Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - 17 - Wild Metallic Eyes
DPD 2/15/2013 7:43:00 PM
This is a brand available in the UK from Boots. Its their own brand and is targeted at the younger person as opposedto No7. I went to the point kiosk and one of the vouchers (Feb 2013) was any eyeshadow single, trio of cream half price. I saw this inshade wild nude and thought for£1.99 if its bad its bad. But its not it is so creamy and unlike most cream e/s you can wear this really sheer even though its metallic or layer it. I know Maybelline Tattoos get a lot of love but I dont like them. Im not in love with the consistency nor the shade range. But with these even though there are only 6 shades they are very wearable. Thenudeshade is really nice asifind most nudeshades either aretoo white or pale but this has enough warmth in it. Makeup never ever lasts on me even with primers but this actually lasts and I can use it as a base for powders. The finish isnt glimmer or shimmer - you have to try it to believe it. I went back today and was able to get 2 more vouchers and got a back up of the nude and another called bronze which again isnt too red or brown butactually just a notch up from the nude. The formula is creamy and I cant see it drying out anytimesoon unlike MACs PP which I got in Soft Ochre. This isnt like a PP at all - it feels like a silky eye primer. One of the best high street cosmetics finds in ages! Gals in the UK defintelycheck them out even at full price £3.99.
Isaw this in Selfridges last week and thought rather than buying from there I would go to Boots and see if they would be on offer or at the very least rack up some points. All Bourjois stuff was buy one get one half price. I was particularly after 04 Rose Tweed which was a pinkier based nude because any shade lighter than this would wash me out. I have purple based pigmented lips which I hate and am NC 43ish. This is a nice lipstick, quite moisturising but would need reapplying throughout the day.
I would normally walk past this as I thought it would be too cool in colour for my nc43 skin. It lloks almost purple in the pan! Howeve being a blusher hoarder I didnt have anything like it. Most are clean blue pinks, corals, neutral pinks and beige. I have over 50! But i think the key to this is that it is a sheertone formula. It seriously looks good with any look that i do. I can throw it on and it looks fab with whatever else im wearing. I can do a neutral eye and build this up a bit to make it the star or use one to two layers to give a hint of colour. From reading the reviews it seems like it suits a range of colouring but Im not so sure about very fair porcelain skintones as I think the purple would be more apparant and the darkest WOC it may not show up. Definitely a look though.
I cant beleive I havent reviewed this. Let me tell you something about the way I give reviews - if I love a product I will most likely gibve it a 4. It has to be exceptionel for it to have 5 and here we are. My other thing is I never ever pay full RRP for any item (and thats difficult in here in the UK where mid to high end beauty items hardly ever go on sale. But - I paid full price for this as the GA counter in Selfridges Ox St. Why do I love thee sooo much when I can see my bank balance deflating in front of my eyes? It is by far one of the best liquid highlighter colours & formulations I have come across. Now listen, I am a blusher and highlighter junkie, collector, hoarder whatever you want to call me. The colour is what a highlighter should be - a highlighted version of your skin when the light hits it (oh you know what I mean). Theres no silver, no obvious gold, or pink or even green (jk). And definitely no obvious shimmery bits - none. Im am so fussy when it comes to that kind of stuff and when I say sheen thats what it is. I find with sime highlighters even with a lightest touch it is obvious that its been faked with makeup. Not so with this. So much so that this is one of the few highlighters I own that I would happily use all over my face. Its more substantial tahn say something like MAC Strobe which I dont consider a highlighter but an illuminating moisturiser. I dont feel it sit well as a spot highlighter ie something that i can dab over my foundation because of its formula it will dissapear within a few hours. But the GA FS can be used as both. But what Im really excited about is the colour. Its skin colour - for me anyway Im NC42 -43 Bobbi Brown 4.5 - 5. In my vast arsenal of luminizers, I also own 3 of the Becca SSP. These are great too and if you are not as fussy as me in terms of shade and can find one in Becca then go for that purely for the reason that in the UK they both cost the same but in Beccas you get 50mls whilst in GA its only 30mls. Beccas moonstone is probably the closest but i find it still a gold shade. FS 10 is a hard shade to describe l- its a shimmery nude - thats it. Its not too warm or too cool. For very light skintones it could be mixed with foundation to warm it up. I want to get a more darker shade - I already own no11 which is a rose bronze colour which I use as a blush, but I think GA got rid of a few shades and there is only about 5 left. One is a very fair silvery pink. The darker one I think has alot of red in it, but they did do one which wasnt but Id rather go to the counter rather than ordering oline and chancing it. What I like about this shade is that it can be mixed with my foundation to make it more dewy without altering the shade of the foundation too much and I think thats why I like it so much. My only gripe is the price and because of that its not something I use as often as Id like. But I have so many other highlighters anyway. Would I buy again - I already have bought a backup as there was one up for auction on ebay as I just cant fork out £34 again. It has also led me to purchase the Luminous Silk foundation (shade 9) which I havent had the chance to use as I have been ill but when I do I will def give a review.
