All posts tagged: rimmel

Drugstore Finds: Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohls

Today’s review is on a product that I am a little bit scared to talk about because it has reached an insane level of cult stardom. Or something. The Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohls are often touted as a drugstore alternative to many high-end creamy eyeliners because of its rich and creamy texture, as well as impressive pigmentation, and staying power. These do not budge, apparently. And—apparently—I had to try them out. Color me surprised when the first time I used the black liner. I used it to tightline my upper waterline (which, by the way, applies impressively. I have a very sensitive upper waterline) and it was so creamy and smooth, and I loved it. Then it traveled to my bags. And stayed put. I tried it again on a different day, this time on my lower lashline and in between my upper lashes. This is pictured above. Again, after a few hours—a case of smudgerama. Anyway, I guess I should note that I have watery eyes and I live in a country that is …

Drugstore Finds: Rimmel Apocalips in Nova & Celestial

I’ve been wanting to get a hold of the Rimmel Apocalips for a long-ass time. When it was finally available for order on the ASOS website, so I jumped at the chance and ordered two shades, Nova and Celestial. Though both are soft shades, bordering on neutral, Nova is the brighter pink shade of the two. Nova is a pinky-brown that reminds me of a girlier version of the Guerlain Rouge L’Extrait in Avarice. The formula is pretty nice; it doesn’t really feel heavy and sticky on the lips as some of the other cream/liquid lip products that I’ve tried so far. These are pretty comparable to Guerlain and Shiseido, at least in terms of consistency, where as the Revlon Liquid Lipsticks dry down to a tacky sort of finish that is not comfortable in any universe. Celestial on the left, Nova on the right. Not much of a marked difference, though I do still prefer Celestial, as it’s an easier pink for me to wear since it has a lot more brown in it. …

Sayonara, Lipstick Week: My Lipstick Collection

I saved the “best” for last. Here’s my embarrassing lipstick collection. Do I need all of it? Probably not. I think I have a nice, round collection, however, and I don’t own too many dupes. I know this because I tried to make a dupe post for Lipstick Week and failed. Ahem. I keep most of my lipsticks inside a small MUJI bag that I’ve fitted with the plastic containers. I put this bag inside a drawer because I like to keep the top of my desk relatively clean. Honestly, this isn’t the most ideal situation, but it works. Other lip products like glosses and stuff are in a clear jar. Others like balms, lip butters, lip tars, etc. are in a small drawer on my desk. OK, so let’s talk about the lipstick. Here’s pretty much everything I have: I know it looks like a lot, but I really try and clean out this collection and see if I haven’t used a lipstick in x number of months. I also try to keep the …

ASOS Haul: Part 1 + Quick Reviews

Hey everyone! Long time, no see. I present to you the first part of my ASOS haul, ordered way back in January! I love ASOS because it has a wide range of beauty products, and of course, it ships items for free. The downside is that I get items about three weeks to a month after placing the order. If I can wait for the item, then I don’t mind! Now, for my loot, which came in two parts, because I was trying to keep each of my totals under £30. Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing & Make-Up Remover Wipes (£7) I’ve always wanted to try Make-Up Remover Wipes, so I got this for £7. It’s alright, nothing great. It’s a bit hard to use for eye makeup as well, just because it stings a wee bit. It works okay for the other parts of the face, but I’m sure there are better, gentler wipes that are easier to get a hold of. Will not repurchase. Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine (£7) Great product. I love …

Today’s Face c/o the Drugstore

I get a lot of requests to feature drugstore makeup on this blog. The reason why I haven’t been doing so is that I don’t use a ton of drugstore makeup, because it’s twice the price I would get it for in the States. I would rather buy something a little bit more expensive but higher end than spend my money on drugstore makeup that I don’t feel like I’ll get much use out of. After all, I buy 95% of the stuff on here. I’ve only received a box from BDJ Box and a Candy Cane Chapstick. There’s nothing wrong with drugstore makeup, but considering the Manila price point, I’d rather pay a little bit more for “better quality” makeup. Phew. Obviously, not all drugstore makeup is a waste of money. I was proven that point when I picked up the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (review) and ended up loving them to bits. Today, I decided to use just drugstore products for my “color” makeup. I used Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow …