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Etude House Satin Fit and Cashmere Fit Single Eyeshadow // Review + Swatches



Etude House has recently released a new line of single shadows, the Satin Fit as well as the Cashmere Fit. The Satin Fit are shimmer eyeshadows while the Cashmere Fit are matte. Both lines offers 15 new shades, and is also made in Italy. I paid $7.90 each for 2g of product.

I resisted buying a lot more since the rational part of me says to buy only 3 shades. Thankfully I absolutely love all the colour that I bought!

satin fit RD301, satin fit PP501, cashmere fit RD302


The first colour that I was drawn to, is this beautiful muted rosy shade that looks stunning as a standalone lid colour. It blends beautifully and stays all day long with a concealer or a primer underneath.

The second colour that caught my eye, is a super fun shade that I hardly ever buy. It is a shimmery dark violet with super light purple sparkles, it almost look like a duo-chrome! This one requires just a little bit of extra work, still very beautiful nonetheless.

Last but not the least, I picked up a brick brown shade. I dare say that they improved the matte shadows formula, this one feels even more luxurious than their previous line!



Etude House singles never fails me, most shadows are always so silky soft, not chalky and so pigmented. Get this if you’re interested because you will not regret!

I will definitely be getting more in the future, and will update this post once I have new colours to play with! Thank you for reading xx

Zalora Haul! // Fashion

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

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

Colourpop Ultra Blotted Lips On Asian Skintone // Review + Swatches

Hey guys! I am back with another lippie review, and today I will be talking about Colourpop's recent release, the Ultra Blotted Lips! When I first watched their Instastory talking about these liquid lipsticks and how lightweight and nice they are, I was pretty excited. Sometimes matte liquid lipstick tend to feel a little heavy on the lips after a few hours of wear, it flakes off and starts to crumble a little, it ain't cute. Hence, Colourpop's claim on what these new matte lippies do got me super excited and intrigued! 


I got these quite a while back when they were having their free international shipping under $30USD sales, usually is is $50, so I picked up a few items and managed to save a bit of cash. Always look out for new deals on their website especially if you're not from the US! 

On to the formula itself, it is definitely lightweight, transfer-proof and totally matte! It does not feel heavy after a few hours, which is the reason why I love the Ultra Blotted more than the Ultra Matte now. It is really comfortable on the lips, I do not feel tight or restricted while talking and most importantly, I do not feel like I am wearing any liquid lipsticks at all! 

It is 100% transfer-proof and kiss proof, so do not worry about kissing your partner on their cheeks, or if you're a guy and is considering getting your girl these.. Fret not! The Ultra Blotted looks as have matte as the Ultra Matte, there is no shine to them, neither does it look like the Ultra Satin as well. 

However, just one fault that I will point out is, if you do have super chapped lips (and I am saying super chapped! Lips that are hydrated but will get dry after 5 minutes lol) I recommend that you exfoliate and make sure that your lips are hydrated before putting these on. They are not as drying as the Ultra Mattes, but still can dry out your lips especially in places with air-conditioning. 

Zuma

Split

Doozy

Doozy and Zuma are pretty similar, they are both warm rosey tones with the exception of Zuma having a more mauve-y tone. Split is a pretty purple berry color that will turn heads to you because it is pretty bright!

What is your favorite color from the Ultra Blotted collection? Let me know in the comment section below! 


The Twelve Cup Cafe // Penang

I recently went to Penang and stumbled across this cafe while I was in a taxi, so I decided to pay a visit when I was free! I was pleasantly surprised at how good the drinks and foods were.
Iced Americano, Tiramisu Crepe Cake, Belgium Chocolate

I don't drink coffee so I did not try the Americano, although according to my boyfriend, he says it is good. I am not sure what kind of beans they used. 

The Tiramisu Crepe Cake is delicious! I love how light and fluffy it is, I could have went for a second serving if I wasn't super full. 

I really enjoyed the Belgium Chocolate drink too, it is one of the very few flavored drinks that I could finish. I always go for water, but since I was feeling adventurous I decided to go for the chocolate. No regrets as on my second visit, I went for the same drink too! 

Soup of the day: Cream of Mushroom
Belgium Chocolate
 I love this mushroom soup as it is not super creamy. I hate it when Cream Of Mushroom tastes nothing like mushroom but just dairy! The presentation is super cute too. The mushrooms are blended really fine so it is super smooth.

Mushroom Aglio Olio with Squid Ink Pasta
This pasta is so good but very spicy! I couldn't finish and thank god my boyfriend loved it so he basically chowed it down!

I actually forgot how much each food item cost individually, however the mushroom soup together with the pasta and the chocolate drinks are only $13sgd! It is so affordable, and if I were to have this exact same meal in Singapore, I would most probably have to pay $20 and above. 

