First of all, showing you the goodies I got from Mihokoshop this week!
Est Emotional Aura Eyes ~ 03
Yay, my first Est palette! I'm really thrilled about it! The case is amazingly beautiful and feels very sturdy! Love the square design a lot!
I decided to get 03, because I wanted a neutral one, just to be on the safe side. This palette reminds me of the Dior 5-Colour Eye Shadow ~ 609 Earth Reflection, which again has been scrounged by my sister, haha... But the shades of Est Emotional Aura Eyes ~ 03 is more flattering for Asian skintones!
I must admit that I thought the shades looked a bit sheer and boring when I opened it, but I was totally wrong!
As to the texture of the shadows, its honestly the best I've ever come across so far!
It's just too amazing to explain it in words, haha... Best described as buttery soft and super silky to the touch - except of the darkest shade, which feels a bit chalky, yet still applies smoothly. The color payoff is excellent too. All in all, it blew my mind! I have to get more Est palettes, hehe...!
Especially looking forward to the fall collection 2010! If Est wasn't just so expensive! But the quality is definitely there, and all palettes are so well-designed!
Source of Image: rougedeluxe.blogspot.com
COFFRET D'OR Color Mixing Eyes ~ 02 Blue-Green Mix
Typical priness-y Coffret D'or case.
Yay, finally a palette with green and blue together! The bright shades are so pretty for a fresh summer look!
All shades are very smooth to the touch and have nice pretty shimmer, which I like a lot!
COFFRET D'OR TD Eyes ~ 04 Grey Tones
Pretty much the same case like the CM Eyes.
I have been looking high and low for a palette with a soft and cool toned purple in it, and this is it!
The purple is neutral enough to make it a great everyday palette!
LUNASOL Nail Finish ~ 43 Pearlish Rose
This nail polish indeed has a pearlish finish, yet I can't see any rose. It's rather a peachy color, which is very flattering on fair Asian skintones! Makes my hands look so bright, hehe... Will do a nail swatch of this soon!
Onto the products I got from the mall in exchange for the Sisley Phyto Teint Éclat Compact Foundation and Helena Rubinstein Long Lash Mascara!
If you have read my previous post, you might still remember I said that I'm going to return those two products. The Sisely Phyto Teint Éclat Compact Foundation provides a very smooth and even finish, which I liked a lot, but sadly it was too drying. It caused some dry flaky patches. I think it's an excellent powder foundation for combination to oilier skin types, but definitely not for dry skin.
As to the Helena Rubinstein Long Lash Mascara, it went back, because it irritated my eyes, which got red and itchy. It's not the best mascara in terms of curling/lifting up my straight and firm Asian lashes either. So, I'm not too sad about having to return it, haha...
SHISEIDO Sheer Matifying Compact Long Lasting Oil-Free Foundation SPF 10 ~ I00 Very Light Ivory
Comes in a sleek and elegant compact.
I00 Very Light Ivory is the lightest shade available of this product. Good match for my skintone. Not yellow toned enough for my liking, but luckily not pink toned either! The powder itself feels very smooth and not dry at all, although it is oil-free.
I actually used to love powder foundations that can be applied with a moistened sponge! Yay for it's non-comedogenic! :)
SHISEIDO Luminizing Satin Face Color ~ RD 103 Petal
Same sleek and elegant compact as the foundation.
This blush looks much darker in the pan, and also not very attracting, huh? But it's actually a really pretty peachy pink color when applied onto the cheeks!
It's quite pigmented, but the texture is smooth enough to be blended effortlessly.
SHISEIDO Perfect Rouge ~ BE 208 Baby
This lipstick has been on my wishlist for quite a while now! BE 103 Baby is a nude beige color with hints of pink and peach to it.
The texture is very creamy and moisturizing! Pigmentation is medium in one layer and full with a second. Great for pigmented lips!
For some weird reason my lipstick swatches on the back of my hand always show up that red. It actually does not look like this at all on the lips!
The proof! ;)
ESTEE LAUDER Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
I heard lots of raves about this mascara, so how could I resist to give it a try myself!
The brush wand is rather big, yet very comfortable to use even though I have such small Asian eyes with shorter lashes. I've tried it already, and it is awesome when it comes to volumizing! It does a good job at lengthening and holding the curl too! Furthermore, it's 100% smudge-proof (which I couldn't say from the Helena Rubinstein Long Lash Mascara!)!!
CLARINS Instant Eye make-Up Remover
This has been my favorite eye makeup remover for a couple of years, and now going back to use it, hehe...
In fact, it keeps what it claims 100%.
CLARINS Huile Lotus Face Treatment Oil
Got this to use as a face massage oil. I got a sample of this and it works really good. My skin looked so relaxed and clear the next day! I intend to do a face massage once to twice a week now. Hope, I don't get lazy, haha...
I don't leave it over night as it is supposed to. I rinse it off with warm water after massaging, and follow with a toner and moisturizer to complete my skincare routine.
My nude neutral look I did using the Est Emotional Aura Eyes 03, and all the new Shiseido stuff! Cam-whoring time! (^- ^)
The shades of Est Emotional Aura Eyes ~ 03 go together so well! Remember I said, that I was a bit disappointed when I opened it, since the shadows looked kinda boring in the pan? But the outcome of the look is not boring at all, eh?! ;)
Applied it exactly the way it's pictured in the Est booklet.
My personal favorite neutral eye makeup so far! And I think, my eyes looked even better in real life than in the photos, hehe... using the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara here. Not bad, huh?
I'm bad at describing, but it's like a 'invisible depth' it creates to my eyes. Sorry, if I don't make sense at all, haha...
The eyeshadows are very long lasting! Stayed without creasing or fading until late night!
Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color ~ RD 103 Petal on my cheeks. I told you that this blush looks so much prettier when applied, didn't I? Shiseido Perfect Rouge ~ BE 208 Baby is the perfect lipstick to match! ;)
Gotta apply some hydrating face masks! My skin is especially dry/dehydrated recently! Argh!
I like the Shiseido Sheer Matifying Compact a lot! Applied it with a moistened sponge, which provides me a smooth and even finish. Coverage is medium, but build-able, and the powder doesn't sink into the pores. But I noticed, it does slightly accentuate the dryness of my skin, so be sure to wear a good mosisturizer beforehand, if your skin is a bit on the drier side!
Lastly, my favorite picture! I hope, I didn't make you sick with all the pictures, haha... But I hope, you liked my nude neutral look! ;)
- Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivoire / Ivory
- Shiseido Sheer Matifying Compact ~ I00 Very Light Ivory
- Shiseido Luminizing Face Color ~ RD 103 Petal
- Shiseido Rouge Perfect ~ BE 203 Baby
- Est Emotional Aura Eyes ~ 03
- Maquillage Dramatical Gel Liner ~ BR 652
- Estee Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Haul : Est, Coffret D'or, Lunasol from Mihokoshop + Shiseido, Estee Lauder, Clarins + FOTD : Nude Neutral Look with Est Emotion Aura Eyes 03
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