From the category archives:

makeup – base makeup – powder

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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Kanebo Coffret d'Or Cover Clear Finish UV SPF18 PA++ Spring Summer 2011 Base Makeup 1

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Kanebo Coffret d’Or‘s Cover Clear Finish UV SPF18 PA++ was released as part of the line’s spring/summer 2011 base makeup collection. (The collection also features Lucent Glow Finish UV SPF 17 PA++. They replaced Makeup Powder, which was released in spring/summer 2008 and is the line’s first loose powder.) It aims to even out the appearance of pores and create a smooth finish for the skin.

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Chanel Lumiere d'Artifices Beiges Fall 2012 Makeup 1

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Chanel‘s fall 2012 makeup collection, compared with the brand’s spring 2012 collection, features the same feminine shades but the overall color palette is slightly more low-key and demure. Today I am highlighting Lumière d’Artifices Beiges, Joues Contraste in 72 Rose Initiale, and Rouge Coco Shine in 74 Parfait.

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