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March Favorites – Benefit, Guerlain, Chanel, YSL, Bourjois, Revlon, Hakuhodo, Lioele, MAC, Urban Decay, Shu Uemura

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Funny how time flies! It’s almost the end of April and I’m now frantically posting up my March Favorites post coz doing this in May would be too much of a delay. HOHO.

Benefit Rocketeur Blush – This is easily one of my favorite blushes! The warm rose gold has enough shimmer to give radiance to the face but looks absolutely natural. I like that it’s buildable so you can choose to go for a light sweep or a heavier flushed complexion. I can wear this blush every day and not get sick of it since it goes well with almost all lipstick shades – warm pinks, cool pinks, corals, cool reds, warm reds. Great lasting power too.

Guerlain Meteorites 2 Clair – I honestly wasn’t that impressed with Meteorites when I initially used it with the Guerlain brush because the brush was too scratchy. :( But from the moment I used it with Hakuhodo B104, MY MY, I use this every day! Love the unique scent of Meteorites when I dust it all over my face lightly with the Hakuhodo B104, when I do that it’s like marking the start of a brand new day. That’s the reason you see it so often on my Instagram feed (@bunbunmakeuptips) when I show what’s on my face for that day.

Le Volume De Chanel Masacara – I was super apprehensive when deciding whether or not to sink money into buying another Chanel mascara. The first one I had a long time ago was super dry and crappy and when I brought it back to the store the assistant said “We can’t do anything since you’ve already opened it”. I was like =.=” Do I look like I have bionic eyes with x-ray capabilities to be able to see through a mascara tube?? But I did give Chanel another chance and then I fell in love. This is my favorite mascara of the moment. It instantly adds volume to my lashes in one setting and is SO BLACK. It doesn’t flake, doesn’t clump, doesn’t make my lashes sticky, and doesn’t create the horrifying spidery effect – just lush, thick, sexy lashes.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 13 Pink in Paris – I bought this on our trip back from Taiwan (for our wedding photoshoot). The misleading store lights gave me the impression that this was a peachy-orange. So I was a little pissed that it was way off what I envisioned when I saw it in natural light. But it has somehow become a HG lipstick for me! I’ve received plenty of compliments, both online and in real life. It’s a kind of pink that cheers me up and brightens up my complexion. It tastes slightly sweet too! :) This doesn’t bother me, but after it fades, there’s a trail of silver glitter bits left behind.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Pink Pong – Super creamy and smooth texture that leaves a matte but not dry finish. This fuchsia is not your everyday kind of lip color as it’s very attention-grabbing and might wash you out if you don’t make an effort to make up the rest of your face. Definitely for a more glamorous occasion. Pity they only come in 8 shades. Pink Pong looks like a bright and vibrant pink in these photos because of strong fluorescent lighting, if under normal lighting it is more of a darker radiant orchid – pantone color of 2014. Bourjois has occasional sales, I got this at 20% off so look out for them!

Bourjois-Rouge-Edition-Velvet-06-Pink-Pong Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet 06 Pink Pong

Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm 210 Unapologetic –  Neon, warm pink and best shade out of this whole range. When I swatched them at the store only 2 shades appealed to me. The other shade I got was 235 Mischevious and the formula is just horrible – dry, chalky and flakes like crazy. I like that the jumbo pencil casing color reflects the real shade of the product. More products in the market like this, please! So I don’t have to spend time squinting at the tiny words on lipstick labels.

Lioele Real Vivid Matte Lipstick – I didn’t expect to like this lipstick THIS MUCH! :) This light and milky pink can be worn on its own but I like to mix it with a little coral to get the perfect pink-peach shade. Love how long-lasting it is yet does not feel dry on the lips. You can check out the other lovely shades available HERE.

OMG did I just review 4 lipsticks in a row? I’m in a lippie phase LOL. WOOTZZ!!

Hakuhodo J544 Blush & Foundation Brush Round & Flat – This is what I use to apply makeup base, mainly Lioele Dollish Veil Vita BB in Natural Green and Benefit Big Easy BB. Such an upgrade from my MAC 188 that sheds every time and leaves black stray hairs on my face. =.=

MAC Fluidline Sassy Moss I wear colorful gel liners less often now , but when I attended the launch of MAC Fantasy of Flowers event launch, I told my wallet to forgive me. Haha! Such a pretty, vivid green. I wear it on top of black liner, or on the lower lash line. Adds a little fun twist to neutral eyes. Try it! =)

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner Spandex – I’ve only had bad experiences with glitter eyeliners so when Urban Decay sent me their Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliners I didn’t expect much. But after trying Spandex, I was super impressed. Spandex is a deep blue-black with iridescent glitter. Super pretty when worn with black eyeliner beneath. Midnight Cowboy (gold) and Glam Rock (silver) are less exciting since they’re just literally gold and silver glitter, but Glam Rock would have looked totally awesome for my Stage Performance Makeup (I didn’t own Glam Rock at that time yet).

Shu Uemura Calligraph:ink Eyeliner – I must sound like a broken record now, but this is a top-class liquid eyeliner that provides so much flexibility in creating the perfect eyeline flick, yet firm enough so that you get absolute control for which to start and end the flick. It’s one of the blackest liquid eyeliners I’ve ever used too.

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencil 81 Chestnut Brown – Sometimes black is too dark, isn’t it? So I’ll go for brown. The Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils glide on my lids effortlessly, no tugging involved, and they are so creamy and pigmented one layer is enough. Only drawback is that they’re regular pencils which require sharpening.

 

What were your March favorites? 😀 Any of them in my list? I wonder, would you like to see more of these ‘Month Favorites’ posts?

 

 

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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.