I love this blush! It's the perfect pink. Looks like you are blushing just a bit. very natural. It's also very pigmented.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
fychen 1/17/2011 1:43:00 PM
I really like this palette! I could bring this on a vacation and nothing else because it has so many color. It has light colors for highlighting, shimmery and matte colors, super dark colors, etc. The colors look great too.
I love this brush. It's very full, soft, and it does not shed. I have never used for liquid makeup though, only powders.
I guess I had high expectation for gel liners. But this ELF gel liner I bought (black color) was a total disappointment... First of all, it wasn't consistent when I am applying it to my lids. So I have apply layer after layer just to get the line to look black and consistent, which was annoying. Second of all, and the biggest problem is that it doesn't last. I feel like it smudges way more than my Maybelline waterproof liquid eyeliner. By the middle of the day, the liner would have traveled down to my lower lids...making me look like I have horrible dark circles. I haven't tried other gel liners, so I am not sure how ELF gel liners are compared to others. But I would rather use liquid eyeliners than this though.
Eyeliner -Prestige - Classic Khol Eyeliner in E30 White
fychen 9/26/2010 11:48:00 AM
I really like this white eyeliner. It goes on so easily, doesn't pull on my eyes. The color is pigmented. I use it to line my waterline, under the eyebrows, and the inner corners of my eyes. This eyeliner is way better than the Prestige waterproof in Star. BUT its lasting power is not that good...
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - Silk Finish - Retro Pink #525D
fychen 9/26/2010 11:46:00 AM
I love it! The color is so bright and pretty. My lips don't feel dry or sticky.The color can build up really well too. You can't beat the price either. My only complain is that I wish the packaging was better...
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof
fychen 8/11/2010 2:27:00 PM
Compare to L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in waterproof, the Colossal doesn't smudge as much at the end of the day. It holds my curls so much better. And compare to Maybelline's Define-A-Lash, the Colossal fans out my lashes out more naturally. The big brush is surprisingly not clumpy at all. And it wasn't hard to clean it off afterwards either. But I feel like I still loose my curls through out the day with this mascara.. so i will keep looking for one that keeps my curls all day! UPDATE: I love this mascara now. It got better over time, idk if that makes any sense... maybe the product thickened? not sure, but it is better than I first got it. My curls last ALL day, even after working out. It gives my lashes more volume than The Falsies. But also more clumpy...
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Sugar Plum on Ice
fychen 6/16/2010 9:53:00 AM
This lipstick is not as moisturizing as some other ME lipsticks. The color is pretty though, it's a very light pink with a little frost. For me, I realized that I have to put on lip balm first and then a light layer of this lipstick. Otherwise, the color would gather at the line where my lips meet, which is really annoying! I don't think the color last that long.. maybe not even one hour since its so light...
Primer/ Corrector -Korres - Silicone-Free Face Primer
fychen 6/9/2010 12:49:00 PM
I like this face primer. It's not oily, and it is easily absorbed. I don't even need to use my eye shadow primers anymore. My skin feels smooth after using it. But I do wear a light layer of moisturizer under it. UPDATE: I don't think it's really good with oil control. It also breaks me out almost every time I use it..
I love this brush! Get this one instead of the Total Face Brush. The two dollars difference makes a big difference. This brush is so soft. It is perfect for putting on powder and blush =)
Tinted Moisturizer -Korres - Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer
fychen 5/29/2010 10:22:00 AM
I also got the tinted moisturizer with the summer value set at Sephora. I really like it. I used a small amount, and it covered up my redness around the nose, cheek, and even some scars. I didn't even need to use concealers afterwards. It was easy to blend and left me skin feel pretty moisturized as well. What I really like about it is that it's SPF30, unlike a lot of the other tinted moisturizers which only have like SPF 12 or 20..Not enough. I have kind of a combination/oily skin type. So far, I am liking this~ UPDATE: I think this thing might be breaking me out. Also, it's dries so quickly that it's hard to apply.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
fychen 5/16/2010 7:21:00 PM
This lip balm is so cute! The packaging is very different from all the other ones. I wish it's more moisturizing and have some SPF. But I like how it gives you A LOT of balm. So, it will last you a long time. Get it at Rite Aid when they have 2 dollar rebates!
The other day, I wore MAC's powerpoint eye pencil in Engraved on one eye, and Prestige Waterproof eyeliner in Black on the other. Prestige's eyeliner was creamier than MAC's. It went onto the eyelid effortlessly.. a little too creamy. Through out the whole day, I really didn't notice much difference between the two... Maybe Prestige smudged to my lower lid just a lil bit more than MAC's. But not that bad.
Maybe the product wasn't made with high consistency... because i was surprised to see that the eyeliner that i got was nothing like what the other reviews had said. it was really dry and impossible to put onto my eyelids without hurting, tugging, pulling. i also got on the Black color, and it goes on so smoothly. So, I am not sure what's the reason behind it...
I was surprised to see Prestige eyeliners at my local RiteAid. So, I got one of their class eyeliners in Poly. Turns out, it wasn't that great... The color consistency sucks. The color was really light. And it was pulling and tugging my eye lids when I was applying. Returned.