Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Clinique Cheek Pop Berry Pop and Plum Pop

Today I'm gonna review Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop and Plum Pop. Last time I already wrote about Ginger Pop and Peach Pop and said that their formula is one of the best I have tried so far (reviewed here). Let's peek on the other sisters now .

I bought these together with Ginger Pop and Peach Pop, and again because of the floral embossing. That time they are not yet famous like today. I even bought 2 pieces of Berry Pop. That's why in the picture, it is the only one that still untouched.

Small doesn't mean bad things if related to Cheek Pop. This is a little goes a long way. The small case also make it so travel friendly. I love the transparant packaging and it is very sturdy. I never heard of broken Cheek Pop so far. Doesn't it mean that this thing is a fighter? 

While Ginger Pop and Peach Pop are soft color, these two are quite bright and the color are popping on my cheeks. The texture is the winner, the powder looks stiff but actually it is so pigmented and buttery and no fall out at all. I don't need much product to create the looks in the picture below. 

The finish is silky and smooth. It is not shimmery but somehow looks dewy on my skin, especially Plum Pop. While Berry Pop is between matte and dewy and is really beautiful too. Both are very blendable and long lasting. They last for almost 8 hours on humid weather. Not exactly like the first hour, but in the end of the day the color is remain visible.

Picture Left : Berry Pop. Picture Right : Plum Pop

Cheek Pop is still in my top favorite blush list for all time. Can't wait until my no-buy challenge over.. Lol.. Thank you for reading.. Have a good day!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi Gloss 101 Nude Beige, 300P Golden Pink Coral, and 405P Pearly Plum

Fans of shocking shine, excessive color, and stay-on power lipgloss? I think you need to try this Artist Plexi Gloss from Make Up For Ever. A friend sent me a box contains of three tubes of these lipgloss and I'm so bad for leaving them untouched till last month.

My friend picked number 101 Nude Beige, 300P Golden Pink Coral, and 405P Pearly Plum because she loves my ombree lips last time. The colors she picked are so perfect for that purpose (and actually the texture too, show you in the end of this post). There are so many color choices for Artist Plexi Gloss, 35 shades in total! Don't you want to swatch them by yourself at the counter??

The packaging is a round transparant tube that is not too big or too small in size. It contains of 7 grams of product which is a normal size of regular lipgloss. The colors can be seen beautifully through the tubes.

The applicator, which they call SuperFlex Applicator, is not too big but contain enough product for application. It is so flexible and follow my lips contour to create smooth finish. I think the applicator successfully make the application process easier.

In reality the colors are prettier than what appear in my swatch picture. The beads, which we usually recognized as glitters, transform beautifully and create a full, smooth, glossy and vinyl-shine lips. The shades that I have are in soft color range, so maybe the pigmentation is not too visible. But I have tried to swatch on counter and most of the bright and bold colors really good at pigmentation. They last for 4-5 hours with drinking and light snacking.

Bare Lips for Reference

101 Nude Beige - I use this as a base before applyin other colors. It covers my dry patches and also even out my lip color. Too bad I don't have any lip pencil. If you happen to have one nude lipliner in your drawer, please use it for maximum satisfaction. Lol..

300P Golden Pink Coral - this color is almost transparant with a lovely glitter in each stroke. It will be perfect if you have a natural pink lips. It will also be nice to put over a lipstick for a full and shiny finish.

405P Pearly Plum - Eventhough the name is plum, I don't feel that it is a strong plum color. I usually couldn't pull plum shades, but this one is slightly pink and looks good on me. 

As promised, here is the ombre lips using 101, 300P and 405P. I like it! What do you think?

The texture and finish looks amazing right?? Honestly I'm not really fans of lipgloss. The sticky and greasy texture just so annoying. This Artist Plexi Gloss is less sticky compared to some other lipglosses and not so greasy too.. I think if you don't mind just a biiiittt of stickiness on your lips, you should try them on, see if you like them. Look at that yummy glossy finish!

Thank you for reading. Have a nice day..

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Shop My Stash 20 April 2016

It's been more than a month since I wrote down about previous Shop My Stash.. Things were going up and down since then. Finally I managed to snap few updates of them. This time I am not changing any items. 

Last time I picked 20 items, but now only 15 items remaining. I finished up YSL Touche Eclat Pen and Coty Airspun, gave away my Too Faced Melted Ruby, and threw away my MUFE Cream since it changed a lot in texture and smell. Well, about Clinique Like Mink, I just sided that away temporarily because I want to focus on my Naked Palette.

Why I don't change items this time? First, because I'm so motivated to finish most of items here. Second, I feel that I could still survive with only these items. Sometimes I add some items on daily basis, but these 15 are almost used every single day.

The 15 items are

1. ABH Dipbrow Pomade Ebony. 

2. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Denim Ink.

3. Benefit Dandelion Mini. Do you see pan???

4. The Balm Mary Lou Manizer. See another pan??? 
I think everybody agree if I say this is a big achievement to hit pan on Mary Lou.

5. Clinique Fresh Bloom. It keeps cracking, I did not repress it but use the loose part first, bit by a bit.

6. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Another month, sigh!

7. Burberry Fresh Glow in Nude Radiance.  Could not pump anymore, need to use stick to get the remaining fluid.

8. Dior It Lash Blue. Did not use it well last time.

9. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. Also did not use much.

10. Urban Decay Naked Palette. New pan on Darkhorse and Sin. Getting deeper on Virgin, Naked, and Buck. Start using Toasted, Hustle and Creep.

11. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Rouge Kiss Mini. Need to focus on this and the Givenchy.

12. Tom Ford Twist of Fate.

13. Sleek Matte Me Birthday Suit

14. Maybelline Baby Lips Cherry Kiss (reviewed here)

15. Givenchy Le Rouge Rose Dressing. Want to finish this soon.

I'm still on fire to do this project.. I feel so good about the progress.. Slowly but sure.. Hehe.. Let's join me using up your stash!! 

Thank you for reading!