I'm really liking this! it's marketed as a moisturizer, but since I don't need much hyydration, I use it as an illuminator. I apply a pea size amount all over my face before foundation and it helps my foundation go on smoother and gives a nice glow-not oily or glittery. Sometimes I apply Strobe cream and nothing else to give my face a glow. I'm NC30 Asian with yellow undertones and normal skin type.
My HG hairspray. I hate hairspray but THIS is FABULOUS! It really does hold your style but leaves hair touchabley soft. I have fine but lots of it straight Asian hair. I never liked putting product in my hair until I tried bumble and bumble. It's the only line I use and the high cost is totally worth it!
Im nc20-30, Asian w yellow undertones. Sadly...this has been discontinued:( this was my HG pinky nude. I use it sparingly. The only negative is the flowery fragrance. Would love to know of a dupe.
Eyeliner -Jordana - Fabu Liner Liquid Eyeliner Pen
sugamonkey 1/30/2013 1:18:00 PM
I'm a total novice with liquid liner and getting the perfect winged look. However, this makes it very easy. The tip is thick and tapered, firm but flexible and the perfect length (ok...keep it clean! I'm still talking about eyeliner;p). It's a very pigmented black also. I still don't get a perfect wing, but that's user error and the eyeliners fault:)
Edit: dropping down to 4.5 stars. I wish there was a darker matte color for the crease. Buck works for the crease but I have to pack it on. Ok...I'm an eyeshadow whore...I'm Asian with warm/yellow undertones, NC30. I was always intrigued by this palette but never enough to buy it. I finally caved in and bought it. I was debating between this palette and the Naked 2 but the MUA for UD said the Naked palette is better suited for warm skinned ladies. VERDICT: I LOVE IT! I've worn it everyday for a week and each day I've created a different look. I don't understand how some people say all the colors blend together...there are light, medium and dark colors. All the colors are smooth and highly pigmented. A little goes a long way. I did notice that tapping the eyeshadow on my eyes doesn't depost the color well, but if I brush the color on, it goes on very rich and pigmented. This is different from my other eeyshadow, (mainly MAC) where tapping the color on gives more pigmen. The only con is there is fall out when I'm tapping my brush in the palette itself, but I haven't had issues of fallout on my face like other people, but I always tap my brush to remove the excess before applying.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Styling Lotion
sugamonkey 1/28/2013 5:27:00 PM
I have Asian, long, layered, fine but lots of it hair. I spray this all over my towel dried hair before blowdrying to give my hairstyle some hold. I use a mixture of Grooming Creme and Styling Creme on my roots to add volume and hold.
I have Asian long layered fine hair but lots of it. I mix 2 pea size amounts of this with a pea size of Grooming Creme and apply it to my towel dried roots only for natural volume and hold. For all over hold, I spray Styling Lotion (spray) all over my towel dried hair before blowdrying.
This is THE BEST brush! I use it for everything! Packing on color to upper lid, putting color on lower lid, outer V, highlight and inner corners. The only thing it doesn't do is apply crease color or blend; for that I use the Mac 224. I use one to apply light colors and a 2nd one for dark shadows. Def worth the $.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Thickening Spray
sugamonkey 11/23/2012 11:27:00 PM
I have long layered fine but lots of it flat hair (Asian). This is hit and miss for me. A little goes a long way. Keep it at the roots and you get thick voluminous hair. I spray a few pumps into my hands then massage it onto my scalp and blow dry. You need to blow dry to get thickness and volume. Air drying wont do a thing.
Conditioner -Bumble & Bumble - thickening conditioner
sugamonkey 11/23/2012 11:22:00 PM
I have long and layered fine but lots of it flat hair (Asian). This used with the shampoo gives me thicker fuller hair that looks and feels luscious.
I have long layered fine but lots of it flat hair (asian). This shampoo with the conditioner gives me fuller and thicker feeling hair that feels and looks luscious:)
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Grooming Creme
sugamonkey 11/18/2012 9:49:00 PM
EDIT: so I figured out how to make this work: mix a pea size amount with 2 pea size amount of Styling Creme and work into my towel dried roots only. Voila! Natural volume and hold. EDIT: hm...it makes my hair soft but it also makes my ends a little choppy now. I have long and layered straight slightly course Asian hair. I use a pea size amount mixed w Bumble Straight on damp hair and blow dry. This makes my hair soft and smooth, especially the ends and it helps the layers lay flat. A little goes a long way and keep off your roots! Worth every penny!
I'm Asian w dark brown eyes. Meh...this looks dark grey/black on me and barely shows up on my waterline even after multiple swipes. It's ok, I guess, if I wanted a grey/black liner...but I usually wear a black/brown or intense black.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
sugamonkey 11/7/2012 7:25:00 PM
I have straight, short and medium thick Asian lashes. My current HG is Jordana best lash extreme volumizing-length and volume and no smudging or flaking tho it makes lashes stiff. Anyhoo...i like clump crusher because it does add volume and ok length and my lashes stay semi soft. The downside- it takes a few coats to get volume and length and i dont have the patience to put on 3-4 coats. The formula is also dry. I will use up this tube and go back to Jordana. It also smudges a bit.
I'm Asian with yellow undertones, NC30 and dark brown hair and eyes. This is THE perfect highlight color for a brown/gold/black smokey eye, I have Vanilla, Vapor, Shroom, Ricepaper, Vex and maybe a few others but they didn't quite hit the mark. In comes Retrospeck! this gives my eyes that soft glow. It has a hint of gold that blends beautifully into my skintone and my crease color (charcoal brown, cork or wedge).