Highlighters -Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Dewy Glow All Over Radiance Creme Rose Gold
DPD 12/19/2012 8:30:00 PM
I got this a while ago buti am a highlighter whore so own many many other. I wuld liken this to MAC CCB in hush in that it has a very slight peach undrtone (i have rose gold which would suit warm tones). The thing withnhush is that although more portable i find if it hasnt been used for a while the product goes a little stiff - not sure how to described it. Hush is cream base but this feels and dries to a powder finish even though it blends like cream. The other pro this has is that it is very thin so if you have a clutch it may take up less space but also it has a mirror. I dont know why but i bought a backup and im not even a third of the way through the first. I use with a fingers or a RT setting brush and compared to say NARS Copacabana this is more suitable for day time.
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - Silky Finish Lipstick - Skinny Dip
DPD 12/5/2012 11:26:00 AM
On my pigmented lips this is a perfect colour. I dont like glosses that are see through or overly glossy (I know its a contradiction in terms) so tend to either use opaque glosses, or a lipstick with a gloss on top. With this I dont have to. Staying power is not good but Im used to it. If you like MACs hug me this is along the same lines. A slightly more deeper version of this is Good to Go which I sometimes layer under this. Ive already purchased backup.
I used to use the Clinique brow shaper (pan version) and still do time to time. However it was annoying me in that every few months you need to scrape the surface ever so slightly as you get a hard almost crust on probably from the transference of oil from our face via the brush. I also has benefit browzing but I could tell the powder would be too light for my dark brown almost black hair so i gave it away. I was given this and it wasnt full in the first place but it lasts ages. I use a synthetic angle brush to define the arch and the tail. I then go over it with a spoolie and the use a MAC 263 brush with BB e/s in Flint which somehow softens it and sets it. I will purchase again when I run out. I think it would be better in a pot that snaps shut rather than a screw lid but thats just me.
I wnt go into describing the colour becuase I think its been reviewed so many times. When I go this home I thought this would be one of those colours that I would wear for a while then think 'really? Is this your colour' and not really wear it that often. I thought it would be a colour where I would have to keep the rest of my face neutral but as Im such an eye & blush girl I tend to reach for my Hug Me's, Modestys & Twig type colours more. But actually I can pull it off with a fairly heavy black eyeliner look. I havent tried it with a colourful e/s but then I dont really do colourful eyes AND lipsmwithout feeling like a clown. The other thing Ive done sometimes with this l/s is mixed it with a more opaque nude & it looks great.
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - MUA Heaven And Earth Palette
DPD 11/20/2012 12:02:00 PM
I got this around the same time as Bobbi Browns Ultra nude Shimmer Palette., and as much I love BB eyeshadows this blows that out of the water on my skintone. The BB one just all look the same once on and on my NC42 just look weird. Im realising that aprt from one old BB nude paltte that Ive got all the new ones are pants. This one however is not. Ok so cons are the brish is naff and so is packaging but £4! Pros are that for a 0.8 g shadow they are 33p each! you cant go wrong. Yes they are all shimmery which is annoying and maybe one or two are quite similar but theres a good mix of light and dark. For example one has a slight khaki tone, another coppery. The fourth one on the bottom row is the colour that I wished Satin Taupe wouldve been as on my skin ST is a bit too cool ane looks like mud. I personally went to a UD counter to check out the Naked Palettes and for me I would even think about spending £15 on those let alone £30+ I wasnt really impressed andI know there are some colours that I wouldnt use. I generally dont buy ready made palette as I know there will be at least one colour that I wont use but that really isnt thencase wih this one as they are all very werable shades. Ive been to the Dior and Chanel counter numerous times to find a quad or 5 colour palette as I have so many Boots points but there is always one shade tha I think ergh why is that in there? All in all though this is a great palette - would I buy again probably not but only because I have so much makeup ut if this broke or was lost Id be happy to repurchase especially since its on £4!
