Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Smashbox Wish Holiday Collection 2010

Smashbox's Wish Collection for Holiday 2010 consists of four new kits range from $16-46 each and come with various combinations of products for eyes, lips, cheeks and face.In the holiday spirit, Smashbox plans to donate $1 from the sale of each Wish collection purchase (up to $25,000) to the Children’s Miracle Network.

 Wish for the Perfect Pout $29

A limited-edition set of six gorgeous glosses including exclusive holiday shades.
 2 x 0.20 oz lip glosses in Luster (sheer golden pink) and Candid (pink with gold shimmer)4 x 0.14 oz lip glosses in Radiant (shimmering pink plum), Baby Pout (a sheer and shimmering version of Pout), Ecstasy (shimmering blackberry), and Divine (golden nude).

Eye Wish Palette $45

A limited-edition mega eye palette that includes 12 shadows(champagne, soft gray, matte bone, ballet pink, shimmering bronze, mauve, aqua, cool gray, warm brown, eggplant, deep teal, and charcoal), four cream eyeliners, and mini versions of Photo Finish Lid Primer and Mini Lash DNA Mascara, all in an elegant, gold, mirrored keepsake box. This versatile eye palette helps you create an endless array of festive eye looks using Smashbox’s step-by-step “Get-the-Look” cards, included with this palette, which illustrate countless ways to wear these stunning shades.

Wish For The Perfect Pencils $ 16

These creamy, long-wearing, waterproof Smashbox eyeliners provide bold color that doesn’t smudge or budge for up to eight hours 4 x 0.03 oz Limitless Eye Liners in Onyx, Orchid, Graphite, and 14k

 Wish For The Perfect Primers $39
A limited-edition set of Smashbox’s best-selling skin perfecting Photo Finish favorites.
  • 0.1 oz Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • 0.08 oz Photo Finish Lid Primer
  • 0.375 Travel-size Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer

The Gold List (Sephora exclusive) $49
This set features everything you need to add instant glamour to your everyday look. The fetching, gold-weave cosmetic bag includes a travel-size Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer, Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, Fusion Soft Lights eye and cheek luminizer in Baked Starburst, and O-Gloss Gold, an ideal combination for looking red-carpet ready in an instant.

This set contains:
  • 0.27 oz Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starburst
  • 0.5 oz Photo Finish Luminzing Foundation Primer
  • 0.34 oz O-Gloss Gold
  • 0.24 oz Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
  • gold metallic cosmetic case

MAC Pro Set Powder - Invisible

 So MAC PRO Set Powders come in seven shades, they include:
o       MAC Lilac: Whisper soft lavender
o       MAC Peach: Light-medium beige peach
o       MAC Deep Peach: Medium-deep beige with neutral peach undertones
o       MAC Soft Yellow: Creamy soft yellow
o       MAC Dusty Rose: Very soft pink
o       MAC Porcelain: Soft white
o       MAC Invisible: Transparent ivory

I liked that the invisible powder has a matte finish that absorbs oil for relatively long periods of time. It definitely keeps me less oily throughout the day, although one thing to note is that it does depend on what type of base is used. I’ve tried different products and the best results were produced with the heavier coverage products. I have combination oily skin and it seems to work well overall, I only have to use very little to get good coverage.
This powder is also a godsend in the summer, when I tan and go up a few shades, meaning that all my winter powders are of no use! so this powder is absolutely perfect because, well its Invisible! It also means that this will work for almost anyone and with any skin tone. Although, when doing research on this product, some of the complaints were that it tends to look ashy on darker complexions. So I recommend trying a sample first before purchasing if you have doubts.
This product $22 for 0.28 oz jar, it’s a huge makeup jar! It’s a great price for a good size. This is only available through MAC Pro, however anyone can order via the phone if you do not have a MAC store near you.
I recommend this to everyone especially for liquid foundation users. It’s a lot of set powder that will last for a good amount of time. If you’re skin is extremely oily and you wear heavier products, this could be a godsend.
I haven’t tried the Laura Mercier translucent powder, so I can’t really compare this product, I do intend to purchase this in the near future, so be on the look up for a review! 

o       Product: 9/10
o       Price: 9/10
o       Ease of Use: 8/10
o       Packaging: 8/10

T otal: A-