ColourPop Haul ♡ ft. Tie Dye Highlighter, Pressed Powder Eyehadows & Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters, Pressed Powder Eyeshadows & Hello Kitty Puroland

ColourPop Cosmetics has released a bunch of new collections this year and today I am sharing with you my latest purchase from the brand which includes their most talked about pressed powder eyeshadow in Come and Get It and the three new Tie Dye Highighters that was launched recently.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters

The ColourPop Highlighter Trios were launched in February and each set includes three highlighters with two being brand new and one being a re-promote shade.

Since I already own a bunch of ColourPop highlighters and I didn't want to waste money and double up products that I know I won't be able to empty so soon, I end up only buying the Tie Dye Highlighters (USD $8.00 each) instead of the trios (USD $22.00 per set).

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Glazed

ColourPop Tie Dye Highlighter in Glazed came as part of the Waffle Highlighter Trio, the shade is described as a pearlized soft ivory gold and it is recommended for fair skin tones.

I am not a fan of Glazed and I don't dislike the colour either, I can make it work if I apply with a decent amount and blend properly. I find that Glazed is too light on my light to medium, NC25 skin tone as it shows up as a pasty white, metal shade and that is probably the reason why I don't like it too much because it doesn't look natural.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Whipped

ColourPop Tie Dye Highlighter in Whipped came as part of the Cannoli Highlighter Trio, the shade is described as a tie dye warm silvery taupe and it is recommended for medium skin tones.

I absolute adore Whipped and I find that it is the perfect highlighter shade for light to medium skin tone. I love that it gives me that subtle healthy glowy look and it is one of those products that I can grab and go, and apply without having to carry a mirror with me.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Iced

ColourPop Tie Dye Highlighter in Iced came as part of the Shortcake Highlighter Trio, the shade is described as a tie dye rosy gold and it is recommended for deep skin tones.

First of all, can we just talk about the name of this highlighter?! Iced doesn't sound anything like a bronzy gold shade to me.

I obviously didn't read the descriptions properly when I placed my order and I wasn't aware that Iced is recommended for use on deep skin tones. The colour looks like a straight-up bronze on my light to medium skin tone and when I tried to use it as a bronzer, it shown on my cheek as a very orange glittery shade.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Iced, Whipped, Glazed
ColourPop Haul ft. Pressed Powder Shadow Come and Get It & Pinky Promise
ColourPop Haul ft. Pressed Powder Eyeshadows Come and Get It & Pinky Promise

ColourPop has launched their Pressed Powder Eyeshadows in January and during their first launched I was like... "I'm not gonna get that" because every other beauty brands makes pressed shadows, like what is so special about these?!

We all know that ColourPop is made famous by their soft, creamy, Super Shock Shadow textures, so when ColourPop starts releasing products that everyone else has been making for decades, I just didn't think that there is anything special about these; but of course we have been taught not to judge a book by its' cover, because these ColourPop pressed powder shadows ARE SO AMAZING!

ColourPop Haul ft. Pressed Powder Eyeshadows Come and Get It & Pinky Promise

I bought the ColourPop Pressed Powder Eyeshadow shades in Pinky Promise and Come and Get It. Both shades are metallic finish and these are USD $5.00 each.

Pinky Promise is described as a metallic wine and Come and Get It is described as a duochrome rose with a gold flip. These eyeshadows are VERY PIGMENTED and the texture is SOOO SMOOTH!

ColourPop Haul ft. Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection
ColourPop Haul ft. Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection

Last but not least, ColourPop has extended their Hello Kitty Collection recently and one of the new items released from the brand is the Puroland Lip Collection. The set features five mini-sized Ultra Satin and Ultra Matte Lips and it retails for USD $18.00 (now it's USD $14.00, ColourPop is having a 20% off sale on all of their Hello Kitty products).

