YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick ♡ 09 Cool Guava Review + Swatches

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava

Last time I got my foundation shades matched at the YSL counter in the mall, I was recommended the Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in 08 Pink in Confident. Although I did purchase that lipstick, I wanted something else that I can grab and go, something that I know I would definitely use, instead of adding to my collection and just forgets about it.

Looking at the YSL counter was so overwhelming, there were so many options and colors to choose from and I really couldn't decide, I end up buying the Volupte Sheer Candy in 09 Cool Guava, it's a glossy balm in a sheer baby pink shade.

Today I am sharing with you my review and swatches on YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick in 09 Cool Guava, I have been using this lipstick for a couple of months now and I love that it is a makeup product that I can just grab and go, I can also apply this lip color without a mirror knowing that I would not mess up.

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava

YSL VOLUPTE SHEER CANDY is described as a glossy balm with crystal color. The lipstick features an ultra-light texture that claims to leave lips feeling soft and hydrated for up to 8 hours. It is a lip product that is ideal for year-round use and the sheer color is perfect for summer.

Volupte Sheer Candy comes packaged in a metal casing with an embossing of the YSL logo at the center of the tube and the color behind the logo is suppose to coordinate with the color of the lipstick. The overall packaging is simple, it has the luxury look and it feels heavy and sturdy to touch.

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava

09 COOL GUAVA looks like a vibrant light pink in the tube, but it applies on the lips as a wash of baby pink. The lipstick has a strong sweet summery fruit / watermelon scent that smells delicious, also it has a balmy after-taste during wear.

Cool Guava delivers a glossy look upon application and the glossiness would disappear within 30 minutes of wearing time. It has a lightweight texture that glides on the lips smoothly and it wears for approximately two hours.

While I love the YSL Volupte Sheer Candy range and I adore the pretty sheer pink shade, I would avoid this lipstick on days that I didn't exfoliate and care for my lips. Although the lipstick does hydrates and feel moisturizing during wear, it clings to dry patches badly and it emphasize lip lines if applied on not-so-smooth-lips.

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava
YSL Volupte Sheer Candy Lipstick 09 Cool Guava

 THINGS I LOVE: 
  • sheer wash of color & gorgeous baby pink shade
  • simple, luxury packaging
  • hydrating and moisturizing during wear
  • effortless, smooth and non-messy application
  • sweet fruity watermelon scent
  • grab and go product
 THINGS I DISLIKE:
  • balmy after-taste 
  • clings to dry patches and emphasize lines if do not exfoliate lips
  • wears for only two hours, not the best, neither the worst

Kawaii eBay Finds #5 ♡ ft. TonyMoly Rainbow Highlighter, The Face Shop x Disney Princess & Skinfood Avocado Lip Balm

 Kawaii eBay Finds

Today I am sharing with you my fifth Kawaii eBay Finds which features some of the cutest girly products that I have recently came across. I love almost everything being featured today, especially the Disney Princess lipsticks and I am excited to share with you the beautiful swatches!

 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Luminous Goddess Aura Aurolighter
 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Luminous Goddess Aura Aurolighter
 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Luminous Goddess Aura Aurolighter
 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Luminous Goddess Aura Aurolighter
 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Luminous Goddess Aura Aurolighter


USD $12.99 | INPRO-MARKET

Rainbow highlighters has become a very popular thing in 2016 and I see that lately Korean beauty brands are jumping on the trends too.

I wanted to try the original rainbow highlighter from Bitter Lace Beauty, but it is always sold out; so I tried to DIY my own, which turned out to be quite a disaster. Then when I was browsing through eBay and spotted the TonyMoly Luminous Aurolighter, I got very excited.

TonyMoly Luminous Aurolighter is described as a rainbow color highlighter that sparkles in various brilliant color depending on the angle of the light. It can be used as a highlighter, a blusher or an eyeshadow.

This highlighter contains a total of six shades: pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. The colors can be worn individually (as an actual rainbow on the cheek) or swirl together for a luminous glow. I find that the texture is silky, although it is a little powdery upon swirling a makeup brush in the pan, but the colors are absolutely gorgeous, subtle and glowy and it has a good pigmentation when swatching the colors with fingers.

