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IN-ACTION: SMOOTH, RADIANT SKIN & LUSH LASHES WITH ANNA SUI'S PROTECTIVE BASE MAKEUP & DOLLY GIRL MASCARAS FOR SPRING 2011!


Mar18

Hi hi hi! Ok, EPIC entry with lots of product shots as well as "in-action" shots :D



A couple of weeks back I was given an opportunity to play around with ANNA SUI's latest offerings - the new PROTECTIVE BASE MAKEUP launch for Spring 2011 and point makeup from the upcoming DOLLY GIRL MASCARA and LIPSTICK Collection.

I've been using these products for a little while now and I've really come to enjoy them - the PROTECTIVE LOOSE POWDER and the DOLLY GIRL MASCARAS in particular.  Let's take a look!

 

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PROTECTIVE FOUNDATION PRIMER C (SGD$49 / 24ml)


It comes in one shade, PLATINUM PURPLE, which smooths out as an ultra-thin veil of radiance, with the help of subtle silver pearls. It contains:

  • FLAT POWDER - camoflages enlarged pores


  • CRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE & SEBUM ABSORBING POWDER - to capture excess sebum


  • SPF 38 PA +++ - Despite a mid-range SPF level, it DOES NOT leave a white cast, as you can see in the swatch above


  • WATER-BASED INGREDIENTS - for a light and refreshing application


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PROTECTIVE LOOSE POWDER in 001 (SGD$65 - 18 gms)


I LOVE this LOOSE POWDER - it looks like dull beige in the pot and when swatched. But once blended out, it sheers to a wonderful translucent veil with superfine shimmer.  This is a DELIGHT for me as often, translucent setting powders, especially from brands which are created for Asian skintones, often leave a horrid white / grey cast on me.

I've been using this to set my foundation and I've also been dusting this liberally on my decolletage (ahem) and it sits well on my skin. I apply it with either the included purple puff or my Sigma large powder brush.


The PROTECTIVE LOOSE POWDER contains:

  • SLIDING POWDER and RFP POWDERS - Sliding Powder is spherical while RFP is plate like. Together, these create a smooth, thin veil on the skin surface.

 

  • BRIGHT UP POWDER - This together with fine red and gold particles (which cannot be seen), give skin a healthy glow

 

  • TRANSPARENT UV Powder - SPF 20 PA+++ protect the skin

 

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LOOSE POWDER COMPACT SET - LIMITED EDITION (SGD$91)


This set comprises a little tub in the classic rose-motif packaging as well as a bright royal purple rose-motif mirror compact

I feel the LOOSE COMPACT POWDER UV is a touch more shimmery than the PROTECTIVE LOOSE POWDER - but the silicone net on which you press the puff to dispense the powder doesn't allow too much powder to get onto the puff, so no worries about Disco-Ball Faces here :)


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And here are the LOOSE POWDER, PRIMER and DOLLY GIRL POINT MAKEUP in action!


I really like how smooth and soft the skin feels with the LOOSE PROTECTIVE POWDER on - even after frantic dash to the carpark and a long dinner, I felt my makeup still looked fresh and hardly showed signs of wear, a good 5 hours later, despite my oily skin.  And it didn't look ashy, despite the dull, dull, dullllllll yellow lighting in Triple Three (Mandarin Orchard Hotel)

 

FACE:

ANNA SUI PROTECTIVE FOUNDATION PRIMER C

ESTEE LAUDER Double Wear Foundation WARM BRONZE

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC45 ; MUFE Camoflage Cream in ORANGE

ANNA SUI PROTECTIVE LOOSE POWDER

 

CHEEKS:

ANNA SUI CHEEK COLOUR in 01 (featured in this entry HERE)

 

EYES:

ANNA SUI Eye Colour in 101 (lid); MAC Pigment in GOLDEN OLIVE (outer crease and above); ANNA SUI Eye Colour Duo in 03 - tan gold shade (browbone highlight) (Anna Sui eyeshadows featured in this entry HERE)

