Moisturizers -Origins - A Perfect World White Tea Skin Guardian serum
MakeUp4Fun 3/25/2010 1:53:00 AM
Clogged my pores like no other. I usually have no problem with silicones. I love silicone-based primers. But this.... this feels sooo thick and rich of silicones... I apply this as the first step in the morning, and it primed my skin so well that even my sunscreen goes on sooo smoothly. But it clogged my pores and i got tiny white bumps that was so hard to clean. I do not recommend this.
I have mixed feeling about this. First off, it's like free makeup and doing good deed. All $14 goes to charity. And it's limited edition. I like nude lipsticks, and this is the lightest vivaglam lipstick out. So i had to have it although the swatches online did not look very good. It looks too neon pink. On my pigmented lips, it looks purply pink. It does not flatter me to be worn alone. It goes on sheer but very easy to build it up. I love wearing a peachy nude gloss over it, and i love the pinky nude lips I achieve from this combo. But i will never wear this on its own. I would look like I'm from the 80's and/or look like a clown with neon pink lips.... oh yes i would look a bit gaga-ish :)
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
MakeUp4Fun 3/18/2010 3:47:00 PM
It's very drying for undereyes.... it cakes a bit b/c its so pigmented. Though it's drying, it disappears into my skin after a few hours. Not really a "super stay" in my experience. I like to use it as an eyeshadow primer instead because the color doesn't match my skintone. Color selection is quite poor.
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
MakeUp4Fun 3/18/2010 1:07:00 PM
This is much, much more wearable than Revlon Nude Attitude. It's slightly warm nude with brown undertone. It's very easy to apply since it's creamy and somewhat sheer. It's just a bit sheer, but it is buildable and pigmented enough to lighten my naturally red lips. I would not say this is a pretty color. It creates a very low-key lip look to pair with dark eye makeup. Packaging looks nice. Lipstick has REVLON engraved, like a chanel lipstick. It's not very moisturizing, but which lipstick is? I like it but it's not HG status for me.
This did absolutley nothing to me. I know it's for prevention, so maybe I'm not supposed to see results. But it oxidized way too fast within 2 months. It turned orangey yellow from pale yellow. I did keep it in the dark. I put the bottle back into the box everytime after I use it, so it's kept in darkness. Even then, it went bad so quickly. I ordered from dermstore.com which was supposedly an authorized seller of Skinceuticals products. I did not want to waste the money and throw it away, so now i'm using it all over my face like if it's a toner. I just want to finish it up. It's "serum" but the consistency is very runny/watery. I don't recommend this product.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Sugar Plum on Ice
MakeUp4Fun 3/9/2010 11:13:00 AM
This color is a bit too frosted for me, and texture is slightly gritty. The color is very similar to Color Sensational lipstick in Born With It, but this one is more sheer. It's not opaque enough to lighten my pigmented lips. It's quite moisturizing. I wish that it were more cream than frost.
OMG this blush is amazing. It's sooo soft, silky, and glowy. I am a blushaholic and collect blushes from different lines like MAC, YSL, Nars, Chanel, Benefit box blushes, and some drugstore ones. This particular color from ELF is one of the TOP quality ones I own, even tops the Chanel JC blush, to be honest. Peachy Keen goes on not TOO pigmented but perfect amount of pigmentation so i don't end up with peach stripes on my cheeks. Very easy to blend. Little bit of shimmer but not overpowering like Nars Orgasm. It's a warm shade but slightly neutral. I've been using it for a week straight and I think i will be using this blush for a while. It's one of those blushes that doesn't wow me in the pan but so lovely on the cheeks. I find that this shade looks very, very similar to one of the shades from ELF Studio Warm Bronzer! Peachy Keen may be slightly more pigmented and less frosty but still the same color.
Mascara -Estee Lauder - Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara
MakeUp4Fun 3/6/2010 3:18:00 PM
One of the better EL mascaras. Although it's supposed to be volumizing mascara, it lengthens more than volumizes. It does make my lashes longer than Covergirl Lash blast does, but it does not volumize very well. I will not repurchase since it's quite average and not much better than drugstore mascaras like L'Oreal voluminous.
Concealers -E.L.F. - Studio Line Concealer Pencil & Brush
MakeUp4Fun 3/3/2010 3:59:00 PM
Great for spot cover. Long lasting and good pigmentation. But the texture is not the greatest.... it doesn't blend very well and sort of balls up. I love the packaging. The pencil is so much bigger than i thought. The concealer end has a cap with sharpener and the brush end has its own cap. Perfect for travelling and you don't have to worry about forgetting to bring the sharpener. For $3, this item is fab. But the quality isn't that great and not creamy enough to blend seamlessly. I'm NC25 (but more neutral) and I went with Fair (lightest shade) as recommended by the reviews. I'm glad i went with Fair because it's just a tad bit lighter than my color. If i got the second lightest shade, it would've been too dark for me. I don't think this concealer is good for pale skin ladies as the lightest shade is not that light.
This cleansing oil is cheap. But it doesn't remove my makeup as well as the other cleansing oil I've used (Kose Softy Mo cleansing oil in yellow pump bottle). Kose one doesn't leave any trace of my foundation but this one does. When i run my toner over with a cotton ball after washing my face with this, I can still see a little bit of foundation on my cotton ball. Kose was much more effective. For this reason, I will not be repurchasing the Naive one.
I got this primer because I read that it is similar to Smashbox primer which I like. After using both, I can definitely see the similarity. They both are silicone-based primers and fill in pores so nicely. Smashbox one goes over the skin a lot softer and a lot more slippery, so I use very little of it each time. Hard Candy is smooth and slippery too but just not as much as Smashbox one, and I need to apply more product to get the same effect as Smashbox although it does not feel heavy at all. I don't know which one i like better. They're both really great and do not clog up my pores. I use way less foundation as well and my makeup looks light and natural. If your skin hates silicones, you should avoid these primers.
Beautiful deep purple color. It has shimmer but not over the top glitter. Just very pretty to create a smokey purple look. The color blends so beautifully. It doesn't last long just like other ELF mineral shadows, even with a good base, but it doesn't bother me that much. It's so cheap. The amount of product you get is the same as amount you get in an Everyday Mineral sample although it's in a larger jar packaging.
This provides the fullest coverage a POWDER foundation has ever given me. It's so silky-smooth and covers very well. And i can use a concealer brush to cover spots so easily. The only downsize is that it can get cakey if you layer too much. And also, it's $40. I don't know if it's worth it for a smaller-than-average compact. I do highly recommend it if price is not an issue for you. The website says you can apply it wet for even fuller coverage. I tried using it with my MAC Fix+ spray and ruined the top layer of my powder :(
This primer works very well to: - reduces shine and oiliness - smooths out pores - makes foundation last longer This primer doesn't clog my pores. It works very well and I find myself using less foundation when I use this primer. You need a very small amount each time. Just be sure you smooth it over your skin and blend it well before applying foundation.
Blush -Everyday Minerals - Favorite Hoodie [DISCONTINUED]
MakeUp4Fun 2/11/2010 4:35:00 PM
Love this color as an eyeshadow. It's true brown with not gold but brown shimmers! Very pretty. I can't use this as a blush as it intends to because it looks very dark and sparkly. But it's beautiful as an e/s. It must not have sold well because it's discontinued.