FaceFront Lust Quest pigments: review, swatches (part two)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The product: FaceFront Artistic Pigment in Soloura, Sea Soldier, and Steam

Don’t miss: part one, with photos of the other three pigments & general thoughts on the collection!

Solura (lite) – a gorgeous yellow-toned hilight. Not the most unique shade, of course, but gorgeous nonetheless ;) If you used a less-dense brush, this would look lovely on the cheekbones as well – perhaps a bit of a NARS Albatross dupe?

Sea Soldier (steel) – sea-foam green meets teal, according to FaceFront. I’d have to agree; it’s a really lovely, summery bright blue-green. I’d like a touch more pigmentation out of it, but it’ll still layer really well, and the finely-milled shimmer hits the nail right on its head!

Steam (pewter) – summery orange (rather than traffic-cone, which is always a plus). It’s a colour family I’m not usually fond of, but I actually really like how this looks next to Sea Soldier! The pigmentation’s decent when used dry with no base (as swatched above), but it’s awesome when foiled.

The verdict?

I really like these – surprisingly a lot, actually! While the other three from Lust Quest would normally tickle my fancy (hello, violets and greys), I think they did a better job with these ones, to be honest. And heck, they’re perfect for summer!

Solura

Sea Soldier

Steam

Swatched wet on unprimed skin in indirect (setting) sunlight – Solura, Sea Soldier, Steam

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24 Responses to “FaceFront Lust Quest pigments: review, swatches (part two)”

  1. I just don't know why anyone would choose to buy these instead of less costly and better pigmented indie colors =/
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  2. *shrugs* To each her own, I guess! Price-wise, they're not more expensive than other indie colours that I've seen (these have 5g/jar, while most others are 1-3g, hence the price increase), and I guess I like that they're run like a "regular" company, even though they're actually a small one – for instance, the site's easy to navigate, and doesn't go down for weeks on end (ahem, fyrinnae :p)

    May I ask what your favourite indie brands are? I'm always on the hunt for new ones! : )

  3. Wow, these colors are so soft and pretty :) I love pigments like that. Beautiful swatches!
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  4. All three of these look gorgeous, especially Sea Soldier and Steam – and I love how finely milled they look! I rarely foil anything, though. :D
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  5. I love the look of Sea Soldier and Steam too! Gorgeous!!!
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  6. Fyrinnae really needs a new business plan >_< it's simple actually: Hire one more employee. Give them the easy, no-brainer tasks that eat up time.

    Well, personal faves include <ahref="http://www.etsy.com/shop/VictoriaLynn85">Persephone Minerals with gorgeous duochromey goodness, Virus Insanity for dozens of gorgeous shades, and Silk Naturals for … everything! But if you like really professional-looking indie brands I'd say try Rockeresque, which just opened but seems to be impressing people already :)
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  7. Ooh! *puts them all on the list* Thanks, hon :)

  8. Why ever not?! D: I'm a complete foiling addict; the effect is always just – awesome. ^^

  9. laziness :D If I wet my brush. then I need to go get another one for dry things later, and find someplace to dab my brush…haha. this all stems from the fact that i'm both crazy and lazy.
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  10. I don't know why, but I seem to really like that orange!
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  11. Soloura is perfect on you! It looks like that (by me coveted) kind of highlight that just looks like beautiful, shiny(??!).. well, glistening skin! (However I write that, it just sounds unappealing) And not glittery. Or teal. Though that's good for somewhere and sometime, the way this looks on your skin is just right :D

  12. Rose, on May 18th, 2011 at 8:03 pm said:

    I'd like to see an EOTD using Sea Soldier and Steam :)

  13. No promises, but I'll see if I can find time to do one this weekend! :)

  14. Exactly! I love, love, love the sort of hilight that's just – sort of like skin, but luminous and lit from within and just… *makes flailing hand motions*

    ^^

  15. Same here! It's like they made it *just* melon enough, yeah?

  16. LOL! No, I totally understand what you mean – I have the exact same (two) problems! :p Ended up waiting for a good sale, then picked up brushes just for foiling >.< #lazywin

  17. Exactly!
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  18. Vesna, on May 20th, 2011 at 2:23 am said:

    Sea Soldier is definitely up my alley! And yes, these do look better than those in your previous post (part one).

    p.s. your link which leads to part one is wrong – it leads to part two :D so you should fix that :)
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  19. Ah! Thanks for letting me know; will fix that now :) Cheers!

  20. [...] promised an eye look with the gorgeous melon and teal shades from this season’s FaceFront collection (which is going up tomorrow), and I wanted to [...]

  21. Sea Soldier and Steam look awesome! Both shades are my kind of shades. :)
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  22. [...] not really the type to wear something like this, but I did promise a look with Sea Storm and Steam… so I hope you like it! It’s just three swipes of colour, really; nothing too [...]

  23. these colors scream spring!! love the idea of the sea soldier done with a hot pink fuchsia lip!! i would go all out!! i’ve never heard of this brand though?? like your site- very cute and great makeup info for addicts like myself:)

  24. Thanks, Jenny! :) I have to agree with you on Sea Soldier; it would look fab with a fuchsia lip.

    FaceFront's still pretty small, which is probably why you haven't heard about them – they relaunched just recently (a year, maybe a year and a half ago, if I'm not mistaken). And they're online-only, unfortunately, which keeps them rather underground!

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