Friday, June 18, 2010

LUNASOL Nail Finish

Hello again! I just wanted to share some more of my mini-LUNASOL collection. I'm not very keen on buying expensive nail polish but I used to have a thing for Shiseido's pN line. I have a lot of the colours from that line and I do secretly wish they would have that again so I could keep my collection going. Well, a few months back... I was online browsing other beauty blogs and saw some nail finish swatches. I believe it's Yuki's Lazy Channel blog. I remember saving the picture of her swatches too! These swatches were amazing! It made me have to have these nail finishes from LUNASOL. They were pricey but I decided to dish out and try to create the same looks. In the end, I ended up getting:

35 Shining Sheer Rose
36 Shining Deep Black
37 Shining Milky Clear
As you can tell.. these are all very glittery and beautiful. Today I'm only going to show you 2 of them though because I have yet to work the black one. It's hard to paint dark nails! I can never get them to appear "smooth". I did a gradient look with the 37 as a base and layered 35 twice on top.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

LUNASOL Sheer Contrast Eyes 01 Coral Coral

On my last trip back to Toronto, I had a mission to reorganize the makeup I had at home and bring some of the ones that I love back with me. These included my 2 LUNASOL palettes that I had barely touched. It's summer so I thought I would do a look with my LUNASOL Sheer Contrast Eyes 01 Coral Coral. I did this look last summer but I felt it was really orange. I have a problem like that with "warmer" toned eyeshadows. I'm always in the look for the perfect cool tone browns! With that being said, this palette is indeed really warm with the beachy warm sandy colours. I did not do any swatches so hopefully the quad picture will be good for now. I have to say I really like the creamy textures of these shadows. They blend real nice and the shimmer is pretty decent for hot summer nights. I haven't tried this but I bet that I could totally use these shadows and create a look with just my fingers!

Here I am wearing the entire palette. I am very weary of the reddish pink in the palette so I only use it to smudge in the middle of the entire lid. I know my photo has horrible lighting and the quality is not really great but yeaaaah... it's summer, baby!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

LUNASOL 10th Anniversary Palette

Hey again! So this is quite an old product that I recently(ok, a couple of months ago) purchased. I've always had my eye on the LUNASOL 10th Anniversary Palette but never got around to getting it only because the colours didn't exactly appeal to me at the time and also because it was a bit pricey. I only finally got it when I went on a trip with a friend and was amazed about how "cool" it was to have a makeup palette. I know.. I'm a bit weird like that. There are a lot of makeup palettes out there from both Western and Asian brands but I figured I would give a the LUNASOL one a try. It's not only their bestselling products combined in one but it's also great for everyday looks. And to come to think, the price isn't too bad either!
This isn't exactly a review as I don't have swatches but I just wanted to talk about the palette. Old news is always good news! I bought this a few months ago and I've only been reaching for this item apart from my face stuff in my makeup drawer. I'm going to just break it down...

Eyeshadow(Skin Modeling Eyes 01 Beige Beige)
This is by far the most neutral combo you can have in your stash! At first when I saw swatches on other beauty blogs, I thought "Wow.. that's just never going to show up on my lids!" But I was really wrong! It's very subtle but the shimmer in the base beige colour makes it pop out a bit. I think the 2 skin-tone colours make no difference but tone down the shimmer of the beige so I use either/or when I apply. The chocolate colour is really nice though. These shadows are definitely on the warm side but have a slight cool in them. You can totally keep it simple or play them up for night.

Blush(Coloring Cheeks in 01 Reddish Beige)
As a blush lover, I can't really say I am loving this one at all. The quality and pigmentation is awesome but I'm not really fond of the colour. It's just really orange-y red for me. I prefer dirty pinks and this one is just too much. I also have some redness in my face so it doesn't look that great. It only just enhances my flaws. I don't really use the blush much but if I am lazy or if I forget my travel blush(Clinique's Quick Blush in Minute Mocha), I only use a very light hand.
Nobel Shade Liner in EX01 Deep Brown
I had real high doubts about this only because the normal price for these liners is pretty pricey so I never tried it or researched on it. I was a bit worried that it would smudge a lot and create a super-panda eye effect on me. But you know what? It reminds me of that old eyeliner I got from T'estimo! The colour is a very nice rich dark chocolate brown with some shimmer and a hint of metallic. I really like this one! I do! As for staying power, I have noticed a bit of smudge so I don't really use it often either..

High Stylized Mascara EL in 01 Black
Yeah. No. I don't like this one at all. It did nothing for my lashes. No length or volume. It clumps. Just a big fat mess. It also smudged and leaked. Ugh. No!
Full Glamour Gloss N in EX08 Beige CoralDespite the 2 let-downs with the blush and mascara, the lipgloss is definitely something to check-out/invest in. Maybe not this colour specifically even though it pretty much is the BOMB on my lips but because of this one, it makes me want to take a look at the other glosses. It's super light-weight and it's not the slight bit sticky at all! Love love love!!

