Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Little Sephora Christmas Love



The Christmas tree is decorated, all the shopping's done.
Stockings line the fireplace one by one.

-- Andy Williams "Christmas Needs Love to be Christmas"


    Lately it's been mostly beauty and makeup posts here, I know. Well, in my own defense who can really resist all those pretty limited edition packagings in this festive season? I know I can't ; )  Anyway, this post is mostly about my more recent Sephora haul during the holiday season. Truly there's no better time in my opinion to shop there, as a lot of brands would launch limited edition items with gift-worthy seasonal packaging at this time of the year, and usually there would also be value sets for those not willing to take the plunge in full-sized products just yet. Well, let's begin with my own little Christmas haul now, shall we? 

    最近都在寫彩妝,因為看到聖誕限量外貌協會的我就克制不住自己了啊 <囧">  繼上上篇的吉隆坡Sephora戰利品文後,今天來分享比較接近聖誕檔期入手的美妝收穫。真心覺得黑五跟聖誕檔期是Sephora最好逛的時候,因為很多品牌除了推出包裝精美的限量,還會有各種小樣組合,非常適合只想先試水溫還不想買正品的消費者。以下簡單介紹一下這次(其實不多?的)戰利品啦~>///<



* Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Amber
* Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer
* Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Confetti


    Not exactly seasonal limited edition items here, but I took the opportunity to snag a few Fenty Beauty items during the Black Friday sale. As I plan to write a post later on that lilac Confetti highlighter (R) and the Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer (C), I'll not further elaborate here. The Amber contour stick though, I find surprisingly flattering on fair-skinned girls. While most contour shades marketed in non-Asian countries (and intended for tan-loving Caucasians and dark-skinned ladies) are either too dark or too orange for fair skin, this taupe Amber shade with its tinge of grey looks pretty much like natural shadows on the face. One thing I don't like about it though is how big and blunt the contour stick is, it makes shading around the nose a bit clumsy and messy, you have to transfer the product onto a smaller brush, then work it on both sides of the nose.

    並不是聖誕限量,只是當時有黑卡全館八折趁機入手。因為之後打算寫右邊那隻囂張的紫羅蘭色打亮跟中間的萬用色唇蜜,這裡就不詳細介紹啦!(懶) 最左帶灰調的修容棒Amber個人覺得非常適合偏白肌。市面上歐美系修容為因應偏愛健康膚色的外國女生常常做的太橘或太咖,偏白肌用起來往往會有點突兀,這支灰調咖啡色反而像是陰影一樣感覺比較自然。缺點是修容棒的膏體很粗很鈍,直接用來打鼻影太粗大很難控制,必須借助比較細的刷具先沾取再上在鼻樑兩側。



* Pixi Best of Bright Kit (2017 Holiday Edition), includes: 
    -  Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser
    -  Pixi Glow Tonic
    -  Pixi Glow Mud Mask


    I've been eager to try out the British cult favourite Pixi Glow Tonic, and this set has a sampling of the brand's three bestsellers in a pretty holiday edition rose gold-embossed gift box, so what's not to love? Glow Tonic is a gentle exfoliating toner with 5% glycolic acid, a gamechanger for oily skin and skin with pore problems and gentle enough for sensitive skin. I've read that some users encounter minor irritation after the first use before getting used to it, I did not have that problem, but due to inconsistent usage (probably laziness lol) I did not see much pore shrinkage with it either. The Glow Mud Mask on the other hand is a winner for me. It looks like mud and feels like mud, and upon application your face would just look like a freshly-cemented wall. Over time you can literally see the mask absorbing the sebum and oils from the pores as the pore areas gradually darken in colour, and after washing off the mask my face felt just smooth and deeply cleansed. I would consider repurchasing the Glow Tonic and the Glow Mud Mask (though in regards to mud masks I'd like to try out Glam Glow's too some time).

    一直很想嘗試在英國很火的Pixi Glow Tonic,這一組小樣剛好能一次試他們家三樣明星商品,加上聖誕限量的燙金松果圖案外盒我就投降了 XD  Glow Tonic是一款敏感肌也可用的溫和去角質型化妝水,含5%甘醇酸,特別適合油肌跟毛孔粗大肌膚。據說有些人初期用完皮膚會有灼熱感需要一段適應期,我是沒有遇上這問題,倒是因為一直沒能連續用它(因為有時太懶 orz)所以至今還沒能感受到明顯的縮小毛孔效果。不過我非常愛右邊Glow Mud Mask,面膜是灰土色的,塗上去完全像臉上一層洋灰 XDD  放置期間可以看到面膜把毛孔油脂吸出來的地方逐漸變成深色,洗掉之後完全就是深層潔淨後的清爽感。目前化妝水跟面膜都會想買正品(雖然泥面膜也有點想嘗試Glam Glow的)。



* the Balm PhotoBalm Powder Foundation in Lighter than Light
* Kat von D Lock-it Setting Powder


    Kat von D Lock-it Setting Powder, at 19g this would last me ages really. As the photo above shows, there's no powder puff included, and the powder looks a little yellowish in person but translates as almost translucent on the face. The powder itself is finely milled, does not cake and sets nicely on the skin, so it would be a greatt choice for setting under-eye concealers I think.

    KVD的透明定妝蜜粉大罐裝,19g對我來說大概用到天荒地老吧!打開就像照片裡一樣沒有粉撲,粉體肉眼看雖然有點偏黃但是上臉後基本沒什麼顏色。粉質非常細緻且貼合肌膚所以不會有粉感,是拿來定妝眼下遮瑕的好選擇。


    the Balm's powder foundation, honestly I didn't even know they had a powder foundation until I came across this at the store. Despite a measly number of reviews at Makeup Alley the reception is mostly positive, and with Sephora KL inexplicably pricing it almost 50% off its official webstore's price, I had nothing to lose I guess. I find the retro packaging really cute (as the Balm's products usually are), and interestingly the cover girls' skin colour differ with each shade. Mine is Lighter than Light which is the fairest shade, and the next shade Light with more of a yellow tone has an Asian girl on the cover and so on, and not surprisingly the darkest shades feature black women in various degrees of darkness. As for the foundation itself, I have to say, unless you are born with flawless skin it's difficult to use this alone. It is very light and doesn't cake, and performs quite well at hiding pores, but really it doesn't do much concealing, so don't expect it to hide your acne or spots or dark circles. You have to conceal whatever flaws properly before applying this powder foundation. Another shortcoming would be the lack of a sponge, or even the space to accomodate a sponge. Perhaps this product is meant to be used with a brush, but this really makes it terribly inconvenient to touch up on the go or take it on a trip.

