Lipstick -Korres - Mango Butter Lipstick SPF10 - 45 Coral
Coffeeberry 5/16/2013 9:21:00 PM
If you've always avoided lipsticks because your lips are often too dry to handle the average mac lipstick then it might be worth picking these up! Sheer, glossy colour that just glides and melts on. Minus one lippie for the fact it doesn't stay on for long, probably 2-3 hours for me, but that doesn't come as a surprise given how buttery it feels. Revlon Lip Butters have nothing on this one when it comes to moisture!
Well starts off with the fact I've got seriously oily eyelids, so I've always looked for smudge-proof mascaras that wouldn't give me raccoon eyes half an hour after application. I'd never realised that truly smudge-proof mascaras needed to be tubing mascaras (because water-proof mascaras don't resist oil!) so when I found this out I went for this Blinc mascara. This has its pros and cons, but I can tell you that this baby will not smudge. I wore this out for a day and came back in the evening ecstatic to see that it never smudged. With this I will now no longer self-consciously wipe away at the corners of my eyes just in case my mascaras smudging. Such a relief! The formula and brush for this don't exactly give me my ideal lashes (the mascara that's done that is Max Factor's False Lash Effect in particular the waterproof version) because it has a tendency to make my lashes stick together looking almost stick-like and it refuses to hold a curl (a common tubing mascara problem apparently). I combat these issues respectively by using a toothpick/pin to separate the lashes and pinching away extra mascara at the end of my lashes and I wait for the formula to just about dry and curl my lashes again so it stays in place with a curl. With those solutions I end up with lashes I'm happy with! It may sound like a chore but I'm quite picky with lashes since mine are so short and straight (asian lashes, man), and it's something I tend to do with every mascara I've tried because I like tapered ends Removing this mascara is really simple as well, I dip my fingers in water and gently rub my lashes between my fingers, slowly edging my fingers away as the mascara tubes slide off. Don't tug, because with any mascara brand that could pull some lashes out :O! Bottom line: If you've always had a problem with oily lids that make your mascara smudge very quickly, this mascara (or in fact any tubing mascara) is the way to go. They're not designed to hold curls but if you're willing to put in a bit more time and effort they can manage it throughout the day!
The deal with this mascara is that it's a tubing mascara, so for all you people out there who suffer with oily lids and extreme smudging on your eyes, tubing mascaras are the way to go because they just don't budge (and are incredibly easy to remove) Now because it's a tubing mascara it does great on the bottom lashes, it lasts for ages, doesn't smudge, doesn't clump (because the formula is quite wet), and it's a decent product! But the price and the quantity you get makes it a really bad deal. Go for another tubing mascara like the Blinc mascara (the original tubing mascara) which is 3 times the quantity of the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara and is only £4 more expensive.
Lip Gloss -Bobbi Brown - High Shimmer Lip Gloss (all)
Coffeeberry 4/18/2013 11:54:00 AM
When they say high shimmer do they do mean high shimmer, so if you're trying to avoid glitter you might wanna skip these. These aren't in any way frosty like some glitter lipglosses are, so that's definitely something to bear in mind. These lipglosses are pretty darn great imo, but they can be a little over the top in the shimmer department depending on which colour you get, however the glitter particles are in no way gritty. They're slightly sticky in the way lip glosses need to be but not at all uncomfortable, in fact they're quite moisturising and have a lovely subtle minty scent and tingle to them. These wear about 3 hours on me.
Liquid -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation
Coffeeberry 9/21/2012 6:18:00 PM
I was really hoping to love this foundation but I only... like it. I have combination skin but the majority of my face is intensely dry and flaky. Moisturisers do just enough to keep my skin from flaking but every time I've applied foundation the flakes will always show through and it can be incredibly frustrating. Unfortunately this Bourjois foundation doesn't do well with my problematic skin, so I'm really just writing this review to inform my fellow dry skin girls (and I'm talking really dry) that if you're looking for a foundation that erases this problem, this just isn't it. It by no means is a bad foundation though. It smells great, applies smoothly (and feels refreshing), has a decent light to medium coverage and wears decently, but I think it's for people who have somewhat dry to normal skin.
Concealers -Skinfood - Dark Circle Concealer Cream
Coffeeberry 2/29/2012 10:02:00 AM
First product review, woo! I'm sorta NC20-25 and I'm using #2. I've had this concealer for a while and I'm very fond of it. I've used TheBalm Timebalm Concealer and the Bobbi Brown corrector before but they both exaggerate my under-eye wrinkles (guh, who knew you could get these at 17) and are incredibly dry on my thin and vulnerable under-eye skin. As a previous reviewer has stated, the Bobbi Brown Corrector is thicker and needs more work for it to melt and blend, however I have yet to manage to do that. The Skinfood Salmon concealer is incredibly creamy and just needs a quick patting down for it to work. Since it's so creamy you definitely need to powder it a bit so it doesn't slip and slide.