Approx 1 year ago, I was browsing the makeup counters in Selfridges, Uk, while travelling for business and a makeup artist from Trish McEvoy asked me if I wanted my makeup “redone”. Well I thought “why not?” She started removing all my makeup with their cleansing products and that felt refreshing and great after a day’s work ! Then she carried on with the make up and gave me some advice. She told me I should not do my lower lash line so heavy (wide) and dark because this makes me look older (I was 38 then). For my eye colour (hazel/greenish) she recommended dark plum for liner and taupe for crease, then a light creamy pinkish for the rest of the lid and the brow bone. She also used the Weekend All Over Face color, and the look was beautiful ! The most amazing thing happened when she used the Line Refiner. She said she rarely experiences someone reacting SO quick and nicely to it - or maybe she was just selling it ;o) . I really love that stuff, I was using it everyday for a long time then I thought that maybe it was not very good to use it on a daily basis (at least for my wallet) so I use it only on weekends or when I feel tired ... I can tell you that it is really great for me and does wonders.
It is a steal ! They are so bright and opaque ! the lasting power is medium ! Glosses never last on me anyway! Very good value for the price ! And an excellent discovery ! Most of them are too dark for me but the colors are truly amazing.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Velvet Eyeshadow - Dandy Brandy
sgr2008 2/14/2011 7:46:00 AM
I have already bought a backup because I totally broke the one I had ! I love this warm brown color, it looks absolutely lovely and sultry on a brown base like Laura Mercier's Cocoa Velour for a look a little bit like Eva Mendez :o)
Excellent nude-ish colour ! love it ! looks amazing with any look !
Blush -Shiseido - Accentuating Powder Blush - Innocent Rose B4
sgr2008 2/14/2011 7:20:00 AM
So easy to wear ! I bought it because it was on offer at an incredible good price but really this is worth it, absolutelly gorgeous subtle blush ! I have depoted it because the packaging is too bulky to take it in your "small" makeup bag, Very easy to depot... it fall out !!!! :o)
I was very surprised with this ! I decided to try it because somebody just convinced me ! and I am so happy I did. It lasts, it is sooo beautiful, looks and feels so refreshing, there is something about these eye shadows that I love. I had a voucher and got 3 of them and I am delighted. Much more easier to wear than MUFE or MAC cream (pots), not so intense in color and opacity but sooo lovely.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
sgr2008 2/14/2011 7:10:00 AM
I urge you to get it ! Excellent for applying foundation, since I have tried it, I did never change my routine, it has been washed so many times and still perfect !
Concealers -Guerlain - Precious Light Rejuvenating Illuminator 01
sgr2008 2/14/2011 6:58:00 AM
I guess I would buy again because it is best I have ever tryed but the pen/brush thing is awful :o( the product does not follow the natural line of the pen and slides on the sides, so you always have to use your finger to take it and only then you can use it. If you are supposed to apply it to the skin directly, even if you use another brush afterwards, this is not possible with the one I have. Terrible application but great product...
Well, I love this ! Not on itself but instead to lower the intensity of other lipsticks that are too bright or dark. I bought it in a CCO while travelling abroad and if I knew I would have boughts backups ! It is interesting, depending on how you wear it you can really make it special and transform your lipsticks.
OMG, what a great line of colors and quality ! I started with one.. then two more... then I went completely crazy and bought 6 or 7! This never happened to me, I can do this for one lipstick for a particular brand but not for so many colors of the same one. The colors are stunning, I did not know that I could wear these colors, they all look gorgeous and last a very long time. Only problem is that I do not know which one to choose. When they are too strong or bright, I lower the intensity with Mac Almondine lip gloss. You have to try them, you will fall in love :o)
This is the kind of blush you want to use on a day that you have a serious appointment and you need a flawless look without showing that you have put any makeup on. Actually, when I wear it and I look in the mirror during the day, I am always surprised ! It looks really natural and perfect. I don't know, it's like a "nude" blush with a lot of punch. Very elegant and healthy-looking. Goes with any look IMO but I love it when I do a strong lip. It gives me some color and balances the look without being obvious.
This is amazing. I was used to the Cargo Reverse liner which is a bit similar, but this one is even better, softer I guess. I use it mainly to line my lips (outer edges of the lip line and then slighty smudge it just to remove the harsh line if any). Then I apply some neutral lip liner, like Mac Beurre. It defines them, make them fuller without being too much. Very natural effect that changes my look in a very sexy and soft manner. I do this every single day !
A "go to" product ! I had many compliments from friends and colleagues, asking "what are you wearing ? this smells too nice!!!" I really love this one, I did not stop using it since I got it, about 6 months... It never happened to me. I usually get bored very soon. Also, this bottle is sooo cute, a very beautiful item to put on your makeup corner for sure.
I love this product, one of the best foundations for my very dry skin. I apply it with the Sigma flat brush, looks flawless... You may need to check out a slightly lighter tone that your usual, I use NW20, so a bit lighter that my usual, I bought the NW25 before but for winter it is too dark. It really lasts, sometimes I put a little bit of Bare Minerals on top just to set it when I need more coverage. Easy to carry, easy to apply, very forgiving, I wish the compact could have more content, goes down fast so I do not use it every day.
Lipstick -MAC - Marquise D' (Blonde Brunette Redhead)
sgr2008 2/14/2011 5:29:00 AM
I love this lipstick, I have the Wonder Woman one, and I can wear it every single day with any look. It is always in my makeup bag. I bought a backup. I thought the theme "Wonder Woman" would be a bit silly but it is actually really fun :o)