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REVIEW: Loreal Paris Rouge Signature Lip Tint

So I bought Loreal Paris Rouge Signature Lip Tint from Landmark today because I’ve been wanting to have that strong female red shade of lipstick lately so I tried Loreal Paris Rouge Signature Lip Tint #115 (I Am Worth It).

It’s not really a lipstick, pal. It’s called lip tint but for me, I prefer to call it lip paint. You’ll know why after you read this review.

To begin with, here’s the packaging photos of this lip paint so that you have something to compare to when buying because fakes are so rampant in the cosmetics world.

That’s the box package of the product. You can buy it from SM Department store, Landmark or from Loreal’s official store in Lazada or Shopee.

Moving on, I really like the applicator because it’s leaf shaped — helps you shape the paint along your lips — and it’s slightly slanted for easier press.

Now going to the liquid formula, it smells good. It smells like a blend of soft chemical and creamy scent, it’s not like Kylie’s Liquid Lipstick or the usual liquid lipsticks that smells sweet or like vanilla chocolates.

Before I put it on my lips, I did a swatch first so that you guys can see the shade of this lip paint on skin.

The one on the left most is the blended one, happens when you put this lip paint on minimal amount and rub your lips together to spread the color out.

The middle one is also a blended one but I used the brush to spread it out a bit, happens when you glide the lip paint across your lips.

The right most is the dabbed one, happens when you just tap the applicator on your lips giving out a concentrated pigment on your lips.

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Swatches without camera flash.
Swatches with camera flash.

So now, I applied the product on my lips and I gotta say that it’s SUPER lightweight. It’s not heavy like the typical liquid lipsticks. It’s also easy to spread with it’s poster paint kind of texture, it’s just like staining your lips which is totally cool.

It’s highly pigmented as well if you apply it evenly giving your lips that strong female red shade — love it!

It’s also somehow waterproof, it may fade a bit but it won’t wash off even if you drink water. It’s also not kissproof so you might wanna try to press your lips on a white tissue paper and leave a light kiss mark there — yepp, you can do that.

Does it crack like the typical liquid lipsticks? The answer is no.

As I’ve said, it’s texture is like a poster paint that it stains your lips and gets absorbed by you lips. It’s not like the conventional lipstick that lays on top of your lips or matte liquid lipsticks that cracks at the middle of the day. It’s also not like the usual lip tints that easily oxidizes and fades out that’s why I really prefer to call this product a lip paint.

Summary:

Packaging: 4.5/5

Price: 4/5

Quality: 4.8/5

Will buy again? Yes.

Will recommend? Yes.

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The best CC Cushion for me is Nlighten CC Cushion

There are a lot of CC Cushion available on stores nowadays but I’ve gotta say that Nlighten CC cushion is my favorite and my best pick.

There are a lot of Nlighten products reseller’s online but I got mine from shoppingvirtuoso on shopee for Php1,640, free shipping within Philippines. This cushion can last for 2-3 months if you’re using it on a daily basis but I had mine for over 3 months na yata if I’m not mistaken?

What’s good about this product is you only have to use it once a day because it can last on your face the whole day. No need for retouch retouch! It’s packaging also looks classy, hindi mukang cheap press powder. You wouldn’t feel weird putting it out in public unlike the other CC Cushions out there.

Nlighten CC Cushion with a mirror inside and a place to put your CC puff on so it won’t get doused atop the cushion itself making it easy for you to put it on without having a need to find a big mirror.

Talking about the beige fluid inside the cushion, I can say that it’s fascinating because it doesn’t just cover your blemishes and make your skin glow, it also protects your skin from sun’s radiation with its SPF 50+ making it not just your daily lightweight concealer but also your sunblock.

Is it Lightweight?

Yes, you heard that right. Nlighten CC Cushion feels lightweight on your face. It also doesn’t dry up your skin + it won’t make you feel so heavy and oily like the usual cosmetic foundations, concealers, press powders, BB Creams and CC Creams sold in the market and this is not an exaggeration.

