Dior Fluid Stick in 575 Wonderland and 669 Rose Tricheuse

Hello!

It’s a lippie day! Dior launched Fluid Stick few weeks ago in ION Orchard and all the hype has been going around. I went to check out the colors and fell in love immediately with the texture and the finish on my lips.

Dior fluid stick is a hybrid lip product – the opacity and the pigmentation of this product resembles lipstick and the it has the glossy finish of a gloss.

Dior Addict Fluid Stick enables a flawless application in a single sweep: the high-impact colour and long wear of a classic lipstick, combined with the shine of a gloss, all in a thin film that delivers sensational comfort. Colour and shine come together as one for maximum impact with intense, long-wearing lip stain pigments directly encapsulated in spheres of gloss. Dior Addict Fluid Stick does not contain wax, but water for maximum lightness, an immediate fresh effect and addictive comfort 

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Dior Fluid Stick is packaged in a beautiful and luxurious glass packaging which has a similar cap to Dior Addict Gloss. There’s a transparent part of the packaging which allows you to see the color of each gloss.

Dior Fluid Stick can give sheer finish and also a full opacity finish. if I wish to have sheer finish, I will apply one layer and spread it all over my lip. In this way, the gloss is visible but the color is less opaque. I personally prefer to use Fluid Stick with full opacity to reveal the true color of the product. The product contains high gloss finish. This product is also very friendly to dry lips. It does not emphasize my dry lips nor it does not shows any flakiness of my lips while it’s dry.

The brush of Fluid stick comes with a sponge applicator. It is rather big for a lipgloss / liquid lipstick product, but it does help the application to be smooth. It has a pointed tip at the end of the brush to help a more precise application.

IMG_9517.jpg I picked shade 575 Wonderland and 669 Rose Tricheuse. I am surprised that I am picking up these two shades as they look very bright. If you have been reading my post for a while, I have always preferred to use soft pink or nude lipstick over red and bright orange. I had been looking around for the right bright coloured lips shade for me and I know I have found it! Dior Fluid Stick has made me feel confident wearing bold shades like these.

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Here’s the swatch of 575 Wonderland on my lips. Wonderland is a bright red pink.

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and here’s 669 Rose Tricheuse – I find this shade leans more towards orangey red but it is more wearable than Wonderland.

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This is certainly a great lipstick range from Dior especially for the bright shades. I have not tried any shade from the nude-ish range but so far the bright shades didn’t disappoints me. The gloss and the finish brighten ups my complexion. These shades lasts on me for about 2-3 hours before it begins to fade. I find that these stains a bit on my lip – so I’ll make sure that I clean it with lip remover on the end of every day.

 

Thank you for reading

 

By: Meryl

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Swatches

Hello!

It’s time for me to write a simple thought on one of the most talked about products this season in beauty blogosphere. This spring, Shu Uemura is launching Tint in Gelato. Tint in Gelato is a one stop product for both cheek and lip. Tint in Gelato comes in 12 shades in 4 different shades category. The shades category are PK for Pink, CR for Coral, AT for unique shades, and BG for beige.

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The picture above was the same picture I use in Mika for Shu post which I post previously here.

Tint in Gelato comes in a silver tube glass packaging with a see through glass for us to see how much products we have left. Like most Shu Uemura product, I like the simple and sleek design of this product. Although it is simple, the product still looks nice and classy.

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The applicator of tint in gelato is rounded with a small hole in the middle. What I like about the applicator is that the applicator feels more flexible, making my application on my lip seems better. It spreads the color nicely on my lip.

Tint in Gelato comes in a mousse texture that makes it feels creamy. It is very smooth and it is very well pigmented. The color pops nicely in one layer. The finish of Tint in Gelato is a semi matte finish. However to get an even color on my lip, I like to apply two thin layers. The applicator is a fine tools to be used for my lip. On my cheek, I usually dab the applicator onto my cheek and blend it with my finger.

This product typically last up to 5 hours on my cheek. While on my lip, they stay put for about 3 hours ( i drink a lot), but the stronger shade will usually leave a stain and the stain can go a long way especially when I reapply the product one more time.

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Here are the swatches on my lip. This is Pk03; it is a cool toned bubblegum pink. I like to use this shade on my cheek more than on my lip. On my cheek, it brightens my entire face. However I feel that this shade emphasises my dry lips; so to tackle this issue, I’ll apply a thin layer of lip balm before applying this.

