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Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette

Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick

Lancome Matte Shaker Lipstick


What’s Up Guys! Here’s a nice alternative to the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick or the Dior Lip Tattoo with a slightly different twist or more like a shake. The Lancome Matte Shaker (0.20 oz: $22) is a lightweight and highly pigmented liquid lipstick that’s unique and entirely different from most liquid lipsticks. It’s cute and it applies using a cushion applicator that acts like a sponge to absorb the product. Kinda like its sibling, the Lancome Juicy Shaker. It’s innovative and it’s pretty interesting.


lancome matte shaker


To apply, all you have to do is shake the product and swipe the cushiony and spongy applicator on your lips. Easy peasy, though I find that the applicator doesn’t always allow for a precise application. Still, it’s pretty doable. There’s not much scent on the formula, only a slight hint of something fresh and something floral, but not soapy.


Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick


This Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick feels very thin and super lightweight like there’s almost nothing on your lips. It more of a lip stain like the Dior Lip Tattoo (reviewed HERE) and I think the Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet (reviewed HERE) is slightly creamier than this. Yet they all share that same highly pigmented formula. The thing I find with this is that it’s kinda drying unlike the others and it tends to settle into the very fine lines of the lips, but it’s not too bad.



Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick


Once this settles, the effect is satiny and it looks pretty cute. It’s also very long lasting and really staining. On the other hand, I noticed that I don’t seem to like the range of shades that were released. First, there’s not a lot of them. Second, the shades are more on the bright or neon-ish side. What’s even more surprising is that the colors on the tubes don’t really seem to match well on the lips. The 272 Energy in Peach shade that I tried in Sephora looked very different on the bottle and on the arm swatch, so I just skipped on that.


Lancome Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick swatches

270 Beige VintageBeige Nude. It’s a pretty shade, but not so vintage-looking on my lips. It’s a little too bright once applied, almost glowy like a neon coral, but once it settles, it looks more muted, yet still not so nude of a beige.


374 Kiss Me CherieDeep Brick Red. Pretty shade that looks more like a slightly bright red-pink on me, even though it looks like a rich bright red on the tube. Kinda reminds me of Dior Lip Tattoo in Natural Berry shade, only a lot brighter.


lancome matte shaker 270 beige vintage 374 kiss me cherie


Overall, I find this Matte Shaker Liquid Lipstick from Lancome to be a really good alternative to the Dior Lip Tattoo and Giorgio Armani Lip Magnet. It’s lightweight, well-pigmented, and it doesn’t transfer once it settles on the lips. It may take a few minutes for it to dry down, just like the Lip Tattoo and even the Lip Magnet, but this won’t smudge once it’s settled. Plus, the Matte Shaker is also more affordable and has a unique and cute packaging. The cushion applicator is not so bad either.


Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick review


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The Lancome Matte Shaker High Pigment Liquid Lipstick is available at Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Dillard’s, Selfridges


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What’s In My Bag? The Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City Review

Balenciaga City


Hey Bag Lovers! I’m back with another review of my favorite bag of the moment. I’ve had this bag for a couple of years now, and it has been used quite a lot. It’s a very functional bag due to its practical size that can hold a substantial amount of stuff, and is an ideal bag for transitioning from one season to another. It’s also versatile because it goes with anything, whether you’re rocking a biker chic look or an office attire. It can also be casual for running errands or just a walk around town kind of look. Truly a bag of all seasons, of shifting weathers, and a go to for anyone who wants to look polished yet edgy and trendy. We all know this bag, the Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City. A modern and even more edgy twist to the usual Balenciaga Classic City that we know. The bag is made of a strong yet supple grained goatskin, hand stitched handles and a removable shoulder strap.


Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City

Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City Contents


It also has its signature gold metallic edges and golden studs. The Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City retains the same size, interiors, openings, zips and compartments as the Classic City, and comes with the removable leather framed mirror. The handle drop is around 4 inches, while the shoulder strap drop is around 8.5 inches. The bag itself is about 15 inches in length and 9 inches in height with a depth of 5 inches. It is quite heavy, around 1 pound or more, but it can hold a ton of stuff. The leather looks luxurious, robust, strong and quite resistant to scratches. Though the bag tends to get more supple with time, its beauty and resilience remains the same, if not better. I usually carry it during winter and down to spring. I even carry it during long haul flights without any issue. This is without a doubt, a multitasking bag for me.

balenciaga city mirror

Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City Contents






Here’s what’s inside:


Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City review contents


  1. Iphone 6 Plus – The case is from Sonix, available HERE.
  2. Wide-Tooth Comb – Believe it or not, this comb is 15 years old. It’s practically antique. Got this when I was still in high school. I don’t even remember anymore where I bought this from. But I’ve been keeping it because of the sentimental value. LOL. On top of that, it detangles my hair well, and prevents split ends. Still looks good as new too.
  3. YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick in Shade 48 Smoking Plum. My most favorite YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Shade. Reviewed and swatched HERE.
  4. Louis Vuitton Key Pouch – Contains my two favorite lip products as of the moment; the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick in 48 Smoking Plum, and YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 66 Bois De Rose.
  5. YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 66 Bois De Rose. My favorite YSL Lipstick shade of all time. Reviewed HERE.
  6. Louis Vuitton 6 Key Holder – Vernis Leather in Indian Rose shade. Love this for keys and keychain cards organization.
  7. Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf – Love the Ash Rose shade of this. Ideal for when the temperature gets chillier than usual.
  8. Supermarket Pocket Facial Tissue – It’s always important to have this.
  9. Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Dear Brachiosaurus Blotting Paper – I’m crazy about these blotting papers. It comes in 3 kinds; Mulberry, Green Tea and Mattifying Charcoal. Love that these don’t disturb your makeup, comes in compact case with mirror and a sticky puff.
  10. Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Foundation – Great for controlling oil on the skin. My shade is Warm 100. Reviewed further HERE.
  11. The Woman In Cabin 10 Book – From the author Ruth Ware. Given by my cousin in Lahdahn. Haven’t finished reading this yet. Will soon make a review on the “Other Stuff” section of this blog.
  12. Stella Mccartney Falabella Shaggy Dear Flap Wallet in Navy – even though it’s not made of real leather, I love the sleek look of this wallet, and it’s always good to be cruelty-free.
  13. L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream – My favorite hand cream of all time. Reviewed HERE.
  14. Lancome Color Design 5 Shadow & Liner Palette – Love that this is an all-in-one eye makeup product. Reviewed HERE.
  15. Gucci Guilty Rollerball – A sexy and daring scent. With notes of mandarin, geranium and amber.
  16. It Brushes for Ulta Airbrush Serum Foundation Brush #131 – Love the dense fibers of this particular brush, plus it’s great for contouring. More It Brushes reviewed HERE.
  17. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist – Ideal mist for traveling as it won’t leave your face dry. It also makes the skin luminous and glowy.
  18. Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Duo On the Go – For all the contouring fanatics out there and the contouring ladies, this compact contour is made for us. Reviewed HERE.
  19. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray – Got this from one of my Sephora Play! subscription. Works to make your makeup last a long time.
  20. Tarte Frxxxtion Stick Exfoliating Cleanser – Also got this from my Sephora Play! box, and it’s very convenient to use anywhere and everywhere.
  21. Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara – My current fave mascara. It’s very volumizing with just one stroke.
  22. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Whiskey – Reviewed HERE.
  23. Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown – My favorite eyebrow makeup product ever.
  24. Bite Beauty Line & Define Lip Primer – Really love this menthol-flavored lip primer. Does an ok job of making my lipsticks stay longer.
  25. Clinique Pouch – A free pouch that you usually get when you buy some products from the Clinique counter.


What's inside my bag Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City


There you have it! The contents of my Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City. A one fine functional bag that can carry a lot of stuff. Sometimes, it can even act as shopping bag, because the bag expands and is very robust, despite its goat leather. I’ve taken it on several cross-country flights, and not a dent or scratch happened. The only caveat is the annoying shorter-than-usual shoulder strap. I don’t really see the use of the provided shoulder strap because it’s hard to wear the bag with that too short of a strap, and sometimes wearing the bag on the forearm with a lot of stuff inside can be really heavy. So I suggest and plan to purchase the longer shoulder strap that Balenciaga now provides for this particular style of bag. I think it’ll work much better and could improve the bag’s usability. Other than that, this bag is indeed a work of art and performance that gets better with time.


Balenciaga Classic Metallic Edge City


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