This is, hands down, the best nude lipstick on my NC25 skin I have tried. I've been looking for a nude lipstick that isn't so pink toned and this is the best I've found so far. The formula is extremely conditioning (I rarely feel the need to wear lip balm underneath) and at £6 for 4g, I will be seriously reconsidering my future HE lipstick purchases. The only negative thing I have say about this product is that it can accentuate flakey lips so I make sure to thoroughly exfoliate before I use this product.
This is my favorite eyeshadow blending brush from MAC and I always reach for it when I do eye make up.
I rarely use lash primers because after so many coats of primer and mascara on my very fine lashes, the result usually looks a terrible clumpy, flaky mess but not with this. It lengthens and volumises my lashes whilst giving them a lift and looks great paired with Estee Lauder Sumptuous mascara.
I love, love, love this mascara for every day use. I don't normally use Estee Lauder products but this was recommended to me to use with Estee Lauder Lash Primer Plus and the combination is nothing short of amazing. I have short, fine, poker straight Asian lashes and this does the job of separating, thickening and subtly lengthening them without clumping, flaking or smudging all over the place. The brush is a boring looking cone shaped brush BUT it applies surprisingly well and the tip is narrow enough to reach the usually forgotten about corner lashes.
I absolutely adore these and they remind me of MAC Dazzleglasses as both lip glosses are not very pigmented, contain a lot of shimmer and have a glossy, high shine finish. These come in a chunky rectangular packaging with a nice mirror and an integrated LED light in the lid so they can be applied in the dark. It also has a brush application wand. I have 05 Blomme (a cross between MAC Funtabulous and Ms.Fizz) which in the packaging is a scary purple with blue sheen but once applied, sheers out to a nice pinky color with fine blue shimmer. The gloss is very smooth and applies very well, the shimmer is not gritty or chunky and finely milled, the light reflecting particles gives the appearance of plumper lips. These cost around £8 for 6ml (and roughly $20 or so in the US?) which isn't bad, especially since Superdrug often has the 3 for 2 offer on GOSH cosmetics.
Due to the limited shades, this isn't a bad concealer as long as one of the three shades works for you. It's very heavy duty for general blemishes or discolorations but it doesn't work very well for under eye concealing as it can end up looking caked up. It's a very average product, nothing impressive at all.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood
celluloide 5/27/2009 12:47:00 PM
I really don't understand what this product is supposed to do. Biggest waste of money ever.
This is a really nice, natural looking blush on me and I have been trying to find a similar color in a HE brand so I won't need to bother with this product. The blush itself isn't very pigmented for my NC25 skin so doesn't last that long and I have to really pile it on before I can see the results. It's also not very smooth and doesn't apply very well so I have to really buff it in for it to look good. The packaging is flimsy as hell and the shape is plain awkward for my blush brush. BUT this is a great color..it simply takes too much effort to look half decent on me and I'm just too lazy to deal with it in the mornings.
Blush -New York Color - Color Wheel Mosaic Powder Pink Cheek Glow
celluloide 5/22/2009 6:58:00 PM
I have to admit, I have very low expectations from very cheap DS make up so I was very surprised by how smooth and pigmented this blush was. I swirl my blush brush around the different colors and apply to my cheeks; I don't have to bother with buffing or whatever because it glides on effortlessly. I have oily skin so it doesn't last as long as my other HE blushes do but I don't mind reapplying because it's so cheap.
The progress is undeniably slow and it's difficult to tell whether the product is working when looking into the mirror but it does work. I can see that my sparse eyebrows are fuller after months and months of constant use, and compared to pictures of what they were like before, the difference is even more noticeable. It's pricey (£20) but the results are eventually worth it.
This is my absolutely favorite HG lip balm which I bought whilst on vacation in France. Its not waxy, nor does it leave obvious shine and gives my lips a tingly feeling (a soothing version of carmex) as well as keeps them super soft. The only bad thing is that it comes in a pot but for such a great product, I can live with dipping my fingers. I always stock up whenever I get a chance to visit Sephora.
I've only recently started to use toners and Kiehl's Cucumber toner is the second one I've tried. I use Lush Ultra Bland and follow with the toner to remove the cleanser each night, and although I don't wear moisturizer, this keeps my skin hydrated until morning which is nice. Overall it's a good product, but it's not good enough for me to consider repurchasing.
I really, really like this product but it doesn't work as well as I wish it did for me. Although the product does a fairly decent job concealing my dark circles, after a couple of minutes; it settles into my fine lines and the powder I had originally put on top makes the whole area look cakey. I even bought the BB eye cream to use with it but no luck. When just applied, Light Bisque blends absolutely perfectly into my skin (NC25) so it's a real shame that it doesn't last. I'm definitely going to keep experimenting with using different primers/moisturizers underneath until I use it up and then, if it still doesn't work for me, move onto something else.
These are the best tweezers ever, hands down. I never realized how much difference a pair of GOOD tweezers can make to eyebrow grooming but they do. These are pricey but totally worth it.
This is the perfect matte reddish peach blush for my NC25 skin and gives my cheeks a very natural flush. It can look muddy on super pale skin because of the red tones but with the right brush (I like MAC187) and a gentle hand, it can work with almost any skin tone. As with all NARS blushes, the pigmentation and staying power is superb, and these blushes will last for years even if used daily, so I think it's totally worth the price.