Review: Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Gives You Natural Glowing Cheeks With A Hint of Pink

As much as I love blushers, I am not the type who would use heavily to have rosy pink cheeks. Instead, I like just a hint of pink to create that natural glow pink flushed cheeks. Often times you could hardly see me in heavy pink cheeks. Couldn’t deny the fact that I was very much attracted to the packaging of Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush which made me pick them.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow

‘Choose from three no-fail color palette blushes to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. In each baked, heart shaped blush there are three individual color swatches. The baking process and multiple colors create dimensional color to provide the look of younger, brighter, healthier skin. It’s like having Hollywood lighting wherever you go. 
Blush is like dessert, you didn’t know you loved it until you had a taste of it. Our blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color palette in mind—to take the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic flush. It’s the little black dress of blushes.’

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Front Back

The heart shape cardboard box was attractive to me because it looked vintage and sweet at the same time. Plus with the shade that I have chosen, the combination of pink and cold makes the packaging even lovely.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Shade

The shade that I have chosen is Candy Glow and let’s check on how the texture looks like on a close up.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Close Up

The blush is 3 dimensional which normally baked makeup is. The blusher may seem shiny and all but after careful observation, it isn’t give that extreme shine as it can be seen here. Comes with 3 tones to create that natural pink flush where I do recommend to swirl your makeup brush to get an even shade over your cheeks.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Swatch

From the swatch, you are able to witness that the shades aren’t as shimmery, in fact one of the shade is matte. From left to right, there is cold pink with fine silver glitters, matte peach and coral with fine gold glitters.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Ingredients

This blusher contains mica, talc and silica, great to know if you are sensitive to any of these ingredients.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow How To

Applying this blusher is simple and easy, just swirl your makeup brush over it and brush it over the cheeks. The swirling will mix 3 of the blush shades to create a beautiful faint pink shade.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow Before & After

From the before and after, the blusher creates a beautiful glow with a hint of pink. The shimmer is not overly done and it is not flaky that it settles in the pores. The shade is buildable.

Above all…

I love this blush! Though it could be hefty on the price, this is just what I am looking for. A blusher that gives me the glow with a hint of pink that is not overly done. I have came across some shimmering blusher that the shimmer or glitters actually settles in the pores which accentuates the size of the pores and this doesn’t. In fact, I quite like to apply this blusher and I would dust a little on my forehead and nose bridge to highlight them mildly. Because of the packaging, I would place it on my beauty counter to be part of a decorative item.

Price: MYR119.00

Weight: 5.5g/ 0.19oz

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Natural glow with a hint of pink
  • The glitters does not settle into pores
  • Buildable shade
  • Lovely and attractive packaging
  • Easy to use
  • Never overly done

CONs:

  • Hefty price for selective people

My Rating: 4.9/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether, Works Better Wet!

Sparkly sparkle, let all the glitter dust makes it magic to set glamour and elegance to the scene. This is what came into my mind about Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether

‘Moondust Eyeshadow is infused with a delicate, microfine sparkle and gorgeous 3-D pearls—for a
glistening, iridescent effect and amazing flashes of multidimensional sparkle. We recommend applying
Moondust with your fingers. For extra intense color payout, apply it with a wet finger or brush dipped in water, then blend out the edges with a dry brush.

MOONDUST EYESHADOW IS AVAILABLE IN FOUR NEW SHADES:
ETHER – light purple with pink-blue 3-D sparkle and shift
SCORPIO – matte black with gold 3-D sparkle
SOLSTICE – metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift
COSMIC – metallic white with iridescent 3-D sparkle and shift’

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Shade

The shade that I have is called Ether , a light purple shade with pink and blue 3D sparkle and lift. As this shade is labelled on the box, the sticker does reflect the shade of the eye shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Ingredients

From the ingredients listing, I could see there is talc and silica. I have no issue with these ingredient but just to highlight, if you are ingredients sensitive.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Front & Back

This eye shadow comes in a single eye shadow pot of pearlescent faint blue with transparent lid embossed with UD in the middle. The transparent lid allows ones to shade and texture of the eye shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Texture

On the closer look, the texture seems gritty and what I’m worried of is will it go smooth on my eyelids as well as how much of fall outs will it be.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Removable Pan

This eye shadow pot was also designed to be able to remove from it’s casing and to be placed into your Urban Decay customized ‘build your own palette’.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Swatches

Let’s have a look over the swatch. You can definitely tell this is a heavily pigmented in purple with glitters of pink and blue. Though it seems gritty but from the swatch using my fingers, I could almost barely feel them. It’s like soft flakes that I have touched and I have created two looks using this eye shadow.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether How To Dry Application

Understand that it’s recommended to use finger for the best result but that doesn’t mean I could not use an eye shadow brush right? I’m so used to using makeup brushes and I hardly use fingers now unless I don’t have any brushes with me at all.

The first look is to dab the eye shadow on the eyelid and dab until to the desired opacity. Blend well after and it creates an iridescent beautiful sparkles around the eyes. This is the dry application technique.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Look 1

Finish off with eye liner and mascara. This look goes well for both day and night.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether How To Wet Application

Second look here is to create bold eye liner out of it. Using synthetic brush and dip into some water then the eye shadow. This is called wet application technique. Start lining on the lash line thicker than how we usually apply eye liner. Complete the line with a wing at the corner and half way to the lower lash to balance out the look. Finish off with eye liner with similar length of the eye shadow and apply mascara to boost those lashes up.

Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow in Ether Look 2

This look brings the edginess, elegance and glamour.

