July 2016

Ever since Sephora was launched in Australia, I have definitely become more interested in their exclusive makeup brands such as the Kat Von D, as opposed to the usual high end department store brands. Today’s post is for Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks – needless for me to say how popular these are! If you’ve ever been to the shop, you would notice the never-ending crowd at the Kat Von D, and these liquid lipsticks are always out-of-stock! I bought them online, and picked the colors based on the swatch without having any research done as I was confident that they would work for me!

I picked some highly popular colors from this range, including Mother, Lovesick, Berlin, and Lolita and Lolita II with the latter two being the best sellers.  All the colors are in line with my expectations, and I truly love every single one of them.

kat-von-d-everlasting-liquid-lipstick-review-swatch-lolita-II-mother-lovesick-berlin-lolita2-6The Liquid Lipstick has a lovely creamy and velvety consistency on application that feels lightweight on the lips. Pigmentation is intense and opaque, so a little product goes a long way. It doesn’t bleed nor feather, and it takes about 10 seconds for the formula to completely sink into the lips, and dries down to a stain-like matte finish. It doesn’t make your lips appear dryer, but if you already have dry and flakey lips to begin with, be aware this formula doesn’t moisturize and will not hide the dry lips condition.  This lipstick lasts forever, and stays put for about 4-5 hours before it is totally worn off.


I find that the application with Kat Von D is much easier than the MAC matte liquid lipcolors, as it applies evenly (non patchy), and it allows for enough time to blend and make it look perfect. With this formula , I personally prefer to line the lips and apply the color with a lip brush for a more precise and sophisticated finish.

Color Description and Swatch


Mother – Medium mauve pink


Lovesick –  Nude dusty pink. I have a thing for muted dusty pink lip color. Lovesick leans cool and slightly nude. My preferred application is to fill my lips with the Chanel lip liner in Rose Delicate, and then apply lovesick on top for the prettiest MLBB pink mauve lip color.


Lolita –  Chestnut brown color with a hint of mauve undertone. The most wearable brown lip color I have ever come cross! It’s such a fashionable and edgy color to wear without looking too bold and vampy. Absolutely love it!


Lolita II – Peachy terracotta color. It is the everyday version of Lolita, and color is more nude, and would suit most complexions.


Berlin – Warm coral red that is so beautiful and brightens up the complexion instantly

kat-von-d-everlasting-liquid-lipstick-review-swatch-berlinGroup Swatch

just applied

kat-von-d-everlasting-liquid-lipstick-review-swatch-lolita-II-mother-lovesick-berlin-lolita2-3once it dries to matte finish

kat-von-d-everlasting-liquid-lipstick-review-swatch-lolita-II-mother-lovesick-berlin-lolita2-4Bottom Line: Must have! Reasonably priced with a pleasant formula that lasts like ink, and it comes in a huge color selection.


Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad Honeymoon takes the reign of the most wanted eye shadow palette of the year. I pursued really hard for it, and was beyond thrilled when I finally got my hands on it. The delayed review was partly because I did not want to spoil such a beautiful palette while it was brand new!  There is no fancy design to this palette apart from the signature Tom Ford packaging, but the combination of four gorgeous neutral colors with a twist speaks for itself.


The quality, texture and pigmentation are in line with the other quads from Tom Ford. I have covered my thoughts in the past reviews many times (review for Disco Dust). In summary, they are the most luxurious eye shadows with premium quality that glide on silky smooth in a single swipe with no fallout, and they blend and set beautifully on the eyes without looking cakey and heavy. It is expensive for eye shadows but all the powder is very densely packed so a little goes a long way, and this palette will last you years even with daily use! If you are a makeup lover who indulges in beautiful packaging, Tom Ford will always make you feel super pampered.

All fours colours in Honeymoon have shimmers varying to different degrees – some are shimmery with a wet sheen, and some are very subtle with a soft gleam . This palette is great for creating a natural look but also buildable for a more smokey and bold look. It has an interesting mix of colors – the warm coppery bronze with rosey and plummy browns, and they wear beautifully  together. It’s winter, so I like to pack more plummy colors for a  fall look. In hotter days the bronze shades will be more useful.

