I’m a team bullet, just because I don’t enjoy applying liquid lipstick. And I rarely do touch up on the go, especially during this pandemic. So, I need a long lasting lipstick. I love creamy lipstick that gives a matte finish, with a light formula and comfortable feel on the lips.
So, I bought this out of curiosity, because I read in Temptalia, that this specific shade is 90% similar to Pillow Talk from Charlotte Tilbury. And since I don’t own the CT ones’, let’s take a look at these screenshots from Temptalia, and let me know your thoughts.
Gorgeous pigmented color, and I believe this shade will look great on warmer skin tones. Perfect for everyday shade, too! It has a scent that reminds me of vanilla cookies, but it didn’t linger too long, so no worries.
I am glad that this is a permanent shade, it’s my new holy grail drugstore lipstick for sure!
PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA & SCREENSHOT FROM TEMPTALIA
Kudos for By Lizzie Parra (BLP Beauty) for their latest launch, to accommodate Bullet Lipstick lovers like me.
As you might have noticed, lately we all can see the rise of bullet lipsticks from international brands. And I’m enjoying it, because frankly speaking I am team bullet! I found them easier to apply when on the move, they are mostly more creamy and easier to remove by the end of the day. Who’s with me?
Maybe bullet lipsticks are not that long lasting as liquid lipsticks, but I don’t mind touch up throughout the day. Especially if the packaging look cute like these!
BLP Beauty Lip Bullet comes in four new natural shades. Each of the packaging represents the shade inside. And another good thing is you can see the name of the shades clearly printed on the tubes. Although you have to make sure you heard the click sound to close it properly, I found the packaging really helpful rather than you have to see those tiny fonts on the bottom of the packaging.
Mind you, these are not flat matte-lipsticks. I found these lipsticks creamy and extra comfortable when applied, with satin-matte finish. They are buildable, but I’m already satisfied with one layer. And yes, since these are creamy lipstick, they’re transferable. But I don’t mind at all. Make sure you blot first before you eat or drink.
This month, during Java island’s electricity black out, I attended the launch event of Rollover Reaction’s latest collaboration with Putri Marino, famous Indonesia’s actress who also wrote a killer poem on her IG. And the illustrator behind it is Rachel Ajeng, famous illustrator-painter.
So, what’s in the collection? Well, Di Kala Senja actually embodies sunset, just like Putri’s personalities: bright, warm and genuine. That’s why this collection features two new shades to add to Rollover Reaction’s Chunky! Lip Crayon (read my previous review here). Only the outer packagings are different from the previous Chunky! But the lip crayon inside is the same black matte pencil. And mind you, these are limited edition collection, so better get them before they ran out.
Since I’ve talked about the texture and finish about Chunky! Already, let’s just jump right in to the shades and swatches.
Somehow, these both lip shades look darker in real life. By the way, you can use these as cheek tint, too if you’re a master of doing it. I have to admit I am suck at doing other blush format than powder. So, I am using these strictly as my lip color only.
Woohoo!!! Another K-Brand is entering J-Town. This time is Banila Co. Thanks to C&F Store for sending me these.
eyeing on their Cleansing Balm for awhile, but moving on back and forth to
purchase it because of my sudden fungal-acne attack. Yes, unfortunately most of
cleansing balms contain Ethylhexyl Palmitate (noted as fungal acne trigger on
skincarisma.com). But I can see why this is such a hype product for beauty
enthusiast. First, their packaging is very ‘now’, looking very instagramable, and
instead of renewing just the packaging, they also updated the formula. For the
Original (the pink jar), there used to be mineral oil in their ingredients, but
they replaced it with natural ester oil. I just wish there are fungal-acne safe
cleansing balm out there (please let me know if there’s any).
that is actually safe for fungal-acne, and I’ve enjoyed using so far. It’s not
silicone-free, though (hello it’s a primer, so no surprise there). Their
Classic Primer. Comes in a pump bottle, it is a makeup primer with satin
finish. Yes, you heard me correctly. It is rare that a primer comes in a satin,
not matte finish. I use this occasionally though, as primer is not a must
makeup step for me.
interesting product, their Sun Primer. It is a primer plus sun protection, so
perfect for traveling to save baggage. If you have no problem with fungal acne,
you will love this (it contains Ethylhexyl Palmitate, which might trigger
fungal acne according to skincarisma.com).
As for their
range of makeup named B. by Banila, they sent me Lipdraw Melting Serum Stick
and Liplike Lip Slip. Love their super simple but very instagramable tubes.
Melting Serum Stick is perfect for those who love gradient lips look. It felt
melting when applied on lips, maybe because it contains argan oil and honey
extract that feel very moisturizing.
Liplike Lip Slip is a lip lacquer that combines the color pay-off of a lipstick, the moisture of a lip gloss and the longevity of a lip tint. How awesome! It is lightweight and looks matte on lips. Might purchase another shade as I’m so not into reds.
Now you can purchase all the originals Banila Co at some C&F Stores, or online here.
Congratulations Rollover Reaction, for their store opening this week in Plaza Indonesia, level 4, Jakarta, Indonesia.
A very well-lit store, mostly in white with arrays of their products.
One of the owners, Dinar, told me that their latest launch, Chunky was sold out online in a day, but you can get these here. Hurry!
Here, you can also get their limited edition products and sets.
You can also try your luck after purchasing their products.
And a very thoughtful way of shopping, try the products on the racks, fill in the pink form and bring it to cashier. They will pack everything for you when you are paying for your stuffs. Shopping for makeup never been easier!
Excuse me for quite a long hiatus. I was so stressed when our government shut down tumblr here in Indonesia. You see, I started my blog in tumblr, then I always export my content from tumblr to wordpress. That’s why almost all of my posts are gone now, especially for my Indonesian readers. Anyway, now I write on wordpress, please mind me while I have to deal with my sadness of losing my tumblr account.
Enough sobbing, now let’s get to the review of my latest haul. Pixy is a local brand, licensed by Mandom Corporation Japan. This lip cream is not a new product, but I bought it because one of the Indonesian beauty vloggers said this is her best liquid lipstick of 2017. Let’s see…..
I purchased (another) mauve shade, number 07 Vintage Rose. I believe they launched this nude shade back in August 2017.
Packaging: I have no complain of the packaging, you can see the real shade on the end of the tube. Not to be mistaken with the wand handle.
Wand: slim and small (I am not a big fan of the wand)
Formula: vanilla scented, light and dry easily with a matte result. It didn’t transfer easily, once it’s set, it is set!
Final words: love the soft mauve shade, but not the formula. I applied lip balm before applying this lip cream, but still it looked dry on my lips and accentuate all the lip lines that I have. Will not repurchase.