2011年9月8日 星期四

[臉] CVS 新開架化妝品-- Nuance by Salma Hayke -- 四色眼影盤和唇蜜心得



我這個人真的是很假會, 剛應朋友要求寫完英文的心得文(她不會看中文,哭哭)
(天知道當時我TOFEL和GRE的作文都是得過且過一路混過去的......)
大概因為英文版寫得哩哩辣辣又亂七八糟, 雖然一直安慰自己這不是啥正式文章
也一直按耐下捧著文章找人改改文法語句的衝動....
但仔細想想還是覺得有失我一般心得文的水準~
立馬回頭寫了一篇不服輸的中文版心得文,
搞得網誌裡面同樣的產品有兩篇不同語言的文章, 齁齁~真假會
嘖嘖, 我這個人真是愛面子~

這次我到Dallas出差的時候, 晚上無聊閒晃到飯店隔壁的CVS,
沒想到瞎貓碰上死耗子遇到新品牌Nuance在Buy one get one free大促銷
當時我看到Salma Hayek出了化妝品還大吃一驚, 回飯店查才知道原來是CVS獨家銷售,
而且還是八月初才發表, 一整個燒燙燙的啊~

Nuance產品線多達一百多樣產品, 彩妝,洗護髮,護膚....從頭到腳一整個包山包海
根據Salma Hayke, 她跨足化妝品是受到她以前是美容師的祖母影響
(相關新聞可以點這裡)
今天我要和大家分享的是這個系列裡面的四色眼影盤和唇蜜

四色眼影盤--Beautiful Blend Eye Shadow Quad--
我買了兩個顏色: Natural 080 和 Smoke 075
當我一看到這個眼影盤的包裝的時候, 我馬上想起蘭蔻的一個產品:
Lotus Splendor (當時好像是叫"金燦蓮彩"??)




這是2008年Lancome印度系列裡面的一個產品,
我依稀記得我阿母好像有一個, 印象中整個質感非常的好(也非常的重)
所以當時我看到Nuance這個眼影盤時,
我馬上心想:"會不會(抄得)致敬得太明顯啦???"
但後來上網查發現, Lancome的 Lotus Splentor 原來沒在美國上市啊.....
嘖嘖....難怪.....

先來看看外包裝:

其實質感還蠻好的, 塑膠感不會很重, 花苞本體的弧度也做得很好
以藥妝店開架化妝品的標準來說, 算是誠意滿點的.
只是花瓣的尖端打開來的時候要小心不要被戳到~

先來看看Natural這盤:





每一個花苞裡面都有附一個短短小小的海綿眼影棒,
說到這個眼影棒就讓人火大~
雖海綿的品質ok, 但是不曉得怎麼著~它就是很難抓起眼影粉
然後那個奇怪的禿頭設計, 根本沒辦法用它大面積的上色
塗了老半天只會弄得自己眼皮很痛, 然後進度只有小小一塊.....
大概只能用在上眼睫毛根部眼線部位吧~


Natural的四個顏色是: Frosted blush, Champagne gold, Toasted almond, Shimmering bronzer.




Frosted blush:

是個帶點粉紅色調/蜜桃色的打亮色, 也可以說是帶點金屬感的粉膚色


Toasted almond:

這金色其實很漂亮, 不會太黃. 覺得可以用來化秋冬流行的黃金妝



Champagne gold:

該怎麼說咧, 我的膚色每次碰到這種灰灰的香檳色就會掛掉
總是顯得我氣色很差很累的樣子, 這個顏色上在我眼睛上也不例外
看起來就像我自己本來就有的自然咖啡眼圈......囧



Shimmering bronzer:

這盤裡面最深的顏色, 是帶點紫紅感的巧克力色~還滿好搭配的


手臂試色(下排是有加眼影打底):




實化照片:



小結:
其實我本來要說它的顯色度很差, 因為在手臂試色的時候,
即使有眼影打底加持, 它的顏色還是
清清淡淡~(還是我口味太重了?囧?)
但是後來實際上到眼睛上面之後, 又覺得還好, 至少光澤不錯.
後來我跑去看盒子上面的簡介, 寫道:
".....fine-miled pigments leave a light, velvety finish....."
關鍵字: "light"
...............好吧, 人家都已經說是清淡取向了,我還能抱怨啥?.....



