Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation Review, Photos and Swatches

I’ve already posted a preview of the Illamsqua Sin Base Foundation. So today, after trying it out, I can  share my opinion.

I was very curious to try this foundation as both Illamasqua team and fans of the brand were raving about it.

I was sent the samples of three shades to try.  So I have #3 (yellow undertone), #4 (yellow/pink undertone) and #5 (pink undertone).

Although I felt in love with this foundation from the very first time I’ve tried it, I’ve decided to wait and use each shade for at least one day to give my opinion.

As you probably remember, I haven’t tried the original BB Creams so I can’t really compare the effects but I can give my opinion on the Skin Base.

This foundation is a pleasure to use, it glides on the skin and it’s easy to blend. I also liked that the product lasted for the whole day on me and did not make my dry skin look cakey at all; it did not enhance the dry patches which often happens.

If you don’t have any major problems – this foundation will be enough as it gives a beautiful natural finish with a nice coverage which is buildable.  Plus it won’t look as if you are

Beauty Inspiration: MAC Semi-Precious Collection Promo Images

I absolutely love the promo images of the new MAC Semi-Precious makeup collection which will be available in July.

Love the blonde wavy hair of the model and the lip colour is just gorgeous!

The bronzy  eye shadows and the glossy caramel lips are stunning

And here is one more photo with the

YSL Eye Shadow Duo in 35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown Review, Photos, Swatches

So I’ve promised to review some products from the YSL summer 2011 makeup collection that I’ve mentioned here.

I’ve already reviewed the new Volupte Sheer Candy lip balms which I adore  so now it’s time to write about the eye shadow palette and the blush.

Today I will tell you about the eye shadow duo in  35 Caramel Tan/Burnt Brown (Terre Halee/ Brun Embrase).These eye shadows come in a signature gold YSL packaging with two sponges.

And I actually use the sponges when I apply the eye shadows as they pick just the right amount of the product.  I  don’t like brushes like MAC 217 with these eye shadows because they don’t pick up the right amount of  the product which leads to a very sheer application. This is why some people may think that YSL eye shadows are not pigmented. They are, you just have to find the best way to use them. You can also try using them with a slightly dampened brush.

Here is the palette in different light

As I already said, I apply with the sponges from the palette and then blend with a blending brush.

As for the texture, these eye shadows are

New Shades of Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat. Plus Tips from Lloyd Simmonds

The cult product Touche Eclat which was originally launched in 1992,  is now available in several shades.

Jourdan Dunn

I actually really like this part of the press release: “Golden radiance, inspired by sunlight, and developed to reveal a woman’s most precious quality.”

As you probably know,  Touche Eclat a concealer, corrector and highlighter in one product. I also like the idea that you can use a darker shade for contouring on fairer complexions, or a lighter shade for highlights on darker skintones.  I will have to try that out.

The shades are:

  • No.1 Luminous Radiance: The ultimate highlighter
  • No.1.5 Luminous Silk: For fair complexions with pink undertones
  • No.2 Luminous Ivory: For fair complexions with golden undertones
  • No.3 Light Peach: For warm and golden-beige complexions
  • No.5 Luminous Honey: For Mediterranean complexions
  • No.6 Luminous Amber: For Mixed African complexions
  • No.7 Luminous Mocha: For dark complexions. Specially designed for the UK market.

I’ve got so many great tips on how you can try using your Touche Eclat that I just have to share some of them. All tips are from

Benefit Creaseless Cream Eye Shadows in R.S.V.P Review And Swatches

I am a huge fan of Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Eye shadows and I already reviewed two shades here and here.

As I already said, I plan to get all of them because they are so amazing, my favourite cream eye shadows (from those that I’ve tried).

So here is the third shade that I have which is called R.S.V.P. and is described as a sparkling champagne.

Here is how it looks like compared with the regular size.

I adore those Benefit sets so I’ve got myself  yet another one recently and the mini R.S.V.P was a part of it. It is tiny but I actually love that because it saves a lot of place in my makeup bag. And I always take at least one Benefit eye shadow with me when I am travelling.

Since I’ve already written several posts raving about this product –  al I won’t repeat myself  and will just show you the swatches. I also though I would compare R.S.V.P with