Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush ♥

I've been eye-ing this blush for such a longggg time. A lot of youtuber have been raving about this blush and finally that time has come for me to rave about it too xD. There was a sephora VIB Sale back in March and i decided to get two of this blush since it was 15% off for every beauty product in Sephora.

Here is some description i got from Sephora

A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues for seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color. "

"Discover a new way to blush. Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary, and revolutionary. Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension. The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level—effectively reinventing the way you view blush. 

Each hand-made blush is formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. The six shades ranging from soft coral to cool pink are a wardrobe of captivating accent lights for cheeks. They deliver a radiant, natural finish and offer buildable color to imbue the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow. "

In sephora this particular blush cost $35. Very pricey i know for a blush, but again because of the VIB Sale i decided to buy it.

I get two shades that caught my attention, Dim infusion (describe as subdued coral) and Luminous Flush (describe as champagne rose).

Dim Infusion

Luminous Flush

Beautiful right ? Just looking at it makes me happy :)
And the swatches is very nice too.
I really happy with the color i choose cause this blush got 6 shades !!!
I love both of them, i think they both look really nice on my cheek and give a very nice subtle flush to it.

Here is some swatches on my hand

It's a very pretty blush for sure, stay on the cheek pretty long too and the plus side since it's infuse with the ambient lighting powder it giving nice glow (work as blush and highlighter ! how good is that).

well for the downside of course the hefty price, even i love makeup so much this blush will just reap you off !
so pricey for a blush but again if you're a total junkie (like i am) and you have extra money on your pocket well spend it on a nice blush like this for sure :D.

So far, i'm still in love.
Ican't stop staring at it even swatch it all over my hand just to see how beautiful this blush is.
Glad i bought it !!!!!

♥ Anita 

Friday, May 9, 2014

REVIEW | Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm and Lacquer Balm

Hi folks
It's been very long time since my last post
I've been very occupied with work and others stuff so i can't blog
But here i come back with a review for revlon new stuff i just bought
If you live in Indonesia you probably already seen the ad in tv
It's the new colorburst balm that just hit our country !
I've been eyeing this stuff for such a loooonnnnggggg time
It's been release in USA last year but in my country this particular type of balm just release last month
They've already release the stain balm last year but they come with new type this year, the MATTE and the LACQUER one.

The description from Revlon website

Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

High Shine Lacquer. Moisture Rich Balm
A lacquer finish that’s beyond brilliant

Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm

Velvety Matte Look. Moisture Rich Balm
A matte finish that's beyond plush. Balm that's beyond comforting

PS I just love Emma Stone in this ad. She's so prettyyy 

Well for sure when i go to revlon counter in my town, they don't sell all the color you see in the ads above.
Some of the color i've been wanting is not available in the counter, so disappointing 
But yeah i manage to get some color i like when i swatch in there.

I got one Matte balm and two Lacquer Balm

I got the MATTE balm in Shade Sultry and the LACQUER balm in shade Flirtatious and Vivacious

Here is the swatches of the balm in my hand

And the swatches on my lips
Top row Flirtatious, middle row Sultry, Bottom row Vivacious
My favorite is Vivacious 

I like how they easily slide on my lips
This balm is highly moisturize too just like what it say in the description.
But the lasting powers is not quite long.
I have to reapply them after eating or drinking.
But overall i really like this balm.
On the price range, it's quite affordable i think
They retail for Rp 88.000 in the counter while if you want to buy them online it cost like twice the price from the counter, so i say it's quite a bargain ^.^

What i like about this product :

1. It's very moisturizing
2. Easily apply on the lips and very convenient to take on the go
3. Very affordable in my opinion
4. The color payoff is very nice (super pigmented)

What i dislike about this product :

1. The color range in my town is very limited (each type only have 4 new color not unlike the official revlon website say)
2. The lasting powers not quite impressive
3. The scents is quite annoying (it has very balmy scent that i don't like)

That's my honest review for this product
Overall i could give this 3 stars over 5
I quite like this balm thing and i often reach out for it whenever i'm in hurry cause again it just so easy to apply this lipstick because of its pencil kinda type.