Friday, March 18, 2011

FOTD: MAC Wonder Woman Makeover! :D

I got a makeover at the recent MAC Wonder Woman event! I'm loving this look!! :D






Stuff I used:

Face:
MAC Studio Moisture Fix SPF15
MAC Mineralize Foundation SPF15 in NW25

Cheeks:
MAC Posey Cremeblend blush
MAC Pink Power Mineralize Skinfinish

Brows:
MAC Eye Brows in Lingering
MAC Brow Set in Girl Boy

Eyes:



MAC Fast Response Eye Cream
MAC Studio Sculpt concealer in NW20
MAC Lady Justice es (inner crease)
MAC Deep Truth es (mid to outer crease & lower lashline)
MAC Carbon es (outer crease over Deep Truth & contour)
MAC Wedge es (to soften the outer edges)
MAC Gesso es (highlight)
MAC Liquidlast Liner in Point Black
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved (tightline)
MAC Opulash mascara in Themyscira

Lips:



MAC Marquise d’ Lippie
MAC Emancipation Lipglass


It's Friday again! What do you have in store for the weekend?? :D

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Product Review: MAC Wonder Woman Mineralize Skinfinish in Pink Power



At a Glance:
Price: US$35 / RM145
Website: Maccosmetics.com
Weight: 20g / 0.70 US Oz.
Made in: Italy
Likes: Versatile, beautiful colors, amazing texture!
Gripes: Expensive, LE, don't like the print! >.<
Repurchase: Yes!
Jenn's Rating: 4.5 Stars! Me SUPER Likey!!! :D

Ingredients:



Product Description

Only for Wonder Woman! This jumbo-sized limited-edition Mineralize Skinfinish features two shimmer shades and one natural matte shade. Brings heroic dash and larger-than-life dimension to the skin! Its overall impact complemented by its glossy red/blue/yellow compact and comic book-style outer carton.


Actual Product Pic:



Pigmentation & Color:


I love how you're getting more than 3 shades in one compact! Besides the obvious 3 shades in the pan, you can actually get a super pretty light peachy pink if you mix the top and bottom colors together, a lovely rosey peach if you mix the bottom 2 colors, or swirl all 3 colors to get a nice medium peachy pink color! :D

Description on the website:

Left: Peachy rose with pink shimmer. Center: Soft rosy bronze. Right: Soft shell pink with fine shimmer.  


Swatch:

From left: 1st 3 swatches are swatches from bottom to top, the last one is all 3 colors swirled together.

This is not the best photo to show how pretty this looks on against my skin because i had to adjust the contrast and colors of this picture due to crap lighting (super cloudy). I layered the two lighter shades over the MAC Nuance Mineralize Blush:



A better picture to come soon I promise! Check out my FOTD this coming Friday! :D

Pigmentation wise these are great! One swipe is all it takes for it to appear on my cheeks! :D


Texture:
MAC has definitely came a looooong way since their old super chunky glitterbombs of the old! This MSF applies smoothly and glides on beautifully!

Packaging:


This MSF comes in a supersized compact much like their regular MSFs, just bigger! :D



Since this is a Wonder Woman exclusive, there is a logo from the cartoon printed on the cover:



I heart the print on the box it came in!! So old school!! :D



Time Test:
This highlighter lasts the whole day on my cheeks! :D

Price & Availability:
At a glance, this may seem expensive at US$35 / RM145 each, but you're actually getting DOUBLE the amount of the regular MSF at about 1/3 of the price extra. This is available at MAC, but its limited edition and flying off the shelves, so hurry if you like this! :D

Usage:
The possibilities are endless with this compact - you're actually getting a highlighter, several blushes and a contouring shade in one pretty compact! :D


My $0.02:


While the rest of the MAC Wonder Woman collection was rather underwhelming for me personally, this pretty baby did shine bright in comparison to the rest! :D

The colors you get from this compact are beautiful, and methinks that it'll suit a wide range of skin tones! I also love how smooth it applies and how it isn't overly shimmery.

At RM145 it can be considered expensive, but taking into consideration the amount you're getting (twice as much as a regular MSF) and royalty MAC has to pay to DC Comics it isn't too bad!

I'm not a fan of the packaging and i thought that the prints on them were tacky, but i LOVE the bright red compact! :D

You know what? This is actually my first official MSF, so it will always have a special place in my heart! Hehehe!! <3


Photo Credits: Product pic from Temptalia.com.