    the Balm的粉餅,感覺滿冷門的 XDD  查了一下Makeup Alley雖然心得不多但是普遍好評,加上吉隆坡Sephora不知為何這款粉餅定價只要馬幣59,大約官網的一半(應該不是快過期,因為這商品今年才剛推出),抱著撿便宜嘗鮮的心態買下去了。外包裝是the Balm一貫的可愛復古風,有趣的是按造不同色號封面的女生膚色種族也會不同。我這個是最白色號Lighter than Light,第二白比較偏黃的色號Light封面的女生就是個亞裔女性,最暗的幾個古銅色號的封面就以黑人女性為主這樣。至於粉餅本身的表現只能說除非是無瑕肌,不然大概很難單用這款粉餅。它真的很薄透,反覆疊上也不會厚粉,修飾毛孔方面不錯,有點柔焦效果彷彿天生好皮膚,但是本身並不遮瑕,所以遮痘遮斑遮黑眼圈就別指望它了,還是要乖乖做好遮瑕。還有個缺點就是它沒附粉撲,而且包裝設計連個裝粉撲的位置都沒有,可能產品是設計為用刷子上的,但是這對於帶出門跟補妝太不友善了 : (



* Sephora Collection Shiny Star Lip Gloss (Limited Edition 2017)
* Sephora Collection Midnight is Coming Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition 2017)
* Sephora Collection Winter Wonderland Premium Brush Set (Limited Edition 2017)


    I must applaud Sephora for its fox-themed Christmas releases, these are really too precious! And it's not just cosmetics, they even have a fox sleeping mask, a fox night-lamp, fox-shaped Stick-its. This star-shaped lip gloss with a fox ornament looks bright pink in the container, but on the lips it's more a clear lip gloss with a tinge of pink. There are iridiscent micro sparkles in it though, but it doesn't accentuate lip lines, and even have a little lip plumping effect. It smells of strawberry-scented shower gel, which I myself rather like.

    這次Sephora自家品牌出的聖誕限量彩妝真的太可愛啦外貌協會表示崩潰!!!是狐狸的主題,而且不光是彩妝,連狐狸睡眠眼罩、狐狸夜燈、狐狸便條紙都有 XDD  這款狐狸星型唇蜜看起來是亮桃紅,實際上是帶點粉色的透明唇蜜。本身有細緻的七彩亮粉,不顯唇紋甚至有點豐唇的效果。帶有類似草莓沐浴露的香味,甜甜的肥皂味還滿好聞的。



    This eyeshadow palette with a fox motif, despite being comprised of mainly cardboard, is really well-made and held together with a magnetic closure (btw I posted a little video of this palette on my Instagram a few days ago, you may head over to @bonjourjasmineblog if so inclined). The shades are tried-and-true earthy tones, but the powder is really finely-milled and pigmented,  the quality of these eyeshadows actually exceeds many drugstore brands that I know of. This and the exquisite packaging, all for a paltry RM29, how can you not??

    狐狸眼影,雖然是紙盒包裝但是非常精緻,打開放式是磁吸式的(我IG前天有先放這盤眼影的影片,有興趣可以到那裡看啦﹐帳號bonjourjasmineblog)。配色是老梗的大地色系,但是粉質意外的非常綿密顯色,比很多開價的表現都好。這麼可愛的包裝跟優秀的粉質,只要馬幣29,台幣大概200左右能不買嗎!? (喂)


    A simple eye look with the fox palette using only fingers -- with the left shade as the base, apply the middle shade over the outer 1/3 of the eyes and blend inwards, then accentuate the outer V areas with the darkest right shade and complete the look with black eyeliner.

    簡單的用手指上的眼妝 -- 左格打底,眼尾疊上中間格往內暈染,再用右格加重在眼外V區,最後加上眼線完成。



    A set of brushes in a fox-themed box, the handles look gold because of the sunlight but it's actually a beautiful rose gold. This set comprises of a fluffy powder brush, an angled blush brush and an eyeliner brush. The brushes are soft and comfortable, and while perhaps not as densely packed as higher-end brushes, they did their jobs quite well. And don't overlook the black base under the brushes, it's actually a magnet that holds the brushes (yes, these are magnetic brushes ; )  ) upright and in place on your vanity. 

    狐狸外盒的刷具組,刷柄因為陽光照射的關係照片看起來偏金黃色,實際上是氣質的玫瑰金色。這一組包含蜜粉刷、斜角刷跟眼線刷,大刷們毛質鬆軟不刺,毛量大概沒高價牌子那麼紮實但是用起來效果還是很不錯的。然後別小看下面那塊黑色的底座,那是磁鐵。沒錯,這套刷子是磁吸式的,收納時可以直接把刷具立在上面擺放在化妝台上。



* Zoeva Opulence Eyeshadow Palette


    Zoeva's recently released Opulence Eyeshadow Palette, truly as opulent as its namesake suggests. Apart from the elaborate designs, the names of the shades are also opulence-themed. And the shade selections are truly gorgeous in my eyes, all are shimmer shades with the exception of the candy apple red matte shade and the rightmost dark brown which has minimal sparkles but applies matte. Anyway I'm definitely doing a post on this so I'll save the swatches for next time!  

    Zoeva最近出的新品Opulence眼影盤,包裝超美超奢華!!!Opulence本身就是奢華的意思,所以除了外觀華麗,這次各色號的命名也都跟奢華有關。這次配色完全深得我心,除了那一格超搶眼的霧面正紅以及最後的深褐色外,其他都是帶漂亮光澤的金屬珠光色。不過這盤之後會另外寫一篇介紹,所以這篇就不放詳細心得跟試色啦 : P




     As I went there during the Black Friday sales and Christmas launch period, the freebies were not as abundant as my previous haul. Nevertheless, it's still a pretty respectable yield as shown below!
   
     因為碰上全館八折以及聖誕新品推出,這次拿到的贈品沒像上次那麼澎湃啦!不過我覺得收穫還是相當豐富的~~拿到這些 ↓↓↓


(Left section)
1. Sephora Collection Cleansing Cream packette in Rose
2. Mario Badescu 50th Anniversary Box (includes Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Whitening Mask)
3. Sephora "Makeup is my Bae" canvas makeup bag

(Center)
4. Aquis Rituals Headband in White (full-size)
5. BECCA First Light / Backlight Priming Filters sample card
6. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer deluxe sample
7. Sephora Collection Pore & Fine Line Filler deluxe sample
8. Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream deluxe sample

(Right section)
9.   First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser packette
10. Kat von D Mini Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita II 
11.  Nudestix Mini Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Greystone
12. Sephora Lipstick USB
13. Sephora Collection Outrageous Curl Mascara deluxe sample


    There's less makeup freebies this time, mostly skincare and a few tools such as the makeup bag and the headband (and the USB too lol). Sparse as it may be, I'm pretty pleased to get a mini Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in their uber popular shade Lolita II and a Nudestix lip pencil in Greyhound. The paper swatches are shown above and a close-up of both shades on the lips below (lines galore, beware!!!)

