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Revlon CustomEyes Eyeshadow Palette, 035 Smoky Sexy (Blue-Grey) with Elf Hypershine Gloss in Joyful

**The product(s) mentioned in this post is purchased by me. I am not affiliated with any companies.**

Today I took out the blue-grey Revlon CustomEyes palette again, as my outfit today is pretty much in the similar tone to the Smoky Sexy palette.

Part of my outfit today

Part of my outfit today

Revlon CustomEyes Smoky Sexy Eyeshadow Palette

Revlon CustomEyes Smoky Sexy Eyeshadow Palette

There’s a neat graphical instruction at the back of the palette that shows you how to use these 5 colours.

Instruction time!

Instruction time!

Since I am a very obedient person :p I decided to do just that. Oh wait… I left out the 5th colour which is the darkest shade as I preferred to use gel eyeliner instead. Here’s what I ended up with:

Voila...

Voila…

I’m not very good with the lighting and all, nor am I good with my makeup skill. But I am adventurous in my journey. Sounds very cheesy eh? The actual eyes are much darker than this… With the help of some unnatural lighting… here’s how it looked like:

with some office fluorescent light...

with some office fluorescent light… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Let’s move to the swatches then, shall we?

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Swatches of Sexy Smoky (done by fingers)

My fourite shades in this palette is the 2nd (midnight blue) and 4th (gunmetal grey) one from left. The white in the middle acts as a reasonable highlight. The darkest shade on the right is good for lining the eyes for a soft look.

This palette is good for travel as you can easily do a day look just using the lighter colour and the darkest colour as eyeliner, or smoky look for night. And it definitely matches well if you plan to wear jeans during travel. :p

I used MAC 217 to apply all colours, and the brush picks up the colours quite well. It doesn’t say whether you can use this wet, but hey, there’s no harm trying. I don’t like using my eyeshadows wet so I won’t be bothered to experiment. ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall, this is a useful little palette. It’s small (again see picture below compared to a standard eyelash curler) and light, comes with a sponge tip applicator which isn’t too bad at all when you don’t want to take any brushes with you on holiday.

Size of Sexy Smoky Palette

Size of Sexy Smoky Palette

And since it’s a rather strong eye for work, I paired with a nude-ish lip with the elf lipgloss that was inside the recent Easter goodie bag. The shade is Joyful, and it’s a very pretty nude with just the slightest hint of colour. It smells fruity and taste a little sweet, a bit like sweet orange.

Elf Ultrashine Gloss in Joyful

Elf Ultrashine Gloss in Joyful

Swatch of Joyful

Swatch of Joyful

That’s all for now. Tata!

chicmum xxx

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What’s in my Easter Bunny Goodie Box #2

A while ago, I told you about participating in a Easter Bunny beauty swop with Tara here.

Tara has sent so many goodies to me, I am flabbergasted with surprise after surprise! The first part of the goodie box is posted here.

This is the second and last part of the Easter swop, with pictures to follow.

Items featured:

Left to right: Mascara, eyeliner, baked eyeshadow, lipsticks, lipglosses, FOUR eyeshadow palettes!!

Left to right: Mascara, eyeliner, baked eyeshadow, lipsticks, lipglosses, FOUR eyeshadow palettes!!

But wait! There’s one more! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Powder blusher by Jordana

I have mentioned to Tara that I am an eyeshadow kind of girl, and she has very kindly sent FOUR eyeshadow palettes and one single eyeshadow to me. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I have always heard of elf and Wet ‘n’ Wild coloricon palettes but couldn’t get them locally. So seeing them in the box definitely made me squeal with delight! And Tara has also asked if I have ever tried anything from Jordana before, which I haven’t. The blusher looks lovely lovely lovely!!

I can’t wait to try them all, but I have only 1 face… hmm… what to do? :p

Until next time, hope you survive the summer heat (if you are in the SEA…) ๐Ÿ™‚

Shu xxx

What’s in my Easter Bunny Goodie Box #1

A while ago, I told you about participating in a Easter Bunny beauty swop with Tara here.

Tara has been so generous in sending so many things that I want to unwrap everything quickly but at the same time, refraining from doing so because I want to do proper posts on them.

This is the first part of the swop, with pictures to follow.

Items featured:

1. Deadly cute coral pink, yellow and baby blue nail varnish from Sinful Colors Professional

These colours are just so cute!! First idea that came to my mind is the easter egg design. How apt. ๐Ÿ™‚

Sinful Colors (note to self: must spell the US way…) are not available in Thailand currently.

I didn’t have time to wear these yet. But when I do I will write about it.

Easter Theme Nail Varnish

Easter Theme Nail Varnish

Soul Mate (Coral Pink), Unicorn (Yellow) and Sugar Rush (Baby Blue)

Soul Mate 945 (Coral Pink), Unicorn 953 (Yellow) and Sugar Rush 1169 (Baby Blue)

 

2. Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain in Honey

I’m already a big fan of Revlon’s Balm Stain. And this colour Honey is so versatile for everyday use! Love the peppermint taste. When I travel in the car for a long distance I like to use this Balm Stain because the peppermint smell helps with motion sickness for me.

