powdery, chalky, sheer and horrible to work with. Lilac Shimmer and Black Shimmer suck less but they're not great either. Only thing that's of good quality in this palette is the blush.

Similar to the Black version, the pearly white liner from the Silver Define & Sparkle Duo (RM68) has chunky glitter but they're more dense. I like the Silver top coat mascara more though.

The true stars of the collection are the Shimmer Glosses (RM49.90). Iced Sparkle has no actual color but you'll get loads of pearly shine and fine glitter. Using this lipgloss on its own looks rather peculiar so I'd suggest topping it over a lipstick.


What happened was, my foundation "mix" became too pink and after failing to neutralize the color with my usual techniques, I got fed up, grabbed a yellow eyeshadow and buffed it all over my face. In real life, it looked like it had worked so I continued doing my makeup and recording the tutorial. It wasn't until I had to take the flash photos that I realized my skin looked yellow and frosty. Ugh. The eye makeup was already disappointing enough and then my skin had to look like crap. I wasn't in the mood to redo my foundation. All I wanted was to get the tutorial over with because at that time I thought I had a deadline for this tutorial. Later on, I found out that there was no deadline but I didn't want to use that palette again -- ever, if I can help it.

Featured products in this post were provided by The Body Shop Malaysia for review and tutorial on Skindeco.Net


Read more!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Update: Pre-Christmas Randomness...

I've been naughty this year. I keep breaking promises! My laptop only got back (without the power cord) to me near to midnight and then I spent the next 2 hours tossing out and moving around loads of stuff to make way for a 20-inch LCD monitor... Not mine.

This morning I bleached my hair and it didn't turn out the way I hoped it would... Not in a good way. After that, I did my makeup and recorded it for a tutorial

Now, with the little time that I have left before I head out for the holidays, I'm typing this update.

What are your plans for the holidays?

I'm going for a Christmas dinner tonight then to Mom's church for midnight mass... Tomorrow will be more laid back. I'm still thinking of what to cook. Saturday is reserved for paintballing.

Gotta go! Power's running out!

Happy Holidays Everyone!!! :D Love you all!!


oh and I uploaded a new holiday look tutorial but I haven't done the post. If you'd like to watch it anyway, read on...





Read more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Review: theBalm to the Rescue Vegan Lip Treatment

To be honest, I'm not easily influenced to buy a product that so-called supports a particular charity. In many cases, companies use charity as a selling point for their products in order to sell more and gain more revenue. They're still profiting a lot more than what they're actually contributing when only a small percentage of sales go to charity. Mind you, cosmetics (high end, especially) are usually marked up by at least 500% from cost. Trust me, I know this for a fact.

theBalm to the Rescue Vegan Lip Treatment is a charity-linked product and yet I bought it. I have my reasons and if you wanna know what they are, read on...


5 Reasons Why I Bought theBalm to the Rescue Vegan Lip Treatment

#1: It's vegan. This means the product does not contain any animal by-products eg. beeswax which is a common ingredient in lip balms and I'm unfortunately, allergic to it. This lip balm also contains many happy ingredients like jojoba seed oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil and peppermint oil

#2: It's huge. The box says 7 grams but this lip balm is as huge as a powder compact! I know it's just a psycho effect but the amount is still rather generous seeing as how most tube lip balms contain around 4 grams of product

#3: The box packaging has a pug on it. Can you say C-U-T-E?

#4: The compact has doggie paw prints on it. Again! C-U-T-E! There's also a handy mirror

#5: All net procedes are donated to Pug Rescue. There's a HUGE difference between "5% of procedes" and "all net procedes". If you're ever gonna buy something for a good cause, make sure that they're donating a large portion of the sale to charity and not just a toenail


Honest product aside, theBalm to the Rescue is simply a really good lip balm. Micro exfoliating crystals aka jojoba esters gently slough off rough skin leaving lips feeling soft and supple. The formula is non-greasy and shine-free so you can apply it out of the lip perimeter, which I do very often, and not look like you've just taken a huge bite out of a fried chicken drumstick. Go ahead and apply lip color over the colourless lip balm, it won't slide off. The light minty scent is pleasant, soothing other areas of the skin that are dry and irritated. It's quite a bummer that this lip balm does not help treat eczema even though it moisturizes well. You may want to keep this lip balm out of hot conditons because it melts at body temperature.



