I got this in the lighter shade, which is more ivory-based compare to some of the Europe brands that is more pink-ish based. I have dry skin and need a non-cakey yet moisturizing and full coverage concealer. This fulfill all my requirement. The trick to use this is tiny does a long way. Like it so much! Better than my Chanel, MUFE, Laura Mercier, etc.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
lwsege 6/30/2011 12:06:00 PM
HG for every eyeshadow lovers!!! My eyelids are superb oily and leave in a hot and humid country - Malaysia (32 Celsius for 365 days a year). Although it is so good, I'll always look for better too. I get a Shadow Insurance recently and will try it out soon.
I like the Espresso but not this - Cassis. The color payoff is so weak, so hard to apply compare to the Espresso. Don't like it. I strongly believe that there are better plum/cassis color eyeliner out there.
I like to use this on my upper waterline (tightlining as well), it won't transfer and smudge even on my super oily eyelids. It is much more easy to apply compare to MUFE Aqua Eyes while the later has stronger waterproof-ness. I didn't sharpen it since it is so expensive so it is quite hard to line a sharp yet precise line by using this.
Concealers -Chanel - Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer
lwsege 6/30/2011 5:31:00 AM
I am fair-skinned asian, suffer with quite severe dark circle due to my light skin color. This is moisturize and creamy to mousse texture, feel like nothing when apply and glides on pretty well under my eyes. However, I will recommend for those with dry skin and not so serious dark circle girls. I have this in 10 (the lightest shade) and I will say this is on par with MUFE Lifted Concealer. They are both light and won't become cakey on our dry skin. And at the same time, both don't have the enough coverage for severe dark circles.
Primer/ Corrector -Chanel - Blanc Essential - Whitening Modeling Effect Base
lwsege 6/30/2011 5:16:00 AM
I have this in Rosee. It is a bit flat white when first apply, and melt into my skintone after a while. I always match this with Chanel Vitalumiere Compact since it doesn't seems to hold my other liquid foundation at all. Won't buy this again.
Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel - 62 Terre Epice
lwsege 6/30/2011 4:59:00 AM
Worst buying in Chanel....I should have swatch and test it out over the counter more carefully. I am NC10-15, this appears too orangey and tanned on my face. The lasting power is quite weak as well, it tends to fade after 2-3 hours of wearing.
Powder -Chanel - Vitalumiere Eclat de Chanel Compact Makeup
lwsege 6/30/2011 4:56:00 AM
This is one of my HG! My shade is in BO10. It is the only compact powder that won't appear cakey on my dry skin. It gives that matte and yet natural look to my face when I didn't wear any foundation beneath. I hope it is more oil control and coverage because the climate in Malaysia. Their coverage power is only for some small pores, nothing to do on freckles, large pores, or even out the skin tone. Now, I always use it to fix my liquid foundation - as an overall finishing powder. I like it so much mainly because of it didn't appear cakey on my face.
The best ever peachy color for my NC10-15 skintone. It looks super natural and cute in picture and in person. I will say the lasting power is just second to Nars, but a lot more natural then Nars. I don't like it is baked because it is so hard to pick up the color since most of my makeup brushes are natural bristles. I think they will need some stiffer makeup brush to use with.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks - Powder Pink
lwsege 6/30/2011 4:45:00 AM
A little goes a long way, great bargain! Recommend for those into nude and natural look girls. I use my Ecotools Foundation brush to apply this on my cheeks only, not on my lips. What you need is just to dip a little on the brush and tap on the cheeks. It looks superb natural on my NC10-15 skintone. It is nice-pigmented and yet long-lasting on my normal to dry skin in a hot and humid country - Malaysia.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Espresso Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
lwsege 6/30/2011 4:39:00 AM
It really good to use when during the first few months of usage. But it tends to dry up so fast and transfer to my oily eyelids easily. I'll say it is good but not to my expectation giving its price tag. Easy to apply when apply with a good eye makeup brush. Big downside is - it will smudge.
It works great in terms of staying power(more than 8 hours and water resistant) and color payoff. Its only downside is the ease of application. The wand is a way too thick and wide when apply to my eye brow. So, the products can stain on my skin under my eye brow easily. Remember to always wipe off the excess before apply the cream/wax onto eye brow otherwise it will become so clumpy.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
lwsege 6/30/2011 4:31:00 AM
Great quality makeup brush but slightly mark up in Malaysia market. I use this for liquid foundation initially by using Laneige and Nars liquid foundations. But it leaves streaks all over my face after my second wash of it. It helps me to apply everything evenly, i.e. liquid foundation, blusher, compact powder. I'm now using it with my Chanel compact powder, it just pick up the right amount of product and spread evenly onto my face. Like it!
Natural and multi-tasking highlighting cream. I am a normal to dry skin girl with fair skintone. This works tremendously while I want a subtle highlight on my cheekbone, bridge of my nose, cupid bone and chin. I also use it to mix with my BB cream or liquid foundation sometimes when I want a more luminous makeup look. A quick-tip from a makeup artist I known recommend to use it on my under-eye areas to neutralize the dark circle. Besides that, it works great when you want to take some studio pictures since it won't be too shine or sparkle under studio lighting.
I have this for a year and seldom use it because of its color itself. It dries up like mad however it still can be use when I warm it first on the back of my hand. I'm thinking of using this as an overall eyeshadow base color when I first saw it. It turns too pink-ish when I apply on my eyes and slightly darker than my NC10-15 skintone. It is so unnatural so I always keep this in my drawer...Furthermore, it creases into my eyelid badly and makes my eyeshadows becomes a lot more terrible after few hours of wearing. This circumstance did improve when apply with Mac eyeshadows, but it creases badly while matching with Inglot. Definitely won't buy again and there are a lot more better options over the market.