Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection ♡ Cat Lipstick & Cat Palette

Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection

Today I am sharing with you the two products that I have recently purchased from the Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection. I am not too familiar with the brand Paul & Joe, but I have always thought that their makeup products are so adorable. Like this one, it features cat designs that would make the purrrrrfect gift to any cat lovers.

The Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection includes 3 x Face & Eye Colors, 3 x Lipstick Refills, 3 x different designs of Lipstick Cases, 3 x Eye Color Trio, 3 x Powder Blushes, 3 x different designs of Blush Compacts and 1 x Pearl Foundation Primer.

Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Lipstick 103 Russian Blue
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Lipstick 103 Russian Blue
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Lipstick 103 Russian Blue
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Lipstick 103 Russian Blue
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Lipstick 103 Russian Blue

The Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection features three lipsticks that has a bullet shaped like a kitty head, these are refills only and the lipsticks cases would have to be purchased separately.

The lipstick shade I have purchased is #103 Russian Blue and it is described as a clear coloured lipstick that turns slightly different shades of pink on the skin. The Tom & Jerry lipstick case shown above is not from this collection.

Upon my first time trying #103 Russian Blue I was impressed with how quickly the colour changes on skin, and while the kitty head is so unique and adorable, I find that there is some difficulties when applying around the cupid bow.

Anyway, I love this lipstick and I adore the pink shade that shown up on my skin tone. It appears that it's not too vivid neither too sheer and the lipstick has a smooth texture that applies softly and evenly. it is moisturizing during wear and it wears for around four hours on me.

Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten

Paul & Joe has released this cute cat covered face and eye colour palette to celebrate their 15th Anniversary, the Face & Eye Colour comes in three choices of different coloured, pigmented powders to compliment all skin tones. The set also features an adorable fluffy cat paw applicator.

The shade I have purchased is #107 Smitten Kitten and it is described as a terracotta and deep rosy red. The palette features a ginger and beige cat with a coral pink background and white hearts all over. 

As you can see below the pretty design is easily ruined, and that was after I have swipe the paw applicator in the pan twice. 

Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten
Paul & Joe Spring 2017 Makeup Collection: Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour 107 Smitten Kitten

Although the design was ruined quickly, the quality of this palette is pretty amazing. I love that the Paul & Joe Face & Eye Colour palette has a soft-to-touch texture that applies on skin smoothly, it is pigmented, but at the same time it delivers a subtle flush on the cheek.

Also, the applicator that comes in the set is a lot more useful than expected, it's fluffy and it's soft, it's able to grab just enough powder to apply on the cheek without being over-the-top.


WHERE TO BUY?!

Both the Paul & Joe Lipstick in #103 Russian Blue and Face & Eye Colour in #107 Smitten Kitten are Limited Edition products, not sure if these can be purchased in-stores as we don't have a Paul & Joe boutique in New Zealand, but these can be purchase online from eBay or Beauty Bay.

I bought both products from Beauty Bay, but they are no longer selling #107 Smitten Kitten. They still have the palette in one other shade #108 Poupounette which is described as a shimmering orange bronze and pink. 

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ColourPop Haul ♡ ft. Tie Dye Highlighter, Pressed Powder Eyehadows & Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters, Pressed Powder Eyeshadows & Hello Kitty Puroland

ColourPop Cosmetics has released a bunch of new collections this year and today I am sharing with you my latest purchase from the brand which includes their most talked about pressed powder eyeshadow in Come and Get It and the three new Tie Dye Highighters that was launched recently.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters

The ColourPop Highlighter Trios were launched in February and each set includes three highlighters with two being brand new and one being a re-promote shade.

Since I already own a bunch of ColourPop highlighters and I didn't want to waste money and double up products that I know I won't be able to empty so soon, I end up only buying the Tie Dye Highlighters (USD $8.00 each) instead of the trios (USD $22.00 per set).

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Glazed

ColourPop Tie Dye Highlighter in Glazed came as part of the Waffle Highlighter Trio, the shade is described as a pearlized soft ivory gold and it is recommended for fair skin tones.

I am not a fan of Glazed and I don't dislike the colour either, I can make it work if I apply with a decent amount and blend properly. I find that Glazed is too light on my light to medium, NC25 skin tone as it shows up as a pasty white, metal shade and that is probably the reason why I don't like it too much because it doesn't look natural.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Whipped

ColourPop Tie Dye Highlighter in Whipped came as part of the Cannoli Highlighter Trio, the shade is described as a tie dye warm silvery taupe and it is recommended for medium skin tones.

I absolute adore Whipped and I find that it is the perfect highlighter shade for light to medium skin tone. I love that it gives me that subtle healthy glowy look and it is one of those products that I can grab and go, and apply without having to carry a mirror with me.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Iced

ColourPop Tie Dye Highlighter in Iced came as part of the Shortcake Highlighter Trio, the shade is described as a tie dye rosy gold and it is recommended for deep skin tones.

First of all, can we just talk about the name of this highlighter?! Iced doesn't sound anything like a bronzy gold shade to me.

I obviously didn't read the descriptions properly when I placed my order and I wasn't aware that Iced is recommended for use on deep skin tones. The colour looks like a straight-up bronze on my light to medium skin tone and when I tried to use it as a bronzer, it shown on my cheek as a very orange glittery shade.

ColourPop Haul ft. Tie Dye Highlighters Iced, Whipped, Glazed
ColourPop Haul ft. Pressed Powder Shadow Come and Get It & Pinky Promise
ColourPop Haul ft. Pressed Powder Eyeshadows Come and Get It & Pinky Promise

ColourPop has launched their Pressed Powder Eyeshadows in January and during their first launched I was like... "I'm not gonna get that" because every other beauty brands makes pressed shadows, like what is so special about these?!

