Contest Winner

Monday, October 12, 2009

The winner is...


Congratulations KRYSTAL! I will be emailing you!

Thanks everyone to join my contest ^^


NARS Cream Shadow/Drugstore Haul and FOTD

Friday, October 9, 2009

I'm a fan of NARS but never tried their cream shadows. I've heard some people hate it coz they crease real bad even with primer underneath. Since I love most of NARS stuff and the color is gorgeous, I decided to pick it up anyway to see if it will work for me.

Madagascar cream shadow

One side is peachy skin color that works great as all over base(similar to MAC Painterly PP) and the other side is a purplish brown taupe that works well with NARS eyeshadows like Ondine, Ashes to Ashes, Cairo or MAC Satin Taupe, Style Snob... If you are a fan of those taupey colors then you will love this duo.

I'd tried it a few times, it does crease but not terribly(depends on what you put on top and underneath). The shimmery taupe color crease more than the skin color on the left. If I put TFSI underneath first and put NARS/MAC shadows on top, they will last for about 4 hours before start creasing. I did try it once with drugstore shadows and it was a complete disaster.

I think this will be my one and the only NARS cream shadow... I decided to keep it coz the colors work really well with my collection and I just can't say no to taupe... haha. But seriously, MAC Paint Pots work so much better than these on any day!

I also pick up Night Breed single eyeshadow that I've been meaning to get for long time. Just a pure black with silver glitters. The pigmentation is really good and can be used wet or dry. I like how versatile it is and I can just bring it everywhere use it as shadow and liner.

NARS Night Breed

swatches from left to right
(Night Breed, Madagascar)

I also pick up a bunch of Maybelline at Rite Aid since they had BOGO. I got a back up of Lash Stiletto(My fave mascara of all time) and the Mineral power blush in Soft Mauve(this is love). Couple of shadow quads in Chai Latte and Velvet Crush, and the new color sensation lipsticks in Pink Please and Born with it.

I'm sorry to report that these shadows really have no pigmentation, you get what you pay for. But I do like the color combinations on the 2 quads I got. Velvet Crush is pretty, it looks gorgeous after I piled it on like 5 layers :)

The Mineral power blush is a different story. It lasts on my face whole day and the color is gorgeous. Soft Mauve looks like baby pink on my skin tone. Loooove :)

The lipsticks are ok. Born with it and Pink Please are basically the same colors, one with shimmer one without. They are the nudest baby pinks in the collection but not nude enough for me... they are creamy and pigmented tho.

NARS Madagascar(base)
NARS Cairo(lid)
MAC Folie(crease)
MAC Beauty Mark(Outer Corner)
MAC Vanilla(brow)
Maybelline Mineral power blush Soft Mauve(Cheeks)
Maybelline LS Born with it

Contest ends this Sunday... I'm excited :D


VS Christian Siriano Silky Eyeshadow Sahara

Saturday, October 3, 2009

So you all know I've been in love with VS makeup lately. After the Christian Siriano Kajal liner experience, I went to check out more of his stuff and found this amazing eyeshadow Sahara.

He came out with 5 limited edition eyeshadows with mostly neutral colors. The idea of his makeup line is Egyptian inspired and the compact sort of reminds me of pyramid. It comes with a small mirror inside and I think the packaging is just gorgeous. Of course for the $12 the material is not real metal but it is still a nice design.

VS Christian Siriano Silky Eye Shadow - Sahara

The texture of all his shadows are silky and soft(not as soft and wet as VS regular shadows) and very pigmented. Sahara is a neutral light champagne color with peachy tone, a bit shimmery but not over the top. It's very similar to MAC Grand Entrance and Stila Kitten. I own Kitten but don't use it much coz I found the color too frosty on my NC35 skin. On the other hand, Sahara is almost the same color with less frost and a tad warmer, works wonderfully as all over the lid or highlight on my skin tone!

Sahara all over the lids with MAC Antiqued at the outer corners and Blacktrack...voila! My perfect everyday look for work. I enjoy this shadow very much... plus it's kinda fun to play with the compact in my hand :)

Check out this shadow while you can... I think they are almost sold out in the store.

PS. Contest ends in 1 week... join if you haven't already ;)


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