My Pick from Lunasol Fall 2012 – Sheer Glossy Eyes in EX03Soft Brown and Nail Polish in EX06 Deep Red

I am so excited to see the display of Lunasol Fall 2012 Collection! Lately I have been obsessed with Lunasol products because of their shimmer and neutral colors. If you have been following my instagram (@memoiselle) and twitter (@memoiselleblog) , I have posted few pictures that I snapped on the counter.

Lunasol Fall 2012 products are not as wide as the Summer’s but I am excited to see the sheer glossy eyes. I am not sure whether Lunasol has ever had any cream eyeshadow before. This fall Lunasol releases 4 sheer glossy eyes (limited edition) and 4 new modeling glossy eye. For more information you can refer to Rouge Deluxe and A Touch of BlusherI swatched all 4 sheer glossy eyes in the counter and they’re indeed very sheer. I picked EX03 Soft Brown because it’s more pigmented and great to use as a base. I also picked one of the limited edition nail polish in EX06 Deep Red.

Sheer Glossy Eyes in EX03Soft Brown

Firstly let’s talk about the packaging. Made from plastic glass, the packaging of this eyeshadow is not the greatest thing of this product. It’s very lightweight which I don’t like. The design looks a bit dull and old fashioned to me. The cap of the bottle is also very prone to finger prints.

The texture of this sheer glossy eye is very buttery and smooth. I love the textures! It is very sheer in color but very easily to build up and blended very well. The idea of this eyeshadow is to create a neutral and soft look. The pigmentation is not great hence it’s nice to use this as a base. Soft brown is a shimmery light brown color. The sparkles are very pretty and not too much. If I need to compare the texture of this eyeshadow to other brands, I would say the texture is pretty close to Chanel Illusion d’Ombre. Although Illusion d’Ombre is much more pigmented that Sheer Glossy Eyes, the buttery feeling is quite similar but they’re definitely not the same. Compared to many other cream shadow, I would say this is less creamy compared to others. It is more buttery than ordinary eyeshadow but less creamy than many cream shadows.

In the swatches above, you can see how sheer the eyeshadow is. It looks shimmery in both direct sunlight and indoor lighting. It’s a nice color to use as a base.

Nail Polish in EX06 Deep Red 

Initially I did not intend to get the nail polish. I have too many red nail polish but Lunasol’s caught my attention. EX06 Deep Red is a red wine with gold flecks. The flecks are obvious in the bottle but it don’t show up as obvious in the nails. I love the idea that the gold flecks don’t show as much as it looks in the bottle hence it is not too much for a daily look yet it still looks unordinary because of the gold flecks :) This nail polish is a limited edition product too!

The packaging of Lunasol’s nail polish is pretty. I love the gold cap of this nail polish, it’s quite heavy and portrays the elegance of Lunasol. The formula is just flawless! It’s not runny and very easy to apply. The drying time is fast enough. It requires two coats for full opacity. But in the swatches below I used three coats to emphasize the gloss and show more flecks.


Final Thought:

The limited edition Sheer Glossy Eyes range are great to check out especially if you’re a fan of shimmery eyeshadow. Although the pigmentation and the packaging is not excites me as much as I wish, I understand that Lunasol is trying to release sheer looking products (the name explains it all). The textures is great; buttery and smooth. This products retails at S$43. As this is a limited edition product, I don’t want to miss Lunasol’s cream eyeshadow.

This EX06 Deep Red limited edition nail polish did not disappoint me at all. The formula is wonderful and flawless; not runny and very easy to apply.  I love how the gold flecks show in the nails. It’s a great color for daily use; gorgeous looking red nails! This retails for S$23.

Thank you for reading.

Do you spot any products that you want? :)

 

Bobbi Brown Dessert Twilight Lip Gloss in Pink Sunset #51 Review and Swatches

I am going to do a quick review on one of Bobbi Brown’s lipgloss from Dessert Twilight Collection. Bobbi Brown’s fall collection is looking good. The palette and the bronzer looks gorgeous but I didn’t get it. I am also curious about the nail polish but I have not got them yet. I picked Pink Sunset because of the micro shimmers inside this nude gloss, it looks so pretty at the first sight.

This is my first Bobbi Brown lipgloss. I heard their shimmers are awesome and since I am a big fan of shimmering lipgloss I need to try this :)

Honestly one of the reasons why Bobbi Brown lipglosses has never caught my attention before is the packaging. The tube is made of plastic which I don’t like. It’s very lightweight and too simple. Although the shimmer looks pretty good, the packaging has always been the major reason why I had never bought any Bobbi Brown’s lipgloss in the past. The texture of this lipgloss is sheer and quite light. It’s not too sticky on my lips. This lipgloss lasts about 2 hours with me.