Smokey eye盤:
四個顏色是:Silver mist, Pearl teal, Warm smoke, Cool Charcoal





Silver mist:

稍偏冷調的粉紅色, 很漂亮但要小心用量, 上太多應該有點突兀



Pearl teal:

這大概是我買smokey eye這盤的主要原因~
我照片拍的不好, 這個顏色肉眼看起來是深森林綠, 有著細細的金色珠光
但是試色到手上卻會隨著角度變換成深卡其色或是深橄欖綠, 非常的漂亮!
但是顯色度有點差, 要多堆疊幾層顏色才會飽和


Warm smoke:

這不是傳說中,
我阿母每次都叫我不要穿, 因為會顯得氣色不好的"鳥棲啊市"~老鼠色嗎?
這是個帶著紫感的深灰色, 但是同樣因為顯色度的關係
上在皮膚上不夠飽合, 反而只留下淡淡髒髒的感覺.....
如果你皮膚夠白, 應該會很好看, 但是我皮膚偏黃~所以...跳過!


Cool Charcoal:

本來期待它是個很有力的深灰黑色, 結果....其實有點普通...
沒有非常深, 如果要畫很黑的煙燻,靠它應該不夠力


手臂試色(下排有眼影打底):



我目前還沒有機會用smokey eye這盤化妝,
但是我想如果想要用這盤製造出濃一點的煙燻妝的話,
要很有耐心的慢慢堆疊, 不然就是要試試看濕擦的方法.



唇蜜--Ultra Shine Lip Gloss--




我買了兩個顏色, Peony #110 和 Nectar #115
Peony是很漂亮的桃紅色, Nectar就是百搭的蜜桃色



屙......不用期待它們的顯色度....
基本上這兩個顏色上到嘴唇上都只剩下淡淡的,非常淡的顏色
而品名上面說的"ultra shine"......其實也還好而已, 沒有很閃
和NYX的Mega shine lipgloss比起來, NYX效果好很多

這款純蜜說是有含羞草萃取芒果核油來為嘴唇保溼,
也添加了維他命A,C,E~ 一附營養健康滿點的樣子~
但是說實話, 它是真的還蠻保濕的, 至少一整天上下來, 嘴唇都不會乾澀
有些唇蜜上了幾個小時之後, 會讓嘴唇乾澀, 開始有小屑屑出現
這支唇蜜是完全不會, 但只是會有點黏頭髮就是了.

而且這支唇蜜我覺得有一個很大的賣點,就是:

鄉親啊!!! 它又香又好吃啊啊啊啊啊啊~

聞起來就是棉花糖的香味, 但是又不會太濃,
NYX mega shine有些也有糖果味, 但是那味道有時候真的太濃了
讓我每次聞到都覺得頭好暈, 擦到嘴唇上沒多久都會想要把它抹掉
但是Nuance這隻的味道對我來說還蠻好聞的,
而且它吃起來是甜的!是甜的!!!
所以我第一次擦它出去逛街的時候, 一直不由自主的猛舔嘴唇
搞得自己好像很飢渴很餓的樣子~ XD

如果你是青春少女, 在尋找:
聞起來很好聞, 吃起來很好吃, 顯色度不是重點的唇蜜
Nuance Ultra Shine Lip Gloss絕對是你的首選

題外話:
我赫然發現最近的青春少女真的有在追求唇膏的味道和香味
理由是希望和男朋友接吻的時候自己會是一個"很好吃"的狀態.....

我只能說當你人生到了某種年紀刊殘的時候
妳男朋友看到妳上唇膏或唇蜜的時候,只會在旁邊說:
"要讓我吃到這麼多化學物品是什麼居心啊??"這種鳥話

......還是只有我自己的情況是這樣子? 囧


總結:

Nuance的產品質感是非常不錯,
如果像我一樣有機會以買一送一的價格購入, 是真的挺好的
但是如果以原價購入: 四色眼影盤定價$8.49, 唇蜜定價$7.49
產品所呈現出來的偏弱顯色度是有點令人無法接受.
美國開架多得是又便宜顯色度又高的產品,
Nuance雖然在整體的包裝和設計方面都實屬用心,
但是在美國這個著重產品功能性, 較不吃包裝行銷的美妝市場
Nuance應該要想想怎樣在產品本身的表現上面下手了

2011年9月7日 星期三

[臉] Nuance Beauty by Salma Hayek --- Beautiful Blend Eye Quad and Ultra Shine Lip Gloss ---



Nuance is Salma Hayek's new exclusive beauty collection for CVS. The line has more than 100 products and cover literally everything: cosmetics, skin care, hair care, and even body care. Today I’m going to talk about some of the makeup product from Nuance: two eye shadow quads and two lip glosses.





