Colourpop Cosmetics Unboxing

Hello cuties,

A couple of weeks ago I ordered products for the very first time off of the Colourpop store and they finally came today. I always heard great reviews online about Colourpop cosmetics and I decided to check it out for myself and to see if it was worth the hype.

First and foremost I was pleasantly surprised at how cheap and cost-effective most of the items were. Lipstick for only $6 to me is an amazing deal, because I honestly expected to pay $15 for one tube of lipstick. In addition I also expected to pay an arm and a leg for shipping, but it was only $9.99 for any orders that were under $50 (international not within the US), which also surprised considering that was very cheap to ship from America all the way to Australia. My order took 10 days to get from the US to Australia.

For my first ever order I wanted to get their infamous lipsticks and their eyeshadows, so I decided to buy their ‘Nectar Collector’ which consisted of their ‘Blow Me Away’ eye shadow palette and their ‘Phase 1’ lip bundle. Along with the products I bought I was also able to get two free mini travel sized lipsticks. Unfortunately the ‘Nectar Collector’ is no longer available on the website, so if you want to buy those products you have to buy them separately.

My firs impressions on the products were that I was very surprised by how smooth and velvety the lip products were, they just glided on to my lips. There was no sticky feeling and my lips did not become dry, nor did they crack. The only negative would be that the lipsticks are not really smudge free and they do budge if I wipe my hand or a napkin across my lips. 

Frick N' Frack
This one is great versatile colour which is very easy to pair with different outfits.

likeyy
This shade was the most upsetting to me because I thought it would be much darker.

prim
This one has to be the best colour out of all of them! It’s my first ever shade that is dark and vampy and I’m loving it. 

Up Twirl
This colour I gave to my Mum because she loves vibrant pinks like this, so I couldn’t swatch it on my lips. 

updoo
I normally am not a fan of glosses, but this one surprised me a lot. It gave a light sheen did not feel sticky and the colour was a very natural light pink.
 

As for the eyeshadows I still haven’t tested them out or done a swatch test because I want to create an eye look and then test out their staying power.

That’s the end of my post, I hope you guys enjoyed reading it. As always if you enjoyed reading my post please leave a comment and like this post.

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling

May Favorites

Hello my lovelies,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you guys my favorite products of the month of May, so let us get started!

Makeup

So this month I decided to try something new and I started dabbling with lipsticks. Normally lipsticks never took my fancy simply because I never thought they looked good on me, but I’ve been experimenting with different shades to see which would suit me. For this month I’ve been loving ‘3ina’s The Longwear Lipstick in 502’, it is a beautiful matte pink shade with hints of a purple base. I love the fact that this lipstick doesn’t smudge and the lip gloss style applicator makes it easier to apply. Also a little extra the lipstick literally smells like chocolate and I love it, it’s better than smelling like chemicals!

Beauty

Recently I have actually stopped using shampoo and actually started using bicarbonate soda instead. I won’t get too deep into this change of regime. as I’ll talk about it another time. Anyway, one of the things that I have recently invested in has been the ‘Face Shop’s Cherry Blossom hair mist’. I have used this product in the past and I was not really a fan of it, but I decided to give it one more try and it has become one of my favourite products. Before I only thought that it just made my hair smell nice, but it also gives my hair a long lasting shine which I have been loving.

Another beauty favourite of mine would be these ‘Kink-Free Spiral hair ties’. My hair is weird and ties itself into knots a lot especially when I used traditional hair ties and I found that they also tugged on my hair a lot and would be very painful. You wouldn’t think these spiral hair ties would be  effective in putting hair into a ponytail, but it has been amazing

I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this post and that May treated you all well. To be honest for me May was a little rough considering it is getting colder here in Australia, so getting out of bed is harder. I’ve been buried under stacks of homework and tests which have also caused me to experience a lot of stress. But hey May is gone and a new month has arrived, lets hope it’ll treat me and you all better. Also, I would love it if you guys checked out my YouTube video on my May favorites. 

