Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in no. 5 Fawn @iamcherrylemon

​Product review: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet in No.5 Fawn with photo swatch

Morning! Today I am sharing a quick review post on a recent makeup purchase of mine. I have ordered a Liquid lip velvet (LLV) from Burberry. There are 14 shades available but the ones I originally wanted were out of stock. In the end, I went for a more neutral and natural looking shade, Fawn.

Official product description

A new statement-making matte cream colour with a comforting, whipped texture.

Developed with a new, innovative formula that combines rich pigment, smooth application and a whipped, creamy texture to create a bold, velvet finish that lasts for up to eight hours. The comfortable, non-drying formula keeps lips supple and moisturised during wear, ensuring the colour does not dry, fade or crack.

Available in our boldest palette, each of the 14 shades coats lips with a shot of saturated colour in one gliding movement.

Joining the Lip Velvet collection, new Liquid Lip Velvet provides a light-as-air feeling and a cushion-soft sensation upon application.

£26 for 6ml, Made in Italy

Fawn is a neutral brown shade with pink/peach undertone that goes pretty well with my warm skin tone. I originally thought this will be a “MLBB” shade, it pulls more brown on me. 

The packaging is very nice, same shape and size as their lipgloss range. The lid is non-shiny and the tub is frosted.
The LLV has an airy texture to it, it applies smoothly and evenly. It felt very nice on the lips, like I wasn’t wearing lipstick at all. The matte-ness does not mean it will be non-transferable. In fact, it transferred onto all my cups and glasses which I was quite disappointed by. This means I will need to touch-up more often, I guess this is no different to normal lipsticks.

I also agree that this is highly pigmented, full coverage in 1 swipe.

I did not find this to be long-lasting, but I did wear lip balm so it might worn the longetivity down by alot! 
Pros:

Beautiful palette of shades available

Comfortable to wear and non-drying

Unscented

Highly pigmented

No bleeding of colour into lines

Lovely packaging
Cons:

Expensive

Not non-transferable

Not long-lasting enough
In summary, I do like how comfortable it feels and pigmented it is but it will be unlikely for me to get another shade… I would prefer it to be longer lasting. 
Thank you for reading and have a great day!!
Cherry x

Japonesque Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade no.7 photo swatches and review

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 @iamcherrylemon

Morning everyone! It’s the weekend! Hope you’re enjoying the sun and nice weather 🙂
Today I’m reviewing the Japonesque lip lacquer in shade no.7. It is a nice bright tomato red!

I bought this off a friend of mine who doesn’t wear red lippies. She knows I’m a red lips kinda gal 😉 so I’m more than happy to take this off her hands! This is first ever Japonesque product so I was curious if I would like it!

Official description: JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer. Color-drenched long lasting lip lacquer. Drapes lips with rich, saturated color for incredible volume. Uncompromising color intensity and a deep vinyl shine provide a full-bodied finish. Enriched formula hydrates and softens lips for incredible comfort and condition with no hint of stickiness. Unique tapered brush delivers the precise application of a true make-up professional.

My take on the product!

Pigmentation: This is a lip lacquer so you would expect it to be highly pigmented, leaves a lip stain and requires very little touch ups. Yes it does all that!

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 (Photo Swatch) @iamcherrylemon

Packaging: very nice clean and chic packaging. It has a clear tube but it doesn’t look cheap.

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 packaging @iamcherrylemon

Formula and application: This wears very well on the lips. The brush applicator is easy to use and I believe this is much better than a doe foot one! As it can give you a more precise and defined lip shape, but only if you take care when applying…of course.
The formula is nice and moisturising to the lips.

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JAPONESQUE® Pro Performance Lip Lacquer Shade No.7 (applicator) @iamcherrylemon

Formula: A little carefulness goes a long way. So take your time when using any lip lacquer 😉

Pros:
Ultra shine
Long lasting (up to 3 to 4 hours)
Smells lovely
Moisturising
Highly pigmented
Good range of shades available

Cons:
Sticky! Very sticky!

Summary: 3.5 out of 5! A good product for use

Where to buy: 0.18oz for £10.50 plus free shipping from Lookfantastic, HQ hair / $10.00USD from Ulta.Com

Thank you for dropping by and have an awesome day 😀

September favourites 2015 (Makeup, skincare and misc)

September favourites 2015 @iamcherrylemon

September favourites 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Hi there! I believe this is my first ever monthly favourite blog post! I don’t normally switch around too much with my products, but with so many bits and bobs sitting on my vanity I feel like I must make an effort!
These are the most used products in the month of September for me 🙂

Etude House Drawing Eye Brow definer
I’ve reviewed this brow definer before, but I recently found it again behind my chest of drawer! So it is back in my life with a bang, I’ve been using this throughout the whole month of September. Previous review post here.
Under $6 from Amazon

Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Catfight
Cat fight is a pink fuchsia with red tone, it is a cream sheen finish. Not the usual colour I normally go for but it somehow attracts alot of compliments 😉
It’s bright and is eye catching! I feel great whenever I’m wearing it. It could be my new “Red” during this summer turn Autumn season!
£15.50 from Urban Decay (and any major department store)

September favourites 2015 (swatches) L to R: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, Bourjois Pinceau Eyeliner and Etude House Drawing brow definer @iamcherrylemon

September favourites 2015 (swatches) L to R: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick, Bourjois Pinceau Eyeliner and Etude House Drawing brow definer @iamcherrylemon

Bourjois Liner Pinceau Eyeliner
This is one of my favourite liquid eyeliner ever! I shall write up a more in depth review on this.
This liner is a super fine brush which gives so much control. You can create a superfine cat liner or a 70s retro wing liner with ease.
Under £7 from Amazon (any major drugstore that stocks Bourjois! I.e. Boots)

CND Solar Oil nail & cuticle conditioner
My nails are going through a fragile state at the moment. Hence the lack of NOTD posts for a month! I’m currently nursing them back to normal health using this Solar Oil conditioner. It smells sweetly of almonds!
So far it is working well, the cuticles are looking better. This is not a nail growth promoter, so my nails are taking their time to grow! Fingers crossed, I’ll be back with better looking nails for future manicure posts.
£6.95 from Amazon UK

Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
I received the deluxe sample of this from British Beauty Blogger collaboration box with Clinque. See review of this product here.
I’ve been using this non-stop this month and had to stop to save enough for my review post! It does the job and it does it well! Big thumbs up!

£17 for 125ml from Clinque or any major department store

Funny one this is! I don’t have dandruff but my scalp does get sensitive to certain shampoo, this means I will see dandruff looking bits once in a blue moon.
Body Shop Ginger Shampoo smells like ginger, yes it does. I definitely not seen any unattractive flakes since I’ve started using it 3 or 4 months ago. It is also gentle enough not to irritate my scalp. So I’m going to stick with this one for awhile!

£4.50 for 200ml from the Body Shop

Music/Singles: Katie Melua – Wonderful Life
I liked listening to calming music, and Melua is certainly one of the artists that I keep going back to 🙂
Katie Melua’s re-recording of Wonderful Life is currently available for download and on sale, with profit going to children’s charities. What a thoughtful and great way to raise awareness to these children’s charities. MTV on YouTube

What products have you been loving this month?

Thank you for reading!!

Review: CANMAKE Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No.02 Navel Drop #JBeauty

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

 

Morning!
As summer is here! UK weather is in the 20C+ zone, which is HIGH for us Brits. So my SPF, sunglasses and all my summery makeup are out in full force 🙂
 
Today, I will be reviewing one of my favourite lip glosses! A Japanese branded product, Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss!
 
Official Description: Colourful and sweet like candy. A lip color that dramatically changes the impression of your face.
A moist finish, as though you have wrapped your lips in a colorful veil of moisture.
 
Canmake is a Japanese Beauty brand, I was first introduced to it by my Beauty buddy Elly. She had been to Japan and got me this to try. There are currently 8 different colours available in this range, although only 6 are shown here in the official marketing image!
 Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss Colour Options
 [01] Sugar Love A classic pink that’s perfect for sweet-looking make-up.
 [02] Navel Drop A reddish orange that gives a delicately girlish glow amidst the freshness.
 [03] Peach Shower A coral pink that gives a natural yet cute look, whatever your skin tone.
 [04] Lady Strawberry A versatile red that suits both a classical and a casual look.
 [05] Pinkholic Syrup. A vivid color that you’ll want to try at least once. A trendy pink in a clear tone that’s easy to use, even with your usual make-up.
 [13] Mellow Berry Milk. A milky pink with an exquisite translucence for an innocent impression.
 [15] Cinnamon Rose Tea. A classic pinkish-beige that combines grown-up sophistication with sweetness.
 [16] Ruby Liqueur. A glamorous red-pink.
 

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop swatch by @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop swatch by @iamcherrylemon

Initially, when I first received Navel Drop… I was thinking “this is not my colour”, as I don’t own or ever tried anything light and peachy coloured on my lips. To my surprise, it lightens up the overall look and goes extremely well with simple makeup. It is such a lovely and youthful colour! J Who doesn’t like to claim back some years? (unless you are a teen that is!)
I have only got 2 colours and gifted the rest of the range to my girley friends! They too love these glosses!
 
Ok, let me tell you why this is so good!
 
Packaging: I love how pretty and girley it looks, nice and handy size.
 
Formulation: The lipgloss is lightweight and non-sticky, it feels very comfortable on the lips. It also provides hydration and a nice sheen. It uses tiny amount of shimmer or glitter but still won’t irritate sensitive lips.
It contains hyaluronic acid, honey and royal jelly extract as moisturising agents. It also nourishes your lips with shea butter, jojoba oil, oliveoil, grape seed oil, mango seeds and apricot kernel oils.
 
