Monday, January 30, 2012

Drugstore Lipsticks

Gosh.. It's been raining non stop here in Indo. It's just impossible to take good quality pics outdoor. 

Anyway, I went shopping last saturday, and found a good deal for maybelline lipsticks. They are 45% off. So, I picked up a bunch of them. 

I'm in a lipstick and nail polish horde. I never did a nail polish haul because I'm too lazy to do the swatches. I don't like putting on and removing nail polish over and over again. It's just too much work. 

There are one MUFE and 3 revlons as well. so here it goes.

1. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Folk

This is part of a collection (I'm not sure which, but I think it's the boho collection or bohemian). It's quite sheer being a rouge artist natural. To tell you the truth, i don't like the special packaging. It doesn't look sleek and nice like their usual packaging. It just look tacky to me. 

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushing Mauve (460)

Revlon is probably the drugstore brand i'll go to when i'm looking for lipsticks. They are very pigmented and not drying. I can't wait for the lip butter to come in. It's supposed to be around feb-march. YAY!

3. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink In The Afternoon (415)

A really nice pinky nude colour. I feel like there is a lot of misconception about nude lips. I don't think that nude is super pale almost skin tone colour (like ex: MAC creme de nude). I think the best nude is something that is one to two shade lighter than your natural lip colour, not skin colour. 

4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Wild Orchid (457)

Okay, the pics are not doing justice for this lipstick. This is like a gorgeous orchid colour with a ton of blue and purple iridescent sparkles. So gorgeous. I don't own anything like this and that's saying a lot, considering my 158 lipstick collection (I really have to stop buying lipsticks!).

Moving on to the Maybelline's 

5. Maybelline Color Sensational in Cosy Tangerine (C31)

6. Maybelline Color Sensational in Coral Pearl (CP02)

7. Maybelline Color Sensational in Nude Pearl (BP03)

8. Maybelline Color Sensational in Toffee Cream (B43)

9. Maybelline Color Sensational in Loving Red (RM41)

So, If i have to choose, i'll say i love the revlons' more than the maybellines'. But, that's solely because of the packaging. Revlon's packaging is sleeker and it has some weight, where as the maybelline's is kinda light and feels cheap. In terms of the consistency, i find that both are pigmented and gildes on easily. I don't think they are scented. It's not a big deal for me, but maybe some of you would like to know. 

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. specially the maybelline's which is about SGD 2.50 each after discount. 

I hope your days are better than my gloomy rain days. 


Couture MACqueen 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Singapore Haul - day 2

Hi again everyone. I am super tired right now. I spent the whole day jumping from shop to shop. I didn't buy that much beauty products though, so here is it:

I found travalo at watsons taka. SUPER EXCITED. I've never tried this before. I bought two, which is the black and gold one. One for Viva La Jucicy and the other for Daisy. They are approximately 25 SGD.

Yesterday, I was flipping singapore's cleo magazine and saw the ad for the new L'oreal Color riche lipstick line. It is a few pages of different makeup look. One of it has this pic

An orange lipstick that i've been looking around since Ashley Grenne's photo on seventeen magazine. So, I went to check out the line. There are 20 colours in total, but for some reason, they only have 10 in the special lipsticks display. The colour in this ad is supposed to be the colour no 373, magnetic rose. They are SGD 20.90, but right now watsons is having quite some sale. So, they are 20% off. 

I am very disappointed in the colour. It doesn't look at all orange. It's just another coral lipstick to me. I really don't understand how they promote this shade with such an ad. The colour is not even close. 

When i swatched it in the store, i was pretty surprised how the real colour differ from the ad campaign pic. I bought this just to show you guys how inaccurate the ad is. 

Also, because I'm me, I can't just buy one, so tried some neutrals 

235, Nude. It doesn't seem like it has much pigmentation, but I like the sheen.

379, Sensual Rose.

Just so you guys can see the pigmentation, i did swatch these lipsticks on my hand.

L-R: 235, 373, 379

Okay, one last thing i picked up. 

Shu Uemura creamy dome blusher in sunlight peach. This is part of a collection, which means it's limited edition. I really like how easily blend-able this is. I haven't tried this on my face though. 

So that's all for day 2. ^^


Couture MACqueen 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Singapore Haul - day 1

I'm in Singapore!!! YAY!!! but only for 10 days >.<

Anyway, since i'm not gonna stay here for very long, i can't waste any time not to shop, so here is what i got yesterday

First I went to Watsons. I was pretty surprised that they have a lot of new exciting stuff. I'm gonna go back there today ^^

So, I got:

This has been in a lot of youtube videos. I've always wanted to try one, so i got the pink sparkly one which is in the shade "Your lips say everything". To tell you the truth, I will probably never buy this anymore. I just don't think it's worth it. I paid SGD 19.90 for just 3 applications. I'd much rather spend the money on a lipstick that i know i can use more than 3 times. 

