This is my HG pressed powder. Excellent at keeping my skin matte when used over foundation. The packaging is nice and simple. I've been using this for about 10 years and will continue to repurchase for sure.
I've been using this blush on and off for the last 6 years. The packaging is nice and small. This color is gorgeous on my medium warm skin (BB 4.0). The texture is great as it blends well and doesn't sit on top of your skin. This has lasted me a while and I'll likely repurchase when I run out.
I'm on the fence with this one. The shade and packaging is great and the formula nice enough. However, I don't think it helps cover under-eye circles that well. I also find it a tad too creamy so it doesn't last very long, unless you set it with a powder, which is not a good thing to do as powder sets into fine lines. I'll keep using it but won't be repurchasing when I run out.
I've been in search of the perfect shade of red lipstick for many years and was so glad I found this shade after reading the reviews here. This is the perfect red for those with medium warm skin tones. It's not cool at all so it gives your skin a beautiful warmth. I've received many compliments when I've worn this lipstick. A little goes a long way so I'll probably have this tube for a while, but will definitely repurchase when I run out.
This is a great creamy nude lipstick that's long wearing. It's perfect for my BB 4.0 skin (medium warm skin). I'm always in search of an HG nude lipstick and I think this one comes close.
Sunscreen -Lancome - UV EXPERT GN-SHIELD BB Base SPF 50
Corky1 8/20/2012 1:10:00 AM
I've been using this product on and off for the past couple of years. I love everything about this sunscreen except for the horrible shade. It gives my skin a grey cast once it's on. I have warm medium skin color so it may work better for those with cooler complexions. I love the texture and how easy it is to apply, and that a little goes a long way. It doesn't sweat off either which is great. I won't be repurchasing this as I recently discovered Bobbi Brown BB cream, which comes in the perfect shade for my skin.
I bought this foundation based on a friend's recommendation. She swears by it and has been using it for years. I was matched to 4.0 which was perfect for my medium warm complexion. Whilst I was after a natural light coverage, I found that this foundation did nothing for my skin and in fact made my usually normal skin oilier. I think EL Invisible Makeup is much better for me than this. I've given the bottle away to a friend and won't be repurchasing.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
Corky1 8/20/2012 12:56:00 AM
I've used this product on and off for the past 15 years. It's a fantastic product that removes all traces of eye & lip make-up, even waterproof ones. I think though that the L'Oreal eye make up remover works just as well. I get an ongoing supply of this from gift with purchases and have only had to purchase it once in the past 15 years. I will likely repurchase if I feel like spending a lot of money on eye make up remover.
Cleansers -Avene - Cleanance soapless gel cleanser for oily skin
Corky1 8/20/2012 12:41:00 AM
I purchased this product on a recent trip to Milan. I paid EUR10 which is half the price of what I'd pay for it in Singapore where I currently live. So it was a bargain! This cleanser does its job well and is nearly as good as Kiehl's Ultra Facial cleanser. I use it with my Clarisonic brush and it removes every last bit of make-up (except waterproof). It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry eventhough it's made for oily/problem skin. The only thing I don't like about it is the smell. I prefer my cleanser to have no smell. I'd repurchase this product again if I can buy it for the same amount, but won't pay twice as much for it in Singapore.
Masks -Kiehls - Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
Corky1 8/20/2012 12:32:00 AM
I've been using this product for nearly 2 years and I love it. It deep cleanses and every time I use it, my skin looks and feels more radiant. I use it once a week and it helps keep my skin clear. The tube lasts a very long time, so whilst it's a little bit expensive, you get good value for money. I will repurchase when I run out.
I first used St Ives Apricot Scrub many years ago as a teenager and didn't use it many years after that as I was using more high end brands. A few months ago I decided to buy a tube of this and try it again. It's a great facial scrub! I love the smell and it's grittiness. I don't have sensitive skin but decided to go with this Sensitive Skin version as I recall the original version was a bit rough for everyday use. I only use this a couple of times a week, and it definitely helps keep my complexion clear. I'll be sticking with this scrub - it's cheap and it works well!
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Shadow - Beach Bronze
Corky1 8/20/2012 12:20:00 AM
I bought this 2 weeks ago and have been using it daily since. It's the perfect brown/bronze shade on my medium warm skin. I use it alone or topped with BB eyeshadow for a more intense effect. It definitely doesn't budge and helps regular eyeshadow stay on longer. The only thing I don't like about this is the pot it comes in. It's a little bulky/heavy and it's difficult to get the last bits out when it starts running out. Overall though, it is a great product and I'll definitely repurchase.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
Corky1 8/20/2012 12:12:00 AM
This is the first gel liner I've tried and I've been using it for a couple of years now. I love it and won't be switching brands anytime soon! It's long wearing and I love that this particular shade (Sepia Ink) is not too harsh looking. I was worried about having trouble applying it at first, but it's actually very easy to apply! I've been using the same pot for the last 2+ years - a little goes a long way with this gel eyeliner - and it's only now that it's starting to run out. I'll definitely repurchase.
I love everything about this gloss: the smell, the way it makes your lips plumper, its long-lasting and moisturizing effect and most of all, the shade (Half Naked, which is perfect for my medium warm skin). As the other reviewers have mentioned, it is a little sticky, but then, most glosses are! I have way too many lipglosses right now so won't need to repurchase anytime soon, but when I do need new ones, I'll definitely buy this again!
This is a gorgeous nude lipgloss that's creamy and fairly long wearing. I love that it's very moisturizing on my lips. The shade is great for my medium warm skin. The only thing I don't like about this gloss is that the tube is not clear and I can't see how much is left inside. I wish it came in a clear tube instead. I have so many glosses that I probably won't need to purchase any new ones soon, but when I do need a new one then I'll likely repurchase this.