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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Monte Carlo & Rome


Ini adalah post ketiga gue yang membahas NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream (NYX SMLC). Walau banyak yang ga terlalu suka sama produk ini but I love them and keep on buying more and more shades from this collection. Berhubung ini udah post ketiga, gue ga akan bahas lebih detil tentang kemasannya ya.

Fyi, baru-baru ini NYX mengeluarkan 12 warna baru dari seri SMLC. Salah satunya adalah shade Rome yang akan gue bahas sekarang. Gue sih ga hapal ya apa-apa aja warna barunya, yang gue inget cuma ada satu warna biru tua (Moscow). Sayangnya dia keburu habis pas gue mau order. Ga ngerti kenapa justru yang warna biru cepet abis, padahal biru gitu loh. Entah produksinya lebih sedikit, atau jumlah manusia yang suka warna bibir anti mainstream mulai bertambah banyak.


Berhubung makin banyak NYX SMLC yang palsu, gue mau kasi sedikit clue untuk tau produknya asli apa ngga. Warna Monte Carlo itu nomornya SMLC10, dan yang Rome adalah SMLC32. Kedua jenis warna itu ditempel pada bagian atas tutup dan bagian bawah tube-nya. Untuk info lebih detil tentang NYX SMLC palsu, kamu bisa cek link ini:








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NYX SMLC Monte Carlo

NYX Monte Carlo adalah warna deep red dengan nuansa sedikit ngepink. Bukan warna merah sejati. Atau banyak yang bilang ini warna merah buah ceri. Warna ini lumayan buildable tingkat kepekatannya. Kamu tinggal menambah beberapa layer lagi kalo kepengan hasil yang lebih 'deep'. Kalo ga pede sama warna ini, bisa juga kamu pake ala gradient lips.

NYX Rome adalah warna nude brown dengan sedikit hint pink. Ini warna nude yang sempurna banget untuk tone kulit warna apa aja. Ga terlalu gelap atau pucat. Gue belom pernah nemu warna nude dengan tone sesempurna ini. Hahaha lebay ya. 

Formula dari kedua shade ini juga bagus, halus dan gampang ratanya. Rata-rata kalo warna merah dan nude brown itu emang cakep sih formulanya. Beda sama yang warna kayak ungu tua atau bright/nude pink. Untuk aroma juga NYX masih mempertahankan aroma khas SMLC yang vanilla banget.

NYX SMLC tidak sama dengan matte lip stain yang akan set di bibir. Dari namanya aja udah 'SOFT MATTE', bukan DEAD MATTE. Dia memang akan berubah menjadi matte setelah beberapa menit tapi tidak akan set di bibir, jadi tetap akan nempel di gelas kalo kamu minum. Jadi bisa dibilang ini kayak lipstik matte tapi bentuknya cair. Gitu kali ya. Untuk daya tahannya juga ga sama dengan matte lip stain ya, walaupun gue bilang sih termasuk lumayan tahan dibanding lipstik creamy biasa.

Produk ini dijual dengan harga asli USD 6, tapi sampai ke Indonesia rata-rata berkisar IDR 100K. Harga di counter resmi juga ga beda jauh kok dengan di online shop.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review: NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick (Thalia/LSS529)

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick (or also known as Lip Smacking Fun Colors Lipstick) is the cheapest variant of all NYX lipsticks. And this Thalia shade is my all time favorite. The one I review here is with their latest packaging but the formula was no different with the old ones, or so I thought, because I've bought this many many times.

The packaging is quite simple with black sleek tube and a small clear tube on the bottom that indicates each shade. I once opened it, and it really contains some share of the lipstick. No kidding. So when you're out of it, you can go with the bottom tube.

I bought this online for IDR 65K.

My shade is Thalia, my darling shade.

Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-DiglycerylPolyacyladipate-2, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Octyldodecanol, IsostearylIsostearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax /Euphorbia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Candelilla, Ceresin, Beeswax / Cera Alba /Cire d’abeille, Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/ Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Cire de Carnauba, Microcrystalline Wax / CeraMicrocristallina / Cire Microcristalline, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHA, Limonene,Fragrance / Parfum. MAY CONTAIN / PEUTCONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491,77492, 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 36(CI 12085), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

The bullet shape is a classic pointy one. There's some strong scent coming out of the tube, and what I learn from several thousand times of application is that the tube is so fragile it easily broke.

Thalia is what I describe as nude pinky mauve. There's a slight hint of purple. It is very very creamy, smooth, and pigmented. Easy application alert.

Taken under bright lighting.
Taken under medium lighting.

As I mention several times before, this is my favorite shade and my favorite lipstick of all time. I have bought this ever since NYX opened their official counter in Indonesia and I fell in love right away with this shade. Thalia is your MLBB shade and a perfect nude for all occassion. But please beware because on some people, this shade could look a bit pale. My friend used to try this and it didn't perfectly blend with her, although she has fair complexion.

