Friday, December 19, 2014

Liz Lisa Chambre a Coucher Top & Bottom Eyelash Review リズリサシャンブラクーシェつけまつげ たれ目ドーリーラブLIZ系

 Happy December

I hope you all are enjoying the winter season with your loved ones. I especially love this time because in California we finally get some lower temperature weather! Also, who doesn't love to bundle up in layers? It always makes me think about how I'd love to live in a cold climate, but maybe because I've been so spoiled with great sunny weather living in California, it would be a hard transition! 

Anyway!  I promised on my twitter that I would be reviewing the Liz Lisa lashes that I got like, in March of this year I think? They have been sitting in my lash drawer calling my name for so long! I also managed to buy new circle lenses after my most precious Dueba Puffy 3 Tone Blue lenses irritated my eye and caused it to puff up, and since then I was afraid to wear any lenses! But, since I already have owned Geo Princess Mimi Grey lenses before, I didn't hesitate to buy them again, and that's what I am wearing in this post 











So basically I got these lashes on a whim because they were on sale like super super cheap (like 300 yen) because Liz Lisa was doing a clean out of their Chambre a Coucher line. I liked the top lashes especially so I decided to just buy them because who doesn't love lashes on sale at a super awesome price?

I really enjoy the length, perfect for hooded eyes as they curl out and up, and are so flexible which makes it great for all eye shapes  I think they might be a bit TOO flexible because it took extra effort to actually set it in place and get it where I wanted it.

This was my first time using bottom lashes like this one, the band was pretty stiff and made it so I didn't have to do any extra work trying to get it in a perfect shape to fit under my lower lash line  I think that I might have not put them close enough to my lower lash line, because they were hard to see sometimes in pictures. But, overall, I really like the bottom lashes! I didn't think I would since they have more of a natural-esque feel to them (I mean I am used to very dramatic looks).

 Here is just a step-by-step process








So, yeah! I really love both the top and bottom lashes, and it's a shame that Liz Lisa don't makes them anymore (right? pretty sure they don't...) as they had other lash styles to choose from! Maybe you can find them on mbok or something haha 

I'm finally off for my winter break! Hope to make more posts while I have the time!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

♡My Favorite Fall/Winter Lipsticks お気に入りの秋冬リップスティック♡

Hi all! Thought I would write this up as we are now well into fall and almost into winter time.

Everybody is hopping on the dark lip trend that happens every year around this time, and I thought I would talk about some of my favorites that I feel are very complimentary for fair skinned girls and boys. I've included one lipgloss, nine lipsticks, and three lip liners.





So can you tell I'm a bit obsessed with MAC lipsticks? Yes, it's true and quite tragic since my bank account doesn't like me buying MAC very often haha. I'm at the point where I own every single MAC lipstick that I find really matches my skin tone. As I said in my last post, I've been in this mindset that dark lipsticks aren't really what I like right now, but the more I see them on people the more I am going back to liking dark lips. In celebration of that, I wanted to show you what I find to be my favorites (sans my ultimate favorite MAC dark lippie called Diva, which I cannot find!)

From left to right starting at the back row
  • MAC Rebel (mid-tone cream plum; satin; permanent)
  • MAC Underworld (deepened red-based brown; satin; limited edition)
  • MAC Viva Glam I (intense brownish blue-red; matte; permanent)
  • MAC Flat Out Fabulous (bright plum; matte; permanent)
  • YSL 07 Le Fuchsia (bright fuchsia; satin; permanent)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass Full Speed Ahead (bright pink magenta; permanent)
  • MAC Heroine (bright purple; matte; permanent)
  • MAC Lickable (bright clean blue pink; cremesheen; permanent)
  • MAC Faux (muted mauve pink; satin; permanent)
  • Bite Beauty Bite For VIB Rouge (darkened red; satin; limited to VIB Rouge)
  • MAC Lipliners in Soar, Brick, Nightmoth (mid-tone pinkish brown, intense golden red, blackened plum; matte; all permanent)


Soar, Brick, and Nightmoth---all great for helping line your lips and keep the lipstick on longer. Pair Soar with Faux, Brick with Bite Beauty + Viva Glam I + Underworld, and Nightmoth with all the darkener purples/plums. For brighter colors, you might want to mix Soar with either Brick or Nightmoth depending on the color. 



