?

Log in

No account? Create an account
~NightChild~
Shespace/About Face mineral makeup and poll 
6th-Dec-2008 09:41 am
meow
After a nail biting month (I wrote an email to owner Heather 3 weeks into the order and she replied the next day encouraging me not to panic), my About Face mineral makeup order of USD0.50 samples finally arrived and I've been playing with them. (^_^;;)



Pigment samples included:


The samples come in little ziplock bags with enough loose pigments for several applications, if you don't go disco on a daily basis. And the colours are full of gorgeousness! The website photos are pretty accurate, though they fail to capture the sheens and sparkles some have. The descriptions are a big help, so if you're planning to try them out, read the descriptions.

But since this entry is seriously overdue, I have done a HUGE swatch test to show off these brilliant colours. I'm using my Canon Ixus v3, which is rather old and dodgy now, but... well...



I wasn't kidding when I said HUGE swatch test. I almost ran out of arm.

Here be the swatches.





To be systematic, I decided to show how the colours come across, depending on 4 different applications methods:
  • A damp brush of homemade mixing medium (glycerine + water) - tutorial
  • Dry brush
  • Dry brush on nude primer
  • Dry brush on black primer


For the curious, the nude and black primers are also from About Face.



I have never used loose pigments before, since all my eyeshadow forays have been with pressed palettes (eg. MAC, Maybelline), but they are actually just as simple to use and versatile. And there are Youtube tutorials on these 4 application methods, so I won't bother to go into them.







These photos especially don't do justice to Demon Chatter, Bubble and Burn and Asylum. All three have head-turning twinkle, it's hard to resist them if you're aching for some drama.

But the madness doesn't stop there... (>_<)

Prompted by owner Heather's email notifying everyone that this season's limited range of pigments would be removed around 20 December, I caved in and put in an order for a bunch of 3gm pigment jars.

Oh Precious Patience!!!!

From their Autumn Limited 2008 range:


The offering was to build your own quad for USD$16 (USD$18 if you order 4 individually)
So my own quad of colours from their Holiday Limited 2008 range consist of:


These won't reach me before Christmas (ha!), but it'll be a nice present to myself when I get back from holidays.

While we're on the topic of cosmetics, I'm curious about what you guys use. Care to share?

Poll #1310247 What's your cosmetic profile?

Is your skintone warm or cool?

Warm
7(53.8%)
Cool
4(30.8%)
I dunno
2(15.4%)

My makeup colours tend to fall in these colour groups:

Reds (eg. carmine, pink, rose)
1(7.1%)
Oranges (eg. tangerine)
0(0.0%)
Yellows (eg. amber, gold)
0(0.0%)
Greens (eg. ivy, forest green)
0(0.0%)
Blues (eg. cerulean, cobalt, cyan)
0(0.0%)
Purples (eg. lavender, plum, violet)
0(0.0%)
Browns (eg. , sienna, bistre, taupe)
1(7.1%)
Blacks
0(0.0%)
Whites (eg. cream, ivory, beige)
1(7.1%)

I possess at least 1:

Foundation
0(0.0%)
Finishing powder
0(0.0%)
Brow pencil/powder product
0(0.0%)
Eyeshadow/pigment
0(0.0%)
Eyeliner
0(0.0%)
Blush
0(0.0%)
Lip pencil
0(0.0%)
Lipstick
0(0.0%)
Lip gloss
0(0.0%)
Bronzer
0(0.0%)
Face/eye/lip primer
0(0.0%)
Concealer
0(0.0%)

I wear makeup:

Everyday
4(28.6%)
Every other day
5(35.7%)
Once in awhile (several times a month)
4(28.6%)
Only on special occassions
1(7.1%)
Never
0(0.0%)
Comments 
6th-Dec-2008 12:40 am (UTC)
you shld add a 'neutral' under skintone.

:P
6th-Dec-2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Oops, forgot about that. But the LJ poll thingie won't let me edit it. :(
6th-Dec-2008 02:23 am (UTC)
Well.. you're certainly 'armed' with swatched. :3
9th-Dec-2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
*LOL* I could've done strips as well.
6th-Dec-2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Wow. that is a lot of swatches. *nodnod*
9th-Dec-2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
I caved in and went crazy with ordering a bunch of colours.

Edited at 2008-12-09 07:46 pm (UTC)
9th-Dec-2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
i caved in and ordered my batch of samples!!! *rubs hands with glee*
these are gorgeous Mel, thank you SO much for sharing!

(and darn, I forgot to order the black primer!!!!) D:

Can you bring it to SG this dec for me to see? pretty pretty pls?
9th-Dec-2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
OMG, what have I done?! XD
They are so much prettier in person and great if you don't wanna wear fluoro-green eyeshadow everyday for a year with a full-size jar (like most companies).

The black primer is so much fun, but if you don't have proper makeup remover, it's a bitch to remove.

And yes, I'll definitely bring them to share (and wear!). XDDD
This page was loaded Dec 16th 2018, 8:30 pm GMT.