 

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And here’s CR01, a lovely coral shade. I love this shade as it looks nice on both my lips and my cheek. I have this on my make up bag as it is a to go product for both cheek and lips.

Here’s the full swatches of all the 12 shades

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 Tint in Gelato is available in Singapore and retailing at $38

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Swatches and Quick Review

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Baby Doll Kiss & Blush offers an innovative formula structure, the results of a fusion of two technologies; foundation and lipstick. The air-whipped formula, with two patents pending, combines an extremely sensual color-diffusion complex and a blend of pigments for color hamony perfectly adapted to both lips and cheeks.
Kiss & Blush, an airy texture that’s a cross between lip color and a cheek blush that instantly evolves into a velvety soft veil with matte luminosity.
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  • a Light – diffusing gel: It’s special structure enables the formula to easily blend and evenly diffuse light for a finish that is both matte and luminous. This highly concentrated gel creates an extremely sensorial ad velvety texture that makes it possible to modulate color intensity, for a light, fresh looking result or super pop effect.
  • Oils and Balancing Powder: They help ensure the comfort and long wear of the texture that effortlessly blends on both lips and cheeks. The color stays put while remaining matte and radiant.
  • Pure Pigments enhanced with micro pearl lightly tinged with pink. To maximize radiance of each complexion and offer vibrant, irresistable colors with a satin finish

The shades available are:

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In this post, I have 7 shades to be swatched on the back of my hand  and I picked 4 shades to be swatched on my lip below.

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YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is pigmented and true to color when swatched on the back of my hand; however when it is applied on my lip, it got quite hard to control due to the thickness of the applicator. It shows up quite sheer for the first layer, and to get the opaque color on my lip, I applied another layer. I  would recommend using a lip brush to get a more even pigmentation and neater application especially for bolder color. While on my cheek, I like to dab in three dots on my cheek and blend it out (shown on the picture below – taken from YSL press information). I have tried blending the product with my fingers and brush; I like to spread the color with my finger first and then blending it out with brush. I am using Tom Ford Cream Foundation brush (02) or Koyudo fupa02 brush for to blend the color.

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What I like about the texture of this lip & blush is that is doesn’t makes my lip feel dry. I have tried some other product which can be used for both lip and cheek which is very drying, but this is not the case for YSL Baby Doll. It feels fine on my lip – not fully moisturising but definitely not drying.

The finish of YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush looks velvety to me; they are not fully matte nor glossy to me. The swatches on my lip in the pictures below are  my favorite  shades from this range so far. I am not really into bold lip color usually but #5 Rouge Effrontee has got into my favorite shades list from this range.

On the lasting power, I find that it varies among the colors. Some shade stays longer on my lip & cheek while other fades more quickly. YSL baby doll left a stain on my lip and cheek – On the cheek, the shade fades after 4-5 hours, but the stain looks more obvious on my lip and the stain stays on my lip for a longer time. On my lip, the stain lasts for more than 5 hours.

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Thank you for reading!

YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush is retailing at S$50 and now available in YSL Beauty ION Orchard 

 

Disclaimer: Some of the information in this post are extracted from YSL Press Release Information. However my opinion expressed is honest and unbiased.

YSL Gloss Volupte Swatches

Hello hello!

First of all, let me wish you all a great 2014 ahead! We certainly wish that everything will go on smoothly this and more and more great things to come!

So here’s our first post in the year of 2014! YSL releases their new range of lip glosses. I am lucky enough to receive few shades of the lip glosses. The shades of the lip glosses consists of 3 ranges; irresistibly, sinfully iridescent, scandalously gold.  The information of YSL Gloss Volupte can be found here.

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The packaging of these Gloss Volupte is similar to YSL Rouge Volupte. The cap of the lip gloss is made with golden metal and there’s a YSL logo in the middle which makes the packaging looks luxurious. As you can see in the picture above, the applicator is designed uniquely so that the application of the lipgloss is better. I like the design of  applicator as it looks distinct compared to other brands and it looks so cute to me. It resembles the shape of our lips. Moreover this applicator helps me to apply the gloss more precise on my lip and it gives me the ability to control the amount of glosses I want to have on my lip.

