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5/5/11

Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection Review,Swatches & LOTD (Darker Skin tone)

Here are swatches & mini reviews of the Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection + LOTD of moi in a darker skin tone.


Paraguaya i-divine palette ~ The colors are all pigmented, smooth and buttery. The least pigmented of them all is Bittersweet -second last , bottom row, grey shade. It works fine if you want to use it to blend a darker color, though. Hmm...Bittersweet. How apt.




Swatches:
Parfait, Blush, Cameo, Persian Orange, Peach Gold, Sandstone

Bellini, Redstone, Persimmon, Tangelo, Bittersweet, Stone


Pan Tao Blush ~ I LOVE it! It's so beautiful. I needed a blush that's brighter than MAC Peaches Blush and this is perfect. I will definitely buy more Sleek Blushes.

Pan Tao Swatch



Sugar May Pout Polish ~ The first time I tried this, I thought it smelled very sweet, almost nauseatingly sweet, like when you put your nose on the tip of a bottle of Vanilla Essence. I also tasted some mild bitterness- the type you get after swallowing a Paracetamol tablet. How can something that smells so sweet taste bitter?! I wonder. Hey. there's that word  Bittersweet again! How weird. As for the shade, you have to layer it for the color too show. I like the high-shine & glossy look, but I don't think I'm repurchasing another Pout Polish.

Sugar May Swatch

Here's a LOTD of me in a darker skin tone. I get a lot of emails and comments in which readers ask me what type of makeup shades to pick for darker skin tones & if a particular product I review would suit their darker skin tones, so I thought this might be a good way to give them an idea. I'm just easing you in right now, so I went only 2 or 3 shades darker (which looked darker off camera, btw.) I had to use flash to bring out the darker skin tone, so my face looks shiny. Also the light went off many times during, so a bit sweaty too =D


Face ~ Kryolan Supracolor and a mixture of different powders.

Cheeks ~  Pan Tao Blush
Lips ~Sugar May Pout Polish
Eyes ~ Paraguaya palette- mixture of colors. Gel Liner to tightline, Stone to line upper and lower lashline, Bourjois Volumizer Mascara. 
Eye 1: MAC Chromagraphic Pencil on my waterline, Eye 2: Black kajal

Eye 1- light, Eye 2- smokey (w/o flash)


Do you see the different colored shoulder? I was lazy ;p
I must say, I like it! My eyes & teeth look whiter! :). Maybe next time, I'll go 5-6 shades darker. I have a  chocolate brown base, which I almost used for this, but I reckon it's best to take baby steps.

Do let me know if you want me to do darker skin tones every now & then. Do you think it'll be helpful to you?

P.S: Will announce the Giveaway of the other set of Sleek Avoir la Peche Collection I got soon, so stay tuned.

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^

41 comments:

  1. You look really tanned and gorgeous! :D

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  2. ooooh......!! u look like a hawaian beauty in that pic...BTW..that is my actual skintone...!!! i love the smokey loook...!!!! :) Great Work as usual Girlie..!!! :)

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  3. you so pretty yaa, and super cute

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  4. Thoise are yummy shades Cynthia...and u looks very cute..Loved the flower on ur hair :-)

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  5. Great job Cynthia. Your make-up look flawless :)

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  6. That blush looks good on u. Almost like a SUN KISSED CHEEKS :P

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  7. I'm NC42/43, so I would love it if you did more looks for darker skin tones. Thanks!

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  8. you are looking even more gorgeous in this tan look

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  9. you look sooo much sexy! yes go darker every now n then..like d change!

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  10. you look STUNNING in this look :) Great post. Always enjoy your blog. <3

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  11. drooling over all the colors!!!!! I want!:))
    You look beautiful CZ <3

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  12. wow...lovely lotd cynth...sleek is awesome...:)

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  13. Looks great with darker skin tone. thanks for sharing this look. love it!

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  14. I love this look - really lookin good on you!

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  15. Looks like ur back from the beach :)

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  16. You look so gorgeous and glowing! :)

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  17. Gorgeous babe! this tanned look & coral blush looks fabulous on you!

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  18. I love the Paraguaya palette, love your look, Peachy makeup looks the best on tanned skintone :)

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  19. Only 1 thing lets do Hoola dance,in Hawaii rite now...LOL... :) The palatte Oh My Gosh...!!! lyk suuuppppeeerrrr preettyy, bst summer buy i guess.Hv fun wid d palatte dis summr.

    Love,
    Candy...<3

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  20. dt pout polish shuld b namd "Bitter May" insted of "Sugar May"...heeheee

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  21. U could easily pass for a model that MAC used to promote their To The Beach range!:P Stunna! :)

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  22. that is super cool CZ :D :D

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  23. love your look. you look gorgeous dark as well :)
    xxx

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  24. You look gorgeous..Cynthia..Love the tanned look. Could you tell me how to get Kryolan stuff..I wanted their concealer..

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  25. you look amazing! the colors blend perfectly with your skin! :)

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  26. you looks beautiful, so jealous you get to purchase sleek palettes and their other products, we dont have thhis brand anywhere in canada~~~

    btw im holding a giveaway, see if you wanna come and sign up =P

    Jessy
    threenothing.blogspot.com

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  27. OMG you look hot :) A tan sure does suit you :)

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  28. Bhabriew ;)you look like Beyonce when you're tanned ;)

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  29. Pallease do something on darker skin tone... 2-3 shades darker from this one...

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  31. Wow..i never thought peach and its shades would show up and look good on indian skintones without looking ghostly. I avoid peach except in a blush then too usually camouflage it. You have done a great job with the color peach !

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  32. Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

    ♥xx♥

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  33. Kindy ~ hehe...haven't heard that word in a while...thank u. Beyonce?! I don't think so but ok ;)

    Meenu- will do that

    Candy - haha...ya Bitter May sounds appropriate

    ♥xx♥

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  34. Prachi- It's in Jacko's store in Delhi

    LITBB- aww....that's too kind of u, but thanks


    ♥xx♥

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  35. You look so gorgeous with the tanned skin! I love the way you've created a darker complexion so perfectly. It looks so natural! RESPECT!

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  36. I think this is the perfect look for summers, considering that orange, peach & mandarin hues are totally a rage :D
    Waiting for the giveaway, CZ !!

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  37. You are stunning! You look a tad like my fav supermodel Bruna Tenorio here ;) xx

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