Tuesday, May 6, 2008

the next of many

My Buff'd samples that came last Thursday:

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I got 3 samples, Wool, Sand, and Antique, two of which Jennifer @ Buff'd recommended. She also included two free eyeshadow samples, Butter and Chestnut:

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These are swatched dry. I did have to use a couple of swipes to get that intensity in the picture, but the pigmentation is still good. I like Butter more as I can see myself using it. Chestnut is a bit too warm of a brown but thats just my preference.

As for the foundation, I got to try two of the colours over the weekend, Wool and Sand. Both looked almost the same, but I liked the one with yellow undertones more (can't remember atm which is which).

So far, I really love Buff'd foundation :) The coverage is very good, better than Everyday Minerals and Silk Naturals. It has a relatively natural matte finish as well. I think this would be great for normal to oilier skins. I have drier skin, so I noticed I had to take precautions not to apply too much. So far I've just been using my MAC 187SE to apply this, as I'm afraid it'll look too cakey if I use a flat top brush which normally picks up more product.

I didn't have to use a separate concealer with this either (I could, if I wanted my skin to look extremely perfect, but this already covers quite a bit).

Going to test the 3rd shade this coming weekend. I'm worried that the heavier coverage might break me out though, so I'm definitely keeping an eye on that the next few times I wear it. I hope not, because so far this foundation has been awesome the 2 times I used it :) And before I forget, I gotta say thanks to Christiana because I think it was from one of her older posts that I heard her say Buff'd has better coverage :)

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Also, my Facial Shop order that I ordered the previous weekend arrived the same day. Shipping was quite fast since I ordered Saturday night and received the items Thursday, all the way from HK too.

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Btw the Dior palette I wanted was out of stock, which is great because I didn't spend as much then :P So I ended up with the Shiseido Hydro-powders in Bare Pink and Glistening Sand, as well as Laneige Radiant Snow Blusher in 002.


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Nicnic asked me about Facial Shop's shipping. I found the shipping quite fast, and customer service is good although she takes about 1-2 days to reply to questions. Like Adam Beauty, Facial Shop also ships through registered mail. But unfortunately packing of their products is quite similar to Adam Beauty as well - where the products are wrapped in bubble wrap and put in a paper envelope. I haven't had problems with either company so far (touch wood), but I guess this is something to keep in mind. Her prices do already include the shipping cost, so maybe she might agree to use better packaging for an extra fee?

Pic of the envelope used (plus my small Sephora purchase from Saturday and MAC haul that I posted about yesterday.)

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15 comments:

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

i hope buff'd works for you after testing it out thoroughly. :) i'm glad you like it so far! :) what's great about them too is that you just need refill baggies, it's one dollar cheaper than a full size foundation jar and it's free shipping! that definitely saves you in the long run. buff'd is my HG mineral foundation, hands down. :D

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

they have refill baggies? i think that might have changed though...it seems the site only has full sizes for $15. But even so, I think my samples will last me awhile as I only wear foundation on weekends.

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

nevermind, I found them under the Kits section hehe :) wow i wouldn't have known they had those if you didn't mention this too! :D

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

haha. glad you found it. :) yeah, when sometimes when i get bored... all i do is peruse through sites. LOL. :P

said...

love your site!
its extremely helpful and informative :]
i think ill be a frequent visitor ;]

& BTW
some of the pictures of you look like Marie Digby. I dont know if you've heard of her, but she's gorgeous :]

TAKE CARE!
<3 Kristin

ladystarr said...

aww thanks for this review. i only knew that christiana used buffd. I'll definitely order buffd next!

Nic Nic said...

waah great haulage and thanks for answering my Q!

the blush reminds me of laura geller blush.. still very pretty nontheless! I wish i could spend as much as you on international shipping but we get custom tax.. the other week ordered from sasa for SPF 50 PA+++ sunblock for face and some whitening face masks for my mum, now we have to goto the post office to collection and pay £13.50 of custom tax and handling fee!! it's enough to put anyone off lol.

Her.Peachieness said...

Oh please do an FOTD or swatch of that Laneige blush. It looks sooo pretty and the packaging looks sooo cool!

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

christiana: haha i used to do that, but now I try not to peruse too much otherwise i end up buying stuff I don't need.

kristin: hey thanks for visiting! and thank you for the compliment :) that made my day :D

ladystarr: you definitely should if more coverage is what you want :)

nicnic: no problem. Actually we get taxed too on anything over $20 (or $60 if its marked as a gift). So I always ask beforehand whether the seller can mark the value down a bit, as a gift. But I doubt Sasa will do it, probably why I never got around to ordering from them. But Facial Shop and Adam Beauty do it :)

her.peachieness: Sure i will :) I did use it last weekend but the pics i took don't really show it :S

Violet Honeybee said...

You're making me wanna spend money that I don't have.. *pouts..

Love your hauls though! I'm not a fan of perfume so at least I save in that department right? lol

Alice said...

I'm using shiseido hydropowder eyeshadow in glistening sand as long one year, is a perfect base for tons of make up. I bought also Green exotique and Violet vision, but my fav is glistening sand.

The Cherry perfume is impossible to find in Italy, i was so courious to test it, but the shopping assistant at Sephora said the products are available not for only country. Off course i understand so, but is awful.
Take care.

Alice

Alice said...

I'm using shiseido hydropowder eyeshadow in glistening sand as long one year, is a perfect base for tons of make up. I bought also Green exotique and Violet vision, but my fav is glistening sand.

The Cherry perfume is impossible to find in Italy, i was so courious to test it, but the shopping assistant at Sephora said the products are available not for only country. Off course i understand so, but is awful.
Take care.

Alice

theChas said...

Buff'd looks very pretty on you! :D I'm always skeptical to order makeup online unless it's exactly what I want. I find that if I don't get to try things out on person, I always have the worst luck (part of the reason why I don't buy drugstore brands). =/ Some people have all the luck, :P. Glad it's working out for you!

Bliss said...

Such nice haulage, i don't know which one to comment heheh, ooo i soo want to buy the laniege radiant snow blush.

psychoexgirlfriend said...

Bare Pink is sooo nice! I'd seriously consider buying it if only my eyelids weren't so oily that everything creamy slides right off.

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