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Dior Backstage Pro Review + Swatches

dior backstage pro review

 

Hello darlings, I am back from the milky way. Now that the world is slowly getting back to normal, our makeup life is also slowly reviving, lol. If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to lately and where have I been, well, I finished my finals, and I am on a short break.

dior backstage eyeshadow palette review

 

So, let’s talk briefly about these gorgeousness from Dior. The Dior Backstage makeup line is probably my most favorite Dior beauty line. Ever since seeing its stunning packaging during its release, I knew it set my heart on fire, ha! My collection grew from one palette to the ones below. I love that Dior releases more palettes of this line every now and then. I also love that their foundations contain different range of shades that suit everyone’s skin tone. After all, diversity is the spice of life.

 

dior backstage eyeshadow palette rosewood neutrals

 

As you can see all over Instagram, the Dior Backstage Pro eyeshadows is a huge hit among beauty lovers. It’s the packaging, it’s the shades, it’s the embossing, it’s the pigments, and everything that it has that makes each palette fabulous. Using this will make you feel like a real lady Dior — the type that sits at the backseat, hair all done (vintage style), red lipstick, and staring in awe and curiosity at those big bright city lights. Hmm, did I describe it well? All the eyeshadow palettes from this line are so good. One thing that captured me is the mix of cream and powder textures in each palette. Also, the shades are very complementary to each other, and you bet you can find neutral ones down to the smokey ones. The creamy shade is a primer, and it really makes for a good base. There are also highlighting shades and sculpting shades, as well as matte and shimmery shades. You pretty much have everything you need in every single one of these palettes—Muchas gracias, Dior.

 

dior backstage eyeshadow palette amber neutrals

Eyeshadow Palettes:

dior eyeshadow palette rosewood neutrals swatch

dior backstage eyeshadow palette amber neutrals swatches

dior eyeshadow palette cool neturals swatch

 

dior backstage face and body foundation and primer review

 

Face and Body Foundation and Primer: First word that came to my mind when I tried these is — LOVE. What a well-done primer and foundation. The primer is creamy but not sticky and it’s subtly glowy. It makes the foundation adhere to the skin well, and it doesn’t pill. The foundation, similarly, is one of those foundations that do not need to be set with a setting powder. It’s so lightweight, and the finish is natural. It can stay on and on without any problem. It can even work without a primer. But I suggest you go with both if the budget allows. Another thing I love about these is the fabulous floral scent. It smells ultra-fancy!

dior backstage foundation 2N and primer swatches

 

dior backstage glow face palette

 

Contour Palette and Glow Face Palette: How can I say no to these beautiful face palettes? My brain says “no”, but my heart says “go”. LOL. Well, you already know who I followed in the end. The face palette is beee-you-tiful. It has two highlighting shades, a blush, and a bronzer. This is the palette to wear when you go and present your theory, haha! In addition to, furthermore, moreover (wink wink), the bronzer is quite fascinating. You have to read them like a Latin square because they are mutually exclusive from each other, lol. D’ya feel me? In this palette, you have an option for a light and deep highlighter, and an option for a light and deep contour. Ya gets? See the swatches below.

 

dior backstage contour palette swatch and glow face palette swatches

 

Bottom line, these are the palettes that are too beautiful to touch, yet so totally worth using. I really think that each of them is so good, hands down. The pigments are TDF, and the lasting power is equally good as well. The only thing I kind of wished it had is a mirror. But, it’s not really a big deal for me.

One more look at the face palettes.

 

dior backstage face contour palette

 

Have you tried any of these before? Which palette, in particular, is your fave?

 

Until then, darlings,

 

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Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lipstick Review + Swatches

Halo darlings!

 

Kaja Air Heart Lipstick

 

I’ve got another lipstick review for y’all. I have always wanted to review these lipsticks because they are just so pretty inside and out. But your aunt has been extremely busy lately solving puzzles and getting distracted with gardening, lol. I do miss you all, so very very much, like really really for real much, haha! Please do check my Insta for some impromptu updates, lol.