Sally Hansen complete salon manicure in Peachy Keen. I haven't tried it yet, but i really like the colour. 

Sally Hansen salon effects real nail polish strips in glitz blitz and bling it on. This is another thing that i just wanna try, but will never purchase again, especially the glitter one (I might buy the one with nice patterns). I really regret buying these. I mean, if i got the ones with intricate designs, it might be worth it, but these???? they are just glitters. I should have just bought a glitter nail polish. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?? 

Anyway, moving on, I went to the Lush store at Wisma Atria yesterday. I wasn't gonna buy anything, but the SA told me that all of their christmas set is having a 25% discount. I LOVE their christmas stuff, especially the bath stuff. 

I bought this for 44 dollars, which is quite a good bargain. It came with Superstars bubble bar, candy mountain bubble bar, lil' lush pud bath ballistic, The melting snowman luxury bath melt, cinders bath ballistic, so white bath ballistic. 

Magic Wand. It smells like rockstar soap. LOVE IT! I might go back to lush too today, because i wanna pick up more of their holiday sets. I kinda wish they have the candy cane bubble bar like last year. I really like that one. I bought like 4 of them last year (I mean 2010) and i've used all of it up >.<

Oooh... and the last thing, I bought this at the duty free. This is so yummy....

I always buy some sort of liquor in the airport. They are so darn cheap. this is the 1 L bottle. I paid for only 23 dollars. If you buy this in town, it might go as high as 70 bucks. So, yea, whenever you are in the airport and you are not underage, you should buy one of this. I'm not an alcoholic, but every now and then I like to have a sip of liquor. 

Anyway, i'm gonna go and do more shopping, so see you in the next haul haha ^^


Couture MACqueen 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Birthday Gifts..

Hey Guys, I know I'm a week late with this but i just wanna say

MERRY CHERISTMAS (if you celebrate this, if you don't then, HAPPY HOLIDAYS) and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I hope you guys had an amazing holidays ^^

Anyway, Jan 5th is my birthday, so I did get quite some presents from my family and friends.

I just wanna share this, because i got some makeup and this blog is mostly about makeup.

So here it goes,

1. A very beautiful clock from my brother's girlfriend.

2. Balenciaga Giant Part Time with rose gold hardware from my mom.
I was gonna ask for Givanchy  Pandora bag, but, the store i went to doesn't have the style that i like. 

3. A Hello Kitty makeup palette (Sephora) from my brother 

4. Coach Wallet, again from my brother 

5. Last gift from my brother is the Bare Minerals Putting on the Glitz set, which came in with:
- sparkling clutch
- Prime Time Primer shadow in Toasted Almond (I forgot to take pictures for this)
- Glamtastic and Glitz Eyecolor

Glitz, Glamtastic 

- Round The clock waterproof eyeliner in 5pm
It's a very dark purple colour, almost black. 

- Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara 
- Gorgeous Blush
- Luxe Radiance all-over face colour 

Luxe Radiance and Gorgeous 

-Pretty Amazing Lipgloss in Perky 

- Double ended luxe cheek and eye brush 

6. The Body Shop japanese cherry blossom set from my friend 
She's the one that give me "You are not old" card. I just think that is a funny birthday card. 

7. A set of bangles and necklace 

8. A Starbucks tumbler 
Which i've been wanting for a long long time. I'm a big fan of Starbucks and this is a non leaking tumbler. Awesome to drink my tea in the morning 

9. Anna Sui Lip Rouge G in the colour no 300 
I think this is more of a gloss than a lipstick. But I LOVE the super cute packaging and the rosy smell of Anna Sui's products. It does give a very sheer colour and some sparkles. 

10. Make Up For Ever Lab Shine in S18

11. Three of my friends collaborated and make this super freaking ADORABLE gift set

Yea, it's a cinnamoroll soft toy holding an Anna Sui Mini Rouge in 304 

and a nail polish 

Nicole by OPI in "Baby" Blue (Justin Bieber Collection)
I'm not a big fan of Justin Bieber, but the colour is really nice

Anyway, those are some of the gifts. My dad bought me an iPhone 4s. 

My parents gave me some other stuff, but i forgot to include them in. 

Oops, I almost forgot to insert this pic, I don't really know where to put it anyway. So, let's just put it in the end 

L-R: Anna Sui Lip Rouge G in 300, MUFE Lab Shine in S18, and Anna Sui mini Rouge in 304

I hope you have a great weekend.


Couture MACqueen