Review – Jazzy France Lip Gloss

I was so excited to try this Jazzy France Lip Gloss after seeing good reviews on YouTube. When I went to the Philippines, I made sure I get myself some of these lip glosses for me to try.

Let’s first talk about the package and the price. Each lip gloss comes in a clear acrylic container which is good so it is easier for us to see the color from the outside. I got mine in SM Megamall cosmetics department for P349 each.

Now, the product. The colors I purchased were Maroon, Sunrise and Tea Rose. The Maroon lip gloss is a dark red violet color. I love how dark the lip gloss is and it almost as dark as black once it dried on my lips. Sunrise is red orange or in the makeup world, we call it coral. Tea Rose is a beautiful mauve color. jazzy-france-swatches

I got attracted to Tea Rose because from the packaging, it really looks similar to Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in “Mother”. When I did a swatch, “Mother” is more on the pink side and Tea Rose is more on the purple side. So no, they are not similar in color at all.

Anyway, all three products took about a minute or two to completely dry. I noticed that in the process of drying, the product was sticky but the stickiness was gone once it was all dry. I noticed some patchiness on them specially in Maroon but because it took a while for them to dry on my lips, evening it out wasn’t difficult. Also, the Maroon lip gloss was making a sound while I was applying on my lips. Well, it wasn’t really the lip gloss that was making the sound but the applicator and my lips touching together. I assumed that the applicator’s cushion part wasn’t that cushiony that’s why it was making that sound (try to scratch your skin with your fingers, that was the sound it was making).  That part didn’t bother me but just stating it here so if you did experience that, now you know that you are not alone. Also, Jazzy France is calling these products lip gloss when they are more on a liquid lipstick to me with a matte finish.

The product wasn’t heavy on the lips but once it is dry, you will feel something is on your lips. It is not something that you will apply and you will forget that it was there afterwards. I’m not really sure how to explain this part but that’s the best way I can describe it. Okay, let me try it again. You will feel something dry is on your lips. Like there’s a thin layer of liquid that dried up on your lips. That’s the feeling! Surprisingly, the product didn’t dry my lips but it didn’t moisturize either. It’s just, it was smooth.

When I tested the product, I applied the lip gloss at almost lunch time. Two hours after that I decided to eat lunch and have a pork BBQ with rice. After eating, I blot my lips and noticed very little transfer on the napkin. I was very surprised by that since pork BBQs are very oily and oil makes lipsticks to budge and fade when blot. jazzy-pic-3

When I went to the car, I checked the lipstick and took a selfie right away. On my upper lip, the inner side parts faded and on my lower lip, only the middle inner part was fading.

I didn’t reapply the lipstick right away because I forgot the product at home but when I went home at around 5pm, I reapply the lipstick on the faded parts right away. At first I thought it look great and it blended well but once it dried up, I can see that it didn’t blend well with the lipstick I already have on my lips. It looks like I was wearing a darker lip liner. On the picture below, it doesn’t really show but in person you might say that I am wearing two different lip color. jazzy-pic-8

Taking the lip gloss off was not that easy. I first tried to use my regular makeup wipe but it didn’t work well so I decided to use my eye makeup remover from Clinique and yes, it worked better.

I do have mixed feelings about this product. I love how vibrant the colors are. The product is kiss proof and long lasting. They didn’t dry my lips and I can say they are affordable but still, I have mixed emotions about it. I know I didn’t fall for them because, first, it didn’t blend well after the reapplication and then second, the product is not smooth on the lips. Lastly, even though the product is non-drying but the fact that I can feel something dry is on my lips made me conscious that my lips were getting chapped.

I really wish I can say that I love this product but I don’t.

You can also check out my YouTube review on this product at www.youtube.com/c/QueenKCVanEtta .

Review: Hyper Curl Mascara by Maybelline

I was excited to try this mascara because I am looking for a dupe for my ever favorite Dior Overcurl. This products claims to give our lashes the natural and fresh look; it says it is 24 hour smudge-proof and irritation proof gel formula. I am very picky when it comes to mascara because I have resistant eye lashes, oily eyelids and so far only Dior Overcurl is the only mascara that gives my lashes long lasting curls that doesn’t make a mess on the lower rims of my eyes.

The Hyper Curl Volume Mascara is waterproof. I prefer non-waterproof mascaras because it is a pain to take them off and it makes your lashes brittle. So for me, that’s the down side. The up side is, it only cost Php 199 but I got mine at Php 50 off in Watsons Megamall, so I only paid Php 149 for this.

