Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Makeup Store Microshadow Velvet
dianasheglova 8/4/2010 4:31:00 AM
Lovely eyeshadow. Huge amount of product in (3.5g for 14.5eur compared to mac's 1.5g at 15eur!). Nice colour, very like mac's satin taupe.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Mixed Chicks Deep Conditoner
dianasheglova 8/4/2010 4:27:00 AM
Loving this!!!! Higly recommend it for any type of hair!
This is a nice mascara. For only 8.99eur I was honestly not expecting much, but still I based my buying it on the reviews here, and I was not disappointed at all. In fact I'm quiet happy with it, it most definitely is on the same level as those expensive mascaras. The first few uses I was not impressed, then I really liked everything about it. The only con I found with it is that after about 3 weeks it gets kinda dry, so you don't get the same effect with it..
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
dianasheglova 8/3/2010 5:24:00 AM
I got a sample of this in medium and found it to be a decent tinted moisturiser. It does not moisturise my dry skin enough, so I tried it with some moisturiser underneath it and it worked well. Evens out the skintone, yet undetectable. Would not buy the full size, as I find that this particular one is not necessary for me. I could really use a bit of face and body (or in fact any foundation) and put a light layer on my moisturised skin for the same effect. Now the Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser is a different story.
Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics - BADgal Waterproof Mascara
dianasheglova 8/3/2010 5:16:00 AM
This a terrible mascara and so expensive for what it is. Benefit really do come out with the worst mascaras ever!
I got this moisturiser in a 15 ml jar as part of a gwp promotion. Love it! Moisturises really nicely, great make up base, and it was just rich enough for my dry skin. The smell I found to be very comforting, and lovely. Would I actually buy this? No, I'm too much of make up junkie with a load of products in my drawers, so I may pass. Worth a try though.
I really didn't find this product a must in my routine (either face or body). I could not see much difference on my face, if at all. And as a body moisturiser, it is just not good enough. Don't fall into that hype, the price is not worth for something as plain as that. I way prefer an oil like the lucy minerals ambrosia multi-tasking, decleor, or any other oil and with natural ingredients in..
This foundation is on my list of the worst foundations I have ever come across! I hated it because it is so heavy and disgusting on my skin, turns orange and has zero lasting power.
Oh MY God, this was the worst money I have ever spent, ever!!!! First off, I'll start with the size of this so called "glass", 2.4 ml for something that cost me around 20eur is a completely ridiculous disgrace! I obviously did not know this at the time of buying as the way they designed the tube it actually looks like there's more product than their usual lip glass or any others! And mac don't even write the size at the end of the tube on the little sticker, as other brands would do. This whole thing is a scam. Ok, the colour is non existent, no pink, no shimmer, nothing! A bit of vaseline would actually do a WAY better job at moisturising and the rest than this worthless thing!!!! This lasts on my lips for like 10 mins before it disappears and my lips get so so dry, that after this I need to go onto carmex or something as you can actually see dry flakes on my lips, so it's a no no for me to use lipstick for a while. The tube itself vanishes pretty fast, as I said 2.4 ml! I have never went through any lip product as quick as this, after literally using this twice it was half gone, and we're not talking huge lips here, a bit on the small side, but not exactly thin either, average I would say. Overall, my advice is get some other lip gloss like the modelco or something nice like that, love dior too, but honestly stay away from this particular one, and if fact stay away from mac in general, all their lipgloss leaked in my bag, be it lip glass, plushglass, I tried them all, and they really do need to do something about their leaky packaging!
I must say I am quite surprised this is given such low ratings.. It works really well on me, gives beautifull coverage (no shimmers whatsoever!!!!) that lasts all day, and really good value compared to some others! The full size comes in a sifter jar of 30g with 10g or foundation. 4.0 is my perfect shade..
I ordered the sample kit without any high expectations, but absolutely love the products! The Signature minerals foundation has to be my favourite of the whole lot I tried (a good few!!!!!). Samples of foundation/blushes come in little sifter jars labeled with the colour, and are really very very generous. The eyeshadow samples come in little baggies and are also quite generous. I found baggies are a bit of hassle, but it's not that much as you can empty it in an empty them in sample pots. I usually do this on a tissue or in the sink, as you will spill at least a tiny bit. Most definitely worth a try. My perfect shade for the summer is 4.0. I have already received my full size in this, and again the full size is also extremely generous at 10g in 30g (I think) jar, whereas for example everyday minerals are around 5g for around the same price. And again I ordered another sample kit of lighter colours of foundation with my full sized foundation. Love it
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - Makeup Store Microshadow Dry Lake
dianasheglova 7/23/2010 5:11:00 AM
This is a light taupy/latte colour with shimmer, and I love it! Perfect for day time! I first put it on with the eye dust in sight in over the lid up to where the brow bone starts, then dry lake in the crease, looks fantastic! This eyeshadow comes in 3.5g box for 14.5 eur (in Dublin), and compared to mac's 1.5g boxes at around 15eur, this comes out really cheap, with great lasting quality and colour pay off. Love makeup store, it's my candy shop! :)
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - The Emu Oil Well Moisturising Eye Cream
dianasheglova 7/20/2010 6:21:00 AM
This is an ok eye cream.. The things I really cannot stand are: the smell is horrendous, I find it so disgusting that I just can't stand it! The packaging of course! The whole thing dries up in like 3 wks, a tube would have been so much better, makes sense, and it would be cleaner too!! The cream itself is nice, moisturises well, but really I cannot deal with the smell, and I am really not one of those that is sensitive to smell, I usually do love the smell of foundations, creams, hair products, but this is a weird smell!
I thought this was really nice mascara, and I am not judging it in relation to price or that it is drugstore product. The brush is really nicely curved and I found it very easy to work with, it volumises and holds the curl well although I can't really agree that it gives you a false lash effect even with 4 or 5 layers. Another thing I liked about it was that does not dry (in the tube) for a good few months, even if you abandon it and come back to it, it would still be fresh.. It is one of those mascara you definitely have to give it a go, and especially if you are a makeup junkie like me. :)
Powder -Unlisted Brand - Adorned with Grace Mineral Foundation
dianasheglova 7/20/2010 5:46:00 AM
I have been testing a lot of minerals, and didn't have high expectations for this (probably because of the funny names they put in for colours and that), but it is a decent enough foundation. I found it very similar to Lucy minerals (Medium olive etc was my perfect match). I ordered a sample of Grace 3.0 in Adorned with Grace minerals, which I found expensive at $1 per a tiny tiny tiny tiny baggy, when you can get six huge (compared to this) samples for a cent on other sites! How and ever they included Grace 3.5, and Faith 3.0 as well; also if I though my $1 sample baggy is tiny, these are really less than half a gram of the stuff. Anyway, both grace 3.0 and 3.5 were a good match, with 3.0 a little too light, and 3.5 perfect. The foundation itself lasted relatively well throughout the day on top of Elizabeth Arden moisturiser, and the Smashbox primer. In regards to the finish of this foundation, I cannot say it is exactly natural (I have come across more foundations that gave a very natural finish like Signature minerals, Sassy minerals etc). Also, they claim that their foundation is highly concentrated so you would only need a very small amount for full coverage face, I did not find that, however the case is true for Lucy minerals. Overall it is worth a try, but you wouldn't really miss out on anything if you didn't.