Great for contouring. Like seriously great. (I'm NC15)
Lip Gloss -Revlon - superlustrous lipgloss in pearl plum
Tattykins 9/19/2010 9:23:00 PM
Gorgeous plummy colour with some subtle sparkles. I basically lived in this colour all winter and got so many compliments on it. It is THE perfect cold weather colour. Plus, the packaging looks kinda classy, with the nice shape and black lid with gold writing. Isn't sticky, lasts a reasonable amount of time. I can't say anything bad about this.
Too hard and unpigmented to really be used on eyes. Pretty colour when swatched however, so if you like hard eyeliners or have the secret to make them work, it could be good.
pretty colour on the hand. Too hard and unpigmented to be easy to use on the eye.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set
Tattykins 9/19/2010 9:16:00 PM
5 brushes - angled liner, eyeshadow, concealer, lash/brow comb & blush brush. angled liner - HG eyeshadow - good for paintpots and cream shadows, too dense/hard for powder concealer - ok lash comb - I don't know how this could not work, however, there are cheaper options blush brush - don't like the texture. Its soft but not fluffy. I like fluffy. Its a decent brush set, but I'd prefer to buy the ones I like individually.
Makeup Brushes -Ecotools - Bamboo Angled Eyeliner Brush
Tattykins 9/19/2010 9:13:00 PM
This brush allowed me to perfect my winged liner. It is the perfect softness, width and size. Easy to keep clean. HG liner brush for me.
I have these in 05 - peach sorbet and 10 - freshly sliced. Neither give much colour, but both give a lot of shine. They taste sweet, which I wanted. A nice basic, easy to wear, portable, everyday gloss.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes
Tattykins 9/19/2010 9:06:00 PM
This isn't fantabulous or anything. The eyeshadows aren't super pigmented or super buttery or any of those other things which makes something amazing. However it is a nice, solidly performing neutral eye quad. The colours are nice, and look gorgeous worn together. It makes my eyes look sparkley and awake and sexy. It lasts all day (over MAC painterly paint pot) Theres nothing BAD about it, just nothing particularly great either.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
Tattykins 9/19/2010 9:03:00 PM
Great very black creme liner. Doesn't budge, doesn't smudge, doesn't transfer. Super cheap, so when it inevitably dries out (cos thats just what these things do) I'll have no qualms about buying another one.
Cleansers -L'Oreal - perfect clean for sensitive skin
Tattykins 9/19/2010 8:59:00 PM
Loved this in the first week. The clean pod is awesome. The packaging is great, love the way you can store the pod on it, or suction it to the wall. In the first week my skin looked better than ever. It lathered nicely, but left my skin feeling slightly drier than my old cleanser (dermalogica ultracalming cleanser) However after a couple of weeks I started breaking out, so I switched back to my old cleanser, but still used the pod (cos its awesome) When I was scrubbing my face the pod started turning the colour of my mu (it rinsed clean of course). It had never done this before. From this I deduced that the L'Oreal cleanser never actually removed my mu, which is what broke me out. In summary - love the pod, this product would prob be good if you removed the MU first, then cleansed. But I can't be bothered with an extra step, so I won't be using it again.
I wish I could buy this product in all the colours :S I've only found this brown though. It has a great consistency and produces a nice densely coloured line. The colour is a medium warm brown.
It does what its supposed to. It lasts all day and produces a nice line. However, it has a very dry consistency, and is very hard to get enough product to make a really nice black line. I think while I don't hate it, there is something better out there.
BEST BLUSH EVER! It is so silky, it makes me glow. It doesn't look at all powdery ever. It is VERY pigmented. I use a skunk brush and just tap it lightly, and that's enough. The colours are beautiful, the combination of the copper, berry and pink mean that you can match any colour scheme you want (except really cool....) I said I would buy it again, because I would, if I ever finished it. I've been using it on and off for over a year now and it looks untouched. I really want Samba and Honey.
Powder -Chi Chi - mineral powder foundation - light
Tattykins 5/29/2010 5:31:00 AM
This is the FIRST foundation I have ever bought a second time. It is brilliant. It doesn't have any of those nasty additives some mineral foundations have. It has a lovely finish, nearly matte, but not quite. Good coverage. It lasts all day without touch up. I use it in summer when I don't need extra moisture from a liquid foundation. Also, the kabuki it comes with is lovely and soft and dense.
Pros: Cheap, nice looking, nice handle Cons: Scratchy!!!!!!!! Ouchies :( I washed it with my MAC brush cleanser when I got it, and it scratched me. So I tried deep cleaning, still scratchy, lastly I tried conditioner (I know, sad) still scratchy. So now I only use it for occasional sweeps of highlight.