8/26/17

REVIEW: NATURE REPUBLIC PRO TOUCH MASTER SHADOW PALETTE (30 SHADES)

Hello!
Am I been gone too long?
Might be! Trying to be very strict to myself and will start to review more product from now on! I also made new logoooo yeah yeah! 

Short update: I did move to Seoul from February - May, just for a while for exchange program, and then I went again in early August so I had some products that I want to share, even though it might be not new ⭐ 





BRAND
NATURE REPUBLIC

PRODUCT NAME
PRO TOUCH COLOR MASTER SHADOW PALETTE

PRICE
KRW 49,800
(most of the time 50% off tho)

WEBSITE
OFFICIAL WEBSITE



But for today! I'm bringing a kinda new product from Nature Republic, it's Pro Touch Color Master Shadow Palette WOOHOOO - I watched this video from Holly in youtube and I was super super surprised when I heard Nature Republic will publish this eyeshadow palette, because in my mind NP is never really a winner in color makeup, but more to their skin and body care? Though I've heard that their blushers are good, I don't really hear about their eyeshadow so I think it's a very good chance for me to try their eyeshadow with this palette.




First the packaging, god it look expensive lol. And my second impression? It's.. super.......small LOL It's definitely smaller than my expectation (even tho Holly already showed the size of the palette, but I was like eiiii it wont be that small right because of how many shades are there - but yeah it's small). It's so small I want to say you can definitely bring it for travel (but again with much will I think every palette can be travel friendly lol). This palette didn't come with 1) mirror or 2) applicator.




taken from NatureRepublic.com

SHIMMERS: 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 24, 25
GLITTERS: 2, 23
MATTES: the others

From the first impression, it's definitely very impressed with the design, packaging and the colors. Most of the shades are warm, lots burgundy and purple on the first 3 rows and the rest are neutral browns, but they also include little cool toned shades especially for the mid tones shades for blending. Most of the eyeshadows are matte, only 9 out of 30 shades are either with shimmers or glitters.



Pigmentation wise the lighter colors are mostly hit or miss, with some have very chalky texture but none have too much fallouts. Some shades that are very disappointing (pigmentation wise) are the lightest shimmer shade and the sienna brown matte shade because from the first hand swatch they're obviously not showing any good result :( (tho the sienna brown one when using brush still have decent pigmentation idk why). Other than the lighter color, the darker shades tend to work better, and with this range of shades it's inevitable that we came across shades that are similar to each other, especially when applied.



Other than the pigmentation, the fallouts as I said before are minimum (which is surprising looking at how freakin chalky some of the shades are). For the lasting power, from the hand swatch session I've been removing them with makeup wipes and most (including the shimmers one) are easy to remove, almost too easy, but then again I found Korean eyeshadows are like that (easy to remove) but didn't have effect on lasting power. But for this palette, I found that at the end of the day, the pigmentation on my lid seems to be off? Like I made it super smokey when I left my house and come back with less-smokeyer-eyes?  hahahaha I want to try it with eyelid primer but I don't even have legit one because I never had problem like this before. But again, it didn't like totally disappeared from my lid tho so Thank God.

Blending was easy and even from the harsh blending session there's almost no fallouts 



eye makeup in this picture: rosy burgundy
tutorial below!

Overall, do I regret the purchase? Absolutely not, I'm a big eyeshadow palette whore and I'm very surprised on how Korea makeup really did their best, at their own pace, to follow makeup trends from all over the world. I guess this palette is great for you peeps that just started loving makeup, that just venture out to more shades especially in this time when fall is coming. Remember, no applicator comes with this palette so make sure you have your own sets of brush if you're interesting in purchasing! I really had fun experimenting with this eyeshadow so here's a quick tutorial / how to / step-by-step on how I played with the palette:



with the brown neutrals

with the rosy burgundy


1/18/17

REVIEW : Lippielust x Evete Naturals "LIP REMEDIES"


Halo semuanya!
Hari ini aku akan mereview produk dari local brand Indonesia, Evete Naturals yaitu Lip Remedies by Lippielust! Evete adalah brand yang dibuat di Jogjakarta, dengan konsep simple dan all natural ingredients. Aku yakin banyak dari para pembaca yang tahu Evete Naturals, atau bahkan sudah menjadi pelanggan setia dari Evete!

Evete Naturals kali ini berkolaborasi dengan Lippielust - Lippielust adalah blog dan account instagram yang dijalankan oleh ka Rissa, dan kalau lihat instagram-nya pasti langsung tahu (dari namanya juga) Lippielust banyak me-review lip product. Daaaan kita tahu banget kan sekarang jamannya pakai lip product yang liquid - super pigmented dan super long lasting?

