Masks -Kose - Cosmeport Clear Turn White Mask Sheet (22pcs) - Blue Package
Khanum 12/2/2009 8:10:00 AM
I was given this box as a gift by a friend. I can see it's inexpensive from the prices I've seen online. First of all, sheet masks: I love! The box is practical and a handy tip is to store the box tipped upside down. This smells wonderful! A delicate fresh baby powder kind of scent. The fit isn't brilliant but if you wear this mask while lying down and relaxing it won't slide off. I keep this on for approximately 15-20mins. Like all masks it does feel slimey but not uncomfortable and is easy to get used to. It relaxes my face muscles and I can feel the formula seeping into my skin. When I'm done and remove the mask, my skin is glowing. It also feels hydrated, smooth and supple. It relaxes me so much, I've been known to fall asleep wearing it at night (in which case it dries up and slips off itself.) Definitely in love with this product and will keep repurchasing.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Light Complexion Perfector
Khanum 6/17/2009 12:10:00 PM
If I could swear by one beauty product, it's this one. I first came across this gem when I used its sample version. The first time I applied it, I couldn't get over how wonderful it made my skin look! Soon as that sample finished I went out to purchase the full size and have never looked back. I wear it after moisturiser every morning without fail for a year and running, just love this stuff. I also give two thumbs up for the packaging, not only is it practical and handbag friendly, it also enables you to juice it till it's very, very last drop. It has a sheer pinky shimmery glow, which brightens up your complexion dramatically - making you come alive! It also has such a beautiful rose scent. I would recommend this for everyone with fair to medium colouring, whether warm or cool toned. It may not work for everyone, but it sure as hell worked for me. I feel naked without this stuff. FYI: I have tried dupes like Revlon's bare it all and the result was nowhere near as sophisticated as this one.
Eye Shadow -Lancome - ELLIPSE 03 Comete perlee 2006 2007 Winter look Luna Chic
Khanum 6/9/2009 12:47:00 PM
Lovely, heavily pigmented jewel of an item, I love the chrome/metal - very heavy packaging, it's like a round swivel disk that reveals an eyeshadow, in an effect as per it's name Ellipse (eclipse). The shadow itself is like the pure form of khol, the big chunky, shiny crystals that are sold in market places in the Middle East, if they ever came in a pressed version, it would be this. I have used it as both an eyeshadow (which is far too strong on me as it's heavily pigmented) and as an eyeliner, both wet or dry, on the outer rim of eye and inner rim. The shimmers don't irritate my eye, so I've been able to get away with lining my inner rim with this many times. This is a quintessential makeup item for any girl who is a fan of the arabic eye. Shame it's limited edition though. I know I'll be holding on to this baby till it's down to its dregs.
Lovely rose imprint on powder, quite innovative. I know a lot of people arent fond of blush-beauty powder that's too sheer, but I'm actually happier with subtle sheer washes of colour and this I find is ideal for me. I love the colour, it's a pretty translucent raspberry pink on cheeks, I adore it. Though it's summer now and I'm packing on the bronzer, so I won't be wearing it yet, maybe come autumn--funny as it's called ''Summer Rose''! That's good though, as it's too pretty to start using, yet, I'll just admire it for now.
Bronzers -Chanel - Soleil Tan de Chanel - 4 Facettes Bronzing Powder
Khanum 6/4/2009 5:21:00 PM
Beautiful product overall. Love the luxurious packaging, with Chanel logo in gold rather than usual white over black. This compact comes with in-built mirror, decent sized but unusual brush, with two sides, one side black, the other with sandy coloured hair. Can't explain it, but it's very soft. Would say the blush is a little flimsy, not dense enough, yet it seems to do the job. Now onto the actual bronzer itself, as the title suggests, there are four shades together, it's a degrade effect (similar to MAC's BBR MSFs that came out earlier this year). A highlighter shade, a pale gold, a warmer-orange bronze and graduates towards a very deep bronze. I absolutely love the buttery, soft feel of the two middle powders, and that the shimmer in these is very muted. Ways of applying:- - All four shades can be swirled together and applied as a traditional bronzer and it imparts a really natural, subtle golden glow. - The deepest shade as a contour colour, cheekbones, jaw etc. - The middle two shades can be used as a pretty blush. - The highlight as a highlight - obviously. Overall, I'm really happy that I picked this up, not only is it pretty, it's practical too and worth the money.
er..i'm reviewing rose bonbon gloss, not rose petal? it's a gorgeous luxury lipbalm. love the little glass pot and authentic style packaging. the formula is fit enough for a princess, lovely rose essence, pink delicious balm, imparts a pinky gloss on your lips and moisturises them, if the smell wasn't so sophisticated and luxurious i'd be tempted to constantly chew my lips for its yumminess factor when i'm wearing this product. i wish they'd do the cherry blossom in this pot version rather than the tube, tube versions are so overrated now.
my favourite lip product ever! I just loved this easy breezy lippy, you could just wear all the time, anytime. sheer, subtle shimmer, transparent with a pale pink tint, not too sticky and with a simple wand applicator, not to mention the yummy, subtle, addictive scent. then they had to discontinue it didn't they? They've taken out a similar shade in the new golden gloss range but i dont like the teeny brush-applicator and it's too dressy and sparkly to wear to work.
my most treasured make up essential ever. i have this in lillium, poppy and petunia (you can see kirsten dunst using this in a dressing room scene in spiderman 2 and it's the gorgeous alexa cheung's favourite product too - ok, i'll shut up!) lillium is by far my favourite convertible colour. lovely packaging, lovely concept, versatile - use on eyes, lips, cheeks, easy to use. i'm happy to use my fingers provided they're clean and haven't had any problems with the compacts. hope this is one makeup product that never gets discontinued.
really lovely bronzer, subtle, sheer, yet buildable and gives the right kind of glow, i like the fact it has a plum base rather than the usual orange or grey-muddy undertones. delicious delicate smell, cute almost edible box packaging and brush (though i prefer to use a fuller dusting brush). but yes, it's a hit product. i prefer to wear this in autumn-winter and when it's warmer i wear stila convertible colour or laura mercier's praline creme blush.
