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BEBE POSH Princess Kiss Lipstick – Babycakes #06

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BEBE POSH, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — July 5, 2012

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Brand: Bebe Posh
Range: Princess Kiss Lipstick
Shade: Baby Cakes #06
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Bebe Posh is a Taiwanese cosmetics brand founded in 2010 through a collaboration between Taiwanese socialites and a celebrity makeup artist.
  • Formulated with lavender essence (soothing), Vitamin E (hydrating, nourishing), and natural beeswax (which should actually be avoided if you are prone to cracked lips )
  • Available in 8 shades, Babycakes is a baby pink with a sheer frost finish.
  • Verdict: The cute jewel packaging, sheer texture and frosty finish makes this suited to younger lips.  Whilst it glides well over lip balm, I wouldn’t describe it as a smoothing or moisturising.  Try it if love frosty pink lips and you don’t have a problem with dry lips, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend it.

This is actually my second time swatching this, so I know for certain that the smooth texture is due to the generous layer of Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm. The lipstick itself isn’t smoothing, but it does glide well over lip balm well, coating lips with a sheer pink frost.


RRP: 380 Taiwanese Dollars (approx $13 AUD)

I purchased this product from imomoko.com. Also available at sasa.com

NVEY ECO Advanced Care Lip Colour – 359 & 363


Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, NVEY ECO, Yishan | by — December 20, 2011

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Range:  Advanced Care Lip Colour
Shades: 359 & 363
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • NVEY ECO is an Australian organic makeup brand launched in 2005 that takes “green” cosmetics to the next level of perfection.
  • Free of parabens, petrochemicals or synthetic fragrances. Not tested on animals & made in Australia.
  • Advanced Care Lipstick are sheer lipsticks formulated with organic ingredients such as soothing safflower, beeswax, shea butter and Vitamin E
  • Available in 16 shades, 359 is a sheer frosty pink and 363 is a sheer lustrous orange.
  • The texture is a little stiff in the tube & needs to be worked into the lips to warm up the lip conditioning ingredients.  The upside is that this achieves a semi-matte finish that’s long wearing.
  • Verdict:  Compared to Zuii Organic lipsticks (which are creamier & more pigmented), Nvey Eco’s shade range is more on trend, brighter, sheerer but both equally lack in moisture and accentuate lip lines.  If you insist on wearing organic, I recommend layering on a top coat of gloss over this to smooth out the surface.

RRP: $29.95 AUD
Available at the NVEY ECO website.

This product was provided for consideration.

JANE IREDALE Lip Duo – Roses & Lollipops

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JANE IREDALE, LIP GLOSS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — October 1, 2011

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Brand: Jane Iredale
Range: Roses & Lollipops
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jane Iredale has launched Roses & Lollipops – a limited edition lip duo key chain – of which $1 from the sale will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Association (NBCF) during the month of October.
  • Roses is a creamy lipstick – perfect for everyday. While Lollipops is a frosty pink made from petr0leum-free gloss, jojoba, green tea leaf and grape seed extract to keep lips hydrated with antioxidants.
  • Both shades have been selected by Jane Iredale herself to flatter any skin tone & be worn individually or layered together.
  • Verdict:  The rose shade is gorgeous, but for the price I wish it came with a mini lip brush so I don’t have to carry one all the time.
RRP: $40 AUD each with $1 from each sale going to the Breast Cancer Association during October.
Available at selected salons and spas.
This product was sent for consideration.

MAC Lipstick – Secret Lover


Lips, LIPSTICK, MAC, NC20, Yishan | by — September 24, 2011

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Brand: MAC
Range: Lipstick
Shade: Secret Lover (MAC Me Over Collection – LE)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Secret Lover is described as a “pale pink with yellow frost” with a lustre finish, used in MAC Me Over Transformation for Rachel & Ian.
  • Surprisingly wearable, this leaves a pale pearl glisten on lips.  On my arm it looks almost invisible except for a sheen.
  • Verdict: On its own it instantly transforms your natural lip tone into pale lips. But I find this works better when layered over lipsticks for added dimension.

This product was sent for consideration.

INNOXA Classic Colour Lipstick


INNOXA, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Skintone, Yishan | by — August 16, 2011

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Brand: Innoxa
Range: Classic Colour Lipstick
Shades: Peach Blossom, Guava, Plum, Grapefruit, Wild Cherry, Dewberry, Deep Strawberry, Boysenberry, Fig
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • A creamy yet sheer formula that’s designed for everyday wear
  • Enriched with Vitamin E, these are so moisturising I don’t need to use any lipbalm for the swatches.
  • Available in 12 everyday shades.
  • At first I was super excited by the vibrant colours, but these look entirely different on lips.  The textures also varied – satin, creamy opaque and frosty.  The most surprising was Peach Blossom which looked neither peach or nude, instead it was a pearl frost.
  • I was also surprised to find Deep Strawberry a lovely warm nude & Guava an opaque pink instead of – well, guava.  I also had high hopes for Grapefruit, but to make this shade a muted frosty shade is a puzzle to me.
  • Verdict: Whilst you won’t be disappointed with the formula, the shades in this range definitely fall in the “try before buy” category.
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RRP: $14.95 AUD
These products were sent for consideration.