Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I recently purchased Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow I514 Pink Ivory from Sephora. With a name like "Pink Ivory" one would expect to see hints of pink but this eyeshadow is more of a champagne gold. I can definitely see wearing it as a highlight shade for the brow bone or for the face. The formula is the gel to powder which feels so soft and applies beautifully. I did experience just a smidge of fall-out during application but nothing while worn. Wear time was about nine to ten hours with slight fading around the eight hour mark. Each of the MUFE Artist Shadows retail for $21.00 USD and contain .07 oz of product. There is a pricing structure in place that gives a slight discount when purchasing at least two eyeshadows along with an empty palette but you can read more about that here.
I am fairly new to the Shiseido brand. What I do know about them mainly is their excellent skincare products which I have recently started using. In an effort to become more familiar with the brand I decided to purchase some of their makeup products as well. One such product, PK303 Pink Mesa, is a nude pink Perfect Rouge lipstick. There are 25 Perfect Rouge lipstick shades to choose from and each retails for $25.00 USD and contains .14 oz of product. It is available for purchase online at Sephora.com.
The "PK" indicates pink as the main color tone. However, with Pink Mesa, it swatched and wore more as a warm beige rather than a pink lipstick. Application was smooth with no tugging and Pink Mesa had excellent color payoff. It only wore for about three hours before slightly fading to a muted beige. My lips did feel soft and moisturized and while there was no feathering around the lips I did notice a slight settling into the lip lines. Performance wise - this is a nice lipstick to have but color wise - the online swatches need to be truer to the actual color of the lipstick.
Berry Lucky is one of three limited edition Le Crayon Yeux precision eyeliners from the Chanel Delights collection which also happens to feature the gorgeous nail polish Sweet Star. Read more about the entire collection here and my review of Sweet Star here. The entire collection is still available for purchase online at Chanel.com. Berry Lucky is described as garnet in color (which I took to mean a deep red) but it actually swatched and wore as a berry fuchsia pink. It currently retails for $29.00 USD and contains .03 oz of product.
My eyes are sensitive and tend to water easily so I have to be careful with what I use on or near my eyes. Most eyeliners wear off rather quickly, or flake horribly or travel downwards thereby giving me raccoon eyes. Not a pretty sight, LOL. So I'm very fussy when it comes to eyeliners. With Berry Lucky I was a little concerned about the pigments / dyes used and was hoping it wouldn't irritate my eyes. Fortunately I didn't experience any irritation and it actually stayed put. Wear time was about six to eight hours on the top lash line and about five hours on the bottom lash line. It would probably have worn longer on the bottom lash line but I am battling seasonal allergies so not much lasts very long right now. Overall this is a very nice eyeliner to add a "POP" of color to the eyes.
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