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We tried it: Maybelline New York The Buffs by Color Sensational lipsticks

- March 12th, 2014

There is something sexy, yet understated about a nude lip. Another bonus? It’s on trend, seen on the runway at fashion shows by Phillip Lip and Alexander Wang, just to name a few.


Maybelline New York The Buffs by Color Sensational. (Supplied)

Our gals try out Maybelline New York The Buffs by Color Sensational, ($9.99 at mass retailers), which includes eight shades of nude for every skin type.

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We tried it: Makeup looks for a Valentine’s Day date night (and girls’ night)

- February 13th, 2014

Rosalyn and I are expecting very different evenings on Valentine’s Day – girlfriend is engaged to sweetheart and I’m about to have my first love day as a singleton in many years. So we’ll need different looks.

We asked Melissa Ortins, makeup artist and national trainer for ACI Brands, to dream up a date night and girls’ night makeup look for us. Here’s out to get ‘em at home.

Date night – Anna Sui


Rosalyn before and after her “date night” look. (Kate Kennedy/QMI Agency)

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We tried it: Stila colour balm lipstick

- July 10th, 2013

Review by: Jenny Tang-Clarke

The Stila Colour Balm Lipstick promises the ‘full pigment-load’ of a lipstick and the ‘nourishing properties’ of a balm. This hybrid came through as a lip balm, but fell short in the lipstick department.

Jenny tries Stila’s colour balm lipstick in Avery, left is her before picture and right she sports the product. (Jenny Tang-Clarke/QMI Agency)

The product: Stila colour balm lipstick, $22

Name of colour: Avery (soft peachy coral)

Application: It went on smoothly, and despite the thickness of the lipstick, it maneuvered the edges and corners of my lips very well.

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