Thursday, June 23, 2011

Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Soft Nude

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What the Label Says

-Instant burst of rich, true color with a featherlight feel
-Elasticolor™ technology provides immediate color release and hugs lips with a burst of weightless color that feels like a second skin
-Available in 20 gorgeous shades, including 5 new shades!


Net WT. 0.13oz (3.7g) 

Price:
$ 8.99 at drugstore.com 
Bought this for P350.00 at a local bazaar


Swatches






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This shade was recommended by fellow blogger Khymm when i asked for suggestions for the perfect nude lippie that would match an NC35 with olive undertones skin. boy was she right! you see, most of my nude lippies totally wash me out and make me look like a corpse, trying out this shade was indeed a Eureka moment for me. i love it so much i plan to buy at least 2 backups just in case they discontinue this. 



The Good
- creamy consistency and glides like butter on the lips
- the perfect peachy-nude lipstick for me (i'm an NC35), and does not wash me out
- this is not an MLBB shade, its a great nude shade that will complement a smoky eye 
- great pigmentation
- fragrance free! no lipsticky smell!
- not drying on the lips
- comes in a lovely matte, quilted packaging
- Revlon Colorburst comes in a wide selection of beautiful colors, i want to collect them all!



The Bad
- i can't think of any


Final Verdict
A+

I'm soooo happy i finally found a nude lippie that suits me. i can't wait to try out all the other colors!


Is this my HG nude lippie? i can't say just yet. but so far, i'm sooo loving this!


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NARS Blush in Deep Throat

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What the Label Says

Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.

Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness

Shades:
Comes in a broad selection of shades
Deep Throat - Peach With Shimmer

Weight:
0.16 oz. 4.8 g 

Price:
$27 at NARS and Sephora
P 1,350.00 at Rustan's


Swatches



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This blush has been with me for over a year now but i have only gotten to make a review of this now. this was a gift from hubby, and this was my 2nd NARS blush (first was the cult fave, Orgasm). Before i had bought Super Orgasm, Deep Throat was my favorite and i had been using this everyday for several months back then. 

I have a bias towards NARS blushes because they have such a wide array of pretty colors and the quality (texture and pigmentation) of their blushes are one of the best. They're expensive, but they're definitely worth your money. Nevermind the names though, i find them really weird. I mean at first I had Orgasm, which sounded cute and unique, but then my NARS collection grew and now i not only have Orgasm i also have Super Orgasm, Deep Throat, Torrid, and Striptease - collectively, they don't sound very cute anymore. Can you imagine how hubby reacted when he asked me what i wanted for my birthday and i said i wanted NARS Deep Throat? =)

The Good
 - the texture is velvety smooth and applies very smoothly to the skin
- pigmentation is ok, but not as heavily pigmented as my other NARS blushes 
-  described in their website as Peach with shimmer but in my opinion, this is more light pink than peach
- has very subtle shimmer that gives a dewy glow to the face without looking like a disco ball
- color is very wearable, a very pretty light pink
- the lasting power is GREAT! i have combination skin, so ordinary blushes normally last up to an hour only on me, this lasts all day long!
- contains a lot of product. this will last me a long time.
- compact comes with a mirror

The Bad
- as most NARS blushes, they're biggest letdown is their packaging. they come in this matte rubbery compact that easily attract dirt. 

Orgasm vs. Super Orgasm vs. Deep Throat

I promise to make a swatch comparison of these 3 blushes really soon. in the meantime, here is how i compare the three. In my opinion, all three blushes belong to the same family of peachy-pink blushes.


In the peach-o-meter this would be their rating:
 Peachiest * (1) Orgasm (2) Super Orgasm (3) Deep Throat


In the pink-o-meter this would be their rating:
Pinkest * (1) Deep Throat (2) Super Orgasm (3) Orgasm

In the shimmer-o-meter this would be their rating:
Most shimmery* (1) Super Orgasm (2) Orgasm (3) Deep Throat 

In the pigmentation scale this would be the rating:
Most pigmented* (1) Super Orgasm (2) Deep Throat (3) Orgasm


Final Verdict
A+++++
I love love love Deep Throat!
oops, that didn't sound too good.. haha..

