This lippie balm is not overrated. It really does live up to its claim. Yes its atrociously expensive for a lipbalm when you can just run to your drugstore to get a carmex or nivea but this one beats elizabeth arden's lipbalm hands down. I use it only sometimes because its so luxurious! The rose scent is lovely and it leaves lips with a beautiful pinky sheen. HG lip balm!
Similar concept to YSL's touche eclat but I think I much prefer this. Also, you get a refill for the price you pay which isn't too bad. Colorwise its a perfect match(I have it in shade 1). Covers undereye circles very well although it is lightweight. Not thick but fluid in consistency. Freshens up my eyes and very travel friendly too.
Fantastic concealer! Extremely lightweight but good coverage. Neither too creamy nor too dry. Supernatural and leaves eyes looking fresh. Not cakey at all unlike some concealers I have used before. Not too thick nor too thin. I'm not a fan of the packaging but the product inside is excellent. The color match is also perfect for me. I have it in alabaster.
Crème -La Mer - The Treatment Creme Foundation SPF 15
dodobat 3/5/2009 2:21:00 PM
I like this foundation. This is one of my top 3 fav foundations alongside La prairie and chantecaille. I like it because it doesnt clog my pores and leaves a very natural finish although I must say the color match is not as perfect as la prairie. However,this is my second fav foundation after la prairie! It is very expensive but worth it in my opinion because not only is it a makeup but also a skincare. Will repurchase again when I run out.
I love this blush! Just bought it yesterday and I tried it for the first time today. I can wear it eventhough I am very fair skinned. The trick is to use the tiniest amount and blend blend blend. I used the NARS yachiyo brush and blended it right into the apples of my cheeks and slightly on my nose bridge. And I get a lovely sunkissed glow on the cheeks. Very pretty! As with all other NARS products you can never go wrong. Yes I will repurchase when I run out of it!
Liquid -La Prairie - Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF15
dodobat 3/1/2009 10:02:00 AM
This is hands down the best foundation I have ever used. The color match is perfect and much better than la mer which I also use. Texture wise it is creamy, blendable and smooth. The coverage is full but adjustable and does not feel very heavy on my skin. It is really expensive but very worth it in my opinion. I will repurchase over and over again.
This is a very pretty color. However its quite a dark creamy pinky red color gloss so I reach out for it less. Its good if you keep your eyes and cheeks muted and opt for a strong lip. Staying power is relatively good and sticky like all other stila glosses.
I love love love this blush!! Shu is a genius in makeup. This blush is matte and is of a pure peach color. It looks really natural on my cheeks. (like baby doll cheeks) Sometimes i use this on top of my cream blusher and it gives me such a sweet look. Recommended to people with fair skintones because its such a light color it might not show up on darker skintones. Will repurchase.
I gave this 4 lippies because gerbera convertible color is my HG cream blush from stila. However i still do like this shade although its more rosy than peachy and im more of into peach blushes. I am very fair so i use very little of it to achieve the 'snow white' rosy cheeks look. I really like it and sometimes i mix it together with stila tutu blush to get a really nice healthy glow. I probably won't repurchase because I still prefer my gerbera cream blush. =)
I am in love with this lipgloss. This was my first lipgloss from Stila when i was fresh from high school and was just starting to use some makeup for college. I bought this together with tutu blush and stila pressed powder. This lipgloss looks so sweet on the lips and has the right amount of pink and peach in it. Virtually no shimmer in it but adds a right amount of sheen to the lips. Yes their quite sticky like all other stila glazes but i can live with it. Just remember not to let your hair get on your face! It is really expensive for the amount of product you get but its gorgeous. Will repurchase again and again. I am on my third tube.
My 2nd lippie from NARS after honolulu honey (which i love). Napoli is a great nude color and is slightly darker than honolulu honey which is more peachy beige. This one has more pink in it. However it does look very lovely and somehow i find that it really defines my lips very well. Great paired with a berry blush. As with all NARS packaging, its very simple so im not a big fan of the packaging but their colors are amazing. will repurchase when i run out.
I just got this eyeshadow yesterday at Howells, Cardiff and the makeup artist Natalie is fab. She tried this on me and it made my brown eyes pop. I tried this together with Sin blush and Napoli lipstick which i also bought and it looks lovely. Nars eyeshadows are of exceptional quality and the color combinations are amazing. I own alot of Nars eyeshadows and this one has to be one of my favourites after Tokyo, Rated R and Rebecca duo. Would I buy it again? In a heartbeat! <3
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair
dodobat 1/21/2009 7:01:00 PM
I have just only started using concealer. Previously I own YSL's touche eclat and ettusais's acne medicated concealer. This concealer really does live up to its claim of being super concentrated ( dont use too much, less is more) and creamy. It really does brighten up the area and i have no prob with the concealer being pink toned. It brightened up my eyes and face very well and i think im in love with it.
I am a big fan of mascaras, particularly lancome mascaras and this one is no exception. Probably my favourite among the whole lot of lancome mascaras. Lovely formulation which is slightly 'wet' and allows you to build up volume without clumping your lashes. I use this under the lancome cils booster and it fattens my lashes while still keeping them soft and supple! This is now my favorite mascara in my makeup bag! A must must must try if you want high volume lashes. Pricey but you get what you ask for.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
dodobat 12/19/2008 12:38:00 PM
This eyeliner is freaking amazing. I just bought mine today and its a very nice intense black. I made a comparison with the stila smudge pots and this wins hands down. Its also slightly cheaper. The nice MA tried it on me today and it looked so pretty!! I bought it immediately with the brush. Would i buy it again? Most definitely would.