Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer in Stoked

Happy first week of fall! I am actually kind of sad about the end of summer (despite the record heat we have been getting here) but let's cling on to it a little (mentally, since the weather is dreary already) more with some bright lipsticks. Summer never ends in my lipstick drawer.

Lipstick Queen to me, had always been this high quality (at this price point) lipstick brand with boring/standard color selection. Endless Summer is this surf inspired line that's all bright and happy. When I got Aloha last year, I knew I would get another one (or two) shades from the range. So I did, and here is Stoke

Stoke is a coral (looks pinkish in the picture but as I am wearing it right now, it looks quite orangey. Maybe it's the lighting?)
I have reviewed the formula last year but to recap it quickly. It sits like a glossy balm packing a decent amount of pigment (just like Revlon's lip butter but with less greasy finish). There is no scent added but the lipstick itself has a small that's weak and unoffensive.
Stoked is a happy color but I haven't been reaching for it that often this summer. First it's the frosted (somewhat gummy) packaging that felt icky to hold (I do have the hands of salamander) and this summer, instead of reaching for orange-coral, I have been crazy about brighter punchy pink instead. Hey, that is totally branching out. 

Overall: It's rather nice formula that's well worth the low-20 to teen (the brand goes on sale on Amazon frequently) price tag. I just need to put down all the Kanebo and give these some love. 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Essence Liquid Lip Color in Make a Statement

Over the past two years, I am slowly becoming a lipstick snob (well, you can't blame me when the American drugstore offering had been this lackluster). I occasionally pick up a few cheaper toys here and there but the one I reach for the most are pricier one with pretty shiny tubes. In my defense, if I spend big buck, I need to make sure I use them. Anyway, I do come across easy to wear drugstore items that are grown-up enough for the working environment and I am about to show you one. 
Essence Liquid Lip Color is kind of new (in town) for me since the little display just showed up at Harmon a month or two ago. During my first visit, I picked up three little toys: a crayon eye color ( yes, in taupe), a sharpener (if I only use crayon enough to need sharpening) and this. There are several shades available, I went with the the one seems most wearable bold.
 06 Make a Statement is a deep beige coral rose with intense pigmentation and no shimmer. The color is in the same family as Sally Hansen lip crayon Spirited Spice (which is prettier and not spicy)
The formula is viscous and tacky but nothing I can't handle. A thicker formula means that it stays better and is able to smooth over dry flakes as it's on (it's not exactly a moisturizing formula). I would call it a summer lip color mainly because hair will stick allover your mouth on a windy day.
On the lips Make a Statement brightens up almost to a pink coral (but there is some neutral quality a about it). I find it rather flattering and the formula is more than decent for the price (personally I prefer the L'Oreal liquid lip color as those are more watery/jelly). I like it enough to pick up another shade in the range...Which turned way to right (not wearable) for me.

Simple Skincare, Covergirl Mini, EOS Shimmer Balm, Kiss Nail and More

Some weekend spying from mostly CVS.
Simple Skincare with Micellar water, oil and moisturizer (The model is so pretty...)
I need to figure out how much these minis are because I never finish a mascara within three months. More like I use it for 10 times so I keep it for a year...
EOS is branching out with shimmer lip balm sphere
Kiss A Touch of Romance nail color (It doesn't even match the promo image)
 NIP + FAB glycolic brightening/exfoliating skincare
A bunch of top coats for manicure (the love them is getting a little old, eh) The hot summer shades are not there...
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Halloween Color

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall and Holiday Collections from Essence, Sinful Colors, Rimmel, L'Oreal and Wet n Wild

 More sighting from Harmon. First there is finally a seasonal collection by Essnece called Midnight Masquerade.

There are two separate displays but I didn't have the time/gut to snap close up as it's at the very front of the store. It didn't help that there was a hoard of young women/girls gathered in the store doing I don't know what.
 Concealer and lipsticks. There are more matte lipsticks (including a black one) , cheek-contour palettes and mascara at the bottom.
 LA Color Pookey Plaid and Monster Dots 
Tattoo Junkie matte lip color and loose powder
Sinful Colors Guise and Ghouls 
 Rimmel Holiday Kiss List
 L'Oreal Dare to Go Wild Nude Palette (Nude in Nude Intense)
Wet n Wild Sequins and Stardust. So beside the falsies and two glosses (gold and silver) everthing was gone. I will check in my town later since the pictures below shows some nice nail polishes and a coral gloss.
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