I used this for my acne scars, it worked well for me because my scars we newly formed, for certain old scars I had they didn't fade at all. I use this after washing my face every night before I studied and if it dried up a little I reapplied some more because I found that having a later of it on my skin for long periods of time seemed to work faster on the fading of scars. Pros: - Does fade scars BUT it has to be recent scarring - Smells nice - Moisturing Cons: - Not a very natural alternative - Expensive - Doesn't fade old scars I do use this sometimes in winter for dry skin it does work well for that and scarring
At last a bronzer that is matte and doesn't go on orange. I have been looking for a nice bronzer that is affordable and is matte. I was contemplating on buying Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, but I will stick with Rimmel for now :). I chose this also because I wanted a subtle contouring bronzer. I hated finding super shimmering bronzers because it doesn't suit my face because I sometimes have an oily face, and I don't want to look any more oily than I am. Pros: - It's a matte bronzer that has no shimmers - Much more affordable than the other matte bronzer I have been looking at. - You can build up colour easily without it looking orange and cakey.( this is dependent of your skins undertone) - Blends nicely and naturally for a beautiful sun kissed look. Cons: The only think that bother me with this is the packaging is horrible. My screw top lid doesn't screw on tightly and comes off in my makeup bag. And it is made out of flimsy plastic that is not durable, and may break easily
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - K-Palette - 24 Hr Real Lasting Eyeliner
ContagiousSound 5/27/2012 4:08:00 PM
Ooo I bought this a while back, sadly mines dried up now lol. I used this a lot! And love it, it stays on great for me, but if you have oily eyelids it probably wouldn't stay on well (TIP put loose powder, or compact powder on your eyelids, it helps set the natural oils on your eyes). The felt-tip gives you more control and precision. . My sister even tried to steal this off me a few time, lol it's that great. Buy again? WOO DEFINITELY!
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - EXTRA VIRGIN Coconut Oil (All brands)
ContagiousSound 5/27/2012 3:56:00 PM
I think this is great :) it is very versatile; skin moisturizer, scalp conditioner, and pretty good to cook with or so I've heard. I use this on my legs because in winter they get very dry! If you are going to use it on skin, you really need to dilute it, either with a moisturizer or a lighter oil such as almond oil for arms and legs. I wouldn't recommend it for the face because it leaves a very slick layer and may break you out. For the hair with a light oil such as almond oil. Best not to use coconut oil straight up on it's own, it is a very heavy thick oil. But sometimes I don't dilute because I get lazy haha. It makes your hair feel very silky and moisturized! My boyfriend loves playing with my hair after I use it. Although it does take 2-3 washes to get it out, but I think it's worth it. I use this 1 every fortnight, I don't get much time to indulge myself :(. Price:varies, I got mine for AU$15, 550g Packing: varies Buy again: YUP :) . Always dilute, try not to use it straight because it is oily, thick and cakey/heavy
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit
ContagiousSound 5/27/2012 3:26:00 PM
I'm a fan of this for 2-3 years now. Why? Well simply because I think its the best lip treatment/ lip balm ever! Yes it is waxy but that is a good thing(to me) how often do you find a lip balm that stays on forever? (__ For those who are experiencing the problem of peeling lips, its because you lips are getting conditioned and it is renewing your lips,it is getting rid of the unwanted dead, dry skin__ TIP: Do not pick and peel at your lips! it can cause bleeding, inflamation, and nasty painful cracked lips... If you have used this and this has happened, simply gently exfoliate your lips, after you have had a shower, with some brown sugar and honey, or a warm wet towel, and rub over your lips___) I use this lip balm only at night as a treatment, I tend not to use it when I'm out because I like to eat and drink, and I don't want to be tasting waxy-sweet lip balm lol or when I'm kissing my partner I don't want him trying to eat my face because its sweet and smells nice lol
BB Cream -Skin79 - Vital BB Cream SPF50++ Hot Orange Label
ContagiousSound 5/27/2012 3:15:00 PM
I did really like this product because is had amazing coverage, smelt nice, smooths out evenly, hygienic pump bottle, but sadly this only come in one shade! And I'm tan, so it made me look ghostly pale. I would really love it if it came in more shades and undertones to accustom to more skin colours. I would definitely buy again... if it came in more shades
I love this! But my first one i bought was a 21 which was way to light for me! But I still think the coverage was great. Next time will try the 27? I heard they came out with darker shade? Woo~ Pros: - Covers up your redness, scars and uneven skin tone nicely - Smells very nice (but I think its a bit strong) - Smooths out evenly onto the face, even though it is thick, you only need probably half a pump :) - Makes the skin slightly dewy looking - Even though its grey when you initially put it on, it does oxidize ( turns a bit orangey and darker) - Has SPF - Stays on very well, and doesn't rub off as much, very minimal Cons: - Well someone like me, who is fairly tan, I would be great if they came out with a broader shade range, but no worries just mix it in with a bit of foundation to match :) Remember most BB creams will oxidize and may become slightly darker: it may benefit you because it will adjust to your skin colour better, but if not, it will make you look orangey. And Missha contains a few oils such as Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oxide Mineral Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: So be wary if you have any allergies and if you are acne prone. Hope this helps :)
When I first got this I loved it, I used it until my first bottle ran out. When I bought my second bottle, I realised it wasn't as great as I thought is was. Pros: - Good medium coverage - Many colours to fit and suit your skin tone (I'm 310) - For me it didn't clog up my pores - Dewy fresh appearance - Has SPF, which was awesome Cons: - It melts off you face! Even if you set it with a powder, when it come in contact with sweat and water it melts :( - There was no pump so it was unhygienic, and hard to control the amount that came out, and not to mention messy I'd only recommend this to those who are looking for cheap good coverage drugstore brand foundation. Overall it is an ok foundation, they just need to work on the formula so it lasts longer.
