Monday, August 3, 2009

Review: Helena Rubinstein (HR) lipstick + Green FOTD

How's everyone? Did you guys enjoyed your weekends? I did! So I hope you are as recharged as me to last for the whole week :)

Anyways, one of my readers asked me to do a review on HR lipsticks since I have a bunch of them (all are gifts by my friends from Japan) . Sorry gurl, if it took a long time before I was able to do this review..I was quite distracted by my Lancome lipsticks these past weeks hehe :)

Here's my review:

- pretty colors to choose from and majority of them are very weareable for any skin tone
- color is lasting on the lips
- has a sleek packaging..since it is shiny, you can use it as a mirror whenever you want to do touch ups

- not available locally
- very obvious glitters when applied to the lips
- since it's long wearing, it makes my dry lips drier (so make sure to put a good moisturizing lipbalm underneath to prevent chapping)
- this does not apply smoothly on my lips unlike my Lancome lipsticks

Over-all Rating: 3/5 - Although I love the colors and staying power, I'm more after to the moisturizing properties of lipsticks.

Here's a shot of one of my HR lipsticks..I used this today for my FOTD..Color is so pretty on the lips ^_^
Very cute right? I just hope it's more moisturizing..This is the main reason why I rarely use them..anyways, I'll try using different lipbalms underneath to see which one works for this lipstick coz I do love the color :)

Now, for my FOTD..
I was attracted to the greens and yellows of the Coastal Scents 88 palette so I decided to do a yellow-green look for today ^_^

- Innisfree Trouble Care BB Cream

- Ellana Sheer Velvet Primer in White Chocolate 

- Meow blush in Cat Got Your Tongue

- Dayna's Minerals Glow in Violet Vesper

* all face products are applied using a stippling brush


- Venus and Mars emu oil lip balm

- HR lipstick #44


- Mary Kay Signature Concealer in Ivory

- Ellana Minerals concealer in Awake

- MAC Paintpot in Painterly

- Coastal Scents 88 Matte Palette (green, yellow, yellow-gold and gold)

- Ellana Minerals MPM in Ethereal as eyeliner (applied wet using Aromaleigh eyeliner sealant)

* I did not use any mascara because I hate removing them haha ^_^

^ This is the inspiration for my look today. A mint green hoodie T-shirt dress ^_^

I hope you all liked it! Till next time. Bye! :)


fuzkittie said...

Hehe love the last photo! You're so cute! That lipstick is gorgeous!!!

Crystal Gale said...

^ thanx Fuz! I like copying the Korean pose whenever I want to look cute haha ^_^

herroyalbleakness said...

Innisfree makes you look so fresh ha! Interesting... I saw your initial review about it and your balita over at the BB cream thread sa GT na so far ito yung bb cream na di ka pa nag bbreak out. Yay.

The lippie looks great on you, too! Hopefully, we can get Stila Lipglazes, soon! Hahaha! Price alert mode ako, feeling ko di ko mabibili kasi almost 1k din ang lipglaze pag nagkataon.

Crystal Gale said...

^ thanx Arg! I'm really crossing my fingers for this bb cream para I can have an HG na hehe :)

Really?! Stila lipglosses are P1k up? Oh no! that's too much for me..I don't buy expensive lippies because they just expire on me hehe..But I would like to try the cheek tint :)

JoiceyTwentyPTRP said...

wow i love the eye make up! gaah i wish i could do my own make up. haha di ako marunong ewww. green hoodies are love!

Crystal Gale said...

^ thank you! you can do it! "don't be afraid of playing with colors" that's my motto haha anyways, if it doesn't look good, you can easily erase it :)