Happy October! We're 3/4 done with 2014 *gasp* :O
Anyway, here's this month's issue of my fave 3CE products from Skincandy.co! Two very different product but very awesome functions! You can find my previous 3CE Series here - 3CE Eyebrow Shaper and 3CE Sharpener, 3CE Creamy Waterproof Eyeliner and Cream Blusher and 3CE Mascara & Fixer and Lip Color.
Introducing the 3CE Fresh Aqua Mist and Lip Lacquer. Are these hits or misses?
3CE Lip Lacquer in #Backstage
The 3CE Lip Lacquer provides a lipstick-like touch with a soft cashmere feeling like it's press-powdered. Honestly, it's one of the most unique lip products I've ever used. The whole range consists of 10 beautiful colours. With its vivid colours that shines through, you can easily mix and match the lipsticks to create different colours and use a a base or for gradient lips.
#Backstage is a refreshing and elegant cherry-coloured red. It's so classic and fine, you can use it to try on as many looks as you want! The packaging is similar to a lip gloss, but I'd call this product more of a lip paint. It comes with a doe-foot applicator for easy application and again, I simpl love the classy and clean packaging.
The lip lacquer has a one-of-a-kind texture. It's creamy when applied, but when it dries, it leaves a soft and matte cashmere finish that is lip-hugging. The application is also light and long-lasting, leaving your lips feeling moisturised and non-sticky the whole day.
This is what I mean by vivid colours and unique texture. As you can see from the swatch on the back of my hand, it was creamy but after applying it on the lips, the texture becomes matte! Feels like magic. The best way to use a red lipstick is of course to use a lip brush but since there is an applicator, I didn't bother to use a lip brush but I did use concealer to clean up the sides for a more defined finish.
Here's a tip. After applying any dark coloured lipsticks, remember to use the finger or thumb method to clean up any lipstick residue from the teeth. You basically just suck your thumb (yea, kinda disgusting but trust me, it works) and pull it out. Or you can opt to use a tissue paper to remove and blot away any excess lipstick!
I'll show you two different ways to wear this lipstick. First, it is full force as a base, of course. Red lippies are perfect for formal functions, a dinner date or simply for a day out if you're bold enough to rock it!
I wore this red lipstick for a formal event and pulled my hair back so that it looks more classy. Usually, the red lip is eye-catching enough so minimal eye makeup is required. I should've put on some eyeshadow and more mascara but sorry, I was lazy ._.
Next, you can try a gradient lip which is very popular among Koreans! It seems like a lot of work, but trust me, it's super simple. Simply apply some lip balm before using concealer to cover the whole lips, then apply a light pink colour all over the lips. Finally, dab a few drops of the 3CE Lip Lacquer in Backstage on the centre of your lips and blend with your fingers.
Tadaa! It's a cute and sexy look, kinda like you just-bitten and kissable lips :*
I'd wear this look if I'm feeling a little fancy when going out with my girlfriends. The bad thing about it though is that the gradient wears off after eating and drinking and touch-up is not very convenient. So take more selfies while it lasts! :p
My thoughts on the 3CE Lip Lacquer is that it is very smooth to apply! I really love the unique matte texture, but I'll definitely recommend using lip balm or Vaseline before applying the colour as it tends to dry up your lips and settle into the cracks, I think the matte lippie will be more wearable if I had gotten this is pink or nude shade but no complaints here! Red matte is really bold and cool too. It is also odorless which I really appreciate. Plus, it's so versatile and has dual ways to apply. My only complaint would really be that it's not moisturising but other than that, I'm pleased.
If you'd like to get this 3CE Lip Lacquer, it's available at Skincandy.co for only RM80. BUT if you'd like to get it at a cheaper price... Stay tuned till the end of the post and I'll tell you how.. ;)
3CE Fresh Aqua Mist
This has got to be one of the lesser known products of the 3CE range, but it's just as good as their other products! The 3CE Fresh Aqua Mist is a mist that provides moisture directly to your skin. It contains mineral-rich glacial milk and a mixture of 6 underwater plant extracts to provide nutrition for smoother and healthier skin.
I got this in the mini size which is 30ml. It's just a simple bottle with a spray lid to disperse tiny tiny droplets of that sweet-smelling water.
To use, just put it at about a 15cm distance and spray it directly at your face! Basically, it's like giving your skin a drink to hydrate it. If you've heard of micellar water or facial mists, you'll know how to appreciate this. I love the sweet scent it gives off, it really awakes my senses. This product is so suitable for our weather here! I usually use this on days when it gets really really hot. You can not only use it on your face, but anywhere from your neck to body too! It's like a deodorant on the go to get rid of sweat and sticky feeling while keeping your skin moisturised. No joke, I can't find anything I dislike about this.
You can get the 3CE Fresh Aqua Mist from Skincandy at only RM14! This has got to be one of the most affordable items from 3CE already haha XD
BUT WAIT! Check this out!
image from Skincandy
I'm sure most of you have heard of the #MYCYBERSALE from 29th Sept to 1st Oct right? It's an event organised by the Malaysian government to support online shops. All the amazing sales and discounts were really tempting.. Sadly, the sale only lasted for 3 days BUT I have some great news! In conjuntion with the sale, Skincandy.co decided to jump on board as well and they're having sales too.. The only difference is that their sale will not end on 1st Oct but instead last until this weekend (5th Oct 2014)!
All your favourite 3CE products will be ready-stock and on sale! Buy more to get more discounts! Don't forget to quote CARINNXSC5 to get another RM5 off your purchases. *valid till 2nd November 2014, discounts not applicable during sales period*
Find them on Facebook to check the prices of your fave products. Follow them on Instagram. Tag your purchases with and @skincandyco and hashtag #skincandyco to be entitled to another RM5 off your next purchase! Skincandy will host a new giveaway for every 1K fans. Don't forget, their promo ends THIS weekend, so hurry up and like, share, invite your friends and let them know about the amazing offers NOW!
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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored review. The review is based on my honest personal thoughts, experiences and preference after getting the products and trying out the service. How I use it may not be the best way for you and effects may vary depending on individual lips/ skin condition and other factors.