This gives good volume. The wand is scary though, I feel like I'm going to poke my eyes with it every time. I sometimes get little flakes and splatters during application but other than that, this is a great mascara. Will probably repurchase.
Eyeliner -Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in lionfish
Helen031 11/3/2010 12:47:00 PM
This is one of the best pencil eyeliners ever. For me this is second only to Photogravure Technakhol from MAC. And that's a matte black brown so it's different. The color is great for every day use. Not too dark, not too light, beautiful shimmery brown. I usually wear pencil in the waterline and liquid on the lid, but this is good on the lid as well. It's dark enough to define and doesn't smudge at all after it dries. Will definitely repurchase.
I hate this. Compared to other lotions, this takes forever to sink into the skin and yet it's not even that moisturizing. Not buying this again.
Palettes -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Illumin8 Eye Shadow Palette #1
Helen031 9/9/2010 12:08:00 AM
Great palette. Four pairs of complimentary shadows which make it fast and easy in the morning. All the colors are neutral, not too warm not too cool. There's a matte beige with shimmery champagne, medium shimmery pink with shimmery mauvey brown, pale shimmery pink with shimmery grayish brown, and shimmery lavender with shimmery eggplant purple. The shimmer is very subtle, no sparkles. Great for daily use. The texture is very smooth and easy to apply. Especially good for creating natural looks. Would definitely repurchase.
Very, very easy to apply. You just have to remove some excess like nail polish so it's not too wet and you don't over apply. The colors are also beautiful. I got the shimmery brown and shimmery gray, or silver. I hope these aren't limited edition because I can't wait to get more colors.
The quality of these shadows is great. Texture is really soft and really easy to apply. However, I find that I hardly ever reach for this palette. I have warm undertones and these shadows are really warm colored but they just don't look that flattering on me. Also despite the number of shadows, I can't achieve that much variety in looks with this. Usually, I end up with a variation of warm green, olive, really warm brown. I haven't used the dark matte shades on the ends either. Just not for me. Otherwise a good palette. Won't repurchase.
This is not pigmented. It's basically a clear gloss with warm glitter in it. I can use this for certain makeup looks but I will never purchase this again because of the packaging. The cap falls off by itself no matter how tightly I recap it. And in my handbag, it makes a sticky mess so I can't bring it out with me for reapplying throughout the day.
The quality of the shadows is really good. They are well pigmented and the texture is smooth. The colors are all very flattering too. The only problem I have is with the packaging. It's unnecessarily bulky and without a mirror. Other than that, it's a great palette. Will repurchase.
This is a well rounded palette with natural and dramatic shades. It's very versatile and can be used to achieve different looks. I like the glitter in a lot of these shadows as I find them very flattering. I particularly like Mauie Wowie combined with Mildew. This is great for traveling as you get the variety in a thin compact packaging. All the shadows are easy to apply and they last all day. Will definitely buy again.
This is a gorgeous, shiny sandy color. The glitter makes this shadow special. I didn't have any problems with fallout. I like mixing it with Mildew to create a shimmery khaki look. I think this would go well with a lot of other shadows as well as being fine on its own. Will repurchase.
This is better than I expected. It's good for daily use. The colors are not too pigmented which I like so that it's not too obvious I'm wearing so much makeup. And the colors truly are flattering for my brown eyes. The texture is also smooth and easy to apply. For the price, this is really a great product. The packaging is bulky though and takes up a bit of space. Other than that, there are no complaints. I would repurchase.
I'm really surprised to read all the negative reviews for this because this is absolutely my HG eye cream. I've used a ton of other products like from Olay, Nuxe, Avon, Caudalie, Lancome... and this is the BEST. I'm already on my third jar. It absobs quickly and yet it's a true cream not like those runny lotion or gel varieties. This is the only product where I can see a visible change under my eye. It actually thickens the skin under the eyes so that the darkness looks less obvious. Even my mom commented on the improved appearance of my dark circles. I will definitely keep repurchasing.
The colors here are all light which is why I took off a lippy because I think at least one of the colors should be darker. Lame is a shimmery yellow, chloe is a shimmery light brown, and kitten is a frosty pale pink. I need a lot of eyeliner with these shadows but otherwise, they're great quality lighter colored shadows. The texture is really soft and applies really easily. Would repurchase.
Pressed Powders -Paul & Joe - Pressed Face Powder N
Helen031 8/17/2010 1:49:00 AM
I love the way this makes my skin look. It just makes my face glow. I have this in 03. The shimmer in it is so flattering. And the texture is so smooth and easy to apply. Will definitely repurchase.
Palettes -Christian Dior - 5 Colour Eyeshadow - Coquette 743
Helen031 8/17/2010 1:42:00 AM
I have about a dozen Dior palettes and this is one of the very best. The colors are very flattering for my medium skin tone. They're all subtle mauves and grays and the shimmery pink in the middle. The texture is very smooth and easy to apply. Just a great palette.