Eyeliner -Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
Seraphic 1/15/2013 1:15:00 AM
My absolute favourite eyeliner in the world, dark black and glossy and goes on super sleek and stays on all day. Absolutely amazing. my HG for sure.
First off, I tried this mascara for a total of one week, and for the most of that one week I thought I was in love. For the last two days however, I found that the mascara was starting to dry and started to clump and flake. Working in a makeup store I know that it's ridiculously unreasonable to pay about $23 for a mascara that's going to last you a few days. I've also had clients complain about how fast this mascara goes. That is all I have to say. If you're okay with buying a new mascara every week or so, good on you this is the one you want. If you want a product that lasts a bit longer, maybe try something different.
I looked at the reviews and I was shocked! I love this mascara! I've tried many mascaras in my day including all the supposably "best", including too faced and Diorshow but this is probably one of the only few that DON'T FLAKE OR SMUDGE! I've used Diorshow Iconic and I liked that one, I'd say this one is comparable to it, a little more length a little less volume though. I do find that this mascara does a clump a little when first applied due to the runny consistency but otherwise it's a lovely mascara. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. The fact that it's a natural mascara is definitely a HUGE plus.
I'm not sure the hype about these glosses, they're okay. A bit sticky. This is my second nars gloss and again I will be giving this one away, just like I did with super orgasm. My problem with these glosses is the way it feels on the lips, when on my lips feel numb and the glosses are fairly thick which might be the reason I'm not a fan. Colour is nice which is why I gave it a 2 but overall not a big fan.
I'm a regular user of Guerlain loose kohls but was looking for a cheaper alternative. I was a bit apprehensive about trying these since I'm not a big fan of drug store brands but this is definitely worth a look. The colour is a nice dark plum that borderlines black and goes beautifully against my brown eyes and they have fairly good staying power. However, there is a reason I am not giving this product 5 stars and one of them is that if this powder gets in your eyes it can be quite annoying unlike Guerlain which is a much finer powder, there is no seal on the product when you buy it, the felt tip applicator is a bit of a pain as it causes a big mess (Even compared to the Guerlain applicator!). Overall a nice product and I would definitely recommend this for people looking for a cheaper alternative to more expensive kohls with a nice range of colours.
I've been wanting to get another Diorshow Blackout but due to the price I decided to give this a whirl. It's dark, but not as dark my Dior which was a disappointment, there was no flaking or smudging, and there was reasonable length. However, this doesn't give any volume at all, there was clumping, there is that spider legs lash effect if I try a second coat, no curl AT ALL, and well the brush is a pain in the butt. I don't want to waste it however so I'll keep using it until I'm done or get tired of dealing with it. Will NOT buy again.
I absolutely adore this shade, it's described as a dark cherry red on the Sephora Website but personally I think it's a bit brighter then what I would imagine of that description. At first I told myself there was no way I was going to buy this, but when I got a 25% off I decided to give it a shot and it's an amazing lipstick! It's so hydrating and yet it doesn't run, the texture is gorgeous and has a nice satin finish. The packaging itself is lemming worthy, all you have to do is pull out the lipstick and the mirror pops up, it looks like jewelry! I believe it was around 48 CAD at The Bay (I believe it's at Holt Renfrew as well) which is pretty expensive for a lipstick, but it's one of those crazy inexplainable luxuries that you just have to have.
This was one of those products I was lemming for the longest time but never really thought I "needed", well I was wrong. This is my go to hg foundation for winter because my skin is particularly dry (Might change since it's summer soon). This is a beautiful full coverage BUT natural looking foundation if used in moderation, I know a lot of people doing reviews are saying that it's hard to blend and it only lasts like a month which means they are using too much. You only need a LITTLE BIT since it's really high coverage, maybe 2-3 light swipes with 190 foundation brush. To blend spray fix+ onto face and used 187 stippling brush, this way you won't have streaking and a gorgeous natural finish. Hasn't broken me out in the 2 months I've had it, but MAC foundations don't do that to me often so it might not be valid for me to say it won't for everyone. One thing, remember to close it tightly after each use as it will dry out if you don't do so.
I've always had a problem with blackheads, since I was a teen! I wash my face twice daily and still see myself getting more and more (Not to mention bigger) blackheads. I recently watched a video where a woman said her derm said that the only way to get rid of them is through extraction, and knowing that fingers hold a lot of bacteria I decided to try these. You really don't notice how much you have until you try these, and with the right method they extract quite a few (So much gunk!). Of course it is a rather painful process if you have sensitive skin and it's not recommended for use more then once every 3 days. Overall I would buy them again because for me, they get the job done. It's ridiculous to expect it to remove ALL of your blackheads but it definitely removes a lot.
Lip Gloss -Guerlain - Cashmere Gloss in Rouge Sultan
Seraphic 5/2/2009 6:03:00 PM
I hate it when I find a HG and it's LE. This is my perfect red, you know that red that you dream of and may never find? The one that people say is "only in your head", well I found it. It is the more beautiful shade of classic red, when I see it I instantly think of 1950's Hollywood scarlets. It almost feels like it melts into your lips, you only need a little bit. It's a matte gloss, my only problem with it (Besides being LE, DARN YOU GUERLAIN!) is the application can be a bit messy because it's really thin. Have a lip brush, a q tip with m/u remover, and concealer handy just in case. The packaging is a little plain and looks sort of cheap IMO, especially for Guerlain.
I've never tried see thru lip colours before, or any lip stain for that matter but the instant I tried this, it was love. Initially I was a little bit critical of the product and didn't think I would get it because of how metallic it looked in swatches and the tube, but when I tried it on it melted into my lips for a beautiful plummy stain. It is a gorgeous product and my only wish is that the bottle wasn't so darn TINY! I will have to get back ups of this one!
I'm very surprised that no one has mentioned that this colour streaks like MAD. Okay in the bottle it looks like a nice pastel apple green, but it comes out more of a bright almost neon yellow green. The streaking on this colour is crazy! It takes so many coats to make it look even. Definitely will not buy this again. Only reason I'm keeping it is because my SO likes the colour.
This is a beautiful shimmery red coral, more red then it is coral. Application is smooth and even and it dries fairly quickly. Very bright and colourful, great for summertime. Very metallic like finish.
I really love this colour when it's swatched on paper or on a hand but on me lips, well that's a whole different matter. I find all dazzleglasses fairly sticky but not so sticky that I want to chuck them into the bin. This particular shade doesn't show up on my medium pigmented lips (It's a nice nude peachy colour in the tube) honestly it looks like clear gloss with shimmer.
I find these creme shadows much smoother and creamier than MAC paint pots. Lasting power is not as good as MAC but definitely decent. Crease free and cake free like the claim states. Now for the colour of this particular one, it's nice, very light lilac purple in the jar. This particular shade does take a few swipes to get a pigmentation though which is why I took off a lippie. Overall a nice product but the colour could definitely be more pigmented.