I really like rubenesque paint point more than bare study. I'm an NC 15/20 and this just disappears on me when I put it on my lid and I don't have to worry about it peaking through when I want to wear sheer eyeshadows. Bare study was too frosty for me but this matches my skin tone exactly. The staying power last approximately 8 hours till I notice any oiliness and while paint points are not meant to prevent creasing, this IS creaseless on me.
The colour is a vibrant violet by itself, howver, if you put it over a soft layer of black shadow, it turns into a dark bluish purple colour, very pretty, reminds me of urban decay's ransom. I have MAC's queens jewel from the 2006 cool eyes palette, and it looks exactly the same.
This purple is soo gorgeous, I compared this to MAC's satellite dreams and it looks like a matte version but this is much prettier.This eyeshadow is a metallic purple with obvious reddish purple shimmer, nice for the outer v and lining. I suggest you apply it wet if you want a more purple colour, and dry is you want a deeper shade.
This was my first eyelash curler so I can' t compare it to drugstore ones. However,as an asian girl with double eyelids, and eyes that are somewhat rounded, I have to put some effort into getting a nice curl. I actually have to lift my lids a little so that my lashes fit into the curler. I get a pretty nice curl but I find that if I press to hard especially at the base, my eyelashes start to crimp at 90 degree angles.
This is my favourite brown lid colour. Its light/medium brown with pinky lavander sparkles that gives this brown an interesting reflex to it in the light. Its not matte or too shimmery, its kind of hard to describe, its sheer yet beautiful and dimensional at the same time. The picture does not do this shadow justice!
I chipped my nail polish ripping the plastic off this! I really like this lipliner because the light pink colour is not too obvious on my lips (blends into my lips and face colour well, NC20 for reference). I use this to trace just the outside of my natural lip line and apply a pink or nude lipstick, gloss and voila, you get cute pouty lips.
Chocolate brown is such a pretty colour. When worn on the eye, its a pretty medium brown with plum undertones Maybes the plum undertones actually show up because I'm fair. I only bought a sample but its really useful, it can go with so many looks since it is a neutral colour after all. Since the colour isn't too dark, its perfect for the lid, crease or lining for the undereye.
Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
summerwind06 6/8/2009 4:56:00 PM
When I first got mine I was shocked by the pigmentation, well some of them I suppose. I didn't find myself using this palette often because the colours are so bright. There are browns in here but the shimmer/sheen overshines the pigmentation in it and when worn on the eye, looks cheap. As for the colours some of them aren't that pigmented especially the yellows which are very powdery to work with. The only times I do use it is when I'm missing a shade of green or pink but other than that, it just sits there. And the packaging is really bad, both screws came off already,
HOLY COW is all I can say for the pigmentation of red bean bie. Its a gorgeous burgundy purple colour that actually shows up on your eye, the same colour thats in the pan. I like wearing this with walnut bronze as its really flattering for brown eyes.
This is a really cute bright pink, perfect to pair with browns for a chocolate strawberry eye look. The pigmentation is great, but of course you can pack on an extra layer for greater intensity. I usually use a pink base to bring out the pink tones in pink eyeshadows and it works just fine.
Bronzers -Rimmel - Natural Bronzer - 027 Sun dance
summerwind06 6/7/2009 1:20:00 AM
This is not too orange on my NC20 skin but the orange colour is definitely there. Maybe its because I'm too light but the orange tint in this is really unflattering on my skin.
Blush -Revlon - Smooth-On Powder Blush - Naturally Nude
summerwind06 6/7/2009 1:16:00 AM
Might as well not put this on if its just going to disappear on my NC20 skin. This so called "blush" is just another powder to me except it doesn't cover anything becauses its too sheer. If you are pale like me, you will be dissapointed if you buy this. There goes my $11 :(
This mascara does nothing for me. It just weighed down my lashes and my curl said buh bye. One thing I hate about MAC mascaras is that most of them aren't waterproof, maybe thats the reason they don't hold curls well because they lack the wax. For a $14 mascara, I can get 2 lash blasts which works perfectly fine and both version hold a curl very well.
This is surprisingly similar to MAC's springsheen, which is actually a shimmery peachy colour. Now I have two, how will I ever finish?lol. Well I like to use this as a highlighter because I don't think its pigmented enough for blush unless the shimmery cheeks look is what your're going for.
Whats so great about deep truth! Its just a dull navy blue that requires A LOT of packing to get the shimmer to show up and even then, you can only see it up close. Well everyone needs a dark navy blue for those blue smokey eyes, but this is not a colour that I'll wear everyday. I tried using it as liner and it was not long lasting or flattering, its just so dull!