Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Be Right Back!


Hello all, unfortunately, since I've packed away most of my things, I find myself unable to put up any blogposts. And since its 2 days to the BIG MOVE... I'm just going to roll with it.
I reach the UK on Saturday morning, and will probably only get Internet by Tuesday, so normal posting may resume the Friday after this one.

Please be patient with me!

And wish me luck!

Much Love,
Shrutilaya

Monday, 18 August 2014

Project 10 Pan - Revisited


So this post was supposed to go up several hours ago, but as you can imagine things are a bit hectic around here - with me leaving on Friday and all that.
I posted the original Project 10 Pan 2 months ago - where I gave myself two months to finish mostly base products - which let me tell you was a stretch. Even if they are half full, no one can finish so many basis in 2 months unless I started drinking them.. eeek. But I'm rather proud of the seven products I have finished.

So, I'm left with the MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation which is still the wrong colour for me, but I'm sure I'll be using it up soon... or giving it to a friend because I've finally repurchased it in the right shade.
The Bourjois Happy Light is a foundation I LOVE, but I just don't feel like taking something which is so close to finished all the way, so its being passed on to my mother.
Finally, my beloved Nars Casino Bronzer is coming with me because frankly, I can't live without it.

So yes, this is my progress. Bit of a fail, but the stuff has been used up which was the important thing.

...Its a short post today, and the next 3 - 4 will be scheduled to go up on time (I promise).
England, here I come!

Friday, 15 August 2014

That Effortless Foundation


Do you find liquid foundations to be a bit of a pain? Not worth the effort it takes to buff in into the skin? Don't like the feeling? Not easy for on-the-go?
Whatever your gripe maybe with regular liquid foundations, this product is basically the answer to them all!
I completely forgot I even owned it until my recent Project 10 Pan - but once I started using I wondered what made me forget about it to begin with. Its everything you need for a quick 'sweep and go', also, you chuck it into your bags and you've got touch ups throughout the day covered.
The MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation is finely milled and silky soft with a matte finish, but after about 10 minutes your natural skin does come through. I use it with an Illuminating Primer or my Strobe Cream, and with both, it works wonderfully. It works really well on people with oily skin, because it stays put. And on someone with Dehydrated Combination Skin like myself, it manages to glide over my dry patches without emphasizing them or getting stuck around them.
Its a medium coverage if you use it with a buffing brush - like I do. But it can also be sweeped on with a fluffy brush for just a veil of matte and hardly any coverage at all. If I build it up, it easily goes upto full coverage. Oddly enough, no matter how much I layer - it never looks too matte of cakey or even like I'm wearing full coverage. There's just something about the formula.
The one pictured is NC43.5 which is too dark for me, but I can make it work. I have repurchased it already in NC42 which matches me perfectly. Oh, and for the record, it currently costs INR 1990. (Ugh, stupid price increases)

Do you own this? What are your thoughts?