Beauty Abroad

Ettusais Essence Gloss Review & Swatches

Ettusais Essence Gloss

Ettusais Essence Gloss is a new limited edition lipgloss that launched with the Ettusais Princess Red Collection in Japan recently. Essence Gloss is available in Pink, Red, and Beige.

Since I loved the red in the promo images so much I decided to pick up that shade.

Here’s a look!


Bourjous CC Cream I Really Want You

Bourjois Paris 123 CC Cream

Have I told you lately how much I miss Bourjois!? It’s apparently at Walgreens but unfortunately we don’t get new products like the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream and Bourjois CC Eye Cream boo! Hiss!

My best friend Libby lives in London and from time to time I can convince to go on shopping sprees for me but she takes literally ages to ship which is why I may need to rely on Evil-bay to get my hands on these new Bourjois Paris CC Cream products.


Super Size Me with 2.53 oz It Cosmetics CC Cream

It Cosmetics 2.53 oz CC Cream

On March 10th It Cosmetics CC+ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream goes super size with a new 2.53 oz tube!

Mind you this new jumbo size will be available exclusively in the It Cosmetics CC Your Way to Beautiful Skin which will be a QVC Today’s Special Value debuting on March 10th. The set not only includes this massively sized It Cosmetics CC Cream but also a brand new CC Lip Serum Hydrating Anti-Aging Color Correcting Creme Gloss as well as Tightline Waterproof Mascara Primer and a Heavenly Luxe Plus Paddle Foundation Brush for $58.98.

It Cosmetics CC Cream is regularly sized at 1.08 oz so this is nearly triple the size of a regular tube. Damn that’s a lot of CC Cream. And considering the formula is regular brilliant why not have a lot of it?

This has a an SPF 50 and offers full coverage with an anti-aging formula that brightens skin and provides flawless coverage.

You can grab this super size at on March 10th.

Have you tried It Cosmetics CC Cream?

What did you think of it?


Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N Review & Swatches

Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N1

Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N is one of two new shades of blush introduced with the Jill Stuart Spring 2014 Makeup Collection in Japan.

I purchased Tulip Fields because it was limited edition and also because it was the most unique of the two shades. I actually dislike Mix Blush Compact N with a passion and you likely know from my past reviews and prefer Jill Stuart Blush Blossom or the older loose powder blushes which are no longer available, sad sigh! However, Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact N was such a delightful shade I thought I’d give the formula a retry.

Jill Stuart Tulip Fields Mix Blush Compact

Let’s take a look!


Natural Coverage with Shiseido InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid

Shiseido InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid is a newly revamped version of Integrate’s original Be Happy fluid mineral foundation. This recently launched in four shades in Japan and promises sheer, natural coverage in a liquid formulation that acts as a second skin. It looks like they merely changed the packaging but everything else remains the same with the formula.

I’m really into these second skin foundations lately and I hope with the changing season we’ll see more of them for Spring/Summer 2014. I think perhaps I was hopeful L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder would turn into something brilliant but it was sort of a fail.

integate be happy mineral foundation

I’ll be reviewing the new edition of InteGrate Mineral Water Foundation Liquid shortly!

Stay tuned!

What’s your favorite fluid foundation?

Do share!