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

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Spring Favs<3: Makeup Haul

Hey Lovelies!

The warmer weather is in and it’s floral season! I have been trying some new make-up products and I am loving each and every one of them! So, here I am sharing my thoughts & briefly reviewing them, thus, perhaps you would like to try them out too!

1. Etude House- Cleansing TissueI’ve been using this cleansing tissue since the first time I tried them! It’s been almost a year and I am always going back to repurchase this. Before this, I was using the Neutrogena Make-up remover that was so raved about by beauty bloggers. Though it was amazing, I was looking for a cheaper alternative since I was using them everyday. This etude house one was the perfect one! Reasonably priced for 50 wipes, no smell of chemical and it feels like water! It even takes off waterproof & stubborn make-up and after using it, my face always felt squeaky clean!

2. Etude House- My Beauty Tool

My Beauty Tool is a facial cleansing brush that helps deep-clean the face. Slightly wet the brush and swirl it over your face with your face cleanser. It works very well with foam facial cleansers and really helps to gently exfoliate too!

The brush is very soft and it’s so satisfying to the skin! Whenever I use this, my skin just feels rejuvenated & extra refresh! Give it a try for some more deep cleansing and fun when washing your face!

3. Etude House- Color My brows

I recently changed my hair color to a lighter brown, so I needed my eye-brows to match my hair. I picked this product to tint my eyebrows lighter brown and it does great at that! Because of it’s waxy, thick consistency, it helps to tame my brows in place as well!

4. Evian- Facial Spray

This facial spray was a random purchase, however, it is totally a necessity if you live in humid, hot or dry places. I used this on some drier winter days to give my face some moisture and in the humid days to refresh my skin! This spray is now with me wherever I go!

5. Etude House- Look at My eyes Eyeshadow (RD305) & Inglot Eye Makeup Base (01)

I have been seeing some beautiful coral reddish one shade eye shadow looks lately! I don’t have an eyeshadow of this color and so I was excited about testing this out! I had also heard good reviews on the Inglot eye primer and I had never tried any Inglot products, so it was a first for me from that brand and I have to say, I was impressed!

The color payoff of the eyeshadow was beautiful! Very pigmented, buttery & it gave such a beautiful sheen under the sunlight.

The eye primer has a creamy texture and it instantly dissolves into the skin when applying it. It has a neutral shade that does show any color, thus it’s a good primer for all skin tones!

It seems that I mostly reviewed Etude House products but I can’t help it if it’s one of the cosmetics stores closest to me! Opps!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading my short reviews of some of these beauty products I have newly discovered and loving for a while! I would love to hear your thoughts if you have used any of these products!

Until next time lovelies!

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

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.ย 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

 

Sleek: Face Contour Kit Review

Hey lovelies!

I hope you’ve been well & great! It’s been a while (I know..) but I am back with another beauty-related review! This is the first product I’ve tried from Sleek and I don’t know why it hasn’t been raved enough in the beauty world!

Recently, I have been so into contouring and highlighting using my LA Girl Pro concealers and I thought I should try out some powder contouring & highlighting formulas. The Face Contour kit by Sleek is just perfect for that! It has one contour shade and one highlight. I got the one in light as I wanted it to be natural on my skin tone.

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Even the packaging is very sleek

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As you can see above, even the packaging is very sleek! It’s a nice pocket size so it fits in a clutch perfectly! It is a pressed powder formula and its contour stays on matte.

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The contouring shadeย creates very natural shadows on my face and I love using it under my cheek-bones to sculpt my cheeks. The color tone is almost similar to the Hoola Bronzer by benefit and has a warm undertone. Itย applies on lightly which is good because it allows you to build up the intensity (the thing I love about it)! The highlight color is one of my favourite! It’s almost like a very light salmon color (not too pink though) and has a satin sheen to it rather than being all glittery. It does contain glitter but I love how tiny and almost insignificant they are, creating such a flattering shine above the apples of my cheek.

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I love everything about this contour kit by Sleek! It’s small, portable and handy for the girls on the go! I don’t even contour that often but with this contour kit, I’ve been using it daily, adding a bit of definition to my face!

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And of course… I have to use it with my favourite Zoeva angled brush. They are a perfect match!

What is your favourite contour kit? If you are the type of girl that likes easy and on-the-go type of contouring kit then you should definitely check this one out!

Hope you enjoyed reading my mini review. Would love to hear your thoughts on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Zoeva Rose Golden Luxury Set Brush Review

Hello everyone!

