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.
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.
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.
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.
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
*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.
Ok yes, I admit, I’m kind of in the middle of a crazy K-beauty obsession right now. I’m not so much into the makeup styles they have… I mean, creating puffiness under my eyes with makeup on my already existing dark circles? No thanks. They look amazing on some people, but definitely not on this gal right here! Anyway, my point is, lol, that Korean beauty products aren’t just for creating Korean beauty looks. They’re amazing to incorporate into your daily makeup routine as well. One product that Korean beauty is known for (and for good reason) is their super long-lasting lip products. When you speak of Korean beauty lip products, one brand always comes up – Peripera! Today I’ll be reviewing the Peripera Fashion People’s Box INK Lip Pencil (phew what a mouthful!) to see if they live up to their name!
The Peripera Fashion People’s Box INK Lip Pencil is a limited edition set, and you can’t buy the lip pencils separately. The set comes housed in a metal box with a graffiti design which can be used to hold all your lip pencils, after removing the plastic of course! There are 8 mini lip pencils in here which has 0.3g of product each. This retails anywhere between $25 to $30, but Jolse has it for a discounted price of $21 (which is less than $3 each). In the set, there is a great colour range, from nudes to pinks, to reds and there’s even a purple.
These pencils twist-up so you don’t have to worry about sharpening them. Since they are pencils, you can be very precise with your application. Lip pencils have a reputation for being drying and drag on the lips when you’re applying it, but I’m happy to report that these are very creamy and glide on easily! They don’t cling onto dry lips or accentuate the lines on the lips.
I’m just going to come right out and say it – YES! A 100% YES – these definitely live up to the Peripera name! They are super pigmented, very creamy and long lasting. When you first apply it to the lips, it gives a somewhat glossy finish that’s kind of meh because I’m not really a glossy lip kind of gal. However, it does start to wear off after an hour and leave your lips with a GORGEOUS stain. That’s where the magic happens! These easily last through drinks and meals, and yes, makeout seshs too (you’re welcome ;)). I find that I only need to reapply if it’s been a LONG 10 hour day. Even then, these are so small and easy to carry in the purse.
Umm before we get into the swatches, yes I have bed hair. It was a Sunday morning when I took these pictures. And yes, that is a pajama top, hehe. Okay, on to the swatches!
#1 Beige – This is my least favourite shade out of all 8. I’m not a fan of super light nudes, and this one is very, very light! It’s a beige nude shade that is the same shade as my light-medium skin tone, only slightly pinker. If you’re fair or pale, this would look really pretty though! The best thing about this colour is that even though it’s so light, it doesn’t look patchy on the lips. It’s still opaque and creamy. However, since this is such a light colour, it doesn’t stain the lips at all. Because of this, it only wears for an hour or two before having to be reapplied.
#2 Yellow Orange – My bad! This shade is actually called Yellow Orange, not Yellow Beige. It’s a gorgeous wearable orange shade that has just the right amount of pink in it. This has rekindled my love for orange lipsticks! I used to wear them every day. I honestly don’t know why I ever stopped!
#3 Grapefruit – This is one of my favourite shades! It’s the perfect in between red and pink shade that complements my skin tone so well. It makes my overall complexion look healthy and fresh and awake. I’ve been wearing this shade when I have to get out the door at 8am for 9am classes because I look like a zombie otherwise. It’s fun and bright, but not too bold, which I like!
#4 Pink – This is a very girly and feminine pink shade. It’s a neutral pink with just a liiiiittle bit of blue undertones. I don’t usually wear pink shades like this, but this one is really pretty! I’m passing this one on to my cousin who lives in pink lipsticks.
#5 Red – This is a red that has some pink in it. Geez, I suck at describing colours, don’t I? Anyway, I was hoping this would be like a true, crimson red so I was a little let down. I find that this is even more pink than Grapefruit, which is weird, considering it’s called Red. It is still a really pretty colour, though.
