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Benefit They’re Real Lipstick Review

Benefit: They’re Real! Big Sexy Lip Kit

I love shopping at Sephora after the holiday period as many of the holiday kits which didn’t get sold out will often be on sale. Like how I managed to get the Kat Von D Metal Matte palette at $45 when it’s retailing at $95 upon launching.

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So I picked up the Benefit They’re Real Big Sexy Lip Kit on one of my post-holiday Sephora shopping trips for about $35 or so. The kit contains 4 They’re Real Double The Lip lipsticks which is a lipstick and liner in one product. The lipsticks are in fun size, at 0.75g per lipstick.

The packaging looks like a mascara tube with a cap and the twist bottom to twist up the lipsticks. Lips sticks are in tear drop shape with the liner shade at the tip for a precise application and making it easier to get into the corner of the lips.

Benefit They’re Real Lipstick Swatch

The kit consisted of 4 shades, one of each colour family which gives it a good variety.

From Top:

Flame Game: It’s a bright warm orange which is great for summer!

Pink Thrills: A lovely fuschia pink that is great for that every day Korean makeup look.

Revved-Up Red: A cool tone classic red that is not too bright.

Lusty Rose: A nude dusty rose colour for the nude lovers.

From the swatches, I would say Pink Thrills and Lusty Rose have a more prominent difference between lipstick and liner colours as compared to the other two shades.

Lip Swatches

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Here’s the Benefit They’re Real Lipstick lip swatches. As mentioned, the liner shades are more prominent and obvious for Pink Thrills and Lusty Rose. I actually prefer Flame Game and Revved-Up Red simply because I’m not the liner kind of girl. I do use lip liners but I always make sure to blend it in.  Pink Thrills is not that bad but I definitely will not wear Lusty Rose as it applies, will be sure to blend the liner in as the contrast is too much for my personal liking.

All 4 shades are very wearable and suitable for most skin types. They are very creamy upon application and pretty moisturising. These won’t stain your lips as they can be wiped off pretty easily. I’ve not worn it for a longevity test but with my experience with such formulas, they won’t last between meals.

I would rate this a 3 out of 5 stars. Not a spectacular product but the idea is good and makes it easy for people who prefers the lined lip look. I personally prefer a no-frills application instead of having to hold the lipstick in a specific manner to apply.

I’m not sure if the kit is still available in local Sephora but Benefit have just launched their range of They’re Real Double The Lip in 8 different shades and it’s retailing for $35 each for the full size on Sephora.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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First Beauty Haul in 2017: YSL Tint-In Balm

I’m a huge fan of YSL Lipsticks and I couldn’t contain my excitement when news of them releasing a new range of lipsticks is out. It’s the perfect product for my very first beauty haul in 2017! 🙂

YSL Tint-In Balm

YSL Beauty have recently launch a new range of lipsticks, the Volupté Tint-In Balm. It’s a lip tint and balm 2-in-1 kind of lip product which give that juicy gloss looked on your lips. It is highly similar to the Volupté Shine range which I love so I knew I had to get my hands on this range. And especially when it comes in such pretty layout with a lip shape core!

The Range

Available in 12 shades, you can surely find one that suits you! Or just get a couple as the payoff is sheer, these YSL Tint-In Balm are perfect for daily wear! The Lip shaped core is the lip balm which gives you the long lasting moisture! 🙂

The colour payoff is sheer at first swipe, but build-able with layering to get a deeper shade. Texture is soft and melts on your lips and totally not sticky at all though it gives that highly glossed look! Similar to the Tint-In Oil, it’s meant to last as a light tint on the lips. This range is perfect rendition of My Lips But Better kind of lipsticks. Plus points for being extra moisturising too!

Retailing at $54 each, the YSL Tint-In Balm is available at all YSL Beauty Counters across the island.

My Haul + Swatch

I’ve got 3 colours of of 12 in No 2: Tease Me Pink, No 8: Catch Me Orange and No 9: Tempt Me Pink.

Here’s the swatches, all of 1 swipe. No 2 is more like a soft sweet pink, No 8 is a pure orange and no 9 is more of a sheer fuchsia pink kinda of shade.

ysl tint-in balm swatch

I can foresee myself wearing these very often as I really like the sheer juicy look as compared to matte lippies. Non-sticky and moisturizing are huge plus points for me in a lipstick! Look out for my #MOTDs on Instagram wearing these moisturising babies soon!

What beauty products have you already bought in 2017? Share with me!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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My Sephora MOTD Makeup Haul

Sephora totally replaced my to go place for makeup when it first landed in Singapore. I’ve been a regular shopper there to satisfy my makeup addiction since then, almost never leaving Sephora without a purchase.  And it’s no surprise that I am a black card member with unlimited 10% off because I always hit the $250 mark to qualify for it.

So when I was offered credits to do a makeup haul from Sephora, I was more than happy to do so! I did try my best to keep within budget but I ended up spending some extra dollars.

Sephora Haul Fit For An MOTD

It’s not easy to decide on what to buy when there are thousands of choices out there! Hence, I decided to narrow it down to brands and picked enough items which allowed me to create a makeup look.

Kat Von D 

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I’ve picked up an eyeshadow palette in Rust and a Studded Kiss Lipstick in Adora from Kat Von D. Kat Von D is pretty new in our local shores, and is famous for its Tattoo Liner! I already have the liners, foundation, and concealer from this brand. Hence, I’m curious on how the other products perform so I’ve got two items!

Tarte 

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I love my Tarte blushers for its longevity and pigmentations that could be built up. The Tarteist Contour Palette is great as it has all the products you need for contour and highlight including a lovely blush shade!

