This is what Estée Lauder double wear should've lbeen like. Great coverage, a really perfect finish. Semi matte. Not cakey. Great lasting power. I usually turn to the vitalumiere aqua for daily use because it's lighter weight. But if I want a really perfect base then I bring out the perfection lumiere. It's dryer than the vitalumiere fluid and the vitalumiere aqua, but it still blends well into the akin. Chanel foundations sell themselves. Go try a sample.
Eye Shadow -Chanel - Illusion d'Ombre Long-wear Luminious Eyeshadow in Emerveille
Alfordalice 8/23/2012 12:37:00 AM
This is gorgeous. Chanel is a cosmetic brand that truly delivers. The color is similar to Mac naked lunch or all that glitters. It's a warm peach pink beige. The texture is amazing and you only need the thinnest sweep across your lids. It lasts all day without creasing or fading. It looks so beautiful on the skin. I like this so much better than Mac paint pots or the benefit cream shadows or the mute aqua cream shadows. Chanel beats them all hands down. You get what you pay for here. Go try it. :)
I like this for a gentle highlight. its not too shimmery or obvious, its softer. its also yellow toned which looks better on my skin tone
Blush -Laura Mercier - Cheek Colour (powder blushes)
Alfordalice 8/10/2012 7:57:00 PM
I love laura mercier blush. I'm not a fan of much else in her line, but the second skin cheek colour blushes are amazing. No powdery effect on the skin, no having to pile on the product to get it to show up, and no fading away. I have the colour lush nectarine, it is gorgeous. It's a warm peachy pink coral with sheen (not glitter or shimmer but a sheen) Rose petal is also gorgeous its like a mixture of mac well dressed and pink cult but completely matte. Lovely!
Palettes -MAC - Pro Colour Palette/Small Eye Shadow
Alfordalice 8/10/2012 7:54:00 PM
These are awesome. Eye shadows can be popped in and out, you can custom make your perfect palette and the eyeshadows for palettes are cheaper to buy than the ones in pots.
I love this for my waterline. it makes my eyes look bigger and more awake but without looking un natural. I find that white pencils look really obvious and unflattering sometimes. This is one of those magic little steps that makes a big difference.
This has a good shade range if you have fair skin with yellow undertones. It will be great if you have normal combination or oily skin. It was very drying on my skin and it sat on top in a very noticable manner.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
Alfordalice 8/10/2012 7:44:00 PM
Its not bad. But the best eye primer out there is the one by Nars. Dont like much of the nars line, but their eye primer is amazing...way way better than UD
This is a truely miserable cleanser. It's really basic. So basic you feel absolutely no joy using it. Blah.
jane iredale do amazing lip stains and amazing powders. But the mascaras are all terrible. Not black and glossy but more of an ashy looking muted grey, very clumpy, very messy.
Shampoo -Alterna - Alterna Age Free Caviar Shampoo
Alfordalice 8/10/2012 7:39:00 PM
i have a super sensitive scalp. we're talking itchy flaking ore patches. not nice. I have tried so many sulfate free shampoos and been dissapointed. they dont lather or the leave a heavy residue and dont wash out properly. This lathers beautifully and washes out clean. I really like this. It feels like ive had my hair washed at the salon everytime! Perfect!
Concealers -Make Up For Ever - Full Cover Concealer
Alfordalice 8/10/2012 7:31:00 PM
this is an amazing concealer. I do not like the make up forever hd foundation, but the full cover concealer is really, really good. it covers acne, scars, pimples, discolouration etc. it does not melt off your face, it does not transfer onto clothing, its waterproof and it doesnt have to have powder to set it. i use a flat concealer brush to apply. you need only the smallest bit. the tube will last forever. the other thing i like about this concealer is that it is not too drying.
This is a great light matte brown with no red undertones. It works well for filling in my brows and it also works awesome as a crease colour to subtly give my eyes more depth without being super obvious.
Treatments -Origins - Brighter by Nature Skin Tone Correcting Serum
Alfordalice 7/25/2012 1:25:00 PM
I have noticed that old red marks from past pimples have been reduced and that my skin is breaking out less. However I am using other products that may be contributing to my skin improving, so not sure if it's soley down to this serum. I like that it sinks in well and doesn't leave a greasy or sticky residue. I like that it doesn't break me out, and that I think it might be helping prevent pimples. I will continue to use and then update.
I am actually not a huge fan of nars blushes. I do not like orgasm, or torrid, or deep throat. However, sex appeal is an awesome shade. it's matte, peachy warm toned pink. very subtle, very pale. it just looks super natural on my pale skin. This will not show up on medium skin tones, and it might look chalky on deeper skin tones. this is definately a blush for fair skin.