Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mid Week Reviews

I haven't really gotten a lot of new makeup, I feel so deprived! Lucky for me my friend heard me babbling about how I finished up my favourite pink lipstick and didn't have a replacement..and how Shoppers Drug Mart now sold Anna Sui.. so he went out and got me a new lipstick! So sweet of him! Now that I think about my old lipstick (Maquillage PK705), I miss it so much!
This is the Lip Rouge G 303 which is the glossy type. The lipstick has the signature rose scent to it, some may think it's a bit strong, I have to admit that I think the scent is a bit strong when I first apply it.

Although it's the glossy finish, I feel it has more of a pretty sheen to the finish. It also has some very fine golden shimmers in it.
The color also shows up nicely on my lips without looking too rosy. I think it also enhances my lipcolor, especially because my lips are pigmented.
Even though this is my first Anna Sui lipstick, I'm really liking it a lot! It's very moisturizing, smooth and not sticky at all. In terms of lasting power, I get a couple hours before it's completely gone, only if I don't go drinking of eating anything.

I was looking at my eye brow pencil and realized how small it was! I'm actually going through this brow pencil really fast, so I decided to go and get a backup.
Who watches Michelle Phan's videos? (who doesn't!??) I saw the Lancome brow pencil and really wanted to give it a try so I went out to get the pencil in Sable. Compared to the current brow pencil I'm using (Maquillage GY950 2.5g), the Lancome one is a lot smaller in weight (1.05g). Kinda disappointed especially for the price of the pencil. Oh well, it was worth a shot.

The Lancome pencil is actually a lot softer than then Maquillage. When I first used it, I was surprised at how pigmented the color was too and how easy it was to fill in my brows. With that said, I think I need a lot more practice in using the Lancome pencil otherwise I'm gonna end up with brows that are too dark!
The two pencils are very similar, except I had to swipe the Maquillage a few more times to get the color more to show up more.

The good thing about the Maquilage is it's more difficult to make mistakes because it's not as soft and pigmented, but it also rubs off easier. The Lancome pencil takes more practice to get a softer finish but it also lasts a lot longer and stays put better.
I rubbed a tissue on my arm and you can see which one obviously stays on better.

Life has been so difficult lately, so many changes and sometimes I feel like I threw poop into the fan and I can't seem to clean it, it's everywhere!!! But I do what I can to cope with the situation. This is also another reason why I haven't blogged much.
I did learn an important lesson through all this... Don't regret your decisions in life, live with the consequences and learn from them. Don't take things for granted and enjoy what you have. Most importantly, stop thinking so much and stop worrying about the what if's...and do what you think is right for yourself.

Until next time...I'm not sure when I'll be checking or updating my blog. Hopefully I won't have this dry spell for too long XD


Mary in Wonder said...

Hope you'll overcome this period soon and the shit will disappear =)
Best wishes!
BTW, love the lipstick, it has a pretty color^^

Cinnabunnie said...

hope youll be better soon! the lippie is really pretty ^^ and dont worry, just be happy! :)

izumi said...

nice new products :D haha i never fill in my brows because i feel epically intense when i do, hahahaa. maybe i just need more practice, or a less waxy pencil..

i hope the poop clears up soon :P hahaha i rather enjoyed your simile.. even though it's for a bad situation.

ashura said...

I also love to watch Michelle Phan's videos =) I want to try Lancome's Sable too, but it's not available in my country sadly. Anna Sui lipsticks are great!! Many people might not like the glitter lip rouge range, but I love them! Great color your friend got for you!

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yuriko said...

Hope you feel better soon...I def. understand the whole learning from mistakes and not regret about things I chose...

SDM has Anna Sui?! I better check that out when i go back to Canada! Thanks for the lovely swatches!


coffretgorge said...

thats real sweet of your friend to get you a new lippie! the lancome browliner seems nice, i hope i can finish my current browliner too hehe.

i hope you feel better soon, i think its great that you have a positive perspective despite the troubles you have been experiencing, the important thing is that we learn from our mistakes so we can be wiser. wishing you the best! xx :)