Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Skin79 BB Cream Review #2 + EOTD + Chanel Palette Swatches

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Hello! Thank you everyone for the kind wishes for my standardized tests :)
his is probably one of the first time in a long time that I posted during a weekday. Showing a BB cream on my hand doesn't do justice to show how well it works. So, I decided to take some pics of it on my face over the weekend.

Please pardon those white stars, my eyes looked horrible because I slept late the night before. They just make the pictures look weird haha so I put stars over them. I'm also wearing the pink velcro hair sticky and clips hahaha I look like a obasan! Note that the lip color change is due to the Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lipbalm (my fav!)
Skin79 BB Cream - Pink Version - Read full review, click here
When I first tried this BB cream on my hand, I didn't notice any significant difference at all. When I put it on my face in the morning, it doesn't really make much of a difference to me. However, now that I look at these pics, I know that it really does something!

Noticeable Changes:
- Evens out skin tone
- Reduces redness (note the pimple on my forehead was slightly red, then turned into milder color)
- Conceals a LITTLE bit on undereye dark circles
- Creates a nice smooth finish on the skin (more matte than dewy)

I really like this BB Cream! As you can read in my original, more lengthy review, the smell is unnoticeable and nice, unlike the Face Shop one. The coverage is light but good enough to make a small difference in evening out skintone.

EOTD for 5/5/09
Ok, today I tried out a very simple eyeshadow look for everyday school/work. I used my free sample Estee Lauder face palette that I got from Saks Fifth Ave. from a very nice SA friend of my family. She always gave my grandmother many free sample bags for me to try (you know those free gift bags if you buy more than $200).
The Estee Lauder palette is pretty nice, it has three eyeshadow colors (basic brown nudes), two blushes (brownish one for contour and peachy one for blush), and three lip colors (rose pink, bronzy brown, and mauve). It also came with three small applicator tools (blush brush, eyeshadow sponge, and lip brush).

I used the three eyeshadows on the left in the typical light to dark gradient style. First I used the light highlighter type creme color for base, then layered on the darker beige color up to the eyecrease, then the dark brown shade for smudging out the lashline area. Very typical, see?
The eyeshadows are very smooth and shimmery! I used a Trish McEvoy eyelid primer sample so I'm not sure with how pigmented these shadows are without the primer. The camera pretty much washed out the color a lot so I'm not sure if the picture captured what I really have on. Pictures just don't do justice! I really don't want to use flash when taking closeup pics of my eye because then I'll be seeing spots ;P
For the rest of the eye area, used Sisley Brown eyeliner, NYX White eyeliner (lower lashline), Shu Uemura lash curler, and Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus Mascara (my loves!).

Really Old Chanel Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Ok, here's an old Chanel eyeshadow palette that I found in my grandmother's home downstairs from mine. It's really old I think but the colors are unique and interesting! The shadows are very sparkly and shimmery. They are smooth and sort of remind me of cream shadow but not as moist. Though they might be a bit old and I could tell very used, it's not that bad! I swatched the colors so you can see what they look like on the skin.

The colors are very nice and you don't really come across this sort of Chanel eyeshadow palette nowadays. What a weird but interesting find...
That's all for today, have a good night!


fuzkittie said...

Wow I've NEVER ever seen that Chanel palette, hehe, the colors are pretty! Nice EOTD, I like it a lot~ Reminds me of the puppy dog eyes, haha.

beeyoutiful7 said...

I didnt know ur eyes have a star shape to it =p

Why hide?
I want to seeee ur FULL beeeeyoutiful face =D

BB creams rock!

And that Chanel palette look super pretty =)

I like ur natural EOTD =D


ning * star said...

the Chanel palette has fuschia pink. yay! it is pretty. hehe ;)

AbcGrrrL said...

Cool review on the BB cream!

The chanel palette looks amazing

Yumeko said...

yess it does make a difference
and ahhhaha ur starry eyes made me laugh

disi421 said...

Omg! you r sooo lucky!! This Chanel pallet has really nice n vivid colors...I lov it>_<

ekimura said...

great review!! I like the photo of you with the star LOL :D
I really need to do product review :P

beeyoutiful7 said...

i came back to ur blog to see a photo of you with the star =p

love you <3

Whit said...

hehe starry-eyed-surprise! isn't that a song? lol

anyway, do you have a gold label skin79 bb cream? i'm trying to get rid of mine. too light for meeee :(

M said...

hahahhaha i love the stars over eye pics :P
wow that old chanel palette has really unique colors!

Blair said...

Oooh the BB cream looks great on you!

Ladyfei♡ said...

the bb cream looks natural on you and not ashy! like mine ;_;
you have great skin btw <3

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

hope your test went well:)

the bb cream looks good on you, very natural!

the chanel palette looks cool!

oohh and pretty eotd :)

MiuMiu said...

i think your skin looks pretty good without the bb cream.
wow i never knew chanel came out with a bright quad like that hehe

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Catherine said...

Yea, the BB cream does make a difference in the pictures. It looks really good on you.

Pretty eye palette!