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The mascara wand is slightly curved to help achieve the curling effect. When I applied the first coat, my right eye lashes, didn’t curl but left eye lashes did. Weird, right? One coat, gave my lashes a little volume so I guess that is good. The second coat was a little bit difficult to apply because the product dried up fast on my eyes. I can tell a little bit of clumpiness but not that bad. The second coat did make my right eye lashes curled up and now both eyes are even!

So now, let wait how long my lashes will stay curled up with no smudging. I applied the mascara at around 12 noon.

At 3:30is, my lashes are still looking pretty. Still curled up with no smudging.

At 6pm, they still look the same. At this point, I had to check if there were small black particles that fell out. I usually see those small black stuff after a few hours of applying mascara. To my surprise, there’s none!

At 8:18pm, I can see a little bit of smudge on the left side of my lower lash line but the curl of my eye lashes were still there. One thing I love is, until at this point, there were still no small black particles coming off. After 8 hours and still didn’t see any of that….. That was a big WOW for me!

Will I repurchase? Yes! Even though I didn’t like the fact that it is waterproof, I will repurchase this  because of the fact that it held the curl of my eye lashes for more than 6 hours. A little bit of smudging at 8 hours was no biggie for me and yes, it does look natural.

I know taking off mascaras from our eyes is quite irritating; the more so if the mascara is waterproof. Well, I am happy to say that with this mascara, it wasn’t a pain to take it off (with the help of Clinique Eye Makeup remover).

See my YouTube review on this product at http://www.youtube.com/c/QueenKCVanEtta

Review: Nichido BB Cream Every Day Wear

I’m not really a fan of BB Creams but for some reason I bought this one while I was in the Philippines and gave it a shot. Most BB creams I have tried before were American Brands and I didn’t like any of them. I tried one Korean BB Cream from Missha and that too failed to impress me. So to be honest, I was skeptical about this one.

Okay, so let’s talk about the product.

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Nichido BB Cream Every Day Wear comes in an inverted tube container which for me is perfect so getting the last amount of the product would not be so hard. The product cost Php 238 and it is 20m/.0676 fluid oz.

The products claims to be:

Skin Lightening

Lifting

Moisturizing

Soothing

Color Corrector

When I purchased it, I was told by the sales lady that since it is BB Cream, I can use this as a makeup primer. I guess that is a plus but that’s not what I intend to use this for. I just want to use something light on the skin that is moisturizing, will give me a little coverage that will last for 8 hours or so.

The manufacturing date and expiration is at the back of the product. The makeup expiration says that the product is good for 12 months once you opened it. If you will use this product every day, 20 ml will only last you maybe just a month.

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The BB Cream itself is not runny which is amazing because the product is not thick. You can use your fingertips, sponge or brush to apply the product (as indicated on the package) on your face. As I am applying this on my face using a damp beauty sponge, I can feel that it is easy to blend. One layer of the BB Cream gave me a little coverage and cancelled out the redness around my nose, chin and the sides of the bridge of my nose. Yes, I have redness on those areas too. One layer of this product and I am already happy with what I’m seeing. I decided to put one more layer to see if it will give me more coverage and to see if the product is buildable; and it did! Two layers of this BB Cream is doable, not cakey and gave me more coverage. Some pimple marks are still showing but doesn’t really bother me. It doesn’t have a matte finish, it is dewy. If you have oily face like me then you know that dewiness will give us more shine.

I finished applying this product at 12:03, I applied blush on my cheeks to see how long my blush will stay on but I didn’t apply any setting powder. This way I can really test this product.

At 330ish, my face was really oily specially my T zone. This is not a surprised and not a disappointment towards the product. After three hours, I’m still liking the coverage of this product.

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The picture was taken at 3:30ish pm. As you can see, my face is very oil and needs some blotting.

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Back to looking fresh after using an oil control sheet. No loose powder applied either.

At 6pm, of course the oiliness is still there. Oh, the blush too! 🙂 I’m still very much happy with the BB cream at this point. A little bit of redness was peeking through around my nose but the coverage for the rest of my face was still there.

 

My last check in for this review was at 8:18pm and I can say that the coverage was still there and even my cheek color. Of course, the oiliness didn’t go away but given that the only time I used an oil control sheet was at around 3pm, I can say that this product exceeded my expectations.

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This is a selfie I took at 8:18pm.

Nichido BB Cream Every Day Wear is a product that I would repurchase for myself. I had to emphasize that no setting powder was applied on top of the BB cream and after 8 hours, it is still giving me what I’m looking for in a BB Cream – moisturizing and will give me light to medium coverage.

Thumbs up, Nichido!

This review is also available on my YouTube Channel. You can check it out at www.youtube.com/c/QueenKCVanEtta .