 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Inked Cushion Liner
 Kawaii eBay Finds: TonyMoly Inked Cushion Liner

TONYMOLY INKED CUSHION LINER | #03 PEARL BROWN
USD $8.98 | SEOULCOSMETICS

TonyMoly has recently released a new product called Inked Cushion Liner, it is a liquid gel type of liner that features a built-in brush that is shaped like a feather and the overall packaging was what caught my attention in the first place.

This reminds me of the Etude House Cushion Lock'n Liner from the 2014 Lock'n Summer Collection, it is pretty much the same concept, except with a more unique packaging and maybe better quality.

TonyMoly Inked Cushion Liner has a smooth and liquidy texture that applies with an opaque finish. I find that the formula dries fairly quickly on skin and it takes several dip and apply to draw a complete wing liner. I haven't come across problems of the liner smudging or peeling off during wear and it is easily removed to warm water.

 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Tint Glass
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Tint Glass
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Tint Glass
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Tint Glass


THE FACE SHOP X DISNEY PRINCESS TINT GLASS | #02 MERRY ORANGE
USD $8.80 | CGS6309

The Face Shop x Disney Princess Tint Glass in the shade #02 Merry Orange features a Cinderella cap and a fluffier and flexible doe-foot applicator.

The Tint Glass is described as a long-lasting lip tint with a vivid color payoff and a deeply moisturizing formula. Merry Orange is a pigmented bright orange, it has a liquidy texture that applies smoothly and dries quickly. It wasn't drying nor moisturizing during wear and it worn for approximately seven hours on me before fading. It has a sweet fruity scent and it is a little difficult to remove.

 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch


THE FACE SHOP X DISNEY PRINCESS MOISTURE TOUCH LIPSTICK | RD06
NZD $17.92 | CGS6309

I first spotted The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch Lipsticks on So Young (from So Young's Beauty Room)'s instagram and I want it SOOOO BADLY! The packaging was what caught my attention, I love the heart shape on the cap and I adore the Disney Princess design.

I find that the lip products from The Face Shop x Disney Princess collection is hard to get my hands on, they are either sold out or they are too expensive. Unfortunately the seller that I purchased these lipsticks from is no longer selling them, but I have found one other eBay seller that still have these available for a reasonable price.

RD06 is a red that goes perfectly with the Snow White theme.

 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch
 Kawaii eBay Finds: The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch


THE FACE SHOP X DISNEY PRINCESS MOISTURE TOUCH LIPSTICK | BR02
NZD $17.92 | CGS6309

The Face Shop x Disney Princess Moisture Touch Lipstick is moisturizing during wear and the colours are pigmented as well as being long-wearing. BR02 is an absolutely gorgeous brownish red that is wearable on a daily basis even though if red lipstick is out of your comfort zone.

The only thing I dislike about these lipsticks is that they have this strong fragrance after-taste after application and the taste stays for as long as you wear the lipstick, but the lipstick itself doesn't smell like anything.

I imagine that this could be a problem for those people who are sensitive to scented lip products. I personally love scented lipsticks, and I love the fruity ones more than the flora ones, but somehow I just cannot stand the after-taste, it's like a bitter taste, it's the taste of when you accidentally sprayed perfume in your mouth.

Kawaii eBay Finds: Skinfood Avocado & Olive Lip Balm
Kawaii eBay Finds: Skinfood Avocado & Olive Lip Balm

SKINFOOD AVOCADO & OLIVE LIP BALM
USD $6.91 | 8COS

Ever since I started using Carmex lip balms, I don't buy any others unless if they comes in a cute packaging and this is exactly why I bought the Skinfood Avocado & Olive Lip Balm.

This lip balm is shaped like an avocado and I thought it's super cute, but apart from that I actually don't like this lip balm at all. I guess the overall performance is not bad and the pricing wasn't expensive, but because it has a very strong fragance scent and after-taste, I immediately want to wipe it off every time I try this lip balm. Also it has a very thin texture that feels almost watery upon application, and I am kind of annoyed at the fact that I would have to re-apply so often.

Right this moment I just want to scoop out all the lip balms and re-use the avocado casing.

