Jan 23, 2014

SLEEK i-Divine in "Oh So Special" (Yes, you are!)

Hello reader, another verdict post of my current obsession for Eyeshadow Palettes. Yes! This is my first time to buy US/UK cosme brands instead of Revlon or Maybelline which is never heard or crossed my head at first; but now it becomes my current obsession. My first introduction for US/UK cosme brand comes to : 'SLEEK'.

Yup, it's a UK brand that has been a hype for it's sleek, affordable with a great pigmentation finish among Indonesian Beauty addicts since beginning of 2012 (if I'm not mistaken.) Actually SLEEK comes in various type of products but their eminent product is the i-Divine series. Therefore, "Oh-So-Special" palette from the i-Divine series been selected as my go to product for introduction :)

I decided to buy the "Oh-So-Special" palette for it's subtle and girly array, I don't know why but my dark-areas below my eyes is so harsh I even can't apply dark tone eyeshadow unless I put heavy foundation to correct my skin tone :( Hence, light or warm tone eyeshadow is my go-to item especially during hectic morning (duh) and else, dark or cold tone can easily show your fine-lines or dark-areas, Big nooooooo~

After several browsing on the internet, I found a quite enticing online shop (ol) for selling US/UK brands. Mine was bought at Beautyhaul Indonesia ; they provide various soc-med for promotion FB Page, Instagram and BeautyHaul Website in which becomes their main ordering method.

Here's their package that came as my end-of-year-self-gift *LOL*

Their Package (Lovely Paper Wrap <3 )
Back Side
Every SLEEK packaging comes in a typical palette packaging: Black, Sturdy, Matte and Sleek Palette in a sturdy case. The only way to differentiate the inside palette is by looking at the outer backside or description behind the case.
Outer Palette
Gyaaa, the inner palette or the eyeshadow palette has a great variety of pink-is tone colors ♥ Most prominent color is Pink and I can suggest you 'Gateau', 'Organza' and 'Ribbon' are definitely my fave colors ♥ 3 These photos below are taken indoor, night time without flash *gosh* so discoloration may occur.

Meanwhile, these photos are taken against the sunlight as you can see the colors are clear but not so vivid comparing to indoor photos :)

Color swatch on my hand as I don't have primer ._. (huhuhu)
'The Mail' is blended with my skin tone :O
Final Result? Taa-daa~! :) I'm using 'Ribbon' only, it's so demure, right? :)
Jidatku nonong yaaa? Maafff >.<

One word to describe the packaging: Sleek. The case is sturdy with a matte-black finishing. Definitely handy and can be carryall all around. The mirror is attached inside the case, it's big comparing common make-up case. So, in case there's no mirror around, you can apply or retouch your make-up without worry. ♥

Half part of the eyeshadow are Matte and others are Shimmer. Shimmer in here means fair pigmentation color with shimmering effect.

I can say 'Oh-So-Special' palette is categorized as warm tone with Pink-is color array palette. Great option for warm-skin tone people. I can suggest you also to use 'Noir' as eye brow shadow in case you forget/don't have eye brow pencil. 

It's long-lasting! Build-able and great finish even though you don't apply primer before. However, primer might be needed. The Matte powder has impressive result as the Matte doesn't get cake-y or sheer like other shadows. While the Shimmer shadows are SUPER-IMPRESSIVE ♥ the color doesn't harsh like other shimmering or glittery shadows.
My Verdict?
I AM SO IMPRESSED with SLEEK eye shadow palette especially 'Oh-So-Special' as I have warm-skin tone and cold-tone like smokey eye shadow might look to harsh on me :) This palette can be used daily and also great on night-occasion. Easily to carryall and above all; Great formula and color with reasonable price :) USD 12 or around IDR 170.000 as per 2014 (excluding Shipment) Must have item for make-up beginner or simple and busy career woman. I bought mine from Beautyhaul Indonesia, price may change and 1 palette never be enough for me. Go grab one, this palette is OH-SO-SPECIAL for a SPECIAL WOMAN like you ;)

Jan 18, 2014

SARI AYU Trend Warna 2014: Borneo B-01 Lipstick

Hello Everyone! Sorry been MIA for awhile :P First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014~! (Bah, it's too late) I've been enjoying my life for awhile and couldn't take any minute to sit down and write down a new blog entry and when it comes to new item verdicts/ideas, BAM! suddenly everything comes directly at the same spot. Overload.

