Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Yummy411: Pure Luxe Swatches

Dear friends,
I've been so curious about a lot of the mineral makeup eye shadows and online makeup. I've only tried a few, but those few companies aren't known for their bold and spicy color selections like these others that I've been drooling over. So finally I took the plunge. I am very apprehensive about ordering makeup online especially since many of these places only take Paypal. Secure, but just fishy because everything isn't guaranteed.

I ultimately went with two companies so far that made me feel rather comfortable from their sites: Pure Luxe and M*A*D Minerals. Deciding on colors was easy as I used Rocketqueen as a guide ;)


First up for swatches is Pure Luxe. (All swatches done dry, using the flash on my camera.)

I ordered some red glitter, Ruby Slipper. I wanted some to help with some ruby red lips that I keep imagining! Port Red and this glitter? Wowzers!


(l-r) Antique Lace, Promiscuous, Peach Champagne and Darling eye shadows. The first two I'm interested in using them as highlighters for the brow bone.

(l-r) Hi Ho Silver, Sour Apple, and Rococo. Not the silver I expected, but oh well.

Last but not least, MOON GLOW!!!! This was love at first site. I thought this was the highlighter that Rocketqueen uses, but I guess it's pretty similar. I was very anti-highlighter for a while, using only concealer. Since seeing this and using this.. ahhh the world is a different place! It looks a bit ashy here as it's a yellowish, cream color. It's almost a more refined version of MAC Dazzlelight (?) eye shadow of sorts. Use a #217 brush to apply= LOVE.

About the shadows: I like these shadows because they are finely milled, like most mineral shadows that I've used so far. The staying power is awesome, but of course I'd still use a base or wet them for more intensity. I look forward to purchasing more. I have to finish up going through her fotd's to find some more awesome colors to play with! [ETA] Also, Pure Luxe has an entire makeup line, but I wanted to try the shadows as an introduction to the line.

What you should know when ordering from many of these sites: most have great options to buy samples or a full jar, most will use paypal so be very specific if you have a shipping address different from your billing address. Put this info on the site's order form as well as paypal !!!

Next on the to buy list: Taylor Made Minerals, , Fyrinnae, The She Space, and Coastal Scents mica (TMM and Fyrinnae's website were driving me crazy, so no order just yet!)

15 comments:

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

I still haven't sampled Pure Luxe... believe it or not. I keep meaning to though. LOL. :P Rococo is gorgeous but I feel like I have that same color from another mineral company... knowing me... I probably do. LOL. :P I NEED Sour Apple... that color is HOT. I might place a piggie samples order with them this week. :)

slvrlips said...

ok this post has sealed the deal. I so need the sour apple and daring shadows. Thanks for sharing

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I've been thinking about giving eye shadows another shot. I think this post just convinced me. :-)

yummy411 said...

@ christiana divine: really? no i can't believe it. you are like my mineral makeup consultant! LOL yeh check them out. rococo is very familiar.. cool name though ;)

@ slvrlips: no prob bob! i think you'll enjoy those shadows.

@ BGG: YAY! One person at a time. Is there any other information or things I can do to help in your shadow adventure?

SuzieC said...

Great colors! I really need the Sour Apple in my life...

yummy411 said...

yes suzie! a very nice color! imagine it applied wet or with a base?!

rocketqueen said...

Aaah those look heavenly honey! Glad you like em!

I use Fyrinnae Shinkirou for highlighting, but Moon Glow looks just as nice!!! Gorgeous on you!

yummy411 said...

thanks rocketqueen! i'll be ordering from fyrinnae soon!

MandyPandy said...

I really like Moon Glow! I'd put it it some moisturizer and use it like Benefit's Moon Glow.

Product Junkie Diva said...

pretty colors indeed.
Product Junkie Diva

MakeupByRenRen said...

for some reason i'm scared to venture into all the mineral makeup...i always think they look gorgeous but im so used to working with pressed eyeshadows...i need to get over that fear now! cuz i am all over those colors!

yummy411 said...

@ mandypandy: thanks for reminding me of that genius idea. i'll have to try it when i get more!

@ pjd: thanks!

@ makeupbyrenren: yes you have to try them! and so much cheaper!!

Divine Blackness said...

Honestly, the color payoff for those are just amazing. I need to start venturing in mineral eye shadows....I'm just so lazy. Ordering online drives me nuts because I always want my products ASAP.

caitmin said...

Here's an idea -

Why not blog about really sensitive skin - which hypoallergenic products are best and what to avoid - Beauty without the sting

Almay is always good but when eczema flares up its time for something serious thats when I fall back on exederm cream and cleanser

www.exederm.com

yummy411 said...

@ divine blackness: i actually love it! i send off for something the anticipation/i forget lol and something shows up at my door in about 3 days! awesome! yeh check out the sites...

@ caitmin: thanks.. good idea. i need to read medical reports on exederm, since i don't necessarily have sensitive skin.