Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balm SPF15, PA+

I picked up two Tony Moly Mini Berry Lip Balms the other day simply because the packaging was so cute.  01 is Cherry, and 02 Blueberry- I assume the balm inside is supposed to be correspondingly scented.  But to me, 01 Cherry smells like blueberry candy and 02 Blueberry smells more like grape… it could very well be just me, though!  Both scents remind me of tart candy- for some reason Pez comes to mind. 🙂

01 Cherry, 02 Blueberry

The balm inside is sheerly tinted, 01 Cherry being a warmer peachy pink and 02 Blueberry a cooler lavender-pink.  The colors look very similar in the pot, but you can see the tonal difference once swatched/applied.    Here are a couple of photos:

01 Cherry, 02 Blueberry


01 Cherry, 02 Blueberry


I really like these, mostly for the cuteness factor.   I like to apply pot gloss with a lipbrush, but for those who don’t mind using a finger, these are totally portable and a cute addition to your makeup bag!  They’re great for layering, too!


September 17, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Skinfood Rose Essence Volume Lip Gloss

A couple of months ago I bought a set of Skinfood Rose Essence Volume Lip Glosses, but didn’t get around to trying them until I popped a couple in my travel bag for a trip to Shenzhen.  Despite my last-minute makeup bag choices, the Rose Essence Glosses turned out to be great in the hot, sunny weather when I didn’t really feel like walking around with a full face of melting makeup on.  These glosses apply sheerly, with a punch of rose fragrance (think actual rose oil).  They also layer great over lipstick, or if you want an in-between look, can be used as a “medium” to sheer down anything too heavy for summer. 

Here are 02-07, in order.  I think they did have names- possibly on the plastic seal that I tore off :X  Skinfood also makes a clear gloss in the Rose Essence Volume line (01) that isn’t pictured here. 

02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07

Here is a close up of the applicator, a paddle-shaped version of the traditional wand:

If you like sheer glosses and rose fragrance, do check these out!  You will need to re-apply throughout the day, but that should be no surprise for sheer gloss fans.

August 17, 2011. Tags: , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Skinfood Vita Tok Lipstick

“Create watercolor lips with these shiny and bright water colors that burst with vitality!  Vita Tok Lipstick adds vibrant color and shine for kissable lips.”  Seeing what the tube promised, and given my weakness for all things Skinfood, I actually got all ten of these colors.  Sheer, shiny lipstick is one of my favorite things- in my opinion, it’s almost impossible to go wrong, since it builds off of your natural lip color.  These lipsticks are also fragranced with a mostly-candy, teeny-bit-floral scent. 

Live Orange OR01, Grapefruit Tok Tok OR02, Energy Coral OR03, Rooibos BR01, Cinnamon Choco BR02
Dorothy Berry PK01, Live Pink PK02, Sakura Peach PK03, Vanilla Therapy PK04, Cherry Drink RD01

As with most sheer lipsticks, I did need to reapply throughout the day, especially after meals- but this is a routine I’m used to given my penchant for glosses and shiny lips.  I think these are perfect for summer, especially the punchy pinks and oranges- definitely check these out if you’re into sheer candy colors!

August 4, 2011. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.