Monday, April 26, 2010

face of the day: diorskin airflash, purple eyes, & instant chic blush

I woke up today really wanting to wear purple eyeshadow.  I know purples are supposed to be great for brown eyes, but I think it's really easy to look "Jersey Shore" if you go overboard, so it's not a color I use that much -- even though I have quite a few in my collection! I also have a hard time coordinating my lips to purple eyes.  With all doubts aside, I liked how this turned out!

Face: Diorskin Airflash foundation (sprayed face, then blended w/the Sonia Kashuk blending sponge), YSL Touche Eclat (under eyes), YSL Poudre Soleil in Light Sun, MAC MSF Natural (t-zone)

Eyes: UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion) in Eden, MAC Beautiful Iris e/s (all over lid and on lashline), Urban Decay Alice palette: Curiouser (all over lid), Underland (crease, outer V), White Rabbit (brow highlight), MUFE #9 e/s (over Underland), Stila Topaz eye kajal (inner corners), Smashbox Heartbreaker liner, ALMAY Intense I-Color in Purple Amethyst (on lashline, waterline -- this liner is oooold!!), Lancome Hypnose Drama + Givenchy Phenomen'eyes mascaras

Cheeks: MAC Instant Chic blush, MAC Shell Pearl beauty powder (highlight)

Lips: MAC In Synch lip liner + NYX India lipstick

Since I've used it the past two days, I thought I'd show you what the MAC In Synch lip liner looks like on its own (I don't line the edges, but instead color my lips in completely so that the liner is a base):

Thoughts on Diorskin Airflash:  I really liked this!  I had to spray it probably five times on my face, which I didn't like since I'm not sure how many uses I'll get out of a can (I tried spraying it on the sponge first, but didn't like the effect), but I love how it had the effect of a liquid foundation while feeling LIGHT AS AIR on my skin.  Seriously, my skin just felt smooth and soft, but like I didn't even have foundation on!  The coverage is light (which I usually don't like!), but with this I don't mind because my skin managed to look great with it on anyways!  I'd definitely recommend this for ladies who've been dying to try the Temptu Airbrush system but don't want to drop $$$$$ for it.  I mean, Diorskin Airflash isn't cheap by any means, but $$$ is a lot better than $$$$$, right? ;)

I'll be sure to let you know if I change my mind, but I think I've found a great summer foundation!

I'm also in LOVE with the MAC Instant Chic blush from the Pret-a-Papier collection.  I've heard a lot of olive and dark-skinned ladies say the color is too light, but it works great on my fair skin, and I'm sure other fair-skinned ladies would love it too.

Lord, I'm on a blogging roll today, huh?? haha

See you soon!


  1. I'm baaaack - I had to see the new layout. LOVE the pink polka dots!

  2. Lovely!:D Lol on the "Jersey Shore" Statement!:D
    ...and everything girly under the sun!