Sunday, July 24, 2016

Viseart Theory Eyeshadow Palette 02 Minx

I have to say that I am highly influenced by beauty bloggers. I see swatches and read raves and sometimes I get this "I have to have it too" feeling. This is exactly why I bought my first Viseart palette. I read how good it was and saw the swatches and had to have it. I wasn't interested in the 12 pan palettes but the Theory palettes got my attention. I was torn between Cashmere 01 and Minx 02. I was thinking that maybe Cashmere might be a little cool toned for me so I picked up Minx instead.

There are 3 Viseart 6-pan palettes. 01 Cashmere, 02 Minx and 03 Chroma.

Pull out from the cardboard case

Flip it open

The packaging is a little of a disappointment. For USD $45 I was hoping for a little more thought put  into the design of the packaging. It is made of sturdy cardboard but I don't like the plastic cover that protects the pans, I feel like my pans will get nicked one of these days if I am not very careful when I open my palette up. I will admit that it is a very handy and portable size. Very easy to slip into any makeup pouch without taking up too much space.

Check out the gorgeous shades! The matte shades are ok but I have my Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage to compare with, the formula isn't as buttery as the Tom Ford. The shimmer shades are by far the best, love them. They are shiny and best of all, no fall out.

Using the lightest shade as an all over colour, champagne shade on the inner corner, matte brown shade on the lids and dark matte brown shade on the outer corner of the lids

USD $45 is quite a sum to pay for an eye shadow palette so I was expecting all the shades to have a phenomenal formula and texture. The shimmer shades are out of this world but the matte shades are just ok. They blend well and are finely milled but if you have ever experienced Tom Ford's Cocoa Mirage, it falls short. So I am on the fence about this. I still love the colours and use this quite frequently (I love bringing this along for my travels) but I am not sure I will pick up another Viseart palette.

Have you tried this? What are you thoughts? 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tom Ford Eye Quad Disco Dust

I love the quality of Tom Ford Eye Quads. I am finally able to get my hands on Disco Dust to show you. It is a lovely palette with peachy hues.

Using Burberry Porcelain all over lids and the lightest golden peach shade on my lids
Using the second shade on the lids over and able my crease and the dark brown shade on the outer corner of my lids. Finally a dab of the sparkle shade on the middle of my lids

Another great quality quad from Tom Ford especially if you like warm shades. Now if I can only get my hands on Honeymoon.

SGD $112

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Burberry London With Love Blush Highlighter

I love Burberry blushes in general. With such a pretty palette, it was really difficult to resist. By the way, this has 1 g more product than the regular blushes.

On my cheeks, the blush shade looks like a raspberry pink shade. I like mixing both the highlighter and blush for a glowy blush and then add a little more of the highlighter on the tops of my cheeks. A little goes a long way so I need to be careful to apply with a light hand.

I do not need to touch up at all, this blush lasted the whole day. 

USD $67

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Color Collection for Summer 2016 Skin Illuminator Fire Lust

I am a sucker for glowy items. I have way too many highlighters but I still succumb to the occasional product that promises sun kissed glowy cheeks. Out of the entire Tom Ford Summer collection, this was the one item that was a impulse buy. I did not plan to get this but the swatch at the counter made me lose any sense of logic whatsoever. 

Fire Lust blends very well into my skin and gives a soft and subtle glow instead of something full on. I use my fingers to pat it on the tops of my cheeks and on my brow bones.

This isn't a must have. Although I do not regret purchasing it, it was not something I could not live without.

SGD $97

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

This purchase came about because of my frustration from not being able to buy what I wanted from a Sephora 20% sale. I have been wanting to get my hands on some Hourglass so I decided to splurge at Net a porter instead. The Ambient Lighting Palette was the choice for me because getting 6 different products in one palette is the best way to get to try as many products without breaking the bank. Besides they don't have this in Singapore so even better.

A few words about Net A Porter, I love the speed in which I get my things. Within a week and everything was so nicely packed in a pretty box with a pretty ribbon. One can easily get addicted to receiving pretty stuff in the mail like this. Shipping was USD$15, not too bad although it would be better if it was free like Beautylish.

This is a super shiny, palm sized and finger print magnet palette which includes three highlighters, two blush and one bronzer.

The pans are pretty tiny, I'm barely able to use my Hakuhodo blush brushes to pick up pigment without picking up stuff from the the other pans. For this palette I use my pointed Hakuhodo blush brush which is able to pick up products from tiny pans. 

Everything is so finely milled. The highlighters are gorgeous. Not too shimmery or chalky, they impart the right amount of glow. Honestly, I don't know which highlighter is for what, I just use them how I please.

Left to right: Dim Light, Iridescent Light, Diffused Light, Mood Exposure, Luminous Flush and Luminous Bronze Light
Using Diffused Light as a cheek highlighter and Luminous Bronze Light as a bronzer
Using Luminous Flush as blush, Iridescent Light as a highlighter and Bronze Light as a bronzer
Using Mood Exposure as blush and Dim Light as a highlighter
I have been reaching out for this palette very often. I find that it is very user friendly and the colours on the palette soft and easy to use. The highlighters are awesome so well worth the money I paid.

USD $122