Summer 2019 Go-To Look 1

I’m sure it’s still summer in other parts of the world so I’m writing this even when the monsoon season in ūüáĶūüá≠ has already started. I got inspired by Hello Vanya’s post. Here’s one of my go-to makeup looks — ** Products marked with double-asterisks were gifts from friends FACE BASE – Nivea Sun UV Face Sunscreen and Kevyn Aucoin […]

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Lipstick Colors I Wouldn’t Wear in Public

Day 8 – 20-Day Lipstick Challenge I call these colors, modifiers. They’re not the most flattering shades when worn alone, but I keep them because they expand my lipstick collection. I keep two types of colors as modifiers. A cool-toned purple, like Inglot 422, and the other is a concealer-like shade, like¬†Happy Skin Too Cool. I use Inglot 422¬†to mauve-ify or berry-fy¬†neutral-toned lipsticks. Sometimes, I use it to create unique shades. Who knew Inglot 422 and a terracotta orange could work. On the other hand, I use Too Cool to mute down bright colors, or slightly lift¬†dark lipsticks. Here’s an example: In the photo, I mixed Best Date Ever (see¬†The Beauty Junkee’s lip swatch¬†for reference) with Too Cool to create a blue-toned soft pink shade. I’ll share more of¬†my favorite lip color combos next week.

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Current Favorite Drugstore Lipstick

Day 3: Favorite Drugstore Lipstick 20-Day Lipstick Challenge For purposes of this post, Drugstore Lipstick means any lipstick sold in drugstores, literally (e.g. Mercury Drug and stand-alone Watsons stores. Haha). Also, I took it to mean,¬†current favorite drugstore lipstick. Anyway — Finally, an easy one! It didn’t take me long to identify which one is my favorite. Off the bat, it’s Happy Skin Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Best Date Ever. After trying out Happy Skin’s¬†first two matte lipsticks, I kept my eyes peeled for any information on follow-up Happy Skin matte releases. I’ve tried a LOT of matte lipsticks and I’ve never come across a formula that’s really close. It’s a hit-or-miss for me with the color selection, but it’s mostly because of my yellow-green undertone. When they came out with Best Date Ever, I bought it as soon as they were available at The Landmark. Best Date Ever has my name written all over it. The first time I swatched it, I was reminded of Estee Lauder Stay Mauve. Best Date Ever is not a dupe for Stay Mauve by any means — it’s more like a berry-toned iteration. I’ll write a separate post on this lipstick, with proper swatches and face photos. It doesn’t deserve this half-assed post. By the way, is anyone here also confused by which brands belong or doesn’t belong to the “drugstore” classification? I sure am.

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Preview x Happy Skin | Too Cool and Hot Stuff Matte Lip Crayon Review and Swatches

Happy Skin Hot Stuff Moisturizing Matte Lippie Swatch

I’m not used to using word nicknames, so instead of calling these lippies, the actual name of the product, I’ll call them lip crayons. I’m a little disappointed that these are limited edition and that there seems to be no option to buy the crayons¬†separately. Currently, it’s only available in Zalora¬†but it will be available in Beauty Bar soon. I had a feeling that the […]

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