We all know that ColourPop is made famous by their soft, creamy, Super Shock Shadow textures, so when ColourPop starts releasing products that everyone else has been making for decades, I just didn't think that there is anything special about these; but of course we have been taught not to judge a book by its' cover, because these ColourPop pressed powder shadows ARE SO AMAZING!

ColourPop Haul ft. Pressed Powder Eyeshadows Come and Get It & Pinky Promise

I bought the ColourPop Pressed Powder Eyeshadow shades in Pinky Promise and Come and Get It. Both shades are metallic finish and these are USD $5.00 each.

Pinky Promise is described as a metallic wine and Come and Get It is described as a duochrome rose with a gold flip. These eyeshadows are VERY PIGMENTED and the texture is SOOO SMOOTH!

ColourPop Haul ft. Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection
ColourPop Haul ft. Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection

Last but not least, ColourPop has extended their Hello Kitty Collection recently and one of the new items released from the brand is the Puroland Lip Collection. The set features five mini-sized Ultra Satin and Ultra Matte Lips and it retails for USD $18.00 (now it's USD $14.00, ColourPop is having a 20% off sale on all of their Hello Kitty products).

ColourPop Haul ft. Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection

ColourPop x Hello Kitty Puroland Lip Collection:

 Ribbon (Ultra Matte Lip) - A rich blue red
 Milk Bottle (Ultra Matte Lip) - A pretty mid-tone pink
 Lock Diary (Ultra Satin Lip) - A deep fuscia
 Tiny Chum (Ultra Satin Lip) - A soft mauve
 Mimmy (Ultra Matte Lip) - A rich smokey mauve


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MOTD ♡ ft. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette & Kris Wu

Today I am sharing with you a makeup look that I have recently created using the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I initially wanted to recreate Nina Dobrev's look from the xXx movie Beijing Premier, but it didn't turn out quite like it and now I have no idea what to name this look hahah!

The eyes makeup were created based on the Smoldering Peach tutorial included in the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I thought the step-by-step guide was so helpful and the makeup turns out to be absolutely gorgeous!

Eyes Makeup ft. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Eyes Makeup ft. Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

PRODUCTS USED

The Body Shop Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution
Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur Primer
YSL Fusion Ink Foundation [shade: B20]
YSL Touche Eclat Highlighter [shade: #2 Luminous Ivory]
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder [shade: #2 Medium]
Innisfree Eco Eyebrow Pencil
MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set [shade: Brown Ebony]
Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Dolly Wink Liquid Eye Liner [shade: Black]
xoBeauty False Lashes [I can't remember which one I wore >.<]
 Canmake Shading Powder [shade: #1 Danish Brown]
Canmake Glow Fleur Highlighter [shade: #1 Planet Light]
Canmake Mat Fleur Cheek [shade: #2 Matte Girly Rose]
NARS Velvet Lip Glide [shade: Playpen]

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette


Eyes Makeup ft. Too Faced Peach Palette

I am sorry Nina, but I just had to hehehhe... Also this was my whole intention of trying to recreate Nina Dobrev's look from the xXx Beijing Premier.

Looking back at my life, I have gone through so many celebrities obsession, for example, I was crazy about Nelly (the rapper, not the girl singer) during my teenage year, then going into my early 20s I was really into Nicki Minaj and now that I am more into Chinese and Korean music, Kris Wu (or Wu Yi Fan) has become my newest obsession!


have you seen the movie xXx: The Return of Xander Cage?
are you a fan of K-Pop / C-Pop?

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color ♡ Drake Review + Swatches

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

I am not always up to date with beauty news, especially for a brand that I can hardly afford; so when Tom Ford launched its' Lips & Boys Lip Color in Drake, I was obviously living under a rock then. It wasn't until I did my daily read through of beauty blogs that I saw Tom Ford has released a lipstick called Drake and by the time I check online, it was all sold out, just as expected.

Since then I have added Drake into my wish list and when I saw that Smith & Caughey's now stocks Tom Ford Beauty, I was very excited! It may be a very expensive brand, but it is truly luxury, I cannot help but drool over their products every time I visit the Tom Ford counter in Smith & Caughey's; and there's even more exciting news, Tom Ford is now available to purchase online, which I find that more convenient for me as I live far far away from the city.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lip Color is a collection of clutch-sized, mini lipsticks inspired by the men in Mr. Ford's life, these lipsticks features an ultra-creamy texture and lasting full coverage in matte, cream and metallic finishes.

Drake is a raspberry plummy pink in a metallic finish and it's not the type of color that you would see me wear regularly. I always think that purple lips and I just don't mix together and metallic lips and I can never be friends, but sometimes you cannot judge a book by its' cover, because Drake wears completely different to what you see in the tube.

A lot of times I would avoid buying mini-sized lipstick because they often snaps in half during application, but so far Drake is in one-piece, it's not scratched, neither damaged and I have already used it plenty of times, totally impressed with the quality!

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake has a semi-opaque pigmentation that is buildable with a few swipes, it has a creamy texture that glides on the lips effortlessly and evenly and it feels very lightweight, as if I wasn't wearing any lip colors on the day.

Drake may be described as a metallic finish, but it is less metallic and more wearable than expected. The lip color does transfer when drinks or have food, but it does wears for long hours, the longest I have worn Drake was six hours with no touch-up throughout the day.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick
Tom Ford Lips & Boys Drake Lipstick

"ON MY WORST BEHAVIOR..." I am already planning on buying more despite the expensive price tag, but really, I am so impressed with the quality and I am surprised that a purple lipstick and metallic finish and I would ever become friends!

I am not sure if the Tom Ford Lips & Boys collection is Limited Edition, but nowadays when a brand announced its "Limited Edition Collection", you know that once it's sold out, it will definitely return by popular demand.