With some time to burn "in town" yesterday, I bought a few bits and pieces to try out. In the photo above, I'm wearing Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick in "Bronze" on my eyelid and lower lashline, blended with L'Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier eyeshadow in "Nude (511)" up to the brow.
I have highlighted my brow arches and the inner corners of my eyes with Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick in "Gold Pearl". My waterline is lined with my new Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero" (plain ol' black).
I also bought Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Fresh Glow Baked Blush in the shade "Peach" which I am wearing in the photo.
I know the colours are hardly very adventurous but I'm trying to find some photo-friendly, long-lasting make-up in classic colours for my wedding this summer. I'll probably be a cheapskate and do my make-up myself you see. (By the way, if you have any tips, I'd love to hear them!)
Here are some mini reviews of the products while I'm here:
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowStick
I really like the Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowSticks. They glide on beautifully, and the colour result is smooth and intense. They are highly pearlised, but this doesn't obscure the colour itself. I can't imagine this stuff ever fading or creasing. Yesterday I had swatches of it on the back of my hand and realised after washing my hands twice (with soap of course), the lines of eyeshadow were still there, pearl effect intact!
L'Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier
I picked up another one of these L'Oréal Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier eyeshadows after being impressed with the blue shade I bought a while back. This "Nude (511)" shade is designed for brown eyes. It looks pink in the packaging, but has no real colour once applied... it's a high shimmer nude. It's nice.
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
The Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in "Zero" is a joy to use. True to its name, it glides on creamily, and has a long-lasting intense black colour. The sales assistant was wearing a really cool blue metallic shade, and even though it was the end of the day, it still looked perfectly neat and vibrant around her eyes.
Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Fresh Glow Baked Blush
I was looking for a rosy pink colour for the apples of my cheeks, and thought this little dome of Prestige Skin Loving Minerals Fresh Glow Baked Blush looked cute. When I got home, I realised that it's not very pink at all... and that the name of the shade is "Peach". Whoops. It's still the pinkest blusher I have though, and actually the colour works well with my skin tone. It has an opalescent finish, so it gives skin a glow without actually having big shimmer particles (I try to avoid shimmer). It's the kind of product that will give you shiny, round cheek apples. I like it!
P.S. Sorry about the unkempt eyebrows in the photo <shakes head in shame>...