Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Martyr Girl Holds Wilted Roses and on to An Empty Promise

Strange title eh? Those are names of She Space shadows I used for this look. Wilted Roses is supposed to be a shimmery pink, but I kind of blended everything to achieve an almost monochromatic look. I love pinks and purples, and I like the fact that these pigments from The She Space actually look neutral enough for work.

I also tried my samples of Buff'd mineral foundation for the first time. I was totally blown away by how great the finish of this foundation was. It wasn't so matte nor did it make me look like an oil slick by mid-day unlike some foundations tend to do. I didn't even re-touch during the day, my only touch-up procedure was to dab a sheet of oil-blotting paper on my face (which incidentally didn't yield too much grease). The foundation also stayed put the whole day; staying power was simply fantastic. I just LOVE it! Oh my, with so many amazing mineral makeup brands available, I would be really having a hard time choosing my foundation in the morning (but I bet it's gonna be fun!). As you can see in the pics, the finish is really creamy and velvety, but it covers adequately and a little goes a LONG way. This is similar to Cory in coverage and finish (Cory by far offers the heaviest coverage out of all the mineral makeup I've tried), but I like the fact that Buff'd is a little less dense than Cory so it goes creamy but not cakey. Also, I broke out when I used Cory's foundation (although the blushes didn't irritate my skin), so I guess the said foundation is not really for me, coupled with the fact that I haven't really found my exact shade in Cory. Buff'd, however, has a lot of yellow-toned shades so I am bound to find my perfect match (*crosses fingers*).

I used Moccasin shade in the photos, but if you notice, my face is darker than my neck, and in person it really looked quite dark. I'm going to try Almond and Ginger next because these are lighter than Moccasin. I got these samples for free (yes, free shipping too). Jen from Buff'd is amazing and really nice to offer to ship samples for free (I also read in makeup forums that she really sends out up to 3 free samples to potential clients). Once I find my pefect shade, I intend to get a full size pot as the full sizes are currently on sale. I just hope I don't get charged too much for shipping because this is my first international mineral makeup order (Buff'd is Canada-based, although orders $50 and above get free shipping). Their blushes and shadows look pretty as well, and like Cory, a crumb or two of the minerals are all you need for a pigmented application.












My free Buff'd samples

Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick on lid and lower lashline as base
MAC Soft Ochre paint pot on lid
The She Space pigment in Wilted Roses foiled on inner to mid lid and inner lower lashline
The She Space pigment in Empty Promise foiled on mid to outer lid and outer lower lashline
The She Space pigment in Martyr Girl foiled on outer V and crease
MAC Nylon eyeshadow to highlight
Indelible gel liner in Black Cherry on upper lashline
Shu Uemura mascara base and mascara, Benefit Bad Gal mascara

Face:
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Buff'd mineral foundation in Moccasin
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Monave Angel finishing powder
MAC mineralize skinfinish in Warmed as blush (love this!)
MAC Sculpt powder to contour

Lips:
MAC Sublime Culture cremestick lipliner
Monave lipgloss in Maple

4 comments:

Mrs. Lynne said...

I love Buff'd also! It is so lightweight. And Jen is amazing. I sent her pictures of the colors that I used that were very close, just not close enough. And with the next shades being too dark for me, she formulated my own foundation colors.

And purple looks very good on you missy!

shades of hue said...

Hi Mrs. Lynne! I love Buff'd, the coverage and finish are amazing. I just hope I can find my best match before their sale ends!

Titty said...

Hi there! I love your posts, even if you've been doing neutrals lately. They are very informative and helpful. When you've got the time, do you mind doing swatches from your new hauls? :) Preferably the lesser known ones like Cory or your Joppa blushes/bronzers? :) I hope it's not too much to ask because you've got so many!!!

shades of hue said...

Hi Titty- the swatches are on my list for future blog entries. Stay tuned and thank you for your comments! :)

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