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I liked the previous two items from Stylenanda’s 3CE so much that I’m know super excited to try out every other 3CE product, like the 3CE 2015 Lip Color Palette in this review. Many people like the 3CE lipsticks and I’ve read so many raving reviews about the quality of their lipsticks that I’ve always been eyeing with their products…but I have so many lipsticks that I try to avoid buying new ones at the moment. I was super happy when I received this lip color palette from BNTnews, so I finally can try out 3CE lip products- and 4 colors on the same time gathered in one palette! That’s pretty much awesome!
3CE stands for 3 Concept Eyes and was launched in 2009 as a cosmetic brand by Stylenanda. The packaging of the products is similar to MAC cosmetics and mainly black with the triangular logo displayed on the product. Although very simple I think that this kind of packaging looks somehow very trendy. The price of Stylenanda’s 3CE lies in the mid region, but since it is more expensive than Etude House for example, I never ended up buying any 3CE products myself and instead grabbed the cheaper versions from other brands before. The 3CE 2015 Lip Color Palette gathers the best lip colors of Stylenanda in a palette. Actually, there are three different lip color palettes! The palette I’m showing you here is called “Pink Trophy”, but the other two palettes are called “Gossip Red” and “Actress Pink”.
The palette comes in a black cardboard box with the Korean description wriiten on the bottom of the box. You will find the name of the palette on the box and the single lip color names. The single shades are also available as real lipsticks, so if you already have used regular 3CE lipsticks and have a favourite color you might spot it in one of the palettes aswell. As obvious from the name and the pictures the 3CE 2015 Lip Color Palette “Pink Trophy” consists of four different pink lip color shades. The shades in this palette are called #405 Glass Pink, #608 Hala, #408 Chuchu, and #807 Hypnotic. If you have read my blog before you might know that I hardly buy any pink lipsticks and when looking at the three avaiulable poalettes my own choice would have been the “Gossip Red” palette, but on the other hand this is a good time to try out other lip colors.
According to the description the 3CE 2015 Lip Color Palette in “Pink Trophy” containing shades from pink to raspberry fit for any outfit. By combining and mixing the colors you can produce different charms. You can for example create gradient lips by using the lighter colors as base color and add the darker colors in the center of the lips. Also all the shades can be used as cream blush aswell and so you have a matching blush for your lip color, too. Below you can see the swatches on the back on my hand for each of the colors. Unfortuantelly the palette doesn’t come with its own lip brush inside, which is really a pitty and makes it less travel friendly. Luckily, I have a lip brush so I could prepare the swatches and use the palette. The texture of these lip colors is a creamy one with a glow. They look really pretty when swatched and fit together nicely.
#405 Glass Pink is a lovely light pink color which looks almost natural. On my own lips it doesn’t show up to much, but it is a nice corali-ish, peachy cream blush color. #608 Hala is a soft milky pink color. I have my problems with these kind of pink shades, because my natural lip color is darker and all the brighter color accumulates visibly in the lines and accentuates dry patches. I personally cannot use this color on my lips, but also here it can be used as cream blush or for creating gradient effects or mixing colors.
#408 Chuchu is an extravagant neon pink and suits more to my lips than the previous color. It is less accentuating because of the darker shade. Lastly, #807 Hypnotic, a raspberry and dark pink color, which is my personal favourite of the palette. This is probably the shade which I will be using most often out of these four colors.
All of the four lip colors have a nice and soft texture. The colors are pigmented and if you have light natural lip color all of them will show up nicely. For darker lips the first two shades can be difficult to work with. The lip colors are moisturing, too. They contain natural squalane essence extracted from olives, shea butter and mango butter for creating a moisture layer for a long-lasting effect. Nevertheless, the darker the color again, the longer lasting is the stain of the lip color. You can see the swatches and description on the official Stylenanda site, too, if you >>click here<<. I personally miss the included lip brush inside the palette and I would have preferred the red color palette, but maybe that’s something I will buy on my own :D They retail for 32,000 won officially. You can find the on W2Beauty for 35.44 US$ with worldwide shipping.
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