Bronzers -E.L.F. - Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder -- Sunkissed
atsugari 7/27/2009 3:36:00 AM
My HG bronzer, I have asian yellow toned skin NC25 and this is the right color not orangey or red on my it's a perfect natural looking bronzer color. It's pretty pigmented so I only use a little bit at a time. I haven't had the problem of the powder flying everywhere but then I only use a little at a time and not swish my entire brush in to create a windstorm. I like it a lot even better than some of my Higher end bronzers. Definitely a keeper I might repurchase again if I ever use it all. Packaging is nice looking clear plastic compact so you can see the product. Product is a little bit dusty but that only means it's soft and easy to blend on my face.
I love this brush it's my HG bronzer brush, it's the right shape flat and fluffy so I can contour around my face with control than a fluffy round brush. I haven't tried it with blush yet since I'm a klutz and tend to over blush so I use fool proof duo fiber brushes instead. But it applies my bronzer wonderfully and I would repurchase again. Packaging is great comes with a brush protector to keep it's shape. I would repurchase the value is small compared to the quality you get.
I love it it's my HG sheer blush/blending brush. It really buffs out the color on my face to natural and blends in any harsh bronzer sculpting lines. I haven't tried it with foundation yet but I will soon. It's super cheap and worth it, it even killed my lemming for the MAC 109 since it's the tool I've been looking for. Packaging is great it even comes with a brush protector to keep its shape. I would definitely repurchase it again. The $3 it's worth doesn't do it justice.
I've finally found it!! My HG black eyeliner, after years of trying numerous brands Urban Decay, MAC technakohl/powerpoint, dior, shu uemura, wet n wild and nyx. It actually stays on my oily lids even on 95 degree days. It also stays on my waterline wonderfully unlike the other brands which stayed for 4-5 hours it didn't wear off or smudge even after 12 hours. It's super smooth like the 24/7. I'm gonna buy as much of these as I can since it's LE. Packaging is in a box the product is in pencil form.
I love this color, I also love another similar color from OPI called Jewel of India. This is similar to OPI except it's a tad brighter and has a pearly glow. I love it now I don't have to stock pile Jewel of India because it was a LE release. I think like this color a little more because of the pearly and micro shimmer finish. I love it a lot my HG for my toes and hands for the summer.
I got this gloss without seeing it first. The first time I put it on I thought ughhh I don't like the color because it's peachy. The smell was ok and the gloss itself is pretty pigmented and smooth. I tried it on a couple more times and started liking it more and more. It's not too sticky and I'm starting to like the smell. It's a lovely neutral color that complements my pigmented lips. Normally when I try on any gloss my lip color ruins the original color because it's darker. (I'm a fan of pink lips) This formula is great I like it a lot for everyday wear. Packaging is great in a tube with a bent wand, so I don't have to pump my wand in the tube to get lipgloss out.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Sin
atsugari 6/1/2009 11:27:00 PM
I love the color of this on my lid it's a very flattering nude color for those lazy makeup days I have. It also adds a nice shimmer from within when I apply eyeshadow over it. This is a great color for the upper lid. However I find that I don't use this for the lower part of my eyes often. I normally use the regular primer potion all over my eyes to make my liner stay. This is not practical for everyday use since using it on my under my eyes gives me a weird look. This can be considered as something nice to have on occasion but not necessary for everyday. The pricing is expensive for something you use on your lids only but it lasts a long time. Packaging is in the curvy tube that you'll eventually have to cut open to get the rest of the product out. Dangerous and hazardous, I really wish they would change the packaging.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
atsugari 6/1/2009 11:22:00 PM
I love this product, I bought this as a replacement for my japanese oil clear film I got in Canada. I loved the one I had and thought they don't have a product like this in the US. I found this product to be the same. It's a little pricey for the amount you get 50 sheets for 4-5 dollars. It's works very well I prefer film to tissue. I've tried blotting papers/tissues before but they are not as effective as film. I would repurchase again. I feel that this packaging is over-packaged comes in a giant plastic thing that you rip off and throw away. I'm always in favor of eco-friendly packaging I don't know why they can't just sell them by themselves or in a plastic bag packaging instead of this environmentally damaging packaging that doesn't serve a purpose.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
atsugari 6/1/2009 11:14:00 PM
For reference in the winter I enjoy medium-full coverage foundation. This summer I'm looking for something that will cover my blemishes and allow my skin to breath. This product has a very sheer coverage, I felt that it cover nothing much really. The SA said it's buildable coverage but no matter how much I dab on it is not very covering. This product is pretty expensive for the finish you get. This would probably be great for someone who has naturally flawless skin. I returned mine and continue my search for a summer TM. Packaging is great, ensures you get every last drop of your product out of the tube.
This is a wonderful face mask. Makes my face feel soft and clears away some of my black heads. It has a refreshing minty smell that's not overpowering and a mint color. It has a cooling effect upon application which is great during hot summer weather. It's a bit drying on the area under my nose and above my lip. I'll avoid that area when I put on the mask and I shouldn't have any problems. Overall a great product for the value, I'll definitely repurchase. Packaging is great in a tube, u get the most out of your product.
Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Loew-Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8 inch brush
atsugari 6/1/2009 10:47:00 PM
I tired this after hearing about it on the board in MUA. They were right, this is a pretty good brush for packing on color. Though it's not as soft as the real MAC 239 it'll do for me. I find myself using this everyday. I won't miss it if it got lost. It's a bit pokey but for packing on color this brush is great. I would repurchase again. Packaging is nothing, just buy the brush and they'll throw it in a plastic bag.
I love this as much as I love my Acapulco glow. This is like Benefit Moon beam except cheaper. It gives me a fresh faced look in the winter. The shimmer isn't intensely glitterly it's more of a lit from within look. If it wasn't discontinued I would definitely repurchase. Packaging is like all the other WNW blush/bronzer products, cheap, ugly but high quality makeup inside. Be careful with this one drop could mean it shatters.
Ever since I started wearing mascara I've been finding better and better ones in the drugstore brands. I've found my HG. I love this one even more than my MF 2000 calorie extreme. The brush is small which is great for a klutz like me, I often find myself poking my eyes with giant brushes to this brush for me is a plus. It give great length and doesn't clump even if I layer it. I love the price I got it B1G1F which is a great deal for a wonderful mascara. It really gives my short asian lashes length although not a lot of volume. This easily beats my Diorshow hands down. I love it and can't wait to try the long lash formula. Packaging is sleek and easy to carry around Update: took off a lippie, I realized this mascara is great for the 1st month then it starts to get clumpy so I have to use a lash comb afterwards. I found the waterproof version last longer w/o clumps.
Foundations -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup
atsugari 5/20/2009 3:24:00 PM
HATE!! I love the regular colorstay foundation and thought this would be the same but lighter for summer. I have oily skin so based on some of the reviews this should be good for oily skinned girls. I tried it on, using only a tiny bit. It's very matte to the point that it looks fake and not my skin type or texture. Not very transfer resistant like CS. My face did stay matte all day but at the end of the day it looked very cakey in some areas. Needless to say I return the $12.99 product and stick with my CS. Packaging for this is great in a tube so you can get every last drop.
I agree with the reviewer below. Too greasy, not much color payoff unless you layer a ton of this greasy stuff on. I wouldn't even think of trying to put this on my cheeks unless I want to block my pores on my face. Would not repurchase.