Sunday, April 18, 2010

Eyelid Primer: Too Faced vs. Bare Escentuals

Hi Everyone!

Here's a review on which eyelid primer is better! I was at Sephora a week ago wanting to purchase a eyelid primer because my lids gets real oily when I put eyeshadows on. So I ask for assistance and they suggested me these two: Too Faced Shadow Insurance & Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer.


They were nice enough to place each product in sample containers so I can try them before purchasing either one of them: (Bare Escentuals on the left & Too Faced on the right)

  • The Too Faced Shadow Insurance was much more creamier compared to the Bare Escentuals one. When applying to the lid, it was a lot easier to put the Too Faced compared to the Bare Escentuals. You can even see from the picture that the Bare Escentuals looked really dry.
Here I am testing both primers: 
<-------Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Bare Escentuals bareVitamins Prime Time Eyelid Primer------->

After 12 hours wear:

My verdict:
They are both very good at oil control, creasing prevention and fading. Therefore, purchase decision will be based on packaging and texture. I do prefer the packaging from Too Faced because it's more sanitary compared to the Bare Escentuals. As for the texture, I like Too Faced one better because it's creamier and easier to apply compared to the very dry texture of the Bare Escentuals!

My final purchase: 
I went back to Sephora yesterday to purchase the product, and the winner is... 

p.s You might be wondering... "what about the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion". Well, the first thought when I saw the product was... "ewww, not too sanitary", because you're double dipping, triple dipping... each time you place the wand back into the product and the chances of infections are higher especially when it's something you apply close to your eyes! So I said "NO THANKS"!

Hope you liked the review.
Till next time...~

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

L'Oreal Paris Nail Polish in Sand Castle

Hey Everyone!
I want to share with you one of my favorite nail polish color at the moment. It's from L"Oreal Paris and the color is in Sand Castle (#510). It's a very rosey blush color! Hope you all like it too. ^^

Till next time... ~

Monday, April 12, 2010

15% off at Sephora!!

There's an additional 15% off entire purchase if you're part of the Beauty Insider!!! Become a member and use promo code "MADNESS". Don't miss out, it's only valid through April 19th!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Beauty Insider Birthday Gift

Hi Everyone!
So it was my birthday not long ago, so I decided to pass by Sephora to get my birthday gift. If you're part of their Beauty Insider, then don't forget to pass by Sephora around your birthday!

This is what I got:
Sephora eyeshadow in aspen summit 23
Nano eyeliner in silver green 11
Lash plumping mascara in black

Here are the swatches for the eyeshadow and the eyeliner:

Till next time...~