I love this as blush! it blends beautifully into liquid foundation. I apply a dab to my hand and then onto my cheeks to make sure it doesn't streak. I'm very pale so it shows up as a sheer pink but is definitely visible. I prefer this for my cheeks than benetint, as it's more subtle with my skintone and it's a gel unlike benetint, which is much more liquid. I do prefer BT on my lips though as they're quite dark already so PT doesn't really show up.
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - Erase Paste in Fair
Miss_awesome 7/19/2011 2:16:00 PM
I like how this concealer is so thick and creamy, it covers spots really easily but you do have to set it with powder or it will just melt straight off. and I have dry skin. unfortunately this is way too dark for my nc10 skin to be used under the eyes because it just enhances any bags. also I hate the pot, it does come with a little spatula but that's stupid, i think I've lost it. I have to dip my nails in to get the product out. I wish it were in a tube. anyway, I've had this for over 2 years and I've got loads left because I only use it on spots that my EL doublewear won't cover up. won't repurchase probably.
this is such a gorgeous green creme. I wear it quite regularly and as a terrible collector of NP that's saying something. my local Boots sells orly minis (5.3ml) for £5 which isn't bad especially when there's 3 for 2 on. I don't think I've ever finished a nail polish so the fact that they're tiny doesn't bother me, plus the bottle is so cute!
I bought this purely because of how light Porcelain is, ive been in mac stores for foundation in the past and was given the mineralize liquid in NC15, because although it didn't have the finish I wanted, it was the only colour even close to my skin because it runs a shade lighter than other mac foundations. it was too orange and I ended up giving it away. the only foundation I have ever found that is pale enough for me is estee lauder doublewear, which I love but I find it hard to remove, even with lush's ultrabland. this foundation doesn't oxidise which is amazing, and it's prefect for medium coverage. the reason I've knocked off a lippy is because it doesn't have buildable coverage imo, as soon as I try to put another layer on my nose for example, it seems to wipe away the product underneath and goes kinda blotchy. it's quite cheap, and overall a good foundation. it's quite matte even without powder, although it does contain light reflectants. I have no idea how that makes sense, but the finish is so easy to wear because it's matte but not chalky, and your face still has some dimension to it. I have really dry skin at the moment so I prefer not to use powder, and with this I don't have to. on me I find it lasts on the face quite well, it doesn't love up to gosh's claims (nothing ever does really), but it fades away rather than caking or streaking. a purchase on a whim that I'm so glad I bought, I've repurchased it 4 times now, it lasts around six months and that's with daily application and touchups. if you struggle with having stupidly fair skin as I do, try this!
i am on a constant and never-ending search for my HG mascara. i currently have diorshow blackout, diorshow iconic, diorshow extase (yes I like dior mascaras) and benefit badgal open and in my makeup bag. I borrowed this from my friend during a desperate moment (I know, bacteria, eye infections, blah blah blah, but needs must!), and I was really surprised. I'm always buying drugstore mascaras, and I'm always left disappointed. this, however is the best I've had yet. it dries quite.. well, dry, which may be a problem for some, but on my lashes it gives me length and volume, and on top of that, once it's on the lashes they're so easy to manipulate in the direction you want, which is great when you have unruly lashes like I do! I apply one coat of diorshow lash maximiser, then straight away some iconic, leave that to dry and then you can pile on the l'oreal, coat after coat without drying and you get the biggest, most defined, blackest lashes I've seen. the only problem i've found is if my eyes water (sun/wind/smoke etc) the tips tend to flake, which makes your lashes look clumpy and spidery, but if you put another layer on top of this, your eyelashes taper out towards the end, which gives a gorgeous fluttery effect. I LOVE THIS.