Pigmentation/Colour: What you see is what you’ll get! The colour is true to life after application. It has a normal doe foot applicator, it ensures the coverage is achieved in 1 swipe.
 
Price: 600 Japanese Yen (£4 GBP), Amazon $10 USD
 

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop applicator @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop applicator @iamcherrylemon

Overall Summary: 4 out of 5. A great value lip gloss with fab range of colour, non-sticky, moisturising and does magic to your look! I love it!
Would I repurchase this item? Of course, I have already bought more for myself in other colourways 🙂
 

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

Canmake Candy Wrap Lipgloss in No 2 Navel Drop review by @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for reading and have a fabulous rest of the week!

Burberry Beauty Makeup Haul Summer 2015

Burberry Beauty Makeup Haul Summer 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Beauty Makeup Haul Summer 2015 @iamcherrylemon

Good morning! This is what happens when I wandered aimlessly in Covent Garden on a pay day, but to give me credits.. I was on a half day from work and was meeting up with a dear friend 🙂
I choose to blog a quick post on these before I put my finger prints all over them, obsessed? Yes maybe.
Let’s go through the haul, it contains a new product, some repurchased and a lovely gift from my dear friend!

Brand new!
Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom Blushing Colours in No.09 Poppy @iamcherrylemon

There are currently 6 new colours in this new line. Looks so dainty and cute in its glass jar!
No.09 Poppy is currently out of stock online. But I am sure it will come back! £24 for 3.5g (Burberry online)
I cannot wait to start trying this now! For summer, I would like to carry less products in my bag! Dual purpose item? Yes please!

Repurchase items:

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in No.02 Nude Honey and Effortless Liquid Eyeliner in No.01 Jet Black @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in No.02 Nude Honey and Effortless Liquid Eyeliner in No.01 Jet Black @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Fresh Glow BB Cream in No.02 Nude Honey (My review here / Burberry online)

Burberry Effortless Liquid Eyeliner in No.01 Jet Black (My review here / Burberry online)

 

New to me:

Burberry Curve Lash Mascara in No.01 Ebony

Burberry Curve Lash Mascara in No.01 Ebony @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Curve Lash Mascara in No.01 Ebony @iamcherrylemon

I have always used the original effortless mascara so this is new to me! I am very curious about this, as most mascaras do not hold the curve on my short stubby lashes! Fingers crossed this will work wonders for me :p

This is one of my fellow beauty blogger Annie’s favourite mascaras (her Burberry mascara range / Burberry online)

Gift!

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Highlighting Powder in No.01 Nude Radiance @iamcherrylemon

I love my highlighting products, I’ve tried this and really enjoyed using it! A quick swipe will give a very lovely sheen on my cheekbones, and it has the signature Burberry Beauty scent. My friend gave me her backup :~D as she knows how much I loved this product from the last Summer Splash collection!! Muah muah!! (This is out of stock but for more details, please follow this link)

We did wandered to Urban Decay beauty store after our coffees but it was so busy! Fleur de Force was having a book signing at the store, there was apparently exclusive 20% discount on products. I now wished I queued up too! hahaha

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful Saturday!

Review: Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) Photo Swatches

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

 
Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve been AWOL for awhile. Work has hijacked my life for the past few weeks. I’m glad to surface for a breather today 🙂
 
Today, I’m back to review a couple of petite bunny gloss/ lip balms by Tony Moly. Tony Moly is a Korean drugstore brand that’s fairly popular in Korea (and rest of the K-Beauty world!) for its cute packaging, affordability and a good product range. You can order Tony Moly from many online sources. They’re even available in Urban Outfitters US.
 
The packaging
I must admit I was drawn to its cute little bunny packaging in pen form. Look at those cute but cheeky faces on the lid with the little bunny ears! You just cannot fault its cute design! The pen shape is compact and makes it easy to apply with. It is light and travel-friendly product.
Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

The product
There are 6 flavours in the original Gloss Bar range, plus 3 new neon colours added to the line. The scent is different on each one depending on its flavour! My #4 Juicy Cherry does smell like cherry-scented and the #8 Neon Red has a sweet but fainter strawberry scent. It’s not an overpowering scent at all.
#4 Juicy Cherry has slightly more pigment than #9 Neon Red. I find Neon Red not at all Neon nor Red!
 

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

These are essentially tinted lip balms. They do deliver hydration to the lips while providing a tint of colour.
The colour does transfer and doesn’t last too long. So I foresee finishing these balms pretty quickly! As I find myself reapplying for the colour as well as the much needed hydration.
The gloss feels very light on the lips, and more like a lip balm which is soft and creamy.
  • 2g of product
  • Sweet fruits scent
  • Soft and creamy texture
  • Provide moisture and nutrition for skin
  • Formulated with vitamin E, berry complex
Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bars (#4 Juicy Cherry and #9 Neon Red) @iamcherrylemon

Price: $4.95 or $9.00 for 2 (members offer) from BeautyNetKorea.com
Colour/Pigment: Light wash of colour with slight sheen.
Hydration factor: Light, not likely to be suitable for dry, chapped lips
Score: 3 out of 5
Overall Summary: This product is cute and affordable. It delivers slight hydration and might not be nourishing enough for drier lips.
Great product for handbags, easy and fast touch up of colour on the lips without the need of a mirror. I can see myself using these colour tint!
 
