Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
galsunday 3/27/2013 7:03:00 AM
I bought this becos of the so-called Nars Orgasm /Laguna dupe hype. The first thing I noticed when I got my box was the "Made in China" thing. I do have my concerns but glad there`s no animal testing. I got my set in St Lucia 83601. I swirled my brush in the blusher pan and applied to the apples of my cheeks and... Wow! This is a peachy gold flecked baby. Nice! If I go to the office I just go light handed so it looks like a natural flush of color. The bronzer on the other hand, was way too pigmented and left me with streaks of muddy red on my jawline. I suggest going extremely light handed with a really soft brush that doesnt pick up too much pigment... But nothing beats my Smashbox sun tanned matte bronzer. Overall I like the black studio packaging plus its travel friendly.
ooohhh I absolutely lov this. I even got the body mist. It lasted me thru hours of salsa dancing and sweating and I even got compliments later! The globe like bottle is easy to handle, use and the bunny ear top is cute. The smell reminds me of Guerlain Champs Elysees (an old fav of mine) but this is wayyyy cheaper.. Im into my second bottle now and def not my last!
Moisturizers -Nivea - Pure and Natural Moisturizing Day Cream
galsunday 3/18/2013 9:23:00 AM
This is soo greasy so a lil goes a long way.. u just need a little or else it doesnt absorb..i lov the smell and normally wear this at night cos there no SPF. i got this cos of the hype by Kate Middleton who loves this product. Its very moisturizing so i also use this on my elbows/legs as well. Overall i would use this during winter cos this is really heavy duty but not in hot weather cos its too oily
I got this after reading Cat Zeta Jones wore this for the Oscars.. Her MUA apparently applied foundation over her lips to remove the redness, applied taupe lipstick and then boy bait. I tried the same and liked it. I also used this over Mac Angel lipstick and Stripdown lip pencil and just loved the effect. Essentially its a nude color with a high gloss sheen effect but doesnt have a sticky feeling to it. The result makes my lips look like its reflecting light.. Its nice! Its best worn over lipstick ... on its own its kinda flat. On a nude lipstick this color really pops. Smells like candy. I lov this!
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - All Colors
galsunday 3/12/2013 1:36:00 AM
I tried Honey.. I really liked it. So natural..it leaves a stain .. like u just bit a strawberry or something.. The color in the chubby packaging glides on smooth and leaves a faint color...Smelt like mints but I`m not really a fan... I think the mint smell is great fr those close up moments... I would wear this for weddings where there`s so many of ppl to greet and kiss..Great gimmick Revlon!
It removes scars slowly over time.. but dont expect a quick fix... This was way too oily to apply on my face as moisturizer and my skin broke out..Mildly scented which was ok.. I apply where my skin is most dry ..my legs/elbow at nite & it does leave an oily film but soothes dry itchy flaky skin
The dead ringer for Nars Orgasm! It leaves a nice peachy sheen and glow...like after an exercise...There`s a lot of shimmer so I only wear this when I go dancing at nite def not for office. The texture glides on smooth...But I had to build up color for it to show ...It brightens my skin tone but somehow the pores on the apples of my cheeks look huge (and shiny) this is mineral makeup after all & if ur allergic u may wanna skip this...It lasts thru 6 hours but had to blot cos it looked oily ..Not to crazy abt the flimsy plastic packaging.. no mirror/brush...not for travels as may slip out.If ur on a budget and want a Nars O dupe this is ok i guess ..
Lipstick -Christian Dior - Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick- Casual Beige 222
galsunday 2/27/2013 5:01:00 AM
OMG I had to try this after I saw this on Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars. I fell in love when I saw her in it! Its very sheer, very natural, a light pinky brown. Its not scented. Her MUA Gillian Dempsey explained she applied balm and then, lipstick over it. I tried the same and penciled for some definition and lov the result on me. I would def wear this for day. I like the name as if suggesting its for a casual wear. The color doesnt lasts.. you need to re -apply. Its very balmy by itself... I like the classy futuristic packaging but the price... ah well ..it works for J Law then it works for me! Its called Beige Casual 222 not Casual Beige
A very natural blush universally flattering on most skin tones. I ve received numerous compliments on this shade. Its gives me this healthy glow. It looks dark on the pallette but its quite sheer and natural on application. I ve been using this for some time now and never found a dupe. However, I didnt find the brush that came with it, helpful.
As the name suggests it literally preps your skin ..On application I can feel the difference almost immediately... my skin feels smooth as if it has been evened out. I also love the scent.. a light fragrance. I feel like I dont even need SPF or moisturizer altho the MUA didnt recommend that. My makeup lasts all day. The packaging is travel friendly. I would definitely re-purchase
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
galsunday 2/24/2013 5:13:00 AM
This is the perfect brush if you are always on the go... This was designed for backstage rush in mind...Just pour some foundation and swirl the brush in a circular motion on the color and apply. Its so easy. The bristles are so soft yet firm enough to pick up color.... Mine does not shed. It is expensive but consider this an investment. It lasts. You do need to wash often due to build up other than that this is a great buy.
This is designed for medium to heavy coverage. I `d rather use a BB cream in hot climate for sheer coverage. I use this with Mac brush 187 (the skunk brush). This product doesnt last after a nite of dancing and even working at the office the whole day. Its oily and doesnt stay put. However, I do like the packaging and the easy- to-open rubber cap. It is pricey. Im also not impressed because this is more for stage/movie sets to provide coverage and not suited for my lifestyle. The other plus is that the color suited and matched my tone.
Lipstick -Bobbi Brown - Lip Color - Sandwash Pink #22
galsunday 2/23/2013 8:53:00 AM
This is a dark pinky brown which I would wear for day time. I topped this with crystal lip gloss and it looks really modern and feminine. I didnt like the smell of this though....but it wears off eventually. I think BB recommended this for Kate Middleton`s wedding so its a good bet if your walking down the aisle in summer. The color photos well.
Lip Gloss -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Lip Gloss - Rose Sugar
galsunday 2/23/2013 8:39:00 AM
I lov the color and you have to apply over lipstick for the shine and shimmer to show. I also love the vanilla scent. Its divine! It lasts all day doesnt bleed or feather over lipstick despite the hot climate. The consistency is thick so it lasts and lasts. It comes in a small tube yet its so pricey. I have tried the white and ruby shimmer and really love them but have to add that BB is expensive and thats my only problem with BB products.
This lipstick gives me instant glam. Its semi matte and something I would save for date nites. Its so sexy and vampy. But its too dark for office wear. I need to tone it down with light colored glosses.