this past weekend i had the time to make a little trip to sephora where i picked up a couple things i have been eying. i also got a couple early birthday gifts from my friend Hieu, who i have mentioned before on my blog. he got me the new estee lauder sea star bronzing blush as well as my first mac dazzleglass. thanks hieu! :)
estee lauder sea star bronzing blush
i took this picture after i had used it (which btw was really hard to do because the imprint is so pretty!) so part of the purple/pink overlay is gone. of course like most overlays, they dont last after the first couple swirls. it is more for looks, not for color payoff.
the product has a light tan bronzer background with a pinky coral star fish embedded in it. the colors can be worn alone or swirled together, depending on what look you desire.
swatches (from left to right) swirled together, bronzer, blush
this is a very subtle product overall. the coral star fish has great pigmentation. the bronzer is very light and not overly shimmery. when swirled together you get a subtle bronzed peach.
mac dazzleglass in 'like venus'
like venus is bright pink glitter gloss. it is SO pretty. its actually very dramatic to me, since i tend to get nude glosses with a creamy finish. but i can wait to try this out! its even more sparkly in person.
bare escentuals e/s in nude beach
i have been dying to get this shadow after seeing swatches of it on sandra's blog. i swatched it and fell in love.
tarte amazonian clay blush in tipsy
after hearing all about these new blushes from tarte, i knew i HAD to check these out. i ended up getting tipsy because most of the other colors that caught my eye looked similar to other blushes in my collection, plus the color is gorg!
swatches (from left ot right) mac like venus, BE nude beach, tarte tipsy
this swatch of like venus doesnt do it justice. in person it is much more sparkly and pink. nude beach is a cool taupe with silver shimmers. if you get the chance, SWATCH THIS. it is so beautiful and shimmery in person. tipsy is a very orange based coral, but not so orange that it loses its coral tone.
i havent had the chance to try out tipsy or like venus yet, but i have been using nude beach everyday since i got it and i have been loving it (esp in the inner corners of the eyes).
once i give these a go for a while, i will do more in depth posts of me wearing the products and my true thoughts on them.
have you guys tried any of these products?