Swatches ♥ NYX Roll On Shimmer - Olive & Mauve Pink

NYX Roll On Shimmer - Olive & Mauve Pink

This girl here, always love a great bargain, especially when her favorite online makeup boutique goes on sale and things are as cheap as only $1 ~ Just couldn't resist! Don't call me cheap, I know you would be lying if you say you don't love a $1 bargain too... ;)

Makeup NZ had a H U G E overstocked sale back in June and I grabbed a few things...

I don't remember doing a haul for this order, right?! But I have already done some swatches of the items I got, for example: Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 Brights Palette & V2 Dark Palette.

Anyway, today I want to show you some beautiful swatches of the NYX Roll On Shimmer.

NYX Roll On Shimmer - Olive & Mauve Pink
NYX Roll On Shimmer - Olive & Mauve Pink
NYX Roll On Shimmer - Olive & Mauve Pink

Have you tried the NYX Roll On Shimmer? What are your thoughts on them?

Milani Color Statement Lipstick Reviews ♡ Nude Creme & Fruit Punch

Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme & Fruit Punch

I first heard about these Milani Color Statement Lipsticks via Nicole Guerriero, she raves about them in almost all of her monthly favorites videos! So of course, I had to grab myself two to try.

Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme & Fruit Punch
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme & Fruit Punch

Milani Color Statement Lipstick is probably a favorite of every makeup hoarders, I see it almost everywhere! These lipsticks are available in 36 shades?! I think ~ Colors ranging from a beautiful nude to a sexy vampy red.

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks has a simple shiny mirror gold packaging, there's a little clear section at the bottom showing the actual color of the lipstick. While I absolutely adore the gold tone tube, I dislike the shiny mirror effect as they hold fingerprints and they reflects back all the things around it when taking pictures. Just use the pictures in this post for an example, these pictures could have come out amazing with the kawaii pink background, but since the shiny mirror tube reflects back the kawaii prints of my photo background, these lipsticks doesn't stand out as much as it should.

Just like any other drugstore lipsticks, these Milani lipsticks doesn't come with any cardboard boxes packaging. When I first received these lipsticks, they were sealed with plastic wraps and all it has on the tube is the beige shade Milani logo, the number and the name of the lipstick printed on the bottom where the clear section is and just a little sticker with a barcode and "Milani, Dist. Los Angeles, CA 90058 Made in USA" stick on one side of the cap.

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I always love a lip product that has a fruity smell and these Milani lipsticks smells so yummy! The lipsticks have a strong sweet watermelon smell when you sniff it, or if you just take the cap off, the smell is very strong; but when wearing the lipstick, the smell is not noticeable.

I love how pigmented these lipsticks are, with just one swipe on the lips, you can get an opaque coverage. There are six finish available from this range: vinyl, metallic, cream, shimmer, pearl and matte. I love how smooth these applies on my lips, even when my lips are dry, the texture of these Milani lipsticks feels gel-like and they glides on smoothly.

I often have dry lips and most of the time I would exfoliate and apply lip balms before applying any lipsticks. On days that I forgot to exfoliate, the Milani Color Statement Lipstick still glides on smoothly; but about half an hour wearing time, my lips would start to look very chapped and the lipstick seems to turn into some dry patches. Both Nude Creme & Fruit Punch are Cream finish and compare to other cream finish lipsticks, these aren't hydrating at all.

Nude Creme seems to give my lips that plump lips effect and I love it! I feel like since Nude Creme is a lighter shade, the lipstick doesn't last long for me. It usually wore for one hour for me then it starts to fade and disappear within the next half an hour, imagine how annoying it is having to re-apply every hour of your 8 hours at work?!

