I quiet like this blushes. I have two of them. 10 and 20. I like the texture and the way it goes on. As some reviewers mentioned the pigmentation of these blushes is so-so, but I actually prefer them that way. At least its not as easy to overdo. I am NW15. Maybe bacause I am so pale it is still noticable on me.
I hesitated to buy this eyeshadow for over a year. But at the end I decided to give it a try. I really like it! I would call it a younger sister of the Vex. They look pretty good together. I am Nw15 and this eyeshadow is great as an all over the lid or in the crease. The pigmentation is not too good. But I don't really mind it, as the shadow itself is super pretty! Its brown with golden sheen from one angle and olive-green(not sure how to describe it) from the other. Love it ^^
This is my HG. I lovet this brush. I tried this brush with everything: liquid foundation, powder foundation, blush, bronzer, as a blending brush...and it works great with everything. However, i love using it with powder! Then blending my bronzer. I did notice when used with liquid foundation it does absorb quiet alot of it, but other than that its good for that as well. Would recommend!
Oh, wow. I am actually surprised to see so many negative reviews, well not many but you know what I mean:)) I guess I am in the minority by saying that I really like this base. I like it as an eyeshadow base, BUT make sure you blend it really well or it will crease(happened to me only once) *edit: and to prevent creasing, powder your lids a bit( it DOES help with this base)*.Also I like it for its colour, it works as an corrector as well. Eyeshadows last all day, at least on me. But I LOVE it as an base under my concealer!!!! It works great! I have purpl-ish slash))) maroon undereye circles which are super dark. So I apply this base first then my concealer from Lancome and...tah-duh my circles are almost covered and concealer lasts much longer. Overall I really like this eyeshadow base as a base for a concealer!!! For ref. I'm NW15, the shade suits me really well.
Its a lovely shade. But I find it bit too orangie-beige. AND the smell...its kinda waxy and old lipstick like smell. The main reason I could not wear it. Im cool NW15, this shade did not complement my skin tone at all.
Lotions/ Creams -Burt's Bees - Beeswax & Banana Hand Creme
Takota 11/29/2011 6:53:00 PM
eeemmm....really dislike this cream! I bought it without reading any of the reviews...now regret it! It smells like banana in the pot, but as soon as I apply it it gets that nasty old gone off cream smell...not nice. Its super thick and sticky!!!! I wanted to use it during the night anyway...but its not really moisturising. Its ok...I think Nivea does pretty much the same job. Wouls not buy it again))))
Eye Primer -Boots - No7 Stay Perfect Smoothing and Brightening Eye Base
Takota 11/29/2011 6:47:00 PM
its an ok primer...no more. It can be a bit drying, but I dont mind it too much. If you rub your lid all of your eyeshadows will stay on your finger. It helps eyeshadows to last about 7-8 hours max, not bad! But what I like to use it for is as an under concealer base! Works really good for that purpose!!!
Actually, I really like this eyeshadow!!!! Its super pretty and unique. Its dark yellowy-gold with raspberry sheen. Something nice to wear instead of everyday neutrals.
I really like this eyeshadow. The shade is very interesting and almost bold))) I love using in the middle of the lid with motif eyeshadow in the inner half and sketch in the outter corner. This eyeshadow can be used to add colour to the makeup or as an all over colour for a "bam-I-wear-pretty-eyeshadow" effect))))
I have this in brown...dont remember exact name. I think something coffee. Its an OK liner. I cannot say I love it, neither can I compare it to MAC or Bobbi Brown( I own both), as the texture is more cream-y not gel. Its tad bit too dry for my liking. But still it stays on the whole day, doesnt smudge or run. I do love the price of this liner. I would prefer it much better if the texture was more gel-like.
I really liked this mascara for volume and definition. I have long, naturally curled but thin lashes. So main reason for me to use mascara is to add volume and separate the lashes. And this one does it perfectly!!! The reason I gave it 4 is because it flakes on me...I hate flaky mascaras. No matter how many layers I apply...1 or 2...still flakes)))
I like this palette. Especially for its pink/salmon coloured corrector. I have horrrrrible, horrible under eye circles, you know, those blue-ish purple ones...*sigh*. so I apply salmon corrector under my concealer and it helps alot!!!! It does crease abit, but not to badly...The green shade-I never use. The lightest and the medium shades mixed together match my skintone, the darkest shade works good for contouring. But the only thing, it does not last the whole day. But I would buy it again, just for that pink shade which I love!!!!!!!!!
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
Takota 5/12/2011 6:25:00 PM
I really like this highlighter. It has a golden-ish glow to it. Even though I have cool skin tone I still adore this highlighter. For some this might be too glowy!! So if you do not like to have somewhat shimmery stuff on your face, you will not like Albatross. But if you dont mind it, you should really like it!!! The most important for me is that its not glittery!!! But gives a glow!!! Love it!!!!!! Looooove it!!!!! Will I buy it again.....of course!!!!!
Loose Powders -Givenchy - Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation
Takota 5/12/2011 6:17:00 PM
OMG this is my HG!!!! I love this powder. Not only it smells great!!!like grrrreart, but it gives flawless-like face!! Its very finely milled. When applyed my skin it looks not too matte, not shiny...but porcelain like....I don't know how to say, it looks very natural and perfect!!! I came across this powder by accident on internet, ordered it without seeing it. But do not regret it at all. Being using it for over half a year, but only 1/6 of it gone...it will last for ages!!!! Worth the price!!! Would buy it again and again!!!! Im NW15 got it in delicate beige. Suits my skintone very well!!! When I actually got to swatch light pastel and soft white they were way too light for me. Just for reference. Light pastel had shimmer in it)))
I bought this concealer after recommendation from a friend. Now, I have extremly darkk circles around my eyes, the post below describes them the best!!!!!! But with me its plus a super thin skin and as a result lots of tiny wrinkles, what makes its even harder to apply concealer. Now for the concealer itself. It covers up my dark circles realllllly well!!! I tried alot of concealers, most recent ones are: Bobbi Brown( corrector and concealer), EsteeLauder Double wear, Laura Mercier, MAC pro-long wear(did not like it at all) and a bunch of drugstore brands. This one gives me the best result without looking to weird. I find that it best used by applying a bit with a brush(where the darkest part is) and then blending and tapping with my finger. Now, little goes a loooong way!!! I think it will last forever))) Also I set it with alverde "Puder Camouflage" (dupe for Laura M Secret powder) and the combination looks great. It last almost all day, unlike BB, which never survived for mor then 6-7 hours. The reason I gave it 4, is because it creases a bit. It settles in my wrinkle, but just a bit, again, unlike Laura Merciers secter concealer, which creases like mad on me))))) Im NW15 my shade is 01 Beige Pastel( bought in UK)