NO MORE BAD NAIL DAY

Just like hair, I always feel good when my nails look pretty.

That’s why I’m excited when I got invited to the launch of REVLON COLORSTAY GEL ENVY LONGWEAR NAIL ENAMEL earlier this month.

At the event, I found out from their Brand Manager, that Revlon was actually launch nail polish first before everything else way back in 1932. They surely upped their nail game with these latest innovation!

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Personally, I love gel nails for their shine, fast drying and long lasting factor. Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel covered two out of three! They look like gel with the shine (thanks to the formula which contain optical brighteners) and they’re long lasting too (they’ll chipped after 7 days on me). Even without the ColorStay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat, they already shine like gel nails.

Yup…there are two steps to achieve these nails. The color comes with base, so no need to apply base coat beforehand. After color, then top coat. Very time-saving indeed, no need for UV light. And best of all, these nail shades allow us to change as often as we want (they’re really cheap at IDR 70K a pop). As for removal, just use your regular nail remover without any hassle to go to the nail salon to remove your gel nails. Easy peasy!

I tried the shade “Queen of Hearts”, a pretty bluish bold red shade. Pretty, right? In total, they have 10 shades…and I’m already thinking to change to that cute turquoise shade named “Dealer’s Choice”.

Thanks Revlon Indonesia and Fimela.com for having me and fellow bloggers.

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

THERE’S A STORY IN EVERY EYES

I can’t go out without my eyeliner. Enough said.

Having big and droopy eyes type, I am comfortable with feline flick aka cat eyes liner. Classic yet tricky technique, some might said. But after lots of years pulling them on, well I can say I’m pretty darn good at this thing. Beside my favorite gel liner, REVLON ColorStay Eye Liner is one of my favorite too. As it claimed, it did stay long and I love how intense their colors are. I always go for black for daily makeup look, but check out these new colors REVLON just launched in Indonesia.

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New shades are: Sapphire, Jade, Amethyst, Gold and Silver.

They also have this new liquid liner, called ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner. 

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As the name stated, the brush is really skinny. Very fine with 0.1 mm for that perfect skinny look. Same like the pencils, they are waterproof and long lasting. There are 7 shades available: Blackout, Black Brown, Electric Blue, Green Spark, Amethyst, Gold and Silver. Cost more expensive than the pencil type (Rp 99.000 each while the pencil cost Rp 75.000 each), I found this skinny liner great to apply after fake lashes application. Not to mention, they’re also great for that flick!

Check out the swatches I’ve made on the back on my hand (I’ll update once I put them on my eyes).

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The thicker ones is the pencil (Sapphire), and the thinner one is the skinny liner (Electric Blue). The pencil ones was more greenish than the skinny liner. 

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The Silver ones are quite intense with shimmer, thought the pencil ones was more intense than the liquid ones. Perfect for party look.

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Hmmm….purple eyeliner. What do you think? Amethyst is such a pretty color.

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I have no argument for their Black Eyeliner (pencil form), but judging from the swatch of the Gold Liquid Liner, it wasn’t as intense as the other colors, but as shimmery as the Silver ones. 

So, which one is your favorite? They are now available at REVLON’s counter in Indonesia. Go check them out. 

PHOTOS: SHINTA ROSVITA

AS EASY AS 1,2,3,4,5

Bagi saya, bermain dengan makeup mata itu menyenangkan. Area mata adalah satu-satunya bagian pada wajah yang dapat menerima beragam warna, tanpa terlihat aneh. Ulasan beragam warna pun akan mampu mengubah penampilan dalam sekejap.

Berdasarkan pengalaman, banyak teman yang ternyata masih saja clueless akan penempatan serta pengaplikasian warna eyeshadow, terutama jika mereka membeli sebuah palet eyeshadow yang hadir dalam beragam warna. Mereka bingung, warna mana yang harus diusap di kelopak, di ujung luar atau di sudut dalam mata. My favorite for this makeup problem: REVLON PHOTOREADY Primer+Shadow. Jika kita ingin bereksperimen dengan warna-warna yang belum pernah kita coba sebelumnya, palet terbaru dari REVLON ini sangat membantu.

Dalam setiap palet terdapat 5 warna, lengkap dengan petunjuk aplikasi untuk masing-masing warna yang terdapat di balik kemasan. Petunjuknya pun dilengkapi dengan nomer 1 sampai 5, untuk langkah demi langkah pengaplikasian warna. Yes, it’s that easy.

My tips:

–        Aplikasikan sedikit untuk tampilan smoky eyes yang lebih natural di pagi hari & touch up lebih untuk gaya smoky eyes yang dramatis untuk makeup malam hari, karena pigmen warnanya sudah cukup pekat.

       Selalu gunakan primer sebelum mengaplikasikan warna lainnya dalam palet. Primer akan membuat riasan mata bertahan lebih lama dan mengeluarkan warna seperti tampak pada palet seasli-aslinya.

Produk REVLON yang saya gunakan:

REVLON PHOTOREADY Primer+Shadow #510 Graffiti

REVLON PHOTOREADY Primer+Shadow #515 Renaissance

REVLON PHOTOREADY Primer+Shadow #525 Avant Garde

REVLON PHOTOREADY Primer+Shadow #535 Pop Art

REVLON Powder Blush #02 Tawny Peach

REVLON Colorstay Eyeliner #Black

REVLON PHOTOREADY Concealer #002 Light Pale

REVLON Colorstay Lipliner #Red

REVLON Colorburst Lipgloss #018 Fire

REVLON Colorburst Lipstick #090 True Red

Please check out my video tutorial below to see how I achieved ROMANTIC & BOLD LOOKS BY REVLON.