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling

Pretty in Pink Makeup Tutorial

Hello my lovelies,

Welcome back to my blog and today I’m going to be showing you guys who to create this really soft and delicate makeup look, comprised of pinks and gold. It is a really sweet and subtle makeup look that softens the facial features and is perfect for a spring day. Let’s get started!

Eyes

  • Using a flat eyeshadow brush apply a light beige shimmer shade all over the eye lids.
  • Using a fluffy blending brush apply a matte pink shade on the outer third of the eye and blend the colour out. With the left over powder apply it to your lower lash line. For this look I’m technically using a blush shade, but I like how vibrant this shade of pink is.
  • Now using a small eyeshadow brush apply a lilac shade on the centre fold of the crease on the outer third, and with the same fluffy blending brush used previously blend it into the pink shade. What this does is it gives more depth to the eyes so they don’t look flat.
  • With a pale gold shimmer shade and a flat eyeshadow brush apply the colour all over the centre of the eyelids
  • Using an angled brush get a brown or dark purple eyeshadow and line your eyes creating a cat-eye.
  • Now it’s time to add highlight to your eyes. Apply a white shimmer shade on the inner corners of the eyes and halfway across the inner lower lash line. Also do not forget to apply the white shade onto the brow bone.
  • Using any mascara load up your lower and upper lashes with them.

Lips

  • With your ring finger apply a cherry coloured lipstick on the inner most part of the lips and with your your ring finger spread the colour out, this will create a gradient lip effect. Of course if you guys don’t want to use your finger you can use a flat makeup brush.

Thanks for reading this post and please check out my YouTube video on this look.

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling

BOLD MAKEUP LOOK

Hello my lovelies,
Today’s look is very unique and eyecatching and combines both warm and cool tones. This look is great for anyone who is experimenting with makeup and would like to create a statement look, but is not too over the top.

Eyes

  1. Using a pearly white shade apply it all over to the eye lids.
  2. Using a fluffy blending brush use a peach colour and apply it all over the eye lids.
  3. With an angled fluffy brush use a tan shade and apply it on the crease.
  4. Using the same angled brush apply a dark brown shade all over the crease. This will add more definition to the eyes.
  5. On the outer half of the lower lash line apply a dark blue shimmer shade with hints of green. (Look for a seaweed kind of colour)
  6. On the inner hald of the lower lash line apply a ight blue shimmer shade.
  7. With a black eyeliner create a very subtle cat-eye, the main focus should be the blue eyeshadow not the eyeliner.
  8. Now load up your top lashes with mascara. Do not apply any on your lower lashes.

Lips

  1. Line the lips with a mauve lip pencil.
  2. Using a baby pink matte liquid lipstcik apply it all over the lips.

That is the finished look. Please let me know in the comments down below if you liked the look, and check out the YouTube video I made of this look.

Take Care

TheMakeupDumpling

Everyday Makeup Look

Hey guys,

Today I’m going to be sharing with you how to complete an everyday makeup look. It’s a very simple look that is very easy to do and is perfect for any occasion.

Eyes

  • To begin with use a light tan shimmery shade and apply it all over you eyelids.
  • Use a light brown matte shade and appy a little bit of it on the outer third your eye. Do this in order to give more depth to your eyes.
  • Now using a peach shimmer shade apply it to the outer third of your eyes making sure to to blend it with the tan shimmer shade.
  • Using a pearly white shade apply it to your brow bone and the inner corner of your eyes.
  • Create a simple cat-eye using black eyeliner.
  • Using a black mascaara load up your lashes wiht it in order to ake them nice and perky.

Lips

  • Using a mauve lip liner line the outer rim of your lips.
  • With a slightly lighter colour to the lip liner apply a matter liquid lipstick to your lips.

That’s it the look is complete it’s very simple to do and matches with pretty much every outfit, occasion, and weather. I hope you liked this look and share with me your thoughts in the comment section down below.

See you soon,

TheMakeupDumpling

What’s in my clutch?

