Friday, May 6, 2011

LOTD: mash up/review of Borghese, Jordana, Coty, Rimmel (LONG POST!)

So for the past many months that I haven't been blogging, my make up collection has been expanding (but that's not new!). Part of my collection is a bunch of Jordana color effects eye shadows as well as a set of Borghese brushes from Costco. They're great make up buys since the eye shadow retails for $1.69 at my local CVS and the ten-piece brush set for $23.99.

I like how the brushes have a label for usage, although most of the time brushes are indeed versatile. 

Included are:
Round foundation brush
Duo-fiber blending brush
Angled eye contour brush
Eye powder fluff brush
Concealer brush
Domed smudge brush
Eyeshadow brush
Angled eye/brow brush
Powder kabuki brush

    Products used
    Foundation: Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in 420 warm sand set with Coty airspun loose face powder in translucent
    Concealer: Kat Von D concealer in almond
    Lips: Jordana lipstick in mauve
    Eyeshadow base: Too Faced shadow insurance and MAC paint pot in painterly
    *Eyelashes: Falsies from eBay
    Eyeliner: Stila smudge pot in black.
    Blush and contour: MAC blush in blunt

    Eyeshadows - all Jordana
    Mauve my way
    Ms. brown
    High maintenance
    Creamy vanilla
    Total blackout
    Pretty peach

    Wnw eye brow pencil in charcoal
    Jordana color effects eye shadow in total black out

    *Eyelashes: I personally don't like the eyelashes that I got. They're a boxed set of like a dozen lashes. They're too heavy for my single eyelids, so I wouldn't wear them out. I've used them for many of my past looks but just for the added dramatic look.

    Borghese brush set: Overall they're all great brushes. Some shed during the initial uses, but that's expected and it stops. The duo-fiber blending brush is practically a smaller version of E.L.F.'s stippling brush, of which you all should know by now is a highly-raved product although I haven't done a review of it. The eyeshadow brush and eye powder fluff brush were pretty big but still useable for blending. The powder kabuki brush is also HUGE! This is a total must for all you make-up lovers. Think of it as buying ten brushes for the price of one at Sephora, Nordstrom, or MAC! =)

    Jordana color effects eyeshadow: Some are hits and some are misses so you don't necessarily get what you pay for. My favorite is total blackout and creamy vanilla, I guess because those are the colors that I use in almost every palette for personal use. I do believe that having a good eye shadow primer applied to your eye prior to usage is very important! It's VERY, VERY, VERY important, emphasis on very. I love UDPP and Too faced shadow insurance topped off with MAC paint pots. Try it out, you'll love it! And a little goes a long way!

    Coty airspun loose face powder foundation in translucent: Great, great, great powder for setting foundation since it's very finely milled, and cheap! I've got oily and problematic skin, and this doesn't break me out so it's love. <3

    Rimmel match perfection foundation in warm sand: It's a great drugstore foundation. A bit sheer so if you're looking for medium-heavy coverage this isn't for you. This type of foundation is my "everyday" foundation for when I go to work or school, meaning when I don't want to use my expensive foundations or don't have much time to put on make up I'll turn to this. It's hard to find a drugstore foundation that's the least bit closest to my skin color, but this one seems to blend in well even though it may be a tad bit light for me. I like going lighter rather than darker anyway.

    Stay tuned for upcoming posts:
    • Comparison of Borghese duo-fiber blending brush and E.L.F.'s stippling brush
    • Swatches of Jordana color effects eye shadows

    Phew, now that was a mouthful. I hope you all have a great Mother's Day weekend!


    1. Ahh! I feel like strolling into Costco and look for brush set. I still don't have a legitimate brush set. =( The eyeshadows look so smooth on your lids and blended nicely!

    2. You should definitely cop them! I've been waiting two years for them. D: and thanks hun!


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