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Saturday, September 22, 2012

FOTD: Sephora, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, MAC, Chanel & YSL

Pictured here, I am wearing my usual Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Powder "Classic Beige", along with YSL Touche Eclat (under eyes), Bobbi Brown Bronzer "Bali Brown", Clarins Blush Prodige "Soft Peach", MAC Prep + Prime finishing powder transparent (pressed), Sephora Eyeshadow trio "Afterglow 4", Revlon ColorStay Brow Brow Enhancer "Blackened Brown/Taupe", Cover Girl Lash Blast Fusion Mascara "Black", Clarins Lip Liner pencil "Bay Rose", and CHANEL Lip Gloss "Brilliance".

OPI Nail Lacquer: "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes"

OPI Nail Lacquer: "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes"--This color is kinda "so-so" for me; it's a  pinky-rosy-brownish shade with copper shimmer, although the shimmer is hardly recognizable, unless the light is hitting it.  I applied 2 coats and my Seche Vite top coat (best top coat, ever!) I don't particularly care for this shade as much as I thought I would however, it is a nice neutral shade.


Close Up:  OPI Nail Lacquer: "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes"--The shimmer is more noticeable when light hits it, otherwise, the color appears somewhat "flat".

OPI Nail Lacquer: "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes"

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink"

Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink"--I really like these new lippies!  I love how lightweight they feel on the lips and very moisturizing too, for a long-wearing lip color!  The shade "Vintage Pink" is a very wearable light brownish-pink with shimmer (soft shimmer).  It has a very smooth texture and has a nice fruity scent.  The scent/taste is not too overpowering.  Also, you could use a lip liner with the Lip Last, but it's really not necessary.  I must say that I have only recently been exploring the Sephora line of cosmetics and they have definitely been getting better.  I most certainly will be purchasing more shades!
Me, wearing Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink"--This is after about 5 HOURS or wear and still looks great!  I think wearing lip liner with this makes it last even longer :)

Another pic of me wearing Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink", but this time, I wore it with Clarins Lip liner in "Bay Rose".

Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink"--looks brighter than it actually is because of the flash.
Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink" (no flash)--looks kinda dark in this pic--it was a cloudy day today and could not get much natural light :(
Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink"--made in Switzerland :) 


Swatch:  Sephora Color Lip Last Lipstick "No. 3 Vintage Pink"--not the best picture.  I will do a FOTD to showcase this beautiful color soon :)

Sephora: Retractable Brow Pencil "04 Midnight Brown"

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil "04 Midnight Brown"--I really like this brow pencil.  Really nice packaging too (similar to Senna--see below).

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil "04 Midnight Brown"

Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil "04 Midnight Brown" (close-up)
Swatch:  Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil "04 Midnight Brown"

Me, wearing the Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil "04 Midnight Brown"-- I really like this e/b pencil :)

Ah Ha!!  The Sephora Retractable Brow Pencil and the Senna Cosmetics (bottom) Sketch-A-Brow  pencil look strikingly similar.  Both are made in Germany.  Only difference is the price:  Sephora's is $12 USD and Senna's cost $19 USD.  

Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil "Deep Brown 260"

I was in the market for a new eyebrow pencil and saw this new one by Maybelline recently at Walmart, so I decided to give it a try.  I was actually looking for an eyebrow pencil from L'Oreal, but they did not have any in stock. 

This eyebrow pencil is a gel formula which wears longer than a traditional brow pencil.  It has a nice brush at the opposite end so you can groom your brows for a more natural look.  

I chose the shade "Deep Brown 260", which is the deepest shade, I believe.  I tend to like the richer, darker browns for my eyebrow, because lighter shades tend to look "reddish" on me, which I don't like.

Honestly, after trying this brow pencil, I wasn't exactly crazy about it.  I found it difficult to blend and when I tried to blend it in or use the brush, the color would just disappear and it looked really sloppy.  I do not care for this eyebrow pencil.  I prefer my Revlon ColorStay brow groomer & highlighter pencil over the Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil.  

Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil "Deep Brown 260"
 
Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil "Deep Brown 260"
Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil "Deep Brown 260" (color looks lighter because of flash) 
Swatch: Maybelline Mastershape Brow Pencil "Deep Brown 260"

Monday, September 10, 2012

FOTD: Estee Lauder, MAC, Revlon, Clarins, Elizabeth Arden & Make Up Designory (MUD)

What I am wearing here:  Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place ShadowCreme Eyeshadows in "Mochachino" and "Pink Pearl", MAC Technakohl Eye-Liner in "Earthline", Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer Pencil "Blackened Brown/Taupe", Make Up Designory (MUD) Bronzer "Sunshine", Clarins Blush Prodige "Soft Peach", MAC Prep + Prime Finishing Powder/Pressed, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lip Pencil "Tea Rose", and Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Ultra Lipstick "Rose Aurora"(LE)--I absolutely love this shade.


My basic foundation routine as always, is Laura Mercier Pressed Mineral Powder in "Classic Beige", along with Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in "Radiant" (under eyes).