Saturday, June 30, 2012

Job Interview Appropriate Makeup

Did this look on my sister today for an interview. I went for a polished look; done-up without being too done-up, and tried to keep it as minimal as possible.


Primed with LUSH Skin Drink Re-Hydrating Moisturizer
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
Anastasia Illumin8 Bronzer - Sun Kissed
Make Up For Ever HD Powder (light dusting)

Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel - Caramel
Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer (use this sparingly, it means business)
Urban Decay Foxy (lid to brow to brighten eyes)
Urban Decay Blackout (liner)
Buxom mascara


Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Dior 1-Colour Ultra-Smoothing High Impact Eyeshadow - Beige Point 626

   Sigh. I have no willpower against Dior eye-shadows. I tell myself I don't need anymore shadows, that my collection is complete, and then I swatch shadows like these and I just can't help but throw it in my Sephora shopping bag so fast I almost made a hole in it. In the words of my sister's boyfriend when she told him I said my collection was complete and I was done shopping: "No, she's not. A collector is never done collecting." #EPIPHANY 
    Beige Point looked similar to Patina when I swatched it but it wasn't quite the same when I compared them. Patina has much more pink and looks more antique while Beige Point is more like a warm yet cool (makes no sense but it is!) beige with ever-so-slightly slight pink shimmer to it.
       Pigmentation and texture is great - soft without being too soft and pigmented without being crazy pigmented. Pigmented enough for a classy lady such as moi. *Pinky way up* ;P Sometimes I like my eyes to look soft and simple.

Clockwise: Beige Point, Frosted Beige, Burberry Gold Trench, Patina, Warming Trend, and Modelette.

L-R: Modelette, Warming Trend, Patina, Beige Point, Frosted Beige, and Golden Trench.



Monday, June 11, 2012

Sephora Collection Microsmooth Blush Duo - Tangerine Tease

Tangerine Tease ($17) is a gorgeous tangerine (duh, Sonia!) with a satin finish on one side and shimmery on the other. In pan they look similar but the color swatches differently, thankfully. I wont lie, at first I didn't think it was a duo. At first glance it looked like one color, but like I said, once swatched there's quite a difference.
      Very pigmented so I apply with the 187 brush. Lasts a good 8 + hours on my dry skin. Highly recommend these duos.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist

          Hi Everyone! I received a sample pack at Sephora of Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist that contained both the Intense and Natural formula; I thought you would all enjoy to see them swatched.:)

Clockwise: Natural N9, Intense 22 Satin, Moulin Rouge, and Natural N18.
Used my Moulin Rouge l/s to swatch. Sticking the sample in my purse for emergencies!

The Natural formula is buttery and pigmented yet sheer, reminds me of Clinique Butter Shine lip butters but more pigmented. It's just delicious! Those of you who love my-lips-but-better shades will go crazy over Natural N9. N18 is a really pretty rosy nude shade, 22 Intense is a creamy nude with a satin-finish that wont make lips look dry (I have a few of the Satin RA and they're so moisturizing). Of course we all know I'm nuts about Moulin Rouge, which is a true-blue bombshell red with the best staying power. I highly, highly, highly recommend these. 

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