I know, am I not the alcoholic deadbeat dad of blog writing right now? Ah well. Apologies will get us nowhere. ANYWAY, let’s talk about these two lip products I have: the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 1993 and the Tarte Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in the shade Obvi.
Besides the fact that these are both really good products (and yes, I think you should go out and buy them), one of the reasons I find them so interesting (and the reason why I gave this post this title) is that they kind of represent two throwback eras which I absolutely love.
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I’ll just get straight to the point – Glossier isn’t just a brand. It is a lifestyle.
Some even compared it to Supreme; the brand does not sell just it’s products, it sells the “lifestyle” it’s wearer believes it provides. The same thing goes to Glossier I suppose.
Am I only swiping credit cards on glossier.com merely for the brand and it’s products? Or am I splashing cash for the lifestyle it’s been marketing?
“The ultimate cool girl”, that’s how it is often described by bloggers and makeup lovers on beauty forums. Some worship it, some loathe it. I can’t tell which one I am, so I guess I split right in the middle. There are days when I love it to death, feeling cool and thinking of it as the best beauty brand of our generation (it’s not, I’ll tell you why in a minute); and then there are days when I’d hate it – knowing I’ll never look as cool or as hip as any of the “Glossier Girls” they keep pushing on social media.
Continue reading “The Real G.” →
There is no denying that we have an excessive supply of liquid lipsticks or lip creams in the cosmetics market today. No matter how annoyed I get when I see the amount of random brands popping out every single day, I still, end up buying them and adding them into my collection.
Just last week when I was in Kuching, Sarawak, I felt so bored with almost nothing to do (it was a long weekend before the Raya Haji celebration by the way), so I spent most of my time at Sephora and at local makeup stores. What was supposed to be “window shopping to pass the time” turned into purchase after purchase.
Now let’s take a look at two of my most recent lip cream purchases.
Continue reading “Liqqquid lipstickkks.” →
Before we begin, please do not attack me for the title. I do not have anything against thots. I am a thot! If you’re curious to find out why I decided to give the Kylie Lip Kit this highly prestigious title, proceed to read the rest of my ramblings below.
Okay, before we REALLY begin, let me clarify: I know all the drama surrounding these lipsticks. The private labelling accusations, the poor customer service, etcetera etcetera. I LIVE for beauty industry gossip so yes I’m well aware of them. But I decided to give this product a try and give it as neutral a critique as possible.
Continue reading “Kylie Lipkit– The lipstick for thots!” →
In my last lipstick post, I’ve recommended different types of lipsticks from drugstore to Korean ones but this time around, my focus will be just drugstore brands and how you can choose some good ones, or how to make use of the not-so-great ones.
When it comes to lipstick, the first thing I would always look at is the color. Only after I’m attracted to the color would I then swatch the sample product on the back of my hand to see how pigmented the product is, and to check what kind of finish it has. Never would I ever put the sample on my own lips because that would be so disgusting. I know how some people actually wear all kinds of samples at Sephora but how do you do this?
Continue reading “Lipsticks from London.” →
I don’t like beige lips. I don’t like light beige, or dark beige. I don’t like brown beige nor pink beige. I don’t like it with eggs. I don’t like it with ham. I don’t like it with spam. Sam I am.
But then EVERY DAY that goes by where people go mad over some variation of a beige/greige nude– usually matte– and I can only react like “oh that wouldn’t look good on me”, I die a little more inside (I’m on life support, at this point). See, my defiance towards straight-up unapologetically nude lips is not out of some middle school desire to be against the mainstream or whatever. It just doesn’t look good on me! I wish it did. I want to be one of those bronzy girls who can wear, like, bronzer and mascara and Kat Von D Bow and Arrow and look great. But no. I’ll just look sick.
Nevertheless, my good sis wears a lot of those kinds of lipsticks (she’s a typical millenial: influenced by Kylie, wears brown liquid lipstick, etc) so I decided to ask her about what she thinks are the best nude lipsticks around. Continue reading “Four Favourite Nudes” →
A friend of mine (he’s a boy) has been telling me about a brand called Pretty Suci and how interesting it is. It claims to be halal and wudhu friendly, which you can check out more of on their website here. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t need the hassle of wondering whether or not their makeup is in the way when performing solat.
Since we here at MyLS are all about supporting local brands, I thought I’d give Pretty Suci a try. And did my friend come through or what– he got me this huge, pretty pink box just FULL of Pretty Suci lipsticks. As you can see, the presentation of the brand is A+.
Continue reading “Pretty. Odd” →
The Lancome Juicy Shakers are actually something that I’ve been patiently waiting to arrive in Malaysia, ever since I saw some makeup artists posting about them on Instagram. It ended up taking some time but the second I saw the posters of Lily Collins come up, I had to snap some up.
First things first, the packaging is really gimmicky. Let’s just get that out of the way. But you know what? I don’t see the problem with caving in to gimmicks once in a while and as far as I’m concerned, this is at least a cute, creative gimmick. The cocktail shaker design reminds me of products from the 1950s when they used to have lipsticks and powder compacts designed to look like pianos and seashells. Maybe I wouldn’t want all my lipsticks to be shaped like something or other but cosmetics– just like mobile phones– have been getting way too homogenous lately. I’m glad Lancome decided to shake it up a bit!
Continue reading “Lancôme shakes it up.” →