Monday, July 30, 2012
This smudge-proof eye shadow base uses a unique polymer and mineral powder blend to get a firm grip on color for long-lasting, gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, it dries on contact and keeps the delicate eye lid smooth and ready for eye shadow application.
This fragrance-free product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested."
I agree with their claims!
This is my new holy grail eyeshadow base.
My eyelids are super oily!
This is the only product that I can use that actually keeps the oil at bay, lets eyeshadow adhere and makes colors pop. I have gotten 10 hours of wear without creasing using this product! It is a bit pricey at $24 for just .26oz. I bought mine from the NARS website, however, it is available on Sephora's website as well as drugstore.com. Although the product is white coming out of the tube, it goes on clear. Very little product is needed to achieve favorable results.
It has a doe foot applicator. The packaging is not ideal. Urban Decay listened to it's consumers by making their primer available in a tube. Aside from the high price, I would say this is the only drawback to this product. A little goes a long way and I have not finished the product.
I found it to be compatible with both drugstore and high end eyeshadows. I have used it as a primary base as well as alone just to keep the oil from greasing up my lids while wearing just eyeliner. Yes, I would definitely purchase this product again and highly recommend it to others.
Have you ever tried this product?
What is your Holy Grail eyeshadow base?
|Blackberry pic |
It retails for $49. Essentially, it is a deconstructed ORGASM palette. ORGASM is their most popular shade of blush. I must say I was at first a bit reluctant to purchase it, as many brown girls have said that it just does not show up on their skin. The idea of a deconstructed palette works for me because I can add more pink or peach to make it pop for my deep skin tone.
|Blackberry pic - Swatches|
The largest color in the palette is ORGASM, a soft peachy pink with fine gold shimmer.
On my skin, the color is a bit washed out.
I added more peach to amp it up.
The three blushes in this palette are not available for purchase singularly. However, I suspect that there are other blushes in the NARS line that closely resemble them.
Just as I suspected, it is as finely milled as is ALABATROSS.
This palette is limited edition. If you are a fan of NARS BLUSH or a beginner who would like to try it, I highly recommend it. I think it would be terrific for travel because of it's compact size.
Have you any plans on purchasing this item?
I have been scouring the shelves for months for a color called Scandal.
This was as close as I could get.
Base - China Glaze Strong Adhesion
Color - Sinful Colors ISLAND CORAL
Top - Seche Vite
This manicure is about a week old.
|Full Sunlight No Flash|
I cannot get enough of Sinful Colors nail polish.
Do you own this color?
Do you like corals?
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
athough this is reading more teal in the photographs.
I tried to correct this by shooting in my Olympus 720SW's "Cuisine mode" and adjusting the White Balance.
There was a time in my life when I would have never touched a green or blue nail polish.
One needs to have confidence to rock such bold colors.
It seems as if these are the main colors for which I have been reaching as of late. Although I wore this today with my Enamel Green t-shirt and staple leopard print scarf, I prefer not to be so matchy matchy with my outfits.
I like for the nail polish to compliment the outfit instead.
This was a dream to apply.
I was impatient about allowing each coat to dry before adding the next one.
It was opaque with just two coats.
I am just used to applying three.
It was hastily applied before running errands today.
Base: China Glaze Strong Adhesion
Color: China Glaze FOUR LEAF CLOVER
Top Coat: Seche Vite
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