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Sunday, December 25, 2011

"Clinique did something utterly remarkable in 1997: Bottled happiness."
I saw this somewhere on the Clinique website.

This is the Clinique Long Last Lipstick in 17 Watermelon. A blue-based bright pink that is bold yet wearable anytime. Smooth, creamy and very good pigmentation, it can be worn sheer as a pink stain on the lips or layered to pack a punch. Blue based, it also makes teeth appear whiter.

My favourite lipstick as it is very moisturizing and I would give it a 
Rating: 8/10
I got it through a lippie swap with C but you can get it at Clinique counters or Sephora for less than S$40. 

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loved on 1:04 PM

I've decided I'm going to do a review on all my lip products and I've grabbed a couple lipsticks lying around.

One of them is Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 440 Plumful. I would say it has amazing pigmentation and perfect shade.

Dark shade lipsticks usually get too brown or too red and makes you look either too gothic or too garish.

This is the perfect shade for me as and has good color payoff. A few swipes from the bullet and I'm good to go.
For reference, I am Mac NC25-30 with yellow undertones.

It's moisturizing and does not settle or crease and does not leave a ugly brown rim around your lips after it fades.

I have a huge problem with its scent and packaging though. For one, it smells like the Nivea products. Strong and um, flowery? Just a heady fragrance that makes me gag when I put on the lipstick and/or when I accidentally ingest some of it (inevitable with lipsticks, okay). So disappointing! It would be my favorite lipstick if not for that nasty smell.

With the packaging, the ugly neon purple and tacky plastic bullet is a bit too...80s for me. P has told me its for teenagers looking for cheap makeup to experiment with. That does not excuse the ugly packaging so, no, thank you.

I would say it is on par with other high end brands (in terms of creaminess and pigmentation only) and color is similar to the Tom Ford Orchid Black, although that has a purple undertone and this is red.

If not for the smell and taste, I would definitely repurchase but I'd give it a
Rating: 5/10

I got it from a drugstore (I think Guardian). Its S$17-20.

My nicer lipsticks are next!

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loved on 12:24 AM

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Obviously, as some of you know, the path I am going towards will eventually lead me to turn this blog into a beauty blog.

In my life, I've had many loves but none are as long lasting as my love for makeup.

Also, I'm never without my iPhone so I am blogging from my phone.

So the font, format, etc might be shit.

(Alright I had to use the computer to edit this. Font size too small and pics too large. Now the words are huge but I am always a bit blind anyway.)

Let's look at the Sephora lipstick in R20 Honey Cream. It is a beige with pink undertone. Perfect for a nude look. Pastel cream, very opaque and good pigmentation. Smells amazing, like cotton candy and vanilla.
Also, cheap at S$24.

However it's drying, can accentuate any dry bits on lips and gather in creases and wrinkles. So I won't recommend it unless you have no money and ABSOLUTELY have to get a lipstick.
Which was what I did.

As its main problem is its dryness, I'd suggest getting Topshop's lipstick in Nevada. Similar nude but more sheer and more moisturizing. Also cheaper at S$20.

Rating: 4/10

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loved on 10:14 PM