ABS’ Five: Trish & Dior

February 26, 2009
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Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Petal Shine #809
($56)
What it is: A seductive palette of five rich, versatile eyeshadow colors. The light, smooth texture is easy to apply, offering incomparable staying power and a silky-fine finish. Shades include: pale lavender, pale pink, rose nude, plum taupe, and dark purple plus two double-ended sponge applicators.

I’m not sure about how pigmented this palette is left to its own devices, but I was playing around with Petal Shine over Urban Decay’s new Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin, and it looked amazing! I went for a simple look, using the pink in the upper right as an all-over lid shade, the taupey plum on the bottom left to shade the outer half of my eye, and the dark purple as a crease shade. I don’t know if it was the UDPP in Sin or the shadows themselves, but they were so gorgeously pigmented and created the perfect updated smoky eye.

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DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25
($44)

What it is:
A silky, long-wearing liquid foundation with SPF 25. Extreme wear for extreme beauty. This luxurious foundation stays flawlessly smooth and looks naturally perfect in any environment. With two unique innovations: an exclusive nano-stretch network inspired by nano-textile technology to insure makeup will fit like a second skin and a unique hydra-gel moisture-stabilizing system, Dior takes smoothing, wear, and comfort to the ultimate extreme of beauty. Non-transfer and waterproof.

I picked up a sample of this stuff last night, and I’m currently testing this foundation in shade Linen 021 to see how my skin reacts to it, and if it really is non-transfer and waterproof since I’m getting sick of having to touch up my makeup before heading out for the night after work. My first impressions are that I’m not entirely crazy about the texture (it’s on the thick side and somewhat hard to blend), but since I used my BeautyBlender to apply it this morning, I didn’t have any issues~everything blends beautifully with the Blender! My skin looks flawless, but we’ll have to see what I think in another 7 hours or so.

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DiorSkin Forever Compact Flawless & Moist Extreme Wear Makeup SPF 25
($44)

What it is:
A long-wearing compact powder foundation with a sponge and SPF 25. Extreme wear for extreme beauty. This luxurious foundation stays flawlessly smooth and looks naturally perfect in any environment. It is portably convenient and ultra-hygienic with separate trays for the sponge and makeup. With two unique innovations: an exclusive nano-stretch network inspired by nano-textile technology to insure makeup will fit like a second skin and a unique hydra-gel moisture-stabilizing system, Dior takes smoothing, wear, and comfort to the ultimate extreme of beauty. Non-transfer and waterproof.

This seems to be the natural companion to the Diorskin Extreme Wear Foundation I’m currently testing, and I’m admittedly curious since I used to be a huge fan of compact foundations (both creamy and powder) back in the day, but haven’t been able to find any that I like in the past several years. This makes the same claims of being transfer- and waterproof, so I’m definitely interested. We’ll have to see how it goes with the foundation sample first though.

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Trish McEvoy ‘The Ball’ Sponge Makeup Applicator ($16)
What it is: Trish developed The Ball for women that prefer to use sponges to apply their makeup but are concerned about getting a seamless foundation or powder application every time. She designed its unique, mistake-proof shape to work with the contours of your face and effortlessly stipple and roll your foundation or powder into your skin for a perfectly blended application on contact.

This looks to be a very close relative of the BeautyBlender (see my review HERE), but while the two products are relatively similar in price, this lacks the fun pinkness of the BB, in addition to its smart egg shape which allows you to easily reach every nook and cranny on your face. That’s not to say I’m not curiuos about this, because I am!

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Trish McEvoy ‘The Point ($40)
What it is:
Trish McEvoy developed The Point because so many women only need foundation or concealer on small areas of their faces. This tiny brush gives you the maximum control while the unique tapered design of The Point’s bristles beautifully stipples your concealer, foundation or powder precisely where you need it. The Point is the latest addition to Trish’s iconic collection of brushes that place the power of professional-quality makeup applications at your fingertips.

I happen to think this product is pretty overpriced at $40 since I’ve seen ‘The Point’ and it’s really rather small and unimpressive, but it does get points for its portability and cuteness.

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