Hi! I haven’t neglected my blog. Some events happened in the past few months that made me realize how time is so short that we don’t really have total control of our lives which makes it so precious. Many good things happened, but there are also some very bad, disheartening events that will live in my memory. Life goes on. We just have to make every second count.
Anyway, I’m back! I’m looking forward to posting again.
So post-Tokyo, we dropped by Duty Free and from there I picked up a few things. So just some photos of lovely things I’ll be reviewing in the coming months.
From left to right – Mac Dare You and Mac Dubonnet
From left to right – Chanel Rouge Allure 04 Imagination, Chanel Rouge Allure 89 Gracile, Chanel Rouge Coco 117 Magnolia, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine 55 Romance
Chanel Joues Contraste 69 Fleur de Lotus
At last, this is the last installment of my Tokyo purchases. Whew! I will just breeze through them very quickly (or just show them in their glorious state) seeing that I haven’t touched a single lipstick as I wanted them to be in pristine condition for their photo op. I’ll be reviewing them in detail in the coming months.
Left to Right: Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Pink 508, Anna Sui Lipstick 300, Ysl Rouge Volupte 1 Nude Beige, Givenchy Rouge Interdit 18 Elegant Rouge, Givenchy Rouge Interdit 11 Rose Desire, Givenchy Le Rouge 102 Beige Plume, Givenchy Le Rouge 204 Rose Boudoir, Givenchy 201 Rose Taffetas
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This is the third installment of my Tokyo purchases. I’ll make it quick and discuss in detail only the ones I’ve tried.
I purchased three of these with two as gifts for friends who love wearing eyelashes. I kept one for myself and actually already started wearing them on weekends. It looks very natural especially in photos.
Here’s one photo of me wearing the lashes:
I can’t get over the fact that I only picked up one of these eyebrow mascaras. I bought this in a 99 yen store in a basement which was difficult to find. Regrets. Anyway, this does a good job of temporarily lightening my eyebrows and the color suits my hair color. Can’t beat the price at around 50 pesos.
An eyebrow stencil I’ve yet to use. This doesn’t fit the outer edges of my brows that I have to shade above my real eyebrows which would look off. So I don’t know if I’ll really use this or just give it away.
Too glittery to be used on the face. I was thinking Guerlain Meteorites, but when I opened it I immediately realized I would look like a star (yes, a star) if I used it on my face. This would be used on the body though for that shiny, shimmery effect.
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Immediately after I got back, I went to work and dropped by some pasalubongs, including boxes and boxes of KitKat Green Tea, which several friends requested to which I happily obliged. I also bought falsies for a friend and staff and I’m glad they’re ecstatic to the point of ripping the box open and fitting on the falsies. Glad to have beauty-obsessed friends!;) I also gave them the Shiseido eyelash curlers which I think pair greatly with falsies.
Anyway, I couldn’t wait to use some of my purchases especially Chanel’s Bagatelle lipgloss because I seriously haven’t swooned for a lipgloss in ages. Although I do have a few which I really have to finish stat, ever since I first wore Bagatelle I couldn’t get enough of it. It sounds as if every piece of makeup I own, I love, trust me, there are some really regretful ones out of the bunch. It has the most sophisticated display of ultra discreet shimmers, not to mention
Please excuse the rashes, my skin was still adjusting to the humid weather. Oh, and I’m trying to grow out my brows hoping for runway-model-full-brows. Ehem
Another thing that I just have to mention is Chanel Imgination. Seriously why have I not noticed you before? A pink that flatters my tan skin – I’ve been looking for you my whole beauty-blogging life.
On a more serious note, I can’t fathom as to why I ignored Majolica Majorca. Is it because of the wickedly cool
cute packaging? Maybe, but the gold foundation casing once caught my eye, but then I want to put Mac’s Studio Fix Powder Foundation inside. But it’s not possible. sigh. Obviously a sign of weakness for gorgeous, fancy packaging.
So… onto Majolica Majorca’s Lash King.
I bought this on a whim because it’s a bit cheaper in Tokyo. Not being a fan of mascaras because I haven’t ever successfully curled my eyelashes (prior to meeting Shiseido’s eyelash curler), I was having second thoughts on picking this up then realized, hmm why not? I haven’t really bought a Japanese brand except for Anna Sui. I also picked up a Heroin Make mascara, but I’ll open that once I finish Lash King.
Finally, I tried it and had a ehrmygoodnez moment. I didn’t know my eyelashes existed. End of story. Not. Lash King proceeded to lengthen and lengthen and, you get the picture, my lashes with every soft swipe. Apparently it had fibers that cling to your lashes to make them longer. At one point, some strands were so long they looked off. But who cares? I love them. This has just earned HG status on my beauty list.
My eyelashes coated in Lash King. I know they don’t look impressive, but I have short, straight lashes so this is the best volume and length I’ve ever seen them in – ever. I’m sure those with longer lashes who try this will look like they’re wearing falsies.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Majolica Majorca Lash King
Heroin Make Eyeliner
Bourjois Rose d’Or blush
Topshop highlighter Star Dust
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in 03
Chanel Rouge Allure in Imagination
Chanel Goossimer in Bagatelle