2014 Sephora Birthday Gift

It was 5th of October and I turned 32 years old and since the last 2 years, I anticipated on Sephora birthday gifts. It was a body lotion on 2012 gifts and small make up palette on 2013 gifts and for 2014 Sephora gave me miniature size of Benefits Watt Up highlighter and They’re Real mascara. 


I do love Benefit cosmetics line from their packaging and their products, it made
up of gorgeous make up heaven. 


I love the mascara, it does makes my eye lashes longer. If you want thick lashes, this is not it though I prefer thickness than longer lashes. 

The Watt Up highlighter is gorgeous too, it has nice finish and nice glow on my skin. For these reason,  I prefer using this on day time rather than High Beam. 

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I feel like High Beam is appropriate for night time since it finishes more shimmer. 

I am happy to receive both of these miniature goodies and looking forward to next year gift! 

Love , 




2014 Sephora Birthday Gift

Benefit Lip & Cheek in Camellia

I always like the idea of multi-purpose products. Great for travel especially.


 

It is cream consistency and it might not suitable for oily skin. I have an oily skin and of course they aren’t any rules for applying make up but there’s few ways of using it for cheeks. 

1. Before foundation and powder. 

2. After foundation before powder. 

3. After foundation and powder. 

4. Wearing it alone (if you have acne/ scar free skin). 

I normally used before
powder but most of the time, I love applying on my lips alone. 

It is nude shade and has beautiful finish.




Personally, it is a great nude shade and I am glad I purchased it. It would look good with every skin tone and it has become my favorite nude shade. 

Before applying powder and this lip & cheek 


After powder and lip and cheek…





Buy it~! ^_^


oh.. and the bad thing about this is,,, how quickly the casing become dull? It is not even 3 months yet…

Have a great day, peeps! 



Shareena
Benefit Lip & Cheek in Camellia

First Impression on Bourjois Unifying Powder


It is too early to tell that Bourjois Unifying Powder is good for me or has deliver such miracle on my skin but I can tell you that I could not wait to try it when I return from work hence the first impression. 

So I took my Elianto kabuki brush and swipe it on my skin. To my relief, the color match.. pheww!

Perhaps I am a person who don’t usually struck love at first swipe but it happened. with this powder. 
It gave me matte finish BUT (big but) it doesn’t go flat.. or powdery.. do you get what I mean? It gave me a glow too! Even out skin tone and best of all, hide some of my acne scars. Not all but enough to make it fade. 

It is lightweight, you won’t feel it is there. 
The only downfall of this? There are no puff inside, it would be perfect to do touch up. 
I will update my discoveries on this powder after work and leisure. Staying power and oil control. Mean time, Happy Thursday! 


Have a great day, peeps! 
Shareena 
First Impression on Bourjois Unifying Powder

Essence Quattro Over The Taupe look# 3

I did a post on these palette a while ago and I will always recommend these range of palettes from Essence because of their pigmentation, blendable and affordable. 

It can be too much for wearing smokey grey look in day time but public opinion is none of my business so here you go. I used all of the colors from the palette.  

Have a great day, peeps! If I can do this, so can you because seriously it
does take trial and error to get it right. 
Taupe is not is my preferred color, this is rather surprising to me. (insert shocking face here). Good job, Essence! 
Shareena
Essence Quattro Over The Taupe look# 3

Benefit Big Easy

It is easy I can tell you. I’ve been using this for 4 months and being an oily skin person and who lived in humidity country, summer all year long, this is by far the best. To be honest, it is not totally stay matte all day but my skin doesnt glides with oiliness by the end of the day.

It retail at Sephora RM 145 and if you are like me who doesn’t like to cake up on face, this is it. It look natural on skin and my fav part is, it has texture of a  cream but finish as a powder.. quite awesome 😘 

Totally worth it 😘 
Sorry for the real close up.. opss heheeh 
Have a great day! 
Shareena

Benefit Big Easy

Benefits

Benefit’s shopping of guilt. 


I fall into trap of cute packaging and brand name Benefits it is like kryptonite to me. I always buy something from them.

I was going to the Benefit counter for only their brow specialist to clean up my brows after  2 years of doing nothing on it. After I got my brows done and whilst waiting for girl to give me the receipt for service, I made a mistake by walking around Benefits counter and after 15 minutes, I bought their PoreFessional and Hello Flawless Compact Powder!

In additional, the girl at the counter gave me a cute little sample of Hello Flawless Liquid Foundation! *sigh* 

So I ended up with these babies at home… 

the PoreFessional 

This is one product that feel velvet on my skin. It is so soft and blend nicely on my skin and it fills my pore as it should be. Even after washing my face, it left my skin feeling soft. I love love the smell as well. 

Price: RM 115


Here are before and after I put on PoreFessional. My skin is a bit oily and as you can see on right image, PoreFessional made it looking matte and it reduce redness. 

Before                                                                                       After
After putting this PoreFessional, I went to put on my liquid foundation and it cover up even more of my pores. I apologized for this quite gruesome image. I hope it make you want to buy it even more.. lol~ *evil laugh* 

Here are the ingredients for these PoreFessional: 

Hello Flawless Compact Powder. 


This compact powder comes with sponge for bit more coverage and small brush for sheer coverage though my findings are the brush is enough to cover my skin redness. Though it does not last long and my skin tend to get oily after 3 hours, I reapply it and it makes my skin fresh and matte again. It does not makes my skin looks cakey or too powdery after second application which is good! 
 Price: RM130

 

Lastly, Hello! Flawless Liquid Foundation 

As it is a sample, I truly enjoy sampling and it turns out that I am falling in love with this foundation. 


It blends well with my skin tone and love when I removed the foundation, which it leaves my skin soft and fresh. Some foundations, when I removed it, it can make my skin a bit drier or a bit dull. 

 
I think it will be my next purchase when I get my brows done. Hopefully only this foundation, nothing else. 

Price: RM120
 

Here is my full face that I used all of these products above.

till I see you again ! Have a great day!
\❤

Benefits

PeriPera Tint Milk

PeriPera Tint In Peach Milk

Last week, I picked up Lip Tint from PeriPera at Watson’s. Though I prefer lipstick but since I do not want to be obvious that I am wearing lipstick while at work,  I tried lip tint and the thing that attracted me to PeriPera is the packaging. I am guilty. I love the art from Mari Kim since I watched 2NE1 music video. 
 Is it cute?! 
What do I think of them? They are great for a tint. It look rather orange at first but after a while, it gives a nice natural lip color with red under tone that you suppose to born with. ^_^ 
Here are my lips before and after. 


 
  
Like any other lip tint, it does not last long and it requires reapply every time. 

The price is quite pricey for a cute little tint but I guess it worth the color payoff and cute packaging.  
If you like this art, check her blog at Mari Kim’s Art of Life.
PeriPera website which in Korean. **sigh***

PeriPera Tint Milk