Selling for RM45 at SaSa outlets, it's actually cheaper here than in the United States ($16). How odd right?


Read more!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Update: Delays

My life is very much disorganized and it's not by choice. I'm not really one for spontaneity so I literally throw a fit when reality threatens the millions of plans that are in my head.

I had planned to post up many reviews and record tutorials for Christmas looks before the actual holiday but due to unforeseeable circumstances, it's not gonna happen. New year looks ok?

To top it off, I won't have my laptop with me for more than the 24 hours at this time of the week that I usually allocate for blogging. You know I don't (rather, can't) blog on weekends. I'm not thrilled about this but it's for a good cause *sighs*

Bye bye. Don't worry, I'll be back before Christmas day :)

P/s: Buy The Star newspaper tomorrow k?


Read more!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beauty Budgeting Chp. 9: Gift Sets/Gift With Purchase

Cosmetic companies are evil! Their mission is to suck you dry of your money by luring you with gifts so that you'll buy more... Well, it isn't that extreme but it's not far from the truth either. The year end is one of the best times to shop for cosmetics because a selection of products are packaged in gift sets thus, more "value for money". That's the lie that they're feeding you with -- okay, not entirely true but close enough. Also, companies will tend to offer "free gifts" if you purchase a certain amount aka Gift With Purchase (GWP) eg. "Purchase RM400 and get a 5-piece gift set!". Sounds familiar?

It doesn't take much to get suckered into the tantalizing promotions. As a result, we buy things that we don't actually need. Come on, are you telling me that you use the Estee Lauder shower gel that came in the box set? More often than not, those teeny samples from the free gift sets too go unused and become toys for your dust bunnies.

As tempting as some of those sets or gifts may be, consider if you'll actually use what you buy. No, if-I-buy-it-then-I'll-use-it doesn't count. While those gifts are "free", money is not.

Happy Holidays!! Spend wisely :)

"Would you spend more than you intend to just so you can qualify for free gifts?"


Read more!

Holiday Makeup Tutorial: Christmas Night Sky

You can count on me to go over the top with my makeup. It's hard not to when I have such outrageous faux lashes waiting to be worn.
I've been trying out a few looks for the Holiday Makeup Tutorials mini-series but haven't been too happy with them with the exception of this one. It's best to reserve this smokey and shimmery blue look for parties though.

I'll be doing more "wearable" looks next but I haven't decided on the colors to work with... Green? Gold? Grey?



Read on for more pictures and items used



Items Used:

Eyes:
elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
NYX Single Eyeshadow in Atlantic
I Nuovi D27 Eyeshadow in Charcoal
The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Eye Color in Radiant Graphite
I Nuovi Trucolor Eyeshadow in Arabian Black
MAC Eyeshadow in Ricepaper
I Nuovi D27 Eyeshadow in Spotlight
Giorgio Armani Eye Pencil in Black
K-Palette Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline The Colossal Mascara
Taiwan Faux Lashes
Stage Faux Lashes in Martini


Face:
Shu Uemura UV Under Base Mousse in 01 Beige
Anna Sui Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation in B03
Estee Lauder Ideal Light Concealer in Medium
Giorgio Armani Loose Powder

Cheeks:
Benefit Dallas Powder
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Light Flush

Lips:
Stage Wondergloss in Venus


For some reason, I've only used the dramatic Martini lashes on one side... I think that looks better too


Gosh, I love those lashes... Can I please do another dramatic look so that I can wear these lashes again? :D


Read more!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Review: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars

Note: I don't own all of these

Lip Tars by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are the latest innovation in lip products. I can't describe them any better so I'll just let OCC do it:

"A stunning new innovation in lip color, OCC Lip Tar combines the longevity of a lipstick, with the ease of application of a gloss. Goes on slick and moist, and dries down to a satin finish. Ultra-saturated in color, OCC Lip Tar contains an unprecedented amount of pigment, so a little goes a very, very long way. An intense yet featherweight layer of color that stands up to the scrutiny of Hi-Def Video and Digital Photography, without ever looking (or feeling!) heavy. Meant to be mixed, OCC Lip Tars come in concise range of colors (and black and white!) for a limitless selection of shades made by you!"

