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    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar

    Peach shades have been long time favourites of many when it comes to makeup, especially lipstick and blush. More recently, thanks to the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette, it’s started a whole peach eyeshadow craze. I’m not complaining though, because I am one of those people in the craze, haha. Since the peach eyeshadow craze is pretty new, there aren’t many palettes out there similar to the TF Sweet Peach. So naturally when I came across this Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette, the question “Could it be?! Could this palette finally dupe the Sweet Peach palette?” came immediately to mind.

    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    In the Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar palette, it looks like many shades are similar to the Sweet Peach. However, after swatching both palettes side by side, it’s clear that the answer is still no, it’s not a dupe. At all. Only two shades are similar enough to be dupes, which are the shades Bellini and Tempting from the Too Faced palette. Even though it’s not a dupe for the Too Faced Sweet Peach, it is still a very gorgeous peach palette. There is a good variety of light to dark shades, and a good mix of mattes and shimmers (also one glittery!). There is a shimmery light gold shade, called Bubble Bath (most right) that is a beautiful highlight shade, and Raw Cacao (most left) is amazing to smoke out any eye look.

    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    Picture from Etude House Official Website.

    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    Picture from Etude House’s Official Website.

    Even though I’ve heard amazing things about this palette, I was a little worried about the formula and pigmentation of these. I’ve tried some Etude House single shadows that were just …meh. However, I’m happy to report that the formula of these Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar palette eyeshadows are pretty good. They’re very soft and buttery, and the pigmentation depends on the shade, but overall is pretty good. The only shades where the pigmentation are a miss for me, are Raw Cacao and Soft Peach.

    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    These eyeshadows are very easy to pack on for full-on colour, with a brush or your fingers. They also blend seamlessly into each other. However, these don’t last very long on their own on my oily eyelids, but that’s pretty normal. With an eyeshadow primer underneath, these can last the entire day.

    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    How much you get: 1g (0.03oz) each x 10 shadows

    Retail Price: $26.40

    Where to Buy?

    Jolse ($19.53)

    Etude House

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    Etude House Play Color Eyes Juice Bar Palette

    Overall, it’s a pretty good palette. Would I run to the store (or their website lol) to get it right away? Probably not. The palette has a good mix of peach shades that are pretty unique and not easily dupable, but they’re honestly not something I would wear every day. But of course, that’s just me! If peach is your thing, and you’re sick of using the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette all the time, this is for you!

    Thanks for reading, xoxo

    Jiawun

    *PR Sample. This was sent to me by Jolse for review purposes. This does not affect my review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own. You can read my full disclosure here.
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    Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks

    Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks | Beauty Nerd By Night
    Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks | Beauty Nerd By Night
    Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks | Beauty Nerd By Night
    Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks | Beauty Nerd By Night
    Swatches of Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks | Beauty Nerd By Night
    Makeup Look With Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks | Beauty Nerd By Night
    I’ve been crazy lazy lately (yeah sure.. “lately”), and I’ve been loving every minute of sleep I can get in the morning so it comes as no surprise that I want something easy and quick for my makeup in the morning that I can just slap on and go. These Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks couldn’t have been released at a better time for me, haha.
    The Elianto Long Wear Eyeshadow Sticks comes in 6 colours – consisting of neutrals and jewel tones. There’s a gorgeous golden bronze, a beautiful eggplant purple jewel tone, a navy blue, a gorgeous blue, and your basic white and black. The concept behind these is that they are basically waterproof, long-wearing, multipurpose cream-to-powder products that serve as both eyeshadow and eyeliner. They are also meant to be a quick and easy product that you can just glide on your eyes, blend and go. You can also use them as a base for powder shadows. They are mineral-oil, paraben, paraffin, and preservative-free.
    Retail Price: RM31.90/pc, available at all Elianto stores, and on www.elianto.biz
    I love the sleek packaging of these – all-black, with the colour cap at the end (which actually houses a sharpener!). These are twist-up shadow sticks, so it’s not necessary to sharpen them, but if you want to use them as eyeliner (or just prefer them pointed for precision), then the sharpener comes in really handy. I think the packaging is so carefully thought out, and you don’t have to get a separate sharpener (or use the same one for all colours which might cause a little muddying up of the tip you just sharpened).
    All physical attributes aside, the formula of these are heavenly. The pigmentation is amazing, swatches shown above are of 1 swipe of each colour (blended, and not). These are very creamy and easy to apply. These are very blendable when you first apply them, so they’re good for smokey/smudgey makeup looks. One thing I find with most cream shadows is that when you blend them, the colour somehow disappears. There is very minimal fading with this, and the colour is still vibrant after blending. Once it dries, it sets to a powder finish and it will not budge. Because it dries to a powder finish, it doesn’t crease on the eyelids and feels very lightweight.
    The wear time of these are great, but will depend on your skin type. I have crazy oily eyelids and products start to smudge to my lower lashline in like an hour. These, however, only started to smudge after a long day out (probably about 4-5 hours), which is an amazing record for my skin type.
    These have become a staple “lazy” product for me, and I’ve been using them non-stop for the past week or so. I highly recommend these if you’re looking for an easy product that you can apply and go, that are long lasting and affordable. These are also great for travelling because you can use them as both eyeshadow and eyeliner.
    In my makeup look in the picture above, I have Brown all over my eyelids, a tiny dab of Black in the outer-V, some Purple on the middle of my lids, and Navy on the bottom lashline.
    Elianto Malaysia:
    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    Jiawun
     
