Saturday, February 6, 2016

[Review] Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush


You might have saw this product from my birthday haul on Instagram. I saw this in a magazine around Christmas and I ordered it for my birthday gift from Holt Renfrew before it was launched. I was so happy to finally see it in person! Let's get into it.

The packaging is like Chanel's usual black box. When you open it, there's two velvet pouches. One of it contains the blush itself, the other contains a small angled blush brush. I like how the brush is not in the compact. It means I get a bigger pan, which allows me actually dip my blush brush in the pan.

The brush is in pretty good quality. It's an angled blush brush. Even though it is really tiny, but I usually save it for my travel makeup bag. The brush allows you to be very precise of which color you pick up because this blush contains five different colors.

This blush has the "interlaced-ribbon" design, hence the name. The "ribbons" are made up by five beautiful colors. Including a pale pink, fushia pink, rose, beige, and coral/orange, color. When you look in the pan, it looks like there's shimmer/ glitters. However, when applied on the cheeks, it leaves a radiant, satin finish. The texture of the blush is really smooth and soft. The powder is finely milled, very good quality! They lasted on my cheeks for a decent amount of time, sometimes I forget I have it on until I removed my makeup and saw the pink/ orange color on the cotton pad. (sounds so bad)

Now about the colors:
This collection is inspired by the L.A. sunrise, the color in the pan really reminds me of sunrise here the sky is filled with different colors, warm and cool toned. Like I mentioned, it is made up of five beautiful colors, you can use them separately or swirl them together or swirl only a couple colors together. I like them swirled together, it gives me a beautiful everyday appropriate color. Here is a swatch picture of the blush colors. The colors are quite pigmented when I swatch with my fingers. However, if I use a blush brush, the color does not go on that heavy, it is buildable like any other Chanel's powder blushes.

Left to right: orange, pale pink, fushia, beige, rose, all together.
Please excuse the background color, I had to make the picture darker so the color is more visible on my arm.

One thing I don't like is the scent. When I opened the box, it has a really strong scent I couldn't even describe, till now I can still smell it on the blush and the packaging. I can't really describe the scent but it's not something I like. Another thing that bother me is that I love to swirl all the colors together, but if I continue, the pen will no longer look as "clean" as it is now! I mean, you won't be able to get a clear swatch of individual color, because colors will "contaminate" each other. But that is for me to worry about in the future.

Product Detail:
Collection: Spring 2016 L.A. Sunrise Collection
Price: $57 CAD
Available: The bay, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew
I believe it is limited edition

Final thoughts...I think this product is amazing. It allowed me to try on different colors with just one blush. The price is reasonable for me, because to me, it feels like I bought 6 blushes for $57, plus the good quality. I really recommend anyone who loves collecting blush palette to get it, even if you don't use it, it's so beautiful to look at. If I can't watch sunrise in LA in the morning, at least I have the palette to look at. I also recommend this to people who are new to blushes, because you get to try out so many colors and the color is buildable so you can't really mess it up. (I feel as if I'm talking about myself!)

Yours Truly,


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Monday, February 1, 2016

[Review] Sephora 2016 Beauty Insider Birthday Gift


*Spoiler Alert* If you don't want to know what Sephora's VIB birthday gift is, don't read this!

Like always Sephora is providing a free birthday gift for their members! This year Beauty Insider gets to choose from either a skin care set from Fresh or a makeup set from Marc Jacobs. As some of you might know, January was my birthday month, so I picked up my gift already. I chose the makeup set (Obviously!!) I was really excited, yet a little disappointed because last year VIB Rouge member got something extra. Now that I am a Rouge member, they are not giving out extra gift for Rouge Member this year. Anyways, I really like the Marc Jacobs set! It includes a Marc Jacobs lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Highliner in 42 Blacquer. (both mini size) Here's what I think about them...

Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in #42 Blacquer

WOW, I have never tried any eyeliner from Marc Jacobs Beaut. This one is ridiculously awesome! First, I love how luxurious looking the packaging is and that it is a twist up, so I don't need to sharpen it! It's a gel eyeliner that glides on the lid smoothly, the color is intense and opaque. It does not tug the lashes at all. You are able to smudge it out a little before it sets, but once it's set, it's not going anywhere! It's always a dilemma, I want my eyeliner to stay in place and not run around during the day, but this also means that it will be hard to take it off at the end of the day. To my surprise though, I am actually able to remove the liner with my BioDerma (the regular formula). Bioderma is a miceller water that cleanses the face and removes makeup.

Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

I always thought their lipstick was drying hence I never really wanted to try it. But when I received the VIB Rouge entrance gift last year, a mini Marc Jacobs Lipstick in So Rouge, I changed my mind. The le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick is hydrating, creamy and with gorgeous color! Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is described as a baked rose color, like a dark rosey pink color. I would say this is a neutral everyday bold lip color. For my lips, it compliments my natural lip color so this can be a everyday lip color for me. One thing I don't really like is the scent of the lipstick when I first put it on, they remind me of the Color Pop or Mac lipsticks. However, the scent goes away after a little while. Another great thing about this lipstick is that even though it is hydrating, it is also super long lasting. I had this lipstick on yesterday, it first lasted 4 hours of constant talking. After I had Nando's for dinner, I went to check on my lipstick, thinking I need to reapply. But NO! It's still there! Now, the glossy top layer is gone because I wiped it off, but the color is still there, and not patchy at all!!!! It also didn't dry out my lips at all, I was so amazed. After an additional 3 hours, when I am removing my makeup, my lip color was still there. I really recommend this lipstick! I want more of it now!

Okay, I know I got a little to carried away because both products are awesome!!!!! I want another set! I really recommend everyone to pick it up on your birthday, sign up for the Sephora Beauty Insider program to receive this! The lipstick especially, I will definitely repurchase after it runs out!

Yours Truly,


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