Shampoo -Finesse - Clean + Simple Hypoallergenic For Normal Hair
Ninasa 9/23/2012 5:15:00 PM
Sulfate-free shampoos are increasing in popularity and so I have ever since been purchasing and trying the ones that claim to be sulfate-free at the pharmacies. I have tried a couple from John Frieda and L'oreal and Organix, but I was never really pleased with the results...though I tried to convince myself that the fact that they are sulfate-free outweighs the cons (the horrible smell, the drying frizzy feeling it left on my hair all for about $12)..until one day I found this one, a sulfate-free Finesse for only $1.50 and so I thought, there is nothing to lose really. I bought it and I have been purchasing it ever since. Not only is it sulfate-free, but it is also paraben free which is at this price, amazing.
I believe that there isnt really a price limit for a mascara as it is such an important in makeup. However, if by really bad luck Lancome stopped making Hypnose and Dior would discontinue Diorshow, Loreal Voluminous is no doubt the mascara that I would go for. It is such a good mascara overall. It gives alot of volume without the clumps at an affordable price tag.
Great mascara. 9/10. If Hypnose by Lancome(the original one) didnt exist, Doll Lashes would be THE mascara. Lenghthens and lots of volume without any clumps.
Eyeliner -Christian Dior - Crayon Eyeliner Waterproof in Trindad Black
Ninasa 9/23/2012 4:51:00 PM
For as long as I can remember, absolutely all pencil liners smudge on my lower lashes..it is very annoying..I have tried from ysl to annabelle, hence the price is not an issue as I just wanted something that wouldnt smudge. My friend started working at Dior and so she had me try their waterproof eyeliner..I tried it in both black and brown..and I wanted to try it once for a couple of hours before purchasing. I was pretty surprise to see that after 4 hours at work, there was still some color on my lower lashes(as opposed to looking like a racoon as with other crayons) and on my upper lid, the line was completely intact. I was very surprised. I decided to purchase it in brown instead of black as I wanted something more for everyday. It retails for about $30 which is expensive but then again, it should last you at least 5 months so it is worth it. Also, LOVE the fact that it comes with a sharpener, cute detail.
This is the 2nd concealer I buy from Smashbox...the first one being one that was some sort of stick (absolutely terribly concealer)..this one however i must say, pleasantly surprised me..prior to using this concealer, i was using Nude by Dior..huge fan of Dior products, however as I said earlier, this concealer is pretty good. Better than any I have tried before (Dior, Mac and Lancome). This concealer is not only cheaper than the other ones, but it also has a lighter texture (those looking for heavy coverage, this isnt for you). Pros: $22 for a small tube( wish the tube was a tad bigger, but I mean, if it can last me up to 4 months im good). The texture is very light so it doesnt feel heavy nor look cakey nor does it crease into the fine lines. Very natural finish and looking. Cons: tube is quite small :( and just dont find the packaging practical at all.
Bronzers -Guerlain - Terracotta 4 Seasons Bronzing Powder
Ninasa 9/22/2012 10:15:00 PM
As many Guerlain products, you are often paying for the oh so pretty packaging the product comes in..This is the 2nd bronzer I got from Guerlain, first one I got as a present but didnt like it as it had too many sparkles and the last thing I wanted was to look like a christmas tree lol. So I asked for this one as a bday present (knowing it supposedly retails for approximately $80)..overall thoughts, its a good bronzer, but I am convinced that one can find a very similar bronzer for half the price. Pros: no sparkles, 4 seasons powder (hence, good for year round) pretty packaging..but thats about it. Cons: hefty price tag, also, does not comes with a brush, not even a small one.. and when one is paying close to a $100 for a bronzer(?!) I think the least one should be allowed is a small brush!
I have been purchasing foundations for about 4 years now..the first time I decided to buy one, I thought might as well buy a good one so I went to a department store, tried one by Lancome and immediately got it. I have been buying ones by Lancome until I happen to have a friend that started working at Dior and so she made me try the Forever Fusion Liquid foundation, and I liked it ALOT more than the 3 I had previously purchased from Lancome..I just bought the 2nd bottle this weekend, I simply cannot live without it. Price is about the same as Lancome, $50ish; expensive but when you think about it its good as it lasts you about 7months..only downside is the fact that I cannot really tell when I am about to run out of it...