I LOVE THIS!!! Absolutely the best colour for pale skin tones...it seems like ive been searching for years for a blush that was peachy golden on me rather than pink or orange. Most 'peach' blushes look pink on me for some reason and I've always envied those girls who have a peachy glow to their face. Now I can finally get it!! yaY!! this blush can be layered because it is quite sheer (and that says a lot since my cheeks are already quite pigmented and every little bit of colour shows up) which i love cuz it gives me a chance to contour and blend *sign*. The perfect colour to wear everyday and will compliment almost all eyeshadows and lipsticks. I actually can't wait to put this on every morning. If your pale and looking for a peachy golden blush THIS IS IT...U CAN STOP LOOKING!! :)
Concealers -L'Oreal - ideal balance stick concealer
osd121 4/3/2006 7:27:00 AM
Ive just bought this concealer and I love it. I've been looking for a concealer that matched my skin tone exactely without making my pimples stand out further more. This concealer does just that compared to the millions of others I have bought that are usually pinkish or ghostly white. I'm also really happy with the consistency, its just enough to cover the pimple without caking. Its also super blendable and easy to use straight from the stick. Ive just learnt that i really like loreal concealers and should of stuck to them rather spending lots more on department store products that just have crappy colour selections. Plus this has not broke me out and so far and I think its fantastic for girls with olive or yellow skin tones.
I have sensitive/ acne prone skin and I was told by my dermatologist that I needed to start using a deep cream cleanser three days a week to help unclog my pores and take out any trapped oil. I was really surprised at how wonderful this cleanser was, I love the rich texture and its gentleness. So far I'm loving this as it takes off my makeup and deep cleanses without stripping. I actually like the fact that it doesn't foam since foaming cleansers don't do as a good job at deep cleansing as cream ones (they penetrate deeper). I don't use this everyday since I have sensitive skin thats easily irritated but so far I'm loving the results! Got to try this if your looking for a deep cleanser that cleans without stripping!! :)
Mascara -Shiseido - The Makeup Mascara Base [DISCONTINUED]
osd121 3/29/2006 9:41:00 PM
BEAUTY MUST HAVE!! I absolutely love love this base. I have stick straight short lashes that are so hard to curl. Most mascaras that i use will not hold the curl but with this on as a base my lashes become longer, thicker and the curl stays. The consistency is like a paste and it is a bit greyish which i love because when i apply mascara on top there isn't any white patches showing through on my lashes. Please if there is one thing this year that you buy, make it this..you wont regret it :) [EDIT]If I could I would give this 10 stars!! I forgot to add previously that I have asian stick straight and short short short lashes. I put this on first and then curl my lashes with a heated eyelash curler. What I've noticed is that if I go over the curled lashes again with this base, it makes the mascara that I put on top perform SO much thicker, defined , longer and of course SUPER CURLED. I forgot how great this product is since I started to use fake lashes for a while but this has been a lifesaver now that I'm now using mascara now.
I like this bronzer especially the texture. However i find that when i apply it, it just doesn't look natural. It has hints of red in it and I think for my complexion i need something with more of a yellow tone to it. I'm not sure if i'm applying correctly but i use a blusher brush and apply it just under my cheeks and forehead and chin. I end up looking a bit red and pink.? I still think it is a high quality product and i'm sure it works for lots of people...but unfortunately for me i'm not one of those. :(
Makeup Brushes -Chanel - Foundation Brush (Synthetic Fibers)
osd121 3/29/2006 9:26:00 PM
I really like this brush as it gives an even application everytime. I love how it feels against the face and its high quality bristles. However i really need some advice on how to wash it because I am washing it everday since after every application of foundation the bristles stick together and it becomes impossible to apply foundation. I just run it under the water and the foundation comes out but its really annoying to wash and let it dry everyday. This is the only reason why i dont use this all the time. If anyone as any advice about this it would be GREAT!! :)
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Glam Shine Sorbet in Peach Crystal
osd121 3/29/2006 9:18:00 PM
Crappiest of crap lipglosses in my opinion. The colour was alright when i applied the tester but after purchasing it i realised that this lipgloss lasts for about 5 mins max. And the colour actually changes after application and starts to wash out. Really dont know what to do with this now..if only it lasted :(
I LOVE THIS!!! This is the BEST ever lipstick. I always reach for it when i dont know what colour to wear and every time its right. The colour is a nude pink/beige and the texture is beautifully silky smooth. It can be worn alone if you have dark eyes or underneath a gloss with less eye makeup. I hunted for this lipstick for 6 months!! Now nothing else will match. Even the ridiculous price wont deter me from buying this again. You must try this if your looking for a nude lipstick that doesn't make you look dead.
