Packages in the mail are always a lovely thing. In this case it’s just a little sweeter, because it’ll be my last somewhat large beauty haul for a while. I’m on the journey to shop my stash, use up what I have and toss what I’m not. Adding these pretty bits to my vanity will make this less-shopping experience a bit more fun.
Here’s what I got:
I needed a new concealer to replace my Bare Minerals under eye concealer and so got the full size of #2 and a sample of #3. Now that I am seeing swatches on my skin tone, I will most likely get the full size of #3 and use it as a concealer for blemishes and evening out my skin.
Another reason why I placed the order was for the Neopolitan HD Cream Blush Palette, which features a beautiful tri of blush, highlighter and bronzer. Versatile and compact, I feel like I can really carry this with me everywhere. I think I might need to get one more so I can keep it in my office makeup bag! The colors are sheer and buildable, with an incredibly smooth formula. The blush looks a bit scary and bright poppy red, but blend it out and it becomes a gorgeous flush of pink on the cheeks. This is an absolute must-have for any all natural beauty starter kit! Here come the extras that just happened to sneak into my online basket. Since I’m still using up some of my non-all natural lipsticks, I still wanted to try a few all natural versions. I got one lip stain, Vamp, which is very pigmented and can build up to a beautiful neutral berry or sheer out by dabbing into a natural just-bitten look. This has staying power. I wiped it, nay, rubbed at the swatch with a tissue and it’s still there. I got one lipstick, Fashionista, which is a lovely muted mauve-pink. Two crème blushes made it into my basket – Chelsea, which is showing up as a shimmery dusky rose and Amuse, a shimmery rosy pink. Both blend beautifully. I was surprised they came in such a narrow stick form, so this will be interesting to play with.
And what order is complete from Silk Naturals without a few samples? They are always generous with their samples. I got a full-sized jar of Bailey, a beautiful suede color, that upon swatching, comes out a bit more taupe with a hint of lavender. I also got a smaller jar of Spin, a very light golden highlight and Afterglow Sheer Blush – such a pretty rosy pink. I’m sold already and must get the full size.
Check out my youtube video http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEmpireDays on more details about my package unopening.