Archive for March, 2009

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 14, 2009 by LPB

New Mineral Makeup from Elizabeth Arden comes in a portable grinder compact. It releases a fresh layer of microlight makeup for each application, allowing you to achieve a look of pure perfection that’s skin brightening, non-drying, and comfortable to wear every time.

No waste. No mess. No kidding.


  • New fresh ground technology delivers a microlight powder, virtually weightless, that blends perfectly on the skin.
  • Takes the mess out of loose powder mineral makeup to control just the amount you need. No more powder everywhere.
  • Non-drying. It’s skin brightening and comfortable to wear.
  • Smooths imperfections. It doesn’t cake or settle into fine lines.
  • Infused with minerals rich with antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E and natural skin smoothers.
  • Enriched with sea water complex which contains elements such as calcium and magnesium known to strengthen skin and support natural mineral equilibrium.
  • Buildable formula, it’s easy to create your own customized look from light to full coverage, without a made up look.
  • Pure, luminous natural finish.
  • SPF 20 sun protection. UVA and UVB protection.
  • For all skin types. Sensitive skin tested.
  • Clinically, dermatologist and allergy tested. Talc free. Fragrance free.

This pressed to loose powder is addictive ! Great range of shades, excellent oil absorbing power ( better than M.A.C mineralized skin finish ), buildable coverage, incredibly natural finish ( not matter how much you buff this on with your kabuki brush ), anti ageing ( SPF20 ) and the compact is so chic and elegant.

Simply the best Arden product  since 8 hour cream or ceramide capsules ( Poor Arden, takes her 20 years to come out with another cult classic )

Ingredients :

mica, dimethicone, nylon-12, zinc stearate, silica methicone, squalene, magnesium mystirate, sea saltmaris sal/sel marin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, silk powde/serica poudre de soie, ascorbyl palminatet, retinyl palmitate, tocopherol, glycine soja ( soybean) oil, alumina, oryza sativa ( rice ) starch , butylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium dehydroacetate ( may contain bismuth oxychloridem, carmine, iron oxides, titanium dioxide )

MAC style warrior

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 12, 2009 by LPB

I could not resist the packaging of these lovely products



Gun & roses(summer)

Posted in makeup with tags , , on March 9, 2009 by LPB

I like the idea of coupling metalic eyes  with bright lips, like gold with pink.


It’s girly with a twist; I like contrasting finishes; if my shadows are glittery, i like my lips matte, i will wear opaque shadows if i am going to saturate my lips with gloss.

Yes, you can have too much shine/sparkle, no matter how young you are!

MAC mineralize skin finish natural

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 9, 2009 by LPB

A luxurious domed face powder with minerals, slowly baked to provide a dimensional yet natural-matte finish. Provides perfect low coverage.

Use to set and fix foundation or as a touch-up throughout the day.


This mineral powder is dense in texture, feels rather “gritty” when applied. However, the finish is rather amazing! Its coverage is good enough to hide minor imperfections yet sheer enough to create the illusion of perfectly “bare” skin.

I buff this into my pores – and it has a rather satisfactory “pore minimizing” effect.

It wouldn’t control sebum secretion but when the oil starts breaking through, this powder soaks it up, leaves no greasy shine, but makes my skin looks dewy.

It neither creases into lines, nor oxidizes into deeper shade and has a rather tenacious wear.

In summary, it may not be the best  mineral powder i had ever used but is a great product; reasonably priced, convenient application, amazing finish & long lasting.

MAC studio sculpt foundation

Posted in makeup with tags , , on March 8, 2009 by LPB

A creamy, luxurious, gel-based foundation that provides medium buildable to high coverage with a natural satin finish. Hydrating, instantly revitalizes the skin while keeping it looking smooth, soft and plush. Long-wearing, water-resistant.


I agree that the finish is dewy & long lasting, the gel cream texture makes application smooth & sleek, the coverage is adjustable ; But i don’t think this foundation is hydrating enough, the formulation is a bit occlusive ( as felt by my skin) & doesn’t cover pores.

Someone with extremely dehydrated, scaly skin might find this helps to create a smooth, radiant base; other skin types will need to set this with loose powder to prevent oily breakthrough.

MAC sugarsweet

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 6, 2009 by LPB

I am drooling over these cute items! Perfect hues for summer.


The next IT collection after Hello Kitty?

Estee Lauder vivid garden spring 2009

Posted in makeup with tags , on March 5, 2009 by LPB

Pastel, pastel, pastel !


Dreamy , ethereal shades for girly finish. Everyone deserve to be a sweetheart.

Terracotta collection 2009

Posted in makeup with tags , , , , on March 4, 2009 by LPB

Guerlain Terracotta range needs no introduction. Some of the items for the 2009 collection catch my eyes:


Gloss Cashmere Velvet Matte Gloss

Combining the lightness of a gloss and the velvety matte finish of a lipstick, it envelops the lips like a second skin that is comfortable, velvety and non-sticky. As soft as cashemere, it covers the smile with colour that is matte and intense.

I like these little pots, and i like matte gloss (oxymoron, i know).


Kabuki Brush

Elegant and delicate, with a handle in lacquered wood, the Guerlain Kabuki brush is incredibly dense with high-quality goat hair. As a result, it can pick up more bronzing pigment than any other brush, which it “crushes” and smoothes generously onto skin for optimal, uniform results.

Smudge metalics

Posted in makeup with tags , , , on March 3, 2009 by LPB

I love  smudged metalic eyes with pale  matte lips


Becca shimmering eyeshadows are great for lining & smudging, if you use Laura Mercier smudge brush, it’s effortless to create a sultry, sexy finish.