Monday, July 27, 2015

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rimmel Nude Lipstick by Kate Moss Collection 2015: 40, 42, 43, 45 and 48

These are newly released in the UK (only for now, I think) but for some reason I "had" to have them.
40:  white base very light peach
42: white base light pink nude
43: no white base but slightly more orange and brown than 40
45:  cooler pink than 42 with no white base: a nude so brown/pink
48: a darker nude, but with a slight red or plum undertone (depending on your lip shade I think) so not super brown thus more wearable.

These are mostly but not fully opaque.  I like all but 40 which is too light on me for most looks.  Same great Rimmel formula that I love but not everyone does.  These will be making it the the US.

40, 42, 43, 45 and 48

Tom Ford Runway Color AW15 Cream Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

Lovely reddish brown.  This cream eye shadow is limited edition and on the Tom Ford Site right now.  It's a different texture than the regular formula but I really like it....though it can be hard to build up...

100% Pure Naked Strawberry Gift Set of Natural Makeup

Maybe a little too natural looking for me but I really do like this set any way.  A really solid collection for those who want to apply fewer chemicals to your face (about 60% soak through your skin).

Monday, July 20, 2015

Besame 1940s Eau De Parfum Review

Top notes:  bergamot, cognac, davana

Heart notes:  rose, clove, labdanum

Base notes: sandalwood, amber benzoin

A sultry but not super complex scent.  Like curling up next to a burning fireplace.

Asian Skin Essences SK II, Secret Key Missha and Monique Labs Review and Thoughts

A top Japanese (SK-II) fermented essence and three popular Korean ones (Secret Key, Missha and Monique Labs).   These all use fermented rice products, all but Missha using galactomyces fermate filtrate.  Which do I like best and why?

Also, what are the benefits to skin?  In short, they refine and even skin tone, deal with both dryness and acne, reduce visible pores and minimize the effects of aging.  I love them.

Another I like, NoTS Aqua Softener, also uses fermenting ingredients but not fermented rice.  So while it's mentioned in the video it isn't discussed in as much detail.

Most are available for sale at:

Missha Time Revoultion First Treatment Essence
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence
Monique Lab The First Skin Essence

Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lipstick Review and Swatches

An iridescent semi sheer lilac with pink and blue undertones.