MAC Haul & First Impression ♡ ft. Scented Fix +, Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, Essential Oils, Waterproof Brow Set & Lipglass in Original Packaging

MAC Haul April 2017

Today I am sharing with you Part A of my recent MAC haul which includes some skincare and a few of the OG Lipglasses. Just incase that you haven't heard or noticed, a month ago MAC has revamped their Lipglass line with all new packaging and new pricing. The formula hasn't changed, but comparing to the OG Lipglass, the new ones are a lot bulkier and more expensive.

I was lucky enough to grab three of the MAC OG Lipglass including Nymphette, which I had my eyes on for a very very long time and I was even more glad that I bought them with such good sale prices when they were being placed in the GoodBye section.

If you are a MAC collector, you would know that MAC used to NEVER EVER goes on sale and ever since they begins the MAC Select program, they starts to occasionally offers 25% discount to their MAC Select members, on top of all that discounts, they have this GoodBye page which is filled with products that are to be discontinued with amazing sale prices.


MAC Prep + Prime Coconut / Rose / Lavender Fix +

MAC Sized to Go Prep + Prime Fix + in Lavender, Rose and Coconut is from the Work It Out Collection which was launched in March. These are not new products as I remember trying them a few years ago and to be honest I am still unsure of  the exact purpose of Fix + ?

MAC has described the Prep + Prime Fix + as a lightweight water mist that refresh skin and finish makeup, some people says that it's a makeup setting spray, while others says that it does not set your makeup at all, but it does refresh your skin like a moisturiser and it can also use to make your eyeshadow pops if the quality is not as pigmented. 

Lately I have been using the Fix + in Lavender a lot during the day at work as my skin tends to get very oily even in not-so-humid environment. I would use the Fix + after I blot my face with blotting papers and I find that it does refresh my skin and make my face less oily, I would have to repeat the steps a couple of times during the day, so far I am loving the refreshing feeling, but if I was using the Fix + for this purpose only, I don't think it's a must have item in my collection because it's not comparable to the other setting sprays I own.

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator is described as a highly-effective cleanser and exfoliator that unclogs pores and adds instant moisture. It is a dual-purpose cleansing and exfoliating scrub with the key claims and benefits of controls oil, smoothes skin, adding instant moisture and leaving skin feeling soft and comfortably clean.

This is my first time trying out the MAC Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator and so far it has left me with a great first impression. Although it is quite expensive and it didn't perform 100% perfect, like I couldn't see any great results on the pores, the blackheads and my skin wasn't left ultra smooth; but I like that the texture of this exfoliator is not so extreme and harsh on the skin as I scrub. I also like that it makes my skin clearer and I don't have to put on moisturiser immediately after use.

MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Grapefruit & Chamomile


MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Grapefruit & Chamomile is described as an unique oil that leaves skin feeling energised and moisturised with a healthy glow, it smoothes, hydrates, clarifies, improve radiance and condition skin and it can be used alone or under makeup.

I have been using the Prep + Prime Essential Oils as a morning moisturiser on days that I wear absolutely no face makeup and I love that it keeps my face hydrated all day, my face tends to get oily from time to time and it's normal because I have naturally oily skin, but I especially love that the Prep + Prime Essential Oils doesn't make my face feel greasy.

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set


Back with the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set, this is my first time re-purchasing a MAC makeup item and it actually surprise me because I never expect myself to hit pan or empty any MAC products as I own too many. 

I wasn't a fan of the MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set when I tried it for the first time, but it has slowly become a holy grail product after using it continuously for weeks. 

MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set is described as a non-greasy brush-on gel that grooms and defines brows into shape while naturally shading them to create subtle or dramatic looks. It has the key claims and benefits of being waterproof, long-wearing (wear up to 8 hours), flake-proof and smudge-proof with no clumping. It also claims to stay through sweat and humidity. 

MAC Lipglass Nymphette / Dreamy / Lychee Luxe

Last but not least, I picked up three MAC Lipglass in the original packaging in the shades Nymphette (sunny golden pink), Dreamy (gold glittered pink) and Lychee Luxe (pinky-coral with golden shimmer). The OG Lipglass are no longer but these shades are available to purchase in the new packaging.

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The Glory of Tang Dynasty ♡ Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look 【大唐荣耀沈珍珠仿妆】

The Glory of Tang Dynasty
Shen Zhen Zhu
inspired makeup look

【大唐荣耀沈珍珠仿妆】

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The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look
The Glory of Tang Dynasty Shen Zhen Zhu Inspired Makeup Look