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NARS’ description:

Pure Matte Lipsticks: Bright. Bold. Perfectly matte. This super-rich lipstick provides high-impact payoff: an ultra-pigmented, long-wearing formula that glides on effortlessly with comfortable wear.

Valparaiso: Rich raspberry

if you are a regular reader, you’d know that im obsessed with bold lip colors! 😀

i wasnt really planning to purchase this lipstick (because i seriously have too much lipsticks!!!) but when i tried it, i immediately said “yes!”

isn’t it preeetyyyy??? 🙂 i don’t think i own anything like it. the nearest i can think of is NARS funny face, but that’s more fuschia and this is a true raspberry color!

swatch:

here’s me wearing it:

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what i like:

– love the color! bold yet not too bright. really wearable. will suit most skin types

– i like the packaging. unlike most lipsticks, this comes in a tiny (thin) packaging that is perfect to carry around

– a true matte lipstick, if you’re a matte fan, you will definitely love this

– the lipstick has very tiny subtle silver specks in it which makes it look like it has a sheen when you put it on

– very opaque and long lasting

– color is build-able depending on your taste (sheer to opaque)

what i don’t like:

– tends to emphasize the lines and flakes in my lips. i dont have dry lips but i feel that i need to apply balm before applying this lipstick.

– expensive @ P1450 each 😦

– it’s limited edition. came out as part of the Spring 2012 collection

mrskendz verdict: ****

a bit conflicted… dont know if i want to give a 3 or 4 star rating… i admit im NOT a fan of matte lipsticks but i sooo love the color. but, for P1450, i think it’s a wee too expensive.

overall, i think because of the color, the opaque-ness and the longevity, i will give it a 4 star.

since this is really a “splurge”, i urge you to try it on at NARS counters prior to buying. but it really is truly a nice color 🙂

 

Aside from my haul at the supersale bazaar, i also got the following products from rustans essences and tony moly. Yes, i am in a spending mode – it’s just one of those days when you want to bury you sorrow by shopping. Naks senti-drama! Lol

Anywayyyyyy before this post gets tooo dramatic, here’s a pic of what i got:

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in no particular order:

tony moly face sponges (which im planning to use on the body hahaha)

laura mercier mineral loose powder in rich vanilla (for setting makeup)

NARS blush in gaeity (limited edition – spring collection) – what a LOVELY blush! i’ve tried it on several times and can’t believe how nice it looked on me!!! it’s a pale bright pink (almost pastel-ly) which i NEVER thought would work for my skin type! 🙂

NARS eyeshadow in Lhasa (lavender gray eyeshadow)

NARS pure matte lipstick in Valparaiso

Stila creme blush in Peony

Tony Moly Eyebrow Pencils – which I love! better than MAC’s and cheap too!

Revlon Just Bitten Lipstains – i am absolutely obsessed (OBSESSED) with lipstains right now! i think they are perfect for summer – think waterproof! 🙂 you can go swimming, have fun during bbq, have some drinks and the color will still be there! 🙂

trying out some of the products at the moment. will post reviews as soon as i can 🙂

what about you? any new hauls! share please – i love hauls hehe 😉

good night!

xo, kendz

ive been wanting  my hair styled and colored for a while, i have been feeling restless lately and i just wanted a change – i was just too lazy to get my sorry ass to the salon. but yesterday i finally dragged myself to give oliver, of vivere salon megamall, a visit. sadly, he wasn’t around 😦

walked around megamall while waiting for hubby and i happened to chance upon tony&guy and decided to give it a try! i’ve heard of tony&guy before and i know it was going to be more expensive than vivere salon, nevertheless,  i still nearly fainted when i saw the quotation! =p since i really wanted a haircut and color done – i took the plunge! 😀

this was me, before the haircut

this is me today! :p

sorry a bit blurry…

trying on different lipcolor. see what difference a lipstick can make??? 🙂 which one do you prefer on me?

oh! and i wanted to show this very cute earrings i got from ALDO last Sunday. it’s a huge tear drop shaped earrings with lots of bling 🙂

do you like my new hairstyle? i am a bit torn… honestly, i wanted to cry yesterday because of the length and i felt like it uber emphasized my super round face. :p but i do like the color!

however, my hubby seems to love it. so i guess, i should be happy 🙂

products used:

MUFE HD foundation in 123

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW25 (undereyes)

MAC Espresso on brows set with MAC Brow Gel

MAC All That Glitters, Sketch and Carbon on eyes (sketch and carbon used VERY lightly and blended out)

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural to set makeup

1st lip color: Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Plum with Viva Glam VI lipgloss

2nd lip color: Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart

i am sooo in love with adele. i just absolutely ADORE her – i love her music, her voice, her accent, i just love everything about her! 🙂

and she looked amazing during the Grammy’s (2012)! she was so elegant and glamorous in her black Giorgio Armani dress. and her makeup is just fab!!! 🙂

so today, i did an adele inspired look 😀 it’s more toned down than her makeup in the pic, after all, i am a working girl. :p (might look weird wearing false lashes and a heavily contoured face to work! haha)

here is my version… hope you like it! 🙂

(i know i shouldnt have added the blush. but i just cant get thru the day without!)

products used:

The Body Shop’s Extra Virgin Minerals in 208 golden vanilla

MAC Espresso on brows

MAC Rice Paper, Cork and Espresso on eyes

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Russian Red on lips

i hope you like it! 😀 i think Brule would have been better than Rice Paper but i left it at home! hehe.

Hope u have a great one! Here’s my game face for today – soft neutral/slightly pinkish shades 🙂

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products used:

MUFE HD foundation

MAC Espresso on brows

MAC Jest (lids), Sketch (crease) and Carbon (outer V) on eyes

MAC Blacktrack fluidline

NARS Laguna to contour

Body Shop Baked Blush in Coral

MAC Viva Glam VI lipstick and lipgloss on lips

i swear this is the last of the smokey eyes series 😀

silvery blue smokey eyes with pink lips 🙂

(oh and yes i am wearing the same shirt as FOTD 19 Dec… hehe was trying on the shirt that day hehe)

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Products used:

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC25

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Powder

Tony Moly Eyebrow Pencil in Brown

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow (to set the pencil)

MAC Blacktrack gel liner (i lined the inner rims as well)

Maybelline Falsies Mascara

Nars Multiple in Portofino

Sleek Storm Palette

used (1) all over the lids, (2) at the crease and a little of (3) on the outer corner of the eyes

Bobbi Brown Pink Mod Lipstick

My second FOTD for the christmas series 🙂

My favorite kind of makeup – Dark brown eyes with peachy cheeks and natural lipcolor

(took photos with iPhone 4S… totally forgot to bring my camera with me! hehe)

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Products used:

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in OC-2

MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC25

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Powder

Tony Moly Eyebrow Pencil in Brown

MAC Espresso Eyeshadow (to set the pencil)

MAC Blacktrack gel liner (i lined the inner rims as well)

Nars Multiple in Portofino

Sleek Storm Palette

i used (1) as an overall lid color, i mixed (2) and (3) for the crease and (4) for the outer v portion.

Revlon Colorburst Lipcolor in Rose Nectar

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rosepearl


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