I got it off Gooddealer.com, the price is quite reasonable compared with the other online sites I usually visit. I also got two Majolica Majorca products to complete the order, more on those in another post.
The Jill Stuart packaging is just gorgeous, yes it is clear lucite but still manages to look and feel princessy.
The brush feels nice too, the bristles are soft and pick up the powder well. I do wish the bristles were longer and fuller though. The short bristles make it awkward to stipple on the blush. It kinda forces you to use a light hand, because a heavier hand with this brush may give you a unblended line of blush on the cheekbone.
Swatches of each colour:
Comparing swirled (left) with individual swatches:
Here's what the blush kinda looks like on. Its hard to capture the colour because the pinks are more of a glowy natural pink that gets washed out easily by the camera. I also didn't use much of the brightest pink, most of this was the lighter two pinks swirled together + some shimmer.
Miumiu requested that I do a look with the T'estimo palette I bought from Adam Beauty, so I wore it today as well.
The palette in question is T'estimo's Grande Shine Eyes in 04:
- Cream shimmer (no pigment just bits of shimmer)
- Sheer pink with pink shimmer
- Gray-purple shade with multicoloured shimmer
- Purplish-gray cream liner
Swatches: (in reverse order, beginning with the gel liner)
The palette is similar to the Frame Impact Eyes series, the only difference being the embossing on top of the powder shadows.
In terms of product quality, the shimmer is finer and more subtle than the Frame Impact series. However the pigmentation is not as good as Frame Impact Eyes. You'll see how light the pink colour is in the FOTD pictures even though I used a coloured base underneath (Shiseido Hydro-powder in Bare Pink).
The pink colour also fades quickly. I could try piling tons of it to show up on my lids, but even when I did so, with a base, the pink loses its vibrancy quickly. The gray purple shade is much better as it shows up easily, but the purple tones in the grey tend to be lost once on my eye. All the gorgeous multicoloured shimmer doesn't show up as well too when applied :/ These colours are the type that just look better in the pan...
The cream shadow, as with most Japanese palettes is usually useless to me so I didn't even bother touching it. The cream gel liner though is a dream to apply, it goes on smoothly. It does not smudge, but the lasting power cannot rival that of MAC Fluidlines. I don't mind though, I still love having it around because having a liner automatically included in the palette is so convenient!
Whole look with T'estimo, Jill Stuart, and MAC Popster tinted lip conditioner:
I'll be looking at the giveaway entries tomorrow and probably announcing the winner Monday.