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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

lippies swatch + brush review

Remember my last haul post?

I said that i'll be swatching the MAC lippies that i got. I bought the Blankety & Brave. Here is how they look like...

I prefer Satin & Amplified Creme & i guess Matte finishes when it comes to lipstick compare to Lustres & Cremesheens. I have a pretty pigmented lips & since i prefer nude lip colors, i dig the ones that can provide more coverage.

Blankety is the perfect nude lipstick for me. This is L-O-V-E! sign smileys

I knew that it has a reason why i keep on looking for swatches & the word 'blankety' always creeps up on my head when i see my lip concealer. It's already calling out to me! Im glad that this is not a limited edition for i don't plan to haul in.

Im trying to get back into doing eye make-ups & now i can rock smokey look once more because i have my HG nude lipstick! Though i think Myth can be a good candidate for being a HG nude lipstick...i guess i have to find out for myself. I'll be posting a look tomorrow where i used Blankety.

Brave on the other hand is more of a pinky beige & is great for those who are still looking for nude lips but with a slight color. I love this one! This is perfect for an everyday look!

Overall, i'm so satisfied.

Actually, i'm more than satisfied i can stare at it the whole day..LOL! I'm so happy with my purchase that i keep telling bf that my lipsticks look so nice. He just nods while grinning then making a comment that he can't see the reason why im so happy with a tube of lipstick. I said how could i not be happy if i have found the perfect lipstick... & he burst out laughing because of that..

Why can't they understand the need for us women to be beautiful & be surrounded by beautiful things?!animal smileys

It's just like how they go 'ohh & ahh' over a carburetor or tires...unhappy smileys

To find the perfect make-up item is already an achievement for a make-up addict like us! Don't deny...we are beauty bloggers so i know that you know what i'm talking about. XD
But i guess if im a guy, i'll also be laughing my ass off if i see someone looking like how i smilies

Moving on, Part of my haul is the powder brush that i saw on Landmark that reminds me of a MAC brush. Hey, you gotta admit that there's a likeness,right?

The thing that got me sold is the handle plus the fact that it's soft. hehe

Seriously! I think its actually neat. Its black & it's matte. It's also long & a bit heavy. I prefer brushes that are a bit heavy as opposed to those that are so light that i fear that i will break them with my clumsy hands. This is how it looks like.

I don't even know if you can see the number on the handle, but it reads '150'. I know that it's not as black as a MAC brush, but i still like it. It's not dense but at least it's not flimsy. I'd actually choose this over my ELF Studio Complexion Brush. The bristles are very soft. When i washed it, it bleeds & sheds.

I like how i can apply finishing powders with this without making me look like i had that 'in your face' look. Since the bristles are not densely packed (unlike a kabuki brush) you can have a very light powder application no matter how much powder you put on it.

Plus it's soft enough to be used for those very light buffing/blending out face powders. hence, it's perfect for removing those excess powders sitting on your face.

The thing that i don't like is the smell though. When i bought it, it smells like how a cheap make-up brush smells like. I have to wash it 3x to remove the smell....though now, i can still smell a very faint odor from it, but then it's tolerable now.

I think its a nice brush. For me, that is, since i don't really go for heavy coverage (unless i am doing a make-up for my blog). It's soft enough & it doesn't poke my pores unlike some brushes...Im not a brush expert so i'm not even sure if im doing a good job in reviewing this. I know that this is not comparable to a MAC brush, but still! It looks like one & it does its purpose..enough said.

Sorry that i forgot to include the price,ladies. I bought this in Trinoma Landmark at Php300 (approx $6.50)

Well, that's it for now.
Hope y'all have a great day,ladies!

Jaa ne~!

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Kay said...

thanks for the swatches Thia.. :) Brave looks lovely.. I wanna get one now! I thought it's too nude but the pinkish tones on it are nice!

it's funny what u mentioned about the bf not recognizing the diff shades.. hehe.. to them it's all the same.. :)

Bea said...

hi thia! i love to try those lippies you got! and i totally agree with you about how our bf's react with our make-up addiction lol. But im happy now that my bf seems to understand/learn the essence of mu's. :) btw, how much is the powder brush? i might try it as well.

makeupjunkie said...

ooh blankety is such a pretty l/s!

Pop Champagne said...

haha yeah guys don't understand a lot of things that we oogle about! My bf is always like.. you already have eyeshadow and lipsticks, why do you need more.. then I say.. cuz the colors are different... and he says.. really? they are? hmm.. LOL

Anonymous said...

hi.. what's the brand name of the brush which looks like MAC? tnx :)

Anonymous said...

and how much does it cost? thanks so much :)

Y said...

So great! I love the lipstick swatches! I'm thinking of getting them myself too!

RHiiAN said...

how much is that brush hun?

☆Anastacia☆ said...

AWWWWW! Ver pretty swatches!
Lovely lip colors!!

Sush said...

I really thought that the brush was from mac, the handle looks the same! thanks for the swatch, i think brave is calling my name haha

Askmewhats said...

the lipstick shades are seriously pretty! In na ang shade na ganon! :)

MereMakeupManiac said...

congrats on the MAC lippie haul! i'm betting you'll crave for more haha. i got one after another then another when i was starting too lol.

and nifty brush! i also believe that if a product works for you may it be cheap or expensive, go for it! ;)

CHARRY said...

looks like a descent brush. how much sis?

Chrissy said...

Sis I'm so jealous!! I wanted Blankety but whenever I go there it's always OOS. MAC isn't accessible to me pa naman. Oh well, next time!!

purplesilke said...

i am lemming for the blankety shade. and brave also looks nice..

GirL With GLasSes... said...

ang gaganda ng mga lipstick na yan. mukang type ko yung blankety.


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