innocent+twisted Alchemy

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

08.28.12 - Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color

I first heard about these from a Youtube beauty guru who only talks about Asian Cosmetics. She LOVED the Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Colors. I wanted to try out Jill Stuart Cosmetics  [link is for imomoko's site] anyway because they're packaged so beautifully! (Yeah, I know >_< Stupid reason LOL!) But if you look up Jill Stuart's Cosmetic line, you'll see that their products are quite expensive. O_o; On the level of high end brands like Dior, Chanel, Lancome, and etc. 

So, I looked for them on Makeup Alley. I had just started going there because of another Youtuber [can't you tell I got into this because of Youtube?!] had recommended that site. 

I found someone that was willing to swap one (split with two colors <--you'll see what I'm talking about soon) for another product of mine. Btw, this swap happened about 3 years ago :P So I really don't remember what I swapped for. Once I tried it out, I really loved it. And tried to find them. 

Luckily, the Jelly Eye Colors are one of their cheaper products (cheaper meaning they're $29.99 <--when I purchased them back then. I think it's $39 now?). I had some extra money from birthdays and saving from work and such... so TAA DAA! Here they are. Like I said, these were purchased a few years ago..., so the packaging might be different now.
This is what the boxes look like. I don't know if you can see the embossed details. It's so beautiful...

Friday, August 24, 2012


Today's Asian eyeshadow palette will be the Majolica Majorca Jeweling Eyes in GR780

This quad isn't one of my super old purchases, nor is it a recent one. But it was out where I can grab it easily. I believe I've had this for 3 years(?) and I know they're still selling them (unlike the previous trio I posted about).

Everything was taken in indirect sunlight and swatched over UDPP. 

Isn't the packaging gorgeous?! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Since I haven't been purchasing much lately (good for my wallet ;P), I decided that I wanted to re-swatch my Asian cosmetics (once that's done, I'll figure out what else to do LOL). Plus, since I'm still playing around with my new camera... ^_^;;;

Unfortunately, the thing I wanted to do (label photos by writing with my drawing tablet)... failed, I just decided to post up the photos anyway. [The tablet was being weird. I think I have to re-install the driver :/]

I babble too much! :P Onto the actual post!!

 Now this is a Japanese drugstore brand called Lavshuca. This is the first Asian cosmetic product I had ever purchased. I mean, can't you see all the scratches and scuffs on the packaging? :P 

Why can't our drugstore brands have adorable packaging like this?!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

08.19.12 - Victoria Secret: the NAKEDs palette

Went to the mall today just to walk around and cool down from the heat (I LOVE YOU AC! lol) Anyway, I wandered into Victoria's Secret because I wanted to check out their the NAKED palette. I swatched the shades and liked what I saw... So I bought it >_<. I also bought some LOVE SPELL scents, since it's my favorite scent :) But that's not what this post is about!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

08.17.12 - L'OREAL 24 HR Infallible Eyeshadow

I wanted to test out my new camera on product shots and swatches. The camera I got: Panasonic DMC-SZ7

So far, I'm really loving it! It's not a DSLR, but a regular little point and shoot camera.

Anyway, I decided to test them out on my collection of L'OREAL 24 Infallible Eyeshadows