Karena itu, Evete dan Lippielust membuat "Lip Remedies" kit - supaya bibir kita tetap terjaga!



      BRAND      
Evete Naturals

      PRODUCT NAME      
Lip Remedies by Lippielust

        type of product        
Lip balm, Lip Scrub, Lipstick Remover

      PRICE      
IDR 165.000


        sites        
Evete Naturals website (id)
Evete Naturals Instagram





Dalam kit ini, ada 3 product (and a thank you card!)
dengan urutan pakainya :
Lipstick Remover --> Lip Scrub --> Lip Balm

tentu aja urutannya engga mesti kayak gitu, misalnya lip scrub aku saranin lakukan seminggu 3 kali aja maksimum atau sebaiknya kurang kalau memang bibirnya engga begitu kering atau suka ngelupas :)


Ketiga produk ini punya wangi yang hampir-hampir mirip, bubble gum vanilla <3
personally, aku suka banget sama apapun yang wanginya vanilla-ish so I love the scent!
Satu kit ini mengandung shea butter, mango butter dan argan oil - dimana semuanya adalah bahan-bahan natural yang bagus untuk moisturising your skin :D


the ingredients

Pertama, aku mau bahas Lipstick Remover. Untuk Lipstick Remover, aku engga punya barang yang mirip - karena biasanya aku pakai pembersih muka aja.

Aku kaget banget habis cuci muka, semua udah skin care ok - lalu aku coba lip remedies kit ini, dan whatttt ternyata di bibirku masih banyak sisa lipstick yang belum ke-hapus! Lipstick remover ini bener-bener bisa angkat sisa-sisa lipstick - apalagi kalau lagi pakai liquid lipstick matte yang memang notabene susah banget untuk dihapusnya.


Lipstick Remover ini dalam bentuk tube - jadi gampang banget untuk di aplikasikan. Rasanya mirip dengan cleansing balm, yang membuat makeup itu rasanya meleleh ya ketika di aplikasikan - nah ini remover ini rasanya kayak gitu sis-sis!

Biasanya setelah aku aplikasikan, aku hapus sisa-sisanya dengan tisu basah / kering! :)

One thing that I noticed, Lipstick Remover ini hanya mengangkat sisa-sisa produk di bibir, tapi tidak mengangkat sisa "staining" dari lipstick. Menurut aku juga staining di bibir itu susah banget dihilangkan kalau memang nodanya membandel, dan pasti suatu saat hilang tanpa harus kita ubek-ubek. Tapi memang, yang lebih penting adalah supaya sisa produk itu bisa diangkat semua.

Kenapa sih mengangkat sisa produk di bibir itu penting??
Penting banget karena (ini based on personal experience loh ya) semakin banyak build-up (sisa produk yang menumpuk) bibir itu jadi semakin kering dan gampang banget ngelupas. DAN tekstur bibirmu akan susah jadi super smooth - bakal kelihatan banget apalagi kalau kamu pakai lipstick warna-warna vivid atau terang.

Tips~!
- Setelah di aplikasikan ke bibir kamu, usap perlahan dengan jarimu supaya produk lipstick lebih mudah dihapus dengan tisu.



Lip Scrub ini adalah sugar scrub, jadi wanginya memang lebih manis daripada yang lain karena, gula. :D

I'm pretty sure you guys know lah ya gimana cara pakai lip scrub! Dari produk ini yang aku suka adalah, lip scrubnya itu "basah". Rasanya konotasinya negatif ya, jadi gini, aku punya bubblegum lip scrub dari Lush - dan ketika sudah beberapa lama, "minyak"nya di lip scrub itu kayak mengendap di bawah - jadi kau harus simpan lip scrub itu kebalik biar minyaknya pindah lagi ke bawah. Sebenarnya minyaknya di bawah atau di atas engga ngaruh sih, maksudnya produknya tentu masih bisa dipakai. Hanya, rasanya itu kerinngg banget!



Nah, produk dari Evete ini sama sekali engga bikin kering. Padahal tahu kan, aktivitas nge-scrub itu bisa banget mengangkat kelembaban kulit di bibir juga. But don't worry!

Tips~!
- Kadang aku suka apply lip scrub dan membersihkan sisanya dengan tisu basah. Tapi, karena lip scrubnya itu ada gula pasir di dalamnya, jadi lengket-lengket. So, aku sarankan untuk selalu bersihkan dengan air supaya menghilangkan rasa lengket itu!