    *PR Samples. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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    Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

    I FOUND MY HOLY GRAIL MASCARA! It’s the Maybelline Falsies Big Eyes Mascara! I bought the waterproof version because I would look like a panda otherwise (well, more than usual). Usually I take so long to go through a mascara (mainly because I switch between different ones daily), but this one I’ve run out in a month and a half because I’ve been using it every. single. day. after I bought it. This mascara has had mixed reviews, some loved it, some hated it. But I LOVE it! 

    As you can see in the first picture above, I have Spongebob eyelashes (google Spongebob, you’ll know what I’m talking about.. haha) that are so sparse and without mascara, you can barely see them. My lashes aren’t short-short, but they’re not long either. I love big lashes that are voluminous, but not overly dramatic.

    Firstly, lets talk about the packaging of this mascara. I’m honestly not a huge fan. It is double ended: one end is for your upper lashes, and the other is for your lower lashes. Both ends contain the same amount of product, which is what drives me crazy (or maybe I’m just crazy lol). In my head, I think it seems pretty obvious that you would use up the upper lash product faster, because there are more lashes and length to coat, right? So I just wish they would have more product for the upper lashes. For my tube, I’ve finished up the upper portion, while the lower portion still has a ton of product. That’s one of the downsides of this mascara – the packaging.

    The wands: the upper lash side is a spiral, brush which is a normal, typical mascara brush size. The lower lash side is a small, plastic-y bristle. There’s nothing too special about the upper lash brush, but the lower lash brush is great for the lower lash line, and also the lashes at the inner corners of the eyes.

    The formula of this is perfect – it’s not too wet to the point where everything transfers on to the skin when you blink while applying, but not too dry that nothing goes on, I love that after just one coat of this mascara, it looks like the number of my lashes doubled while still looking natural. After two coats, it looks like the number of my lashes doubled again, but this time looks a little bit dramatic, which is great for special occasions. I love using just one coat of this mascara on the upper and lower lashes, for an every day “I woke up like this” look. *inserts overly used laughcry emojiman*

    Personally, I find that this mascara does a great job at everything. It volumises so well, lengthens, and separates the lashes beautifully. This waterproof version is seriously waterproof. It’s not going anywhere – no matter how much you sweat, or cry, it’s staying. It’s also going to stay when you’re trying to remove it. This mascara is a pain in the butt to remove, no joke. It only comes off with the most heavy duty remover I own (which is oil-based). I don’t mind doing the extra work to remove this because it is so great at not smudging.

    In conclusion, this is probably my favourite mascara and I have already repurchased another tube of it. Yes, eventhough the packaging is frustrating, and it’s hard to remove, but the amazing formula does it for me. I can bet on this to stay put through an entire day of heat and sweat and make my lashes look amazing!

    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    Jiawun

    Have you tried this mascara? What do you think of it?
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    theBalm Nude’tude Palette Review

    Ask my boyfriend which product I’m always staring at when I go into a makeup shop and he’ll tell you, “every single thing they carry”.. Ask my boyfriend which product I’ve been lusting over for almost a year now and he will, for sure, answer, “theBalm’s Nude’tude Palette”.
    I know..  you’ve probably read a review on this palette about a year (or two) ago- and I’m only doing one now because I just got it. My sister bought one for herself, and one as a gift for me (thank you!) because it was on sale on Hautelook a few months ago (theBalm is almost always on Hautelook, if you’re interested).
    Why have I always been lusting over this palette, but have never gotten it, you ask?: Sure, it has received so many rave reviews and is one of theBalm’s best-sellers, but it costs a whopping RM115 here and I wasn’t sure if it was necessary to have another neutral palette after the Naked 1 & Naked 2.

