I love this liquid lipstick. It is so velvety and creamy. It wears down so well, it tints your lip the colour of the product. There isn't a wide variety of colours, but if you find one that suits it I would absolutely recommend it. It is super moisturizing and lightweight. I can't say enough good things about this lip colour.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
illume 3/6/2011 9:52:00 PM
This is an amazingly easy black line to use. It is indeed effortless as MAC boasts. I am happy to find a gel liner that isn't waterproof. It does crease for me in the corners a bit after about 6+ hours of wear without a shadow placed. I do love this product though, despite that.
Loose Powders -Vichy - Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder
illume 3/6/2011 9:27:00 PM
I don't use this product with the Vichy Dermablend Foundation, but have with other liquid foundations and mineral powders on top. I really like this product, and makes your makeup look so natural, makes it water-resistant and long wearing. You can't wear it though if you have any flakiness on your skin or else it enhanses it. It makes an incredible difference in the shineyness my skin experiences during the day. It's a great setting powder that I don't think many other girls know about. The whiteness of it may scare you off but it just softens your look and doesn't deposit much colour. There's a lot in there too, so you don't have to go out buying it all the time. There is an issue with any loose powder though, it does get messy and leaves powder around, haha!
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium [DISCONTINUED]
illume 3/6/2011 9:15:00 PM
I love this powder! I use it as a top fixative powder overtop my foundation and it works great. I can't believe how well it mattifyes the skin. It adds a natural glow that everyone comments on. Would definetly recommend this to everyone.
I was pretty dissapointed at first with this product in that it's marketed for 'oily' skin types. It does NOT mattify and still looks dewy on the skin. I have used other Ivory2C Lancome foundations before, but this one is considerbly darker than the others. If the colour matched me more I might like it, but its hard for me to imagine. It's a light coverage perfect for summer. That being said, I do love how easy to blend this foundation and the feel of it on your skin. It would look great for a normal skinned person whos skin tone is easily matched.
Powders -Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
illume 3/6/2011 9:00:00 PM
I love Halo Perfecting Powder. I will always continue to use it. I am on my 5th tub now and in no signs of stopping. It is the only powder that gives a natural finish for my skin with a beatiful fair colour. I would honeslty prefer if it had more coverage, but I am happy with using foundation underneith. Considering it has 28 grams of product inside, the price point is very affordable; plus it comes with a kabuki brush. It is an amazing powder for my skin. When I put it on people at my work it CAN look cakey for dry skinned women and people with wrinkles. It definetly reduces the fine lines around the eyes.
I actually didn't think I would like this foundation, but I do! It's one of the few foundations in the city avaliable to me in a very light colour with a fuller coverage. I really don't like how unblendable it is, but it really does last and definitely IS mattifying. I find that I have to use a lot of product though to cover my face, which is a downside. It has a pleasant smell and I like how it is in a squeeze-tube. I would recommend this for girls only with oily skin, of course.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Tanda Skincare System
illume 3/6/2011 8:40:00 PM
I have the Blue Tanda Light Therapy for a month ago now, and I am honestly not seeing the results I was expecting. I have minor yet complicated acne, and have since I was 14, in which I am now 21. I don't find it prevents cystic acne, but I find it reduces the clearing time of inflammed pimples. It has definetly firmed my skin though, and significantly reduced the oilyness in my skin. I would recommend this unit only if you have recurrent inflammed under the skin type acne with oily skin and are tired of waiting for zits to heal. It takes 30 minutes to do my face and is quite easy to do. I just leave it in the recharge unit all day so it'll always charged, so I haven't had battery life problems yet that others are experiencing. Yes, the unit is 275$ but it's really not that expensive considering blue light therapies in spas are not cheap and are a luxury. I don't regret the purchase and will continue to use the device. I'm giving it 3 lippies for my personal review on my skin type.