I've repurchased this twice already, but the 1st one is actually still in good condiction - so you can tell how much I like it! It's stiff enough to hold just the right amount of powder/shadow, and fine enough to dot a nice even line around my small eyes. Because it's 8mm rather than a tiny 1mm, you save time dotting on the eyeliner as it covers more length! Quite cheap too at £5.
This foundation provides smooth + even coverage, but it's on the heavy side and doesn't really leave a matte finish. I was a bit disappointed with this as I tend to really like Clarin's products.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Cream shaper for eyes starry plum
littlelamb 5/16/2005 5:21:00 AM
A must-buy! very smooth, creamy + comfortable to apply, smudges + easily blendable well for smokey look, then remains transfer-resistent for most of the day. The best thing about this is that is doesn't drag your skin like most liners, and you don't have to press hard. A little expensive for an eyeliner (and the usual easy-fade plastic packaging), but will definitely repurchase + try some of the other colours.
Moisturizers -Garnier - Stop Anti-Ageing DAily Moisturizing Treatment
littlelamb 4/14/2005 10:14:00 AM
Not very moisturising, and the fragrance was far too strong + invasive. I ended up using it as handcream, but even then I found the smell too strong.
Pressed Powders -Shiseido - Pureness Mattifying Compact oilfree spf 16
littlelamb 4/7/2005 8:51:00 AM
This poweder mattifies and provides light-medium coverage. Didn't seem to do much to help prevent blemishes though. The packaging is cute but the sponge lies on top of the powder rather than in a separate compartment. This is one of a few pressed powders that doesn't cake up in the compact (all other powders are waxy and harden, and you have to scratch the top layer away). I was using 10 which I bought in the UK, but when I went to get refills in Hong Kong the SA told me O1 is a better match for my NC25 skintone, so I bought 2 refills because 01 aren't available in the UK. I'm wondering whether these refills fit the Powdery Foundation compact, as much prefer those than these pale blue ones.
Fantastic! Blots away oil + leaves a very fine layer of rose scented powder to keep skin matt. The powder looks quite pale but it can be easily blended into skin. Beautiful rose packaging + only £2.95 in UK. I'd much rather use this than loose/pressed powders.
Eye Shadow -Bourjois - Multi Shimmer Eye Loose Powder 01 Praline Rose
littlelamb 4/6/2005 6:43:00 AM
Very good loose eyeshadow, and lovely selection of colours which can be worn sheer or built up. One pot lasts for ages and the innovative (spill-proof)pot + brush are so convenient. Only problem is usually the brush loads with too much powder, so need to tap off before application. UPDATE: the colour pigments are coarse + harsh compared to Barry M's or Lancome's loose e/s
Eye Shadow -Lancome - La Poudre aux Yeux Loose Eye Powder
littlelamb 4/6/2005 6:40:00 AM
Fantastic shimmery metallic finish in a gorgeous midnight blue. A bit pricey for an eyeshadow, although it should last for ages as it's not really an everyday-eyeshadow. Only major problem is the packaging - it comes in a tiny tip-out bottled (not at all inspiring like the Bourjois pots, or even as easy to access as Barry M, or as easy to use as No7 and Maybelline roll-ons). I cannot find a brush with a tip small enough to fit in the tiny hole of the distributer, so the only options were to tip on to hands (spills/wastes too much, very messy + not enough can be loaded on to brush), or remove the plastic distributer so that you can dip a brush directly into the pot (so inconvenient). Very disappointing despite the fact that the eyeshadow itself was lovely.
Misc Beauty Tools -The Body Shop - Tea Tree Oil Facial Blotting Tissues
littlelamb 3/30/2005 6:49:00 AM
Why? i needed 4 sheets to completely blot away the oil on my face, and you can feel the oil through the paper on your fingers! the Tea Tree Oil supposedly included had no signficance, and the oil just returned in a matter of minutes. Waste of money.
Excellent! The brush was nice and taut (unlike the sof skimpy brushes that usually come with liquid liners), provided a great consistency for application, and the formula didn't smudge or flake! Love it! Only downside is the packaging isn't particularly glam, but for that price it's acceptable!
Very nice packaging which is appealing to use. Wasn't really cleasning or clarifying, but it did leave my skin softer than it was before with more even texture. I actually quite like this despite the -ve reviews. I'll be repurchasing this. UPDATE: I have repurchased this because it seemed to lessen my acne-scars with each use. It's expensive at 28GBP, but I'll keep buying it as long as it keeps reducing my persistent blemishes and annoying scars!
Fairly decent product. I don't have any lines, bags or circles, so cannot comment on its effectiveness, but it was a lovely soft texture which absorbed instantly and provided a great base for makeup. My mascara doesn't smudge as easily with this balm + most of my eye makeup lasted quite well. It is quite expensive though, and I wished they had a flip-cap rather than a twist-off cap.
Lotions/ Creams -Neutrogena - Hand Treatment SPF 15
littlelamb 3/30/2005 6:20:00 AM
Very think, greasy, difficult to absorb, sits on top of skin, and requires alot of product to fully moisturise my hands. Same consistency as a poor quality lip balm, so not much good for hands.
Fantastic! It's got a blend of fruit acids to exfoliate without drying the skin, and smells really fresh + stimulating.
Liquid -Chanel - Teint Fluide Universel [DISCONTINUED]
littlelamb 3/30/2005 5:31:00 AM
Very smooth application, good buildable coverage, lasted well + stayed quite fresh. Very impressed with this - my other HG foundation is Lancome's Adaptive, which also has a smooth silky application. They're both perfect for combination/acne-prone skin, but I think I'll be buying Chanel from now on as its cheaper than Lancome! and it consists of a good blend of vitamins. Only con is that both these foundations come in glass bottles which you just tip into your hands - its messy + the bottles are heavy if you want to carry them with you. Well worth it though.