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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

Review: Cailyn Cosmetics

By Andrea Claire · February 24, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

The past two days I have spent my afternoons at Beauty Asia. I am a beauty addict. A junkie. The last thing I need is more makeup. But I am drawn in by shimmer, lotions and the promise of pretty. [I made the right career choice]


This is me wearing the listed products below by Cailyn. Note: my lip gloss and blush are MAC.

I wore this out to an evening event in Singapore. My makeup withstood the heat - zero fading, flaking or bleeding.

Cailyn Cosmetics is a mineral makeup based out of LA; I guess they are doing the trade show circuit to get the word out. I bought a few items to try as the woman in their booth was very precise and had all the answers to my questions which means... she knows her stuff.

TriAction Tinted Moisturizer is a tinted moisturizer with a beaded texture that with more blending you get coverage and hydration. Works on ALL skin tones... Tested? You betcha! My colleague and gal pal, Faz was with me. I was ready to prove Cailyn Cosmetics wrong; you see in the scale of 1-10 (one being the lightest) I'm a 2 and Faz is an 11. The TriAction blended out perfectly on me and as well as on Faz! Shocked. Still I don't believe it - but my eyes were clear and sober - it did work on the both of us. [Note: Faz's skin looked a little chalky and when prompted the Cailyn people agreed that darker skin needs to base with a moisturizing cream prior to applying the TA Tinted Moisturizer.]

Faz - your thoughts since it was on your skin??

Gel Liner, now I can start a gel liner exhibition. I have black ones in MAC, Bobbi Brown and Shu Uemura and now in Cailyn Cosmetics. Frankly - they are all the same. So if you are brand loyal then get the one you prefer to dump your money into. Cailyn's price point is lower and will deliver internationally! Hello VISA! The Cailyn liner comes with the brush as part of the packaging - so clever and handy.

Loose Pigment Powders are one of my favourite cosmetic items. They are hyper-pigments that are easily layered and blended. You can achieve simple daytime to dramatic looks. I layered two of Cailyn's pigment powders on my eyes above. They were great. I also use MAC's pigments and FACEatelier's Shimmers.

My overall review on Cailyn? I love it. I wish I would have bought more than one of the TA Tinted Moisturizer as I know I will use this on myself daily. I would have to test how it photographs before I use it on set. [My number one and two foundations I currently use in my kits are FACEatelier and Yaby

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