    這次拿到的彩妝類贈品比較少,大多是護膚品跟零星的用具(化妝包、Aquis的正品髮帶跟口紅USB←這個算嗎?XD) 不過送的竟然是超紅的KVD Lolita II 液態唇膏還是很滿意啦,還有Nudestix的唇膏筆。上面是兩支的紙上試色,下面有試在唇上的圖(巨唇出沒注意!)



    (Sorry for those very detailed lip lines, thanks to my trusty macro lens lol)  How do I begin to describe the famed Lolita II? Well it's got a tinge of orange for sure, over a brown nude base I think. It's matte, obviously, and frankly not as dry as my swatch photo portrayed. Problem is, I put on the Nudestix Greystone (which is pretty drying) without priming my lips first, and after removing Greystone I immediately applied Lolita II, by which time my lips were well and truly shrivelled like a prune LOL

    (抱歉因為使用的是微距鏡頭所以唇紋拍的一覽無遺 XDD)KVD 的液態唇膏Lolita II,怎麼形容呢?大概是帶橘調的豆沙紅,霧面質地但其實沒照片看起來那麼乾 XD  主要是因為沒有先潤唇就上了下面那支Nudestix(那款真的頗乾)拍照,卸掉後馬上擦這支嘴唇簡直要乾裂了XDD



    The Nudestix Magnetic Lip Color in Greystone is a very dark earthy brown with a touch of grey. It's obviously not your everyday shade but if you want to make a dramatic statement this could be a good choice. The formula though is pretty drying, and gets drier over time so you might want to prep your lips with a balm first before applying.

    Nudestix的磁性唇膏筆,Greystone這個顏色真的非常非常土色,還帶有一點灰調。這個顏色顯然很不日常,但是如果追求高調的妝效的話這款應該不錯。只是質地真的蠻乾的,而且會越來越乾,所以上之前一定要做好唇部保濕不要重蹈我的覆轍(泣血相勸 T__T)



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That's all this time, I guess! Am still reluctant to do away with my Christmas thingies though ; )

這次就先這樣啦!雖然已經新年但是還是很不想收起聖誕裝飾 XDD




    As usual, a medley of recent Instagram pics to end the post. Still in a festive mood, apparently. By the way, I also posted a swatch video of the Fenty Beauty highlighter and contour stick previously, head over here if you're interested : )


    照例的IG拼圖結束。最近完全還是聖誕色系的畫面 XD  另外除了狐狸眼影,之前也有放了Fenty Beauty紫羅蘭色打亮跟灰調修容的渣畫質(XD)影片,有興趣的話可以去看看啦~(→ 帳號 bonjourjasmineblog





Bises!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Swamp Queens and Fallen Leaves



    Finally had time to do some proper makeup photoshoot, so three cheers for that! Today's look was done using mainly the Tarte Swamp Queen palette which I purchased earlier this year at Sephora KLCC. Shortly after there was that rascist post controversy, but since I had already bought it there's really no other choice but to use it. And despite my misgivings about Tarte's handling of the situation, I must admit I really like the palette a lot. First things first though, let me warn you, there's serious powder kick-up issues with this product. You really have to be extra careful especially with the three contouring powders on the left, and as for the eyeshadows I usually just use my fingers for application simply to avoid the chore of having to clean up a glitter-choked palette afterwards.

    終於好好拍個妝容了(灑花)  今天主要是用這盤之前在吉隆坡Sephora入手的Tarte Swamp Queen眼彩修容盤。雖然過後發生了歧視事件,但都已經買了還是要物盡其用啦!撇開對品牌的不滿其實就產品本身來說我還是蠻愛這盤的。巴特!!!醜話說在前頭,它真的 很!飛!粉! 所以尤其是沾取左邊那三格需要用大刷的修容色時真的要特別小心,右邊眼影色平時不拍照不要求眼妝暈染精準的話我也都習慣直接用手指上,省去過後要收拾滿盤亮粉的時間 XDD  




    Well, I've always been an unabashed sucker for pretty packaging, which was the main reason I fell for this palette in the first place. It's quite indiscernible on the photo, but both the box and the palette itself are embossed with a pretty woodgrain texture with luxurious gold lettering. Inside you get a shiny gold surface housing the pans, a huge mirror and a bamboo-handled eyeshader brush. The pigmentation was mostly great, and application was smooth and buttery for the most part. Although I've just grumbled about the powder kick-up, thankfully at least it happens only in the pans, once it's applied on the eyes or face there's really no significant fallout that I can detect. As for the colour selection, I think this is quite a complete palette in that it has all these matte base shades and transition shades alongside the darker colours to help you complete an eye look using only one palette. The bronzer though, I'd say the shade is a bit tricky and too orange for fair or yellow skin tone. The blush is okay, but the pigmentation is insane so you'll definitely need a light hand with this. Oh, and the highlighter ...it's gorgeous! That kind of intense Instagram-worthy highlighter that's blinding when the light hits it (of course, I think it could work for everyday looks too if applied with a light hand).  


    一直都是不折不扣的外貌協會,當初會入手這盤果然還是因為包裝 : P    雖然照片可能看不太出來,但是他的外殼跟外盒都做了立體仿木紋跟燙金的處理。打開後是亮瞎眼的金黃鏡面跟大鏡子,附帶一支木紋柄眼影刷。眼影跟修容大部分都非常顯色,上起來也相當滑順。雖然剛吐槽它很飛粉,但好在只是在眼影盤上比較嚴重,上到眼皮或臉上後就不太有粉亂飛這個困擾。顏色方面,這大概可以算是比較完整的色彩配置吧!就是有霧面打底色、過渡色、重點色,一盤可以完成整個眼妝的眼影盤。至於左邊修容的部分,我必須說最上面那個修容色真的太橘太顯色,不管對白肌或黃肌都容易顯髒,作為修容真的不好駕馭。中間腮紅我覺得沒有特別驚豔,是中規中矩的桃粉色,但是因為非常顯色下手真的要輕。至於最下面的打亮色我愛它,因為真的超囂張! 是非常高調的金黃打亮,上在臉上完全是國外美妝部落客放在IG上那種閃瞎人的妝效(當然下手輕一點我覺得還是可以日常使用的)。



Top row, left to right :

1. #SFS -- a peachy gold shade with fine golden shimmer, this can also be used as a highlighter. The glow it imparts on the cheekbones is subtle but gorgeous as if lit from within, but the shade might be a little too dark for fair skin to be used as a highlighter as it could appear dirty.

2. Natural Peaches -- a warm muted peach shade that is perfect as transition shade.

3. Dogman -- a rusty orange brown, for me the main attraction of this palette. Seems to have some very fine gold sparkles in the pan but applies matte on the skin. 

Middle row, left to right :

4. Big Baby -- a matte light beige, it's the ideal base shade with silky texture and smooth application.

5. Sassy Bun -- a gorgeous burnished gold shade with a shimmer finish.

6. Sippy Sippy -- a dark chocolate brown with sparse gold specks, the colour sheers out on the skin and application is a bit patchy.

