Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My next haul

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder 2
Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Warm
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Molton Brown Eucalyptus Bath & Shower Therapy
Real Techniques Brushes by Samantha Chapman- Core Collection(just for the contour brush)Starter Kit & the Travel Essentials
Fresh Sugar Lip Duo
Dior Healthy Glow Powder in Sunset- Do I also need this in my life?

Summer Face Essentials

Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moistuizer in Light Tint
I really like this tinted moisturizer for summer. It did feel a bit sticky after I applied it but it kept me shine free for hours. If, I want a more finished look, I lightly powder my t- zone. After I read reviews on orange face effect I decided to order a shade lighter and the extra light tint was too light.

Benefit R.S.V.P Cream Eyeshadow
This was the only product I liked in the Benefit Beauty In A Box. It's a light taupey, neutral color for me and adds a bit of sheen to my eyes.

L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black
I pile on the mascara so I don't need eyeliner.

TheBalm Concealer in Extra Light
I just add a dab of this and use a foundation brush to blend in with my tm.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
I use this on my cheekbones and brow bone for a pretty, subtle glow.

Dior Aurora Bronzer
I heart this bronzer! It gives me a perfect bronzy glow without looking muddy or orange. I just dust this all over and use a smaller brush to add more color to my cheeks. I don't even feel the need to add a pop of blush with this bronzer. This is definitely a product that I'm glad I ordered and it's currently out of stock on sephora's website.

Illamasqua Hussy Blusher, Benefit Dallas Blusher

Laura Mercier Natural Beige Mineral Powder, NYX Champagne & Caviar Palette, Bobbi Brown Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Fai

MAC Henna Eyeshadow, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

Face Powder Lemming.... Laura Mercier Secret Brigtening Powder #2

I had this powder and it never occurred to me to use this as an all over face powder. I did try this under my eyes but I'm battling dryness under my eyes and the powder just emphasized the flakiness.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sephora Mini Haul will be arriving on Tuesday

DiorSkin Nude Glow Healthy Glow Summer Powder in Aurora
Laura Mercier Natural Beige Mineral Powder (BE made my face itch)
Illamasqua Hussy Blush
Plus my 500 points gift: The Too Faced Eyeshadow Palette
100 points Benefit Coralista Blush

Sephora by OPI Casting Call is a dupe for Illamasqua's Jan

I went for the less expensive dusty pink $9.99 as opposed to the $14 Illamasqua Jan nail varnish. I may spring fo Illamasqua's Jo'mina because I haven't found an exact dupe for that lovely lavender.

Benefit Beauty In A Box $48 for one product that I liked. (sad face)

Some Kind-A-Gorgeous: Sheer Cream foundation and I liked it if only I didn't have to set it with powder
Dallas: This looks like a great neurtral color on bare skin and on my tm it was sort of gloomy looking. I guess I'm just used to a pop of color on my cheeks. 
 Bad Gal Mascara: I tried this ages ago and didn't like it. Will probably go up for swap or sale.
R.S.V.P Cream Eyeshadow: The darling of this whole set. It reminds me of urban decay sin primer potion. Definately a keeper.
Girl Meets Pear: Light subtle gold. Looks very nice on my hand, but it was difficult to blend on my cheekbones.

You are going to be replaced...

Contour Powder
I was using Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer as a contour powder because it was too dark to work as  bronzer for me. I'm on the hunt for a neutral taupe blush/bronzer. I'm considering NYX Taupe blush or the  Illamasqua Disobey Blush.

I'm rather tired of my Anastasia Ash Brow Pencil and after watching a pixiwoo tutorial (lemmings galore) I have decided that I need Laura Mercier's brow definer in my life.

I have been using Laura Mercier's translucent loose powder to tame my oily t-zone. I think I will try Ben Nye's loose powder in banana or a less yellow shade. Mario Dedidvanovic uses this.

Peach Blush
I had Illamasqua's Lover and it pulled more orange on me. I'll head over the local Mac counter and check out Peaches.

TheBalm concealer is a great creamy concealer/color but it does disappear throughout the day. I just want to see what else is out there. I have my eye on the 2000 Collection Lasting Perfection concealer as seen in the latest pixiwoo tutorial video.

Liquid Highlighter
Benefit's Girl Meets Pearl swatched very lovely on my hand and not so very lovely on my face. It's a nice light gold shimmer but it was kind of hard to blend. I think I'll try Becca Skin Perfection Shimmer in Opal and Pearl.

Too Faced Naked Palette
I would have loved this if only the eyeshadows weren't so shiny.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
The eyeshadows were way too warm for me.

I have edited my makeup stash to what works well for me.

Face: Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer in Light Tint
Concealer: TheBalm Concealer in Light
Blush: Illamasqua Excite
          Nars Exhibit A
          Illamasqua Nymph
Powder Highlighter: Kevyn Aucoin's The Celestial Powder in Candlelight
Brows: Anastasia Brow Pencil in Ash
Mascara: L'oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon
Eyeshadow Base: NYX White Eyeshadow Base
Eyeliner: Mac Coffee
              Urban Decay Zero
              Urban Decay Whiskey
Mac 15 Pan Eyeshadow Palette:
Vanilla, Quarry, All That Glitters, Naked Lunch, Patina, Era, Soba, Wedge, Kid, Omega, Satin Taupe, Brule, Shroom, Cork. For a bit of variety.
Boscia Blotting Papers
Lips: Burt's Bees Lip Wax