Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Big Fat Haul :)

Hello everybody,

I have been on vacation from blogging in the past two months. I've been enjoying the hot weather and spending time with my family. Of course I've also been enjoying the new collections that came out during summer and I am so looking forward to the new fall collections, specially the Dior Fall collection. Have you seen it? It is all about blue! I can't wait to get my hands on those eye shadows and the blue nail polish. Anyway, today I am back with a big haul. These are the items I collected in the past two months. I hope you enjoy.

I picked up these two Jumbo Liners from Sephora. They are very comparable to the Urban Decay ones. They are very creamy, very pigmented and the best part is they are very water proof.

I also got this Smashbox blush/highlighter duo. A really nice product, specially the blush, it's such an universal color. It reminds me a lot of NARS Madly.

I went to MAC to check out the new Semi Precious Collection. I have to admit that the quality of the items were really good, but I honestly have many dupes for the majority of the shadows and blushes. I just picked up Golden Gaze eye shadow and only because I missed out on Gilt by Association from the Style Black Collection and they are very similar.

Swatches from L-R: MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow in Golden Gaze, Sephora Jumbo Liner in #5 Beige and #9 Kaki, Smashbox Blush/Soflights Duo in Under/Cover

I am still on the fence about this palette. It is the Bobbi Brown Bronze Palette. I really wanted to love it but it's just not working for me. The shades look wonderfull in the pan, but when I apply them on my lids, they are not as metallic and shimmery as I imagined. My total disappointment is the gold shadow in the upper right corner. I loooove gold shadows with glitter but this one leaves glitter all over my fave. For $60 I expected this palette to be luxurious but it is far from that in my opinion.

I picked up several Chanel products. This is my first Rouge Allure Laque and so far I am very impressed with it. I love how long wearing it is without being drying at all. I also love how bright this fuchsia pink is, but if you rub it in your lips very well it can be subtle, almost like a stain. LOVE IT!

I also picked up two Chanel Illusion D'ombre from the new fall collection. I am <3ing these!!! The formula is brilliant. The texture feels like gel and mouse at the same time. The pigmentation in phenomenal, the finish is very metallic and they stay on all day, no primer needed. I just wish they had a bigger color selection. These are a dream!

I am so glad the next product actually works for me because I started to loose my faith on Bobbi Brown products. I've tried her concealer, glosses, foundations and they didn't work for me either. I just think her line in general never worked for me. Does anybody else have the same problem? Is it just me?  I am glad at last I found a product from her line that I actually love.

Swatches from L-R: Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in #78 Phoenix, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Cabo Coral, Chanel Illusion D'ombre in #83 Illusoire and #84 Epatant.

And last but not least, I purchased a YSL Pure Chromatics Palette in #19. If couldn't tell already, I am in a shimmer kick and I can't have enough of it. They are just so fun and pretty. This palette is great. I will add swatches of these shadows soon. You can wear them wet or dry and they are gorgeous.

That is all for now. I will see you very soon.


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