Liquid -Giorgio Armani - Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF20
joshquinto 7/9/2010 10:29:00 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation. Love it better than luminous silk. Good coverage and it has SPF. When I got it, I was disappointed at the color. I thought it was too light for me. Tried it on, then after a while I was wowed by it. So natural looking, so light on your face. I did use the DIOR nude before the lasting. OMG, compare to dior, this is so much better. Dior has that cakey and heavy foundation feeling. With this on, I feel so gorgeous. I'm so glad I got this, now I am addicted the GA's make up line. I want to try all of their stuff now, but of course they are expensive, but so worth it. Compare to chanel and dior, GA's line is so much better. I am using 6.5 in lasting silk, but i want to try number 7. Number 9 is too dark and orangy. When I mix this with luminous #9, I looked more tan. Mix it it fluid sheer #10 looks good too. It is matte foundation, which I like cuz I have T zone. Buildable and it does last longer than luminous. So easy to put it on with GA's blender brush and the result: NO streaking. So smooth and so easy. I just love this foundation. Best I have tried so far. BUY it.. TRY it...
I love this foundation. But I love the Lasting Silk better. I doesn't give me enough coverage that I need. It was hard to find my color match. I mix this with other LSF color and fluid sheer and the result is awesome. I love it because when I put it on, it feels so light and feels like I'm not wearing any make up. I do use GA foundation brush which gives me a really good and even coverage. Yes, it does make your pores bigger but after an hour, pores are gone and it looked even on me. Seems like the longer I wear, the better it looks. Overall, very nice foundation. I will definitely buy it again.
I have tried almost all of their fluid sheer and this is my favorite. It doesnt give too much glitters. It is pale pink but it gives you that perfect glow. I use it with my lasting or luminous silk and the result is fabolous. I spent a lot of money for GA make up line and so far i love most of them. Highly recomended..
Moisturizers -Clarins - Extra-Firming Day Lotion SPF15
joshquinto 3/12/2010 7:45:00 PM
this is supposed to be for 40+ according to the back label.. but i got this sample at Sephora from my beauty insider card... now that somebody mention about the scent, i do agree that it's really strong and it did gave a headache when i used it... overall, the product was too harsh for my skin... broke me out a little... i'm so glad i only got the sample and not the whole jar..
Moisturizers -Origins - Starting Over (with Mimosa)
joshquinto 3/12/2010 7:35:00 PM
i'm a big Origins fan.. i esp love their serum.. but anyways, i got this new product since i'm starting to be concern with wrinkles.. first of all, i'm already turn off by the jar.. not so sanitary.. typical cream packaging.. but it's supposed to be a moisturizer.. tried it for a few days.. my skin feels soft.. but with make upon, it feels heavy.. eventhough i got the oil-free, it's still feels oily/greasy and pores are bigger...but, i do love the smell.. i wish i could live with product... it's just not for me.. well now, i'm using it as neck cream..
SA gave me a sample of this while browsing for a mattifying moisturizer.. anyways, it didn't help to control my oily skin.. well, it actually made it oiler, pores are bigger and i think i have irritation to it.. i broke out a little.. i was so disappointed.. .. i'm glad i didn't but the whole bottle..
why did i ever ignore this?? i always know about this product but i'd never tried cuz i don't know why??? i'm a big lip gloss and lip treatment junkie! i spent more dough on lip stuff than anything else.. i tried everything from chapstick to laura mercier lip silk.. and let me tell you no one comes close to carmex!! for $2.. this is HG for me!!! so cheap, so hydrating and plus it gives you that glossy look... i can't believe i am so dumb enough to think this is a junk... most of my lipgloss are the junk!!! will buy and buy again.. and will keep it everywhere around me so i never run out!!! really... out of all the make up that i bought... this is the most worth it!!!! i love you, carmex!! =)
Loose Powders -Urban Decay - Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
joshquinto 3/3/2010 5:44:00 PM
i had high hope with this UD's razor sharp powder... i guess, UD is not very good when in comes to powder cuz i didn't like their demattifying powder either... i still love UD, though... not so much with powders, i guess... so anyways, this showed my large pores and i didn't look smooth when i put it on.. under the lights, i saw some bumps - maybe from irritation??... smells awful - burnt odor.. weird??? packaging is a big problem... i hate the puff that came with.. not so sanitary cuz the puff/sponge is attached to the case.. the whole thing is just weird.. save your cash and splurge on Make up forever's HD powder... so much better... SN: i don't work for MUFE.. i just mentioned them a lot cuz i love most of their MU..
