Monthly Favorites #76: November, 2017

I recently went to an all-you-can-eat barbecue place. I don’t usually go for these kinds of places – I tend to eat too much, and the food isn’t always the greatest. However, this place was pretty popular, and a girlfriend suggested we go.

The food was pretty good. I noticed that their salad bar was very good, which is probably a good way for them to cut costs!

 

On to my favorites!

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I’ve been rotating through all of my palettes recently, and I think the original Naked palette works the best for me!

 

MAC Blonde Mineralized Skin Finish

I usually like wearing bright blush, but recently I have been wearing the Blonde MSF.  It barely shows up on my skin, which seems to go well with darker eyeshadow looks.

Apparently, this collection was from 2008 – almost 10 years ago! I guess I probably shouldn’t be using a product from then, but it is a powder product…

 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume

I realize this is considered a summer perfume, but I really like it. I guess I’m already longing for warmer weather!

 

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+

Another oldie. This works best on my skin in October. As it gets colder, I’ll have to start mixing it with a moisturizer.

 

What were your favorites this month?

xoxo, K

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Review: Daiso Espoleur Lip Tint

For many tourists coming to Japan, Daiso has become a must-visit destination!   The 100 yen store continues to launch new products, including lots of great cosmetics. This new line of lip tints was released recently, and has become quite popular on social media!

The product comes in 5 different shades – Sweet Orange, Apricot Pink, Sweet Pink, Rose, Juicy Red.  I had to double check the names since in the tube, Apricot Pink looks much more orange than Sweet Orange!

 

But what a surprise! Once I swatched them on my arm, the difference in color was apparent. Sweet Orange is a bright yellow orange color.  I had wanted to try a color like this without spending too much money! Apricot Pink is a typical peachy pink color that would probably look great on everyone! Sweet Pink is a slightly cool toned pink. Rose is a dark red that would be great for the fall season. Juicy Red is somewhere between Rose and Apricot Pink.

From left: Sweet Orange, Apricot Pink, Sweet Pink, Rose, Juicy Red

Each tube is pretty small, which I prefer, since it means I can use it up before it gets gunky and gross. The texture is very watery, but the color remains on the lips. The only color which didn’t show up on my lips very well was Sweet Pink.

The doe foot applicator was pretty stiff, which allows good control on the application.


Would I repurchase this? Yes!

 

xoxo, K

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Monthly Favorites #74: September, 2017

August was a weird month. Tokyo had 20+ days of continuous rain, even though it is supposed to be the hottest month of the year here.  With the lack of sun, my favorites weren’t as summery as they usually are at this time of year!

 

Here is what I have been loving this past month!

 

Sleek i-Divine Palette (Original)

I checked the Sleek website, and while this palette is still available, the picture online looks very different.

I especially like the bottom row, which has a lot of great neutral shimmery shades.

 

Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle (link goes to my review)

I heard that this product has been discontinued. Why Revlon, why???  These were such a great combination of lip gloss and lip stick, with a sheer color that was comfortable to wear.

 

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche

This is a limited edition fragrance for the summer, which is modified each year. I own the one from 2016.

It’s a great combination of coconut, amber, and sandalwood, and is appropriate both for work and for fun.

What have you been loving this past month?

 

xoxo, K

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Review: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

It seems that I am constantly on the search for a good concealer…  They all either don’t last, or wear off unevenly.  The Maybelline Fit Me Concealer was very popular last time I was in the US, so I picked it up!

What it does: (from Ulta’s website)
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer gives a flawless look that lets the real you come through. It’s makeup that doesn’t mess with you. No oils. No waxes. No nonsense.

Natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be: fresh, breathing, natural
Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through

 

Price:  Will vary, as with all American drugstore products.  Ulta lists this for $7

 

Availability: This and other Maybelline products are widely available in US drugstores and discount stores.

 

What I thought:

First of all, I really liked the applicator! The doe foot applicator is small and stiff, allowing me to put a small amount of product exactly where I want it.

This product also blended well and looked natural on the skin.  I thought it worked well for my undereye circles and other  large areas that I wanted to cover.  On the other hand, I thought the finish was too natural to cover my blemishes and sunspots.

This product comes in only 6 shades, and I have the shade 20 Sand which worked well for me. I hope Maybelline comes out with different undertones in the future!

 

Would I repurchase? Maybe. I liked the product, but I’m still searching for something with more coverage!

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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Review: Daiso Eyeliner Coat

I like wearing brown eyeliner on my lower lash line, but I found that it never lasts. Even if I use an eyeliner which is supposed to stay in place all day, I would get smudges under my eyes.  I found something called an eyeliner coat, and it has become one of the must haves in my makeup routine!

What it does:

The applicator looks like a liquid eyeliner pen, and I use it to paint over my eyeliner.

 

Price: 100 JPY, about $1

 

Availability:  This product is available in Daiso stores. Daiso is one of the most popular 100 yen chains in Japan.

 

What I thought:  I really like using this product! It is the only way I can get my lower eyeliner to stay!!  One drawback is that this product stings if it gets too close to my eyes, so I don’t use it for my waterline.

 

Would I repurchase?  Yes, it is one of my must have products!

 

Hope you enjoyed this review!

xoxo, K

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