Hands down, this is the BEST lip stain. I've had it for years and I just know I'll keep buying. It gives me a natural, just bitten lips in an instant! If I'm too lazy to put on makeup or need a pick-me-upper, I'd just swipe this baby on my lips and i'm ready to go. It works really well when you exfoliate your lips first and if you top it off with a gloss or lip conditioner. I don't use it as a blush though cause a) i broke into hives once, b) it's hard to blend c) it accentuates my blemishes. Tip: After use, don't over-tighten the cap as it cracks easily. I learned it the hard way!
I have mixed feelings about this soap. I would describe it as a clear, sorta jelly-like blue-green bar with chunks of seaweed and sea salt on the top side. It has an invigorating smell of the sea making my shower time more refreshing and enjoyable. However, it doesn't lather very well & melts very quickly. And once the seaweed & salts are gone, there's not much use for this soap anymore. Also, the scent doesn't have much staying power.
Great shadow base! This works really well on my oily lids. I love how it gives me a clean & matte canvass. Using my ring finger, I just dab a bit of this product all over my lids. I usually use it under the neutral shadows from my Too Faced Palette. It's also perfect for toning down those super bright/vibrant shadows. Would repurchase!
Looks really great on my NC30 skin. It gives me a natural just-saw-my-crush flushed look! From the pan, it looks like a soft, matte bubblegum pink- once applied, it's very sheer but buildable.I use it everyday now. Def a must-have!
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
ampcuenca 3/10/2011 12:34:00 PM
Snagged the last one for $29.99 (before tax) at London Drugs the other day. I was so excited to use it but it took me forever to install the batteries.After using my clean & clear facial cleansing wipes, I washed my face using the cleanser that came with it (although I didnt get a full size) & brushed away on low setting. After a full minute, I noticed how there's still a bit of my MAC studio fix foundation (& sunscreen i guess) sitting on the brush head! Thank God for this genius (& affordable) product- now i dont have to worry about leaving makeup on my face overnight. I highly recommend this.
Sunscreen -Avene - Eau Thermal Spray High Protection Sensitve Skin SPF20
ampcuenca 4/11/2010 7:26:00 AM
This has been my sunblock for years. My dermatologist recommended it as I have sensitive skin. I use it everyday! It's light-weight and non-greasy. However, I'm not too fond of the spray as it can get messy.
I was at South Coast when i was stopped by the SA/MA at the Benefit counter for a make-over. She applied this only on the right side of my face so I could compare it to the bare left side. I could really tell the difference as it instantly gave me a glow! The light fruity scent doesn't bother me at all. I would also say that it's not heavy on the skin and it brightens my complexion to boot! However, I'm not too excited with the tube-like packaging. I think too much of the product goes to waste b/c of its poor packaging. Good thing I got like 3 mini samples.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
ampcuenca 4/11/2010 6:40:00 AM
I totally love this eyeliner! I was convinced to buy it since I read from Audrina Patridge's twitter how this is her HG. I have always been curious of what brand of eyeliner she uses and how she gets that perfect no-smudge eye make-up. Now i know her secret! :p It definitely stays put all day and very easy to apply. Would repurchase.
I use this as an everyday cologne. I would describe it as soft and "innocent." I bought one as a gift to my goddaughter and I ended up getting one for myself! It's soo refreshing! Even my husband loves this scent!
Currently wearing this for the summer season. Eye Candy! I totally love the color! Not too bright, it's just right! LOL It reminds me of Holt Renfrew's paper bag though.. haha random!!
Got a sample size from a travel kit on the plane. The exact name is L'Occitane Citrus Verbena (cause I think they carry several Verbena products) I ABSOLUTELY love the scent!!! I would describe it as fresh, light and clean-perfect for summer! Its refreshing scent leaves you energized throughout the day! Not to mention it lasts on forever
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - DUO eyelash adhesive
ampcuenca 4/11/2010 3:59:00 AM
One of my staples is the DUO Lash Adhesive in Dark tone. After squeezing out the product, I was greatly disappointed to see a light gray-ish watery stuff. But i decided to use it anyway. Oh boy was I wrong. The lashes stuck on closest to my eyelids (not directly on my eyelids as I heard it's unsafe to do that) steadily and blended with my eyeliner perfectly. Would repurchase if i still won't try Latisse heehee!!! ;p
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Celebutante [DISCONTINUED]
ampcuenca 4/11/2010 3:46:00 AM
I think this is the best palette ever! Benefit combined all their best-sellers into one portable product! I absolutely love Dallas (blush) as it doubles a bronzer (w/shimmer) too! The lipsticks (No Competition) and (Lady's Choice) are great too! One can be used for the day, and the other for night. Very moisturizing, great colors and has a strong staying power. As for the eyeshadows, i found them a bit shimmery, but they look perfectly natural in pictures. Benetint is a no-brainer as I have always loved it as a lip tint! (Not as a liquid blush though as I broke into hives when i used it on my cheeks) High Beam gives me a natural shimmer/glow when applied on the cheeks and under brows. Lastly, the lipgloss (I'm with the band) has a pinkish/nude-ish frosty texture. It has a minty taste too! Would definitely repurchase. Although I hope they lower the price. It's a whopping $35 (before tax) for these sample sizes.. Other than that, I highly recommend this product!
Super love this lip gloss! It has a great rose pink-ish color to it. Funny thing was, I didn't know it was a plumper! HAHA I felt my lips tingling right after I applied it on. Kept my lips moisturized all night.
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Peony ShimmerBrick Shimmer Brick Compact
ampcuenca 4/11/2010 3:03:00 AM
Got this as a Christmas present from my brother 2 years ago. Initially, I was shocked when i saw how bright the colors were! It was super pink. and dark! However, when i swiped it on my cheeks, it instantly gave me a natural rosy glow! WOW. I would also like to mention its durable black case as I have dropped it over and over again, but it's never been broken. I use it now more than NARS Orgasm. Love this blush!