New in (Part 2) – Make-up (Urban Decay, Too Faced, theBalm, bareMinerals, Edward Bess, RMK)

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Hello lovelies,

here’s the second part of my huge haul – this time the focus is all on make-up. Looking at the photos, I think I have a blush problem:)

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First are Too Faced Sweethearts blushes – I love the cute heart shaped packaging, although it is a bit inconvenient to store. I haven’t used them yet but they swatch pigmented and not too shimmery. I have all three shades: Peach Flush, Candy Glow and There’s Something about Berry.

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I also discovered a new brand (at least to me) – RMK. Since I’m in a blush phase, I got a new Spring 2014 Kaleidoscope Cheek blush in Coral Pink. I was unpleasantly surprised by the size of the blush. I know it contains only 3 grams, but they could have camouflage it to look bigger.

How cute is the packaging?

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Next is Edward Bess Prismette quad in Sun & Stars. I swatched them too, and they seem great. I’m looking forward to trying more of Edward Bess products. P.S. His hair… I just can’t. I get major hair envy whenever I see him. If he were selling hair products, I’d get every single item, no matter the price.

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The final 3 items are palettes:

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The first is bareMinerals palette for Holiday 2014 which I managed to get for 11 GBP on feelunique. It contains two eyeshadows, a blush, a lipgloss, an eyeliner and a mini primer.

There’s no need to introduce Naked 3. I’ve tried it and so far I love it. I plan to post a review soon.

The last palette is theBalm Shady Lady special edition. I love reptiles, so I bought it based only on the snakeskin print packaging. I had no idea which shades I’d get and I was pleasantly surprised once it turned out that this is another nice neutral palette.

Well, I think this is it (for a while).

Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

FOUNDATION SWATCHES – Light Foundations (High End)

Again, I’ve been bored, so I’ve decided to swatch some of the palest foundation shades you can find in stores in my country.

I have to say that I’m very disappointed with the choice of the really pale foundations. Out of 14 foundations I have swatched (and I have really picked the lightest shades), I could only pull off 5 shades.

The foundations are swatched in this order (click on th picture to enlarge it):

Top row (from left to right):

TOO FACED Amazing Face Oil Free Close-Up Coverage Foundation in Vanilla Cream (I’m tempted to get this foundation only because of the bottle)

LANCOME Teint Miracle in #010 Beige Porcelaine

LANCOME Teint Miracle in #01 Beige Albatre

SISLEY Phyto-Teint Eclat in #0 Porcelaine

ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear in #1W2 Linen

DIOR Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Make-Up in #010 Ivory

DIOR Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Creme-Gel Make-Up in #010 Ivory

BY TERRY Lumière Veloutée in #6 Beige Doré (you can see how the foundation darkens as it dries)



Bottom row (from left to right):

DIOR Capture Totale Foundation in #010 Ivory

YVES SAINT LAURENT Teint Resist in #1 Ivory

GUERLAIN Lingerie de Peau in #12 Rose Clair

GUERLAIN Parure Aqua in #02 Beige Clair (keep in mind that the shades in Parure Aqua are slightly lighter than the shades in other Guerlain foundations, with shades in Parure Gold being the darkest)

BY TERRY Lumière Veloutée in #5 Beige Tendre (you can see how much the foundation darkens as it dries)

BY TERRY Lumière Veloutée in #3 Beige Naturel


I hope this has been helpful:)