Sunday Stash Shopping #88: Lorac Pro Palette

Happy Sunday!

Thought I’d show you the makeup I did a while back. I took the photos in front of my vanity, so the light is cooler, and darker. If it was brighter, I could treat it as a ring light! Ah, unfortunate. I used the Lorac Pro Palette, with some neutrals on the lids and a hint of gold accents near the lash lines. I actually used liquid liner! I’m so lazy, I usually stick to pencils so I could just smudge and call it a day. This one turned out well, so here it is.



I just realized I was still wearing my earphone when I edited the photos. LOL! Oh well. On my cheeks, I was wearing an old Lunasol blush and on my lips, Dior Lip Glow Lilac. Can’t remember what foundation I was wearing though. Might have been Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in Warm Ivory.

Great weekend to you!


xoxo Lily



Sunday Stash Shopping #78

It’s been a while since I used my Lorac Pro palette. I remember all the raves online, and I hunted it down, paid premium for it. And after a few uses, I went on to newer shinier things. I’m glad I stuck to this stash shopping series, because it reminds me of the gems hidden in my drawer. And darn, time really flies. It’s been 3 years since I wrote about this palette!

On my lids, I used Garnet, a warm reddish bronze. I darkened the lash line and outer corners using Espresso, a matte dark brown and softened the edges using Taupe. I initially used a pink lipstick, but it just wasn’t what I had in mind. After playing around, I settled for No7 Perfect Lips Pencil in 20 Nude all over my lips, and Dior Lilac Glow on top. It’s the perfect nude lip for me. Not too beige, not too pink. For blush, I used Canmake Cream Cheeks in CL02.





For foundation, I’ve been using By Terry CC Cream in 01 Nude as base, and brighten with Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Ivory. I bought the CC Cream a while ago but didn’t enjoy it. It’s really sheer but lately, I find that it evens out my skin tone just enough for a light dusting of powder. When I want more coverage, I use the foundation stick which I only apply at the centre of my face where I have the most redness. Then, I finish off with a dust of IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores pressed powder. I’ve been enjoying this base combination a lot lately. It’s light and makes my skin look naturally good. The powder DOES minimize the appearance of pores which is amazing. Definitely recommend it. I bought it during Sephora sale, so it was 20% off. The Bobbi Brown stick foundation is a relatively new purchase, and it IS cult for a reason, my friends. I don’t know why it took me so long to buy it.





Are you having a good weekend? Hope it’s a relaxing one before the week starts all over again on Monday. Cheers!



xoxo Lily




Rolling In The Deep

Good morning! I love dark lips and I cannot lie. It’s not something I wear every day, but whenever I could, I would. It’s strange, because for some unknown reason, I’m drawn to them, I LOVE THEM! There was a time when I’d only wear nude lipsticks, when I feared even just a red lip. Look how far I’ve come. Here are a few of the darker lipsticks that I keep and rotate in wear. I am sensible in a way that I don’t hoard too many of them. These vary in tones and finishes, some more purple, more red, more berry, more bloody. More matte, more shiny, a little more forgiving.




This first set is easier to wear. There’s a sheer one (Dior Addict) for novices – I find this too light even though the bullet looks deep purple – and the slightly shiny wear of these 4 lipsticks makes them less intimidating. Charlotte is a tiny bit more berry than Dior 5th Avenue while Oxblood is full on vamp without being too brown or black. Photo above taken indoors, while below is the same set of lipsticks taken under sunlight.





Now for matte lipsticks, it’s easier to use pencil shaped ones because they give more precision and they make application that much easier. Cassis is a brownish red that can be worn casually without makeup on. I’ve tried it and still managed to look kinda chic. Bobbi Brown makes some really good creamy matte lip colors because they are matte without being too dry. Crushed Plum is more berry while Berry Noir is more brown. The most matte out of these is the Dior Poison Matte which is also the moodiest.





I usually prefer to wear these with as little as I can on my eyes, but I always need more definition on my eyes anyway, or they’d disappear. Clean base, clean eyes, dark lips. That’s how I like to wear them. I’ve worn the other lipsticks on the blog before, so a quick search will take you to them. Here, I’m wearing Dior Poison Matte with a light wash of eye shadow and some pink blush. As usual, the blush doesn’t show up in photos unless I pile it on.





Do you like to wear darker lipsticks? They tend to make lips look thinner, so a shinier finish will make the lips look a little fuller. That, or use a lip liner to draw bigger lips. I don’t do that though. I always end up looking like I have clown lips no matter how subtle it is. What’s your favourite lip colour to wear?



xoxo Lily



** Some are PR samples and some are purchased by myself.



The Perfect Palette Tag

Booboo Ninja tagged me! Yeah, even readers can tag me, not just bloggers. LOL! I thought it would be fun to do this too. I mean, we’re talking about palettes, yo. This tag has been going around YouTube, and I think this is still do-able even though I don’t do videos. Yet. For this tag, I have to choose a palette for different situations and they are:

1. Best Packaging
2. Best Color Payoff
3. Most Versatile
4. Best for Traveling
5. Biggest Regret
6. Best Color Names
7. Least Used
8. Most Used
9. Most Loved
10. Desert Island

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