The finish on my skin looks very natural and yet it covers any minor imperfections very well. Makes the skin look very fresh. It is super blendable, and only a small amount is needed as it is quite well pigmented. Only downside is that it may be a tad too oily for my combi skin. Will not repurchase though as the color range offered in my country was limited, hence the shade was too light for my skin tone.
Concealers -Revlon - Age Defying Spa Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
Natashia 4/27/2011 5:37:00 AM
Pros:Medium coverage and looks super-ly- natural on skin, it even imparts a lovely glow. Cons: Does not stay on the whole day, is quite expensive
I could not believe my eyes to see so many positive reviews. I think I need to give this product a second chance. I bought this because bronzers are seldom introduced into the asian market. I am NC20, with some gold/red undertones. However what I detest about the product most, is that I somehow cannot apply it evenly. I tried many brushes, tried using lots of powder before application, but somehow I still see streaks. The color is also a tad fake looking on me. On a positive note, this product is relatively cheap for such a huge pack of product. The packaging is also so impossibly cute, like a chocolate bar. The scent is also very nice with amazing shimmers. Now I use it as a eyeshadow.
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silkygirl Shimmer Duo Blush - Blushing Pink
Natashia 4/21/2011 5:17:00 AM
I liked this a lot. I have some other more expensive brands but I usually use this, as I feel that the pigmentation is just right. The pigmentation is not too much or too little so it is super easy to apply. The huge pot of it, also makes it easy for the brush to pick up the product evenly. I love the color, as it is a fresh looking dolly like pink that is not too red or orange. It is also value for money as it comes in 2 colors. Wished they created a version with more shimmers, than it will be perfect.
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Silkygirl Blush in 03 Flashing Rose
Natashia 4/15/2011 9:16:00 PM
I love everything about this product, except that the small strip of blusher, makes it hard for my brush to pick up the color evenly. I am very fair and this shade of pink looks nice on me. I love the high pigmentation, non-oxidising properties of the product. Cheap and fantastically good.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad "Blushed Wines"
Natashia 4/13/2011 9:04:00 AM
I own two Revlon duos and they came with excellent quality. However the product was discontinued a few years ago. Hence I had high expectations for this. I was a tad disappointed, as this is much less pigmented and creamy compared to my duos. I find that the product, gives a wash of color, rather than giving an actual boost of color. If used as a wash of color, the combination does achieve a lovely natural look. But I find the lack of pigmentation a bit sad, as the colors are very nice.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Auto Waterproof Eye Definer (all)
Natashia 4/1/2011 12:07:00 PM
I have this in Sable. It is a very close match to my EL brown eyeliner, which is a nice shade of brown that makes my dark brown eyes pop. When I first used it, without eye shadow, I hated the eyeliner. The product is so creamy, it smudged easily, leaving me with dreadful racoon eyes. However, now I use it on top of my eye shadow. And this works great. Unlike other eyeliners, because this is so creamy, it goes on very well pigmented and easily on the eyelids with minimal dragging. I can draw a nice clean line easily. When applied this way, it becomes smudge proof. The colors are also vibrant with a wide selection. Am lemming to get the blue one. Update: The dark blue one was not available. Hence I purchased the green one. I read one other review that it was almost grey green, and was not too attractive. I do agree that the color could have been more intense and should have lean towards black / blue. Nevertheless I still like it, although it is a medium tone shade, as it provides a subtle hint of green/grey and looks good on my brown eyes.
