Thursday, March 26, 2009

Haul: Smashbox (Try Me Kit/Blush-Soft Light Duo)

Okay! I got my smashbox stuff forever ago, and I've had a chance to try it out. I ordered the Try Me Kit, which cost about $29. But I alsssooooo ordered it during their "Let's Do Lunch" special (free full size item with any purchase Tuesday or Thursday during lunch).

Blush/Soft Light Duo, $30 (free item!)
The pink color (super?) is a matte blush, while the shimmer (model?) is a nice highlighter. :)

Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, $18 (for full size, this is a sample)

I'm not sure that I would ever order this, being that it's $18 for the slightly larger bottle (this bottle is about as big as your pinky finger). I don't really notice a big difference when I use it.

Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer, $8 (at Kroger, I think)

Yeah, this isn't smashbox, but I got it so I could compare it with the primers I got in the Try Me kit. This product does feel very nice, but the quality does not compare to the Smashbox primer! The Revlon one feels smooth, but no where near as smooth as Smashbox's!

Lip Enhancing Gloss - Sheer Color, $18

Keep in mind this is the smaller version, it's $18 for the regular size. This color is in Crystal. It's nice, and I really love the applicator brush (it's like, firm bristles), but I don't think this gloss stands out above other clear glosses I've tried. It's not sticky, it has a nice vanilla smell. I like to put it over top of my lipsticks. :)

Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer, $16 - $36

I have two of these because the littler one was a free sample with my order, and the other one came with the kit. These are both awesome! They make your skin feel so smooth. So far I haven't noticed any unusal breakouts because of them. It's $16 for the travel size (which I just order along with another free item!) and $36 for the regular size. Plus, I also think there's a jumbo size now.

Double Ended Brush, #9 and #12
Brow Tech and Cream Eyeliner Palette

First, these are both samples. You have to buy the regular full size products, which can very in price.
I love the brush. The cream liner brush (#9) is very easy to use and makes applying the liners quick and easy! The eyebrow brush (#12) is very soft, but still kind of stiff, which is important with eyebrow filling! haha!

This is the palette. It comes with a cute mirror! Oh, I should mention that the palette is about as big as a credit card (which kind of disappointed me), and the pans are about... I don't know, half the size of a penny? Either way, a little goes a long way! I'd never tried cream liner before, but now I think I'll make it an option. It's way easier than liquid (which is my normal) and pencil!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

FOTD: Feb 28, 2009

This was actually yesterday's face... but whatever!

MAC - Hyper Real foundation, SPF 15 (not my usual one, it makes me break out!)
Physicians Formula - Powder Finish Concealer Stick (under eye)
L'Oreal - True Match Concealer
Covergirl - Professional Loose Powder
Maybelline - Mineral Power Translucent Finishing Veil
Estee Lauder - Brow Perfecting Duo

L'Oreal - True Match Blendable Blush in Rosy Outlook

Urban Decay Primer Potion
NYX - Single Shadow in White (all over lid)
Estee Lauder - Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo in Ginger (the dark brown in crease)
MAC - "Red She Said" Smokey Eye Pallette. Used Dark Devotion for outer crease
L'Oreal - Telescopic Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
Revlon - Colorstay in Charcoal on waterline
Maybelline - Colossal Volum Express Mascara in Classic Black

NYX - Round Lipstick in Harmonica
NYX - Round Lipgloss in Whipped

Haul: Estee Lauder

My Estee Lauder stuff I ordered the other day (from! I only paid for the eyebrow corrector and the camouflage makeup concealer/foundation, the rest were free samples that I got my using an offer code from Anyway, I got a bunch of other samples, but I gave those to my mom. :) They wont be reviewed here! **All sample colors were picked by the site. I didn't have the option**

Estee Lauder Signature Silky Eyeshadow Duo, $25
This shade is 03 Ginger. I got this as a sample which is pretty fly because I wear colors like this all the time! I'm not sure why I didn't make a swatch of these, but the light color is like a shimmery pink. Very cute! The darker color is pretty matte. Of course these have very good color pay off. The sample size is of course a little crappier than the REAL product would be. The real one has a mirror and a better applicator brush and larger pans. Check it out on their website!

Brow Perfecting Duo in Brunette, $26
This was one of the products I went to the site to buy. It's great! The brown shade is a powder you apply to shade in your eyebrows. It photographed a little bit darker than it is in real life. The lighter shade is actually like a wax/pomade used to put over top of your brows to seal in the color and stop your eyebrow hairs from getting mixed up. Mirror in the compact is a magnified mirror.

Maximum Cover
Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15
, $29.50

I ordered this in the wrong color for my skin, which you'll see in the pictures below. Who knew 03 Creamy Vanilla could be so dark!? But it is! Anyway. This product is sold in the Foundation section of the site, however, I think this product might be too cakey for a full face foundation and I intend to use it just as a concealer. This product is supposed to be able to cover a variety of blemishes, from acne scars to tattoos.

This little bit on my hand would probably be enough to cover your WHOLE face, seriously. You need just a very little!

So obviously this color (03 Creamy Vanilla) is too dark for my skin, but you can get an idea of the coverage/what color might be right for you. Estee Lauder has a good return/exchange policy, so I'm just going to mail my tube back and exchange it for the Creamy Ivory shade. :)

High Gloss - Ultra Brilliance, $16
I got these as samples, as well. They're really great! They go on smooth. They have sort of a vanilla smell. No taste.

This shade is 10 Rose. It's a very pretty coral color with gold shimmer.

This shade is 13 Berry. My favorite of the two. It's a gorgeous berry color with a bit of silvery shimmer it looks like. :)

Hope this helped!
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