While it's certainly not difficult to be blown away by the Lip Tars, like most innovations, there's room for fine-tuning. The colors that I own are Uber, Melange, Hush and Clear.

Read on for swatches and an review


Top (L-R): Pageant, Anime, Botanical, Plum, Uber, Traffic, Tarred
Bottom (L-R): Clear, Petty Beige, Melange, Hus, Grandma, NSFW, Feathered

There are a total of 25 shades in this line. Please refer to the OCC website

You'll notice that there are some pretty freaky colors like green and yellow. Keep in mind that they are meant for either artistic purposes or mixing. Jude has done excellent demonstrations on how the colors can be mixed so do check out her blog. However, it's really up to you to experiment since the outcome will depend a lot not only on the colors that you mix but also the ratio used.


What a mess right? Lip products that are packaged with these kinda applicators are usually thick and sticky so that they don't flow out. With the case of the Lip Tars, they're not sticky or goopy even though the color intensity and staying power is insane. As a result, the Lip Tar flows out, getting all over the applicator and transparent cap. Since I've gotten these, OCC has changed the packaging of the Lip Tars but I don't know yet if it's an improvement besides the white cap.

Lip Tar has a light minty scent from the peppermint oil. It also contains Hemp Oil and Vitamin E. Lip Tars are 100% vegan, cruelty-free and do not contain parabens and other harsh preservatives.


What you see is what you get -- that's how I'd describe the colors. They are very very very very very intense. I am not kidding. One drop is seriously all you need to fill up the entire lips. You can also count on it to stay on for hours even after meals, though there may be a teeny amount of fading. Lip Tars feel lightweight and comfortable to wear despite the satin (almost matte) finish.

When I had with me more than two dozens of Lip Tars and some in the same colors, I realized something strange. Some of the colors with the same name don't look alike. In particular was Uber. If you notice in the first picture, Uber is very cool and almost grey. Now, compare it with the Uber swatch which is from my own tube (got it few months before the order thus, could be old batch) and it's a cool-ish brown. Lighting had nothing to do with the fact that both Uber look like different colors -- they really do! My Uber is also more glossy compared to the other two colors.

Some of the Grandma looked brighter than the others as well. Petty Beige looked a lot more yellow compared to online swatches and pictures. I've e-mailed OCC regarding this matter but they didn't reply me so I don't know the reason for these differences in colors.


I would suggest that you don't depend on my descriptions and swatches because the ones that you get may turn out to be different. In brackets are OCC's descriptions:

Clear: (CLEAR, GREAT FOR MIXING WITH LOOSE COLOUR & PIGMENT) It's more watery than the others. On it's own, it gives a nice shine but it's meant for mixing. You can mix this with any loose pigment to create a lip color. It's also great to thin out the colored Lip Tars.

Hush: (PALE, ANTIQUE BRIDAL PINK) I initially got this thinking that it's really pale and I could make nude lippies when mixed with the other colors. As it turned out, the pink's nude-ish but still very much wearable and doesn't lighten the darker colors tremendously. It's a pretty color but doesn't serve the purpose I intended it for which means I'll need to get either Conquest or Feathered.

Uber: (DEEPLY COOL AND FASHIONABLE TAUPE / BEIGE) Mine's very brown and cool-neutral. I think it looks great with super dramatic eyes and you can certainly work with this for more fall-ish color combinations.

Melange: (A WEARABLE, WARM MIDTONE NEUTRAL) Wearable for most people but still rather bright for me. It's a warm reddish orange.


Make your own lip color by combining Clear Lip Tar with loose pigment (MAC Heritage Rouge). Again, a little will do.


If you're wondering how the Clear Lip Tar differs with regular clear lip glosses, I've compared it to the Shu Uemura Vinyl Unlimited clear gloss.
First off, Shu is really sticky. Secondly, the mixed color comes out blotchy and the pigment doesn't properly dissolve into the gloss, gathering them into lines. With Shu, Heritage Rouge gets muted out and the pearlescent effect doesn't show.


