Rainbows and unicorns and cameleons and stop.

Hello sweeties,

I received my Sasa.com orders the other day and it looks like this :

Sasa © WinaChristmas in May. I am so excited. I can’t wait to try all that. But patience, patience, it will be done at the right time. I opened only 3 things : Sasatinnie Japanese Accessory Facial Cleansing, Naruko Rose & Snow Fungus Aqua Cubic Complex and Cameleon 36 Color Professional Eyeshadow Palette (God, that’s long names).

Cameleon 1 © Wina Cameleon 2 © Wina

First thing that I noticed when I opened it is that it smells like the old eyeshadows. You know, our mothers ones. It’s a powdery smell, almost reassuring, that I don’t really find in actual eyeshadows. The eyeshadows size is very small (it’s like the size of an average thumb nail) but the intensity of most of them is pretty good. With an eyeshadow base, it really is satisfying and resistance is nice, it doesn’t crease much, although I have greasy eyelids (yurk). The eyeshadows are very pearly and some shades are gorgeous. It cost me less than US$8, so it’s good value.

Bad news is that :

  • It’s a bit powdery, so beware of fall out when applying
  • the black eyeshadow pigmentation is so disappointing, more so as it’s the only matte of the palette
  • The “make up collection” is written in Comic sans MS, which should be forbidden
  • It seems that it’s not on the website anymore, but I guess you can find it elsewhere

[Sorry for the swatches quality, it was under natural light yet, but anyway]

Cameleon 3 © WinaCameleon 6 © Wina Cameleon 7 © Wina Cameleon 8 © Wina Cameleon 4 © WinaCameleon 9 © Wina Cameleon 10 © Wina Cameleon 11 © Wina Cameleon 5 © WinaCameleon 12 © Wina Cameleon 13 © Wina Cameleon 14 © WinaWondering what it looks like when on the eyes? Don’t worry, I did some make-ups with the palette. See you in the week for the tutorials!

Cameleon 15 © Wina

Favorite nude so far

Hello sweeties,

I have to show you my favorite nude lipstick so far. It’s from Agnès b., in the b. perfect line, in the Roses à porter collection (oh my, it’s never ending), and the shade is Rose Feutrée (phew).

b perfect Rose Feutrée 1 © Winab perfect Rose Feutrée 3 © Winab perfect Rose Feutrée 2 © WinaWhen I dyed my hair blonde, I discovered the beauty of nude lipsticks. Before that, I was like “nude lipstick? Bullshit, why not just keeping your lips natural then?”, but actually, nude lipsticks have their utility. The difference might be subtile, but that will be what makes your final look perfect. You just need a lip colour that is slightly pinkier, peachier ou beigier and it makes all the difference.

b perfect Rose Feutrée 4 © WinaThese last times I’m addicted to Agnès b. Rose Feutrée. It’s supposed to be a matte lipstick, but as you can see, the rendering isn’t so matte.

b perfect Rose Feutrée 5 © Wina

See how beautiful this is? That peachy pink delicately warms my lip colour up and it’s way much flattering for my skin colour than my natural lip colour. The colour isn’t too light, I just think it’s perfect for my skin tone.
This is clearly not a matte lipstick, rather a semi-matte maybe, but it’s perfect, the rendering is very natural.

This baby costs 18,50€, which I think is very very expensive, considering the size of the lipstick (it’s smaller than my thumb)(and my thumb is reasonable). But there are regular sales on the website (fr), so, just be aware and maybe you’ll get it for 5€ like I did.

This isn’t black

Hello sweeties,

Confession time. Concerning nail polishes, I’m a colour extremist. YES, AN EXTREMIST. I usually adore pale or very dark shades. And glitters. Always. Lavender Mute by NYX is one of my favourite nail polish, as Robotic, still by NYX, is too.

