Finally, I'm going to review the Jill Stuart Moist Silk Powder Foundation today! I know that quite a few of you have been excited about this. I apologize for it took me so long! So, let's go like a bull at a gate!
The packaging is totally Jill Stuart - cute and princess-like. The pink bow is so adorable. However, I wished they used a material of higher value. The plastic compact feels so light, hence not sturdy at all. There is no separate compartment for the sponge, which also bothers me quite much.
Shade and Texture
I got it in 101 Linen, which is the lightest shade. It is a a neutral beige shade that evens out discoloration and covers redness excellently. The texture of the powder is very smooth, silky and lightweight. It applies evenly with the sponge as well as with a brush. I prefer my Dior Powder Foundation Brush to apply it with a stippling motion at first and then blend it in with circular motions.
I don't feel the powder is very moisturizing, but it is yet not drying at all.
Light to medium. It does not sink into pores, but if you have very enlarged pores, you will need to use a primer before to achieve best results. Excellent at evening out discoloration and redness.
A bit powdery finish at first, but then transforms into a soft matte and lightly luminous finish.
It stays put quite well during the whole day on my face, except on my oilier t-zone area. I noticed, it tends to crease a bit around that area, and around my laugh lines.
I used Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer for red spots, and Dior Skinflash Radiance Boosting Pen to lighten my under eye area first, before I applied Jill Stuart Moist Silk Powder Foundation.
Now, here comes the off/on picture that everyone loves seeing, haha...
What I appreciate the most about it, is the soft matte and lightly luminous finish it creates, and the fact that it evens out my redness perfectly. On the whole, Jill Stuart Moist Silk Powder Foundation is a good powder foundation. I recommend it to anyone with normal to combination skin, who is looking for a powder foundation that creates a natural soft matte look.
Texture and scent: 4/5
Oil control: 3/5
Overall: C +
I hope this review was helpful. And isn't the on-off picture proof enough that my skin is not flawless at all without the help of concealer and makeup? ;)
I got my hands on the Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage, that I mentioned in the previous post.
CLINIQUE All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
So, it comes in a sleek tube that is very handy to carry with in the makeup pouch for using it anytime you feel you need some refreshment for your eyes.
As you can see, it has this metal roller ball that dispenses the serum by using it in a rolling motion over your eyelids and under eye area. I have been using it for about 3 days now, and I like the cooling effect, that makes my eyes feel lighter and refreshed. I noticed an instant firming effect too.
However, I haven't noticed any brightening effect, nor that my dark circles have diminished. Maybe I have to use it for a longer time to see some results? We will see...
Continuing with a 'makeup face', in order to make you forget my scary monster face from above, hehe...
By the way, I was wondering, if you prefer me showing the products that I used for my FOTD at the beginning or at the end (like I used to do till now)? Please let me know! ;)
Onto the look!
I dreamt of a fresh bright blue look last night, so I had to realize it today, haha...! Dug out my Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow ~ 009 Sky Glow from my drawer, which I have neglected for too long! Probably because my first look with this palette totally failed. I got it about one year ago I think, when I was a bloody (eye) makeup novice. At that time, I really didn't have a clue about eye makeup application.
I think, I have improved quite a bit, hehe...! At this point, I want to thank you all for your tips and suggestions! Let me be an example for succeeding through 'learning by doing'! Don't get me wrong, I'm far far away from a pro! I would say, I've reached level 45/100, if I should rate myself. ;)
Lydia of Alice in a new Wonderland suggested me to bring the eyeshadow a bit more towards the eyebrows. I tried it this time! Lydia was so right! I agree, that it opens my eyes a lot more, making them look brighter. Thank you, Lydia for your tip! So, what do you think? Is it more flattering for my eyes?
I applied the white eyeshadow allover the lids and in the inner corner of the eyes, blended it upwards towards the eyebrows. Next, I added the blue eyeshadow from the lashline upwards, but not as high as the white eyeshadow. Then, I applied the dark silver eyeshadow in the outer corners to add depth to eyes.
Finished with tighlining, lining the lower lashline very lightly, and mascara. I like the bright blue and the dark silver in this palette a lot! The blue is so fresh and bright, yet not too flashy.
Having a bad hair day! The ends are super dry and brittle, argh! For base makeup, I used Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivory (as usual), and Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder Makeup SPF 15 ~ Intensity 1.0, that I got last week.
So far, I like it a lot! The shade matches my skintone perfectly. I feel, it makes me look healthier, since the shade is not as pale as those of Japanese brands. I adore the natural and luminous finish it gives me. I will review this in depth later!
On my lips, I'm wearing Yves Saitn Laurent Rouge Volupté ~ 1 Nude Beige, and topped with Estee Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Lip Gloss ~ 34 Starlet Peach.
Lipgloss always makes my lips look plump and full at once! Believe me, my natural lips are really small and thin! ;)
PRODUCTS I USED
- Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivoire / Ivory
- Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder Makeup SPF 15 ~ Intensity 1.0
- MAC Mineralize Blush ~ Hand-finish
- Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté ~ 1 Nude Beige
- Estee Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Lip Gloss ~ 34 Starlet Peach
- Dior 5-Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow ~ 009 Sky Glow
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes ~ 0L
- Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara ~ LL1 Black
Yay, feels so good, having finally reviewed the Jill Stuart Moist Silk Powder Foundation, hehe... I hope, you like my bright blue look!
Stay Ohh... pretty!