This arrived by airmail today and I am impressed. I love the consistency of this foundation. You're applying a thin cream, but not a liquidy one, nor thick and gloopy like most high coverage foundations are. Goes on like a dream. Flawless without the caked look, and no need to set with powder for a few hours. I have no problems with these 'sparkles', they're hardly noticeable, yet give the skin a light glow which creates a nice natural look. The colour nude is perfect for my skin tone in the winter. Will definitely repurchase when the bottle runs out, which in the case of the size of this thing, won't be too far into the future.
Yeah, you could do a lot better than this. Compared to my very cheap, drugstore mascara that is RIMMEL LONDON glameyes lash flirt, the results of this mascara were very mediocre. No significant volume and definitely no length. Don't bother with this mascara, there's much better out there, even for less.
At first I was quite skeptical to try Topshop makeup but I went and bought this lipstick in Ohh La La, which is a pale coral pinky shade. And I must say that I fell in love with it.. It's perfect, for pale or tanned complexions. I notice it makes my teeth look brighter when I wear it, and it really brightens up my complexion. I'm so glad I bought this lipstick because I wouldnt be without it..I always feel pretty when I have it on :) I definitely suggest this lipstick to everyone
Highlighters -MAC - Superb Extra Dimension Skinfinish
Vferent 12/9/2012 7:08:00 AM
I wear this at night because the littlest bit is just too sparkly for daytime. The goldish champagne colour, which I really like, is perfect for my cheekbones, browbones etc when I want a very full face of makeup, for a party or something. Unfortunately it's way too fake looking to wear day to day when I want to have a discreetly made up look.
To put it briefly, I love the colour , but dislike the consistency. The colour is not as orangey as it looks once applied but a nice flushed reddish pink colour that suits everyone. I like the natural look of it and can even wear it on my lips and it looks like I've been for a walk out in the cold, instead of looking like a clown. With this, a little goes a long way and the less you put on, the better (as I learnt from others that it looked TOO bright when I re-applied). Unfortunately I feel the product dries WAY too quickly so I have an issue with application. It tends to mess with my foundation underneath, which is a shame because I really like this product.
can't remember if I had this or the pro longwear - either way undoubtedly the best concealer I've tried. Unfortunately I keep losing them so will definitely be picking one up at the airport next week. No concealer I've tried has the staying power and there's no oily residue like my current temporary Rimmel coverstick. To be honest, this product is definitely worth the price, and if I'm getting it at the MAC store or the duty free, I always make note to get matched then buy the lighter shade. (I like to pick one that's a little lighter than my skin tone to brighten up underneath my eyes.)
constantly using it and trying to steal it off my sister instead of paying 40 odd quid for it. Love the neutral tones and can create so many looks with it! A definite must have, will definitely be buying now I have a decent sum of money on me.
never been so happy with a powder. This is my staple. It covers, sets and lasts all day/night.
24 hours my asssss. More like 2. This really annoyed me due to the fact that it wasn't cheap. Also I wish it would last long as I really like the dewy, fresh look it gives to my skin. I can wear it at school or out and it really compliments my discreet school makeup or a nighttime look. Even if I apply a setting powder, the humid climate of my country ensures (even in winter) that it slides down my face after an hour or two. I can't find this in my country, I was matched in House of Fraser in the u.k to shade 45 which is a medium golden colour which is perfect.
Brilliant results at first, but throughout the day, even with curling, the lashes tend to look lacklustre and nothing like they did when was first applied to the lashes, unfortunately. Only suitable as an every day low maintenance looking mascara, has no volume building quality whatsoever. Not too keen on the wiggly brush either, can make things veerrrry messy. However, saying that, try team this up with a second coat of volumising mascara and you have a set of amazing looking eyelashes.
so glad I picked this mascara by chance. It's my favourite, and I have tried a lot of drugstore and high end mascaras. It makes my lashes look so long and curled without clumps within the first coat. However the curl doesn't last so unfortunately I will probably have to curl my lashes after applying another coat, a couple of times throughout the day to keep the long lashed look (which I know is really bad but...) Despite these drawbacks it's my firm favourite, and cheap as chips!.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
Vferent 12/8/2012 12:36:00 PM
got this as a free sample. Maybe because I don't really have issues with my pores or something but I am rather disappointed. Didn't really help my makeup stay in place as it does say it's a primer, but at first it did improve the look of my bare skin. I don't really see the benefit (hahaha) of this as a primer myself. May work for others with large pores but not for me.
I have the dark purpley colour (can't tell the name, the writing rubbed off the tube) and I'm happy to say I never have to retouch during the day (unless I eat or drink). I bought it in the summer and even now without my tan, despite the gothic look it gives, it's a really flattering, classy colour that I can wear day or night. I love the fruity smell.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Cololr Sensational Popsticks in Citrus Slice 060 / 120
Vferent 12/8/2012 12:26:00 PM
I'm coming to the end of my tube and not so happy, purely because I purchased it in the U.K and it is not available in my country :(. I love the light sheen and hint of colour, and of course the taste! The only downfall is that I keep having to re-apply every hour/half hour or so. Unless I spend 3x more on the shipping fee than I do on the purchase of this product online, I'm going to sadly have to be without this staple. It's just my go-to everyday lipcolour; perfect for my sixth form (we're only allowed discreet makeup) and daytime.
Such a cute, bright colour, and like the simple pink addition to the tube. It makes me look like a barbie when I wear it out though. I definitely won't be wearing it much until I have my tan back as I think it'd look tacky and cheap on my pale winter skintone.