Sunday, May 8, 2011

My thoughts on some products

Lately i have been loving purples, so i wanted to experiment with a new purple eyeshadow (I am loving pastels lately) and a new purple mascara. I went out and got YSL faux cils in vibrant violet and MAC beautiful iris eyeshadow, and after using them for about a week here are my thoughts.

  • MAC beautiful iris eyeshadow: Extremely disapointed in it, the pigmentation is lacking and the staying power is beyond ridiculous. Now knowing it's a veluxe pearl, one of the best eyeshadow formulas from MAC I had high expectations. The colour is lovely in the pan but on the eyes as you can see, even with a base and packing it on 3 times it has no colour payoff. Mac purples seem pretty weak, and I regret not getting a Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier purple. Mine fell on the floor as it slipped from my hands and broke, but honestly I am not too fussed.

  • YSL faux cils in vibrant violet #4: My all time favourite mascara failed to impress me this time. I was looking for a purple mascara that has a playfull purple payoff on the lashes for spring, not too extreme and 90's looking either but not as subtle as this one.After reading all the positive reviews on makeupalley I knew I had to get this one. On the picture, taken in daylight and zoomed in, you can notice the colour is gorgeous on my lashes. However in real life it's not noticable at all and it almost looks like a grey/black. My lashes are quite dark but a bit lighter at the ends, which should have made the result way more vibrant but it didn't, and I don't want to use a primer underneath either because it doesn't work on my eyelashes with this mascara (clumpy and spidery looking). I would recommend this for daytime use, if you want a very subtle hint of purple not even noticable (or if you have blonde lashes) but if you want dramatic beautiful purple colourful lashes that make an impact for nightime, don't bother and skip it.


  • Korres bright pink #12: Loving the Korres nail polishes even more, they last a whole week on my nails without chipping (usually chipping occurs within 2 days with other polishes on my nails), they are a dream to apply and extremely glossy. Yay for Korres once again.


Also, whilst at the YSL counter, I swatched the new pink celebration higlighter powder spring edition 2011, and i skipped it. It was glittery, and way too frosty for my taste although the pigmentation was good, the consistency felt really smoothe and almost buttery. (One more reason to get Dior Amber Diamond)



That's it!


32 comments:

  1. The eye makeup looks amazing! I absolutely love it. xx

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  2. Your eye looks great! I Love it. But that's so sad that you need three layers for that. I'm also in the lavender mood, because of the MAC Quite Cute Collection.

    I have the same opinion about the YSL highlighter. I checked it and it Looks so pretty in the pan, but on the skin it reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Pink. It looks so frosty!

    Lovely nailpolish colour!

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  3. Such a shame about the eyeshadow and mascara, as they're both lovely colours, but I'd be annoyed too if the pigmentation's not great especially for the price we pay for these!

    Loving the Korres nailpolish though. I haven't seen them in AU at all even though we stock other Korres brands. Hopefully will arrive here soon.

    Lilit
    xx

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  4. I love that look! Your eyes looks gorgeous!

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  5. Love how the purple looks!
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  6. You cant go wrong with MAC!,lovely.

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  7. beautiful color on your nails! :D

    xx

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  8. purple suits perfectly with your eyes color it's a shame that mac's eyeshadow is such a failure!I've never tried mascara in other color than black I'm a big fun of YSL faux cils but the purple color is such a mess! Your nails are so cute like small pink candies!

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  9. loving the nails on you and that mascara is dope :) x

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  10. I love the color nail polish!!!
    great post and blog :)

    xoxo

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  11. love the colour of that polish x

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  13. love the pink nail polish very cute!

    love from San Francisco,

    Britt+Whit

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  14. I'm also in to purple right now and bought Parfait Amour from MAC for a photo shoot. And that was BAD too! Maybe MAC can't make good purples...? I have to pack the colour on layer after layer to get a payoff, but it's impossible to blend. The colour just disappears when I do that.

    I still used it on the photo shoot (as can be seen in my portofio), but I had to be super careful and I don't think it's wearable irl. You just have to pack it on too much!

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  15. I love purples too! I found an awesome purple liner from Kiko that is stunning!

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  16. The eye makeup look really great! And the color on your nails look perfect!

    xoxo

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  17. Really want that YSL highlighting powder! x

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  18. oh, this is once again great - i heart you're blog.
    maybe you'll pass by and follow too?
    xoxo.

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  19. Wow that mascara is incredible! great post, great blog :))

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  20. ive been on the hunt for some fun color mascara too!

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  21. the nail polish is great color =D

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  22. i never knew korres made nail varnish, so glad you posted about it:)!

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  25. For my favourite purple eye, I tend to use Shadowy Lady as an eyeliner, satellite dreams on the entire eye lid and stars and rockets dabbed onto the middle above the lash line for some dimension. I use seedy pearl as a highlight, blender and inner corner colour! hope that helps!

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  27. Shame on the sheer purples, but the look you did was so pretty regardless! :)
    I hear Maybelline's coloured mascaras are good, but I haven't tried them myself..!

    x

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  28. love the korres polish!

    xx
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  29. Ohhhh I adore purple!!! =)
    I love the mascara as looks on the picture! I've never risked with such a lightcoloured one!!
    xx

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