Saturday, May 29, 2010

Quickies: Random Sephora Haul- Napoleon Perdis, Vincent Longo, Sugar, and More (Brief Review & Swatches)

Quickies- A new blog series that will contain “quickie” reviews (or sometimes just swatches) of products, hauls, etc. that have been taking up space on my “to-do list” for far too long. Usually, these will be older (but still important!) items I’ve neglected and forgotten to review from weeks/months ago. Hope you enjoy the quickies!
Back in mid November, there was a bunch of Napolean Perdis and Vincent Longo products in the Sephora sale section for dirt cheap. Right when I saw the items on sale, I jumped to purchase a handful of things. Whenever Sephora discontinues a brand, products go quickly and by the house. Most the items I picked up were Napolean Perdis but I did also buy Vincent Longo, Sugar, and Benefit products. Here are the items I purchased:
Swatches..
Above (no flash) from left: Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl in "Loredana", Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipsticks in "Calypso", "Electra", "Harmonia", "Xenia", Vincent Longo Liquid Shadow in "Sweet Magenta", Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl Eyeshadow in "Lapis", Napoleon Perdis Loose Eyeshadow in "Dust Leaf", Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencils in "Violet Rose", "Brun Mordore", "Noir Bleute", and Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Artist Pencil in "Lapis."
Above (with flash) from left: Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl in "Loredana", Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipsticks in "Calypso", "Electra", "Harmonia", "Xenia", Vincent Longo Liquid Shadow in "Sweet Magenta", Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl Eyeshadow in "Lapis", Napoleon Perdis Loose Eyeshadow in "Dust Leaf", Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencils in "Violet Rose", "Brun Mordore", "Noir Bleute", and Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Artist Pencil in "Lapis."

Product Descriptions/Colors:
1. Vincent Longo Lip Vinyl in "Loredana"- I expected this to be more opaque due to "vinyl" being in the name but the color ended up being totally clear. The gloss felt a bit thick in texture.
2. Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in "Calypso"- Bright, hot pink (reminded me of MAC "Girl About Town.") These lippies had a touch of moisture (but not as moisturizing as Shiseido or Givenchy lipsticks.)
3. Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in"Electra"- Pale-medium pink.
4. Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in "Harmonia"- Pale-medium salmon pink.
5. Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick in"Xenia"- Bright berry red. I love the color but it's just too intense for me. Still haven't worn it since I bought it.
6. Vincent Longo Liquid Shadow in "Sweet Magenta"- I love the bright opaque fuchsia but when I tried it on my eye, it was more like a cream shadow where your spread it all over the lid and it sheers out too much. Not the bold pink I expected it to be. It looked like any other eyeshadow once it was spread all over the lid.
7. Napoleon Perdis Ultra Pearl Eyeshadow in "Lapis"- I'm still kicking myself for returning this. This is basically your average medium blue with the slightest touch of green. I just kept feeling like I had this color somewhere else in my collection.
8. Napoleon Perdis Loose Eyeshadow in "Dust Leaf"- Light green with gold tint and tons of shimmer. I couldn't see it looking good on me but I think it would be gorgeous on someone with darker skin.
9. Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil in "Violet Rose"- Pigmented, shimmery, bright lavender with a touch a blue and magenta. LOVE this and have never seen a liner in this shade before.
10. Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil in "Brun Mordore"- Shimmery bronze brown.
11. Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencil in "Noir Bleute"- Blackened blue with subtle shimmer. I compared it with the Smashbox liner in "Lapis" thinking they were similar but the Smashbox is lighter with more blue sparkle.
(Not swatched)
12. Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lip Service- This was just another lip treatment/balm and from what I can recall, it tasted really, really good. I think it was a fruity minty taste but I can't remember. It seemed to help my lips at first but dried them out in the longrun so I ended up tossing it.
13. Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation in "1" (Never tried any of these since they were all the wrong shades. It did appear to be more of a lighter foundation though.)
14. Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation in "3"
15. Napoleon Perdis China Doll Foundation in "4"
16. Sugar Tint Tinted Moistuirzer- Seemed "heavier" than other tinted moisturizers and I felt like my skin couldn't breathe under it. No breakouts or irritation though.
17. Benefit Lust Dusters Trio Set (Didn't open these because inside the jars, they looked too similar to colors I already had and I didn't want to "contaminate" them. Ended up giving the set away.)

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