Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MUFE Pro Finish Multi Use Powder Foundation Fair Complexion Swatches

This was a free sample with a recent Sephora order.  Links are not affiliate links.

I selected the MUFE Fair Complexion sample with a recent Sephora order as one of my three free samples.   These are powder foundations, and I don't normally wear powder, but wanted to show you the shades anyway.  Note I have a slight sunburn from a few days ago, so my arms are a bit pinker than normal.

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While these can be applied wet for a sheer, semi matte finish, I opted for the dry, full coverage application.  For shade 110 Pink Porcelain I used slightly more than half the sample just for the swatch.  It's very close to my skin tone, and I had to apply it heavy so you could see it. 115 Pink Ivory looks ok in the photos, but in person, it was too dark/pink.  113 Neutral Porcelain was too yellow, and 117 Golden Ivory was too peachy for me.

First couple of pictures are outside, no flash.  Sun kept going in & out, I hate when that happens.
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The rest of the photos are inside, no flash
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a "down the arm" shot so you can see the pinkish of shades 110 and 115, and the much more yellow golden in shades 113 and 117.

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brushed lightly, but not enough to fully blend
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While I did use about half of the 110 Pink Porcelain for the swatch, the others I used much smaller amounts.  The 115 & 117 I only needed a small dab to clearly show.  While there's not enough of the 110 for me to use on my whole face, I think it would work for me.  I would like to try this shade and shade 107 Pink in their HD foundation, but the two Sephora stores nearest me didn't carry either shade the last time I checked.  If they ever have them, I'll happily try a squirt of each to see if either works.

Hope you've found the photos helpful, and thanks for looking. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Illamasqua Complement Palette Swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product shown.  Link is not an affiliate link.

I purchased Illamasqua's Complement palette back in May when they had the 50% off flash sale.  Although I keep telling myself to stop buying palettes, this one always caught my eye, and at 50% off, I figured what the hell.  Regular price is £34.00, but between the sale and a loyalty discount, I paid £15.30, which converts into approx US $22.74.  This palette is also available from Sephora for $46.50.

Here's Illamasqua's stock photo of the palette
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The colors are listed on the back of the palette, and they're kind enough to tell us that the color names are clockwise from the top left.  I hate when the shades have names and they're not listed.

Shadows applied with a dampened wet/dry brush except for Focus, which is a liquid metal (cream) formula.  First photo is outside, no flash
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The rest of the photos are all inside, no flash

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Close ups and Illamasqua's color descriptions

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Slink is a soft champagne shimmer

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Focus (liquid metal) is a cool brown metallic.  Up close, you can see pink shimmer that softens it.

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Queen of the Night is a blackened plum

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Forgiveness is a rich chocolate plum.  I would call this more chocolate deep berry than plum.

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Although I've had this palette for 6 weeks, today's swatches are the first time I've even opened it.  I think a part of me was worried that I'd be let down by yet another palette.  I'm quite pleased with the swatches, and despite my eventual disappointment with almost every other palette I've purchased, I have a really good feeling about this one.  Fingers crossed!

I hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dr. Martens Sale @ dmusastore.com!

Nothing to disclose.  Link is not an affiliate link.

Not only are some amazing items on sale over at dmusastore.com, but you can get an additional 20% off sale and last chance items using code TAKE20SALE at checkout.  Code is valid from July 3rd through the 12th.

May I suggest the always stunning Dreama boots?  With the coupon, they're only $144, which is more than half off the regular price of $300.  My review of these boots is here.  (click for review)

I'd like these lower Marnina boots as well, they're $90, minus another 20% = $72.  You know I can't resist a super shiny patent boot!

How about these Alize boots, $146.40 after the discount.  They're a bit too reminiscent of "Desperately Seeking Susan" for me, but I know a lot of ladies would love 'em!

Don't forget to use that coupon code, and remember orders over $50 receive free shipping.

Thanks for looking!