Bottom row, left to right :

7. Haunting -- a warm nude with a hint of taupe, despite its fine shimmers it can work as a transition shade too. A cooler version of Natural Peaches. 

8. Uncommon -- a taupe brown with a shimmer finish.

9. Mancat -- a deep brownish plum with a matte finish, sheers out on the skin like Sippy Sippy but not as patchy. 


上排,左至右:

1. #SFS -- 蜜桃金色,有非常細的金色亮粉。也可以當成打亮使用,呈現的光澤比較低調內歛,用在黃肌或健康膚色上應該會超美,不過對白肌而言色號有點太暗可能會顯髒。

2. Natural Peaches -- 霧面的暖蜜桃色,非常適合當眼妝的過渡色。

3. Dogman -- 非常飽和的霧面鐵鏽橘棕色,在盤子裡看起來好像有零星的亮粉,但是上在眼皮上是霧面的妝感。

中排,左至右:

4. Big Baby -- 霧面淺米色,粉質綿密上起來滑順,是拿來當打底色的上選。

5. Sassy Bun -- 非常漂亮的暗金色,光澤感非常棒。

6. Sippy Sippy -- 深巧克力色,有零星的金色亮粉。看起來很深很濃郁但是上起來顏色會變稀透,需要多堆疊才會飽和但是容易擦得斑駁不均勻。

下排,左至右:

7. Haunting -- 帶有點灰褐調的霧面暖膚色,感覺就是沒那麼橘比較偏冷的Natural Peaches。一樣很適合當過渡色使用。

8. Uncommon -- 紫灰調的亮澤棕色。

9. Mancat -- 霧面暗紫棕色,跟Sippy Sippy一樣看子來顏色很深但實際上需要反覆堆疊才會飽和,不過比較不會像Sippy Sippy那樣容易上的不均勻。 




Top to bottom :

1. Sweet Tea -- a peachy brown with gold sparkles, a tad difficult to use as a contour shade for fair skin as it's really too warm and too much orange (but works unexpectedly well as an eyeshadow).

2. Does This Thing Really Work? -- a plum-pink with gold specks, very pigmented so a light hand is advisable when using this shade.

3. Gator Wings -- one of my favourites in this palette, this pale gold highlighter is simply blinding when the light hits it (you can see the effect in the finished look pics below).


上至下:

1. Sweet Tea -- 帶零星亮粉的蜜桃棕色,對白肌來說這色有點太橘太暖,要作為修容有點難以駕馭(但是當眼影意外好用)。

2. Does This Thing Really Work? -- 帶金色亮粉的桃粉腮紅,非常非常顯色所以強烈建議下手要輕 XD

3. Gator Wings -- 這盤裡我最喜歡的色號之一,這個淺金色打亮被光打到時真的超美超閃!(這次妝容有用在鼻頭跟顴骨位置,全妝照可以看到它的打亮效果)




    An unsatisfactory swatch shot of the eyeshadows, it is really difficult to focus properly and catch the finish of the eyeshadows when operating a heavy DSLR on a self-timer. But I did take a better pic and videos with my iPhone, you can see those on my Instagram @bonjourjasmineblog (here) if interested. 

    不太理想的手部試色照片,因為是用單眼定時自拍,要好好對焦到可以看出眼影質地難度真的太高 orz  不過我有用手機拍了比較滿意的試色照片以及影片,有興趣的話可以到我的IG (這裡)看喔!





1. Use (a) as the base colour and apply over entire eyelid.
2. Apply (b) as the transition shade over the crease area.
3. Apply (c) over the area indicated above, building up the colour by layering and blending.
4. Give the look a golden shimmer by adding (d) over the center part of the eyelid.  
5. Mix (e) with (c) at the outer V of the eyelid and blend, layering on more colour to achieve the desired intensity.
6. Use (f) on the inner corner of the eye.
7. As for the lower lid, line the lashline with (c) and blend out to soften the harsh lines.
8. Complete the eye look with a winged eyeliner.

1. 用(a)打底,上在整個眼皮。
2. 以(b)為過渡色,打在圖中所示的眼摺範圍。
3. 將(c)疊擦在圖中所示的位置並且暈染開來。
4. 在眼皮中間範圍疊上(d),給眼妝加上金色亮澤感。
5. 將(e)疊在眼皮外V位置並且反覆疊擦暈染以達到理想的飽和度。
6. 眼頭用(f)打亮。
7. 同扁頭刷子沿著下眼線上(c),並且用小隻的暈染刷刷開避免色塊感。
8. 最後畫上上揚眼線完成眼妝。




    That's all this time, I guess. At last I've tried out that rusty orange-brown look (sometimes dubbed the Maple Leaf Look in Chinese) albeit perhaps a few seasons late. I've been wanting to get myself an earthy orange-toned palette for such a look, but pretty packaging being the my Achilles' heel I've been waiting for a palette that hits the right note for me from the appearance onwards. Although I felt that Swamp Queen was less discussed about among makeup aficionados than its other orange-toned palette counterparts, this is really a palette where you can easily pull off that fall leaf look with random combinations of the shades. Today I used Sweet Tea as the transition shade, Dogman on the crease and Sippy Sippy at the outer V and achieved a heavier version of the Maple Leaf Look ...the Dried Leaf Look perhaps? LOL  Anyway there're so many orange-toned palettes from various brands right now, and truth be told the colours and consistency of the powders in this palette are not that unique either, so if you're unhappy about the brand or the packaging or the shade selection I'm sure you can find a lot of other choices on the market. For me, purely on a performance viewpoint , I'm perfectly happy with this palette (other than that darned powder kick-up!).

    這次就這樣啦,總算也來嘗試了畫楓葉眼妝(雖然感覺晚了八百年 XD)  之前很想嘗試也很想買這種色系的眼影盤,但是外貌協會一直沒等到心動的橘色大地系盤。雖然Swamp Queen在版上有點冷門但是我必須說這盤真的是顏色隨便搭都能畫出楓葉妝 XDD  今天出去逛街也用了修容色Sweet Tea當過渡色、Dogman畫在眼摺、Sippy Sippy上在外V的組合畫了更加濃郁版的楓葉妝(...大概是枯葉妝了 XD)  當然這種色系最近其實很多品牌都在出,顏色質地也不是無可替代,不管是對品牌不滿還是對外觀、對價位、對顏色粉質不滿大概都可以在市場上找到別的選擇,但是就我個人而言這盤沼澤女王我是用得相當順手且滿意的啦(除了飛粉這件事 orz)。








Bises!



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sephora Haul (and the Freebies!)



