Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Review & Swatches: Joe Fresh Lip Tint in shade Berry

Joe Fresh is a brand that you can find in stores owned by Loblaws Inc like Real Canadian Super Stores which is where I found this beauty. They have clothing, accessories and a beauty section.

I usually ignore the beauty section of Joe Fresh because I don't find usually see people around there. But one day I was waiting for my husband to come and decided to check out the beauty section and I am so happy I did. This is a gem of a product! I don't see many reviews for this product or brand online, so may be this could be my 'Hidden beauty find' :)

I couldn't find this listed in the Joe Fresh Canada website but US website has a link . This is a beautiful lip tint that is very light weight, applies nicely and sets pretty fast. The color is a rich berry tint in the bottle [may scare you] but you can apply in in varying intensity on your lips.

My lips are pigmented so the color comes off very reddish on my lips. On non-pigmented lips, this may show up pink tones based on how you apply it. The intensity can be built up, I love wearing this in full color -  a dark red that is so perfect with the season.

This works great as a cheek tint too- gives the perfect 'out-in-cold' look to cheeks when applied lightly. Also unlike some other lip tints, it gives enough time to apply before setting.

Shade after blending in as a blush- check out that beautiful color!!

The color lasts for a goodish time even with food - I recorded full color for 4 hours with Indian food in between, another 2 hours on medium intensity and another 1-2 hours with reddish tint left on lips. On cheeks this lasted for around 3-4 hours if layered which is decent enough. There is a slightly sharp scent to this product but I don't notice it much except when I bring it very near to my nose. It has a sweet taste, nothing great but nothing bad either.

Here comes the best part - its just $6.00!! :) It comes in around 3-4 shades, I went back and got another shade. I will review that also soon.
Overall I love this product and I highly recommend this for anyone who loves lip tints.

Review and Swatches: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in shades Adore & Rendezvous

From Revlon's website,
"It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of colour that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood."

If you are a lippie-lover and you read claims like Soft Lips plus color, how long would you wait and torture yourself till you grab em? No wonder chubby lip crayons and 'balm stains' are popping like mushrooms everywhere, though not so much here in Canada :(. Almost all brands seems to have a type of lip crayons starting from Clinique's to the recent Wet n Wild [which didn't yet reach here in Canada :(]

I like lip crayons for their ease of use mainly. It's like having a lip liner that you can contour your lips plus color as well. No need to worry about applying color outside lip lines accidentally. And there is the fun of playing with crayons once again :)

I have tried 2 colors from Revlon's Just Bitten Balm Stain range and 1 which I have yet to try. I got this on sale but the normal price is around $9.00 I guess. This is a chubby pencil that doesn't need any sharpening.
One thing I really love about Revlon's packaging for this lip crayon is that the color of the casing matches the lippie color. I love that concept, makes it so much easier to select and so much fun to see it. A definite plus from the usually boring black packaging they have!

Both lippies have a mint fresh scent that I like very much. The color applies sheer but can be built to an extent. Lasting power depends on how intensely the color was applied but you can easily get a wear time of 2-3 hours with this which I think is good for a glossy product. The stain lasts much longer [avg 4-5 hours] so overall this is a nice product to take with you for travel.

Left - Adore, Right -  Rendezvous
Adore is a reddish sheer shimmer color with brown/copper hints. I don't care much for the shimmer in this, but it doesn't show much on lips, so no worries. The color intensity can be increased but if you are looking for the dark red color of the casing, that may not happen. This gives a lip-balm finish to lips without any heaviness or greasiness. This is a safe color for office makeup, night wear and for Fall season.

Adore is on Top, Rendezvous is the lower one, both layered 2-3 times

Rendezvous is looks very bright on packaging but it is most gorgeous summer orangey peach shade. I love it! This is the best bright orangey peach shade I have that is so easy to wear and rock. The best part is this is one color that I can wear without worrying about the color making my skin look dull. This color just perks up the whole face. Pictures don't do justice, you need to try this. This color suits almost all skin tones. A MUST BUY for your SUMMER!!!

Overall, I love this product range from Revlon, Thank you Revlon for Just Bitten Balm Stains!

Review: Schwarzkopf got2b Rockin' It Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo

This is not a great dry shampoo -let me say that outright. I got this from Rexall here in Canada and I thought- 'hey Schwarzkopf is a famous brand for hair products, no matter that I can say the name right, may be this is a great product'. The product costs around $5.00.

Well it aint great...it aint worst either... Its just something you use, throw out and then never buy again unless you really really have no other choice. My biggest complaint is that this leaves a very whitish powdery layer on my brownish black hair and while I am not 17, I am not 60 either, so I really dont want grey hairs!

Can you see the whitish powder flakes around the nozzle?
This is not a dry shampoo I will buy again. I like the fragrance - it is a fresh scent, I like that it doesn't feel too heavy, but the whitish cast is not something I want when I am getting ready in a hurry to office.

I don't know who would like a white coat on their hair [May be Daenarys Targareyen?] but I would prefer something clear or may be dark brown. I read some nice reviews about Batiste's dry shampoo for brunettes so may be I will get that next.
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