Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Purple
Clare_3108 8/31/2011 1:46:00 AM
I have a lot of Smashbox Jet Set liners and this has to be the driest of the lot, from the moment I opened it! That aside its a really lovely colour mkes the green in my eyes really pop but, sadly for the dryness reason I won't re-purchase.
Firstly I am not a massive eye shadow wearer (its liner all the way for me) however, I do occasionally wear eye shadow and this is a great base, more than that this is a brilliant eye brightener for me it brightens my eyes like nothing else and a great highlighter for the brow bone too. This colour came in a few palettes I have so won't need to purchase for aons!
Bronzers -Bobbi Brown - Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Aruba
Clare_3108 8/31/2011 12:46:00 AM
Being fair I have a hard time finding bronzers to suit me however, this is gorgeous! There is some shimmer in this but, I don't mind that as I didn't want a matte bronzer. Apart from Antigua this is probably the palest colour in the line and I have used this a lot over the summer and it hasn't made a mark so this is going to last me a long time. For me this just gives a really pretty sheen on my skin and subtle bronzing. Love it! Also would recommend getting Bobbi's bronzer brush gives the perfect application and its the softest brush ever!
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Jet Set Waterproof Eyeliner - Bronze
Clare_3108 3/18/2011 8:39:00 AM
This is my everyday liner, its such a gorgeous colour and as much as I love my Bobbi Brown Gel liners this has better staying power and none of Bobbi's brown liners has a colour like this except maybe Chocolate Shimmer but,that comes up darker on me than this does anyway not to diss Bobbi because her stuff is great, this liner lasts so long I have been using this quite a long time and am about a quarter to the end of a pot and it hasn't dried out at all I got this with the arced brush too and love that and how it applies ( I use this brush for my Bobbi liners too).
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - longwear gel liner in black mauve
Clare_3108 3/7/2011 4:08:00 AM
This is an amazing shade, I am a bit of a gel liner addict, mostly because once they are on that’s it no re-touching - brilliant! I love purple shades and find they complement my green eyes a lot, this the dark side of purple and it is so flattering it’s a great alternative to black its not so dark, and being fair I find it difficult to get away with wearing black without looking harsh. Love this so much that I bought one in reserve but, the pot will last ages and ages you use such a small, small amount.
I love BB Shimmerbricks and in all honesty I only bought this because I just had to have it! I have fair, freckly skin and thought it may be too much but, if all else fails the colours are beautiful and could be used on the eyes however, when I tried it woah! This gave such an amazing glow moreso than any of my other Shimmer Bricks, it doesn't make me look un-naturally tanned just healthy and glowing! I have quite oily skin and this does not make me look more shiny, just as I said healthy and glowing. Makes a great travel compact as the shades individually look beautiful and just enhance a tan. A new fave!
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick
Clare_3108 9/20/2010 1:44:00 PM
I bought this after reading the reviews on here, I also have the Nude and the Beige shimmerbricks and wasn't too sure if this was much different from the Nude but, took the plunge and oh boy it is beeeeeeeeeeautiful. It is now my fave shimmerbrick after nude, it appears on me as a pinky beige which really flatters my complexion. Will last for ages I havenb't got to the bottom of one of these yet.
I only discovered this product last year, although have dabbled in Laura's range for the last 3 years or so. This for me is THE perfect bronzer, I am quite fair and freckly so most bronzers just look overdone on me, I have the fair option and it has swirls of pink, brown and beige which work together beautifully. Laura's products leave a lovely glow on my skin which other cosmetics don't seem to do, even my beloved BE!
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Nude Shimmer Brick- LE Nude Collection
Clare_3108 8/27/2010 9:28:00 AM
This is the best Shimmerbrick I have from BB (I also have Platinum Pink, Beige, Gold, Pink) this is the one best suited to my skin. I am freckly fair and also found this had the least amount of sparklies, just a very soft sweep over the whole compact and it leaves me with a really lovely glow. Such a shame its Limited Edition but, doubt I will be running out of this anytime soon.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - Buxom duo Leslie & Lisa
Clare_3108 7/27/2010 3:13:00 AM
These are the best lipglosses ever firstly Buxoms are great nothing moisturises my lips like Buxoms do even more than a lip balm! The colours in this set are super stunning Lisa is my fave it is my perfect shade a beautiful nude with a subtle hint of peach it is so flattering. These aren't available in the UK so managed to get one on eBay and I hear they are limited which is a huge, huge shame. I love the Leslie shade too its slightly pinkier than Lisa but, has the shame beautiful sheen, gorgeous!!
This liner was included in the Surprise collection released Autumn 2009. This is described as an inky teal which is quite a close description, I did though find this shade very very similar to Lush Topaz which was in the Topaz collection last year. I am sure there are some differences but, I couldn't see them noticeably. A lovely colour though and will use this a lot. I used this wet and it still shows up beautifully whether applied wet or dry, some liners do lose their luminosity when applied wet I find but, not this one.
Lip Gloss -Bare Escentuals - 100% Natural Lipgloss in Wild Honey
Clare_3108 5/20/2009 6:45:00 AM
This is one of the new reformulation lipglosses I'm not sure if this came in a kit as I purchased muine from eBay. The application brush is a traditional brush rather than the doe brush although I prefer the doe this one is no problem. The lipgloss is quite a thick consistency which some may not like, I find it incredibly moisturising but, that said I do find the Buxoms more long lasting. The colour of this is gorgeous when I 1st received it it reminded me of the Candid lipgloss from Smashbox but, on the colour is so much more flattering for me its a kind of pinky peachish shade, I really love it!
Lotions/ Creams -Liz Earle - Foot Repair Moisturiser
Clare_3108 5/17/2009 12:51:00 PM
This is a new addition to Liz Earle's range and after just 2 days of use I can say its the best foot cream ever! My usual foot cream is L'Occitane's and this feels even more moisturising than that and this has THE most divine smell you can really smell the peppermint and spearmint. It has a really neat delivery system, at first glance its a tube take the lid off and voila you have a little pump which means you won't overuse this. At £10.00 for 100ml its around the same price as L'Occitane's but, this is going to be a staple for me.
Eyeliner -Bare Escentuals - Real Deal Liner Shadow
Clare_3108 3/21/2009 8:27:00 AM
This is a deep hunter green, I'm not sure which collection this came in as I got mine from eBay. I always use my liner shadows wet so when I mixed this up it did seem quite dark and I thought it might be a bit sooty when I applied it so was quite dubious but, its really not its just a lovely deep green. There is no shimmer so its quite a matt shade but, sometimes I prefer that as the shimmery ones do look metallic when applied wet. This looked amazing against my green eyes and was not too dark either - love it!
I got this for a great price on eBay, I was a bit dubious at first thinking it may be too pale but, no it is GORGEOUS!!! I am between fair and fairly light in BE's foundation and with green eyes this showed up beautifully of the green liners BE do I have to say I prefer this to Spright and Jade - my new favourite green liner!