How’s everyone’s week going so far? We’re in the middle of the week… and I can’t help but count down the days till weekend! Anyway, today I wanted to share my love for these Rose Golden Luxury set by Zoeva that I got two months ago. Zoeva is a German cosmetic brand that hasn’t been around for too long, however, I do believe that it is quickly becoming well-known in the beauty & cosmetic industry. Watching a review on Youtube on one of their brush sets a few years back,ย I’ve been drooling over their brushes! I just love how elegant and chic they look and when I saw this rose golden set, I just had to try it out for myself!

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The whole packaging was very secure, nicely bundled up in bubble-wraps. It also came with a note with the person’s name that packed it, adding a lovely personal touch to it! Also, all brush sets come with its own clutch, usually color co-ordinating with the brushes, so of course, for this rose golden set, it was a lovely deep brown with gold detailing, very luxury-looking indeed!

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There’s just something about rose gold that makes anything instantly expensive & elegant! I also love how the hair on some of brushes are white and how the brushes have their names (according to its function) labelled on. The Rose Golden Luxury set comes with 8 brushes, 4 that are ideally for face and the other 4 for eyes. I think it is a very good starter brush set if you do not own any brushes yet! The quality is also just as amazing as its appearance.

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As shown in the picture above, for face brushes, you have a silk finish brush (ideal for foundation, contour & any liquid makeup), powder brush, a face shape brush (great for precise contouring, sculpting, concealer, etc) and a luxe sheer cheek brush (basically an angled brush that is great for contouring, highlighting & blush). My favourite is the luxe sheer cheek brush! It is super soft and nicely angled that applies bronzer, contour & blushes very nicely.

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For the smaller brushes, you get a concealer buffer brush (for blending in concealer), a luxe soft definer brush (to pack on eyeshadow & blend), a petite crease brush (for blending at the crease area) and a wing liner brush. I have been loving the petite crease brush because it works so perfectly for my smaller asian eyes!

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I am very impressed with the quality of these brushes, considering its price, which is 65euros, I think you truly get what you pay for! Super soft, sturdy handles & hasn’t shed yet! You also get a cute clutch with it! I would totally recommend this gorgeous brush set (or any Zoeva brush sets)ย if you are looking to splurge a little on some high quality, beautiful brushes!

xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Beach Essentials <3

Now that Summer is officially here and will be staying in for a good month or so, hitting the beach is a must to enjoy what Summer has to offer! The warm sunny days at the beach, the hot wind blowing your hair, the sound of the waves crashing and the smell of the ocean can be a very therapeutic experience!

Today, I’ll be sharing my beauty beach essentials that is a must!

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Beach essentials โค

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What I really want to share is this amazing foundation by Estee Lauder. For those who want to look extra flawless even at the beach, though completely make-up free is not a problem, this is the go-to foundation, not just for the beach but for any warm/hot days!

It has SPF 10 that is suitable for the day time and like it says, it literally stays on place without smudging. I was sweating non-stop and when using a face wipe (dry), there were no stains at all of the foundation! I can’t believe it stayed in place despite the sweat! The formula is oil-free, so it is very suitable for people with oily skin. This is a pro-long foundation that also claims to stay 15 hours and it is almost true because it stayed on all day for me!

I am so glad I chose to try out this foundation on my beach day since it was a new purchase and now it has become my trusty-old foundation that I know will not fail me. If you have tried this foundation, how did it work for you?

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A big floppy hat is always good to have at the beach as it provides shade for you and keeps your head cool. Also, it’s just fun to wear it at the beach!

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As you can tell now, I was trying to color-coordinate my bikini and hat! It was just a lot of fun shopping and planning for the beach day with my girlfriends!

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Like a boss.

By the way, that pineapple (out of nowhere) was totally chilling like a boss!

 

Etude House Review: Precious Mineral BB Cream & Precious Mineral Any Cushion

Hey everyone!

It seems it’s been forever since I last updated but today I’m so glad to finally have the time to sit and write my thoughts on these Etude House products that I have been using for a while. Etude house is a Korean cosmetic brand that is very affordable and has the cutest packaging. We have a lot of its shops here in Hong Kong and it seems to be very popular here!

I have tried quite a few of their products; lipsticks, lip liners, brow sticks, masks, moisturizers, make-up removers and nail polishes, but I must say that I am pretty impress with their BB Creams from the Precious Mineral collection. The ones that I use are the Any Cushion and the BB cream in the shade honey beige (W24), which seems to be the darkest tone. Cushion BB creams that comes with its own sponge-like applicator are recently highly raved about for its light-weight & natural finish and one of the best known ones in the market are from Korean cosmetic brands.

