Monday, August 29, 2016

ROLLOVER REACTION SUEDED LIP & CHEEK CREAM REVIEW & SWATCH

“Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are honest and my own.” Complete disclosure here 


Hello, lovelies~ Have you heard of Rollover Reaction before? Those residing in Indonesia would have (probably) already heard about it. It’s a local brand that produces the one makeup item that seems to be all the rage right now. If you guessed liquid lipstick, you’re right!

For a local brand, each of these lipsticks are priced at Rp. 119,000  for 5.5 grams. They come packaged in a separate box that has all of the product information and social media accounts. Also, the box corresponds to the same shade of the liquid lipstick. Pretty enough to make it as a gift without being wrapped, huh?


As for the lipstick itself, it has a boxed styled as opposed to the regular round lipstick tube that most lipsticks have. The top part of the case is has a glossy black surface, while the lower half is a transparent tube with a frosty finish. Probably to indicate how it hass a matte finish on the lips. You can kinda see the shade from the outside, but it isn’t really true to color. A swatch is still needed beore you decide to purchase them.


You can see the shade on the bottom of the lipstick printed on a rounded sticker sheet. Not that it matters, but I think it would be more appealing of the sticker is square to match the bottom of the lipstick tube. 


The rectangular lipstick has a common doe-foot applicator that is on the short side. Not that hard to apply the product because it has a wide and narrow, slightly pointy edge to apply a clean, crisp line. One swipe from this lipstick gives you an opaque finish that can conceal your natural lip color. It’s quite concentrated that I don’t really need to even out my lips beforehand.


The first shade I bought was Lizzy because I like the name, lol. On their site, it is described as a nude greyish beige, which is far from what I usually pick for lipstick colors, but I was feeling adventurous (and the name is adorbs). Unfortunately, it washes out my complexion and ends up making me look pale. I have yet to use it to go out, but I think I have some ideas. Maybe with heavier eye makeup, it will look good on me.


The second shade I got was Sally, which has a pink undertone, described as a soft dusty pink. It works well with my complexion and is suitable to use for an every day makeup to the office. It is the right balance in being not too bright and not too soft, color wise.


The last shade I bought from them is Prudence, which is described as a warm brownish brick red shade. I usually shy away from colors like this, but I have been into them lately. I would usually wear this on the weekends, mall hopping. Is that even a word?

I’m not the biggest fan of matte lipsticks because I tend to (unconsciously) lick my lips whenever they feel dry. Still working on that, though. Promise. This liquid lipstick has a matte finish, but it doesn’t feel drying. It applies smoothly without any streaks, making it easier to apply because I don’t have to go back and forth to get an even finish.

As for the lifespan of the lipstick once it’s on my lips, it’s reasonable as the center of the lips kinda fade after I finish a less greasy meal like bread and such. For lipstick testing, I don’t par it with Rendang, Opor Ayam or Sate Padang, just to be neutral. Or should I?

For a local brand, I like their products, especially the sleek, minimalist packaging. I like some of the shades, but I am DYING to try out Saddie. Although I don’t wear the pale shades often, I do mix them with a bolder shade underneath to even out the light color on my lips.


Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite shade from the collection. Thanks for reading and until then, I’ll see you later~

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Monday, August 22, 2016

THE SAEM NATURAL CONDITION FRESH CLEANSING OIL REVIEW

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Hello, lovelies~ I have been one of the believers of a double cleansing method using cleansing oil. Sure, I was skeptical at first because of my very oily skin, but I tried it and didn’t regret it for one second. Cleansing oil has been one of my skin routine arsenal (correct this) ever since. Even though I use minimal makeup daily, I still use cleansing oil at the end of the day to thoroughly remove every bit of makeup and sunscreen.


I bought one from The Saem a few weeks ago to try out since mine ran out. Well, to be exact, I can’t seem to find Kracie Cleansing Oil in most drugstores near me, hence buying another product. This one comes in a yellow pump bottle with a white cap. It contains 150 ml of product for around Rp 339,000. I forgot the exact price. I'm not sure about the ingredients since it's all written in Korean.