Honestly I am a bit disappointed with the shimmer. When I swatched this on Changi Airport T1 counter, I can see beautiful shimmers in this lipgloss. But after I reached home and tried it on my lips, I can barely any shimmer. The color did not show up too, it looks very sheer on my lips. The only thing I love about this lipgloss is the smell. I smell a mocha scent inside this tube and I like it. I feel like sipping a mocha latter whenever I am applying this lipgloss.

I did a comparison swatch with Chanel Levres Scintillantes 297 in Sweet Beige and Burberry Lipgloss Nude Beige. In terms of pigmentation, Bobbi brown’s is the lightest and Burberry’s the heaviest. In terms of shimmer, Chanel is the winner.

As you can see, this looks very sheer on my lips. I can barely see any color and shimmer. Some shimmers are captured in this picture but it’s really hard to see them in real life.

Final Thought:

As much as I would love to like this product, I can’t. I hope this is more pigmented and contains more shimmer. This is my fault too that i did not try this on my lips first before buying. I was catching a flight and bought this on impulse. Although this is certainly not one of my favorite lipgloss, I would still wear it. I’d still bring this on my bag and use it as a sheer lipgloss.

What’s your experience with Bobbi Brown’s lipgloss?

Thank you for reading :)

 

 

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill #21 Obsidian Grey Swatches

I think one can never have enough Eyes to Kill. I am sure most of you know how amazing this range of eyeshadow is. Great pigmentation, alluring look on the pan, smudge proof and it lasts all day long even without primer.  This collection consists of  4 Eyes to Kill eyeshadow (#20 Obsidian Black, #21 Obsidian Grey, #22 Ecailles, #23 Madre Perla). However so far I am only attracted to #20 Obsidian Black, #21 Obsidian Grey. I have not bought Obsidian Black and trying very hard to resist the temptation of having another black eyeshadow which I already have a few.

Obsidian Grey is a silver color with teal shimmer. I can see a hint of khaki shade there. When swatches in direct sunlight, it looks flashy. But when swatches in indoor lighting, it looks a bit darker than it looks in the pan.

Swatches:

I agree with Christine from Temptalia saying that this color is easily dupeable. I don’t have any intense eyeshadow in a very intense color so this is a very good excuse for me to get this one. I know it’s easy to get the dupe of this eyeshadow but it’s hard to get the color as intense and as long lasting as ETK.

Eye Makeup Used:

Eyes to Kill Obsidian Grey, Chanel Mirifique , L’Oreal Infallible in Sassy Marshmallow, Revlon Black Eyeliner, Shu Uemura Eyebrow pencil, Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Cheeks: Lunasol Glowing Powder Cheeks in EX03 Pure Coral Pink, Burberry Summer Glow 

Lip: L’Oreal Miss Orange from Miss Candy Collection

Final Thought:

Obsidian Grey is a good choice for a smokey eye look. It’s a very pretty metallic silver that pops in the eye. Honestly for S$41 this is quite expensive considering you can find many dupe for this. Although I don’t have any regret on buying this, I still think that this is not a must have eyeshadow.

We have reviewed many Eyes To Kill:

#1 Blast of Blue and #3Purpura

#8 Champagne

#7 Sweet Fire #2 Lust Red

 

Which one is your favorite eyes to kill? :)

Thank you for reading.

 

My Pick from Dior Fall 2012: Golden Jungle Crocodile Effect Nails

I picked up another thing from Dior Fall 2012 – Golden Jungle Crocodile Effect Nails. When I first saw the promo pictures of this nail effect, I thought “this is cool, but is this only a photo editing effect?” At first I thought this would turned out to be like other brands’ crackles or shatters which only cracks without any patterns. Then I see swatches online and I thought again “this is awesome and I must get it!” :)

This nail polish duo is sold at S$47 (can’t buy separately). It comes with a glitter gold base and with the green croc effect. The pricing for this is reasonable. Each Dior nail polish costs S$36 (correct me if I am wrong here) and this duo is being sold at S$47.

Now I am going to show you step by step on how I am doing it:

Step 1: Paint your nails 2 coats with the gold glitter as a base. The SA recommend me NOT  to use any base coat but I used a base coat anyway.

 

Step 2: I applied croc effect nail polish while it’s still half wet (about 1 minutes).I didn’t apply a very thick amount of polish. The croc effect takes pretty long to show the perfectly shaped ‘croc’. I waited about 8 minutes to see the final result.

