You might recall my displeasure with the malfunction of the widely-raved Urban Decay Primer Potion. This morning I was replying an email and the subject of eye primers was brought up. Ever since I had depotted the UDPP, it kinda dried up and there's difficulty 'heating' the formula with my fingers before applying on my lids. Worst, it had a part in the constant creasing nor do I see a vibrant turnout. BOO!
She suggested Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer which I had intended to try out but often crossed my mind. So earlier today I deliberately took a different path and walked straight into the store, and stopped right where the primer is placed. To my disappointment, the freaking thing was all dried up! I scooped up whatever is available but it's still dry like my sense of humor. In the end I just walked out without doing that "eye straying" thing that we girls tend to do (lol)
I headed over to Sephora to check out the "Tricks of the Trade" collection for the third time in two weeks. There weren't much favourable reviews for the Anti-Shine primer, and most were speaking about the product's disagreement with oily skin. I don't like its runny texture either, so I'll give it a miss. And then I spotted the Eye Primer which looked like a worthy candidate until...
No doubt that the product is cream and the eye color showed up really vibrant but the brown cast left by the primer puts me off. I don't think it will look noticable for those with medium or darker skin tones, but I won't want to use this should I choose to go "princessy" with pastel colors.
One BA came over and handed me samples of the Smoothing Primer. According to her, this primer is often sold-out, hence I have no chance to get a feel of the texture. I mentioned of the resemblance with Smashbox Photo Finish primer, one I had fallen in love at first sight some months ago. I love the velvety feel of it and is able to keep my makeup oil-free and fresh for many hours.
Fortunately, her friendliness compensated her inability to answer about the texture. Sigh, I'll give it a test-drive soon so stay tuned~.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Ever since UDPP failed on me, this has constantly popped to mind but I never really got to give it an actual try until today. According to its description, this is a full-coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing yada yada eyeshadow accidents. It is a silicone-based and is about to even out any discoloration on your lids and its ability to smooth lines... really? I have yet to give it a try so can't vouch for any of its promises, but the smoothing lines part sounds intriguing enough.
On my way to lunch with a friend, I spotted an outdoor counter promoting Nina Ricci's Ricci Ricci. Composed of rhubarb, bergamot, moonflower, Indian tuberose, centifolia rose, patchouli and sandalwood, it is packaged for glamorous and urban heroines. It was alluring and the bottle with its ribbon-like cap is gorgeous.
I actually preferred her other fragrance, Nina, and the advertisement reminded me of the late Ruslana Korshunova. Known as the Russian Rapunzel for her long-spinning hair, her promising career came to halt when she took the plunge from her New York Apartment 2 years ago... Anyway, I love the apple-shaped bottle, but don't remember the scent. My nosebrain has a short-term memory, thus I can never differentiate the many fragrances.
I rarely venture to Sephora unless there is a need to get something but most of the time I ended up getting nothing. Anyway, I was at the Takashimya outlet and the male BAs were really friendly. They were trying to promote various fragrances and the three guys on duty today were kinda hot but not my cup of tea. Too boyish~.
On my way out after making my purchase, I stopped briefly to look at the parfums and one cutie immediately stopped whatever he was doing and started to hand me samples of various fragrances. Out of the many, my nose was particularly attracted to Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy.
The fruity scent struck close to home, for it is a reminisce of Morgan Love Love de Toi, gotten some years ago. To think I've totally forgotten about it, Gomenasai!!!
Elizabeth Arden Pretty is my current favourite. It is a departure from my preference for cutie scents for this is more floral with a sharp tinge of citrus which is hard to detect unless you read the content of ingredients which includes italian mandarin and orange blossom. Besides, wearing this boosts your self-confidence -psychologically- by making you feel PRETTY (lol)