Saturday, April 19, 2008
Cory Minerals and A Gold/Bronze look
I just received this mineral makeup loot from Cory Cosmetics, and I'm liking everything I got. I made a previous entry on Cory HERE, and as I stated in that entry, the sample bags are miniscule BUT it will last you a really long time because a crumb or two are all you need for one application as this brand churns out really concentrated minerals. I just love the blushes because they are truly pigmented and finish is really awesome. As always, a grain or two of these blushes are all you need for a beautiful application of blush. Truly, the sample bags are tiny pigment bombs.
I also tried out my sample baggies of Cory's mica-free mineral foundations and I found out that Beyond Cream was my closest shade. I bought a full-size pot of this shade and I really wonder when I'd be able to use this all up since a very miniscule amount is all I need. Good thing mineral makeup doesn't expire!
Since these minerals are VERY concentrated, I figured my tried-and-tested wet application of mineral foundation using a kabuki or flat top brush simply won't work with this brand. Instead of the buffing method, I use the "sweeping" method with Cory. I just tap a really miniscule amount onto the lid, swirl my fluffy powder brush (not my dense kabuki or flat top), tap excess, then gently sweep the brush onto my face. I use two thin applications of Cory and the result is smooth and velvety. If I use any more of the foundation, the result would be cakey, pasty and quite unnatural. This is the most concentrated mineral foundation I've ever used (and it probably is the most concentrated mineral cosmetics commercially sold out there), so it took me a while to get used to the new application, but it is just worth it. I also love how economical it is because you only use so little for one application. The full-size jars as well as the samples are cheaper if you compare them to other brands.
I did a bronze/gold/brown eye look to go with my Cory look. I also used my new Cory Bronze Haze blush and I love the finish and the color. I can't wait to play with my other Cory blush samples.
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base on lid and lower lashline
Valerie Beauty mineral shadow in Miranda foiled on lid and inner lower lashline
MAC pigment in Chocolate Brown on crease, above crease and outer lid
MAC Bronze eyeshadow outer V and crease
MAC Smoking eyeshadow to contour crease
MAC Ricepaper and Nylon eyeshadows to highlight
MAC Nightfish fluidline
MAC Brownborder technakohl liner on outer lower lashline
Camellia Rose skin smoothing primer
Cory mica-free mineral foundation in Beyond Cream
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Silk Naturals Date Bait perfecting powder
Cory mineral blush in Bronze Haze
MAC Sculpt powder to contour
MAC lipliner in Spice
MAC lipstick in Lollipop Loving
MAC lipglass in Factory Made