Showing posts with label kawaii makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kawaii makeup. Show all posts

Sunday, 26 March 2017

SugarPill and Limecrime Valentines sets


So this is kind of a late post but hey let's get to it...Valentines often bring out a fair amount of cute limited sets, So when Lime Crime and Sugarpill announced the sets they were bringing out , I saw the colours and fell in love with all the red tones that were used. However cause it takes a fair few weeks for any of the UK stockist to have them or on the other hand the shipping from the company direct it takes ages to finally get my paws on them. I also favour getting the brands within the UK to avoid customs. 

So lets have a look at Sugar pill. This is a Eye Shadow Pallete that comes with 4 large size pans with really nice and ( my go to colours) am a sucker for those red shades. The set also comes along with a liquid matte lipstick is a stunning shade and cause they came as a set I had to have it . The eyeshadows are soft and buttery and the colour pay off is really good . I also have used these shades for Blush , Contour and Highlights so its a pretty usable pallet for me.


Friday, 6 February 2015

Kawaii First Impressions - make up, MUA Academy

Hey every one, today I wanted to share my impression of MUA Academy make-up.

 So kinda a review but not quite right into details. I don't want to bore you all to death here. So I went ahead after reading a good few reviews about these high street drug store cosmetics and a lot of folks saying they were good , blah, blah did not take me long to part with my money after having a look at the website they have. The best thing was the price that attracted me to purchase some products mainly the  MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer. The shades looked really nice I got the following shades of.
A Flush, Criminal,  Kooky, Reckless, Tranquillity, Serene and Halycon. So basically them all apart form Funk and Dare. ( which I may think about as they are darker shades.)
I also got 4 lip liners BB Cream and a powder.


The BB Cream and powder are just fillers till next month or the next until I can save up for a more expensive favoured brand and the shipping takes a while so yea, not gona say much about those.Having used the BB cream which has a matt finish its no half bad.


The lip liners are pretty good nice and easy to apply I like the shades I picked  which are Pink me up ,Softly lined  being the pink ones and Caramel nougat in a nude-ish brown shade and Brooding-plum a sorta purple/ redish shade. I wanted them to try and to use with some make up I already have. 






I like them all apart from softly lined it barely shows up and way to shimmery and yea really not suited for my olive yet pale skin and my lips also it seemed a bit harsher to use . Any way the all come with a top that doubles up as a sharpener which is handy for travel or if you can not find your pencil sharpener to save your life and its that one time you need the tiny thing!



Okay so lets talk pinks!
Moving on to the pink shades from the Luxe Velvets, Which are A flush, Serene and Criminal.


Serene- is a light pink more a baby pink shade, I though I would like this one. Once I applied it it was very annoying to get right, then when I pulled the applier stick out  ,the liquid when all over me. You can just imagen me covered in the stuff , maybe it is a good thing cause thecolour did not quite suit me. I find that with very pastel like shades. *tear* So yea...it made me look like a pale clown.



The next shade was A flush-Its a light pink shade much darker than Serene but not bright neon pink or anything. I loved the shade one. YAY I was super happy with the colour and it did not spill its liquid all over me either. However I did notice after only putting it on letting it dry to its matt final form...I pressed my lips together and flakes. GAH!! I was really in hope this was a gona be my dupe for limecrime but no. I duno if this is because I was trying all the shades one after a other. So am gona give it anther shot or find something to seal it from flaking?! Also I was being pestered by little chibi bean who was driving me up the wall since she got in from nursery. That could also be a factor. ( It most likey is not an additional factor in the flaking of the product but she was really pestering me! Kawaii mummy problems.)

The next shade is Criminal- a bright pink shade that is nice and Barbie bright.LOVED THIS one! Right up my street, Pink , cute, and loud but not neon pink , thankfully. So this one when on well and seems to not flake as much as the A flush. Which is good news! So am really happy with this one.

The next shades are more earthly nude shades, something I have not really used before and I thought they looked a lot like limecrime ones and the hinted one by jeffree star cometics so I wanted to try them for my self and see if I suited the shades. So Halcyon and Tranquillity looked the same on the website image which was sorta annoying but after looking at other images online they are quite diffrent. This might be due to the frosted tube they come in.

