I have a ton of lipsticks. A ton! And this is the first time I am writing a lipstick review. This a "my lips but better, juicier and yummier" lipstick!
A little goes a long way. The key is finding the correct match and using the least amount needed. My shade is in beige ivory (NC 20-25) and it is a pretty close match. I apply with a sigma flat top kabuki in a stippling motion. Does not oxidize. Medium to full coverage. I have purchased and tried other more expensive foundations after buying this. I cannot deny, however, that every single time I am using this foundation, I get compliments on my skin. It doesn't last throughout my 12 hour long workday, maybe 6 hours max. If I want it to last longer, i mix half a pea-size amount of silk creme with a half pump of mac pro longwear foundation - extends the wear to about 10 hours.
Looks gorgeous on the pot. I would say this is the trickiest paint pot for me to use. This little guy looks like orangey shimmer on my eye. If I layer shadow over it, it gives the shadow a bit of oomph. I like my paint pots to be able to stand alone, and look great even without any eyeshadow on top, and this one just takes too much work to make it look great.
This a light taupey brown with a sheen to it. For a quick, neutral eye that looks "done", I just sweep it over the eyelid to the crease, apply eyeliner and mascara. No fuss, stays put all day without creasing. Love it!
For a quick smokey eye look, I use this as an eyeliner, smudging it thickly over the upper and lower lashline. Stays put all day. Where I work, we barely have time to look in the mirror, and I can count on this to stay in place, crease-free for at least 12 hours. Love it!
This works great as an all over lid color. I just use my finger to sweep it over the entire eye area. It covers discolorations, and evens out the skintone on the lid. In a rush, this, plus eyeliner and mascara is enough for a neat, polished eye. No creasing on my oily lids even after 12 hours. Love it!
At first I was in denial... But now i have accepted it. I wasted my money. This made my made-up face oilier, shinier, ickier. TO THOSE WITH OILY SKIN, DO NOT BUY. A spritz bottle with water works better.
Holds up my curled stick straight asian lashes for 12 hours at least!. Does not smudge or transfer at all in the hot and humid Philippine weather. Easy to remove with warm water and a gentle sliding motion across the lashes. Thickens up my lashes significantly with one coat. Would have been HG except for 2 things: 1. I got stiff, crunchy lashes 2. the tube started drying out on me after just a week I'm tempted to give another tube of this a shot..
I tried using this with a beauty blender, my beloved sigma flat top, fingers, with or without fix+, with or without primer (mac prep&prime and laura mercier oil free).... and now I'm still trying to make it work...
Makes my lips soft and smooth without the waxy / oily feel of other lip scrubs. Tastes great too! Loooove it!
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
drchi73 5/15/2011 1:56:00 AM
Honestly, I was expecting more after reading and hearing the reviews... This did give natural looking definition to my lashes, did not clump or stiffen them up, hence the 2 lippies. But this straightened up my curled lashes and was smudging to my top and bottom lashes in just an hour after application...Not good.
Makeup Brushes -Sigma - F80 Flat Top Synthetic Kabuki (was SS197)
drchi73 5/14/2011 10:39:00 PM
I've had this brush for 6 months, and this is the only foundation brush I use now. Bristles are soft and never scratchy. Never sheds (unlike the 109), applies liquid foundation (using a stippling motion) and cream foundation (using a buffing motion) perfectly. Gives me an airbrushed finish every time! The only thing is, it's hard to clean, and takes longer than usual to dry. That aside, a great great foundation brush!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
drchi73 5/14/2011 10:17:00 PM
I have been using this for about 1 month now, and it is a very good gel liner. I have super oily hooded lids and i wear this over TFSI or UDPP. This never transferred or moved to my upper lid area. Considering our hot and humid weather here in the Philippines, that's saying a lot! Would buy again once I run out. The brush it comes with is pretty decent too, but i prefer to appy it with a flat liner brush.