Thursday, May 31, 2012


I don't usually get a lot of lip products because it takes me a long time to finish, but for work, I decided to get a couple new ones to use. The Benefit Ultra Plush gloss is something I got from a seminar, it can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart for about $18CAD.
I like my natural lip colors, so it's no surprise that I would purchase something subtle.
The products are Benefit Coralista lipgloss, Lancome L'absolu Nu 201 and L'oreal Colour Riche Balm in Caring Coral.
The Benefit Coralista Ultra Plush lipgloss came out a couple weeks ago at Shoppers Drug Mart. I think there's about 6 shades? All designed to match their boxed blushes. Coralista smells like very sweet lychee and has a very slick watery feel. It's not sticky at all which means it's not long lasting. At least my hair doesn't stick to my lips anymore.

You can probably guess from the name that L'absolu Nu is a sheer lipstick. They were designed to enhance your natural lip color and this came the closest to my lips. This lipstick has a slight perfume scent to it and goes on quite sheer with a hint of color and shine. This doesn't last long at all, especially if I talk a lot. I normally use this at work when I don't feel like having too much color on my lips.

As for the L'oreal Colour Riche Balm, I was convinced by Raeview's video from YT to get it in Caring Coral. I honestly didn't need anymore lipbalms so it's a bit of a spontaneous purchase. I kept this in my makeup pouch for the times I needed some lip color but forgot my other lipsticks at home. Not too fond of this product though because my lips started peeling and didn't feel moisturized at all. However, I do like how this applies very smoothly.
I think I have too many lip products, but I bet there's plenty of you out there that have more than me. How does one finish them all?? 
I know I should be throwing most of these out due to the length of time I've had them, but I just can't get myself to throw them's like they're my babies! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Smoothing Primers = Dislike

I think I'm going to safely conclude that I do not like pore smoothing primers. I don't like the feeling of having a layer on my skin, although smooth, it feels so weird to me. I swear I get some of my break-outs from these silicone-feeling primers too.
If you've read my blog while I was in Korea, you might have seen the Orbis products in one of my posts, yes I still have it even after 3 years hahaha. I just haven't used it ever since and it just sat around my drawer.
I've also tried the Lancome La Base in a sample, still don't like the feeling of it >_<

Thank goodness I didn't have to purchase the Porefessional, I got it as part of a seminar giveaway. That little tube is like $34! Although I do have to say you only need a tiny amount.
I think I'm going to stick with Laura Mercier primers or anything else that has a watery light feeling to it.
Anyone like pore smoothing primers?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Summer Base Makeup

Summer's practically here in Toronto and it feels like 35C today when you factor in the humidity @__@ Lucky for me, my condo is shielded by another one right in front so it doesn't get too hot inside.
When it comes to summer base makeup, like most people, I like to know it won't melt off my face or feel heavy and icky, especially on hot humid days.

I picked up the Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free with SPF 15 as a spontaneous purchase while I was in Buffalo. This is in shade Light to Medium. I'm glad it's oil free because the last thing I need is more shine in the summer.
I also picked up the new Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 in shade Bisque 250 W $50CAD.
I initially purchased Bisque 320 W which turned my skin orange after 5 minutes!!! I've never had this happen with any of the foundations I've tried with the exception of the Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation. I took it back to the store for a shade lighter which in the end, blended into my skin tone after oxidizing.
The Lancome foudation is very creamy, not like a runny consistency. I find it applies best with a stippling brush and gently pressing it with a sponge to make sure it's properly blended.
If you're looking at buying this foundation, I highly recommend you try it on your skin in-store and let it sit for about 5 minutes before purchasing it.
The wear on this is very good, hence the 24hr, but I wouldn't say it's super long lasting if your skin is oily. When I blot my t-zone, some of the foundation would transfer onto the sheet. Everywhere else though, still looks relatively fresh.My skin doesn't feel like it's melting off and I'm surprised at how it sticks. When I was changing out of my black top, there were no smudges on the collar.

As for the BB TM, it's what you would probably expect out of a tinted moisturizer. I find the coverage is a little more than sheer and it provides a nice even color to my skin. I blend it on with my fingers and use a sponge to tap around to make sure it's blended. The texture is quite creamy but I wish it had a little bit more slip to it. Although oil free, my t-zone and the cheek area next to my nose would look shiny after a few hours.
The BB TM is slightly more yellow toned than the Lancome foundation, but both works well for my skin.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hi everyone,
Wow, I haven't been on Blogger for so long, I didn't realize they changed the post writing system.
Anyway, have you heard of Pintrest? It's a website where you can post/link pictures you like from the internet and share it with others. I think sort of like a blog, but without words and just pictures.
I'm doing a short summer internship for Topbox's Pintrest page which features makeup, their monthly subscriptions, hair, nails, fashion etc... If you're interested in those sorts of things, I would love if you followed any of their boards =) ThankQ~!

I also bought a new foundation, hope to do a review soon since I'm still testing it out.