{CLOSED} Huge Korean Sheetmasks + Beauty Giveaway!! // Rules

Hello everyone! As I mentioned before, I am going to be doing another giveaway after so long.
Here are most of the items that I will be giving away! I will add in more bits and pieces and upload them here <3

Etude House Lip Masks, Innisfree Green Tea Serum, Etude House Eye-Base Eyeshadow

Coloured Raine Eyeshadow in Smores, Catrice The Nude Blossom Eyeshadow Palette, Etude House Soft Touch Lipliner #4, Tony Moly Facetone Creamy Tip Concealer W02,
 Etude House Kissable Lip Smooth Care, The Face Shop Blush OR03, Catrice Light & Shadow Contouring Blush in 020
MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask

Etude House Sheet Masks
Hyaluronic Acid, Strawberry and Aloe

Innisfree it's Real Rice Sheet Masks
The Face Shop Soothing & Hydrating Sheet Masks

How to enter?
1. Follow me on my instagram account! @stylebylynn 
2. Comment and Tag 2 friends on my Instagram giveaway post!

How to increase your chances?
Repost any of the giveaway pictures above onto your PUBLIC Instagram account with the hashtag #STYLEBYLYNNGA

This giveaway will end on the 14th of July and is open internationally! Winners will be personally notified by me through Instagram DM!

If you are above 18, please get your parents consent.

Good luck! <3

Winner: @stunnydesi_loves on Instagram :)

Etude House Any Cushion All Day Perfect // Review + Swatch



Etude House has recently released a new cushion foundation in Korea, the Any Cushion All Day Perfect SPF 50+ PA++ and it will be coming to our shores on the 1st of June in all Etude House stores! Keep your eyes peeled on their social media as they are pretty active there. The cushion will retail for $32SGD, it comes with the case, the refill as well as the brand new Any Fitting Puff.

This new puff is thicker than their regular puff currently used in their cushion foundation range, and is made with elastic micro fiber that helps to allow even application on your skin. In addition, this puff helps to build more coverage with just one layer than their regular puff.

Have you ever wanted to change your cushion puff or felt embarrassed to use it in public because of how dirty the puff looks where your fingers slide in? Well apparently, Etude House has taken that into consideration and came up with a contamination proof coating that will help reduce the chances of staining the external side of your puff!



The puff was ultra pillowy and thick, which makes the application process really comfortable and easy. Using the puff gave me more coverage and is more long-lasting while the beauty blender provided a more natural look.

On to the cushion itself, it is a regular cushion filled with the foundation. It has a clean and refreshing smell, similar to the Any Cushion Cream Filter and does fade away instantaneously after applying it on to the skin. The amount of product the cushion holds is 0.49oz which is also 14g.

Now that we have the technical stuff out of the way, let's get on to the review! I've worn this cushion for 5 days straight, tested it out with different primers as well as different techniques of application. I am in the shade Sand, have oily skin and slightly enlarged pores around my nose for reference.

My favorite primer to use is the Fix & Fix Pore Primer and the Tone-Up Primer in 02 Mint (review coming up soon!), the foundation seems to blend in more seamlessly with this two primer underneath. I am in love with my beauty blender, however this time round I actually do prefer using the puff more which was surprising!

This cushion promises to provide 24 hours long-lasting makeup that gives you the perfect coverage, smooth adherence to the skin! It truly does live up to its claims, except for the 24 hours part as I believe nobody should ever wear foundation for that long. However, my foundation did last for 12 hours with one minimal touch up and that is very very impressive.

No foundation

Half face

Full face 

Makeup done!


It did cling on to some dry patches on my cheek, I spent a little more time to blend and thankfully it blended like a dream, did not appear cakey at all throughout the day. My uneven skin was transformed and looked radiant, all thanks to the Roll Spread Technology that Etude House has utilized with this new cushion.

Roll Spread Technology is a 2 step process whereby the color pigments are actually roll spread so that the pigments will be super fine and not clumpy, before mixing it with the Any Cushion All Day Perfect formula.

Nothing is ever perfect of course, one important thing to note though, if you have oily eyelids it is best to set them with powder. I tested this foundation for a day without setting it with powder and it did settled into some fine lines, nothing too serious though as it can be fixed with a bit of blending with the puff.

Will you buy this cushion when it is launched in Singapore? Let me know your thoughts!
xoxo,
lynn




Kylie Cosmetics & Comparison Dupe! Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color // Review + Lip Swatches on Asian Skin Tone

I've recently found out this brand through COMA Makeup, and bought 5 of them to try out! They are super affordable, retailing at only $9.90 I think it is a pretty good steal! I've tested all of these colors for at least a week, and I finally have my thoughts on them.



Jordana claims that these liquid lippies are lightweight, I beg to differ, even though they feel very comfortable on the lips after applying it, my lips feels like they are a piece of dry land after a few hours. I recommend to scrub your lips and moisturize them super well the night before!

