I've mentioned it before but Mai and I mainly use Noevir skincare items. We both are consultants but honestly, we are signed up not to sell or to "recruit" more consultant but so that we can get our products at the consultant's price. I have always liked the skincare more than the makeup.
I will be going on a trip next week so I wanted to pick up 2 trial sets of the skincare line that I use. It is perfect for travelling in that you get all of the necessary products in the skincare line in that one set. Most of the products will last me at least a week with some lasting up to 3 weeks. I bought 2 sets because Iike to have one in my handcarry and one in my suitcase. It's good to have a spare when travelling because you never know what can happen although hopefully nothing will. While there I got to take a look at the 2011 Spring Makeup Collection.
I've never been particularly impressed by the makeup collections, even with the seasonal ones but this one caught my eye. For one thing, the packaging is so colorful and pretty! Dare I say, almost princessy. I think that perhaps they are trying to keep up with the other Japanese brands. I had a catalogue but can't find it now so I had to take this picture from the website.
Although I'm not supposed to be buying new makeup, I couldn't help but buy a few items. I rationalized it by thinking that since I'm a consultant, I should know my product line........
I bought Jelly Gloss in Peach Fizz, Shake Eye Color in Caramel Gold and Panda Clear (I keep on calling it Panda Eyes.)
The one that I'm the most worried about is the Shake Eye Color because it may adversely react with the Mezaik Double Eyelid Stretch Fiber. It is a liquid eye color which glides on and dries to an almost powder feel. To use, shake well before use. Apply to the eyelid using the tip of the applicator, then blend with your fingertips. Wipe off the tip of the applicator with clean tissue after each use. It comes in Soda Blue, Strawberry Pink and Caramel Gold. All of the colors are pearly and didn't seem to be highly pigmented.
Retail cost is $28.00. I will do a better review of this after I play with it on my eyes.
The Jelly Gloss is a clear, gel gloss that has a wash of color and shimmers in it. The applicator is like a spatula, something that I haven't come across before. This gloss isn't sticky at all but keeps your lips feeling very slick. It comes in Blueberry Mousse, Peach Fizz and Vanilla Cream and I believe that the glosses are flavored accordingly. I have Peach Fizz and it does taste like peach. It's not heavily flavored and is quite pleasant. Peach Fizz actually looks more pink than it shows up in my picture.
The first picture is my lips with Viva Glam V lipstick. The 2nd picture is with Peach Fizz over Viva Glam V lipstick. You can see the iridescent shimmers! It's really pretty! I'm actually quite happy with this! Retail cost is $26.00.
Panda Clear is something that I had seen in the Winter campaign but it was combined in a set and I didn't want to buy the set. I was so pleased to see that it's being sold individually now. It is quite an intriguing product. It is supposed to easily erase smudges and mistakes from eyeliners, mascara or worn makeup. To use gently glide over makeup mistakes, and then gently remove with cotton-tip or tissue. Keep it clean between uses by wiping tip with tissue after each use. It has a waxy tip and it is actually quite soft. I made the mistake of not using it gently so I broke the tip--twice!!! Both of those times I was testing it out on my wrist so I guess that's why I used more pressure than I should have. I finally decided to do it on my under eye and just naturally didn't press so hard. It actually works really well!
I applied Revlon Grow Luscious mascara on my lower lashline, smudging it on purpose. I used this mascara because it is the mascara that I have in my collection that is the most difficult to take off. It actually "erased" quite easily. I decided to try it on my lower lashline eyeliner that I had applied at least 8 hours ago. It's the K-Palette 24h Eyeliner and it removed very easily. The only downfall to this is that you will need to touch up your foundation/concealer again because that will be removed too. Retail cost of this is $16.00.
If you are interested in finding out more about this line, you can go here. If you are interested in buying anything, please let me know. I will offer it to you at what I pay for it, which is my consultant price plus 1/2% tax. I will round up the tax so if something comes out to $16.08, it'll be $16.10. I will accept PayPal but prefer it you put it under "gift" so that I don't get charged any fees, otherwise, I will have to ask you to pay extra for the fees. I think that it's fair since I will honestly not be making any money off of these sales and if I get charged PayPal fees, then I am losing money. For your info, my cost of the Shake Eye Color is $19.60, Jelly Gloss is $18.20 and the Panda Clear is $11.20. All of these are plus 1/2% tax. Noevir is a Japanese company.
Weekly Reads #172: September 20, 2014
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