Friday, March 29, 2013

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow in 39 Raffinement

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Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in 39 Raffinement

Yes, there's the Chanel quad sitting on the ground. Lol. To be honest, I wasn't very drawn to this quad. It is a neutral quad after all. I just saw a lot of people loving this which made me go hmmm. Since there is nothing about this quad that looked like it wasn't going to work for me, I went ahead and got it. Right decision, I tell you.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Burberry Light Glow Blush in No. 3 Rose

Burberry Light Glow Blush in No. 3 Rose
With Flash
More Burberry blushes! I have quite a few more to go through. :D Burberry makes hands down one of my favorite blush formulas so when I heard the word that they might be changing manufacturer, I grabbed one that I wanted out of current line up. It was more of I will get it now in case I want it in the future, but I like it a lot.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Swatchin' my stash: Maybelline Color Tattoos

I have a quite a bit in my stash that I haven't shown here (naturally. Lol). But I have quite a few of Maybelline Color Tattoos so I thought I would share some swatches.

The colors I own are Barely Beige, Gold Shimmers, Too Cool, Edgy Emerald, Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, and Pomegranate Punk

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Maybelline Color Tattoos Swatches with Flash
From Left to Right: Barely Beige, Gold Shimmers, Too Cool, Edgy Emerald, Bad to the Bronze, Tough as Taupe, Pomegranate Punk

Read on please for swatches in natural light.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush vs Fine Kalla KK-004

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Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush vs Fine Kalla KK-004
 Part number two of my Suqqu/Fine Kalla brush comparisons. Like in the cheek brush post, I will start off by saying that these are not dupes.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in 01 Kakitsubata and EOTDs

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Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in 01 Kakitsubata
 I have more Suqqu eyeshadow quads to share. Quite pic heavy, this post!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs in 06 Les Fumés

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Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs in 06 Les Fumés
I got totally sucked into buying this. When I first saw it, I thought "Pretty but what's the big deal?". This quad is a big deal in my life. It's one of my favorite quads. Many other glorious eyeshadows have entered my life but this still looks beautiful in my eyes. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

My Poor Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush

Update: So they offered a replacement if I ship the brush back (they would reimburse the shipping). Because that's international shipping, a tracked mail is over 40 USD even with the light package weight. I assume the whole point of shipping it back is so that they can examine the brush. Since I've glued the ferrule back on, the brush can't be examined. I felt guilty and wasn't comfortable making them pay over 40 USD just for me to ship the brush back. I told the SA that the brush is functional so I will just keep it. So that's it. I am keeping the brush or purging it. Idk but I have to take care of it and they're not sending a replacement.

Like I've said in the original post, I really really recommend you don't do anything to the brush if you are seeking a replacement.

Woah. I deleted a chunk of content during last update but long story short, the ferrule fell off on my week old Suqqu Eyeshadow M Brush. It happens but it's not easy to deal with if it's international order. And it hurts because it's expensive and new. My bad luck!

If this happens to you with any brushes from serious brush makers, I would recommend not gluing yourself. I think I ruined what needed to me examined and I feel bad. I don't know if it's "acceptable" for an exchange anymore but it's my fault. Damn my impatience.

I'm hoping Selfridges will offer an exchange or replacement but I feel bad about that because I got the glue on the ferrule and handle. I don't know. I will see. I have a half a mind to purge this one and get another one. It still functions fine but I'm just not happy with what happened given the price tag for this brush.

I apologize for not so happy post but this is something to keep in mind when you are ordering from overseas to get this brush or other items. 

My Foundation Stash Swatches

To share the fact that I have no foundation that matches me and hopefully help others who are on the same journey to find foundation matches, I am posting my foundation swatches. I have a few that is passable, some for mixing, and a few from unfortunate times of thinking that I am NC30-35. Sad sad days, I tell you. 

Anyways, here's my current foundation stash:
Revlon Colorstay Whipped in Buff, Sand Beige, Warm Golden
Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combo formula in Buff and Golden Beige
Revlon Nearly Naked in Shell
Maybelline SuperStay in Sand Beige
Vincent Longo Liquid Canvas Dew Finish in Golden Porcelain
Vincent Longo Water Canvas in Soft Beige
Shu Uemura Face Architect Illuminating Moisture Fluid in 764
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish in Beige

Foundation Swatches with Flash

Read on for picture with natural lighting

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Review: Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara

Covergirl Clump Crusher Water Resistant Mascara
No Maybelline Mascara this time. I actually find Covergirl Waterproof mascaras to smudge the least on me but I've never been happy with a particular one as far as the brush/formula combo goes. But since I've heard so many good things about this mascara, I thought I would try it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comparison: Suqqu Cheek Brush vs Fine Kalla Cheek Brush (KK-002)

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On the left: Fine Kalla Cheek Brush (KK-002) On the right: Suqqu Cheek Brush
Because Suqqu 2013 Spring Collection sucked me into a Selfridges haul, I got the Suqqu Cheek Brush. It was really THE brush to get for me. :) Now I can compare it to Fine Kalla Cheek Brush which I have mentioned here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad EX-11 Sumiredama Swatches

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Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad EX-11 Sumiredama
Today I bring Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad in Ex-11 Sumiredama. This is one of the three limited edition quads from Suqqu Spring 2013 releases. Not a full out review but this is a limited edition product so I felt like just some pics early on might be more helpful. :)