Monday, 3 October 2011
14:04 | Posted by Agnes | | Edit Post
Lumiere Cosmetics offered to send me a couple of samples. They specialized in mineral make-up and pay extra attention to your skin type. Light or dark, oily or dry...Lumiere has something that will suit you! I personally find it really useful to see a whole list of products that suit my skin type, it makes it super simple to find a good match. Without that bit of extra information I just go for pretty bright shades, which actually look horrible on me. If you're interested in the prices I suggest taking a look at their website, because the price depends on how much product you purchase. (They sell sample baggies, sample jars, full size jars, XXL jars etc.).
The eye pigments I received look gorgeous, this one is called 'Glimmer Green'. (Medium citrus green with shimmery green flecks).
And this is 'Ditto 07' (Soft magenta pinky-purple).
Above you can see 'dry swatches', but you could use a base underneath or a wet brush to make the colours pop even more. I don't really think that they need it though, these shades are quite pigmented! Ditto 07 is not as pigmented as the other two, but it has a gorgeous shimmery finish.
Here you can see two different looks, the first two pictures show what it looks like when you mix Glimmer Green and Teal Shimmer, the other ones show a look I made using Ditto 07.
I have two of the blushes, Sweet Cherub and Wild Rose. This one is Wild Rose, which is described as 'a subtle blend of burnished peach with a slight rose tone'. It's a very natural looking shade and a little bit of it goes a long way.
Sweet Cherub is a silk blush and described as a 'Creamy nude pink with a soft brown undertone and slight gold shimmer'. It's a bit darker than the previous shade and a little bit hard to blend.
Top: Sweet Cherub, bottom: Wild Rose. As you can see, they are very nice shades if you have a light skin tone.
When I read 'fair cool, flawless face' on the back of this sample jar, I felt a little confused at first, but luckily Lumiere Cosmetics has a great website with clear product descriptions. Fair Cool is actually a foundation, I have the 'Flawless face' formula which is for normal to dry skin, has a medium to heavy coverage and a matte finish. Unfortunately it's too light for me, so I can't show how it looks on my face.
I also have the same shade in a 'Cashmere' formula, which is suitable for all skin types, has a light to medium coverage and a semi matte finish (you'll end up looking a bit silky, hence the name Cashmere!). This one did work out for my skin tone, and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised! I didn't expect to like mineral foundation (I feared that it would be a mess to work with, and that it wouldn't give me a lot of coverage) but it actually works great. It feels very light, is easy to blend and it made my skin feel soft as well.
Here I'm wearing the Cashmere foundation, two of the eye pigments and the Sweet Cherub blush. On the lips I'm wearing the 'Soft Pink' lipstick from Avon.
If you're interested in mineral cosmetics, I'm sure that Lumiere has something you'll like! I especially like their blushes and the Cashmere foundation. Even samples will last you a while, so don't be afraid to try something out ;)
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