One of the latest additions to our blog family, Kizzy, reminded me that I had the Korres Wild Rose Foundation! I had completely forgotten about it! Omg… so trifling. So I promised to use it today. Then, I decided that I wanted to use all products that had some connection to flora (or something like it):
Korres Wild Rose Foundation
MAC Blush in Fleur Power
MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork
Sleek Primer Cream in Ultra Violet (waterline)
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Lilac
**I’d forgotten how good this foundation is! And it smells wonderful! I did this look with no powder… it set to a soft finish that I really like. I need to use this foundation more often, for sure. Thanks Kizzy for the reminder!**
Eh, this is what happens when I have too much color, too little time, and ‘makeup as expression’ on the mind:
Guerlain Parure Gold (06)
Illamasqua Blush in Expose
Sleek Primer Cream in Hot Wired (lashline to brow)
MAC Eyeshadow in Saffron (inner lid)
NARS Eyeshadow in Galapagos (outer lid/crease/underwaterline)
MAC Eye Pencil in Smolder
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Heavy
Chantecaille Lipstick in Cardamom
** My foundation is looking a little pale in that pciture. Blame the flash. I panicked and checked my jawline under artificial and then natural light (nothing worse than too-light foundation.. GAH!) and it matched. So… I’m blaming the camera on this one.
I understand there’s been some terrible ratings about this thing. So I thought I’d go ahead and put it to use, and see for myself. I started on VERY oily skin… more than normal. I let my skin just get as oily as I could stand, before using the palette.
I used the black and the orange colors (noir and hot wired) as a base for two powder shadows. The sleek creams grabbed my lids (despite their excessive oiliness) and worked just fine as a base.
I used Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear on the lids and Sislet blended up to the brows. The Sleek creams grabbed the shadows and set them. No creasing.
Now, in the defense of anyone who’s trashed this palette, I did NOT wear this all day. So I can’t speak on how it wears during a full day of application. But I still find the formula drier than Illamasqua Liquid Metals and Sleek Molten Metals. It’s not as dry or as strong as MAC Paint Pots, which are still my favorite.
I like the palette… especially for the price. I was never expecting miracles, but I believe that it performed better than the average cream base.
So, my Sleek Primer Palette finally arrived in the mail! It’s the same size as the other Sleek Palettes, containing the same amount of pots. So you get 12 pots of primer colors for about 10 bucks…
Not bad, right? And the palette even comes with a little ‘chart’ with the names of the colors. The problem is, my chart (and I’m sure some other folk’s charts) is all mixed up! I’m pretty sure that the ‘black’ is not called ‘money honey’ and that the peach is not called ‘noir’…
So trifling! LOL But I don’t really mind. The palette wasn’t that much money. And I’m less interested in some mixed up names, and more interested in performance. So I swatched them with my fingers:
We’re going to take a guess at these colors: Money Tree, Noir, Calypso, Ultra Violet
Silver Lining, Pink Frost, Truffle, Moonshine
Peach (looks more like white gold on me), Dare Devil, Hot Wired, Money Honey
As far as texture, these are less like the Molten Metals (and Illamasqua Liquid Metals) and more like MUFE Aqua Creams. They are drier and seem to set very nicely. I’m curious about their performance in practical application. As soon as I try them out in an FOTD, I’ll be sure to take pictures.