Archive | December 2016

Chateau Labiotte Wine Lip Tint

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Hi Ladies and Jelloshots

Yes, as promised, I am back with another Labiotte cosmetics review. Last week I uploaded a review of their wine Lipstick,  and today I will be reviewing the much more popular Wine Lip tint.

About the brand: Chateau Labiotte hit the Korean cosmetic scene by storm with their new, attractive wine themed makeup line, complete with lipstick, lip tint, foundation, eye shadow palette, skincare, mascara, blusher… you get my drift.

I sincerely thought the lipstick would be the biggest rave of all, but it seems the lip tint is much more popular. I personally prefer a good lipstick to a good lip tint, but that obviously puts in me in the minority. I was seriously tempted to just pick out two lipsticks, but I thought for the sake of variety on my site, I’d get a tint and review it as well. I chose this lovely burgundy called Merlot Burgundy (메를로건디)FullSizeRender-1.jpg

It comes with a doe foot applicator which is the best applicator for a gloss or tint in my opinion.

The first thing that I noticed about these products is that they straight up smell like wine.

Here is what it looks like swatched:

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And this is what it looks like on my lips:fullsizerender-2

As you can see is disperses fairly evenly, probably depending on you lip tint application skills 🙂 of which I have zero to none. I really the way it actually cover the inner part of my bottom lip. Lipstick usually doesn’t adhere to that part of my lip at all and it drives me demented. I am happy with the results though. I was able to remove it after a couple of hours using a makeup wipe.

My take:

I need to get used to the concept of a lip tint, since it’s something I hardly ever wear, although I should probably wear it more since I don’t have the most rosy undertones on my natural lips due to anemia, and lip tints don’t transfer on glasses or you husband’s face.

Would I repurchase. Yes, absolutely. Would I pick this over their lipsticks? No, undoubtably not. I really love matte lipsticks, and the wine bottle concept is a great catch for me, which is why I’d much more likely end up with all the lipsticks than half of the tints. In saying that, for what it is, it is a really great product. I know my love for lipsticks over lip tints is an unpopular opinion which is why I knew I needed to at least try it. Maybe my new year’s resolution should be to actually wear my lip tints 🙂

What would you say? The lipstick or the lip tint, if you absolutely had to choose? Let me know in the comments.

Lots of love

Amanda

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SARIE Poinsettiarooi Lipstiffie 2016

 

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Haai Dames en Here

Dis my heel eerste keer om in Afrikaans te blog, selfs al is ek ‘n Afrikaner. Omdat my blog vandag gefokus is op ‘n Afrikaanse lipstiffie wat uitgegee was met ‘n Afrikaanse tydskrif, het ek besluit: Bogger dit. Vandag gesels ek met julle in die hemelse taal.

Ek is woon tans in Suid-Korea so hierdie blog is miskien bietjie mostert na die mael, maar ek het gevoel dat dit steeds geen skade sou doen om my opinie te rig oor die lipstiffie nie.

Van tyd tot tyd gee SARIE tydskrif een van 4 lipstiffies weg met elke uitgawe van die spesifieke maand. Laas jaar was dit met die Karen Zoid uitgawe, en vanjaar was dit saam met die October uitgawe. My man was huis toe vir ‘n begrafnis en ek het vir hom gevra om asseblief tog vir my die SARIE met die rooi lipstiffie te kry. Ek het ook die Karen Zoid uitgawe, maar dis nog by die huis, by ‘n vriendin so ek sal dit later moet toets en vir julle verslag lewer.

Daar was een van vyf om van te kies:


Ek was nie seker watse kleure daar beskikbaar sou wees nie, maar ek weet met my porsalein gebaat sal rooi nooit ‘n slegte keuse wees nie, en dis juis waarom ek vir manlief gesê het: solank dit rooi is, sal ek gelukkig wees.

