All posts tagged: Makeup

Mecca Max Chic Cheek Blush & Game Face BB Cream|First Impression

Hey lovelies, I hope you are having an amazing day! Last week, I went to my local Mecca Maxima shop. Just in case you don’t know what the shop is. It is an Australian owned beauty shop. It looks like they have two types of shop that are carrying different beauty brands. One is focusing on beauty products, called Mecca Maxima. The other one is focusing on luxury brands, called Mecca Cosmetica. Although I don’t quite get the concept behind this, I do notice one probably has more fragrance brands. Anyway,  they do have most of the beauty brands available in store. They just launched their own makeup line, called Mecca Max. I think most likely they are only sold in Australia and New Zealand. I picked up two products that I am interested, the Game face BB cream SPF 30 in medium and Chic Cheek blush in Gold glow. Game face BB cream SPF 30 – medium (AUD $26) What they say about this product: “This is no average BB, this is the BB …

NYX Total Control Drop Foundation – Yes or No?

Hello lovely people! I am sure everyone heard about NYX Total control drop foundation by now. It has been all over the youtube. A lot of youtuber raved about it. There are so many tutorials. I always interested in liquid foundation. I love NYX products too, especially their eyeshadows and eyeliner. When I found out the foundation is available here, I had to try it. NYX claims that this foundation has coverage from sheer to full. It has velvety and matte finish. You can get more coverage by using more drops. NYX also recommends to use the Total control foundation brush to apply the foundation to achieve “a seriously smooth finish“. There are 24 shades. Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). My experience: Usage: I use 2-3 drops to have sheer to medium coverage. Scent: I don’t …

My favourite red lipsticks

Happy Monday, lovelies! I know, I know. Monday is not always the happiest day of the week. So let’s talk about something that can cheer up the mood a bit. I am thinking red lipsticks. 🙂 I was reorganising my makeup drawer during the weekend. You know the drill. Some must go, and some can stay. We should always do a regular clean-up of our makeup/skincare drawers because you don’t want to use expired products on your skin. They will only do more harm than good.  Here are my favourite red lipsticks. 1.Lancome L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick – 132 Caprice This one is reasonable new. I got it about three weeks ago. Very hydrating, pigmented, creamy and long lasting. I love the texture on my dry lips. The colour is a gorgeous blue toned red with a satin finish. Love the packaging too. 2. Nars Velvet Lip Glide – Le Palace I have done a review about this one. You can find it here. Very light texture, non-sticky and smooth. The colour payoff is super good. It …

Nars Charlotte Gainsbourg Collection Multiple Tint|Review

Happy Friday, everyone! Time for our beauty dose for the week. I have a review for Nars Charlottle Gainsbourg collection multiple tint – Jo. The colour is a light almost transparent pink colour. Since it’s a multiple, it can be used on your cheeks, lips and eyes. Charlotte Gainsbourg is a British-French actress and singer, born in London and raised in Pairs. All the photos that I have seen, she always has the minimalist look. I like the way she pairs smokey eyes with natural lips. From an interview, she mentioned the multiple tints are her favourites in the whole collection. What Nars says about this product? “Rush of blush. Rosy moments and risqué memories captured in a limited-edition formula inspired by Charlotte Gainsbourg’s story and signature style. NARS’ iconic multipurpose stick for lips and cheeks goes fresh and dewy in the new Multiple Tint. Delivers a natural-looking wash of color infused with Vitamin E to support skin vitality and bamboo sap to help blur imperfections. Three vibrant shades and a sheer finish evoke Gainsbourg’s effortless French …

Urban Decay Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid|review

Hey loves, happy Friday! Today I am gonna talk about Urban Decay naked skin colour correcting fluid. I have the colour peach. I know a lot of you love Urban Decay naked skin weightless concealer. I have to say I am not. My go-to concealer is BareMinerals complete coverage serum concealer. I found the UD concealer is too heavy on my very dry skin. Urban Decay says this product has an innovative and lightweight formula. It leaves the skin illuminated and radiant. The liquid formula is light and easy to blend. Its pearlescent pigments can diffuse light on your skin. It also has vitamin C and E to nourish and protect the skin. There are six colours: green – correct spot redness, blemishes, broken blood vessels. lavender – balance sallowness and bright yellow undertone pink – for dark circles in fairer skin tones yellow – conceal purple-hued dark circles peach – correct dark spots, veins, blue-hues dark circles in deeper skin tones deep peach – for dark discoloration and sun spots for deeper or bronzier skin tones. …

