Monday, February 10, 2014

Christopher Drummond Duo Phase Concealer Swatches (Fair vs Light)

This concealer has been my favorite for a while now. However, since I ordered it on the lightest choice they offered was Light, which is what I have been using. There is also a Fair, which is sold on the Christopher Drummond website. So when they recently had a 25% off plus free shipping sale, I snatched up a Fair for about $16. I thought it would be neat to compare the colors, and even thought the Light matches me very well, I thought maybe the Fair would look more brightening under my eyes.

Fair, Light:

So as you can see, the Fair is more pink, and actually is a bit peachy too, kind of a salmon color almost. I thought this would be excellent for cancelling out under eye circles. And it was... however, with the Light I never noticed any creasing or settling into lines, but since the Fair is lighter than my skintone, it was actually quite noticeable in my fine lines. So I am not sure the Fair will be replacing my Light for that reason. But I will use it some more, and see if I can figure out how it works best, maybe I can try mixing the two of them together. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Silk Naturals Valentine's Day Collection 2014

My mail is here! And that means I just got my lovely package of goodies from Silk Naturals.
Of course today is a gloomy rainy day, but I took some pics anyways.
I am so excited about Touch, it looks like a good dupe for my beloved but discontinued Everyday Minerals Pearl Sunlight. A fantastic lid color for me, and great in the inner corner as well.
And can I just say La-Dee-Da is stunning! A plum with green shimmer!
And the new peach cream concealers seem really nice!
Here are the swatches:

Lippies: NaNaNaNa Boo Boo, Icon, Oooh-La-La, and La-Dee-Da
To the right of the lippies is the Mwah GWP blush, under it is Kismet eyeshadow. Then the pale yellow is Touch and under that is a deep matte plum Rendezvous.
There is a new liquid black eye liner called Blackjack, and to the right of that swatch are the new HD concealers, P20(top) and P30(bottom)

Disclaimer: I purchased most of these myself, but a few were gifts SN included in my order, specifically Icon, Oooh-La-La and Rendezvous. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.