Friday, August 21, 2009

Beauty Binge: Makeup of the Week

I don't do FOTDs or EOTDs, but I thought I'd pick one look from the week that I liked and list down the products I used in Makeup of the Week.

I received Cover Girl Eye shadow quad in Drama Eyes a few weeks ago, with a quarter of the white shadow chipped off. There was white powder everywhere and although I could clean up the damage, there was still traces of the broken shadow bits all over the palette. Yet again, a testament of how crappy the packing skills of (where I bought the quad from).

Bad packing aside, I have grown to really love Cover Girl. I haven't tried many stuff from them, but I enjoy using their shadows (singles and palettes) and absolutely adore their Cheekers Blush.

I bought Drama Eyes for that Burgundy colour.

I wanted a typical smokey eye palette but use it for daytime wear - not so smokey, not intense, and not boring. That burgundy shade made it possible! This palette has great colour pay-off! Cover Girl, over the years, has up their game and improved the formulation of their products. Their eye shadows at least, are a joy to use!

I also found great use for the too-dark ELF Hydro-tint foundation (Tone 3). I mixed it with my lighter foundations and it changed the colour, but not the coverage, which is perfect!
Foundation: ELF Hydro-Tint SPF 15 in Tone 3 (too dark) + Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation in Beige 304 (too light!) = PERFECT SHADE!
Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer (old packaging) in Dark.
Powder: NYC Loose Face Powder in Translucent to set; Milani Glimmer Stripes in Berry Glimmer lightly all over face to finish.

Blush: Milani Powder Bronzer in Light to contour; Revlon Cream Blush in First Blush on apples (love!!).
Eye primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance.
Eyes: Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow in Coastal Blues as base; CG quad in Drama Eyes - light silver
(2nd from right) all over lids, black outer-v, Burgundy wash in crease, white as added highlight; CG Single in Golden Sunrise as highlight; Femme Couture liquid liner in Black to line.
Mascara: CG Lash Blast in Very Black.
Brows: Wet n' Wild Brow pencil in Taupe.

Lips: Wet n Wild Lip liner in 666 Brandy Wine; ELF Plumping Lip Glaze in Oasis.

Thanks for dropping by, and Ramadhan Mubarrak to those who observe!



Connie De Alwis said...

how do you find the Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow? i wanted to get it but I read that it creases :(

Selamat Berpuasa! If you're berpuasa-ing :) said...

Hi Connie! I like the Revlon cream shadows as a shadow base better than the NYX jumbo eye pencils. I use very little and pat to get the extra moisture out so I get almost no creasing under my powder shadows. Of course the best cream bases are MAC's paint pots, but I can't afford to buy tons of those... although I'd like to! ;)

eliza said...

lolz love to read ur reviews on the products~

just came to say "selamat berpuasa" =] said...

Eliza: Thanks for droppin in! Have a great weekend!

nia said...

hi there~

would you mind swatching the cream blush from revlon? is it available at malaysia's revlon?

the color in pan looks like stila's convertible color in poppy though.

have a great weekend and have a blessed Ramadhan~

/nia/ said...

Hi Nia! Unfortunately the Revlon Cream Blush is not available in Malaysia, I got it frm It's true red but comes out quite sheer on my cheeks so you don't end up looking like a clown. Plus it's super blendable! I might get more, we'll see.