I actually didn't wear much makeup when I was on vacation. I thought I would, but most of the time the weather was just too hot. Plus I didn't have anyone to impress since the bf wasn't around anyway :P Thus this weekend I really felt like putting on a full face just because it had been about 2 weeks since I'd done a proper look.
Purple remains my favourite eyeshadow colour, so I figured I would try these two Canadian products - the Annabelle mineral pigment dust in Violet Vibe and Vasanti shimmer powder in Twilight.
The Annabelle pigment has been reformulated recently to improve the colour payoff and texture. I used to own the pigment dusts in Azure and Cool Mint and they were quite good, but I think the texture is definitely improved on this new version. The old versions were a bit too fine and 'dusty'. The new version in Violet Vibe is still fine and blendable but is easier to control (ie not as much flyaway shimmer).
I'm not a fan of the packaging because I like having a lid to swirl colours around in, but at least its quite spill proof.
The purple is gorgeous! It reminds me of MAC's pigment in Violet. This is a dry swatch, for a more intense look you can also use it wet.
The Vasanti Shimmer Powder is a darker eggplant purple.
The packaging is a clear plastic pot with a silver lid which looks good however I find the cap a bit stiff and hard to unscrew.
It blends easily as well and works great with a smoky eye or contour colour. Just make sure to do your eyeshadow first before foundation, as there will be fallout since it is a loose powder.
Here's my look using these two products:
Full breakdown of what I used:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
silver MAC eyeshadow (from the Graphic Garden palette)
Annabelle loose pigment in Vivid Violet
Vasanti Shimmer Powder in Twilight
Maybelline gel liner in Eggplant
Maybelline XXL Pro Extensions mascara
Cargo blu_ray concealer
Lunasol Water Cream Foundation
Sana Uruoitaishi spray
Guerlain Beige Chic Meteorites
MAC Emote blush
Canmake cream blush 07
Bourjois So Delicat Lip Cream in Rose Poudre 51
If you're a frequent reader, you might notice I'm using a LOT of new products in this look...things that I really want to review but will probably do in another post, otherwise this post might just carry on and on :P If there is a particular one you want done first though feel free to request :)