Liquid -BeneFit Cosmetics - "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow
Nuppu 4/13/2013 3:08:00 AM
Omg, awful! Glad it was a sample with order, 7ml bottle. Very sheer coverage. Layering did not help much. Had to add the HF power fndn on top ( I do kinda like that ) to look half decent. Still no liquid has been so shiny and oily looking on me ( I`m not oily at all ) so fast, primer or not.
This is a perfect peachy-nude for my very cool pink pigmented lips that does not wash me out. BUT..hate the frosty finish and poor lasting power:/. Desperately seeking for matte longlasting pigmented dupe..I thought I found it in Guerlain rouge G in Giny (online order based on swatces) but it`s more beige lacking enough peachness. Luckily it`s ok and wearable.
According to pic, packaging has changed since mine is white, says LiftActiv Yeux/Eyes. This is a good alternative for my HG Sensai Eye mask&essance with pads. I`ve been using this for 3 weeks now, day&night. I have noticed a difference in my dark under-eye circles. They are w/o eye cream about 8 ( from 1-10 ). Now about 5. Sensai is expensive and I was looking for cheaper one. This really works! I need less concealing:). Sensai helps more with puffiness but that`s not my main problem. This is also a gel formula with enough moisture which is good if you want to avoid puffy under-eye-morning. I`m still not sure if I`m gonna get Sensai or this next.
Liquid -Becca - Luminous Skin Color sheer foundation
Nuppu 12/27/2012 7:20:00 AM
Great for weekends when you don`t need/ want full coverage and great for mature skin well because many say that you look better w/o a very powdery "you can see me wearing fndn look":). ID totally agree:) I only need to even skintone and some redness. Does amazing job especially if I use Dior Radiant Base under to even skintone even more. I need more coverage on my nose and after trial and error Diorskin loose mineral looks good all over and for more coverage on nose-redness I put some Revlon Colourstay mineral fndn instead. f.e. Finally found some usage for that! It looks very naturally glowy so I don`t want to loose that by applying too much powder on top. This beats many Tms that I have tried.
This has to be worlds easiest gel liner. Glides like a dream and I can make a beautiful thin line to lower lashlines with no problems with my cheap and small Duroy brush that has short bristles. Black is not quite intense black as the Maybelline one which is best ds but thicker and dries out faster. Zero smudging by the end of the day with this and little with Maybelline on outer corners of lower lashline. For now I have also Graphite shimmer which is a good alternative to black and looks good with my eye colour.
After a lots of research by googling and swatches I ordered this online. This time no dice./ Expected a nice neutralish pinky-brown blush to use with smokey eye or strong lip look. It looks as boring in the pan as it does on cheeks. I`m fair but colour payoff is very poor. Hardly get it to show and lasting power is poorer than in Nars in general. I wonder if it`s a common problem with Nars blushes since I never get an over-application with Exhibit A either ( stippling, fluffy brush ). For " neutral " or brownish blushes f.e. Mac Prism, Benefit Dallas, Lancome Brun Roche, Arden Sunblush, Blasco Warm Cocoa ( deeper ) are my go-tos.Tbh I like my Illamasqua blushes more now. Currently using Nars SG Mont Blanc.
Best daytime and ds mascara so far for me and I`ve tried many. Previous favourite for work and in-a-hurry one was Telescopic Carbon Black. This is much better. Gives amazing lenght, blackest black colour, enough volume, no smudging and separates. I did not even expect a false lash effect. My lashes are black, thin, quite long and tightly together = not sparse. HG.
Blush -Maybelline - Mineral Pure 20 Moonlight Mauve
Nuppu 9/14/2012 3:42:00 AM
First; this is quite an old blush from local store. Packaging in same as in mineral power blush but text is different: Pure blush mineral powder blush natural result. Same in 2 other shades I own, 40 Quartz Peach and 70 Meteorites Brown. I love the colour. It gives me that " just came in from cold weather " flush applied lightly. ID mind the loose form because it applies evenly and easily. I do love to find similar shade in powder blush, no luck yet. And if it is dc`d:/. I never seem to remember to check since I have used this Very sparsely.
Moisturizers -Peter Thomas Roth - Max All Day Moisture Defense SPF 30
Nuppu 6/10/2012 4:41:00 AM
Great base to use under mu without primer especially at summertime when my comb. skin is less dehydrated. I need to warm it on the back of my hand and wait at least 15min. before applying fndn. I don`t mind unless I`m in a hurry. No breakouts either with this. First bottle nearly used and I plan to get another. Cons; None<3.
Shade is to die for pretty. Red w/ strawberry undertones. Great 1st red or if you don`t want "in your face" red colour. On my pigmented lips it looks more coral-red, subtle. And if you love Mac Cyndi you might love this too:). Not saying is an exact dupe. I like this more!
Finally HG eyeliner PEN! Says waterproof. Biggest test was when I was laughing so that tears were running out of control along my face. Foundation was ruined but this had NO fading of colour and zero smudging on upper and lower lashline. I never use lines on waterline. Slides on smoothly. These are far better than UD 24/7 and my previous HGs Artdeco wp and Revlon CS. 20 shades available here for 9EUR. I`m going to collect all that suit me. Now I have Blue Lagoon; beautiful turquoise for summer, Purple Stain; deep enough purple for my dark eyes and Golden Moss; good green!. A colour that I though would never suit me, UD Stash did not.
Closest colour I have found so far to match my natural lip line. I have cool pink-rose pigmented lips, fair cool-neutral skin. Longlasting but not as longlasting as Revlon CS ones. From Revlon I`ve been using Sienna but is tad too dark/ brown looking with some lipsticks. And oddly Siennas is lighter and therefore better. The old Clarins w/ brush in Natural is lighter than both CSs. Wearable but doesn`t last as well as Crayon Levres or CS. Also much drier. This draws the line smoothly and easy. And best thing, goes w/ almost all l/s colours. Last time with Maybelline Superstay 10h Tint Gloss in Forever Coral.
Great alternative for black and does look black. Only in daylight I can see that it has deep purple/ eggplant/ aubergine undertone .Nothing violet about this. Comes with a brush. It`s firm and usable but I prefer the one I have from Duroy. That is very slim w/ shorter bristles to get more precise and slimmer line. Glides on easy and smooth. On upper lids I have to keep my eyes closed for awhile. Otherwise it smudges. On lower lashline it didn`t smudge at all. Max.time being 10 hours.
Unusual rosey-red. So pigmented that it is bit too much for my nw15ish skin. If I`m careful in applying like with Nars EA I can wear it. Must look great on darker skintones! Colours do not look 100% accurate on online stores website, so some colours have been darker and brighter than I expected:). And these are super pigmented.
La Femme blushes are very pigmented, blendable and longlasting. I have several refills and this is my favourite. Juicy melon-orange-coral shade (!?). You have to see it in person. It has gold shimmer but that`s subtle. Fit into Z-palettes. I ordered from Camerareadycosmetics. 2.99 USD + 8.99 USD with international shipping. If you want less vibrant orangey I think you will like Peach Sparkle.