It settles into the lines of my lips, which is something that I have come to terms with because literally all liquid lipstick that I've tried does this. In addition, they definitely do not last up to 16 Hours as it comes off pretty easily if you are eating something really oily, especially on the sides of my lips.

Unless you are not stuffing your face with food, it stays on really well throughout the day. It is transfer proof though! Also, I really love the applicator as it hugs my bottom lips, I will attach a close up so you will see what I mean. It makes it so easy for me to apply, application is a breeze!



Overall, I like this liquid lipstick. It is drying but I always change my lipstick throughout the day and apply lip balm so it is not a problem for me. I will definitely buy more, Sugarberry crumble is next on my list!

02 Strawberry Cheesecake is a bright warm pink that instantly brightens up my complexion. I love to wear this when I have no makeup other than my eyebrows on since it acts as a highlighter for my entire face. This is actually more drying that than rest of the colors. I tried to apply another layer as some came off after munching on my burger, and it look as pretty as before!



07 Tiramisu is a warm deep pinky nude, it is pretty similar to 09 Rose Macaron, just a little deeper. This is my favorite color as it goes well with any kind of makeup, the perfect MLBB color. It glides on perfectly and is not patchy!


09 Rose Macaron is a cool tone mid-berry color, and this is a perfect dupe for Kylie's Posie K. Kylie's definitely more moisturizing and more comfortable to wear compared to Rose Macaron, however if you are in the market for an affordable alternative, Rose Macaron is pretty good too. This is not patchy at all, I get an even beautiful application with just one swipe.

Rosie K on top, Rose Macaron on the bottom

11 Red Velvet Cake is a beautiful burgundy wine color, my second favorite kind of red to wear! It applies a little patchy though, but nothing too crazy that is is obvious from afar. It is difficult to layer on, so I strongly suggest using a coat each for the top and bottom to prevent from applying another layer.

Mary Jo K on top, Red Velvet Cake on the bottom


22 Cinnamon Toast is a deep cool tone brown. It is definitely not a every day color if you have fair skin, however I actually tried this on my boyfriend who is much darker than me, and it looks amazing on him! A very pretty natural lippie option if you darker skin tone. This is applies just as good as the pink one, although it may get patchy if you put on too much.




I hope this swatch post is useful for anyone who is interested in Jordana’s liquid lippie! Thank you for reading :)

xx
lynn


Etude House Wonder Fun Park Eyeshadow Palettes // Review + Swatches



Etude House limited release are always so aesthetically pleasing! When I first saw the promotional pictures for the Wonder Fun Park products, I was super excited to buy literally everything. The eyeshadow palettes caught my eye and I made sure to get my hands on both.

There are 2 palettes, one for the day and another for the night. My favorite palette is surprisingly the night palette (#2), the beautiful holographic glitter shadows are not what I would typically go for, but I would totally wear it on a girls night out!

Here is a little tip, the glitter shadows do not swatch well, however if you use a synthetic brush and spritz a little Mac Fix Plus, they will look so much more vibrant on your eyelid. It also helps to minimize the glitter fall outs.

The mattes are buttery soft as usual, which is not a surprise to me. Their mattes never disappoints! The base shadows, are very close to my skin color hence they do not seem to be very pigmented.



The day palette is also pretty good as well (just look at the black), the only disappointing shade will be the soft pink on the second row. I expected it to be a beautiful sheen of pink, texture wise similar to the blue beside it, however it has no pigmentation at all. I was really keen on creating a soft feminine look using the pink as the focus color on my eyelid, so what I did was to mix the pink and the more salmon-y color.



If you were to ask me which palette to get, I will strongly recommend getting both. You will be getting different textures, and thus be able to create more dimensional looks! Glitter is so fun to use at night, but do not let my words restrict you if you love glitter in the day as well.

Packaging wise, the eye shadow pans are a little loose, similar to the Pink Skull collection. Just press the shadow back and it should be fine. I really love how compact the palettes are, it is so convenient to bring them along when I travel.

They also released 5 shades of the Dear My Blooming Lips Talk in this collection. I only got one color as I have too many lipsticks, and the other colors didn't really appeal to me. RD318 in Chiffon is a beautiful warm red pink. It brightens up my face and makes my complexion looks so much nicer without any foundation.



The Chiffon formula is actually my favorite lipstick formula from Etude House. It stays on pretty well, however it is not transfer proof. The smell reminds me of berries, it is not overpowering and it goes away almost instantaneously after applying it. If you see them in stores, I recommend you to snag it up!

I did not get the blush and the highlighter because it did not look promising based on the brush swatch I did in stores.. These products are actually on 50% discount right now, which is why I decided to post this review despite it being released so long ago. Hopefully this post has helped some of you out.

Thank you for reading as always, please leave me a comment telling me your favorite Wonder Fun Park product if you have tried any!
xoxo,
lynn


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