Did anyone say makeup rut? Yeah, for me, I am trying to use up a few things, so I tend to use those products more regularly. I don’t want to pin down the few products because I’ll go crazy when I don’t see progress, but consciously, I’m making an effort to use up some stuff.
But when it gets a little boring, I tend to change up the eye or lip colour. It’s easiest to change a lipstick because it certainly sets the mood, but just one eye shadow can make a big difference too. I was getting a little bored with neutral and bare lids, so all I did was to pop on a warm shade from the Naked Heat palette, and use another warmer lipstick. Nothing else changed, but just these 2 simple changes completely changed the look.
I think I used Lumbre on my lid, and the panned transition shade in the MUFE palette. For blush, I used NARS Deep Throat, a very flattering warm pink and on my lips, 3CE 909 Smoked Rose. This lipstick is really dry, so I use a lip balm underneath. I like this colour a lot, so that makes the dryness tolerable.
What do you do to change up your routine?
Free shipping promotions always get me. I’ve been wanting to try the 3CE Velvet Lip Tints, and then I saw that there’s one day free shipping on the Stylenanda website. I think we can all guess what happened next. I only bought 2 of the lip tints though. I didn’t go crazy. So now, I have Daffodil and Taupe. They sent it using normal mail (from Korea), and I got the package within a week, no problems whatsoever.
You can tell the colour from the lipstick tube itself. The applicator is what you’d expect, a sponge applicator like lip glosses. The formula reminds me of the Burberry Velvet Liquid Lipsticks but this one feels more like mousse on the lips. It is actually very easy to apply and control as the velvet lip tint is not wet. It does not feel drying on my lips either.
Daffodil is a warm peachy pink nude and Taupe is a brick red with more brown undertone. Here is how they look on me.
They are quite long lasting because I can wear it out for about 4 hours (with drinks) and the colour does not fade. There is some transfer, but not so much that you can see the lip print from far away. Have I mentioned before I always wipe my cup or straw? I’m slightly OCD like that. Once I remove the lip tint from my lips with tissue, I’m left with a stain on my lips. For USD19 a tube, I think the 3CE Velvet Lip Tints are pretty good. Have you tried them?