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Thursday, July 15, 2010

MAC - In The Groove Lipsticks

Posted by Rica Bargo at 3:30 PM 0 comments
( Call My Bluff, I Like It Like That, All Styled Up, Jazzed )

Finally, I got to complete In The Groove Collection's Lipsticks. As you have known from my past blog, bf gave me two lipsticks that are a part of this collection, Jazzed and I Like It Like That. I got Call My Bluff last Tuesday, and finally, the last part of this collection's lipstick, which is All Styled Up arrived this morning. I love the colors of this collection, they are very versatile, easy to mix and match. In other words, it's very easy to have fun with these colors. Also, I love the creaminess of these lipsticks. By the way, they are all part of the creamsheen team, which explains that, but only that they are limited edition colors.

I love it when applied to the lips, its creaminess, plus, I love the way they look like, when applied, they have a creamy, full of volume finish, which I love the most in a lipstick's finish. It is also vanilla scented, just like all of the other MAC lipsticks.

I would give these lipstick a 5 / 5 and my all time favorite (although BF don't like it. LOL. )

Rica's Rating : 5 / 5

Call My Bluff:

All Styled Up:

I Like It Like That:


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

MAC - Strobe Cream

Posted by Rica Bargo at 10:21 PM 0 comments

I got this as a freebie when I bought my MAC Blush Ombres from the Spring Colour Forecast last April. I find MAC quite generous when it comes to samplers because this sampler that I got right here is 30 mL in size. Imagine, 30 mL in size! I bought Benefit's That Gal before and it's just around 20 mL? or 10? I can't remember, but this one is even more!

Anyway, let's continue with the review. As the Sales Assistant from MAC told me, this is like a primer. Use this after your skin care routine, before your foundation. And so, I did. It's in a cream form, in pearly white color, with a very good scent. One thing that turned me off is that it's very sticky when applied into my face. As you guys have known, Hong Kong is a very hot and humid place whenever it's summer time. Best advice for makeup lovers?! Go light. Light on makeups. And this primer from MAC? Well, I can feel that it's very thick when it's applied on my face. About the staying power of this, I think it's ok... I retouch on a whole-day out I think once or twice only (I have a very oily-combination skin). But I love Lavshuca's makeup bases better than this one.

Good thing I just got this as a freebie! I don't think I would buy this for myself. But nothing beats my Benefit - That Gal love. hehe!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

NYX - Mosaic Powder in Rosey

Posted by Rica Bargo at 9:29 PM 0 comments

I love these Mosaic Powders from NYX. I got this for a very cheap price (for a beauty powder) from Cherry Culture. I think it only costs around USD 6.50 less 20% discount. I purchased it while they were having this summer sale where all products are 20% off. In case you guys didn't know, I'm from Hong Kong and yes, Cherry Culture ships internationally for a reasonable price.

I used this as a blush for my very first usage and I love it! I love how even and how it suits my skin color. Also, this powder can be used as a highlighter (I think), but for my opinion, I would use this as a powder blush.

I am a powder blush girl since I have a combination skin. At times, my skin can be very oily and so, cream blushes are not suitable for me.

It stays on my face just like my MAC powder blush. I just noticed that it's a little bit more powdery (which doesn't really bother me) compared to my MAC blushes.

I'm definitely going to get more of these on Cherry Culture's next sale! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cherry Culture Purchase For Summer 2010!

Posted by Rica Bargo at 2:05 PM 0 comments

Finally, I got my package from Cherry Culture today! These items were purchased from Cherry Culture with a 20% off on their summer sale. Meaning, it's the total amount + shipping with 20%. Not bad, right?! Anyway, here's my purchases from this year's summer sale from Cherry Culture. I know they're still on sale right now, go ahead and grab one for yourself! Offers won't last long! :D


Milani Color Perfect Lipsticks

L - R : Rose Hip, Mandarina, Orange Gina

L - R : Rose Hip, Mandarina, Orange Gina

NYX - Black Label Lipsticks
L - R : Peachy, India

NYX - Mosaic Powder in Rosey

NYX - Powder Blush in Mocha

NYX - Concealer in a Jar in Medium

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MAC - Lipstick - Politely Pink

Posted by Rica Bargo at 4:09 PM 0 comments

Deceived by its name, Politely Pink is nowhere from its name. Politely Pink is more on the shade of nude / tan / brown. It is on the Lustre Team of MAC lipsticks. I love the way it is "mute" when it is applied onto my lips, making my makeup looking light and natural.

I paired it with my new blush as well this morning from MAC named "Notable" which is very strong when applied on your cheeks. They both looks perfect.

By the way, Politely Pink is a part of MAC's Permanent Lipstick Collection.

Anyway, here's the swatch for MAC Politely Pink:

MAC - In The Groove Lipsticks - Jazzed and I Like It Like That

Posted by Rica Bargo at 4:00 PM 0 comments

My boyfriend got me these two lipsticks from MAC. It is included with MAC's incoming collection named "In The Groove" which is going to be released here in Hong Kong probably around late July or early August.

Anyway, he got me these two lipsticks which are "Jazzed" and "I Like It Like That"

"Jazzed" is on the peachy / coral side while "I Like It Like That" is more on the pink side. They are both on the Cremesheen team of MAC lipsticks and I love how smooth and creamy these lipsticks are. They are very moisturizing when applied onto your lips and it lasts for around 2-3 hours before it melts to your lips.

Anyway, here are the swatches.

( I Like It Like That on the LEFT, Jazzed on the RIGHT )


I'm sorry if I don't update my blog lately. I'm very much busy / lazy and not to mention I don't have anything to blog at the moment! Anyway, I will keep on blogging, don't worry! :)

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