Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencils Review and Comparisons

The top and the bottom ones are the Milani Liquif’Eye Metallic Eye Liner Pencils. I decided to try these out ever since I heard Temptalia's review of them. I must say that they are wonderful and long lasting! I found them to be somewhat similar look MAC Powerpoint Pencils or Urban Decay 24-7 liners. So I decided to compare it with ones that I already have. And I found them to be the same size and look very alike.

From Top to bottom: Milani Brown, MAC So There Jade, Milani Silver

From Top to bottom: Milani Brown, MAC So There Jade, Milani Silver

Same Exact Size! (I never sharpened the MAC one)

From Top to bottom: Milani, MAC. They are both 0.04 OZ/ 1.2g and made in Germany :)

Here are some swatch comparisons.
As you can see, they are very similar looking but I found the Milani ones much easier to use, denser and more smooth. But the only problem I had with the Milani was when I put it on my waterline. These are great for upperlash area. Here are some more swatches.

More Milani reviews are coming soon! Thanks for reading! :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

MAC Comparison - Light That Fire and Pink Grapefruit

I've heard a lot of forums and people asking if these two colors are similar. Well since I have both of them I thought I would do a comparison. Both of these are wonderful and limited edition!

So first here's MAC Light That Fire from the Warm & Cozy Collection. I found it to be more yellow in color and have less shimmers than Pink Grapefruit. Its a very great color to have thought and especially since it's limited edition.

So first here's MAC Pink Grapefruit. I got this from a holiday set in 2008 but I think it was originally from the Manish Arora Collection. I found it to be more pinker in color and have lots of shimmers. Its also limited edition!

Here you can see the difference with no flash! Light that Fire is much more yellow toned and Pink Grapefruit is more pink toned.

With flash they almost look the same. Even when worm on lips they look exactly the same because of the undertones in my lips.

Overall, if you have one of the lipglass you don't need to get the other unless you need another one! :) Thanks for reading.

Friday, March 26, 2010

MAC - Optimistic Orange and Fresh Salmon

Two great oranges and corals that are about sold out everywhere! Luckily I found Optimistic Orange at a Bloomingdales and Fresh Salmon at a Macys. So here is my review.

Optimistic Orange (Cremeblend)LE: From the Lillyland collection. It's a creamy orange-coral. It looks orange in my swatch but on cheeks it looks more coral after it is blended out. It's definately a must have!

Fresh Salmon (Lustre)LE: From the Spring Colour Forecast Colour 2 collection. It's a sheer bright pink orange. It builds in layers on lips and look fab! I love it!

I hope you enjoyed my review! I will have more posts coming up about amazing things that I got so keep checking back. Thanks for reading :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MAC - Riveting Collection Review and Swatches

Once again here's another post that I had planned to put up a while ago but couldn't becuase of all my exams. Here's my haul from the Riveting Collection. I was soo excited about this collection because a lot of the things I wanted were PRO items and to me, most PRO items are very pigmented. This collection had many metallic and silvers but I decided to skip those.

Dirty Plum (Powder) PRO: From the Riveting collection. It's a deep plum. It's very good to contour with this. It gives a nice unique plum shade. I tried to use it as a blush but I failed. It's definitely better for contouring.
Full Fuchshia (Powder) PRO: From the Riveting collection. It's a very bright iridescent fuchsia. It's definately a must have!

Show Orchid (Amplified Creme) PRO: From the Riveting collection. It's a very bright hot pink that's a bit blue based. A very Barbie pink and a must have!

True Babe (Creme) LE: From the Riveting collection. It's a creamy bright hot pink gloss that's a bit blue based also. Also a very Barbie pink lipgloss which I found unique than other glosses and a must have!

I hope you enjoyed my review! I will have more posts coming up about amazing things that I got so keep checking back. Thanks for reading :)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Milani Holographic Nail Lacquer Review in HD

I saw a lot of reviews about this nail polish and wanted to try it out myself. I've been loving Milani Nailpolishes since back in the day but now they came out with these and I must say they are super cool!

At the store, CVS, they cost like $4.99 and I didn't see them as that great, since I guess the lighting at the store was horrible. But as I got home and swatched them I fell in LOVE!

To see the holographic/rainbow effect you need to put your nails in specific angles and lightings just like a holographic picture.

This is the grey/silver shade it's called HD.

I love them and bought all of them because I believe they won't be in stores for too long. I've been seeing that Milani has brought out many new things on their Summer/Spring 2010 line so I bought other Milani things that work great too. I'll have those reviews up soon. Thanks for reading. Check back for my other swatches and Milani reviews!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Revlon Lipsticks - Nude Attitude and Berry Haute

Here are some pics of my recent haul at the drugstore. This was my first time trying out Revlon lipsticks for myself, usually my mother wheres it but there was a BOGO sale at CVS last week so i decided to try some shades.

The first one I picked up was Nude Attitude. I've heard many reviews about it and wanted to try it for myself. So I bought this. It was $7.99. Here are some pictures of the packaging.

About this lipstick, it's a matte finish. They also made the lipstick tube look a bit "matte" which I just did not like because it feels very cheap like it would break easily. But I noticed my other Revlon lipstcik is a cream finish and has a much better classic tube. Here's Nude Attitude on my lips.

The color is really nice, I like it and it's a little different then my other nudes. It does make me look a bit chalky so i like to pair this one with one of my neutral colored lipsticks. Also, I found this lipstick to feel drier than MAC matte lipsticks or frost lipsticks. So I always have to make sure that my lips aren't chappy to make this look nice.

Here is Berry Haute, another Revlon lipstick that I purchased. I bought this for $3.49 from my BOGO, but the original price was $6.99. Even though this is cheaper in prince than Nude Attitude, I found the packaging and application to be much better.

This is a creme finish and feels great on your lips. It goes on very smooth. I believe this color is a new shade also. After I bought this, I tried searching on the web for more reviews of this color and I don't see many, so I'm glad to be one of the people to contribute to this color. Here's how it looks on my lips.

I love this color, it's a very rosey-pink/purple. To me it looks more pink on my lips because of my yellow undertones but it can be seen as a purple when you come closer. I've really been excited about building my collection of purple lipsticks and I'm glad I got this one, I found it very similar to one of my limited edition MAC lipstick.

Here are some swatches to compare the colors with my other lilacs/lavendars/purple lipsticks.
As you can see from here, it is darker than MAC's Bubblegum and Blooming Lovely and it has an obvious pink color to it.

From this swatch, we can see that it definitely lighter than MAC Violetta but very very very similar to MAC Radicchio. I was really happy that I found a lipstick that is a dupe of this one since it's limited edition. I heard that it was also close to MAC's Up The Amp, which I don't own but really want, but I think that is more purple with no shimmer, but this MAC Radicchio seems to match to almost exactly. I think Berry Haute is a great color to have.

I will have more posts coming up about amazing things that I got from CVS, so keep checking back. Thanks for reading :)