So we went shopping at MUFE yesterday, I was with Sarah & Kas, we swatched the Aqua Creams and Blushers like craaazzzzzy. Used up a ton of wipes, cotton pads etc etc just swatching and trying really hard to narrow down, and decide on which ones to get.
I had originally wanted to get 2 of the HD Blushers and maybe 1 Aqua Cream, but all my rationale kind of went out of my mind when Sarah couldn't stop raving about how good the Aqua Creams were. Check out her review and lotsa swatches HERE. So I caved and chose 2 which I know I would be able to use everyday (read: my usual browns), and I only ended up with 1 HD Blush... though I know I would eventually get another one much later on.
I also got a MUFE Lip Pencil and a MAC eyeshadow at Robinsons because had a voucher which could be used.
Let's look at the items which I bought yesterday. I will be showing pictures of the products and swatches taken in different lighting conditions.
The first Aqua Cream I got is #14 (Sarah's current FAVE). It is a brown, not bronzey nor coopery, just a nice mid-tone brown (slight shimmer, metallic sheen, totally wearable on its own or as outer corner color) which sets very quickly and won't budge after a few seconds. You don't need to set with eyeshadow with this product. It dries even, smooth, and because it is already so pigmented, you don't need an eyeshadow to set or 'pop' the color.
And the next one is another brown--- #15 ($42 each), which is lighter and has a goldish tinge to it. It also looks slightly more shimmery. The textures of these Aqua creams in the pot are also slightly different. If the product cracks a little as you see in the pot, it is totally fine. The cream also feels smooth and creamy, but is really dry when blended out.
Ok, next, we have the HD Blush ($55). I got one which is a very natural peachy shade. You all already know how pigmented and tiny amount you need with the HD blush. Although I was instinctively drawn to #4, #5, #6 (all these numbers just don't make sense to me!!!) I was also thinking, I do not want to get a crazy bright color which I have to be super careful and try so hard to work with. With this very light shade, it will show up on my skin, and even if I pump out too much, I just need to blend and build up the color -- which I would not be able to do with a much darker/ brighter shade.
I was also thinking that since I already own a couple of bright cream blushes (think MAC cream stick in Pink Vivid, MAC Joie-de-Voire), I don't need another crazy bright blush.
And last MUFE item, which is the Aqua Lip Pencil ($38), in the shade 18C which is a bright coral orange shade. I have seen the pixiwoo sisters use this pencil in their tutorials... and in line with my recent bright lips LOTDs, I was very attracted to the color. I am thinking this would look very nice on its own with a gloss on top (or my current fave natural lipstick Maquillage PK715). Or it would match Chanel's Genial lipstick, or also OCC Grandma lip tar --- both bright corals pinks.
I don't have a gloss with me now, so I just draw the pencil in over my whole lips. Pardon the dry--ish looking lips. It is brrrr----cold in here at work now.
Last but not least, the one lonesome MAC eyeshadow, which is Mink & Sable (starflash). I wanted Sumptuous Olive but it was OOS, and I was a little disappointed with the list of MAC brown eyeshadows that I had in mind after getting the 2 gorgeous MUFE brown aqua creams. And now I think this Mink & Sable looks like the La Douche eyeshadow from Stila which I was gifted by Kas for my birthday. Dang!!!
Yup. That's all!
I am collecting another bunch of nail polish this evening, and will follow up with a collective nail polish haul soon. Thanks for reading!
UPDATE: I kept the swatches on my hands, and rubbed the Aqua Cream patches, they did not move, no blurring, no streaking. I can't wait to use them.