MAC Superslick Eyeliner in ON THE HUNT (upper lashline); MAC Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner in BLACK SWAN (lower lashline)

ANNA SUI DOLLY GIRL VOLUME MASCARA

 

LIPS:

MAC Lipstick in CREAM IN YOUR COFFEE (applied a light layer and blotted off almost completely)

ANNA SUI DOLLY GIRL Lipstick in 002


The Dolly Girl Lipstick in 002 looks like a bright scary fuchsia in the tube but it applies sheerly for a nice wash of colour - I layered it over a blotted off layer of another pink lipstick because I wanted a little more colour for the look I did.  I really love the packaging - its so compact and the illustration is cute!

Here are the other cases (which house a coral and red shade each)


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So in the look above, I am using the ANNA SUI DOLLY GIRL VOLUME MASCARA .......

But there are 3 in the DOLLY GIRL Mascara range (to be launched soon)!!! How not to try the others?????


So I experimented!

 

First, with just the DOLLY GIRL FULL MASCARA:



Anna Sui Eyecolour in 101(lid); Anna Sui Eyecolour 203 (outer crease and above)

ANNA SUI SAYS:

  • Increased black pigment emphasises lash volume and the light-reflecting formula gives lashes a shiny, black and fluffy appearance


  • The Balance Complex Formula (a highly adherent wax expertly combined with a hard wax) ensures excellent adherence to the lashes - the uneven adherence is intentional - to create the illusion of multiplied and fluffy lashes.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

  • Dense and longer brush bristles coat each lash well and separates them.


  • The formula is also wet enough that I can go back and add a 2nd or 3rd coat even (no CRISPY lashes here).  I like!

 

 

Then, I tried the DOLLY GIRL VOLUME MASCARA


ANNA SUI SAYS:

  • Increased black pigment emphasises lash volume and the light-reflecting formula gives lashes a shiny, black and fluffy appearance


  • The Lash Maximiser (a combination of voluminous wax, curl-holding wax and oil-soluble resin) adds intense volume to eyelashes while holding the perfect curl.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

  • Brush bristles are shorter and more compact

  • I thought the mascara formula felt just a wee bit more dense also


  • The VOLUME mascara definitely gave more body to the lashes - you can tell the lashes look a little thicker.


  • But I was itchy fingered and attempted a 3rd coat, just for the fun of it and it looked a little crumpled, towards the tips of my lashes.


  • But I loved the fullness, especially at the lower lashes

 

Soooooo .....

I layered them both! According to ANNA SUI, all the mascaras in the DOLLY GIRL range are formulated to allow the mascara to adhere well to even the shortest / thinnest of lashes. They also allow for easy layering.

So here, I applied one thick coat of the DOLLY GIRL VOLUME MASCARA FIRST and then combed it out with another coat of the DOLLY GIRL FULL MASCARA ... and I loved this even better!!!


Both mascaras, when used on their own or layered, come off pretty easily with a cotton-pad soaked with my Biore bi-phase eyemakeup remover. I really like both the mascaras - the brush bristles really get inbetween the lashes and deposit enough mascara that lashes look full and long.

 

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That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

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DISCLAIMER: All ANNA SUI products featured were provided to me for consideration.  All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.


posted by
3/18/11

The dolly mascaras look so adorable and the results look amaaaazing! Almost like u got falsies on! :)


posted by
3/18/11

I must say you have got me intrigued to try out Anna Sui's products especially the loose powder, sounds so promising! :)


posted by
3/18/11

LOL crispy lashes, i dun like crispy lashes too.


posted by
3/19/11

Layla88: What i really like is that the formula is creamy and wet enough and doesn't dry in one second - so there's time for the bristles to properly coat through the lashes to create a lusher, fuller look :) Thank you!!!


posted by
3/19/11

Amy: Its available at the Anna Sui counters in Isetan, etc and there are a couple of ongoing promotions. No harm just swatching :P


posted by
3/19/11

Christie: Oh gosh, I HATE crispy lashes w a vengeance! Or the mascaras that clump at the tips, making it look I have 5 giant lashes. Crispy lashes are tough to remove also and I think runs the risk of ripping them off .... and we so DON'T WANT THAT HAPPENING!


posted by
3/19/11

Hey, Kas! I have a RMK powder with the same dispenser style as the Anna Sui one (the silicone net). Initially it was kinda fun to twist the puff on the net to get the powder out. But now that the powder is running low, it's SUCH A PAIN to get it out! Had to tap and shake the compact to loosen up the powder. :P

Anyway, am interested in the lipstick in the red-painted tube. From some blogs, I saw that it is a reddish shade? Is it as sheer as the fuschia one you had on?

