What I Do With Frost Lipsticks

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Do you have a lipstick that is so frosty you always look like the “Metallic Girl” going on a costume party? Ok, so maybe I’m exaggerating. 🙂 But I have a few lippies that I can’t wear as much as I want to because of its frost finish. Frost finish lipsticks highlight dry and chappy lips.

I have NYX Round Lipstick in Rose Bud. It’s a pretty and complementing warm pink color with gold frost.

NYX Round Lipstick in Rose Bud

New pose! (Please don't mind the uneven application. 🙂 )

Pretty right? I wouldn’t want this to go wasted so I thought of pairing it up with something. I decided to apply a gloss on top of it and a new lipstick was born!

Revlon Glossylicious in Caramel Cupcake

Revlon Glossylicious

This was the gloss that I used. It’s an old lip gloss from Revlon which I believe is now discontinued. It’s a very sheer peach gloss with tons of pink, silver, and gold microshimmers. Smells like candy too! Yum!

Now, for the final look…

Tada!

Revlon Glossylicious in Caramel Cupcake on NYX RL in Rose Bud

What do you think??

Ciao!

Majolica Majorca Trick On Powder

Majolica Majorca Trick On palette GR750

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Majolica Majorca is a sister company of the Japanese brand, Shisiedo. Their products are known for its quality and cute packages. Their Glass Trick Mascara / Lash Enamel Frame Plus and compact powders are extra cute!

Trick On palette GR750

Trick On palette GR750 (back)

Majolica Majorca’s Trick On Palette is also known as Majolica Majorca Majolook (Trick On). I selected GR750 mainly because they say greens look good with brown eyes. 🙂

The palette costs 795php. Their prices are a little above average. The range is more or less like Revlon.

It comes with a really great sponge tip applicator too!

The palette has 3 colors plus a “Trick On Powder” which you apply on top of your eyeshadow to give a sparkling, 3D effect.

Instructions on how to use the Trick On palette is written on a piece of paper inserted inside the box and at the back of the box so no worries if you don’t know how to use it!

Trick On palette GR750 swatch

Majolica Majorca eyeshadows have good pigmentation and staying power, you can skip the eyeshadow primer. Without an eyeshadow primer, it lasted surprisingly long! The eyeshadows have a creamy, powdery formula and very easy to blend.

Color selection is great and can be used for day or night.

Trick On Powder

The Trick On Powder is a pretty white-gold color with gold micro shimmers which reflects when hit by light.

Swatches with Trick On Powder on top of each color.

In summary,

Pros:

  • Make-up newbie friendly. It has instructions and illustrations on what, where and how to apply each eyeshadow.
  • The colors on the palette goes well with each other and they can be used day or night.
  • Pigmentation and staying power is great, you can skip your eyeshadow base application.
  • The eyeshadows have a smooth and silky texture and very easy to blend.
  • Contains 4 grams of product and a little goes a long way.
  • Comes with a really good sponge tip applicator.

Cons:

  • The price is a bit steep (795php).

This palette is really gorgeous you should give it a try! I really don’t have much to say but this is worth saving up for! 🙂

Nymph Aura Loose Powder

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Another product from Etude House’s Nymph Aura line is the Nymph Aura Loose Powder. I bought the Nymph Aura Loose Powder #2 in Brilliant Pink Aura (628php).

Nymph Aura Loose Powder

Nymph Aura Loose Powder box side view

What Etude House says:

Loose powder for both glowing finish and highlighter supplies the radiance and healthy glow to face with oil-absorbing coverage.

You read that right! It has oil-absorbing properties!

The 15 grams of Nymph Aura Loose Powder is in a pretty round pot and comes with a nice, soft puff.

The holes of the pot are well sealed by a clear, transparent plastic with a “pull-up-here-to-remove-sticker” part.

It’s powder and it’s in a pot but it’s not messy! It dispenses just enough powder on the puff. I use 1 – 2 times of that amount on my face.

It looks like an iridescent white-pink powder. It has a powdery, floral scent similar of that to the Nymph Aura Volumer.

When blended on the skin, it becomes very sheer with an opalescent finish. Not the type of opalescence that elaborates pores, rather, an opalescence that gives a pinkish glow to the skin. I have large pores and I stay away from frost and pearlescent finishes but this product doesn’t enlarge and emphasize pores.

I use this product as a finishing powder after BB cream + Nymph Aura Volumer or on top of an ordinary foundation. It gives a nice finish. Oil-control is surprisingly good! (Etude House wasn’t bluffing!)

To sum things up:

Pros:

  • Gives a pinkish, glowing finish.
  • Color is very sheer and blends well with the skin.
  • Oil-control is good. Took 8-10 hours before I needed to use an oil blotter.
  • The shimmers are very subtle.
  • Does not enlarge pores like how other pearlescent cosmetics do.
  • The quality of the puff is good.
  • It can act as a highlighter too.
  • A little goes a long way.

Cons:

  • I use the puff to put the powder on my face but I still have to use a powder brush for a more even distribution.

Here are other photos of the Nymph Aura Loose Powder on my skin. Please click the photos to enlarge and see the effect of the powder.

If you want something that will give you a pinkish glowing finish or if you’re bored of your plain old oil-control powder, try this!

Majolica Majorca Glass Trick Mascara

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Alas! Majolica Majorca Glass Trick Collection is now available!!! I was very interested in their Lash Beautifying Mascara in Blue Black (Limited Edition). So when it was out in the market, I rushed and bought it at once. Great thing was, they were giving 10% off on all items for that day! So instead of buying it for 795php, I got it for 715.50php!

Lash Beautifying Mascara

Lash Beautifying Mascara

Still with the same MM emblem which is so cute!

What Majolica Majorca says about their Lash Beautifying Mascara in Blue Black (Limited Edition):

Dramatic! A Blue-Black Liquid Lengthening Mascara.

Contains super lengthening liquid base and jet black fibers that provide surprise length. A blue and sparkly pearlescent color subtly appears every time you flutter your eyes.

Can also be used as an eye liner to accentuate mysterious eyes.

Sweat, sebum, tear and water proof.

Still with the saw-toothed and comb-duo type applicator. Can you see the lengthening fibers? 🙂

(Please click to enlarge and see the shimmery effect.)

The Lash Beautifying Mascara is a blue-black mascara with  midnight blue shimmers. Lash Beautifying Mascara is very wearable since the shimmer is very subtle.

(L) Lash Beautifying Mascara (R) Lash Expander Frame Plus

Majolica Majorca’s Lash Beautifying Mascara and Lash Expanding Frame Plus are like identical twins with extremely opposite characteristics. It can be compared to the Lash Expander Frame Plus’ appearance, ability and performance.

They are similar in terms of:

  • Defining and lengthening effect.
  • The brush/applicator.
  • Sweat, sebum, tear and water proof.

The differences:

  • The color. One is blue-black and the other is true black.
  • One has shimmer, the other does not.

Lash Beautifying Mascara on me…

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

(L) with mascara (R) without mascara

I love my Lash Beautifying Mascara a little more than my Lash Expander Frame Plus (sorry!) because of the subtle shimmer effect it delivers. I’m just having problems removing the mascara on my lashes. Yeah, I have to buy an eye makeup remover. So if you like a little sparkle on your lashes every time you blink and doesn’t care much if your mascara is not the blackest black, you’ll love the Lash Beautifying Mascara!

Let me just make a shout out that Majolica Majorca at SM North EDSA has kind and very accommodating sales associates! The one who texted the promo (Ms. Ciena) also replied to my questions and answered my concerns. The SA (Ms. Kitz) at MM’s counter while I was there gave me a free makeover and was very patient with me. She also gave me a Glass Trick catalog. Here are photos of it:

What do you have from Majolica Majorca’s Glass Trick Collection?