Blush -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Blush & Highlighter
aadonm 5/27/2011 5:53:00 AM
Well done Rimmel. So impressed. Probably my fav blush, despite being a high end snob. Thanks again to Paula, I thought I would try this. Im not a blush junkie however I have heaps fro becca, clinique and EL, but this is my fav! Not surprised about the great reviews. This lasts longer than any of my blushes throughout the day.10 out of 10
Eyeliner -Clinique - Brush-on Cream Liner Smoke Grey
aadonm 5/20/2011 10:23:00 PM
This is my first eyeliner since being a teenager! I wanted to try a liquid/cream and chose this, as there is no Mac or Bobbi Brown near me. The SA recommended this color. I had initially wanted to get the brown, however Im glad I chose this. I really like it so far. Your can go light or build. Stays put really well and I have a super moisturising foundation on.
First Truly HG foundation for my dry skin. I have way too many foundations. Firstly because I generally love them and secondly because my skin is constantly changing and has different requirements, hence the constant need to find an appropriate foundation. That said, here are my reasons for loving this foundation. Affordable: Bought Warm Ivory from Strawberry net for Aus $50. Usually $85. Will last for AGES! Skin factor: Acts more like a moisturiser for us with dry skin. Mine is super dry. I live in Australia its cold, winter heaters going, my skin has been really dry. I have been looking for a moisturising foundation for ages. This is great, again for those with dry skin Compliments: I have received more compliments when wearing this foundation than with any other and I wear foundation every day of my life! Anyway this is my first foundation from a jar. Due to the thick consistency it really is the only way to store this foundation. I use the spatula and steralize with MAC brush cleaner after each use. Bust still getting use to this. I scoop a small pea size ammount, tab some on my forehead, cheeks and chin, then begin to blend. It is thick, but becomes easier to manipulate. I mainly use my hands then stipple later. I would describe it as a medium coverage. I have pigmentation (which I hate) I cover this with extra foundation. Only my third day wearing, but love the feel, color and the compliments!
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Petting Pink
aadonm 4/23/2011 7:47:00 PM
HG texture and finish, really softens lips like nothing else. Love subtle color of petting pink. I also have fuscia fix but much prefer this. Only complaint is packaging but that is fairly minor
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Daywear Plus Sheer Tint [DISCONTINUED]
aadonm 4/23/2011 7:32:00 PM
Well i just had to have this! What a let down! EL had been promoting this recenrly, so I thought id purchase when gwp came around. My main problem with this.are the weird grainy bits that come out. I wonder if i got an off product. The colour is awful for pale skins so.i use this under a lighter foundation for a glow. By far my biggest dissapountment jn a very long time
One word ALCOHOL this stuff reaked of alcohol. It is a very beautiful elegant product, but the alcohol content of this is sooooo high. It stung my face. I took it straight back and ive never done that before. Would b great for oily skins
Highlighters -Clinique - Fresh Bloom AllOver Colour - Peony
aadonm 4/19/2011 2:35:00 AM
HG for me, and I dont have many HGs. I love that this is subtle, yet illuminating I always feel really pretty in this. I got this as a GWP in peony and is by far my favourite blush. It is impossible to look clownish with this blush as many others can make you appear. It is buidable but you need to use another blush if you want a more dramatic look. The price is quite steep, however I have not found anything as beautiful as this in the blush department!
Liquid -Lancome - Photogenic Lumessence Light Mastering & Line-Smoothing Makeup
aadonm 4/17/2011 1:34:00 AM
I love this foundation! It has such a beautiful finish. Very light an velvety. I am a bit of a foundation junkie and this was a pleasant surprise. I got the lightest colour. Out of all of my foundations I would say this has the best finish by far! Very skin like and light. I usually prefer a full coverage foundation, but this kind of blurs imperfections. I use two pumps to help give more coverage. This is my special foundation for evenings out or when I want to feel extra special. Paula gave it a bad rating because of low spf, which I dont agree with! This is a great foundation!!!
Treatments -Clinique - Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector
aadonm 1/18/2011 11:27:00 PM
I was so excited when this product came out, it sounded amazing. I had often used the repairwear serum,which I adore! My main issue with this was the texture and finish. I like to layer products, however with this product I was unable to do this. It pilled/balled up and rubbed off when I tried to apply my moisturiser.
I have wanted to try this prodcut for so so long. Mainly because I have very dry skin. I read and reread all of the reviews on MUA. I decided to get the NC20 which when I first applied looked too dark, however in different lighting looked good and melded to my skin. I usually wear a primer with titanium dioxide so it was alright. It is a very interesting product in that how you prepare/prime your face before hand makes such a difference. If you have dry skin moisturise well before had or it will emphasise drieness/wrinkels. But dont over moisturise or you will look oily. I am still experimenting with this product,however at the moment I apply a pea size amount to the back of my hand, then place a dot on my forehead then blend, then cheeks then blend then chin, etc, I then go over any areas that need exta coverage. I think the finish is lovely, luminous, highly pigmented and nice to work with. I often keep foundations/blemish balms in the fridge. so the consistency is similar to this. I personally did not have a problem with spreading the product as i am used to using a thicker consistency. I am going to keep experimenting with this foundation, as I think it is different than any other I have used. But one were proper face prep is essential
Pretty, subtle colour, great applicator and affordable. I use this over my Pink Gossip Lipstick (which is quite bright). so can be worn with lipstick or on its own. Well done Rimmel, I never would have bought Rimmel before.
BB Cream -Dr. Jart+ - Blemish Balm Cream (black label)
aadonm 12/26/2010 10:29:00 PM
Great all-in -one product. I use this when am having a lazy day, use it as a moisturiser, sunscreen and foundation. I always like products that are supposed to enhance the skin, and with the ingredients in this products I think this one does just that. The consistency is quite thick, but once you start spreading out it kind of melds with the skin. Colour is on the fairish side, with slight pink undertones, however it works. Im really beginnin to love this more and more. Plus is reasonably priced
Okay I am in love with this product, but the price is way too high. Plus you dont get much product since it is so slimlined. Overall it has a gret consistency, very moisturing, and great SPF and lovely colors. I used this up in about a month which I never do with lipsticks. I did re-apply alot, but still it should last longer. I may buy this for a special occasion, VERY special occasion. It is my HG lipstick/gloss but sadly cannot afford.
I agree with the previous reviewer about this product "clumping" up and balling or pilling. It is the one annoying factor of this product. I wouldnt advise to use this as a primer/base because it just goes all weird. Other wise I have found that if I apply then really let it set it is okay and doesnt change cosistency. I like it because of the great ingredient, its always within the expiry dates and has all physical blockers. It is also reasonably priced. Clinique just need to tweek this a little and it will be great. I think because it is so emolient you really need to let it set. I could be wrong, but thats my experience.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Legere- bb creme white
aadonm 12/24/2010 6:44:00 AM
Okay this is my first BB cream and I must say I am more than Impressed. As I have terrible dry skin this suits me really well. Most of all does not irritate my sensitive skin. I think the ingredients are fantastic. I purchased this from Bobodave. I dont know if this has lightened my skin, however I love the finish it has. Will definatly repurchase. Great for dry-very dry skin.