When I was on the Chanel counter last week I purchased three things, the Chanel Mat Lumiere Liquid Foundation, the Chanel Bronze Universel and this, the powder version of the Mat Lumiere base: You don’t need to buy this to go with the Mat Lumiere Liquid Foundation! You can use any powder to set it! This powder if a powder foundation, which means it has greater coverage on the skin, so used with the liquid […]
The Balm, for all intents and purposes is a very cute brand to use and I have tried some bits and pieces from their range that have been quite successful. This product, the Sexy Mama is a anti-shine translucent powder which is supposed to work for all skintones. The result is a matt, soft effect without a cakey look. It comes in a cute compact that is cardboard – I have always said I prefer […]
I’m a bit slow with this product but still…Benefit’s Powderflage Powder Concealer – or should I say light reflecting powder caught my eye ages ago but by the time I was ready to buy, I couldn’t find it on counter anywhere! The gal on Benefit told me she had “never heard of it before” – eh?! Luckily I found it on ASOS. Apparently Powderflage is being discontinued but you will still find it on odd […]
What make up items remind you of childhood? There’s a few things that stick in my mind, things that I found from rummaging in my aunt or mother’s make up bags. 1. A YSL Lipstick in a bright red (smelt good) 2. A Mary Quant Blusher in a bright Fuchsia (The case was shiny black and had the little flower logo all over) 3. Lots of things from Boots No. 7 4. Max Factor Creme […]
Sleek really is one of my favoured high street make up brands – when its good, its very good and well worth the price. I also like the simple black packaging that always feels heavy rather than light and cheap. This Contour Kit hit my doormat a few weeks ago – I love contour products although I tend to like doing it (if I bother) with my Nars Multiple Sticks (Malaysia and Copacabana). The Sleek […]
I was sent this ELF High Definition Loose Powder to test quite a while ago but have only had a chance recently to give it a go. (I am working on a post/video on the best make up for photographs so this HD face powder popped into mind). There’s been plenty of hype surround this plainly packaged £6 powder. For one thing, its cheap (ELF is of course, known for being very very affordable with […]
I am interested in contouring and shading – think it makes a big difference to the face if done well and subtly. Was anyone else an 80s child like me and remembers how the Hong Kong or Asian actresses in general used to contour their noses? Extreme. It was extreme. Anyway I bought this Make Up For Ever sculpting kit to have a play with. There are 4 variations so I got no. 2 which […]
I picked up some of the Scott Barnes loose powders from StrawberryNet for about £10 each (annoyingly enough, they were all reduced this week – D’oh!). I picked up 3 that I thought would be useful – Translucent, 24k (a bronze) and Diamond Dust (a shimmery beige type powder). Here is the Scott Barnes Loose Powder in translucent: It looks a bit whitish, but once its brushed away it leaves a pretty even finish that […]
Look what I got my hands on! Lancome’s limited (and largely sold out) Sparkling Cherub palette…technically an illuminator: Inside is a gorgeous palette – it has a beige/light gold outer rim, a bronze in the centre and a small pink heart detail. There is a glitter overspray on the powder, which is just gorgeous but WILL wipe away after a few uses. A closer look…just to admire…. Lancome releases some super pretty face palettes every […]
I am getting acquainted with Benefit again, and picked up this cute little pot of loose powder, named One Hot Minute Face Powder £23.50. It is, as expected, super cute, and will apparently make you sexy in seconds. They say: Look sexy in seconds! For a gorgeous “gaze at me glow” sweep this loose rose-gold finishing powder over your complexion & décolleté. All it takes is…one hot minute! One minute? Darling, I can do it […]
I was sent this pressed powder to try out last week from Sleek MakeUP. They seem to be on a roll lately, new product after new product, but I’m not complaining. This pressed powder (how old school!) has a SPF 15 and once again, comes in a sturdy, slick palette. For a drugstore brand, Sleek have got the packaging down to a fine art – its not that nasty plastic and its heavy enough to […]
YSL Palette Pop, a Limited Edition soft powder with a mixture of warm tones: This was part of the Spring 2008 collection. Picked this up recently on eBay for £15! What do you think? Worthy of being a random beauty?
I bought three face powders from eBay a while ago from the Korean brand Etude House: There are 6 powders in the range each with a different function. 1 – Highlighter (for use on the outer V around the eyes, t-zone etc. with a pearl finish) 2 – Model Shade (a matte bronze for contouring but also as a bronzer) 3. Walking Pink (pale pink blush or brightener) 4 – Style Pink (deeper pink blush) […]
As regular readers will know, I am obsessed with Skinfood, a Korean brand that has lots of unusual make up and skincare combinations. Next up is the Salmon Dark Circle Concealer and Brightening Powder! According to some, the ideal shade of concealer is not yellow or beige for dark circles – its salmon. I generally don’t like Salmon – do you? I like Sashimi (raw salmon) as long as its the freshest, nicest salmon you […]
My skin has been horribly dry and crusty for a while (switching skincare around – again) so I have been scouring the forums, looking for the must have powder. I have found that Armani’s Micro Fil Powder has had consistently good reviews so I bought it for around £28 (I think it was, I remember thinking – how much!?). Here it is: On the counter I only saw three shades, 0, 1 and 2 so […]
A warmed toned brown, can be used as a blusher or bronzer. What would you wear this with? Note: This image is part of the soon to be launched swatch gallery. Do not reproduce any of these images in any form for personal or commercial use without requesting permission. You can request usage by using the contact form.
Cle De Peau is like Wentworth Miller. If he is in the room, no one else matters. If Cle De Peau is in my make up bag, other brands can suck on it…(Oh, I’m speaking in hyperbole. Don’t be mad at me little Nars. Mwah, Mwah.) Their stuff is stomach churningly expensive, but so gorgeous, so worth it most of the time. I have wanted their contour defining powder for ever but did not want […]
Contouring, I find, makes a big difference to the face, even if its just a quick bit of shading and highlighting. I bought this unusually names Top 10 V-Line Maker from Ebay, by Korean brand Etude House. As well as being a bronzer, its also a ‘V Line’ maker – V line? Do they mean cleavage enhancer? It there’s one place I don’t need enhancing, its there! How to use? Etude House have given us […]
Released for Spring 2009 , RMK have some new base products. I am a big fan of the creamy foundation…it’s my second fav after La Mer’s. On the RMK site it says: It looks like there is a main powder and a highlight shade? I like the fact that there is a sponge for the first application and a brush for topping up through the day. The shades: I am a 103 in the winter, […]
As the weather rises (and shall rapidly fall again – no doubt about that) I realised I was beginning to look like a sweaty betty. I don’t love face powders at all – most look cakey on me, so I was looking for something with good coverage yet light with staying power. Then I found Clearlast powder, from B&C Labs, Japan.