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Review: Etude House Vivid Pop Stick

I’ve purchased these Vivid Pop Stick from Etude House some time back when they were having 40% store wide. These are actually in matte formula and I got the four darker brighter shades out of the colors available. I skipped the nudes and light pink and corals as I’m currently in a bright lip phase. Plus I think those colors will be a little chalky looking in matte formula.


These looks more crayon like due to the matte formula and I must say, what you see is what you get. And I love how easily I can draw my lips with these crayons lip sticks.


Here’s a swatch to show how pigmented and vivid these colors are.


And here’s a lip swatch. One thing I’ve noticed about these is that they can be a little drying and get into the lines of your lips after sometime. So it’s best to prep the lips with a balm first. And I must say they look a lot brighter in real life.


I also must say that the staying power of the vivid pop sticks are mediocre. They stay if you don’t eat or drink for up to 3-4 hours but if you do, they will be gone in no time. But if you don’t mind touching up since these are easier to bring along and apply, it should not be an issue.

Overall, I rate this a 3.5/5. But I must say I love the color payoff!

The vivid pop sticks are retailing at $14.90 if I’m not wrong.

Hope this helps.



Swatches: Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Liners

Just doing a mini review of the Clio Gelpresso Liners that I’ve. Two were sent to me by Clio and I’ve gotten the beige one from a Bellabox event.

Gel Liners in pencil form. I love pencil liners, it’s so much easier to control when drawing the the eyes. Mistakes can also be easily rectify as compared to liquid liners.

These Gel Liners are formulated in Italy. I’ve noticed that a lot of liners out there are formulated in Italy too. I’ve here 3 colors, silver, purple and beige. Colored liners give a pop to the eyes as compared to the usual black and brown.

Comes with a sharpener which is really handy when your pencil goes blunt and you really need a define line.

I love how these liners are retractable, giving you control.

Swatches! These are really pigmented and the pencils are really soft. Colors glide on very smoothly.

I rate these liners a 4/5!

Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Liners can be found at Watsons’ stores and they are priced at $18.90.



Wishtrend Blind Test: BB Creams

This is a super overdue post!!

I received the BB cream samples back in DEC’11 and I’m only blogging about it now. >~<


Firstly, a swatch of all the 5 samples. You can see that all 5 samples differs by color and texture. Some with yellow under tones, pink undertones, neutral tones. Some are creamy, some are thick and some are runny.


I did a half face swatch for the samples. Surprisingly, D is not as white as I thought it would appear on my face. It actually have good coverage too and brightens up my complexion.  A blends in well with my skin tone and have average coverage. B has good coverage, brightens up my skin tone. C blends well but coverage is average. E’s coverage is quite good but the shade is actually a little too light for me.

I would say B and D is the better ones in terms of coverage. However B wins in terms of texture and smell. D has quite a strong smell.


Here’s the full face makeup with the various BB creams as bases. Powders used are all the same. XD

There are 13 other bloggers involved in the test too!

Check out the overall results here!

Wishtrend BB Cream Blind Test Results!


Wishtrend just came out with a new product!

Which is the WISHBOX!

Check out out here too!






CLIO and Peripera

New Products in town!!


Introducing CLIO and Peripera, two new brands from Korean!

Reviews and swatches coming up soon!

<3, Forensia.