I was on my business trip at Dallas and the CVS near my hotel got a Nuance buy one get one free promotion. I was like “hum, I haven't heard anything from this is line yet, why not to give it a try?” So I picked up the Beautiful Blend Eye Shadow Quad in both Natural 080 and Smoke 075; Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Peony 110 and Nectar 115.

At the first sight, the package of this quad reminds me of the Lancome Lotus Splendor immediately:

As you can see the idea is pretty much the same, both of them are trying to imitate the flower bud and the petals. The difference are the Nuance has eye quad and lip quad separately but the Lancome one is a mixture of lip colors and eyeshadows in one bud. The Lotus Splendor was limited edition of Lancome Europe/Asia only, so many of you in the states might haven't seen this product before.

My mom got one Lancome Lotus Splendor two or three years ago, and I have to say the texture and the quality are way better then the Nuance one. But Lancome Lotus Splendor was $62 (NT. 1680) and the Nuance quad is $8.49 only.

Here are some pics for the Nuance quad:






The package of Nuance is quit okay, I won’t say the plastic is cheap but joints at the center part look relatively fragile to me. For a drug store makeup, this package is actually not bad at all, and the flower bud design might attract some packaging suckers.
p.s. you would like to look out for the tips of petals, they are kind of sharp.

The Natural quad:


The quad comes with a tiny sponge-tip applicator which is mounted in the center. I have to say this applicator does nothing for applying eye shadows; the sponge can’t pick up any color and shape of the tip is so weird that makes it really difficult to apply shadows all over your lid. (maybe it will do a better job on the same area like crease or inner/outter corner, maybe, but I doubt it.)

The color pigmentation is mediocre. Originally I was going to say the pigmentation is weak when I first tested them on my arm (even with e.l.f primer), but somehow it turns out okay when I apply them on my eyelid (also with primer). Then I fount out that it said "......fine-miled pigments leave a light, velvety finish that spread and blend easily." on the package box. So the color pay-off is suppose to be light, what could I say?

The four colors in the pod are: Frosted blush, Champagne gold, Toasted almond, Shimmering bronze.


Frosted blush: This is the high-light color with a little bit pink undertone, which I always more prefer then the pure white/silver one. The high-light color with some pink or golden/peachy touch in it always looks more flattering on my Asian yellow skin and those with cold undertone look unnatural and awkward instead.



Toasted almond: this is an elegant color and doesn’t over do the golden part. Some of the golden eyeshadows are too yellow which makes them look really cheap, but this one is eye catching yet still perfect for a daily-makeup.



Champagne gold: At the first sight I don’t really care about this one because I know this kind of color won’t show up a lot on my skin and it looks boring anyway, but then I found out that this color dose a pretty good job on bringing other colors in the qua together and softening the edges, so as a base color: job delivered.



Shimmering bronze: It is the darkest color in the quad, but it is more like those medium deep colors in my other palettes. Shimmering bronzer is a warm reddish chocolate color which will look fabulous in the fall/winter makeup. I like this color the most in the quad.

The arm swatch:(the bottom is with primer)



The actual look:




The smokey eye quad also has four colors: Silver mist, Pearl teal, Warm smoke, Cool Charcoal:




Silver mist: this is a really pretty pale pink with a pearly texture, it does has some silver undertone therefore the shine of this color is more on the cooler side, and with some very tiny silver sparkle in it.



Pearl teal: this color was the main (or only) reason for me to get the smokey eye quad. It looks like a forestgreen with beautiful shimmer in the pad, but when I swatched it on my arm, it showed up as a mixture of dark khaki and olive, and still with those pretty shimmer. But the pigmentation is weak that it looks rather sheer and i don't really think you can tell that its a gorgeous color from the swatch.



Warm smoke: I just don't care about this color. It is a gray with a hint of purple, From my experience, this kind of color may look fabulous on pale/Caucasian skin; however it usually makes yellow tone skin look dull and tired (at least on my skin.) The pigmentation is till an issue here, you have to build on lots of shadow to achieve a better color pay-off. I hope it will look better on my face then in the pod and on my arm.



Cool Charcoal: It should be a deep charcoal black from how it looks in the pod, but it is not. To me it is just a deep gray with some nice shimmer in it. It would be a little difficult to create a dark smokey eye look with this color. But for the subtle day look, it should be just fine.

I didn't have the chance to actually use the smokey eye quad on my eyelid, yet I still did some swatches on my arm.




Moving on the the lip gloss:



I picked up two colors: the Peony 110 is a pretty hot pink lip gloss with tiny sparkles; the Nectar 115 is a warm, peachy orange color which can go along with any kind of eye makeup.