Blush -Laura Mercier - Creme Cheek Colour in Praline
Khanum 9/1/2008 8:42:00 AM
genius product, i use it as an all over face product, apples of cheeks, crease of eye and on my cupids bow on lips to make my lips look angelina jolie-esque (i wish!). i originally went for a stila convertible colour option in a nude-brown shade (i love stila convertible colour compacts), but they were out of the shade i wanted, the shop assistant found me this in a similar shade, it was my gut instinct that made me buy, i almost didn't. it's a bit more pinkier when worn, i would've liked it more brown/bronzey but to be honest, it's incredibly flattering. i wear it all the time, especially when i'm wearing no other make-up, i took it on holiday with me and it didn't melt off my face in the heat either.
favourite eyeliner pencil ever, I brought my first few at the Lancome counters but have since resorted to buying them in a bright array of shades online for super-cheap. look stunning, easy to apply, really pigmented, work well on the waterline, really pretty casing, really flattering colours. what more can a girl want? ps. i have tried the waterproof ones but they're hardly pigmented and dont work on the waterline. clarins waterproof pencils are better for that purpose.
i'm on the lookout for my HG face powder, any suggestions would be welcome. i am currently trying this one, it seems to meet the criteria; light smooth coverage, non-drying, SPF15, nice presentable compact and added bonus is it's mineral make-up, i've been wanting to try mineral make-up for a while. i used to wear No. 7's translucent pressed powder which was perfect for touchups, imparted a really luminous finish. they've since changed their formula, it's just awful and cheap now. I'm really fotunate to have clear skin, so dont wear foundation. I just like a little light powder over some minor discolourations on my face. it's working well for me but I have a bright complexion and this makes me look dull and grey later on in the day, I matched the shade well 02 (for my fair skin) but maybe not well enough. will probably buy again but in another shade.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara
Khanum 8/29/2008 9:35:00 PM
fab, fab, fab mascara! i wasn't too impressed with the original diorshow, but i'm a sucker with marketing, seeing erin o connor looking stunning in the magazine ad campaign, i felt compelled to try it. i have tried possibly all mascaras in the market from cheap and cheerful to high-end bank breakers and this truly is the best of the best. i have sparse lashes, really thin and hardly visible. with this product on its own i get big whoppers with only one coat. how brilliant is that? the brush is big and soft-fibre based and does the job but it's the formula that's impressed me, intense blackness aside, it's really silky, soft and pliable to work around the lashes, even if you re-apply a lick after 8 hours, it's still soft and moist and easy to re-apply. (lancome flextencils' formula is similar, it's not as volumising as this though. it is my former favourite before this one). i hate the OTT spidery-clumpy mascara look some girls work. so i like to be moderate with this, i wear about 4 licks each eye. enough to give it a curly flirty sideways flicked look. - oh and i always bend my mascara brushes so they're angled and easy to do the outwards flicks. it's easy to do it, just stick your wand in to the tube to top of the brush line and bend it. just in case you havent already discovered this technique. if you tilt your head back whilst applying you dont have any problem with smudges. and i have never had any trouble with smudging whilst wearing it throughout the day yes it is an expensive mascara, and i know beauty experts say you should dispose of a mascara after about a month. well, all i can say is i've been using the same tube for over 4 months and it's still going strong, no signs of it drying up, i'm totally gunna use it to its last drop to juice out all my pennies. beauty experts may be able to afford truckloads of this stuff, but i cant, so my blackout is staying put thank you! the only bugger is trying to take all that sooty black gloop off your eyes at night. the price of beauty eh?
i got this for a sexy siren winter red lips look. i was inspired by dita von teese's look but find red lips too daring for me, so went looking for a versatile stain, that can be put to a variety of uses if i'm too much of a coward for red lips. i fell in love with the packaging and it's overall dinkiness. upon first use, i ended up using poppy on my eye crease instead, believe it or not, with gold shadow. it didn't crease or anything. i dab it on my lips as a stain every so often and love it as a blush too only on the apples on my cheeks, though i have to blend it with my moisturiser a little. i'm in love with this product and its versatility and it's awesome to pull out of your evening clutch bag to show it off.
i was gutted after elizabeth arden's flawless finish concealer (in a wand) was discontinued, it was thick enough for good coverage, yet creamy and easily-blendable. i thought i'd never find anything with that consistency, but i was wrong. i brought benefit on a hunt for a decent concealer for my raccoon-eye dark circles. this caught my attention with it saying ''industrial strength concealer'', yes, benefit are notorious for exaggerating, but they're not far off the mark with this. it covers dark circles remarkably. really impressed. i've actually since ordered 3 more on ebay for cheap and in the much nicer-to-use mirrored compact. it does need warming up before use if it's cold out. just hold it out at a heater or something for a few seconds literally, then rub your fingers into the product in a circular motion, so it's nice and warm and liquidy, apply to eye holding the compact up above your face so you're looking straight up, stare up at the mirror and dot 2 or dots under each eye and one on the eyelid, blend it out. et voila. perfection! lasts all day too.