I've purchased this product in No. 9 and its a pinky corally colour. The colour is quite pale in the container but against skin it really stands out as a bright light pink/coral. I love the intensity of the powder and love layering it on the cheeks. I also use this as an eyeshadow to add colour to the face. This is great as you get an overall coordinating colour for both eyes and cheeks. Love it!! Definately one of my fave blushers. :) UPDATE: I have officially finished...YES FINISHED this entire pan which for me is a record because I buy so many blushes. Therefore this is definately a HG colour for me!!
Generally an ok mascara that delivers high wattage colour. One sweep and your lashes are darker than black. However this mascara clogs like nothing else and it easily smears and flakes after a days wearing. Not good enough to repurchase but not bad enough to chuck. Whats a girl to do?
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Wet shine diamonds liquid in Marquise Peach
osd121 3/29/2006 8:43:00 PM
Love this gloss!! Super cheap and the colour is gorgeous. A cross between peach and pink with gold shimmer this gloss is as good by itself as it is over the top of a lipstick. I love putting this over nude lipstick cuz it gives just the right amount of shine and shimmer to liven up a matt nude lipstick. So cheap you could by four for the price of one department store lipgloss. Love iT!
Self Tanners -Avene - Mositurizing self-tanning lotion (for sensitive skin)
osd121 3/4/2006 11:54:00 PM
I just brought this product two days ago and I LOVE IT!! I have acne prone skin which is also sensitive and I layer this product over my usual night cream and it works wonders. The colour is fantastic and I dont break out from it. It adds a really beautiful glow to skin..kinda like what u see on models in shoots...especially with a nice muted blush over the top. The price is also fantastic for what you get. My definate HG.
Powder -Bare Escentuals - bare Minerals Foundation #2/#3 & Mineral Veil
osd121 2/12/2006 11:03:00 PM
After using the foundation and mineral veil for over a year now I am now switching. I love the coverage and overall 'polished' look of the finish, but the shiny and often pore manifying effect of the powder has led me to find a foundation elsewhere. This would be great if you don't have noticeable pores and dry skin since it gives such a dewy, healthy looking glow. Although the mineral viel does wonders, the whole process of putting this on before and after the minerals was such a waste of time...when i could still be warm in bed sleeping hehe...Thumbs up to the quality and coverage but a big no no for people with acne or oily skin...ie. me. If you're after mineral foundation check out glominerals which is now my new HG. They have a fantastic colour range and their minerals come in liquid form!! yeepee :)
I've decided to switch from BE to this since it gives way too much shine which I have just recently realised doesn't do much for my acne skin. I've purchased this in matt and so far i'm very pleased with the results. The colour match is spot-on and the foundation melts into the skin. Really hides imperfections and pores and also covers redness which is an added bonus :) Like other reviewers I've found that the foundation does dry quickly but a bit of misted water on the face really helps to make it blend easier. Only complaint is the packaging, the pump always squirts the product everywhere...really annoying. But all else is perfect. Got to give this a try if mineral foundation is what your after. UPDATE: I recently drifted from glominerals and started using everydayminerals. However the colour selection from EDM was impossible, so after a few tries and not getting the perfect match, I came back to glominerals and bought the satin finish in the larger tube version. IT IS PERFECT!! I dont know why, but I think the formula might of changed. The foundation glides on and coverage is immaculate (I have acne around the chin and a lot of red in my cheeks so I usually go for high coverage foundation). The colour match is exact (my face is lighter than my neck so i use two shades darker). No orange or red tones and the description on the website is absolutely spot on. The finish is beautiful also, I almost dont want to use a powder over it because it looks just luminous! I will definitely be repurchasing this again. My only gripe is the colour smudges off the skin and if its not set by a powder it comes off really easily. But overall the foundation is superb. UPDATE: This foundation IS THE VERY BEST!! I hate the ugly packaging and the fact that i cant get it other than online but even despite that I am sticking to this stuff!!! I purchased the Glominerals pressed powder in the same colour (golden medium) for the second time (my first compact broke completely into a loose powder) and now that i can use this properly in the pan, it has become the perfect companion to the liquid foundation. I swipe with powder with the sponge and PRESS it onto my skin after I have applied the liquid foundation and it stays on for the entire day!!! This has NEVER EVER EVER happened before to me since I am so oily. For once in my life I didn't need to touch up my skin during my lunch time break. I am officially putting this foundation line into HG category!!!