ColourPop Haul ft. Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection

ColourPop x Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection:

 Ribbon (Ultra Matte Lip) - A rich blue red
 Milk Bottle (Ultra Matte Lip) - A pretty mid-tone pink
 Lock Diary (Ultra Satin Lip) - A deep fuscia
 Tiny Chum (Ultra Satin Lip) - A soft mauve
 Mimmy (Ultra Matte Lip) - A rich smokey mauve


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MOTD ♡ ft. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette & Kris Wu

Today I am sharing with you a makeup look that I have recently created using the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I initially wanted to recreate Nina Dobrev's look from the xXx movie Beijing Premier, but it didn't turn out quite like it and now I have no idea what to name this look hahah!

The eyes makeup were created based on the Smoldering Peach tutorial included in the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I thought the step-by-step guide was so helpful and the makeup turns out to be absolutely gorgeous!

Eyes Makeup ft. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Eyes Makeup ft. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

PRODUCTS USED

The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution
Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Primer
YSL Fusion Ink Foundation [shade: B20]
YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter [shade: #2 Luminous Ivory]
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder [shade: #2 Medium]
Innisfree Eco Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set [shade: Brown Ebony]
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Dolly Wink Liquid Eye Liner [shade: Black]
xoBeauty False Lashes [I can't remember which one I wore >.<]
 Canmake Shading Powder [shade: #1 Danish Brown]
Canmake Glow Fleur Highlighter [shade: #1 Planet Light]
Canmake Mat Fleur Cheek [shade: #2 Matte Girly Rose]
NARS Velvet Lip Glide [shade: Playpen]

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette


Eyes Makeup ft. Too Faced Peach Palette

I am sorry Nina, but I just had to hehehhe... Also this was my whole intention of trying to recreate Nina Dobrev's look from the xXx Beijing Premier.

Looking back at my life, I have gone through so many celebrities obsession, for example, I was crazy about Nelly (the rapper, not the girl singer) during my teenage year, then going into my early 20s I was really into Nicki Minaj and now that I am more into Chinese and Korean music, Kris Wu (or Wu Yi Fan) has become my newest obsession!


have you seen the movie xXx: The Return of Xander Cage?
are you a fan of K-Pop / C-Pop?

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color ♡ Drake Review + Swatches

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

I am not always up to date with beauty news, especially for a brand that I can hardly afford; so when Tom Ford launched its' Lips & Boys Lip Color in Drake, I was obviously living under a rock then. It wasn't until I did my daily read through of beauty blogs that I saw Tom Ford has released a lipstick called Drake and by the time I check online, it was all sold out, just as expected.

Since then I have added Drake into my wish list and when I saw that Smith & Caughey's now stocks Tom Ford Beauty, I was very excited! It may be a very expensive brand, but it is truly luxury, I cannot help but drool over their products every time I visit the Tom Ford counter in Smith & Caughey's; and there's even more exciting news, Tom Ford is now available to purchase online, which I find that more convenient for me as I live far far away from the city.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color is a collection of clutch-sized, mini lipsticks inspired by the men in Mr. Ford's life, these lipsticks features an ultra-creamy texture and lasting full coverage in matte, cream and metallic finishes.

Drake is a raspberry plummy pink in a metallic finish and it's not the type of color that you would see me wear regularly. I always think that purple lips and I just don't mix together and metallic lips and I can never be friends, but sometimes you cannot judge a book by its' cover, because Drake wears completely different to what you see in the tube.

A lot of times I would avoid buying mini-sized lipstick because they often snaps in half during application, but so far Drake is in one-piece, it's not scratched, neither damaged and I have already used it plenty of times, totally impressed with the quality!

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake has a semi-opaque pigmentation that is buildable with a few swipes, it has a creamy texture that glides on the lips effortlessly and evenly and it feels very lightweight, as if I wasn't wearing any lip colors on the day.

Drake may be described as a metallic finish, but it is less metallic and more wearable than expected. The lip color does transfer when drinks or have food, but it does wears for long hours, the longest I have worn Drake was six hours with no touch-up throughout the day.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

"ON MY WORST BEHAVIOR..." I am already planning on buying more despite the expensive price tag, but really, I am so impressed with the quality and I am surprised that a purple lipstick and metallic finish and I would ever become friends!

