Thursday, January 12, 2012

Urban Decay : Naked Palette 2

Naked Palette II

 Absolutely love the tin case!
Of course, as a beauty junkie...I gotta have my Naked Palette 2 (:
(Still love my Naked Palette 1 tho)

Products Used:

(The Balm) Rose Pore Invisible Make Up Base
(Philosophy) Hope in a tinted moisturizer "extra light"
(Palgantong) Aqua Lucent Powder
(MAC) Mineralize SKinfinish "Redhead" as blush (Naturally collection)
(Palgantong) Theatrical Powder "light beige"

(Urban Decay) Primer Potion
(UD) Naked Palette II in "YDK"-all over lid & lower lid
(UD) Naked Palette II in "Tease"-crease & lower lid
(UD) Naked Palette II in "Foxy"-blending & brow bone
(UD) Naked Palette II in "Bootycall"-tear duct area
(Browlash EX) Water Strong Liquid Liner "Dark Brown"
*False lashes are applied on top and bottom. (no brand purchased from Hong Kong)


FYI: You can use any similar colors, you don't need to use the same ones I've mentioned.

Compared to the Naked Palette one, I do like this one better.  Urban Decay did step up their game in this version of the Naked Palette, in my opinion of course.  I like this palette better because the packaging is stronger for me to kind of throw it around in my bag or luggage.  The mirror is much bigger, also the double ended brush (blending/flat) is a good tool for touching up when you are out.  Another reason why I like this this version better than the first is because of my skin tone.  I am somewhat pale, therefore, this cooler version suits me better than the first palette, which is a warmer version.  To sum it up, this is definitely my go to palette.  I've been using this much more than my MAC palettes.  It's so nice to just bring one palette, since I travel so much, and always tend to bring too much.  But with this palette, I can easily do my work look and also transform it to night look (:  So YES, I am loving my Naked Palette 2.  I do recommend this to everyone, especially people with pale/fair skin.  If you have warmer tone skin and already own the Naked Palette 1, I would say, you don't need to get the 2nd one.  The colors are pretty much very similar just one cooler and one warmer, so you really only need one palette!  Unless you are a Beauty Junkie like me, then go for it (: hehe

Foxy : New shade, cream bisque with matte finish, great for blending around the brow bone area. (mac:brule)

Half Baked: Same shade as naked palette 1, golden-bronze with shimmering finish. (mac:amber lights)

Bootycall : Shimmering cork, great for the inner tear duck area to brighten up the eyes. (mac:vanilla)

Chopper :  copper shimmer with silver microglitter.

Tease : Creamy pale brown with matte finish, great for blending and adding color to the crease area. (mac:quarry)

Snakebite : Dark bronze shimmer with metallic base, great to use as an all over lid color for a dramatic look. (mac:tempting)

Suspect : Pale golden beige with shimmering finish, great to use as an all over lid color for the day.  I use this a lot along with Tease (: (mac:woodwinked/patina)

Pistol : light gray-brown with shimmering finish.

Verve : Oyster with shimmering finish

YDK : Cool bronze shimmer with metallic base.  I also use this a lot for my day looks (: (mac:buckwheat)

Busted : Deep brown with shimmery finish, a good all over lid color for a more intense look.  I usually add this to my day look to transform it for the night time (: (mac:Smut)

Blackout : Blackest black with matte finish. (mac:carbon)

Till next time...when I'm not lazy...updated skincare routine (:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review : My Favorite Dolly Lower Lashes (Luminous Change Eyelash)

I bought these lower lashes at SaSa in Hong Kong.  They were about 98HKD, so the price is not so bad for getting 5 pairs of good quality lashes.  I know you can get box of 10 made in Taiwan ones, but seriously, these are better quality (you can reuse them for a longer time period and does not get out of shape easily).  I own many many many...and I mean many styles of lower lash, this one has to be my favorite.  I usually don't cut them and just use them as is when I'm going out.  But if I am using them for work, I would cute off the last part of the lash so there is only 4 chunks of the lash left instead of 5 for a more natural look.  When using these lashes, I usually keep my makeup pretty simple.  I just use single brown shadow for all over the lid with a little bit of white shadow to brighten up the corners  then line the eyes with eyeliner and that's it.  Here is the finished look:

Products Used:

(Too Faced) Primed & Poreless
(Lancome) Teint Miracle Foundation in "Ivoire 2"
(Skin Alison Raffafle) Mineral Powder Foundation in "1"
(Nars) Blush in "Desire"
(Skin Alison Raffafle) Transparent Finish Invisible Face Powder 

(MUFE) Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector in shade "3"
(Urban Decay) Primer Potion
(Prielry) Eye shadow in shade "15" (similar to MAC amber lights but not as orange)
(Kiss Me) Liquid Liner
*False lashes are applied on top and bottom. (Top are no brand from Taiwan)

(Smith's) Rosebud Salve

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Review : Geo Bambi Princess Mimi Chocolate Brown Circle Lens

