Sue Devitt Spring 2010, A Southern Seas SojournFriday, April 09, 2010
While I like makeup collections that are edgy and really push consumers as much as the next beauty fanatic, I have to admit that I most often reach for products that just make me feel pretty. Especially in the spring.
Sue Devitt is a brand that I've always heard a lot of great things about, but somehow never managed to try out until now. (It's not like it's hard to get though, you can buy it a huge number of places like Sephora, ULTA, QVC and the on-line Sue Devitt store...)
Anyways. One of the more unique things about this line is that Sue creates the color stories based upon her travels, and when I heard that the Spring 2010 color story was based around the South Pacific, I had to try it out! I knew this would be my chance to finally see what all the hype was about, and that the colors would be amazing.
Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye Palette in Solomon Islands
This picture doesn't do this palette justice. It's truly amazing, and I am using it everywhere! It's a very pretty gradient of pink with a slightly burnished (or tarnished?) gold on the bottom. The pinks are fairly translucent, and gold is a bit more pigmented, all of the shades have a faint shimmer.
While on-line this is sold as an eye shadow palette, my box actually says Eye & Cheek Palette, and that's really what I've been using it as. For a pretty pink glow I'm using a regular blush brush over the pinks mostly (though I do like a small amount of the gold for shine), and applying to the apples of my cheeks and my cheek bones.
If I use a slightly bigger brush (I like to use my MAC 187 Skunk Brush), then I can apply it lightly as a highlighter on my cheekbones, brow bones and down my nose.
I haven't used the pinks yet as an eye shadow, but the gold is well pigmented for this when used with an eye shadow brush. It seemed to last well, though I had layered it with a few other brands so it is a bit hard to sort out. It did blend nicely and the gold was a nice finishing touch on my look that day!
Lip Intensifier Pencil in KiraKira
That fat pencil is the Sue Devitt product that I'm reaching for the most, and I have to admit that I have been carrying it with me to work, to the mall, out to dinner with friends... you get the picture.
It's a pink/nude/mauve color that seems very flattering. It's basically a big pencil, a bit harder than a lipstick but softer than more traditional lip liners. I quickly line my lips then fill them in and smack once or twice to spread a little bit. I finish up with a translucent gloss. It lasts for hours and looks good with almost any look.
Lip Enhancing Gloss in Telina
I'm a lip gloss fiend (I have hundreds, I'm very picky about what ones I like, I'm usually carrying at least 5 in my purse and I reapply every hour, etc... etc...), and this one ranks right up there with the best! The color is definitely visible, but translucent to allow your lips to show through and make the color flattering. It feels great going on and the shine lasts for a few hours. Definitely one I would recommend!
The best place to get these products is likely Sue Devitt Beauty.com
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