Monday, November 25, 2013

Guerlain Rouge Automatique

I'm always reading about how amazing Guerlain lipsticks are so it's about time I tried them.  I got them at the beginning of the month from ebay.

I really like the formula so far and I don't mind the scent because it is quite weak.  There is no bad taste when sipping water or tea.  I think my lips feel softer after using them :)  This is dangerous, next time I eh order from USA ...more of these will be mine when I figure out which shade is more subtle on me.

Guerlain Rouge Automatique Liu (122) and Reflex (661)

Liu 122

Reflex 661

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre

I've always wondered about these in the past. Now I wonder why I didn't get them earlier.  I actually can't wear either shade alone but together they make a really pretty rose gold color on my skin.  I like them as a base for some of my powdered shadows.  They are better over nars primer but they can last quite a while without it too.  



I used a different camera, testing it.
White background indoor lighting.

I actually purchased them from www.izzysbeautyshoppe.com.  Discovered the shop because of Belly's blog.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

THREE Eyeshadow Duo

While waiting for xmas sets to be available and I was hoping these would diminish my lust for them. Will the blue in 04 Love Satisfaction be enough to make me feel nothing for SUQQU Kit A?

I got them after seeing them featured on Kate's blog.
No regrets!

THREE Eyeshadow Duo in 03, 04 and 05.
They are really tiny at 3.3g

The light shades look a bit washed out in my photos. In person they have more depth and they have a magical glow. The duos are a little bit blinding to look at when they are in direct sunlight.




03 Love Revolution

04 Love Satisfaction


05 Love Evolution (opps smeared)


Monday, November 4, 2013

Pixi Endless Silky Pen Kit

The kit has Mini-sized Endless Silky Eye Pens in Black Noir, Deep Plum, Black Cocoa, Sage Gold, Oyster Glow and a sharpener.

The kit looked like a good deal, all very wearable colors and I have read that they are suppose to be THREE pencil dupes.

However, these Pixi are not dupes of THREE, at least on my skin and climate. Pixi pencils are smooth and pigmented but that is where any similar qualities with THREE pencils come to an end for me.  I sort of like Oyster Glow and Sage Gold but the other 3 didn't work out for me.  Deep Plum is drying.  Black Noir and Black Cocoa just melt and travel around.


direct sun light

indoors

Sunday, November 3, 2013

KATE Colorcious Diamond BK-1

Trying out Kate eyeshadows for the first time. Picked it up for $17 on adambeauty.com while I was restocking my skincare.

I'm not going to swatch these. It doesn't look right on my arm skin but they apply perfectly fine on my eyes. They are not super pigmented but they are very smooth and easy to use.  I like the shine and soft definition from this palette which is great for a quick and easy day look.  I'm not sure if it can be used for a dramatic black smokey eye on it's own because of how soft it looks layered.  So far I like it.  Flattering colours and textures, doesn't require primer, non- irritating, minimum fall out and blends easily.  I might buy more shades in the future.




Update with swatches


middle shades in focus
white shade in focus
 
greyish taupe and blackish shade in focus
I hope they help anyone still on the fence with this palette.

The texture is very nice for the price. Remember how bad Shiseido color bar swatched on my skin? Well in general my skin is shit for swatches as you can see from this other post on SUQQU), I like this a lot more than Lunasol e/s that I have purchased in the past and they apply much better than most of the Addiction shadows that I have tried as well.

Fyrinnae Eyeshadows

Umm... I don't know what is what...or what to do with all of it.



My mini/full size eyeshadow list: 
Alchemist's Curse
Are you my Mummy?
Callipygian
Cuddlefish (full size is more blue since reformulated.  old one is next to it on the right looking more purple)
Dark Fantasy
Dokkalf ar
Dragon's Wing (free sample size)
Dressed to Kill
Envy Me
Ethereal Éire
Evocation
Fire  Opal
Gilded Wings
Glitterboi
Hypercool
Jade Ghost
Madame & Eve's
Mermaid Masquerade
Monarch Butterfly
Moon Child
Newcastle
Nijiro
Parental Advisory (free sample size)
Pteranodon
Rapunzel Had Extensions
Sacred
Sake & Sashimi
Sakura
Sequined master
Shinigami
Sleepy Hollow
Snow White
Steampunk
Trickery
Tyr
Unicorn (pressed)
Velveteen Werewolf
When I grow Up
Witchy Woodland Creatures
Wizards' Wedding Cake
Work safe

Fluff (big white jar)

Maybe one day I will press them or something.
At the time I was thinking about custom mixing nail polishes as well.