This lipstick has creamy formula and finishing. It doesn't dry your lips at all. But its decent moisture sometimes backfires since it easily transfers to anything, even my teeth. So having your coffee with your lipstick mark on the cup is not a very pleasant thing, especially since I'm quite used to wear some matte lip stain nowadays.

This lipstick won't stay long on your lips either, so you'll need to take this with you for retouching. It will only last for an hour or so, not to mention if you have that sloppy eating attitude. 

Oh, and btw, sometimes they don't have this stock with them. If that happens, I would buy the shade Tea Rose. It has quite similar shade with Thalia but more like peach or pink rather than mauve.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review: NYX Slim Lip Pencil (Fuchsia/SPL 816)

Another lip liner collection of mine! Yeaay!
This pencil comes in a black wooden pencil with different colors representing each shade. The cap is made of black plastic.
Company claim:
Slim, trim but never prim, our lip pencils come in a variety of dashing shades—from auburn to orange and traffic-stopping red. The buttery, long-wearing lip liner formula goes on easily and resists bleeding.

This cost USD 3.50 in their official web store. I bought this on offcial counter for IDR 80K, but if you buy this online it'll cost you about IDR 50-60K.
My shade is Fuchsia.
There are 56 array of colors available, according to its official international webstore. They even got BLACK lip liner. How cool is that?! But I have no idea how many shades available here in Indonesia. I pressume there are only mainstream colors distributed in local official conters, other than that you have to pre-order them online.
Sorbitan Isostearate, Isocetyl Stearate,Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax,Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Unsaponifiables, Beeswax, SimmondsiaChinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Caprylic/Capri Triglyceride, Nylon-12,Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Silica, CoperniciaCerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Hydrogenated, Coconut Oil, Tocopherol,VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, StearylGlycyrrhetinate, Propylparaben, Prolylene Carbonate

This is a wooden pencil that need to be sharpen.

This color is a bright fucshia color with cool undertone.

The lip liner alone, worn full lips.

Combined with Sariayu lipstick Lasem 01
A match made in heaven!
I first bought this bright pink pencil to lock the color of some pink liquid lipsticks I have. Liquid tends to bleed out of my lip line and applying this pencil in advance really help those liquid stay in place, at least for more than 6 hours of usage.
This pencil glides on smoothly without any dragging on my lips with a good color pay-off. Easily to be sharpened, but also a bit disturbing when the tip is no longer pointy. It's not easily brake if you sharpen it right.
I find that this pencil is a bit drying, but don't they all? So far I only tried three brands of lip pencil (Revlon, Silkygirl, and NYX) and all of them dry out. But aren't they supposed to be dry? Otherwise, how can it lock the lip color in place? Tell me if I'm wrong. Just put a lip balm first, leave it for a about 5 minutes, wipe it, apply a concealer, then start drawing your lips.
So far, I think this is the best lip liners I've ever had. I consider of repurchasing this but in other colors, although I don't know if the result will be as pleasing as this, because sometimes the result can be different depending on the color.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review: NYX Mechanical Eye Pencil in Purple, Lime Green, Turqoise Blue,White, Gold, Pink, and Silver

I bought these colorful pencils because I love coloring my lips with crazy colors, but not worn publicily, though. Just for fun. Since lip liners are so limited in terms of color variant, so I think these eye pencils are good substitutes.

Let's see the colors I got.

This is a dark purple with blue hint. The color is a bit irridescent and metallic. Its pigmentation is great, I can get a very opaque result in just one swipe.

Lime Green/MPE07
I wouldn't call this a lime green since the color is just like moss. This is a metallic moss green with a good pigmentation. One of my favorite item.

Turqoise Blue/MPE09
A stunning blue, the color is true to its stick. Its's a bit metallic with super super great pigmentation. Another favorite item of mine.

One of the color I use the most in my waterline, of course. This is the only variant from my NYX pencil collection that has a matte result. The opacity is marvelous, and it stays the whole day on my waterline. I think I reviewed this once, but I'm not sure. You can hit the search button to find out more.

I wouldn't say this gold shade, it's more like a bronze to me. It has metallic hue, and sadly, the pigmentation is not very good. Or if I my say, very poor.

When I bought this, I was hoping the color would be a good substitute for a pale pink lip liner. Turned out I was wrong. It's an irridescent pink with a hint or purple. And this is the poorest color in terms of pigmentation. Totally a let down. I wouldn't recommend this if you're looking for a pink pencil. The texture is also very clumpy.

It is a silver, what more can I say? This one glides smoothly with a very opaque result. A recommended item if you're looking for a silver pencil.


So, these pencils varies in terms of opacity. They are retractable and, like most pencils with similar shape, are also very fragile and brake easily. So please be gentle with your hands. 

