Hey everyone! Long time, no talks. Took a long break from blogging due to being too busy with the other facet of my life. I usually blog on the weekends but my weekends recently have been very hectic. Spending time with the my family and going on out of town trips. The new Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon blush is a revelation. It possess the perfect combination of warmth, highlight and cool pink. Both the Mac Oh Lady and Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande lipsticks are for the “vamp-philes” If these two are too dark for you, you may want to tone it down with a buff or light beige color such as the new Lime Crime Buffy Velvetine. Givenchy Poudre Lumiere Originelle is one the few most subtle highlighters I’ve tried. You can wear it all year round, at any venue without looking like a disco ball, shining shimmering splendid.
Givenchy Poudre Lumière Originelle – Soft Powder Soft Radiance Enhancer is described as a “limited edition highlighting powder that lights up the face with a natural-looking glow while accentuating the skin’s freshness.” It appears as a light cool toned beige with a satin finish and barely noticeable shimmer. It lasted for an average of 8.5 hours of wear. If you prefer highlighters with a very subtle shimmer, this is a must have. I love using this as part of my highlight and contour daily routine. Helps me loose extra 10 pounds daily. Haha. It’s also a bit cheaper than the other high end brands counterpart.
Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush is “an interlaced-ribbon design, this exclusive creation brightens cheeks with a radiant palette of pink, beige and coral, and leaves a smooth, satin finish.” It appears when mixed all together as a neutral apricot pink with slight shimmer. Individually, it comprises of a warm burnished orange, a cool toned bright carnation pink, a warm bronzed copper, a warm salmon pink and a warm coral pink. It lasted for 9 hours of wear on me. I like the perfect mixture of warm and cool toned shimmer which gives out a subtle sheen which flatters my brown skin without accentuating my pores.
Mac Oh Lady Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick is characterized as a “deep wine.” It appears as a warm deep bordeaux wine with strong burgundy undertones. It lasted for over 7 hours of wear and left a stain for an extra 3 hours. It is a non drying, non hydrating formula. It also never turned patchy after wearing it all day. I also didn’t notice any signs of it being flaky. It applies smoothly without pulling or tugging. The texture feels creamy and dries in about a minute. The applicator is flat, a bit different than the regular liquid lipstick applicators, which is very similar to lip gloss applicators from some high end brands.
Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande Lipstick is characterized as a “deep dark plum.” It appears as a blackened plum with slight magenta undertones. It lasted for almost 6 hours of wear and left a stain for an extra 2 hours. It is a non drying during the first 3 hours and felt very drying after 4 hours of wear. It is also a non hydrating formula. It also did turned patchy after wearing it for 4 hours. When it started to become really drying, it also is very flaky that I noticed signs of peeling on my lips. It doesn’t apply smoothly straight from the bullet which I’ve noticed pulling or tugging. The texture feels matte and it takes 3 layers for me to reach the full opacity.
The Bottom Line:
I’ve been wearing the Givenchy Poudre Lumiere Originelle on a daily basis. There are days which I just wanted to wear highlighters with zero shimmer. And on days like these, I always reach for my Givenchy Poudre Lumiere Originelle. Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon is one of my favorite blushes to wear on almost all eyeshadow hues and lip colors. I just love its versatility. Mac Oh Lady and Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande are not for everyone, but I prefer wearing these two if I’m too lazy to wear eye makeup. If you think these 2 shades are too deep, you may tone it down by mixing any cool tone beige lip color. Dupes for Mac Oh Lady include: Anastasia Sad Girl, Mac Instigator, Kat Von D Wolvesmouth, Tom Ford Black Dahlia and Mac Rebel. Dupes for Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande include: Lime Crime Salem, Mac Deep Love, Mac Antique Velvet, and Mac Living Legend. Until next time…
Givenchy Poudre Lumiere Originelle – Soft Powder Radiance Enhancer B+
Price: $57 / 10 g. / 0.35 oz. pan
Overall Quality: 8.5/10 Formula: 8.5/10 Pigmentation: 9/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 9/10
Chanel Sunkiss Ribbon Blush B-
Price: $70 / 11 g. / 0.38 oz. pan
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 9.5/10
Mac Oh Lady Liquid Lipstick A+
Price: $20 / 5 ml. / 0.17 fl. oz. tube
Overall Quality: 9.5/10 Formula: 9.5/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 10/10
Mac Viva Glam Ariana Grande C+
Price: $17 / 3 g. / 0.10 oz. tube
Overall Quality: 7/10 Formula: 7/10 Pigmentation: 8.5/10 Application: 7/10 Longevity: 9/10
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