[REVIEW+SWATCHES] Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer 03 Cola Pop

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer 03 Cola Pop Review

Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer 03 Cola Pop Review:

I’m a big fan of bold lip colors, but am not a fan of the extremely cracked lips that they often leave me with. Clinique’s Pop collection has been receiving a lot of love from their Cheek Pop blushers (especially in South Korea!) to these Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks. The lipsticks come in an impressive range of shades from bright pinks to moody nudes to deep burgundies – you will definitely find (at least) one that tickles your fancy. But are they worth the hype?

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[REVIEW] Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner Pencil Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner Pencil Pillow Talk Review

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner Pencil Pillow Talk Review:

I have always been kind of skeptical of lip liner – what is it really supposed to do? Why do you need it if you are just going to put lipstick over it? Do you just outline your lips or do you actually fill them in? Recently, I had a chat with a makeup artist, who highly encouraged the use of lip liners as a base for lipstick to make it stay in place and last all day.

She recommended that I get lip liners in three essential colors – one n*de shade, one classic red, and one dark burgundy – to really match the whole spectrum of common lip colors out there. Since I am a more of a MLBB girl, I decided to go for the classic n*de first to test out whether lip liners are actually that useful, and then go from there. What better n*de lip liner to get than the classic Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk?

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[REVIEW] Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadow Herb

Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadow Herb Review

Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadow Herb Review:

When I think of Glossier, I think natural, effortless, and enhance-yourself beauty. It’s definitely an extremely popular brand, with a select range of skincare and makeup. They don’t have too many options – for example, Lidstar is their only proper eyeshadow-type product, but the products that they do release are very well-thought out and well-loved.

I really enjoy using their Boy Brow eyebrow gel, and so was excited to try out Lidstar, which is a long-wearing eyeglow is supposed to be enhancing, long-lasting, and easy to wear. I have pretty oily eyelids, so I am always a little wary of any eyeshadow that is not in powder form. How does it hold up?

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[REVIEW] Pro 8 Cheongdam Stay On Gel Eyeliner 01 Black

Pro 8 Cheongdam Stay On Gel Eyeliner 01 Black Review

Pro 8 Cheongdam Stay On Gel Eyeliner 01 Black Review:

Out of the various types of eyeliners, the gel type has always been my favorite. Pencils are great for a breezy, undone look, but they sometimes lack precision and always smudge way too easily on my oily eyelids. Liquid liners work well if you want a perfectly crisp winged look, but for me, they sometimes come off as too perfect, almost unnaturally so. A tiny pot of gel eyeliner is a happy medium for me, striking the perfect balance in the best of both worlds.

Pro 8 Cheongdam was not a brand that I had heard about, until I saw its Stay On Gel Eyeliner being used in one of Pony’s makeup tutorial videos. It glides on silky smooth with great pigment, and so I gave in to the temptation and bought it during my trip to Seoul. The brand is actually under Picasso — yes, Picasso as in the famed Picasso makeup brushes!

So, how does it hold up?

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[REVIEW] Clio Kill Cover Airy Fit Concealer 3.5 Vanilla

Clio Kill Cover Airy Fit Concealer 3.5 Vanilla Review

Clio Kill Cover Airy Fit Concealer 3.5 Vanilla Review:

Concealer isn’t a product that I play around with too much — if I have one that works, then I stick with it. However, the Clio Kill Cover Airy Fit Concealer kept coming up on my radar, be it through YouTube makeup videos, Instagram posts, or online blog reviews. Everyone was raving about it, and given Clio’s pretty decent track record of base products, I decided to give it go.

I’ve used this in both very hot and humid weather, as well as in much cooler winter weather; how does it hold up?

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[REVIEW] Cezanne Natural Cheek N AUTUMN COLOR 16 Cassis Rose

Cezanne Natural Cheek N AUTUMN COLOR 16 Cassis Rose Review

Cezanne Natural Cheek N AUTUMN COLOR 16 Cassis Rose Review:

Cezanne is a major drugstore cosmetics brand in Japan, and is known for their wide variety of high-quality makeup products. With simple but extremely compact casing showcasing a huge range of colors in their blushers, eyeshadows, and more, who could resist?

I ended up taking home the Cezanne Natural Cheek N in #16 Cassis Rose which is the perfect autumn and winter shade of blush. To be honest, I don’t have high expectations for blushers — they just need to stay put for when my makeup’s on — but Cezanne really blew me away with this product!

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[REVIEW] FLOWFUSHI 38ºC Lip Treatment +1ºC Natural Baby Pink

FLOWFUSHI 38ºC Lip Treatment +1ºC Natural Baby Pink Review

FLOWFUSHI 38ºC Lip Treatment +1ºC Natural Baby Pink Review:

Winter is coming, and with that brings cold and dry weather — the worst possible combination that is guaranteed to wreak havoc on my already constantly-dry lips.

During these months, I put away almost all my lip makeup — there’s no point in wearing lipstick when it’s only going to come off in patches of dry lip skin (ew!) by midday. Don’t even get me started on re-application; there’s no way that will go smoothly (both literally and figuratively).

The FLOWFUSHI 38ºC Lip Treatment has been highly raved about as an effective treatment that also doubles as a tinted gloss to give a bit of oomph to the lips. It has an interesting concept — basing its entire line of these lip products on temperature as well as focusing on bacteria on the skin to enhance lip color.

How did it fare?

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[REVIEW] Opera Lip Tint 01 Red

Opera Lip Tint 01 Red Review

Opera Lip Tint 01 Red Review:

Having placed first in both the well-respected 2017 Cosme Best Cosmetics Awards Mid-Year and Year-End in the lip tint category, it’s clear that Opera is doing something amazing with their lip tints. Everywhere you go in Japan, you will find people pulling out these lip tints for touch ups. A friend that I talked had gone through four of these already!

Sheer lip tints are perfect for an everyday look because of their ease of application without the compromise of color. The Opera Lip Tints also promise lasting wear without the stickiness or dryness that lip tints are often prone to.

Is this too good to be true?

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[REVIEW+SWATCHES] Opera Sheer Lip Color N 22 Natural Pink N

Opera Sheer Lip Color N 22 Natural Pink N Review

Opera Sheer Lip Color N 22 Natural Pink N Review:

Japanese lip products are famed for their great application and moisturizing properties, and Opera in particular has been one of the must-have brands among the sea of unending lip tints, lipsticks, and liquid lipsticks.

Their Sheer Lip Color is perhaps lesser known than their famed Lip Tint, however, that absolutely does not speak to the quality and performance of the former.

So how does it fare?

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