Lunasol Aurorized Eyes 04 Review and EOTD

Hello all :)

It’s the midweek! I hope you’re having a good time at work/school. :) Today I have Lunasol Aurorized Eyes 04 to show you. I got this for $37 at Kanebo sale few months ago. On the sale, I also bought another eye palette which I will be showing to you all soon and a brown eyeliner which I have reviewed before. You can read my review here.

The packaging looks simple and sleek. Although I am not a big fan of Gold case, I still find this attractive because it’s not too shiny. It’s prone to finger prints but not as bad as YSL’s palette case. It’s quite lightweight but I guess it’s not a problem this time because I quite like the design of the eye palette.

Lunasol eyeshadow is very sheer and sparkly. The pigmentation is not something that I am looking for in an eyeshadow, it’s too sheer for my liking. The texture is very buttery and soft. I must say that Lunasol’s eyeshadow texture is really good and it’s close enough to a very high end brand like Suqqu. Although the texture is amazing, fallouts are inevitable. I always do my eye look first before applying my sunblock and face powder so I can clean any eye shadow fallouts during application. I will show the swatches at the end of this post, you can take a look on how sheer and sparkly it is.

In the swatches below, You can see that only 2 colors are pigmented. I swiped my finger twice to achieve this pigmentation.

It was not the best direct sunlight picture since it was not a very sunny day when I took this picture.

As you can see from the two swatch picture above, the purple and the taupe are the ones that show up the best. The shimmery pink still shows the color but not too good. The other two colors are not something that I like because they’re just shimmer and look very similar. There’s a slight difference between the two color but I guess it’s doesn’t look very different at all. Both are too frosty for my liking.

As you know, I am a big fan of shimmer eyeshadow. As much as I love shimmer eyeshadow, I hope the pigmentation would still be there. The taupe and the purple don’t disappoint, the pigmentation is up to my expectation for Japanese eyeshadow. However the other three colors are just very boring; too shimmery and the colors are obviously very dull.

In the eye look above, I am using the shimmery pink all over my lid. Then I am using the purple on the outer corner of my eye to create dimension. Finally the taupe is blended on the outer corner but more onto the eyelid to create gradation.

Final Thought:

The packaging of this eyeshadow is not the best of what I would expected. However  I am still satisfied with the packaging. The texture of this eyeshadow is satisfactory. It’s buttery smooth and the fallouts are controllable. I would say that Lunasol’s eyeshadow quality is comparable to many high end Japanese brands. However the pigmentation is a disappointing for the 3 eyeshadows (the other 2 are fine). They are way too shimmery and frosty.

In conclusion, I am still happy to get this at $37 during Kanebo sale. I believe Lunasol’s eyeshadow are great, I might have bought a wrong one during the sale because of its limited choice.

 

Do you have any Lunasol’s eyeshadow? What’s your opinion about it?

Thank you for reading :)

Bobbi Brown Nail Lacquer in Turquoise

Another nail polish post :)

Bobbi Brown recently launched Dessert Twilight collection. There are three nail polishes in this collection; Turquoise, Twilight and another one which only sold together in a set (I could not find the name). It’s exciting to see Bobbi Brown releasing a limited nail polish collection. I don’t know whether Bobbi Brown has released any nail polish in the past but since I am too curious about the quality of their nail polishes, I know I should get my hands on any of these colors :)

Initially I almost picked twilight because of it’s beautiful shimmer but I thought I have had few polishes that looks quite similar to twilight. I decided to get turquoise because it looks unique and unusual.

Firstly, I am going to write a review on  the brush of this nail lacquer. Sorry if the picture of the brushes does not look appealing :)

As you can see, Bobbi Brown’s brushes is very thin. It’s quite similar to Chanel’s. However it’s shorter than Chanel. Bobbi Brown’s brush is not wide at all. It’s the same length as Essie but I feel that it’s thinner is size too. I prefer wider brushes like OPI’s or Ciate’s. It helps me to apply nail polish easier and faster. Whereas with Bobbi Brown’s brush, it would take 2-3 times of application of each nail (especially the thumbs and the middle finger). I had no problem with the handle; the length and the size is good for me to control the nail polishing process :)

Now I’d like to compare Turquoise with other blue nail polish I have in my stash.

Obviously none of them are dupe. At first I thought Turquoise would look similar to Dior Nirvana. Surprisingly, they look very different. China Glaze For Audrey is the lightest among them all and OPI Ski Teal We Drop has the darkest tone among the four.

In the pictures below, you can see the swatches of this nail polish. The texture of this nail polish is not fantastic, it’s a little bit thick to apply but still manageable. It took two coats to achieve full opacity. This nail polish lasts perfectly for 5 days with me. On the next day I start to see some chips on few of my nails (FYI I do wash dishes, type on keyboard everyday)

Final Thought:

Turquoise is a unique shade to own. Especially this is from Bobbi Brown that has never released any nail polish collection before (correct me if I am wrong here). The formula is not the best among many brands out there; I did not have the best time of nail polishing process because its formula. However it’s not that streaky until it’s very frustrating to apply (I had that experience before with some other brands :( ) In conclusion, I think this is a nice to have product but definitely not a must have product.

