Friday, January 25, 2013

The Balm Down Boy, Review & Swatch

Whoaaa .. i finally blogging again! *cleaning the ashes*

Today i'd like to review about a blush from The Balm, named Down Boy.

Down Boy's packaging reminds me to a vintage party.. She's so gorgeus, and many many man trying to get her attention.. I simply adore the idea and design, it's so attractive!
The packaging is made from a sturdy cardboard, and wrapped with a thin box in the same theme.

the balm blushes doesn't contain of Talc and Paraben, so if you're avoid them, it's a good choice.

This pretty, travel friendly blush also has a full size mirror inside. The insider designed with a slogan "so many men, so little time.." which showed up by the picture on the outside.
Cute vintage design beside the mirror is too cute to forget.. so pretty ~

Down Boy is a cool baby pink shade with satin finish. It's a very pretty shades in my opinion, it has a good color pay off, very blendable and in quite affordable price (about usd 15).
I don't know about the lasting power, because it's made me very very disappointed for being oxidyze very fast.. And it's very chalky.. So i've sell it to someone who need it. Hopefully you love it, dear ^^

Maybe it's just me, because i mostly use a foundation with sunscreen, or what, but it does look great on many girls <3 font="">

thanks for reading, happy weekend!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Caring Colors Luxurious Perfecting Eye Shadow in Pink Wave

My second post in 2013 .. still about indonesian beauty product, yay!

.. another eye shadow palette, yes. I used to be decline to review the same type of product in a row, but this palette is different story. It was my Mom's. She left it in a make up bag she rarely use then forget about it. When i borrow that pouch for my holiday trip, i was surprise, this palette is so cute! With reflected pretty pink case, and so travel friendly! I bought this palette and fall in love in a sec.

oh ya, this palette is not in the perfect condition because it's not a new one, and it's been (almost) 2 years since it's been purchased.

The manufacturing date is august 2nd 2010, but i belive it's still in production.
Price is ranging from idr 50,000 to 70,000 (depend on where you buy & the promotion)

I think it's came with 2 brushes : a sponge tip and an eye shadow brush, but the tip isn't there anymore, so my Mom might lost it somewhere.

Pink and Silver made Caring Color's palette so beautiful. There's mirror and brushes, and 3 eye shadow's shade. This palette named "Pink Wave" for reason, the shades is ranging from dusty rose to white pearl. They're so easy to combine. For me, it's more complete if there's a dark brown color for my crease tip. Oh well, i can get it from different palette.

applied using Sigma Mrs. Bunny's pencil brush

applied using finger *grin*
(both are swatch-ed without primer)

My palette might be old, but the texture is still so good. It's pigmented, creamy, easy to blend, a lil bit powdery but no fall out and i got no irritation. So it's fine! ^^
(please don't try this for cream/liquid type of product)

shades :
Dusty Rose - i LOVE it, it's my new naked shade. It has satin finish.
Pearly Soft Pink - a soft pink shades i use to blend dusty rose shade.
Pearly White - a highlight color.

I like it more than Sariayu's eye shadow, it's less powdery even if it's less pigmented. It's worth trying if you love dusty rose shade (you can find 2 other shades in many other palette from many brand) because it's unique and hard to find. And it's better packaged too ;)

Have you try it? What do you think about it?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

An Indonesian Beauty Items : Sariayu Colors of Asia in Petikan Sitar

Happy Belated New Yeaaar!!

it's been so late, but i've not write anything for about 2 weeks or so.. i've passed Christmas and New Year, and even first week of january.. crazy huh?

So my first post in 2013 is not about favorite items nor beauty wishlist. I'd continue to post about beauty review, hehe ..

As indonesian, i rarely blog about indonesian beauty product, that's why i decided to begin 2013's blogging life with a review about Sariayu eye shadow palette "Colors of Asia" in "Petikan Sitar". Sariayu cosmetics are easy to find in Indonesia, they're not so expensive (about idr 30,000 for 7.5g eye shadow in 3 different shades) and have a good quality. Sariayu also said that it's came without animal testing. Vegan rocks!

Sariayu Petikan Sitar is in handy-size, but sadly it's quite fragile. You can see a crack above the Chopper shade.

Somehow, it's packaging remind me to Wet n Wild Trio Eye Shadow in Silent Treatment (my review here). But that's one is still save.. no crack at all.
The best things about clear packaging is you can see how pretty is the things inside. For that reason, i appreciate Sariayu for make a very pretty emboss for their eye shadow =]

Sariayu claimed that "Petikan Sitar" contains of anti oxidant and UV protection to protect our skin from adverse effects of environment and UV radiation, also enriched with Vitamin E to moisten skin and make the colors long lasting.

I don't really know about the ingredients for anti oxidant and Vitamin E purpose, but it does contains of Titanium dioxide for UV protection. Also metylparaben and silica, in case you avoid any of it. Sariayu also write a caution to stop using their product if there's irritation/allergy reaction occur during use.

For travelling reason, there's mirror and dual sided brush inside. The mirror is too small in my opinion. I have small eyes but those small mirror can't fit my preferation.. And i will only use that brush in emergency situation. They're just not my favorite (but i've use it for swatch).

In picture above, i use NO primer. And it's only ONE swipe.

It's really rich in pigmentation, and good lasting power too. It could stay about 8 hours without primer. The only minus point is it's so powdery. I swipe it sooo gently, but there's some powder fly from the pan. For the price i paid (which is only idr 10,000/shade of usd 1/shade) is not really a problem. Those three shades can be use together for pretty result.

I love this product, if i dont have too many eye shadows for my entire life, i might get more palette from Sariayu, especially Kelimutu palette who has a very pretty blue shade. Worth to buy!

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