Friday, December 23, 2011

What's Your Red This Holiday??

Yea, It's the season to use red. ^^

I don't usually use red lipstick or anything, but if there is a time to use it, it is now! 

So here is some of my choice for luscious red lips. 

1. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi 
This is probably my go to red. It's quite sheer that it doesn't overpower my my whole look. 

2. MAC Blood Red (Limited edition from the Dsquared collection)

3. NARS Joyous Red 
A brownish red that is easy to pull off. 

4. MAC Russian Red 
Probably one of the most famous red from MAC. It's either this or Ruby Woo (which I don't own)

5. MAC Dubonnet 
This is quite a dark colour for my liking, but a sheer layer of this over russian red is definitely awesome 

6. MAC Cockney 
This is my first MAC lipstick ever. 

I definitely need to learn how to take all my pictures from the same angle. It looks like these pictures are from different lips. The cloudy weather was not helping as well. It really mess up the whole lighting. >.<

Anyway, I hope you are inspired to find that perfect red lipstick. I don't believe in the whole warm and cool colour theory. Just go to a makeup store, try all the reds they have, and buy the one you are most comfortable wearing. It's no brain surgery ^^

I hope you guys have a better holiday than me. I'm sick in the middle of holiday season. Stuck on my bed isn't what I imagined this holiday would be. 


Couture MACqueen 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

MUFE - Rouge Artist Intense 40

I've rambled quite a bit on my last post, so this one is gonna be more straight forward. 

Here is the lipstick:

I'm obsessed with Orange colour lipsticks since I saw Ashley Greene on seventeen magazine last summer. 

I don't think this is the one she was using. Hers was way more orange. She is super gorgeous in this pic ^^ LOVE IT!

Anyway, here is a comparison of some of my orange lipsticks:

L-R: Etude House Miss Tangerine, Topshop Lips in Infrared, MUFE Rouge Artist Intense in 40, and MAC Neon Orange.

If you wanna know my thought on the formula of this lipstick, look at my previous post ^^


Couture MACqueen 

MUFE - Rouge Artist Intense 36

I finally found this lipstick! I'm not sure why, but, it seems like I can hardly find anything here. Most of the stuff that I want is always sold out. Maybe it's because of the ridiculous law for importing any stuff like toiletries, makeup, and food. Even the MAC counter here is not interesting. The MUA are rude and they can't even put makeup on themselves. They won't even tell you when a collection is coming out. Some of the displays are even empty. 

Sigh.. enough with the rambling. Here is the lipstick 

In real life the colour is more vibrant. (I applied a very sheer amount on my lips here) 

Here is a comparison between this and the Kate Moss for Rimmel no 02

L-R: Kate Moss for Rimmel No 02 and MUFE Rouge Artist Intense 36

The Rimmel lipstick is definitely more reddish, while this one is more of a shocking pink colour. 

I think MUFE Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks is crawling to my top 5 lipstick formula. Based on the 3 colours I've tried, I can say that they are very opaque with not so much shimmer (I don't really like shimmery lipsticks. I'd rather add shimmer from lipgloss) and they are not drying. 

As bright as this might be, it is actually quite wearable. So, if you are tired of your neutral lipsticks, check this out, you might like this ^^


Couture MACqueen 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kate Moss for Rimmel London

One of my best friend went to UK a few months ago, and while she were there, she asked me if i want something. So, without hesitation, I asked her to get me these,

Three Kate Moss for Rimmel London Lipsticks. The colours are no 8, 2, and 4

No 8

No 4

No 2

Here's the swatch:

No 4, 8, 2

No 2
The swatch here is not doing the colour any justice. In real live, the lipstick is a bright fuschia pink. A really gorgeous shocking pink. 

No 4
A vampy purple colour. This makes me look a bit emo. haha.. Anyway, I wasn't looking for another wearable lipstick colour. I've had too many of those. 

No 8
This is the only wearable colour that i allow myself to buy. I just can't resist this. It's a really pretty nude that can be used on a daily basis.

My overall thought on these lipsticks are that they are very pigmented, smell nice (fruity, but not overpowering), and very moisturizing. I wish I were able to pick up more of these. 


Couture MACqueen 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Black Lipstick???

Hey Guys, 

Do you have a black lipstick? Do you think you will ever need a black lipstick?? 

Well, after I went through my lipstick collection, I realized I've never bought any black lipstick. So, I went to a mall yesterday and found this lipstick by Make Up For Ever.

Rouge artist intense no 50. I was gonna get 2 more, which are the no 36 and 40 (a shocking pink and a bright orange), but they were out of stock :(

Anyway, here is the lipstick :

Will I ever use this to go out? Probably no, but I think I can use this for mixing or darkening other lipsticks. 

I hope you guys have a great weekend :D


Couture MACqueen 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Deborah Lippmann - I'm not innocent

Hi everyone ^^

I know I haven't been blogging for quite some time.. Life has just been super busy. On top of that, my dad just had a surgery. So I spent the last two weeks in the hospital. He's okay now though :-)

Anyway, earlier this month, I got a chance to go to Hong Kong and accidentally found a store in causewaybay that sells Deborah Lippmann and butter London nail polishes. I can't remember the name of the store exactly. I'll tell you guys when I remember.

Anyway, one of the colour that i wanted was "I'm not innocent". Ever sice I saw it on fleur de force's blog, I can't stop thinking about it. So, here is a swatch of it:

Pardon my sloppy swatch. I was in a hurry when i applied it. 

I don't think this will replace my MAC blissed out (which is my go-to nude polish). I'm not sure though, it might grow on me. To tell you the truth, I haven't had much luck with Deborah Lippmann's nail polishes. Three of the colours I've tried peeled off and chipped super easily. Especially the glitter one like Across The Universe. The pigmentation however is amazing. I'm gonna try to use other base coat. I owe it to my wallet to try loving these. haha.. 

I hope you guys have a great weekend. 


Couture MACqueen