 Last but not least, lip balm!

Untuk lip balm, sebenarnya tidak usah ditanyakan lagi, Evete Naturals itu udah TOP banget dalam urusan lip balm. Tidak hanya setelah penggunaan lip scrub, tapi penggunaan lip balm juga rutin dipakai sebelum penggunaan lipstick.

Lip balm ini sangat moisturizing, dan yang paling aku suka adalah tidak ada rasa lengket yang tersisa. Lip balm ini aplikasinya tipis tapi tetap melembabkan, jadi aku personally engga perlu "blot" si lip balm sebelum menggunakan lipstick! :D Dannn buat aku lip balm ini memang kecil - tapi lamaaa bgt habisnya! Rajin-rajin dipakai aja masih sisa banyak <3



Overall, this set is PUURFECT! :D Aku suka semuanya dan everything works like the brand said it would! Sangat memuaskan. Terutama packagingnya (Evete gave me one for review purpose, but I bought another set because it's perfect for gift to my gurll <3) yang super cans!

Di masa yang lagi banyak banget liquid lipstick lokal maupun impor, I'm so happy Evete and Lippielust came out with a super cool innovation! Aku sendiri sudah menggunakan Evete (lip balm + body butter) dan tidak hanya efeknya aku suka, tapi wanginya itu lohh so nice!

1-5 is lipstick remover
6-8 is lipscrub
9 is lip balm

Ingat ya, pakai set ini tidak berarti sehari semalam bibir kamu jadi super hits dan smooth seperti Lippielust - tapi dengan pemakaian rutin efeknya pasti ada! Yang pasti, tidak ada efek samping karena bahan-bahannya natural semua :*

Thankyou Lippielust and Evete Naturals for the set!



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1/10/17

REVIEW : Gudetama Lazy & Joy Cupcake Edition Eyeshadow Palette No. 1 Red Velvet


Heyo!
Today I'm going to review a quad palette from Holika-Holika "Gudetama Version 2 Lazy and Joy Cupcake Edition" in No. 1 Red Velvet! I still have some Gudetama product I haven't review, so please bear with me :3



      BRAND      
Holika-Holika

      PRODUCT NAME      
Gudetama Lazy and Joy Cupcake Eyeshadow

        type of product        
Eyeshadow Quad

       shade       
Red Velvet

      PRICE      
KRW 12.000


        sites        
Holika Holika Website (kr)


This palette is probably one of my favorite product from all the Gudetama product lineups. The Lazy and Joy Cupcake edition came up with 2 version, No.1 Red Velvet and No.2 Tiramisu. Like its name, the palette I have had a vivid red accent and warmer than the second one, Tiramisu - which have cooler, more neutral shades.





First, the packaging. While it looks like cheap - plasticy and that white shade tho. It feels not that cheap, as it's not that light in weight. Also it came with a real mirror - and no applicator inside.

But other than that, THE GUDETAMA THO I just cannot. The cupcake Gudetama + little story inside of the palette just made my heart stops. The small comic inside depict Gudetama revolution - from egg to cupcake and then from cupcake to his runaway to escape the fork. Can't get cuter really. I usually throw every plastic / box BUT THIS I CAN'T (tho this palette didn't come with a box - I still kept the plastic with Gudetama comic inside)



My Red Velvet palette have 4 shades, 

Earl Grey Chiffon = Matte base shadow, pink toned camel shade
Red Sugar = Sheer pink shadow with multi colored glitters
Red Velvet = Matte red brick shade
Dark Choco = Satin espresso shade



Oh right, I got this palette from Korea - I asked my friend to pick it up for me on her trip, thank you Vania!

Earl Grey Chiffon and Red Velvet is matte, Dark Choco is satin finish and Red Sugar is glittery.
All the shades seems to perform great - minimal fall out.
But Red Sugar - its pigmentation is low, almost contain no pigment besides its pink/reddish glitter.
At first, I don't really know what to do with Red Sugar because it doesn't really show up for inner corner highlight either - but! I then used it as a layer in my lid, over all the other eyeshadow and it was amazing!
Some of friends compliments me on my eye (since now blings and sparkles are everything right)
because it gave a right amount of sparks in the lid!

