Monthly Archives: June 2007

Lumiere, and patchwork faces

So, I gave Lumiere a better try. I think that last night I got a little carried away and applied it like I do Meow Purrrfect Puss, with a heavy hand. This morning I did my usual routine (moisturize, silica, concealer and foundation) and applied it with a lighter touch. The result was reallt smooth coverage and no “masky” feel. I find this foundation a bit more matte than EDM original glo, but goes on more “moisturizy”.
I had a lot of fun last night re-trying all of my foundation samples, every time I get a new foundation in the mail I go swatch crazy and put just about evey half-decent-match-colours on my face in little patches on my face. my poor BF then gets recruited to pick the best match.

Here is a typical exchange:
“Which one matches best”
“I don’t know, where are they?”
I point to my jawline.
“Ok, that one”
“Now look in natural light, which one now?”
“Maybe this, one” He looks at me to see my reaction “Well…maybe this one.” then looks around me at the computer, I guess he considered that an acceptable answer.
“Your not taking this seriously, are you looking at my neck or my face?”
“Your face” he guages my reaction “….. well your neck….ok both”
Are you comparing it to my overtones or undertones?!?”
“what are those?”
“UUGGHH!” I stomp away, and pick my favourite one anyways.
(so far it’s still Frisky Sphynx, boy am I ever hoping that Flawless Feline is my HG formulation).

Have I mentioned how much I love Cheval by Taylor Made? It’s makes such a great wet liner! It’s a dark browny plumy colour and it’s matte and opaque. I have to get myself a full sized version of this, since I’m pretty sure that I won’t be able to dupe this without a grinder.

New Colours

newcolours.jpgI’ve been on holidays the last couple of days, Yay! That’s why I haven’t posted a new entry in a little while. But I have been reading and catching up on the message boards, getting new ideas on how to spend my money. Today we took a trip to the city and ended up buying the much touted Urban Decay Primer Potion, (I must say that this stuff had better be good because it sure isn’t cheap!) and some cute shoes for $20 (I love a bargain!).I had some really good intentions to get get a lot done this weekend, although I procrastinated on a lot of chores I did end up formulating a new eyeshadow/liner colour in a dark blue-brown-purple colour and a pretty pinky mauvy blush that goes on pinkish-red.I still can’t get over how much different product you can get from just a few colours. I think that formulating my own colours have slowed down my spending on MMU a (teeny-tiny) little bit. Now when I see a great colour I try to dupe it before I buy, some times I don’t quite get it and some times I get pretty close, but even if I get it wrong I still come out with a wearble colour. Now most of my spending is on lipgloss, and trying to find my HG foundation.

On another note, I am really liking wet n’ wild lipglosses, I find that they have pretty good colour payoff for the price and they smell pleasant (vanilla maybe? it’s definately a sweet smell). Some people might find the gloss a bit sparkly but I like a bit of sparkle for the summer, my fav colour so far is Mega slicks in Rose Gold. I also tried N.Y.C. lipglosses they also have nice colour, and are shimmery but don’t smell as nice. You definately can’t beat the price!

Money, Money

I’ve been thinking about how much money I have been spending on MMU. I did an informal tally of how much I have spent on MU in the past 2 months, and even with being generous (I mean, you can’t really count brushes, right?) lets just say it was pretty heart-stopping. Especially for someone who’s entire yearly budget was around $20 (not I’m not kidding if anything I am erring on the high side). This recent addiction is costing me a few pennies, and my list of “must-tries” is getting longer and longer by the day! I really must go on a “no buy”, but every time I do another sale comes up, and then there’s the fact that I still haven’t found my HG foundation yet, and I’d love too try some MM lippies and…. well you get the picture.

Oh! I almost forgot. I got my travel sized Lumiere foundation in Flawless Face in med/light beige, and a sample of med/light cool. I’m having a hard time telling which one matches best, my face seem to have both pink and yellow undertones, and red overtones, plus my neck is a little bit more yellow. So far I’m leaning towards beige as a closer match. But I’m not sure if it’s just becase I have a full travel jar of it. So far I’m finding the feel of it a little masky, but I’m reserving judgement until I give it a fair shake.