This is a great base eyeshadow when creating a warm-coloured eye. It is a warm nude with a tiniest hint of gold. I apply it all over the eye area, blend it with some chocolate brown in the crease for a a neutral brown makeup.
I bought this brush randomly at Duty Free a while ago and have been using it as a crease brush. Having read the other reviews, it seems that that's not quite the purpose it was made for, but I think I quite like using it for the crease. My only gripe with it is that the bristles can be a bit scratchy on the skin sometimes, just by virtue of their shortness.
Makeup Brushes -The Body Shop - The body Shop Eye Shadow Blender Brush
rediska 8/22/2010 5:43:00 AM
I've never used a specifically blending brush, but I believe this one does the job very well. It's soft, long -bristled hence non-irritating on the yes. So far, I've been able to blend both neutral colours and the more bright ones to good result.
Lipstick -Clinique - Different Lipstick - Heartfelt
rediska 8/22/2010 5:40:00 AM
I wanted a more sheer version of the Cranberry lipstick, so I got this one. Pros: *Sheer cold mauve-pink colour *Moisturizing on lips Cons: *The packaging is HORRIBLE - the metal spiralling on the tube is scratchy if you trace it down with your fingers. What on earth were they thinking??! I've never come across such incredibly badly-designed packaging.
This is my HG eye m/u remover product. I've probably gone through about 10 of these now. What I love about it: * cheap - same price range as supermarket brands such as Loreal etc., but quality comparable to expensive brands such as L'Occitane /Clarins/ Lancome. *does not dry out the eye area, yet is not too oily either (my problem with BiFacil) *removes heavy makeup without traces - I usually use one cotton pad for each eye if wearing eye shadow and mascara, 2 if wearing heavy m/u such as eyeliner top and bottom and shadow and mascara.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Passion Fruit Shimmer
rediska 8/22/2010 4:12:00 AM
I got this as a GWP with Australian Marie Claire. It is a relatively bright pink gloss, which is not really the shade I would go for. I think the way to adapt it to normal daytime wear is just to wear a very thin layer for a pop of colour. The other thing I didn't like about it is the bendable wand, which is find a bit annoying. I would not purchase this myself.
I have this product in Shade 03 Trend-Setter which is a warm pinkish nude shimmer. What I liked about it: -pleasant fruity fragrance -non-sticky What I hated about it: -the packaging is horrible with the product eventually making its way to the outside of the tube. It left stains inside my make-up bag which I couldnt wash out. It's for at-home application only, standing in vertical position in my drawer.
I quite like this coral pink gloss on me. I wear brown neautral eye make-up with my greenish eyes and find that this lip shade complements it perfectly for a daytime look. It's got a fruity smell but unlike a lot of other scented glosses, it doesnt have an icky taste. It lasts well, the packaging is good quality.
Eye Shadow -Becca - Eye Colour Powder (Shimmer) Jacquard
rediska 8/20/2010 12:50:00 AM
I love this gorgeous chocolate eyeshadow. The finish is not all that shimmery, but it does have warm undertones to it. Perfect for day time and night time. Pros: *well-pigmented yet blendable. *wears really well *not too much fall-out when applying * The packgaing is cute and has a little mirror inside.
A great cleanser for combination skin - gentle, yet cleanses well and does not leave residue. Skin does not feel tight after it. The pump bottle is convenient and the texture is light and pleasant.
Makeup Brushes -Bobbi Brown - Ultra Fine Eye liner brush
rediska 6/2/2010 12:55:00 AM
Great brush, as it allows for ultra-precise application. I use it after every use to prevent dried-up paint build-up. I agree with a previous reviewer that it's very expensive and should come with a cap for that price.
I quite liked this product for the subdued pink colour,ease of application and versatility as both a matte gloss and creme blush. I don't really like tha cheap packaging though and the fact that the product starts to look greasy and grunny after you've put your fingers through it one too many times. It starting drying out after several months too.
Lipstick -Lipstick Queen - Rouge Sinner Opaque Lipstick
rediska 6/1/2010 10:51:00 PM
I really wanted to love this lipstick, as I bought in when Poppy King was doing an in-store appearance and she gave it her approval. I felt amazing walking out of the store with that colour on. Away from the compliments of the sales staff and the neon lights of Myer, I realized it was a way too strong a colour for my pale skin. The texture was quite nice though and blendable.
I liked the wash of sheer colour that it gave, but I had issues with the texture. It's deceivingly smooth and creamy, but all that creaminess does not translate into hydration for the lips - so underneath that sheer smooth layer, my lips were left dry.
Lip Gloss -Lipstick Queen - Big Bang Illusion Gloss
rediska 6/1/2010 10:44:00 PM
I ended up throwing this one out. It was to drying on my lips - one of those products that go on fine but after it's off, my lips were left increedible dry and wrinkled at the outline. The packaging makes me think of a lab. Not pretty at all.