    Well, at long last I've had another post to add to my meager output this year. This one, of which taking and choosing the photos took forever, is principally about my relatively small haul from Sephora Malaysia lately. Truth be told Sephora Malaysia's assortment of brands is a bit limited, but you still get a majority of the luxury names such as Dior, Burberry, YSL, Marc Jacobs and cult brands such as Too Faced, Tarte, Kat von D, Cover FX, Hourglass, Fenty Beauty and Zoeva. The pricing is reasonable for the most part, and they usually give away freebies quite generously too, in fact I have accumulated such a pile this trip I think I've dedicated more words to the freebies galore I got away with in this post than I have the things I actually bought myself.

    我的老天鵝算寫完一篇新文了(今年部落格簡直偷懶到極致 orz)。今天主要分享之前在馬來西亞的Sephora入手的戰利品。雖然圖多選到頭痛但其實我自己買的以板上標準來講應該還算小咖吧!吉隆坡的Sephora說真的品牌並沒有歐美的多,但是該有的精品品牌比如Dior、Burberry、YSL、Marc Jacobs等等都還是有,加上現下流行的cult brand比如Too Faced、Tarte、Kat von D、Cover FX、Hourglass、Fenty Beauty跟Zoeva等等其實還是蠻好買的。定價方面整體來說還算合理,贈品倒是給得很阿莎力,這次拿到超多寫到後來我簡直覺得這篇的主角可能是贈品了 XDD




    These are what I bought : 

1. Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation in 10 Ivory Light
2. Tarte Limited Edition Swamp Queen Eye and Cheek Palette
3. Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban in Storm
4. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer in Light
5. Zoeva 144 Soft Concealer Brush
6. Beautyblender in Bubble
7. Sephora Collection Invisilk Mask in Rose / Marine Algae
8. Sephora Collection Fizzing Cubes in Green Tea / Mango / Lagoon

    (Not shown in pics)

9.   Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette (helped buy for colleague)
10. Burberry Kisses in 89 Rose Blush (gift for Mum)
11.  Kat von D Lock-it Setting Powder
12.  Sephora Collection Sleeping Mask in Marine Algae


    我入手的有這些:

1. Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able 粉底液(最白色號 10 Ivory Light)
2. Tarte Swamp Queen 限量版眼影修容盤
3. Aquis Lisse Luxe 乾髮帽(深藍)
4. It Cosmetics 黑眼圈遮瑕(最白色號 Light)
5. Zoeva 144 遮瑕刷
6. Beautyblender 美妝蛋(淺粉紅版 Bubble)
7. Sephora Collection 面膜(玫瑰 / 海藻)
8. Sephora Collection 泡澡方塊(綠茶 / 芒果 / 藍湖)

    (沒拍進照片裡的)

9.   Zoeva Cocoa Blend 眼影盤(幫同事買的)
10. Burberry Kisses 唇膏 89 Rose Blush(送給媽媽了)
11.  Kat von D 定妝蜜粉
12.  Sephora Collection 海藻晚安面膜







* Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation


    Probably the priciest item on the list. The frosted glass bottle looks expensive (well, it is not cheap), and when you unscrew the inner cap you get, literally, a stick with which you dab foundation on your face in moderation (which I prefer much more than, say, a dropper a la Bobbi Brown).  Regarding the colour selection, that's where it gets tricky. After seeking help on BBS I was somewhat convinced that I could get away with the lightest shade 10 Ivory Light, and a swatch on the hand looked okay so I caved. But!! because this foundation is so high coverage and so matte and this shade is so fair, it totally looks like garish geisha makeup when applied on the face.

    Just when I thought this foundation was done for, an unexpected salvation came in the form of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal. This highlighter cream was originally too dark for me (I'd neglected to research on the shades when I used my points on this freebie), and the foundation a bit too light, so putting two and two together I mixed a bit of both together and it came out a foundation of holy grail caliber for me. The highlighter not only darkens the foundation, it gives the matte texture a very lovely shimmery glow so that the skin looks flawless but not mask-like. Furthermore, I can totally skip undereye concealers with this foundation as it covers my dark circles really well and is not cakey at all.


    大概是清單裡面最貴的 XD  霧面玻璃的瓶子很有質感,裡面蓋子轉開來並不是泵頭也不是滴管而是一根棒子,用時沾取少量粉底液點在臉上再用刷子或美妝蛋推開即可(個人覺得比BB的滴管的設計好用多了)。選色方面,之前在版上問了覺得應該可以嘗試最白色號 10 Ivory Light,試在手上推開時也覺得應該還可以就入手了,但是!!回去上在臉上後終於明白當初選色文為何有人說有藝妓感!!因為這款真的非常遮瑕又霧面,加上色號這麼白真的有種立可白塗在臉上的即視感orz 

    原本以為這瓶只能放棄了,結果在贈品中發現了救星T__T  Marc Jacobs 10 這色原本對我來說就有點太白,剛好我手上有因為沒調查好色號就用點數換了色號過深的Becca Opal打亮霜,某天突然開竅兩個放一點在手上混一混竟然混出了蜜糖(超感動)。Becca的打亮霜不但把粉底液顏色調的不那麼死白,打亮的成分也讓原本霧面的妝感多了細緻的光澤,總之出來的妝效我非常喜歡。意外的是我發現用這款時我根本不用另外遮黑眼圈,拿調暗過的粉底液避開眼下部分上全臉後,再直接拿沒有混過的死白的粉底液遮黑眼圈,真的遮的非常自然。於是我後來也是Sephora購入的It Cosmetics眼下遮瑕根本晾在一邊沒在用了 XD




    A reference of the shades on paper. Sorry I tried swatching them on my hand but found it too difficult to manipulate and properly focus my DSLR with one hand, so please bear with me here. Clockwise from left : 10 Ivory Light, 22 Bisque Light, 54 Honey Medium, 34 Beige Medium.

    來個紙上試色作為參考。左起順時針:10 Ivory Light, 22 Bisque Light, 54 Honey Medium, 34 Beige Medium。其他三色來自也是Sephora拿到的MJ粉底色號卡,櫃上觀察的話Bisque系列都蠻偏黃的其實。然後不好意思原本想要試在手上的,不過因為單眼太重沒辦法單手操作對焦只好出此下策,請大家就加減看啦 ^^"  






* It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer


    I know this is the darling of many Youtubers and makeup gurus, but for some reason it just doesn't work well for me. I'm okay with its coverage of my dark circles though, just that its moist brightening properties somehow accentuates eyebags and tear troughs on me. One thing I appreciate is that it comes in a really light shade (Light) which is an answer to the prayers of fair folks who would want something lighter than their own foundation to brighten up the undereye area. In the paper swatch above, L: It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye in Light, R: The Saem Tip Concealer in #1 Clear Beige, you can see that it is a lot lighter than the lightest shade of The Saem concealer. 

