Sunday, December 29, 2013

Review: Elf Studio Blush in Candid Coral!

I have the blush blues. I haven't found anything exciting in the blush department for a long time now. I haven't been able to buy anything high end but then again haven't found anything special from the drugstore brands eather. I have been into Urban Decay lately but they don't have any blushes that would tickle my fancy. Talking about serious problems..! ;) And talk about the lack of light here in North Europe. Boy it's dark in here! That means lack of posts for this beauty blogger.

During the summer I got a few of the hyped Elf blushes, but it now seems that we didn't become best friends. This time I wanted to show you one of the Studio blushes, here's a quick review and some swatches of the Candid Coral blush.

Candid Coral to me is a medium coral color. It has a quite strong golden shimmer to it, which I don't like that much. But it's a lovely color! I would say it's perfect for light to medium skin tones. The gold shimmer gives a nice glowy finish and the texture is quite soft, but not too powdery. Easy to apply and blend! For the price that they sell these blushes, it's a really good and high quality blush. Lovely peachyness all the way.

As you can see from the swatch pictures below, the pigmentation is ok, it's pigmented enough to show color but sheer enough that you can't go wrong with this blush.

Now that I look at these pictures and I'm writing this review, I cannot help but to think WHY I don't use this blush more often! In these pictures it looks just great, but when I apply it on my cheeks, it turns a bit dirty looking, I think it's just a little bit too dark for my pale skin and the golden glow is just a little too warm for me. I do love the quality and how this blush is easy to apply. Too bad! I still use Candid Coral though, I just have to use it with a lighter hand and as you may know, that's not usually the way I choose to apply my blush... So we didn't become best friends but still, it's a very nice blusher.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone!

Two years after I started seeing this palette in blogs and on Youtube, I finally gave in and purchased it. Here's some pictures and a small review on the Wet n Wild Coloricon Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette. It sure looks pretty :)

Now here's the thing. I don't really use eye shadow. On a daily basis I use a nude color all over my lids but that's only to cover up the redness I have in that area. Sometimes I line my upper lashline with a black shadow. Then maybe once a month I go out to dinner or something like that and I do a full eye look, but then my color of choise tends to be taupe, since I love taupe (who doesn't..). But like every makeup junkie, I get the gravings to buy pretty stuff and not use it, that's totally normal for people like us :) I got this palette just because it had some pretty colors and was cheap too. I thought for a second that maybe I will use the darker colors some day. Hmm.

I got the palette because I wanted the two colors you can see here in a close up. The dark crease color looks like a lovely dark brown with a hint of green to it, I really love this color. And the duochrome color in the bottom looked so lovely! It has a redish brown base, you can't see that in the pan, and green shimmer. The red / brown base only shows up when swatched. Lovely, eventhough I try to stay away red color on my lids (since I have it there permanently). I also like the light green color, but I'm afraid I won't be using that since it's so out of my comfort zone..meaning it's not taupe.

Here's swatches of my three favourites of this palette. There's so many swatches on the internet of this palette, so I just got lazy (and frozen, because I had to take these pictures outside because it's too dark inside..!). I hope you can forgive me.

The duochrome look so pretty! The dark brown looks a little sheer here, but it works just great with a primer. The light taupe is lovely! Great pigmentation and consistency. This will make an amazing lid color. To me it looks like it has a warm golden green tone.

Most of the colors are soft and pigmented. The dark brown is a little hard to work with, but the color is lovely. This palette really is worth the 7,95€ I paid for it. If you don't have this one yet, I recommend you get it.

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