8.19.2010

all that glitters

Posted by jessica

I'm constantly experimenting with make-up products, and these are a few products that I have been using recently and have fallen in love with. I find that summer is a great season to try fun, colourful shades.

Please keep in mind that the true colours of these products might vary slighty from the photos, but they are very close to the hues of the actual products.



MAKE UP FOR EVER:
Flash Color in no. 000 (light turquoise)

This formula is highly pigmented and very creamy, which makes it ideal for blending. With this product, a little goes a long way. Flash colors are made for use on the face or body. I use this cream colour mainly as an eyeliner and occasionally as an eyeshadow. However, this product smudges and creases quite easily, so if you are using it as an eyeshadow colour, I would suggest using a primer before wearing this. Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance should do the trick.



Essie:
Nail polish in Haute As Hello (coral) and Barbuda Banana (pale yellow)

Haute As Hello is the prettiest coral colour I ever did see! If you plan on purchasing this shade, make sure you wear a clear top coat to achieve the colour on the bottle, as it does dry slightly duller than most polishes.
Unfortunately, Essie has discontinued the shade Barbuda Banana. But, if you are looking for a colour like this, American Apparel makes a similar nail varnish called Butter.



Anna Sui:
Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation in B02

During the summer, I usually stick to tinted moisturizers or lightweight foundations like this one by Anna Sui. I adore all of Anna Sui products simply because of their gorgeous packaging. It comes in a cute rose bottle complete with a rose-shaped cap. And in true Anna Sui fashion, this foundation smells like roses, unlike the multitude of foundations that smell of chemicals.

For sun protection, I wear a moisturizer with SPF under this foundation.



NARS: Lipstick in Barbarella (sheer peach)

I love this colour by NARS. This formula gives you the right amount of colour and is the perfect blend of pink and orange. It's great for the daytime when I want a light pop of colour on my lips. Because of its sheer formula, it can be layered with other lipsticks or lip glosses.

As with many lipsticks, the colour payoff is quite different than it appears in the photo; the best way to test this colour is to see it in person.



Marc Jacobs: Daisy Eau de Toilette and Glitter Gel Rollerball

I've been building quite a frangrance collection recently, but Marc Jacobs' Daisy perfume is one of my favourites right now. I received this fragrance as a gift from a lovely friend. It has such a fresh, floral scent, and it's not too overpowering. The staying power is great, too. I like to carry my Daisy rollerball in my bag when I need to re-apply the scent.

2 comments:

Sangita said...

I've been meaning to get 'Daisy'. Its added to my 'wish list'. hehe

iomoo said...

i'm sad they discontinued barbuda banana! i will be out to find butter now XD

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