Monday, February 12, 2018

Moon Prism Power Makeup!

As a girl who grew up in the 90s, Sailor Moon is something that occupied a significant chunk of my childhood. The TV series made its debut in 1992 (while I was in pre K) and ran through my years in elementary school. Through out the years, I collected a bunch of their flash cards (not the one for studying the holographic sticker cards) , all the manga and tried to catch all the episodes (but didn't always make it home on time). 

Even though I didn't survive the live action series (I lost it /lmao-ed every time I saw Endymion and his ginormous shoulder pads) and have only hate-watched the Sailor Moon Crystal. I am still susceptible all things Sailor Moon...

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of the series and when I saw the promo image for Maquillage's powder case, I knew I had to get it. Finally, a proper homage to my beloved series (that doesn't look like plastiky toys). 
The limited product released last April is Maquillage Dramatic UV pressed powder and case (there a limited primer). The case is light weight but with intricate details. On the sides, moons and stars are lining up on the rainbow (like music notes).

When you take a closer look, you will find all the symbols of the inner planets with the stars. It's so pretty and I can't even...put up description.
As for powder itself, I won't review it today because by the time it showed up on Hong Kong based etailer, only OC-20 was available (still a little too dark for me with a summer tan). Anyway, refill by Shiseido's Integrate, Majolica fit the case with no problem. 
I don't know what else to say. I guess the designer should do another with outter planets, the gemmy villains (Kunzite, Zoisite, Jadeite, Nephrite and Beryl), Dark Moon kingdom etc... I can hope right?

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Paul Joe Lip Gloss - A nameless brown one

I lost count how old this lip gloss is (it must be ancient consider I got it two years ago as a single-digit cart filler) because this time, both my memory and google image search (which is evidently good enough when I want to recall a manga I followed five years ago) had failed me. 

It has a numeric code (like 002?) and come in limited gold tube. The candy swirl (I checked Paul and Joe had a swirly colection back in summer 2011 but the cap is blue) is made of golden glitter, soft caramel and a chocolate brown and they blend into something that's undeniably poopy.
On the bright side, it's still rather wearable and smooth despite the huge amount of glitter. While the formula is the same as other Paul and Joe gloss, I don't count on it as a moisturizing lip treatment as the glitter gets everywhere. As with all Paul and Joe glosses I have used in the past, the smells goes off in less than a year...I might get another one (in cream jelly finish) but since Beautyhabit has such high free shipping limit (75 bucks), I will just skip it. Afterall, many Japanese drugstore releases are just a good/if not better than this anyway (Paul and Joe, like Anna Sui haven't changed much on their formula for at least a decade already).

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Majolica Majorca Majolook Trick on Eyeshadow in BR742 Everglade

Hello my lipstick buddies (still remember me?). Long time no see! Rest assured that I am still into hoarding palettes and lipsticks (I am trying to cut down though because I can't really reapply inside lab), it's just life gets in the way of things... Here is a palette that I have had for two years. 
Majolica Majorca might very well be one of my top three favorite eyeshadow brands (the other being Visee and Lunasol) and the one I reach for the most. The Majolook Trick On Eyeshadow is a pretty old release with base, shader, lIner and a duochrome sheeny "trick on" pan that shifts the overall feel of the palette.
BR742 is named something like Forest Gleam with a magical green teal top coat. 
The base is a blue white, shader is a medium champagne taupe, shader is a dried woody brown. I am not sure if I used too much but the "Trick On" pan is like...really obvious green. It adds a little minty touch to the neutral palette but doesn't look too work friendly.
Anyway, I do like the main shader which doesn't fall into the dime-a-dozen boring taupe category. The liner is defining but not smoked out. Being a Majolica fan I enjoy using it (though not as much as the others) but don't see why you should hunt it down. 

Anyway, I wish Shiseido pay more attention to Majolica (Integrate is releasing a lot of new color makeup) since it's so near and dear to my witchy princess fantasy.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Hammamet

2016 was the year that I fell back in love with Nars (no, I still don't know how to deal with the compact) and the love didn't stop in 2017. I now have several more of their duos and need to go through them one by one.

Hammamet was released back in spring 16 and with the growing popularity of burnished orange and matte finish, it's more relevant than ever before.
The duo includes a matte warm spiced beige and a coppery rose gold on the right (the matte beige looks blotchy swatched but so much better worn).  
The copper rose is every bit as special as I expected: Smooth, blendable, melty on the skin with no patchy boundary. The matte beige is very wearable on its own as well, it gives a subtle warm definition that looks polished but not heavily made up.  The texture of both pan are superb and I couldn't have asked for a better shade combo.
A quick look with matte beige allover and copper to shade, picture was taken a while back when I still got a bit of sunlight. The purple down below is Lunasol Purple Gradation (that I tried very hard to wipe off but failed) .
So...I like it a lot and will get some masking tape (to wrap the compact) so I can reach for it more often. 
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