My beauty product countdown of 2013 just added on product numbers three and four!
Everyone! Everyone everyone gather around for the announcement:
"The sun has started to shine!"
After months of dreary clouds, rain, snow, slush, hail and all other sorts of nasties falling from the sky, the sun is FINALLY starting to make it's way back.
My current routine is starting to show their pans. I had finished up a few of the products, and many are on their way out, so I grabbed a few new items for my version of spring prep!
First up being the NARS Translucent Crystal Powder
I just picked this up yesterday and have not used it yet. My current powder has hit pan and will be finished soon enough. I am not in love with what I am now using, and this baby is calling my name!
I had swatched this in the store a few times and loved it's incredibly smooth texture, complete transparent color, and finish it left on the skin.
Everyone has been praising the new Hourglass Ambient light powders but between the two brands, I still remained a NARS girl.
The Stila In the Light Palette
Here is something I had seen for months and always dismissed.
I always thought Stila shadows were nice, but too frosty for me - I had only ever experienced Kitten but swatched many other shades with the same feeling.
It seems like everyone has an absolute favorite eye palette.
Mine formerly was one from Chanel which is now discontinued and pretty much stays in the depths of my drawers as being something precious and only to be used sparingly, so the palette hunt has been on.
How about Lorac Pro you ask? still very interested in it, but just did not feel like now was the time - Despite it being in every one's February 2013 favorite videos...
The Stila one, though a bit less sh-mancy than Lorac finally got an upgraded mirror (at last) and I felt somewhat calmer with the less shades offered, it can be over whelming to see 20 colors staring back at your for use.
I've only used this twice and have not even tried the liner yet but so far so good!
Did I mention it comes with a dark brown liner? Smudgesticks liner, supposedly very good.
(we shall see in due time!)
The shadows themselves are a nice texture, typical Stila smooth, two shades are high frost kitten and bubbly, but with six shimmers and four mattes, I am currently a happy camper with this purchase.
With spring fast approaching, I am slowly collecting items to be added into my daily mix of products for the next few months, expect these two in the rotation!
Spring prepping anyone?