Sunday, 15 January 2017

pink elephants

In breaking news, I still loathe summer. I'm pretty sure it's one of the underlying factors in my unproductivity. Would you... want to go outside when the weather doesn't dip below 30C and reaches as high as 40C? But winter is coming... winter is coming... 

  1. Jewel and Wrap Choker Set from Lovisa I wasn't intending on buying any chokers in store but seeing how majestic the silver flower layered against the black looks had me falling hook, line and sinker. 
  2. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink Here's a product that needs no introduction and for good reason. It works like a dream and is indispensable for etching that cateye so sharp it could be weaponised. 
  3. Clio 'Water Proof Pen Liner, Kill Black' This was one of the products that was severely underlined and heavily bolded to get when I went to Seoul. No liquid eyeliner will hold me the way this has. Kat von D who? 
  4. e.l.f. Makeup Mist and Set If there's a makeup brand that I envy for American accessibility it's e.l.f. Based on its glowing accolades, how can products worth pocket change if not rival, better high end ones? Building a trustworthy makeup collection would've been a lot more affordable. Although in saying that, the price it's sold at in Australia isn't so bad, but when you're considering it's sold at three times the initial price, the accessibility becomes harder to justify. Of course with Australia's horrible exchange at the moment, I don't need to use a middleman in order to see if it truly is worth their holy grail status. So it's summer, makeup refuses to stay on. We'll see if this can challenge the strength of the Urban Decay setting spray. 
  5. e.l.f. Mascara Primer I'm told this will make my lashes touch the sky. Sold!

Is summer over yet?



Saturday, 7 January 2017

timeless as 3CE

A flawless base, lips dipped in blood and killer heels, The most imperative look in one's arsenal which is also blessedly the most simple to attain. 3CE, a South Korean makeup line from the famous fashion brand Style Nanda has essentially created timeless in a bottle.  

These are several of 3CE's bestsellers, their Creamy Lip Color in the most possible red, Cover Cream Foundation and Full Cover Concealer. 

The 3CE Creamy Lip Color lives up to its name and would bring life to your lips even if they have been made into cracked desert sand by the harshness of winter. It's extremely moisturising and the pigment immensely vibrant. Due to that however, it is highly transferable, so blotting it several times after pigmentation is imperative. In #1 it is captured fire itself and the colour alone projects a kind of confidence beyond it's pretty appearance. 

The 3CE Cover Cream Foundation is designed for coverage and thus, the consistency is rather thick. A sheer coverage could be obtained by lessening the amount of product used and how briskly it can be spread over your face. Unfortunately, it emphasises the appearance of dry skin and doesn't melt into the skin as seamlessly as one would prefer. 

With the 3CE Full Cover Concealer, I found that it had similar properties to the Cover Cream Foundation in that the formular is fairly thick and would pronounce dry skin. In order to assure a smoother appearance, a moisturised face is a must. It has medium coverage but it can be buildable. 

Unfortunately both the Cover Cream Foundation and Full Cover Concealer only come in two shades and doesn't accommodate a wide variety of skin tones. 

In summary, the 3CE Creamy Lip Color rightfully proves its position as a Best Seller whilst the other two products perform satisfactorily but better alternatives can be found elsewhere. Otherwise, the three combine to provide an impeccable foundation of a flawless face and striking red lips.