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

Aglow

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

Review: RMK Face Protector N SPF 31 +

Rating: 4/5

Plus sides: Hydrating, is absorbed quickly

Downside: Contains Merylparaben & other Parabens ): Is pricey considers the amount of sunscreen inside.
only PA+ when it comes to UVB protection.

The sunscreen itself is a light white cream which is hydrating and gets absorbed very quickly. Very good for mornings when one is in a rush to apply on other makeup after. Also very suitable for dry skin or skin that will be experiencing air conditioning for long hours.
I’ve only been using it for a short while and I have a leetle difficulty getting the sunscreen out of the tube. I was so freaked, you mean.. it’s finishing already??? Although I admit I use a potent amount of sunscreen.
It is afterall, your greatest Anti-Aging tool. For me, it definitely is (:
Because RMK Face protector N is only PA +, I make sure the makeup products I use after that have more sunscreen. yes, this may seem ‘kiasu’ to you, but honestly, I cannot further emphasize the importance of sunscreen.
I sound like my Mum, and this advice came from her. yes (:

All in all, I enjoy using this sunscreen but would prolly venture to explore others (:

image from RMK site

Review: RMK Liquid Foundation in 102

Altas, it is true. Those rumors you’ve been hearing/reading. RMK makes base foundations that looks absolutely natural. For a girl looking for the no-makeup makeup look, you’re in for a treat. RMK liquid foundations come in tones for both pink-based and yellow-based tones, very suitable for Asians.

1. RMK wears like a dream on the skin. I was so excited after the SA applied on a fresh makeup for me, complete with RMK makeup base and RMK liquid foundation (102 for me). It looks absolutely lovely and NATURAL. Correction, I looked absolutely lovely (: (Sorry, I am not in the habit of taking photos) Just take my word. haha.

I bought both the makeup base and liquid foundation. The texture is very watery and blends very easily.
BUT… yes, the downside of the foundation:
1. For someone with mildly combination oily skin, I can get by with dabbing at my nose every few hours, but this foundation would NOT work for someone with very oily skin. This RMK foundation has poor oil control.
2. It can accentuates fine lines. It accentuated some fine lines around my mouth. But I haven’t got any very deep ones, so I am okay. But for more mature skins, this might not have sufficient coverage. Also, if you prefer completely flawless outlook (yes I don’t), you prolly wouldnt like this.

But for me, this is a 4/5. Because I really enjoy the natural coverage (:
It isn’t so cheap though, retails at SGD70 at Taka and Isetan Scotts.
Image from RMK website.

Review: Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit

The colour is beautiful on the site. When you look at it in the lovely packaging, it is lovely. This beauty is transferred over to your eyelids, but is such a muted chrome, (although it’s described as Crushed Chrome) that it can be use only as an eyeshadow base.
It is, like I say, a beautiful colour. But if you’re looking for a potent eye shadow colour for your creases, you’re looking in the wrong place.

Staying Power: 3.5/5
With Benefit Stay, don’t Stray primer, it does last all day. Without it, hmm, it does crease on your eyelids. I do not have double eyelids, just under eyelids, but even then, it does crease.

It works best when you apply a thin layer at a time, allowing 30 second intervals for it to dry before layering on more. With a darker shade, you should get a buildable colour. Colour: 4

I just bought another of these in Get Figgy! (: we’ll see how that one goes.


Images are from Benefitcosmetics.com

Review: Benefit Benetint

This has to be a Holy Grail product for many girls and makeup artists. It is easy to use, to control, and colour is so buildable and suitable for every skin tone that you could never go wrong.

Trust me when I say that purchasing a Benetint for SGD40 is worth every cent. You can use the leetle bottle for more than a year, if you use it everyday that is (: If you don’t, it would last longer.

But then again, with so many products many of us own, would it be worth it as you might not even bother with using it. Well, if you enjoy sporting a fuss free natural looking glow, you will use this as often as you enjoy putting on makeup (:

Being a red tint, it really matches the blushing shade of any skin tone. Therefore for colour wise, it’s a 5/5.
Being a cheek stain, it lasts alllll day.. and I mean all day. Blushes I’ve used so far don’t last more than a few hours on my cheeks (they’re not oily), but Benetint stays alright. Staying power: 5/5
However, that being said, being a cheek stain, it does stain your cheek pretty quickly. You got to blend it in really fastly, or it will dry and leave red streaks on your cheeks. and fingers too! if you use your fingers, which I detest. So I use a wedge sponge, which blends it in nicely (: ahh. a fresh-faced natural glow.

If you don’t enjoy having the makeup look, this is for you. it is for everybody really. (:
Oh and to add, when you blush, it blushes with you. I can certify that. haha.

This product retails at Benefit website for USD28
and at Benefit counters in Singapore for SGD64 (which is crazy)

Do not be turned off by the strong colour. When blended, it looks like it’s a part of your skin (:
(images from Benefitcosmetics.com)

On and on, we grow