Dec 30, 2010

Max Factor eye liner

today i want to share with you some nice bargains. these are the Colour X-Pert Waterproof Eye Liners from Max Factor. 

if you liked the MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner which were LE (i think, at least i can't find them at my counter or online anymore) and cost around 18€( ?), this is definitely a find for you. they are only about 5€ and are colourful, sparkly and very very smudgeproof/waterproof intense liners, which can be found at the drugstore.

a big con for me is the small colour range, they only offer 4 different colours: a teal, a purple, an anthracite and a black. i have 2 of them, #03 Metallic Lilac (a dark purple with purple and pink glitter)  and #04 Metallic Turquoise (a dark teal with blue shimmer).
Artdeco also produces such liquid liners with more colours, but at more than double the price (they call them Liquid Star Liner). 

i like such liners very much, they give a special something to an eye make up, are colourful but not too bright, and shimmery but not too obviously glittery. these have felt tips that are easy to handle, the consistency is liquidy but they dry down quite fast. the colours are intense,  but make sure you shake them well if you haven't used them for a while.

Dec 29, 2010

quick FOTD to test new products :)

new products to test in bold

foundation: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau + Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV + BeautyBlender
powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre + Artdeco skunk
undereye concealer: Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer with Hakuhodo brush + Manhattan Wake Up concealer
contour: NYX Taupe + Hakuhodo S103
blush: MAC Cubic + Hakuhodo S111
highlighter: MAC Chez Chez Lamé + MAC 131
eyeshadow: MAC Chilled On Ice (whole lid) with Sigma ss217 (travel size), MAC Patina (crease) with Louise Young LY38,  MAC 100 Strokes (to deepen outer corner) with Sigma ss239, MAC Mulch (lower lash line) with MAC 242
eyeliner: L'Oreal Super Liner
brows: Shiseido GY901 Natural Black brow pencil
lashes: Shu Uemura lash curler, L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes
lips: MAC Nymphette Lipglass

MAC Cham Pale part I

i missed the early release of Cham Pale LE on so i could only get 2 of the products that were on my list, the other things were already sold out. i'll have to wait until the official release to buy the rest.
so i ordered Chez Chez Lamé Special Reserve Highlight Powder (from now on only SRHP) and Chilled On Ice Paint Pot.
i ordered on monday, and today, wednesday, my order came in.
it was nicely wrapped and i got two perfume samples.

Chez Chez Lamé  (10g,  27.50€) is a highlighter with a special crinkled surface, the shimmer isn't an overspray, it goes through. it is a fine powder, the texture is of a good MSF (not the chunky ones) but not as fine as the Beauty Powders. this has a light beige gold colour, darker, more shimmery and sheerer than Too Chic Beauty Powder from the Stylishly Yours collection (as most of you would be curious about a comparison of the two). now to the picture spam!

artificial light:

sunlight (yeah! it was sunny today!):

i also compared it with a lot of other powder highlighters, see:

first row: MAC SRHP Chez Chez Lamé - MAC Beauty Powder Too Chic - Dior Shimmer Powder Amber Diamond

2nd row: Lorac Perfectly Lit Highlighter Spotlight - MAC Mineralize Blush Happy Together (light side) - MAC MSF Perfect Topping - MAC MSF By Candlelight

in direct comparison, i find Chez Chez Lamé most resembles Dior Amber Diamond and the light side of Happy Together Mineralize Blush.

from left to right: Lorac Spotlight - Dior Amber Diamond - MAC Perfect Topping - MAC Chez Chez Lamé - MAC Too Chic - MAC Happy Together - MAC By Candlelight
artificial lighting
left: MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder - right: MAC Chez Chez Lamé SRHP
here is a picture of me wearing Chez Chez Lamé

Chilled On Ice Paint Pot (5g, 20€) is a sheer, white gold with gold sparkles and glitters. think of a sheer Albatross from NARS in cream form.
as all paint pots, you can use it as a base for another eyeshadow (i think neutral colours or shades with gold shimmer would look gorgeous over it!) and as eyeshadow alone. you could even use it on your cheeks or your lips. as a lid colour to wear alone it is too light for my taste, i would just wear it with darker shades or as a base.
it's sheerer than the other paint pots but has the same texture, which is creamy but on the dryer side (not as light as a Creaseless Cream Shadow by Benefit). it's long wearing with no creasing even after about 8-9h.

artificial light:


i also compared Chilled On Ice with other cream shadows, but i don't have another colour that looks alike (lucky for me!).
MAC Chilled On Ice Paint Pot - Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit - Max Factor Masterpiece Colour Precision Eyeshadow in Pearl Beige - p2 Sun Love Summer Eye Shadow in Touch Of Paradise

artificial light - same order as above: MAC Chilled On Ice - Benefit Birthday Suit - Max Factor - p2

edit: you can read part II here.

Dec 28, 2010

colourful working/college look, FOTD 3

this is one of my go-to-looks if i want it a little bit more colourful for the day. it's still discreet, but with a twist.

foundation: Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV in 4.5 + Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in #2 + BeautyBlender
powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre in 020 Clair + Artdeco skunk brush
concealer: Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Pearl + Manhattan Wake Up Concealer in #2 + Hakuhodo brush
contour: NYX blush in Taupe + Hakuhodo S103
blush: MAC Mocha blush + MAC 116
highlight: MAC Beauty Powder in Too Chic + MAC 131
eyeshadow, all MAC: Naked Lunch on the lid with Estee Lauder Blender #25, Shale in the crease with Louise Young Crease brush LY38, Brulé on brow bone with MAC 227, Paint Pot in Moss Scape with Sigma SS209, Humit on liner to intensify with Ebelin Professional brush
Shu Uemura curlers, L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes + Estee Lauder Sumptous sample as mascara, Shiseido GY901 Natural Black Brow Pencil
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect #127 Beige Velvet

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