I’ve got a new addiction these days, or I should say, several. The first being the new foundation from Guerlain, Tenue de Perfection – I love the way it feels, or perhaps I should say hardly feels at all, on my skin. It blends easily to give me an even skintone and just the right amount of coverage for my liking. I didn’t really like wearing foundation much, but this one’s had me converted from my BB and CC creams as well as mineral powder foundation and even my Naked Skin by Urban Decay.
Part of the technology behnd this consists of three oils, one to melt into the skin, one to even skintone and one to make it all the longlasting wonder that this one is. Also, they’ve done something something to the pigments to keep the colour from oxidizing when applied, and added silica to keep you shine free throughout the day.
My having dry skin, I think part of what makes this really work for me is the oils, as it never winds up looking patchy or caked, nor grainy – I’ve had that problem with some. Also, when it’ sets it stays true to colour, just as promised, and feels lightweight.
In the first picture I’ve applied the foundation using Real Techniques foundation brush from The Core Collection, whereas for the second I achieved a lighter coverage buffing it in using my Urban Decay Optical Blurring Brush. Needless to say, the latter is a way more effective manner of application, however both provided satisfactory results.
My second favourite is the Two Parisian duo, from the brands latest lineup of eyeshadows. Consisting of a matte-yet-satin black and a light pink glitter shade, it’s very versatile and wearable. You’ll achieve a similar effect using a black liner and UD’s Moondust in Space Cowboy, but – dare I say it – I’ve experienced more fallout with the Moondusts than I have with the glitters of this collection. As you can see, the glitters doesn’t show up much in photographs, but it’s quite nice in person, and not at all warranted – in my opinion – discoballstatus.
Two Parisian is, by the way, the palette used for the Madame Batifole look from their fall collection – which leads me to my final, current obsession that is the Madame Rougit blush from previous posts. I’ve already professed my love for the 2 Ecrin Couleurs and the Madame Rougit, but I felt it was apropriate to include them along with the Madame Batifole lipstick which is a gorgeous bright plum or darkened fuchsia, depending on the lighting.
And finally I had to include a photograph of Teyla posing for the camera. Guerlain or not, she’s the most favourite of all! If you’ve seen Leap Year, this is Teyla impersonating Amy Adams’ character practising her surprised face “Who? Me?”