REVIEW: Etude House Play 101 Stick Blush vs Missha Soft Blending Blusher

Etude House Play 101 #10 and #11

Happy May! Time flies, we are almost at the mid-point of 2016. Today I have a review of Etude House’s Play 101 Stick blush, in shades #10 and #11.

There are a number of shades for this product, but I bought the highlighter and contour shade primarily to see how they size up against my Missha Soft Blending Blush in Sugar Glam and Mud Brown.

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REVIEW: Missha Soft Blending Stick Blusher (Mud Brown & Sugar Glam)

Missha Soft Blending Stick Blush - Sugar Glam, Mud Brown

It’s September! Jeez, where has the year gone? Anyway, I received the Missha Soft Defining Stick Blusher in the mail last week. (I bought them, by the way). I have been unlucky lately having lost two parcels from Qoo10; so I was really relieved these made it safely. Hopefully I can get a partial refund or some kind of resolution for the two missing parcels. 😦

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REVIEW: Sleek MakeUp Face Form, Fair

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Today’s post is on Sleek Makeup’s Face Form Palette. I’ve had it for a while, but it’s been sitting at the bottom of my drawer. I have this habit of making sure I finish using the current item I’m using, before opening up a new product. So, I’ve been using Sleek’s palettes for a while now, and it never really dawned on me to swatch them until I started blogging. This is the Face Form Palette in Fair, which is something of a mashup of the Blush for 3 palettes and Face Contour Kit.

Price: SGD$22 on Luxola
(I got mine during a 35% sale, making it SGD$14.30)

For something of this price, it’s a steal. The pans measure about 3.2cm by 5cm, whereas the full sized blush measures 3.5cm by 6cm. The palette contains 20g of product, which divides to about 6.6g per pan. For the full sized mono blush, it’s 8g of product for SGD$14.

Read more about my review on Sleek’s mono blushes in Life’s a Peach & Pixie Pink. ❤

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Packaging: The palette has 3 pans, which contains the bronzer, highlighter and blusher. The one I have is in Fair, and from what I know the difference between Light and Fair is the bronzer shade. Light’s bronzer is a tad bit darker. Everything else is the same. The palette is very sleek (heh, punny) and comes with a compact mirror. No brush included, I like to use my own so it’s ok.

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Here’s the swatches, the contouring powder is a matte brown (reminds me of chocolate milk). The highlighter is a shimmery beige, with white undertones. The blush is a warm coral with gold undertones. Now this is interesting. I find the blush to be very close to the Rose Gold mono blush and the middle shade in the Lace Blush by 3 palette. The difference I find is, Rose Gold has more gold, and the one in Lace palette is a deeper shade of coral. I did find the contour powder to be a little chalky, but the formula of the highlighter and blush stayed on for a while.

My rating: 4/5 (chalky contour powder)

The colours are very pigmented, my swatches are two layers each. I find the blush to be very versatile and should compliment most skin tones. The highlighter will probably replace my eye pencil for my inner eyes and brow arches. Also, the palette’s size and contents also makes it a good travel essential. However with most Sleek products, a little goes a long way. I see this palette serving me for a reeaaaally long time. 😀

Do you own the other Sleek contour palettes? Share your views!

cheerio,

hei

REVIEW: E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip – Lilac Petal

elf shimmering facial whip lilac petal

Everyone should be super familiar with E.L.F. Cosmetics by now, they’re known for their super cheap and affordable items. Today’s review is on the E.L.F Shimmering Facial Whip, in Lilac Petal. I’m sure there’s tonnes of reviews out there for this, one more won’t hurt right?

Packaging:
Product is vacuum sealed and comes in a squeeze tube and is about the size of my pinky finger. I use this on a daily basis, a tiny pearl is enough to accentuate my cheekbones.

elf shimmering facial whip lilac petal

Colour:
The one I got is lilac petal, there’s a whole range of other colours but this suits my skintone best. This shade looks metallic pink in the tube, but on skin it is a nice subtle shimmery pink. There’s a faint bubblegummy scent to, and the consistency is rather thick. The picture above is to show the consistency and colour of the product, before blending.

Texture:
It takes a bit of blending for the product to distribute evenly, but I love how this gives my face definition and glow. Of course, too much makes my face look greasy, so really, a bit is all it takes. I have no idea when will I ever finish my current tube.

elf shimmering facial whip lilac petal

Thoughts:
I’ve read elsewhere that this is comparable to Benefit’s High Beam, but I haven’t gotten around to that because I find it expensive. However I did try it out at Sephora but didn’t find it to be stellar.

Do you own both the shimmering whip and High Beam? Share your thoughts with me!

cheerio,
hei