Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light
CMonster 4/27/2010 12:23:00 PM
I like to use this on days that I get lazy with liquid foundation or don't feel like putting too much on my face. The compact powder is soft in a sense that one swirl will cause lots of powdery bits to appear on the dome but I don't really mind it. I swirl once then dab the rest to get the extra. If you have acne bumbs I wouldn't suggest using it because it can make it look dried up and flakey. Although it is a semi-matte formulation it does give your face a healthy glow and I don't have to blot my t-zone as much.
I got this on sale during one of those drugstore promotions (won't mention the store in case so I won't be advertising XD). Anyways at first it has a light and sweet candy lemon scent but there are darker undertones that i can't put my finger on. It kind of smells almost sour but in a good way. The undertones definitely make this citrus scent more sophisticated. I personally prefer something that is lighter so I only use it at the gym after my shower for the sake of finishing the bottle. Love the packaging though.
Bought this on MAC online at the date of release and it's been my go-to lipstick since then. I like natural looks so this is great for a pop of colour. I have pretty pigmented lips so this comes out with a pinker tone on me but I still love it ^^
When I first bought it I was expecting it to turn my bath water into a milky consistency but that didn't happen. The end result looked like over-night soup where the oil hardens and starts floating on top. The scent was very light but overall it didn't really do anything and it wasn't visually pleasing either.
I have highly pigmented lips and this colour just enhances it. The slight pinky sheen makes my lips look more..kissable and brighter. A very good everyday colour and goes with most looks.
I wanted to like this foundation. I reall did, but an hour after application, my chin broke into little bumps. Had to wash it right off. EDIT: I tried it again after a while and I'm no longer breaking out! yay~. Although it does nothing for oil control I'm not particularly disturbed by it. I love how it looks on my skin though it might be oxidizing on me..not entirely sure if it's the lighting of the foundation. In terms of packaging, squeezing tubes are convenient i a sense that you can control how much comes out but the sucking motion in which air fill up the tube to regain its original shape can make bacteria growth in the product faster.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Duo in Light Medium Natural / Shimmer
CMonster 3/10/2009 6:35:00 PM
I love this product! Use the natural side to set your foundation then the shimmer to highlight your face.
This was the first mascara I had tried out when I first started using makeup. As a basic mascara it's great! But for more experienced users, you wouldn't like it. It clumps easily and dries very fast. The scent is also stronger than most mascaras, and clumps very fast.
Polishes -Sephora - Sephora by OPI in A True Romantic
CMonster 2/28/2009 11:02:00 PM
A very pretty colour. This requires 2 coats to achieve solid colour on nails. The formula is really smooth but started peeling off on the third day after application. I used a base coat, afterwards and re-applied but still peeled. I think this is mainly because they changed the formula, so I'm not so happy with that. I'll probably test it out a few more times.
Treatments (Eye) -The Body Shop - Vitamin E Eye Cream
CMonster 2/26/2009 10:56:00 PM
Its not bad as a moisturizer for the odd spots, but it doesn't really do anything for the eye area. I found that it was too creamy for me and I started to get those white protein bumps. With exfoliation, the bumps are less apparent now but still there :S
This brush is complete rubbish. It isn't even worth $1. It both looks and feels abrasive and flimsy. You get absolute no control over the coverage of ANYTHING you use this to apply with.
I have to say that I prefer the red be delicious over this one. Maybe I prefer the sweeter scent rather than the more sour scents.
Glitter GA-LORE, but a little shake of the brush and they'll fall off. A little goes a long way with this colour. My cheeks are naturally flushed so using a large fluffy brush is perfect for me. I'm fine with the colour but i really don't find the purpose of the glitter chunks. It works better as an eyeshadow than a blush.
First of all, I'll have to say that this product isn't for everybody. It contains a whitening agent and although it states to be for all skin types I highly suggest people with sensitive skin to try a very small amount first or don't use it at all. This cleansing foam comes in a 150 ml (5.1 fluid ounces) squeeze tube and is cream based. It does foam and is for deep cleaning purposes. I don't suggest using this more than once a day if you have normal or dry combination skin as it may be too drying for you. You may use this as a makeup remover and face cleanser if you wish but I highly suggest you use a makeup remover because it may not completely remove products that are water-resistant. The whitening properties do work and I found that it improved my complection(more even skin tone). Although it is on the pricier side ($34 CND) a little goes a long way.
First of all I love the smell. Some people don't like it, but I absolutely adore the baby powder-like scent. Can't say that the volumizing lasts long or shows dramatic effects but it has a nice coverage and goes on super smooth. Its a nice everyday gloss that doesn't need a mirror to apply.