Thursday, 25 December 2008

Lotree swatches- Winter Dream & Point Set (pic heavy)

A week ago I received my gmarket haul with two gorgeous sets of Lotree (post is over here). I had chosen for the 2008 Winter Beauty Dream set and the Point Touch Special set.

I realised that I hadn't made lots of swatches yet...silly moi. Swatches can be so handy for deciding if you actually want to buy something unseen. And I think that most of the people who stumble upon my blog do not have the luxury to see the gorgeousness of Lotree (and other beautiful Korean cosmetics) in real life before actually buying it.

So it is a good thing that I am voluntarily sacrifice myself to buy Lotree in order to show to the world (ironic, me???)

I will start off with the items from the Point Special Touch set. You will receive a mascara (pretty average, I will post pictures of it in another post), a eyeshadow powder (already reviewed by Kathy in this post here), a blusher in colour no 1 (no choice) and you can pick your own colour lipgloss in the shade you want...

One of the main reasons I really wanted to buy the Point set was because of the blush. I was curious if it would be of a nice quality...I could have bought the full size blush, however, the price of the full size blush is almost as much as the whole point set. And honestly, I do not see myself finishing a full-sized blush within a short time soon...

The picture in the Point set promotion (beginning of this post) showed a muted pink colour. I figured if the colour was right that it would be lovely in real life. I also looked closely to the blush swatches fromt the full-sized blush-chart...and I hoped I would get No 2, 3 or 5. I received no 1, which looks pink in the swatch-chart...


Here is the blush in real life, a bit more peachy in the pan... The colour looks really light. Even on my pale underarm...You can see some golden flecks and a peachy, nude base...



This picture beneath is taken in natural, cool light...It looks rather chalky in a way...I am not too fond of the colour and texture, so I am glad that I did not buy a full size blush of the Lotree one...



I was looking forward to the full-size lipgloss that came with the set. I chose no 2, which looked like a peachy pink on the swatch-chart of Lotree's wonderful world...Actually, the lipgloss choices were not on the Point-set page: I had to go to Lotree's site in order to make a choice...



I picked no. 2...a pinkish colour...

It comes in a full-sized glass bottle...I love the shape of it, very luxurious...

Da bottom: It really is No 2...
The next swatch is made in cool natural light...It is a rosy pink with small shimmer and some scatterings of bigger glitters. I do not know why Korean lipglosses (at least Tony Moly does) contain the bigger glitters, because they do not add anything to the gloss. However, they are used sparingly so I do not feel like a seventies disco queen when wearing this gloss...
The texture is sticky, but not Mac lipglass-sticky...I would rate it average on the stickiness level...
Let's stay with the lips and glosses...The next Lotree is the Lip Makeup from the Winter Dream 2008 set. It is the one on the right in the next picture.
I absolutely love the colour...It is a red with a hint of pink...it is opaque enough to coat the lips in red with just one coating. It is NOT STICKY at all and it does not migrate into the fine lines around the lip...LUV it....
This picture is made in cool daylight...
The next picture is made with flash...smile!
Lotree created quite an original Winter Dream Look. The red lips are predictable with a winter look, but Lotree decided to create a dreamier look with the addition of pink cheeks...Moreover, they added a cheek stain with the look instead of a, often heavier looking, powder blush...
The blush stain also comes in a glass bottle. Earlier I mentioned that it reminded me of Benefit Posietint. But, as a reader commented rightfully, it definitely looks more neon pink than Benefit.
The stain can be applied with a felt-tip on the cheeks....
I swatched the stain, before blending...it looks rather pink


But as you can see closely, the thinner areas that have been blended look rather translucently rosy.
On the other hand, if you leave a unspreaded blob on your hand for too long...it can create a rather fierce pink stain...so blend if you want a more dewy look instead of raver's pink...

The next product that was included with the set I chosen was the Moisture Skin Primer Pact. It is different from the Rosa Davurica powder I bought earlier, as this one functions as a primer instead of a setting powder. It also comes in two colours, from which I picked the darkest one, no 23. The Rosa Davurica was also available in 25.
This picture is rather true to life...
I find the colour to be rather good for my NW 20-25 skin. But as it is a primer, I set some makeup over it. However, my skin is a bit iffy right now, so I use pearl powder as a primer instead...
Last, but not least of the great picture show, is the Aurora Styling Pearl Point powder eyeshadow. I tried to find a name or number with this colour, but I could not find it...sorry. It comes both with the Point Set as the Winter Dream Set.
The eyeshadow powder is stored in a rather bulky tray with a rubber lid on top, so you can manage your powder spillage...

It comes out as tiny clots of charcoal powder with silver flecks...ohh, I already love the colour...


And it blends out, very smoothly, into a sultry charcoal shadow with a slight metallic sheen...Gorgeous!

As I said earlier...the look is rather unexpecting for winter...Ok, Charcoal eyes and red lips are quite common for a winter look, but with the soft pink cheeks it becomes more ethereal than vampy winter vixen. It is more snowwhite-in-the-snow fresh than the usual broody winter look.
Overall, I am still really delighted with the two Lotree sets. I did not find the powder blush to be what I expected, but hey...at least I picked a small sized one.

3 comments:

jojoba said...

this is so anna sui lookealike!!! i can't deal with loose e/s with that type of packaging. i had some from The Makeup store and i got rid of them as fast as i could. grrr...

the rest of the stuff looks tempting!

Digital Angel said...

Ah they have very pretty packaging, I love the lipgloss and blush, and that lip stain does look like little bit posietint :)

cheryl said...

u chose such fantastic colours for your skin tone.. is the cheek stain sticky though? cos it looks like it's gonna be...