Kali ini saya akan memulai postingan pertama di tahun 2014 ini dari rangkaian produk make-up yang tidak usah diragukan lagi kualitasnya: Sariayu. Sariayu baru saja meluncurkan tren warna terbaru mereka yaitu "Color Trend 2014 Inspirasi Borneo" yang sangat terinspirasi dari kekayaan warna Borneo yang dipenuhi perpaduan Hijaunya Hutan Tropis Kalimantan dan segarnya kuning-kehijauan kekayaan fauna paru-paru dunia ini.

Sekilas kemasan produk ini tidak jauh berbeda dari rangkaian trend warna Sariayu lainnya (hiks) tapi sekali lagi pilihan warnanya sangat menggiurkan pecinta lipstick seperti saya. Untuk rangkaian 2014 ini Sariayu berani mengangkat tema yang variant dan colorful. Jika dibandingkan tren warna 2013 lalu, dekorasi kemasan 2014 ini sarat dengan warna primer kuning & hijau.

Pertama-tama adalah sekilas tampak Lipstick dari Trend Warna 2014 Inspirasi Borneo B-01:


Lalu, dari tampilan kemasan luar, goresan gambar bunga Kenanga dan Burung Enggang tergambar simetris di sudut kemasan. Warna putih sebagai warna dominan tren 2014 ini kemudian dihiasi warna hijau dan kuning-kehijauan sebagai aksen. Segar (sesuai dengan tema Borneo sebagai paru-paru dunia.)

Ditutup bagian atasnya ada informasi mengenai warna, seri dan tren warna produk tersebut. Membantu kita untuk mengetahui rangkaian produk tersebut tanpa harus membuka kemasan luarnya.

Dibagian bawah tube lipsticknya, terdapat informasi lagi mengenai varian lipstick tersebut berikut manufacturing date-nya.

Dibagian luar kemasan atau tube lipstick ini juga terdapat grafis corak yang khas dengan kekayaan alam Borneo atau mungkin lebih tepatnya corak motif suku Dayak yang bermukim di hutan Kalimantan.

Full Swirl of the lipstick; berikut ini tampak lipstick setelah diputar penuh. Terlihat diujung lipstick terdapat ukiran khas trend warna 2014 yang sarat budaya Dayak. Lovely <3 Sedangkan untuk warna B-01 ini cenderung Peach atau Orange dengan hint Pink.

Emboss khas "Sariayu' juga terdapat disisi samping lipsticknya.

Okay, let's talk about my verdicts:


Pertama dari swatch outdoor dan indoor comparison; Borneo B-01 cenderung Peach muda jika dibandingkan dengan BLL in Hot Tamale (Saya coba bandingkan dengan NYX Black Label Lipstick in hot Tamale karena sekilas warnanya nampak serupa) namun BLL lebih pigmented dan Borneo lebih Sheer.

Typical Sariayu's trend warna packaging: sealed with printed seal in the tube with artistic and trademark print of the current SA color trend in the outer packaging. Untuk trend warna 2014 ini cukup mengesankan karena secara pribadi saya lebih suka dengan kemeriahan grafis Trend warna 2013 Lasem yang sarat warna dan grafis. Namun grafis Bunga Kenanga dan Burung Enggang di Lipstick ini rasanya sudah cukup mewakili tema Trend Warna 2014.

B-01 ini bertekstur semi-matte namun sedikit memberikan finishing glossy jika sebelumnya sudah mengaplikasikan lip balm. Sedikit sheer dan build-able; cocok untuk tatanan gaya yang kalian inginkan.

Pigmentasi B-01 ini cenderung Peach dengan hint pink, cocok dengan kulit Indonesia yang hangat / warm tone. Cenderung berwarna Peach muda ketimbang NYX BLL Hot Tamale.

It's long-lasting! Bahkan hingga 4-6 jam masih bertahan di bibir. Apabila bibir kalian cenderung mudah pecah-pecah maka sekali lagi lip balm is you holy-grail product.

Untuk sekali lagi saya impressd dengan warna dari rangkaian trend warna 2014 ini, warna Peach-nya lembut dan tidak 'harsh' dengan tekstur yang buildable. Long-lasting formula dan yang pasti membuat saya suka adalah spektrum peach-nya yang 'aman' bagi 'warm-tone' seperti saya. Kedepannya saya ingin mencoba B-03 dengan warna Magenta/Fuschia yang 'sedikit' sesuai dengan tema Color of the Year 2014 versi Pantone Institute ♥ hehehe. Selamat bereksperimen~! :)


 Thanks for reading~!

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