     Hi Everyone, I've received the Chocolate Brown lens from before leaving for Hong Kong.  But as you can see, I didn't have the time until now.  I wore these a couple of days ago, and seriously!!! these are my favorite pair so far!!!  These are very very very natural looking and great to use during the day without being too much.  I wore them from about 12 in the afternoon until 11 at night.  (I know I'm not suppose to wear it for this long)  But....these are so comfortable, there was no discomfort.  Maybe it is because I used a drop of the Lycee eye drops after first placing the contacts in my eyes.  And I also used a drop of Lycee eye drops for both eyes around 6pm.  I definitely recommend the Lycee eye drops for any circle lens wearer (:  Overall, I would definitely get these again, because I am totally in LOVE!!!  These look great with the makeup style I have (: Definitely enlarges the eyes for a dolly like effect!!!  MUST GET (:

*These were a complementary pair from Shoppingholics <3  I also bought Geo Nudy Violet and Neo Dali Extra Gray.  Reviews for these will be up shortly (: 

Origin: Korea
Diameter : 15.0mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal

*all photos taken in natural day light

Monday, August 29, 2011

I'm BACK (:

So...I know I haven't updated for more than 6 weeks because I was actually in Hong Kong for job training. I just came back yesterday and I'm so ready to update! I have purchased lots of beauty items while I was in Hong Kong. Therefore, expect many reviews to come (: And YAY!!! I have ONE follower!!! Thank you!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Work/Office Look : Purples

Products Used:

(Benefit) The POREfessional
(MUFE) Matte Velvet in "15" mix with Face and Body Foundation in "20"
(Skin Alison Raffafle) Transparent Finish Invisible Face Powder
(MAC) Cream Blush in "Posey"
(Skin Alison Raffafle) Mineral Powder Foundation in "1"

(Urban Decay) Primer Potion
(MAC) Eye Shadow in "Purple Haze"
(MAC) Eye Shadow in "Fig 1"
(MAC) Eye Shadow in "Digit" 
(MAC) Eye Shadow in "Vanilla"
(MUFE) Aqua Black
*False lashes are applied on top and bottom. (no brand purchased from Taiwan)

(MAC) Lipstick in "Lickable"
(Fusion) Lipfusion Lipfatuation in "First Crush"
FYI: You can use any similar colors, you don't need to use the same ones I've mentioned.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Review : Geo Bambi Princess Mimi Apple Green Circle Lens

     This is actually my first time trying circle lenses.  I was always afraid of putting things in my eyes, and i'm sort of the lazy type girl so I've always just used the "use once throw away" type of color lenses.  But I find them pretty uncomfortable and drying.  One day I was looking at a website that sells Asian brand cosmetics and Korean circle lenses, I decided to give circle lenses a try.  So I purchase the Geo Bambi Princess Mimi in apple green (no prescription 0.00) from  I also bought the Lycee eyedrops for contacts.

*Disclaimer: all item mentioned are purchased by me

The Hippo lens case was a free gift (:
(I also received a eye mask and face mask as a gift)

It came in a pretty little box (: 

Company Information:
Brand : Geo Medical
Weight : 0 gram

Origin : Korea
Diameter : 15.0mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year Disposal

Origin: Korea
Diameter : 15.0mm
Water Content : 38%
Base Curve : 8.6mm
Life Span : 1 year disposal

Photo below are worn by me (:

*My Review :
      I really like these lenses! These are actually really comfortable, more comfortable than my Freshlook dailies and 1 day acuvues.  I was really surprised by this. Plus these enlarges your pupils, giving your eyes more of a cutesy look.  I wore these while applying makeup and out.  The only time I felt it was uncomfortable was the time when I first put them in, but after applying a drop of the Lycee eye drops, the discomfort disappears (:  I always use Lycee eye drops after putting the contacts because it made my eyes feel better and not sore.  Overall, I really like these because they are comfortable (:  But I would wear these more during night times because wearing them in the morning is a little dramatic for me (It made me look very anime-ish).  But if thats the look your trying to achieve then these are for you!  I like to wear these at night with a smokey eye, it really boosts up the sexy factor lol (:  I recommend these to first time users like myself and people that like circle lenses!

*Do not wear these for longer than 6....max 8 hours.  My eyes do feel tired after that.  Not recommended for all day wear !

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review : MAC Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation

     I was looking for a foundation that I can use in Asia.  I wanted a product that would last a long time and that I could use in hot and humid conditions.  I came across the MAC Pro Longwear SPF10 Foundation when I was shopping at the mall and was sold after trying it on.  
*My Review

Company Description:
     A long-wear foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. Lightweight and creamy, applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, controls oil to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless. Provides everyday SPF protection. 

*My Review:
     I've used this for about two weeks and was in love with it until recently.  This foundation does stay on for a long time (I usually apply makeup at around 10am and take off makeup around 10pm).  I love how the foundation gives a good coverage.  When I use this foundation, I don't need to apply a different concealer.  I double this foundation as a concealer.  I would pump two pumps onto the back of my hand and apply it to my face with the 130 brush and whatever is left over on my hand, I would then use it as a concealer.  With this foundation, I didn't used a translucent powder to set it (I've tried to set it with the skinfinish, it makes the makeup look too thick).  Therefore, I only recommend using a translucent powder to set this foundation.  

     The reason why I stopped using this foundation is that my skin started to develop dry itchy patches ): (I have dry sensitive skin).  I would not recommend this product to people that have dry sensitive skin or even just dry skin because any Pro Long product can be drying to the skin.  I really love this foundation but unfortunately I can no longer use it due to my retarded skin ): I do recommend this to people with oil skin.  It controls oil well (: