Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I am closing this blog account due to using Wordpress more often & just letting you know that you can still follow my blog via www.anniedmua.wordpress.com - Soon to be just anniedmua.com.

This blog will be deleted from the 15th of October 2014.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014







Get the staying power of a stain, the intense color of a liquid lipstick and the high shine of a gloss in one long-wear formula. Using exclusive technology to keep cauldrons of molten lipsticks liquid and creamy, Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick comfortably coats lips in bursts of intense, high-impact, super rich, saturated color that lasts for hours.

Monday, August 25, 2014



                                    
"Problem skin? Need a quick fix? Here's the solution - Wonder masks packed with hero ingredients to effortlessly and efficiently banish everyday skin issues"

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Kmart Face Mask: Manuka Honey review









"A rejuvenating face mask containing natural Manuka Honey to hydrate & nourish the skin".

Friday, August 8, 2014





"A beautiful new oil free foundation that is ultra-light weight, with medium yet build-able coverage. Long wearing smudge-proof staying power with an easy glide-on application. Skin looks and feels soft, fresh and natural. Colour true, even looking shades. Super moisturising and super hydrating, this unique foundation is Antioxidant enriched with Vitamins A, E & B5. With continual use helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. Paraben Free and ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin. made in Italy with Love!"

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chi Chi Creamy Matte Liquid Lipstick Review



"A glamorous and elegant matte liquid lipstick that is super long lasting without drying out lips or feathering. As the name suggests, these lip shades boast a creamy formula, are very easy to apply, with the colour drying down to a matte finish which lasts all day long. These velvety soft shades are extremely moisturising and enriched with Vitamin E, contain high-performing colour pigments that have an extremely high concentration of colour that lasts all day long and are sure to leave your lips very smooth and get them noticed for all the right reasons".









 Drama Queen



        

 

An Orchid purple shade with a blue undertone, looks stunning in person and will suit Fall & Winter.
This shade doesn't apply as well as the shade below, I found that it gives a more sheerer application at first & requires layering. 

Lasting power: 7/10
Pigmentation: 6/10
          

She's Not Me




fuchsia pink lip gloss that eventually stains your lips once faded. 
I found this shade more wearable and provided plenty of coverage from one swipe. 

Lasting power: 7/10
Pigmentation: 9/10


SWATCHES & NOTES:


                    Pros
  • Good coverage
  • Long lasting
  • Stained lips once faded
  • Gives the appearance of whiter teeth
  • Bright & bold
                    Cons
  • Can be sheer at first with wand application (require layering)
  • Smudges easily if not careful
  • Will stain the skin
  • Is not matte as claimed unless you blot with tissue
  • Sticky feeling if not blot with a tissue
  • A very wet product



COST: $16.95 AUS 

Personal notes on the products:

I like the variety on the creamy matte liquid lipstick collection by Chi Chi, there's plenty to choose from nude to bold red and purple shades. 

Only major issue I really had with this product was the staining on skin if you're not too careful which can be hard with the wand applicator. 

Overall, I give this product a 7 out of 10. 


               

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm Review

"Indulge your lips with Colour Riche® Balm. This tinted lip balm provides a hint of luscious, kissable colour, smoothing lips for a full 8 hours of continuous hydration. Lips are softer and more supple all day long—and keeps conditioning even after it’s been removed".






Thursday, May 22, 2014

Natio Mineral Face Illuminator Review

Natio Mineral Face Illuminator



"Sheer, light-as-silk highlighting powder to instantly warm, lift and brighten. "

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Lust Have It Woman Subscription Box Review

With the hype of subscription boxes on the rise especially in the makeup industry, I took a look at Lust Have It, an Australian owned subscription company aimed for women who seek sample sizes products to try monthly.


Monday, May 12, 2014



My review of four Butter Glosses and four Butter Lipsticks from NYX cosmetics. 






Starting off with the Butter Lipsticks, I brought four shades and they are the lipstick version of the glosses.


Starting from the darkest to the lightest, I brought Licorice, Sweet Tart, Taffy & Hubba Bubba.
Each are very pigmented & have a creamy texture that applies nicely to the lips, however the light shades can be sheer which is expected like most lipsticks with creamy texture.