    我知道很多youtubers跟美妝博主都超愛這款遮瑕,但是我覺得我用起來效果一般。確實它對黑眼圈的遮蓋力我還蠻滿意的,但是它有點濕潤的質地跟標榜的提亮成分不知為何會讓我的淚溝變得更明顯。不過我喜歡它的最白色號真的很白這點 XDD  因為白肌要找到比自己粉底更白的遮瑕來提亮眼下部位往往沒那麼好找。上面圖二的紙上試色,左:It Cosmetics 的Light色號,右:The Saem 完美遮瑕液的最白色號 #1 Clear Beige,可以看出It Cosmetics比The Saem的白不少。






 Beautyblender in Bubble


    My first Beautyblender ever, to be honest I bought it simply because of the cute light pink colour initially. But boy, is it a handy tool! I'm now totally in love after applying the Marc Jacobs foundation with it, saves time and great results -- what's not to love? Unfortunately that lovely cherry blossom pink does wash off, maybe not as bad as the original hot pink Beautyblender, but as of now my little Bubble sponge has gone from light pink to light beige colour-wise (sob).

    人生中第一顆BB蛋,其實當初只是因為覺得櫻花粉色很可愛而買的 XDD  用來上MJ粉底液後才覺得真是相見恨晚啊,拿在手上用的很順手底妝也上的很均勻,真的是省時省力的美妝工具。只是當初那美麗的淡粉色終究還是會掉色的,雖然應該沒有掉的像桃紅版那麼誇張,但是洗過幾次後的我的Bubble現在已經從淡粉色變成粉膚色了 T__T






 Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban in Storm


    A while ago I had been down with flu with alarming frequency, the culprit being going to bed with dripping wet hair simply because it was too exhausting to dry my waist-length hair sufficiently before sleep. When I saw this hair turban in Sephora and read the rave reviews on Amazon, I decided to give it a try. It's shaped almost like a sack in which, as in the 2nd picture above, you simply fit your head and hair into, twist and button up et voila! After that I usually go about brushing my teeth and applying skincare, when I'm done and have taken off the turban my hair is usually almost half dry. All I need is  another 4-5 mins of blow-drying and I'm all ready to go to bed with healthy dry hair and no headaches or cold the next morning.

    插播一個非美妝的好物,Aquis的快速乾髮帽。前陣子因為頭髮太長要花很長時間吹乾,有時索性偷懶直接濕髮睡覺,結果常常隔天醒來就頭疼感冒了。後來在Sephora看到這個牌子調查一下發現評價超好就入手了。它的設計很像個袋子,據說是專利的布料吸水快而且可以降低摩擦減少對頭髮的傷害。洗完頭就像圖二那樣把髮帽蓋在頭上,把頭髮裝進去捲起來再扣好就可以了超方便的。頭髮包好之後我一般就刷個牙和擦保養品,之後摘下髮帽頭髮大概就乾一大半了,這時候再吹乾頭髮大概只要4-5分鐘就全乾可以準備去睡覺了,比起以往真的省了不少時間跟力氣啦!






 Tarte Swamp Queen Eye and Cheek Palette with Brush


    I'll admit first thing that nice packaging is my Achilles' heel, which is probably why I put this in my cart at first sight without checking up on the reviews. The case feels like very thick cardboard with magnetic closure, but with the nice woodgrain texture and embossed gold lettering it has an almost luxurious feel. On one side you get the eyeshadows, blushes and a wooden handle brush, on the other there's a huge mirror with inspirational phrases, and there's a lovely chocolatey smell emanating from the palette that totally lifts the mood while you're doing makeup. As this is already a yawning long post I'll save the swatches for when I next use this palette for an eye look, but I have to say I was initially a bit disappointed when I tried swatching them on my hand. There's some powder kick-up and the colour payoff was seemingly not as good as I hoped for, but after trying them on my lids I was completely sold. This is a palette with which you can easily achieve that burnt orange fall eye-look that is on trend now using your fingers alone, and the colours are just gorgeous.

    實不相瞞我是個不折不扣的外貌協會會員,這盤Tarte眼影修容盤我沒做什麼功課,純粹因為包裝美配色好看就買了XDD  它外殼感覺是厚紙板的材料,不過上面做了仿木紋跟燙金處理所以看起來還是蠻有質感的。開關是磁吸式的,一邊是眼影、頰彩跟刷子,另一邊是大鏡子,然後打開會有很明顯的巧克力香味撲鼻而來聞起來心情很好XDD  因為這篇太長我就留待下次寫這盤妝容的時候再放試色好了,不過其實我一開始試在手上時是有點失望的,因為抹在手背上覺得略飛粉亮片也有點粗糙,但是用在眼皮後完全愛上了,是用手指就能輕鬆畫出美好楓葉妝的實用彩妝盤 >////<







All freebies!!  (Admittedly a few of them are redeemed with Sephora points : P )

全是贈品!!!(好啦有幾樣是用點數換的 : P)





    From left : (all by Marc Jacobs)  Mini Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Slow Burn, Mini Enamored Hi-shine Lip Lacquer in 312 Sugar Sugar, Mini Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, Mini Highliner in 42 Blacquer.


    First off, I have to say these Marc Jacobs minis are the bomb, very well-made and do not feel like samples at all. And after using these, I find myself really drawn to Marc Jacobs beauty products as every one of these samples perform well for me. I'm definitely considering repurchasing the Highliner and the mascara. The Highliner is a gel-type eyeliner that applies really smoothly and really doesn't budge, even when I placed my hand with a swatch of it under a running tap. The Velvet Noir mascara is another winner, the formula is very black, doesn't smudge and holds a curl quite well. I don't have a clear front-facing photo of me wearing it, but I was wearing this mascara in this post (link), and you can see from the profile shot that it doesn't weigh down the lashes despite considerable lengthening. 

    首先一定要稱讚一下Marc Jacobs的小樣們,全都做的很精緻完全不像是試用贈品。這些用過一輪我覺得我對馬可叔叔的美妝真的多了一份信心跟興趣 XD  每一樣我用起來都覺得很不錯,尤其眼線筆跟睫毛膏我會考慮買正品。Highliner眼線筆是眼線膠質地的,畫起來非常滑順而且乾後真的不暈。開封時我試著畫在手背上然後手直接放水龍頭下沖水都沒掉,真的蠻威的 XD  Velvet Noir睫毛膏則是很黑,所以像我這樣睫毛稀疏的畫上去睫毛的存在感瞬間大提升,而且也是不暈不塌。我沒拍過使用這支後的正面照,不過這篇穿搭(這裡)裡當時就是使用這支睫毛膏,從側面可以看出它還是能維持睫毛捲翹度的,纖長效果也不錯。 




    As usual, some swatches on paper :


    ( From left )


    Marc Jacobs Lip Creme(Slow Burn) -- A cool-toned rose nude shade with a satin finish. Feels comfortable on the lips and not overly drying. Coverage and lasting power also admirable. 

