my thoughts on the formula: theBalm’s eyeshadows are soft, silky smooth, and packed with pigment. They apply evenly, blend out beautifully, and aren’t powdery at all (sometimes a side effect of really soft eyeshadows). I find they are so easy to use, because they apply without fall out and blend with other shadows effortlessly. Worth noting, too, is individual eyeshadows come with 0.12 oz., which is just over double the average eyeshdaow–and at a rather affordable price tag.
my thoughts on the formula: The Rouge Interdit formula is creamy without being slippery nor clingy. It wears comfortably and holds on for four to six hours, with some of the lighter shades lasting only three to four (but those are in the minority). It has a noticeable floral perfumed scent but no taste. I do find that this formula is moisturizing, too, while still wearing really well.
Nubar Spring Garden Collection for Spring 2011
Take a leisurely stroll down the Earthen path through The Spring Garden, the scent of Pink Lily in the air. The fresh colors of early Spring abound, with the soft green of the Baby Sprout, gentle shade of Blue Hydrangea, delicate Yellow Primrose, silky Purple Aster, fresh White Peony, and the lively Honeysuckle, each enhanced with the elegant sparkle of Dewdrop.
Always free of formaldehyde, phthalate and toluene, the nail lacquers in nubar’s The Spring Garden Collection are:
- Pink Lily Vibrant pink creme
- Earthen Subdued earthen grey creme
- Baby Sprout Soft pastel green
- Blue Hydrangea Muted pastel blue
- White Peony Ivory creme
- Yellow Primrose Delicate pale yellow
- Purple Aster Dusty pastel purple
- Honeysuckle Cheerful honeysuckle
- Dewdrop Fine glitter top coat
availability: March 2011 at bynubar.com
MAC 239 for an eye brush, MAC 109 for face brush.
If you were using MAC Sexpectations Eyeshadow, what look would you create with it?
What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips? Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include today’s look book product!
Guerlain Terracotta Collection for Summer 2011
Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($49.00)
In 2011, the Terracotta Bronzing Powder continues to stake its claim in history with a new contemporary case and an expanded range of 8 shades. Guerlain drew upon 25 years of expertise and innovation to recreate shades to match each woman’s natural tan – the same legendary texture, but with a new gradation of shades. For Blondes – 3 pink-toned shades: 00, 02 and 04. For Brunettes – 4 golden-toned Shades: 01, 03, 05, 07. For Dark Skin – a touch of copper: 08
Terracotta Skin ($49.00)
The sheer bronzing coverage of Terracotta powder with the perfecting action of a foundation. It contains perfectly spherical soft-focus elastic powders that reflect light in all directions, blurring imperfections. The skin looks matt and velvety. There are volatile oils that evaporate on application and leave only a “second-skin” on the face. The elastomere gel creates a creamy and comfortable veil. Available in Blondes, Brunettes.
Terracotta Jambes de Gazelles ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
A fresh tinted mist that gives the legs a natural mistake-proof bronzing look that lasts all day long and washes off. Available in Blondes, Brunettes.
Terracotta Serum ($59.00) (Limited Edition)
A serum, highly concentrated in Tan Booster active, and enriched with a soothing complex, to add to any moisturizer.
availability: March 15th, 2011