Friday, June 22, 2012

Video: Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation Review and Demo

     Woooo, two Guerlain product reviews consecutively! Well, now this time it's foundation. As you may know, skin is not my best asset, so foundation is a big part of my everyday makeup routine. I love testing new base makeup, but recently I've found that there's no longer room for new foundations in my drawers. So I'll start actually reviewing the foundations I have and in the process, maybe finished some up.
     The Guerlain Parure Extreme Foundation is the first foundation demo I will do. Well I was seeking to purchase this foundation, I didn't find many videos on it and seeing that I have a decent quality camera I decided to contribute a bit. Hope this helps anyone who needs it!

Here are pictures of the foundation on my skin (no edits, but my camera doesn't perfectly catch blemishes. well if you close up somehow you can see the hyper-pigmentation...):


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Guerlain 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 06 Les Fumes Review and Swatches

     So the taupe eyeshadows trend has been going around for a long while now and I must say I really enjoy it. Whether it's a shimmery taupe across the lid or a matte taupe crease color, I find the color extremely flattering in all the hues it can come in, warm and cool. I tend to use cooler taupes for a more dramatic look as I think it contrasts with my warm/neutral tone skin. Maybe later I'll do a round up or all of my taupes and show you all the warm and cooler colors.
     The Guerlain 4 Couleur Eyeshadow Palette in 06 Les Fumes is a high end take on the taupe trend. Here are some photos and swatches!





      Guerlain 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 06 Les Fumes is definitely a cool-toned taupe palette. The palette consists of 4 different variations of taupe. Clockwise from the left you get a mid-tone taupey brown with a pink micro shimmer, a matte pinky tawny taupe, a high shimmer almost metallic pinky silver taupe, and a satin taupey gray. All of the colors in this palette have a dry yet smooth texture. The second and third shades have the best pigmentation while the last shade swatched a bit sheer and unevenly. 
     I'm sure you think the first and last shade are really similar, and I honestly agree, but one does have shimmer and the other does not. When on the eyes however, I see almost no difference, especially since the pigmentation of the last one really decreases the color saturation of the shadow. It could have been much darker, but it's not. In addition, both of those shades were harder to blend.
     The palette ends up for me as a cool smokey eye which was really quite dramatic when I wore it. I really like the second and third colors and I think they'd be perfect for a lighter cool toned pinky eye.
     Overall, although the packaging is beautiful, I don't really think the palette is that great to justify the high price tag it carries. There are definitely better palettes out there for a lesser price and I wouldn't recommend this palette unless you don't mind the price tag. If anything, I think this palette is more suitable more the moe mature ladies. It's like a classy, not so mainstream, smaller version of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Video: Current Misses, Empties, and Favorites #1

     It's Summertime! I've been wanting to blog for a little bit now but then I realized that I lost my SD card...I'm going to get one today but for now here's a video!

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Reached Blogger Photo Limit Again!

Quick post, I have a new post prepared so what should I do! I'm not happy about the new terms for adding more storage cause basically, I have to pay money every month! Any suggestions? Would any of you follow me on Wordpress, is the Wordpress photo limit any better? Please help!