So lyk die houertjies:


Soos jy kan sien is dit baie stylvol, met ‘n metaalrooi war amper “matte” voorkom, met SARIE ons inspirasie in silwer gedruk, en ‘n silwer bandjie om die middel.

So lyk Poinsettiarooi se toetstrepie op my gewrig:


En so lyk dit op my lippe:

Soos jy kan sien is die nie ‘n diep, donker osbloed rooi nie, maar eerder ‘n helder rooi met ‘n pienk ondertoon. Dis ‘n kleur wat by alle velkleure sou pas, en dis eintlik perfek vir somer. ‘n Mens kan nooit ‘n fout maak met rooi lippe nie.

My siening:

Ek glo vir ‘n ‘freebe’ is dit ‘n baie goeie produk. Dit ruik soos sherbet, maar nie oorweldigend nie en dit wend baie glad en egalig aan.

Sou ek dit aankom indien ek kon? Ja, absoluut!

Ek gee dit vyf sterretjies.

Daar het julle dit. Laat my asseblief weet wat julle dink in die ‘comment section’ hier onder.

Groete

Amanda

I refrigerate my makeup.

Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons.

I thought I was the only crazy one who thinks it’s necessary to keep my lipsticks in the fridge. For me, especially in summer, it makes sense to keep them cool this way. Especially since I don’t like using the AC too much.

Well, I decided to do some research on this and found out that there is actually method in the madness:

If you’re someone who likes buying special editions that are out of production, or like buying back ups for lipsticks that you love, this is a great idea. Lipsticks, just like food, contain oils that over time will go rancid. (Gross thought right there) It’s true. So keeping your lipsticks, liners, foundations and perfumes in the fridge will prolong their life.

Be careful though not to have them in too cold a fridge. The oils in the lipsticks will surface, causing the lipsticks to no longer glide on smoothly.

I don’t know about you, but when I pay $28 for a lipstick, (yes, that’s what Mac lippies go for in Korea) I want to make sure I preserve them as well as I can. 🙂

Where do you keep your stashes? Anyone else put their makeup in the fridge?

xox 

Amanda

Château Labiotte Wine Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

I have a very exciting review for you today. About three months ago a new brand called Chateau Labiotte has hit the Korean cosmetic market by storm, because they’ve come out with an extremely unique and attractive concept of wine themed makeup products, including lipsticks, tints, blushes, eye palettes, mascaras, masks and you name it. You can look at the brand over here.

I have google searched the brand and found that the lip tints are by far more popular than the lipsticks, but I am one of the weird girls who prefer lipstick to lip tint, so I will be reviewing on that I was able to pick up. Off course, you know me, I want them all and will probably eventually get them all, but for now I had to restrain myself and limit my expenditures to one lipstick and one lip tint. I will be reviewing the lip tint next so you can hold your breath 🙂

Here are some of the other colours available. I have noticed that they are expanding on the colour range, so sooner or later they will be available in every colour you can associate with wine, I guess. They have five dry wine options, and five sweet wine options. I might be wrong, but it seems to me like the dry wine options are matte, and the sweet  wine options are creamier on the lips.

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I have recently coloured my hair black so I opted for vampy red / burgundy which some of you may know has always been my favourite lipstick colour. This one is called RD01 Malbec Burgundy (말벡버건디). 

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I was trying to get creative with my pictures, but I only have a champagne glass, which just didn’t work. As you can probably tell in the very first picture, the top of the product conceals a tiny little sponge tip with which you can smudge the lipstick if you want to the popular Korean ombré lip look. Above the label, you can pull open the little bottle to reveal the lipstick product itself. This is what it looks like:

Here is the product swatched on my wrist:image3

As you can see it’s got decent colour pay off and it has a lovely matte finish.

