I really don't like this product. I love everything matte, but this one? I will pass. The color is pretty, not very barbie pink that will scare people away, but a really pink. The only problem is the feel of this lipstick. It is really drying. All the lines on my lips show after applying. Of course, if you use vaseline before applying(or mix the lipstick with the vaseline), then it is okay enough to wear it, otherwise, this lipstick is useless to me. Cannot really wear this alone, have to bring vaseline with me everytime I want to apply it. (Other lip balm other than vaseline is not helping at all, only vaseline since it is very...oily?!, I tried EOS lip balm and neutrogena, won't work!) Anyway, I hope they will change the formula, love the color, love matte finish!
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Blush Brush
TiTiTam 6/24/2012 11:51:00 AM
I love this brush! The shape of this brush is very unique, at least to me. I use this brush simply for applying blush since I don't use highlight and bronzer for daily basis. This brush applied blush like heaven! First, it is very soft, but not dense. That way, you can blend your blush nicely. I don't like having a lot of blush on my face, so I only use a little bit of blush and then I will blend the color with the brush! AMAZING! Love it! I think it is a must have brush for blushes.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Powder Brush
TiTiTam 6/24/2012 11:47:00 AM
When I saw this online, I feel like I have to have it, since I love to collect brushes. (My theory: no matter how expensive your makeup is, without its tools, it still will not look good on you) I waited the package for a month to arrive! Anyway, when I touched this brush, I knew that I will love this brush. However, I am a little disappointed. Yes, this brush is huge, which I think is good for applying powder. Yes, this brush is dense and not too dense that you will get a lot of powder on your face. But the only downside is that if you have sensitive skin like me or you used to use higher end brands' brushes, you will feel a little bit scratchy when using this brush. It is not very scratchy, just a tiny bit. When I apply my powder around my eyes, the brush will feel a little bit scratchy. I still use this brush everyday because I love it and just a tiny bit of scratchy feeling will not make me throw away a wonderful brush like this. But will I buy this again, I probably won't.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F84 Angled Top Synthetic Kabuki
TiTiTam 6/24/2012 11:38:00 AM
I bought the kabuki set and I thought F84 is the most useless one. Because F80 is best for foundation and F82 is best for buffing in mineral powder and F86 is best for concealing under your eyes/around your nose. However, it turns out that F84 is my current favourite for applying my foundation. One day, I used the traditional foundation brush to apply my cream foundation, and I feel like why not use the new brushes I just bought. I grabbed the F80, and it turns out not good enough, and then I picked the F84, the angled one, and the foundation look very good on me. I have been using that foundation for half year, tried sponge, tried stippling brush, tried foundation brush, nothing can compare what the F84 give. If you used cream foundation a lot, then I will say grab this brush, you will not regret it, but if you always stick with liquid, then I don't think this brush you will need so much!
Lipstick -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Lipstick- Beige
TiTiTam 4/30/2012 10:44:00 AM
I love this lipstick. My favorite of all time. I have been searching for the perfect nude color for myself. Seems like I have finally found one! I am so excited when I see this, and after I try it, I know that it will be the color for me for the rest of my life. I bought the sample size, so after using up, I will definitely buy the regular size. It is so worth it even though Estee Lauder is kind of pricey for me. Anyway, for reference, I am Asian, and my skin is kind of tan right now, so if you have tanned skin, don't worry, this nude color will not be too light or too nude for you! I am so recommend this for everyone. I think everyone can pull off this lipstick! LOVE IT!!!
I am so regret I bought two tubes because of the discount. I used to use 75(Golden) in Max Factor, but this one is far too dark. I also use Miracle Touch in Golden, but seems like they are different color. Anyway, this foundation is not a good one. Now I only use it when I know that I won't go to anything important or see anyone matters cause I don't want to waste it. If you are thinking about give it a try, I will totally say NO to you. Its not worth it. Its really cheap when I bought this, HKD75 each, around USD10, but still, not worth it. It don't have enough coverage. It don't blend well.
The color I used: 54 Beige I like this foundation, but for my oily skin, I need a lot of powder to set the foundation, even in winter. Totally recommend if you have dry or combination skin, but it's a so-so foundation for oily skin I will say. But the coverage it offered is good. I use it when it is not so high humidity in my city. Bought this for HKD149, not cheap but also not expensive.
I am so in love with this nail polish. I always was finding the perfect nude nail color for myself before I met this one, and i always felt so disappointed because either I got a shade lighter or darker. But, finally, I met this nail polish when I was finding a perfect pink nail polish(I bought it with Temptress and Sheer Petal, two pretty nail colors as well). And, I am so impressed with this color, it matches my skintone so well that I screamed to my mum and said to her "See? This is the perfect nude color in the entire world" Just so you know, I'm an Asian, so my skintone is a little bit yellowish. Oh, and I bought it for $25HKD only! A must have for every girl! :)
Foundations -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup
TiTiTam 8/9/2011 6:25:00 AM
I have already used up a whole tube. At first, I love it when I blend it with my foundation brush. But after using half the bottle, the remaining foundation starts to dry quickly on my skin than before. So I mix the foundation with my moisturizer. (I mix it with Vincy's Aqualia Thermal Rich) It works amazing, even better than before. It still give you a matte finish and as long-lasting. Mixing it with moisturizer only benefits. So if you find this product a little hard to blend and don't wanna waste a whole tube of it, I suggest you guys to try this method: mix it with the moisturizer you own. Oh, and I love the coverage of this foundation. My skin problems are acne scars and redness, although sometimes I still need some concealer to conceal my acne, mostly, this foundation provides enough coverage for me. And I have to say, I am not that a professional in make up category, so I usually don't use a base and powder to set the foundation, I just use the foundation and add some blush and then I'm done. But since its mineral, I don't find a problem in not using a base. And it gives you a matte finish, so basically you don't need powder to mattify your skin. That's why I love this foundation: apply some on your face and then you are done! Definitely will buy this product over and over again, it is my favourite foundation of all time!
Polishes -Revlon - Heavenly Metal 928 Silver Dollar
TiTiTam 8/2/2011 4:14:00 AM
I love all Revlon nail polishes, but it is certainly my favourite one! Not only it only needs one coat, it stays and doesn't chip. I have to say, I'm impressed with this nail polish although it is a little hard to remove. I always use this for my vocation because it lasts longer(doesn't chip), unlike other nail polishes.