Lauren Hutton • Passport to Brazil • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is another awesome thing from Lauren's completely underrated line. I had used the Face Disc for 1.5 years prior to ordering this. Before I discovered the Face Disc I would look for new makeup all the time, but the Face Disc was so perfect that I stopped buying makeup entirely. When I learned that the Passports are essentially the same routine and deal as the face disc but with slightly more makeup, interesting international themes and skincare ingredients built in, I decided to try it. Well, this Passport is even better than my face disc and I am incredibly in love with it. The makeup textures are incredibly silky and rich yet light, and they lay on flawlessly. The spot concealer is excellent as always and really conceals any freckles or acne spots; it also lasts really well. The sheer concealers in here (you get 2 instead of 1) have a much smoother, softer texture than before due to the Brazilian oils and extracts in them. They go on much more easily but look just as pretty and last. The All-Over Face Color in here is a lovely intense berry that gives you a blush that's natural but with a certain intensity--I like it even more than her standard blush. The cream foundation in this kit is a standout that really, really needs to be offered alone. The texture, weight and color are just right to make broken-out, blotchy, capillaried skin--even skin with open sores--look just flawless.
The powders in this kit are more finely milled and elegant than in the Face Disc; they apply more easily. This is particularly noticeable with the brow color and eyeliner. The bronzer and pressed powder are also excellent. The liner color is a little purply (unlike in the Face Disc, where it's a nutty brown) but very good at bringing out the natural beauty of the eyes. The tinted lip balm is also a great color for naturally ruddy and sexy-looking lips.
The palette is extremely well-designed and well-crafted. It's also beautiful looking--and almost as convenient as the Face Disc (which is the most convenient thing in the world.) I thought I'd get annoyed with a multiple-page palette, spoiled as I am by my face disc, but it's actually great and no trouble at all.
The total look, if you follow Lauren's instructions (using the optional products as you need them), is downright gorgeous. Almost invisibly natural yet with a subtle intensity. It doesn't read as makeup, yet you look very put-together, and all your features and bone structure look more symmetrical and model-like. You look radiant, luminous in the best possible way, and, yes, super-young. This is a total steal at $39--I'd pay that for just one of the products in here--so get the brushes too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This was my first LH purchase. So I'm still a bit of a newbie w/the placement & the shadowing stuff.... the pouche powder, yeah I'm also... never gonna get it right. BUT.... even besides all the placement issues I have... this palette on a whole is pretty terrific. I got the light, for my fair skin, and the colors are bang on, especially w/the ability to customize, the concealers and spot colors have a pinky one & a yellowy one... it's really very helpful. I didn't realize the brushes didn't COME WITH the set, so I've been using what I already have & it's been fine. My absolute FAVORITE is the brow color... and the pouche color for my brow as well (cause i was confused at first and use the pouche on the brow & vice versa, like i said i've got placement issues).... the Brow Color... GENIUS. Another surprising favorite, is the shadow/liner color. WOW... it looks like it's going to be this purple barney on acid in brazil trip... and it's SO NOT... it's this rich brown'ish purple that really does a good job of making my green eyes look delish. I'll keep on experimenting w/the placement. But I'm really very pleased w/the whole palette, no skin issues w/anything, I don't use the foundation as foundation... I'm partial to my Gerda Spillman Foundation... but I've used it as a concealer and find it to wear very well, w/no irritation. Nothing seeps into any creases and I reach for it every day.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was pleasantly surprised by this purchase! I did not know if I would like this product when I bought it, but have found I reach for it alot. The palette has 2 sides - creams on one, powders on the other. Cream side has several concealers, lip balm, a highlighter, a multi purpose cream for either cheeks or lips and a foundation. Powder side consists of blush, powder, bronzer, contour powder, 2 eyeshadows, Lauren's "pooch" powder and eyebrow color. I find all of the colors work for me including the foundation. Will this replace my large stash of other make up? No, but I will take it when I travel because of the convenience factor. I also purchased the coordinating brush set sold separately. If you are familiar with Lauren via informercials or her loopy appearances on HSN, then you know that the colored rings on the brushs coordinate to the colored rings in this palette. It helps to know where to put what. What surprised me most about this kit was the foundation. I'm very picky and very hard to match foundation wise. I could make this foundation work with my coloring so that was an added bonus. I took off 1 lippie due to my avoidance of anything in the purple family near my eyes. I would have preferred some nice neutral colors, but the purples aren't bad either. Just not my thing. I bought this in medium for my NC35 face. This is a winner.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Fantastic palette! It has everything you need to give a polished look. I work shift work and my colleagues are always commenting on how fresh I look in the early hours of the morning when I just want to go to sleep. I'm even thinking of buying another one so I will have one ready for when I finish this one. No negatives at all I have red hair, blue eyes and fair skin with yellow undertones and all the products are spot on with color and finish.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is my first Lauren Hutton purchase and it will not be the last! I absolutely love it, especially the foundation and the concealers. Actually the foundation is my new HG, it is the perfect color for my light-pink with yellow undertones skin. It literally melts into my skin and matches the color perfectly. I would love to purchase it separately when it comes out (it is listed as new product). The concealers are very good also, both the spot concealer for extra coverage and the sheer for sheer light coverage.
My skin is can be very challenging with blemishes, scars and sensitivity but this kit made makeup fun again for me.
The colors of the powders are very good and work as neutrals. Even the lavender eye shadow, once applied on the lid looks very subtle and pretty.
Her instructions are very helpful and I really like her suggestions for the contour powder, something that I had never tried before and now swear by. It does make your face thinner!
