Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bare Escentuals: Destination Sydney

So much to report.

I got my Destination Sydney kit yesterday and I love it! But before I get to the kit I just want to mention the Tapered Crease Brush. I got the Tapered Crease Brush free with my order (there was a code) and when I got it I noticed that it was cut differently than my other tapered crease brush. The new one is stiffer and comes to a more pronounced point than my old one. I’m not sure if this is a change in design or if they are just inconsistent about how they cut the brushes but the new one is different. I used the new one for my look today and although it worked pretty well and I like the more pronounced point, it shed like crazy. Maybe if I wash it or use it a few more times the shedding will stop, I hope so.

On to the Destination Sydney! I love all the colours in this kit. The Bondi Beach (the blue) unlike anything I own. I love it! It is bright but dark, so you can use it as a lid colour or a liner. Sydney is a cream/yellow with a medium sheen (it has more sheen than soul but less than BFF). On the eye it does not look yellow, it is just a bright neutral—it look like really bright sunlight. Treasure Island is not new, it came out in the Cast Away kit, but it is really pretty as well. Treasure Island is a brown with some gold and a hint of green. I’m not sure swatches do it justices. Wet it has a pearly texture that I really love. This kit is a perfect summer look—it is cheerful and sunny. Even though Sydney is close to Soul I think the textural difference makes it worth having. I’m glad I got this kit. Hopefully they will make Sydney and Bondi Beach part of the permanent line.

The bag that comes with this kit is really cute too.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radince all over,
Sydney lash to brow and more heavily lash to crease,
Treasure Island in crease, outer 1/2ish and along lash line 2/3 of the way,
Bondi Beach VERY lightly lash to crease on outer 1/2ish blended over TI,
Bondi Beach wet lined on top and bottom,
Rimmel Mascara.

CHEEKS: Chuckle blush
LIPS: Tarte Charmed lip stain


  1. I just bought this at the 4/22 12 hr sale, can't wait to get it! This looks really pretty, bondi beach has my name all over it.

  2. you won't regret it, all the colours in this set are great!