Here it is on my lips:labiotte

 

As with any matte lip, it will show up little chaps or dry patches. It’s winter here and I am not 100% healthy, which always shows on my mouth first. I would suggest a good scrub before applying this. (I’m preaching to myself here)

The verdict:

I don’t have anything negative to say. The product feels like a high quality lipstick on the lips. It literally smells like wine. As far as i can remember they go for w12 000 per lipstick, which in my mind is worth it. They currently have around 10 different colours in two different finishes and they are expanding on that as well. I am looking forward to getting more of them and do a comprehensive blog, so keep you eyes on my blog in the next few months.

Let me know if you’d be into a lip product like this at all, and which colour spectrum you’d be into, so I could give you my take on it.

Lots of love and happy new year.

xox

Amanda

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Etude House My Little Nut Lipstick Review

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Hi Ladies and Jellyspoons

It’s been a long while since I was able to post on here, but I promise that this coming year will be more fruitful. This past year I have been blogging for a site called DupeUp. You can have a look at them over here. I will not be blogging for them this coming year, but I will from time to time share my blogs with you, that have been published there. I want to also take a moment to thank everyone for your support over the years and welcome those who have recently started following me. I only have love and appreciation for all of you.

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on some Etude House products. Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I have a very loving relationship with the brand. I find it very hard to restrain myself whenever they bring out a new collection, especially involving lipsticks.

This year they came out with a Nutcracker themed Christmas collection called My Little Nut. 🙂 I love the name. Not only am I obsessed with all things Russian including Tolstoy, ballet and the guy who plays piano for our choir (kidding), but I also really like Christmassy things. They have 7 lipsticks, 2 eye shadow pallets, mascaras in different colours, lip tints, hand creams, and cushion foundations. (I already have so many Etude House cushion foundations that it would be a crime if I got any more, but it is tempting.) I plan to eventually get my hands on the rest of the lipsticks and the eyeshadow palettes, but I will only be reviewing two lipsticks today.

Here’s the collection of lipsticks. I will be reviewing two of them today. Depending on what I get in my Christmas stocking (touch wood) I might be able to review more of the collection in the near future.

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First of all, look at the packaging of these!

 

Those little soldiers are just too adorable! I believe there are only two variants of the boxes, as that is the case for the casing of lipstick itself. Here they are:image2-1

The first one I had my eye on is Nutcracker Pink PK01. What caught my attention is that it’s not just the average dark pink, but it has the most beautiful fine pink shimmer in it. I hope you will be able to see what I am referring to:

Here it is in the packing:image5-1

And here it is swatched on my lips:image8

I should really get a back up of this one. It glides on so smoothly, as do all their Dear My Enamel Lips products, which I believe these are just special editions of. The packaging looks the same in shape, but the regulars are in a matte pink plastic casing, where these are shiny pink with the extra Nutcracker themed gold details.

The next one is called Red Chilly Peppers RD 305

Here it is in the tube:image6

It reminds of Chilly by MAC, in colour only, as this one is more of cream sheen finish. I was never one for brownish reds, but since I’ve coloured my hair black, it seems to look better on my than when my hair was brown or blonde.

Here is swatched on my lip:

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AS you can see, the creamier consistency definitely makes it much more opaque then it comes across in the tube. Even though it is labelled red, it’s really more of a terra cotta brown.

Here they are swatched on my arm:image7

There remind me a lot of the Dear My Wish Lips Talk collection, especially Red Chilly Peppers. They apply really smoothly, but I would recommend a good lip scrub for those living in dry areas or struggling with chapped lips. The opaque finish and the creaminess makes it easy for any dry patches on the lips to be emphasized.

 

The verdict:

Pros:

They are affordable

Great quality

Applies smoothly yet evenly

Not drying at all

Cons:

Opaque and creamy can make chapped lips look bad

Limited edition so if you love it, you can’t go back and get another one

You would want them all and it might hurt you savings a bit.

Would I repurchase? Yes, in fact I feel the need to buy some extras in case I run out.

 

There you have it beauties and beaus.

Tell me which part of the collection interests you the most and why, in the comments bellow.

Merry Christmas and lots of love

Amanda