Beautifully gift wrapped!

Beautifully gift wrapped!

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Revlon Honey Lip Stain

 

2. Brush Guards (Surprise! Surprise!) Thanks so much again, Tara!

First time I posted about Brush Guards no available in Thailand here, Tara must have noticed the small complaint… and she has so kindly included a pack of them in the beauty swop box!! Prior to unwrapping it, I was trying to guess what it might be and I thought for a moment it must be some sort of eye shield or mask. When I saw what is inside I swore I could have run around the house jumping up and down like a little girl who got her first bicycle, announcing and showing to everyone “Brush Guards!! Brush Guards!!!!”. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, that happened in my imagination. I couldn’t do any of that because my house was awfully quiet as the children had gone to bed. But I was still as excited, mind you. ๐Ÿ™‚ And my actual reaction at that time was: “OH MY GOD!!! Brush Guardssss!!!!”. Quickly, I went to fetch my brush pouch and slid the guards to my preciousssss…

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This package had me wondering and guessing what was inside…

Brush Guards

Brush Guards: 1 Extra Small, 2 Small, 2 Medium and 1 Large

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Brush Guards fitted perfectly with the RealTechniques & MAC Brushes

Tara really has great idea of gift wrapping. I appreciate it very much. Unwrapping every item is a surprise and joy. ๐Ÿ™‚ I kept the grey bow for my car key, as I was looking for something to tie it so I don’t get confused with my husband’s car key, or the spare one. Here’s what I did:

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That’s all for now. Until next time I shall report on more goodies from Tara’s box. ๐Ÿ™‚

Shu xxx

Smooth as silk -> Revlon’s Luscious Lashliner

If you are familiar with Thai Airways, “Smooth as silk” is the tagline of this airline.

But we are not going to talk about airlines here. Maybe some other times.

I have here super smooth eyeliners from Revlon. Currently there are only 3 colours available in Boots Thailand. Here’s how it looks like and the swatches that follow.

Top to bottom:
004 Emerald
003 Graphite
001 Onyx

Top to Bottom:
Emerald (green with gold glitter)
Graphite (grey with silver glitter)
Onyx (matte black)

The texture is super creamy. You will have to be careful not putting too much pressure while applying because a chunk will break off. Light pressure is good enough for smooth application.

I love all 3 of them. If the tip is not sharp anymore and you are not able to sharpen it (which usually happens to me) then you can use a flat eyeliner brush to swipe the colour from the eyeliner pencil tip and apply onto lids. All very pretty colours.

I wore the Emerald liner the other day I had a dark green top on. And I used a L’Oreal Automatic Slim Liner to tightline upper lash. Maybe it was unnecessary but I felt “incomplete” without a black liner. HA HA HA! The eyeliner stayed all day (I also used primer under it because I have oily lids) and the glitter is as pretty as ever.

For the colour Graphite, you can wear on its own or smudge it all over lids to create a base for other eyeshadow colours. Using grey as a base softens the smoky eye look. If you are going for more dramatic smoky eyes, just smudge the Onyx on lids and top with an eyeshadow of your choice.

Because the Lashliner is so soft, it sort of melts on your skin (really. Try it and thou shalt see), they need to be sharpened more often than other eyeliner pencils. This is not really a bad point as I like to organise and keep my makeup ready for use when the children have gone to bed. It’s mind calming and let me look forward to the next day.

The other colour which is not yet available here is the dark brown called Espresso. I wish Revlon will launch more colour selections in the future as the Lashliners are such creamy formula and pretty shades. I will definitely be getting all of them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you tried the Revlon Lashliner yet? ๐Ÿ™‚

xxx,
Chic Mum

Loving the Revlon Cherry Tart Lip Butter! <3

Diamond is a girl’s best friend. Well then, lipstick is a girl’s best pal. ๐Ÿ™‚ haha

I have been experimenting with different lipstick shades this year. I am not quite a lipstick person before as I often forget to swipe on some colours on my lips after making up the rest of the face. It is only until recently I stumbled upon Paris B @ mywomenstuff that I have started loving the lipstick again!

Since this is an experiment on myself, I went a bit crazy with pharmacy brands. If I decided I didn’t like it, the lipsticks wouldn’t burn a hole in my purse. To start off, I had the lip butter from Revlon. I have never EVER thought of or been introduced to sheer lipstick colour and once I tried, I was instantly in love!

As mentioned above, I don’t usually wear lipstick. But the Lip Butter allows me to wear one everyday. The pretty sparkles make my lips more interesting. When I kiss my kids (and mind you, I do kiss them all the time) the sparkles are slightly transferred to their faces. hehehe

Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart 070

The Cherry Tart is a rather strong colour. Looks really red in the tube but once applied, it’s a very pretty reddish pink, or pinkish red whichever way you prefer. ๐Ÿ™‚

Try it, and you will love it!