BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 PA+++
LianH 1/13/2013 1:35:00 AM
My skin is pretty good, a little on the dry and dehydrated side. I have no scars that I need to cover or acne. I'm NW 15. I like this BB cream, I always use it either as a moisturizer and sunscreen in one or as a foundation. For a long day I might add more foundation in the areas I need it and skip concealer. The effect is amazing. It feel good on my skin and evens it out a little. It looks fresh and natural, basically a little powder and I'm good to go (with concealer or foundation in some places). During the summer I still opt to use a higher spf underneath it, but I love this because I can touch up on the sunscreen properties. I will rebuy this often an a lot
I have the waterproof version and it is a very hardcore waterproof mascara. It's very tricky to remove even with a 2 phase remover. The effect is pretty good too and it doesn't get too clumpy after 1-2 coats. Because its so hard to remove I can't wear it every day because the removal irritates my eyes.
Good mascara, what I like about it is that even though it doesn't say its waterproof it really holds up well when I go swimming ( with goggles on, but my eyes still get wet and damp). The effect is pretty good but it can get clumpy quick and it doesn't have a very dramatic effect with a single coating
Very dramatic lashes with good separation, don't apply too many coats. The brush is big so you need to be careful with it.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
LianH 11/3/2012 6:53:00 PM
It's so runny that the tube became a complete mess. It didn't feel very moisterizer at all so it didn't perform that function very well. All in all a disaster for me. A bad moisterizer for very dry and dehydrated skin and it just looked bad because my face was too dry. I didnt like it that my hands would be covered in the mess either from the tube.
Nice eye colour base, it looks really nice with the purplse version as well. I like that you can also use it to contour with.
Together with a grey eyelinder I used this all over my body to fake veins (for halloween). It looked very scary and the pigment stayed all day without fading after I use it as a eyebase and it works fine for that too. It's really easy to work with
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
LianH 11/3/2012 6:38:00 PM
Nice foundation that can be built up if you need it. For me which makes htis foundation a big winner is that packaging, I want a pump or a tube. But th ekey for me is that this pump travels really well, I do my makeup after swimming at the gym and many bottles start to leak if you travel with them. After 2 weeks of use the MUFE foundation is still looking nice and doesn't leak.
Eyeliner -Make Up For Ever - Aqua Eyes Light Taupe 24L
LianH 11/3/2012 6:33:00 PM
Lovely eyeshadow pencil that is easy to apply and stays all day. I use it as a quick base or a wash of colour. It doesn't crease or smudge after you are done blending it out and it's dead easy to apply.
BB Cream -Unlisted Brand - Holika Holika - Peach Girl BB Cream
LianH 11/3/2012 6:31:00 PM
Comes very close to being a nice foundation which is something I use every day. Having the spf means I can forgo sunscreen application in the morning and just use this. The blush that comes with it is a nice pigmented extra. Really like this bb cream :)
Deodorants -Dove - Go fresh - cucumber & green tea scent
LianH 11/3/2012 6:29:00 PM
Crazy strong scent. Wearing perfume with this will cause the 2 to clash and I prefer my perfume to this scent. Still if you like the smell you will probably smell it all day long.
This was my first real BB cream and I'm really pleased with it. I have colour 21 and I'm MAC NW15. It doesn't turn grey on me or anything. I have rather dry skin so I like the somewhat thick consistency. I haven't had any breakouts but like I said I have very dry and dehydrated skin, but if anything bads happens I will rewrite this review. The coverage is amazing, it's very buildable but it doesn't look cakey. You can look a bit too perfect and photoshopped with it if you use a lot all over your face so I recommend only building it where you need it and keeping the rest very transparant. I really like it that you can get amazing foundation, concealer, sunscreen and even skincare I believe in 1 product.
must have product if you have skin so dry it cracks. I also use it on my face around my eyes because it looks horrible when your eyelids are so dry they crack and this helps. Hasn't given me any spots. It's also a lovely lipbalm
Mascara -Max Factor - Xperience Volumising Mascara
LianH 1/16/2012 4:20:00 PM
Pretty good everyday mascara. Doesn't irritate, lasts well throughout the day and while you don't get any false lash effect eyes you do notice a difference and it's very buildable. It doesn't clump your lashes if you use a couple of layers.
Makeup Brushes -Too Faced - Retractable Kabuki Brush
LianH 1/15/2012 3:25:00 PM
Very soft brush that works like and other kabuki brush but it's retractable so you can carry it around for touch ups during the day. Brilliant! Looks cute too