Thursday, 24 July 2014

✿ The Saemmui : Lip Crayon ✿

Next from my Saem haul is this lip crayon, that caught my attention for the cute packaging. Orange, simple and fresh. The stick is retractable like most lip crayons and it very easy to apply on your lips. 
I love those crayons for their simplicity, and convenience. You can hardly mess up with them and I've never had a problem with them transferring on to my teeth.
It also has a orange smell (no taste), which I really like <3

 #2 is a pretty coral color, fresh and perfect for summer time. It is a little bit shiny and quite moisturizing. It's not opaque so you can play around a mix it with another color, or neutralize your lip color before application.
It glides very easily and is non-sticky.
Funny part is the way it melts. For some reason, instead of melting smoothly on your lips, it kind of creates some 'bits' in it. It has some strange bumps kind of (it's hard to explain).
Nontheless I like using it. The color is very pretty, I like the smell, and love the fact that it doesn't dry my lips.
I love the ton is gives my lips. Depending on your natural lip color it will have a different tint. Love it <3

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

✿ The Saem : Ardent Lady Waterproof get liner -auto- ✿

 I don't know if many of you are familiar with The Saem ? It is a korean brand which is, to me, very similar to Etude House. They offer make up and cosmetic products in cute packaging (minus the princess touch), at pretty much the same price range.
Their advertisement features G-dragon, sometimes wearing bright red lipstick (not sure how I feel about that..).
Anyhow, I picked up some of their products, and will review how their compare to other korean brands ;)
Ardent Lady Waterproof get liner -auto- 's packaging is very similar to the ones you can find at 3 Concept Eyes. Black pencil, with a retractable stick (love !) and a tiny sharpener at the other end of the pencil. Clean, sober and practical.
The eyeliner itself is also just as great as the ones offered at 3CE, creamy, pigmented, matte, highly waterproof and easy to apply.
Make sure that your eyelid is properly powdered before applying, so the eyeliner get a great grip !

Shop LG05A, LG floor, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, HK
Tel : 2698 9018

香港九龍荃灣地段301号, 荃灣城市中心II期, 千色Citistore荃灣店地下(G/F) 
G/F, Tsuen Wan Citistore, City Landmark II, TWTL 301, Tsuen Wan, NT., HK
Tel : 3689 6261

香港銅羅灣軒尼詩道500号, 希慎廣場6樓603号 
Shop 603, 6/F., Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, HK 
Tel : 2808 1850

香港沙田馬鞍山新港城中心4期L2, 2096號舖 
Shop 2096, Level 2, Sunshine City Plaza(phase 4), Ma On Shan, STTL307, Shatin, HK. 
Tel : 2568 7166

Shop no. 215, Level 2, Zone B, Tai Po Mega Mall, 8 & 10 On Pong Road, Tai Po, NT.
Tel : 2880 9090

旺角彌敦道664號惠豐中心地下7號舖 (對正西洋菜街)
Shop 07, G/F, Wai Fung Plaza, 664 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, KL.
Tel : 2558 8515

Sunday, 20 July 2014

✿ Lavera : Quattro oriental brown 01 palette ✿

 The other day, I went to Three Sixty supermarket in Elements, and found out they had a cosmetic section. As I was looking around, I discovered the brand Lavera, from Germany. I've never tried any of their cosmetics or make up, and am not familiar with organic products, so I decided I would give it a go.
 The packaging is super simple and the see through lid unable you to very easily know which colours you will get. It doesn't come with any brushes.
Like the Chanel one I just reviewed, the eyeshadows form little hills, they aren't the usual flat pans, which I find really nice and different.
You can use them either wet or dry. I like to apply them dry, on top of a eye primer.

 I really like the colour combination of the palette Oriental brown 01, the green and salmon/copper in particular, I think they look so beautiful together.
The eyeshadows create some fall off, so it will be difficult to keep it all clean. The "plate" will end up looking dusty...

 The eyeshadows are very pigmented and shimmery. So shimmery ! 
On the other hand, they don't hold that well, even when using primers. (the bottom photo is after rubbing my arm). They also create fall off, so if you wanna go for a smokey eye, you should do you eyes, before doing your base. Otherwise you will end up cleaning a lot and ruining your foundation.
I still think it's a good product, especially if you want to have something organic. It's a great option. And the price is quite affordable ~
I'm curious to try some other of their products :)