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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Fave

Hi everyone,
I wanted to do a quick post about some of my favourite August product but this turn out to be a bit of a ramble/review about some of these products. Here are some of the make up products I have loved using the month of August:
1. NARS corfu cream eyeshadow. This is a light taupe with silver shimmer laced thru it. It's perfect all over the lid by itself. Since I spend part of the month at the beach, this is the only eyeshadow I used when going out downtown for drinks and dinner/lunch. I have own this color for a while but couldn't wear it because it creased on me even on top of the anti crease bases such as Urban Decay Primer potion, Two Faced eyeshadow insurance, and MAC paint pot. All the bases mentioned have worked for all other eyeshadows except this, so I had sort of cast this eyeshadow aside and didn't use it much. I have oily/combination skin for reference. However, I recently purchased the new NARS Pro-Prime Smudge proof eyeshadow base and was able to wear corfu without any creasing all day even in the hot summer weather of 100 degrees which leads me to my second August favourite: NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow.

2. NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow.
Here is what Sephora states about this product:
What it does:
This smudge-proof eyeshadow base uses a unique polymer and mineral powder blend to get a firm grip on color for long-lasting, gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, it dries on contact and keeps the delicate eye lid smooth and ready for eyeshadow application.

This is pretty pricey at $24 for 0.26 oz is the most expensive eyeshadow primer that I own. It has a wand for application and it's completely sheer. At first thought, I wasn't extremely impressed with this thinking this was just too expensive for what it was designed to do. However, when I used it with the cream color eyeshadow which always creased on me, it passed the test and I was converted. I will always own one of these for as long as NARS keep making them. If you don't have oily skin and eyeshadow does not crease on you, then this is probably not necessary. But for me this is a must have not only because it keeps eyeshadow from creasing better than anything in the market, but also because I do not like to reapply my make up during the day and this will keep it put all day long.
3. MAC shy girl lipstick. This is such a pretty coral color and perfect for summer. It's a rich color with a bit of a pink undertone. It's a creemsheen so the formulation is very soft and of course as the names suggest it provides a pretty sheen to the lips.

4. Illamasqua blush in Katie. This is the perfect baby doll cotton candy pink. It's so girly and pretty. It is a more pigmented version of MAC's well dressed blush which is one of my fave blushes. This is a matte blush and it's highly pigmented so a little goes a long way.  It's the perfect pink summer blush.

These are some of the products I have worn the most in August. What are some of the products you used most in August?

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