Funny how time flies! It’s almost the end of April and I’m now frantically posting up my March Favorites post coz doing this in May would be too much of a delay. HOHO.
Benefit Rocketeur Blush – This is easily one of my favorite blushes! The warm rose gold has enough shimmer to give radiance to the face but looks absolutely natural. I like that it’s buildable so you can choose to go for a light sweep or a heavier flushed complexion. I can wear this blush every day and not get sick of it since it goes well with almost all lipstick shades – warm pinks, cool pinks, corals, cool reds, warm reds. Great lasting power too.
Guerlain Meteorites 2 Clair – I honestly wasn’t that impressed with Meteorites when I initially used it with the Guerlain brush because the brush was too scratchy. But from the moment I used it with Hakuhodo B104, MY MY, I use this every day! Love the unique scent of Meteorites when I dust it all over my face lightly with the Hakuhodo B104, when I do that it’s like marking the start of a brand new day. That’s the reason you see it so often on my Instagram feed (@bunbunmakeuptips) when I show what’s on my face for that day.
Le Volume De Chanel Masacara – I was super apprehensive when deciding whether or not to sink money into buying another Chanel mascara. The first one I had a long time ago was super dry and crappy and when I brought it back to the store the assistant said “We can’t do anything since you’ve already opened it”. I was like =.=” Do I look like I have bionic eyes with x-ray capabilities to be able to see through a mascara tube?? But I did give Chanel another chance and then I fell in love. This is my favorite mascara of the moment. It instantly adds volume to my lashes in one setting and is SO BLACK. It doesn’t flake, doesn’t clump, doesn’t make my lashes sticky, and doesn’t create the horrifying spidery effect – just lush, thick, sexy lashes.
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 13 Pink in Paris – I bought this on our trip back from Taiwan (for our wedding photoshoot). The misleading store lights gave me the impression that this was a peachy-orange. So I was a little pissed that it was way off what I envisioned when I saw it in natural light. But it has somehow become a HG lipstick for me! I’ve received plenty of compliments, both online and in real life. It’s a kind of pink that cheers me up and brightens up my complexion. It tastes slightly sweet too! This doesn’t bother me, but after it fades, there’s a trail of silver glitter bits left behind.
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Pink Pong – Super creamy and smooth texture that leaves a matte but not dry finish. This fuchsia is not your everyday kind of lip color as it’s very attention-grabbing and might wash you out if you don’t make an effort to make up the rest of your face. Definitely for a more glamorous occasion. Pity they only come in 8 shades. Pink Pong looks like a bright and vibrant pink in these photos because of strong fluorescent lighting, if under normal lighting it is more of a darker radiant orchid – pantone color of 2014. Bourjois has occasional sales, I got this at 20% off so look out for them!
Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 210 Unapologetic - Neon, warm pink and best shade out of this whole range. When I swatched them at the store only 2 shades appealed to me. The other shade I got was 235 Mischevious and the formula is just horrible – dry, chalky and flakes like crazy. I like that the jumbo pencil casing color reflects the real shade of the product. More products in the market like this, please! So I don’t have to spend time squinting at the tiny words on lipstick labels.