Saturday, September 29, 2012

Swatches of all the Lancome Color Design Infinite - 24H Crease-Free Luminous Eye Shadows.




From L to R - 303  ,602 , 200 ,202.502, 102,500. 601,104,302,101 ,401, 503
From L to R - 104,302,101 ,401, 503


From L to R- 202.502, 102,500. 601

From L to R - 303  ,602 , 200  
These remind me of the L'Oreal infallible eyeshadows more than the Giorgio Armani eyes to kill . Mainly because like the L'Oreal all of these consist of one solid base color and the Armani are a melange of different shades that mix together to form a multidimensional eye look . Also while swatching these I noticed quite  few to be chalky and crumbly . Most importantly a few of these have exact dupes in the L'Oreal range  for a fraction of the price . That being said 503 electrifying sparkle took my breath away ! It is a steely olive multidimensional taupe that is sure to be the most popular color out of the range . I may or may not have picked it up lol .

Overall the range definitely warrants a look but for me personally 503 is the only one I would consider investing in . 

Price ? $ 24.50.

xoxox
A.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Benefit Cosmetics How To Look The Best At Everything in Light.




Foundation , foundation blended , concealor 2 , concealor 1 and face powder .

Foundation , Foundation blended , Concealer 2 , Concealer 1 and face powder .

The set contains :
- 0.25 oz The POREfessional
- 0.23 oz Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25 PA+++ in "Cheers To Me" Champagne (light kit)
- 2 x 0.05 oz BOI-ING in 01 and 02 (light kit)
- 0.14 oz "Hello Flawless!" in "Me, Vain?" Champagne (light kit)

I should preface this review with a little information on my skin type and foundation needs .
My skin is normal for the most part of the year but quite dry in the winter months . Its also quite sensitive but not acne prone  and my skin usually remains quite even in tone . I am quite fair but very neutral in undertones with a little redness on my cheeks .I prefer light to medium coverage  and definitely a radiant finish . 

On to the review :)

The Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow SPF 25 PA+++ is quite liquidy and runny when you first pump it out . The color I got is quite yellow and as you can see from the pic it is also a tad dark for me (p.s. my arms are almost 3 shade darker than my face ). That being said it has decent lasting power and looked very natural on the skin . The finish is satiny and it did not accentuate my dry patches at all . Coverage wise I would consider this medium to buildable and it covered my redness in one thin layer . What I found most impressive was the lasting power and how beautifully it melted into my skin as the day went on . I didn't have to touch up once and my skin looked very natural and polished . 

The BOI- ING concealers are quite waxy and dry to the touch but they can be easily warmed up . I personally love them for spot concealing because they would too dry for my under eyes . I prefer a more hydrating and dewy under eye concealer . Coverage is definitely medium to buildable and it last 6 - 8 hours on my skin . 

The POREfessional primer is marked to diminish the look of pores and help prep your skin for foundation application . I personally have large pores on my nose like most people and I definitely saw a huge difference in their size . I personally did not notice any increase in longevity of my foundation but it definitely helps to diminish the look of pores . 

Lastly the Hello Flawless powder foundation is a finely milled powder with medium coverage . Its quite cream to the touch and easy to blend on the skin . I found the application to be quite even and not too matte . I usually dont like powder foundation but I can see myself using this in the summer to set my under eye concealor and t zone . 

Overall , I would probably only  purchase the Hello Flawless oxygen foundation . That being said the other products are quite good in their own way but not something I would personally wear on a day to day basis . The set however  is an incredible deal and awesome way to try different face products for only $ 30 dollars ! The products all come in deluxe sample size and could easily last 3- 4 months even with daily usage .




Price ? $ 30 .
Where did I purchase it ?
sephora.com
*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 




Saturday, September 15, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 27.




It


And finally number 27 ! 

It is a beautiful mauve plum with little flecks of a silvery blue in the pot . Swatched on the skin its a glorious mauvey plummy taupe ! The formula is just as good as the other ETK and is incredibly smooth to the touch . I find 27 to be quite unique in the ETK range a definite must have for the fall . I wore 27 on the lid and Urban Decay smog in the crease and it made a truly outstanding fall eye look . 
                                                     

                                                        Would I recommend this ? Yes .
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 32 .
Where did I purchase it ?

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use . 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadow in 26.






dry and wet swatch.

dry and wet swatch.

Number 26 is part of the summer Acqua Collection as well . In the pot it looks like a sandy gold but swatched dry it turns in to a true gold . It does not pull orange or too yellow on my skin because 26 almost has a slightly champagne quality to it that makes it almost a neutral gold . Out of the 6 new ETK shadows 26 is not as multidimensional or unique as the others but if you have a problem finding a solid gold shadow that doesnt turn orange on your skin then 26 is for you .

I dont usually wear gold eyeshadow so 26 is definitely unique in my collection . The performance is consistent with the eyes to kill formula and lasts 8 - 10 hours on my lid with no primer .


                          Would I recommend this ? If you have a gold shadow of your liking then no .
Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 32 .
Where did I purchase it ?

*all items were purchased by me for my own personal use .