Beside using these as eyeliner and lip liner, I also often use these as an eyeshadow base to make my eyeshadow colors more pop, it works well!

These are claimed to be waterproof, but the lady in the counter told me that these aren't really waterproof. It won't easily fade if you splash it with water, but rub it ince and you'll get the color gone in a second. And these are not smudgeproof. So becareful wearing this on your eyes on a sweaty hot days.

- Semi-waterproof
- Varies in terms of pigmentation, texture, and types of color
- Not waterproof
- The stick breaks easily
- How much: IDR 95K on official counters, and around IDR60-70 in online stores

Example of application on my lips, using the lime green and turqoise blue.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: NYX Eyebrow Gel (Blonde/EBG01)

This so-called dupe of Make Up Forever Aqua Brows had really stolen my heart a few months back. I first bought the shade Brunette and didn't regret it at all. The only thing I regret was that I only bought one shade.
But finally I can have the blonde shade I wanted to have sooo much.
The product was infused in a tiny transparent vynil tube, comes with a box as well. For you who are confused whether any brush included, nope, there isn't. The tube looked small but it contains 10 ml gel, it's quite generous.

There are 5 shades available in their color system.

My shade is Blonde/EBG01

Water/Aqua/Eau, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d'Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnauba, Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Triethyl Citrate. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-):   Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

 This product is actually very tiny, only 10ml. It has a small pointy hole and a tiny black cap, which is a bit unpractical. Just like my OCC Lip Tar that has a very mini cap, I fear that I might lost the cap. Sheesh... Btw, I must warn you, that the consistency is runny, so don't squeeze too hard ya, or you'll waste some.

Left: Indoor with camera flash.
Right: Outdoor with natural lighting. 
The consistency is a bit runny to be called gel. I only squeeze this much to draw my two eyebrows and oftentimes it leaves some excess.

Left: Indoor with camera flash.
Right: Outdoor with natural lighting. 
To draw those three lines I simply used one dot I squeezed from the previous picture. Isn't it amazing that a very small dot like that can really go along the way. So I must say 10 ml consistency is so generous. It'll take more than a year for me before the whole product has run out.
At first, I was afraid to choose this color since I thought it will look too blonde or too light for my skin tone. But judging from the swatches I think they're more like a light taupe shade or light blonde with grey undertone, not that stark bright blonde.
Since my real hair color is jet black, so the result is quite natural although it's light colored.

Here are how it look like on my face. Using a light colored eyebrow can really soften the look on your face and a great option if I get bored with those ultra thick and dark eyebrows. Please remember to choose eyebrow colorant lighter than your current hair color, not the other way around. But since I wear hijab, I don't really have problem with that. The benefit of hijabers. Yeeaaay.

This is the very first product ever in my entire life that fulfill its promise to be a waterproof and smudgeproof one. I often wear this for working out in my aerobic class, or just use this for going out. It didn't smudge or move at all for more than 12 hours. Even after you scratch your eyebrows.
Because of that the gel also dries very fast. So you have to be quick and please don't do any mistake or it'll be a correction nightmare. And just like I said before, a little dot goes a very long way. So be gentle with your brush or you'll end up overdoing it. This is just the right reason for me not to squeeze this product on the back of my hand. I prefer do it with a disposable things lika a tissue paper.
To remove this is simply using a cotton dipped in make up remover. For small places I use a spoolie or eyebrow comb dipped in make up remover, and apllied it gently on my eyebrows.
One thing that bug me is that I already have my old NYX EYebrow Gel in Brunette. And after using it for about 4 or 5 months, I find out the gel texture thickens overtime. I'm afraid if I don't use it for a long time, it will harden like a gel liner. I don't know why this happens, is it because I stash my make up in an air-conditioned room or what. But do you experience the same thing?
Okay, aside from that hardenig texture and everything, this product is ridiculously awesome, I like it! However, I must say that you might not like this if you are still a beginner on drawing your eyebrows. Well, I'm not saying that I am a pro, but applying this product is waaay more tricky than using a regular eyebrow pencil, although the final result you get is to die for.
And if you'd like to read my previous post about the Brunette shade, hit this button.
My take:
  • Blonde is a light taupe shade on ME
  • Waterproof
  • Smudgeproof
  • A little goes a long the way
  • Quickly dried once applied
  • The consistency is a bit runny for a gel texture
  • But it will thicken after several months on the tube
  • How much: around IDR 100K to 120K
  • Available in USA official counters only
  • I got this in NYX Olshop in Facebook, but available in many online stores in Indonesia.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: NYX Eye Shadow in Black & Dark Brown (ES01 & ES 06) "The Story of My Basic Make Up Ingredients"

Nggak semua cewek itu suka dandan. Tapi yakin deh, PASTI semua cewe pernah berhadapan dengan situasi di mana kalian HARUS dandan. Berani bilang kalau aku salah? Berarti kamu wanita yang terdampar dan hidup di pulau terpencil. Sebatang kara.