The lip liner pencil that comes with it when you purchase from HSN is a nice neutral pink and the bag is absolutely great.
Overall this kit has everything you need to look very polished and natural.
After further review the last couple of months I decided that I like it but not enough to repurchase. The foundation is great at first but does not last on my combination skin for long. Same goes for the concealers. I took out two lippies for that. The lip balm has a funny texture and the color is just not right, a little too orange for me. I still like the contour powder and the blush is a very pretty pink.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
OVerall, this is an excellent kit if you use the face products. Its Lauren Hutton's face disc compact plus color products in a convenient carrying case. Lauren has done three of these. This set has the cool purples in it. I wear the medium and am an NC30 light olive complexion. OVerall, Lauren's concealers are excellent. She gives you several colors in sheer and heavier formulas which cover all day without creasing or caking. The other natural looking products, really do perform well for a sheer natural makeup look. (See my review of the face disk for more info). The colors in this kit are pretty but not overly unique. This is definately worth purchasing for the face products not the color products. Retailed for $50 as a TSV. One compact has the face products, the other side has the color products.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the third Lauren Hutton palette I have purchased. Overall, it is a tossup between Passport to Africa and Passport to Brazil for my favorites. Passport to Africa is good for a neutral natural look. The Passport to Brazil has plum eyeshadows that look great over my brown eyes. The total effect is always natural, and I really appreciate the instructions that come with each palette to enhance your application.
Lauren Hutton understands that half of the effect of makeup comes from application. The book and small color charts that come with this product are very effective if applied as directed. I also got the double-ended brush set that sells with this product for $39. I recommend buying both the Passport to Brazil and the double-ended matching brush set so you can match up the perfect brush for each product.
I got this kit for travel, and it is a cinch to put in my purse along with the brush set so I have everything I need and won't have to clutter up my suitcase with multiple products.
I also salute Lauren for including an eco-friendly bag and raising awareness about the problem with plastic bags.
A friend took the Trans-Siberian Express earlier this year for a trip of a lifetime and she distinctly remembers watching plastic bags blowing around the desert. We all need to develop greater respect for the planet, and Lauren's eco-friendly bag will be great to keep in my purse for trips to the grocery.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Silver Eyes: Hazel
Love, love, love this passport! I have it in Light and the colours are just perfect for me. The eyeshadow is a ever-so-slightly-shimmery lavendar and the eyeliner is also a slight shimmery eggplant. I also have the Passport to South Pacific, which is a very lovely neutral palette. The colours in Brazil are a bit more lively, however, the colours still look surprisingly neutral on me. I admit I was surprised that there were colours with shimmer in them (including a creamy highlighter). I usually avoid any shimmer on my 53-year-old eyelids, but this stuff is so subtle that it leaves a slight, very natural glow, with no hint of fakery.
And I have to make special mention of the cream foundation: this is something that's been missing in the other passports. This is a fabulous foundation for me: applied over my monistat primer, it's almost as sheer and enhancing as my absolute favourite, By Terry. I find LH's foundation a touch more opaque, which is not necessarily a bad thing, as sometimes a tad more coverage is just what I need.
So, all in all, a perfect palette for me. I just have to add mascara, and everything else is there for me: concealers, camouflage, foundation, shadows, brows, contouring, blush, lip colours. I think I'm going to order another for backup. Don't want to be without this prime palette!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Passport to Brazil is the third in a series of Lauren Hutton face palettes that come in a magnetized book form with non-removable disc elements similar to those in her Face Disc.
In this version of Passport, the cover is printed with the characteristic black and white mosaic sidewalks found in Rio. Inside are two sides; powder and cream. The book unfolds each side to make a small easel with a large mirror and held at 90 degrees by a ribbon hinge.
The cream side has a big disc of yellowish sheer concealer, cream foundation, cream and lip tin and spot concealers of various tints.
The powder side has bronzer, face powder, dark and light powders in brown to plummy tones used for concealer for "pooch" (puffy) areas, eyeliner and eye shadow, and blush and contour.
The disc elements are NOT removable; what looks like the colored rings, color coded for Lauren's system of face contouring, are printed on the glazed paper of the Passport. The price is about $59, including more powder and creams than the normal refillable disc, so not a bad deal and this is something you can put in your travel kit or in your desk at work and have a complete makeup, which is what I do because I sometimes have to run out of the house with no makeup on, tail on fire, heading for my office.
The medium color foundation is QUITE peachy. Though they say the medium is the color for most Caucasian women, I'm medium light neutral beige and this is dark for me unless I have a tan. The other colors are right, however. I tried the light as well--the foundation is a bit light (drat it!) and the concealer (big yellow ring) is a tad lighter than I like for my deep shadows. So if you err on the side of dark, the foundation may be not for you. As it stands, the foundation is very hard to apply (it's heavy cream to sit inside this palette) so you may find that you prefer your regular liquid foundation and use this for only a light application.
The shadows are a bit plummier than I like for my coloring; the eyeliner is on the reddish side. This flatters most ladies, but I have green eyes and it makes them look a bit red, I find. The taupe shadow is lighter than you'd expect as a brow powder, but fills in even my black brows with good results. Only a disc of brow wax would have made me happier with this palette.
Overall, this is a wonderful kit for a finished face in the size of a tiny paperback. You probably would want the eco double end brush roll (reviewed also.) which applies the spot concealer, the blush, contour and eyeliner. I added a foundation brush and a lip liner to my roll.
Note: the kit from HSN comes with a beautiful banana-leaf patterned roll up shopping bag (really great!) and a lip pencil in a neutral shade.