This really isn't very new news.
If you follow me on twitter or dailybooth you would have noticed me talking about pressing pigments/mineral eyeshadows for awhile now. It's because I haven't had the time to sit down and post an entry on here till now, so I do apologize for the slight belated-ness of this!
Not too exciting a haul, just some basic items.
Lets start off with the empty palettes.
These palettes are magnetic and it comes with the palette case itself along with 12 empty pans. I had purchased this from Magical Tannsu.
I don't exactly remember the price of it, nor do I think it is in the 'regular' catalog on MT. I simply had a sudden desire to press pigments and remembered Magical Tannsu carrying magnetic empty palettes before. So I contacted the owner, Weiduo about it and she said she still carries them. I don't know how many pieces are available though. I think they should be about SGD11.90, but then again I don't have the best memory.
As you can see I've pressed a couple of loose shadows, but the NYX Pearl shadow thingy (top left/pink shade) was a complete FAIL. It was probably the wrong method and using alcohol alone wasn't enough. I am still in the experimental phase of pressing loose mineral shadows so I don't feel confident enough to do a video about pressing mineral eyeshadows just yet. Pressing (MAC) pigments seems like an easy feat as all you need is rubbing alcohol. However when it comes to mineral eyeshadows, it becomes a whole lot more complicated. I'll keep you guys posted on the success of filling up my palettes without the shadows falling apart, I am currently experimenting with a certain mixing medium. If it works, I will do a video about pressing mineral eyeshadows with it!
Moving on, I had gotten another 'second-hand' makeup item.
Though this time it was a brand new second hand; which means I bought it from a seller not a company, but the product itself is brand new and unused.
The item I picked up was a MAC Tendertone in the shade Warm Smile
I've heard so much about MAC Tendertones, on how they smell incredibly good, which I do second! They do not have the typical vanilla scent that most MAC lip products are packed with. Though I do love the vanilla scent, the tendertones smell equally good. I can't quite seem to list a similar scent, but it seems like a mix of kiwis and berries. Something very fruity, but not perfume-fruity either.
I've heard MAC Tendertones not being the best in terms of pigmentation since they are afterall semi-lipbalms, so I guess I wasnt expecting too much on that fact. The color still does show up and it is still a pretty beige-nude shade on.
Here's a lip swatch, with a comparison to my natural lip color, to show the amount of pigmentation it gives.
My regular lip color
I guess I just like how it gives a bit of a milky coat over the top of my lips, though it doesn't alter my lip color too much.
And a full face shot, just for the fun of (:
That's the haul! I haven't been updating on here very much with beauty-related stuff. I do have a couple of things I want to talk about as soon as I get the chance to. Just bear with me for a little! It's as if someone changed the difficulty level of my school assignments to 'Insane' or something, cause that's what it feels like.
I hope this entry wasn't too boring or hard to understand. It's been a little over 30 something hours without sleep and I can feel my brain dying.
But I seem like I'm whining, so I shall stop.
Thanks everyone for reading!