I usually need three pumps to cleanse my whole face with the transparent cleansing oil. It has a slippery feeling like most cleansing oil do. After I pumped it on the palm of my hand, I rub my hands together to disperse the oil and massage it in circular motions on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Yes, following that order. Habit, I guess.


After around 30 – 40 seconds of massaging my face, I wet my hands and apply yet another circular motion on my face. This will turn the transparent oil into a milky white solution. Afterwards, it’s just a matter of rinsing out the cleansing oil thoroughly with water.

There is no sticky or greasy residue after rinsing my face. You can actually move on to toner at this stage, but I like to finish my cleansing routine by using a cleansing foam afterwards. My skin has not reacted badly towards the cleansing oil so far. No redness, itchiness or acne on my face. 


It removes almost all of the makeup that I use on a regular basis. Most of it are liquid lipstick, matte lipstick and eyeliner. It does take a lot longer and a good massaging to remove all of it, but it does come off in the end.

Overall, I didn't expect the cleansing oil to be this good in terms of the cleansing power and how it's not breaking my skin out so far. It leaves a fresh feeling once rinsed and none of the greasy residue. I would probably buy it again if my regular cleansing oil is still out of stock. Have you tried this? Let me know what you think about it below. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

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Monday, August 15, 2016

EMINA SUGAR RUSH LIPSTICK REVIEW & SWATCH

“Disclosure: I bought this product with my own money. I am neither affiliated with this company nor am I being paid to write this post. My opinions are honest and my own.” Complete disclosure here 

Hello, lovelies~ I know I only have one lips, but it’s not a reason to stop buying lipsticks, is it? A couple of months ago, I saw these lipsticks at the Emina counter in the Kelapa Gading Watsons and bought it because it cute (strike through) new. I have tried it for two weeks and here is what I think of it.

The lipstick came with the colorful box that has all the complete information of the products including the list of ingredients. For a lipstick that costs Rp 36,000 (USD $2.74 ), it was quite surprising when I saw that it has a separate outer box. A cute one at that, too!

Inside the bright colored box is a blue, plastic lipstick case with white stripes printed on it. The lipstick is protected with a transparent lipstick cap that also showcases the fancy case packaging. The shade of the lipstick is printed on a round label sticker that is placed on the bottom of the case.

The shade I bought were Cookie Dough and Cherry Bomb, which are on the opposite side of the spectrum, brightness-wise. Cookie Dough belongs to the nude color family with a peach undertone, while Cherry Bomb is a deep pink with hints of  that is surely eye catching.
Too bright for daily makeup, but perfect for formal events.

I’m not gonna lie, I thought they were gonna come off poorly in terms of pigmentation. Yeah, I know. I underestimated them. I judged the book by cover, oh woe is me. These babies are highly pigmented even the nude shade! One swipe is all I need to cover all of my lip flaws. 
Not my favorite shade, but it's surprisingly pigmented for a paler shade

Despite the fact that I’m pleased with the awesome pigmentation, I was kind of pessimistic of their moisture level. Most pigmented lipsticks give off the poorest moisture to my lips. Or at least that’s what I have experience thus far. Not with these, though. They are moisturizing on my lips. Sure it rubs off easily after a meal or a sneaky kiss, but I don’t mind reapplying them throughout the day.

Overall, these lipsticks have been nothing but surprises at every turn of this review. It was pigmented and moisturizing at the same time. The only downside I find on this product is the longevity, but it was understandable given their moisturizing property. The packaging was adorable and colorful with a reasonable price point.

How about you? Have you tried these Sugar Rush lipsticks from Emina? If you haven’t, I recommend that you do, because we need to support our local brands. Plus, it also acts as a good excuse to by makeup. Sounds legit.


Anyway, let me know in the comments below what you think of this or if you have any recommendations from Emina. Thanks for reading and until then, I’ll see you later~



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