October 10, 2012 § 2 Comments
So, I know I am totally late for this bandwagon and everyone posted so much about this product already. I wanted to buy these long time ago, but I kept missing the sale and eventually I stopped looking. Today I went to a drug store to buy some grocery and found them on sale for 2 for CA$16. It is still not cheap because I know they went on sale for like CA$6 each many times but I thought I will never gonna suck it up and buy them if I miss this chance. So here they are, I bought 2 shades from this collection.
Above: Peach Parfait (front) and Pink Truffle (Back)
My first choice was Peach Parfait. I know a lot of bloggers liked this colour and it is a nice natural coral pink which is easy to wear for anyone. I kind of had hard time choosing 2nd colour because I wanted Berry Smoothie, but they were sold out. I also like Macaroon but they don’t seem to have that colour in Canada. There were many bright colours that are just too scary to me because I don’t wear bright colours. I know that they are kind of sheer so it won’t show up on my lips so neon-like, but I was still hesitant because I didn’t want to pay CA$8 for something that I just wear once or twice. Creamsicle or Creme Brulee seemed nice but I have so many nude lip sticks that I don’t even wear any more so I had to skip those 2, so in the end I chose Pink Truffle. It is darker than most of the lip stick I have but it seemed like a nice rich burned/chestnut red colour that is suitable for fall/winter. Below is both shades swatched on my lips. (I applied many strokes to get the colours show up richer)
I like both colours so far and I can see myself wearing them daily. They are moisturising and the pigmentation is buildable. To get them to look like above photo, I applied 3-4 strokes but you can wear them sheer to just get nice flash of colour on the lips. As you can see, Pink Truffle does not look pink at all on my lips, but that is because my lips are more red or brownish to begin with. It does not have any shimmer in it and is more pigmented than Peach parfait. Peach Parfait is a nice peachy pink with gold shimmer. I don’t mind some shimmer in my lip sticks but if you don’t like shimmer, don’t get this colour. This one is way more sheer than Pink Truffle and it looks almost like lip gloss. They are both kind of sticky so if you have long hair, it might be a problem. Lasting power is not the best but it lasts a little bit longer than L’Oreal Caress Color Riche lip sticks in my opinion.
After applying them on my lips, I though they looked a little bit like some lip sticks I have. So I pulled them out to compare.
Peach Parfait looks a lot like MAC Sheen Supreme Lip Stick in Bare Again in the photo above, but Bare Again is A LOT more pigmented so it did not look similar on the lips. I thought Pink Truffle looked kind of like Viva Glam V, but when I compared them, Peach Parfait ended up looking more like Viva Glam V because of the shimmer. However, overall Revlon Lip Butters are way more sheer than any MAC lip sticks I have and they were not dupes or anything…
- Great range of colour
- Great value if you can buy them on sale
- Some shades have shimmer
My Final Rating: 4/5
October 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
Light, comfortable cream/gel plumps skin with hydration for a full 24 hours. Fine lines, flakiness and tightness are washed away. In their place—a sense of supple, firm, vibrant well-being, even through shifts in humidity. One ‘drink’ and skin looks and feels happier, healthier. Oil-free.
I first purchased Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief in April and it lasted me for about 3 month. I really liked it so I bought this 2nd jar at Sephora when it run out, but I did not start using it right a way because I wanted to try the sample jar of ALGENIST Overnight Restorative Cream. After I decided not to use the ALGENIST cream any more, I pulled this moisturizer out of my skincare stash and I have to say, I still love this moisturizer.
As you can see above, it is a light salmon pink coloured gel moisturizer. One might expect it to be light because it it a gel moisturizer but it feels rather heavy when first applied to the face. The gel is pretty firm instead of being watery. It leaves a slightly sticky layer of gel on my face for about 3-5 minutes, but it quickly gets absorbed to my skin and my face feels really smooth and shine-less afterwards. It feels so smooth that I think powder/mineral foundation will apply nicely on top of this moisturizer; however, I do not recommend this moisturizer for morning because it takes some time to settle. When it’s not dry, it is quite sticky so it will definitely interfere with any liquid or powder foundation.
Although I have oily combination skin, I need a good moisturizer that keeps moisture locked in my skin, otherwise my skin just produce more oil. This oil-free moisturizer does just that and my skin feels nice and supple without extra oiliness. I also notice my pores appears smaller after I use this. Although it is called “Extended Thirst Relief” and it says it’s for all skin type, I do not recommend this for dry or mature skin because it doesn’t feel like it will be enough especially in winter time.
It is CA$44 for 1.7 oz and CA$59 for 2.5 oz. The one I have is the smaller 1.7 oz jar and it last me about 3 month when I use it every night. Considering how much I like this moisturizer, I might purchase the bigger jar next time.
- Oil-free, skin does not feel oily after
- Enough moisture for oily to normal skin
- Easily accessible (Any department stores, Sephora, online etc.)
- Affordable in my opinion (CA$44/3 month = CA$0.48/day)
- Feels sticky right after applying
- Takes some time to absorb
My Final Rating: 4.5/5