Lipstick -The Body Shop - Roseflower Lips - 01 Soft Pink
iramasson 8/19/2009 6:29:00 AM
I got this with a 50% discount (clearance). I love the packaging. It is very cute. It has a slight rose aroma which is pleasant. I like the quality. It is moisturising and soft. Unfortunatley the color (01) wasn't my best. It looked too pink for my complexion and for my taste. If that wasn't the issue I would definitely repurchase. I am sure it would suit other people though.
I got this in Shade 1 form TBS clearance shelf with a 50% so it wasn't too expensive for me. I love the packaging - it is square, big enough for a big brush and you get a lot in the pan. The color is a light cool pink but not too cool for my yellow undertones. It gives a nice dolly look. It is buildable and practically matte other that the big pieces of glitter that sit in shape of the rose (they are huge and annoying but you get past them rather quickly). It has a slight hint of rose aroma but very unnoticeable. I am pleased I bought it. I know it will last me a few years and will be nowhere to be found after that for repurchase.
Blush -The Body Shop - Cheek Colour - 04 Golden Pink
iramasson 8/19/2009 6:15:00 AM
Having heard all the raves about Nars Orgasm I decided to try out a dupe. I like the colour - looks fresh and natural. My cons would be the high price tag, small amount in the container and the fact that the blush is quite hard. I have to use one of my scratchy cheap brushes to be able to get enough product, my soft brush just can't pick up enough. And I like to wear blush very lightly. It is nice but not sure if nice enough to buy again. Maybe will try TBS Heather Pink shade instead.
I used the Sensibio Line when I used to apply Differin gel on my face which made my skin extremely sensitive and burny. It takes off makeup pretty well even though you have to use a decent amount of product to wipe your face completely clean. I guess this is the case with all cleansing milk products. I soothes the skin beautifully and is really good quality. I can tell my skin is in a really good condition when I use this. My major con is the price and the amount of product you get. But if that is not an issue for you then I definitely recommend it.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous - Pink Whisper 130 (LE)
iramasson 8/3/2009 4:19:00 AM
Great quality and all but not a great colour. Really dissappointed. Looks too frosty just like everyone else has mentioned. Looks blue-pink on my pigmented lips which is not flattering at all. I wish I could return it....I don't know what skin tones it could suit....
Concealers -Revlon - New Complexion Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
iramasson 8/3/2009 2:36:00 AM
I have only tried few concealers but this one is the best so far. I bought this in light. I think it is a bit too white for my skin tone - I should have chosen light/medium shade. Nevertheless, I like the quality of this. It is creamy, has a good even coverage and most importantly doesn't cake up unlike the beyond natural concealer that I own. I need to apply only a little as my undereye circles are not dark so it will last a long time. I would repurchase but it is discontinued.
Lip Treatments -Clarins - Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
iramasson 8/3/2009 2:26:00 AM
I got a sample of this at Clarins counter. I am really impressed. I have been trying all the cheaper brands of chapsticks and they only give me the feeling that my lips are even drier than before. This was different. It made my lips feel relieved and comfortable for once! And you need to use so little. I love this rosy floral scent as well. I still have no idea what this costs - I am still using the sample. If I don't repurchase that would only be because of the price.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipgloss - Nude Lustre
iramasson 8/3/2009 2:01:00 AM
I really like this gloss. It is my second favourite after Life's a peach. It looks best on me when I wear a peachy blush. It is a brownish-peachy color on me. It can look a bit orangey in certain lighting but overall looks great. The texture is great as well. It looks more of a cream gloss on me which I love. It is not overloaded with shimmer. Really nothing to complain about. I recommend it.
Lip Gloss -The Body Shop - Born Lippy in Watermelon
iramasson 7/31/2009 6:49:00 AM
I was looking for something for my dry lips. It is really dry this time of the year where I live . I am quite dissappointed I still haven't found a good lip products that can fully moisturise my lips. This was also a bit of a let-down. It smells really nice and I like the pot. But it didn't do much for my lips. It sits on top without getting inside. I would buy it again for fun and to use in summer months but would not recommend it as a lip treatment. It also leaves a white line in the inside of your lips.
It looks cute and smells really nice. I don't like the taste - it tastes bitter and like plastic. When you just apply it, it feels creamy and smooth on the lips. The texture is good on the outside. I do not like the tingling, by the way. After a few minutes my lips start to feel dryer on the inside. It feels like it is medicated. My lips don't feel confortable in this at all. It is hard to explain but my lips feel tight even though there is plenty of product applied on the surface. Not impressed at all. Still looking for a decent buttery balm that makes lips feel goood....
I bought this in Strawberry Starfruit only because I read all these rave reviews on Lip Smackers. I am not that familiar with Smackers because they weren't that popular in my country. When I bought this I thought I was buying a standard Smacker's lip balm. I assume I was wrong otherwise I really don't get it. Besides the strong flavour and all it simply felt like a barrier on my lips and made them even more drying. It just feels plasticky and just sits on top of my lips. I get way more moisture from most lig glosses (that are meant to be for make-up). Really dissappointed - I could have put my money for better use! The packaging is also hard to open and close. The balm doesn't retract - you have to push it in with your fingers!
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Shine On Gloss Stick in Just Pinched Pink
iramasson 7/29/2009 3:17:00 AM
I bought this on a clearance sale for under 3 USD. It is a sheer cool light pink color. It does seem to make the lips look fuller. I didn't like the smell of it - weird plastic smell. It does dry lips a bit. If you apply it on top of lip balm it is a bit difficult to appy as it slides too much. I would prefer it to be a retractable pencil instead. Would only repurchase on sale again.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
iramasson 7/28/2009 6:25:00 AM
I bought this on sale. At first after I tried it once it went straight on the shelf because the shade seemed too light for me (N2). Only recently I realized that it matches fine in winter as long as I wear blush to give a bit of colour to my face. About the product: I don't mind the packaging. It does blend extremely well. It is great at coverring blemishes and redness and looking airy and light at the same time. I would call it liquid to powder foundation. It has a really matte powdery finish. It horribly accentuates my dry spots. You have to have a perfectly moisturized and exfoliated face to wear this otherwise it will show! It lasts fine for the day as I don't have oily skin. Having said that, I will not buy this or any other L'oreal product again because of animal testing!!! I purchased this product before I found out!!! How cruel and senseless from such a rich company that has all the means to buy new technology available for testing!!!
I love fresh aromas like this. It smells like fresh apple. I love it!!! On me it last quite a long time compared to my other perfumes. I would buy again but it is quite pricey!!
It is a classic creme bright red. Application is a dream. You literally need only one coat (the only dark polish I own that can get away with it). The wear is fine - I have only worn with a top coat though. It is crazily pigmented. When I got a bit on my toe and took it off with a smudge fixer liquid - it almost stained the whole bottle. Never use this without a base coat - you will regret it for a long time!!!! Overall excellent polish.