Highlighters -BeneFit Cosmetics - Girl Meets Pearl
Vferent 3/24/2013 11:24:00 AM
I love this. When I want to look fresh and glowing but with no blemishes i mix this into my foundation. Gives me a lovely dewy glow.It's also alright by itself on cheekbones, brow bones, cupids bow, anywhere the light hits. Smells amazing and comes out as a golden shimmer with a hint of pink. The only downfall is that it is not the most standout-ish in terms of a highlighter, hence why I use it as a 'glow' for my whole face.
Seen all the reviews thought I would give this a chance. When applied it's literally not at all yellow on my skin, rather it's translucent when blended in, but that might be because I have quite warm undertones anyway I don't know..but it doesn't have this disgusting pinky beige muddy finish like a lot of powders which aren't completely translucent do. I was expecting it to deposit a horrible dark yellow colour on my face but it like I said is translucent. Anyway, it's really good to set foundation and concealer; it lasts a good four hours with foundation on my oily skin. I like to use a good deal under my eye area to highlight and it does kind of brighten up my face. The only con that it is a little cakey/chalky looking when sometimes I prefer the dewy finish, so i have to apply a little highlighter over it in this such case. I would definitely buy this again because It really works for me as a setting powder.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector for Combination to Oily Skin
Vferent 1/23/2013 10:19:00 AM
I sort of underestimated this product. It has been sitting in my makeup bag untouched until I decided to give it a try. It took me quite a lot of application to see any difference to my skin. But it kind of creates a 'soft focus' look on my face and imperfections are slightly concealed (except the under-eye area-too stubborn for just a BB cream) I use the medium but it's a little dark for my skin in the winter; I guess however it does give me a healthy colour (though a little on the pink side for my skintone). It is a little greasy but a tiny bit of setting powder can fix that. I have yet to test it's staying power, I have a 6 hour day in stuffy classrooms to challenge it with - my hopes are not high for this product as I have only found one heavy duty foundation that will last this long without retouching. The product is great for when you just don't want to wear foundation, but still want to have light coverage.
Advantages: -great staying power. -thick consistency -can be built up to dramatic or just slightly Disadvantages -brush is not very precise=end up drawing thick lines -seems very hard and dry would still buy for the staying power, maybe i just need to find a sharply angled brush to replace the one that comes with it
Lip Gloss -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ultra Shines in Life on the A List
Vferent 12/26/2012 8:02:00 PM
I adore the light, neutral, girly colour, and the plush glossy look it gives my lips. Definitely my go-to everyday lipgloss
Either they changed the formula or my eyelashes have got shorter, cause, I used to swear by this mascara, and now, it's only good for volume, not length. Used to give both, but now I need at least 2-3 coats and an eyelash curler to get good results. Would buy for the voluminous look that's great for evenings and makes a statement. May I add it is HELL to remove, major panda eye alert!
I actually love the smell, it's kind of like turkish delight and chocolate. Many people i know have complimented me for wearing it but some don't like it at all. It's kind of a love hate product where scent is concerned. It keeps my skin moisturised all day which I love, and also love the fact that all profit goes to charity.
Refreshing face spray, nice smell and consistency, and wakes you up. Makes your makeup refreshed and dewy. Also, takes away the cakey look after using a powder to something more natural yet still allowing the powder to block oil from showing.
Moisturizers -Liz Earle - Liz Earle - Superskin Moisturiser
Vferent 12/16/2012 9:13:00 AM
to me it smells more like marshmallow. No problem. I'd say this was average, no fancy effects, gets the job done - to moisturize.
I have always loved this, it is light, girly yet classy and a perfect smell for daytime. It suits any age and really lasts.
Fragrances -Gucci - Gucci by Gucci (new release 2008)
Vferent 12/15/2012 2:28:00 PM
This scent is so sophisticated and something you would expect from the likes of Gucci. I personally, despite only being 18, prefer this things from the usual young, cheaper perfumes. The only downfall is that it does. not. last. And I end up having to re spray now and again.
Okay so not everyone is going to like this scent. But I love it! It reminds me of Parma violets and there's just something so great about it. I started wearing it when I was 14, in Greece and four years on it always makes me feel nostalgic. Someone described it to me as smelling of 'Unicorn farts' ha haha, and the thing I like most is that you only need a couple of sprays and the strong scent lasts all day! Lavely! Not expensive either
ahhh I love this fragrance.. the white flowery scent is just great. Considering to buy the new intense one to see if the staying power is half decent unlike the original.
Lipstick -MAC - Sweet Sunrise (Naturally Collection 2012)
Vferent 12/15/2012 2:14:00 PM
makes me look like i have foundation on my lips but its a nice creamy light colour. washes me out though
Lotions/ Creams -Victoria's Secret - Strawberries and Champagne
Vferent 12/14/2012 9:37:00 AM
A low key, everyday scent. It's sweet and feminine, but I am rather disappointed that the smell wears off after a short while because I really like it. Really moisturizing consistency too.