Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Present!

Since I'm being terrible at commenting back, I'm considering taking down my comment box and just leaving my cbox open. What do you think?

I know, Christmas is more than a month away, but how could I resist not buying a present for myself already? All the holiday collections make me drool. I could only pick one thing otherwise I'd be broke before buying everyone else's present.
My present for this Christmas (along with one more thing coming from Adambeauty) is the Aube Couture holiday palette. I didn't own anything Aube Couture before so why not start with this right?

The package is so beautiful. The case is a shiny pink with a silver border, white and jewelled snow motifs. This is also a huge compact, 3x4, to hold applicators, 3 lippies and eyeshadow.

I chose the 03 gold eyes x red lip variation. I figured gold would go with most outfits and I didn't own anything gold to begin with.
Isn't it so gorgeous? Sadly the snow design is only sprayed on top and is rubbed off immediately after touching it with the applicator.

All of the shades are very well pigmented except the main shade, even with BE Prime Time. I have to layer on the main shade 2-3 times to get the desired amount of color. However, even with all the layering, the shades lasted very long (about 10 hours) with no creasing and minimal smudging. I'm quite impressed by this.
The liner and brown shadow is very similar in color. A light hand is needed with applying it to the outer corner to prevent it from over powering the gold.
The lipsticks are very smooth and medium pigmented. I'm a bit sad how red these came out, it doesn't match me very well. The top shade is similar to the P&J lipstick 062 but a bit more rosy.

I lined with P&J pencil liner 01 before smudging the liner shade on. I think the gold appears more brownish than gold, but that's probably due to my skin tone.
I'm using the top and bottom lip color in the last picture. It doesn't look as red as I say, but it's just not very flattering.


18 comments:

Shop N' Chomp said...

What a pretty palette! :) As for the comment box, either way works I think.

izumi said...

pretty palette<3 you don't need a holiday to spoil yourself! ;) hahaha.

mandy said...

The palette & the packaging looks really nice! I like the neutral colors.

Hmm my personal preference would be to comment in the comment box but then again that's just me. =X

miss wiggle said...

Hmm, I think I like the red on you though! And definitely the gold looks so soft and pretty on your eyes.

I really don't know which Christmas collection to get - it can be only ONE due to budget constraints haha~ darn it. The Aube one is a top choice simply because of its beautiful packaging.

' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I don't think the comment replies is a big issue...though I suck at replying to them too. But the pros of having the comment box is that you can type as much as you want. The cbox restricts the # of characters.

Are you going to IMATS next week? Let me know if you are as I'm meeting a couple of other bloggers there. Would love to see you there :)

ilovepink said...

wow its so pretty!! =]

Blair said...

Gold looks gorgeous on you!!!

♥akisa♥ said...

pretty palette!! Unfortunately I've spent so much on my bridal makeup I don't deserve a self-awarded xmas present -_-

Lulu said...

ooo so pretty!!! that's a nice xmas present :)

dont' worry if you can't comment back on every comment, I personally like the comment box better just because there's no restriction on how much we can type, plus i love getting emial notifications when someone leaves a comment and i get to read what sweet things they have to say, so i like comment boxes better :)

Blovet Beauty said...

this palette looks so useful! it has everything inside for the eyes

sizbelle said...

this is a nice palette, y i miss it while considering for my x'mas shopping.

ning * star said...

nice palette. ha, i havent shop my christmas items yet

Catherine said...

This is such a gorgeous palette! Gold suits you. =)

☆Anastacia☆ said...

The palette looks amazing! Very pretty stuff!
I like comment here as well! And I don't care if you didn't replay because I like reading your blog anyways! We are all get busy sometimes.

Jenn said...

Very pretty! Reminds me that I need to post about the 2 I got =)

✿Ji✿ said...

Omg super pretty!♥

Mischievous Mack said...

So gorgeous! And it looks really nice on...
It's so going on my wish list!

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Yumeko said...

i swatched these palettes in the store but i kept forgetting to go back and get one
i shall have to go try them out!