Category: Haul

Sigma Beauty Enlight Collection

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Hello everyone, today i will be talking about Sigma Beauty Enlight Collection, it was launched few months ago and i had it on my wishlist since then, finally had the chance to order it online from a local website called www.laylam.ae , i am very skeptic when it comes to ordering from local websites because i dont want to pay more on the products that their original price, i only do it if i wanted the product ASAP and i try not to minimize my order as much as i can. But www.laylam.ae was selling Enlight Collection for almost the same as the original price, only few dirhams more and that’s why i didnt think twice before ordering.

The entire collection comes with an eyeshadow palette, three eyeshadow bases, three blushes, 3 eye pencils, 3 lip glosses and 3 eye brushes. Enlight collection can be purchased as a whole collection or each item can be purchased separately.

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The first item is the eyeshadow palette which is called Warm Neutrals, it contain 12 neutral eyeshadows from matte to shimmery. The palette is small and handy and comes with a mirror from the inside. As you can see from the swatches of all colors that they are highly pigmented, i barely touched the eyeshadow surface and came a good amount of product, the color payoff is really great and the color range is beautiful. All colors are very wearable and suitable to wear at anytime, a soft look can be created from this palette and also a dark one. The only downfall in this palette that there is no shimmery highlighting color that can be used on the brow bone or in the inside corners of the eyes so i have to use a different product to complete the look.

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Englight collection has three different blushes, actually those are made as a highlight, a blush and a bronzer. They actually look way darker in the pan than when they are swatched, all colors are beautiful and will compliment most skintones. For some reason i couldnt swatch the highlight color properly, it usually shows off really pretty in real but i couldnt take a proper photo of it. The highlight shade is called Peaceful, the blush shade is called Serene, and the bronze shade is called Mellow.

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And now come the eye shadow bases, Sigma has made some before and they were amazing, they are very creamy and can work as an eyeshadow primer/base and wont let the eyeshadow crease even without a primer. The brown shade is called Composed, the peach shade is called Neutralize and the light pink shade is called Awake.

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As for the lip glosses i didnt really like them that much, they look really pretty in their packaging and also when i swatched them but they barely have any color once applied on the lips, they almost look like a clear gloss, they are also heavily scented in vanilla, which they smell nice but they taste like medicine. The light purple shade is called Hint, the dark spicy shade is called Tranquil and the peachy shade is called Tint.

The eye pencils come in 3 shades, one black called Eclipse and two browns, a matte one called Vintage and a shimmery one called Nutmeg. They run smoothly and i like to use them as an eyeliner and smudge it a bit with a brush to look soft. They are not the long lasting kind as i was able to wipe them off my hand very easily after i swatched them, but they lasted perfectly when i applied them on my eyes, i didnt use them as a kohl yet so i am not sure if they will stay put.

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Lastly, the collection also comes with 3 different eye brushes, all of them are new and  they look kind of similar to the ones from the Extreme Color Payoff set. The brush on the left is E34-Domed Utility, the one in the center is E54-Medium Sweeper, and the one on the right is E52-Soft Focus Shader.

Overall, the collection is really great, i loved everything about it except for the lip glosses which were almost useless, they barely gave any color unlike as they were described in the website that they were opaque, which they werent! They might look better over a lipstick, or if you seek a very natural looking lips.

RiRi Hearts MAC Collection

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I was supposed to post this one once the i got the products a very long time ago!! The file was just kept there in the draft section and totally forgot about it! Anyways better late than never.

Those are the products that i finally got when RiRi Hearts MAC collection was launched in Abu Dhabi, before i got some products online but most of them were damaged and i couldnt get everything i want because most of them were sold out.

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Recent LimeCrime Haul

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Hello everyone!! i wanted to blog for a long time but i was facing a login problem for a while and didnt know how to fix it, did some research until i found out what was causing it and fixed it instantly.

I had to order some Lime Crime lippies for the new year, heard alot about those Velvetines lip glosses, or lipstick because they are very pigmented and once they dry the go matte, havent used them yet but hopefully will have a reason to very soon 🙂 I got two shades of Velvetines in red which is called Red Velvet and in pink which is called Pink Velvet, there is a third shade called Suedberry but i didnt get it. They cost $20 each.

