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Maybelline SuperStay 24H Full Coverage Foundation Review

Maybelline recently reformulated and launched a new version of the SuperStay Full Coverage Foundation. It used to come in cylindrical glass bottle but now it comes in a rectangular bottle with a pump! I have not tried the old version but I have heard a lot of good things about the foundation. I am all about full coverage foundations for oily skin! This retails for $11.99 on Ulta and Amazon at the moment but will hit stores in January 2018. I believe it has launched in Europe already but the shade system is a little different. There are currently 16 shades available in the US. 
I use 120 Classic Ivory in the Fit Me Matte + Poreless range and that is a pretty spot-on match for me. I am NC20/Laneige #21 with neutral warm undertones and oily combo skin. I got the shade 112 Natural Ivory because I got it off ebay and this was the only light shade available at that time. It's a bit more pink-grey toned than the fit me classic ivory but I can pull it off. It just looks a little brighter…

ColourPop Holiday 2017 Collection Swatches & Review

It's that time of the year again! This year's holiday collection looks so dreamy and magical, just like how Christmas is! There were 2 rounds of launches this year. The first round went up on Sephora too and consisted of the Semi Precious Palette, Golden State of Mind Palette, Feeling Fine Lip Trio, You're A Gem Lip Trio, Amber Crystal Collection and 3 Super Shock Shadows (Fluffy, Bouncy Revolution). I wasn't too impressed with the launch so I only got the You're A Gem lip trio and the super shock shadows.  This is the packaging of the lip products. It is a very dreamy ombre that goes all over the box. The texts are in a foiled gold. There are 4 Ultra Glossy Lips and 10 Ultra Matte Lips in this launch.
This is how the tube looks like. It has a gold cap and sparkly gold flecks decorated all over the tube.

Lay-Z (Nude with Gold Glitter) This is a really nice lip gloss with a ton of gold and hot pink glitter. It does have some pigmentation to it so it gives a nice tin…

LA Colors Truly Matte Foundation Review

Which oily/oily combo skinned makeup junkie wouldn't love a matte full coverage foundation? I reviewed this on my YouTube channel a couple of weeks ago when this product was launched in the US. It retails for 6USD but I recently found it on a Watsons pop-up for $9.90 in Singapore, which is a really great price because it is pretty close to the converted price.  This comes in 14 shades and I use the second lightest shade CLM352 Natural. I think it is a pretty close match to my NC20/Laneige #21 skintone. The next shade darker seems to be really dark and a huge jump but I generally think that the range is catered more towards tan-dark skin tones. Ingredients list: Perhaps due to the low cost nature of this product, they have decided to use parabens as a form of preservatives. I haven't come across many reviews that highlight this but so if you are sensitive or cautious about parabens then this foundation is not for you.
Packaging This comes in a plastic tube with a pump. It feels…

Give Me Glow Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick Swatches & Review

This is a long overdue review because I first purchased from this brand early on this year (Jan?) when they were having their annual 50% birthday sale. I picked up a bunch of lippies but never got around to doing a full swatch and review video because I had wanted to collect more before swatching everything. Ideally, I would like to own all of them so that all shades are included but home girl is going broke from all these new cosmetics releases that continuously drop left right and center. 
Give Me Glow cosmetics is an indie brand that started out from Etsy but they have grown quite a bit. If you are into indie cosmetics, this is a brand I'm pretty sure you would have heard about already. The owner Brandy always makes really nice flattering shades and I do admire her work. The matte liquid lipsticks retail for $13.25 and you get 6.5ml of product. It's not a bad pricing but it gets pretty expensive if you are a hoarder like me. 
For this video and review post, I only swatched…