The Naked Palette is amazing. I love the texture of the eyeshadows and the colour pay off is excellent. The colours work really well together and combine beautifully. Sin is my favourite base colour. I have used this so much since I bought it. I also think it is fantastic value as you get 12 full sized eyeshadows for about €45.
I bought this recently in the US for about $10 which is so much better value than the € price tag in Ireland. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great colour match for my skin and find it doesn't cake. It is nice and light weight so it is now my everyday foundation. I don't find I need to use a powder over it as I have dry skin. It is one of the best drugstore foundations I have tried. Well done Revlon. I can see why it is so popular.
There are no scores high enough to describe how I feel about this mascara! It is amazing. After being hugely let down by any high end mascara I bought, this is finally THE ONE! I love the brush and find it great for separating my lashes. It gives gorgeous length and curl. I find it gives me nice volume, even more with a primer. It never flakes and the tube has lasted really well. At a party I was asked by a makeup artist, "Where did you get your lashes?" I said "I grow them?" She said "NO your fake ones. They're fabulous" I smiled and said "All mine....and Benefit They're Real" I'm on my 2nd tube and it is safe to say it's love. LOVE!
Self Tanners -Clinique - Quick Bronze self-tanner self-sun body
Yddib 4/22/2010 10:22:00 AM
I have the tinted mousse version of this too. I was really nervous about using it as fake tans often go very wrong on my skin! I exfoliated well and applied the mousse. I found it easy to apply and the tint showed up well. It dried quite quickly. I only used it on my upper body. I was delighted with the results. I'm quite pale so it was nice and subtle. would definitely use it again.
I absolutley love the texture of this lipstick. Most of all I love the colour Pink Topaz. It is more of a wine/mauve colour on my lips but I absolutely love it. I had forgotten about it for a while and as I was going through old photos I kept admiring this lipstick. Repurchased it and I'm in love all over again! I may try another colour to test it out but at the moment Pink Topaz is my HG rich coloured lipstick!
I really thought this would be a gorgeous moisturiser. I have quite dry skin and thought this would be perfect. The smell wasn't pleasant but I didn't let that put me off. What did put me off was that it really didn't make my skin feel great. It made my skin really shiney and greasy feeling. The description I've read before of slimey is a good one! I really didn't like it and the more I used it, the more the smell bothered me!
I loved how this shampoo made my hair feel and look. It really made my hair soft and shiney. It also made it easier to blow dry and add volume. The salt feels strange at first but the results are worth it. I have to repurchase the next time I'm near a LUSH store. It's one of the only LUSH products I would repurchase. I wouldn't recommend it for everyday use because it could be drying but any time there is a special occasion or a night out I use this!
This eyeshadow can create so many different looks because of the 2 tone colour. In one light it is a deep brown and in another you see a gorgeous green sheen from it. It looks so much better on your eyes than in the pot. I do really like it but I find it a little bit difficult to wear so it doesn't get full marks for me. I think I may need to play around with it a little bit more but it is still a gorgeous colour. Adds drama to a brown based smokey eye.
Lotions/ Creams -Nivea - Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme
Yddib 3/11/2010 7:22:00 AM
I love Nivea Soft in the tub. I don't know what it is but I prefer the one in the tub to the tube! This is a great day cream and works so well under Estee Lauder foundations - Double Wear and Maximum cover. I notice the difference if for some reason I have to use a different moisturiser under them. I find this doesn't allow them to cake or dry my skin. I absolutely love it and wear it every day.
Blush -Clinique - Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Aglow
Yddib 3/5/2010 8:07:00 PM
This came with a Clinique set I got for Christmas one year. I'm really glad as I don't think I would have chosen the colour myself. I usually go for pinkier blushes but this one is really nice. It is a peachy colour with a sheen of gold through it. As I am fair skinned I can't be too heavy handed or I could end up looking over done. As light brush on my cheeks gives a really nice glow. I usually wear it more during the summer so it looks a bit more natural.
I bought this foundation to use while I was in the US so I wouldn't be using my HG Estee Lauder double wear to work everyday. Now this foundation isn't magic but it does ok. It gives a light/medium coverage and lasts quite well. I have found nicer drugstore foundations and it's definitely not my HG so I five it 3! It does feel nice on my skin and the light 410 matches my skin really well. Way better than one I bought with a white pump in a plastic bottle... Need to find Nd review!!
I have one if these in Old Gold. It's a really nice antique gold. The colour pay off is really good. Applying it wet is even better and gives a lovely sheen. Gives MAC pigments a good run for their money. Cheaper alternative.
Eye Shadow -MAC - Mineralize Eyeshadow in Family Silver
Yddib 3/5/2010 7:30:00 PM
I got this in CCO on holidays. The light shade is a neutral creamy shimmer. The darker colour is a dark grey with copper going through it. The colours are fab but It is a bit more sparkly than I had thought! Because of this, I don't wear it during the day but it is so great to create an evening look with.
This eye shadow is a gorgeous warm copper. I live the texture of it and it's really easy to blend. It has a lovely shimmer but it isn't too glittery. It works really well with a dark brown like Bordeaux.
I bought this product in CCO. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it. I had received a small sample before and thought it was amazing. I am torn because I do love how this makes my skin feels but I'm not sure it does all the things it claims and I'm not sure if it makes my foundation look better.....but I do love how it feels.