Liquid -Clarins - Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Foundation
Mina1511 10/7/2011 12:53:00 PM
First, I was not quite sure what to think about this foundation, as I got it on a bad skin day ( oily, shiny mess) and just needed to try something else. I got combination skin, oily during summertime and dryer during winter. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (not too good for the summer)& Dior Nude skin (suddenly drying on me) didnīt do it anymore, so I thought, letīs just try something else. And what can I say - I really like it! It gives me a really smooth complexion with a slight glow on the cheeks. No problems with the oily t-zone anymore, powder only once..wow.I would say it stays put about 7-8 hours without powdering during the day. The color range is not the greatest, 110 honey is quite a good match for NC25/30 though.. Even the price tag is nicer and the smell is really pleasant and lovely- a fresh cucumber smell, similar to Estee Lauder Day wear plus. Recommended for combination - oilier skin!
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara
Mina1511 2/12/2011 7:21:00 AM
I have to say, this mascara is really great! Ok, it should be for the price, but I know that other high-end mascaras didnīt convince me at all... The Iconic mascara gives me a lenght like no other!My natural lashes have a normal lenght & no special volume. With this product they look simply amazing! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to have dramatic, long and defined lashes! (who doesnīt :-)) The only problem with this is that it dries out in the tube so fast...for this price I think this is really a problem. Had this problem with every single one I bought & I bought about 4 of them by now...Still think that I will come back every once in a while, as the result is really astonishing!
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
Mina1511 2/11/2011 4:52:00 PM
THIS BRUSH CHANGED EVERYTHING!!! Yes, it may sound too dramatic, but I really wonder how my makeup looked before I got this brush!? :-) I have also the flat top foundation brush from Sigma (beside others...) and I have to say that itīs really good-but thereīs simply NO comparison to the Flat Top from Sigma (F80,formerly known as SS197) It is soooo dense & soooo soft, itīs actually real fun to apply foundation these days... Do you want an airbrushed finish with no streaks at all & a soft feeling during application? BUY THIS! ITīS THE BEST FOUNDATION BRUSH ON THE MARKET!!!
This is one of the best pigments Iīve ever tried! The quality is amazing,especially if you consider the price-unbeatable! It is blendable like a dream, applies smoothly & feels really silky on your skin... The color is simply beautiful & matches all skin colors & undertones. Bought already 2 backups, in case I would ever run out of this great stuff... Go for it!
This is the best liquid highlighter out there!!! (and Iīve tried a lot...) Okay,itīs Armani so the price is high, of course! But what you get is simply amazing - such a nice glow,Iīm still impressed even after 6 months... When I go out I mix 1 drop with my foundation & the result is astonishing: you get the most beautiful glow you can imagine & it really does show on pictures (and it shows beautifully...) If you want the BEST then get this! :-)
First off, Iīm a highlighter person- I love them & I got quite a few, from Benefit to Armani, so I know about the differences in certain price categories a.s.o... Iīve bought the ELF "Gotta Glow" Highlighter because Iīve heard so many good things about it & wanted to give it a try - and what can I say: IT IS LOVELY !!! I absolutely LOVE this highlighter as it shimmers golden & I think this is absolutely flattering! In opposite of some other reviewers, I think it gives you a nice subtle glow that you can regulate,of course. The price is unbeatable & the product itself is the best golden shimmer powder that I know. Just go for it, you canīt go wrong! If you want to spend more money,invest in Armani Sheer Fluids, they are unbelievable but I donīt think thereīs really a need for it. Try this & you will love it!
WOW, what a great quality blush for small money!! Bought this blush about 3 months ago & I think itīs definitely one of my alltime-favourites! It applies really smoothly, no strikes, super blendable and the color is just too pretty- itīs a pinky-peach with golden shimmer that gives you a healthy & youthful look. Just amazing. As I donīt own NARS Orgasm, I canīt really tell if this is really a dupe, but I own THE BALM "Hot Mama" and I can honestly say that thereīs almost no difference, maybe no difference at all!? So I can recommend to save your money & buy this phenomenal blush! Highly recommended!!!
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
Mina1511 2/11/2011 4:05:00 PM
First of all, I have tried many foundations in my life & unfortunately I have to say that Estee Lauder foundations somehow just donīt work for me... The Double Wear light leaves a horrible finish on my face, which is best described with: CAKEY ! It sits ON my skin, doesnīt melt at all, is strikey and even feels all day a little bit awkward - you just FEEL that you have something sitting on top of your skin... Iīve got combination skin,just for the reference. So if youīre looking for a healthy glow, a natural but dewy look with a great feeling on your skin & a product that you can apply easily - then go for another foundation!!! :-)
THIS IS AMAZING STUFF !!! Still in testing process but already convinced... It applies like a dream, silky, smooth, no streaks at all. The feeling right after application is unbelievably great. It feels really moisturizing & healthy. The finish is so fantastic, it is dewy & healthy but never too shiny or oily- just perfect if youīre looking for that certain glow from within... Iīve got combination skin with an oily t-zone & normal to dryer skin and I only had to powder once a day! Perfect! The bottle doesn īt look as luxurious as glass bottles,but I donīt think that this should matter when you buy a foundation. Yes, itīs on the pricey side, but itīs Chanel & the results you get with this product are worth every penny!!! Highly recommended!!! :-)
Liquid -Christian Dior - Diorskin Nude Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 [DISCONTINUED]
Mina1511 2/11/2011 3:46:00 PM
One of the best foundations out there!!!Got the Dior Nude Glow Foundation for about 4 months now & have to say that itīs really worth the money!It really does feel fresh when you apply it & the lasting power is impressive in my opinion.I have combination skin with an oily t-zone & beside that normal to dry skin.The foundation lasts the whole day,I have to powder the t-zone only once a day. You can apply it with almost anything,but Iīve found out, that the best,airbrushed finish you get with a Flat Top Brush!IT IS AMAZING!!! My skin looks really great when I put it on, and I wear it on a daily basis! Highly recommended...!
Another Nyx Megashine Lipgloss that I love! This is a great, pretty uncommon color for low end cosmetic...no copper though, to me this is a nice,very pigmented rosey reddish color that fits alsmost any skin tone. You canīt do anything wrong by adding this great color to your collection :-)
I was looking for a peachy blush for a while now & by accident came across this unknown product by Milani. I had absolutely no expectations and wanted to give it a try - Iīm really glad I did, this is a great product! The color is a beautiful orangey peach, no strikes, great application,no weird smell. Just a great deal for this money & definitely comparable with some high end products (if not better than some...)