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Lipstick swatches

A rare makeup post of my very small collection of lipsticks. I’ve never been much of a lip product person, but lately I’ve been wearing lip colour more and more. I find that it really ties my makeup look together and is a great way to make a statement.

My skin is currently lightly tanned, probably about NC35. My lips are pigmented so I don’t suit cool tones, bright pinks, sheers/stains and icy nudes. Simply put, I’m VERY picky about my lipsticks!


Indoor light (no flash)


Indoor light (flash)


Natural light

Most used

Revlon Creme 672 Brazilian Tan – simple, everyday nude. Great for pigmented lips and tanned skintones.

Honorable mentions

YSL Rouge Volupte 9 Caress Pink – moisturising, great finish, great pigmentation, very flattering. Didn’t think the pink would suit me!

Revlon Matte Balm 225 Sultry – truly matte. Great colour for autumn/winter months.

Won’t buy again

MAC Satin Myth – too light. Why did I ever buy this?

Revlon Balm Stain 020 Lovesick – the pink is very gaudy and flashy on my lips. I use this as a cheek stain now.

Revlon Pearl 026 Abstract Orange – sheer formula which makes my lips sparkle in a weird way… hard to build up without looking over the top.



Maybelline FIT me 210 (Sandy Beige) | Review

Another make up review guys hahah yeah well arbutin kitteh will soon resurface again with some Asian skincare reviews, but in the mean time I’m hogging the blog with my entries *grin*.

Alright, this product isn’t even exclusively Asian to begin with. Heck, it’s not even available yet in our good ol’ Indonesian counters! By the magick of the interwebs I’ve managed to get myself a bottle so here goes. Mind you that this is the first liquid foundation I bought in, idk.. 6 years?! I’ve been all about mineral makeup in powder form these past few years, base/foundation wise.

The obligatory picture of said product,
the Maybelline FIT me – Liquid Foundation 210 (Sandy Beige):

At first glance -even before swatching- I could tell that it would probably be too dark for me, but bravely I went on to wear this for the whole day today (tdaydaydayyyzzzz). The packaging is very sleek for its category. It looks very upmarket almost hahah. Would’ve been better if it came in a pump? I reckon people wouldn’t mind paying a bit more to get better packaging.

Here’s what it looked like on my face, freshly applied this morning at 9.30AM
Not too bad, right? You can perhaps see it a bit clearer from the pic on the left that my face is slightly darker than my neck. Meh. Oh I’ve applied my TFS Oil Cut powder on top of this in the hope to lighten it up a bit.. and of course get rid of the *shine* that goes with applying liquid foundie on face.

How it applies: I used my Everyday Minerals Flattop Kabuki Brush to dab it on several points on face and swirled away blending it all in. It is very dewy, a quality I’m actually not very fond of since I get *dewy* on my own (external help not necessary thankyouverymuch), with sheer coverage. Very light weight!

I came home at around 7PM. Spent most of my time indoors, didn’t blot or touch up my makeup at all.

Le sigh. It oxidized, making me look half tanned -_-**. Luckily it’s on an acceptable level. Heh my fault also for not blotting or touching up at all during the day. Perhaps it would’ve yielded more satisfying results if I had. Oh I’ve got to say that the foundation felt very unobtrusive during the entire day! No caked up feeling whatsoever.

So all in all this is a very decent and obviously affordable drugstore product (around US$ 7), a western brand YELLOW BASED foundation!!!11! asgjdlfjsaojdf;siodjfa! Praised be Ceiling Kitteh! I reckon this would be suitable for an NC35/37 or perhaps even a 40.

Sadly I’m not going to repurchase =( I’m aware that they have a ‘light’ category in this line, but all those shades are a tad pink I’ve heard. It’s too bad, really. Because from looking at their promo pics, I assumed that 210 was going to be somewhat lighter? The way they’ve indicated their colors are slightly off -_-. I SO wish this came in a shade lighter!!
Hopefully you have better luck in finding a shade that FITS you!