Beauty Reviews – Maybelline Lipstick Color Sensational Peachy Scene

I’m not a fan of lipsticks and because of the hassle to reapply again and again after eating/drinking, I seldom use them. But decided to get one just for the fun of it and because my lips are usually rather pale looking, I think painting some colours would do me good.Thus, randomly gotten one from Maybelline while I was patronising Guardian. I usually get stuffs from Watsons but I couldn’t find a store the other day so just randomly hopped into Guardian as I wanted to get the Nivea body lotions.

Since I’m not obsessed over lipsticks and reckon that I wouldn’t be a frequent user, price factor is a great consideration. Wanted to get 1 from Revlon that has both lipbalm and lipstick functions but the colour of the Maybelline one won me over. I tried out a few lipsticks on my hand before deciding to get this Maybelline one.

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There weren’t so many varieties to choose from when I was deciding my take.
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Yes it’s my cup of uncle looking kopi behind. The bf and I are such coffee addicts that we still enjoy our coffee even on weekends! Be it brewed or instant packets! 😀
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And because I’ve not gotten myself a SLR/DSLR and didn’t have my digi cam with me, here’s a clearer picture of the lipstick I bought, taken with flash to showcase the slight shimmer.Credits to indianvanitycase.com

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Red lips, though highly sexy and seductive, are definitely not my cuppa tea. I prefer sweet pinkish ones to match my sweet pink blusher. Perhaps when I’ve decided that I’ve blossomed into a fine mature lady (i.e. older la), then I’ll set my lips to hot striking red. But for now I’ll stick to sweet pinkish shades. Wanted to get a nude colour from Revlon but decided that it would most prolly make me look paler? LOLThough this Maybelline one doesn’t have lipbalm functions, it’ actually quite alright I guess. One of the reason why I don’t usually put lipsticks is because I feel they ‘suck out’ moisture from your lips, leaving it dry and flaky. As it is, I do have cold sore problems, tracing back to my sec sch days (unknown cause), and hence, I would usually smack on lipbalms only.

But before applying lipstick, this Maybelline color sensational allows me to apply it over my lipbalm so that I get to retain the moisture as well. I’m using lipbalms from Maybelline as well. HAHA.

Apart from that, a minus point of this lipstick is that its appearance doesn’t seem as slick and classy compared to others. Its transparent plastic cap causes it to look like some cheapo lipstick. I think the price is reasonable, got it at Guardian for $17.90.

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Beauty Reviews – Chanel Compact Powder

Before Chanel, I was using Maybelline Clear Smooth Compact Powder as shown below. I’d tried to get the blue one over the green one where possible, because some places only sell the green one. The blue one has a higher SPF than the green one by 2 levels 🙂 So yeah, trying to be kiasu here 🙂

After that, I have been using that for months until I switched to Chanel and I am glad the product is value for money! 🙂
Note the huge price difference between the 2 brands though =P

I’m not the type who demands for counter-brand cosmetics/skin care products, as long as they are value for money and effective, I will go for them. For example, my blusher is from Silkygirl 🙂 But of course, marketing does play a part as well, as in the prestige as well as price factors, which might not always justify its quality. This is a common misconception 🙂

Like you, I make sure that the product is really highly raved by ladies and get as much info as possible through researching. Just like what you are doing now – reading reviews. But I do understand what may work for others may/may not work for me. So I’d always take opinions with a pinch of salt, which you should too, especially since each individual has different type of skincare problems as well as the type of skin. FYI, I have the combination type of skin (oily T-zone) – which is rather common in our climate conditions.

Here are the pictures of the pictures of the Maybelline compact powders just in case you’re wondering how they look like.

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I have tried 2 different ranges of the Chanel compact powder (because my mom got the wrong one for me – but it turned out alright!). Before buying the compact powder, I was very fortunate to have a friend working in Chanel because she gave me some samples of Chanel products to try out and I’d really liked the powders 🙂

The 2 ranges of Chanel compact powder :

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The white casing is Le Blanc Light Mastering Whitening Compact Foundation which has SPF 25/PA+++ while the black casing is the Vitalumiere Eclat Radiance Comfort Compact Makeup which has only SPF 10 only.

Personally, I’d prefer the whitening over the radiance one but that doesn’t mean that the latter is not good too. Both are awesome but just that I’m crazy over whitening products and hence the choice 🙂

As I have combination skin (oily T-zone), this powder although doesn’t really help much in combating the oiliness, I still like how each application is so smooth. I don’t use the brush that comes along because I prefer using sponges. I think it’s easier to control. Speaking of which, I’m not a fan of liquid foundation as well. The one and only I have tried in my entire lifetime is the Revlon liquid foundation which I decided not to venture into them anymore because of the mess and hassle they create. It gets stuck inside your nails although I agree that using your fingers allow greater control and easier application than sponges/brushes, that’s for sure. Liquid foundation looks extremely thick on my face as well.

Honestly, I don’t require one that provides excessive or thick coverage because I have naturally good skin. I don’t have acne problems and the only time I have pimples is when it’s nearing “that time of the month” but recently these few months, I realised that I don’t even have this problem now! The worst pimples problem was during my O Levels which is like eons ago (I am reminded how much I’ve aged ):) Other than that, I don’t recall any other unfortunate incidents.

The only problem I have with my faceskin is the oily T-zone (which is not that terrible and excessive) and the enlarged pores I have. Of course, and the disgusting dark circles as well! And well, I do have quite a number of moles of my face but thank god they aren’t those huge and/or hairy ones! 🙂

One more thing, Chanel compact powder has quite a pleasant scent too. Unlike the Maybelline one.

Besides not being able to solve my T-zone problem, another dissatisfaction is that the powder “runs loose” and gets all over the mirror, causing it to be dirty and blur. Time to time, I have to wipe off the remnants of the powder bits off the mirror to be able to view clearly. Quite a hassle actually.

And of course, once dropped, the compact powder would crack, just like the rest of the powders as well. I say this because I’ve dropped mine before by accident 😦

Since my other cosmetics family isn’t that expensive (I use Bourjois/K-Palette liquid eyeliner, Silkygirl duo blusher, some eyebrow pencil that my sis gave me – unsure of the brand, Canmake highlighter, Loreal concealer and Maybelline masacara), I think it is only reasonable that my compact powder which covers the largest portion of my face, can be abit more pricey? 🙂
If I’m not wrong, it is sold at $90+? My mom got it at around S$70+ from HK 🙂

**One thing which I would like to highlight that is, please babes, do get a colour of your own skin tone. I have seen so many ladies using the WRONG tone for their face and they look really awful! It should match the rest of your body and shouldn’t be whiter than them. I understand it would be icky to try the tester out especially if you have sensitive skin, but if so, you should get your products that are specially made for sensitive skin. For me, I seriously do not wish to look ridiculous mismatched with the rest of my skin, so I would take the chance and test a small portion on my face. You may want to try this out. Would be great if you have wet wipes with you at the point of time as well. 🙂

I think those whose faces are packed with layers and layers of powders is seriously a big booboo! Don’t suffocate your skin so much alright? Plus, cleaning them off thoroughly would be a hassle. You don’t have to apply layers to cover up problematic areas, just get a good concealer to do the trick!

The trick is to get the RIGHT coverage for YOUR SKIN TONE, NOT THE FAIREST OR WHITEST, unless your ambition is to be a Geisha? 😉