Any way the shade Tranquillity is the lightest shade of the two, it applied well. I applied them all with and with out a lip balm base and there was no change to them. I did find also Tranquillity did flake a bit too so  that was sorta annoying, All I did was the morning school run! But I really did take a liking to the colour was not in your face or anything but quite a subtle shade
Moving on to Halcyon which was more a deeper and darker shade, I really surprisingly liked it, I did take note that this one didnt want to flake as much as the other one. which makes me think the lighter shades flake more? Am not sure yet, I have not tried eating and drinking with these .


The last to shades where Kooky and Reckless. Which were more of a deep purple and red shade . From the tube Kooky looks bright and a colour that would pop. It is not, it is very purple and very dark, I really like it though, and it seems not to flake when dry. I also thought Reckless was a colour that might pop being red. Nope. Its a other deep shade a earthly red shade, but again I really like it. I normally much favour bright reds and pinks over deep dark shades but after trying these I think I might try other shades in the future.



For £3 a tube of Luxe Velvet, its not bad for the prince.
Not the most amazing product, but its okay since they did not cost to much what can you expect. I guess you would get a few hours wear before touching them up. I felt you really had to sit and look like a duck face till they dried , press those lips together and it seem to mess them up a bit. I think they are great for some one who wants to try new shades and get to experiment with colours. I will defo be looking for a way to get these shades to last longer but as for that baby pink shade I can see me tossing that one right in the bucket. I did find that after eating and drinking the product came off a bit ..meh My final thoughts are am digging the the shades of those matt liquid lipsticks but the staying power is pretty poor which is a total downer.

I have also found that Sleek also do a Liquid to Matt finish product, Again there is a few folks complaining of the flaking problem. I am wondering if this is the draw back of products that cost less? What are your thoughts and what Makeup products would you like me to try next. Will I ever find a replacement for Limecrime?!

Friday, 31 January 2014

Oh so Kawaii Make Up !

Hello Cuties- How are you all.Am still suffering the effects of being ill with this annoying cold!! *urgh*  Its not Kawaii sneezing every where and feeling all yucky! But I do have a post to share which I hope will combat the feeling of being unwell. So here is my post for you all to enjoy *huhuh*


''KAWAII MAKEUP POWER!''

Well okay I might have not transformer into Kawaii Sailor Moon it it was well worth hold my new Kitty shaped compact to at least try....
What girl can not live with out a bit of make-up, I adore make up and what do I adore more is yup, Kawaii themed make-up, well I had to go get me some.
The brand I picked was a Korean brand called ''Tony Moly ''.
And it was the ''Cats Wink'' products that I fell in love with.


As you can clearly see that the Cat Winks is all Cat Themed and with that packaging it drew me right in to buying, its cute, cat themed and Kawaii the perfect formula for my bank account to suffer and my hubby to have less more of a reason to venture to my side of the bed room.


What I find really interesting about Asain make up is they seem to be ahead of the game in Make-up. They had the BB creams 1st and know they have CC creams am not sure what CC creams are yet but am away to look into this . Maybe some one can enlighten me...


I got myself a new lip gloss mascara and compact powder from the Cat Winks range. I adore the fact there is Kitty faces everywhere. As well I got a cute Panda themed item too. I will be using the mascara and the lip gloss once I used my old ones up. Am a bit gutted as I wanted to get the Cat wink Lip tints but they seem to be hard to get hold of.



The compact came in 2 shades I picked the Clear beige Shade which the compact has a mirror inside and a small powder sponge puffer.Also the powder even has a paw imprint design inside - Kyaaa cute!


The Panda Dream is a cute designed stick in as a panda holding a bamboo stick its for dark circles around the eyes- I think the marketing was rather clever with them picking a panda who has dark fur around their eyes hehe. Its a stick with a cream that you apply around the eye area helping reduce the ''Panda eyes'' and brighten that area.I have not used it yet as with being unwell am not really in the mood to wear makeup. 

I really love ..Love! How cute these are and it makes make up even more fun and super Kawaii looking.
I would love to find more Asian brands to try and look for more Kawaii looking packaging ones, I have to say that the Asian ones are much nicer looking than the chemist/ high street brands here in the UK. Its rather easy to buy these overseas and sometimes you can find online stores that offer free shipping too.
Do you like  these Kawaii styled make up items?
Would you buy them?

Till next time
Stay Cute

Tartan <3 xoxo