Testing 123 Part 2: Another Adorned With Grace Look

I bought another dozen shades from Franchesca of Adorned With Grace minerals before all her stocks ran out, and I was glad I made the last minute order. Franchesca was also nice to include some free samples, plus 5g jars of her Light and Medium/Dark rice finishing powder. I really am loving her minerals; they are simply packaged but they are of good quality and staying power is great, especially when used over MAC Beige-ing shadestick or paint pots. HERE is my previous review of Adorned With Grace Minerals, and just for the record, my second batch of pigments didn't disappoint.

Freebies are the ones in baggies, and the rice powder jars (bottom row)

Here is my recent haul from MAC. I LOVE Joyous beauty powder; it's so fresh and springy, and it really perks up my complexion. Taupe is a gorgeous contour shade as it is matte and has taupe-grey undertones. Viva Glam V is my third VGV lipgloss and it is my HG lipglass. I used all three products for my look below.

MAC Beige-ing shadestick on lid as base
Adorned With Grace mineral shadow in Soft Cocoa foiled on lid
Adorned With Grace mineral shadow in Sugared Mulberry foiled on outer lid and outer lower lashline
Adorned With Grace mineral shadow in Plum Fudge Mint applied dry on crease
Adorned With Grace mineral shadow in Creamy Pearl to highlight and on inner corners
Almay Amazing liquid I-liner on upper lashline
Shu Uemura lash lifting and MAC Zoomlash mascaras

Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
DreamWorld mineral foundation in Theia and Tethys (60-40 mix) (Luna formula)
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC beauty powder blush in Joyous
MAC Taupe matte blush to contour

MAC cremestick liner in Sublime Culture
Silk Naturals lipgloss in Birthday Suit
MAC lipglass in MAC Viva Glam V


Anonymous said...

tricia says
makeup is cute, but i so love the hair did u get a new color, either way it looks great.

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

This look is so fresh on you! Very VERY pretty! Holla! ;) And isn't Sugared Mulberry just gorgeous?

Anonymous said...

Hey what's the website for adorned with minerals? I've searched butcan't find it!!

Pia said...

Love the look, Aileen! You always look so beautiful and fresh. Have a good day!

Vanessa said...

I like this look and I agree, the Joyous blush definitely brings your complexion out!

I love franchesca's minerals! My favorite is Black Raspberry!

shades of hue said...

Tricia-thank you, but I didn't do anything new with my hair, except that it was air-dried and product-free when I took the pics (I usually blow-dry it and apply wax or mousse). I guess natural is better. :)

Mrs.lynne- thank you hot mama! Sugared mulberry is a BIG fave, I have back-up jar. :-D

anonymous- they don't have a site just yet, it will be up in a few months hopefully. These are merely test/sample products before it sells to the public.

Vanessa- Drat! I don't have Black Raspberry. I didn't get it as the description said it was almost black but now that you raved about it, I'm feeling pangs of regret.

Pia- thank you for the kind words! :)

iamsutil said...

wow, your skin looks great talaga! i am itching to try franchesca's minerals but too bad i'm not in the US. i even joined her yahoogroups but i cant relate with the discussion since i havent had the chance to use her minerals yet. but she has lovely colors..i wish her site gets set up soon!

BeautyTalk said...

Your skin looks amazing!

Vanessa said...

Hi Aileen! Thanks for the comment, unfortunately I didn't have much time to check out the Pro store on 22nd (I was so upset! LOL), hopefully the next time in NY I will have some time, I am there like 2 or 3 times a year for work, so one day I will check it out! I've seen pics of it online and WOW!

leeshengee said...

i love this look! :) you're making me crave for lippies!! :)

you got tagged! hope you don't mind sis.

Olga said...

Aileen, this look is uber-gorgeous!! Your skin looks great too! You're making me want to get Joyous BPB now and another tube of the VGV lipglass.

shades of hue said...

Beauty Talk - thank you, but it's partly because of my mineral makeup as well. :)

Vanessa- I know, the Pro Store is to-die-for, it's one of the main reasons why I fell in love with NY!

Shen- thanks sis! I will attempt to do a tag post, lol!

Olga - I am positive you will love Joyous! It was scary in the pan but oh my, it's beautiful on the skin. No wonder it's been getting high reviews on MUA.

shades of hue said...

sutil- you have better skin than mine, but thank you!