My HG liner. The color is so pretty (very dark shimmery blackish purple...) and looks great with dark eyes. Easy to apply. I team it with the Yeyo or Midnight Cowboy pencils in the inner corner of my eye.
I've had this for ages and recently rediscovered it...and I'm so glad I did. It looks scarily bright in the pan, but is really pretty on the skin (I'm super fair/pale). No glitter at all, just a very cute shade of pink that really makes my eyes pop and I look more awake. I like it better than my NARS Orgasm.
I love Benefit...but this is horrible. Worn as an under eye concealer, it is so greasy that my makeup slides off within a short period of time and I have racoon eyes. Settles into fine creases and the color options are ridiculous. And the packaging...it comes in a pot with a spatula, I never know where to keep it so it won't get lost or dirty. And it's expensive! Horrible. Sorry Benefit, but I truely hate this.
I have long, very dry colour treated hair. Phyto makes it soft and shiny, without silicone or chemicals that weigh your hair down or turn it into a sticky mess. You only need a tiny amount to turn your hair smooth and shiny. Really like this.
Meh. I'm glad I only bought the travel size. This is not a bad product, but maybe my expectations were too high. It seems a bit drying on my skin and the colour payoff isn't as great as I expected...it is not very pigmented. When used as a highlighter it tends to streak. No really worth the money.
Brows -BeneFit Cosmetics - Brow Bar - Brow waxing/shaping services
berlin101 12/29/2011 4:29:00 AM
I'm going to the Benefit Brow Bar in Berlin (Galeries Lafayette) and my brows have never looked better. I'd rather spend 31€ (shaping and dye) once a month on my eyebrows than go for a professional manicure. The lady who does them is super friendly and very good, she can make the most of any brow shape (I took a friend with me once with really overplugged eyebrows and even hers look great after). The only thing that is a bit annoying: after doing your brows, they almost insist on freshening up your makeup and always seem a little annoyed if you buy less than 2 products...so if I can I pretend to be in a hurry, so they won't redo my makeup. I give a tip but don't necessarily buy a lot of stuff I don't need. In all – great service!
Treatments (Eye) -Unlisted Brand - Lilash - Purified Eyelash Stimulator
berlin101 12/29/2011 4:18:00 AM
Yes, Lilash did work really well for me, but it took some patience. For the first couple of weeks, nothing much happened...then suddenly my lashes grew amazingly long. So long that a woman in a department store stopped me to ask if they were real. And she wasn't the only one to comment. They didn't get fuller though, if you are looking for that effect, this product might not be for you. I did not experience any eye irritation or redness. BUT: If you you stop using it, the lashes fall out pretty quickly. I tried to maintain the length with the much cheaper RapidLash, but sadly that didn't work out at all. So I finally caved today and ordered another tube of Lilash. PRO: - great results (lashes almost touched my brows and my sunglasses) CONs: - really expensive!!! - the long lashes fall out when you stop using it (or new lashes only grow to their normal size) almost instantly
PERFECT mascara! I'm a mascara addict and tried almost every high-end brand out there and have to say - this is it. The most amazing mascara. Lacôme Hypnose Drama was a huge, major disappointment, but Armani "Eyes to Kill" takes the cake. I have it in "black" and it doesn't smudge, seperates, lengthens, volumizes...all with a single stroke. Even if you put on several coats it won't clump your lashes together. They fan out and look dramatic, but still natural. It is superpricey (30 Euros!), but worth every penny. Mine lasted about 7 months (in daily use). I recommended it to several people and so far everyone is hooked on it, too. :)
Concealers -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Concealer
berlin101 4/11/2010 11:42:00 AM
Absolutely love this concealer! The area around my nose and mouth is quite red and I have super pale skin...I'd be lost without this product. It gives great coverage and stays put all day! I use it in "light" underneath my mineral foundation and this combination really evens out my skin tone. I've tried so many concealers before...the MAC concealer formed something looking like eraser fuzz when I applied it over my moisturizer...terrible. This does not happen with the Estee Lauder Double Wear. I highly recommend this if you have red areas in your face that need to be covered. The only negative thing (but even that didn't happen to all the tubes I bought) - because you don't need a lot, it lasts a long time...sometimes longer than the doe foot applicator. If used extensively, the foamy part can start to crumble. Other than that - for me it's the best concealer out there.