Thursday, July 30, 2015

Updated MAC Lipstick Swatches

Just wanted to share with you guys an update on the swatches of my MAC lipstick collection:

1st Row (L) Please Me (R) LE Playland Happy Go Lucky
2nd Row (L) Mehr (R) Heroine
3rd Row (L) LE Alluring Aquatics Enchanted One (R) LE Maleficent True Love's Kiss

1st Row (L) Myth (R) Angel
2nd Row (L) Sin (R) Sushi Kiss
3rd Row (L) Viva Glam Miley 1 (R) LE Toledo Oxblood 

1st Row (L) Impassioned (R) Velvet Teddy
2nd Row (L) Viva Glam Rihanna (R) LE Cinderella Royal Ball 
3rd Row (L) LE Rocky Horror Oblivion (R) LE Proenza Schuler Pinkfringe 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Series of my favorite makeup items: Battle of the Blushes


Sorry for being in hiatus for a long time. I think my last post was May. I've been so busy with life that I just didn't find time to write and update my blog. 

Anyways, I have been testing out so many cosmetic products the past couple of months and I've decided to do a series of my favorite makeup items per category. Today, I'll be doing my favorite blushes. 

I find myself gravitate towards these blushes. Of course they have their own pros and cons but of all the blushes above, I find myself always using the NARS, Hourglass and the Charlotte Tilbury. 

NARS has always been a fan favorite by everyone specially when it comes to blushes. Their formula for the blushes are very creamy and easy to glide on the face. When I use MAC, it takes quite sometime for the pigments to show. Unlike NARS, you only need one small swipe and it would glide like a dream on your face. 

Hourglass, on the other hand, is a different story. NARS is super pigmented and you need a little bit of control when applying the blushes on your face or else you would look like a hot mess when you apply too much. Hourglass is also pigmented but when you use it, it gives a subtle flush of color on your face. I use it serveral times on my cheeks but it still give a subtle peachy blush on me. It's like the product works without you needing to adjust. It's magical. 

Charlotte Tilbury does both. It's highly pigmented but you wouldn't look like a hot mess if you put a lot on your face. It is also very creamy and it feels like the product does the work for you. It's quite expensive though but if you have the budget, you can skip both NARS and Hourglass for this baby. 

Overall, I like all 3 brands mention above. All 3 brands have their own pros and cons. What may work for me might not necessarily work for everyone else. This is based on my experience when using the products mentioned above. Do you own any of the products listed? I would love to hear your comments about it.