Foundations -Lancome - Teint Idole(Compact Foundation)
Ab0u913c 1/27/2012 8:20:00 AM
This product as a foundation is terrible. It definitely does not achieve the same results as liquid foundation does. I just use this as a powder over tinted moisturizer. I guess that works. The only thing I like about compact foundations is the fact that it is hard to get the colour wrong. With liquids that is much easier.
I am in love with this!! I always wear it on my toes because it is slightly too out there for my hands, except maybe in the summer. It looks beautiful and sparkly while inside, especially when a light shines on it. The best part is when you are outside and the sunlight hits it, the sparkles turn into a million colours like a diamond. The only thing I hate is the packaging. At first it was fine because it looked nicer than the regular ones with the silver top but then it discoloured!! No idea why that happened, but now I have a gross looking bottle of nail polish.
I love all MAC lipsticks but this one is definitely the best. The colour is gorgeous and it lasts ages. It fades a little but it does not disappear. Even after harsh weather conditions and eating! Some lipsticks dry out my lips but this one doesnt. When my lips do get dry thankfully this lipstick does not let that show. I probably reapply once a day. Only con is that the tube unfortuanetly does not last long. I do not wear it everyday and have had it for 3 months and it is already have empty.
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte-peach passion
Ab0u913c 9/20/2011 8:13:00 PM
I have mixed feelings about this lipstick. The colour is beautiful and extremely pigmented. It is amazing when you put it on, I usually kiss a tissue so the colour is not too extreme. However after a while my lips start to crack and every crack and line is visible. When I do not use this lipstick I never have any problem with cracked lips.
This is incredibly gorgeous. If you do not like wearing flashy nail polish this is probably not good for you. I love this because one coat (on top of OPI's base coat) stays put for at least 3 whole days. My OPI usually starts cracking after about a day. Using just one coat of peridot gives a beautiful goldish colour. There is enough pigment so it does not look as if your toes are yellow as a lot of other goldish nail polishes do. Two coats gives you a more greenish gold tint. The packaging is fab, two tops so it never breaks of like some other nail polishes have when you try to open it after having closed it too tightly.
I have this in blond. I have blond hair but my eyebrows are very dark so this colour is not great for me. I do love the pencil though. It is easy to apply and streaks are easily blended. From far away my brows look perfect. Up close you can see I am wearing the pencil because the colour is not perfect. However I think any brow pencil would do this. It does last ages and it fills up my brows so for me it is better than the opposite of having weird uneven brows.
Bronzers -Guerlain - Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder-Blondes 01
Ab0u913c 9/19/2011 4:11:00 PM
I wanted to love this bronzer but for me it gives the absolute slightest hint of colour and the rest shows up as sparkle. Maybe if you want to go for the Edward Cullen effect would this be good. When I touch my face I even get sparkles on my hand and it rubs off on everything. I have even tried to get a tiny brush and try to not touch the sparkly bit. This seems to work but it takes to long to apply all over the face. I am now using it on my cheeks which looks fine but for that its definitely not worth the price.
Foundations -Guerlain - Healthy Glow Second Skin Foundation - 01 Blondes
Ab0u913c 9/19/2011 4:04:00 PM
I love the texture of the product, it is silky smooth and does not streak. The initial effet is beautiful, not too dark or to light. However, for a 'foundation' there is absolutely no coverage. It is matte however which is nice because I do not need powder over it. I wear this over tinted moisturizer. Worst part about this product is that it wears off after about an hour already. I find I hardly ever wear it, it might only be useful for pictures that you take right after you put it on. For such an expensive product I would expect it to last longer.
I go through about 10 of these in a year and I love them. Personally I enjoy the smell but my brother complains when I put it on as the alcohol smell is very prominent. This smell however always makes my hands feel clean and bactaria free. It also helps too make your hands feel cool on a hot day.
For the price you would expect this to be a miracle product. I do love this, I use it after shampooing and conditioning on wet hair together with frizz ease thermal protection and then blow dry straight with a brush. I use a tiny amount only from the middle of my hair so it does not make my roots greasy. This makes my hair feel super soft and it looks incredibly shiny. Only problem is that it weighs down my hair a bit so it looses volume. I think it is worth it though. When this happens I usually apply a bit of dry shampoo to the roots and everything is fine.
Concealers -Smashbox - Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
Ab0u913c 8/24/2011 6:23:00 AM
I have tried to apply this product in a million different ways but do not like it however i have used it. The swab allows way too much of the product to come out and makes it feel a bit watery on the skin. The times I have used it I have put it on my finger first and then applied it. It basically gives sparkle under your eyes even with foundation and concealer over it which emphasises the dark circles. I have also tried to use it as a lid primer for eye shadow, and even though I tap it in instead of rub it, as soon as I put eye shadow over it everything starts to peel. I have used it on the inner corners of my eyes which works fine but if it is only for that it is not worth the money. Instead i usually use a tiny but of a white sparkly eyeshadow and dab it on the inner corner. Works just as well as an 'eye brightener'.
I love this product! It gives me a beautiful natural glow as if im blushing and it lasts ages. I have always used either powder blush which usually does not last long or a stick, which feels heavy and sticky. This slides right on, even over primer and foundation. I am generally not too fond of smashbox but this works well for me.