Dearest friends, I've now arrived back in Jakarta and it's one busy rainy season for me. Uni is kicking me to constantly be on my feet from early in the morning till late at night.
One of the things that I mostly did in Europe is SHOPPING. I literally still have loads of shopping bag scattered all over my bedroom floor (thinking of doing a haul on them, but haven't been able to.)
I've also spoiled myself in Sephora and drugstores with a lot of new make up! I can't do them all at once obviously, let's just review them little by little! (:
I have chosen which of my new buddies I want to review first!
These 2 pairs of L'oreal Rouge Caresse and Rimmel's Kate Moss Lipstick!
I had bought both in Amsterdam early in October and the fact that it was autumn there might have clouded my summer-based country's usual preference. I have, though, noticed that Autumn colors look just as good in this rainy season happening in Indonesia. The soft subtle colors just soothes the cold-wet-hard wind outside!
(L-R : L'oreal Rouge Caresse no. 102, L'oreal Rouge Caresse no. 602, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss no. 10 & Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss no. 107)
Obviously, the first thing you notice about any product is the packaging. Though I found many reviews that despise the packaging of L'oreal Caresse, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I thought it's absolutely pretty and classy, unlike the cheap looking Rimmel (I'm not sure why Rimmel endorses the cheap materials in all of their products) but I think you can clearly see the difference between the two brands' packagings!
LRC is a glossy kind of lippies, LRC 102 is a very subtle pink with a little hint of purple undertone (which is very sweet and suits most skin colors.) LRC 602 is dark blood red, almost brown which looks absolutely gorgeous for fall or other kinds of sweater weather.
RImmel is a lot more creamy and full, they're the kind of lipsticks you wouldn't want to smear all over your face (or clothes) because they won't go away. Number 10 is a classic red lipstick, it's bright and beautiful (and it makes you look über sexy.) while 107 is a cross between burgundy and plum which I absolutely adore.
LRC is a lot like lipgloss in a stick form, which also means that they last for like 5 minutes (might have exaggerated a little, but you know what I mean) It also means that if you really want to wear them out, you need to carry them in your bag and put them on a few more times throughout the day. While for Rimmel, they last a lot longer (they're called Lasting Power for a reason obviously) which means one lipstick would last you a looong time.
What I like/don't like about the products:
LRC doesn't last that long though they are absolutely beautiful. It is pretty dehydrating and for someone with constant dry lips, I find that quality highly appealing. The packaging looks wonderful, they would look good inside my make-up bag even with high end products (L'oreal always look pricey even though they're only drugstore brand.) I also love the tiny shape of the stick that makes it a lot easier to apply.
Rimmel looks very cheap and smells horrible (I also can't stand the smell of their Appocalips, which is similar but stronger.) I have to try very hard ignoring that cucumber-water smell when I have them on. They are very creamy and the colors are absolutely beautiful (AND they stay on forever.) They are also a bit cheaper than L'oreal though they would last for a longer while.
Overall, I obviously liked all of them, that's why I bought them. :D
Have you tried any of these? Let me know which one you'd like to try!