I also has posted a review on one of Bobbi Brown’s lip gloss from Dessert Twilight Collection. You can read it here

Have you seen Bobbi Brown’s Nail Polish in the counter? :)

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Shu Uemura Blush M Soft Pink 325 Swatch and FOTD

Holla!

Today I want to show you my first ever Shu Uemura blush. I have never bought any of Shu Uemura’s blushes but this one caught my attention. I don’t own any soft pink blush hence when I saw this, I immediately sold.

The main reason that stops me to buy Shu Uemura’s blush is the packaging. I find the packaging unattractive and too simple. The case is very lightweight which is obviously not my favorite part of a makeup item. Shu Uemura sells the makeup case separately. This case can also be used to hold two eyeshadows.

The texture of this blush is very nice. It’s buttery, very easy to blend and very soft. The blush is matte; there’s no shimmer at all. I guess this range would be suitable to ladies out there who are not a big fan of shimmer.

M325 is a very soft pink blush. Although this color is very soft and almost doesn’t show on my skin, the color is buildable. In my skintone, this blush needs to be applied 2-3 times to show up the color. I am not a big fan of soft pink blush but this is a nice choice to complement my blush collections :) In the swatches below, you can see how it looks on indoor lighting and direct sunlight. On these swatch pictures, I swiped the blush 3 times.

As you can see, the color looks quite pale on my skintone. Honestly it’s not one of my favorite cheek color, but sometimes wearing a different color might be a nice thing to do :)

I did a look with this blush, what do you think?

Eye Makeup:

Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill #8 Champagne as a base, L’Oreal Infallibble in Endless ChocolateGiorgio Armani Eyes To Kill in#25 Rusted Gold, Dior Eyeliner in Black, L’Oreal Lash Architect 4D, Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil

Cheeks:

Urban Decay NAKED eye palette in buck for bronzer, Guerlain Meteorites Travelling Pearl for highlighters and Shu Uemura Blush M Soft Pink 325

Do you have any Shu Uemura blushes? What do you think about them?

Thank you for reading :)

 

28 days of Shu Uemura Tsuya Skin Experience

Hello all! It’s been more than 28 days that I have used Tsuya Skin from Shu Uemura. I have posted my 7 days experience with Tsuya Skin hereI have shared my thoughts about Tsuya Skin there :)

In case some of you still wondering what it Tsuya Skin, it’s a new skincare from Shu Uemura that’s launching in September island wide in Singapore :) It’s a serum that shall be used after you cleanse your face. After applying Tsuya Skin, let it absorb for a while and you may go on with your skincare regime.

I am giving a quick update on what I feel after 28 days of using Tsuya Skin :)

After 14 days of using Tsuya Skin, I admit that my skin looks more radiant, reduced the size of my pores and my skin feels softer. But after 28 days, honestly it didn’t give much difference anymore. The radiance is still there and it looks the same. However I noticed that it become a little bit softer than before. There’s no much difference but I think Tsuya Skin has done the job.

In conclusion, I think Tsuya Skin is a worth trying product. The texture is soft and it smells very nice. It doesn’t smell to strong but it leave a fresh feeling :). I do see some difference in my skin especially on the radiance and on the reduction of the pores.

Are you going to try this product?

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All That Glitters Frantic Romantic & Hole Hearted

Time for a indie nail polish post :)

Currently I am a big fan of glitter nail polish. If you have been following our instagram (@memoiselle) , you’ll notice that we have been spamming our instagram with glitter polishes lately. Although glitter polishes are such a pain to remove, I just love staring at those pretty blings on my nails.

I bought these polishes from MeiMei’s Signature . All That Glitters is created solely by Kirsten from USA.  All varnishes start with a base and only glitters, micas or pigments are added to the mix until perfected.  The collection is very limited and precious due to time-consuming production (hand mixed each bottles) and long process to source for essential ingredients. All materials are “3-Free” meaning they do not carry toluene, formaldehyde and/or dibutyl phthalate. All products are cruelty free as well.  Mei Mei’s Signatures is exclusive stockist for All That Glitters in Singapore. (information taken from Meimei’s Signature website)

Frantic Romantic

Frantic romantic is a pink based glittery polish with purple, white and pink glitters. The glitters vary in shapes such as hex and hearts. The polish is really cute :D

I love pink based glittery polish because I can layer it over other polish or just use it by itself. Glittery polish is also great to be used in gradient manicure.

Hole Hearted

What a unique name! Hole hearted is a mixture of black round and hex glitter combined with heart shaped white glitters. I bought this because it reminds me of Lynderella Connect the Dots. I know it’s almost impossible for me to get that polish so I am looking for something similar to it.

All that glitter Hole Hearted is very nice to be applied on top of bright colors. In the swatches below, I applied Hole Hearted on top of OPI Don’t Talk Bach to Me from OPI Germany Collection. It’s quite difficult to reach the heart shaped glitter because all the heart shaped glitter are drowned at the bottom of the bottle. However this is not a big problem as I will put the bottle upside down so it will be easier for me to reach the heart shaped glitters.

 

Do you like buying indie polish? What’s your favorite brand? Share it in the comment box below :)

 

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