REVIEW: Heidi’s 2016 Beauty Picks!

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Season’s greetings everyone!

It has been a while since I last posted, and today I thought: why not share with everyone my favourite beauty items in 2016?

You can call it a year in review (beauty/skincare wise), and if some of you are still looking for that last minute Christmas gift, maybe this post can be of some help.

All these products are relatively inexpensive and work well – in my humble opinion. I will be talking briefly about my thoughts and usage experience with them, hopefully it helps if you are considering to try some of these items.

Find out more! πŸ™‚

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REVIEW: It’s My Eye Maker (Double Eyelid Pen)

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Yay! I got my haul from Althea today, and hot off the press (well semi hot by now really), is the It’s My Eye Maker. Korean products always crack me up, the Konglish (Korean English) has some of the most ticklish contexts.

If you have hooded eyelids, mono eyelids, or are generally displeased with your peepers and would love to have some help sans plastic surgery, this is your answer. Or so I think. This particular product appears to have taken Taiwan by storm.

I’m generally a failure with eyelid tape of any kind, so lets see how this fared in my novice hands.

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REVIEW: Benefit Cosmetics 2015 Advent Party Poppers Set

Benefit Cosmetics Party Poppers Set

SPOILER ALERT: The post below will show all the 12 items (in sequence) for the Benefit Party Poppers set.

It’s December! That means Christmas is coming (yay whoop whoop!) Besides wishing for snow, which will probably never happen here, I treated myself to the Benefit 12 piece party poppers set. The parcel came yesterday, and the review today will be the unboxing of the product(s). My box got a little squashed on the way, but that didn’t make me love it any less ❀

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REVIEW: COLOURPOP Haul #2 [Sheer Lippiestix, Super Shock Shadow, Super Shock Cheek]

Colourpop Haul #2

Oh yay! My second Colourpop haul finally arrived. Previously I talked a bit on the first Lippiestix mini haul I got, read about it here. This time, I got myself a couple of the new Sheer Lippiestix, one Super Shock Cheek and three Super Shock Shadows. I’m pretty much still swooning over them.

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REVIEW: L’oreal Infallible Colour Eyeshadows

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Mmm eyeshadows. What’s your kind of colour? Today’s post is on L’oreal’s Infallible range which I got a while back from Watsons. Interestingly, there’s a couple of shades which are available on drugstore.com which we can’t get here in Singapore, but I do think they are the same colours.

For example: On drugstore.com Midnight Blue most probably is All Night Blue, Glistening Garnet vs Forever Pink; and Iced Latte vs Hourglass Beige

Price: USD$7.95 online
I got mine during a 30% sale a while back. I can’t remember the exact price though.

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I am contemplating grabbing the twins off drugstore, just for the fun of comparison. But logical self says:

Heidi, you really do not need another extra three eyeshadows of the (same?) shade. :3

Packaging: They’re really nifty! Don’t you think that they look like little gems when they’re right side up? Like little medallions of glistening stones. The jars are clear and allows you to see the exact shade without having to open it. Once unscrewed, there’s a black conserver in the jar. Keep that, you’ll thank me later.

So what does the conserver do? It compacts your eyeshadow so you reduce wastage and minimise mess! See, the pigment is packed into the jar but it’s not an eyeshadow cake, but somewhat between.

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Now on to the shades:

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All Night Blue is a mysterious luxe navy with purple iridescent glitter. It’s a gorgeous shade in the pot, but I have to be honest, I find it a bit hard to wear. You know, I have kinda small eyes so it’s a delicate line from looking fab in blue to looking like someone boxed me. Fine line, I’d say.

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Hourglass Beige! This is my favourite of the lot. The colour is a nice light beige which is really easy to match and great for a little pop of sparkle while still being decent enough for everyday use. Then again, I’m a sucker for neutral shades.

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Forever Pink is another colour which I reach for more frequently. Again, the pink is not the garish kind but a light, subtle shade. Maybe I’m not adventurous enough but hey, I don’t want to go to work looking like I work in a club or something.

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Swatch-time! I went a little heavy handed on Hourglass Beige (oops) so it looks really frosty in the photo. However if applied lightly, it really is a beautiful and sparkly shade with the slightest bit of colour. I love it. For the blue and pink, it’s the standard two layers. I can imagine All Night Blue applied as a smokey eye. Gorgeous.

My rating: 5/5 (love it!)

Okay so I know not everyone is big on eyeshadows that pack so much sparkle. I like to use them with matte shades so my eyes don’t look so crazy. I mean, a bit of sparkle is nice, too much would be more suited for date/party nights. You want to look chic yet presentable for work. Right?

That’s it for today. Do you own other shades in the Infallible range? Share them with me, I’d love to see the swatches of Perpetual Purple, Infinite Sky, Endless Pearl and Bronzed Taupe!

cheerio,

hei