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Covergirl Trublend Matte Made Foundation Review on Oily Combo Skin (NC 20)

Hooray for drugstore foundations, especially when they are catered towards oily skin. This new Covergirl foundation comes in 40 shades and retails for $9 (1 oz/30ml). The foundation claims to be naturally matte, flexible and comfortable. It also claims to blur pores and be transfer proof. You should be able to find it easily at the drugstore but I got mine off Amazon.  I am Asian with fair skin and neutral warm undertones and I got the shade L40 Classic Ivory which turned out to fit perfectly. I am usually NC20 or #21 in korean foundations.  This foundation comes in a glass bottle which feels very sturdy and it has a pump with a lock mechanism. Overall, the feel of it is pretty good for the price.  The consistency of the foundation leans towards the creamy side but it spreads and blends easily. This is how the foundation looks upon application. Top photo shows my bare skin. You can see some redness, zits and my bigass pores.  After a layer of foundation, most of the redness has been …

ColourPop Matte Lux Lipstick Swatches & Review on Asian Skin

ColourPop released another finish for their lux lipsticks during their birthday month. These are the matte finishes because who doesn't love a good matte lip? They are packed with moisturizing ingredients and blurring pigments to produce a velvety smooth finish and I really really like them.
They come in the same tube as the creme lux lipsticks and retail for $7 (3.5g). If you've tried the matte x lippie stix, you would have an idea of how these would feel and perform because the formulas are 95% similar. The only difference is that the lux lipsticks are a little bit more moisturizing and the blurring pigments ensure that your lip lines are not accentuated. 
TBH, Colourpop should just convert all the matte x lippie stix into matte lux lipsticks because that would save us some coin ($2/g for lux lipsticks vs $5/g for lippie stix) and it is also pretty pointless to have two separate collections for them since the finish and performance are so similar.
I would totally get all th…

Lime Crime Wet Cherry Lip Gloss Swatches & Review on Asian Skin (NC20)

Lime Crime came out with their new line of sheer lip glosses recently. I've done a swatch and review video on YouTube but I haven't done a write-up with close up swatch pictures for anyone who wants reference.

There are 14 shades in total at the moment and they retail for $18. You get 2.96ml of product in each tube, which honestly is quite little. These lip glosses come in a chubby clear acrylic tube with a pink cap. The tube itself is quite big but don't let it fool you, because 2.96ml/0.1oz of product isn't as much as it looks.

The applicator is a really big doe foot which is great for full lips but for me, it's just way too big and the applicator tends to pick up too much product for one application. The lip gloss has a delicious cherry candy scent to it which I love though!

These go on sheer because they are meant to be sheer lip glosses. They give a nice tinted look but some colors tend to look streaky up close because of this. They do sink into your lip line…

ColourPop Creme Lux Lipstick Swatch & Review on Asian Skin

The ColourPop Lux Lipsticks have been out for awhile and I've been collecting them slowly because I just can't keep up with all the new stuff. I would love to get everything to swatch but I'm no "self-made billionaire" Kardashian. 
These are the Creme formulas with a satin finish - some appear more matte than others though. They retail for $7 and you get 3.5g of product. Everything from the packaging to the formula to the performance is well worth that 7 bucks and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new lippie. There is a color for everyone and I have 12 with me at the moment. I think they have well over 30 shades though...some would not look good on me, but these 12? Yasss gimme more.
These lippies give one swipe pigmentation and they glide on easily. They are very comfortable to wear throughout the day without drying your lips out. They do transfer but not majorly like some other creamy lipsticks. I think these wear off very gracefully and some shade…

ColourPop No Filter Foundation & Powder Review on Oily Skin

If you haven't heard, ColourPop has expanded their No Filter line to include foundations, setting powders and pressed powders! So, being the huge CP fan I am, I had to pick up these products to test out. I already own the No Filter concealer and I like the coverage it gives, but I found that it separates in the tube easily. It is also on the oily side so I'm always grossed out when I hear/see people use the concealer as foundation.

Anyway, the No Filter foundations retail for $12 and you get 25ml of product (slightly less than the typical 30ml size of foundations). The powders go for $9 at 8.9g of product for the setting powders and 5.5g for the pressed powders, which is kind of on the expensive side.

Packaging
The foundation comes in a glass bottle with stars all over and a pump with a lock mechanism because there isn't a cap. The pump isn't the best because it is kinda hard to control how much to pump out. It doesn't go down smoothly.

The setting powder comes …