Monday, 14 October 2013

Tony Moly Party Lover Triple Dome Eyeshadow in #14 Nude Pink Brown

As many of you are already aware, I am an avid Korean Cosmetics enthusiast! Those Koreans never fail to impress me with their combination of high quality packaging and products to match. But one thing that I've never really been into are Korean eye shadows. Perhaps it is the lack of eyeshadow that Koreans wear, or the fact that the only type of eyeshadow they do wear consist of sparkly pinks, whites, and/or orange and brown mattes. 

What it claims: Achieve eyes that stand out and get noticed with Tony Moly's Party Lover Triple Dome Eye Shadow.  This 3 in one eye shadow goes on smoothly and blends just as well.  Super convenient and great for all occassions.  Especially great for those looking for that smokey eye look.

I came across these eyeshadow trios ($15.99) as I was shopping around my local Tony Moly store and was attracted to the convince and, well, the pretty colours. I look at the colours individually and the likelihood that I would be able to pair them with other eye shadows in my collection when shopping for shadows. Truthfully, I've been looking for a true pink and this one seemed to cut it! The pink is wearable and isn't complete shimmer when applied on the skin unlike MAC's Pink Venus. 

All the colours have a golden undertone so they match nicely under my NC30 skin.

The shadows are finely milled and have a velvet-like texture to them. They have a very pretty satin finish and blend very nicely with either your fingers or a blending brush. Unfortunately, there were a lot of fall outs during application so I recommend have a tissue resting on your cheekbone!

The colours are modestly pigmented, nothing amazing but far better than your average drugstore eyeshadow palette. The darker colours are considerably more pigmented than the lighter colours. I particularly like the bronze colour in this trio, it is a very true bronze with a burgundy hue. The gold colour could be a bit more pigmented as it pretty much disappeared after blending with a brush. My Covergirl Eyeshadow Trio in Sunset Gold has a stronger gold that I'd much rather sub for. The pink, is by far the best pink eyeshadow that I've ever come across. With that being said, I've never been impressed by a Pink shadow until today. I've tried countless ones from countless different brands, from NYC, to Revlon, to Chanel and they all come off as a white with pink undertones. This is a beautiful and wearable pink with iridescent shimmers. 

The wear on the shadows aren't that great. The darker colour faded to a weird muted brown with shimmers in 4 hours, and the pink and gold shade were virtually invisible by the 3rd hour (on Urban Decay Primer Potion).

The trio comes in a very sturdy plastic snap case. The packaging reminds me a lot of Shu Uemura Products. The plastic material calls for easy breakage but it's designed well enough that it won't be snapping around in your makeup bag.

Overall, I do like this eyeshadow trio because it is convenient and has some of the most unique colours I've seen in a while. The pink, and bronze is enough reason for me to keep this trio in my collection. The shadows themselves are quite mediocre and the formulas are nothing special, although the wear is probably the only major downside to the product.

xxx Jenny
  • Overall rating: 3.5/5
  • Recommend to a friend: No
  • Buy Again: Probably not

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Hello Kitty Costume Idea

Hello Kitty Costume Idea

It's that time of year again ladies and gentleman. The time of year where men and women all around the world dress up and pretend to be anyone they want for a whole night of unspoken sluttyness. It is true that Halloween is the only time of the year where girls can dress up as absolute sluts and get away with it. With that being said, its always interesting to see a sexy twist on a character that just shouldn't be tampered with. 

Call me a whore, or whatever you may want to, but I am one of those girls who takes advantage of this night. This year I am thinking of going as Hello Kitty without all the weird elementary face paint. The costume is simple and cheap! 

Count on American Apparel on having some sultry red dresses perfect for my new persona. The plush ears are from Hot Topic but I found some youtube videos on DIY options! When I thought of Hello Kitty Costume Shoes I was thinking legally blonde style pumps with a cute sequined bow, but then I was reminded of the fact that I will probably be attending some sweaty Halloween event with underage drunken teenagers and would rather avoid trekking in 4inch heels. My solution: keepin' the pink, loosin' the heel!

You gotta have some hello kitty jewelry for those who don't get your costume right away. I think simply wearing a hello kitty necklace, or ring is gonna save 50% of the "wait are you like a white cat?" questions.

I'll be doing more of these Halloween idea collages so comment below if you have any requests!

xxx Jenny 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Pastel Cushion Blusher: 05 Peach Cushion

Left: Before, Right: After one coat blended with a blush brush
The Face Shop Lovely Me:Ex Pastel Cushion Blusher lured me in by the adorable packaging and affordable price! I purchased this a while ago at my local The Face Shop for $10.95! 

The blush itself is extremely portable and convenient but unfortunately fails to impress me in terms of pigmentation and longevity. I brought this with me during my trip to mexico to save the the space of an extra blush brush but the powder puff was more for show. The puff picked up and applied way to much powder and left a very powdery finish as well. The puff could not blend out the blush properly and you are left looking like a weird clown on crack. To apply the blush, I usually apply the colour using the puff and blend out with either my fingers or a separate blush brush.

I have NC30 skin with heavy olive undertones and the beautiful coral shade in the pan does not show up at all on my skintone! As you can tell from the pictures above the colour is more of a wash of coral undertone pink with shimmers. I can see the colour looking quite nice on paler skin tones with two or more coats but it's just not cutting it for me. 
The finish is very powdery as mentioned above. It clearly looks like there is just a layer of powder sitting on the skin (not cute). 

The barely there wash of colour only stayed on my skin for about 2 hours until I had to reapply. 

I've tried other The Face Shop products and this product does not do the brand justice. It's like one of those really hot girls with no depth to them. 

xxx Jenny

  • Overall rating:2/5
  • Recommend to a friend: No
  • Buy Again: No 
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