Moisturizers -Dermalogica - Clean Start Brighten Up SPF15
chloeincolour 3/26/2011 3:21:00 AM
This product is really worth your money. I love that it gives a good amount of moisture, but being formulated for acne prone skin, this product doesn't weigh down your skin. The tint is really nice and provides decent coverage, however the finish seems almost sticky. I would categorize this as a tinted moisturizer actually, and it actually is a great base for a foundation.
Polishes -TheFACEShop - Nail Talk Polish (All Colors)
chloeincolour 3/12/2011 1:56:00 PM
At first glance, the products look really nice and appealing, however it's not even remotely close to a nice product. The colours are really sheer and you hardly get any coverage over a bare nail. So these products can be passable if you apply a couple coats over another base colour. Overall, I wouldn't buy this again, though. I didn't find the brush size to be outstanding, so that was passable oh, the colour selection was appealing. But overall, no thanks!
I like the bristles on this brush, they seem to catch your lashes well and prevent clumping. The definition appears to be cleaner than that of other mascaras and application is way easy. I like that this product really does what it says it does, it adds really nice volume. But on top of volume, it adds a bit of nice length however, the curl isn't as impressive. After curling my lashes, and apply just a single coat of mascara, my lashes tend to uncurl throughout the day. However, my lashes still remain thick and lush. Overall, a great mascara for anyone.
Makeup Brushes -Bobbi Brown - Ultra Fine Eye liner brush
chloeincolour 3/12/2011 2:39:00 AM
Great for precision application of Gel Liners, however it's not as precise as you can get. I don't think ultra fine is an accurate name for this, but this does the job for a nice clean defined line for your upper eye lid and lower eye lid/lash line. I think with careful application, this product can replicate the job a liquid liner is expected to do. Overall quality of this product is great, it doesn't shed and the quality remains the same, no matter how long you've had it for :)
Treatments -Joico - K-Pak Color Restorative Styling Oil
chloeincolour 3/12/2011 2:32:00 AM
This product was way ahead of Moroccan Oil because it came out with a pump first! However, aside from packaging, I think this product significantly surpasses Moroccan Oil in my book. After a single use, my hair would be so so luscious and healthy. Oh goodness, it was the softest I've felt my hair before! It was so healthy and luscious, oh goodness only the world LUSCIOUS could accurately describe my hair. This product really impressed me, my hair would dry faster, and it didn't weigh it down. Two thumbs up, try this out before Moroccan Oil, it's nearly half the price! The scent is just as delightful as Moroccan Oil too!
To begin, and what I'm most excited about it is.... ITS NOT STICKY! woo! The texture is really excellent, 5/5 stars for me! The scent is like, cotton candy, it's delectable and really pleasing. The packaging is very modern and really nice, it looks like it has less product than MAC's lipglasses, but it's actually even more! (.17oz vs .2oz) The colour is really rich and gorgeous; the name, creamy, really does describe the colour. Pigmentation is LOVELY and it's not too shiney and gooey looking. (always a plus right?) I'd love to buy more! :)
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
chloeincolour 3/6/2011 12:38:00 PM
E.L.F. NARS.... what's the difference?? The bronzer and blush duo are a perfect match for a bronzed beauty! The bronzer has a little bit of shimmer to it, and it's perfect for contouring but not for all over colour. The blush is SO pretty, peachy-pink shimmery, but not too shimmery. It's a really summer-ey duo. The packaging is surprisingly nice! (for being so cheap) It comes with a nice big mirror, but the product doesn't look like THAT much, I would think NARS would have more, but, of course, at a price that over triples this price hehe. Overall, this is SO worth the money! :)
BEWARE OF THE MUCH FEARED CAKE FACE. This product has such great coverage. A lot of people think that mineral make up doesn't have a lot of coverage, however, mineral make up has really came a long way and developed. This product really covers redness and acne scars, however, you'll still need a concealer for your under eye circles. I used this product with a flat top kabuki brush for nice dense coverage. Of course, you can always use a round fluffy kabuki for this, for lighter coverage. The product is really smooth, but it does feel like powder and it does feel a little dense. I really like that this product has a mirror and there are tons of colours to choose from. You will need a different colour depending on the time of year, it's not so accommodating or forgiving in terms of shades. The versatility in this product is the use, it can be used for finishing and for a base. The staying power of this product is really great too, it'll last your work day with minimal touch ups.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
chloeincolour 2/17/2011 12:31:00 AM
This is a really thick product, that didn't really hydrate much. (which was good for because I already have oily skin) I found that this evened out my skin tone really nicely however, it provided a really greasy looking finish. It was like... Steps beyond "dewy" However, other than that, I found that this product gave you really great coverage for not a lot of product, it did feel a little thick, but eh, it is a good substitute for a foundation. I, personally, wouldn't wear it in the summer because of that.
Eye Shadow -NYX - Trio TS22 Sahara Suede Chocolate
chloeincolour 2/15/2011 6:53:00 PM
I found that the pigment was shockingly intense! Which is perfect because the product was so cheap! The colours are gorgeous, no complaints :) I think this is great with people with warmer skin tones. The darkest colour adds great depth to your eyes. I'd love to buy more NYX products again!
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara
chloeincolour 2/15/2011 6:43:00 PM
Super Duper Fabulous! You've got to play around with this mascara a little bit, but when you get it right, MAN your lashes look GORGEOUS! At first, the mascara would clump and get goopy and really thick, however, I played around with the different effects the different parts of the wand would provide, and I quickly learned how to make my lashes look great! This can totally be buildable, and easily be a one-coat dealio! I found no flaking and transferring, however this is a very powerful waterproof formula, so be patient and gentle when removing! Highly recommended!
There was/is SO much hype about this product, but I think there are better oils out there! This one smells SO AMAZING and it really helps your hair dry faster, but this didn't make my hair feel luscious the way the Joico K-Pak Styling Oil did! Beware, this can make you break out! Wash your hands after you use this! This product didn't hydrate nor strengthen my hair, I didn't really like this, but the scent is pleasant :)
I really liked how light this cream was, however it moisturized beautifully! I think this is perfect for year round cream! :) No post-lotion-greasiness present, however THIS IS NOT ENOUGH SPF FOR ANYONE!!!
What nice pigmentation you have! What nice smell you have! What a nice applicator you have! I found that this product really had the perfect colour pay off! It gave me a nice nude lip (without lipstick) and this matched up nicely with a light application of Nude Attitude by Revlon. This has the same price, consistency (thick and sticky..ew) and scent as with other MAC lipglosses, and I think the price of MAC lipglosses is very reasonable for a high end brand. :) Overall, I LOVE this product!
My first impression of this product was that the colour was just gorgeous! And it is nicely pigmented and it is high in shimmer, however the nice colour isn't outstanding. The colour also does not make up for the disgusting strange and rancid smell this product has. I thought it was just the sample that smelled like that, but my new product smelled like that too. I managed to deal with it. I use this as a base colour and a primer for my shadow. My shadow does not become more intense when I use this, but this did prevent creasing. Overall, I like this product, it is easy to apply and it looks great when you use your finger to apply. It is an effortless application. I would not purchase this again, because there are so many more cream shadows out there, that don't smell rancid.