Full Speed Ahead, YSL Fuchsia, Heroine, Lickable


Lickable and Faux


Bite Beauty for VIB Rouge, Rebel, Underworld, Viva Glam I



Viva Glam I and Flat Out Fabulous

Depending on the kind of style you want and color exposure, choosing the type of lipstick is important---whether it is a satin, cremesheen, lustre, matte, and whatnot all affects the payoff of the lipstick. If you want your lipstick to stay a long time with great color payoff, stick to satins and mattes. If you want not too intense color but average wearability with a glossy finish, stick to cremesheens. If you want a light wash of color, stick to lustres. Keep in mind that if you have dry lips then mattes might not be the most comfortable. Be sure to exfoliate your lips and use a creamy lip primer beforehand, it will help tons! As well with lustres and cremesheens, you really need to exfoliate before or else it will highlight all of your lip imperfections. Satins are great because you can get away with anything, really, since it is 100% opaque coverage and just glides on over whatever is in its way. It really does matter the finish of the lipstick!

These are my picks, what are yours?




Wednesday, October 8, 2014

REVIEW: YSL Rouge Pur Couture 7 Le Fuchsia Pure Colour Satiny Radiance SPF 15

Happy Wednesday!(*^^*)♡

I thought that I would upload a review about one of my favorite lipsticks from YSL Rouge Pur Couture: 7 Le Fuchsia. It's a perfect fuchsia shade for all year long, but especially during FW time it is on trend with all the dark lips. For myself, I'm not a vampy lip wearing person, so this is probably the darkest I'll go!


The Sephora website describes this lipstick:

What it is: A highly pigmented lipstick that gives medium to full coverage in a radiant, satin finish.

What it does: This luxurious, multitasking lipstick is Yves Saint Laurent's makeup must-have. Color saturates the lips while protecting them from the sun with SPF 15. A powerful cocktail of hydro-spheres and natural extracts comforts and hydrates lips throughout the day.

What it is formulated WITHOUT: Parabens, Sulfates, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan.

What else you need to know: Rouge Pur Couture is available in a palette of pure, highly pigmented shades. The three Yves Saint Laurent emblematic colors--red, fuchsia, and orange--have been reinterpreted to offer each woman a unique and tailor-made experience.



I bought this lipstick after they had changed it from their old packaging. I didn't realize it was new until I came home and compared it to one of my lipsticks that still has the old packaging. I love the gold packaging, so classy!


I actually find that I like the new packaging because that way the red coloring won't come off as easily, since the opening of the lipstick is right where the lettering is. I'm hoping with it being higher on the tube that the enamel won't chip away or rub off like my old one. I also like that the indenting of the lipstick that separates the bottom and top is lifted, instead of being a groove like the older version. It ensures that it won't easily slip off if it gets hooked on something in your makeup bag or storage.


One swipe! Wow!


Seriously look at this color... it is so beautiful! I think it might depend on the computer monitor, but mine is coming out a semi-bright and semi-dark fuchsia color. Not as dark as Girl About Town from MAC, but just enough 

It has the creamiest texture and glides on so easily. It definitely is a satinIt's not as sloppy as a Rouge Volupte lipstick, but just enough. I really think that to make this lipstick application cleaner than it is, you should use a lipliner. As you can tell, I found it hard to get to the insides of my lips, and it would have gone way beyond my lip definition to fill them in. I wanted to show how the application might look if you're just using it straight from the tube. Possibly, if you have a lip brush, I would use that if you don't like lip liners. It is 100% opaque, also! 

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( ´͈ ᗨ `͈ )◞♡⃛ I really am so happy with this lipstick, I currently only have four from the Rouge Pur Couture line, but I hope to add more to my collection!