Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lancôme : Color Design Matte Lipstick (Pink Preview)

I had forgotten just how much I enjoy Lancome's lipsticks, until I picked up Pink Preview from their Color Design Matte collection. They retail for around $30 here in Canada, and I think they are worth every penny.

They claim, according to the site to:

Color Design, the expert in makeup artistry, is right on trend with brand new matte finishes expanding our range of sensational effects for your Lips. This new formula contains a revolutionary Color Seal Complex comprised of soft silicones and pigments that are combined with concentrated comfort agents to deliver optically diffused color that is feather-resistant and non-drying. Lips are stylishly matte and experience velvety comfort all day.
*The color being shown on the left is Pink Preview*

This group comes in 8 shades, and I definitely want to get a few more. Here are a few pictures of Pink Preview (a matte blue-based pink; gorgeous on fair-skinned girls).

Now, the only weird thing about this lipstick is that the above picture, the top is actually the bottom, if that makes any sense. So once you open it from the top, the lipstick is actually aiming south, not north. As a designer, this really gets to me :-(

Overall, I highly reccommend this line of matte lipsticks for everyone :) They just look so natural on, and they are so smooth and long lasting. You really don't need a lot. These are by-far the best matte lipsticks I have ever tried. Try them out next time you're out!! :)

<3 Lina

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Maybe it's the recent explosion of drugstore videos on Youtube, more specifically for the Maybelline Eyestudio that has brainwashed me. Or their lovely packaging and nice range of colors. Either way, I've done some hauling lately!

Purple Icon:

Give Me Gold:

Sunset Seduction:

Taupe Temptress:

Overall, they're not bad! Sparkly, well pigmented, and definetly very cute to use. The packaging is quiet cute as well. I hope 4 is enough for me :x

I also picked up their Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes (after watching this gorgeous video on it), and I am very impressed! I am wearing it right now actually and it is extremely pigmented. Although I had already tried another one of their Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes, I wasn't all that impressed. The Natural Smokes is by-far better and I think it would look great on all skintones!

Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes:

All this hauling, coming from a "high-end makeup" girl! I guess drugstores have turned up their game in the past couple of years :)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


A few things I picked up this weekend :)

The Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Been meaning to get this for a while now. It really is amazing!!

My favourite mask of all time. Shiseido's purifying mask. Comes out white; you leave it on your skin for 5 minutes, then rinse it off. Helps get rid of excess sebum and any other dirt in your pores. Really works!!! I've been using this for years!!

Shiseido's Hydra-Balancing softner. Suppost to be a toner. Not gonna lie, I got it because I don't currently use a toner, and this looked like the safest bet from Shiseido. Dries nicely and doesn't leave any residue/greasiness after. We'll see in a few weeks if this really does anything positive to my skin.

And lastly! Some SPF. Yes, I know this is for kids, but I got it thanks to Fuzkittie's recoomendation a while back. She said this is quiet nice and non-greasy. So far, I like it!

That is all! :) Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Everyday Makeup (Lorraine "TheCurrentCustom" Stanick's Everyday Makeup Contest Entry)

Hi everyone :)

I was meaning to do a post on this, but I figure I'll do it now since the lovely Lorraine is doing a contest for it! Here is my everyday makeup :)

**usually takes 10-15mins**

Here goes!

I start off with a clean face, and SPF. I then move to.....

The goody bag...

Moisturize those lips!

Urban Decay Primer Potion (looks gross, I know. Depotted)

Conceal undereye circles, and anything else that needs help :)

Foundation time! My all-time favourite; Shiseido Maquillage Pressed Powder. Best thing ever!

Do you like the case?! It was a collaboration between Shiseido and Christopher Kane :)

Eyebrows. Shu Uemura makes the best eyebrow pencils ever!!

Blush is next. Desire (matte hot pink) from Nars. Always gotta look like a doll ;)

Everyday is a day for a smokey eyes. I love wearing gray eyeshadows. This is my favorite palette, and I use it almost everyday. Guerlain's Ombre Eclat in Perle D'Argent 480.

Time to line the eyes. I use Annabelle's SmoothLiner in Gunmetal. They are one of the best pencils I've ever used. Smooth, don't smudge. and $10 each.

If I'm not using the YSL Faux Cils, I usually grab the Maybelline Define-a-lash in black. Both do the job.

And the brushes I use daily :)
-MAC 116
-Italian Badger Face brush
- Eyebrow/Eyelash brush from EcoTools
-MAC 217
-Lise Watier concealer brush

That is all!! :)