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ESTEE LAUDER Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick – Sizzling Bronze

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ESTEE LAUDER, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — April 12, 2011

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick
Shade: Sizzling Bronze (Lustrous Shimmer)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Formulated in Tom Pecheux’s signature formula that is multi-dimensional an moisturising (with Apricot Kernel, Shea Butter and Vitamins C and E).
  • Available in 21 shades and 2 finishes (Satin Creme & Lustrous Shimmer)
  • Sizzling Bronze is a chestnut brown with a lustrous finish, which give lips a multi-faceted finish.
  • Verdict: Go for Sizzling Bronze if you have warmer skin tone and love a lustrous nude lip. Alternatively check out the other shade in the brown category – Sugar Honey.

This product was sent for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick – Sizzling Bronze

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ESTEE LAUDER, Lips, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — April 12, 2011

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick
Shade: Sizzling Bronze (Lustrous Shimmer)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Formulated in Tom Pecheux’s signature formula that is multi-dimensional an moisturising (with Apricot Kernel, Shea Butter and Vitamins C and E). 
  • Available in 21 shades and 2 finishes (Satin Creme & Lustrous Shimmer)
  • Sizzling Bronze is a chestnut brown with a lustrous finish, which give lips a multi-faceted finish.
  • Verdict: Go for Sizzling Bronze if you have warmer skin tone and love a lustrous nude lip. Alternatively check out the other shade in the brown category – Sugar Honey.

This product was sent for consideration.

MAC Lipglass – Secret Identity

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LIP GLOSS, MAC, Yishan | by — March 23, 2011

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Brand: MAC
Range: Lipglass
Shade: Secret Identity (Wonder Woman Collection – 2011)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • The Wonder Woman lipglasses come in 4 limited edition shades and feature the iconic Wonder Woman logo and colour theme on its packaging.
  • This lipglass is jumbo sized from top to toe, including a huge wand recommended for those with medium to full lips.
  • Secret Identity is a “mid tone copper with soft pearl” and looks best when a full layer is applied, otherwise it can look uneven.
  • Verdict: This shade is obviously too warm for my skin tone but the lovely pigmented, pearl high shine finish is worth checking out!
Towering over MAC Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass…
Check out the size of the wand!!
 
The formula can slide & I expect it’s noticeable only if your skintone is much paler than the shade. Just make sure you apply an even layer for even coverage.

This product was sent for consideration.

2 LOVE MY LIPS Seductive Mint Plumping Lip Gloss – Passionate Pink & Charismatic Cherry

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2 LOVE MY LIPS, LIP GLOSS, Yishan | by — March 8, 2011

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Brand: 2 Love My Lips
Range: Seductive Mint Plumping Lip Gloss
Shades: Passionate Pink & Charismatic Cherry
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Available in 5 shades, these glosses come with drink spike detectors & an informative pamphlet on how to prevent your drink from being spiked.
  • The strips test for date rape drugs GHB and ketamine (but not Rohyponal) and supposedly turns blue straight away if the drink is spiked.
  • Works on water, soft drinks, tea, black coffee, beers, straight spirits, wine & champagne, but doesn’t work on milk, cream or tonic water.
  • As for the lipgloss, it’s a non-sticky vitamin-enriched formula with a cool mint flavour that also promotes circulation to plump lips.
  • Passionate Pink is a gorgeously pigmented shimmery fuchsia.
  • Charismatic Cherry is more like a bronze red, great for warmer skin tones.
  • Verdict: Overall, I like the concept of making drink spike detectors more accessible in a fun way, but I’ll let you be the judge on whether the debate about calling these “Seductive Mint Plumping Lip Gloss” is over analysed or just a bit of fun.  As a lipgloss, the formula is lovely to wear & I hope to see glosses with wands as pigmented shades can be tricky to apply with fingers.
(L-R): Passionate Pink, Charismatic Cherry
Click for enlarged lip swatch & close up of the real colour.
Passionate Pink
Charismatic Cherry

(L-R): Passionate Pink, Charismatic Cherry
The ingredients include Paraffin Liquidium (mineral oil) and parabens, but I didn’t experience any reaction to these.
RRP: $16.95 AUD
Available at Target (Australia) and in the UK.
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MAC Lipglass – Blessedly Rich

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LIP GLOSS, MAC, Yishan | by — January 30, 2011

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Brand: MAC
Range: Lipglass
Shade: Blessedly Rich (Tartan Tale Collection – Glamourous Mineralize Kit)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • This limited edition shade from MAC is by far my favourite bronze shade for lips of all time, as it’s a vibrant bronze unlike many others that mute your natural lip colour (which can look cold).
  • The shimmers are extremely fine, and with so many of them it almost looks metallic.
  • A statement yet complementary lip shade that won’t compete with bronzed eyes.
  • As with all MAC lipglasses, the texture is sticky and thick but the upside is that it’s long lasting and has a 3D sculpting effect.
  • This shade has also been swatched by Stef

It was love for me at first sight (both mirror & camera!). 
What do you think of this shade?
High coverage yet lets your natural lip tone come through, so I imagine it might be wearable across a wide variety of lip tones.
This is from the ‘Glamourous Mineralize Kit’ from the Tartan Tale Collection. 
Get it while it’s in stock!

This product was sent for consideration.