I really like this product it neutralizes my dark eye circles well enough they *almost* disappear! I use this under my makeup forever full cover concealer which used to be the only thing I used under my eye however it doesn't brighten my eye it just covers the circles. The erase paste however brightens my eye area and after putting full cover on it makes me look a lot more awake. You also only need the tiniest amount !!! If you use too much it will cake and settle into fine lines and it will feel too heavy. I asked for a sample and the SA gave me a dime size amount and it lasted me a whole month (why should I purchase LOL? and imagine the full size will prob last a good yr and a half!) Also another thing is you MUST set it with powder as soon as you got all your concealing done because it will start to settle into fine lines and cake. packaging sucks because I tend to dab too much.
Crème -Paula's Choice - RESIST Instant Smoothing Anti-Aging Foundation
Bjet 2/6/2013 10:15:00 PM
First of all it feels like make up when you apply. It is a thick cream texture and it offers light to medium coverage. The finish on me was a bit too dewy for what I like and so I set with powder set the foundation and to make my skin look more matte. Also it takes a lot of time to blend the foundation. I used a foundation brush though and i found it looks streaky so be sure to take time to blend the foundation well so that there aren't any lines. To me it does look like I have make up on and i like foundations that make me look like "my skin but better." I don't know about it's other claims because I only bought a couple of samples to try out. It's an okkkk foundation but not one that I feel i should go and buy the full bottle because it is hard to blend, feels thick like makeup and looks like I have make up on.
Lipstick -Paula's Choice - sheer cream lipstick SPF 15
Bjet 2/6/2013 3:09:00 PM
5 lippies for formula but not colour selection. Luckily she sells them in sample sizes so you can try out the shades before commiting to the full size. I bought two of the invisible shade (one for back up since she discontinued my old favorite lip balm) rosey glow and nude illusion. I'm only in my 20s but I think rosey glow makes me look a lot older. It's a reddish purpley colour on me kinda like a berry. Nude illusion is more of an every day lip colour. Nude w a touch of orange. I wear invisible daily for sun protection. Another pro is that these lipsticks are very pigmented but the colour choices are not very flattering colours.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Lucy Minerals Foundation
Bjet 1/28/2013 5:27:00 PM
I bought the original formula. What I found is that the mineral goes on very smoothly with a kabuki brush and the finish is matte at first and it is a full coverage foundation. A little goes a long way and it's quite creamy. However if your skin is super dry it will show dry patches. What the deal-breaker for me was that it had no oil-control and in about two hours i looked obviously oily and that's when the make up started to slide so I definitely cannot use this for a whole work day. I bought it cause of the fantastic reviews on this site but unfortunately it disappointed me.
Lips -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Caresse Lipstick in Fiery Veil/#177
Bjet 1/28/2013 2:57:00 AM
I like the slick feel of this lipstick. It is well pigmented and it can be built to be more opaque. The finish is like a gloss. This gloss smells like flowery perfume so if you don't like fragrance then avoid this. However the colour is more red-orange which wasn't what I was looking for. I wanted an orange orange lipstick so I'm only disappointed in the colour for my personal needs.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Faerie Organic Mineral Makeup
Bjet 11/7/2012 1:00:00 PM
Didn't like it. Caked in an hour and does not control oil AT ALL. I tried using the finishing powder on top of my BB cream and it made my BB cream staying power worse. Don't like it won't buy it. I'll use it up cause I don't want to waste but probably only on days that I'm only going to go to the grocery store and need a quick cover up.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Cleure Dual Action Cleanser
Bjet 10/17/2012 7:51:00 PM
I don't have super sensitive skin but i wanted a very basic cleanser and I read through a blog about sensitive skin and the lady highly praised this brand. I bought a kit with the day cream, night cream, toner, face wash. This face wash is alright for me in the morning but it is not good enough to remove make up. It does not dry out my skin at all so I like it but i probably won't repurchase since for the price and shipping I think I will look for an alternative.
A great BB cream! I bought this after a Sales Rep at Sasa said that it is a famous and popular BB cream in Korea. It looks very natural on and i would say it gives a medium coverage. The colour match is also perfect, it is not as super fair as most BB creams so those of you who are very pale, this may not work out colour match wise. Hasn't broken me out. I would say this is the perfect school/everyday face product since it has SPF of 30 and looks extremely natural. It is a matte finish but throughout the day I do get SHINee (hehe) so I do have to touch up with some powder.