Tom-ford-eyeshadow-quad-honeymoon-review-swatch-1Color Description (clockwise):

1. Peachy golden color with gold shimmer.

2. Coppery light bronze with gold shimmer

3. Dark plummy chocolate brown with silver shimmer. Applies to a semi-matte finish with a hint of sheen.

4. Rusty rosy brown with magenta shimmer. Applies to a satin finish in high sheen.


Tom-ford-eyeshadow-quad-honeymoon-review-swatch-2Tom-ford-eyeshadow-quad-honeymoon-review-swatch-3Wearing Tom Ford Honeymoon only on my eyes in the FOTDs


Tom-ford-eyeshadow-quad-honeymoon-review-swatch-fotd-2The Tom Ford Honeymoon Quad is available at the following stores:

Nordstrom in the US.

Selfridges with international shipping

– You can purchase Tom Ford makeup at David Jones Online in Australia, but unfortunately Honeymoon is still out of stock.


I am always more attracted to the international beauty brands (well the grass is always greener on the other side!), and have been dismissing some great products from our local beauty heroes such as Napoleon Perdis. I finally had a chance to try them out, and I have to say I am utterly impressed by his products – what they deliver are on par with the premium brands, with a more affordable price tag. Today’s post is for sharing my top 3 favorite products from the brand.


The Stroke of Genius Liquid Cashmere Foundation with SPF20 is such a wonderful foundation that completely surpassed my expectations! It’s a medium to full coverage foundation that gives a flawless finish whilst still looking very natural. It has a milky cream and opaque consistency, so a little product goes a long way. Most thick foundations do not spread easily, but with this product, application is a breeze and it wears and sets beautifully on the skin without the need of loose powder. I prefer to apply it with the fingers, as the warmth from the fingers help the foundation blend out easily and meld into your skin for a radiant, polished and milky finish. It covers the pores completely, and diffuses other imperfections and uneven skin-tone so it does not look cakey and flat on the face. Packaging is not the most user-friendly, as you tend to squeeze more product out than needed, and the brush feels too stiff as I am spoilt by Suqqu brushes!


One pea size (as in the swatch) is enough for the entire face for medium coverage. I got the shade Look 1, which is a light ivory beige shade with a neutral undertone that is similar to MAC NC15. napoleon-perdis-stroke-of-genius-liquid-cashmere-foundation-shade-look1-review-swatch

The full coverage finish with one pea size applicationnapoleon-perdis-stroke-of-genius-liquid-cashmere-foundation-shade-look1-review-swatch-3


The Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Primer is another must-have product from Napoleon, and it is now a staple product in my makeup kit. It has a lovely lightweight texture that glides on like milky lotion, and feels very hydrating and helps the foundation to wear better. It gives the skin a soft-focus finish with a dewy glow, and best of all it does not enlarge the pores. There is no color to it, so it goes on translucent and won’t look streaky.  It has the right amount of shimmer so it’s easy to wear for a boost of radiance without  looking greasy. You can either wear a small amount of it all over the face (underneath or mix with your foundation) for a healthy glow, or you can apply a bit more for highlighting purposes that gives a dewy and slightly wet look.


The Ultimate Contour Palette is all you need for a multi-purpose face palette. The powders are very finely milled with a silky and buttery touch to it, and are easy to apply and blend. All the colors are very basic and right on point, which is a good thing because most of us are after a practical palette for everyday use. The colors are flattering on most complexions, and thumbs up for having the contour shade in matte finish which makes it a true contour product.


Color Description:

Highlighter: A shimmery neutral champagne color and it also makes a great eye shadow color

Blush: A semi-matte coral color with a soft glow

Contour: A matte neutral medium brown color

napoleon-perdis-ultimate-contour-palette-review-swatch-2Comes with a mini instruction