Hey all beauty addicts,
Last weekend, me and my girlies had a wonderful makeup party at Erin's house. Thanks Erin for letting us raid your spanking newly-painted room in ash gray. Tres chic! As soon as we arrived, it was havoc as we shopped at her boutique. She has stylish and feminine clothing collection on her online blog, GLITTERIN (<- click here to see her awesome blog). The clothes are very girly, wearable and affordable too! Check it out.
At the makeup party, we traded beauty tips and tricks and checked out each other makeup boxes. It was so much fun! Here are some pics:
Me showing them my makeup case.
My sister has the most packed case.
Yes we love the camera
We giggled and ate so much! Anyway after checking out each other's makeup and brushes (my friend got these heavenly brushes from Bobbi Brown. A full set at RM 1200++ and they are so fine and SOFT and labeled too!), we went for shopping to get the items we raved about.
I bought these:
1) Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Real Sand
Laura Mercier is known for their "healthy glow" effect. These fine powder has crushed pearl in them to give you that iridescent glow.
My sister, Shazreeyana is an advocate for this powder and I figured I need to try it too to see if it's worth it. To be honest, I don't prefer loose powder because I am afraid I'd spill them and the whole process of application seems a bit of a fuss to me.
After trying this, I have to say I LOVE the finely-milled powder. It is so light, and because it is made of pearl powder, it gives off a healthy dewy and light-reflecting complexion. Even with little foundation, this powder gave me such a healthy glow. I also notice that it controls the oil on my T-zone. I think the Mica in it absorbs the oil and really, it is long-lasting and doesn't look too matte (which I like). It has SPF 15 which may appear fair in flash photography so always apply it on my neck as well.
I just tap a little bit of the powder in the cap and clean the cap off with a fat brush during application and sometimes it may get a little messy but anything for the glow on my face!
2) Red Earth Palette in Celebrate from SaSa
I bought this all in one colour kit because it is cheap (RM 48) for its high-quality pigments. Redearth has great quality eyeshadow and I think this palette can be used daily for day and night look. If I travel and want to save space, I'd prolly just bring this kit along. Also, I adore the coral bag that comes with it. Besides, it does make for a good gift for a girlfriend.
The Wish in Colour Kit in Celebrate. I Love the coral bag! The palette consists of 1 blusher, 4 eyeshadows and 4 lip colours.
Purplish Glittery Gray and Dark Silver Eyeshadows. I use the Blusher (Middle) for contouring my nose as I find the color too dark for blusher.
Brown and Matte Peach Eyeshadows. Which one will hit the pan first? I will say the Brown one. I am a sucker for natural warm colors.
The four lip colors (Fushia, Orange, Tan, Deep Red). I have to say the pigment is quite disappointing as the colors act more like gloss than lipstick. The pigment isn't so rich and it can be used to add shine on top of your regular lipstick.
By the way I used this palette today for this Day Look:
I used the Purplish Gray eyeshadow and Brown today. Also I mixed the two lipcolors (Fucshia and Orange) on my lips.
Do you see my glow? I used Laura Mercier Powder to have this luminescent effect.
Just an au naturale Day Look with the Red Earth Palette which can be a daily look.
For the Night look, I used alot more pigments and also included the Dark Silver on my crease.
Sorry my camera is low quality. I hope you can see the pigments. It looks more intense in person
Just add the Dark Silver on my crease and add more Brown on my socket. Notice the semi lash? It is much more comfortable to wear half a lash than a full one.
Overall, I say it is worth the bucks.
Other things I got are
Redearth eyeshadow in Havana Nights (RM 19 with any Redearth Purchase at Sasa. Usually RM34)
I have existing Redearth Eyeshadows and this makes a family of four. Clockwise (Havana Nights, Cleopatra, Winter Rose, Deep Forest)
The Swatches. Clockwise (Havana Nights, Cleopatra, Winter Rose, Deep Forest)
Why do I like the Illusion Lights from RedEarth?
I <3 shimmery eyeshadows as it makes my eyes pop and the selling point of these eyeshadow is its FINE texture and SUPERB pigments. Cheap eyeshadows have grittier texture but this one is soft and the colors are deep and rich. When I tested it, I went WOW and these are the reactions of my friends when they swatched it. Aint the colors so pretty?
Nude nailcolor by Elianto
Left : Sepia and Right: Eggshell.
I now have Eggshell on my nails for 2 days and suprisingly this cheap (RM 5 each) nailcolor hasn't chipped. For lasting effect I need to apply base and topcoat which I didn't. My current fav is the Eggshell! Sporting the nail as long as I can when I am not lazy to paint me nails.
A charm necklace from Bonita. My sister got a matching one too. Just RM27 and it reminded me of Legally Blonde for some reason. I love the Cute candy colored charms in butterfly, clover and hearts (which is so me) and I wore it just yesterday and I already got compliments on them : D
Phew.... It is a long post but it was fun writing this! So many pending items to share and I have been procrastinating like no other. What have you shopped for this week? Please share with me your favorite new purchase. Till then, take care. <3 <3