Day 04 Multipurpose…

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I actually hadn’t thought of using my MAC Pigments as my multipurpose product! I only realized when I saw Beautythesis’ post on Instagram haha…fail on my part.

Usually when I think of multipurpose, I think of my cream lip and cheek stuff.

They are love for me.

I should have posted about my Bobbi Brown, but I cannot for the life of me remember where I put it…so instead I have this to pop up on my page yet again

I really do like them, so why not :)

Check out the “yet again” link to see swatches and a review^^

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek…

I wrote about my first one HERE, but since I recently got another I thought I would tackle the task of swatching the ones I currently.

So, I loved Berry sooooo much, that I got a few more when I was in Korea, and when a friend of mine went to Korea.

Apricot is my newest acquisition.

I had completely forgotten that I had it, so…only started using it this past summer.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
Just to show you how it looks without the lid. I start with small sections, and work my way across. Then if I need to I can also scrape it out.

I’m trying out a new way to apply creamy products for swatches, so they are applied rather thickly here.
Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
These were taken indoors…
I blended out the bottom of them to show you how it sheers out a bit.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
These were taken natural light on the cool side…dang winters.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
Berry looks a little deceiving here. It isn’t as vivid as this, but enough colour for me to notice that it covers enough. This was the first colour I had originally tried from the line…and got hooked by. It opened the doors to…

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
Pomegranate. This one is a beauty. I love the look of it. Not too overpowering on my lips, but not subtle either.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek
I didn’t capture Apricot well enough. It actually is lighter than the picture on me. I find that it was too light and made me look a little awkward, like a nude lip that didn’t suit me at all. Which is why this stays pretty neglected.

I prefer to use these guys as lip products, however, I tote them around in the summer as they do double duty. I apply a bit to the cheeks, and also to the lips. A little tin that can be toted around for double duty is a way to decrease the weight in the makeup bag.

The negative is that it is a tin, and so if you leave it in the car…well…you just might want to avoid that. It was one of the reasons I lost my poor first tin.

I do find that they are slightly drying on the lips. You can kind of tell that my swatches get messier by the time I got to Apricot. I would balm up before application, but that also means that you are giving it more slip, and make the product sheerer. Otherwise wipe it off and then apply the product.

On my cheeks, I find it a little too oily. That isn’t to say that it is oily, but rather looks oily. So when I do use it, I blot it down, then apply a power to set it. Generally I try and avoid using it on the cheeks, just cause I don’t want to layer too much on the face.

In general…
I want more. Luckily my friend is going to Korea in the Spring, and I can bug her to haul the life out of a bunch of stores for me. They are 6000won in Korea, and that is roughly less than $6CAN (actually not sure of the rate right now…). They contain 6g of product, and like I said, a bit fun to use, even if they are in tins.

If you would like to see more pictures, I suggest this link HERE. It is in Korean, but pictures are wordless, and I think she did a great job capturing the colouring for blush as well.

Skin Food Lip & Cheek Vs Stila Convertible

So the Skin Food Lip & Cheek has been on my list since I saw the release pictures. People were also putting up their swatches and their mixes like CRAZY on this Korean forum I frequent, and it was driving me MAD!

And though I had put it on my list for my friend to pick up for me while she was in Korea…I didn’t get it until after she got back (end of July), and didn’t really get to use it until mid-July. (and haven’t gotten around to posting it, though it was partially drafted, until now!)

But boy, I do NOT regret it at all!

Stila Convertible in Fushia

- Available in 7 different types….LINK for the list
- $25US/ $33 CAN
- 4.25g
- Comes in a flip top cover that exposes the inner mirror
- Can be used on the cheeks, lips, whatever you want
- Available only through Sephora I believe for us Canadians, or their website.

Skin Food Fresh Fruit Lip & Cheek in Berry

- Available in 4 different types LINK to the website (Korean Website)
Fresh fruit Lip and Cheek#1 Pomegranate
Fresh fruit Lip and Cheek#2 Berry

Fresh fruit Lip and Cheek#3 Grapefruit
Fresh fruit Lip and Cheek#4 Apricots
(since I wrote this…wrote this a while back >_< they have released 2 new ones, PEACH and LYCHEE)

- 6000 Kwon/Under $6 CAN
- 6g
- Comes in a metal tin, with a slide off top to access the product
- Can be used on the cheeks, lips, whatever you want
- Very light berry scent
- Unfortunately because we don’t have Skin Food available to us in Canada, it will become a MAJOR issue when I want more…will have to beg a cousin to do me a favour or resort to Gmarket.

I actually have Pomegranate as well, but haven’t opened that baby up yet.

So lets get on with the show~

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
Yes the Heart is there for a reason XD

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
[shade 2] Berry 6grams of product. The date that you see in the picture is the production date.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
The product doesn’t look anywhere NEAR this pretty anymore *sniffs* But it goes to show how much I love it!

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
Then I thought, Hm…Do I have anything similiar to the product colour? Why YES yes I do :P The colouring is nearly a complete match to the Konad packaging.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
You can kind of see dots on the product. What I found on both the Stila and the Skin Food is that they both ‘sweat’, at least that is what it looks like when you first open the product. But it evaporates, and you are left with the product, and only the product.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
I do like the case for the Stila.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
notice the 4.25g?

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
I forgot to open the Stila…

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
Here is the comparison for all 3~ The Stila is just a TAD lighter than the Skin Food. (I used the Stila a few times, but had to photoshop it to make it look prettier, cause otherwise the Skin Food outshone it~)

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible
Just so show the comparison of the product amount.

Skinfood Fresh Fruit vs Stila Convertible

Really, the two are VERY similar. Though not in price nor packaging. They apply well on the cheeks, buildable colour.

One thing I did notice though, is that the Skin Food is just a tad more pigmented on the lips than the Stila. Odd cause when I swatch, or do my cheeks, the Stila seems like it is more pigmented.

In any case, I love it. I love both, but seeing as I like good deals, I would fall more to the favour of Skin Food. But seeing as I would have to get it imported, (we don’t have Skin Food accessible in Toronto I believe) I would, in the extreme case, go for the Stila.

Just a note. I got the Stila on one of the promotions on their website through another blogger friend, who was able to hook me up with relay shipping. The Skin Food I was able to get my friend to bring back from Korea.

I don’t think I would ever be able to buy the Stila version for the regular price…cause…well…its Really pricey for my cheek budjet. But as for both, I love that they can be used for dual purposes~

Kinda redundant at several points in this review, but I hope you get what I mean :P