Thursday, July 11, 2013

REVIEW : TheBalm Hot Mama & L'Oreal Base Magique


So bad at blogging consistency :(  Actually i did have some spare time, but yet, i was just being too lazy to do anything that required thinking :p

Lately, i have to admit, that i am so lazy to put on make up :( maybe because i need to repair my skin since now it has some kind of small pimples around my forehead, not worse, but still i need to do something. So daily i am just using, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner (a must! can't live without it), blush on and lipstick. No moisturizer, BB cream, foundation, powder, or even eyeshadow. And, what's worse is ... my intensity buying make up is surely lessen this month, i just bought a lip tint from Max Factor and Sigma F30 (is this worse or good?) well, in my opinion, it's kinda different "me". It's actually good for my money, to save, not to splurge on another kind of blush on or lipstick. Though i'm raving Real Technique the Travell Essential. I am just so curious about the multi task brush anyway, and really want to have the brush holder, to save my brush while travelling (making reasons).

Enough about the selftalk, so let's start doing some haul review from last month :) Not much, but quite essential for me :

TheBalm Hot Mama Shadow/Blush

So, actually i already have my Maybelline Dream Blush in shade Wooden Rose (which i think imo, is quite similar or at least is one family with NARSorgasm). But, i stopped by at some reviews about this blush, and i feel that .. i should give this a try! And searching for this blush isn't easy because (at that time, i dont know that TheBalm sold here. poor me.), so it's been a running around the blog and thread searching for the reseller in Indonesia, and i finally found one in SURABAYA! Gosh. So this is it :

the packaging! classic 60's i bet?

gold rose shade with shimmer

the swatch  - upside is another product's swatch

Let's jump into the conclusion :

+ Great packaging, in design and how sturdy it is!
+ Pigmented colour
+ A little goes along the way - just a little to make ur cheek brighter!
+ good staying power
+ Very lovely gold rose shade :) 
+ equipped with mirror 

+ be careful when applying, too much can cause reddish shade instead of warm gold rose
+ hard to find here in Indonesia (buy it online or in the certain Mall only)
+ Expensive :((( i bought it for 150K IDR, yet it's officially sold for above  200K IDR

Overall, i LOVE this product a lot for the cuteness of the packaging and also the gold rose colour :) but for the price and the availability is a bit turn down for me :( so i am going to give it  8 out of  10! Still a good number, aight?

L'Oreal Base Magique

What is this? Basically it's a primer, but they said it's not just another primer, which is a Transforming Smoothing Primer. Here's the look of the product (imo, slightly as pinky as olay) :

the packaging - jar of thick glass - looking sturdy!

The product - creamy yet light/not watery at all

The swatch 


+ Easy to find almost everywhere in L'Oreal counter even @ drugstore like Watson, Century, Guardian.
+ Light texture not watery at all
+ Really smoothing out our skin, and seems absorbing any excess oil! Mattifying effect :) 
+ No distinctive smell, which i like :)


+ A bit expensive - but yet you only need small amount of pea to cover quite wide area
+ Hard to blend - if you're not careful it will clump and looks like a bunch of clogging pores and makeup

Do i like this product? Well, so far it's better than my Rimmel Fix & Perfect, because it doesnt leave my skin shiny and greasy. The score? 9 out of 10! :) 

O i think i need another eyeliner, for creating my daily pin up look :) I've been crazy about the pin up eyeliner style. Here's the pic for you who doesn't know the pin up eyeliner style look like :

I have been pulling this look for my daily look, and now i am dare enough to pull it in my waterline :) turns out that it's so FUN yet changing my whole looks :) getting more dramatic and PIN UP! I am using Revlon Colorstay Retractable Eyeliner in Black (just rave review : it's a good quality!)


Random model. Pic taken from

my pin up eyeliner style :)

 Yes probably the end of this month will be : the travel essential from RT, Compact powder (any brand embrace it with arms open), and also some of the unintended items :) *asalways

Good night everyone and Happy Fasting in this holly Ramadhan month :) Thanks for reading this post!

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