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CHANEL Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick – Brilliant – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


CHANEL, Lip Pencils, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — May 8, 2012


Brand: Chanel
Range: Rouge Coco Shine
Shade: Brilliant (Collection Las Vegas de Chanel)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Inspired by the glittering lights and starry desert sky of Vegas, the collection features Lucky Stripes illuminating palette, Gold Fingers nail polish, Vegas Gold Precision Lip Definer and Rouge Coco Shine in Brilliant.
  • Brilliant gives lips a sheer wash of gold specks, and is accentuated when worn over a base of Vegas Gold, an amazing lip liner that makes lips look like they’re dipped in gold.
  • Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks (available in 18 shades) are lightweight, have a melting balm texture that adds a naturally glossy & shiny effect on lips.  My lips feel comforted, even after several hours of wear.
  • Because the texture is so lightweight, the only thing it doesn’t do for me is smooth lip lines.
  • Verdict: The photos don’t do this lipstick justice.  In real life, the gold shimmers dazzle in the light like a million dollars and my natural lip tone is much more concealed than the photos suggest.  Highly recommend you get both lipstick & liner together for maximum bling effect.

Chanel’s Precision Lip Definers come with a lip brush on one end for convenience.

Rouge Coco Shine “Brilliant”: RRP $50 AUD
Precision Lip Definer “Vegas Gold”: RRP $44 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Gloss – Citron Kiss (LE) – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


ESTEE LAUDER, LIP GLOSS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — May 1, 2012

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Color Gloss (Pure Color Topaz Summer 2012 Collection – Limited Edition)
Shade: Citron Kiss
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Inspired by the warm, sun-bleached tones of the desert during Tom Pecheux’s vacation in Arizona, Citron Kiss warms up lips in a sparkling citrus yellow sheen for a sun-kissed effect.
  • Sheer with dazzling golden pearl particles, the finish is natural in some angles & a glimmering nude for a brief moment in certain angles.
  • As with all Estee Lauder Pure Color Glosses, the formula provides long lasting shine, lip sculpting effects and moisturises lips.
  • Verdict: The sculpting properties of this gloss makes lips looks sensual even when this sheer gloss is worn alone.   Wear it sheer during the day & pair it with a nude lip pencil for night for extra sex appeal.



RRP: $42 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

TOM FORD Lip Lacquer – Gold Dust – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


LIP GLOSS, Lips, NC20, TOM FORD, Yishan | by — April 16, 2012

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Brand: Tom Ford
Range: Lip Lacquer
Shade: Gold Dust (Limited Edition Spring 2012)
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Tom Ford’s Spring 2012 Limited Edition collection features high definition glistening metallic shades, inspired by the molten-toned colour of a radiant bronzed face.
  • Gold Dust “infuses the perfect amount of gold-particle pearls into a clear and lustruous lacquer that lavishes and nourishes the lips”
  • Can be worn alone as a “nude seductive lip acceent” or over lipstick to create a gold sheen.
  • Texture is more lightweight than the regular shades in the range, which makes it versatile for layering over lipstick that won’t make your lipstick move or feather.
  • Verdict: On natural lips it gives a golden glisten & over nude lip pencil the effect has added dimension.  The ultra fine gold shimmers makes this a subtle and sophisticated choice over bronze lipstick/gloss.
  • Nail Lacquer: I was also given Gold Haze to try. It’s a really unique shade of molten gold, and reminds me of the shade of artistic textured gold jewellery.   Lasts an amazing 4-5 days even on my soft nails.  It’s the kind of shade you can pop on a Sunday night & not have to think about it for the rest of the week, as it’ll match pretty much match everything in your wardrobe.

Click to enlarge the image below.
Apologies for the lighting!  I’ve been experimenting with different light settings on my camera..

This lipgloss is very subtle when worn alone, but as a finishing gloss over a lip pencil, it adds a glimmering dimension to a neutral lip.
The Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in “Baby” seems to be discontinued.

Nail Lacquer – Gold Haze

RRP: $60 AUD

Available in Australia at David Jones Elizabeth St (Sydney) and Bourke St (Melbourne) stores for a limited time.

This product was provided for consideration.

MEMEME Rich Colour Lip Glaze – Cashmere & Rose Hip Red


LIP GLOSS, Lips, MEMEME, NC20, Yishan | by — October 25, 2011

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Brand: Mememe
Range: Rich Colour Lip Glaze
Shades: Cashmere & Rose Hip Red
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Mememe is a UK brand now available in Australia exclusively on www.mememecosmetics.com.au from late October.
  • Rich Colour Lip Glaze is available in 5 shades, of which I was sent Cashmere & Rose Hip Red 
  • Non-sticky, lightweight, rich in colour with a creme-brulee-like fragrance.
  • Verdict: Highly impressed with the flattering finish of the lip glaze formula & I love both shades.  Cashmere is a more elegant golden beige contrast to yesterday swatch of the very metallic “Captivate”.  Rose Hip Red is a lovely autumn red great for “on the go” or days when lipstick feels like too much effort.
This product was provided for consideration.

MEMEME Light Me Up High Shine Lipgloss – Lustre & Captivate


LIP GLOSS, Lips, MEMEME, NC20, Yishan | by — October 24, 2011

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Brand: Mememe
Range: Light Me Up High Shine Lipgloss
Shade: Lustre & Captivate
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Mememe is a UK brand now available in Australia exclusively on www.mememecosmetics.com.au from late October.
  • Light Me Up High Shine Lipglosses come in 9 shades – of which I was sent shades Lustre (sheer neutral pink) & Captivate (metallic gold).
  • Plumping, non-sticky with moderate shine and lightweight in texture.
  • Features a mirror on one side & a “light up” lip applicator so you can touch up in the dark.
  • Verdict: This is the 3rd brand of “light up gloss” I’ve tried now – the others were New CID Cosmetics & Manicare Glamlips.  Out of these three brands, I recommend Mememe as the taste is minty and not overly sweet, compared to Manicare Glam Lips which is a sugar overload.   Mememe has a doe wand applicator & achieves full finish in a few sweeps, as opposed to New CID Cosmetics which has a brush applicator & requires several applications to achieve a high shine finish.
This product was provided for consideration.