Monday, June 28, 2010

Bare Escentuals Insisde Scoop and a Pink look

I got the Bare Escentuals Inside Scoop kit from Sephora last week. It has a new eyeshadow High Shine Gold Medal and a new big and bright eye liner in Cork. High Shine Gold Medal is a very pretty light gold and Cork is an olive brown (I didn't actually swatch it so I'm just going by what it looks like). The kit also has a brush, a mini tube of Primetime for Eyes and the NEW volumizing Flawless mascara. The mascara is nice but I'm not sure it's that different than the regular flawless mascara. The mascara brush is a regular bristle brush (not the plastic kind). The formula seems only slightly thicker than the regular flawless definition. I really like the regular flawless definition mascara so of course I don't have anything bad to say about the new version--except that it doesn't seem more volumizing and I like the plastic brush better.
But since we are on the subject of mascara I started using my Buxom mascara again and I really really like it. I think it actullly curls my lashes a bit! I remember liking it when I first got it but obviously I forgot about it and stopped using it. So I wonder if I try the volumizing mascara again later I will have a different opinion. I like the Buxom mascara so much this time around that I added it to my Sephora (Fall) friends and family sale wish list (I know it's a little crazy to be making a list this early in the year but you guys probably do the same ;)

Rock Crystal under brow,
HS Gold medal lash to crease,
Treasure Island wet lined on top,
Volumizing Flawless mascara.

CHEEKS: Ruby Radiance
LIPS: Ginger Buxom

TFSI, wr/cr,
Cherish lash to brow,
Beautiful Lisa in crease,
Opera wet lined on top,
Buxom Mascara.

CHEEKS: First Class blush
LIPS: Blush Quick Stick

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MOST WANTED volume 2

Bare escentuals released the second edition of the Most Wanted kit during the June show on QVC. This one has four colours that were not a set and do not necessarily go together. I think there are ways that you could wear them together but I wanted to do a look with each colour seperately. I like all of the colours except Amber, but that is because I am not really a fan of pinkish/reddish/browns.

All the colours have a really interesting silvery sheen that not many of the newer bare escentuals colours have. You can really see the sheen in the swatch I did of Pacific. Moonstruck is beautiful and it seems to have a very very slight purple cast in some light--that's why I swatched ecstacy with it. You can't see the purple cast in the swatches. Hay is a beautiful buttery yellow. I think it is most similar to Banana Smoothie, but it defintly has a different texture. Many people have compared Pacific to Denim and I have heard that Denim replaced Pacific. I don't think denim and pacific are that similar. Denim is brighter and I like it better. Pacific is most similar to Ocean and ocean even has a similar sheen, just not to the same degree as Pacific. Amber is not exactly like anything I already have but it is similar to cocoa as others have mentioned.
I will put the comparison swatches before each look.


TFSI, wr/cr,
Meet The Stones Light lash to brow,
Pacific lash in and above crease on outer 1/2ish,
? liner lash to crease in outer corner and wet lined on top.

LIPS: Aveda Foxglove lip liner with Muffin top gloss over it.


TFSI, wr/cr,
Moonstruck lash to brow,
Angel lash into and above crease outer 1/2,
Soul Sister in V,
Yoga wet lined on top,
Buxom mascara.

CHEEKS: Rose Radiance
LIPS: Thistle lip liner with Margarita buxom over it


Hay lash to brow,
Pond lash into and above crease on outer 1/2ish,
Gracious foiled lash to crease in outwe 1/3ish,
Sublime wet lined on top,
Buxom mascara.

CHEEKS: Optimist blush
LIPS: Lacy Buxom


Exquisite Diamond under brow and inner corner,
Amber lash into and above crease,
Bronze Leaf lash into crease on outer 1/3ish,
Sable wet lined on top,
Flawless mascara.

CHEEKS: Precious Pearl
LIPS: Wearable Rose lip liner with Strawberry Shortcake gloss over it.

Here is a swatch of the whole kit with the colours blended out a bit:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bare Escentuals Happiness Kit three ways

Lyndsay asked me to do a video for the Happiness kit but I couldn't decide on what look to do. So I decided to play with it and do a few differet looks. I also got two Hard Candy mascaras. As you will see the formula of both mascaras was thin and so I ended up getting mascara all over my eye in one of the looks. I hate when that happens! I didn't really like either mascara (I got Lash Call and the Curling mascara)--they were actually very similar and the curling mascara didn't really curl my lashes. I think I will put them in order by which looks I liked best. I think Hallucinate would look good with a light green like envy or lime--I should have done that instead of using berry custard.

EYES: TFSI, wr/cr
Euphoria foiled lash to brow,
Happiness in crease,
Hallucinate wet lined on top,

CHEEKS: Glee Radiance
LIPS: Berry Rush

EYES: TFSI, wr/cr,
Euphoria under brow and on inner corner,
Happiness lash into crease outer 3/4,
Glee Radiance lash to crease inner 1/4,
Hallucinate to darken outer corner, mascara.

CHEEKS: Glee Radiance
LIPS: berry Rush

EYES: TFSI, wr/cr,
Euphoria under brow,
Berry Custard lash to crease,
Hallucinate lash into crease on outer 1/3ish,
Hallucinate wet lined on top, mascara.

CHEEKS: Glee Radiance
LIPS: Rose Quick Stick