The pigmentation is weak for both tubes; they all just give a sheer color on the lips. I won’t say they are really “ultra shine”, compare to my other lip glosses these are just okay. For $7.49 per tube, these two can only get a B- on the shine and color pay-off. The NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss does a much better job and for less money.

On the package it says: “silky, smooth formula hydrates and helps protect lips” and “Mimosa extract and mango seed oil help nourish and moisturize lips”. I have to say this lip gloss does deliver what it claimed. It is moisture (or u can say it is a little sticky, in a good way~) and doesn’t make my lips feel dry or uncomfortable after a long day.

Most important of all, this lip gloss smells great!!! And it tastes YUMMY!! It smells like cotton candy but not overwhelming, some of the NYX lip glosses also have the similar candy-ish smell, but waaaayyy too sweet and artificial that make me feel dizzy. But this one is very pleasant and fresh. Moreover, it does taste slightly sweet! I can’t help but kept licking my lips when the first time I wore it. If you are a young girl who is looking for a smell great, taste great lip gloss and don’t care much about the color, then this is what you are looking for.

Sum up:
For the prices I got these (eye quad: $4.25; lip gloss: $3.75), they are all pretty decent. But I’m not that sure about purchasing them at the original prices (eye quad: $8.49; lip gloss: $7.49). Overall these are good quality products, but let’s face it, they have to compete with other also well made and cheaper drugstore makeup, for example, wet n wild eyeshadows always have excellent color pigmentation and much much cheaper; NYX lips gloss can easily beat Nuance on both price and color. The package quality of Nuance is a little bit better than other drugstore brand; however, what is really important to me is the performance of the product itself.

2011年9月5日 星期一

[保養] Nars Aqua Gel Hydrator ---- 瞬效補水水凝凍 ----



這次我幾個月之前趁著Nars官網打八折時買的,
其實我注意這款凍膜有一段時間了, 因為很多guru都大推, 說超好用
連temptalia都有專文推薦(temptalia的review
點這裡)
但是我就是不知道哪跟筋不對勁, 一直都沒有提起勁來買下它~
大概是因為我對專業彩妝品牌出的保養品都沒啥好感吧
(也許是因為我被M.A.C的保養品嚇到過吧~ 跟我很不對盤)
不過Nars的保養品系列是shisedo研發的, 所以我比較有信心~XD

終於這次買了回來, 還擺了三個月之久才開始用....囧
但是一用就讓我驚為天人!!!!!
還覺得遲遲沒有把它開封拿來用的自己根本應該被千刀萬剮啊啊啊!!
[ 馬景濤貌:你為什麼這麼傻啊啊啊?? (抓著肩頭猛搖) ]
首先, 我到Dallas出差, 一整個乾到不行啊~!!
雖然歐巴桑我當時冷哼心想, 美國的乾又不是沒見識過~怕什麼
但是完全忘記我在美國待的地方不是靠湖就是靠海
再怎樣乾都還有些自然水體來提供點溼度作為調節.

Dallas的乾一整個媲美我之前到Vegas玩時體會到的"沙漠乾熱"
可是人家Vegas飯店游泳池一個接一個, 路上灑水的灑水, 噴乾冰的噴乾冰
再加上這次去正好碰上Dallas快要破紀錄的連續高溫,
整整一個星期連續每天氣溫都100F以上(攝氏40度以上)
所以Dallas真的是我碰過最令我不舒服的乾熱地區.

幸好我有準備霜狀保濕, 所以皮膚在Dallas期間安然無事
但是在回程的飛機上就破功了,我的下巴開始非常的緊繃,
雖然還沒有到脫皮的狀態, 但是已經在擦保濕的時候會感到刺痛
而且我帶上飛機的保濕只是普通的Jurlique晚霜,對於這種緊急狀況已經不夠力了

回到家我馬上加強保濕, 想到Nars這罐凍膜還沒開來用
腦中浮現的是它的廣告詞:
"..87% water to deliver intense hydration to dull, dehydrated skin."
鄉親~~~!!87%的含水量啊! 怎麼可以不拿來補一下!!!

我上完晚霜之後全臉敷了一層aqua gel hyrator就去睡覺,
隔天起來, 下巴缺水的部分馬上改善! 連續兩天之後, 我的皮膚完全回復正常.
而且我的臉部肌膚整個保水程度激增, 觸感也柔嫩很多.
因為肌膚含水量的提升, 我的臉色也變得比較明亮 (這和美白沒關係喔~)
我甚至開始把它加為早上保養的最後一道手續, 之後再上防曬粉底
一整天的底妝都非常的貼妝, 也不會暗沉!

