Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Review (Soft Matte Foundation & Mattemoiselle Lipstick)

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Review (Soft Matte Foundation & Mattemoiselle Lipstick)

Hey lovlies!

When I heard that Rihanna came out with her own beauty line, I was super ecstatic about it! Though it did take me a while to get some of her products, I knew I’d buy them any day now!

About a month ago, I bought her Pro Filt’r foundation and the mattemoiselle matte lipstick!

Pro Filt’r Foundation (shade 190)

It’s always tricky buying the right shade foundation when you can only buy it from online. Good thing that Sephora has the “Shade finder” option on their site, so when I inputted the details, I got the shade 190. I was a bit skeptical when I got 190 because on the page, it already looked quite fair compared to my skin tone but for some reason, I thought it’d work anyway.

The foundation claims to be long-wearing and has a soft matte finish, which from my experience of using it, is mostly true. It does have a nice soft matte finish and feels very lightweight on the skin, however, it is not as long-wearing. It’s still great and stays put for like a good 5-6 hours, but perhaps not your trusty old foundation that would stay all day.   The coverage is medium and a second application might be needed if you need a full coverage.

So anyway, back to the shade, though it is a little fair for my skin tone, I find that it oxidizes pretty well into my skin and doesn’t look too unnatural. However, just to be safe, especially if I am wearing it at night, I mix it with my Nars foundation, which is a little darker for my skin tone (given by a friend). With this combination, I can make it work and I’ve been loving it! Also, overall, it is of great value for its price, you really get a good deal!

Mattemoiselle Matte Lipstick (Candy Venom)

When I saw this color on Fenty’s instagram page, I so wanted to get it! Lately, I’ve been loving this fuschia pinkish purple tones a lot! I’m so glad I got this because it is a really gorgeous color! I think this is the type of color that will suit almost anyone!

I love everything about this lipstick, the pigmentation of the color, the soft matte finish that doesn’t crack your lips and how you can easily touch up without worrying about caking it on your lips! Besides applying all over my lips, I sometimes like to dap a little to give my lips this lovely light pinkish color, which looks so nice too!

I love the sleek design and though it looks nice from afar, the material is a little plastic-y and the product itself is quite small and almost has no weight. I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing but for me, it’s just something about the lipstick that I don’t really mind. Even though I haven’t tried out all the lipstick shades, I would really recommend this color!

I realize that my pictures of the lipstick don’t do justice to the product and I can’t take nicer pictures of it anymore because my mum took it (she loves the color too), I’ve attached some pictures from the site to give you guys a closer look at the packaging if you haven’t already seen it!

Anyway, here are some pictures of me wearing the foundation and the lipstick on the day of my friend’s wedding!

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Have you tried out Rihanna’s Fenty beauty yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts on her products and her beauty line!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

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Innisfree Green Tea Skincare Review

Innisfree Green Tea Skincare Review

Hey lovelies!

I’m doing a little skincare review because I know that some of you guys are following me because of my previous posts about beauty & makeup and because… I want to (main reason).

I’ve tried the Innisfree Green tea line before and I remember loving their Green tea seed cream, which is a very refreshing moisturizer. Since I really needed a new moisturizer because my old one wasn’t helping with the dry patches on my cheeks, I decided to pick up the same moisturizer I had. But of course, it would be a crime if I didn’t pick up some extra goodies along the way.

  1. Innisfree green tea balancing cream

The last moisturizer I got was the green tea seed cream and this one is just the green tea balancing cream. I asked the sales lady what the difference was and she said the “seed” part, which meant the green tea seed provided more intense moisture to the skin. She also recommended the “seed” one for dry skin. As I have oily/combination skin, I went for the normal green tea cream, which I can use as every day, day-time cream.

So far, I’ve been loving it. The cream feels silky smooth and glides very nicely. It has a very fresh smell to it and gives a slight radiant glow to the face. It works really well with my foundation too. I no longer have dry patches on my cheeks and my face feels quite smooth throughout the day.

Overall, it’s a good moisturizer for normal/ everyday use!

2. Innisfree green tea seed eye cream

I’m almost in my mid-twenties and I have to be honest, I’m starting to feel a little worried about ageing lines and wrinkles. I know that any skincare fanatic/expert will tell you that eye cream is soooooo important (along with other things too) but I have to admit that, this is actually my FIRST EVER EYE CREAM! Until now, I’d never felt the urge to get one. Anyway, I’d heard quite good stuff about this one from Innisfree so I thought I’d give it a try.

This eye cream is especially for nourishing the eye area. I’m not quite sure whether it does more like minimizing fine lines, helping with the eyebags & dark circles but it is a good eye cream to begin with if you just need something for the eye area. The texture of the cream, like its other green tea products, is very silky and smooth. I use it daily at night before I go to bed.

Overall, I would definitely recommend it for beginners like me! Though, I do realize that I need something more for my eyebags & dark circles.

3. Innisfree green tea seed serum

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This serum is a top seller of Innisfree and I can tell why so many people love it. It does what it claims to be, to provide a dewy and clear skin from deep within. I think it has somewhat helped with my redness too.

It’s a liquid-y formula that gives the face instant nourishment after washing the face. What I like about it the most is how well the product is absorbed by the skin and it’s a great feeling afterward. I really like using this at night by slowing massaging and patting it on my face after I’ve cleansed my face. Also, one pump is enough. The next morning, I guarantee that your face will feel very smooth. I would totally recommend this from the green tea line!

I really think that sometimes we tend to forget that our face is the most exposed skin, which is why we need to give it extra attention. Also for me, one way to get myself into caring for my skin is by getting new products that’ll get me excited! I know this is not a good reason, but for now it works! Perhaps in the future, I’ll find a legitimate skincare routine that I’ll swear by but really… for now this works for me!