Image Credit: Beauty Net Korea Image Credit: Beauty Net Korea

Lip colours to take you from Spring to Summer! Burberry Lip Glow in Cameo, Blush and Mallow Pink, product review and photo swatches

 

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

Hi ladies and gents, how are we today? Are you ready for Spring in full force? Is it Spring where you are?

It doesn’t quite feel like Spring in the UK yet. We are still hitting 5 to 6C at nights. Never the less, my makeup looks are already changing, moving away from dark lips and blushes. Although my nails are still living in Winter (I love using dark polishes).

Today, I am sharing 3 colour picks lip colours that will take you from Spring to Summer. Namely, I have chosen a nude peach, medium pink with shimmer and a full-on healthy Summer-appropriate pink! All three colours are nice and warming to skin tone.

Official Description: Light reflecting Burberry Lip Glow adds a hint of colour for a fresh, moisturised glow and enhanced natural radiance The formula uses nourishing oils and ceramides that leave the lips hydrated, supple and naturally plumped.

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) @iamcherrylemon

 

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Cameo, Blush, Mallow Pink) Photo Swatches @iamcherrylemon

Cameo No.08

It is a wearable peachy colour with a lovely soft sheen, I am normally quite shy of peach and bright corals. As you can wear this sheer, I am happy to use this alone or over a nude lip colour.

Blush No.04

Blush is one of my favourite colours from the range; this is probably the most universally flattering natural pink. I love the slight shimmer in this gloss. I am happy I can capture this in the swatch! Don’t worry, it is not as sparkly as it looks! It is just 100% gorgeous!

 

Burberry Lip Glow (Blush) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Lip Glow (Blush) Photo Swatch @iamcherrylemon

Mallow Pink No.19

This is a semi opaque sweet pink colour that I normally associate with summer blossoms. Wearing this alone makes me walk with a spring in my steps! A cheerful bright colour that does not look out of place in any summer events!

Summary 

Product: These lip glosses are scented, just like the rest of the range (apart from the new Burberry Kisses lipsticks which are fragrance free). These lip glosses are non-sticky and it feels nice and comfortable on the lips.

Long lasting: In terms of longevity, these last longer than Dior Fluidsticks on my lips, for around 4 hours.

Packaging: I love the packaging, gunmetal check embossed lids, with a see through perplex tub. The doe foot applicator is easy to use and apply with.

Coverage: Out of the three colour options, the Cameo and Blush are sheerer, Mallow Pink is semi-opaque.

If you do not like glosses, Burberry has Lip Glow Balms, these are in lip stick form and gives a tint of colour and provide hydration to the lips. I have reviewed Pink Peony from the Summery Shower collection.

 

Burberry Lip Glows are £18.50 for 6ml, available from Burberry.com

Major department stores such as John Lewis (Oxford Street), Selfridges and Harrods.

US Nordstrom for $29

 

Thanks for reading and Happy Thursday! 1 more day until the weekend 😉

Not a sponsored post, all products are purchased using my own money. I have not been compensated for this post.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick, more kisses for the Spring time – Photo swatches and Review

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Hi there, Burberry has launched a complete new range of lipsticks few days ago! Joining the existing Lip velvets (mattes), Lip Mists (sheer) and Lip Glows (glosses). This new range is set to replace the existing Lip Cover lipsticks (full coverage lip sticks).
This range offers 28 shades from brights and vampy colours, there will be a shade for everyone. Although,  Wendy Rowe used only Nude Beige on all the models during the AW15 Runway show last week! I’m not brave enough to walk around with that light shade yet!

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Official Description: Discover Burberry Kisses, the effortlessly buildable lip colour, designed to give multiple lip looks with just one shade
The weightless formula delivers a customisable make-up result – a single kiss of colour gives understated luminosity, two or three kisses give intense depth and vibrancy
A rich blend of satin-finish pigments and shiny polymers gives luminous colour brilliance
Enriched with our signature blend of tea, lavender and rosehip, the whisper-light texture glides on with supreme comfort and gives six hours of continuous hydration.

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks (L to R Crimson Pink, Claret Pink, Bright Plum) @iamcherrylemon

The packaging is no different to their existing line of lipsticks. Metallic gunmetal casing with embossed check patterns and magnetic closure to the lid. The bullet also has the check pattern as well. All looking very aligned with the range.

The lipstick formula contains a blend of tea, lavender and Rosehip extracts. It promises high pigmentation with hydrating properties, leaving your lips smooth and hydrated. The signature scent of the Burberry makeup line is not detectable. Apparently, this new line is made fragrance free. Great news to those who are sensitive to fragrance perfumes.

