Lip Gloss -Calvin Klein - Delicious Pout Flavored Lip Gloss - Burst
loveking 3/9/2012 5:16:00 AM
Thank god I got this as a GWP with my first purchase from strawberry.net. I panicked when I first saw the colour but I was really surprised when I put it on. It's very sheer but it gives the right about of pigment and sheen. The smell is gross, it smells like a chai latte but it tastes like fruity candy. The packaging is pretty tacky.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
loveking 3/6/2012 10:57:00 PM
The packaging is tacky I must say, but the product is very, very impressive. I usually give into products with a lot of hype and I always get disappointed but UDPP was really a stand out. I thought this was a gimmic, I thought I didn't need primer on my eyelids but I do! My eyeshadow always seems to crease at the end of the day. I don't have oily skin but my eyelids get extremely oily for some god forsaken reason. I packed a lot of eyeshadow on after applying this just to test it out and the results blew me away! I know it's pretty expensive for less than an ounce but a little goes a long way. And whenever I heard that expression about cosmetics I always thought it was a lie. But trust me, it's your eyelids, they don't need much product on them.
I thought I would love it but there are only a couple of shades in this palette I like. It wasn't hard or expensive to get because beautybay.com had free shipping (for a limited time) and it arrived say, a week and a half later. Cardboard and magnetic packaging is tacky for $50 worth of eyeshadow. The brush that comes with it is absolute crap, I wish I got the double ended eyeliner instead. The colours are super frosty/shimmery so there's no need to wet the brush to intensify the colours. The two matte shades are useless. I gave in to theall the hype and rave .. again -__-. It's definitely not worth breaking your back to find a way to get this product.
Okay, the sales assistant matched me with the shade 12 and dear god it is way too dark with a slight bronzed/orange tinge to it. HOWEVER when I mix with the Light Liquid foundation in 77 and it's just the right shade. I expected more from a foundation that costs AUD$65 but whatever. I mix this with my moisturiser (Clinique DDL) and use my fingers to blend and work it into the skin. It is absolutely wonderful as a tinted moisturiser and you could use this method rather than purchasing the Light Liquid foundation which surprisingly isn't 'light' *edit* After a month's use, I have finally accepted the fact that this breaks me out. :/ Looks like I have to return it.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
loveking 2/5/2012 6:56:00 AM
I would definitely buy this product again if I was married to a billionaire. I mean come on, AUD$74 for lotion ?! Luckily I didn't purchase this for full price. Let me just say, this was the answer to my dry patches and it moisturised my forehead which had very fine lines that were extremely dry! My makeup goes on smoother and my skin feels extremely hydrated. It even works well in the winter. For summer, it is a bit too moisturising so I tend to use only half a pump and work that into the dry areas of my face. Overall it is a great product and is soo obviously made for dry skin ONLY. I don't understand why people who have oily skin choose this over the gel.
Soooo pricey. I got this at Bangkok Duty Free and it really helped me clear my skin. I had THE WORST breakouts ever when I was overseas and it definitely was because of the humidity, air pollution and temperature. My dry patches have disappeared because of the lotion, which really impressed me because I have tried sooo many moisturisers and oils. The 3 step system does work and it works best for oily and acne prone skin, not so much for dry skin.
I can't believe how pricey liquid soap can be. I mean it's just a regular cleanser, almost like a fancy Cetaphil cleanser that foams up a bit more. I don't think it's worth the buck because you can get waaaay better cleansers that do more than just clean your face. This one doesn't even have any vitamins and it isn't even hydrating.
What I love about this mascara is that no matter how many coats you apply this baby won't clump your lashes at all. It's pretty average and I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this (AUD$38). It doesn't do much and I should've listened to most of the reviews here on MUA. It will lengthen your lashes and add only a little volume but it does nothing else. I would say it has an average formula/texture because it's not TOO thin that it'll run off my lashes but it isn't thick enough to give me that desired umph.
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Quadra Eye Shadow - 19 Enigma
loveking 1/26/2012 10:47:00 PM
I bought this at USD$54 at Saigon airport yesterday and I LOVE IT. I was worried that the round pans meant that the colours werent as pigmented as the sqaure pans but I was wrong! the pink/peach shimmery colour comes out as a beautiful gold highlighter with peachy undertones. I was torn between choosing Enigma and Mystic Eyes. I really like the taupey and bronzey colours but I like the deep browns in Enigma.
Ugh this product doesn't hold my curl, I have to press superrrr hard to curl my asian lashes. After releasing, in 10 seconds my lashes are back to normal. Cheap is always crap.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
loveking 12/16/2011 7:58:00 AM
This product is very oily, it feels like I'm cleaning my eyes with oil. It's very effective in removing eye make up! The opening is a little too big and it dispenses more than I need.
Lotions/ Creams -L'Occitane - 20% Shea Butter Hand Cream
loveking 12/16/2011 6:56:00 AM
Holy crap. I suffer from eczema and recently my hands have been terrible, I had severe eczema on both my hands and everything irritated my skin. After using topical cream to heal the 'blisters' and infamed skin, I used this to help smooth my hands and the scent is to die for!
This really irritated my eyes everytime I put it one, it is very black and has a nice finish to it, its fast drying and has an awesome (very pointed) brush. It's great but it really burns my skin and makes my eye really itchy.
This is one of Lancome's worst mascaras. It doesn't even remotely curl, lengthen or create a voluminous, dramatic look which Lancome mascaras are known for.
Wow, I have yet to come across a more fabulous mascara than this. It lengthens and volumizes well but used in conjunction with a lash curler, it fails to hold a curl. It's a little bit too heavy for those who have sparse, asian lashes. It is very dramatic indeed, but for an everyday look, one coat is enough, don't even botheer combing through.