Thursday, November 21, 2013

Beauty Review: em by Michelle Phan

Guess what? I finally got my hands on the EM products, a new makeup line by Michelle Phan. First of all, kudos to Michelle Phan for making it so far. I'm just so inspired having listened to her success story. 
I gotta admit I had my doubts whenI first heard about her launching a makeup line. I thought it would be another gimmicky products that's not gonna worth the hype. When it launched, I browsed online for reviews and it does have  its pros and cons. Being a beauty enthusiast that I am, I  decided to give it a try and see  it for myself. 

I took advantage of the deals they have, of course. They're currently offering a lipstick, waterliner and the life palette deluxe sample-size for $27.50. I also got the great cover-up concealer which I was really excited to try out after hearing such great reviews about it. 

pardon the messy application, i was looking at my viewfinder =p

The matte lipstick is surprisingly smooth. I never thought red lipstick suits me, but I took a chance anyway ( I blame it on the holiday season and Taylor Swift). The key is to find the right shade of red is to know your skin tone - warm, cool, neutral. If the veins on your wrist appears more blue, than you're warm. if it's green than you're warm. If you can't tell, then you're neutral. At least, that's what I've heard. I say you can't really decide if it suits you until you put it on. I personally think this shade looks not bad on me, but my boyfriend still hasn't learned to appreciate red lipstick, but he told me to go for it if I want.( Way to go, boyfriend!)

As for the waterliner - FIrst, the reason they name it "waterliner" instead of eyeliner is because this is intended to be put on the waterline, which means that it's creamy and it won't smudge. I like how it's easy to apply, smooth and creamy and I also like how the rose gold makes my eyes look brighter, but as for the budge-proof claim, I need to try the darker shades first. 

Great cover-up concealer. It's great alright. It's creamy and it stays put, which I really appreciate. The only complain I have is how little of a product you get for the price you pay. Other than that, I think it's an awesome product. 

As for the eyeshadows, I don't really have anything to say. They're good, but they don't really stand out. I do
like the concept of the Life Palette where you can transfer the pans to smaller palette. It's really convenient, but for the high price tag of $75, I say wait for a deal which they're currently offering 30% off for Ipsy members with code:IPSY. 

Have you tried EM products? What do you think?


  1. I really enjoyed reading this. I have personally not tried Em cosmetics but I'm definitely curious.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. The ones I've tried are pretty great. You should, too. They're currently having 30% off =D

  2. I totally agree with Taylor Swift being an influence to wear red lips. She always looks great!

    1. I know, right! I'm slowly trying out the bolder shades =)