Saturday, 17 September 2016

5 Brown Lip Products Collab with Stealing Beauty

Here are lip swatches of 5 brown lip products perfect for fall. For shade reference, I'm NC40-NC42 in MAC. I've also collaborated with Alexa from Stealing Beauty
Check out Alexa's video for her brown lip options: 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Beauty Haul September 2016

Here's a quick beauty haul. I bought a couple of new products from Sephora. I tested out all of them so I was able to give my first impressions on them including the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation Stick and Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme. For shade reference, I'm NC40-NC42 in Mac.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation - Warm Tan (medium skin with golden undertones) $25 USD ($33 CAD)

Benefit Cosmetics Free Rollin' Roller Lash Super-Curling Mascara Set $24 USD ($31 CAD)  
Tarte Tarteist Lip Crayon - Latergram (deluxe sample) $18 USD ($22 CAD)

Friday, 26 August 2016

Kylie Lipstick vs huda beauty Lipstick

I decided to compare Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks to Huda Beauty Liquid Lipsticks since I noticed few shades looked similar to each other. They're hyped up and hard to get hold of but Huda Beauty products are more accessible. I couldn't find exact dupes but there were some shades that were similar. 
  • Scented: They're both scented. Kylie Lipsticks have a vanilla scent to it but Huda Beauty lipsticks have a different scent. I personally prefer the scent on Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks.
  • Application: They both apply like a gloss and dry down to a matte finish.
  • Matte
  • Packaging: Kylie Lip Kits come in a box with lips dripping in the same colour featured on the side of the box. Huda Beauty lipsticks also come in a box with a transparent cover that slides open. She also has the color featured on the lips and on the sides. 
  • Size: Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks contain 0.11 oz of product, which is less than Huda Beauty Lipsticks (0.17 oz)
  • Price: Kylie Cosmetics Lipstick retails for $17 USD and Kylie Lip Kit retails for $29 USD (lipstick & lip pencil). Huda Beauty Lipstick retails for $20 USD.
  • Packaging: While Kylie Cosmetics lip kits come with lipstick and matching lip liner, Huda Beauty lipsticks are sold individually and don't have matching liner to all of the shades. 
  • Formula: Huda Beauty lipsticks appears smooth and are less drying than Kylie Lipsticks but they aren't as opaque as Kylie Lipsticks. Also, Huda Beauty lipsticks feel more tacky.
  • Accessibility: Huda Beauty products are sold on her website, Sephora, Harrods, so they're more accessible than Kylie Cosmetics products, which are only sold on her website.
  • Shipping: Huda Beauty offers free worldwide shipping on orders above $75 on her website, while Kylie Cosmetics charges a flat rate of $8.95 to U.S and $14.95 International.  
Bombshell vs Koko K
BombshellSubtle Pinkish Nude   |    Koko KPale Pinky Nude
Although they're both described as pinkish nude, these are not the same. Bombshell appears a bit peachy pink. I prefer Bombshell.
Venus vs Candy K
Venus - Deep Taupe Brown     |    Candy K - Pale Pinky Nude
Venus is brown nude, while Candy K is pink nude. I personally love the shade Candy K more. 
Flirt vs Dolce K
FlirtCheeky brown   |   Dolce K - Medium Beige Nude
 I prefer Flirt, which is slightly deeper than Dolce K.
Trophy Wife  vs Posie K 
Trophy Wife - Rose Wood   |    Posie K - Dusty Mauve Pink
Both of these shades appear similar on the lips except Posie K is a bit lighter than Trophy Wife.
Venus vs Dolce K
Venus - Deep Taupe Brown   |   Dolce K - Medium Beige Nude
I prefer Dolce K is deeper and more brownish than Venus.  

Check out my video for review and lip swatches of 5 shades (Bombshell, Venus, Flirt, Trophy Wife and Spice Girl):

Here's my video with lip swatches of all 6 shades (Koko K, Candy K, Posie K, Dolce K, True Brown K and Mary Jo K):

Thursday, 25 August 2016

GRWM Friend's Bridal Shower - Neutral Eye Makeup & Nude Lips

Here's soft neutral eye makeup and nude lips I wore at my friend's bridal shower. All the bridesmaids wore floral dresses. I ran out of time towards the end but I listed all the products I've used below.
Products Mentioned