What if I get sweaty? Does it cake? Is it waterproof?

Yes, Nlighten CC Cushion is waterproof. It works fine even if you get sweaty and it doesn’t cake when you get splashed by water. As a matter of fact, I think this product look even more better when you start to sweat out a but because it blends further with your skin color and adapts the real shade of your skin. Aside from that, it also works on the oil balance of your skin making it somehow appear like a porcelain, it gives you that korean skin look.

How do I use it?

I personally wash my face first with some gentle facial wash (Celeteque Hydration FW), apply my toner (Celeteque Hydration Toner) and let it dry up on my face for about 3 minutes then I put my moisturizer (Nature’s Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel) on before applying a thin layer of Nlighten CC Cushion on.

After a while you’ll notice that glow effect on your face and though it doesn’t totally cover your blemishes, it lightens it up and makes your skin look smoother and finer.

Left selfie is me without the CC cushion, right picture is me with the CC cushion on.

Nlighten CC cushion brightens up your face but I have this little problem on my skin color that I really look pale and brightening up my face makes me even more paler so if you have pale colored skin, I suggest you use some blush on or cheek tint on your cheeks to add some color to your brightened face.

Another cons here is that it can cause a slight whiteheads on your nose and on your cheeks (below the eyebags) so you might need to use moisturizer or primer before using this one.

Summing all the features of Nlighten CC Cushion, we have:

• Lightweight on Face

• Has SPF 50+ Sun Protection

• Waterproof

• Sweatproof

• Doesn’t Cake

• Handy

• Covers blemishes

• Makes your skin glow

• Doesn’t dry up your skin

In Summary:

Packaging: 5/5

Price: 2/5

Quality: 4.5/5

Will recommend? Yes.

Will buy again? Yes.

I just tried Sophie Pink Cream Cheek Tint!!

I recently just tried Sophie Paris’ Magic Pink Cream as my new cheek tint to put some color to my pale face that literally looks like I rose from the dead if I don’t put any cheek and lip tint on.

I got my Sophie Magic Pink Cream from my friend for only P125. I think it’s also available online and on kikay stores.

For only P125, you’ll get this 10mL Sophie Magic Pink Cream. It’s tube is about 3.5″ in length, I believe this tube can last for 2 months — using it once a day, everyday.

How to use it? You simply press a small amount on your finger and spread it evenly on your cheek. The cream provides a subtle pink shade on your cheeks because I think it aims for a natural looking blush so if you want to have this really rosy cheeks, you might need to put two layers of this cream or put an ample amount and let it stay for a few seconds before spreading it out to balance the pink tint across your cheeks.

For me, one layer works.

Despite Sophie’s gorgeous pink tint, I still prefer my Careline Lip/Cheek Tint. I previously tried the following tints:

  1. Careline Lip/Cheek Tint: Just gives the right pinkness on the cheeks but it doesn’t last that long.

2. Nichido Cheek Tint in Tickled Pink: Concentrated content; lasts longer than Careline. Gives an instant rosy shade on cheeks but the problem here is when you always use this product, the fluid inside the container dries out making the tint even more concentrated and it kinda smells bad in time.

3. Tony Moly Tony Tint Cherry Pink: It’s not very ideal for the cheeks because it stains the skin so easily and it’s not that easy to blend it with the skin because it’s a water based tint.

Sophie is really a good choice for those who wants to have a natural looking rosy cheeks but then I don’t suggest using it if you use compact powders, cushions, bb creams, foundations etc because blending it with other products can cause small comedones. I think this is a good choice for those who actually have clear skin (who doesn’t use other face products) and wants to have some rosy cheeks.

I think the cons here is that you have to train yourself in blending and timing because when I started using this product, I really struggled to make both of my cheeks have the same shade of pinkness. My right cheek usually go pinker than the left but you’ll probably get how it’s done in time. It’s quite hard to blend it well.

Packaging: 5/5

Price: 5/5

Quality: 3.5/5

Will buy again? No.

Will recommend? Yes.