    Marc Jacobs Highliner(42 Blacquer)-- Black gel eye liner, totally in love with this. Glides on smoothly upon application and really truly does not smudge. I'm the kind of person that somehow still manage to get smudges on the lower lids even when I use waterproof eyeliners and mascaras, so this really is one of those rare ones that truly lives up to its claims for me.

    Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer(312 Sugar Sugar)-- Feels kinda conflicted about this lip lacquer. The colour is a lovely pale pink nude, despite the paleness its coverage is actually quite good. It does not feel overly sticky on the lips, and fragrance-free (love this, I really don't like overpowering fragrance in lip products a la Fenty Beauty)  . However, as the name Hi-shine suggests, this thing is really really shiny, to the point of oily even. And with the shade so pale in colour you could look like a sickly glutton with an affinity for oily cuisine.



    一樣來個陽春的紙上試色:

    (左起)

    Marc Jacobs Lip Creme(Slow Burn)-偏冷的玫瑰色唇膏,偏satin finish,擦起來舒服不會太乾。遮蓋力跟持久度都不錯。

    Marc Jacobs Highliner(42 Blacquer)-黑色眼線膠筆,超推。質地滑順好畫而且真的不暈不暈不暈(重要的事情要講三遍XD)。我是個就算用防水眼線或睫毛膏都會莫名其妙被暈一塊痕跡在眼尾處的人,這支真的是我用過難得不暈的非液態眼線筆。

    Marc Jacobs Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer(312 Sugar Sugar)-對這支心情複雜。顏色是很美好的淡裸粉,雖然是淺色唇釉但是意外的可以蓋的住原本唇色。擦上唇不會太黏,也沒有味道(喜歡這點,Fenty Beauty的唇釉甜味真是太重啦會一直覺得嘴裡有糖漿)。心情複雜是因為正如它的名字Hi-shine所述,它真的太高亮了簡直到了油亮的地步。而且這色真的很淺,一不小心就會看起來像氣色不好還偷吃油雞忘了擦嘴的吃貨 XD 







    Clockwise from top left : (all by Tarte)  Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Delish and Rose, Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara, Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist, Maracuja Creaseless Concealer sample card. 


    To be honest, I haven't really gotten around to using this lot except for the Lip Paints and the concealer. Unfortunately the concealer sample's lightest shade in Fairly Light Neutral is a tad too dark for me, but the formula does feel quite hydrating and does not crease.

    其實我除了兩隻霧面唇彩跟遮瑕膏其他的都還沒試 : P  但是遮瑕膏試用卡裡的最白色號Fairly Light Neutral 對我來說還是有點黑所以難以判斷遮蓋力,不過質地倒是感覺蠻滋潤的也不太會留痕。





    ( From left )


    Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Rosé -- Described as a rosy nude, it delivers true to its description but tends to dry down to a deeper rose colour. The formula is very drying on me, less comfortable than the Creamy Matte Lip Paints (harder to remove too) and accentuates lip lines. 

    Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Delish -- The official description is rosy mauve, but I don't really get the mauve part of it. Perhaps it's because my lips are naturally pigmented, this shade turns up quite dark on me, almost to the point of reddish brown (Rosé also shows up a darker shade on me compared to swatches I saw online). This is of the same drying and crackly formula as Rosé.

    Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint in TBT -- I added in a swatch of TBT which I got from my sister just for the sake of comparison. It is a beautiful mauve-y red that imparts a sophisticated feminine look. I love the Creamy Matte formula much much better than the Quick Dry ones, this feels very lightweight and non-drying, it does not transfer and in fact, it feels as if there's nothing on your lips at all.   


    (左起)

    Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint(Rosé)-官網形容是玫瑰裸色,我覺得算是蠻中肯的,但是我用起來覺得上完過一陣子顏色會變得稍深一點。但是這個質地真的很乾而且顯唇紋,相比之下Tarte另一個Creamy Matte系列的液態唇膏用起來舒服得多,也比較好卸。

    Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint(Delish)-官方說這是玫瑰紫,但是真的看不出紫在哪裡 XD  可能是我本身唇色深的關係,用這個色看起來比網路上看到的試色深一些,幾乎是接近紅棕色。質地跟Rosé一樣非常乾。 

    Tarteist Creamy Matte Lip Paint(TBT)-為了方便比較,同場加映從姊姊那裡收到的Creamy Matte系列的TBT。是很有氣質的豆沙紅色。 而且Creamy Matte系列的配方我覺得遠勝Quick Dry系列,這個真的質地輕盈但不乾不黏,幾乎感覺不到唇上有擦東西。





    From left : (all by Kat von D)  Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft, Tattoo Liner in Trooper, Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw.


    My first foray into the world of Kat von D via freebie minis, I'm quite impressed actually. The mini versions are well made and the products turn in great performances overall as well. Also, I totally love the gothic designs on the packaging, feels very bad-ass hah!

    第一次接觸KVD的彩妝(入手的透明定妝蜜粉還沒開始用XD)就是透過這堆小樣,覺得印象很不錯。雖然是小樣但做的很用心,產品用起來表現也都不錯。而且非常喜歡包裝上的歌德風設計,感覺有種酷炫的叛逆感 : P  




    ( From left )


    Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft -- This shade looks a lot like Marc Jacobs' Slow Burn I think, a mauve cool-toned pink, but this formula is very matte and dry while Slow Burn has a satin sheen finish to it.

    Kat von D Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper -- A liquid eyeliner with a fine tip in a very black shade. This is very handy for cat-eye makeup or winged liners. Does not smudge, as advertised.  

    Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw -- I think "candy apple red" would most aptly describe this shade. And make no mistake, this shade is intense, you literally get that vibrant fiery shade you see in the tube. This is also a matte formula, a tad drying but does not feel uncomfortable.      


(左起)

  Kat von D Studded Kiss Lipstick(Lovecraft)-我覺得這色看起來跟Marc Jacobs的Slow Burn還滿像的,都是帶一點紫的冷粉色。不過這支很霧面也偏乾,Slow Burn則是有點緞面光澤的偏潤質地。

   Kat von D Tattoo Eyeliner(Trooper)-非常黑的眼線液筆,筆頭尖細非常適合畫貓眼妝或上揚眼線。而且就如名字一樣,像刺青一樣不暈不掉。


   Kat von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick(Outlaw)-我覺得這色完全就是太妃糖蘋果一樣的正紅色。 顏色濃度高,上唇就是像瓶子看到的一樣濃烈的大紅色。也是霧面質地,有點乾但不至於不舒服。




    A look using KVD Tattoo Eyeliner in Trooper and KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw. Please don't mind those kooky bangs though, it's a cheap child-sized wig I snagged from Pediatrics after they'd finished their little play, haha. While Outlaw might not be your average everyday shade, I do think it is perfect for portraying geishas or the Queen of Hearts *lol.

    這個妝容用了KVD的黑色眼線液筆跟Outlaw液態唇膏。請自動忽略那個狗啃瀏海,因為我是戴著從小兒科借來的小朋友們演話劇用完的便宜假髮 XDD  然後雖然Outlaw這色很不日常,但是拿來仿藝妓或紅心皇后應該超適合的哈哈! 





