ILLAMASQUA SKIN BASE FOUNDATION
Are we surprised by this? No. Illamasqua is one of my favorite(r) brands. They aren't quite up there as NARS with me (over 75% of my daily face is generally NARS), but I do love their products. I'm not sure what it is about foundation lately because a few years ago I couldn't care less about it. Now, I see it's use and quite honestly - I'm not crazy big into color anymore, so my skin needs to look awesome in order for the rest of my makeup to look good on my face. I've seen the Pixiwoo sisters use this product in TONS of tutorials, and they look great with it on. It's described as a cross between a BB cream and a foundation, which sounds good and all. (Everything in foundation sounds good to me - I stray away from overly matte and overly moist and overly shimmery, but otherwise it's pretty much a free for all.) I'm on board, but the only thing that's stopping me is that I have NO idea what color I'd be. I can guess and check, but I kinda think that it's a bit ridiculous to purchase one or two expensive foundations to test and return the one that doesn't work. I'd be much more inclined to go to a store, obtain a sample test it out and then buy it. What I'm really trying to say is that Sephora needs to get rid of the GIANT Stila or Smashbox or Givenchy (namely the brands I never realllllly want to buy) dusters in the store and use it for selling the full range of Illamasqua.
|This is shade 8. I think its one that may match me? I'm not sure.|
ILLAMASQUA SCRIBE PRECISION INK
I love the PI formulation, I use Abyss and Havoc on a regular basis. And I LOVE the images used in the Human Fundamentalims adverts, especially the one where the model has a teal wig/ lips with bright white eyebrows and eyeliner on supertanned skin.
|It's just so pretty. And impractical. But I love it!|
That being said - this is pure white. I'm not sure what I'd do with it outside of one very specific look/ looks, which essentially would be using the liner to do a large wing, with a smaller wing of black liner inside to anchor it and keep it from looking too Cray-Cray. Lately, I've been wearing simpler and simpler makeup (I think my weightloss is making me feel more confident in myself), so I dunno if I'd use this as much as I would convince myself I would. But still... I WANNIT NAO!
|I would want a daywhite liquid liner.|
MAKE UP FOREVER E8 AQUA SHADOW
It's matte forest green. A color which is beautiful and hard to get right in cosmetics. It's either too black, too sheer, the formulation is too chunky... etc. I just enjoy really intense colors, and I want it too be INTENSE. So we'll see. It's a bonus that the product is from MUFE, because the brand tends to be really great at understanding color nuances and has never failed me when I've been looking for a certain off the wall color. I'd ideally love to use this for a quick smoky eye, just all over the lid, blended into the crease with a bit of MAC Vex or a bright silver to perk the inner corner and lots of lashes.
|Blessed she who clearly sees the world for the trees, to obtain a birds eye is to turn a blizzard to a breeze...|
BITE BEAUTY LINE AND DEFINE LIP PRIMER
I'm not big into Lip Primer. The last one I can honestly say I loved was DuWop PrimeVenom. My main attraction to this particular product is that it is from Bite, a brand whose Luminous Lip Cremes, I love. Also, Grav3yardGirl from YT endorsed it. And everything product that I've tried that she's recommended has been quite awesome. Also, I've been leaning towards wearing more lipstick lately and my co-workers think its weird that I reapply and blot a lipstick every couple of hours, well I don't know if they think that, but if I were them, I would. So.
|I also adore Bite's packaging. It's plain, simple and supremely suggestive of effective cosmetic-ry.|