17 June 2016

Daiso Winmax Matte Finish Top Coat Review & Swatches

Look what I found at Daiso! A Matte top coat! I was hoping to stumble upon some matte liquid lipsticks (which I think they are going to release some soon, seeing the popularity of it). However, I found the last (Lucky Last!) bottle of matte top coat instead and decided to give it a try. It was staring back at me in the face while screaming "MATTE".

For only AU$2.80, why not? I've been wanting to get something similar and affordable from Essence but to no avail.

I quite like this matte top coat as it did not disappoint. It dries almost immediately after application but be warned it still needs a bit of time to actually dry up. Love the frosted finish it gives to the nails!

I'll probably post an update on its wear time. Now, I hope you enjoy the swatches:

Daiso Winmax Matte Top Finish Top Coat 

Daiso Winmax Matte Finish Top Coat + OPI In The Cable Car-Pool Lane underneath 
Have you tried any Daiso products that wowed you? Let me know!



11 June 2016


FOTD & NOTD See what's on my hair, face and nails x

FOTD - Esteé Lauder, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Revlon, Maybelline, Boe Beauty,  BYS, Daiso

Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Négligée (Matte)

HAIR Revlon Colorsilk Beautiful Color in 60 Dark Ash Blonde FACE Left face (that's my right side of face) Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation in 4.0 Natural Right face (that's my left side of face) Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact in 2W2 Rattan Boe Beauty Blush Powder in #91 Pink Goddess EYES RiRi Hearts MAC Eyeshadow Quad in Smoked Cocoa Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Chocolate Caviar Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner in Black Maybelline The Rocket Mascara Daiso Eyebrow Pencil LIPS BYS Velvet Lips Liquid Lipstick in Bare Beauty NAILS Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Négligée (Matte)

04 June 2016

Mode Matte Lip Cream Swatch & Review in Sleeping Beauty

These lip creams are only AU$3 at Coles. They come in five different shades ranging from a nude, pinks, purples and a red. They're Sleeping Beauty, Jadore, Exotic Jewel, Russian Skies and Hottie.

I got the shade in Sleeping Beauty and it appears to be a warm coral shade in the tube. It's more like bright, neon-y coral pink. I've seen a couple of swatches and reviews online, it looks really bright even on pale/light Caucasian skin tones so fingers crossed and I just bought it anyway because.. AU$3.

It's very pigmented and it dries somewhat powdery on the lips. It actually feels pretty comfortable and I don't mind it at all. I just wish they had more shades that will be suitable for warmer skin tones.

Onto the swatches:

Look at how pretty it is in the tube

Mode Matte Lip Cream in Sleeping Beauty without flash

Mode Matte Lip Cream in Sleeping Beauty with flash

Mode Matte Lip Cream in Sleeping Beauty on full-faced makeup

Mode Matte Lip Cream in Sleeping Beauty Smile I think it makes the teeth look somewhat yellow
The only way to make this work on warmer complexions is to use it on full makeup face. And wear light / bright clothes so there will be less of a contrast. The uneven skin tones (usually on coloured women) will make this shade look even brighter on your face. To call it Sleeping Beauty when it's such a loud colour, it's a bit ironic isn't it?
I also had to pair this with my Illamasqua blusher in Lover (a soft apricot that looks like a bright orange in the pan) to pull my look together and make my lips look less stark. I LOVE Illamasqua blushers they are so pigmented and finely milled!

I really hope Mode will come up with warmer shades that will be suitable for everyday wear. Otherwise, I have no complaints at all.

UPDATE: I really love the formula of this matte liquid lipstick as it dries fast and it doesn't leave flakes or anything when i wet my lips as some matte liquid lipsticks do. If it comes in contact with any oily food, it will fade, that's a given but it still fades nicely. I am definitely looking into getting the other shades in range.