Liquid -Lancome - Teint Idole ULTRA [DISCONTINUED]
esornart 5/8/2011 12:50:00 AM
I like how this foundation came in a pump. I have used this a long time ago and when I finished my bottle I decided to hunt for my next HG because I am always looking for something better..however, I have tried Giorgio Armani, Guerlain and other high end and low end brand and I have decided to finally come back to this one. I find it very difficult because most brands have yellow based tones and I am Asian with Fair skin /pink neutral undertones. For reference I am NW20 in MAC and I am in Buff 4C in Lancome Teint Idole Ultra..& I top this off with the Lancome dual powder in Matte Bisque 2. I love how this foundation goes on smooth and covers really well. It does not not break me out or irritate my sensitive skin. I REALLY LOVE this foundation. I suggest going to the counter and getting a sample! However, the price is a bit expensive but it's worth it!
Eyeliner -Lise Watier - Lise Watier Waterproof Eyeliner
esornart 5/5/2011 3:23:00 PM
This eyeliner stays put, does not smudge and waterproof. I really like this eyeliner because I have been searching for an eyeliner that won't leave me with raccoon eyes. I have tried so many brands from low end to high end. I also like the Milani Liquif Eye Pencil as well.
After reading reviews about how this blush is similar to one of Jane blush (either petal or blossom). I decided to test this out and I really like this pink muted tone for my fair-light skin tone! There is a lot of product to last for a long time! Before i wore Bare Escentuals blush in golden gates and I really liked it except for it was loose powder and a bit messy. This Cargo blush is my favorite now! You can find this blush at The Bay and various spa/salon places that sell makeup (In Canada).
A MUA suggested this over Urban Decay and Too Faced. I got this as a sample and I have to say I am pleased and loving this product. I find that the Urban Decay primier potion end up wasting a lot of product inside the tube and when I cut open the tube and placed it in a container it dried out. Hence, I prefer this Lorac primer because it works JUST AS WELL as UB primer potion but the packaging is a lot better! It is creamy and makes my eye makeup stay without creasing. I really like it and will purchase the full size.The packaging is in a squeeze tube and you can get the product out without wasting any product. Also, the packaging is very sophisticated and classy.
I got this as a sample and I love it. My Face feels clean and fresh and my face looks radiant. It was hard to take this off my face. HOWEVER, if you use a thick layer, it is easier to peel off. It leaves the skin feeling very fresh and clean. However, it hurt when I tried peeling it off (maybe because I have facial hair on my face)..and it made my skin red (because i have very sensitive skin)..after awhile, the redness faded and my skin was back to normal, letting my skin calm down. I suggest testing it out first before purchasing.
Toners -Clarins - Extra Comfort Toning Lotion for Dry/Sensitive Skin
esornart 3/9/2011 1:36:00 PM
Love this product better than the Toning Lotion with Camomile!!
My face really refreshing and clean. It does not dry out my skin. I love how it's a gel and there is a pump!! I recommand getting a sample at sephora and try it out! This product is GREAT!
I have tried cliniques cream eyeliner and did not like it. I have tried bobbi brown gel eyeliner and it's pretty good! Have re-purcahsed it many times.. I have tried this shu uemura paint liner and it stays put and last all day! My TWO favourite: Shu Uermura Paint Liner and Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel eyeliner! Both are really good. I suggest testing them both out and see which one you like better because both are really great! I alternate between these two because I cant make up my mind which one I like better! LOL. However, I found a dupe and its' Jane Be Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliner in drugstores! IT works just as great and for $9 Canadian!
Crème -Graftobian - High-Definition Glamour Color Creme Foundation
esornart 3/2/2011 3:17:00 PM
For reference I am MAC NW20. I ordered Pallette #1 Neutral and it's a pretty good match! I love how there are 5 different shades in the Pallette and I use the darker shade to contour or when I am darker in the Summer. It looks really natural and flawless in real life and in photos. Covers well. I use my MUFE HD powder on top. (although i read on reviews some use the BEN NYE HD powder). So far I like it! I would love to try out the Cinema Secrets Palettes first before I decide which one I like better and order the full size! I use this for special occasion when I am going out to parties and need to look flawless in photos. Give it a try!!!
Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
esornart 2/17/2011 12:39:00 AM
I went to my local sephora to test this out because I like wearing waterproof eye makeup. I tried it on my hand and as I was leaving the store, I quickly use their sephora makeup remover ( I guess their eye makeup remover was not intended to remove waterproof makeup) because there was a faint black line on my hand still. I was in a hurry and did not bother removing it all. The very next day, I went to work and saw this small black line on my hand where i tested the eyeliner..and it was still there! It wouldn't rub off or anything! I would say a really good smudge proof, waterproof and does not budge eyeliner!! I would have to say it's a VERY GOOD EYELINER but it's EXPENSIVE FOR A LIQUID EYELINER compared to drugstore liquid eyeliner. However, it is worth the money if you want something that does not budge or smudge at all throughout the day! I find liquid eyeliner very hard to control and draw. I prefer gel eyeliner or pencil.
MY HG marcara. I use Maybelline Lash Stellitoes Voluptous Waterproof and layered THIS ONE ON TOP (waterproof version) and I look like I got fake eyelashes on! They look long and full! I have been using maybelline marcara for a long time since the Lancome marcara are expensive and Maybelline marcara gives the same effect; does the same job! Sometimes its on sale for $3.99 Canadian. I just dont like how the tube is so fat..lol. TWO FAV MARCARA: Maybelline Lash Stellitoes Voluptuous & Maybelline Colossal !!
Pros: Very moisturizing!! Made my peel-chapped lip feel really moisturizing in the cold winter!! The amount you get in the pot is A LOT, can last you A LONG TIME because you only need a little. A good treatment for dry chap lips! Cons: It is in a pot, so I have to use my fingers.
This is a GREAT DUPE for NARS lip gloss but for a better price! The Colour in Sweetheart is a great dupe for Nars Turkish Delight That Kim Kardashin uses. Highly recommand. It reasonable price compared to the Nars lip gloss and it's non sticky just like Nars Lip gloss..the colours are really nice and it's moisturizing. Doesn't dry out lips. I hate lip glosses that are sticky. My two favourite lip gloss brands are NYX & NARS! =)
I think this works great after I wash my hair and dry it with a cloth. I put a bit of this where my roots are and blow dry upside down..it gives me volume!
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
esornart 10/27/2010 2:03:00 AM
LOVE this brush for stippling my liquid foundation. It gives a flawless finish. I use this with my MUFE Mat Velvet Foundation and LOVE IT! I use this one brush for liquid foundation, loose powder and face blush! lol. Invest in one of these, you won't regret it! Its quite expensive but definately worth it for my makeup application! =)