Buat yang gak terlalu suka dandan, pasti bingung, apa aja sih makeup dasar yang harus kalian punya? Well, menurutku sih bedak, lipstik, dan eyeshadow. Iyaaah, eyeshadow, bukan pensil alis. Karena eyeshadow itu fungsinya jauh lebih banyak ketimbang pensil alis.

Oke, karena produk yang mau aku bahas kali ini adalah eyeshadow, aku beritai kasih tau dua warna yang menurutku sangat mendasar banget, yaitu coklat dan hitam. Yuk, kenalan sama dua alat make up yang paling banyak aku pake ini.

Sori nih kalau kemasannya udah agak buluk, karena telah melewati berbagai macam siksaan di tas make up ehehehe. Kemasannya mini dan simpel banget, warnanya hitam. Dua eyeshadow ini aku beli di counter beberapa bulan lalu, dan kalo nggak salah sekarang sudah ada kemasan barunya yang bulet dengan embel-embel nama "Hot". Tapi baca-baca review beauty blogger luar, formulanya gak sebagus versi lamanya. Katanyaaaa....
Harga waktu beli di konter: sekitar IDR 80K/per buah. Ga tau kalau sekarang.

Varian warnanya banyak banget loh, aku lupa berapa banyak, tapi asli banyaaak banget, dan bagus-bagus. Punyaku yang warna Black (ES01) dan Dark Brown (ES06). Isinya lumayan banyak yaitu 2.5 gram.
The ingredients.

Aku suka kemasan model begini. Mungil, praktis, gak pake kaca, tutupnya transparan pula, jadi isinya bisa keliatan dari luar.

Kalau masih baru, permukaan varian eyeshadow ini memiliki undak-undak berbentuk seperti 4 buah piramid kecil. Jenis warnanya juga matte, gak ada glitter sama sekali. Jadi cocok banget dipake untuk dandanan natural.
Yang ini piramid-nya udah cekung, bablas hehehe... Saking seringnya dipake. Permukaan warnanya tidak keras, alias buttery.

Warna hitamnya lumayan pekat, meski masih kalah pekat dibanding hitamnya Sleek Acid Palette-ku. Untuk warna coklat tuanya lumayan natural, dengan undertone sedikit kemerahan. Bukan warna taupe ya.
Untuk pigmentasinya sih lumayan kok. Entah kenapa pas aku swatch di tangan pigmentasinya terlihat payah, padahal kalo aku pake di kelopak mata pigmentasinya dahsyat kok. Bubuhkan dulu eye primer sebelum pake eyeshadow ini, dan kujamin pasti pigmentasinya jadi tambah 'menggila'.
Setelah membahas soal produknya, mari kita lihat apa saja yang sudah aku lakukan bersama kedua benda mungil ini. Hehehe.

Tutorial ini pernah aku post somewhere di blog ini, silakan klik link tutorial ya, karena aku juga lupa naroknya di mana. Untuk riasan ini aku menggunakan kedua warna coklat dan hitam sebagai eyeshadow. Yang ini cocok baget untuk rias mata sehari-hari.

Untuk make up fantasi yang aku buat ini, aku menggunakan kedua warna coklat dan hitam untuk menggambar alis, kontur mata dan wajah, juga luka sayatan di samping bibir.


Untuk make up di atas aku menggunakan eyeshadow coklat untuk kontur wajah, dan eyeshadow hitam + coklat untuk menebalkan alis.

Done on client's face. Membuat kerutan di seluruh wajah menggunakan eyeshadow coklat.

Done on client's face. Kontur wajah tengkorak menggunakan eyeshadow hitam, as well as setting the black face paint on the eyes and nose.

Untuk riasan mata di atas aku menggunakan eyeshadow coklat untuk menggambar alis, menggunakan angled brush. Natural banget deh liatnya, bisa bikin alis keliatan lebih tipis ketimbang pakai pensil alis, plus ada efek bule-nya dikit. Cocok untuk membuat make up mata ala Ulzzang atau Gyaru, kalo kamu gak punya maskara alis. Heheheh.

 Kalo yang terakhir ini aku menggunkaan eyeshadow coklat saja, hanya untuk kontur wajah.

Dan masih banyak lagi hasil make up yang pernah aku buat menggunakan kedua eyeshadow ini, kalo aku upload semua, maka post ini akan terlihat membosankan saking panjangnya. Jadi cukup sekian aja.


Gimanaaa, banyak kaaan kegunaan eyeshadow coklat dan hitam? Kamu gak harus punya merk yang sama dengan aku, tapi paling nggak kamu punya dua warna ini, fungsinya banyaaaak!

Semoga membantu!



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