Thursday, March 6, 2014

Review: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream - Istanbul

I've been keeping an eye for this matte lip color for quite some time before deciding to own it.
Udah lama naksir ama yg ini, akhirnya gue punya jugaaaa...!

The best thing from the bottle is the cap, it felt velvety and smooth. I love touching it. ^_____^
Tutup botolnya halus banget, dop dop gimanaaa gitu, kayak beludru. Tapi ngapain juga ya tutupnya gue bahas?

This series have tons of beautiful color. It was quite a hassle to choose the right one since some of them comes in similar shades. I aimed for a pale pink one. And after a long quarel between choosing Tokyo or Istanbul, so I finally decided to buy the last one since Tokyo is too pale, I think it suits caucasian lip color better. While Istanbul is similar to natural pink lip tone.
Sebenernya gue udah lama mikir mau beli yang Tokyo atau Istanbul, tapi akhirnya gue beli yg Istanbul aja kali yaaaa, secara Tokyo itu pucet banget, lebih cuco buat bibir bule yg rata2 emang udeh pink alami. Lagian seri lipstik ini warnanya banyak yg mirip. Kalo beli di online dan nasib lo lagi apes, bisa2 salah dapet warna. Hehehehe
These are the swatches which I took under natural lighting and indoor lighting. How can they be so different? The content comes in a condensed thick liquid with an alluring aroma of coffee and milk. I had a good time smelling it.
Ini swatch nya di indoor dan outdoor. Baunya enak, kayak kopi susu.

Unfortunately I forgot to take my bare lips for your reference. So I just took my old photograph which I copied from my old article. Here it is:

Warna asli bibir gue, kayak gini:

Aaaannd, here's the color when applied to my lips, with both lighting as well:

Dan setelah ditampol pake lip color ini, hasilnya jadi begini nih:

And, voila, this is exactly the result I want: matte nude lips. I had a pretty good time doing my cullinary trip in outdoors and the lipstick just stayed where they should be. A little suggestion, you might wanna dab a bit gloss to your lips for a more natural looking lips.
Demen! Warna bibir banget. Tu ari gue berasa cakepan. Hasilnya matte abis tapi ga bikin bibir kering walaupun aslinya bibir gue gampang kering. Staying power nya oke banget. Hari itu gue makan bakso, lanjut ke batagor n somay, disapu lagi pake es teh manis, ga ilang sodara2. Tapi mungkin saking matte hasilnya, bibir lo bakal keliatan kering banget, jadi rada kurang natural gitu. Tapi gpp, tinggal tampol aja pake lipgloss/lipbalm, beres.
Conclusion/Ikhtisar (taelah, ikhtisar...):
  • Matte result
  • Nice smell
  • Reasonable price: IDR 85K in online shops
  • Large variety of shades (but some of them comes in similar ones)
  • Medium staying power
  • Doesn't dry your lips
  • Pigmented. One dip per usage.
Of course lah! I fell in love. How about you? Ever tried this before or deciding to buy one? Tell me what you think :)
Note: The result my vary to each individuals

Sunday, March 2, 2014

IBB MUC February 2014 "Summer Fairy Tale"

This is my second months since the first time I started blogging, and the first time I become one of the participants of Makeup Challenge presented by Indonesia Beauty Blogger community. The theme is Summer Fairytale.

Ok, anyway, this what comes in my mind about a summer fairy, or at least, this is what I wanna look like if I were reborn as a fairy:

How to do:
  1. Apply eyeshadow base and draw your eyebrow.
  2. Draw your upper liner and the "wings" using gel liner.
  3. Apply blue eyeshadow on all over your upper eyelids. Then apply purple and green shadows.
  4. Apply black eyeshadow to cut your crease.
  5. Draw your lower waterline with white pencil and your lash line with black pencil.
  6. Dust pink glitter on the "wings". Use petroleum jelly as the glue.
  7. Retouch your upper liner and the wing with gel liner again.
  8. Glue your fake eyelashes.