I also got one Opague Lipstick in Cosmopop, i know how amazing those lipsticks are because i got one years back called Airborne Unicorn which is opaque and creamy. The lipstick costs $18.

I ordered them from LimeCrime.com and they do ship worldwide.

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RiRi Hearts MAC SuperSlick Liquid Eyeliner

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I wasnt lucky enough to get my hands on whatever i want from RiRi Hearts MAC holiday collection, i believe i havent posted about my first purchase but probably i didnt take any photos of the products yet. Well this post seems a bit late for the collection anyways but just wanted to share with you some photos, swatches and my thoughts about those products.

Those are called Superslick Liquid Eyeliner, the brush is spongy which i prefer for applying eyeliner and it is fine and small. Both colors are glittery, the golden one is called Cockiness and the white one is called Pisces Persuasion. I just got them recently so i didnt have a chance to use them yet but they look suitable to be applied on the lower lash line to add a bit of color/glitter to the look.

RiRi Hearts MAC holiday collection is still available online at maccosmetics.com but the lipsticks are sold out.

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Tarte Cosmetics Leave Her Blushing Set

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Tarte Leave Her Blushing Set of 3 Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blushes and Brush, this is a Holiday limited edition set of 2013 that i have order online from tarte.com, the set costs $34.

I am a big fan of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour blushes, they are amazing, the colours i have purchased are a true beauty, they have really good pigmentation and they last long, not to mention how cute the packaging is where they match the package color with the actual blush.

This set comes in small size blushes and a true size blush brush, all three blushes are limited edition colors and my favorite is Honored.

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NARS GUY BOURDIN blush in Day Dream

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NARS GUY BOURDIN limited edition blush in Day Dream is the only one that caught my eyes from the collection. At first i expected the size to be as large as a previous collection blush by Pierre Hardy which is also similar to the sizes of NARS bronzers but when i got the blush it was in the original blush size, which is better in my opinion because it is easier to carry in my makeup bag.

I got the blush from beauty.com for$29.00 (used my Aramex Shop and Ship US address).

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Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay Cheek Palette & Bracelet

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Tarte Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay Cheek Palette & Bracelet was part of the holiday collection 2013 , I didnt want to miss it because i really love Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes and i have posted about them before in a previous post, they are very pigmented and last a long time. I noticed a couple of permanent shades in the palette like Dollface which i already have in an actual size and package and also Dazzled. I just wish they put a highlight in there and the palette will be perfect since it already have a bronze shade. Some say the blushes in the palette come very close to an actual blush size which is really good for its price.

The Palette has a hand cuff, i dont see why they included it, it is big in size and very cheap, but it looks good wrapped around the palette, alot of people loved it and said it is very Kate Spade-ish but i tossed it away as soon as i opened the box because i know i wont ever use it. I got my palette from Amazon for more than its original price because at that time it was already sold out.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty HAUL!

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Sephora-Dubai Mall launched Marc Jacobs Beauty line on Saturday November 16,2013, luckily i was at The Dubai Mall that day and went to have a look at the new makeup line and test the colors, the place was a bit crazy, it was a Saturday night, the place was crowded and there were alot of cameras shooting the launch of Marc Jacobs Beauty line so i didnt have proper time to test everything, but i did my best to try some and choose what i want.

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Those were the items that caught my eyes at first, i got one foundation, one lipstick, one lip lacquer, three blushes and an eyeshadow palette, i will include a quick review about each product because i didnt use them for a long time, i just got them 5 days ago and i still need some time to really build an honest opinion. But here is my first thoughts and review about them within those 5 days.

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The eyeshadow palette Style Eye-Con in No.7 called The Lolita, this is the nude/neutral palette and i wanted to get it since i first saw it launched at Sephora website, the palette is very long and slim, the colors look really natural which they are in real, the color payoff is not bad but they are in the powdery side. I think the palette is very nude to me, all of the colors are very light and there are alot of frosty/highlighting colors except for the dark matte brown. I will definitely take another palette with much darker colors next time.

