Showing posts with label Make Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make Up. Show all posts

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shopping: 3 Sleek palettes

Hi girls,

I'm so excited!! Today I received my latest online order:


3 Sleek I-divine mineral based eyeshadow palettes: Original, Oh So Special and Au Naturel...

Let's take a closer look at the palettes...

Au Naturel:




12 beautiful, earthy colors in matte and shimmer...

In sunlight

With flash

Oh So Special:


Again 12 beautiful colors in matte and shimmer...

In sunlight

With flash

Original:


 This time only 1 matte and the rest is shimmer...

In sunlight

With flash

I'm not so good in making eyeshadow swatches, but I swatched this last palette:

No eyeshadow base, only 1 swipe of eyeshadow...

Over all picture:

I'm so happy with these palettes!!

How I used it:
I've just received this palettes, so I haven't used these ones yet.

But I always use an eyeshadowbase underneath the eyeshadow to prevent creasing.

Review:
The pigmentation of these mineral based eyeshadows is really amazing. The swatches I've made are without primer or eyeshadowbase. These are just one swipe on each finger and then straight on my arm. It is of excellent quality. I have to admit now that I've tried the matte eyeshadows too, they are a bit less pigmented then the shimmer eyeshadows. Maybe the matte colors intensify when a primer or eyeshadowbase is used.

Availability & price:
The Sleek palettes are available on the internet in different webshops and on Ebay for ± €7,25 (about $10,-).


What do you think about Sleek palettes?

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sleek "Storm" eyeshadow palette

Hi everyone!

Today I would like to show you my new Sleek Eyeshadow palette...


It is the I-Divine Sleek "Storm" eyeshadow palette.
I'm so happy with it!

Matte and shimmer combined in 1 palette...

A closer look...


Now... Let's take a look at the colors and swatches:

1st row colors (click to enlarge)

1st row swatches

2nd row colors (click to enlarge)

2nd row swatches


How I used it:
Today I'm wearing taupe, and so I picked the two colors on the 1st and 2nd row. I put the lighter color in the inner corner of my eye and I put the darker color on the outer corner of my eye and blended these two colors in the middle... It looks real nice and sophisticated. And while I'm not really used to wear eyeshadow,  it is decent and not too outstanding. I think this palette can be used to make very simple and decent eyelooks and make very obvious and evening eyelooks.

Review:
The pigmentation of these mineral based eyeshadows is really amazing. The swatches I made are without primer or eyeshadow base. These are just one swipe on each finger and then straight on my arm. Can you believe this? It is of excellent quality.

Availability & price:
The Sleek palettes are available on the internet in different webshops and on Ebay. I bought mine in a webshop called Alice & Jo Havesentials and paid €7,25 (about $10,-) for it.

Do you own Sleek palettes? Have any recommendations (musthaves) that I need to know of?


Goodnight!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sleek Blush Rose Gold

Hi!

Today I want to show you a blush from Sleek called Rose Gold...


 I ♥ the look of the packaging...


... it has no applicator but it does have a big mirror...



Do you see the golden shimmer in it? I really like it...


Let's see some swatches:



Rose Gold is somewhere between peach and pink with a hint of golden shimmer and a coral undertone.
You can almost call it a duochrome shade... Also very nice is that it's pigmentation is really awesome!
You'll have to be very careful to not put on too much, or else you'll look like a clown, and we don't want that :)




It was kinda hard to capture the swatch on my hand, but ok... I think you'll get the idea :)

What do you think of this Sleek Blush? Do you own (other) Sleek products?

Have a nice day!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shopping @ Inglot Amsterdam...

Good evening all!

Last weekend my colleague and I went shopping in Amsterdam... We went to the Bobbi Brown and MAC counter in De Bijenkorf, we went to The Make up Store and ofcourse to the MAC Store and Inglot.

