Bronzers -Hard Candy - So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
ahuang300 8/9/2012 3:11:00 PM
Like this bronzer but this is shimmery so it is almost like a darker highlighter. I wouldn't recommend using a lot of this product and putting it all over the face because the of the shimmer. However, if used sparingly (on cheeks and cheekbones) it is quite beautiful.
I got this as a free sample from my Lancome counter and loved this mascara. I must say Lancome has the best high end mascaras. It really defines and lengthens my short stick-straight Asian lashes. I used up the whole sample sized mascara. It is rather expensive though so I won't be purchasing the full size.
Heard about this from YouTube and decided to try it out because I was so fed up with my gloopy and thick Seche Vite. I love this top coat because it is a nice thin consistency so it doesn't get too thick and gloopy in the bottle. It dries rather quickly and really prevents chipping on my polishes. I can honestly say it makes my manicure look perfect for at least 5 whole days. Cheap and works well. Favorite top coat.
I actually love this blush way more than Orgasm- which is a cult favorite. It is less shimmery which is more flattering since it won't make you look greasy or like a disco ball. The color is rather universal so it will appeal to a wide audience. Again, it is Nars so it is rather pricey but I believe this blush is actually worth the $27.
Love this blush. It looks great on my olive skin tone and the slight shimmer in it adds a bit of warmth and glow to my face. It is pricey though as all Nars products are. I hate the Nars black packaging because it gets dirty so easily. While I love this blush, I will not repurchase it because of the hefty price tag. It's a great blush, but not worth $27 in my opinion.
I've used so many eyeliner pencils and this one is fairly disappointing to me. The tip becomes dull and rounded after multiple uses which makes it difficult to control and wing out the liner. Because this pencil is retractable, you cannot sharpen the pencil to make the tip sharper. Also, I noticed that after a few hours of wear on my upper lash line (even over shadows and primer), it had creased onto my bottom lash line and under my eye which is very frustrating to me because I do not have oily lids. Bought this on a whim just to try it out but I will not repurchase. Going back to my MAC Smolder and Urban Decay 24/7.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
ahuang300 8/9/2012 11:12:00 AM
LOVE this foundation. I used to be skeptical about this product despite the great reviews because I didn't feel like I could justify spending $40 on a foundation. However, after I used it, I understood why so many people rave about this foundation. It is a very creamy consistency and leaves the skin looking slightly dewy and very flawless. I did not have to use concealer after I put on this foundation which is another plus (the coverage is medium but buildable). Even after a long night of dancing, my foundation still looked untouched when I got home.
I bought the little travel size of this dry shampoo to keep with me in my bag in case I was ever in a hurry. Big mistake. I've used it twice and each time I use it someone always points out that I have gray/white colored powder on my hair. Not cute. Throwing this away and never using it again.
I love this lip balm. It is incredibly hydrating and I will never go back to my regular chapstick or EOS lip bams again. I own this in Quenched which is the clear one. It hydrates my lips very well and leaves a glossy lipgloss-like sheen to my lips. I have also tried the cherry flavored ones and that one is surprisingly tinted for a lip balm and leaves a gorgeous red color on the lips.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
ahuang300 8/7/2012 12:14:00 PM
While I love MAC and this product, I feel like it is nothing special for the hefty price tag. A much cheaper alternative is the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder which is less than half of the price and works just as well. For $29, this powder does not do anything extraordinary. It is a finely milled almost translucent powder that is great for setting makeup and concealer but does not offer much coverage at all. After I finish this powder I will try some of the other MAC powders (Blot powder, studio careblend, studiofix) and see how they compare.
I've gone through about five tubes of this scrub and I will continue to repurchase and use this holy grail facial cleanser. The little exfoliating beads leave my skin feeling fresh and clean and also makes my complexion glowing. It is very cheap (around $3 I believe) at drug stores. Highly highly recommend this product.
This is one of the most expensive shampoos I own so I expected it to do wonders on my hair. However, I felt that it dried out and stripped my hair and caused a lot of fallout from me trying to detangle it in the shower before applying conditioner. I don't care for the smell that much either. I will continue to use it up until it runs out because it was rather pricey but I will only use it about once a week a a clarifying shampoo.
Awesome spot treatment for blemishes! The bottle is a bit annoying though because you can't shake it and it must be stored upright at all times. Works very well. I use it on any active breakouts at night before I go to bed and wash it off in the morning.
Love the smell of this product. I always get compliments on the scent whenever I use it on my hair. However, it is a bit pricey for the amount of product you get in the bottle. Clear, silky gel/fluid that adds lots of shine to your hair. Great product.
Misc Beauty Tools -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Mist & Set Spray
ahuang300 8/6/2012 12:14:00 PM
I've gone through 3 bottles of this but I still can't say for sure if this product actually makes my makeup stay on longer. The smell is absolutely disgusting- I almost gag everytime I use it. But I continue to repurchase this product because I don't want to shell out $30+ on a higher end makeup setting spray.