I am not sure if the Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection is Limited Edition, but nowadays when a brand announced its "Limited Edition Collection", you know that once it's sold out, it will definitely return by popular demand.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection ♡ ft. Dear Darling Soda Tints, Candy Cheek & Color Eyes

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection

Etude House has recently launched a new collection called Wonder Fun Park, it features a cute and fun amusement park theme and the collection contains 2 x eyeshadow palettes, 1 x highlighter, 1 x blush, 10 x lip tints, 5 x lipsticks, 2 x mascaras, 5 x glitter pigments, 2 x nail kits, 3 x makeup brushes, 2 x false lashes and 1 x hair perfume mist.

When I saw the collection on Instagram I was super excited and I wanted to get the whole collection, but I controlled myself and only bought the Day Pass Makeup Kit, the Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek Brush and two Dear Darling Soda Tints.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection features ten shades of Dear Darling Soda Tints, I have the shades in PK001 Sparkling Grapefruit Soda which came as part of the Day Pass Makeup Kit, PK003 Sweet Sugar Soda and BL601 Exciting Milky Soda.

These lip tints has a thin and lightweight texture that glides on the lips like a gloss without the stickiness, they are moisturising during wear and the colours are very pigmented.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints PK001
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints PK001 

PK001 Sparkling Grapefruit Soda looks like a neon coral in the tube and it doesn't look like a colour that I would usually pick unless if I was to buy every single shade from the range. Although it has a high pigmentation, the colour shows up on the lips as a pretty and daily wearable pinkish red.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints PK003
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints PK003

PK003 Sweet Sugar Soda is my favourite and it is the only one that caught my attention while I was looking through the Wonder Fun Park promotional photos. In the tube PK003 looks like a rosy pink that is jam-packed with gold shimmers.

When worn on the lips, the shimmers are very obvious and they appear on the lips as big chunks on gold glitters. After four hours wear, the lip color disappeared but the shimmer remains.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints BL601
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints BL601

BL601 Exciting Milky Soda has the exact concept as to the Berry Delicious Color in Liquid Lips in GR701 Berry Kiwi Talk Talk.

In the tube the color is shown as a light lavender grey that is loaded with pink and purple shimmers, and on the lips it first appeared as a light pink, then the longer the color stays on the lips, the darker the color turns into. The color would eventually turns into a rosy pink and the shimmer would all sit on top of the lips.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Dear Darling Soda Tints
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek came as part of the Day Pass Makeup Kit and it can be purchased individually. This is a rainbow style blush that comes with five colours in purple, pink, yellow, orange and coral. 

Rainbow highlighters was a popular trend last year and I have noticed that Korean beauty brands are just slowly catching onto the trend now. 

I love the colours of Candy Cheek and I like that when swirled together, it creates a subtle peachy glow. I find that the pigmentation is very sheer and it hardly shows up on skin when doing swatches, but when applied on the cheek, the colour shown up as a healthy glow, the colour is buildable on the cheek, but it will never reach the level of "rosy cheek".

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes in #1 Going Around On A Ferries Wheel consist of nine pastel colours that reminiscent the colours of an amusement park.

My thoughts on the Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes has gradually changed from when I first opened the package to when I actually tried the products.

I initially planned to do a swatch video, but I was flushed with disappointment as soon as I opened my package. The palette is a lot smaller compared to other eyeshadow palettes that are the same size and when swatched with an eyeshadow brush, there is no pigmentation at all! I dip my brush into the eyeshadow and I swiped on the same spot, I repeated the steps a couple of times, but there's just no colours showing?! Also, the eyeshadows are powdery and chalky and I was just overall disappointed.

It was not until I tried the eyeshadows on my eyes that I have this big changed of thoughts towards the Wonder Fun Park Color Eyes. I used an eyeshadow brush to apply the eyeshadow on my eyes and the colors shown up as fairly pigmented, the texture blends evenly and smoothly. I love that I can create a wearable gorgeous look with this palette.

The photo above shown the eyeshadows swatched with finger.

Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek Brush
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Wonder Fun Park Candy Cheek Brush
Etude House Wonder Fun Park Collection: Popcorn Pouch

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