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Giogrio Armani Face Fabric ($45.00) is the latest from GA when it comes to foundations. It is my first time trying any Giorgio product, let alone one of their foundations (which are pretty highly touted!). Face Fabric is described as “second skin nude makeup.” It’s actually an accurate description of how the foundation feels. The easiest way to describe the texture and feel of this foundation is to call it a tinted primer. It has much of the same texture as a silicone-based primer does (like Smashbox Photofinish), but this is clearly tinted to act like a foundation.
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For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, even the wee ones can get in on the fun with BABY BEAUTY…
- Belli Baby Pamper Me
- Belli Baby Nourish Me
- Belli Baby Calm Me
- Belli Baby Protect Me
This prize package is worth $100.00! To enter to win, leave a comment telling me what your favorite part about pregnancy is/was, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 16th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules). Today’s prize package is for babies, so if you do not have or plan to have one shortly, please do not enter!
What do you do if you don’t like your makeup? You spend your time, doing your makeup, but the result isn’t so great. Do you take it off? Re-do it? Keep it on anyway?
Remember when I told you about HauteLook’s Stila sale? Well, I finally had a chance to swatch the products I bought from them. The four products you see above cost me $30, plus shipping, which isn’t a bad deal at all! I did a look using the trio here, too. The circular designed product is Mazatlan eyeshadow. The other three products came as a set (along with a bronzer, which isn’t pictured, because I gave it away), the “Glow Bronzing Set.” It came with Stila’s Bronze Smudgepot, Gold Glow trio eyeshadow, Brown Sugar Lip Glaze (I think…), and then the bronzer. Pretty good deal
My favorite out of the four products was the Lip Glaze, but I’m glad I got it on sale. I don’t see myself paying the $22 retail price for them otherwise! It’s very glossy and smooth, great color, and it wears well throughout the day. The two shadow trios I got were decent, but I’m not a huge fan of mineral (or mineral-like) eyeshadows… if it’s baked, I probably won’t fall in love.
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Tutorial for this look!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: True Chartreuse pigment (chartreuse base), Sharp eyeshadow (chartreuse), Tempting eyeshadow (bronzy brown), Dark Edge eyeshadow (matte dark brown), Next To Nothing eyeshadow (neutral highlighter), Rich Gruond fluidline (brown) Graphblack technakohl (black), Plushlash mascara (black)
- Cheeks: Other Worldly blush (bronze)
- Lips: Creme Cerise lipstick (dirty peach-nude), Jampacked lipglass (dark vampy berry)
- Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Sharp = Sour Lemon; Dark Edge = Brun; Next To Nothing = Shroom; Other Worldly = Raizin; Creme Cerise = Peachstock; Jampacked = Desire
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Purple, Pink, Delightful, Mermaid, Blue, Teal
Reader Edda recently started selling her own cosmetics line, EO Cosmetics, on Etsy, and she asked me to review some of the mineral eyeshadows. I told her to send me colors she thought she liked, and she excelled at that! The five sample colors she sent are all bold and vibrant, and they’re definitely colors I’d use in a look. My favorite was Mermaid, which is a pastel-ish like teal with a slightly golden shimmer. Mineral eyeshadows work best wet, in my experience, because otherwise they just fall out everywhere since they’re loose. I pretty much treat them like MAC pigments, though EO’s are very finely milled, so they almost feel wet when you use them. Each color I tried was incredibly pigmented, which is a huge plus. Pink is a shade I’ve always wanted, but I haven’t found this shade as pigmented as EO’s.
How do you feel about mineral eyeshadows? Do you use them? Have you ever tried them?
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