#6 Fuchsia Red – This one is a bright, bold hot fuchsia pink shade. Fun fact – I can never remember how to spell fuchsia. I’ve always spelled it as fuschia, just because it seems to sound that way haha. Back to the topic at hand, this is a gorgeous summer shade! Fuchsia is not a colour I would typically wear, but this actually complements my skin tone quite well!
#7 Rose – This is my everyday go-to shade. I’ve been wearing this every single day, only swapping it out for Grapefruit sometimes. It’s the perfect MLBB shade for me that isn’t too muted, but isn’t too bold either. This leaves a really pretty natural stain on my lips that looks like I naturally have gorgeously coloured lips (nobody has to know ;)).
#8 Violet – It’s violet, like the name suggests! I have yellow undertones, and colours like this is a little too contrast-y on me. I’m giving this one to my sister, who is much fairer, with more neutral undertones. The stain that this shade leaves is a bright pink shade.
Overall, these are a must have in my opinion! If you love long-lasting lip shades, but you’re oh so over all the drying liquid lipsticks and lip tints, check out the Peripera Fashion People’s Box INK Lip Pencil. They’re super creamy, goes on smoothly and doesn’t cling to dry lips, they’re pigmented, and they come in 8 completely different shades. For less than $3 each, you cannot go wrong with these!
*PR Samples. In collaboration with Jolse, I picked these ones to review for you guys because they looked interesting! All opinions and thoughts are 100% honest and my own. I would never recommend anything to you that I wouldn’t recommend to my family and friends (because you guys are literally my beauty family)! You can read my full disclosure here.
If you spend way too much time scrolling through Pinterest, ooh-ing and ahh-ing at clean room decor and fashion pieces (guilty!), secretly wishing your makeup products have the same minimalistic vibe, TONYMOLY has got you covered! Even if you don’t obsessively scroll through Pinterest (wait.. why not?), but you like things that are aesthetically-pleasing (and you’re a crazy obsessed makeup hoarder (HI FRIEND!)), you’re still going to be obsessed with these. TONYMOLY has a whole range of Pinterest-worthy makeup products, and today I’ll be reviewing one of those – the TONYMOLY Cheektone Powder Blushes!
Right?! Was I exaggerating about how beautiful the packaging of these are? Probably. But you have to admit, they’re gorgeous, in like a simple, minimalistic sort of way. The packaging of this entire range of makeup products are inspired by paint swatches (Google TONYMOLY Liptones, those are beautiful as well). Sadly, the names of the shades aren’t as pretty as the packaging, though. There is a total of 7 shades to choose from. I picked out P02 Floria Pink, P03 Wink Coral, and P05 Deep Kiss Lover (this name irks me more than I’d like to admit). If you’re more into cream blushes, they have 4 of those to choose from as well.
These retail for slightly more than $7 a piece, but Jolse has them for a discounted price of $5.61 a pop. There is 4.2g of product, which is quite a lot of product. As a reference, MAC Blushes (with the huge pans and huge price tags!) are 6g each, so these TONYMOLY Cheektone Powder Blushes have around two-thirds of the amount that MAC Blushes have. They’re less than a quarter of the price of a MAC blush, though. So much math. These TONYMOLY Cheektone Powder Blushes (as with all TONYMOLY products) are made in Korea.
P02 Floria Pink is a light, cool-toned, baby pink shade that has no shimmer or glitter. I’m in love with this shade because with my warmer undertones, sometimes my face can look a little too warm. Adding a pop of this helps to brighten up my complexion, making me look fresh and awake. P03 Wink Coral is a light peachy shade that has no shimmer or glitter. This, for me, is the perfect MNFBB (My Natural Flush, But Better! nobody says that.) shade. Lastly, P05 Deep Kiss Lover is a burnt coral shade with a slight golden sheen. All these shades do not have glitter in them, the shimmer you see on my cheeks is from my Becca Rose Quartz Highlighter, which now that I think about it, I shouldn’t have put on. Oops!
