Thursday, 7 May 2009

The She Space FOTD

Just a short post before I'm off to work.

Yesterday I realized that I haven't yet posted a look using The She Space samples I ordered - yet I made a post about the grab bag thing. Silly me. So I went ahead and swatched my samples and picked four colours I wanted to use together. The colours I chose were Funky Chicken, Living in Motion, Grooving Guppy and After the Kiss.

These are my descriptions of the TSS shades mentioned:

Funky Chicken: near matte light yellow.
Living in Motion: frosty mint green.
Grooving Guppy: shimmering aqua.
After the Kiss: matte lavender.

The She Space FOTD

Meow Cosmetics Top Cat Finishing Powder (as a primer and as a finishing powder)
Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Foundation in Inquisitive Himalayan (two layers)
Meow Cosmetics Concealer in Inquisitive Chausie
FaceFront Cosmetics Cheek Up Blush in Buenos Aires
Too Faced Shadow Insurance (as a primer on upper lids)
The She Space eyeshadow in Funky Chicken (on 1/3 of the inner upper lid plus inner corner)
The She Space eyeshadow in Living in Motion (2/3 of the upper lid)
The She Space eyeshadow in Grooving Guppy (outer vee and crease)
The She Space eyeshadow in After the Kiss (lower lashline)
Fyrinnae eyeshadow in Shinkirou (as a higlighter below brows)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack (upper lashline)
Dior Diorshow Waterproof mascara in Black
MAC lip tint in Popster (from Hello Kitty Collection)

I really like how the colours are easy to blend. Living in Motion and Grooving Guppy go together like best friends. The main grief is that the colours are quite hard to build up because they aren't all quite vibrant enough. For example, you can barely see After the Kiss on my lower lashline and I did a pretty heavy handed job there.

And this is TSS at it's best. The colours blend well even without any blending skills.

I really like Grooving Guppy. It's the most vibrant colour of these four, followed by Living in Motion. I usually don't wear aqua but this shade was too cute to pass! The funny thing about this photo is that it looks like the yellow and green shades I've used match my eyes! *lol*

As you can see, I'm pleased with the look. I took these pics just after six in the morning so I may look a bit tired!

I hate to admit this but I really love Facefront's Buenos Aires blush. I don't like FaceFront as a company but they do come up with gems like this blush. I haven't been able to found a dupe. The blush looks very frightening on the jar (screaming pinkish peach with gold shimmer) but on cheeks it's just radiant.

The She Space has some gems, too, but the problem is inconsistency. Some of the colours barely show up on my skin (and I'm basically as white as a sheet) and some are really great. Some of the makeup companies I order from have better consistency and I have no problems with buying full sizes without sampling (like Aromaleigh, Fyrinnae, Heavenly Naturals) but The She Space makes me a bit nervous. Their shipping takes long and when I got 20 samples, 7 of them were just no good in terms of vibrancy. That's an alarming ratio. I know, I know, I just bought a grab bag from them but I consider that as giving The she Space another opportunity to prove themselves to me. If it doesn't work out, I may not order again, not even samples.

Have you tried any pigments from The She Space? What do you think about them? And what do you think about my look? :)


Cris said...

I really like Living In Motion, but the name may have influenced that ;D. Still, it's pretty :). The whole look is ^_^.
Haven't tried any stuff from The She Space though :(.

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Cris ^^

Living in Motion IS a pretty colour, I'm very pleased with it.

I have to confess that I often choose eyeshadows partially based on their name.... *shame* A great name makes the colour look even prettier! :P

If you feel like trying TSS, I suggest ordering a couple of samples first. Some of the colours are as vibrant as shown in the webstore but some are not.

Phyrra said...

This is so cute!
I like the Guppy color, too.
And they do look like they blended flawlessly :)

Saila, the Adventurous Purple Koala said...

Thanks, Phyrra :) I think I might try foiling some of TSS shades that don't show up as well as I'd hoped to see if that works out. But these colours were fun to work with! And I almost didn't have to blend :P