Sunday, May 17, 2015

Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude in the Clouds Aqua Primer

Many might think "why give a foundation (ie primer) to a foundation"? Those definitely haven't tried them. It's a game changer and once hooked you cannot imagine life without it.

It maximizes the staying power of your foundation and it just goes on smoother. It's hard to describe, but you can feel a positive difference when applying foundation.

On one hand of the scale there are silicone-based primers and water-based ones on the other. Most of the silicone ones I don't like as they feel like everything on them slides around.
Not so the Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude in the Clouds Aqua Primer, which, as the name suggest is water-based.


Description: "This water-based texture is so light and refreshing on your skin that you will feel like floating through the clouds, but it contains plethora of active ingredients. Sea-Buckthorn Berry Extract serves as a superb-antioxidant and anti-ageing ingredient that promotes cell tissue regeneration. Iris Florentina Root Extract smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles to create a perfect canvas for other products to be applied to the skin. Saccharide Isomerate provides intensive hydration, firming and smoothing; Bisabolol is used for its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Vitamin E Acetate and Retinol Palmitate improve skin texture. Now you know why we are so excited to bring you this miracle in a bottle."


Whether anti-aging or not, it does smoothes your skin helping the foundation to spread more evenly. 


I have the older style of packaging which is gorgeous enough to keep me from throwing out the sturdy paper case and velvety glass, even though it's been empty for moths now. T_T


In case you're interested in the ingredients: AQUA / WATER, GLYCERIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES FRUIT EXTRACT, IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT, PEG-100 STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, NYLON-12, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CARBOMER, BISABOLOL, METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM EDTA, PEG-20 STEARATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, GLYCOPROTEINS, SODIUM HYALURONATE, BUTYLPARABEN, PENTADECALACTONE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLPARABEN, PEG-8, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, TOCOPHEROL, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, BHT, ASCORBIC ACID

Totally recommended!
A 30ml/1oz bottle costs 53 EUR

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher

A heavenly product I think should be permanent is the Silk Cushion Cheek Blusher of Shu Uemura. I don't dare to claim it a HG, but it's high on my favourites list!

The texture is like nothing I've ever experienced: silky yet soft like a marshmallow at the same time. I'd expect it to be crumbling under my fingers but it jiggles as you can push it around.....which makes you giggle! :D

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a beautiful pink that looks natural and effortless. 

Orange Quartz
Orange quartz must be flattering on warm skintones.

NOTE: make sure to use the right type of brush suitable for cream products, like my favourite dual-fiber HD blush brush of Japonesque!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MAC LE eyeshadow palette The Monster's Bride

A short swatching of the LE MAC eyeshadow palette: The Monster's Bride in case you're interested in the individual colors.

MAC The Mnster's Bride

All colors (except for the toxic green) can be used daily.


Colors on the left, from top to bottom:
- Mylar - almost white beige, perfect for highlighting on fair skin
- Bitter - intense neon green, a little more green than the highlighter pen
- Brun - neutral dark brown

Colors on the right, from top to bottom:
- Omega- I'd say cappucino, nice all over color
- Club - green satin sheen added to brown that is lighter than Brun
- Carbon - well-know matt black

Monday, January 26, 2015

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 19 Beige Aquarelle

I bet you have met the following lipstain one way or another: YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 19 Beige Aquarelle.
I must admit: I am a sucker for everything YSL. Okay, not for their mascaras, but hey, I have a till-death commitment with another brand. >.< 


Whenever I come across a duty free in any airport with even the least time for shopping, I must stop at the YSL counter to see what they have in stock.^^ Even tho I try to behave myself and ask myself if I really need that gazillionth pink/mauve/rosy/nude lippie, sometimes the dark side wins. That's how this sweety ended in my purse =D

Description: "Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain combines the texture and shine of a gloss with the long-wear of a stain for a truly innovative lip product. A lightweight texture that immediately melts onto lips. Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain delivers intense glossy colour for an extremely long lasting new kind of shine. The applicator’s unique slanted tip and short soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision"


The applicator is indeed precise, I need to dip it back to get enough to cover the upper and lower lips.

Texture is sticky which doesn't bother me until I happen to lick my lips....no bad taste, just....do NOT press your lips together! Gross! #_# 

Beige Aquarelle is a nice pinkish beige. Not a strong one and I like that. Sadly it won't stay on all day long but at least you can pull out this chic piece and reapply! ^.^ 


Price is 35USD and you can find the ingredients on the website (I'm way too lazy to copy-paste it here LOL)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in PK02

Shu Uemura's Tint in Gelato is a 2-in-1 product. Can be used as liptint or as blush.
Its texture reminds me of souffle. Fluffy and lightweight. Gelato is such a good name for it.


The sponge applicator packs just the righ amount of product on your lips (haven't tested on cheeks...sorry!) to get an opaq finish. You can go light but you can go layer it for ohlalaaa strong lips.
Since this is a liptint, it fades evenly, leaving a nice "tint" behind. Personally, I consider liptints the perfect lipsticks.
The color is PK02 which stands for Milky Framboise. Mmmm sounds tasty! 
5,4g costs 28 USD

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited (Brave Beauty - Rose)

Another short post for, this time for a Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Brave Beauty. Color is Rose from the Vision of Beauty collection.
I'm a big fan of Shu Uemura lippies, especially of the Unlimited range. They might not be longwearing *cough*disappears in 30mins max*cough* but they are not heavy, smooth out chapped lips and they don't settle into lines (mattes are different tho).


Color description: "prettiest floral that adds some romance to your rock look
On the spot IMHO :D

At 30 USD it is not the cheapest lippie out there, but one of the prettiest ones!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MAC Cream Color Base in Breaking Ground

Just a short swatching of MAC Cream Color Base in Breaking Ground. Color is described as "light iridescent mauve" and as a mauve-lover, I bought it.


These Cream Color Bases are multi-use items, meaning they can be used as lipcolor, blush, highlighter, under or over foundation, some can be worn even on eyelids. It depends on the color and what the box says. Not all colors can be used everywhere. 
Actually, it's a shame but due to my crease-freak eyelids I never wear these as eyeshadows =(

Priced at 21 USD it is cheaper than other MAC blushes (powder or cream) plus it's versatile.
Not to mention that its pro version (sans the case, horray to mix&match palettes) costs only 14USD!!! Much better, huh?!

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