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ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Ultra Lipstick – Watermelon #21

Brand: Elizabeth Arden
Range: Ceramide Ultra Lipstick
Shade:Watermelon #21
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Highly pigmented, glossy and moisturising lipstick that feels moisturised for “up to 20 hours”
  • Infused with plumping ingredients that significantly reduces lip lines, and helps define lip contours.
  • Extremely comfortable wear, and lips feel instantly smooth, soft and nourished without the need for lip balm.
  • Embossed with the iconic Elizabeth Arden Red Door design,
  • In just a few sweeps, my lips transformed from tired looking and dry to a vibrant juicy pout in just a few seconds.
  • Hides lip flakes, lip lines, dryness, uneven lip tones – this lipstick looks good even on a bad lip day!
  • Verdict: Highly recommended MUST-TRY lipstick formula!! You won’t believe the transformation until you try it for yourself. ┬áThis is hands down a HG formula for me, although I do wish it contained SPF.


Forget Dior Serum de Rouge, you must try this one instead.


RRP: $46 AUD
Available on counters today.

This product was sent for consideration.

SHISEIDO Perfect Rouge Lipstick – BE 208 Baby


Jess, LIPSTICK, NC15, SHISEIDO | by — June 20, 2010

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Brand: Shiseido
Range: Perfect Rouge Lipstick
Shade: BE 208 Baby
Swatched by the lovely: Jess (Click to read her review of this lipstick!)

What they say..
A hydrating lipstick with an ultra-smoothing formula and intense colour. Dermatologist tested.

BENEFIT Ultra Shine Lipgloss – Foxy Lady, Dancing Queen, Wild Child

Brand: Benefit
Range: Ultra Shine Lipgloss
Shades: Foxy Lady, Dancing Queen & Wild Child
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

Hello readers! I receive many press releases, but I find it a whole lot more meaningful when I actually get to SHOW you the product with it! Benefit was very kind to offer me samples of this new release gloss, and as much as I wanted all of them, I was a good swatcher (& believer of karma) and chose the 3 shades that I thought you would find hardest to decide just by looking online or at the names.

Available from 5 June 2010:

  • Ultra shiny, sexy glosses in 5 shades
  • Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
  • Back To The Fuchsia (sparkling fuchsia)
  • Wild Child (glimmering amethyst)
  • Spiked Punch (juicy coral)
  • Dancing Queen (watermelon pink)
Shade names of the products below are listed above from left to right
I figured the Fuschia & Coral shades were easiest to imagine from the names so I didn’t request samples (sorry)

So here are the three shades I picked to show you:
Foxy Lady (diamond rose), Dancing Queen (watermelon pink), Wild Child (glimmering amethyst)

Foxy Lady (diamond rose)
Rose shade with sparkling pink & blue shimmers
Dancing Queen (watermelon pink)
This is louder than pink but softer than fuchsia
Not much shimmers, but smoothing.
Wild Child (glimmering amethyst)
Purple / Lilac gloss with frosty shimmers
This is a safe yet eye-catching shade that shows you’ve graduated from pink lips & ready to embrace purple in a sophisticated way.

My thoughts on the gloss texture, scent etc (you know, the stuff that matters once it’s on your lips..)

  • Fruity taste, and makes lips plump & sexy (if I may say so myself)
  • Non-sticky and not overly thick, yet able to achieve that smoothing ultra-gloss finish
  • The shimmers are fine & sophisticated
  • Similar to Dior’s Ultra Gloss range, but more affordable
  • Comes with a very small brush wand, so you have better control when applying (a little goes a long way)

RRP: $34 AUD
Available at: Benefit counters from 5 June 2010

This was sent to me for my review.

ELIZABETH ARDEN Crystal Clear Lip Gloss

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ELIZABETH ARDEN, LIP GLOSS, Yishan | by — May 31, 2010

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Brand: Elizabeth Arden
Range: Crystal Clear Lip Gloss
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

When I read that this clear gloss is a favourite of Sarah Jessica Parker, I had to find out why. She even says “I don’t wear lipstick. I don’t look good in it. I’ve used Elizabeth Arden lip gloss for years.” Hard to imagine I know.. But when I got my hands on it, I was hooked.. Scroll down to see why!!

  • You’ve seen many of my swatches by now, so you’ll know that I have lip lines. This clear lip gloss is SO SMOOTHING that my lip lines have disappeared.
  • Plumping with a fresh mint flavour.
  • Lightweight yet ultra shiny
  • Can be worn alone to bring out your natural pigment, or transform your favourite lipstick into a high impact shiny lip colour
  • Dermatologist & clinically tested
  • For those who don’t like wearing lip makeup (yes they do exist) it’s time to move on from lip balm & make your lips look polished & sexy, all with your natural lip colour.
  • Clear Gloss = No Colour Transfer (kissing / clothes / windy days)
  • If I do ever become famous enough to be quoted, this is definitely my beauty staple too.

RRP: $34 AUD
Why you should try it: It’s idiot proof, smoothes lines completely & no mess if you’re dead set on wearing gloss on a windy day.
Available at: Elizabeth Arden counters

This was sent to me for my review.

LAKME AquaShine Lip Color – Coral


Jamilla, LAKME, Lips, Yishan | by — January 18, 2010

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Brand: Lakme

Shade: Coral
Swatched by yours truly: Akisa (also swatched by Jamilla)

Swatch brought to you by ChicBollywood.com~ Fashion commentator to the Bollywood stars.


  • Idiot proof lip lacquer (you can even skip the mirror if you’re brave!)
  • Hydrating, glossy & smoothing
  • Tastes juicy-sweet without being overpowering
  • Go easy when twisting the pen! Product oozes out pronto unlike Stila lipgloss pens.

Before I twisted the pen
Perfect size for your handbag or office

I am in love with this~