Sunday, 1 July 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge – Makeup Colors Edition

This week's photo challenge started by Yumeko focuses on makeup colors.

1. Black

I don't buy black eyeshadows that frequently but I do have plenty of black eyeliners: Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Sequins, Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen No.1 Black Noir, Addiction Eyeliner Pencil 101 Sleepless Nights (from the holiday coffret last year), L'Oreal HIP Intense Eyeliner #320 Dark Sky, MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner Marked For Glamour. The three powder eyeshadows are Kiko Colour Sphere Eyeshadow #26, L'Oreal Color Infallible #23 Black Onyx and Addiction Crow. At the top right corner is Addiction Eye Lacquer WP in Black Swan.

2. Brown

Quite a few classics here: Dior Impression Cuir Leather Couture and Iridescent Leather quint, Lunasol Ocean Scene Eyes EX01 Shelly Ocean, Majolica Majorca Powder Heat Metallic and Majewel, L'Oreal Color Infallible #33 Tender Caramel and Stila Custom Color Blush in Self-Adjusting Bronze.

3. White

White was the hardest colour to put together but I managed to find some in my stash eventually: Majolica Majorca Snow Carat Powder, Majolook (Line Impact) SV801 and Majolook (Illuminate) WT951, Essence Crystalliced Liquid Highlighter, MUFE Lab Shine lipgloss D0, three Paul & Joe eyeshadows and Eye Gloss Duo B 001, and Catrice Eyeliner Pencil C01 Morning Dew (from the Floralista collection). The Anna Sui Protective Loose Powder 001 technically isn't white but the pretty pot was perfect for this pic.

4. Orange [since Sephora named it color of the year this year]

By sheer coincidence, I just received three Sephora + Pantone Universe items, which were recently put on sale. The lipgloss set is now only US$14 (down from US$20) while the blush duo is now US$18 (down from US$26). Both are made in the USA. Despite Sephora being a French company owned by LVMH, the Sephora stores in France never stocked this collection, which is a pity as I think it was quite nicely done.

I like the sleek i-Pad white packaging of the lipglosses and the vibrant shades, but the one shade that I've tried so far (Tangerine Tango Opal) applied less smoothly than what I'm used to with Dior or Paul & Joe glosses. The bulky packaging was also quite unnecessary and bumped up the shipping costs by quite a bit. The eyelash curler (US$13, reduced from US$18) comes with two refill pads.

5. The most popular color amongst your makeup collection

While I have a soft spot for emeralds and teals, recently cool mint has looked very appealing, starting from the Lancome Vert Tendresse palettes for spring and continuing with the packaging of the Paul & Joe Midsummer Night Dream collection for summer.

Do also check out the marvellous Drivel About Frivol's take on this challenge! If you would like to join in the fun, just leave a comment on Yumeko's post and here with a link to your blog post, and I'll be sure to check it out!


Yumeko said...

i was super hopeful u would do this challenge as i really wanted to sneak another peek at ur wonderful collection

every single pic u posted here is sooo lustworthy
but i have to say the collection of browns are EXTRA enticing!!!

thank u for always supporting me and joining in!

shopaholic said...

what a lustful stash of colors you have, Iris,

here's my humble contribution


Jan s said...

What an interesting read :) I especially love your collection of greens!

The Driveller Kate said...

I KNEW you'd do something magically blueygreeny for the last one! <3 Pure summer

Moni said...

Great Selections and colors.
I especially like the Majos in White and the whole mint block! Love it.

makeupmag said...

LOVED reading this post! I always enjoy a glimpse at your wonderful stash. You have impeccable taste!

Beauty Box said...

You have such a beautiful collection...!!

Kas said...

Loved this post ... and really like the Tangerine eyelash curler! Its so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had that stuff,so lovely.