HAPPY NEW YEAR
I hope you all had an amazing summer / winter holiday and I wish you girlies a wonderful 2015 ♥
This is my first post of 2015 and today I want to show you all some lipstick swatches of one of my favourite Korean brands: 3 CONCEPT EYES!
3 CONCEPT EYES is a South Korean cosmetics brand launched by Stylenanda in 2009. I first came across the brand via Singaporean heiress and entrepreneur Arissa Cheo's Instagram, then later on I bought a few of their products to try and instantly fell in love! 3CE's products are not only high quality, their prices are also not crazy expensive, I would say 3CE is a mid-highend brand.
I am not sure when 3 CONCEPT EYES launched their Pink Lip Color collection, I am thinking it's sometimes in 2014?! I already own a few of their normal lipsticks in the black packaging and comparing the pink and the black, there is really not much difference apart from some of its lipstick finish and also the color of the packaging.
Here I have four of the 3 CONCEPT EYES X Pink Lip Color Lipsticks, these are the only ones I currently own from this collection. At the moment I don't have any of these lip swatches, yes I admit, I have been lazy! This holiday has been so good to me, I kind of... don't want to end it! I promise thou, I won't forget about these individual lipstick reviews. ^^ In the meantime, you can scroll down to view arm swatches of these lipsticks.
There are two types of formula in the 3 CONCEPT EYES X Pink Lip Color Lipsticks collection, one is the Original which includes seven shades ranging from nude beige to a wine red; and another one is the Matte, there are only three shades to choose from in the matte range.
The Original 3CE x Pink Lip Color Lipstick is described as a "moisturizing rich color lipstick that stays on lips". High-Coverage Base - optimize adhesion to lips with this base and to create and maintain a long-lasting, glossy lip; Moisture Element That Fights Dryness - The moisturizing element of vegetable butter prevents dryness of lips and care for dry-prone lips.
The Matte 3CE x Pink Lip Color Lipstick is described as a "creamy application of matte lipstick". Primer Matte Texture - aids lipstick to stay on lips, creates fine lines with a single touch of primer without any scrub-off effect, Pigment Infusion System - upgrade the formation of colors with one or two touches and create an even richer effect; Creamy Coating - its creamy coating material and excellent blending ability gradate naturally to complete diverse makeup looks.
3CE x Pink Lip Color [Original] - #608 HALA
Romance warm-tone pink mix with pretty fluorescent light completes a bright and unimaginable natural lip color.
3CE x Pink Lip Color [Original] - #606 XXX
An enchanting vintage red takes you back to the days of looking through your mother's cosmetics.
3CE x Pink Lip Color [Original] - #202 MOMO
A luxurious peach tone sandy beige color showcases a feminine and sophisticated look.
3CE x Pink Lip Color [Matte] - #309 CELEBRITY
The non-glossy finish adds a chic-feel to a sophisticated image made completely with a light and cheerful bright orange color.
3 CONCEPT EYES X Pink Lip Color Swatches L-R: #309 Celebrity, #202 Momo, #606 XXX (oops) & #608 Hala
I haven't worn any of these shades yet, but looking at my arm swatches, I can tell you #606 XXX (oops I always get the number wrong) is my absolute favourite, well for now anyway; XXX is the most pigmented out of the four and it gives the most smooth application!
3CE x Pink Lip Color Lipstick is available to purchase on the Stylenanda website, USD $20 or if you live in Auckland, these are available at Ippondo Japanese Cosmetics (there's a store in the Atrium on Elliott, CBD and another in the Albany mall), NZD $19.90; it is also available at small Asian beauty boutiques in town such as RONA Makeup, but I am not sure how much they cost!