Eyeliner -Clinique - Brush-on cream liner in TRUE BLACK
Bjet 10/10/2012 11:48:00 PM
My first gel liner and I don't know why I bought others. Although it is not MY perfect eyeliner it is the best gel liner I've tried and I have tried Bobbi Brown(which sucked so bad I returned it!), MAC (it was OK), wet and wild (Dried up so quickly I hardly got any use out of it), Maybelline (also dried up really quickly). Clinique one does not dry out for a long time. I recently threw it out because it got to the point that it was dried up but that was after 3 years (Uh i know I should have thrown eyeliners out earlier...>_<) It does smudge on me but only after about 4 hours while Bobbi Brown smudged on me in 10 mins..(so disappointed I heard that it was supposed to be the best long wearing gel liner but not true). I'll still go out and buy this because I don't think it's safe to use liquid liner on the waterline and pencil liners are out of the question since they smudge in 30 seconds. So far the bestest (i know it's not a word) eyeliner I own has to be the physicians formula lash booster but it says specifically on the package not to use it on the waterline so I have to use Clinique on my waterline.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye booster eyeliner + serum
Bjet 10/10/2012 1:32:00 AM
Closest to a HG eyeliner. This doesn't smudge for hours (maybe a little by the end of the day) which is hard for me to find because I have the type of eyelid where if I used a pencil liner it would smudge all over the place in 3 mins! I can only use liquid eyeliner for decent wear. This eyeliner felt tip makes it easy for me to draw a line and I've had this for almost a year and the tip still has not dried out yet. I didn't buy this for the lash growth claim so I can't say anything about that since i also don't wear make up every single day. Downside is that I wish this eyeliner was "blacker." I don't think it is black enough it's kinda a really dark grey to me. Maybe it's cause I had mine for a long time? I'm planning on trying their thicker marker eyeliner and hopefully the solution to my colour problem is just a new product. Edit: Oh also I'll like to mention that I used this on my recent summer trip to Hong Kong and it did not smudge even in crazy humid weather. Because of that trip I ultimately decided this was the closest to an HG eyeliner for me
possibly my most favorite bronzer yet. It's mat so i can use it to contour my face. Good pigmentation too. Yes i will buy again!
Not long wear! So disappointed. Smudged and faded in about an hour on my trip to Hong Kong. Going to have to return this.
BB Cream -BRTC - Aqua Rush Water Drop BB Cream SPF28/PA++
Bjet 9/8/2012 7:47:00 PM
I had this for about a week and so far I'm liking it. I tested this out in Hong Kong (summer) and in Canada (summer) and I think this is more suitable for Canadian weather more than Hong Kong weather (summer). in Hong kong I would get back home looking like an oil slick but the bb cream stayed smooth and did not cake. In Canada i do not get as oily since the weather is drier. My face feels comfortable and the BB cream is very smooth. This BB cream is very fair so I top it off with MAC mineralize skinfinish in Medium dark to darken up the BB cream. So far so good. EDIT Oct 17,2012: Still really like it. Every time I wear it people think I don't have make up on! Even my own mother didn't know I was "made up"!! O_O Another situation was when I had to go to the doctor's and the receptionist said "Wow you have great skin!!!!" Great for BB for a natural look indeed!
super disappointed :( I got this at IMATS and im glad I only bought one cause i swatched several colours on my hand and went to the bathroom to wash my hands and all of these liners came right off ! O_O after that I hoped that it will be different on my eyes. Within the first hour of school i noticed that part of the liner has flaked off. Then just now I put it on and I'm just studying at home and the liner has flaked off within the first hour again! from doing nothing! my HG liner is Lancome Artliner (which i lost! NUU!)
I have this in Marble and Anemone. Marble was a disappoint because i was hoping for a baby pink color payoff but it came out clear on my lips. However the texture was very smooth and left my lips glossy without being sticky AND it has SPF15 so i still really liked it for that. Today i bought another color since it was on sale and I bought it in Anemone which looked bright red in the tube. I love this one much more since this was way more pigmented than Marble. This one would be my go-to lip balm since it provides color, shine and spf which is perfect! I don't think I'll buy any more colors since I'm pretty happy with Anemone. I may buy this again if i ever run out.