You can use with an lip liner if you desire so, I found it helps the longevity of the butter lipstick but had so much trouble matching them.

Swatch on my hand in natural lighting


First up,

  Hubba Bubba

A baby pink lipstick that applies sheer at first but can be build up to improve intensity.
As you can see on my lips, it completely washes me out so it's not for me unless I'm after the whole dead corpse look. 
The only issue I have with this shade is the quality of it, it's not like the other three I own and tried, I feel that this is more creamier & not at all easy to maintain. 
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Taffy

a light rose pink shade.
One of my favorite out of this collection and purely because I like to combine it with butter gloss but it is still pretty on its own. Applies just as good as the swatch on my hand, creamy & long lasting with a nude pencil underneath. 

Sweet Tart

a darker rose pink with hit of hot pink 
This was my first one I brought and I absolutely loved it so I wore it out immediately but then I discovered the dreaded lined lips effect after it had faded away. 
As much as I love this shade, I always apply a near hot pink liner underneath in order to prevent the lined lips effect.
I found it to be perfect for an instant 'oomph' in any neutral look so I will definitely keep using it. 




Licorice

a vampy brown red shade.
Perfect for fall as this lipstick will wowed everyone with your dark side. 

I feel that if I were to attend a masked ball, I'd probably use this especially since it's so ... Sexy!
I found that it fades into a dark pink shade after an hour or so, not that lasting but still a beauty to wear.




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Moving onto the lipglosses 



From left to right, Creme Brulee, (Vanilla Cream Pie), Cupcake, Raspberry Tart

Absolutely adore these glosses as they are not your average sticky and hair attracting gloss.
These are pigmented, glossy & doesn't smear like crazy.

Raspberry Tart

 True to its bottle, a vibrant purple that can easily pass as the 2014 colour of the year shade, Radiant Orchid

I am already running low on this shade, that's how much I love wearing it. 
Pair it up with Taffy and it's my holy grail combination. 

Cupcake

A fluro pink shade that is perfect for warmer weather, pop it on with some beachy hairdo & your look will scream Summer. 

These two shades are from the new collection of Butter Glosses and I think they may have reformulated the gloss because I found the new shades lasting a lot longer as well as INTENSE pigmentation. Suppose to smell a bit like their names but I can't smell it, not like that really bothers me, I'm all about the texture and quality AND  I will definitely be picking more of these up in the future. 

Creme Brulee

A peach nude lipgloss, this is from the old collection which just so happened to be my very first purchase from NYX in Target. 
Running low as well as this is my to go to gloss when I'm running out of the house in a hurry. 

Vanilla Cream Pie


A pink nude that shows up better than Creme Brulee,
this is such a cute pink nude gloss, I can't remember a day where I didn't go without it.



My holy grail combination 
Raspberry Tart gloss X Taffy lipstick




For those who live in Australia and NZ, I can definitely say that Target will not be getting the new collection/shades (both gloss & lipsticks) till later on in 2014, around Spring time. Which does mean a bit of a wait but you can easily find these products online which I'll link below.








Friday, April 25, 2014

Top Five Choices For Blush

These five blushes are some of the best blushes I've come across and definitely recommend them to any die hard blush lovers out there.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Priceline 40% Off Haul (MARCH)

Hi guys, so I finally got into filming and this was my first video. You can find me on Youtube under the same name as my blog and I hope you like this haul video.


Update on life post

Apologies for not posting pretty much anything since my last post. Life has been up and down, things are only just settling down again & I'm trying to really push things into order.

So first up, I am making a vow to myself and this blog; Start posting more. Whether it's a review, a recommendation or just a tutorial, I'm going to upload it weekly. I am also uploading to youtube if you wish to check it out. You can find me under AnnieDmua, same spelling and title as this blog.

I'm just getting into filming and it's not as easy as I thought it would be especially since I have no good lighting where I am currently set up unless I get filming at a certain time of day. Fear not, I am looking into some lightings to improve that especially since Winter is upon us in Australia which means less sunny days & more cloudy ones.

I'm pushing myself to film at least once a week no matter what the topic is. Not just for you guys but for myself as well. So be on a lookout for daily videos.

That's all I have to say and I hope I acheive my daily goals like this.

Annie, oxo.