Powder -Bare Escentuals - Bare Minerals Foundation #2
KiwiGirlie 4/13/2010 9:06:00 PM
I have been using this foundation for over 4 years now. I started using it when I was about 17-18 and I'm now 22. I was looking for a foundation that was easy to apply and not too heavy (mask like). I have always had very clear dry/sensitive skin apart from the odd blemish every now and then. This foundation was exactly what I was after it not only gave me the perfect coverage it looked just like my skin but made me glow and look flawless. And the best part it's sooo easy to apply and foolproof. I've never looked back I can't even imagine using Liquid foundation again. A lot of people think they have an allergy to the bismuth oxychloride in this product, As I thought I did for a while because it would itch when I got hot and perspired. But I then found out that it was the Bare Escentuals Kabuki brush causing this. Once I swapped brushes to a synthetic one it stopped. For the amount of time it lasts I have no problem with the price and will continue to keep using this foundation, I've tried other mineral foundations but they all look like chalky powder on me, and don't give me the glow BE does. Only gripe is the container, but I leave the sticker on and just poke pin sized holes in it which makes the perfect amount come through the sifter. Oh and I am an NC20-25 In Mac foundation for those of you trying to find a match. I also use fairly light in winter when i'm very pale.
Have been using this bronzer for about 3 years now, Love that it's more of a red brown then that orangey brown I so often come across in bronzers. I have quite a red undertone to my skin so it looks really natural on me. Very soft and colour is easy to blend, applies quite sheer but you can build it up easily which makes it foolproof. This would have to be my HG matte bronzer, also love the fact that it has a mirror in the compact. Only issue I have with it is the price in New Zealand is $63 but it's worth it for the amount of time it lasts me :)
Concealers -Revlon - Age Defying Moisturizing Concealer (New) [DISCONTINUED]
KiwiGirlie 3/24/2010 10:58:00 PM
Amazing for the under eye area! This does not crease AT ALL! You really need the tiniest bit of product as it goes a longgg way. I am about NC20 and got the Lightest shade, matches perfect. Haven't tried this to cover spots yet as I mainly got it just for the under eye area, don't see why it wouldn't work though as it covers under eye circles like no other! Only downside for me is the price over here in New Zealand it's over $30 but it's well worth it in my eyes as it does the job I wanted it for!
Fragrances -Nina Ricci - Les belles (The green bottle)
KiwiGirlie 2/22/2010 1:41:00 AM
I have been searching for the perfume since I was about 10, I am now 22... One of my best friends when I was littles mum wore this and I always loved the smell. It's one of those perfumes that gets better the longer it's worn. I just purchased a bottle the other day and I instantly knew it was the one I had been searching for It smelt exactly as I remembered and I have to say it's my favourite perfume. It has such a lovely smell..fruity yet sweet but not sickly or overpowering whatsoever, Sooo glad I finally found it and will definitely be stocking up since it's hard to find these days!