Liquid-Matte Lip Color

Let’s talk about Liquid-Matte Lip Colors.

I love using liquid-matte lip colors for various reasons.

1. Easy application
2. Stays put
3. Matte

Today, I will be comparing 3 brands of Liquid-Matte Lip Color products.


 Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor – Obession 

1. Highly pigmented
2. Long-wear
3. Affordable

Left: Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color – Orchid Luster

Right: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Crimson Crush & Polished Purple

I love Sephora lip products; it never ceases to amaze me.

1. Many colors to choose from
2. Highly pigmented & long-wear
3. Affordable


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – Transylvania

This NYX product disappointed me. The product dried blotchy on my lips.

1. Uneven/blotchy
2. Many colors to choose from
3. Highly affordable

– msyx


Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Hi all!

I apologize for the non-existent posts lately so here I am to do a post about the products that I am currently using for my eyebrows.Anastasia Products

Eyebrows are extremely important (at least to me). Eyebrows can change your age, make-up look, mood, etc. Some days, I like thicker brows, while some; I like my brows ‘slender’. None the less, I have been using Anastasia products for the past month and I have been quite satisfied with the goods.

Anastasia Products 2

Perfect Brow Pencil – Dark Brown

I primarily use this pencil for those quick brow applications. You know, those days when you wake up and you need some ‘brows’ before you head out for some errands. I find this pencil super easy to use and it blends really well. When I say ‘super easy to use’, you do not need to apply meticulous precision to shape out your brows or spend a lot of time blending out the color. You just need to apply it, brush out the beginning of your brow and you’re good to go.

Perfect Brow Pencil

Brow Wiz Skinny Brow Pencil – Dark Brown

I use this pencil when I want a more unified and clean-cut look. This pencil, by any means, is not hard to use either but it’s just that the tip is wonderfully skinny; it allows awesomely nice sharp outlines to be created. Some days, I like to apply this skinny brow pencil to the tail of my brow and use the regular pencil to fill in the rest.

Brow Wiz

Brow Powder Duo – Dark Brown

After mentioning the two different pencils that I use, this powder duo is like the ribbon that goes on top of an awesomely wrapped gift. This powder can be worn alone or it can be used as a filler to fill out those sparse areas. After using either perfect brow pencil or brow wiz, I like to brush out my brows and then go back in there with this powder duo set to soften and ‘naturalize’ my brows.

Brow Powder DuoBrow Powder Duo 1

I am still on the lookout for ‘the shade’.


Revlon & Maybelline

I finally bought myself a lovely shade of coral for my lips. Again, this is not really a haul, just some things that I wanted to try out. My current concealer isn’t that great (it’s the Cover Girl one). So, I decided to try Revlon. I have used Revlon products on a couple of photo-shoots before and the quality was not bad at all. And of course, I loveeeee DollyWink! It gives me great lengths on my eyelashes but sometimes, the volume that I want is not all there. So I purchased the Volum’Express Mascara.

P.s. As I was writing this post, I realized that the mascara I have bought is in “Glam Brown”. Stupid as I am, I will have to go and exchange it for the Black. =(

~ g

Mini Haul

I haven’t really bought anything (personal goodies) for a while, and so I decided to make a little purchase. I went to Shoppers Drug Mart and bought a couple of things.

I really like the Quo Primer (bought it many times before), so I bought it again. I wanted a nice light sunscreen for my face and so I decided to try the La Roche-Posay Face Sunscreen with 60 SPF. So far? the fluid sunscreen is not thick or hard to apply. It actually blends really nicely. (I figured, hey… I should start protecting my skin to prevent dark spots, aging, etc).

Then I headed over to Sephora because I wanted a BB Cream. I know I know, that there are tons of BB creams (in fact, there are CC creams now). I picked up the Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 002. I love it. I mean, I’ve used the Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation before and it was lovely (I am a huge fan of Dior cosmetics). This BB creme is not thick or hard to apply. I find it really hydrating and light. It gives off this nice dewy finish.

And as you know Sephora lovers, you always get a free sample at the end of your purchase. They gave me a sample of the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser. I know that the Boscia Black Mask works rather well, so I am going to see how great this cleanser is.
Dior BB Cream Free Sample

~ g


I can’t remember if I had mentioned that I have had complications to my skin (particularly on my face) a while back. Yes, it was eczema. My doctor told me it was because of the sudden weather change between China and Vancouver. (I had a vacation back in September 2011 for a month and I broke out with eczema a couple days after my arrival back in Vancouver). Anyways, it was all good because my doctor told me to think of it as a face-peel (haha, he is a pretty cool guy). So, my face is normal again (sentence sounds odd, I know) but once in a while when it’s a little more dry in the air, a bit of the eczema will happen (moisturize baby!).

The other day, I figured that I was perhaps ready for tinted moisturizer (less dry for my skin). So, I took a trip to Sephora and purchased this tinted moisturizer from the brand “Hourglass” and the product is called “Illusion Tinted Moisturizer”. It’s a couple of days since I have started using this product and so far, so good (knock on wood).

All in all, a little does go a long way, so half a pump will be enough for coverage. I mainly just use it on my T zone area (redness), around the mouth (darker) and a little under my eyes.

BTW, did I mention that this product does not contain:

–       Sulfates

–       Parabens

–       Synthetic Dyes

And more.

Feel free to click the following link if you want to know more about this product.

*  I am currently using Hourglass, Illusion Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free in Light Beige.

Cheers =)