FOTD: Buff

I couldn’t wait to use the new Becca Mineral Blush, so I got right to the business of doing an FOTD:

FACE
Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation (#301)
Koh Gen Do Face Powder
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
Becca Blush in Wile Honey
EYES
Anastasia Brow Gel in Granite
Burberry Eyehsadow in Gold Trench
Burberry Effortless Mascara
LIPS
Lip Fusion Balm in Buff

FOTD: Burberry Nude

FACE
Burberry Sheer Foundation in Trench #10
Burberry Concealer in Sandy Beige
Burberry Fresh Glow (mixed)
Burberry Face Glow in Russet (blush)
EYES
Burberry Single Eyeshadow in Gold Trench
Burberry Effortless Mascara in Noir
LIPS
Burberry Lip Mist in Copper

Burberry Haul

I went from having no access to Burberry Beauty to the company setting up shop just minutes away from me… I can see this is going to be a problem. It’s a tremendous help to be able to swatch and test everything in person. I would never have made the same choices online. There are some colors that I thought would look great on me that just… don’t. And thanks to the lovely Elina, there are some colors and formulas that I would have never trusted to look good on me… that actually look amazing. She’s so knowledgeable… she hasn’t steered me wrong yet!

From the left: Lip Glow in Mallow Pink, Sheer Eye Shadow in Gold Trench, Light Glow in Russet, and Lip Mist in Stormy Pink.

Opaque/sheer finish. Lovely pigment. Completely non-sticky. Feels very comfortable on and wears well for several hours before there is any need for touching up.

This is my favorite ‘no makeup makeup’ for my eyes. It wears nearly invisible on me, but gives my eyes a ‘glow’ that looks like I was born with it. I love this shadow. The shimmer is so subtle that you can’t tell if anything is really there or not. It’s excellent.

This blush so gorgeous! It’s not quite rose… not quite bronze… and has no shimmer so it wears like ‘skin.’ It’s absolutely wonderful. A little goes a long way on my warm skin tone. I can wear this with a tinted moisturizer and a little mascara and gloss.. and be ‘done.’

Despite the strong color in the tube, this is gorgeous semi sheer ‘warm pink.’ I would have never chosen this color on my own… and certainly not online. But Elina had me try it on… and I was sold. It’s so easy to wear. Lip Mists are highly moisturizing, so you don’t even need to put a balm under this. That swatch is on totally dry lips. Definite keeper.

I’ve been pacing myself (I think) with Burberry, but there’s lots more I want to try. I’ll keep you posted as I learn more about this lovely makeup line. Ciao for now!

April Favorites

Hey Guys,

Here’s what’s topping my list for the month of April.

Skinetica Anti-Blemish Treatment.

OMG this stuff WORKS! It’s the most gentle, non-intrusive, non-threatening blemish treatment I’ve ever used on this sensitive skin of mine… and it WORKS. It’s ridiculously easy to use… just put a little on a cotton ball and swipe over clean skin. Any acne that you have starts to dry up wihin 24 hours… my skin was ‘flat’ (no bumps) within 72  hours… and dark spots (I have hyperpigmentation) started lightening up by the end of the week. I MUST get more of this before I run out. They ship from the UK so I can’t be completely out by the time I order. I cannot recommend this stuff enough. Get into it!

Becca Luminous Skin Colour. (Nut)

This will be my Summer foundation… no doubt about it. It’s the sheerest coverage you can imagine… but when you put it on, it reflects light and makes you skin look flawless. It beats Senna’s Barely Base for three reasons: 1) It has an SPF of 25, 2) It is completely weightless, and 3) It comes in an insane range of skin colors with special attention to every conceivable undertone. I love it.

Armani Fluid Sheer (6).

This is my favorite of the new Armani Fluid Sheer colors. The coral-orange color just screams summer… and it’s shot through with just enough gold to give you a ‘glow.’ It’s easy to use… I tap it on bare skin or mix with a little foundation to hit the ‘blushing’ points of the face. Perfect for warmer undertones… but can be used from pale to dark skin…. with just a small adjustment in the amount used.

Burberry Eyeshadow (Gold Trench).

This is the perfect eyeshadow… to look like you’re not wearing any. I know, sounds like a waste. But it’s not. On pale skin tones, Gold Trench adds a natural ‘smoke’ that looks really effortless. On warm skin tones… it adds a glow. The color is incredibly neutral and flattering. Good Stuff

The Balm Tinted Lip Gloss (Ruby My Grapefruit).

I’ve been using this lip gloss for YEARS. I can’t tell you how many tubes I’ve gone through. I discovered it in the dusty back of a local beauty supply store (back before anyone had even really  heard of the brand), and fell in love. It stings like DuWop but not nearly as much… leaves your lips soothed and ‘puckered’ all at once. There’s just enough color to enhance your face… and it’s so easy to put on that you don’t even need a mirror. This is the only color I’ve ever liked. There are tons more to choose from, but Ruby My Grapefruit has always been my favorite.

That’s it! Those are my favorites for April. Ciao for now!

FOTD: Sheer Color

Since my skin is doing a bit better (the zit is gone! the zit is gone!), I went sheer for a quick FOTD:

FACE
Becca Luminous Foundation in Nut
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Armani Fluid Sheer in #6 (blush)
Ben Nye Banana Powder
EYES
Burberry Single Shadow in Gold Trench 
Burberry Effortless Mascara
LIPS
Burberry Lip Glow in Mallow Pink