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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Estee Lauder CyberWhite HD Advanced Brightening Moisture Crème (Day)

 

Hi Beauties,

If my recent blog posts seem very Estee Lauder centric, it’s because I’ve been truly enjoying these sponsored samples and have to let all my readers know about it. I’m very much invested in using SKII Cleanser, Whitening Toner and Amazing Stempower for the evenings but my skincare routine has been truly lacking in the day. Naturally,I took advantage of the Advanced Brightening Moisture Crème in the Cyberwhite Set to boost my level of skincare for the day time and so far, I’m loving the glowy and brightened effect.

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The CyberWhite HD Advanced Brightening Moisture Crème provides deep hydration and strengthens skins moisture barrier from the elements such as irritants from pollution. I do notice calmer skin that looks brighter and more even toned after using this for just 2 weeks. The results are very quick and rather obvious in my opinion.

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Anyhow, I really loving this light moisturizing crème that seems to absorb right into my skin and I’m truly in love with how my skin feels after. It’s not oily at all but my skin feels nice and soft and I don’t suffer from any dryness after being in an air conditioned environment. Totally in love with this cream and can’t wait to try out the Night Crème soon!

Love, BlovetBeauty

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