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
ContagiousSound 5/27/2012 2:41:00 PM
I bought this product initially because it was on sale. I've tried lots of different BB creams, and this one is the worst! It's a joke of a BB cream, it''s just a cheap tinted moisturizer, why? because it has no coverage, is oily, and rubs off on your clothes hands (and partner lol). Don't try this its horrendous! ... Will I ever buyor reccomend this... sadly no :( If you want a good BB cream try Missha BB cream or Skin79 (unfortunately these come in very light shades) I've tried these before, and they're great, they just don't match my skin colour :( boo~
I've used a few mineral foundations before, example Sheer Cover, but I have to say Nude by nature is probably the best I've tried! Its afforable, gives yu great coverage, large amount of powder *unlike sheer cover* I've been using this for about a year now and i love it :), It covers my acne scars, redness, doesn't make my skin dry or cakey.. :D happy haha
I originally bought this for my mum, who use to be a cancer patient, she only extremely short sparse eyelashes, they were basically non-existant :(! So I decided to buy this for her to try, after abou 2 weeks, I saw amazing result :D! from nothing to something, her eyelashes are now fuller and longer, and its only been 2 WEEKS!!! if she keeps using this her eyelashes will grow as long as mine :D. my mum is very pleased with the result haha. but i've been secretlyusing it too ssshhh, and i hav to say, it really works :) JUST DONT PUT TO MUCH ON! can get into yur eys.. owy~ EDIT: I encouraged my aunt to get his, she tried it, but she didn't follow the directions accordingly, she slathered hers eyes in it, and used it 2-3 times a day, and also applied on her bottom lashes, she soon came back to me after 3-4 days and she didn't like and didn't see results. Please for those who are trying this, follow the instructions, they're there for a reason, and also results are instantaneous, be patient.
Powder -Sheer Cover - Sheer Cover - Mineral Foundation
ContagiousSound 4/25/2010 11:46:00 AM
Awsome Mineral Powder :).... Too much Negative Feedback :( I Love Sheer Cover, I think it's great! If yu want great coverage from a powder Sheer Cover is the way to go, it is more cakier than most mineral powders but it's worth it! But if yu are going to use mineral powders, its always best to prep the skin with -Rose Hip Oil- This not only helps drying out yur skin, but it helps make the powder stick to yur face better :D (Rose hip oil wont give yu pimples if yu use it right) Yu may need to use other mineral powders to match yur skin tone sadly :( ... bu meh ITS WORTH IT!!! AWSOME COVERAGE, NATURAL FINISHED LOOK, LIGHT (DOESNT FEEL CAKEY), EASY TO APPLY, EVEN COVERAGE!! SEXY ;D . . EDIT: 28 MAY 2012 : I take this all back lol, after using it for a while, it's not that great, it over priced, comes only in a small pot, to cakey.
Mascara -Shiseido - Majolica Majorca Lash Expander
ContagiousSound 4/25/2010 11:33:00 AM
I LOVE THIS MASCARA.. The best I've ever used :) This Mascara specialises in Lengthening the lashes, it gives a nice even coat on your lashes to ensure no clumping, but if yu are finding yur lashes are clumping use an eyelash seperater. I think this mascara has special fibers that attach onto yur lashes to make them look longer, also this mascara is waterproof. BUT BEST THING IS NO FLAKING WHEN YU RUB YUR EYES!!! But if yu are looking for volume this isn't the mascara yu wanna use, there is another one, same brand but different purpose volumizing :D ( I forget the name) The packaging for both these mascara look the same so don't be fooled look at the application method and yu'll know :) Hope I help people, because Im usually bad at explaining things haha IMPORTANT: For the Lengthening Mascara (this one) the applicator should look comb like, its flat and not so many bristles Volumising one it should look like a brush so it round with a lot of brostles