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CATRICE Contourious Collection // Swatches + First Impressions



CATRICE has just released a new contouring collection, the Contourious Collection, the moment I saw these I knew I had to get it since I do not have much contouring products. I picked up a few that caught my eye!

The first product that I wanted to get was the Sculpting Powder Palette. There are 2 colour selection, one for lighter skin and another for medium skin tone. I picked up the lighter one, C01 Pale Perfectionist. It includes a highlighter, blush as well as a contouring shade.

Sculpting Powder Palette - C01


I love the highlighter as it is a really subtle cool icy shade, a very toned down shade compared to Colourpop’s Flexitarian. The blush is too pink for me, it goes on a little patchy as well so it is a pass. The contouring shade though, I love! I hate looking orange and this does not do that to me. It is pretty neutral, perfect for shading.

I actually do not have any cream contour products at the moment, so I decided to try the Contouring Cream Palette. The texture is very creamy, almost to the point of just being waxy. It does not dry down completely thus this is more suitable for people with dry skin.

Contouring Cream Palette


I have oily skin, I powder my face anyway thus I think it will stay on quite well for me. I will wear this on days without foundation for a natural look as it sculpts my face beautifully. I blend this in with the contouring brush which I will talk more about next!

I am confident that I’ve finally found my favourite contouring brush, so much so that I will buy a back-up if I happen to see it again. It is pretty short which means it is travel friendly, it fits into any pouch that I have. The bristles are so soft, I don’t want to stop using it lol. The density of this brush makes it super easy to blend the cream contour out like a dream.

I use the 3CE Stylenanda Magic Touch Face Maker to contour my nose and this brush makes it easier because of how slim it is. The concept of this brush is similar to the NARS Ita brush. Get this brush if you use cream products, it won’t disappoint!

*Update: The silly me forgotten to take a photo of the brush!! T_T But I think it is pretty self-explanatory from the above picture!

The last product I picked up is the Lip Contour & Colour in C01 Nude. It is definitely a dupe colour wise, for the Kylie Lip Kit in Candy K. A more affordable dupe would be the Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in BE109.

Lip Color & Contour in C01 Nude


It comes with a matte lipliner which I use to fill in my lips, then layer on the matching lipgloss. Surprisingly, the lipgloss is not heavy and is just a little tacky. My hair does get caught though, after all it is a lipgloss. The gloss adds a bit of a shine that helps to plump your lips!

I am so happy I like everything I got! Even though CATRICE is an affordable brand, it still sucks if I spent money on something that I will not end up using. I saw this at Guardian today, if you do see it when you’re dropping by the drugstores, be sure to check it out!

Here is the link to the full collection. I will post future updates on my Instagram so be sure to follow me there! My IGN is: @stylebylynn
Thank you for reading! xx

Visual Diary #1 + OOTD // Yayoi Kusama Exhibition in the National Museum of Singapore

Our second time at the National Musuem of Singapore going to exhibitions. 
We managed to get ourselves free tickets. 
We queued pretty long for this, I would say around 10 minutes? There was a piece in the middle of this tiny room but I did not have the time to take a photo of. 


BLOUSE: ZARA
SKIRT: LEVIS
BAG: SOMETHING BORROWED
SHOES: CHARLES & KEITH
BRACELET: KATE SPADE
This was super interesting as I could see us from so many angles with just one photo!


3CE Studio Mesh Foundation in 002 Natural Medium Beige // Review + Swatches

3CE Studio Mesh Foundation in 002 Natural Beige
I recently just discovered a new favorite cushion foundation hence I am sharing it with you today! It is the 3CE Studio Mesh Foundation and I've been wanting to try it ever since it was launched, I finally bought it when they had free shipping!

This foundation has a larger cushion puff than most Korean beauty brands such as Etude House or Innisfree, which is great for people on the go as this helps the application process to be faster. The downside to this though, is that is harder to reach the corners, but folding the puff into half will help. 

Upon my first application, I notice that it instantly brighten my skin with just one layer. I would say the coverage is light to medium, depending on your skin condition. It is pretty buildable though, but it may cake up from the third layer onward so use it sparingly.

No foundation
With one layer. 


I love this foundation as it is so lightweight, hence the perfect cushion for everyday use. It conceals my pores as well as my blemishes so well that I find myself using less powder for that extra coverage.

I actually wore this foundation to Shinefest @ ION Orchard to see Jessica, and omg I was sweating buckets expecting my makeup to be gone yet the foundation was still intact and perfect on my face which was so surprising. It really does live up to its long lasting power claims. 

Also, if you're afraid that of sticky foundation, this is actually not too bad. It is a little tacky if you were to layer it up, but it is nothing too crazy to worry about.

No foundation on
One layer on 

Finished makeup. i forgotten to put on lipstick lol! Did an outfit change too. 

After a long day of wear. Pores and redness are showing through a little.