So with that short review.. I do have FOTDs. The lighting is horrible but hopefully you can see what you can do with this palette. I am using everything that can be used in this palette even those 2 non-existent shadows, the blush and horrible mascara.You can see the eyeshadow better in this picture.
And this is how pretty the lipgloss looks!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hey Guys!

It's been a really long time since I last wrote here! I wish I could review more but work's been so hectic for me. I've been moving around and I think I've finally settled into a place for long-term. Can't say I have much to review lately but there are some products that I'm loving. Perhaps I'll talk about those! =)

Anyways, thought I'd just update with my first FOTD. Yay!

And here's what I used:

Concealer: MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NW20
Foundation: Revlon PhotoReady in 005 Natural Beige
Powder: Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
Eyebrow: Anna Sui Eye Brow Powder in 02
Eyeshadow: MAJOLICA MAJORCA Majolook in BR762
Eyeliner: stila smudge pots in Brown
Mascara: MAJOLICA MAJORCA Lash Expander Frame Plus
Blush: Clinique Quick Blush in 03 Minute Mocha
Lipstick: Maybelline(Japan) Volumy Shine in 022

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Long time no see.. beauty peeps! I haven't died yet! Life's been pretty busy so I haven't had much time to actually sit down to try/review any products. I moved away from my hometown to work so I don't have much makeup/skincare products with me anymore. I have been keeping up to date with reading other beauty blogger's reviews and I have seen a few things that have caught my eye. But mail totally sucks at my new place so I don't know.. =(

Although this is not a review post, I'd like to show you 2 Lunasol palettes I recently purchased. I have 4 in total now but the other 2 are at home. Those 2 are Coral Coral and Black Tea.

The ones I got recently are more of neutral ones because I don't see myself using crazy colours around work. Got one from the most recent and one from an older collection.

05 Close of Night

I wasn't going to get this one originally but I decided to have at least a warm tone neutral pallete wouldn't be too bad. For some reason, I feel warmer tones make me really orange/rusty looking.

These shadows are incredibly shimmery but sophisticated shimmery. I love using the white(3rd) all over with the cafe-latte-brown(2nd) for the crease. Then use the peach-copper-ish(1st) to dab right in the middle of the lid. AND I LOVE LOVE the dark brown! It's great for smudging, smokey looks and lining! I'm so lazy that I just use it for liner sometimes. Awesome palette to have! =)

04 Neutral

This was the palette I wanted real bad. I "researched" a lot on this one because I was really looking for a cool toned one. I finally got it and then realized that INTEGRATE has a palette with the exact same colours. =(

My swatch doesn't exactly show the "coolness" of the palette but it's there. I don't quite like this one as much as I had before. Just the fact that it doesn't really show up on my lids that much.

Overall, I really like 05 Close of Night because the colours just go on really nice. I have looked at a couple of more Lunasol palettes that I would like to try. They are 01 Start of Night(recent collection) and 05 Chocolate Cosmos(Scent Form Collection).

Until next time!
Stay beautiful!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Welcome to Oui Beauty!

Hello and welcome!

This blog is all about reviews about makeup and beauty products from Japan. There will be some rare occasions that some of stuff will be from Korea or Taiwan. I've open this blog up for my deep interest and enjoyment of reading reviews on makeup.

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I am by no means an expert with makeup but I love it a lot so I do own quite a bit. I'm just another girl out there exploring and experimenting.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Etude House Moistfull 3-in-1 Moisture Plus Mask

Here is part 2 of the Etude House Moistfull set. This is going to be a brief review. I purchased this set that had the Gel Cream in it and the Etude House Moistfull 3-in-1 Mask. I don't know how to read Korean so I had to research heavily(but not far) to find out what this mask was and why it was 3-in-1. It's basically a mask, a massaging mask or an overnight mask. After my nightmare with overnight masks, I did opt to try that option. In my honest opinon, this mask can really be skipped. It has the same moisturizing properties and smells the same as the entire Moistfull line but it's not really that great. I find if I use the cream daily, the mask is really unnessecary. It is, however, a great massaging mask thing. The consistency works real well with the massaging. Sadly I have no use for that as I prefer "massaging" gels with scrubbing beads and I overall like sheet masks better. Easy on and easy off. I would say try this if you truely enjoy the line so much and really want to try the mask out as well.

Pros: 3-in-1 usage, good consistancy for massaging, moisturizing
Cons: Average product

*Will review 3-in-1 mask later!