I promised you to show you my latest loot, right? So, without any further ado, here we go! By the way, I'm feeling really guilty after that loot, argh!
GUERLAIN Rouge G De Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact ~ 02 Gardenia
This is my first Rouge G, and probably the most luxurious lipstick I have ever purchased! Have you ever seen such a precious packaging for a lipstick? The tube is sleek, yet bold at the same time. That's all well and good, but we must not forget that the customer has to put up with a enormously heavy price tag though!
But honestly, the texture of Rouge G is amazing! It is super creamy, glides onto the lips extremely smoothly and is opaque with one layer. Compared to YSL Rouge Volupté, Rouge G does not sink into dry liplines, and wears much longer.
Swatched on the back of my hands in natural light. I chose 02 Gardenia, which is described as a warm neutral pink. On me it is kind of a 'my lips but better color', which I really adore.
On my lips, with indoor lighting. It reminds me a bit of Rouge Volupté Tender ~ 26 Tender Peach, which is described as a light pinkish peach on the Sephora website. See me wearing Tender Peach here!
ESTEE LAUDER Nutritious Vita-Mineral Loose Powder Makeup SPF 15
Since my MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation already hit pan, I decided to give this a try. I got it in Intensity 1.0, which is the lightest shade available.
It looks ways darker in the pot, than it applies on the skin. So, as you can see, it comes with a brush. Great for touch-ups during the day, but I will reach for my Dior Powder Foundation Brush to apply it at home. Excited to try it out! ;)
DIOR 1 Couleur Ultra-Smooth High Impact Eyeshadow ~ 616 Golden Spotlight (Summer 2010)
Golden Spotlight is a very sparkly yellowish gold color. I have always loved shades like these, so I couldn't resist to get it, after I swatched it at the counter. Wished, I didn't see it, haha...
DIOR 1 Couleur Ultra-Smooth High Impact Eyeshadow ~ 826 Infra Rose
Infra-Rose is a bright pink with fine shimmers to it, and the color payoff is very sheer. I was a bit hesitant about this, since pink always tends to make my puffy eyelids look even puffier. But who can withstand pink? :)
Swatched on the back of my hand in natural light.
Just wanted to show you how the 1 Couleur eyesahdwo compact compares to the 5 Couleurs Iridescent palette in size. Isn't the small compact just cute? It also comes with tiny velvet pouches.
DIOR Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen ~ 002
This is my favorite concealer pencil. The texture is super lightweight, hence doesn't settle into dry lines. Applies and blends easily.
This is actually the 4th time I repurchase it, hehe... I also like to use this pencil for the lip contour. This will prevent the lipstick from bleeding and covers dark shades around the mouth area.
Some time ago, I was asked to do an eyebrow tutorial. I'm used to do my eyebrows before I put on my eye makeup, but of course it doesn't matter, if you do it the other way round. I prefer using eyebrow pencils over eyebrow powders, because I can shape more precisely.
My holy grail eyebrow pencil is Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil ~ GY 901 Natural Black. Both the consistency and the color is perfect. Since my natural brow hairs are very dark, I like to use soft black pencils, but I noticed most looked ways too harsh, thus fake. Brown, however looks really weird against my skin for some reason.
Shiseido Natural Eyebrow Pencil ~ GY 901 Natural Black is a greyish shade with just the right amount of brownish hues to it. Also, the pencil is not too soft nor too hard. Goes on smoothly without smudging. Eyebrow pencils with a soft consistency go on just too heavy and don't allow drawing fine strokes.
I fill in between the brow hairs with very light and short strokes following the natural shape of the eyebrows. Starting from the middle working towards the arch. Then I go back to the front part of the eyebrows and fill in the gaps. Always remember to do the front part much lighter, otherwise you will end up looking fierce !
As a last step, I always reach for a Q-tip. It is my perfect tool to touch up the shape, and to lightly smudge out harsh strokes. This will avoid the 'obviously drawn look'! And that's basically it about how I do my eyebrows!
I'm really bad when it comes to explaining things in detail, but I hope, this helped!
A quick look I did using the two Dior 1 Couleurs Ultra-Smooth High Impact Eyeshadows! The colors were perfect, since it was so such a nice sunny day!
- Dior Golden Spotlight allover the lids and inner corner of the eyes
- Infra-Rose from the lashline upwards
- tighline, and lower lashline about 1/3 inwards
- curl the lashes and put on mascara
And that's it! Quick and simple as always, hehe...!
Oh, my right eye is a bit swollen and droopy, because I accidentally poked it yesterday, when I tightlined. Ouch, it really hurt! So please excuse the somewhat unshaped right eye! (0 . o)
Sorry for the smudged eyeliner! Wearing Guerlain Rouge G ~ 02 Gardenia here! It looks brighter in the photos than it does in real life actually.
Can you see how shimmery Golden Spotlight is? I really like that though! I feel it makes my eyes sparkle, hehe... As to Infra-Rose, it is a beautiful sheer pink, but like I said, pink always enhances the puffiness of my eyes. So sad! ;(
As if my puffy eyes don't concern me enough! Having to fight under-eye bags now too! Speaking of under-eye bags, Clinique released a new product -All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage. It is a stick with a built-in rollerball to massage the eye area. I believe, I have seen such a product by Garnier.
Being the curious me, I tried the Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage (puh, what a long name!) at the counter, and it made my eyes feel super refreshed with a somewhat tightening feel afterwards. I think, I'm going to go back and get it for I really liked the cooling and refreshing effect.
Haven't worn pink blush for a while, now I'm in love with pink cheeks again! Using Jill Stuart Mix Blush ~ 05 pastel peach here. Doesn't it give me a cute and soft flush?
I really shouldn't care about the fact that pink eyeshadow makes my eyes look puffier, huh? Hey, after all pink is one of my favorite colors! :p
PRODUCTS I USED
- Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen ~ 002
- Dior Diorskin Sculpt Lifting Smoothing Concealer ~ 001 Ivoire / Ivory
- Jill Stuart Moist Silk Powder Foundation ~ 101 Linen
- Jill Stuart Mix Blush ~ 05 pastel peach
- Guerlain Rouge G De Guerlain Jewel Lipstick Compact ~ 02 Gardenia
- Dior 1 Couleur Ultra-Smooth High Impact Eyeshadow ~ 616 Golden Spotlight
- Dior 1 Couleur Ultra-Smooth High Impact Eyeshadow ~ 826 Infra-Rose
- Guerlain Eye Pencil ~ Khol Me Ivory 000
- MAC Fluidline ~ Blitz&Glitz
- Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara ~ Black
Jojoba of My My Makeup Reviews noticed that I'm used to wearing a pearly white eyeliner on my waterline. I do so most of the time for this instantly clears red eyes, and makes them appear quite a bit brighter! She mentioned that she has yet to figure out the right technique. In my opinion, it is all about picking the perfect 'white' eyeliner pencil!
I've tried out quite a few, and Guerlain Eye Pencil ~ Khol Me Ivory 000 turned out to be the perfect one for me, both in consistency and in shade. It goes on extremely smoothly! Pure white tends to look harsh, thus very obvious and unnatural. I suggest you to go for an off-white instead! Go and try it out yourself to see the difference! ;)
Guerlain Eye Pencil ~ Khol Me Ivory 000 swatched on the back of my hands in natural light.
Puhh... I think, this is one of the wordiest posts I have ever written, haha... I hope, you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend ahead!
Stay Ohh... pretty!