Hi everyone! I’m here to share a few eye products I picked out from Sephora, a small mini haul if you want to term this because it contains just 3 products:
First up is this Brow Power Super Skinny brow pencil from IT Cosmetics. To be honest I carted it out because the reviews online were comparing this to the infamous Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer (which I own and absolutely love! Gonna be very gutted when it runs out one day T__T) and saying that this is the cheaper alternative to the ABH one so I was curious if this will be an alternative to the ABH since ABH is not available in Singapore yet.
It is double-ended with the pencil on one end and spoolie on the other to brush your brows. While I like the convenience of such double-ended items, I had a hard time trying to hold on to this eyebrow pencil because it was REALLY skinny so it took awhile to find a nice comfortable grip to fill in my brows.
Selected the Universal Dark Brown shade and I think it matched fairly well with my darker hair colour so it should go well for Asians! The nib is really skinny and fine as described so you can fill in your brows with small strokes like how I did although it took me much longer than I normally do my brows with the ABH Brow Definer.
Picked the Put A Lid On It eyelid primer from theBalm because I’m a huge fan of theBalm’s products – I think I own at least 95% of their makeup palettes with the exception of those released this year – and I was tempted to see how this fared against the UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion which mine has expired cos it’s darn bloody old liao lol. Anyway, just a quick note, don’t you love how quirky theBalm’s packaging is always done? I think I’m always drawn to their products because of the packaging 99% of the time :D
The eyelid primer comes in a tube form and in a nudish-tone liquid. Texture-wise it is slightly less viscous than the UD one and feels as if it contains more oil in it but nevertheless it didn’t feel oily nor cake my eyeshadow when I used it underneath eyeshadow. To be honest I felt that it performed very similarly in terms of lasting power to the UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion just that this comes in 1 shade compared to UD but I do have to point out that if you do not like the silicone-feel of the UD primer than you should try out theBalm’s!
Last item is this newly released Tarteist™ PRO Amazonian Clay Palette by tarte! I was really excited to play with this beauty here because the colours in this palette is really to die for plus black and gold packaging just screams ‘LUXE’ everywhere.
Includes a huge mirror in the palette which I love!
Before I dug into and ruined the nice embossing over each individual matte eyeshadow
Comes with an instruction leaflet using the colours in the palette to create 4 different eye looks, very handy if you get too overwhelmed with eyeshadows and don’t know where to start.
I swatched the palette across each individual row from left to right here, no primer used:
My first impressions were really bad though for the darker matte eyeshadows because it was soooooo powdery and dry but the lighter shades fared pretty decently. At the end of the swatching, the entire palette was covered in eyeshadow power which made cleaning up a mess lol. However, the redeeming factor of this eyeshadow palette are the metallic shades. They blended sooooo smoothly like butter and there was no fall out after applying onto my arm.
Oh and I really liked how the rows actually come together to complement each other i.e. you can use shadows in the same row for an eye look if you lack ideas on how to create eyeshadow looks so this a major plus as well!
Simple eye look using profesh over the entire lid, chic in the outer v and crease and ethereal slightly higher than my eyeliner to give it extra bling. I paired theBalm’s Put A Lid On It below the eyeshadows and somehow it managed to contain the fall out from the matte shades although I did have to tap my brush much more often to remove excess eyeshadow before applying onto my eyelids. Brows were also done with the IT Cosmetics brow pencil and I think it made my brows look pretty natural although the grip is something I have to get used to while applying it lol.
Ok so that’s it for my small eye product haul from Sephora. Do remember to shop your favourite eye products here!
Hi everyone! This entry is kinda special because I have discovered my love for Maleficent thanks to the newly released “Maleficent” movie by Disney starring Angelina Jolie as the protagonist.
The 2014 movie is actually told from Maleficent’s point of view and how she came to curse Princess Aurora with the famous curse such that she becomes Sleeping Beauty.
To really up the hype for the movie, I actually saw this nail art tutorial on Youtube and recreated this look the day before watching the movie. Actually I was just bored and thought the tutorial was easy enough to recreate la #sadsociallife
Please check out her channel, I really love her nail designs! :)
And yes, I did manage to recreate most of the look save for the nails on my right hand because drawing the horns with my main hand was so tough I had to redo it twice :x #noskill #newbie
I didn’t really make the horns as nice as Janelle in the Youtube tutorial but for a noob like me, it’s quite a huge feat already la lol.
So without further ado, my Maleficent nails drawn by yours truly :D
Angelina Jolie was on the cover of 8 Days that week. I subscribe to the magazine via their app because buying the physical copy is so wasteful. I throw them away into the recycling bin after reading actually.
Left hand with the My Dark Magic Mineralize Eye Shadow from the MAC Venomous Villains Collection in 2012 starring of course the cartoon version of Maleficent.
Right hand was much more simpler (polka dots for the middle finger!) pictured here with Revenge is Sweet Lipglass from the same MAC collection as the eyeshadow above.
Now onto the main objective of this entry – reviews and swatches of the items I bought from the MAC x Maleficent collection in conjunction with the release of the movie above.
The vinyl figurines you see here are from Funko Pop which Hidaya got me addicted to lol. The movie edition of Aurora and Maleficent are new releases and I told her to just grab it for me once they were in stock. Thank you Mas Hila :D :D :D (jangan membunuh saya ya! hoho.) You can purchase them at Simply Toys at Plaza Singapura level 7 opposite the cinema box office :)
Here’s what I bought from the collection:
1. Natural Beauty Powder, USD$33.00
2. Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass, USD$22.00
3. Nail Lacquer in Flaming Rose, USD$17.50/SGD$24.00
I purchased the nail lacquer in the MAC Cosmetic stores locally because obviously nail lacquers cannot be shipped internationally but the other 2 items were part of my huge MAC haul with the Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collections which if I have time I will do reviews on. They have not landed on our sunny shores yet. I hope they don’t because I am tempted to get the eyeshadow quad from the Sharon collection but I am on a self-imposed makeup ban till September lol. Which kinda got broken last weekend because I caved into the YSL Fall 2014 collection FML