Mix and store your colors in jars.


Several combination... You can mix in other lip products and loose pigments to create more shimmery colors or even glossier textures. The amazing thing about Lip Tars is that the formula can be mixed with practically any other product and a new color will be created without compromising the intensity.


Self- explanatory...

As I've mentioned before, it's not difficult to be blown away by a makeup innovation like Lip Tars. Nevertheless, being a very new product, it has its minor flaws that need some working on. All in all, I think OCC is on the right track with their ideas and concepts. To say that I'm obsessed with the Lip Tars would be highly exaggerating. I'm very unadventurous when it comes to Lip Colors so I'll always end up concocting similar colors. If you love bright lip colors like Shen does, you'll probably appreciate Lip Tars a lot more than I would.

Lip Tars can be purchased directly from the OCC website for USD$12.50 each but their international shipping is quite pricey. I'd like to get two more Lip Tars from them so I may open up another spree but not so soon. We'll see.



Read more!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Random: Because I'm Trying to Fall Asleep

Did you know that I really like plain white ducks? Sure, the Mandarin ducks are colorful but white ducks... So cute

Ok, that was extremely random. It's almost 4am and I'm not in the mood to do anything productive despite the fact that I can't sleep. To entertain myself, I've compiled a couple of pictures and chucked them into this blog post.

There's nothing beauty-related in this post so you can feel free to skip if you're not interested in looking at other random pictures

Pip's too adorable for words, isn't she? She's getting fatter too. Unfortunately, she's not entirely handle-friendly *sighs*. If you've kept gliders long enough you'd be able to tell that all gliders actually look different. They may have similar colors and markings but their facial structures actually differ and believe it or not, their facial expressions too. Pip has a round and short face, which I love.

I towered at 5'9 wearing these 4-inch heels. I love love love love them! They're from Carlo Rino and probably the most expensive pair of shoes I own... Now, to find a place to wear them to. I've only worn them once :x

The boy can be quite the poser too. Those aren't his guns though. I use an electronic marker/gun that shoots about 15 paintballs a second... and I'm no good at controlling it. Hehe

I have a lot of pets. New to the family is the Common Snapping Turtle candidly named Paul.

A little over a week ago I bought a new camera... and put it up for sale 3 days after. For my "blogging activities" I require a camera that has good macro and produces accurate colors -- this camera didn't quite cut it despite the funky auto-"photoshop" option. There was a sale and a very good salesperson... don't ask. Anyway, I've managed to sell it off and I'll be sticking by my good ol' Lumix for now.

Ok, I think I'm ready for bed. Good night! Hopefully I'll be in the mood to do some Chirstmas looks tutorials tomorrow


Read more!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Review + Tutorial: Stage Burlesque Ball Holiday Collection

So, I've tempted you with a little sneak peek of the Stage Burlesque Ball Holiday Collection...
A reader, Germaine, went out and got the Scandal palette that I've used in the look but wishes to know how I did it. To fulfill her request and hopefully help some of you who have the palette or are considering to get it, I've done a tutorial. On top of that, you'll find swatches and reviews -- finally!

Read on...

"Curtains open to an intriguing display of our latest show-stopping stars; Scandal and Gossip, be mesmerized as they stir your senses with their versatility and creativity. Sit tight as the bold and risqué clash with vintage and sweet, resulting in the most dramatic collision of sensuality. Brace yourself for a rush of adrenaline with the decadent intensity of Wonderkiss. Now, hold your breath as we end on a high note with the divas of the night; Vodka and Martini. This holiday, misdemeanor takes the spotlight, so let your guard down and begin a voyeuristic adventure with Stage’s Burlesque Ball Holiday Collection." -- Stage Cosmetics

"Be the bearer of juicy news. This versatile palette whisper sweet nothings all day and night. Tease with soft pastels, hypnotize with hues of plum and silver. You’ll have a captive audience in no time..."

The star of the Burlesque Ball Holiday Collection are the 5-Color Eyeshadow Palettes (RM135) -- Scandal and Gossip. Mine is in Scandal, which contains natural colors. Gossip (ParisB has it!) would be the smokier and wilder counterpart. 5 pans of eyeshadows and a dual-ended brush are fitted into a sleek red palette with a full length mirror.