This range boosts:

  • Buildable coverage (from sheer to full)
  • Long lasting formula for 6 hours
  • Continuous hydration

All swatches done with 1 swipe from left to 4 swipes on the right.

Bright Plum (No. 101) is darker than I expected. It is more suitable to wear during Autumn and Winter. But I might still try this with a layer in the summer months 🙂 A classic plum colour… maybe I can do a Kendall Jenner’s Berry lips!

Burberry Kisses Lipstick - Bright Plum No. 101 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipstick – Bright Plum No. 101 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Claret Pink (No. 45) is a medium soft pink that wears sheerer than I like.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick - Claret Pink No. 45 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipstick – Claret Pink No. 45 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Crimson Pink (No. 53) is my favourite of the trio. It looks so lovely on the lips. It is a warm medium pink, I like 2 swipes of this during the day in the office.

Burberry Kisses Lipstick - Crimson Pink No. 53 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipstick – Crimson Pink No. 53 Photo Swatch (1 to 4 swipes) @iamcherrylemon

I’ve selected three colour options, namely Crimson Pink (No. 53), Bright Plum (No. 101) and Claret Pink (No. 45). I thought I will try some different colours this time round. I did make a beeline for the reds but I have already got the beautiful Miltary Red and Poppy Red in other formulas.

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

So how do they last and feel on the lips?
I do like wearing two layers to achieve an easy to wear look. Three layers looks perfectly immaculate and great for evening.
It transfers lightly onto drink glasses and lasts about 4 hours for me before I had to retouch it with another layer. It does leave a stain on the lips, especially the Bright Plum option. Claret Pink was sheerer than the other two colours and might need extra layers to achieve total opacity. All wears extremely well on the lips, it does last but not as well as the mattes.
In summary, I like the sheen of the lipsticks, and how moistured it made my lips felt. Crimson Pink will be my new favourite in my handbag!
Price: £25 for lipstick from Burberry.com

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Awesome! I’m loving the Kisses lipsticks at the moment. The jury is out to see if I’m going back for more ;P

What do you think of these? All the brands are bringing out some awesome lipstick formulas, it was very hard to choose!

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Burberry Kisses Lipsticks @iamcherrylemon

Thank you for reading and Happy Friday!!

Red lipsticks are for life, my Mac red lipstick collection – product review and photo swatches

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

When I was a kid, I always wondered why people wear red lipsticks? Being the shy little girl that I was, drawing attention to myself was the last thing I wanted. Little did I know, just how it can transform one’s mood!

Today I will be sharing my small Mac lipstick collection and swatches! They are five reds in five different formulations!
To some people all shades of red might look very similar, I couldn’t see the difference until I’ve started wearing the colour myself.

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

Why wear a red lipstick?
Red lipsticks are considered elegant and classic, it can makes the wearer’s makeup look immaculate.
Turn the simplest makeup look into something  extraordinary. As if you’ve made alot of effort!
It is a classic colour that most people can wear regardless of age.
Some ladies find wearing reds give them more confidence.
There is a shade of red for everyone!

‘Red lipstick is a source of strength,’ says Poppy King, creator of Lipstick Queen. ‘You put it on and suddenly you feel more capable than you did without it.’

There are some simple tips for getting it right:
1. When wearing a red lips, wear simpler eye makeup. Lips will have a big impact with the attention catching shade!
2. To avoid red lipstick stain on your teeth. Wikihow
3. Apply carefully. Red looks best when it is done neatly. Apply with a lip brush and clean up with concealer around the mouth if you can.
4. Wear a matching red liner, it makes your lipstick last longer, the edges will look shaper and more defined.
4. Get the right toned reds. It is not a rule, but some makeup artists would recommend warmer reds on warm toned skin. Bluer reds on cooler toned skin. If in doubt, go and ask for advice at any Mac counters.

Ok here’s the review!

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

Mac Red
This is a true blue based red that’s brighter than its sister Russian red. It can appear red with a slight lean towards magenta on lips. The formulation is Satin, feels like a semi matte lipstick with a shocking punch of pigment!
Good but not completely full coverage with one swipe of product, it leaves a slight sheen on the lips.
It wears comfortably for at least 4 hours for me.
I do recommend this if you happen to like Russian Red, and/or think Russian Red is slightly too dark or too matte and drying.

Brave Red
Brave Red is a Cremesheen formula Mac lipstick. It feel creamy and looks dewy on the lips. This is a surprise to me as I have not expect myself to like it as much as I do!
This lipstick is very moisturising and comfortable to wear.

MAC Lipsticks in Mac Red and Brave Red @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks in Mac Red and Brave Red @iamcherrylemon

Russian Red
Russian red is medium red with neutral undertone. It is a matte finish lipstick and feel slightly drying on the lips.
Stays on for 6/7 hours+ when primed with Mac lip pencil in Cherry. You can also pair Russian Red with Brick lip pencil.
Stays on for 4 to 5 hours when worn alone. It does stain your lips very nicely. I don’t reapply unless it looks ridiculous!
Adding lip pencil in Cherry brightens the overall look. I prefer the brighter tone that it brings. This combo is almost indestructible! It lasts around 7 hours with minor touching up.
This lipstick shade would always be special to me. This is the recommended lip colour for my evening wedding gown by my photographer/former MUA. I enjoyed wearing this and it brings back lovely memories from the day.

