Today I’ll be featuring a Dolce & Gabbana eyeshadow quad that I acquired from Saks few months ago. Thanks to Ruby from Miaka-MyLife for helping me to get this. This eyeshadow quad has a beautiful packaging that I can’t resist. The packaging looks so beautiful; the leopard prints are sexy and it’s Limited Edition. I believe this was released sometimes in 2012, but I still saw this few months ago so I did not think much and grab it immediately
D & G animalier quad comes in a very unique and gorgeous packaging. Animalier Quad has a thicker packaging compared to other D&G eyeshadow quad and it comes with gorgeous leopard prints. It’s not prone to finger prints like the usual D&G eyeshadow quad. It comes in a black velvet pouch and the box is has a special leopard prints as well. I usually throw the paper box to save some space but I am keeping this one since it is very different from the usual box. This palette comes with two applicators.
Shade & Texture:
D & G Animalier Quad in Dessert consist of 4 neutral shades:
- Matte broken white – I use this as a browbone highlight shade
- Taupe with a subtle metallic sheen
- Matte cocoa shade – I rarely use this on its own because the shade is too yellow on my skin tone
- Matte mahogany brown shade – I use this as a liner
All shades in this quad are wearable. The texture of the eyeshadows are unbelieveably creamy and smooth. I did not experience any fall out during application. I love the pigmentation of the 3 matte shades in this quad; it is true to the pan in one layer of application . The other shade; taupe has a decent pigmentation but the shade will need two or three layers to get the shade true to the pan.
The swatches below are taken outdoor with indirect sunlight. I applied two layers of eyeshadow for the swatches below.
D&G Animalier Quad in Dessert is one of my best make up acquisition! I dare to say this because of the “Limited Edition” tag and “Saks Exclusive” tag. The packaging is really gorgeous and the quality of the eyeshadow is really good! I just love the pigmentation and how creamy the eyeshadow is!
Memoiselle has reviewed few D&G products, link is below:
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Today, I have Suqqu Balancing Cheeks to show and tell. I had this quite a while, somehow I neglected this little treasure and found it again when I packed my cosmetics for my holiday. This is my first ever Suqqu Blush, heard a good review and quality about Suqqu. However, Suqqu is not that easy to buy especially where I live in Sydney. My sister helped me to get this when she traveled to Japan.
When it comes to packaging, I like the light case but because the color is black, my finger prints are visible all over the case. It doesn’t concern me much tho :p
The color of the blush is very light, in order to get the color as shown below. I have to applied couple times. However it looks very natural and soft and also the brush that comes with the blush is very good and soft! According to few bloggers, it has the same quality with the blush brush in original size. To find more about Suqqu Blush Brush, you can read here.
In my opinion, I prefer blush which are pigmented. Maybe this shade is not the right one for me? I love to hear your opinion about Suqqu blush
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It seems like all brands are launching their own BB cream. Chanel has come out with CC Cream few months ago, Dior has DiorSkin Nude BB Cream, and the list goes on.. Recently Guerlain launched Lingerie de Peau BB cream and I picked this up to try it on myself.
This product promises to correct skintone, provide hydration the whole day and not to make the skin feels oily. Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream comes in a rather big (long) tube with a dispenser at the end. This product comes in two shades; light and medium. I picked shade light.
This product has a creamy texture and it gives light to medium coverage. I usually use half pump to achieve light coverage and one pump to medium or even almost full coverage. I usually use my Real Technique Buffing Brush to achieve a lighter coverage and I’ll do a bit of finishing touch with my finger to spread the bb cream evenly all over my face. It has a rather dewy finish but it is not shiny at all. This product can cover redness on my face well. However when I have dark circle under my eye area, this products doesn’t help covering my dark circle too much. I still need to put some concealer to cover it.
Lingerie de Peau BB Cream has a strong smell. Some people might like it and some might want to avoid it. I personally don’t mind with the scent of this product. Another thing that makes me in love with this product is the lasting power. It last with me the whole day without fading and it doesn’t make my skin oily.
Swatch and Look:
I did a very simple look for my Sunday brunch last weekend. I prefer to have a simple look for my weekend brunch. Just a foundation, touch of neutral eyeshadow, eyeliner and blush. In this picture, I use half pump of Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Cream and did not set it with powder. As you can see, it doesn’t provide a too glowing finish but it surely helps my skin to look healthier.
I bought this product a months ago and I have been using it nearly everyday. I simply love this product to the bits. I love the coverage, the skin tone correction and the lasting power. It doesn’t make my skin feel oily at all. The scent might annoys some of you so you need to smell this product before you buy it.
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Today I am featuring a product from Kevyn Aucoin. This is my very first product from the brand. I have heard that Kevyn Aucoin make up lines are really worth trying. I am so lucky that I have a friend who lives in UK help me to buy this product. To @happyananthi on instagram, thank you for helping me to get this product.
Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder is packaged in a simple design. It’s packaged in a red acrylic casing with “Kevyn Aucoin” printed on it. No brush or pouch were given.
Texture & Shades:
This bronzer has a unique texture. This is definitely not creamy but it’s not the powdery type too. I must say that this celestial bronzing veil has quite a dry texture but it’s still nice and soft. On the pan, it looks like this bronzing veil is packed with loads of shimmer. But you need to swatch it to judge the shade. I personally dislike bronzer with shimmers too but Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder has a very refined shimmer that does not look obvious when applied. As you can see in the pan, The shade in Tropical Days is not too dark. The shade on the top of the pan is lighter and gradually it becomes darker on the bottom.
Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Bronzing Powder gives a subtle glow to my skin when applied. It helps to contour my cheekbone very well. I usually use the shade below; it is simply because it has darker shade compared to the top part. The shade melts into my skin very nicely after blending. I can see a very slight shimmer on my cheek but it doesn’t look frosty. This products lasts perfectly for 4 hours on me (I am mostly staying indoors) and it starts to fade after that. The lasting power is not the best but it’s not that bad too.
In the swatches above, you can see that the lighter shade can also be used as a highlighter while the darker shade can be used as a bronzer. The lighter shade has heavier amount of highlighter compared to the darker shade. So don’t worry that your face will look shimmery when you’re applying the darker shade as your contouring powder.
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It’s been a while since I blogged, I’m currently back in my hometown and about to start my much needed holiday in 2 days! Tho I miss Sydney very much, I’m glad I can escape from the cold winter weather. I brought a couple of new items with me, one of them is NARS Blush in Dolce vita.
NARS describe Dolce vita as matte dusty rose. It looks a bit dark compare to my other blushes which mostly coral shade. But I love how pigmented this blush is and it doesn’t look very dark in my skin.
For above FOTD; other than NARS Dolce Vita blush, I also use Tom Ford Golden Mink, Chanel Les Beiges Powder #30.
Pardon me for the sloppy false lashes, I hardly use false lashes these days :p
If you live in Australia, you can purchase NARS blush from Mecca Cosmectica for AUD45.
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