Nudestix 

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This is a brand which I’ve yet to try. I picked up the Eyebrow Stylus which comes along with a gel. I would say it’s pricey for a brow product but I’m pretty much blown away by how soft the pencil is and the ease of use.

Makeup Of The Day With Sephora

My makeup of the day using mostly loots from this Sephora haul except for mascara and base! I really love how the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Adora is such a wearable red! It’s suitable for everyday wear!!

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Shop Your Favourite Makeup With Sephora Online!

And it’s great that Sephora now have an Online Shopping platform! Shopping for your favourite makeup brands can be now done here in the comfort of your home! And it’s great if you don’t like waiting because they usually released new brands online first!

Plus I love how they deliver to POP Stations as there is one near my office. I can just collect at my own time once delivered, not having to worry about having no one at home to receive my precious Sephora haul!

Have you recently haul at Sephora? Let me know what have you bought!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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H&M Beauty Haul + First Impression

H&M Beauty Department Launch

So H&M beauty was launched recently and how can I not check it out right? Especially I’m pretty much a H&M fashion person, ditching my usual F21 and New Look(No longer in SG) when it first opened in Singapore.

Availability:

  • One Raffles Place
  • Orchard Building (Somerset)

Price Range: $7.90 to $19.90 ( Just double checked prices) 

h&m beauty haul

H&M Beauty Infinite Impact Eye Colour

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Price: $9.90

Colours I’ve Gotten:

  • At The Barre
  • Blushing Beauty
  • PeachLife
  • Paradise Found
  • Water Sprite

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Outdoor Swatch


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Indoor Swatch

 

For $9.90 a pop, the shadows are of pretty good quality with decent colour payoff. Not all shades are equal though so do a swatch before making your choices. I’m pleasantly surprised that their mattes are pretty smooth, good in pigmentation and most importantly not chalky at all. These singles are also better than the palettes that H&M also carries.

H&M Beauty Gossamer Lip Stain

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Price: $14.90

Colours I’ve Gotten:

  • Have A Heart
  • Raspberry Pop
  • Leading Lady

These stains are sweet and I meant it literally. They have this sweet candy taste when applied and makes you felt like eating them. Lasting power wise is decent but it does leave behind a very light stain to keep the colour. I think there’s a total of 6 or 7 shades for this range.

H&M Beauty Metallic Lip Stick

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Price: $19.90

Colours I’ve Gotten:

  • Sugar & Spice

Instead of the usual creamy lipsticks, I decided to go with this Metallic one with such a lovely colour payoff. It’s smooth and creamy and the colour definitely pops when worn! Sugar & Spice is one of the brighter and wearable shades in my opinion. There’s an actual gold metallic one which is pretty awesome if you want to rock the gold lip look for Halloween.

Lip Product Swatch

Here’s the swatches of the H&M Beauty Lip products I’ve bought.

Lip Outdoor Swatch

Lip Outdoor Swatch


Lip Indoor Swatch

Lip Indoor Swatch

Verdict

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The range of products is quite extensive from lip pencils to eye shadow palettes to foundations and even face masks. Definitely very affordable but I must say that not everything is value for money. For an example, the micellar water is totally passable. Save that $9.90 and get something that actually works better at Watsons.

Lips sticks and single eyeshadows are worth to check out. $2.90 a pop for a mask is not too bad either. I swatched the blushers and some powdered bronzers and they are mediocre. But for that price tag, they are pretty decent.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Haul

The New Artist Rouge Launch

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Lipsticks have launched on the 15th September!

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Availability: 

  • Sephora Stores Island Wide
  • Sephora Online
  • Make Up For Ever Pro loft

Price: $35

Range: 46 shades (31 Cream Finishes and 15 Matte Finishes)

Was just nice at the Pro loft on the launch date so I got a little overboard with swatching and playing with the brand new testers and ended up bringing 6 new lippies home from the Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge range.

The lipsticks used to be at $38 a pop and now they are only at $35 a pop! Isn’t it awesome when quality makeup are made more affordable? 🙂

The Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge lipsticks comes in two finishes and my haul consisted of only the cream finish. However, I did try on the matte finish along with my fellow artists while we were on course at the academy. The Matte finish one have pretty awesome staying power even after eating and drinking and it’s not drying at all!

The Matte finish one have pretty awesome staying power even after eating and drinking and it’s not drying at all!

The Cream finish one have a slightly shorter lasting power but it’s more moisturizing which is just how I like my lipsticks to be!

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New Packaging

With 46 shades available, you will definitely find something you like. I had to stop myself from swatching if not I would have bought more than 6. 😛

There’s a Black, a White, a Pastel Green and 2 Blues which I’ve gotten! From safe shades to crazy shades, you name it, they have it!

The Haul

As Make Up For Ever is an Artistry Brand, the products always come coded. So Cream finishes will start with C and Matte finishes with M.

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  • C210 (Nude Coral Pink)
  • C205 (Lovely Barbie Pink)
  • C207 (Fuchsia Pink)
  • C506 (Deep Purple with red tones)
  • C602 ( Pastel Sky Blue Shade)
  • C603 ( Icona Pop Limited Edition Teal Blue)

Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge Swatches

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Indoor Swatch

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Outdoor Swatch

The Artist Rouge lipsticks swatch beautifully! Very creamy and pigmented and super smooth! Highly recommended everyone to at least own one of these babies! I can definitely see myself adding a few more colours to my collection!

Beautiful colours, long lasting, moisturizing, pigmented, glides on smoothly! What’s not to like about this lipsticks? I can’t find any cons for this lipstick at all! Plus the new packaging is so sleek! Extra points for that!

Let me know which colours you’ve gotten! 😉

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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