All posts tagged: multi-purpose products

Think Pink

Like most of OCC’s products, the Crème Colour Concentrates can be used for any part of the body. Specifically, it’s marketed for the eyes, cheeks, and lips. I have two colors, a pale green one called Cthulu that I will mostly use on the eyes… for reasons that, I think, are obvious. Then, there’s Newt, a pretty milky peachy pink. I’ve used it a couple of times, but I thought it would be interesting to utilize it for all of the parts of my face. Here’s a look I made using it as a cream eyeshadow, a blush, and a lip color. To be honest, I don’t think this works well as a lip color. For the eyes, it’s a great base if you’ve got a primer on already. Which is to say it’s not that crease-proof. I mixed Newt with a bit of Smith’s Rosebud Salve for my blush. It turns out, it makes for a great highlight, too! On the eyes, I’ve also used the two darker shades from the Wet n Wild …

OCC Crème Colour Concentrate in Cthulu and Newt

Remember when I said I haven’t been buying a lot of makeup lately? That is a half-truth. I made an Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics purchase when they had their Black Friday sale. I’d been eyeing a bunch of lip tars, but I also wanted to try these Creme Colour Concentrates, since I’ve been on the hunt for some cruelty-free cream shadows. These are actually pretty unique! They can be used for the eyes, lips, and cheeks. I’ve only tested them as eye bases, though, as I bought them for that purpose. Product Description: “This new texture innovation is a smooth, blendable, buildable cream coverage product that’s suitable for use on the eyes, lips, and cheeks! Loaded with emollients and humectants including aloe leaf extract, cocoa extract, and vitamin E, Crème Colour Concentrate goes on smoothly and wears like a dream. Apply anywhere intense, fashion-forward color is desired for a look that will last all day. -Free of parabens -sulfates -phthalates” L-R, swatched: Cthulu, Newt I bought two shades: Cthulu, a “dirty pale olive,” and Newt, a …

Ellana Minerals Lip & Cheek Gel in Amethyst*

One of the things I was very lucky to try out from Ellana Minerals is their Lip & Cheek Gel* which I got in Amethyst. It comes in this weird pump packaging that always spells trouble for controlling the amount of product you squeeze out. The liquid is quite runny for a gel, though it doesn’t necessarily drip or run like a liquid would. Amethyst, though pretty plummy and purple in the bottle, registers like a really warm red. I was a bit surprised, since this looks more like a “ruby” than an amethyst. The texture is quite weird. And like I said, “runny for a gel.” Here’s what happened when I tried to spread out that dot. Like most multi-purpose products, the Lip & Cheek Gel works better as one product and not as both—in this case, it is better for me as a cheek product. Amethyst gives me a pretty, natural flush on the cheeks as thought I’d been working out. On the lips, though, it’s a bit too much of a warm …

Quickie: Addiction by Ayako Cheek Stick in Suspicious

Ah, the last Cheek Stick I have in my possession—Suspicious. This Cheek Stick is not like the rest. It’s a little bit on the dry side and can take a bit if work to blend out. Still, it’s a gorgeous one to have if you sometimes like to have a deeper flush on the cheeks, with a but if a contour thrown in. Like most of the Cheek Sticks I own, it has no glitter or shimmer; Suspicious is just a delicious deep burgundy red. For the initiated, Cheek Sticks are multi-purpose products that you can use on your cheeks, lips, and eyes. I only like them on my cheeks, but for that purpose alone, they are amazing products. On the face, it’s not so severe-looking and you can definitely wear it out without drawing too much unwanted attention, though I find that it is also great for drama if that’s something you might be looking for. Because of the drier texture, I wouldn’t use it on my lips except over a heavy layer of …

Bring the Sunlight to Your Face with Addiction Cheek Stick in African Sunset

What? A highlighter again?! Fear not, dear reader. It is not. It is a blush that looks like there is a bit of highlighter thrown in there. HEH. This is the only cheek stick I have that has shimmer in it. It’s a pretty light golden orange, and it’s just marvelous. It was a bit hard to take a swatch of, so have three: Again, I thought this would be too light for my face, but au contraire, it actually adds depth to my round face. Here it is as a blush. Check it out—so beautiful and warm and summery! Perfect for the gloom and doom and humidity that is Manila weather currently. I say perfect, because boo clouds! (Just kidding, I prefer the gloom and doom, but I like brightening up my face, heh.) And here it is on my eyes: You can see a little bit of the prettiness of the blush right in there, too. 🙂 Anyway, while it looks pretty on the eyes, it settles into the fine lines and creases. …

Quickie: ADDICTION by Ayako Cheek Stick in Tea Rose

Here’s a quick review on one of the ADDICTION Cheek Sticks I got recently, Tea Rose. Sorry this isn’t the best picture, but I mistakenly thought it was clear and then used it. Tea Rose is . For a more in-depth review on the Cheek Sticks, click here to read my review on the shade Revenge. Tea Rose is a pretty, muted soft brown with a slight pinky undertone. I froze when I opened the tube, assuming that it would be too light for my face. It turns out, it’s rather pretty! It’s the similar feeling I got when I got Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed. I brought Tea Rose on vacation and wore it for eight days straight without feeling like I was missing out on blush action. Again, it’s awesome on the cheeks, not that great on the lips and I haven’t tried it on my eyes, but I can imagine it being great for that, too. It adds the perfect amount of warmth and a slight, subtle contour on the face, …

BECCA Beach Tint in Raspberry

The BECCA Beach Tint is quite an expensive find, but one that I’ve been looking for for so long. I went to Adora to pick one of these beach tints up, but after purchase I found out that the mark-up was nearly double the original price. I would love to buy more of these, but I might have better luck online, since the price mark-up is so high and that’s the only retailer I know in Manila that carries the brand. However, after everything that’s been said, I highly recommended the Beach Tint and I don’t regret this purchase. I haven’t extensively used this until I went to Japan on vacation. I wanted to keep my makeup bag light and portable and I succeeded, somewhat. I wanted to bring this because it is a multi-purpose product, for use on the lips and cheeks. It is also supposedly waterproof (which explains the name). It was when I was on vacation that I appreciated the versatility, ease of use, and overall greatness of this product. I got …