FOTD: Corally orange!

I have spoken about my great fear of orange and coral shades in the past. However i need to break out of my comfort zone.

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This is Revlon’s Matte Balm in Audacious. It’s SUPER orangey coral, not like the pinky coral of the Rachel K lip plumper. I actually quite like the matteness even though I didn’t know if I would like it. it makes me feel real retro~

I think it’s actually a pretty wearable, bright everyday colour. I approve! Maybe my fear will be slightly lessened. It does goop up a bit on flaky parts, so more prep will be needed~

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Review: Rachel K Mineral Sultry Seduction lip plumper

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Yet another quite obscure asian item!

Rachel K was Miss Singapore Universe 2009 (i think), while I was in Miss Universe Singapore 2012… hehe.

Anyways, she created her own line of make up, and she is the supposed founder of CC creams. I believe her line is stocked in a few Watsons locally, but I’ve never seen it personally.

This is a lip plumper product in the shade Lolita (again! One of my favourite books!) I have never used a lip plumper product before, but this basically applies like any other lip gloss with a doe foot applicator.

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Its supposed to be high shine with some oils, something something… okay.

Anyways, when I first applied it there is the minty slight tingly sensation representative of all plumping products. Its actually very pigmented, but it spreads TERRIBLY. It’s pretty sticky and kind of gloops up on itself. You can see the uneven application on my lip swatch. I usually use a finger to even things out a bit.

It’s a pinkish coral colour that is very pretty but which I think looks a little better than bad on me. I don’t tend to like lip colours of this tone, and I just had a revelation why. You see. A very pale lip colour (like Revlon’s Strawberry Shortcake) makes my lips paler than my skin, so at least my lips are obvious and stand out from my face. Dark colours do the reverse. But this, this just about blends in. If you took the photo above and made it black and white my face and lips would be nearly the same shade of grey, and the photo makes it look darker than real life. That is Bad and Ugly. However, this is all subjective to your own skin tone.

Otherwise, it delivers. I am not 100% sure if my lips are plumper, but it sure is SHINEY. This is SUPER high on the gloss scale, and makes me worry that I look like a porn star occasionally. That alone accounts for at least 50% of any visible plumping effect. It also sticks around reasonably well because its sooo sticky. It’s relatively decent looking after a meal. It also has minimal taste (apart from the initial mintiness.)

I got this in a swap, so free. However i would say it’s not quite worth the money, due to application problems. It’s also not the most comfortable gloss around. However if you’re looking for serious shine, this could be the right product for you. There is another almost clear gloss colour, Vixen, as well as a vampier darker shade Suggestive.

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Suggestive looks more of my thang! I would forgive its application problems if the colour suited me better.

FOTD with Casual Red

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This is what I call a casual red lip – something very low effort, everyday and all too easy. I’ve been camping at my parents’ house the past couple of days so I could only bring a small portion of my stash.

This is the L’Oréal shine caresse glossy stain in Juliette. I previously mentioned my collection. I added another one to it at a dirt cheap price, so how could I not? Plus I didn’t know I needed this until I had it.

Glossy red lips are very casual, more so than my matte super pigmented giorgio armani red. Juliette is an orange red, which fills another niche in my not-addicted stash. It, like all the other wet shine stains, are super fucking long lasting and feels nice on my lips. Love it. It looks nice and made up without needing any effort. Plus, with the intense pigmentation i have the effect of the popular korean style gradient lips without trying.