30 responses

  1. teresa
    May 26, 2014

    It’s quite odd — here in NZ we seem to get a mix of Asia and non-Asia products. We get the regular EL lipsticks, but I know in the past I’ve picked up an Asia-only YSL polish. Chanel blushes are the Asia/Euro baked formula. I guess being in Oceania, it’s kind of whatever the brands decide our market belongs to?

    Regardless, this Shine incarnation seems to be lovely! It would be interesting to compare the two!

    • Paris B
      May 26, 2014

      You know what that means, Teresa? You get the best of both worlds! :D Or maybe it depends on what the general population prefers? This one is really lovely and I’m not sure which you’ll get but maybe you might even get both! ;)

  2. plue
    May 26, 2014

    don’t see you do the duck face often! you look cute lah!

    i’ll most probably pick one up one of these days… Lipsticks are currently my next vice after blushes. ahahahah!

    out of topic for a bit, have you gotten fairer? you do seem to look brighter/ fairer? or is the lipstick working it’s magic? :P
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    • Paris B
      May 26, 2014

      LOL Thanks Plue – couldn’t take myself seriously. And yes, these are lovely lipsticks and I want to get another shade, but I can’t quite figure out which yet >.< Oh and thanks for the compliment but no I haven’t gotten fairer haha – I think it’s just the lighting and the base makeup that makes it look that way. Or maybe because my blush was so pink LOL!

  3. Seraph
    May 26, 2014

    I’ve read about some advertorials about this new EL lipstick and people were raving about it… was slightly doubtful at first, but now reading from you, I’m tempted!

    • Paris B
      May 26, 2014

      LOL Thanks for putting your trust in me Seraph :D Wish I got paid to write an advertorial then, don’t I? ;) If you do get one, do let me know which colour you got? I’m eyeing another but can’t decide which!

  4. Sunny
    May 26, 2014

    Hey Paris, whoa this one is goooooorgeous on you!!! I have tried the European version and I do like it, but I am definitely going to check the Asian formula out when I can as well! This actually looks very pigmented to me, and I like the glossiness!
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    • Paris B
      May 26, 2014

      Hey there Sunny! Thanks lovely :) I read the EU/USA version is much more pigmented and there is a bit of a scent – is there? And yes, do check out this Shine version too. I have a sneaky feeling you’ll like it a lot (and if you do, I think Blossom Bright would look amazing on you too!)

      • Sunny
        May 26, 2014

        There is a very light vanilla scent that I personally don’t find unpleasant. Estee Lauder has definitely come a LONG way since that horrifying fig scent!

      • Paris B
        May 26, 2014

        haha indeed! That Fig scent used to drive me crazy. Some days I’d be ok and on other days, I just want to toss them out!

  5. Victoria
    May 26, 2014

    I second Plue on what she said – have you gotten fairer or could it be the foundation you are wearing or perhaps this lipstick colour did the trick? LOL. The colour looks lovely on you by the way. I will definitely check this out. Your lipstick reviews have been spot on for me and I have ended up buying the ones you recommended. Hahaha. I was never a fan of EL lipsticks because I found them drying but will definitely consider it after this review :-)

    • Paris B
      May 26, 2014

      Haha thanks Victoria! :) As I mentioned to Plue, I think it’s just good lighting + base makeup. I can’t remember what I used for base, but I think I used the NARS Light Reflecting Powder here. Maybe it’s reflecting all the light? hehe… ;) This reminded me of a more pigmented Dior Addict, if that makes sense? Even more so than Addict Extreme. It doesn’t feel hard like the previous EL lippies so it’s very comfy. Hope you’ll like it too! x

  6. ktee
    May 26, 2014

    I got this colour too! After the SA put it on me, it brightened my complexion immediately. In the end i bought this colour instead of Innocent, which i was going to get during their launching promo. I never thought i could carry such a colour. Unfortunately it was sold out at my regular EL counter. Well, I shall wait patiently for it to arrive..

    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      Hurray for good taste, Ktee! ;) It’s a beautiful shade that I think everyone should own! I hope you get your hands on it soon and wear it often ;)

  7. Jacqueline
    May 26, 2014

    Ooh I like that these have a hint of shine to them Paris and Blossom looks fantastic on you. You are seriously tempting me with these. I’m definitely going to visit the counter for swatches when I go to town.

    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      I like that hint of shine too! I think it looks better somehow, like plumped up lips without all the gloss :D Would love to know your thoughts if you check them out Jacqueline! x

  8. ishi
    May 26, 2014

    hahaha “Modern”…who uses this word anymore these days anyway…… very Mma Ramotswe like.. :)

    But ooh…you look good on the colour. I was slightly tempted (clutched and stashed money back into purse)…

    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      LOL!! Ishi, you just reminded me I should re-read the Mma Ramotswe books (Ran out of reading material :P ) On the bright side, these are permanent so if you’re ever in need of a pick me up, you know where to look! ;)

  9. Felix
    May 27, 2014

    Oh noooo why didnt u write this awesome review before the sephora member sales lol now I wana get it for full price regardless! Ur taste in lipstick is really good. It looks gorgeous on you.

    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      Haha oops! :P I’m not sure if I saw it at Sephora (but I wasn’t looking so I can’t be sure) Still, they are permanent so there’s the next sale to look forward to (or the 10% off next purchase!) Thanks Felix, it’s easy when you’re working with a gorgeous lipstick to start with :D

  10. Claire
    May 27, 2014

    ha, moar duck face please :P the shades look very fresh. I didn’t care for the texture at all for some reason. and I already have so many shades I just like more :D
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    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      LOL I’m so bad with duck faces. How do people actually look cute in them?! :P The texture is a little like Dior Addict if you can imagine but more intense than Extreme LOL I love textures like that which might explain why I love these but I’m also really curious about the Pure Color Envy lipsticks that the rest of the world gets. I hear they’re lovely and creamy!

  11. Applegal
    May 27, 2014

    Very pretty!!!!! Love the FOTD! What did you use on your eyes? The blush is gorgeous too btw

    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      Thank you Applegal :) I used the Urban Decay Naked2 palette for eyes and the Hourglass Radiant Magenta for cheeks :)

  12. Joy
    May 27, 2014

    the blush is gorgeous. what is it? i’m currently obsessed with the new dior addict fluid sticks but that’s probably a formula preference. i like pigmented lip colors that have good wear time but high gloss factor
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    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      It’s the Hourglass Radiant Magenta blush, thanks Joy! :) I personally wasn’t much of a fan of the Dior Fluid Sticks. Loved the colours and intensity, but not keen on the texture, but then I seem to be really in the minority on that one :D

      • Joy
        June 1, 2014

        it can be a little thick but it’s a plus for me because it’s super moisturizing and nothing wrong with being in the minority!
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      • Paris B
        June 1, 2014

        I love their colours though. I make a face whenever I apply them but when I see how pretty they look, I almost always forgive the texture a little LOL

  13. Ting
    May 29, 2014

    HAHAHAHA!! Love the tag heading that your other lipsticks are feeling envious! :p Yay to bright lips! Always love it. I don’t mind the fig smell, really. And to see that you put no cons to its rating… really that good huh? :p

    • Paris B
      May 31, 2014

      Yes, unfortunately it really is that good LOL! :D At least I love this and it’s been really long since I actually loved a lip product!

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