Some of some of my red lipsticks :)

Some of your might know this but I have been slowing purging my stash. The items are getting sold at my sale blog.


But back to this post. I’m always been been drawn to red lipsticks but rarely wear them. Hence I decided to swatch my reds. Except I forgot my Shu Uemura lipsticks which are in another box. So here are swatches of the other reds I have.


From left to right:

Bobbi Brown Matte Stain For Lips – Cabernet
Julie Hewett Femme Noir
Julie Hewett Coco Noir
Julie Hewett Rouge Noir
Julie Hewett Oona Noir
Kevyn Aucoin Poppia
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick – Ravish Me Red
Duwop Private Red
Paul & Joe #24


From Left to Right:

Lipstick Queen Medieval
Julie Hewett Jules Bijou
Besame Besame Red
Besame Red Hot Red
Besame Red Velvet
Besame Merlot
Besame Cherry Red
Giorgio Armani Matte Silk – #15
Giorgio Armani Lipstick Mania – #9


From Left to Right:

Giorgio Armani Shine – Hollywood Red #31
Chantecaille Tulipe
Cover Girl Fire Shine
Revlon Lip Butter Candy Apple
Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge RD1
Lavshuca Dramatic Memory Rouge RD2
Neutrogena Moistureshine Lipstick – Poppy Red
Laura Geller On Stage
Vincent Longo Gel X Lipstick – Select
Hope they will help you if you are contemplating a purchase!

** Not affiliated with any brands and all items were purchased by me.


Essie Going Incognito & other green nail polishes

I’m back! 😀 I’m going to try posting regularly again. I really admire those bloggers who can post regularly. Kudos to you all! 😀

Today’s post will on Essie Going Incognito nail polish which is part of Essie’s Winter 2010 collection.

Left to right
1) Revlon TS Emerald
2) Essie Going Incognito
3) OPI Jade is the new black
4) Orly Wandering Vine
5) Orly Enchanted Forest
6) Dare 2 Wear Enchanted Forest

All were done with 2 coats & no top coat.

* These nail polishes were purchased by me.

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Forever Raisin 540

Revlon ColorStay Mineral Lipglaze in Forever Raisin 540 (US$6.99 to US$8.99)

Color of the tube is most accurate in the second picture.

Revlon is probably the best drugstore brand in my books. I love their colorburst lipsticks. I cannot wear their foundations (no color match & breaks me out) but I know of a number of people who swear by them. This lipglaze in my books is a winner.

This looks more like a deep rose than a raisin color to me. It looks a little orangy when it’s sheered out but that might be due to my skintone (NC25 Asian). Fairer ladies who are not used to wearing a strong lip can easily sheer this color. It does not feel sticky to me (especially after the B&BW lipgloss) & staying power is moderate. It does come off when I drink but it leaves my lips with a nice slight rosy stain.

The smell bugs me. It smells like a sugared cookie (to me) & is way too strong. 😦 Luckily the scent goes off after a few minutes or it could be my nose getting sensitized to the smell. 😛 Either the smell goes away & I am glad!

You can see this compared with some of my other glosses here.

Conclusion: It’s a pretty color & I like it enough to keep it 😀 The smell really bugs me as it’s really strong & am not a scent that I’m fond of. Wished Revlon will lose the smell or make it less scented.

* Purchased by me & can be found at any drugstore or grocery store where Revlon is sold.

Ingredients: Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyltrimethicone, Cetyl/PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl 4 Isostearate, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Isododecane, PPG 51/SMDI Copolymer, Silica Silylate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax) (Microcrystalline Wax), Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2 Hexanediol, May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Orange 5 (CI 45370)

Net weight: .15 oz/4.4 mL

Lip Gloss Dupes?

Lip Gloss Dupes?

So I was doing a blog review of Bare Escentual Wearable Berry & Wine glosses & lipliners when I was reminded of how much I love the color of the Wearable Berry. Since I rounded up most of my glosses recently (to be reviewed/purged/kept), I decided to start swatching them 😀

As you can see, none of them is a exact dupe 😦 Revlon Colorstay Mineral LipGlaze – Forever Raisin 540 & NARS Dolce Vita probably came closest.

You are probably wondering why I want to have a dupe of a color I have already? *gives a Mona Lisa smile* I guess you just have to wait till tomorrow to know. 😀