I love, love, LOVE this product ! I have it in 105 (bright fuschia pink) and another deep brown shade (i forgot the number). it has a lot of sparkle - which, being Indian, I love ! even if you don't have any makeup on, just one swipe of this will give your face a pop of colour instead of looking washed-out. Initially it was just lying in my cupboard because I felt it was too loud for me - but I am so bored of the other lipglosses out there that I decided to wear this more. I definitely feel you may not find such glosses in other brands. IMO, its definitely worth buying this although being Chanel it is expensive.
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow- Petal
beardpapa 7/3/2012 12:04:00 AM
This product is crap ! it does nothing for me - absolutely does not show on my skin. it doesn't even work as a highlight shade. Moreover the shimmer falls all over my eye when i try to apply it. I was so disappointed as it looks great in the pan. I think BB is good only for blushes and lipsticks. I have two of their eyeshadows and both are awful ! Will definitely not be repurchasing...
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick Compact (All colors)
beardpapa 7/2/2012 4:54:00 AM
My mom got this for me in Pink Oyster (Asia exclusive). At first I was a bit unsure as to whether it would work on my skin because I am a medium tan (NC40) and dont have the oriental skintone to carry off such light colours. I have to say - it really does show !! I use it on my cheekbones with some bronzer below and it just sort of lifts my face and gives it an "ethereal" glow. I would definitely buy it again!
I never fall for hard-selling promoters but was about to be suckered into buying Seacrest's products. Thankfully I read some of the honest reviews on MUA. So the pesky salesman just wouldn't let me walk-away and INSISTED on filing my nails and following up with "cuticle" treatment. All of which I did. He kept enticing me with all the scented lotions...telling me today is the "LAST" day of sales... your nail will remain like this for 2 week....I knew he was fobbing....anyway, I don't know what this silly nail treatment is but it doesn't seem to be very good on your nails...i mean my nail's surface has been scraped off.... while it does look good, I'm not sure its something I would recommend people do... besides the salesman was selling it so much I started having doubts about the quality of the product...when I mentioned the cream has silicone in it...he just mumbled about the product being very good....yeah right... don't buy it guys, it feels like a scam to me !
This is an absolute classic which lives up to its fame...fabulous fragrance, long-lasting...one or two sprays are enough as it can be overpowering...highly recommended. it is expensive so i reserve it for occasions...
I have this foundation in Natural (I think that's shade no. 4) because unfortunately BB only has 4 or 5 shades available in the Singapore market (despite all the tall claims about catering to south asian skin tones) and my face is always a little too white. my mother always comments on how I have patches of white on my face... since then I've pretty much stopped using it. this foundation is an absolute no-no in humid weather...within 1-2 hours the foundation will start looking streaky...and it feels SO THICK that your skin can't breathe...and I only put in a drop...so you can imagine !! I've changed to MAC Studio Sculpt which is incredibly rich.... but it matches my skin tone perfectly so I will continue using it until I find a better alternative.
This product is OK. I use a very tiny blot on my face and it looks as if my face is caked....I prefer a more natural look so I would rather use my new Lancome BB Complete. I've also used Bobbi Brown's moisture rich foundations but their colour range (at least in Singapore) is quite shitty so I always end up looking like I'm part of some Opera troupe with that excessively white face.
Lipstick -BeneFit Cosmetics - Silky-Finish Lipstick
beardpapa 6/22/2012 4:19:00 AM
I have this product in "Candy Store" which is now sadly discontinued. I absolutely love how smoothly this lipstick glides on, and I like the feel of it. The lasting power isn't great, but the Candy Store shade is awesome. I am still looking around for another similar one, so if anyone has any ideas please let me know !!
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Thickening Spray
beardpapa 6/22/2012 4:12:00 AM
I absolutely LOVE this product ! Pity that Singapore had a B&B counter but it closed within 2 years... It does everything it says and more. I have very fine hair, and it gives me the volume I want without stiffening my hair (unlike John Frieda) and given the extreme humidity of Singapore, my hair stays in shape/place all day. no frizz or flyaway. it has a decent fragrance too... This product was a godsend for me...and I am quite sad its not available anymore :(
Palettes -Bobbi Brown - Mauve Face Palette Fall 2008
beardpapa 6/22/2012 4:07:00 AM
I think this palette is OK only. It gives a very soft, neutral look. I guess it is Bobbi Brown after all. Having said that, I loved the lip colours in it. I would actually prefer some more pizzazz in terms of the eyeshadow colours...that wasn't there....so I don't think I would buy again (esp. when there's Naked 2)
This is actually for the Chanel Inimitable Extreme mascara. -> first of all I did not get the extreme volume that was promised. My eyelashes were looking "spidery" which was a big turnoff. -> WORST OF ALL, my eyelashes started falling off (and same for my mom). I went to the Chanel counter but all the solace I got was I should use one of their expensive mascara removers. Excuse me? What about the eyelashes that ARE GONE? I won't pay more $$$ for your bullshit products.