我的使用方把都是把它放在最後一到手續,
晚上就是當成晚安面膜來用, 在眼週和嘴巴四周上得比較厚
我不是浮腫體質, 是沒有在怕浮腫眼的, 反而只擔心眼週皮膚缺水老化
維持這樣的程序下來一個禮拜, 我眼週肌膚是有變得柔嫩.
早上我就是上薄薄一層, 但是還是照樣加強眼週.
等個幾分鐘讓它吸收後再上妝, 不但不會和防曬或是底妝打架起屑,
還讓妝非常的貼, 卻又不黏膩~

極佳的效果, 良好的質地, 清新的淡淡柑橘香味
容量:3.6 Oz. 100 mL
售價:$76
用量也不會很兇, 所以我覺得它的c/p其實很不錯
目前的回購度是100% ♥

2011年9月4日 星期日

[臉] YSL 瑩美細緻珍珠粉餅 SPF18 pa++ ----- Yves Saint Laurent Teint De Perle Fine Sheer & Pearly Powder Foundation SPF18 pa++ -----






這塊粉餅是我在日本轉機的時候購入的.
我那時候原本是要買Matt Touche Compact fundation(完美啞光粉餅)
但是後來覺得Matt Touche在Nordstrom就買得到, 實在沒有必要千里迢迢在機場買回去
機場免稅省的錢也沒有那麼多, 等有節慶折扣的時候從Nordstrom買也很划算.
所以就買了盒子比較不威風的De Perle Fine, (台灣好像翻瑩美細緻珍珠?)
但是這款是YSL亞洲線的產品, 國際線沒有, 所以爽度還是很高~XD


永遠都金光閃閃的ysl包裝:






附了一個絨布袋,如果很怕上面金漆的YSL刮壞爽度大減的捧由,請一定要用~






但是歐巴桑我本人是不太在意啦, 所以有時候覺得絨布袋很"給摟"~ XD

粉餅+海綿粉撲:



我選的色號是02 sheer beige, 但是再一次, 03 Natural beige其實也可以
後來小姐是建議我帶02, 因為她(和我)都覺得03有點莫名其妙的紅感?
雖然02稍稍偏白一點, 但是因為我上的量不多, 所以是剛好的.
隨盒附的粉撲觸感很一般, 沒有那種一貼到臉上~背後就會有浴火鳳凰飛出的效果
但是基本上質感是不錯的, 至少抓粉力ok, 也不會太硬.
(有一種海綿粉撲質地很密很硬,很難彎曲出弧度,我很討厭那種海綿)







心得:

粉質非常非常的細, 是我目前用過粉質質地最細的粉餅.
似乎比我心中的夢幻逸品VESACE加強滋潤粉餅還要細, 不過這已經是不可考了~
因為我最後一塊VESACE粉餅是兩年前用完的, 也無法實際比較
記憶中的印象總是美好, 就像初戀一樣~(這蝦毀??)
但是我可以肯定的是比Chanel和Dior的粉餅還要細一些,
雖然只有一些, 但是還是贏了~ ㄎㄎ.

我的用法是在粉底之後, 用海綿或是大刷薄薄地壓/掃上一層
所以遮瑕度我無法評論, 但是我覺得這應該不是它的強項.
上完之後臉上幾乎沒有粉感, 但是有一種淡淡的柔焦效果
我的皮膚在夏天是中偏乾, 用這塊是不會覺得乾, 臉也不會覺得緊緊的
(但是因為上班會呆一整天冷氣房, 所以我妝前保濕都有加強.)
控油能力我也不知道, 因為我沒有油可以控....囧

總體而言, 這塊粉餅的妝效非常漂亮自然,
我很討厭粉感, 所以很少用粉餅, 頂用是外出補妝時使用
但是這塊的魅力就是在於, 幾乎沒有粉感, 卻又可以營造出柔和粉嫩的妝效.
我之前只有用過YSL的其他彩妝和粉底液(另:我覺得YSL眼影很雷 XD)
這次是我第一次使用他們的粉餅, 非常滿意.

總評:

妝效:♥♥♥♥♥粉質細緻度:♥♥♥♥♥
遮瑕力:♥♥~♥♥♥(這是我的推測)
控油力:?
C/P值:♥♥♥♥(售價還是有點偏高,但是我會願意掏錢XD)


當時還順便買了一隻Rouge Volupte的脣膏, 也是非常滿意~
有空會生一下心得文~XD