There are no actual color names written on the palette and the names on the little sheet of paper in the box are apparently incorrect. Fortunately, I managed to get the names from the press release. Basically, all the colors are shimmery but they're not chunky and gritty, which is a huge plus for those who hate the disco fever that usually comes with shimmer.

Metallic Violet Shimmer: Mid-toned silverish violet with dense shimmer
Satin Plum: Sheer purple with sparse shimmer
Shimmery Peach: Peachy metallic gold. A better alternative to Stila's "best-selling" Kitten eyeshadow, IMHO. I have them both and Kitten is like so blah and falls all over the place
Satin Pale Pink: Sheer pastel pink with sparse shimmer. Great for highlight
Metallic Pearl white: Bright frosty white with dense shimmer

These eyeshadows have excellent quality in terms of pigmentation and blendability. The brush is usable although not ideal. While I quite like Scandal, my only gripe is that it should've come with one dark color to make the palette more versatile. Check out Prettybeautiful's post on this palette! She adored it too :)

"Wonderkiss Lipcrème is the ultimate lip indulgence when it comes to color, intensity and luxurious care. Wonderkiss is formulated with a unique gel formulation combined with a spherical powder pigment which provides the most intense pure color coverage. Contains hydrating Apple Seed Oil so lips are soft, smooth and pampered. Vitamin E helps defy age and prevent the appearance of fine lines."

PB WOW-ed all of us with the super "Racy" Wonderkiss Lipcreme lipstick (the day I can pull off such a red lip!) but if you're looking for a more subtle approach, perhaps you could be more Coy. The metallic lilac-pink shade is the lightest in the range but it's not nude.

The unique formula feels like a pampering lip balm on the lips while delivering intense color. Although unlike a lip balm, this one has excellent staying power too. Other colors include Swoon, Amuse, Wild, and Thrill. Retails at RM50.

"If you’re the kind of woman who loves being noticed, new Martini Lash will do just that. Inspired by shocking fishnet stockings and soft sensual feathers, Martini lash is the must-have accessory for the limelight, or your private midnight soiree."

The moment I laid eyes on these lashes, I knew I had to have them. They're too fluttery and over-the-top to resist! Martini (RM38) doesn't go with the whole "sweet and innocent" look so I'm reserving them for some future tutorials. The Vodka (RM30) lashes are certainly more "wearable" if extreme drama isn't really your thing. Hehe... "private midnight soiree". So naughty ;)

Continue scrolling down if you wanna know how to achieve this look!

Start by prepping eye with an eyeshadow primer. Using an eyeshadow brush, sweep Shimmery Peach onto the lid. Next, with a fluffy crease brush, apply Satin Plum into the crease and blend well. Place Satin Pale Pink right above the Satin Plum and bring the color up to the brow. Line the lower lash line with a purple pencil eyeliner.

Then, take a small brush and apply Satin Plum over the purple liner. Place some Shimmery Peach into the inner corner. After that, line the upper lash line with a grey gel eyeliner. Add some Metallic Pearl White right under the brow to highlight.

Complete the eye makeup with generous coats of mascara for a dolly-eyed effect.

Items Used:

Face:
Shu Uemura UV Under Base in 01
Revlon Age Defying Liquid Foundation in Golden Beige
Revlon Spa Concealer in Medium
Giorgio Armani Loose Powder

Cheeks:
RMK Blush in 02 Translucent Coral

Eyes:
elf Mineral Eyeshadow Primer
Stage Burlesque Ball Palette in Scandal
Stila Smudge Pot in Gray
Stage Drama Lash Mascara
Daiso Auto Eyebrow Pencil
GEO Lens in Ash Wing (Gray)

Lips:
Stage Wonderkiss Lipcreme in Coy


*Products featured in this post were provided by Stage Cosmetics Malaysia for review on Skindeco.Net


Read more!
Related Posts with Thumbnails
 
All content 2010 © Cornelia De Alwis| Blog Design by Graffiti Chicks|Graphics by Studio Gypsy