My thoughts on them are that they are very easy to apply on and it’s great for on-the-go and touch ups! However, I do have to say that it is not the best product for oily or combination skin since it tended to get very oily at the end of the day and a setting powder is a must to minimize that. Because of that, it is also not very long-lasting. Though, it has worked very well for many people, one of the main thing I didn’t really enjoyed was the application sponge, which seemed to simply pack on the product as I layered it.  It takes quite a while to sink in the skin as well, thus, as suggested by other people, I used my real- technique face expert brush instead to apply the product. This seemed to work much better for me! So if you are having the same problem, perhaps using a brush would do the trick! I quite enjoyed the product afterwards and I literally used it up in a month or so! ๐Ÿ˜€

My favourite however, has to be the Blooming fit BB cream! It works so well even in Hong Kong’s crazy humid weather! It’s supposed to be suitable for all-skin types, whether you are oily, combination or dry! It also has SPF 30, perfect for summer use! It also states its other functions, such as whitening, anti-wrinkle and anti-darkening, which I am not too sure of. It’s very light-weight and just a pea size is enough for my whole face! I simply dot it all over  my face and use the expert brush from real-technique to apply and blend. It just blends into my natural skin and enhances it, covering blemishes and redness spots on my face. The swatch in the picture looks very intense, but believe me it blends in very well! I find this to be also more long-lasting than the cushion BB cream and does not make my skin intensely oily. Overall, this is my favourite purchase from Etude House and I would highly recommend this BB cream if you want to try out products from Etude House!

 

If you have tried these products, let me know how it worked for you! Feel free to share your favorite BB cream too! Have a great day!

 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

Lush Mask of Magnaminty Review

Recently, I have been a sucker for skin care. Last week when I was in Macau, I popped into the Lush Store at the Venetian and bought this amazing mask out of impulse buying and I am so glad it came to be something worth it!  

 
The Mask of Magnaminty by Lush is a self-preserving mask, so there is no need to worry about keeping it fresh as it does its own work! As seen in the picture, one of its main ingredients is peppermint oil, which gives a smoothing cooling sensation to the skin when applied. It helps to prevent breakouts and makes skin feel rejuvenated afterwards. My skin seriously feels so smooth and soft ( like the saying ‘soft like baby’s bum’)! As the mask is quite grainy, it helps to exfoliate skin when cleansing off, extracting dead skin and clearing away dull spots! Trust me, you would want to constantly touch your skin because of how smooth and soft it feels!   One thing I love about Lush is that all its ingredients are organic, fresh and handmade! It also fights animal testing and uses recycled materials. For me, this is a bonus point that makes every Lush item not a waste at all!   

I highly recommend you ladies this mask, especially for the ladies with acne-prone or oily skin! Or just try anything Lush, I am sure you too will find it worth it! This mask is definitely worth it! This is so going to be a staple in my skin care regime from now on! 

What is your favourite Lush product? Be sure to share them with me! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Xoxo,

Oddinary Girl

LASplash Splurge! Liquid Lipsticks Review

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I have never been a make-up junkie and rarely would I buy make-up, but recently with the emergence of beauty channels and gurus in youtube, it’s quite unavoidable to not want to experiment with make-up! This is my first ever make-up post and I thought a quick review on these LASplash liquid lipsticks would be fun to share! They are amazing if you love intense pigmented lipsticks with matte finish that will stay on all day! There are actually 3 ranges; lip coutures, lip smittens and lip lustres. The lip couture (gold cap) is more liquidy in formula, while the lip smitten (pink cap) is more creamy in application. The lip lustres (silver cap) are pretty similar to the lip coutures, except the lipstick itself contains some shimmer for that shine effect. ย But honestly, I feel like they are pretty much similar! They literally are also everything proof and only an oil-based makeup remover will take this beast off ya lips!

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Here I will share 5 of the LASplash lipsticks I own and totally loveee!

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From left: Latte confession, Rose garden, Enchanted, Vampire & Faline. My favourite is definitely Latte Confession! It is the perfect blend of nude and mauvy pink and is just fit for everyday! By the way, if you’ve tried Lime Crime’s Pink Velvet,ย Enchanted (bright pink) is pretty much a dupe for it!

Now time for some lip actions! Btw, excuse me but I am quite sloppy in applying liquid lipsticks (still learning..! >.<) but I hope these lip swatches will show you the true value of these amazing lipsticks!

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So that is that, I am totally in love with these lippies! & if you are on the look-out for something bold & forever-lasting, I really suggest you check these out! Would love to know which one is your favourite and what your thoughts are on them if you have tried them!

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Xoxo,

OddinaryGirl