Pink Friday is a pretty, Barbie-esque, bubblegum pink. The formula is creme so it has a very glossy, smooth finish when dried. It does apply a little streaky but this soon disappears after 2 coats.
Fly is a pretty teal/aqua colour. It applies opaque after about 2-3 coats and has superb staying power! Glossy, smooth finish with a creme formula.
Outrageous, 'out-there', acid green/yellow colour in a creme formula. Doesn't apply streaky and has good staying power. It appears opaque after about 2-3 coats, and has a really smooth, glossy finish.
Words cannot describe how much I love this lipstick from Dior! It is my favourite lipstick so far and nothing will beat it. It blows MAC out of the water! I have this in shade 797 Stiletto, which is a deep red colour. The finish is smooth and creamy without being sticky or wet. The colour lasts a good three hours, and even when the gloss has weared off it leaves a beautiful red lip stain. The packaging is simply divine - it is glamourous and expensive looking, it's a silver squared tube and the lipstick itself just pulls straight out of it. It lasts months because you don't need a lot to achieve the glossy pigmented look.
I dislike the consistency of this eye cream, it's way too wet and sloppy! It's more of a serum than a cream. It makes my eye area very greasy and doesn't reduce the appearance of fine lines. Instead, it makes my lids appear puffy and tired looking.
Beautiful colour! You can apply this as a base under eyeshadow for a bold intensity underneath or on it's own for a quick wash of colour. The shade is a gold shimmer with a tinge of pink. In consistency, it is a smooth and blendable product, it may appear stiff in the pot but it doesn't crease lids. And it lasts all day, and the product itself will last years because there is so much of it in the pot! I brought this because I was so impressed with Bare Study paint pot, which I use everyday and Rubenesque definitely matches up to the quality of that. I could not recommend this enough, Rubenesque is so beautiful and glamorous for day or night.
The cucumber extract makes this toner really cool and soothing on skin, especially after exfolating and cleansing. It's not harsh and doesn't dry out my skin. It is just a perfect, basic toner. Nothing fancy but it does the job, and I like that about it. I use this just to remove excess oil and makeup, just to make sure my skin is really clean. I would recommend this to all skin types!
This brand did nothing for my skin, it made it very dry and didn't fade my acne or clear it up at all.
Warm, musky glamourous scent. I love it!
I only purchased this because I liked the unique packaging but the scent us not unique at all. It's a really boring, ordinary floral scent.
I really love this blush! It's a perfect peachy, shimmery colour. It gives a sheen to the skin without making you look greasy or unnatural. It makes me look fresh, healthy and vibrant everyday, almost as if I'm glowing. It's baked so is very pigmented and will last a long time. I dislike the flimsy, weak brush but the compact mirror is cure and handy.
I often go into LUSH stores feeling a little cautious of the over-friendly, over-helpful staff. They never leave me alone! I love the help, they are super knowledgable but it can feel a little off putting. The layout of the store is really cute, there is a displays of soap, facemasks, gifts etc all of different colours and varieties. I love the chalkboards with product info too. The scent of the smell is gorgeous too and lingers for a while after you leave! The products are often hit or miss. Some are all quirky packaging but the product itself sucks ass. The skincare also breaks me out sometimes too because it's really overfragranced, some of the stuff is just too over rated yet some work perfectly. I like the bath and shower products, they look fun and work awesome. My favourite products are coalface cleanser, tea tree toner, love lettuce, cupcake mask and snow fairy shower gel. However, the ones I wouldn't recommend are grease lightning and oatifix.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Christina Aguilera By Night
AllThatGlittters 1/22/2012 8:17:00 AM
I really enjoy using this fragrance, it is perfect for day or night useage. The top notes are fruity and these include warm apple and tangerine, so it is quite a sweet, musky scent. It is an appealing edible sweet, aroma with a slightly walnut scent too. The bottom notes are blossom, vanilla and peach ,which again are fruity and floral but are gradually giving off a deeper,more sensual scent. Overall, these notes work really well to create a musky, sexy scent, it's very feminine and sweet but at the same time it is not sickly or overpowering. It's not too overpriced and it has lasted me for months.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
AllThatGlittters 1/22/2012 7:47:00 AM
I do not understand the hype of this primer at all. It's very sticky and gives a weird, thick texture under liquid foundation. It's not hydrating and it's quite drying. The packaging is also really unhygenic since you have to use your fingers, not a brush. It's too thick and it has broken me out too.
I love this conditioner! You don't have to leave it on for long for it to work. It conditions, reduces dryness and leaves my hair in a smooth, detangled, managable condition afterwards. It also smells gorgeous too, a kind of sweet, toffee scent.