Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Review :- Carine Roitfeld face kit and lipstick

MAC Desert Camouflage face kit  and Tropical mist lipstick

I was quite late in getting these items I spent a lot of time humming and aahing 
before I finally took the plunge and bought this. 

I do think I'm currently having a carbon overdose not only is it in my personal neutral fifteen eyeshadow pro palette but it is also in my quad that I custom made to enhance other palettes and looks. 
Now because mac has added it into about at least three palettes or kits that I own I'm abit sick of having carbon in my quads and palettes. 
I know some other wonders of this palette would have preferred a brown in this palette, personally I would accept almost anything from navy blue to baby pink!

My main reason for purchasing this kit was to keep on hand incase I wanted to do a quick touch up or add colour to an otherwise bland look.

The quad contains four shades sahara dust- a nice cream coloured highlight shade, cactus thorn a nice  olive shade for the lid which reminds me of patina, Desert a somewhat mauve brown which works beautifully in the crease , and then carbon which is a boring black.

I have swatched all four eyeshadows above in the order of 
carbon, desert, cactus thorn, sahara dust.

above the eyeshadow swatches you can see sand storm swatched which is a creme blend blush, a gorgeous perfectly natural blush shade to sculpt the cheeks. 

And above the blush you can see the lipstick in tropical mist swatched 

Ive labelled this picture to help you all to see all of the shades, can you see the lipstick
the shiny patch/line across my hand, yes, indeed that is the lipstick.

After purchasing the lipstick (online) and after trying it on and being a little confused, I decided to check out reviews online, I stumbled across temptalias review (as you do)  and she talks about how she doesn't feel that macs description of sheer matches the product and she says its more translucent to which I absolutely agree, the one thing that I felt couldn't be right is that she said it was drying, I was thinking its clear, it has no colour if its not moisturising then what is it ?
so I tried it on as my lipstick of the day, and I carried it with me everywhere I went, the school run, the mall etc and for the first time ever I found myself reapplying this lipstick without looking in the mirror and seeing colour fade it was more for moisturisation purposes because my lips felt bare dry! 

Im abit unsure as to what I should do with this lipstick as it has no colour at all so its not like other lipsticks where you can mix and match for colour effects. 

Did you buy anything from this collection? 
Any ideas for this damn lipstick?? 

BTW the packaging is very pretty and functional ! 



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