Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Has anyone out there tried the L'Oreal True Match foundation yet? I saw it in the store the other day and nearly passed out due to the excitement that it looks like it has shades that are too pale for me. This never happens. Usually I buy the lightest shade available and hope it's not too dark. (My complexion is rather pasty white.)

Basically, it has divides the collection into cool/warm/neutral and offers six shades in each category, including several versions of deathly pale. Sadly, it doesn't look like there are as many options for darker skin--I think if they had gone for eight shades in each category than the collection really would be complete.

But, I don't need new foundation right now, so I haven't tried it yet. Have you?

Friday, September 12, 2008

Eyes! part 3

And now unto the best of Stila...

I could write a love poem to Stila's eyeshadow in the shade of Kitten. Perfect for all shades of skin and just... yummy... not that I've eaten it but...

I have NEVER been in love with an eye shadow like this. Well worth the $$$-- check it out as soon as possible. Great on its own, or as a base shade for an excellent smoke eye.

I'm seriously lusting after Silk Eye Shadow Wash in the same shade--that looks truly spectacular.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Eyes! part 2

So, next up of the Stila mix pack is the Smudge Pot.

These are really popular. Maybe I just need more practice. The one I got is in black. I put it on as thinly as possible, and for someone who usually only lines in powder shadow, it was vampire-goth-scary looking. And then I couldn't get it all off when I took my makeup off.

But then? When I woke up the next morning? After trying to remove it and sleeping in the left overs?


So... I just need to learn how to apply that before bedtime...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


So, this summer I used my Cashback bonus and some birthday $$$ to buy some silly-expensive make-up, all by Stila.

I don't dislike any of it. Some of it I love. We'll get to the love bit later...

First up is Multi-Effect Mascara.

I've been using this as my daily mascara for a few weeks now.

There is nothing overly wrong with this mascara-- it's not too clumpy, good definition, good volume... but there is nothing overly right with this either.

When push comes to shove, I can't tell a difference between this and L'Oreal's Panoramic Curl, which is easier to find and much cheaper and also comes in waterproof varieties (good for weddings! if you're a crier like I am!)