I'll talk about the eyeshadow & primer first before the face powder for im still trying out the foundations.
They are so pigmented too..i just dipped my brush once & applied it on the insides of my arms...i just put smashbox cooling tint on my arms to act as a 'primer'-though its not exactly a primer...but it'll do.
Let me start it first with a swatch of the samples that i got...
(the last one is number 7...not 8..hehe..just a typo..sowee!)
- Deep Mauve
- Snow White
- Brandied Peaches
- Ivory Rose
- 'Oh So Metal' Antiqued Silver
- Blue Ice Storm
If i foil this one im pretty sure i'll be in heaven with the brightness of these!i love it!
Crystal of theallnaturalface was so kind to sent me this shadows as a freebie when i bought a foundation sample...what's great about her shop is that you can try out the eyeshadow samples for yourself too!
For just $1.50 for 10 shades, i think that's a real bargain! & you can even choose the shade that you wanted..how cool is that?!
i have not seen any MMU line sell an eyeshadow sample for that cheap!
& then she also included an eyeshadow primer sample which is in a cute & tiny container. This is how it looks like:
The texture is a bit different...it's too waxy....i first thought it was just candle droppings lol!
But when i tried it on...i was amazed!
I use UDPP mainly just so because i have an ultra oily eyelids...
but what i don't like about UDPP (aside from what we all know..the super sexy & curvy bottle!) is that i have to apply a sticky base to it just so that the shadows would adhere to it. It just takes time to go about putting cream shadows on top of it & if you applied too much of the cream shadow it can still result to creasing...
With the primer that she sent me, i just applied it on my lids & since it have that 'waxy' texture, the shadows just adheres to it & it gives that bright & vivid look!
Don't believe me?
I have a dark violet shadow here that's been sitting on my dresser for quite sometime now & i just don't wanna use it because its just so dull...if i apply it on, it just looks...sad!...can't explain it, but it just looks so dull..i was thinking of actually throwing it out for i don't think i'll be using it again...
but in comes the sample primer...i decided to give it a chance & used it because that it is the darkest single shadow that i have...so i put theallnatralface prime on my right eye area & the UDPP on the left one....& just take a look a that!
I never realized that with the right tool, this dull & boring shadow is just the perfect shade for a smokey violet look!
Will i throw the shadow?Hell no!
As for the creasing...well,it might not be as good as UDPP, but it stayed for at least 4 hours. The lid area doesn't exactly have a crease, but it just left my lids 'bare'...(see the in between of the lines)....click the image for larger view
I tried Elianto Eye Primer which creased as soon as i put it on (& its my first eye primer -_-") & to think i expected something from this just because Elianto had already had a name that shoppers could rely on....
But theallnaturalface primer exceeded the Elianto primer!
You can purchase it for a full size jar for $4... & im pretty sure that it would last for a lifetime!
Crystal said that she would be making a primer which is designed especially for super oily lids...if that time comes, i'll be sure to grab one for myself...with the price, it's a real steal!
& the international shipping is so cheap too!
$1.25 & additional $0.50 for each additional items
Foundation review will follow as soon as im done testing it out for myself.
Hope you'll have a great day!
pics that are not watermarked are not my property but the theallnaturalface's property. I was not paid to advertise the brand, but this is just based on my personal opinion.