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The blushes are so much fun, the packaging is really nice and the colors on display were amazing, i ended up buying three colors that i couldnt resist, they are not pigmented but they have good color payoff. They can come out a bit powdery (i like to add Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder on top to add sheen to them).

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I wasnt intending to get a foundation at first but then i said Why Not!! I got the shade Deep Beige 38, i am not sure if i was in a hurry and didnt check all the colors properly but i didnt find any foundation with a yellow undertone, they were either pink or neutral, Deep Beige is a neutral shade. The coverage is light, buildable to medium, the texture is very light and blends easily and smoothly, it has a satin to matte finish, very suitable for oily skin which really surprised me, i wasnt expecting this at all. The description i read about it at Sephora website is really different from what i experience in real. It worked great on my oily skin and it also worked on my sister’s dry skin, but i still think it is more suitable for combination/oily skins.

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I am still not sure what to think of the lip products, i got one lipstick in Role Play which was very creamy and moisturizing, i loved it but it took me a while to choose a color (the one i chose was an excellent choice) plus i was so hesitant about it until i was at the cashier and ended up buying. There are two types of lip lacquers at Marc Jacobs, one is sheer and the other is Full which is the one i got in shade Fame, it is very dark and pigmented but i havent used it yet.

Luckily i am still keeping the invoice of my purchases, prices are in AED:
Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl – AED 140/-
Syle Eye-Con No.7 – AED 265/-
Lovemarc Lip Gel (lipstick) – AED 150/-
Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation – AED 215/-
Shameless Bold Blush – AED 165/-

Hourglass Cosmetics HAUL!!

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I was so excited to order some Hourglass products, this brand was founded in 2004 by Carisa Jones by introducing the brand with “cutting-edge” ingredients and formulas to protect and enhance the skin. Now Hourglass brand is a bit expensive comparing to others, it can be compared in prices to Chanel and those high-end brands, and that is why i was so hesitant to buy from the brand on the first place, but hearing and reading so many great reviews about it i thought maybe it is really worth the price.

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Hourglass got alot of hype by its Ambient Lighting Powders, at first i got a single one which is called Luminous Light, and then a limited edition palette of 3 colors came out and i also got it, it has 2 permanent shades which are Dim Light (Left) and Radiant Light (Right), in the middle is a limited edition shade which is called Incandescent Light.

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I was so intrigued to try the Femme Nude Lip Stylo since i am so into nude lipsticks. This range come in really nude shades and the darkest colors are Nude 5 and Nude 6, i got Nude 5 which is different from the others that it is frost.

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The last product i got is the VEIL Mineral Oil Free Primer, the primer comes in a small bottle with the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette but i read good reviews about it so i got one in full size.

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I am so in love with Hourglass choice of packaging, they look and feel really expensive, the products are great and i am enjoying them so far. The packaging color is very similar to Tom Ford with the dark steel brown and gold lines and writings.

I ordered Hourglass products from Sephora.com by shipping it to my US address, unfortunately Sephora.com started to reject my US address provided by Aramex but then i used MyUS and it worked.

MAC Lipsticks from Divine Night Holiday Collection

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Those two lipsticks are part of the Divine Night collection by MAC which is the holiday collection that is launched every year in the holiday season. Usually holiday collections are big, full of varieties and good looking packaging and bags, but not this year, i wasnt impressed at all, the packaging was less than ordinary and the choice of colors is very repetetive, i didnt find anything unique or worth buying this time except those lipsticks. They are not a “dont-miss-them” lipsticks, i really wanted the skip the whole collection but i said two lipsticks wont do harm, i can always mix them with other colors and make them look better.

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The dirty nude lipstick is called Exclusive Event, it looks very “non-wearable” kind of nude but it will look good with a bright gloss on top, the other berry shade is called Private Party which isnt bad by itself but nothing unique about it, i still have to use them to really love them, hopefully!

I ordered those two lipsticks from MAC official website, the collection will be launched soon in the Middle East, maybe by the end of December.