 

Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lipstick review

 

So, without any fuss, let us talk about the Kaja Air Heart Lipsticks. If you are a longtime reader of this blog, then ya know I am a big fan of Kaja Beauty and their really cute products. The latest of my faves from them are their heart-shaped lipsticks because of several reasons:

 

Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lipstick sprung, ride or die, boo

 

  • They have a very soft melt-on-your-lips texture
  • Have a natural finish
  • Almost all the shades are so wearable
  • The packaging and the product itself are so cute (heart-shaped)
  • Good lasting power
  • Currently on sale

 

Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lipstick

 

I am usually a big fan of matte lipsticks, but I will take a natural lipstick like these in a heartbeat, lol. The biggest surprise for me with these is the fact that even though these are some of the softest lipsticks I have ever tried, I am amazed by the lasting power of these (3-4 hours). The medium shades tend to leave a lovely stain which lasts for about a day. Also, these lipsticks have no strong scents at all. Impressive! Almost all the shades suit my skintone very very well. If you ask what my favorite shades are, I can tell you that all of them are my faves, but I am so in love with the colors: Ride or Die, Sprung, and Boo.

 

See the swatches below

 

Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lipstick lip swatches 03 ride or die, 05 sprung, 06 boo, 07 lover, 02 bby girl

 

Kaja Beauty Air Heart Lipstick swatches

So, if you are a fan of natural finish lipsticks (not too drying, not too shiny), I definitely recommend these. Also, if you are a fan of rose and mauve tones in lipsticks like yours truly, I bet you will love these a lot.

 

Bye for now, darlings

 

xoxo

L

 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stain Review + Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Stains

 

Hello gorgeous! I am back from a two-week hiatus. Been so busy lately that I lost track of time. Time for me goes by so fast, like the speed of light. My days are mostly spent writing, thinking, and trying to solve puzzles (insert Coldplay — The Scientist, lol). Oh, I miss them Pre-Covid days. Those glam days of endless eyeliners on fleek and sharply contoured cheeks! I still wear lipsticks nowadays, but I stay away from glosses. I wear mattes or lip stains most of the time, and I’ve been testing these very intriguing lip stain from Anastasia Beverly Hills.

 

Anastasia Lip Stain review

 

These lips stains are so interesting because they are what I would call as great dupes for the Dior Lip Tattoo (swatched HERE). I love that Dior lip product so much, even though some folks had mixed feelings about it. These Anastasia Lip Stains, on the other hand, are almost similar to the Dior Lip Tattoo in a lot of aspects. The consistency and the brush applicator, for example, are reminiscent of the Dior Lip Tattoo. Both have fluid consistencies and both have angled brush applicators. In fact, both even have the same matte packaging, except for the Dior one looking a little bit fancier.

 

However, there are some subtle differences that I noticed between the two. The Anastasia Lip Stains give a slightly sticky feel a few minutes after application. They also seem to be somewhat streaky, and the shades tend to pile up instead of blending seamlessly on the lips. Also, each shade of the tube does not really match the shade of the product inside or when applied. The true shades tend to pull twice or even three times darker than the shade of the tubes. So, I have to be very light-handed with my application. These lip stains are SOOO staining that I had a hard time getting rid of them from my lips. A one light swipe on the lips will pretty much be enough

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills lip stain swatch

 

Dusty Rose – more of a plum rosewood

 

Rosewood – more like a medium copper rose

 

Black Cherry – wine-red stain

 

anastasia lip stain lip swatches black cherry, rosewood, dusty rose

These lip stains are lightweight, but you will feel that slight stickiness. They won’t dry your lips, but they somewhat emphasize the lip lines. The colors may be so vivid and so pigmented, but you will have a hard time removing them. They will not transfer on your mask, but if you make a mistake of applying more than two coats of these, don’t plan to get out of the house (lol), or else you will scare the neighborhood pets away :D. Kk?

 

Anastasia Lip Stain

 

 

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