Treatments -Dr. Brandt - pores no more vacuum cleaner
erin526 4/13/2012 7:46:00 AM
I don't know if this has been reformulated but it is now in a dark blue tube rather than the pump. I was surprised to see the bad reviews I have had this for a week and my stubborn nose blackheads are 10000% improved. For the ones that it didn't clear out it was certainly easier to manually extract!
Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
erin526 2/18/2012 9:04:00 PM
I bought this ages ago and used it a few times with different foundations (I only wear primer and foundation when going out, use chantecaille future skin everyday) then it sat on my bathroom cabinet for about 6 months. Used it last night wit Estée Lauder DW light and it was like BOOM match made in heaven! Was a bit naughty (ok a lot naughty) and fell into bed when I got gome without taking my makeup off and lo and behold it was still perfect this morning! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE I will never neglect this baby again!
I am a huge collector of olive and dark green eyeliners. I live in Australia and bought one of these from EBay. Was surprised at how small it was but it was dirt cheap and the colour is so unique!! have found that it works best over the top of a black pencil liner (like UD perversion) or black gel liner if you have the patience to wait for both to dry - to bring our the sparkle. I wore this today and immediately got on line when I got home and pruchased a back up LOVE LOVELOVE LOVE LOVE
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
erin526 4/26/2011 8:23:00 AM
Perfect colours for us pinky ladies. My skin is pretty good so I am happy with the medium coverage and it is also the perfect finish for my combination skin. Really happy with this and would recommend it to anyone with slightly oily skin that tends to pink rather than yellow. UPDATE - I wore this on Sat night with the Hourglass "veil" primer underneath and I am completely in love!! I can not rave enough. The party that I was at was super hot and I would usually expect to have my makeup sliding aroung my face after 10 mins (I'm a sweaty betty) but it did not budge a millimetre. Ahhhhhhhhh
Tinted Moisturizer -MAC - Studio Moisture Tint SPF15
erin526 4/26/2011 3:22:00 AM
Colour range is far too limited and all of the shades have heavy yellow undertones. This has decent coverage for a TM but it smells like paint and breaks me out. No good for acne prone girls or anyone with warm skin tone or at the fair end of the spectrum.
I bought this on the net after smelling it on someone else and without trying it (big mistake). As soon as I put it on it took me back to when I was 12 wearing cheap supermarket perfume. It smells exactly like Exclamation which I wore in the 80s and early 90s - this is not a good thing. Gave it away.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Stash
erin526 4/24/2011 10:07:00 PM
I have alot of olive green eyeliners....and I mean alot! This one is Ok but Stila's smudgestick in Moray has better staying power and Mac's Kohliner in uniform is a better colour (darker less glitter) but the texture is second rate compared to UD. I got this in the UD 15 set and I much prefer Stray dog (dark taupe) Corrupt (dark bitter chocolate brown) and Perversion (blackest black). If you want olive and don't necessarily need a pencil go for MAC liquid liner in desires and devices
Lip Gloss -Chanel - Rouge Allure Laque Dragon no 75 [DISCONTINUED]
erin526 4/24/2011 3:37:00 AM
This is my favourite red for a night on the town. The only downside is that you really need to take your time to get the application right because it is really easy to mess up your lip line. For that reason only it is my special occasion red purely because I don't have enough time in the morning to give it the attention it deserves! I prefer the "normal" chanel red lipsticks for day time - rough coco in gabrielle for summer and allure in fatale for winter.
I absolutely love this colour and I'm on my second one. As others have said it is a brown/black with a gold tone that comes out as a very dark olive colour. I am the queen of olive eyeliner and own about 6 different ones. The colour is great but the formulation is not as not as good as the Stila Smudgestick in Moray or the Urban Decay 24/7 in Stash. But I love the colour and have not found its equal so I will keep repurchasing - wish I could give this a 3.5!
I bought the Dune duo on the weekend from Mecca Cosmetica and I am loving it to bits. The shades are a pale yellow gold and a slightly metallic grey/green with a slight gold sheen (the effect is a dark khaki). I've got green eyes and the combo looks great with a small amount of the darker shade on the outer corner/crease but have also been playing around with applying more of the darker shade for a more intense smoky look. Its a great match for the MAC eyeliner in uniform.
Have been using this for about 10 years off and on - it does the job. I only use in summer when my skin is particularly oily as it can be a bit intense if my skin is feeling in any way fragile. The scrubby bits are too big to really be effective I wish it had a finer texture (similar to St Ives scrub) I only use once a week and make sure I follow up with night cream. Its good for the price.
Bought this and the BOY shade the weekend that they were released in Australia and found that I wear this shade almost everyday to work with neutral eyes, its a great warm brownish nude MLBB shade. Sheer, not fantastic staying power but makes your lips feel great - just like lip balm. On reflection I decided that BOY was too pink so gave it to my younger sister and bought CAVALIER instead which is a darker plummy brown and will be perfect for winter which is just around the corner.
First things first MAC is hideously expensive in Australia! Esp their brushes, I went in yesterday to get two and walked away more than $120 poorer. The 217 was one of my purchases and at $37 I thought it had better be worth the hype. What can I say after one use I'm won over - best brush so far for blending eyeshadow - and I've tried alot in my quest to avoid succumbing to the 217 cult. Took one lippy off due to price.
Perfect nude for my fair skin. This was my first NYX gloss and I went on to by another 5 in various shades but I keep going back to this one. I bought smokey look and its too orange and beige is way too pink. Just bought two backups of this on line so that I can put one in my desk drawer and one in the handbag. For those other Aus girls you can get most colours in the range from the crush cosmetics site. Swatches are way off so you need to google to get a better idea of real colour.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Eye Pencil 15 Year Anniversary Collection
erin526 4/10/2011 2:14:00 AM
We can't get UD here in Aus but I was hooked on 24/7 liners when I got the double ended one in my Naked palette from eBay. I was going to buy another Zero, Stash, Rockstar and Bourbon and I thought that I might as well get the set for the same price! OH.MY.GOD I am absolutely loving just about all of the colours Favourites: Stray Dog: The most amazing grey brown - perfect for everyday for my dark blonde/light brown hair and fair skin tone love love love. This is an LE colour so please please please UD make it permanent, Corrupt: Very dark cool brown (not a red brown like bourbon) you could almost say it is a bitter chocolate shade. A great alternative to black with a brown smokey look Midnight cowboy: great waterline colour as an alternative to stark white. Not as glittery as the midnight cowboy shadow pencil which does irritate when I've previously tried it on the waterline. Perversion: THE.GREATEST.BLACK.PENCIL.LINER.EVER. Amazingly intense black colour and great for a 50s style pin up look for those who haven't mastered gel liner yet. Leave it for 30 secs and then it stays put doesn't smudge. My packaging smelled slightly of chlorine at first (a bit like your skin does when you get out of a chlorinated pool) but obviously mine was a good batch. I took the pencils out and put them in a glass anyway. There are probably three colours that I wouldn't use: Asphyxia, Electric and Ransom but given that you are basically getting 10 free liners I don't really care. Would love to repurchase if the eBay prices weren't completely extortionate!