29 August 2010

Benefit Full-Finish Do Tell

Wearing a pink mauve lipstick had never came to my mind until my wedding day. My MUA used a lipstick from Inglot to go with my blush (MAC Well Dressed). I really loved the lip colour and I found a dupe from Sephora - Benefit Full-Finish Do Tell!

Do Tell is described as pink blossom on Benefit's website but it looks more like a darker pinkish mauve for me. It's a wearable colour, work-safe during the day and great for the evening.

Like the other two Full-Finish lipsticks I've reviewed earlier, Do Tell is creamy, richly pigmented and goes on smoothly. It's one of the best lipsticks I've bought this summer.

22 August 2010

Sigma SS188 & Other Brushes

I have read a lot of raves about Sigma Makeup brushes and would really like to try them since the quality is comparable with MAC brushes. The SS188 I have been waiting finally became available recently. My order arrived a few days ago and I finally got the chance to try the brush out. What can I say? I'm loving it!

Sigma SS188

The brush is very soft and desnse. It shed a few It flares out and shed a few hair when I first washed it. I used it for applying NARS Deep Throat and was really pleased with the results! It picks up more colour than the other blush brushes I own.

The brush is $14 and $5.60 for international shipping. It only took 4 days for my brush to arrive.

Blush Brushes

These are my brushes I use to apply blushes I have collected over the years. From left to right. Sephora Professional Angled Blush #40: This brush is dense but it isn't soft enough for my liking. I use it when I'm in a hurry. Sigma SS188, need I say more? EcoTools blush brush: This one is soft and dense and does a great job. I like it but I prefer smaller brush because it is a little too big for me. Red Earth Blush Brush #2: This is one of the oldest brush in my collection! I bought it back in 2002 (ahh... those days in uni and Red Earth cosmetics). It's very soft and is still one of my favourite brushes. The brush started to shed when I use/wash it. It's old but I still love it, I carry it with me everyday in my makeup bag. MAC 187SE: I use this one for liquid foundation and blushes.

Here are some of my brushes, most of them are MAC.

Makeup Brushes

I posted the following review on my old blog on 24 May 2009 when I first received Sigma SS188. It's my favourite brush for liquid foundation, I use it everyday and wash it after every use. It's still in a good shape though it does shed a hair or two sometimes.

15 August 2010

Kose Junkisei Prime Mask

I went to Watson near to our hotel in Hong Kong to kill my time a few hours before leaving for the airport. M spotted some Kose Junkisei products and asked if I need them. I thought, why not? He doesn't read Chinese at all but he recognised the brand Kose because I am using a few Kose Sekkisei and Seikisho products.

I've never used any sheet masks before. I've been using Kose Seikisho Whitening mask for years and I love how it removes all the yucky black/white heads.

I found Junkisei Prime Mask highly effective masks. I left the mask on for 15mins, it left my skin hydrated, soft and not irritated! Junkisei line is suitable for sensitive skin. I like the scent too.

I've to Google the instructions in English to make sure I was doing the right thing. The instructions on the box are in Japanese and Chinese.

I don't remember how much I've paid for the box. I remember it was quite cheap. You can find Junkisei line at Sasa online.

12 August 2010

Benefit Full-Finish Lipsticks

Went shopping with my sister last week ad we picked up a couple of things at Sephora. I picked up a couple of Benefit products including Full-Finish lipsticks in La La Land, Finders Keepers and Creaseless Eye Shadow/Liner in Marry Up.

Finders Keepers is described as warm cinnabar and Nude Rose is nude rose on Benefit website. I love the texture (creamy) and the colours. They both look natural on me. They are long-lasting and do not dry up my lips at all. Benefit lipsticks are my new found love :) I will go back to Sephora tomorrow to pick up Silky-Finish in Nice Knickers tomorrow. I bought one for my sister and I guess I need one too!

8 August 2010

I'm... Married!

It's been a week since our wedding day! :) We've been busy showing my parents and sister around Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria for the past week. DH and I do not have any plans for honeymoon as we'll have to go back to work next Thursday.

I certainly will have more time for this blog after the wedding + vacation :) Now I leave you with the shot of my bouquet, engagement ring and wedding band... I can't take my eyes off my wedding band. I love it :D