Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
ayalalaya 3/3/2013 3:28:00 PM
I've found a new love with this primer. Before I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion but it started irritating my eyes. The Shadow Insurance isn't as thick as Primer Potion, but my eye shadows come out much more vibrant. Also, my eyes haven't had a bad reaction from it yet. I like that it comes in a tube and I plan on repurchasing when I run out.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Thickening Spray
ayalalaya 1/11/2013 3:24:00 PM
I was looking for a root lifter when I found this spray. I have lots of hair but it is thin with the stubbornness of Asian hair. If you open the bottle and take a whiff, it'll smell like a little bit of hairspray and alcohol but I barely smelled much of that when spraying it on. After spraying on damp hair and blow drying, it gives a bit of volume. I noticed more volume in my hair, but nothing dramatic. It didn't hold all day for me so I'd have to pair it with some hairspray. It's an easy way to get volume for those too lazy to spend a long time on their hair, like me.
Eye Makeup Remover -Koh Gen Do - Cleansing Spa Water
ayalalaya 1/11/2013 3:17:00 PM
I was running low on my makeup remover and found this beauty! It effortlessly removes all traces of eye makeup and leaves the skin soft and supple. One moderately soaked cotton pad cleaned both eyes, mascara and all! There is no color nor smell that I noticed either. I purchased this in the travel size bottle and it's a better buy than the Mac eye makeup remover. Mac's travel size is 1 oz. while KGD's travel size is 3.38 oz. Although KGD was a bit pricier, it contained more than 50% extra product! It also works better at removing makeup than Mac did for me. I'll have to repurchase this! Possibly even the big bottle!
I wasn't impressed the first time I tried this but after a second try, I find it to be a very wearable pink nude for me. It's not too bright or cool toned and goes very nicely with my yellow asian complexion. It doesn't appear frosty on my lips at all, which is a good thing because I usually prefer natural looks. I also noticed that it didn't have much of Mac's signature vanilla scent. I bought it directly from their website so I know it's not fake. Maybe I got a bad batch. I think this will be my go-to lipstick for softening up my appearance and for days I want to look casual.
This is a mediocre product. I like that there is no scent and no residue. It takes off most of my eye makeup after spending some time rubbing. It doesn't completely remove some waterproof mascaras and my Mac Kohl Power eyeliner either. I will not be repurchasing.
Previously, I used ELF's lash curler because it was $1 and I didn't know any better. I recently purchased the gunmetal Shiseido curler and now I am absolutely in love! I used to dread curling my lashes because I'd always end up pinching my skin and getting an L shaped curl. This one effortlessly curls my lashes to perfection and is shaped to fit my asian eyes much better! I also read that the ELF replacement pads fit the Shiseido! This is totally a keeper!
This is the first and only lip liner that I own. I absolutely love it. It is close to my natural lip color and extremely versatile. I bought it to make nude lipsticks work on me because I have never been able to get them to look right on me since my lips are really pigmented. I can finally make Mac Hue lipstick work for me! At first, I was debating between Whirl and Stripdown and went with this one. I love it. Will repurchase when I run out even though it feels dry when applying.
I have this in Ice and I really like it! I suffer from dry itchy eyes every so often and wanted to try something other than Visine. I put a drop in each eye just now and had a cooling sensation that burned a bit, but that's something I've experienced with most eye drops. I really liked the cooling sensation. After blinking a few times, the minor burning went away and my eyeballs feel cool. I looked in the mirror and my eyes were bright and clear! I love it so far!
WOW! This mascara really makes my non-existing lashes look long! The formula is dry which is what I prefer. It doesn't irritate my eyes like many other eye products. Its removed rather easily. I think this just beat my previously favorite mascara, Dior Show! I noticed that this mascara clumps if I wiggle the brush into my lashes, but it looks separates my lashes perfectly if I apply it without wiggling. It holds my curls after curling all day also and has a pleasant light scent of roses, rather than a gross chemical funk like most mascaras. I never thought I'd throw the money down for a mascara but $26 for this feels so worth it!
Skincare - Face -Ole Henriksen - Sheer Transformation Creme
ayalalaya 12/8/2012 11:13:00 PM
Out of the few Ole Henriksen products I have gotten to try, I liked this the most. It claims to fade skin discolorations and does exactly that. A little goes a long way so you don't need much. The results came fast for me. I have many acne scars and within only a few nights of using this, my skin looks clearer and feels smoother! I'll give this a longer trial to see if it starts to break me out or stop working. I will be repurchasing if it doesn't break me out. EDIT: Broke me out. Too much silicone in this product.
I have been curious about this product and have been wanting to try it for a while. It smells great! I love the sweet fruity citrus scent. I like that it comes with a pump also. I really wanted to like this. Unfortunately, it broke me out within hours each time i used it. I couldn't use it long enough to see if it actually did what it claimed.
Treatments -Ole Henriksen - Invigorating Night Gel
ayalalaya 12/8/2012 11:04:00 PM
I wanted to like it but it was way too harsh on my skin. Every night that I gave this a try, the next day that I woke up, my face was bright red.
Lip Treatments -Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm spf 25
ayalalaya 12/3/2012 7:17:00 PM
This keeps my lips moist and gives a pleasant minty tingle. I really like the Mint & Shea Butter one. Usually, I prefer to stay away from petroleum products but this is so nice. I'd repurchase if I feel like spending that much on a lip balm ever again.
I loved the way this lipstick looked and applied to my lips. I bought the shade #12 Guest List for somewhat of a "my lips but better" look. It glides on smoothly and is well pigmented. But it smells like berries, plastic, and chemicals. I didn't notice the smell when I tried it on at Sephora because I had just finished abusing my sense of smell taking whiffs of perfume. I used it a few days later for the first time and the smell gave me a headache. It didn't taste very good either. Eventually, like an hour later, the smell went away though. Decent product that would be perfect if it wasn't for the smell and taste. I'll continue using this but will not repurchase.
This bronzer is amazing for contouring. It makes my pale skin look sun kissed. Smells yummy like chocolate also. It is a very neutral brown color and doesn't break out my delicate acne prone skin. It was pricey but worth it because I love the product and it will last a long time. I will definitely repurchase when I run out!