Concealers -Too Faced - Absolutely Flawless Concealer
LeMaki 2/9/2013 1:13:00 AM
So so good. I bought this in 'Vanilla' and will always use this concealer. It has a thick texture with full coverage, and you only need a tiny amount. It covers all my scars and acne, and evens out my skin tone. I love it!
Primer/ Corrector -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Control Base
LeMaki 2/9/2013 1:11:00 AM
I don't use this as a base for my skin, but instead as a primer on my eyelids. It works wonderfully! It makes the colours so much more vibrant, and they last for such a long time. I can go clubbing and go to bed with my eye makeup still on, and in the morning the colour still looks fresh (my mascara on the other hand...) I love it. However, when I lent this to my friend with sensitive skin, she broke out in itchy patches on her eyelids. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who frequently reacts to chemicals.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Color Stay 12 Hour Eye Shadow- Berry Bloom
LeMaki 2/9/2013 1:06:00 AM
The quality of the shadows is very good, with a velvety matte finish. However, the colours are way too subtle for me. Would suit someone who likes a more natural look. The darkest colour makes my eyes look bruised.
Beautiful colours, especially 'Mango'. They are highly pigmented and last a long time with primer, and can be used as a full eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. My only two gripes are that you don't get much in the pot, and the fallout is pretty bad. I put a tissue under my eye if I'm applying it with foundation on.
Yikes, even the lightest shade of this foundation was too dark for my skin. It also doesn't have that great of coverage if you mix it in with moisturiser (as I have to do if I want to look even slightly natural). Won't be repurchasing.
This is my go-to liquid foundation. 110 Ivory matches my skin tone well, and I like how there are two options for dry and oily skin. It lasts a long time, and is easy to apply either with fingers or a brush. I prefer to warm the liquid up in my hands first, but I don't think it matters either way. There is also a generous amount in the bottle. I have had this for ages and am barely a quarter of the way down! However, the bottle drives me up the wall! I hate that it doesn't have a pump. I always end up with too much or too little in my hand. It creases under my eyes if I don't apply some powder there. The scent is a little funky too, but I guess that's normal with these kinds of cosmetics. Also, the coverage is pretty heavy. I stick to powder during the day for this reason, as I feel a little like I am wearing a mask when I apply this. I will continue to buy this foundation as it matches my skin tone well and it doesn't dry me out. However, I might buy a cheap pump bottle and pour the liquid into that!
Positives: is very creamy so good for dry skin, lasts a long time on the face, very blendable once you get the knack of it, you only need a little bit at a time so the pot lasts for ages, has a delicate scent, the 'Shy' colour is beautiful on my pale skin. Cons: it's cream so it's a little tricky to get the hang of, if you apply too much then you can look like a porcelain doll, dusting foundation powder over the top doesn't seem to tone the colour down if you do make a mistake, DO NOT use on lips as it clings to every dry flake of skin you have. I am planning to try a powder blush next, but if I decide to come back to cream then this will be my product of choice.
This is the only lip balm that actually moisturises my lips. It lasts a good amount of time on the lips, which means that you don't need to use it constantly. The chemical scent I could do without, but you can't have everything. The tinted versions seem to dry out my lips more, so I don't use them. I have no idea why they do this.
I have eczema-prone, dry skin but am plagued with acne. This cleanser doesn't work miracles, but it doesn't dry my face out (thus avoiding the issue of eczema), and it leaves my skin feeling clean without being tight. It also doesn't have a scent, which I like. It doesn't remove makeup overly well, but I guess I should really get some makeup remover for that... If you are poor like me, apply the cleanser, wipe it off with a facecloth, and repeat once more. That way I get all my makeup off and get a clean face. I like the pump bottle, and once you get the knack of it you can get out the right amount for your face.
Smells delicious! It doesn't foam up as much as other gels, but it cleans me fine and I always come out smelling like candy. It's a bit expensive so I only bought the small bottle, but next Christmas I will probably buy some more.
Eh, it's okay. It didn't make me any blonder or take out the yellow tone, but it made my hair clean. It bubbles up better if you rub it in your hands before you apply it to your hair. The smell isn't too nice. The boyfriend asked me what I had used and then said that he didn't like it. I don't pay any attention to what he thinks about how I smell as it's my business, but I agree with him that it isn't pleasant. I'll use up the whole bottle as Lush isn't cheap, but won't repurchase. There are better, cheaper blonde shampoos out there.
Cleans my hair well, but leaves no shine and I need a really good conditioner afterwards because I swear it sucks all the moisture out. The bar bubbles up well, but I have to put it on a piece of baking paper so that it doesn't stick to the shelf in my shower. I will use this until the bar runs out as it wasn't that cheap, but I will not repurchase.
This was awful for my hair. After two weeks of using it my hair felt like straw, and it is only just getting back to normal now. Even though the bar was wearing away (which meant it was going onto my hair), I did not feel as if I had conditioned my hair at all. It felt like I had just shampooed and left it. Do not use this if you have even slightly dry hair! Once I decided to stop using it, I left it in the bathroom for a few days. I came home the other day and it had melted!
I don't have sensitive skin normally, but I do suffer from mild eczema. This cleaner made my skin feel tight and itchy, and when I washed it off I was all blotchy! I don't know what was in that block, but my skin sure didn't like it. Very strange, especially as this is marketed as a cleaner for people with sensitive skin.
This is a really lovely lip gloss. I bought the 'Alive' colour, which is a highly pigmented red, and the colour can be built up from a flush to an in-your-face bright red! I like how this is more of a true red than other lipsticks and glosses I have tried. It also lasts for quite a long time, although I do have to reapply after eating. The gloss is moisturising, even for my dry lips, and doesn't smell like chemicals (as so many cheaper brands do). I also liked the decent price. The packaging is simple and stylish, but the wand doesn't have an angled tip. This makes application take a little longer than it would with an angled wand. Overall, I will be buying this again. I might even branch out into other colours, but I will definitely repurchase 'Alive'.