I may be a bit stingy when it comes to splurging money on things I don’t really use. However, make-up is an exception. I have heard of a gazillion horror stories regarding make-up leading to sensitive skin over years of usage. Thus, it’s about the ONLY thing I find it worthwhile to splurge on.
When I stepped into the shop, I was ready to spend quite a bit of money to purchase a lipstick, blusher and foundation – bare essentials since my skin condition is rather decent (as said by others, not myself). I don’t really enjoy eyeshadows cause for some reason, my eyelids are structured in such a way that it requires a LOT more eyeshadow to be used just to be seen as compared to others.
I hardly purchase make-up (yes, I’m a female but I don’t know how to purchase make-up, much less put it on. Oh the shame!) and thus I sought help from the make-up expert in-charge of the branch at Clementi Central. After explaining what tone suits me the best (something red-toned for my fair skin), he whipped out this 2-in-1 blusher and lipstick product. Took a screenshot of it:
Either it is part of their marketing ploy, or I am one lucky person, or both. While their competitors are selling this product at around $50 ++ the price, Clementi Branch Body Shop sold it at only $22.90.
Using it is really simple. Here are the steps for both lipstick and blusher purposes and both are fairly straight forward
- Apply liquid on (preferably) your ring finger
- Smear it across your lips as you would for a normal lip gloss/balm
* I wouldn’t recommend putting it directly on your lips unless you don’t mind indirectly kissing yourself
- Dab liquid on the apple of your cheeks
- Use a brush or your fingers to smear it across as you would for a normal blusher (in circular motions)
Talk about worth it. If you’re on a budget, this product is a MUST in your make-up inventory.