I''ve been a long time lurker at your blog and have to say that you ROCK DRAMATIC EYE LOOKS!


posted by
3/20/11

I like the sounds of the Loose Powder! I'm presuming it has that trademark Anna Sui rose scent too? I'm definitely looking into that. Deciding between this and LM for my next loose powder...


posted by
3/21/11

Mskas9: Hey there! Aww, thanks for sticking around for such a long time! What's your name? And THANK YOU so much for the compliments! :flower:

As for the RMK powder, yeah, I heard of it and saw it at the counter and I can imagine that as the powder runs low, it would be hard to get it out; have you tried holding the puff tightly down on the net and shaking it vigorously?

As for the other lippies; the yellow tube is coral and the red tube is red (If I remember correctly) - as far as I remember, yes, all 3 shades in this collection are on the sheerer "wash of colour" side - if you really want it to pop, you can always layer a more matte colour (or a lipliner underneath), blot it all off and then apply the Anna Sui one - so the end result would be a "just bitten" look? :D


posted by
3/21/11

Sara: Tell me - what in the Anna Sui range dusn't have that trademark rose scent? LOL! Even the nail polishes and mascara smell of roses! Yeah, the powder has the rose scent and I really quite like how it settles on skin :D


posted by
3/21/11

Oh my name's Maya. Have seen you a few times in Orchard but was too shy to say 'hi'. :) Anyway, am definitely stalking the Anna Sui counters in April. The Dolly Girl stuff look waaaay too cute to be ignored.


posted by
3/22/11

hey babe heard a lot of raves abt EL foundation b4 but didnt have shade fr me.. my shade very similar to urs... so temmted to go try warm bronze...btw is it ur perfect shade or stil light fr u? hard to see in d pics :(


posted by
3/23/11

Heh heh crispy lashes makes me hungry. But I love the mascara combo. Powerr!


posted by
3/27/11

Thorough review as always! I think I will be getting one of those lippies! SO DAMN CUTE! ^_^


posted by
3/31/11

I bought the loose powder when it first was released! Now I really want the mascara! Looks amazinggg! :D


posted by
4/01/11

Maya: Oooooh, why never say hi?! Think they might be out at counters already! :)

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Pinkrose777: as I mentioned in 2 entries, the EL foundation shade is my match and the pics also reflect that. You can get matched at a EL counter.


posted by
4/01/11

Julaiha & Elizah: Yeah, I really like both the mascaras layered over each other! And they have that lovely rose scent! :D

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Deebz: thanks babe! Which lippy will you be getting? :D


posted by
4/01/11

i love how EVERY EYE SHADOW COLOR looks great against your skin tone!


posted by
4/02/11

Thynameiswoman: Oh wow, what a sweet thing to say! Thank you so much! :D


posted by
4/10/11

Babe! Just wondering you do not have falsies on right? It's your lashes & just the mascara that gave that amazingly gorg lashes right? :) hehe


posted by
4/10/11

Elizaheartsmakeup: Ok, save for that one entry where Sophia and I sat in a Subway restaurant and she tried to show me how to put on false lashes, none of the shots shown in all my LOTDs or EOTDs involve false lashes - cos I still can't get them on properly! LOL! Yep, so its my own lashes that are in the shots here (and elsewhere) :)


posted by
4/11/11

OMG I'M SO IN! haha *runs out to pick a dolly mascara* HAH thanks babe! :)


posted by
4/12/11

Eliza: Wheeeee! Score!



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