I am so happy I bought this blush. I wanted something that I could apply early in the morning when I'm still half asleep, made me look healthy and awake but didn't give me any colour, just the colour of my skin but a bit more "alive". This is it! I also love it when I'm wearing a strong lip or lots of eyeshadow and don't want my blush to clash. It's truly lovely and a must if you are light skinned.
Cleansers -Soap and Glory - The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser
Posh_Patricia 1/30/2011 9:24:00 AM
I had heard amazing things about Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser but I always thought it was a bit too expensive and it's a pain I can only get Liz Earle online so I have to pay shipping on top of that. One day doing some research I found a blog post about Soap & Glory's The Fab Pore Hot Cloth Cleanser saying it contained almost the same ingredients as Liz Earle but it was only £9! I went to my local Boots and started using it that same day and I haven't looked back. I'm on my second tube! This cleanser does remove everything and has helped to clear my spots and flaky areas and my skin has never looked better. It's also softened a bit the fine lines on my forehead. The muslin cloth that comes with it is a little flimsy but you can always get muslin cloths somewhere else. I think is an amazing product for the price.
The most amazing pink EVER! I never got so many compliments in my life than when I wore it. I do agree it makes everything pop! It's a shade between bubblegum and hot pink, hard to explain. I pair it with Titivate pencil liner which is slightly darker and it looks bold but still classy, it's a nice change if you feel like trying something new but you're not brave enough for a red. This is a colour you need to warm up to but it's definitely a winner, my bf absolutely adores it and asks me to wear it all the time.
This was my first Illamasqua purchase almost a year ago. I was very intrigued by the brand and they have such a wide range of colours I didn't know where to start. The mua recommended this shade to me and I'm so glad she did. I have a few peach blushes but Lover is the perfect shade, not too coral or too orange, just peach. Plus it's matte which is a plus as I feel I'm getting old for too much shimmer on my face. Very long lasting, easy to blend and very pigmented. It has a nice vanilla fragrance which doesn't transfer on the skin. 5 stars.
Lipstick -MAC - Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Perpetual Flame
Posh_Patricia 9/13/2010 10:53:00 AM
Fabulous formula. A bit drying but very long lasting. Feels creamy on the lips. Amazing colour, pink cranberry, perfect for autumn.
The official description says "The unexpected encounter between a modern Vinyl accord and the depth of Damask Rose brimming with red berries..." and it couldn't be more accurate. On me it totally smells like a mixture of roses and blackberries. Absolutely delicious and very original!
This is basically the blush I wear when I don't know what blush to wear. It's a very natural colour, kind of pinky mauve, it's hard to explain. It's not overly pigmented or long lasting but I love the colour so much I still use it.
Pressed Powders -MAC - Beauty Powder in Smooth Harmony
Posh_Patricia 9/12/2009 7:48:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product yet. I absolutely love this powder and use it as a bronzer. I love it because is matte and is not super pigmented so it lets me build a "tan" without looking orange or too glittery. Love it! Wish it was permanent.
I needed a red liner for my red lippies and bought this one cos I LOVE MAC's cremesticks and I'm very very happy. Cremesticks are very soft, easy to use and very pigmented and long lasting.
I really wanted to love this lipstick, but I didn't like the texture. The glaze finish felt too waxy on my lips. Gorgeous colour though, lovely pinky nude. But I actually like thicker lipsticks like MAC's satins or amplified cremes. I returned it, but it's not a bad lipstick.
I actually bought this for my mum. I've used it myself and love how nice the amplified crèmes are, this colour is great, mylipsbutabitdarker/pinker colour, mum is in love with it and so am I!
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte Lipstick - #1 Nude Beige
Posh_Patricia 9/12/2009 5:09:00 PM
Oh my God I just love these lipsticks so much. This colour in particular is gorgeous. Nude pinky beige. Almost my skin colour but pinker, but not too light that makes me look dead. They are very very VERY creamy and soft so you have to apply them with a light hand. I just dab it on carefully till I get the desired colour. I love that these lipsticks are really really light, they almost feel like a lipbalm, but they are really pigmented and they give a full coverage. Yes, they are expensive but they are the best forumula I've ever tried. And don't even get me started on the packaging, GORGEOUS. I can't wait to get my hands on more colours.
Perfect my lips but better shade, a bit darker and more mauvey than my natural lips. I love the consistency of satins. They last looong. I love Faux with Prrr lipglass on top. Beautiful!
I smelled this on a friend today and I LOVE IT. Like someone else said, it's definitely different from the floral fruity fragrances everybody seems to wear at the moment. Kind of masculine but lovely.
I needed a soft pink lipstick for a wedding and the MA recommended me this. I have very pigmented lips so I needed something with a bit of coverage. I went home tro try it and applied it straight form the tube and it looked HORRIBLE. I looked like one of this japanese ganguro girls minus the orange skin. I decided to try it with a brush and that way the colour showed up much more subtle but still covering. I wore it with Fine China lipglass over it and it looked LOVELY. And I must say I was not a fan of cool milky pink lippies but this one is great!