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Product review with swatches - Chanel's Taupe Grise eyeshadow!
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23 April 2013
18 April 2013
A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.
This is such a gorgeous product. I first read about it years ago but never thought to get it. I then saw it on my best friend Clair, it gave her skin such a pretty sheen I had to get it.
The shade is a kind of champage-y peach, it is super flattering. I wear it as a highlighter on the tops of my cheekbones, it makes my skin look brighter and gives it a glow.
15 April 2013
When I first heard of this collection I only saw photos for nail polishes in the collection, I knew nothing of Pierre Hardy (a French shoe designer!) so I didn't research any further! Then I saw these photos on Temptalia and saw the gorgeous swatches - bring, gorgeous shades. I will definitely be getting these!
I saw these yesterday on the lovely Kate's La Beaute Et De Blogueur blog. Amazing!! I NEED these. I love glitter polishes. I'm going to try and find these tomorrow!
I'd seen this product reviewed a couple of times. Yesterday I saw it on the lovely Alice's Bright Town Girl blog and was convinced to try it because of her stellar review - she was so positive and impressed by it that I've already popped it on my watch list on eBay.
I first read about this on Fleur's Fleur de Force blog in February. The scent is fresh and sweet, I like clean perfumes, I'm hoping it's similar to Jennifer Aniston's perfume - one of my faves! Everytime I go to the shops I check for it. It is due to be released in the UK mid April - now! so I am going to keep searching for it. I may even buy it online!
New color tattoos! These are one of my favourite make-up items, a cream eyeshadow. I've got most of the previously released colours (only 10 have been released here). These have just come out in the U.S. for Summer 2013. The new shades are: Shady Shores, Cool Crush, Waves of White, Lavish Lavender, Icy Mint and Seashore Frost. I keep checking eBay wanting to purchase these! Photo from Amarixe.
14 April 2013
Product review and swatches!: Revlon's Lip Butters in shades Juicy Papaya, Pink Lemonade, Sorbet and Wild Watermelon!
Juicy Papaya is a warm toned coral, Pink Lemonade is a neutral pink nude, Sorbet is a bright blue toned pink and Wild Watermelon is a bright watermelon red.
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer was created to mimic the appearance of healthy, radiant skin. It can be used as a spot foundation, concealer, all-over foundation, highlighter (choose a shade lighter than your actual skin tone) or mixed with your moisturizer for a tinted moisturizer effect -- the possibilities are endless! Honey and jojoba oil create a soft, dewy finish as well as lend themselves to the formula's silky texture. It may be applied with the fingers, a brush or a sponge (wet or dry) for any desired finish.
This retails for $45USD at Beauty.com and £36 at Mise Beauty.
A smooth-to-apply, easy-to-blend, emollient-based foundation formulated to provide opaque coverage. Full Coverage foundation was developed for the professional makeup artist who wanted an emollient-based foundation with opaque coverage. Water-resistant and long-wearing, it can cover most scars, blemishes and birthmarks.
This is a cream foundation, it has some slip but it needs work to make it look flawless on the skin. It can be a little tricky to apply. It worked best with a synthetic brush but I think a damp sponge would be much better - I've yet to try that.
This product retails for $31USD. I purchased it from MAC Cosmetics. The foundation is a PRO product so it is only available at PRO stores and online.
Have you ever tried this product? Do you use full coverage foundation? If so which one/s?
7 April 2013
Still loving this foundation. Since I got this I really haven't used much else. The shade is perfect for my skintone, it has amazing coverage and looks amazing on the skin. I do mix a little of Le Metier de Beaute's Classic Flawless foundation with it, around 80% to 20%. I find the Laura Mercier a little bit too dewy for my skin so the Le Metier mattes it a little bit.
As I stated above I love mixing this with Laura Mercier's Silk Creme foundation. The combination of these two foundations works really well for me. I haven't really reached for anything else. These may be my HG. I love it.
I use the oil-free version of this primer. I tried the original once before a few times then never used it again. This is very similar to Napoleon Perdis' Auto Pilot primer, for that reason I've wanted to try it again so I grabbed it. This primer makes my foundation go on smoother and helps it last a little longer. Good budget product. I'll continue to use this, I do want to pick up Urban Decay's Pore Perfecting primer soon though.
My absolute favourite make-up brush. I use this so apply pretty much everything - foundation, powder, bronzer and blush. I love it. I applies make-up with such ease. You can purchase this brush and others from Real Techniques at iHerb. You can use the code POZ847 to receive $5USD off your order or if your order is $40USD or more you will receive $10USD off.
This is a gorgeous soft apricot/coral blush. Joues Contraste are my favourite blush formula, they make your skin just glow. I love this shade, it looks so lovely on the skin, natural with a slight pop of colour.
I use this as concealer to cover any blemishes and redness. It is a liquid and covers amazingly. I first thought this would be too dark for my skin but it blends in nicely. I use both this and my favourite OCC concealer, both are excellent. I will be doing a full review of this soon.
This is a much hyped mascara. I hadn't tried a high end mascara in awhile so I picked this up from a blog sale. It is a nice mascara that lengthens and gives definition to the lashes, it is good but I don't think it's worth the price. I wouldn't have purchased it at full price.
Speckled nail polishes are the in thing at the moment. Illamasqua has their Imperfection line, I also have a couple of Sprinkles ones from Nails Inc. This is a gorgeous mint green with black glitter bits in it. Unique and super pretty.
I've tried many fast dry top coats - never giving into purchasing this. This beats them all though, it dries my polish to touch within 45seconds - 1 minute. I love it. I'm terrible at letting my nails dry without touching things so I need this! I will re-purchase again. My second favourite is China Glaze's Fast Dry.
I got this after seeing it on my best friend Clair. It gives the skin a gorgeous subtle sheen.
This is the first book I've actually finished in awhile (I read a book with a terrible turn in story so I went off reading!) This YA story is a dystopian world with a heroine - and of course it has a love triangle (like all YA books). I like dystopian stories, I find them so interesting. The book is slow moving but intriguing enough that it kept me interested. It doesn't beat The Hunger Games though!
I watched the first episode of this show years ago. I intended to continue but never got to it. I had it waiting to watch I just didn't get to it. Why did I wait so long? This is a action/drama/intigue series, it's easy to watch and I enjoy it. Does anyone else watch this?
24 March 2013
'plummy-gray taupe with metallic shimmer-sheen'.
So I love taupe eyeshadows. It's no secret. I find taupe-y shades complex - a mix of gray, brown and purple. Gorgeous! This eyeshadow is no exception. This shade is a Metal finish. It is incredibly pigmented - opaque in one swipe. It applies very smoothly and blends easily. It has a little fallout but I can deal with it.
Do you own any MAC Mega Metal eyeshadows? I also have Dalliance.