MAC Lipsticks in Russian Red and Cockney [Most loved!] @iamcherrylemon

MAC Lipsticks in Russian Red and Cockney [Most loved!] @iamcherrylemon


Riri Woo
Riri Woo is a special edition of the famous Ruby Woo.  Rihanna was the spokeperson / promoter for this in 2014, it is slightly bluer than Ruby Woo and a tint darker. I cannot confirm as I do not own Ruby Woo!
This is one of my newest reds from Mac. In fact, I have not bought more Mac after this!
The formula of this lipstick is Retro Matte. It’s a matte but not as drying as the original Mac matte lipsticks, and it wears very comfortably.

MAC Riri Woo @iamcherrylemon

MAC Riri Woo @iamcherrylemon

Cockney
Cockney is a sheer(ish) medium orange red with some tiny gold shimmery particles. It is very flattering on warmer skin tone. I believe this is a very good red for first timers, as it is sheer therefore easy to build up the intensity.
Cockney’s “lustre” formulation makes it easier to wear, the shade is really lovely but it does not last too long on the lips. I am happy to reapply as often as needed. You can see from the photos that this is my most used red!

MAC red Lipstick swatches (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

MAC red Lipstick swatches (Brave Red, Cockney, Mac Red, Riri Woo and Russian Red) @iamcherrylemon

This year Mac is repromoting some of their red lipsticks in a collection called “Red red red”, namely Lady Bug, Alarm, Toxic Tale, See Sheer and many other lipglasses.

Mac lipsticks are generally £15.50, and there’s a 10% off Beauty promotion at Debenhams.com until Sunday 1st March 2015. Perfect time to stock up maybe? Get shopping! 😛

If you don’t wear red lipsticks, would you try a red now? And if you do wear reds, do you have a holy grail red you would like to share with us?

Unboxing of Special #37 Wake up Makeup, #46 From Jeju an Superbox #53 My Honey Box (Restock Boxes Edition of Unboxing Party)

Hello and welcome to my “unboxing party”, I am unboxing and will be giving first impression on the various products contained within these lovely boxes! These are from Memebox restocking events. Yes, where only the fastest fingers win!

Memebox Special #46 From Jeju

Memebox Special #46 From Jeju

It is fate! When this box first came out I did not purchase it, as I had no idea what Jeju was.. looking at the box cover, it looked like boulders to me! Little did I know, Jeju is a paradise “hawaii-sque” island of Korea. It is famous for producing the best natural organic produce and skincare ingredients. I missed this box couple of times before finally laying my hands on it! Muwahaha!

Here is a lovely picture of the Jeju Island!

and this is where Jeju island is in relation to Korea.

And this is my “FROM JEJU” box, in its full glory! Hehe

Memebox Special #46 From Jeju - Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

Memebox Special #46 From Jeju – Unboxing @iamcherrylemon

  1. Skindeco Volcanic Pore Clay Sparkling Heating Mask 100ml, RRP $33

This mask contains volcanic clay, sparkling mineral water and plankton (Plankton are microscopic organisms that float freely with oceanic currents, DO NOT GOOGLE it if you do not like creepy crawlies!) from Jeju island. I have not tried this clay yet  :o(

Skindeco Volcanic Pore Clay Sparkling Heating Mask @iamcherrylemon

Skindeco Volcanic Pore Clay Sparkling Heating Mask @iamcherrylemon

  1. The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Ade Energy Peeling Toner 200ml, RRP $19

I have the Jeju Hallabong all in one serum from various boxes, and this is the first Hallabong toner for me! This toner gently exfoliates the skin when used after cleansing. It contains a blend of organic Hallabong, kiwi and broccoli (pretty much the same ingredients as the serum!). The toner is enriched with papaya extracts and black willow extracts to remove excess dead skin cells.

The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Ade Energy Peeling Toner and The Yeon Jeju Canola Honey Silky Hand Cream @iamcherrylemon

The Yeon Jeju Hallabong Ade Energy Peeling Toner and The Yeon Jeju Canola Honey Silky Hand Cream @iamcherrylemon

  1. Skincure SanDaWha Natural Mild Cleansing Oil 30ml, RRP $10

This lovely cleansing oil is one of the gentlest one I have come across. It is made with 100% Jeju camellia oil, the only regret is…. It’s tiny at 30ml!!

