Perfect everyday blush that subtley brightens my (very pale) skin. Gorgeous and glowing. My only complaint is its staying power - it never quite lasts through the whole day for me.
I got a set of these as a gift and love them - bright shine, pretty, natural colours that look great over lipstick or on their own, reasonably long lasting & easy to apply tubes. However, that still doesn't justify the pricetag - they're just freaking lip glosses! They're nice, but there's nothing that sets them apart from other quality glosses that you can get for a quarter of the price.
This mask is my absolute favourite of all my skincare products. I started using it once a week several months ago and it has made a huge difference to my complexion; my skin feels nourished and soft and looks noticeable brighter, clearer, smoother and more balanced. No irritation, no dryness or tightness that I've gotten with other masks that are just too heavy duty for my sensitive skin. This has done an amazing job on my super senstitive skin, it's the best product I've ever used.
This gloss is digustingly sticky and it completely disappears from my lips after about 10 minutes. Horrible product, ridiculous price.
Eyeliner -Christian Dior - Crayon Eyeliner in Black
katiebaby87 2/26/2009 8:31:00 PM
I love the colour of this eyeliner and it applies easily (little smudging throughout the day which is a big plus) but its staying power leaves a lot to be desired - especially considering the price. The 2 little lids at either end get kind of annoying too.
My skin looked so cakey and rough with this foundation no matter how I applied it, and as other reviewers have said the colour was slightly off and looked a little orange and just not natural. Seriously...my skin looks 100x better if I wear no makeup rather at all than this stuff (and I dont have the greatest skin.) To top it off, this product is disgustingly oily. I was super excited to try this foundation because rave reviews from friends and my general love for other MAC products (esp. polishes/eye shadows!) Disappointed :(
Mascara -Napoleon Perdis - Peep Show Madame Fantasia
katiebaby87 2/22/2009 10:36:00 PM
This mascara has really cute packaging, was relatively easy to apply & lengthened/thickened my lashes ok (nothing spectacular), but it smudged and flaked like hell. Gross. I'm not a fan of the smell and it also felt heavy and crusty on my lashes after it had dried. I got about 5 sticks of it free from work and have no idea what to do with them.
Cleansers -Shiseido - Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam
katiebaby87 2/22/2009 10:30:00 PM
I love this cleanser! It removes dirt, makeup and oil immaculately, is gentle and nourishing on my ultra sensitive skin and feels beautiful and silky. It makes me feel so clean and comfy before bed. It's very hydrating and my skin feels soft and refreshed after using - I hate cleansers that leave my skin feeling tight and dry. Perfect!
Skincare - Body -Sally Hansen - Airbrush Legs in Light Glow
katiebaby87 2/22/2009 9:20:00 PM
Oh my god this stuff is FREAKING AMAZING. I like the the shape of my legs but used to hate showing them off due to the pale, sometimes blotchy coloured skin on my legs, spots from shaving and a couple of scars and yucky veins that are small but make me very self-concious nonethese less. Sally Hansen airbrush does an AMAZING job of covering these imperfections and makes my legs look perfect! It's not a particuarly tanning effect, which is fine for me because that's not what I want; it's essentially just foundation for legs which leaves them looking smooth, evenly coloured, flawless and, well, airbrushed. I also apply a small amount to my decollatage, back and shoulders when wearing low cut or strappy tops and my skin appears healthy and absolutely flawless - looks great in photos and I get tonnes of compliments. It can look a little orange straight out of the can and in the palm of your hand, BUT if you follow the instructions when applying it looks natural, even and gives your legs a little colour without a fake tan/orange look. It doesn't contain any unnatural shimmer ; it looks matte but still naturally warm and sun catching. Also, as other reviewers have said, it's a good idea to apply outside, I got this stuff all over my bathroom the first time I used it! However, i have never had a problem with it rubbing off on my clothes - it only comes off with soap and warm water. This is an amazing product that gives me the confidence to wear shorts and skirts all summer, I love it so so sooo much. EDIT: Sally Hansen have recently changed the formula of this product: it now contains a lot of shimmer and the new consistency makes it harder to blend. Thank you Sally Hansen for ruining my life.
Liquid -Chanel - Mat Lumiere Long Lasting Luminous Matte Fluid Makeup SPF 15
katiebaby87 2/22/2009 8:57:00 PM
I was recommended this foundation by the SA at Chanel because of my oily/combination skin, and I loved the warm, natural colour and beautiful coverage it gave my face when first applied; however, it really doesn't stay matte at all :( After a relatively short time wearing it my nose and t-zone is absolutely shining and I find myself having to constantly powder throughout the day, more so than with with any other foundation I've ever used. Also, like some other reviewers have said, it is very easily transferrable and I feel like it gets all over anything that comes remotely near my face, especially in summer. It sucks because I absolutely love how it looks when I've first put it on! So this may be a great foundation with those lucky enough to have a more balanced complexion than mine, but not for oily people like me :)
Mascara -Elizabeth Arden - Double Density Maximum Volume Mascara
katiebaby87 2/22/2009 8:41:00 PM
I love this mascara; it lengthens and seperates my lashes beatifully with just a few coats and doesn't clump. My lashes look full, long and curved right through the day with zero flaking, and it doesn't smudge or run which is a a HUGE deal for me. It also leaves your lashes feeling soft (unlike some mascaras that give you that gross, crusty and heavy feeling on your lashes) and it's super easy to remove. Totally decent price and I love the packaging :) Great mascrara.
I’ve found it hard to find a lovely pink blush that isn’t too strong against my very fair complexion, but this stuff is amazing! It’s very buildable and versatile; for uni and work during the week I lightly sweep it across my cheekbones for a natural, subtle, soft glow that makes me look healthy and perked up, but I can use more when I go out at night for a glowing babydoll look. It looks so soft and natural and brightens up my face beautifully. Really generous amount for the cost too. My HG blush :)