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The gloss feels lightweight and it does not feel sticky to me. The shade 206 Twisted Oran is really pigmented. If  you are looking for a pigmented with daring shade, this would be a perfect lipgloss for you. For me, Rose Orfevre & Rose Fusion would be my favorite among the 4. Gloss Volupte does not have the shiniest gloss; it provides decent shine and it is not too much. This would depend on people’s preference whether you like a high shine gloss or just a decent shine. The last thing to add here, is that this gloss contains a unique YSL scent. The scent is the same as what it contains in YSL Rouge Volupte.

Here’s the swatches on my lips:

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I have added a nude lipstick underneath the lipgloss on the photo below to show what it looks like when it is layered on top of nude lipstick.

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So what is your pick from this collection? Share with me :)

I hope this swatches helps! Have a BEAUTIFUL year ahead…!

 

 

By: Meryl

My First Post of “What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” – November Edition

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Hello everyone!

It’s my first “What is in My Current Make Up Bag?” post ever. I am so excited to write this post as these products are the ones I use regularly for my touch ups. I hope I would be able to post this regularly once every 2 months or so. So here are the products I currently have on my make up bag:

  • NARS Fairy’s Kiss Palette: This is the palette that I currently have on my make up bag. It has 6 versatile shades to be used for my day/night look. I did a review of this palette on my previous post. You may read the review HERE
  • Chanel Compact Mirror which I received from a friend. I am really glad that she gave me this mirror, I love how beautiful the red color is.
  • Urban Decay Naked FLUSHED palette: This is a genius palette which I love a lot. It is a complete three in one palette consisting of bronzer, blush and highlighter. The shade can be used nicely on people with either dark or light skin tone. I have done a detailed review HERE
  • YSL Touche Eclat: This is a must have product on my make up pouch. I use this product to highlight my browbone and as a corrector. Believe it or not, I have never changed this product from my make up bag for more than a year as I find this product is very useful as a touch up tool.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte powder: This is a relatively new product that I tried recently. So far this powder has works pretty well on me. It helps to control the oil in my T-zone area. I must admit that this powder is not the best powder I’ve tried but considering the price I paid, I am happy to repurchase this again.
  • Maybelline Rocket Mascara: This mascara is my current favorite mascara. It helps to lengthen my eyelash and at the same time it makes my lashes looks thicker. I have a short and rather droopy mascara and there are only few mascara that works for me. Maybelline Rocket mascara stays for the whole day for me without smudging. Moreover, cleaning this mascara is so easy! Warm water is all you need to clean all the mascara on the lashes.
  • Chanel Retractable Kabuki Brush: I love the softness of this brush. The hair are dense and this brush can be used as a blush brush, bronzer brush and even powder brush. It’s a perfect brush to be kept in my make up pouch. I have reviewed the product previously, you may read it HERE
  • YSL Glossy Stain in 101 Reckless Pink: What I love about YSL Glossy stain is the texture. The shade stays on for a long time (4-5 hours at least) and the I love the shine this lipstain has. I specially love shade “reckless pink” as it looks natural on my lip but the shine it has adds something more to my look. I have reviewed & swatched YSL Glossy Stain Rebel Nudes on one of my blogpost HERE
  • Chanel Rouge Allure in 88 Evanescente: This is a natural pinkish nude lipstick. I always rotate my nude lipstick shade every two weeks or every month. This is to make sure that all my nude lipsticks are well loved :p
  • Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner: hands down! This has got to be my all time fave liquid eyeliner. It has never fail to stay on my lid for the whole day without smudging. The brush size is nicely designed; it’s not too long and not too pointy, the size is just nice to apply line along my lash line. This eyeliner retails at SGD 20-25 (I can’t remember the exact price) at major drugstore in Singapore.
  • Last but not least, is a Chloe perfume miniature. This is one of my fave perfume and it’s always a pleasure to add a bit of smell after a long day at work.

 

Wah I just realized that I have quite a lot of things on my make up pouch ;) Some of my friends have commented that I have so many things on my make up bag; however I enjoy bringing these make up on my bag. It’s a pleasure to do a touch up during lunch break or after work before dinner.

I’ll try to rotate the products in my make up bag and I hope that I’ll be able to write on this topic on a regular basis :)

 

 

Share with me on what you have on your make up bag, please :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

 

By: Meryl

 

 

 

 

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