Monday, April 27, 2009

UDPP Gets a Makeover?

I have always been a fan of Urban Decay Primer Potion. I find that there is nothing that compares to it for eyeshadow priming. Paints, paintpots, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Laura Mercier Eye bases, cream shadows, nothing compares. However the one problem I have always had with UDPP (and many others have shared) is that while the packaging is cute it's shaped in a way that you cant actually reach all the product forcing you to cut it open and scoop out all that left behind UDPP if you really want to use all your product. 

The Makeup Obsessed have ranted about this for years and finally it seems Urban Decay has answered our calls creating a new slanted wand that allows you to get into the nooks and crannies of your Primer Potion and curing the dilema once and for all. Urban Decay, we salute you!


Recently I bought and read this book "The Skin Type Solution" by Leslie Baumann (note: there are different versions in different countries and so different covers). In the book you take a quiz about your skin and then Baumann recommends products that are suitable for your skin based on Resistance or Sensitivity, Pigmentation, Dryness or Oiliness, and wrinkle prone.

She also includes tips for caring for your type of skin and a routine you can follow for your skin type.

Based on what the book says I learnt that the last thing my dry skin needs was a foaming cleanser (I had been using the Purity Made Simple Foaming Cleanser) but could really benefit from a milk cleanser so I bought this little baby that I am completley sold on.

The Chanel Precision Cleansing Milk. You apply it like a normal cleanser but it is more the consistency of a light moisturiser. You can either massage it all the way into your skin or you can rinse it off (I reccomend rinsing if you are using this to help take of makeup). I have noticed a huge difference. My skin feels less congested and tight and much smoother. It is a little bit exspensive for a cleanser but you get SO much of it and who can really put a price on a good cleanser? It cost me about $50 australian dollars which is more expensive than drugstore but in terms of high end skincare its actually on the cheaper side.

I want to keep using this before I tell you wether or not I would repurchase and give my final rating but I promise, no Chanel in the next post!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Product Spotlight

Chanel Bronze Universal

Normally when people talk about Bronzer I am impartial. I feel like Im already tanned enough not to have to wear bronzer. That was until Bronze Universal came into my life.
This is a Matte, cream (when I say cream i don't mean like a thick moisturiser I mean like a concealer) consistency, bronzer. I love it because it doesn't have chunks of glitter in it that make you look shiny it just makes you actually look kinda dewy. Think Jlo or Giselle (im not even kidding this is how good it is).

Apparently this is being discontinued and replaced with the Soleil Tan De Chanel which is exaclt the same product in exactly the same packaging except there are gold interlocking C's on the lid instead of white. Im not sure why Chanel would go to all that effort but they did. Why fix what aint broken? But for those of you that are concerned YES it is exactly the same product.

This would work well for Light to Medium Dark Skintones, for refrence I am a MAC NC30-35. For anything darker than say a 40-42 this can be used underneath a powder bronzer to hold and intensify colour. It is really longlasting and i don't have to touch up once when I wear it.

I apply it to my cheek area using a MAC 109 brush or all over using a small Kabuki Brush or even a flat Buki (that new too faced one would be perfect me thinks!)

The bottom line?
Product Rating: 5/5
Price Rating: 3/5
Packaging: 5/5
Would I but it again? Yes! and again and again and again!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Travelling this June/ July?

If your travelling this spring/summer and will be in an airport your in luck! MAC are releasing an airport exclusive collection filled with palettes for the eyes, lips and cheeks!

The Palettes are a mix of LE and permanent colours with old favourite Springtime Skipper shadow back from Barbie Loves MAC. With categories like neutral, classic, warm and cool there really is something for everyone, and perfect for the traveller.
One of these palettes was actually my first thing from MAC WAY back in the day. It was tres chic and ignited the obsesssion.
My favourites in this collection have to be 

The Classic Eye and Cheek featuring (from left to right) Sweetness Beauty Powder B
lush, Lightfully Eyeshadow, Idol Eyes Eyeshadow and Print Eyeshadow as well as a mini 213 brush.

And the Neutral eye palette featuring (from left to right) Bisque, Mineralism, Say, Yeah, Sable and Bateau
Check out more pictures of the palettes here:

Coming to an airport near you this (US) Spring/Summer.