Full face view:

I look feisty for a fairy. I think my face suits a witch better with all red and black nuance. Hahaha.

These are the tools I used.

Base makeup:

Eye makeup:

  • Viva Body Painting (purple)

This competition actually allows us to submit three looks, but IDK. Hope I will get the chance to create the second and even the third one, if my kid is asleep. Hahaha.

I kinda remember something after finishing the makeup. Why did I choose purple as my color theme for summer fairytale? What have I thought? Oh, what the hell. Winning or not, I still enjoy the process tho'. ^^

Oh, more snapshots using my phone camera. I think I look better using my phone camera thanks to its blur effect. LOL.

For other IBB MUC participants, I wish you all good luck. See you!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain

Lip tints are in right now, and those gradient lips style was like all over the place, it makes me kinda sick sometimes hahaha. Well, I have to admit that I'm not really into it because that look makes me look pale. But that's not the reason for me of not wanting a lip tint. 

For those of you who wants to try out a lip tint manufactured by a brand outside the booming Korea, you'd better try this.

I have been using this product for about a year, probably when they first launched it, it was on sale. The actual price was around IDR 160K or 170K, pretty expensive for me tho, but I was curious. My first lip stain was produced by Sugar Baby, I had a hard time looking for it once the product was run out because I thought the brand was discontinued in Indonesia, so I thought this one will be an equal substitute. And yeah... This is the only lip tint I have. At the moment, at least.

I think this only comes in one shade, the one you'd call vampy red.

The brush looks similar like the usual brushes for lip gloss. Very familiar.

The formula is watery, so this might be a problem for dry lips. It has a sweet scent of a fruit, maybe it's strawberry or IDK, it's very fruity LOL. It even tastes good when you lick it. But please don't eat this. It's a cosmetic, not a food.

The color may look vampy on the bottle, or once you tap this on you lips/cheek, but remember that you'll have to spread the liquid, and once you did, the color will look more natural. 

Judging from the name, this can be applied on both cheek and lips, but to be honest I barely put this on my cheek since it's a bit tricky to spread it perfectly and the color will fade away very quickly. Besides, putting this on your cheek will consume a large amount of the product, so I prefer my powder blusher instead.

This is what it looked like on my lips. And no... I didn't use this for gradient lips look LOL. I spread this to all over my lips instead, with my finger tips and added petroleum jelly on top of it. I love this, it gives me natural healthy looking lips. 

Here are a few tips when using this:
  • Dab a few spots on your lips/cheek using the applicator and spread them with your finger tips, do not rub. Just dab it.
  • For dry lips, use this first, let it absorb for a while then use your favorite chap stick or lip balm. I once tried wearing lip balm first before applying this, and the result wasn't blended perfectly. Remember the water-oil formula?
  • For gradient look, well... You know how LOL. I shouldn't explain any more further.

Okay, let's gather some facts about this reddish babe:
  • Only comes in one shade I suppose
  • Fruity scent and sweet taste, but it's not edible XD
  • Matte result
  • Perfect for 'no makeup' look
  • Very low staying power on the cheeks
  • Great staying power on your lips
  • Watery formula. Dry lips, beware!
  • Price: IDR 170K (USD 17)

Are those pros or cons? You decide!

Will I buy it again? Well, perhaps. This product gives a great effect on me although it makes my lips dry. But the shade is just purrrfect.

Orright, thanks for reading. Hope this article is useful for you. Any comments or suggestions are very welcome ^^

Note: result may vary to others.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Blues Mood

Another eye makeup tutorial. Just like the title, I use blue shades as the main theme for this look. 

The first thing you gotta do is prime those eyes and draw the eyebrows using your favorite tools.
After that, lets move on to the steps.

  1. Apply bright yellow eyeshadow on you upper inner eyelids.
  2. Apply blue eyshadow on the rest of your upper eyelids. Blend.
  3. Apply black eyeshadow on your crease and your outer V. Wing it then blend.
  4. Line your upper eyelids and wing it.