Monday, March 14, 2011

MAC Wonder Woman Collection Review + Swatches! :D



This collection is pretty underwhelming actually for me personally. In fact if this were a plain packaging collection i'll probably not get anything at all :( For those who're into colored mascaras, rejoice for there are 3 colored ones for you to choose from (i didn't swatch them though).

Lets start with the Eyeshadow Quads (US$40 / RM155):

Wonder Woman Eyeshadow x4: Lady Justice:



This quad applies better than it swatches. Although Insurmountable is a Veluxe Pearl, it applies almost like a Satin! :) I wish they didn't put in yet another Deep Truth into this palette though - its a beautiful color don't get me wrong, but come on already!! >.<

Lady Justice (Frost) - Bright silver with white pearl
Insurmountable (Veluxe Pearl) - Dirty Blue Grey
Deep Truth (Frost) - True dark blue
Bold Babe (Frost) - Deep metal blue with white pearl


Wonder Woman Eyeshadow x4: Valiant:



The shadows in this Quad has the best texture among the 3. My MUA was wearing this and the colors look GORGEOUS on her! :D

Manila Paper (Veluxe Pearl) - Pale frost white gold
Valiant (Frost) - Light lime with yellow pearl
Spinning Transformation (Satin) - Dark forest green
Diana Undercover (Frost) - Deep olive bronze with yellow pearl


Wonder Woman Eyeshadow x4: Defiance:



Although there are 3 satin shadows in this quad, they all swatch beautifully. I guess MAC has come a long way since their old chalky satin shadow days! lol! I personally won't go anything where near this quad though, because pinks have a history of making me look like i have hives on both eyelids! :P

Defiance (Veluxe Pearl) - Iridescent white pink
Paradise Island (Satin) - Soft warm pink
Star Studded (Satin) - Mid-tone violet pink
Real Drama (Satin) - Dark burgundy with pink pearl


Nail Lacquers (US$15/ RM45):



Please excuse the sloppy application! The nail colors are the exact shade of red and blue from Wonder Woman! They have quite good pigmentation but apply a little streaky.

Obey Me - True red
Spirit of Truth - Navy blue


Lipglasses (US$20 / RM88):



The lipglasses are definitely the star of the entire collection! They're super pigmented and pretty! Plus they're supersized too (more than double the amount of the usual lipglass)! :D

Here's how it compares to a regular lipglass:



The applicator:



Super huge right! lol! :D It's impossible to get a precise application with these gigantic applicators! >.<

Emancipation - Pale neutral pink
Athena's Kisses - Bright blue fuchsia
Wonder Woman - Bright red with soft pearl
Secret Identity - Midtone copper with soft pearl


Lipstick (US$15.50 / RM69):



The lipsticks on the other hand, are just alright for me. I've been wanting to get Russian Red for awhile now, so i'm glad to be able to purchase it in special packaging (it is super pretty and creamy surprisingly despite it being a matte)! :D

Marquise d’ (Lustre) - Sandy cream peach
Spitfire (Satin) - Bright creamy magenta
Russian Red (Matte) - Intense blush-red
Heroine (Frost) - Brown bronze


Pigments & Reflect Glitters (US$21 / RM89):



I can understand why the two pigments for this collection, but why the reflect glitters?? lol! :P All 4 shades are permanent PRO products! :)

Marine Ultra - Vivid marine blue
Bright Fuchsia - Bright magenta
Reflects Pearl - Very fine partcile glitter with pearl sheen
Reflects Bronze - Sparkling rich gold


Mineralize Skinfinishes (US$35 / RM145):


From left: 1st 4 shades are from the Golden Lariat MSF - 1st 3 stripes are the invidual shades from top to bottom, and the last swatch is all 3 colors swirled together. the last 4 shades are from the Pink Power MSF - 1st 3 stipes are individual shades from bottom to top and the last stripe is all 3 colors swirled together.

The MSFs are super pretty (especially Pink Power)! According to my MUA its like a blush, contour and highlighting kit all in one! :D

Golden Lariat - Left: True coral with fine gold shimmer. Center: Soft suntanned bronze. Right: Soft gold with fine shimmer.
Pink Power - Left: Peachy rose with pink shimmer. Center: Soft rosy bronze. Right: Soft shell pink with fine shimmer.