The only flaw to this cushion is the super limited color selection. It is understandable since it is a Korean beauty brand, however 3CE is gaining more international recognition so I hope that they rectify the problem soon to reach out to a more diverse crowd.

I have combination skin and has no problems with this cushion, I usually just touch up around my forehead with a little bit of No Sebum powder from Innisfree. It clings onto the dry patches on my jaw area, so be sure to exfoliate first! 

What’s your favourite product from 3CE? Leave me a comment down below!
xx 

Allure Cosmetics Satin Lipstick and Matte Liquid Lips // Review + Swatches



Allure Cosmetics is an indie brand based in Singapore and the Philippines. I first saw this brand on Instagram and I wanted to support a local brand, so I purchased one matte liquid lipstick as well as a satin lipstick with my own money. They were having a promotion to buy both at 21SGD so I managed to save some bucks too. 

Allure claims that their mattes are long lasting and light weight. I’ll give them that, they are truly light weight and is not sticky at all. They do take a little longer to dry down to a full matte finish though, however this is not an issue for me. 

I tried layering them and it started getting a little streaky, so try to perfect your pout on the first try! Also, exfoliate your lips and moisturise them with a balm first as this may dry your lips.

Matte Liquid Lipstick in Poppy Red


The satin lipsticks claims that it is a seed oil based lipstick that moisturises your lips with semi-matte finished. It has a creamy formula with shea butter scent.’ It is quite heavily scented but thank god it goes away instantaneously after applying on my lips. 

In addition to the semi-matte finish, it is also very pigmented with just one swipe! It makes the lipstick application process such a breeze. My lips do not feel dry after a long day of wearing too.

Satin Lipstick in Orchid
These lipsticks are priced reasonably, on par with Maybelline and L’Oreal. The downside is that you do not get to test these before purchasing. I took the risk and I love using both of them! They are definitely value for money. However, if you are planning to only get one, I suggest getting the satin lipsticks.

They are more affordable than the mattes, priced at $15SGD with 3.8g of product, and is pigmented with just one swipe. You do not have to worry about your lips drying out, or your lipstick getting streaky touching up throughout the day. 

Personally, I would love to try more shades of the liquid lipsticks especially Lotus! They are priced at $21 each with 4.5g of product, which is pretty reasonable compared to The Kylie Lip Kit ($23.30SGD with 3.25g of product). 

 Let me know in the comments section below what is your favourite indie brand! Thank you for reading xx 

Essence Matt Matt Matt Long Lasting Lipgloss on Asian Skintone // Review + Swatches



I've finally found all shades of the Matt Matt Matt Long Lasting Lipgloss.. I've been waiting to find all the colors to do a swatch post here so let's get on to it!

Essence claims that this product 'provides long-lasting color with a high coverage and a velvety-matt finish.' I do not agree that it is long-lasting part because it fades away easily when I am eating. However, it does have high pigmentation and a velvety-matt finish that does not dry my lips out.



This product does not dry completely matte and is not budge-proof. If you do not mind having to touch up now and then, I think this is suitable for you! I also absolutely love the vanilla sweet scent, it is not overpowering and fades away instantly after applying. The texture is super creamy and whipped, more so than the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream.

01 La Vie Est Belle - This color is only suitable for super fair girls, it is too light for me and it washes me out. Also, because of how light this color is, it will also accentuate any cracks and lines on your lips, hence makes it unsuitable for people with super chapped lips like me!

01, featuring my lovely boyfriend 


Even though this color does not compliment me, I didn't want it to go to waste. Thus, I use the essence long lip liner in 02 Sweetheart to do a ombre lips. It turned out to be a muted barbie pink color which is really pretty. #beautyhacks Always try to experiment with your makeup!

02 Beauty Approved - This is a beautiful warm nude that will suit light to medium skin tones. This is a perfect MLBB color for me! I have so much love for this color and have no complaints, except that it will settle into the fine lines on my lips.

02


03 Girl Of Today - When I first swatched this color, it reminded a lot of the NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot. Both colors are really similar for shade reference.

03


This has got to be my favorite out of all colors! It is a stunning deep rosey pink that will look so good on medium to dark skin tones. However, for some reason this one in particular feels heavier on the lips, so I will always blot it with a tissue first.

04 Ready, Set, Impress! - This is super pigmented with just one layer. It is a pretty classic warm red, there is not much blue in this. This shade will look good on everybody!

04


05 Simply Be An Icon - This one stains my lips after a day of wearing it, leaving a pretty tint that I did not bother to touch up! This is a beautiful wine red, darker girls would totally rock this!


05
I wanted to ask my boyfriend to swatch all colors with me since he has a darker skin tone, but he was busy with his game. We will have another chance to!

Hopefully this post was helpful for you. I remembered only seeing the 2 reds literally everywhere, however I’ve been seeing the lighter shades too. If you are only planning on getting one color, I recommend 03 and 05!

Thank you for reading and I’ll see you in the next post!
xx

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