These are marketed as “long-lasting, fine powder blushes that go on smoothly as if adding a translucent layer of colour on top of the skin”. The texture of these blushes feels slightly different, depending on the shades. P02 Floria Pink and P03 Wink Coral have an amazingly soft and velvety finish. They give that “translucent layer of colour” they promise and look very natural on the skin. These have just the right amount of pigment so you don’t have to be afraid of getting clown cheeks. They apply to the skin evenly and doesn’t look patchy or cling on any dry parts. P05 Deep Kiss Lover, however, clings on a little bit to dry skin. I have combination skin so the skin on my cheeks is slightly dry. Not only that, the golden sheen actually causes it to highlight the tiny bumps I have on my cheeks.
The longevity of these blushes is incredible. Blush is something that I always put on in the morning and by noon, it’s nowhere to be found. However, these are the only blushes that stay put throughout the entire day.
Overall, these TONYMOLY Cheektone Powder Blushes are amazing! They put so much thought into this entire range – the packaging is gorgeous, the colour selection is good, and the formulas of these (well, except P05) are impeccable. They are buttery soft, have just the right amount of pigment and last all day (even on my combination skin!). To top off all the amazing qualities, these are so affordable too. If you want to get these, I highly recommend getting either P02 Floria Pink or P03 Wink Coral (or both!), as they are very universally flattering. I’m in love with these blushes and I’m thinking of getting the other 4 shades, and of course, trying out the cream ones!
*In collaboration with Jolse, I picked out this product to review and was sent it free of charge. This does not affect my review. All my opinions are 100% honest and my own. You can read my full disclosure here.
Happy Monday, guys! Sorry for taking a week off, but it was a very unproductive week haha. Anyway, it’s officially Fall now! Even though Malaysian weather is pretty much summer all year long, but Fall does bring in more rain and of course, new trends! Fall time means darker colours, sweaters and PSLs, but sadly, sweaters in 30 degree Celsius weather is a not a very good idea haha, and PSLs aren’t available here in Malaysia 🙁
Today I’m showing you guys my fall nail polish picks for 2016! These are the types of colours that I’ll be rocking through out fall, unless I get new nail polishes, of course haha. I did a fall nail polish picks post in 2014 as well, and it’s pretty cool to see how much my taste in nail polish shades have changed. Lets check out my fall nail polish picks and hopefully you find a new nail polish to try for the fall!
You could see in my 2014 fall nail polish picks post that I was more into the rich, jewel-tones. Fast forward two years and I’m more into deep, dusty colours. I have a mix of drugstore and high end nail polishes to show you guys. Most of these shades are cremes, with a few shimmers thrown in!
Trust Fund Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free brand that sells lipsticks and nail polishes, all formulated in the USA or EU. Champagne Socialite is a gorgeous rose-gold shade that’s gorgeous all year round! This is a shimmery formula and it sparkles beautifully under light. The formula of this is on the more watery side, which makes it very easy to apply. It is a little bit sheer because of the formula, but two coats is enough for full opacity. I think this is one of those shades that everyone should own – it’s classy and elegant, perfect for a dinner party, an event, etc.
#8 is a gorgeous deep red with a subtle shimmer running through it. The Berry Delicious Souffle Nail range is scented, and smells just like berries! The formula of this is amazing and this could pass for a one-coater. However, in my swatch, I used two coats for maximum opacity.
The whole Forest Aurora range is perfect for fall, but I only picked these two up. #376 is a gorgeous dark purple that has fuchsia reflects and #381 is dusty purple mauve with teal reflects. Again, the formula of these are amazing! Etude House Nail polishes are so affordable and their formula is always on point!
This rich burgundy shade has been my go-to fall shade for three years. That’s why the swatch looks horrible – it’s become so gloopy that I need to pick up a new bottle. I love the formula of this. It’s so pigmented and definitely a one-coater as well. OPI nail polishes have an amazing brush that is slightly wider that makes it super easy to apply the polish.
