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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lorac Pro 2

 
Hi!
 
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When I first received my sleek grey Lorac Pro 2 palette, I was a little surprised by how thin and compact it was but I was soon to learn that good things come in small quality packaging.
Initially I was worried that it might be too cool toned and wanted to go for the original warmer toned palette. Well, I’m glad I decided that I had enough warm palettes and to go for something with a bit more color variety and I was not disappointed one bit. It is a stunningly beautiful cool toned palette that would work for so many skin tones. I’m a bit tempted to say that it’s even more wearable than my Naked Palettes!
 
 
The texture of these shadows is like silk. It glides on so smoothly and the color payoff with the gentlest swipe is amazing. The top row are all mattes and the bottom row are the shimmery shades.
 
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From Left: Buff, Lt Brown,Cool Grey,Nectar,Plum,Navy,Charcoal, Black
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From Left: Snow,Beige,Rose,Mocha,Chrome,Silver,Jade,Cocoa
 
My absolute favourite shades are Beige, Rose, Mocha, Chrome, Cocoa, Nectar, Buff and Cool Grey. Rose, Mocha and Chrome look stunning alone on the lids with liner and big lashes. These shades just blend smoothly together and there’s a multitude of looks that can be done with this palette.
Used my Sigma E35 & E25 & Mac 239 for this eye look. Rose on the front 2/3 portion of the top lid, Lt Brown as the transition crease shade and cocoa  with cool grey on the outer corners and outer lower lashes. Easy to blend and the colors last a long time when worn with the primer.
Taken in dimmer indoor light, still vibrant and colors blended effortlessly. Gosh, I’m reaching for the Lorac Pro 2 Palette all the time. So compact and slim and beautiful and the beauty geek in me is just in love.
 
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Just love this picture of no.2 But my Olympus Camera is really going, it’s always absorbing way too much orange and yellow! Anyway the Lorac Pro 2 Palette is busy mom approved. So little effort required for a beautiful smoked out or simple neutral look.
 
Love, BlovetBeauty

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lorac Pro 2 & Baby Month Update

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Guess what I finally laid my hands on! A Lorac pro 2 palette. Needless to say I was contemplating hard on whether to get the original or the second and after much thought, I decided to get the cooler tone palette and I'm glad I did!
 
 
Just look at the pigmentation when all I did was apply the gentlest swipe with no primer. Ignore my panda eyes. Newborns don't really like their mommies to sleep much at night :) The colors are very complementary and beautiful and I'll be dedicating a blog entry reviewing my new palette.
 
 
Baby turned 1 month yesterday! Amazing how time flies. I've been through painful engorgement issues ( never got this with my first), got sick ( didn't get sick with my first as well), lost 14kg and trying to muster whatever energy to spend with my eldest all while being sleep deprived. Meanwhile, baby is drinking lots, pooping lots and becoming more aware of his surroundings. He tends to be more wakeful at night ( Y oh Y ) hence my terrible eye bags. I'm really feeling the need to get a heavy duty concealor cause the panda look ain't cute.
 
  
Baby love. Follow me on Instagram @blovetbeauty for more pics!
 
 
My confinement  is driving me crazy. I've been accumulating a list of things to eat, see and buy. Bath and body works candles and soaps are things I have to stock up on. Their hand washes make my bathroom smell so good even my son loves them. Scents are so uplifting! Can't wait to visit Sephora too!

Love, BlovetBeauty
 
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Shameless

 

Hi!

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It’s true, matte lips are here to stay and one of my favourite ways of applying lip color is with a jumbo lip pencil because it’s just so convenient. Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balm in Shamless is a purplish shade that is totally loud and in your face but I like the stain it leaves behind. Very pretty.

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One of my lipstick resolution this year is to try to expand my lippie colour range and stop sticking to the safe nude and pinks. Thus, after testing shameless in Watsons, I was pretty impressed by how wearable and pretty this purple shade was.

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Pretty obvious from the swatch that the formula is smooth and applies rather waxy but sets into a comfortable smooth matte texture. Also, you can wear it like a pretty purplish pink stain or build it up to a full blown purple shade. However, I would highly suggest moisturising and exfoliating lips well to prevent color from clinging on, not a pretty sight especially with this purple shade.

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It leaves the prettiest stain.

Love, BlovetBeauty