Pic 1 - Left to right: Red Earth's Secret Potion in Thriller Park, Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Bronze, Testimo's Eye base
Pic 2 - Left to right: Russian Navy, Top Coat, Sweet Memories.
Being female, we have this sporadic or not so sporadic urges to buy tons of make up. We don't know why we do it, we just do it.
Just like mood swings, it comes and goes and sometimes it stays. It's just like males who continuously update their computers/cars/handphones/girlfriends whenever they have the money or time to do it.
So it just happens to be that "time" of the year for me to go crazy. So anyway, Elisa was clearing her make up dresser when she decided to sell of some of the items she kept. Now one thing I've always knew about Elisa is that she's like a hamster. She hoards and then hoards a little more.
Since she was selling them off pretty cheap, I decided to grab a few items from her. Unfortunately, she has a phobia about selling her items off to close friends for some extremely strange reasons. So it took a lot of begging, threats and a lot of sweet talk to get those items from her. One week of whinnying to pry them off her hands.
My reviews on the items:
In the end, I got her brand new, never opened Red Earth's Secret Potion in Thriller Park. Woo-Hoo! It's an illuminating fluid containing superfine, pearly reflecting particles which I mix with my foundation or BB cream for a nice shimmer over my face. Don't think Disco ball or light bulb cause the shimmer is just perfect. One thing about me is that I've never liked a totally matte foundation. I like them to be dewy without being overly dewy to the extent of looking oily. The BB cream I'm currently using gives off a matte finish so mixing this with the BB cream gives off a nice dewy effect which I love.
The Stila Illuminating Finishing Powder in Bronze was actually bought from a seller online. Before you start screaming eww in my face, note that I've swiped the entire thing with alcohol to kill of any bacteria that was probably partying on in *ahem* Anyway it was too bloody cheap to say NO to...
The colour turned out really bronze on my skin and pretty dark, no matter, I'll try to work this into a workable blusher or something. The shimmer on the bronze is oh so pretty~
As for the Testimo's eye base, actually I'm not entirely sure what it is, it could be a green eyeshadow but creamy enough to be an eye base as well. But one thing is for sure, the colour is fantastic and the one small bottle is enough to probably last me a lifetime. I wish the camera caught just how vivid this colour really is, it's green with gold shimmer on it. If you're a lover of green, this is a must get colour. It's so beautiful!
Edit: It's pretty waterproof too. Stayed even after I washed my hands and I had to scrubbed it to get it off!