May 30, 2011

Chic Shopaholic: Hautelook, Kevyn Aucoin

There are many websites that offer deals or discount on name brands for cosmetics, skincare, clothing, etc.  Hautelook.com is one of them and I finally placed an order when they were selling Kevyn Aucoin products. Here's what I got.
  • The Making Faces Collection - Vol. 1: This palette contains 3 eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 3 lip colors, plus a few applicators, in a little book-like casing. The first "page" contains a step-by-step instructions to create the look like how the model on the left page is wearing. You don't have to only wear it that way though, you can create your own looks using the colors however you want. All products are nicely pigmented and easy to blend. The shades in the palette are:
    • Whisper Eyeshadow: powder eyeshadow, shimmery light pink-champagne
    • Goddess Eyeshadow: powder eyeshadow, shimmery medium chocolate-bronze
    • Aubergine Eyeshadow: powder eyeshadow, matte dark purple-brown
    • Neolita Pure Powder Glow: powder blush, satin watermelon pink-red with a gold sheen
    • Nuelle Creamy Moist Glow: cream blush, dewy finish nude-beige
    • Guilty The Rouge Hommage: sheer shimmery pink-nude
    • Gently The Rouge Hommage: sheer shimmery medium pink
    • Control The Rouge Hommage: sheer dark plum-purple
  • The Essential Eyeshadow Set - Palette #4: This is a palette that contains 5 powder eyeshadows in earthy tones. All have a bit of shimmer in them, some more than others but are not overly glittery or frosty. They are pigmented, easy to blend, and are wearable colors that can be transitioned from a day to night look. The shades aren't labeled but contain:
    • light shimmery golden-peach
    • shimmery pink-white opal
    • satin-shimmer medium brown
    • satin-shimmer deep grey-black
    • shimmery medium olive-green
  • The Mini Brush Set: 6 travel size brushes in a brush roll. I don't have any of the regular Kevyn Aucoin brushes to compare it to this but from reading a couple of reviews online, they've mentioned it's much smaller than the full size and not the same quality. The only thing I can say about it is that it is really small, not just in the handles but the brush heads itself. Also, some of the brushes don't really match to what they're called. For example, the contouring brush (second from the left) seems like it should be an eyeshadow blending brush and the eyebrow brush (first from the right) looks more like a liner brush. Either way, I think the brushes are good quality, made of natural hair, and nice for travel. The brush roll is nice as well, has many slots to fit other travel size brushes and even has little pockets on either side that could fit little makeup sponges or something. Here are the brushes and how I would use them:
    • Mini Powder Brush: finishing powder, powder foundation, bronzer, blush
    • Mini Contour Brush: eyeshadow blender and for all over color, face highlighting
    • Mini Medium Brush: eyeshadow brush (lid, crease, highlighting)
    • Mini Concealer Brush: eyeshadow brush (lid, highlighting)
    • Mini Eyeshadow Brush: liner smudger brush, crease defining brush
    • Mini Eyebrow Brush: liner brush, spot concealing brush, lip brush

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the products, especially since I got them at a discount. If you want to shop for deals on Hautelook, click on the little banner on the right side of my blog (or the link above), I get $10 credit for inviting people. :)


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