If you can relate to me, get yourself some new skincare goodies! It’ll make you excited about washing your face more often!

Have you tried any of Innisfree green tea products? What are your thoughts? Would love to hear them!!!

xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Kylie Lipkits Review- Mary Jo K & Candy K

Kylie Lipkits Review- Mary Jo K & Candy K

Hey Lovelies!

I’m back after so long and forgive me for the lack of post. I’ve finally graduated (though not officially) from University and have already entered the working world as I’m working full-time as an English teacher!

No matter how hectic my schedule always is, I wasn’t going to give up my blog here because I love sharing my love for beauty, fashion and everything lifestyle-related with you guys!

Anyway, surprise, surprise.. I didn’t think I would jump on the bandwagon with the Kylie Lipkits but GOSH, the hype in the beauty world triggered so much curiosity that I just had to try it for myself!

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I decided to get Candy K and Mary Jo K since those colors looked the most versatile and universal that would work on many different skin tones, so of course, I played on the safer side and got more wearable colors, unlike, True Brown K or Kourt K. Besides, it’s always better to get more wearable colors if you’re gonna break your wallet so that you can actually get your money’s worth by wearing them more often!

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From the swatches you can see that Mary Jo K is a classic neutral toned red and Candy K is a pinkish//taupe nude. Though you can’t tell from the picture, I find Candy K has a cool undertone. It’s such a lovely color, but whenever I wear them, it looks almost greyish and very cool on me, perhaps it’s just the reaction with my lip color. The lip liners are more or less similar in color, except for Candy K, where the liner is more taupy.

Overall, they are beautiful colors, one that’s perfect for fancy events and the other that’s wearable for everyday!

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It comes with a standard liquid lipstick applicator that’s easy to apply and gives quite good precision to work on the lip lines.

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The liners are similar to many other brands as well in terms of its look, however, unlike some liners that are twistable, these have to be sharpened once the tip is used up. The liners run out quite quick after a generous application on the lips and as I haven’t owned a sharpener since grade school, I find sharpening it a bit annoying! From the picture, you can probably tell that I was too lazy to search for a pencil sharpener! I’m also quite certain that the sharpening process will waste some of the actual product.

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However, these are one of the best liners I’ve tried as they are very creamy and stays put throughout! It’s also a nice touch that the liners actually have its color name printed on it. Very cute!

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The liquid lipsticks are very light-weight on the lips and though its matte, it has a soft-texture finish. It feels almost powdery after it dries and you literally feel like you don’t have anything on your lips! Some people have complained that they are very drying, however, personally, I didn’t feel them to be drying at all. It doesn’t have any moisturising elements but definitely does not make my lips crack! Overall, they are very comfortable to wear!

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There has also been a lot of speculation about Kylie Lipkits being manufactured in the same place as the matte lipsticks from Colourpop. A lot of beauty bloggers have even reviewed that the Colorpop Matte lipstick in Creeper to be a dupe to Kylie’s Mary Jo K and since I have Creeper too, I had to put a side by side comparison.

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I waited for Creeper to dry to see if it would dry to the same colour but it still stayed brighter. As you can see from the swatch, Creeper is not an exact dupe as it is a much brighter red with a slight orange undertone. However, I’m sure there are many dupes that are comparable to Mary Jo K and many of the other shades!
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After all the lipsticks were fully dried, I ran my finger through the swatches and surprising Candy K in the liquid form did not budge at all! It did not move even after pressing it harder, which means that it is probably the longest wearing colour out of the three. Colourpop’s Creeper easily smudged and Mary Jo K also slightly smudged. Not that this means they are not good quality but just to check how well they would stay after touch.

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Overall, I am absolutely loving my lipkits! They are very comfortable to wear and non-drying and they last pretty long! Though, I know I can find these shades for cheaper alternatives, it’s just different when you know it’s a product that has been loved by many and that’s difficult to get hands on!

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If you’ve been contemplating whether or not to get them and you’re thinking about them for this long, you should definitely try them for yourself! And if you’re a make-up junkie like me then these will surely add some sass to your lipstick collection!

Have you tried any of the lipkits? How did you like them? I would love to hear from you if you have!

 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Lip kit by Kylie: Thoughts

Lip kit by Kylie: Thoughts

Hey lovelies!

I heard that the new lip kit by Kylie was a sold out within an hour or so! Not that I witnessed it because I had no idea she was out with her lip range, but as many of us may have already seen or heard about the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, which was somehow notorious, you might be interested. The lip kit actually, (I can’t believe I’m saying this to someone I don’t really want to say much about), but it looks quite nice.

She has come out with 3 neutral, nude shades: Candy K, Dolce K & True Brown. (Pictures retrieved from the official website)

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Candy K & Dolce K looks very similar indeed but in the swatches they vary in deepness of the color. Candy K is a lighter nude and Dolce K is a bit darker. True brown is simply a lavish chocolate brown, very true to its name. I really wanna try Candy K!!!

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Each kit comes with the liquid lipstick that finishes matte & its lip liner, retailing for $29 USD. I guess it’s pretty reasonable considering it is marketed as higher brand and you actually get 2 products in the set. I love the packaging! It’s pretty unique!

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As stated in its website, the formula for these lipsticks are liquid when applied and then dries down to a powdery soft matte finish. I’m guessing it may be very similar to the NYX Soft matte lipsticks but perhaps more long-lasting so that it’s worth it in its retail value.

It seems that Kylie worked on it for a while and I’m glad to see her do something with her fame. I’m sure there are so many dupes and what not that has already been in the market but even if it is selling off of her name, at least she is doing something for her own namesake!

What are your thoughts on the new Lip Kit by Kylie? Did you get a chance to try them or would you try them out?

Would love to hear ya’all lovelies thoughts on it.

 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl