Saturday, February 04, 2012

My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore

Who is reviewing another bit of make-uppy goodness? Me! Oh yes, yes I am. Because makeup is crack. CRACK! So let's get to the good stuff, shall we?

Macy's & Lancome are having a Gift special right now. Buy something of a certain monetary value, get the gift. Pretty straight forward. I've been eyeballing their eyeshadows for a while now, and this was a great opportunity to get the one I wanted most, and get some groovy freebies!

The shadow palette I went with is called Mauve Cherie. I love the colors, love the glitter, and they're perfect colors for My hazel eyes.

Here's the palette with the gift, including the swank bag. I picked, for My gift, the Renergie Lift Volumetry creme, Genifique concentrate, Visionnaire corrector, Aquatique shadow primer in Nude, Juicy Tubes gloss in Moulin Rose, and Hypnose Doll Lashes in So Black!... Squee.



This is the Mauve Cherie palette. The taupe and the black have great glitter in them. Not too heavy on the glitter, but it's there and it sparkles!




Swatches with a flash. The beige, then the mauves, then the taupe and black.



Same swatch order, sans flash.



And here they are on Me. The 2nd mauve is very subtle when put on with the 1st. Not a huge difference between them, IMHO. Blending them together seems to be useless. But I will try a few more times/ways to be sure. I'd like to play with JUST the black at some point, see how it looks alone. Details to follow, probably added to this post.





The beige is super light. I like it, but I dunno if I like how the application guide that come with the palette use it. They suggest using it on the entire lid, up to the brow.. but it might be TOO light for Me in particular. Anyone more pale than I? Might be better for ya.

I like this palette. I like how it compliments and brings out My eye color. I love the shine and the glitter to it. It makes Me squee quite a bit.

The primer is also very groovy. So far it is keeping the shadows still and bright.

I will add to this review for the lip gloss and mascara later on.

UPDATE:

Tried using the glittery taupe as a base, the beige, that they suggested as base, as a highlight at the brow, and the bolder mauve on the lower half of the lid. Like this combo a lot.

The mascara almost rivals My current love, Rimmel's Glam Eyes. Almost. It keeps the lashes nice and seperated, and it lengthens, but not quite as much as the Glam Eyes. However, I do really, really like how this mascara works on My lower lashes. Length and seperation like a BOSS! Major thumbs up for that.

The lip gloss... When you get it out of the tube, it looks very opaque. A bright bubblegum pink. But it goes on very sheer. It gives a good deal of shine, and just a touch of color. A bit sticky, but I'm ok with that.





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