Blogging Reviews

I realize that writing reviews are no different from when I write about issues/other stuff.. I need inspiration.
Without it, my review would be like when I write without inspiration or desire, empty boring rattle.
When I do feel inspired, after reading my own post, I would feel happy, satisfied and convinced (:


Review: Clinique Blushing Blush: Charming Rose & Aglow

I got interested in Clinique blushes because one of my good friends have been using a same one since I knew her a few years. She’s the type of girl who’s loyal to her cosmetics when she finds they work for her, but shops plenty for clothes instead. According to her, Clinique blushes stay on all day long for her & are carry a good colour payoff. She uses Clinique Blushing Blush in Charming Rose, and it truly adds a POP of colour to her cheeks! When she laughs and blushes, she blushes to the same rose colour. Charming Rose is a very pigmented solid rose colour with no shimmer. I was looking for a blush that would add a POP of colour to my cheeks, and so I got the same one. Unfortunately, it didn’t work so well for me. My skin was more yellow-toned than hers, and the blush looked warm on my cheeks. When I tried to layer on, the colour only looked darkened and dulled my entire skintone rather than adding a POP of colour ): I was disappointed.

I decided to try my luck with AGLOW, which I knew was unlikely to add a POP of colour but would prolly (if successful) add A GLOW (:
And it did! It does make my cheeks glow. It’s a natural copper peachy colour with dull gold shimmer. It is beautiful on my warm skin as it simply brightens my complexion up with a natural glow! (:
I think I might have found my first HG blush when it comes to adding a natural glow. (: very nice indeed!

If you have warm toned yet relatively fair skin like me, Clinique Blushing Blush in Aglow should work beautifully for you.
And if you have more cool toned skin and fair skin like my friends, Clinique Blushing Blush in Charming Rose should work for you! Anyhow, I do not see the shade being sold online. It is however retailing at Clinique counter in Singapore departmental stores.

Price: SGD32.50 (on Strawberrynet) SGD43 (Clinique counters) for 6g of blush; not all that cheap but I think it is reasonably priced for the quality! 3.5/5
Product: 4/5 just sufficiently pigmented yet does not require a skilled light-hand to create a beautiful effect on fair skin.
Packaging: 3/5 Dislike the silver cover that leaves my fingerprints all over it. Don’t mind the transparent base though.
Brush: 5/5 I give full brownie points because compared to all other brushes that come with the blushes I’ve owned, it is of good quality & ANGLED (:
Re-purchase: Hell yeah. I usually say no, because there’s so much product.. but Aglow’s awesome on me -beams-
Charming Rose

*Images taken from Google images


REVIEW: Lancome UV Expert Yuex Neuroshield High Potency Eye Protection

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Okay, seriously what is wrong with Lancome that they can’t have a cut-to-the-chase name for it’s sunscreen for eye area!
It seems like there are not many reviews on this on the net– I guess most people either use ordinary sunscreen for their eye area as well, or simply neglect their eye area when it comes to sun protection for their skin! For me, I am super anal, that’s why I bought this. There are few sunscreens especially for the eye area available in the market. Since my eye area is terribly fragile, I would not use the same sunscreen for my eye unless specified so– E.g. RMK Face Protector N. Yes, that works for the eye area too. It’s texture is very fast absorbing yet hydrating at the same time.

Back to this Lancome UV Expert Yuex Neuroshield High Potency Eye Protection, (phew) has SPF30 PA++. Other than being an ordinary sunscreen, it actually brightens up your eye area (: This would be good for those with dark shadows around their eyes. Compared to the RMK one however, it is not as fast absorbing.

On the product it reads this:
“Designed to prevent hyperpigmentation and premature aging around the sensitive eye contour area.”
I’ve been using this for a couple of months and it has been good so far (: I don’t put concealer or foundation in the eye area so I am unsure if this works well under makeup, but considering its texture, I suppose that wouldnt be a problem (:

It retails at SGD55 got 15ml, which isn’t cheap but it would take forever to finish so I guess it is okay.

Packaging: 4/5
Texture: 3.5/5
Product: 4/5
Price: 3/5

After this finishes, I want to try Murad Essential C eye cream with sunscreen, which is at least twice the price of this. Let’s see how it compares then (:

REVIEW: MAC Sheertone Blush in Peaches & Margin

Peaches is a brighter, obvious peachy shade whereas Margin is a dirtier colour, mixed with dull gold shimmer. Margin looks dirty and dark in the pan, but when swiped twice with a light hand, gives a charming warm flush across my cheek. Peaches on the other hand, gives a bright finish, but when layered more, really becomes unnatural- which I dislike.
Margin beats Peaches anyway. I reach for Margin as a safe, everyday blush and Peaches when I want a brighter look, especially when my skin is looking dull ): Peaches has got a leetle shimmer as well, but it is more matt compared with Margin.
Both are healthy peachy colours and I would reccommend these as different variants of Peach blushes. If one wants to experiment with Peachy blushes for the first time, I STRONGLY reccommend Margin (: It is safe, yet a unique peach colour. I tried Peachykeen & Pinch O Peach and ended with Margin still (:

Margin: Big O 5!
Peaches: 3.5

images taken from google images

Review: Diorskin Poudre Shimmer in Rose Diamond

In the day, it is a great highlighter. It gives a shimmery glow when I swipe my blush brush down all the 5 colours and apply it in a C-figure down from my brow bone to the apple of my cheek. If you want a more subtle glow, swipe it once or twice. If you want a more shimmery glow, simply swipe more. (:

However, when I used it as a highlighter on the nose, I find the shimmer flecks too obvious for my liking. So nah.

I tried using it at a blush but found it far too shimmery. It is pretty for someone who enjoy shimmery blushes and prolly more suitable for night usage (:

Due to it’s high price & the huge amount of product, honestly, you only need ONE of such highlighters, unless of course, you’re a make-up/Dior fanatic. It is pretty, but not a neccessity for someone who likes their make-up simple & basic.

Highlighter: 4/5
Blush: 3/5
Packaging: 5/5 It’s Dior!
Usage: 3.5/ 5 It has no brush ):
Price: 2/5 Expensive

On and on, we grow