Before this we have no idea what is lip oil. The name itself gave a lot away however many wonder what it does and why do we need to apply oil on our lips. But when Lancôme came out with the first lip oil – the Juicy Shaker, the rest follows and we now know what lip oil are. The choices we have here in Malaysia are very very limited, unlike those residing in the United States.
I love a good ol’ matte lipstick. It is the only thing I wear on my lip these days. Sometimes a full-on matte lipstick can be drying and accentuating all the cracks and wrinkles on the lips. Yes they can be long lasting but it will starts to get uncomfortable as the hour went by.
Jumping on the matte lipstick bandwagon is none other than Mary Kay. They recently came out with Gel Semi-Matte Lipstick that comes with a somewhat gel-like lip cushioning formula. All together there are eight shades to choose from – Bashful You, Rich Truffle, Mauve Moment, Powerful Pink, Always Apricot, Poppy Please, Crushed Berry, and Midnight Red. I am going to show you four out of the eight shades. So you will get to see how these four completely different shade family fares on my darker lip tone. I have with me Bashful You, Always Apricot, Poppy Please, and Crushed Berry.
Matte liquid lip is in trend. It is so highly sought after that almost every brand came out with something. And that makes every girl run for their life to the nearest store to get it. Silkygirl, our very own local brand too jump onto the whole matte liquid lip bandwagon with the release of Matte Junkie Lip Cream. When I found out about this from Instagram, it took me a few weeks to remember to check on it. And when I do, I could not find it anywhere! Then the chase begun. Everyone I know was literally hunting for it. I was told that it was sold out everywhere. Why am I not even surprised? Everyone from every corner including their mother and grandmother bought it. Hence the limited stock available. I gave up searching for it until one day I went to One Utama for lunch with my friend Charmaine and we walked pass a secluded Guardian store. I walked in randomly without any high hope that I will find anything. Guardian is my favourite drugstore to visit as they carry Catrice, which is my favourite drugstore brand at the moment. But voila! All the tester seems new and untouched and every single shades are fully stocked up. I love secluded store LOL.
If you are a regular at Mid Valley Megamall you will notice one very interesting beauty store at LG Floor. I said interesting because Skinsoul is a beauty store and LG floor is mainly occupied by F&B and lifestyle stores. Brilliant as LG floor is also the most crowded floor of all. Most beauty enthusiasts already know and aware who Skinsoul are. Yes it is a beauty brand BUT I learnt that Skinsoul is actually different from most beauty brands. Skinsoul refer their cosmetic products as “aesthetic cosmetics” as it has the same fast and efficacy results as aesthetic treatments. I will get on to that more later 😉
A lot of us are not aware that Sisley has been present in Malaysia for quite some time. I remember when I first started dipping my toes in beauty blogging, Maybank credit card was kind enough to have a few sampling exercise. It was not just any ordinary sachet sample redemption but what I get was a whole complete deluxe size trial kit in a pouch worth RM150, if I’m not mistaken. This generous redemption happened not just once but two to three times! 😀 . That is how I got to know the brand Sisley. I had a good first impression on the brand as the beauty advisor did not hard-sell their products during the redemption. Usually brand like this attracts me more to ask and fiddle with the products.
Fast forward to four years later, today, Sisley Malaysia had its first ever blogger get-together two months ago. It was a good one as we get to see, smell, and trial some Sisley skincare products as well as their makeup. Specifically the Phyto-Eye Twist and Phyto-Lip Twist. I have been wearing these two product frequently. It is fast and easy to use makeup products.
For those who have moved to the darker side aka liquid lipstick, you will understand when I tell you that removing liquid lipstick at the end of the day can be a pain. It is especially a pain to remove if you have darker shade on.
I did not know that there is product that are specially made to remove liquid lipstick until I stumbled upon an online seller selling this ELF Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover. ELF Cosmetics has been my all time favourite affordable product to buy, however this brand is not available directly in Malaysia unless you get it from pre-order or online seller like I did. My favourite iHerb site carries a small varieties of ELF products but not the latest releases sad to say.