    5.   Line your lower water line with white pencil and apply turqoise eyeshadow over it using an angle
    6.   This is optional. Apply turqoise eyeshadow on our lower lash line.
    7.   Glue your fake lashes, put on mascara, then curl your eye lashes.

And things are done!

And, a little snapshot with my phone camera. Huhuhuhuh...

Eye makeup credit:
  • Viva eyebrow pencil (brown)
  • NYX eye primer
  • Inez loose eyeshadow (satinee blue & sunstone yellow)
  • NYX single eye shadow (black)
  • Etude House Gel Liner (black)
  • Coastal Scents eyeshadow in turqoise (for under eye shades)
  • Maybelline Falsies mascara
  • Itsdiva Lashes
  • Ageha softlenses (Icy grey)

That's all for now. See you on my next posts! Comments or suggestions are very welcome ^^

Note: I am not a makeup artist nor did I learn to do makeup officially. I'm just someone who loves makeup and observing it by myself. So maybe you'll find some incorrect parts on the way I do my makeup.

Review: Inez Sparkling Loose Eyeshadow

Ada yang pernah denger kosmetik lokal dengan label Inez? Saya juga baru setahun ini denger merk ini, ternyata kalo buka web-nya, wooow line product-nya lumayan lengkap bo. Ini salah satunya:

Sebenernya aku agak penasaran juga gimana jadinya kalo brand lokal bikin eyeshadow bubuk yang bergliter. Yang aku tahu itu ada La Tulipe sama PAC. Tapi PAC mahal pastinya, dan yang La Tulipe warnanya gak banyak (kayaknya). Nah, yang keluaran Inez ini harganya sangat ramah pada tetangga kantong.

Kemasannya itu mirip kayak kemasan gel eye liner, terbuat dari kaca dan tutup plastik berwarna hitam. Di tutupnya itu ada kuas tersembunyi. 

Nih dia kuas tersembunyinya. Tinggal buka, balik, dan klik! Jadi deh kuas panjang. Kalo gak suka pake kuas panjang, gak usah di klik.

Gosh, I really love the color combination so I think I'm gonna spam you with some more pictures LOL.

Sebenernya dia ada 8 warna, tapi yang ungu waktu itu kehabisan terus. Padahal ungunya bagus banget.

This is close up look of each pot.

Color breakdown:
  1. Sparkling Silver: Salah satu warna yang paling sering aku pake, bisa buat highlight.
  2. Aztec Gold: Ini warna bronze, bagus banget. Ini juga salah satu yg palng sering aku pake selain silver.
  3. Satinee Blue: Ini biru yang sangat biru, biru tua kayaknya.
  4. Cherry Pink: Shimmering baby pink. Sangat-sangat muda, dan kalo diaplikasikan ke mata jadi mirip silver.
  5. Golden Moss: Warna hijau tentara. Bukan favorit saya sih, tapi warnanya juga bagus buat yang demen hijau.
  6. Sunstone Yellow: Ini aku bisa sebut sebagai warna emas. Sooo pretty.
  7. Glamorous Red: Yang ini warna marun. Walaupun judulnya merah, tapi masih aman dipake kok.

Pigmentasinya gila-gilaan. Cukup puk-puk dikit aja udah keluar banget:

Nah kelemahan eyeshadow ini, adalah dia gampang banget rontok kalo diaplikasikan, maybe karena dia bentuk bubuk ya. Dan karena berglitter, maka kemungkinan besar glitter-nya kemana-mana itu sangat besar. Jadi be prepared aja mendapatkan hasil wajah yang "mengkilat" karena glitter-nya transfer ke mana-mana.

Untuk pigmentasi, seperti yang udah aku sebut, dia dahsyat banget. Dan dengan pemakaian eye primer, maka akan lebih mantap lagi hasilnya. Eye primer juga bisa mengurangi efek bubuk yang berjatuhan ke pipi loh. 

Selama ini aku selalu memakai ini dengan eye primer, jadi kalo untuk daya tahannya sih cukup keren. Tapi aku gak tahu kalo gak pake eye primer, belom pernah nyoba soalnya.

I did an eye makeup tutorial using a few shades of these powder:

Yang ini males di crop:

Okay, let's gather some facts about these lovely creatures:
  • Sparkling effect
  • Medium stay power and after a few hours, some powder may fall on your cheeks :(
  • Very pigmented, love it!
  • Nice packaging
  • Brush included but not very useful since I prefer applying it with my finger
  • Applying these is a bit tricky
  • Price: around IDR 25K (I forgot, again)

Will I purchase again? IDK... These pigmented babes will take years until they run out. Until then, who knows?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Review: Pond's Age Miracle BB Cream--My Drugstore BB Cream

A holy grail cosmetic for me must be come in reasonable price, and easily bought in a convenience store or a traditional market which are only 50 meters away from my house XD. Hahaha. Going to a department store is such a hassle for me because my son is not the one you can easily tame :D (emak2 rempong)

So my choice was decided on this Pond's BB Cream since it's widely store-sold with reasonable price. To be honest, when I first bought this red babe, I didn't know what a BB cream was. I thought it was an anti ageing day cream and surprised when it could even out my skin tone. And for a year later, I found out BB cream was actually wore as a foundation. Hehehehehe. This also happens years ago in hi school. I always ate at the same food court every day for almost 3 consecutive years. I just found out the second food court just a few months before graduating. Earth calling....
Maybe that was the reason I had no boyfriend back then (sigh).

This tube comes in a red nuance just like any other Pond's product under their anti-ageing series. The cap, oh the cap, I hate it. Why many manufacturers still produce this kind of cap? It's not practical at all. Flip cap please...?

And as for the shade, mine is Light. I don't know how many shade they launched, but this is the only one I find in stores. Even on their official website, the shade only comes in Light. No other. 

This BB cream has a sister though and it comes in Pond's Flawless White series. I tried it as well and will make the review soon!

The ingredients:

Wait.... No Paraben? I mean, really????

This is the application on my hand.

The coverage is kinda low-medium, low oil control, and medium staying power. My nose will get shinny after about 2 hours. You have to dab extra face primer before applying this cream for longer staying power. 

Sounds bad enough for you? No. On the contrary, for me this is the best BB cream ever!

A good BB cream for me doesn't have to be on the highest rank of staying power, oil control or whatsoever. Retouch your makeup once it runs out. Apply next layer if it has low coverage. It's all about tricks. But your skin reaction towards it is the most important aspect when choosing a cosmetic. No trick can be done here. And for the last 3 years since I have been using this, my skin reacts well. No purging reaction, like acnes, dark spots, red spots, etc. So I thinkI must say that I have found my holy grail BB cream! Yeay!

Okay, move on to the verdicts:
  • Easily store-bought
  • Matte finish
  • Only comes in one shade (maybe)
  • Low to medium coverage
  • Medium staying power
  • Low oil control
  • SPF 30 PA++ for UVA and UVB protection
  • Best for normal to dry skin type.
  • Price: around IDR90K, I forgot -_- (USD 10)
Buy it again? Of course!

That's all for now. I love reading any comments or suggestion. Please don't be hesitate! ^^

Note: Written based on my experience. Skin reactions my vary to others.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Rainbow On My Eyes

Yeay! My eye makeup tutorial is finally done! The theme this time is obviously based from rainbow color. Warning, there will be overload usage of pink shade in this page ^^

Okay, let's start!

1. Prime your eyes and draw your eyebrows.
2. Apply bright pink shade on your upper eyelids.
3. Apply dark purple shade on your outer eyelids.
4. Reapply your outter eyelids with black eyeshadow. This will create a dark purple shade.

