If there are 2 things that has upped their game in the beauty department this year, it would be - contour palettes and liquid lipsticks. Which is annoying because hell, even if the reviews are bad on certain products, I still want to try it myself! *bank account starts to cry* But on a lighter note, L.A Girl recently launched a new line of liquid lipsticks - Matte Pigment Gloss. Now, am I the only person who is baffled by the term "gloss" or "glossy" plastered on lip products when they always end up with a matte finish? Eg: MeNow Lipglosses.
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Thursday, 25 June 2015
In a perfect world where no matter how hot or cold the climate gets, I'd still look like a VS angel, with moisturised skin from head to toe without glistening like a shiny disco ball. Think mermaid goddess with defined abs, ha! But alas, I'm not perfect, so my skin needs constant TLC. If you've followed me on Curls & Mints for a while, you may know that my face is always oily. So the search for mattifying primers and powders and good quality oil blotters is endless. I can go on and on about oily skin but the real deal, which I rarely mention, are my dry legs - specifically my knees and feet.
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Am I the last person on earth to know that Rubi (sister of Cotton On, which sells shoes and accessories), sells cosmetics now?! At dirt cheap prices too! I remember seeing a huge ass bronzer - think Marc Jacobs but square version and I thought my mind was playing tricks on me but it's true, they have a range of beauty products! Frankly, I was quite skeptical about purchasing the products since I've not seen any reviews about it, yet. What if the blush/bronzer gave me a sudden outburst of acne? What if the eyeshadows irritated my eyes and I won't be able to wear contacts forever? The next best choice was to purchase a nail varnish, of course! At least if it damaged my cuticles, I'd be able to paint it over a different brand of nail varnish or just layer shit tons of moisturiser/treatments for my nails! Common sense, Aishah, common sense.
If you hadn't figured out, I was just kidding. Anyways, I was pleasantly surprised with the product. The formula was smooth and easy to apply. The best part? Wait for it....it went opaque with only one coat! Crazy? Tell me about it! Now I'm itching to get my hands on the other shades. #hoarderproblems
This is a great dupe for Essie's Power Clutch. It retails for SGD 4.95 each, and there was a promotion going on - get 3 products for only SGD 12, inclusive of lipsticks and perfumes. Is that a bargain, or is that a bargain?
Saturday, 6 June 2015
May has been bittersweet but I'm really excited to see what June has to offer! Amidst the craziness, I'm surprised to find a decent amount of beauty products that I've been loving in particular. Get ready...
The Balm - Nude 'tude Palette
All hail, my most worn to death palette of the month. Ever since I got it, I've been wearing it over and over again. My favourite combo? Seductive on the lids, sultry on the crease, sexy to darken the crease and stand-offish to highlight the inner corners. Can I just say that I love their names? Haha.
NYX Matte Bronzer - Medium
If Bobbi Brown bronzers are out of your budget, this is the perfect alternative. It comes in five different shades. Initially, I wanted to purchase deep because it has a slight ashy tone to it(perfect for contouring) but it was out of stock. But Medium actually surprised me. I actually love how it warms up the face. And it does last on the skin. But keep in mind to apply it properly or it may look muddy on the skin!
Rubi Nail Polish - Grey
Am I the last person to know that they made cosmetics?! To be fair, I only tried it on the last week of the month but I love it. Formula wise, creamy and easy to apply thanks to the wide brush, and it went opaque within 2 coats. And....wait for it....$4.95 per bottle. Per damn bottle. Bargain!
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - Transparent
It's true, it does stay matte. All day, everyday. I can't say the same to the rest of my face because I only use it to set my under eyes right after concealer. It does.not.crease.at.all. Although I do have natural fine lines under the eyes but it certainly does not accentuate or make it look worse. I did however, tried to apply it all over my face once. Despite being transparent, I can still see the skin tone difference between my face and neck. Which isn't really a good thing. So is it really transparent? I don't think so....but I love it to set under my eyes!
MAC Satin Lipstick - Twig
I remember getting this lipstick shade and reading a post by Natalie right after. PS: If you haven't check out her blog, then you're definitely missing out. Anyway, it was as though the shade I picked was meant to be! :p It took me awhile to bust out this lippie but I'm glad I did because it goes on really well with Catrice's lip pencil in Upper Brown Side. It's the perfect mauve, kinda similar to Rosewood by Laura Mercier but one shade lighter.
What are your picks for the month of May?
Monday, 1 June 2015
RIGHT, writing this blogpost has been a struggle. I've been typing and backspacing letters for the past 15 minutes because 1) my mom keeps bombarding me with horror stories as we speak, 2) my mom is telling more horror stories, and 3) now she's listing down all the haunted hotels in Malaysia....help!!! Sorry, I needed to rant. (I still love you mom lol) Back to the topic, ah yes, Laura Mercier's new paint wash liquid lip colour in Rosewood. I'm not sure if this collection was recently launched but I've had this in my collection for about a month, thanks to Efy, and I've tried it out a couple of times - 4 to be exact. Here's my take on it...
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
Lately, I've had no time to purchase beauty products due to my busy schedule (peace out, Singapore Fashion Week!). If you don't already know, I'm part of the social media team for Singapore Fashion Week (more on that on my upcoming post), but all hail online shopping because when I stumbled across Bella Quirks (no, this is not sponsored post lol), it was god sent! It took 2 days for my parcel to arrive so you can imagine the joy I felt seeing it on my bed after a long day at work!