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

MAC Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Sunbasque

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What the Label Says

Color for the cheeks and face.

Shade: Sunbasque (Peach with Pearl- Sheertone Shimmer)
in 6g/0.21oz


Price:
$19.50 in MAC
Bought this on Ebay for P1,100.00


Swatches




The Good
- no weird smell
- texture is velvety smooth
- this did not broke me out
- staying power is average 
- very good color payoff
 - this is described as peach with pearl but the best way to describe how it shows up on my face is orangey-bronzey-peach
- my favorite finish in MAC Powder blushes is sheertone shimmer because it gives a glowy lit from within look, and this blush does just that
- IMHO, this shade will flatter warm, medium-toned skin
-  this will give your cheeks a natural bronze-ish, orangey-ish (pardon the english) color to your cheeks. perfect for summer!
-  this will also look good with fair skinned ladies but should be applied with a light hand

The Bad
Nothing!

This color is such a keeper! Sunbasque is my official summer blush.


Tip
Make sure to use a light hand when applying this (especially if your Fair-Medium skinned)
I use a stippling brush when applying and slowly build the color until you achieve the color you want. here's me wearing Sunbasque (I'm NC35 for reference):


Final Verdict
A+


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

NARS Blush in Super Orgasm

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What the Label Says

Made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look. Imparts a natural, healthy glow for any skin tone and may be worn alone or layered together for more depth and intensity.

Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
Made with transparent pigments to avoid heaviness

Shades:
Comes in a broad selection of shades
Super Orgasm - Peachy Pink w/ gold glitter

Weight:
0.16 oz. 4.8 g 

Price:
$27 at NARS and Sephora
P 1,350.00 at Rustan's


Swatches

SEE HOW HUGE THE GLITTERS ARE?
READ MY TIP BELOW ON HOW TO AVOID  LOOKING LIKE A DISCO BALL WITH THIS BLUSH.



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NARS blushes are expensive, It's not something you can buy at a whim. It took me a long time to buy my first NARS blush, the cult favorite - Orgasm. Sadly though, it did not show up on my NC35 skin.  I will post a comparison between Orgasm and Super Orgasm soon.

For those seriously addicted to blushes, NARS blushes are a must-have in every blush collection. I personally think every girl should have at least 1 NARS blush. I have 4, and i'm slowly building my collection even if they're such a pain in my pocket. They're expensive yes, but they're sooo worth it!

I bought NARS Super Orgasm because of my failed relationship with Orgasm. I read from reviews that if Orgasm doesn't show up on you, Super Orgasm will definitely will. There are already so many reviews about this blush so i'll just make a quick rundown.
  

The Good
 - unlike Orgasm, Super O showed beautifully on my skin
- heavily pigmented, unlike Orgasm.
- when applied lightly, color looks natural on me (I'm NC35 with olive undertones). 
- looks VERY good on photographs. gives a dewy look to the cheeks
- as aptly described in their website, Super O is a true peachy pink
- the lasting power is GREAT! i have combination skin, so ordinary blushes normally last up to an hour only on me, this lasts all day long!
- texture is velvety and smooth, very easy to apply
- contains a lot of product. this will last me a long time.
- this is my favorite among my 3 other NARS blushes (Orgasm, Deep Throat, Luster)


The Bad
- the annoying CRAZY glitters!!! They're super duper mega HUGE! 
- as most NARS blushes, they're biggest letdown is their packaging. they come in this matte rubbery compact that easily attract dirt. 

Tip
 Avoid applying the huge chunks of glitter on your face by tapping of your brush before applying. 
To get a more natural flush, apply using a stippling brush with a light hand. 


Final Verdict
A+++++

One of my HG blushes! This Super Orgasm is love!


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