Tip: You can combine step 3 and 4 if you have dark purple shade.

5. Line your upper eyelids with black eyeliner. Wing it a little.
6. Draw your lower waterline and lower lash line with white pencil.
7. Apply baby blue eyeshadow on your lower water line.
8. Using an angle brush, apply light green eyeshadow on your lower water line.

9. Last step. Put fake upper eye lashes, apply mascara, and curl your lashes. 
Retouch your eyeliner and eyeshadow. And you are done!

Final result:

Oh, in case you get annoyed by the low resolution pictures, here are some examples using a better camera. It was too much hassle taking all those selfies above using a real camera so I used my phone camera. My bad! 

Hope you can see it clearly. Please ignore all the reckless spots I have done!

  • Etude eyebrow drawer
  • Inez gold powder shadow (to draw my eyebrow)
  • NYX eye primer
  • NYX white eye pencil
  • Itsdiva lashes
  • Etude Drawing Show Creamy Liner in Black
  • LA colors eyeshadow
  • Princess Universe Softlens (Andromeda)

That is all for now. Feel free to drop any comment or suggestion, or critics, or errrr... Anger? See you!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pink Outbursts...!

Okay, this is just a coincidence to talk about pink lipsticks in this pinkish themed month of February. Seriously. LOL.

Lately I've been craving about bold lipsticks. Oranges, pinks, reds, I tried them all. I just don't have the guts to wear black just yet tho'. Lime Crime, anyone? Hahahaha
Ok, enough chit chatting, I'm gonna share two bold pink lipsticks I wear lately. One is local Indonesian brand, and the other one is Korean.


I already have this fuchsia lipstick for a while and love the color. This shade is actually a part of 2013 Makeup Trend by Sariayu cosmetic line. On the picture above, the tube is transparent. Well, it was actually wrapped in a beautiful batik plastic and there was a batik pattern engraved on the stick. But I knocked them off, on purpose.

This is what it'll look like when it's brand new:

The texture of this lipstick is very creamy and soft, giving your lips that soft and creamy look. The fragrant reminded me of the pleasant aroma of bubble gums I chewed when I was a kid. Brings back memories. Anyway, here's the result on my lips. Sorry i had to edit this since my camera kinda soften the color, but this one's the closest shade to reality. This is what you'd call fuchsia, the best pink shade for dark complexion.
Maybe because of the bold color, it stayed on my lips quite long but it did leave marks on my coffee cup. 

Etude House Blooming Lips Talk PK 013

This is one of the most beautiful lipstick I've ever seen, the skin yet the flesh color, feel like biting it. PK 013 is a kinda barbie shade pink. Bold pink without making your face look like a middle aged woman. Will look great on fair complexion, tho' no one would forbid you to wear this if you have darker complexion. LOL. Too bad my camera, again, soften up the color, but the actual color is much more intense than the one in these photos. 

One thing I kinda regret from these series is that they stain even after wiping them with makeup remover. I have a few shades from the blooming series, and they all stain. And this shade stains even more than the rest of them.

This is how it looks like on my lips. Again, I had to edit the saturation because of you know what. I think this is the closest one to reality.

Compared to Sariayu lipstick with its creamy effect, this one has matte finishing.Totally. Both of them will stain your coffee cup but the difference is the texture. From the color I think I prefer this one, but considering the texture and the fragrant, Sariayu is way better than this.

This is the writer's face with both lipsticks for your comparison. She's someone kinda awkward posing in front of the camera. So this boring photo is all what you get. Sorryyyy..  | ^_^ |


- Barbie pink shade
- Matte texture. I got my lips dry from not wearing chap stick.
- Good for fair complexion
- Long lasting
- Stains your lips, very badly

- Fuchsia color
- Creamy and soft
- Good for darker complexion
- Long Lasting
- Stains your lips, but not too much

That's all for now. Comments or suggestions would be much appreciated !