Unfortunately Inglot was the last shop on our list and we only had half an hour to shop until the shop closed. So we were in a hurry! Therefore I only bought 1 item:

Inglot's Freedom Eyeshadow Pallet
But first some information about Inglot:



INGLOT Company was established over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working at that time in R&D department in pharmaceutical company.
His principal objective was to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers.
Wojtek Inglot is still directly involved in the formulation and design process of all new Inglot products.
All Inglot cosmetics are produced within the European Union and 95% of them are manufactured in our own state of art production facilities.
We work with make-up artists and colour consultants to bring the latest trends in colour, texture and form to the market. We are constantly developing new products and have just launched the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty.
Our unique Freedom System allows customers to experiment with countless shades and colour combinations of different face products, giving them the opportunity to create their own customized colour palette. We are present in 240 retail locations worldwide. (Source: http://www.inglotcosmetics.com)


BE-AU-TI-FUL! :)

Inglot, Van Baerlestraat 8, Amsterdam

First reaction when we entered the store: WOW! This is heaven!
The store looked really nice and beautiful!

After we talked to a MUA, we looked around and tested some products.
We could've stayed the whole evening if  it was up to us, but ofcourse the shop had to close, so after a while we made up our choice and bought some products. One of the MUA's showed us how to use the make up we wanted to bought and that's when I decided I HAD to have some eyeshadow :)

Like I said before: I never wear eyeshadow, but these colors were so beautiful and pigmented that I couldn't resist buying one of those lovely colors. Inglot has a great system called: The Freedom System. You can compose your own pallet! Just make a choice out of their eyeshadow collection and the shopassistent puts the magnetic pots in the pallet and voila!

And so I did. I wanted to buy a set of 2 colors, because I first had to see if I could do it myself at home! I bought this little pallet:


Inglot uses no color names but codes, so here they are...


I played on safe by choosing earth colors because I think that suits me best and isn't that notable. Maybe when I get the hang of it, I'll buy some more colors. The MUA guaranteed me that I will be back next month! We'll see about that (... I guess she's right!)






What do you think of the Freedom Pallet? And have you been to Inglot already?

Have a great weekend!
 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shopping @ MAC Amsterdam...

Hi dear readers!

Today I want to show you my shoplog... For the first time in my 32-years of excisting, I went to a MAC store :) You're never too old to learn, and I wanted to try some of their make up. Look at the products I've bought:


MAC Eyeshadow Golden Gaze €20,-
MAC Prep & Prime Skin €22,50
MAC Fluidline Blacktrack €17,50
MAC Fix+ €16,-


I usually never wear eyeshadow, but I really liked one of their new mineralized eyeshadows called: Golden Gaze. Let's see this beauty:

MAC Mineralized Eyeshadow Golden Gaze


 Isn't it beautiful?
Although I didn't plan to buy eyeshadow, I couldn't get my eyes off of this one!
So I thought: what the hell... and bought it :)

And I'm so happy with it... I made a lot of pictures, so here they come:


How could you resist this sparkling golden color?? I'm a brunette, so I thought it would match with my hair color. Now I just have to learn how to put it on :) And if I don't get the hang of it, or if it's too dark to wear daily, I'll just make it an eyeliner with my Make Up For Ever Eye Seal-drops :)






 ... Okay, so far the eyeshadow... :)

I've bought some more products, so let's move on...

MAC Fix+
For those of you who don't know what is is and how to use it:
Fix+ is an aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up (source: MACcosmetics.com)

I've bought it fix my foundation make up and to minimize the powdery effect it sometimes can give.
I also love the fact that it smells so good and ofcourse that it's good for the skin!

Another product that made me very curious is MAC's Prep & Prime Skin...

MAC Prep & Prime Skin

MAC's website described the product as:
An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.

I'm very curious about it... I tried it on my hand in the store and it really soothes the skin and makes it very smooth and soft. Perfect base for foundation! I'm going to try it soon!

Next product I want to try for a long time is MAC's Fluidline. A gel eyeliner.


MAC Fluidline Blacktrack
Here's some more information about it:
Ultra-smooth, Fluidline’s gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes. Brush sold separately.

Although I often use a liquid eyeliner, I like gel eyeliners too, and since my gel liners from Coastal Scents are a bit dried out, I wanted to try another brand, and so I bought this one!

Well... that's it... I hope you liked the products :)

I was in Amsterdam, and although that's only about half an hour driving  from my house, I don't come there very often. So I've also visited Inglot's new store in de Van Baerlestraat. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about a beautiful pallet I've bought there... (yes, again an eyeshadow!)

See you soon!

P.S. What are your favorite MAC products??
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