After a minth and half of using mac plush lash i have given up on it as i cant use it without touching the brush somewhere or other. Its just a difficult brush to work with. I have quite long lashes so i dont look for length but slightly volumisong and separating but i hate the spidery aka kim k look. I had this unopened & thought basically will continue to use plush on days hen i need a mascara at home. Ive only used this twice but so far i really like it. I prefer the bristle brushes and this is narrow enough to really get to the base but allowing you to build. As for the formula its really black which i need as i have very dark hair so some dry like a grey black. Also i like slightly wet formulas which this is but it means a bit more effort in removing it but i think after a fortnight this will be easier. I do like Great lash but i havent used it for a while but i think i prefer the brush on this. Iwasnt sure if i would like it as i also tried mallys volumisnf and whilst it was ok i wasnt bowlee over by it. I give it 4* as in the UK I think this retails for about £9 which i think is expensive for DS mascara but i would buy again EDIT 15/2/2012 im not sure whetherI would buy again - its alot better than alot of mascaras I have tried but the consistency didnt stay wet after about 3 weeks. Im going to give great Lash ago again as its been so long that I wonderwhether I really do likeit or not. If not I will buy this albeit only when on offer but will wait for another good wet formula mascara to come along with a bristle brush.
I am pleasantly surprised by thos. I was looking at nude/ pink lipsticks at MAC and not sure why I even looked or swatched this. I never ever wear browns but because there was the mention of spice I was wondering if there was any similarity to the l/l. There was not BUT actually it was quite a wearable. I probably woukd wear it with minimal colour elsewhere. I dont see any red its a a mid - dark brown which is slightly sheer which is probably why i like it. As ts not someting i would wear on a regualr basis I dont think i woukd finish it and therefore not purchase.
I have to agree with the reviwer below that it suits drk skins but i cant see it not working on the fairer lovelies too. Its not too sheer nor opaque. In the tube it looks like it its going to be milky when on but it doesnt. My only two gripes are that its expensive i think it was abut £16+ and that i didnt get a back up
I have 8 SB including this one. I am Nc 43 /BBwarmnatural/honey. I would liken this to the Bronze SB and there is a very small difference between the two but as Im so picky itshuge to me. Basically because Im medium dark skintone any white or creamy colour highlighters can look too much and can actually sometime goes a silvery white colour. I dont think this is the case with fair skintones. The top bar inbronze is white and when swatched it looks goldy buton my chheks it does come off a bit too white. If i wear this i always wear it over or und a pink orpeach blusher. The Beach doesnt have this white bar so it does look a bit better even on it own. I like it that i tracked down a back up as it was LE. If you are darker skintoned try and find this instead of the bronze one.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
DPD 9/5/2012 12:12:00 PM
I got a deluxe sample of this to try in Intensity 4. Iwas surprised that i had a colour match even though it was slightly lighter but ive never found a good colour match in brands that have even Have 15 colours plus. Triedit today over we moisturised skin and primer and it was very dry and showed up really flaky in areas that i didnt even think were dry. I looked really ill even tough it was a sheer layer. I couldnt be bothered to start again so i had a sample of the new origins Bb cream whichwas slightly too dark but compensated for the fact that this was lighter than my skin. I think unless you have oily skin this is quite difficult towork with. I have fairly normal skin.
I had a small sample of this for ages but was just waiting for a special occasion to use it. I have quite a few primers including smashbox regular and the light, an elf one all which are quite silicone-y. What i dont understand is i have fairly normal skin thats not greasy but can get can slightly taut at the sides of the nose but no primers seem to keep my makeup on longer than without a primer. I used this in a kind of patting motion and then swiped it on without workimg it in imto the skin too much like Lisa Eldridge suggests. I definitely found my skin to glow and i think it kept my makeup for longer. Not sure if i will use it as a mask but i have bought the full size off ebay froma reputable shop as i dont think i would pay the retail price as it is very expensive. If this doesnt work out as a primer I might try the LM one or the Estee lauder one.