    Retails: $36 on theBalm.com
    This palette comes with 12 neutral eyeshadows:
    Sassy- White frost
    Snobby- Light, yellow gold shimmer
    Stubborn- Neutral, light pink shimmer
    Stand-offish- Pink champagne shimmer
    Selfish- Dark bronze shimmer
    Sultry- Medium brown matte
    Sophisticated- Dark brown glitter
    Seductive-  Copper bronze shimmer
    Sexy- Purple plum matte
    Silly- Dark plum brown glitter
    Serious- Black matte
    Sleek- Dark brown matte
    It also comes with a shadow/liner brush:
    I think that by wanting this for as long as I did, I had a very high expectation for this palette. The colours in this palette are beautiful and very versatile, BUT the pigmentation of some of the shades leave a lot to be desired. The pigmentation of the shimmery shades are impeccable, and the mattes are pretty good, but it’s the glitters I’m most bummed out by. Besides poor pigmentation, both Sophisticated and Silly (glitters) look quite similar, and cause a ton of fallout (which is understandable for a glitter eyeshadow). Serious (the matte black) has good pigmentation, but honestly.. once you use Urban Decay’s Blackout from the Naked 2 palette, you never go back.. haha!
    The selection of colours in this palette are pretty good. The only thing is that I wish they had included a highlight shade (shimmer or matte, definitely not a frosty white!), but I like that there’s a matte black in there to smoke out your looks. I love Sultry (matte brown) as a best friend colour to blend out the crease, and I love Sexy (matte plum) for a pop of colour in the crease!
    This palette is an awesome palette overall, but if I were to pick between this and my Naked palettes, I’d have to say the Naked palettes are better, in my personal opinion.
    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    Have you tried this palette? If so, what’d you think? If not, would you get it?
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    K-Palette Long Lasting Eyeliner & Eyebrow Pencil + GIVEAWAY!

    Hey guys! Today I have two reviews for you and they are for the K-Palette Long Lasting Eyeliner and also the Long Lasting Eyebrow Pencil. In this post, I will also show you the difference between black and brown eyeliner. I was sent these products about one month or so ago to do an honest review on and I took so long because eyeliners are honestly one of my favourite makeup products ever so I wanted to really try them out and do an in-depth review.

    Product shot: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil
    K-Palette also sent me an extra eyeliner to give away to one of my readers so thank you so much for that 🙂 Check the end of this post for giveaway rules, widget, etc.
    Review, giveaway and more pictures after the jump!

    Product shot: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil
    Swatch of K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil
    K-Palette Eyebrow Pencil in 02 (RM49.90)
    When I first got this eyebrow pencil, I was kind of skeptical because I don’t like pencils for my eyebrows because I feel like they tend to look harsh and make my eyebrows really dark and unnatural. But at that time I was also looking for a great product for my eyebrows because I had finally gotten my brows waxed and they finally had a shape to them, hehe.
    Eye Swatch K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil
    As you can see in the picture above (ignore the black and brown, I totally forgot to take individual pics for my brows, sorry :/ and I know I need to tweeze them LOL), my brows actually look very natural and doesn’t look harsh. The colour also suits my hair colour pretty well and gives a very soft looking finish to the brows. It feels kind of like a waxy formula that helps keep my eyebrows in place all day long. I’m already half way through my pencil!
    K-Palette Real Lasting 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner in DB01 (RM59.90)
    Swatch of K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner and Eyebrow Pencil
    This eyeliner is a liquid eyeliner in the shape of a felt tip pen. The formula on this eyeliner is really nice: smooth, even and pigmented. The consistency of this eyeliner is very runny and sometimes may take a few swipes if you want a really dark line. On my super oily eyelids, this lasts about 4-5 hours without primer. If I use a primer underneath, it lasts the entire day. I’ve been wearing this a lot especially when I’m doing a natural eye.
    Difference between Black & Brown Eyeliner
    When I first started wearing makeup, I always wondered why the heck would someone want to buy brown eyeliner. I think it’s safe to say that I knew very little about makeup at that time. I decided to include this because I thought it might help some of you who are in my situation. So.. what is the difference between black and brown eyeliner? The brown eyeliner that I used is my K-Palette DB01 and the black is from another brand.
    Natural Liner:
    Comparison between Black and Brown Eyeliner - Natural Liner
    Comparison between Black and Brown Eyeliner - Natural Liner
    Natural liner: You can see that brown and black eyeliners give completely different looks. Brown eyeliner gives a soft, natural look to the eyes while black is a harsh and dark look. Both are pretty, depending on what look you’re going for.

    Winged Liner:

    Comparison between Black and Brown Eyeliner - Winged Liner
    Winged liner: For winged liner, I definitely prefer my black liner because it gives a more precise, sharper look to the eyes. Using black to wing out the liner also gives your eyes more of a dolly look too.

    Lower Liner:

    Comparison between Black and Brown Eyeliner - Lower Liner
    Lower liner: For lower liner, I definitely prefer using my brown eyeliner. It gives a soft, defined look. Since it is such a soft colour, it is a lot easier to control when drawing on your lower lashline especially with a liquid liner. 

    My Favourite Combination

    Comparison between Black and Brown Eyeliner - My Favourite Look
    My favourite combination: Using the black eyeliner to draw a winged eyeliner on my upper lashline and using the brown eyeliner to define the lower lash line.
    All-in-all, I really enjoyed both these products. My favourite out of the two is the eyebrow pencil because it’s something I use every single day. The felt tip pen is very easy to control and gives a nice, precise line.
    GIVEAWAY TIME!!
    Enter the giveaway to win yourself a K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner in Black. This giveaway is open internationally. This giveaway will run for two weeks and the winner will be announced on my Facebook page 24 hours after the giveaway ends. Enter the giveaway with the Rafflecopter widget below.
    GIVEAWAY: K-Palette Long Lasting 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner in Black
    Thanks for reading, xoxo
    *products were provided for review and giveaway
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