Hello my lovelies,

I just had my formal the other day and it was amazing! It was great to go to a school event with the rest of my peers and teachers and not care about school work, but just to enjoy myself and flaunt my stuff.

Now for this post I’m going to be sharing with you guys what was in my purse, which I believe were essential for me to get by smoothly throughout the night.

Pads

These are a no-brainer and a must to put in a clutch. Even if you are not going through your menstrual cycle I would still recommend to bring one for someone else who maybe didn’t bring a pad or their period came early. Also if you do end up giving a spare pad to another girl in need, she will view you as her saviour, and wouldn’t that feel great?

Loose change

I believe that one should always keep loose change in their clutch in case their transport card runs out of money or doesn’t have the right amount of money in it. Also, I would bring loose change to buy a bottle of water from a supermarket or a milkbar that doesn’t take card. Remember guys hydration is key.

Bobby pins

Bobby pins are necessary to pin back pesky loose pieces of hair that have escaped out of the ponytail. What’s more bobby pins there might be some useful bobby pin hacks out there, so don’t forget your bobby pins!

Hand cream

If you have dry hands like I do then hand cream is a must. What’s more the soap in public toilets usually dry out my skin, so I believe that hand cream is a must in order to ensure hydrated and soft hands. The handcream I am currently using is from The Body Shop.

Lipstick

There’s no doubt about it lipstick rubs off when you eat, drink, and lick your lips so in order to ensure that you don’t have any weird looking lips always keep a tube of lipstick in your clutch. The one I’m curretnly using is from Revlon and has a nice glossy finish.

Lip balm 

The lipstick I am currently using doesn’t conain any Shea butter in it as a result I have to carry around a tube of lip balm in order to ensure that I don’t have any gross cracked lips. The one I am using is from Nivea and contains SPF 15.  (Did you know lips can get sunburnt)

Mini perfume 

There’s no doubt about it at the end of the night you are going to smell like a mixture of sweat and smoke. So in an attempt to stop that I suggest you bring with a mini perfume bottle. Simply because no one wants to smell like smoke or sweat or anything else that is gross. I am using a body mist from The Face Shop which has a very fresh scent to it.

Thank you for reading my article and I hope you guys enjoy. Please comment down below what are your clutch essentials. Also I have put a link to the video version of this post and I hope you watch it.

Signing off

TheMakeupDumpling

Empties: Korean Skincare #2

Hey cuties,

I am back with another empties post for you all about some Korean skin care products which I have used. Same thing goes like in the last post, I will write a description about my experiences with the product and I will give a rating out of 5. I hope you enjoy reading this post, as you did the last one.

Baby Leaf Green Tea Waterfull Emulsion (The Face Shop)

To be honest this emulsion was very forgettable, it did the job of adding an extra layer of moisture to my skin. Aside from that there was nothing really spectacular about it.

Score: 3/5

True Relief Moist Emulsion (Etude House)

Compared to the Green Tea emulsion the formula for this one was a little bit thicker. Regardless, the product was very moistening to my skin without leaving a greasy or oily feel.

Score: 4/5

True Relief Moist Cream (Etude House)

Like its’ emulsion counterpart the cream moisturizer was very soothing to my skin and helped moisturize my skin without leacing a greasy or oily feel. What’s more it absorbed very well into my skin.

Score: 5/5

Play Therapy Sleeping Pack (Moist Up) (Etude House)

This product is actually the most amazing thing ever. I don’t know what magic ingredients Etude House put into this sleeping mask, but it does wonders to my skin. During the winter my skin tends to dry out considering when I go outside it’ll be freezing cold and when I go insider it’ll be hot with the heater blasting. Therefore, it is only fair that my skin will dry out and suffer. That is where this product steps in and repairs and moisturizes my skin during the night whilst I sleep.

Score: 5/5

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this Empties article. Furthermore, I have attached a video of an Empties I did for my YouTube channel. This is my first ever YouTube video and I hope you support me and watch, like and subscribe.

Signing off,

TheMakeupDumpling