Step 3: You can see that it doesn’t show a very big croc effect in my nails. I guess I need to apply a thicker amount of polish  You need to wait until the nail polish is completely dry, then you can apply top coat. For more tips, you can take a look at The Make Up Blogette’s post on this. She writes a very helpful step by step :)

By the way, One of Dior SA told me that I this croc polish will not show any croc effect if it isn’t paired with the gold base. I don’t trust what she said and immediately try it at home. The base that I used here is OPI Just spotted the lizard. It shows that this croc effect works on other nail polish too! It crocs perfectly! I am a bit disappointed with the SA comment saying that this croc effect will only work when paired with Dior Gold base coat which is sold together in that duo set. I mean.., If you’re not sure the answer to my question, you can say that you don’t know. I will be totally fine with that. Please understand what you’re saying or else don’t need to answer. Well this is not a complain from me, just a simple thought on the service from one of the SA.

So that’s the final picture!

Final thought: For those of you who loves a unique nail design, this is certainly a MUST HAVE! it’s unique and one of a kind, I don’t think this ‘croc’ design nail polish is available in the market before Dior launched this. I like this polish a lot and since this is a limited edition, I think I have made the right choice to get it :)

I have reviewed Dior fall collections: Dior Golden Savanna and Dior Golden Khaki . Both are gorgeous and this little addition complement my Dior Fall collections :)

Do you like croc pattern nails?

L’Oreal Miss Candy Collection – Haul + Review + Swatches

Lately I have been a very bad girl for my wallet. I have been shopping quite a lot, I blame the pretty fall collections that have been launched lately. Moreover L’Oreal is launching Miss Candy Collection too! I have been looking at this collection in the beauty blogosphere and been waiting for so long until it hits Singapore. Finally this collection hits Singapore stores last week YAY! But I didn’t buy until few days ago when John Little is having 20% discount across all L’Oreal product (including this new launch)

If you have been following my instagram (@memoiselle), I have been posting pictures that I snapped in Guardian. The products that I saw in display were 3 new infallible eyeshadows and 4 new lipgloss.

Firstly the infallible

I think these eyeshadows are special compared to other L’Oreal Infallible that I have in my stash.. You can see that there’s some tiny freckles on the pan. I think it looks very cute and pretty. Although it doesn’t  look as pretty as Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill, I think these colors will be enough to make me happy considering this retails for S$14.90 and ETK retails for S$41 each :)

036 Naughty Strawberry

It’s a shimmering pink color with tiny gold freckles. The name screams cuteness! naughty strawberry :) I think this is a pretty good name to describe this cute pink color.

032 Sassy Marshmallow

I have been taking many pictures to make sure that the color captured comes out as close as possible in real life. Unfortunately it always comes out as a silver. This is a blue toned grey with tiny pink freckles in it. I think this is the most wearable color among all three eyeshadows. It’s a pretty grey color that can be used as a base for smokey eye color.

031 Innocent Turquoise

a very pretty turquoise color with very tiny gold freckles. The color mixture in this eyeshadow is the least compared to Naughty Strawberry or Sassy Marshmallow. I am sure those of you who loves pop color will love this. This looks flattering on many skin tone; fair skinned asian, dark skinned and western fair skinned. a very summery color :)

Now to the lipgloss,

I didn’t plan to get any of the lipgloss but I ended up with two. I have never seen such a cute lipgloss. The packaging is just perfect! Can you see the pretty swirl? Oh my  I can’t stand looking at these cute little lipgloss without bringing them home with me and keep it in my everyday bag.

703 Miss Marshmallow

This one looks least flattering to me in the display. This is a combination of shimmering nude and a pale pink shimmer with glitter. It looks dull on the tube but when I swatch it on my hand it looks very pretty. It’s a shimmering pale pink color with glitters. You know I love those kinds of colors :)

706 Miss Orange

I know I will be getting this one when I saw this on the display. This is a combination of orange and a coral pink. When swatched, I see this color as more of a coral pink rather than orange. I bring this everyday in my bag, it’s too pretty to be neglected in my lipstick stash.

It’s very hard for me to capture the shimmer in Miss Marshmallow. You can see that there’s some pretty tiny glitters there but in real life, you can see more of them. Miss Orange looks identical to what I see in real life. As I said above, this looks more of a pretty coral pink rather than orange.

Final Thoughts:

I am glad I got my hands on these products. They are too cute to be missed. Moreover L’Oreal infallible eyeshadows texture are amazing. For S$14.90, you can get a similar texture to Eyes To Kill. Although this is less creamery than Eyes to Kill, but this is very good enough. The pigmentation is superb and this is long wearing too. The lipgloss are also great find. The color is very sweet and versatile for everyday use. The best thing of this is the swirl, I just can’t resist these cute little things. If you like sweets, candies, macaroons, cakes etc i am sure this collection is for you :)

What do you think of this launch? Do you like it :)

Thank you for reading.

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