From the category archives:

makeup – base makeup – powder

Dior Kingdom of Colors 001 Spring 2015 Makeup 1

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For spring 2015, Dior released the Kingdom of Colors palette, which is the limited-edition collector’s item for the season. It features colors for eyes, cheeks, lips and the overall complexion. I decided to get it with my Boots points.

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Kao Sofina Primavista Face Powder Keep and Reset Spring Summer 2009 Base Makeup 1

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Today, my Stash Debut series continues with Primavista!

Primavista is a base make line from Kao Sofina. It was launched in fall 2008 to replace (my beloved) Raycious. I had a chance to try Powder Foundation Moist Touch and a kind friend shared a couple of other items with me as well, but Face Powder (Keep & Reset) was my first purchase from the line. (See here for information on and reviews of products from Primavista Ange, a sub-line of Primavista).

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Shiseido Majolica Majorca Pressed Pore Cover Spring Summer 2009 Base Makeup 1

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With base makeup items from Japanese brands, there seems to be an endless cycle of renewing and revamping as many products are replaced with updated versions within two or three years. Of course, there are exceptions, and Majolica Majorca‘s Pressed Pore Cover is one of them.

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Dior Diorific Golden Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder 001 Gold Shock Holiday 2014 Base Makeup 1

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I have always liked the golden curvy bottles and cases of Dior‘s Diorific items, so it has been nice to see new Diorific items for the holiday seasons in 2012, 2013 and 2014. For holiday 2014, Dior released Diorific Golden Shock Illuminating Pressed Powder. It is fairly similar to Perfumed Illuminating Powder for holiday 2013, but I did decide to get it after getting the one from last year.

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Paul and Joe Pressed Powder T 001 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Holiday 2014 Base Makeup 1

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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Paul & Joe‘s Makeup Collection 2014 from the brand’s holiday 2014 makeup and bodycare collection. I also picked up other items from the collection, and today I will talk about Pressed Powder T in 001 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

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Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Transat Edition Summer 2014 Base Makeup 1

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As I mentioned in the post on Dior‘s summer 2014 Transat makeup collection, the Diorskin Nude Tan Transat Edition was love at second sight. I then had a look at it in person just to be sure and purchased it with my Boots points.

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Paul and Joe Face Powder S 001 Secret Garden Spring 2014 Base Makeup 1

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Paul & Joe‘s spring 2014 makeup collection features fresh spring-like shades as well as the brand new Eye Color Trios. I have picked up a few items from the collection and I will be sharing my thoughts on them. Today let’s look at Face Powder S in 001 Secret Garden.

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Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Spring 2013 Makeup 1

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Featuring soft neutrals for the eyes and warm shades for the cheeks and lips, Chanel‘s spring 2013 Printemps Précieux de Chanel makeup collection is elegant with a touch of girlieness. Today I am highlighting three items from the collection: Poudre Signée de Chanel, Joues Contraste in 76 Frivole, and Stylo Yeux Waterproof in 100 Santal.

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Liz Earle Natural Finish Pressed Powder 02 Sheer Ivory 1

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Founded in the UK in 1995, Liz Earle has been a well-established skincare brand for years. Many of its skincare products that I have come across are antioxidant-rich and without the irritating alcohol or fragrant plant oils. In recent years, the brand has branched out into fragrance, haircare, and makeup. In 2011, I reviewed Sheer Skin Tint SPF15, which is one of the first products in the brand’s makeup range. Today I am reviewing Natural Finish Pressed Powder in 02 Sheer Ivory and Healthy Glow Powder Blushes in 02 Blossom and 06 Nectar.

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Paul and Joe Makeup Collection 2012 001 Frozen Lilac Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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Earlier I wrote about Paul & Joe‘s Pearl Foundation Primer in 001 Bonbon, which is from the brand’s holiday 2012 makeup collection (and spring/summer 2012 base makeup collection). The collection also features Makeup Collection 2012. It is available in two sets, 001 Frozen Lilac and 002 Sleigh Ride, and today I am highlighting 001 Frozen Lilac.

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