**This post is by no means for me to show off my recent purchases. I just want to share with you what I bought, and let you guys know why I bought them, and whether I like them.**
So after purchasing #7 Corail Aquatique, #11 Rouge Gouache, #15 Rose Vinyl and #18 Rose Pastelle, I couldn’t resist owning more of these YSL glossy stains… It’s crazy I know. I purchased #19, which is actually so similar to #18 that I shouldn’t have bought it. I do think #19 is a better pale pink on my lips though. I wasn’t able to swatch them at the counter before purchasing, since it’s not officially released yet.
I went back to Lane Crawford on the day of the official release, and finally was able to swatch the stains. I fell in love with #12, which is a coral pink, (less coral and more pink than #7). #7 was my favorite before, but now… #12 is my new favorite!
I have never used cream liners or gel liners (I don’t think the Chantecaille gel pencil liner count right?). So after reading from other bloggers on the internet about this Long Wear Cream Liner from YSL, this liner was added onto my list of products to try. I wasn’t that eager to try it, but once I saw this liner in #5 Cherry Black, I decided to get it. And it’s amazing! It really is long wear and I don’t see any smudges after more than 8 hours of use, and the color is really pretty!
I love Burberry lipsticks, and I am using the powder foundation for the past few months. I love the texture of their products, and the first Burberry eyeshadow that I own is No. 7 Almond. I like the color and the texture was good. But this No. 9 Rosewood (from the Spring/Summer 2012 Collection), it’s even better. The color is subtle enough that I could just have this all over my eyelids and I don’t need to worry about having too much color on my eyes. Another great thing about this is the texture. It’s an improved formula from the previous shadows and it’s sooo silky smooth, making it really easy to blend the colors. Now I don’t have to spend the time blending and fixing my eyeshadows before going to work.
Also from the Spring/Summer Collection is this No. 6 Tangerine Blush. It’s right between coral and pink, which is a perfect color for me! The texture doesn’t disappoint and it looks very natural. The only thing I can complain about this blush is the brush that came with the compact. It’s not easy to apply the blush evenly with this brush, it is still a softer brush compared to the Chanel ones though.
I have been using the Cle de Peau concealer since last year, and I love it. I own the Ocher, which is actually not exactly the best color to suit my needs. It is the perfect color to conceal my dark circles, but not my blemishes. I needed something lighter, and so I purchased the color Beige which is one shade lighter than Ocher. Since it’s a rather expensive concealer, I will keep using the Ocher for my dark circles, and the Beige for my blemishes. I love the concealer so much because of the texture, you can easily blend the product with your fingers, and that saves time. At USD 70 apiece, it is quite a splurge, but you actually get a lot of product, and I have been using my Ocher concealer for more than 6 months now, and judging from the amount of the remain product in the tube, I’m guessing I can still get at least 3 months use out of it. So if you don’t mind spending the $70, I highly highly recommend this!
I don’t own a lot of brow products, I only have one brow gel and one brow pencil, and I don’t use them often. But recently I’ve found the need to fill in my brows for a more polished look, and the brow pencil that I’ve been using is from By Terry. I’ve had bad experiences with this brand (allergic reactions), so I never really wanted to keep this brow pencil. I keep it only because of the color, it’s an ashy gray, which I find matches my brows really well. I don’t like using brown on my brows, I don’t think it looks natural at all, but somehow asians like using brown, which I really don’t understand… So after reading from various bloggers on the internet about this brow pencil, I’ve decided to throw out the By Terry brow pencil and purchase the Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil in Stone Gray. I love the color and the slanted tip makes it very easy to actually draw hair-like strokes on my brows. I will have to bring it back to Shu Uemura from time to time though to have them sharpened, but I’m sure it’s worth it.
I’ve also bought YSL Les Nuits Fauves Shatter/Crackle polish sets recently, but I’m planning on doing a full review with them, so stay tuned!