Romantic Look

Bold Look

AROUND THE WORLD OF FACEBOOK PAGE

April Edition.

New post on what’s happening and soon to come for beauty addicts. Updates from the brands’ own Facebook Page.

  • Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick is finally reach Indonesian’ shores. In their FB pages, reportedly it costs Rp 80.000 each. I’m going to get them soon, as I love their previous ColorStay Lipstick. 
  • If you’re concern about eyebrows (like me), you don’t want to miss Brow Show from Make Up For Ever. For Rp 100.000, you’ll have your eyebrows fixed and shaped by the Brow Expert, Emma Andalusia & Irene Sherly. 
  • Avid brush collector? Go to The Body Shop stores as they have 15% off on all their cruelty free brushes for every purchase of makeup products.

MAKE UP TIME : HOW LONG DO YOU NEED?

Unless you have your own glam team, some (well, OK…most) of us don’t really have two hours to sit tight and do our makeup.

Check out your own routine. If you’re a simple type, all you need are probably loose powder and lipstick. But, seriously..who do that nowadays? Me? I need minimal 30 minutes to get ready and I am definitely NOT a morning person. At all. But this is what I do if I only have 5 minutes to spare (thanks to waking up late-I’m only human).  

Minute 1 : After my skin care routine (cleanser, toner and serum), I’ll apply BB or (lately) CC Cream. They are easier and faster to blend than liquid foundation. I finish with a pat of loose powder to eliminate unwanted shine.

Minute 2 : Sweep one color of eyeshadow. I prefer the one with shimmer texture and natural color, as it’s fool proof and will make my eyes look brighter.

Minute 3 : Line eyes with pencil, preferably in dark brown. Easier to smudge with cotton bud, no need to hassle with eyeliner brush. Then, curl the lashes sans mascara.

Minute 4 : Dust the apples of cheeks with a shimmery powder blush. It will give that extra freshness I need.

Minute 5 : Finish the whole makeup with sheer lipstick or tinted lip balm. Another fast and fool proof trick to stop me from looking pale.

Personally, I believe this 5 minutes makeup is just like putting on a good base for later touch ups during the day. You can always add up whenever you have the time later on, such as concealer for under eyes, mascara, and that red hot lipstick. 

A TRIP DOWN BEAUTY LANE

Kicked off 2013 with family holiday. Fun in the sun, drugstores and beauty isles. Total bliss!

Went to Legoland Malaysia and short visit to Singapore with my boys. They came back with tans on their skin, and me? Still pale but happy with all the beauty products that I managed to get on such short trip. 

Here they are:

       Maybelline New York Lashionista Mascara

       Bioderma Sensibio H2O

       Essence Lash & Brow Gel

       L’Oreal Color Riche Le Nail Art

       Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Concealer Cream

       Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Powder

       Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops

       Rachel K CC Cream

       Chanel CC Cream

       Majolica Majorca Lash King Mascara

       Guerlain Meteorites Perles

       Shu Uemura Karl Lagerfeld Eyelash Curler

       Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

       Revlon Colorstay Eyeliner

       Essence Quatro Eyeshadow

       Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

       Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder

       Essence Gel Eyeliner

Can’t wait to review them one by one. Stay tune.

GO GREEN, LITERALLY

As Pantone already announced their color of 2013, are you ready to be spotted in this hot hue?

I have to admit, I am not. I don’t think I look that great in green, so I’m going to stick with this ‘in’ shade on my nails. Still, it’s an alternative way to be seen in green, right?

My Pick:

OPI “Jade is the new black”

RESCUE BEAUTY LOUNGE “Recycle”

ILLAMASQUA “Rampage”

REVLON “Emerald”

ORLY “Enchanted Forest”

 

COMFORTABLE FOUNDATION

Seriously, is there such thing? 

Don’t you just hate it when your foundation, especially the one with creme or liquid texture feel so thick and uncomfortable on your skin? As a busy woman, we have to run errands for a long time (it did feel like 24 hours sometime) and we still have to check if our foundation still looks good on us.

Well, if you’re longing for a flawless look that will stand by you all day without the flaking, caking and that thick feeling on your face, you may try Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup. The latest addition to Revlon’s foundation family, this mousse like texture foundation with a time release formula promised to give smooth coverage and that flawless look for up to 24 hours. Supposedly to feel like silk when applied, this foundation will be a great company for an all day look that stay flexible throughout our activities. 

Available in 4 shades (in Indonesia): Ivory, Natural Beige, Medium Beige and Warm Golden
Availability in Indonesia: mid November 2012 
Retail Price: Rp 150.000 

THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE WOMEN IN THE WORLD WEAR ….

REVLON. I stumbled upon vintage ads from the (real) good old days, and some people did sell these on ebay. 

From Hollywood glamorous and iconic stars like Joan Collins, Liza Minnelli both circa 1980 and (the late) Audrey Hepburn circa 1988, Melanie Griffith circa 1996, IT supermodels Cindy Crawford circa 1992 and Brooke Shields circa 1988, and last but not least Oprah Winfrey circa 1989; these could be the most unforgettable ads of all time.