Thursday, 13 March 2014
Sample to purchase: Vapour
So not so long ago I did a little Vapour beauty trial, with all the samples that I have collected, and of course after realising how good the products were, I decided to get some of the colours I most enjoyed. But being true to myself, the shades that I actually purchased were not the ones I tried. Why get something that you know you like, when you can get something brand new, which can turn out to be completely awesome or entirely unsuitable (hey it made sense at the time).
I am now the lucky owner of two vapour mesmerize eye shadows and two siren lipsticks (one of the lipsticks will be in a different post). I really love the texture and the performance of the eye shadows, and nothing has changed since the acquisition of these colours in that respect.
Mesmerize eye shadow in sugar is described as a golden peachy pink shimmer. Well it is definitely pink, and when it goes on it looks like very light pink shimmer, which does look lovely. However I wanted the part with the golden peach too, and I just see pink. I loved the effect of cinder, which is described as smokey pink, and comes across as a lovely beige shimmer on my skin, I just wanted something with a little more gold, well sugar was not it. Once this tube runs out I will be sticking to cinder (unless they come up with a gold shade).
Nightfall eye shadow does not have the benefit of the added sparkle, and is described as a soft grey brown. I think this is pretty accurate. It does look more grey in the tube and more brown on my skin. This colour is gorgeous and a real keeper. I like to use it both as a little wash of colour from the middle to the outer corner of my eyelid, mixed with something sparklier in the inner corners, and a more intense concentration of colour close to my eyelashes, applied with a brush. Just warm up the eye shadow on the back of my hand, pick up pigment directly from the tube with a flat angled brush and apply close to the lash line.
As I was obsessing over the nude lips in anticipation of spring, I was buying lots of lipsticks that would go well with certain nail polishes (not very successfully might I add). Siren lipstick in desire was one such colour. It is a warm light pink, that looks completely different on my arm to what it looks like on the lips (but I found that true of other vapour lipsticks), and is also a dupe for the Alicia Silverstone by Juice Beauty, that has been discontinued. On the plus side now I don't have to search for a replacement when AS JB runs out, on the downside I have two colours that are practically identical. One thing I want to mention is that the siren lipsticks smell amazing! It did not come across on the samples, those smelled of nothing. The full sizes smell like fruit and berry smoothies ( I do find myself sniffing the tube after I already applied my lippie from time to time, I just can't help it). Lipsticks are really moisturizing and I love how they look on the lips, I do need to reapply after eating/drinking.
Now I had a look at my makeup collection, and there is no way I am adding anything to it until I use somewhere between 10-20 products. Hopefully, when do end up making another makeup purchase, I will remember to pick the colours I originally planned to get, and request samples of the ones that caught my eye, but somehow that seems completely out of character.