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Monday, March 16, 2009

Purely Cosmetics Goodies


Yay! Finally my Purely Cosmetics post!

If you don't know about Robyn or Purely Cosmetics by now, then you are living under a rock! LOL. She is just so amazingly nice and I love how she is so attentive to EACH and EVERY one of her customers.

I had the opportunity to try some of Purely Cosmetics' popular products and I am quite pleased! About a month ago my t-zone was super oily outta nowhere and I was getting a few zits here and there that was just bugging me; on top of that my makeup at the end of the day was looking like a hot mess. Miraculously Robyn heard my cries and sent me her Silk & Pearl Priming Powder, Oil Absorption Powder, Duo/Dual Fiber Stippling Brush, as well as some of her eye colors and eyeliner sealant.

I absolutely LOVE the Oil Absorption Powder! I swear it saved my face and it left my makeup nice and shine-free at the end of the work day. I first applied the Silk Pearl Powder with the stippling brush, then applied the Oil Absorption Powder. Afterwards, I just applied my mineral foundation like normal and my face wasn't as shiny and it lasted longer as oppose to just applying my foundation with a primer. You can even use the Silk Pearl Primer and the Oil Absorption Powder as a setting powder on top of your foundation.

The Black Cherry Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is a gorgeous deep purple-burgundy with tiny flecks of shimmer which is just beautiful in person. I will definitely be doing some looks using these products soon!

The "Black Chameleon" eyeshadow is a nice soft almost matte black which is perfect for smokey eyes, or you can use it with the eyeliner sealant to create your own eyeliner.

Let me describe each of the products I received (please check out her site for ingredients and additional information):

- Oil Absorption Powder: For extremely oily skin, our Oil Absorb is made of finely ground bentonite clay, which is well known for it's high absorption properties, as well as silica, calcium carbonate, and kaolin clay. Use a light layer under foundation to absorb excess oils.

Pure silk powder is perfect for combination skin. While leaving your skin feeling silky soft, silk powder is a "smart powder" that can either absorb or release moisture as needed, in addition to absorbing excess oils. A very breathable ingredient, it's properties will change as temperatures and humidity changes - perfect for the warmer months. Can be used as a primer or a finishing powder.

- Silk Primer Powder: Composed of pure silk and pearl powders, this facial primer nourishes your skin with amino acids & calcium, hiding your pores, absorbing excess oils and moisturizing your skin to leave a matte and velvety soft texture. Pearl powder has long been known to help heal skin redness, smooth & refine skin texture, and regulate skin discolorations. Allantoin helps increase skin cell rejuvenation. Available in two formulations: Normal - Dry skin and Normal - Oily skin.

- Eyeliner Sealant: Make any mineral eye shadow stay true all day long without the use of a primer. Simply put a drop of sealant on your brush, dip into loose eye shadow and apply. Dries in just a couple of seconds. Will not crease or smudge! So little is used at a time, this 1/2 ounce bottle will last a long time.

- Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Black Cherry: Will not smudge off!

The stippling brush is similar to the MAC #187 brush and is used for light application of mineral foundation or blush. Like all brushes i've tried including MAC, the bristles shed a little bit, but not too much. It's a nice dense brush so it allows you to grab enough product for application.

Swatches of the versatile powder eyeshadows (click to enlarge):

Swatches of their pretty shimmery blushes:

Here are the items I used for my "natural look":

Freshly applied...(Hello Kitty ring from Hot Topic)

After work, 9 hours later...

Some looks using Purely Cosmetics Eyeshadows:
Here is a pic using "Antique Copper" (now the "Burnished Copper" you see above):

Eyeshadow in "Shimmering Bronze", CLICK HERE for a break-down of this look


FuN and MakeUp said...

omg! how u do ur cheeks is sooo nice! its soo contured!! aaahh.. come here n help me!! lol i always try to find a way to do it nice... but its not good! bOooo... wow that HK ring. i think i want it.. its soo cute!!

Askmewhats said...

The Black Cherry Gel Liner looks promising!!! I am in love with gel liners I don't know why! hahhaha :) You did such great reviews, you look great even after hours and hours of makeup application, definitely great products to look at :)

Thanks for the review and I agree with Fun & Makeup, you've got eye popping cheeks! SO pretty

javy said...

omg i need that liner!!! its like beauty marked in a gel liner from, and super cute hk ring :D

♥Leigh♥ said...

AmAzing! You always look great.And I must agree..your blush and cheeks are well contoured! I can never do that.Haha. Maybe a few tips.

kae said...

WOW the makeup lasted a really long time! it still looks pretty fresh! what brush do you usually use to apply ur blush? u always do it so nicely!

Ahleessa said...

The eyeliner is so gorgeous!!! I have never seen that color eyeliner. I love it! :)

sanniet said...

omg! I want that gel liner!! and what a cute hello kitty ring! hehe and you got a new profile pic very sexy! and omg i want a stippling brush pretty <33

Anonymous said...

ooooooooooh! I'm jealous! I want the stippling brush and the oil absorbing powder! i love, looooove how you apply your makeup. :)

Iyah said...

Ohhh! I think I want the Gel Liner! Soo pretty :h:

Btw, I love the ring on you :D I think I wanna get myself a HK ring too! heehee!

SayAnythingBrooke said...

Oh I am LUSTING over that Black Cherry! Thanks for showing us :)

Kimberly Tia said...

aww I just love robyn and her products at Purely Cosmetics - she is fabulous and they have an amazing line of products!
You def did her justice with an amazing review!

and btw love love that HK ring!!! and the polis to match her! :c:

Jo said...

i really like the shimmering bronze and the beige lips on you vanessa!

can i please request a look? I'm going to put in an order for the ben nye matte eyeshadow palette and would like ideas using matte neutral colors. Whenever you have time is cool. much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

ahhh black cherry is absolutely GORGEOUS!
thanks for sharing your views on them~

ning * star said...

:h: nice nice.. u have a lot of wonderful items

MakeupByRenRen said...

the primer and oil absortion powders sound fab!

Phyrra said...

You look gorgeous!
And you're right, Robyn is super attentive. I just received some samples she chose for me yesterday and am trying the skin smoothing foundation today ;)

KiLLaCaM said...

that liner is amazing! I need that so badly...considering i gave up black liner for lent! lol.

Miss Yaya said...

just when i thought i was pausing on the mineral shadow purchases - you pull me back in!

Shelly Rodriguez said...

Ooooo, that liner looks JUST like the liner that came with a Shiseido shadow/liner palette I got in Japan! I've been using the liner sparingly because I knew I'd have a hard time replacing it. Not anymore! :h:

Girl with Curl said...

I love the last makeup look on you!

FabDiva20 said...

The Purely Cosmetics look amazing! I bet the Oil Absorbing powder looks nice! I've been looking for something that will absord oil on my T-Zone since it gets oily during the day and I'll definately will try it.

Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

Man, oh man! You guys are making me bust with pride!

MakeupNme said...

OMG I want that Black Cherry liner!

Robyn @ Purely Cosmetics said...

You and everybody else! I'm down to 3 left, so order fast! If anyone likes black with a gold sparkle, Black Gold is quite cool too :)

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