Merry Christmas everyone ! Glad to be back with another beauty products review which are perfect during this holiday season. This time I am not going to review only one product - but two, and both are from Absolute New York which I got during Surabaya Beauty Blogger 's 1st Soiree few weeks ago. For you who don't know about this brand before, Absolute New York is a cosmetic line from New York which has huge range of colorful products and recently spreads its wings to Indonesia, opened some stores in Jakarta, Bandung, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Bali, etc. Okay, now let me introduce you some products from Absolute New York, maybe one or two could steal your heart !
 
1. EYE ARTISTE EYESHADOW in PIXIE DUST (AEAS01)
 
What it is : 
This collection of single shadows feature 18 hot hues of essentioal, next level neutrals. Each boasts a superior formula that delivers incredible color, coverage, and long-lasting wear, to help you create and endless array of eye looks.
 
Consists of 18 color options :
Pixie Dust, Skinny Dip, #NoFilter, Posse, Incognito, Desert Bloom, Dulce Brown, Fudge, Smoked Taupe, Tiramisu, Lucky Penny, V.I.P, Latte Break, Moss, Sugar Plum, Mystique, Orbit, and Enchanted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PACKAGING : 
Light weighted acrylic packaging, comes with mini brush. Description and ingredients all written in English.
 
TEXTURE :
Powdery eyeshadow with decent color pigmentation.
 
RESULT :
When I first saw this eyeshadow, I felt like fall in love at the first sight. With the hint of pink tone, this shimmer eyeshadow suits for both eyeshadow or highlighter. I mostly prefer this eyeshadow to be used as highlighter though, especially for cheekbones, because it has natural glow result , easy to blend, and could stay on its place for more than 4 hours. Although this eyeshadow is quite much powdery which means easy to fall out, I must say that this eyeshadow is really worth to try.
 
PROS :
- Travel friendly
- Decent color pigmentation
- Easy to blend
- Good staying power
- Very affordable ( around IDR 80.000 / $4.99 )

CONS :
- Too powdery, easy to fall out

RATE : 4 out of 5
 
 
2. MATTE LIPSTICK in CADMIUM RED ( NFA51 )
 
What it is :
Matte lipstick with super rich color and incredible finish. This creamy and comfortable lipstick glides across lips, and lasts, for the perfect demure pout.
 
Consists of 20 color options :
Dark Raspberry, Cadmium Red, Dark Red, Cerise Pink, Burgundy, Blue Purple, Bulgarian Rose, Crimson, Boysen Berry, Old Mauve, Nude, Brown, Dark Plum, Lilac, Purple Heart, Royal Purple, Black, Nude Pink, Latte, Sangria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PACKAGING : 
Simple acrylic tube with flat lipstick tip. It doesn't come with any box, just safely sealed with plastic seal.

TEXTURE :
Creamy yet slighty solid lipstick with high color pigmentation. It doesn't have any scent at all.

RESULT :
This Cadmium Red has warm red color with hint of orange undertone which is perfect for those who's more into bold color. The color is super matte and it could stay for around 3 hours without drinking or eating. At first, I applied this lipstick without lip balm and I found out that it's quite hard to apply this lipstick on my lips because of its texture ( creamy yet slightly solid ). Then, after applying lip balm before, this lipstick glides smoothly on my lips and the color shown nicely. However, this lipstick doesn't dry my dry lips, though. It doesn't make any dry patch as well, either I apply lip balm or not. For me, maybe there's only one thing that forces me to give one thumb down to this lipstick : its flat lipstick tip - because it makes me put much effort to draw the outer lines, so I always need my lip brush to apply this lipstick neatly.

PROS :
- High color pigmentation.
- Decent staying power
- Doesn't dry lips
- Affordable price ( around IDR 75.000 / $4.99 )

CONS :
- Flat lipstick tip
- Quite hard to blend onto lips if not applying lip balm before

Rate : 3.75 out of 5


Overall, I like Absolute New York's products and intend to try more of its products. It has nice quality, decent packaging, and friendly prices. I do really recommend this products to readers who want to look stunning and bold without have to spend so much money for high end international brands. So, would you like to try this brand ?