Eyeliner -Bourjois - Clubbing Waterproof Eyeliner Bleu Neon
Natashia 3/15/2011 10:46:00 AM
After a tired day at work, my eyes tend to turn red. Hence I have always been on the lookout for the perfect blue eyeliner to make the eyes look less red. I have tried dark navy blues to bright blues. I like this blue the best. It is conservative enough for the office, and yet a fun color. It is a beautiful peacock dark blue (like the beautiful feathers on the peacock's neck). When applied, it does not go on too dark like most navy blues, and yet is not so bright that it's strange. The texture of the pencil, is very soft,smooth and pigmented. The color is very vibrant on the eyes. Some eyeliners tend to look greyish when applied, as I apply lots of concealer on my eye lids. It can be hard to draw a super thin line, but I am fine with it as I am concerned about excessive tugging of the eyelids. However it is so soft, I think it may need frequent sharpening. Also it can be sometimes hard to control the pencil. And the most amazing part is that it really is waterproof. I set it with a little powder after applying , and this lasts through 10 hours of work, and lots of tearing (because i was having flu). Love it.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Matte eyeshadow in Peach Sorbet
Natashia 3/13/2011 5:34:00 AM
I have some bad discoloration (ie uneven skin tone) near the eye area. I use lots of concealer, and will need some kind of powder to make it stay on well. This works for that purpose, as the powder is fine milled, very skin color, does not crease, is matte and does not irritate my eyes. It is also very easy for the brush to pick up the color, as the pan is huge. The price is also cheap as I will not want to spend too much money for a expensive mac skin colored e/s. However , I will not recommend it for use as a eye shadow, because it is indeed not very pigmented. There is barely any color. One could probably use it right below the eye brows for a shading impact / to blend in the colors.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Sugar Bare
Natashia 3/13/2011 12:20:00 AM
It is still widely available in my country. I love the color, it looks really pretty, a pinkish orange. Great for both my toes and finger nails. One of the most lovely colors I have ever worn. Most SH brushes do not work for me, they are usually too thin. However I was happy that this came with a nicely sized brush and the nail polish went on smoothly and evenly. No ugly streaks. However my main complaint is that the nail polish dries in the bottle very fast. Hence the nail polish became hard to use after a few weeks. I added some np thinner, but somehow the whole mixture changed. It became bubbly. Also, I find that the nail polish does not dry on the nails quick enough. Hence after a perfect application, it is more prone to knocks etc that can ruin the nail polish. Very fraustrating. No repeat buy for me
I received this as GWP. I love the texture of EL e/s, they are well pigmented, silky texture and imparts a lovely sheen. I prefer single washes of color as a e/s, and EL e/s is very suitable. Due to the texture, the makeup looks very natural. I do not like this color though, I am NW20, and this looks like an unattractive dusty grey on me. A grey that is not light enough and not dark enough.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - wet/dry duo in Blushing Violet
Natashia 3/5/2011 2:31:00 AM
I bought this when I first started out a temp job. I initially purchased the singles and was so disappointed with it. But somehow I still decided to get the duos (this and Rain&Shine). I love this. The texture of the product makes it very easy to use. It is well pigmented, and gives a lovely sheen and glow when applied. I think this is considered a frost e/s without being too frosty. It lasts pretty well on my eye lids and no creases, is not chalky etc. What more can I ask for. I find that both the light and dark purple color very suitable for office wear.
This is the first mineral cosmetics I have, and was the last. I hated it. It does not give a good coverage, and yet makes my face looking very made up and chalky. The cosmetic product also smells very weird, and I was not able to use the brush that is given to pick up the product well. Although i used my own brush, it always picked up too much of the product, as the powder is quite dense.
I bought this a few years back. I bought this in black. I do not think the pencil is suitable for the brows. The pencil is too pigmented and soft, most pencils for the eye brows are usually slightly stiff so that the person can have better control over the lines they draw. But this pencil is fantastic as a eye liner , because the color is such a rich intense black and is so easy to apply. The mascara is easy to use on the brows, if you just want to intensify the color. It is a more watered down mascara. A few quick swipes will give one a natural looking brow.
Maybe it is just me, i just find it impossible to use, especially since the liner tip is so hard it is almost like a pen. I just could never draw a nice even line, and when drawing it was painful. I have tried liquid liners in many forms (pencil, brush, long flexible felt tip, pen like felt tip) , but this liner tip is impossible for me to manage. Wasted my money!