As for Fruit Punch, I haven't worn it long enough to judge ~

Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme & Fruit Punch swatches
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme lip swatch
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Nude Creme 
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Fruit Punch
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Fruit Punch
Milani Color Statement Lipstick: Fruit Punch

Excuse the ugly Milani Fruit Punch lip swatch >.< haven't done lip swatches in so long, I think my lip swatching skills are getting worst heheh. Oh no ~

Milani Color Statement Lipsticks are available to purchase from beautyjoint and they are so affordable! Only USD $5.69 each! I have shopped from Beauty Joint many times in the past and I highly recommend the site, but this time I have purchased the Milani lipsticks from TradeMe, it's a New Zealand version of eBay, cause I'm lazy and impatient lol.

Overall rating: 4/5
Packaging: imageimageimage
(I dislike the shiny mirror effect)
Pigmentation: imageimageimageimage
(very pigmented and high quality)
Application: imageimageimageimageimage
(glides on smoothly)
Longevity: imageimage
(doesn't last long enough for me)

Overall I would recommend these Milani lipsticks to anyone and you should definitely give it a try if you haven't ~ These may not be 5 out of 5 for me, but I still really enjoy using them and I get why everyone loves these so much, it's because these are some very good quality lipsticks for such an affordable price and they are cruelty free and made in the USA.

Are you a fan of the Milani Color Statement Lipsticks?

CANMAKE ♡ Candy Wrap Lip - [03] Peach Shower

I am so excited to review the Canmake Candy Wrap Lip lip gloss today, I feel like it's the perfect replacement for ModelCo Shine Ultra Lip Gloss that I often rave about.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip - Peach Shower

There are ten colors available to purchase from the Canmake Candy Wrap Lip range and today I am reviewing the shade: [03] Peach Shower. Peach Shower is described as a coral pink that gives a natural yet cute look and it is suitable for all skin type. I usually wear it alone, but you can wear this on top of a lipstick as well to add more colors to your lip.

Canmake claims:
 Colorful and sweet like candy - 
The Canmake Candy Wrap Lip range is quite colorful, there are shades available from a pretty nude pink to a more grown-up dark plum; but I feel like these are more colorful in a kawaii way as the shades are more focus on the pink. The packaging is super adorable and sweet like candy just as Canmake have described, each tube comes packaged in a transparent lip gloss tube with white flowers and laces printed on. I like that it gives you a very girly feel and since its a transparent tube, it allows me to see how much product is left.

 Color looks the same on your lips as it does in the tube - 
The color doesn't look as pigmented and bright on your lips as it does in the tube, but it does looks the same on your lips as it does in the tube; does that make sense?!

 Vivid color x moisture retention -  
The color is not vivid, it's more like a sheer gloss with a tint of color. It is very moisturizing thou, even after the glossy look have faded after two hours of wearing time, my lips still feels as moisturizing. What I really love about this is, I can apply the Candy Wrap Lip lip gloss without exfoliate or apply lip balm before use and it still goes on smoothly and keep my lips very moisture.

 Smooth and non-sticky texture - 
"Contains a light-feeling oil that reduces the stickiness usually associated with lip gloss", compare to the ModelCo Shine Ultra Lip Gloss, the Canmake Candy Wrap Lip is less sticky and the texture is pretty similar. It is thick consistency, but not heavy when apply on and it applies smoothly. One coat will spread evenly over my lips, just as Canmake claimed.

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip - Peach Shower
Canmake Candy Wrap Lip - Peach Shower - swatched on wrist
Canmake Candy Wrap Lip - Peach Shower

Canmake Candy Wrap Lip - Peach Shower
Canmake Candy Wrap Lip - Peach Shower

Things I Love
- cute and simple packaging
- gorgeous color
- great pigmentation for a lip gloss
- non-sticky texture
- glossy but not over-the-top shiny
- easy application
- wore well for three hours
- looks natural on, great for day wear in the office
- made in Japan

There is nothing I dislike about the Canmake Candy Wrap Lip lip gloss, these are available to purchase on eBay and it's very affordable. These are worth a try, even if you're not much a lip gloss person, they are so amazing and I am looking forward to collecting the other nine colors.

Overall rating: 5/5

Have you tried Canmake Candy Wrap Lip?