Skincure SanDaWha Natural Mild Cleansing Oil and Secret Nature From Jeju Serum @iamcherrylemon

Skincure SanDaWha Natural Mild Cleansing Oil and Secret Nature From Jeju Serum @iamcherrylemon

  1. Secret Nature From Jeju Serum 50ml, RRP $33

This serum contains organic extracts of broccoli, carrot and asparagus. It promises to deliver moisture in abundance! I do agree how moisturising this feels on the skin, it is great for the colder months. This serum is very gentle on the skin, it does not contain parabens, artificial colouring, talc, TEA or fragrance.

  1. Etude House Green Tea Blending Sleeping Cream Spoon 6g, RRP $2

This is my first sleeping cream spoon! To use, you open the pack and mix the cream well before applying onto the skin. AS this is a sleeping mask, you do not need to rinse this off before sleep. To me, I think there’s too much product for one use but it is impossible to keep it fresh! I like how it leaves my skin super nourished in the morning, so I have ordered the full set from eBay for around £10 including shipping.

Etude-House-Moonlight-Spoon-Blending-Sleeping-Cream-Set

  1. Etude House Soothing & Clean Green Tea Sheet Mask Pack 20ml, RRP $1

Etude House masks are good, hydrating and skin brightening. I have only used the lemon version before this green tea one. I can say that they are both good, the lemon version is for skin brightening and this green tea version makes the skin feel moisturised and soothes minor skin irritations. To use, you put this mask on after cleansing the face. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes before removing. Pat gently for any extra essence to be absorbed into the skin.

Etude House Green Tea Blending Sleeping Cream Spoon and Etude House Soothing & Clean Green Tea Sheet Mask @iamcherrylemon

Etude House Green Tea Blending Sleeping Cream Spoon and Etude House Soothing & Clean Green Tea Sheet Mask @iamcherrylemon

  1. The Yeon Jeju Canola Honey Silky Hand Cream 50ml, RRP $5

This is by far my favourite hand cream from Memebox, and possibly my favourite hand cream ever! No joke, this cream is so good I gave my first tube to my mum!

The scent of this is not strong, very similar to fresh blossoms with honey. This hand cream contains canola flower honey, surprise surprise! It is not greasy and gets absorbed really well into the hands. Okie, I liked it so much I’ve put it a request at Testerkorea. They are now selling this for 6400 Korean won (about $5.80 USD) on the site, and I’ve bought six, yes SIX backups from them!

 

The total retail value of this box is $103, the cost of the box is $23 plus shipping. I LOVE this box. Thank you Meme, thank you Jeju!

Superbox #53 My Honey Box

Memebox #53 My Honey Box

Memebox #53 My Honey Box - Info Card 1 @iamcherrylemon

Memebox #53 My Honey Box – Info Card 1 @iamcherrylemon

Memebox #53 My Honey Box - Info Card 2 @iamcherrylemon

Memebox #53 My Honey Box – Info Card 2 @iamcherrylemon

This is second edition of the Memebox Honey box, I was not around when the first edition was launched. So I am guessing honey is a popular ingredient and favourite of most meme-buyers!

I can’t believe how good this box is!

Box contents:

  1. Migabee Antipollution RE-Peeling 100ml, RRP $37

I love using peeling gels, I am not a fan of scrubs with granules and I rely heavily on peeling gels to remove dead skin cells and help my skin regenerate. This peeling gel contains honey, bee venom, propolis and royal jelly. FYI, my favourite peeling gel is Ginvera Marvel Gel.
Updated: 12th Feb 2015. This is not a peeling gel but a peeling mask! Thanks to lovely lady on fb for informing me! I shall put it in the mask queue instead of the exfoilant queue (I have products queuing up in order for test outs!).

Migabee Antipollution Re-Peeling pack and Daycell Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream @iamcherrylemon

Migabee Antipollution Re-Peeling pack and Daycell Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream @iamcherrylemon

  1. Mi Click Manuka Honey Treatment 30ml, RRP $5

This is a hair treatment delivers deep nourishment and repairs dry and damaged hair.

Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream and Mi Click Manuka Honey Treatment @iamcherrylemon

Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream and Mi Click Manuka Honey Treatment @iamcherrylemon

  1. Enesti Apple & Honey Shea Butter Hand Cream 50g, RRP $5

We are all familiar with Enesti and their lovely hand creams? I received my first one from a lovely lady on FB, then my second and third arrived in later and more recent boxes (Apple Mojito and Pumpkin Pie Cosmetics). This honey and apple edition smells sweet and fresh, it is a very good hand cream. I am starting to sound like a hand cream hoarder now. I am.

  1. From Nature Multi Effect Collagen Honey Mask, RRP $1

This mask contains high concentration of natural honey and collagen extracts. It nourishes without feeling heavy on the skin. I wished I have a second one or many backups :o(

From Nature Multi-Effect Collagen Honey Mask and Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment @iamcherrylemon

From Nature Multi-Effect Collagen Honey Mask and Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment @iamcherrylemon

  1. Edmong Honeybee Water Cream 50ml, RRP $29

This honey water cream smells delicious and it is so easy to apply and absorbed into the skin. The texture is light, look at how pretty it is! It is also very gentle, free of all the skincare baddies such as parabens, artificial colouring, mineral oil, BHT and talc.