Powder Blushes ($24 / RM100):


Each blush is swatched like this: 1st swatch: lighter shade, 2nd swatch: darker shade and 3rd swatch: both shades swirled together.

I hope that this not the case with the blushes but the testers were SUPER HARD to swatch! The swatches above are achieved with like 10 swipes or more!! >.< Mighty Aphrodite is mighty pretty!! :D

Mighty Aphrodite - Warm peach coral with gold pearl/Bright coral pink with gold pearl
Amazon Princess - Bright yellow pink/Deep blue pink with gold pearl




The event itself was quite fun! You can get a free makeover and you get to take a picture with a (covered up) Wonder Woman:


Lesson of the day: Never take a picture next to somemore so much taller and skinnier than yourself!! lol!! XD

And have it printed out in comic form too:




So what did i get from this collection? :D I got myself 1 lipstick, lipglass, blush and (my very first) MSF each! :D



Brand New in Box!! I LOVE the print on the boxes!!



Do lemme know if you want review on any of these k!! :D


Thats all for now! Have a great week ahead everyone! :D

Friday, March 11, 2011

FOTD: Blue and Yellow eyes for my Blue and Yellow sundress! :D

This is a simple look i did a few weeks ago! I ran out of fancy titles to describe this look, so i'll go with the source of my inspiration: a sundress i was wearing that same day! lol! :D





Stuff i used:

Face:
Pond's Magic Powder

Cheeks:
MAC Joyous Beauty Powder Blush
MAC Rose Ole Special Reserve Highlight Powder
NARS Nico
MAC Eversun Beauty Powder Blush

Brows:
Maybelline Line n' Design Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
MAC Brow Set in Beguille

Eyes:



MAC Claire de Lune es (highlight)
MAC Suave Intentions es (inner crease)
MAC Bright Future es (mid crease)
MAC Love Lace es (outer crease & contour)
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown
Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara in Brown

Lips (my favouritest combi ever!!):



MAC Lollopop Loving lippie
MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass


Thats all for now! :D I'm soooooo glad that its the weekend already because I just can't wait to finally have some time for myself and just chilllll!! I'll be checking out the MAC Wonder Woman collection so expect swatches when i'm back! In the meanwhile, have a great weekend! :D

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Product Review: Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 SPF4



At a Glance:
Price: US$7 / RM29
Website: Kiehls.com
Weight: 15ml
Made in: USA
Likes: Wears well under and over lipstick, nice sturdy packaging.
Gripes: Pricey for what it is, leaves a film on my lips, didnt moisturize my lips at all! :(
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 2 Stars!! Abit pointless to have...

Ingredients:



Product Description:

Temporarily protects and helps relieve chapped or cracked lips. Helps protect lips from the drying effects of wind and cold weather.


Actual Product Pic:




Texture & Scent:


This lipbalm feels kinda like petroleum jelly - it has a gel-like texture that spreads easily. I find that it leaves a film on my lips though. This one doesn't have a scent to it.

This is how it looks on my bare lips:




Packaging:


This lip balm comes in a squeeze tube with a twist off cap and it travels well! :)


The dispensing hole:



Time Test:
This lasts about 8 hours on my lips before it fades.

Price & Availability:
This lip balm is priced at US$7 / RM29 each and is available at all Kiehl's stores.

Usage:
This is works well under lipstick :)

My $0.02:

I've been wanting to try out this one for AGES, since i've been reading raves after raves about this baby! So glad to get this as a door gift when Kiehl's opened its doors here in Penang! :D

Sadly, it did not work for me! :( Instead of moisturizing my lips, i find that it dries them out further. Also, it leaves an uncomfortable film on my lips instead of sinking in! >.<

Not all is bad about this lip balm though - i find that it travels well. The small and light tube fits into my handbag / pocket easily. I also like how it wears well under lipsticks, though i personally prefer a more moisturizing balm underneath.

At US$7 / RM29 per tube it is not the cheapest lip balm there is out there, so naturally i'm a little disappointed. I'm sticking to my beloved Badger Vanilla Madagascar Lip Balm, which i love to death (at about half the price too)! :)

Thats all for now! The MAC Wonder Woman collection premieres locally tomorrow at Gurney Plaza, so do pay them a visit if you want to grab something yeah (but save some for me! lol!)! :D


Photo credit: Product pic from Kiehls.com
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