Mascara -Korres - Deep Colour Mascara in Blue Black
joshquinto 3/3/2010 5:20:00 PM
it's just ok.. got it in a set with 5 eyeliners.. i use it everyday just to empty it out and try something else... plus, i don't like to wear a lot of MU at work.. and this not too heavy or too dark.. just enough to make your lashes look sophisticated.. my #1 mascara is still from Make Up Forever..
i got this in a set.. 5 eyeliners and the mascara.. i love the fact that it's all natural/organic and supposed to be good for your eyes.. but it's not very long lasting and not smudge free pencils... it goes on very smooth under my waterline.. but then again.. not so 24/7 type... it's a good buy for 5 pencils and a mascara for $25.. will use as eyeliner or to do a smoky eye.. Update: So, I just grabbed this one day, and surprisingly, I feel inlove with it. So easy to glide on your eyelids. It is natural so I feel safe putting it on my eyelids. It doesn't smear and stays all day. I got this in a set so it was so cheap. I'm glad I got this cuz this will be my eyeliner for a while. Now I love it!
once again, UD has perfected their make up... i usually use tarte's cheek stains.. but once in a while i'll switch it up with this... i love the color -score... it's like a bronzer for me cuz it gives me that sun-kissed glow... it's true what the package says - instead of blushing, you're glowing... not too heavy.. it doesn't look fake either.. it's so rich and pigmented... it doesn't have a lot of glitter/shimmer... but it's so glowy under the lights... will buy it again in ... in quickie - i want to try the color...
Pressed Powders -Urban Decay - De-Slick Mattifying Powder
joshquinto 3/3/2010 4:59:00 PM
so.. i got this de-mattifying powder just because i love UD... i am a big fan of them so i thought this would be a great product.. ahhh.. not so much.... i get oily in just a couple of hours... will stick to make up forever's HD powder... so much better, with MUFE, i literally stay oil-free all day.. btw...i really love the case, though... so rocker chick..
after so many research and many try ons.. i found out that amazing grace comes in two different kind... spray fragrance and eau de parfume... EDP has a lot better smell than SF.. i read so many mixed reviews bec they don't know what they are getting.. just like everybody.. i hate the smell at first and was really confused what's the big deal about this perfume.. then... after so many trips to store... i found out that EDP is the one i'm looking for.. when i got to the store, i tried on the EDP not knowing that it was EDP.. i really like it.. i wasn't paying attention so i got spray fragance instead.. when i got home.. eww it smells awful.. just like one of those glade home fragrance.. so i went back and browse some more .. came across EDP.. and this is the one.. so ladies.. get EDP.. it smells 10x better and stays on 10x longer than spray fragrance.. so anyways.. LOVE this perfume.. it's light.. it's sweet and so feminine... will buy it again.. and ohhh... i bought a small size of pure fragance at sephora (only comes in spray fragance).. and i love the smell, too.. with this one.. i'll diff get it in EDP... as always.. so fun to be a girl..
i already got one of this in "flush" so i decided to give "flower child" a try.. just like all thier cheek stain this is another winner... it's pinky but you still look natural with this on.. it's not as messy as the other cheek stains... it literally stays on forever... i love these cheek stains cuz they look really natural in any skin tone.. will diff buy over and over again..
this is my first UD shadow.. and i LOVE it.. i got hooked with their shadows cuz of this pallete... i love all the colors.. they're so fun... plus it comes with thier almighty primer potion and 24/7 eyeliner in zero.. what more can you ask for with this set??? it's perfect! i gotta say... i used to ignore UD.. but now.. i'm so hooked with their products... i went to sephora to get Alice and wonderland's BOS.. but of course they are sold out.. so i got this instead.. i'm glad i did get this... but will still get BOS.. ahhh.. it's fun to be a girl...