Edmong Honeybee Water Cream @iamcherrylemon

Edmong Honeybee Water Cream @iamcherrylemon

  1. Daycell Essential Honey Lift Massage Cream 150ml, RRP $20

This massage cream contains natural honey and collagen complex. I use this as a neck cream at night. It is working well so far :o)

  1. Pure Smile Snail Lip Treatment Honey 10g, RRP $5

This works so well as a lip treatment, I reach out to this whenever my lips need some intensive nourishment! This honey version smells great! Another product that I would not hesitate repurchasing.

The total retail value of this box is $102, the cost of the box is $23 plus shipping. Fabulous box for its value! I love how this box contains something to use for face, body and hair.

 

Unboxing of Memebox Special #37 Wake up Makeup

 Official Box Description:

If mornings are not your best friends, and spending hours in front of the mirror is not an option, we’ve got ways to streamline your morning beauty routine so that you can look good, and feel good, every morning. Here, a simple makeup box with a selection of all products that will put yourself together in a flash, at home, or on the go. Because no matter how you feel, Meme-fans always get up, make up, show up, and never give up!

Memebox #37 Wake Up Makeup Box

Morning is my best friend, considering I wake up before 5am every morning for my work! This does not imply that I have lots of time to put on my “work” makeup face. So any shortcuts or tip and tricks are welcome.

Box Contents:

  1. Bbia Downy Cheek 3.5g, RRP $12

There are two options for this blush, and I am happy to receive Downy Peach instead of Downy Pink. As I love cream blushes, I find them ultra blend-able and look really natural on the face.

What do I do!? Two fingers dabbed into the blush and onto my cheeks before blending lightly. This is a lovely item to receive from a makeup beauty box!

 

Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder, Bbia Downy Cheek - Downy Pink and Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick @iamcherrylemon

Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder, Bbia Downy Cheek – Downy Pink and Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick @iamcherrylemon

  1. It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner (Purple Black) 2 * 5.5g, RRP $13

Purple and black are super wearable, I remember I had a New CID liner trio in jewel colours. That was my favourite thing ever until I migrated onto liquid liners. I still enjoy gel liners on occasion.

This eye liner pot comes with its own line brush too, very handy but I prefer to use a thinner liner brush. Another good product!

 

It's Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner @iamcherrylemon

It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner @iamcherrylemon

It's Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner @iamcherrylemon

It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner @iamcherrylemon

It's Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner @iamcherrylemon

It’s Skin Babyface Young Girl Gel Eye Liner @iamcherrylemon

  1. Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm SPF 30 PA+++ 40ml, RRP $43

This is pretty special. WHY? Not because it contains a blend of skin soothing natural ingredients. Such as calendula extracts, portulaca extracts, chamomile extracts and cypress essential oils. It is because this BB cream contains a special ingredient called “Angel’s Tear” complex. I am guessing it is “Angel Tears” that gives the dewy and glowy look. I had to dial down the dewy-ness by using extra powder on top.

 

Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm @iamcherrylemon

Royal Nature The Original Soothing Blemish Balm @iamcherrylemon

  1. Shara Shara Creamy Dual Auto Eye Stick 1.4g, RRP $9

There are three colour options and we each get one assigned in our boxes. I received the no.2 Holly pink brown. I am guess these are included in this box because the colours here are low maintenance. This means I do not need a crisp and defined line to line my eyes with. Brown liners are good because it looks so natural yet there is enough pigment to define the eyes nicely.

  1. Cheek Room Two Color Lip Gloss 8ml, RRP $12

There are two colour options, I have received the 08 Wine & Nude Peach and cannot be happier as Lavender is definitely not my colour! This lip gloss boosts long lasting formula with high gloss finish.

  1. Shara Shara Glitter Pearl Powder 2.2g, RRP $7

There are three colour options and I received the 01 Pink Romance. It is beautiful colour to use on the eyes, please see swatch! I personally love wearing shimmery colours and this is perfect. So girley! haha

Surprise but not surprised! There is a free gift included in this box.

Cellbydate: The Galacto Zero Essence

Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence @iamcherrylemon

Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence @iamcherrylemon

Interesting brand name, isn’t it? Cellbydate or Sell-By-Date?

Anyhow, I am really happy to receive this essence, as it contains ingredients that I know work very well with my skin! This is a soothing, moisturising and skin boosting essence containing galactomyces (fermented fungi family).

The total retail value of this box is $96 plus the essence was retailing around $15, the total cost of the box was $23 plus shipping.

I cannot tell you how much time I have saved on each morning with my makeup routine, but I can say these are very benefiting to my skin! For me, this is a good box and much better than other makeup boxes I have received so far! (See review of Makeup Edition #2 and #3).

Fantastic, I have managed to unboxed three great boxes I bought from the restocks. To be honest, if you do see these boxes restocked on Memebox site. Just grab them, you will not be disappointed. :o)

 

Thank you for reading!

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