Lipstick -Kiko Cosmetics - Sunproof Lipstick SPF 15 - 04 Pink Flamingo
Vittoriak 8/10/2011 2:58:00 PM
I got it in Italy in the summer. It's a shame that it is a limited edition product, but I notice that they put out similar lipsticks in their different limited edition collections. First of all, the texture of this lipstick is amazing. It's moisturising and has a slight glossy finish. There is a decent range of colours to choose from for a limited edition product. Pink Flamingo is a lovely cool-toned pink lipstick. It's not dirt cheap, about 7 Euros. But the quality of it is way beyond the price I paid.
I bought this eyeshadow because some YT gurus recommended it. This is a nice pink taupe and it's very beautiful. The texture is soft and creamy, blends easily with other shadows. It is quite shimmery and I like it for that. For the price, it is a very good shadow since it's very pigmented. However, I will not repurchase it because it does crease on me after about 7, 8 hours even with base. I wanted it to work so much because it's truly beautiful. I tried it with different bases and all that but it just doesn't work out for me. I will only choose to wear it on days I know that I will not be out for too long.
Eyeliner -Catrice - Gel Eye Liner - 010 Black Jack with Jack Black
Vittoriak 7/10/2011 8:02:00 AM
This is a genuine great surprise! I have heard about the brand Catrice from German beauty bloggers. I found it in the Italian department store called Coin. Personally, I like gel liners and I have been using Bobbi Brown's gel liners religiously. But this is only about 4 Euros and I decided to try it out. Texture-wise, it's softer than the Bobbi Brown ones, even softer than the Clinique ones. It glides on my eyes so easily and they set quite quickly. They don't budge or cause me panda eyes. Love it! By the way, the name's really fun.
This is my favourite eyeshadow from MAC. When I don't know what to wear, I would just dip my brush on this eyeshadow. It can be a overall colour and it matches other brown, grey and green shades easily. It's also very buildable. I just love it.
I have never been a fan of Urban Decay's packaging (Apart from the Naked Palette, which looks lovely) and therefore I have been hesitant in purchasing their products. Well, I got this in the colour Peroxide in a sales at Sephora and I am completely blown away! It is a light bubblegum-y pink with no shimmer and slightly milky. But they make my lips looking moisturised and naturally juicy. I love the scent too, which is a slightly sweet minty flavour. I didn't buy this for plumping because my lips are already quite full, and if I had read that on the box when I was buying it, I probably would have put it down in the shop. Anyway, I did not notice any effects of plumping, which doesn't bother me at all.
I really enjoy this cream eyeshadow! I have oily eyes but they seem to stay just fine even without a primer. Taupe has always been my favourite colour and this satisfies me especially with such a low price tag! I wear it alone sometimes, but I usually put powder eyeshadow over it like Patina from MAC.
Pressed Powders -Givenchy - Le Prisme Visage-Mat Soft Compact Face Powder
Vittoriak 5/10/2011 5:34:00 PM
I also got it in the colour 83 Peach Plumetis. I like the packaging, but I have not quite try the brush that comes with it yet. This pressed powder worked even better than I expected. My face is quite oily, but then this one is actually mattifing without being drying. I would describe the finish as truly natural. It's not very glowy nor matte. I am a NC 20/25. And this colour is quite perfect for me.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Foundation
Vittoriak 5/5/2011 12:28:00 PM
I am really impressed with this foundation. Being a girl with pretty oily/combination skin with occasional acne problem, it has been quite a task to look for a good foundation. I have tried so many foundation that you wouldn't believe, NARS, Chanel, Dior, Shu uemura, YSL, Rimmel, RMK, MAC, Vichy and so on and on. But this one has all the things that I am looking for - good coverage yet natural-looking. I am a NC 20-25, and bisque is perfect for me.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
Vittoriak 4/26/2011 2:01:00 PM
It's not a bad product by itself. It can basically hold my shadow in place, apart from, strangely, the GA Eyes to Kill Intense, which is supposed to be the most stay-in-place eyeshadow ever! But what stops me from repurchasing it is the packaging. I don't find it pretty, first of all. Like everyone else, I hate it that it keep so much product in the tube! And I have to use SO MUCH effort to scope it out! Yeah, now they have the squeezy tube version but I am too pissed to buy it again after cutting my current tube out. Besides, I think the ELF mineral primer works even better on me!
Eye Shadow -Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill Intense #6 Khaki Pulse
Vittoriak 4/25/2011 10:30:00 AM
I could not stop myself thinking about it after reading about it on Temptalia. Bought it the next day and it did not disappoint me at all. It's a CRAZILY BEAUTIFUL cool bronze colour that I just simply love to death. It's long lasting, stays put well. (Though with my oily eyes, it's still a good idea but put a base underneath) The shimmer is delicate and fabulous. Blends well with other powder shadows as well (have not tried with other cream shadows yet). Because of this, I also got #4 and #13. But this is still the best.
Cleansers -Origins - Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser with Saw Palmetto and Mint
Vittoriak 4/25/2011 8:53:00 AM
Oh wow I am surprised by the horrible reviews here! I love this cleanser! My combination and acne-prone skin has been really bothering me and this cleanser has clear it out quite a bit for me. I love the scent and how it makes my skin feel after washing. It's refreshing and keeps my skin fresh. It does not leave me feeling tight and all that. It's wonderful. Will keep repurchasing it.
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Shimmer Shadow in Mocha
Vittoriak 4/24/2011 1:17:00 PM
I completely agree with the review below. It was an absolutely fantastic surprise! I got it free with a mineral foundation order and I didn't put much hope onto this eyeshadow. But wow the colour payoff is wonderful and it goes on very nicely without much fall out. Very excellent product!
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorburst Lipgloss 002 Crystal Lilac
Vittoriak 4/23/2011 2:51:00 PM
This lipgloss colour is not easily found in drugstores! It is a nice pink with a purple tint with blue/lilac-ish extra-fine reflective bits in it. It's actually very much like Dior's Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Flash in 557 Rose Denim and the glitter in this Revlon one is even more fine! It's beautiful, easily my favourite one among the Colorburst range.
This perfume, to me personally, is a very pleasant surprise. When I first got the sample, I didn't like it. I found it a little too sophisticated. But then I somehow got another sample of the perfume and it opened my door to this scent. It is just a delightful scent.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Espresso Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
Vittoriak 3/30/2011 1:41:00 PM
I am in love with this eyeliner! I have to say I have been having quite oily eyes but it does not crease on me at all! I love this colour. It is a nice dark brown without any red undertone, which is why I prefer this to my Clinique cream liner in deep brown. I will try other colours!