BEST PINK EVER. It's blue toned so a really true hot pink, and I LOVE it. Despite being creme it lasts on the lips for ages, I only have to touch up if I've been drinking/eating[/kissing haha] Look at the photo, it's just an amazing colour
I can't actually remember why I bought this, but I use it under my YSL faux clis, because I find that if you use a lengthening mascara first your lashes get length and aren't as clumpy... The first and second steps seem to both do the same thing to me, and I don't believe the claims made by cheaper brands and their primers... Also there should be less of the first step because you're only supposed to do one coat of that, and at least 2 coats of the 2nd step are necessary to successfully cover the white of the first. It's fairly good at lengthening, but not very good at seperating, so I won't buy it again but I'm going to use it all
Blush -Almay - Nearly Naked Touch Pad Liquid Blush
Miss_awesome 8/29/2009 11:43:00 AM
I have this in raspberry, which is a gorgeous colour I bought this from the pound shop hahaha, so I can't comment on the price, but I love it and when I run out I'll be buying it again on ebay It's a really nice design, it reminds me of when I was a kid and I used to have stamps with little ink pads It's lost a lippy because it's a bit sparkly and I like my blusher a bit heavier, but because it's so easily blendable due to being liquid, I just layer it
I have this in suede, I bought it because I got a £5 off voucher for no7 products, and I LOVE THIS! the brush is useful for me because it saves me carting my foundation brush about, although the design isn't great so you have to squeeze a bit out, dot it on your face and then use the brush to smooth it over, and then I rub my face with my fingers to buff it into my skin It really does make me look more radiant, but it takes a couple of minutes after applying to do so for some reason It stays on well without powder, so with powder it'd be excellent but I choose not to use it because I like the dewiness of it on its own... I've taken a lippy off because I have quite dark [fake] tanned skin, and suede is perfect for me, it's also the darkest shade... It's a bit yellow, but luckily my skin with tan on is yellow so it's fine hahaha Will 100% buy again
Self Tanners -St.Tropez - Everyday Daily Moisturiser
Miss_awesome 8/29/2009 10:00:00 AM
This is the only gradual tanner I can use. I can't stand the majority of them because the amount of moisturisers in them and the amount of smoothing on you have to do to ensure a smooth finish ALWAYS equals those horrible little black bits rubbing off! [JOHNSONS I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU] I bought the set of St. Tropez products, which had small bottles of the auto bronzant lotion, the exfoliator and moisturiser, and a full sized tube of this, and despite my hate for gradual tanners I wasn't going to let this go to waste, so I tried it towards the end of the week to smooth my slightly flaking tan... and it's perfect! Really moisturising but no little black bits, not too much colour but enough to enhance a withering tan, so if you're planning on using this as a gradual tanner, it would be excellent...
FAVOURITE fake tan. and I have used them aaaall. When I got my first week's wages from my new job a couple of months ago I decided to buy this, and my goddd I'm glad I did. It goes on much smoother than the lotion which doesn't matter if you're one of those people who applies at night and washes off in the morning, but sometimes I like to apply and then go out, which this is perfect for because it goes on so smooth, especially if you use a mitt [I got mine in Boots for £3ish], and it dries super fast The colour when you first apply is lovely and brown, but when you wash it off it does have that slight orange tinge that ALL fake tans have. I'm not saying this is orange because compared to 99% of the rest on the market this is BROWN, but if you're fake tanning for the first time and looking for a natural brown colour, go on a sunbed, because all fake tans look slightly orange compared to the colour we go naturally Anyway, if I apply a few coats one night and then one the next, if I moisturise daily this can last me up to 2 weeks if I don't over exfoliate or swim... So yeah, LOVE this product, if you're looking for a browny, easy to apply colour, buy this! it's pricey but so freakin worth it
I paid £13.50 for this, thinking it'd be much better than the random products I usually buy for heat protection, and for me it is VERY flawed. It smells literally like washing up liquid mixed with water, and if you spray a bit on your hands it feels similar aswell, it has a weird film to it.. I used it on dry hair the first time, and my god it was the most drying thing I have ever used, obviously it isn't meant for use on dry hair, which is a problem for me because I only wash my hair twice a week and straighten in between... Having said that, if you use it sparingly on damp hair before blow drying or even leaving to dry naturally, it straightens much easier and tends to keep the ends of my hair [which is shoulder length so flicks out at the ends a lot throughout the day] straight, and it gives quite a good shine. I can't comment on how well it protects my hair because I had it cut before I started use, and other than frazzled ends, how can you tell how protected your hair is?! I'll finish the bottle but there's no way I'm buying it again, even if it was just £5 I don't think I'd buy again, so at almost £15 it's ridiculously overpriced!
about 6 months ago I had an eyebrow revelation. I decided they were too thin, so I went through loads of different brands of eyebrow pencils and powders, and its just my luck that as soon as I stop wanting them thin, THEY STOP GROWNG. so as I figured I was gonna have to stick with the pencil, I decided to go to my beloved mac. I chose this colour because although I'm a natural brunette, I dye my hair anyway, so 'bottle brunette' is perfect for me. I also completely understand what mac mean wth this shade description; dyed brunette is much ashier, which is why I LOVE this shade. no orangey tones! it lasts quite well throughout the day aswell, but as loads of other people had said, THERE ISNT ENOUGH OF IT! I adore the mechanical design of it as well, I must have about 50 pencil sharpeners but I can never find one when a pencil needs sharpening!!