    Clockwise from left : Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask, It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil, Zoeva 142 Concealer Buffer Brush, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal.


    An assortment of skincare and makeup freebies. I love the Fresh masks, especially the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask which makes the skin oh-so-fresh and radiant after 5 mins of application. These come in sizable quantities and could last probably 7-8 uses. The It Cosmetics brow pencil is very well-made for a freebie I think, it is double-ended with a spoolie at one end for combing those unruly hairs and the pencil itself is passable. I haven't got to using the Zoeva mini concealer brush though, it is a bit shorter than the full-sized 142 Concealer Buffer Brush but otherwise looks exactly the same down to the white-tipped black bristles. And the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal is the one I mentioned which I use to darken my Marc Jacobs foundation. Absolutely love that glowy bronze sheen, albeit a bit too dark for me to use on its own. 



    一堆彩妝跟保養都有的小樣。  超喜歡Fresh的面膜,尤其是紅茶瞬效修護面膜,用起來感覺超清爽。這兩款面膜小樣給的量都很有誠意,大概足夠用7-8次。It Cosmetics的眉筆就小樣而言也是相當用心了,雙頭眉筆一端是用來梳理亂流的眉刷,另一端則是免削眉筆,眉筆本身就中規中矩吧,沒什麼特別驚豔或雷的。旁邊的Zoeva迷你遮瑕刷我還沒拿來用,不過就外觀而言其實除了比較短這一點其他跟正貨的142遮瑕刷幾乎一模一樣,刷毛也是一樣的黑白配色。Becca的Shimmering Skin Perfector就是前面提到的用來拯救我Marc Jacobs粉底液過白問題的救星。其實超愛那個古銅光澤的,但是對我來說單用真的太深了。 
  




    Clockwise from left : Erno Laszlo White Marble Cleansing Duo, Burberry Kisses Lipstick in Military Red, theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow in Matt Kumar, First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF30 PA+++.


    Honestly I haven't really used much of these. I've tried out the Supergoop! sunscreen which I think is okay but nothing special, I've swatched the Burberry lipstick and theBalm eyeshadow which you can see below, but I have yet to use Erno Laszlo's cleansing duo and the First Aid Beauty Coconut Moisturizer so I can't comment on that  ; P


     其實這堆小樣很多都還沒開始用啊 : P  Supergoop!的精華液防曬我用了但是覺得還可以並沒有什麼特別,Burberry Kisses迷你版唇膏跟theBalm眼影小樣我試了(感想在下面),其他的都還沒開封所以就不予置評(偷懶 ; P 






 ( From left ) 

    theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony in Matt Kumar -- A lovely reddish-brown with a matte finish. Colour payoff is good but there's a little powder kickoff.

    Burberry Kisses in Military Red -- I have to say this is one of the most exquisitely-made sample I've come across. It is an exact replica of the full-sized lipstick, down to the checkered embossing on the cap and on the lipstick itself. Colour-wise it is a full-on fire engine red, the formula is quite creamy with a wet satin finish and actually hides lines quite well. And I must say, I just love this shade! I've never believed that a lip colour could make your teeth look whiter but this shade actually accomplished that feat. And it's especially flattering if you are a brunette and have fair skin, when paired with simple earth-toned eye makeup it exudes a Parisienne's exuberance -- fiery yet elegant.     


    (左起)

    theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimony (Matt Kumar)-是現下流行的霧面紅棕色。顯色度算是不錯,但是蠻容易飛粉的。

    Burberry Kisses (Military Red)-我必須說這支唇膏大概是我見過最用心的小樣了。跟正品幾乎一模一樣的細節,連蓋子上跟唇膏本體都跟正品一樣刻有經典的Burberry格紋。這個色號完全就是消防車紅(笑),上在唇上是有一點點水潤的緞面妝效,質地非常滑順而且還蠻遮唇紋的。然後我超級喜歡這個色號!以往一直不覺得唇彩能讓牙齒顯白,但是這支竟然真的做到了。這支我覺得特別適合黑髮白肌使用,配上簡單低調的大地色眼妝有種巴黎女人個性卻優雅的氛圍(都自己說 XD  
     




    From left : (all by Too Faced)  Better than Sex Mascara x2, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua.



    I haven't used the mascara yet (forgive me for glossing over the very, ahem, explicit name of said mascara), but I absolutely love the Melted Liquid Lipstick. This has a very glossy, watery finish and conceals lip lines quite well. The shade Chihuahua is a very low-key warm brown with a tinge of terracotta, it's actually quite a sophisticated shade that belies its cutesy namesake. Once the formula dries down it doesn't feel sticky at all and yet is still able to maintain that succulent pout on the lips, highly recommended! 


    睫毛膏我還沒開始用(全名太害羞了原諒我說不出口 XD),不過Melted唇釉我真的超喜歡。這支非常潤澤水亮,唇紋也遮的相當好。Chihuahua是個帶一點點橘棕的氣質豆沙紅,算是蠻成熟溫柔的顏色這可愛的名字到底是怎麼回事?XDD  雖然質地偏水潤,但是這支乾了之後完全不覺得黏,卻還能保持雙唇看起來美味多汁,推薦!
   



    Wearing Chihuahua in this look (sorry I forgot to do the detail shots and paper swatch of Chihuahua  : P)

    這天使用了Chihuahua的妝容(不好意思,東西太多漏了做Chihuahua的紙上試色跟細節照  : P) 





    Top :  (from left) Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Nude, It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream, Erborian Glow Creme.

    Bottom :  Cover FX Cream Concealer sample card, Becca First Light and Backlight Priming Filter


    And lastly, some random packette samples that I haven't even begun to sort through to round everything up. All in all, a pretty good haul freebie-wise, no?  The Sephora in Malaysia is a bit limited in brand choice, but there's still plenty to shop and splurge on, I think. Next up would be a Fenty Beauty mini-haul post perhaps, or a Sephora Christmas mini-haul, because I'm addicted now!!!

    最後是一些雜七雜八的小包裝試用品,東西太多這些都還沒開始用。以贈品來說,收穫還是不錯的啦XD 總之我覺得這次逛吉隆坡的Sephora雖然品項有限還是買得挺開心的。 接下來應該會寫 part 2 的haul,先寫Fenty Beauty還是聖誕系列還沒想好,不過真是好可怕喔逛Sephora真的就會不知不覺爆買啊啊啊啊 (T__T)


  
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As usual, ending with an Instagram layout (ID bonjourjasmineblog). Had a haircut recently, bangs returned and still revelling in the light-headedness of it all. 

照例的IG (帳號bonjourjasmineblog)拼圖結尾。最近剪短+剪瀏海啦,整顆頭突然變輕了好不習慣啊XDD






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