I have nothing to declare. Product not retained.
Of course yuh gyul found herself at Sephora on Friday, scoping out the new Marc Jacobs Beauty collection. He’s got pretty much a full colour line. Lots of beautiful shades. I check out the gel foundation….and I must admit that I am impressed! It comes in 16 shades and it actually has some deeper shades! I swatched the darkest shade, Cocoa Deep, which is a deep, chocolatey brown that is pretty neutral.
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in Cocoa Deep (indoors)
Cocoa Deep swatch in daylight
I have not bought this…yet…but I applied some on my jaw line and it was almost an exact match! For reference, I am NW45 in M.A.C. The formula is very lightweight, smooth and sank into my skin and looked natural, like my own skin! It felt amazing! I would have liked a little bit more red in it, but hats off to Mr. Jacobs for creating a line that caters to women with medium to deeper skintones. Of course I have not tested this for wear and durability, but don’t be afraid to check it out. The price tag is rather hefty (US$48 for 1 fl. oz.), but look at it if you can. Since it is a gel formula, it will probably work well on oily skin.
I hope that eventually the colour range is expanded to include some more medium-dark to deep shades, but I think it’s a good start!! I can’t vouch for the rest of the collection, so see it for yourself.
Have you guys picked up anything??
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[twitter-follow screen_name=’NoireTropicalB’] NB: Nothing to declare! Product mentioned bought by me! Continuing with my summer coral obsession, here is a quick review of a product that I have wanted to pick up for a while. I was introduced to the makeup brand Face Atelier at The Makeup Show a few years ago. They are certainly a professional artists brand!! This Canadian-based company is well known in the industry for their high quality, silicone-based makeup. Most of the makeup that we see in drugstores etc is either water- or oil based. They are also well known for carrying Silicone-based makeup can be used on both dry and oilier skin types and it leaves a very smooth finish by laying on top of the skin and filling into pores and wrinkles (pretty much similar to a lot of the face primers out there). Pro makeup artist Kevin-James Bennett used this on the cheek in a demo and I loved the effect on the skin! One thing to note, just remember to use like products with like products. Have you ever found that when you applied a primer and a foundation, the foundation slid off? That sometimes happens with you pair a silicone based primer with a non-silicone foundation (especially water-based). Try matching the base ingredients of your products and you should have no problem.
Anyway, I picked up the Face Atelier Façade in Cha Cha.
NB: Nothing to declare! Product mentioned bought by me!
Summer peach chronicles continue…..
A brand that has been picking up steam here in the US is another Canadian- based company that creates mostly natural lip products. Bite Beauty is found in Sephora and they just opened up a pop-up shop in Soho, where you can get a custom made lip product!
I think that Bite made its first appearance at The Makeup Show NYC this year. I was walking by and I was attracted to the boldly pigmented lip colours. I picked up their High Pigment Pencil with Resveratrol in Zinfandel.
Resveratrol has been a hot ingredient in cosmetics for a few years now. It is found in the skins of the red grape and is touted for it high anti-oxidant properties. This lip pencil also is made from 97% natural ingredients.
The High Pigment Matte Pencil (HPP) comes in matte grey plastic packaging with twist-up function to advance the product inside so there is no need to sharpen.
Note: These products were purchased by me.
Just like music that’s African-influenced is in constant play on my iPod, especially during hotter weather, these new, limited-edition pencils are giving me life!
MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencils
Recently released as part of the Temperature Rising Colour Summer 2013 collection, this is one product that I wish MAC made perm. These are like the mostly discontinued Shadesticks, but they have a much smoother, creamier texture that is water-resistant (not waterproof). These actually remind me of a cross between the Shadesticks and the MAC Paints.
They come in 4 shades, but I picked up 2 of them.
Top: Life’s Luxury, bottom: Copper Strip