You can see from my screen shot in their website, the shades are pretty neutral - but irl, it's very dark red (Red Velvet). Don't get me wrong, I LOVE IT. Recently I'm obsessed with red eyeshadow, and all I have is in either a very burgundy-ish palette or in single shadow's - and now I have a palette with shades complimenting each other with RED! I brought this palette when I travel because it's so versatile :)


Overall, I love this palette - product wise and design wise! Gudetama is my spirit animal after all! Just a little note that this palette didn't really have a light shade to begin with - probably not a good choice for someone that just into makeup (you would want something more versatile like for example - Etude House "In The Cafe" Palette - and it also didn't come with an applicator, need your own brush/finger)

But if you're a Gudetama lover - design is awesome cute, pigmentation is ok, versatility so-so - still, I don't have similar palettes on my collection so if you're a makeup haul-er, I think it's a good catch!


Here's a makeup look I created with the Eyeshadow Palette!

Thank you so much for reading this review! Any question about the product, feel free to comment down below!

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Personally, I don't want to get all feely and melancholy but I just can't especially talking about this palette. If you follow and notice, when I first uploaded this palette as a haul, I had both of the palette, and I tagged Rini Cesillia from Rinicesillia.com - and if you don't know, she passed away at the end of last year. She's my best friend.

I bought both shades because I want to give the other palette for her. For her birthday present to be exact. I'm glad that I was able to deliver the palette to her, even though it's kinda late. 
But I still did - if I don't, there'll probably a huge amount of regret will linger still.
So, it's inevitable for me not to think about her when I used this palette.
Anyway, I just want to tell you guys the story, and how I came up with 2 palettes but I can only review one :)
Rest in peace, my sister.
I love you.

1/7/17

REVIEW : Gudetama Lazy & Joy Jelly Dough Blusher (PK01 & CR01)


      BRAND      
Holika-Holika

      PRODUCT NAME      
Gudetama Lazy and Easy Jelly Dough Blusher

        type of product        
Cream blusher

       shade       
PK02 Plum Jelly
CR01 Grapefruit Jelly

      PRICE      
KRW 8.900


        sites        
Holika Holika Website (kr)

BACON TAPE FOR SAFETY SEAL I JUST CANT

Ok, I'm like living this Gudetama life. I've bought this ALMOST HALF A YEAR ago but only today I made the review draft. I must be crazy. Or Gudetama is truly my spirit animal. lol.

And by the time I made this review, Holika-Holika already came up with an upgraded version of the dough (though this original version is still exist - atleast in their website)



ANYWAY!
it's not very often of me, purchasing a blusher (or blushers) because I was not a blush girl.
My blusher collection is usually very limited - because I don't use a blush as like my accent - nor I feel good wearing blusher

BUT NOW. Everything is different! Since my skin is getting much stabilised than what it use to be, most of all the blemishes seems to be gone? in a way - maybe because I age (not maybe. that's the fact). So now, whenever I use high coverage (or even just base product all over my face) - without blush, my face will look soooo pale.

NOW focus on the blush review!


This Jelly Dough Blusher is called "dough" because apparently, they felt like dough when touched. PK02 Plum Jelly is cool tone pink, while CR01 is more like warm tone coral. I want to say "orange" but when applied it actually came out pink. I love on how subtle the design is, and how their *blush* is different according to the shade inside (so I don't have to open to see what shade is what)



AND THE PLASTIC SEAL INSIDE IS SO DAMN CUTE
(said it want to be alone in Korean LOL)



they all looked so beaten up lol sorry I loved them more than I should! :D





me with CR01 Grapefruit Jelly

Pigmentation wise, while the shades in the pan look very bright, it has pastel pigmentation. So it's really soft and easy to blend! Wearing time, I must say PK02 stays longer - maybe because in my face it came out pinker than CR01. Though irl I prefer CR01 for daily look because it gave a slight pinched cheek without looking to obvious!

Oh yeah! I forgot they have this refreshing scent - like herbs with lime scent. At first I was like "eww" because I expect it to have a fruity scent - but now I've used to the scent and liking it! :D


One thing tho, when I received the product - the pan seems like shaking inside (?) and when I opened it really, the pan just not sticking well to the case. Holika-holika said in the new edition they re-vamped the packaging into a more durable one.

The puff isn't the best - it has this plasticy layer on the puff so it didn't absorb any product. But I still use it because I don't know other method than using my finger (which I hate).

Overall, outside from all the cuteness from Gudetama! I love the product itself. I have to thank Gudetama if not I wouldn't try this much of Holika-Holika products! I recommend to try the CR01 Grapefruit Jelly, because it will suits more skin tone.

The new upgraded edition have more shades (including the two I reviewed here) and also their puff is upgraded (though I don't know if it's better or not!) and the new ones have separator between the puff and the pan - all with the same price.


Thankyou so much for reading! I'll be back with new review soon! :D


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