Robotic 1 © WinaOh you gorgeous, gorgeous Robotic. Black base with tiny blue and teal glitters. The rendering is fabulous. The glitters don’t “shout out”, it’s very fine and sophisticated.
Here’s the result after 3 coats and no top coat :

Robotic 2 © WinaRobotic 3 © WinaI really recommend NYX nail polishes, they’re cheap, the resistance is good and the colours are fantastic. It’s absolute good value. If you had a crush too, you can buy it here for $2.

Pink hedgehog

Hello hello sweeties,

I’m in a super good mood today. I guess it’s because the sun is back in town, yoohoo! But let’s talk about serious girly business : mascara.

Total Lash Cover 1 © WinaI think Naris Up Wink Up Perfect Style Mascara (WUPSM in the following lines) is my favorite of all time (yet). I still have some, but I’m using Total Lash Cover by Milani at the moment. I mainly bought it because of its INSANE brush. Look at that :

Total Lash Cover 2 © WinaIt’s both frightening and fascinating ha. The brush is composed of 3 different zones. It looks like there’s a classical mascara brush part, but the thickness of the fibers are different depending on the place. The extremities have neon green fibers that are a bit thicker than the white central fibers. And there’s what I call the pink hedgehog part, made of plastic spikes.

Total Lash Cover 3 © WinaThe application is quite fun. This is how I do : I first apply with the fibers part to give volume to the eyelashes. Then, I use the pink hedgehog part to separate the lashes. But beware! Try to not hurt yourself with that part. I’m not kidding, it really is unpleasant. You’ll laugh less when it’ll happen.

The result after a coat is great. Nice volume, very intense black lashes and length is ok. The real bonus is the perfect hold of the curve. After 2 coats, clumps start to form. But it’s not as dramatic than after 3 coats, when the lashes look like spidergrams.

[Click to enlarge]

Total Lash Cover 4 © Wina

Naked eye // Eyelash curler + one coat

Total Lash Cover 5 © Wina

2 coats // 3 coats

You can buy Total Lash Cover here for less than $5!

Sangular

Hello sweeties,

Today, lipstick post.

I have a confession to make : I’m a lipstick addict. I have tens and tens of lipsticks, mainly red ones. I started to have this lipstick interest when I got to uni. Before that, I was wearing heavy black kohl on my eyes and that was all (sham gothic thing). Then, I bought a lipstick once, just to try (and because it was on sale ha). And it actually suited me and that’s how it became my make-up signature. At this period, I could go out without anything on my face, as long as I was wearing red lipstick (now my priority is my eyebrows, but I’ll talk about that another time).
 Then I became blonde and it totally changed my way to make up. I used to be convinced that the make-up for blonde/make-up for brunette thing was bullshit. But it actually isn’t. I had to leave my red lipsticks because it didn’t suit me anymore. And now that I’m a brunette again, I rediscover the pleasure to wear some.

For 2-3 years, I was a M.A.C Russian Red aficionado. That was the Holy-Grail lipstick, the perfect one, the one that I was going to wear the rest of my life.
But 2 months ago I received Illamasqua Sangers thanks to a Juste Sublime contest. And I changed my mind.

Sangers 1 © Wina

I’m a big fan of the packaging

Sangers 2 © WinaSangers 3 © Wina

The pigmentation is wonderful. There’s no need to apply coats and coats of lipstick to have a nice rendering.
Sangers is a true red. It’s not tending to be raspberry, contrary to what the following pictures may make it seem. It’s neither what I could call a warm red. Note that Sangers is more yellow undertoned than Russian Red. The colour isn’t dark or light. On the website, it’s said that it’s a blood red, but it actually isn’t that dark and browny. It’s the perfect femme fatale red.

Sangers 4 © WinaI’d say it’s a semi-creamy lipstick. The texture is kind of creamy, which permits a great application, but the rendering is not as greasy as a real creamy lipstick would do.
The resistance is really good. Not as good as a matte lipstick of course, but it does the job though.

Sangers 5 © WinaThis is my first Illamasqua product and I’m thrilled with it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brand before and I must say that, yes, it’s quality. Long live my new favourite red lipstick!