New Favourite Red Lippy – Nars Le Palace Velvet Lip Glide | Review

Hey lovelies, Happy Friday! I have a short review for Nars Velvet Lip Glide today. Most of the days I am a typical neutral, nude lip colour type. However, I do love a red lipstick from time to time, especially in the cold season or a rainy day. A little bit of bright colour can change the mood and brighten things up. A couple of weeks ago, I got Mecca beauty loop box. Among all the little goodies in the box for me to try, I found a mini size Nars velvet lip glide. The colour is Le Palace. You can see I love it so much that I got myself a full size one already. 🙂 Nars says this product is “Covetable comfort meets confident colour in a high-pigment formula that glides like a gloss, cloaks like a lipstick—and feels like nothing else. Semi-matte colour glides on a stays supple without drying or feeling sticky. Developed with Oil Infusion Complex, an innovative concentration of precious oils, fused to create a smooth-glide effect. Fully coats lips on contact with smooth, saturated, …

BareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm | Review

I went shopping with my mom few weeks ago. Although I didn’t have anything in mind, I still went in and tried few things (as usual) in our local Mecca beauty store. When I was trying the BareMinerals Buttercream lip gloss, these cute pretty lip balms caught my eyes. I ended up taking two with me home. Somehow I cannot find this lip balm on BareMinerals website anymore. From Mecca’s website, it says it’s an oil-balm contains Vitamin E and passion fruit seed oil. It claims the formula hydrates and nourishes the lips. I got the colour of Tangerine Pop and Nude Passion. Tangerine Pop is a bright orange/coral colour, while the Nude Passion is a neutral nude colour. I love both. Nude Passion is definitely like your lips but better. Tangerine is warm coral, which goes well on my tanned skin in summer. I was impressed by the colour payoff. If I just apply once, it gives a hint of colour. If I want more colour on my lips, I only need to apply two or three …

Burberry Oxblood Liquid Lip Velvet | Review

Hey guys, hope you all are having a wonderful day! When this post is up, I would be going on another short trip with my mom in Australia. Although I might not be able to respond to your comments or likes immediately, I would try to check in as soon as I can. Today, I have a short review for Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet. I got the colour of oxblood. To be honest, the colour is really out of my comfort zone. Normally nude pink is my colour, like dusty rose. I love Tom Ford Indian rose or Estee Lauder Dynamic (410). Occasionally, I would wear fuchsia when I am in the mood. I don’t think I have ever tried bold dark lips.I am being brave this time! 🙂 The Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet is described as having a “comforting, whipped texture” with velvet finish. The formula is long-lasting and non-drying. After I tried it, I fell in love with the non-drying formula. I have dry lips. Most of the liquid lipsticks or matte lipsticks I tried …

Becca First Light Priming Filter | Review

Hi guys, I hope you are having a lovely day! Have your tried the new primer from Becca? My primer was running low last month. So I thought it was time to get a new one. I came across the Becca First Light Priming Filter. Wow, look at the colour! This primer is described as a “skin-awakening primer that instantly erases the signs of a bad face day to leave the complexion fresh, awake and hydrated” by Becca. It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a pump. I love the packaging. Very chic! Don’t get intimidated by the colour. Violet/Purple can neutralise dullness and yellow colour in skin-tone,  and it has brightening effect. I used a violet colour loose powder from Anna Sui years ago. When I got this primer, I couldn’t help to try it out right away. I noticed an instant natural looking glow on my skin right after I applied it. It felt like I just had a great night sleep. The skin also looked very well hydrated. I have been using Mac …

Best of January | Favourites

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful week! I can’t believe January is officially over. It’s a little bit crazy, I think. We have been so busy celebrating New Year and then Chinese New Year. Normally, there is a gap between the two. However, Chinese New Year was in Jan this year. We actually are still celebrating it, a lot of cooking and a lot of yummy food. January was a really hot month here in Brisbane. We spent a lot of time on the beach. Most of the days I didn’t really wear full face makeup. Just cc cream with some concealer, a little bit of blush and lip gloss to brighten my face. I was all about the natural, no makeup makeup look. Here are few things I have been loving for the month: Beauty Too Faced Love Blush – I Will Always Love you I got this one recently from Mecca store. I was looking for something light and natural that I can use everyday for the summer. This blush …