Friday, September 28, 2012

Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer

Kevyn Aucoin - Sensual Skin Enhancer is a teeny tiny pot of foundation-concealer hybrid.
How tiny you ask? you can see the size comparison between the pot and a typical mac eye shadow below.
The diameter is slightly smaller than the MAC eyeshadow, and the height is slightly less than double of the eye shadow pot. The actual weight of the product is 18g.

Now that the size issue is out of the way, what is this product like?
The first thing that strikes me is how creamy it is. It's very creamy and blend-able. I can see how you can use this as foundation, or mix it up with moisturizer or sun screen, since it is very blend-able.

Another picture to show you how the product look inside the pot.

The color I got is SX05. Supposedly this is the match for NC20-ish skin.
So how does the color compares to other concealer? I did a quick comparison swatch between the few concealers I have.

The second picture shows the items I'm swatching.
1. MAC - Studio Finish Concealer in NC20
2. Kevyn Aucoin - Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX05
3. Borjois - Healty Mix Concealer in 51
4. Kevin Beautymaker - BB Mineral Concealing Cream (I think it's their lightest shade, but the tube doesn't have any code written on it)

So how do they compare?
The Kevyn Aucoin one is the creamiest and the easiest to spread and blend.
Color wise it's lighter and yellower than the other 3. I'm actually worried that this will be too light for my skin tone, but thankfully it's not. It also didn't oxidize on my skin, which is always nice.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wet n Wild - Silent Treatment Color Icon Eye Shadow Trio

This trio consist of a shimmery pink color, a (very) dark brown with golden shimmer, and a purple taupey color.

These are nicely pigmented and all the colors are very pretty and wearable.
I think the colors pairs well with each other, and that is always nice in a small palate like this. That way you have the option of doing a full eye look with just one item.

Also, you can easily do both a neutral and a smokey look with this palate.

Here's a dry swatch:

and another one swatched over pixy epoxy.

Monday, September 24, 2012

ORLY - Prelude to a Kiss

Orly Prelude to a kiss is a peachy pink polish that is opaque in 2 coats. The formula self level pretty well and I found the application to be easy.
It's a pretty, feminine and soft color that I think would look lovely on pale skin.

On my NC20-ish yellow toned skin, it can look a tiny bit stark in low light situation. But in daylight, it's lovely.

Friday, September 7, 2012

NOTD - OPI Suzi Takes The Wheel

This is OPI - Suzi Takes the Wheel from OPI Touring America collection.
I'd say that this is a green tinged gray. The swatch above is 2 to 3 coats (2 coats on some fingers, 3 on others) so, 2 thicker coats will probably suffice.

The formula and wear time is good, I've had this on for a week and only getting very minor tip wear.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

NOTW - Zoya Skylar

Zoya Skylar from the True collection. According to Zoya it is a medium steel blue with a softened, dusty look and speckled by visible gold and silver shimmer flecks. A soft blue that's bold without being too dark, bright or flashy.

I agree that it's a medium dusty blue, and the simmer flecks is visible on the nail even on low light. It has a muted look to it. The nail swatch above is 3 coats, to me this polish needs 3 coats in order to get even opaque coverage.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

OPI - Rally Pretty Pink

This color is gorgeous! I kept staring at my finger when wearing this.
I'd say that the gold shimmer is what stands out the most once on the nails. But the pinky base complements it nicely. Such a lovely combination.

The above swatch is 3 thin coats with OPI natural nail base coat and Seche Vite top coat.
The wear time is approximately a week on me.