A deep lilac is a must for me during fall! It’s a good balance between a fall and summer shade – it’s deep enough but still has a fun pop of colour. The Essence the Gel Nail Polishes are so extremely affordable, but have amazing formulas. They’re very creamy, mostly one-coaters, and gives a beautiful gel glossy look.
This one is a Malaysian brand so it’s not accessible if you’re outside of Asia. But basically, I like to pick out one bright colour for fall. A bright manicure is what you need for those gloomy days out some times! Elianto Serenity is a gorgeous periwinkle creme polish. The formula is a little bit sheer, but 2 coats gives it full opacity.
So those were my fall nail polish picks for 2016! Hopefully you found a new polish to try! I’m always on the hunt for more nail polishes (#hoardersunite). So if you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments!
Good morning, beauty nerds! So Spring is finally upon us and the weather is starting to warm up. It’s Summer 24/7 here in Malaysia, but it isn’t as good as it sounds. This is the time where the weather starts to burn up, rain is pretty much non-existent, and our annoying mosquito friends come out to play and feed on the unluckily “sweet-blooded” (myself included). In this super humid, grossly-sticky season, I like to wear minimal makeup and choose makeup products that feel as lightweight as possible. This is the time I break out the serum foundations, and tinted lip balms.
A fairly newly launched tinted lip balm that has been a staple in my every day makeup drawer is the Mentholatum Sugar Lip Coloured Lipbalm. It promises ultimate hydration that seals in moisture and gives soft, supple, youthful lips while giving a pop of colour to the lips. This is a great every day product to enhance your lips for that bright, natural makeup look. If you love Soft Pink Lips in just one swipe, this product may just be the one for you!
There are four shades available: 01 Vintage Pink, 02 Dancing Pink, 03 Kissy Pink, and 04 Rock ‘N Pink. I have Dancing Pink and Rock ‘N Pink to show you guys in this post today!
Dancing Pink is a cool-toned, frosted baby pink colour. This colour is super gorgeous and sparkly, but because it is so cool and light, it looks a little too white on my medium, yellow-undertone skin. However, if you have a cooler or neutral undertone, or if you love light pinks, this is definitely one you should try! The colour is very pigmented as you can see in the swatch! Dancing Pink does have tiny glitters in them so if you’re not a huge fan of glitter, maybe skip out on this shade.
Rock ‘N Pink is an “almost-red-but-not-quite” pink colour, and this one is my every day lip colour of the moment! This gives a pretty wash of pinky-red on your lips that looks like that “popsicle” lip. This red is pretty neutral-toned so it will go well with all skin tones.
These are again, formulated with their Brown Sugar recipe. Brown Sugar is actually a natural humectant that will nourish, smoothen, and seal moisture on the lips. When applying this, the Brown Sugar instantly melts into the lips to hydrate and soften the lips. Other than that, the formulation of this lip balm also includes amazing hydrating ingredients like Super Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide and their very own MaxiLipTM formula.
I love these lip balms so much! They feel very good on the lips because they are very lightweight. The formula of these aren’t sticky, or waxy, or slippery. They just feel like a very thin, moisturising layer on your lips. This product applies like a dream – the brown sugar formula melts into my lips and the product just glides on effortlessly. As for the longevity of this product, I find that this is pretty long lasting compared to other tinted lip balms. However, being a lip balm, you definitely have to reapply after eating unless you’re a very delicate(is that even the word to describe it?) eater which I am not haha. I don’t mind reapplying though because these are very easy to reapply – you don’t even need a mirror!
These are available at all leading pharmacies and supermarkets across Malaysia, and are priced at RM15.80 each.
If you are looking for a natural, every day lip colour that looks and feels great on the lips, definitely check this Mentholatum Sugar Lip Coloured Lipbalms range out. I rock Rock ‘N Pink (bad pun heh) every single day and it perfectly enhances my lip colour to give a soft, rosy look. These are very affordable too! They are also great if you’re always on the run, or late in the morning, you can just slap these on without a mirror and your lips will look amazing even without a lipstick.