Swatches of my Green Pencil Liners

One sleepless night, what does a makeup lover do? Start swatching her stash πŸ™‚ So here’s my green pencil liner stash.

One swipe down my arm

1) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide eyelinerΒ  – Covet

2) Prescriptives Softlining Pencil – Teal

3) Cargo Swimmables – #2

4) Giorgio Armani Smooth Silk Eyeliner – #15

5) Christian Dior – Precious Green

6) Laura Mercier Kohl Pencil – Black Turquoise

7) Laura Mercier Kohl Pencil – Antique Jade

8) Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner – #03 Darling Green

9) Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner – Golden Moss

10) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide eyelinerΒ  – Stash

11) Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner – #05 Intense Olive

12) Yves Saint Laurent YSL Perfecting Eye Pencil – #5

13) Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil – 09 ME Khaki

14) Sephora Flashy Liner – Flashy Moss

15) Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil – 07 ME Green

16) Gosh Velvet Touch Eyeliner – 007 Alligator

17) Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Trio – Green Eyes

18) Make Up For Ever – 12L

19) Cargo Swimmables – #05

Then I noticed that Make Up For Ever – 12L looks very similar to the Pixi Eyeliner that I bought.

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen – True Teal on left

Make Up For Ever – 12L on right

Hope these swatches will help! πŸ˜€

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

 

Comparisons between Eyelash Curlers – Shu Uemura, Shiseido and Kevyn Aucoin

I often see people asking about the curvatures of various eyelash curlers and figured I’ll do a post comparing them.

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Group picture (Left to right)
Kevyn Aucoin, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Shu Uemura (Gold Limited Edition)

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Shu Uemura on top , Shiseido below.

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Kevyn Aucoin on top, Shu Uemura below.

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Kevyn Aucoin on top, Shiseido below.

My thoughts: I think Shiseido and Kevyn Aucoin are closer if not identical in shape. That also makes them both flatter than Shu Uemura. So which is better? It will depend on your eye shape.

Hope this post helps!

*Not affiliated with brands named.
**All items were purchased by myself

Shu Uemura Spring / Summer 2013 Collection Blossom Dream

Shu Uemura Spring / Summer 2013 Collection Blossom Dream by Yuji Asano

I finally got my hands on some of the Spring Collection after a wonderful Valentines’ Day promotion where they gave the Travel Palette as a gift with purchase (over $100).

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Swatch of the Unmask Palette Pink
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Swatch of P Soft Pink 324 (left) & P Soft Coral 332 (right)
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I’m not a huge fan of the Unmask Palette Pink as the brown seemed off on me as it has a reddish tone. I’m still undecided on the blushes as they are very subtle. So subtle that I wonder if I should keep them πŸ™‚

So here you are… swatches on NC25 skin if you’re wondering about the Shu Uemura Spring 2013 Collection.

*Not affiliated. All items were purchased by myself.

Battle of the Makeup Cleansers – Lush UltraBland vs Shu Uemura A/O Cleansing Oil

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First up, we have the contestants πŸ™‚

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Inglot Matte Eyeliner Gel in #74

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After 10 seconds of massaging.

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The Shu Uemura cleanser got an additional 10 seconds to emulsify and wash off. The Lush cleanser was supposed to be wiped off with a wet cotton pad.

As you can see, Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil is the clear winner in this round! πŸ™‚

Shu Uemura 2010 Fall/Winter

Got an email with the latest Shu Uemura promotion code this morning. That’s how I discovered Shu’s Fall/Winter 2010 palettes.

I don’t really follow the major blogs so I haven’t seen the pictures of Shu fall till this morning.

This palette has my name all over it. The purples! I have a thing for purple shadow & this palette will only be made perfect if they swapped out that grey shadow for a taupe shadow!

This palette doesn’t excite me as much although I wonder if that is a taupe on the right. Colors on screen don’t always correspond to colors in real life or on you so hmmm….

This lashes do not appeal to me at all. Much prefer some of the previous collection lashes like the marine blue lashes *gasp*

As you can see, the current promotion is that with any purchase of $50 or more, you can receive a deluxe 2 piece set with code FALLTREND while supplies last.

Knowing me, I’ll waffle over this for a little bit more. Current need is to get more z palettes πŸ˜€ You’ll see why in the next post πŸ˜€

The best ever RAOK!

LOL wasn’t intending to post twice today but I just had to share this amazing RAOK I got in the mail today! πŸ˜€

Top row from left to right: Christian Dior Iridescent Leather quint, Dolce & Gabbana Blush in Provocative, YSL Blush Variation #16 Pink Delight

Bottom row from left to right: Cargo Eyeshadow in Yukon, Shu Uemura Gloss WN283S, Chantecaille Lipstick in Tulipe

With the exception of Cargo Yukon (which was a custom purchase), everything else is a RAOK!

I am seriously over the moon!!! I had been trying to get hold of IL ever since I heard of it. Plus I had been wanting to try the amazing D&G blushes too! & another red lipstick! πŸ˜€

A huge thank you to Cheri! πŸ˜€ I love, love, love you!!!

Will do reviews on these when I finally get around to stop gawking & use them πŸ˜€