Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 flat top synthetic kabuki
Carolish 2/20/2011 3:59:00 PM
This brush is amazing!!! Its the best foundation brush I've ever tried! It's sooo soft and very dense, really good to buff in the foundation. It gives such a natural and airbrushed finish. I like it because it gives no streaks, and its easy to build up the coverage with a brush like this. Also it's very affordable and comes such cute packaged. I'd recommend this brush to anybody, it's just fantastic!
This is the first foundation i have tried that looks so natural on the skin - i have the shade 010 Ivory, which is a little dark on my nw15 skin, but because it looks så natural i can easily blend it out, so you wont notice. It has a sheer to medium coverage, definately buildable, but if you wont full coverage its no enough. I love the bottle - its in glass, so it wont break, and 1 pump is exactly enough for my face - perfect! One thing though, is that it doesn't really dry, so when im applying my setting powder its quite hard to buff in, because the foundation is still a bit wet, and the powder brush also gets dirty faster, because the foundation sticks to it. Overall, i really like this foundation and will recommend it to anybody, except people with very oily skin - i have combinated skin btw, oily on the nose.
This is such a gorgeus shade! Its a coral/orange/bronzy color, and i never though it would look good on my fair nw15 skin, but it really does. Gives a nice glow to the face. Its pretty pigmented. At first i was a little affraid it would be a shimmerbomb, because it has a frost finish, and it does have a very subtle shimmer, but on the cheeks it more looks like a sheen, not shimmery! I think this shade will look good on anybody.
I love this! Its such a pretty champagne color. If you blend it out, it leaves a very sheer color with the perfect amount of shimmer, but you can easily layer it for more color payoff. Before i bought this, i thought it would be too drying, but its the creamiest thing ever! As a base, it doesn't last as long as my Painterly pp, but Bare Study does last a long time anyway, and its so pretty to use under shimmery eyeshadows! I will def repurchace.
I guess this is a good colour, but it just doesn't match my skintone (nw15-20), its a tad too dark. I think i'd be better of with Brule. Also, i find it very dusty. But its great for blending out colours, and for an allover lid color, its just not for me.
When i bought this i was new to make-up and thought this would be fine for everyday use. The brushes are really good quality, and there are brushes for every need. Beside they're great for traveling because of the cute little bag they come with. They barely shed, and are so soft! All in all, just really good quality brushes. I haven't tried MAC brushes though. If you're new to make-up this is the perfect starter bushkit, and later on you can just use it for a travling set, and because they're so tiny, they're great to carry in your make-up bag in your purse too!
When i bought this i was really excited for finally finding a foundation pale enough for my skin (I was very pale, and got it in Porcelain). But the foundation just doesnt work for me. Its way to drying and hard to work with, and it looks sooooo cakey! It sets in every dry patch, and is hard to blend.
This is a great primer/base and i use it everyday under my eyeshadows. It makes them last all day long without creasing. Its also great for evening out the skintone on the eyelids, but i find it a bit drying. I wish it was a bit more creamy, it would make it easyer to apply.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Petting Pink
Carolish 9/28/2010 2:07:00 PM
I really like this one! It smells fantastic of sweet vanilla, an dgives a sheer pink tint. Its very soft on the lips without sticking like most lipgloss do. And it is moisturising too! But one thing i dont like about this is the packaging. The packaging is fine, but it comes out unhandy, that you have to use your finger to apply it, cause then your left with a finger with pink stuff on it, and you have to wash your finger og wipe it off somewhere, so its not so good for on the go, but i still love it.
I like the fact that you don't have to sharpen it, but mine broke, so the product is stuck in there and i can't get more out. This eyeliner applies very smoothly and it is easy to put on the waterline, but it smugdes out after about an our. It says it's waterproof, but mine smugdes out everywhere, especially in the outer corner. I don't think i'll ever buy this one again.
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
Carolish 6/13/2010 12:57:00 PM
I really love this powder, it gives a very sheer coverage, and such a pretty matte sheen to the face. I love the fact that it has a sponge and mirror even though i dont use that very often, but it's nice if you're not home and want to touch up. I haven't used this powder for awhile because mine is to fair for me right now, but i think i will buy a new one in a darker colour.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Coconut Lip Butter
Carolish 6/13/2010 12:30:00 PM
This lip butter was soo chunky. It had actually flakes of coconut in it. I dont know if it was just the one i got, but it was pretty unuseless. Also, it kinda leaves a white film on your lips, and it doesn't really soaks in. But i love the cute packaging and the smell of it.
Moisturizers -Garnier - Pure A Daily Treatment Moisturiser
Carolish 6/13/2010 12:24:00 PM
I didn't like this moisturizer a lot. It seems and smells so chemical and "synthetic". I guess it moisturized my skin okay, but it left my skin red and kinda greasy. The only good thing i have to say about the product is the tube it came in. It made it very easy to control the amount of product, cause i find that many tubes give a too big amount. I wouldn't repurchase this.
I really like this stuff for putting in my hair after straightening. Straightening your hair can make it kina dry and leave flying ends, but this smooths the ends out and makes my hair so soft and also it just smells fantastic. I think it is a bit expensive though, and also the packaging makes it hard to dose the amount when the bottle is close to empty.
When first i bought this mascara, i only did it because i needed one, and i thought the packeging was so cute. I liked it, but not enough to buy it again. I recently rebought it, and now i just LOVE it! The comb-brush seperates my lashes perfectly and it gives me nice close and seperated lashes. It gives a nice lengthening too, but i would have liked a little more thickness from this mascara though. But after all, this is my favourtie mascara.