Above all…

I love this eye shadow where it gives a very beautiful sparkle. At first I lost interest with the eye shadow from the dry application because the color pay off wasn’t as good from the swatch but once I did the wet application technique, I’m in love.

For dry application, there is fall outs and it isn’t obvious for me because my lashes caught most of it. You could actually see it on the image where I show steps to apply for dry technique. I have no issues with the wet application at all, it goes on smoothly without fuss. Throughout the day, the glitter does move around  to the crease from blinking which is not an issue because it is still pretty. In conclusion, it would be best to apply this eye shadow with finger or using wet application technique.

Price: MYR72.00

Weight: 1.5grams / 0.05 oz.

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Great color payoff
  • Beautiful sparkle
  • Smooth application

CONs:

  • Fall outs

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

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This eye shadow was provided for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Review: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Great Color Payoff, Smudge-Proof for More Than 9 Hours

This eye liner has always been Sephora Malaysia Top 10 Makeup Best Seller (numerous times) and I am curious to try it. It’s Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black. Stila is no strange makeup brand and was once missed when years before they were no longer available in Malaysia. Fret not, they are very much visible in Sephora stores.Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

‘Finally, a waterproof liquid liner that glides on with ease, won’t smudge or run, and stays in place until you say when! The thin marker-like tip is easy to use even for the least experienced, and delivers a defined thin line to a dramatic bold line with precision.

Goes on smoothly without skipping, smudging, or pulling, and lasts all day!

Key Benefits:

Waterproof and easy-to-use

Goes on smoothly without skipping

Lasts all day long!’

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Description

At the back of the box, describes how we could use the eye liner and the benefits we are able to enjoy. Since it is water and smudge proof, it is great for those who are looking out for long lasting and oily eyelid. It is also fast drying which will make an ease for people like me especially on weekdays before going to work.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Ingredients

At the side of the box is where the ingredients listing. Do bare in mind that this eye liner contains alcohol and paraben, therefore it may not be suitable for those who have sensitive skin.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Made in Japan, Assembled in Korea

This eye liner is made in Japan and assembled in Korea, which doesn’t surprise me why this eye liner has good rating on it.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Intense Black

I would like try with the very basic shade before I go into colors. This liquid eye liner has a range with colors and I might want to grab them later on.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner 2

This eye liner comes in a pen form which is great for on-the-go person. You just want to apply and go quickly. The pen is skinny and comes in the right length to fit into my daily makeup bag easy. Also to highlight that this eye liner was given the Award for Best Eye Liner in 2011 by TotalBeauty.com.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Felt Tip

The eye liner comes with felt tip applicator which I am skeptical of because some felt tip eye liners could be rough, hard and ink doesn’t flow smoothly.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Swatch

Here is a swatch for the eye liner which shows how opaque the shade is. Single layer is where I lined a thin line and double layer is where I have applied twice. Either way, both looks great and the ink comes smoothly over the application. Finishes slightly glossy.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Spring Inner Cap

The cap for the eye liner has an inner spring which helps to secure the eye liner better. Normally, I find these type of caps helps to prolong the life span of the eye liners too.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Application

This is how I use it. I would start from the inner corner of my eyes and the felt tip applicator is fine enough to create precise application. In my opinion, it is alright to tug your skin a little in order to get that smooth application. I find it tricky when I want to draw a sharp wing on my second application on the other eye. The eye liner tip seems to be less firm and it always happened to my second application.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Look

Here is how it turns out for me and I do notice that this eye liner is great to fill the lash gaps.

Above all…

I love this eye liner for it’s color payoff, it is water and smudge-proof because it held up very well after 9 hours of wearing it. There are some part could be tricky like having to draw sharp wing on my second application and at a certain angle, the ink would comes on smoothly. There are times when I try to apply over more than double layer to touch up, the felt tip removes the existing layer instead where I find it difficult to layer the application.

I would still think this is worth to try for an eye liner especially for tropical weather in Malaysia. They come off easily with water-proof makeup remover.  I have yet to experience any irritations which is good as I could continue my usage happily.

Price: MYR70

Weight: 0.5ml / 0.016fl.oz

Availability: Sephora nationwide

PROs:

  • Great color payoff
  • Water and smudge-proof for more than 9 hours
  • Precise application
  • Lash gap filler
  • Easy removal with water-proof makeup remover

CONs:

  • Tricky to create sharp wing on second application
  • Removes existing eye liner when layers more eye liner

My Rating: 4.6/5

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Empro Cosmetics Bonbrow, Second Touch Up and My Brows Look Way Much Better Than Before

Two weeks ago, I went for another round to touch up my brows. I was unhappy of how it turned out after my first Bonbrow touch up and made another appointment a month later.

May Yong has permanently transferred to their outlet at Sg Wang, which is definitely much closer to where I am living. Just like the first time, I went through the same process of embroidery and I could feel this time is slightly more painful than before. The pain chills through my bones. Most probably because I was not feeling well during my appointment, I have been sick for the past 3 weeks with fever, heavy cough and flu. Let’s have a look on how it turns out this time.

Empro Bonbrow Second Touch Up

I like how it turns out this time, it’s not patchy and everything looks much more even out. The fullness looks natural after the peeling and it blends naturally with my real brow hairs.

My left brows is always the weird one (it has always been!) because it will always look much higher. May had tried her best to help me to fix this (she even took a few shots of photos with her personal mobile to make comparison) and now it is much more less obvious.

Since I am happy with my brows now, I really need to think what are ways I could grow more brow hairs which is a touch one. Share with me if you have any good remedy!

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh