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Sunday, April 20, 2014

* Review * Estee Lauder 3 Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Shine Lipsticks

 

Hi Beauties,

I’ve been a bad bad girl. I’ve been absolutely loving and hogging these 3 amazing Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine Lipsticks and I’ve worn no other lipstick since getting these. This is how addictive they truly are. I was sent 3 colors in the Travel Exclusive Trio ( available from Travel Retail locations in Asia Pacific and the Americas)- 10 Innocent 02 Surreal Sun 08 Pink Dragon.

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Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick is suppose to deliver color, moisture and shine and add dimension for a sculpted pout. This is something I look for in all lip products. When I was younger I hated my pouty lips but as I grow older, I look for products to plump them up. It really isn’t easy turning 30!

10 Innocent

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My favourite everyday color. This peachy nude is so versatile and looks lovely with most eye looks. It is a very wearable color that would look good on any skin tone. It has tiny tiny sparkles in it which makes this a lively nude that I absolutely love. This color last 3-4 hours on my lips and does not dry it out at all.

02 Surreal Sun

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Surreal Sun. It truly glows like a orange sun and I love how summery it feels. This is a beautiful coral shade that is very wearable. I’ve tested and tried a few orange lipsticks and just could never bring myself to wear them out because they looked too orangey and fake but Surreal Sun surprised me because it’s really wearable and unique. Orange lips are so in in Korea, I think I’ve found my favourite orange coral lipstick.

08 Pink Dragon

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Pink Dragon is a pinkish mauve that looks a little darker in the tube. Smooth and creamy and definitely an office appropriate color. This color is rich and pigmented and although I don’t reach for it as much as innocent and surreal sun, it’s still a classic shade.

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The overall packaging is sleek and modern and the dark navy shade gorgeous. Can’t wait to check out the other shades from this line.

Love, BlovetBeauty

*Review* Real Techniques Core Collection–Buffing & Contour Brush

 

Hi Beauties,

How’s your weekend been? Mines been lovely and relaxed.

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Well, earlier this year I brought back 2 Real Technique brushes from London and after falling madly in love with them, my helper had accidentally thrown them into the bin, while they were drying on a stool. OMG. I almost cried, so I decided to repurchase on iherb website but decided to get the core collection instead.

From the website:

Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials:

  • includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • pointed foundation brush: Use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use

Today, we’ll be looking at 2 brushes – buffing brush & contour brush

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As you can see these brushes are excellent value for money. The bristles feel so soft yet firm and they really ease the application of makeup products. In fact, the brushes always pick up a good amount of product and application is a dream with both brushes.

Buffing Brush: For the full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation

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I love working the buffing brush into my HG powder foundation ( DiorSnow White Reveal ), because it gives coverage while allowing my skin to show through at the same time. I love how it produces even coverage without being too cakey and it’s so soft. Amazing brush.

 

Contour Brush: For delicate application of highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish

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Strange enough, I prefer this Contour Brush over Real Technique Blush Brush for application of highly pigmented blushes. This brush really works magic and I like how versatile it is. I use it for highlighting, blusher and contouring. It produces such a natural glow and blends product so well. It’s quite amazing.

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Here is a quick before and after using the Buffing and contour brushes to apply the respective products. I don’t have perfect skin but these brushes help to give the illusion of no pores and a smooth glowing base. I absolutely recommend these brushes to perfect your base makeup. Truly amazing!

Enjoy your weekend!

Love, BlovetBeauty

Sunday, April 13, 2014

* Review * Maybelline Colorsensational Nude Lipstick 725 Tantalizing Taupe

 

Hi Beauties,

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I completely forgot about this lovely Maybelline lipstick that I bought from Boots London. It’s been a staple in my makeup pouch and here’s why:

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Maybelline Colorsensational Nude Lipstick 725 Tantalizing Taupe is a wonderfully pigmented creamy nude shade that feels awesome on the lips. It’s the most perfect nude lipstick for a smokey eye and it complements my yellow undertones.

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The packaging is absolutely on point. The casing gives you a pretty good clue of the color and even though this is a nude brown/Taupe lipstick, it won’t wash you out. It feels very smooth and creamy on the lips.

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This is an excellent nude lipstick that I highly recommend. Maybelline Colorsensational Nude Lipstick 725 Tantalizing Taupe is the most perfect nude lipstick from the drugstore and I cannot get enough of it.

Love, BlovetBeauty

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

*Review* Innisfree Ecowood Eyebrow Pencil #2

 

Hi Beauties,

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I am an eyebrow junkie. I love collecting eyebrow pencils ( I am guilty of hoarding this particular makeup item ) because good brows frame the face and can change how you look completely. I usually spend the largest proportion of time on my eyebrows. When it’s shaped right, I spend less time on the rest of my face. When it’s out of shape, my entire makeup look gets thrown off. Suffice to say, BROWS rule my world.

I find that brow pencils like Innisfree Ecowood Eyebrow Pencil #2, give the most control and precision while keeping the brows looking fairly natural. I really love that it’s quite a dry pencil that glides on smoothly. This gives me the most natural look, especially when I take the time to draw my brows on in a light manner. #2 is the perfect shade for my skin type and I’m seriously loving this eyebrow pencil right now. Only thing is that I wish I didn’t have to keep sharpening it but then again, a sharper tip makes the eyebrows more realistic looking.

Here is how I like to draw my brows ( Korean Inspired of course):

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Step1:

Groom your brows. Keep them fuller and straighter for more of a Korean look.

Step2:

This is my go to Korean inspired brow shape. I usually don’t draw this shape out on a day to day basis. This is to show u guys the shape that I find most flattering for my wide face.

I like it to be quite straight, with a slanted down > shape at the end.

Step 3:

Fill the brows in. Go heavier on the ends of the brows. Keep the portion nearer to the nose lighter. Almost like a gradient effect.

* the picture above doesn’t represent how I draw my brows because of Step 2.

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Step 4:

Check your brows. Use a concealor to shape your brows if you need to. I don’t usually have time for that and Korean Brows aren’t meant to be flawless so I usually skip this step. I do use concealor to shape up my brows, if and when I’ve messed up.

Step 5:

Spulee time. Get a spulee. They will last forever and help blend your eyebrow pencil. Whenever I go without this step, my brows look frightening. So I do my best not to miss this step out.

Step 6:

TADA. Once again, if you have unruly brows or need to tame your brow hair, use a brow mascara. They come in different shades of brown and help give a neat appearance.

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Ok hope this quick tutorial & review was beneficial in some way. The weekend is approaching! Quick!

Love, BlovetBeauty