Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
flower_girl13 3/27/2013 6:17:00 AM
This is definitely the best mascara I've used. Lash Blast Volume was my favourite, but it still didn't tick all the boxes. Clump Crusher, however, really does not clump, and it quickly builds long lashes, and volume is relatively easy to build too, you just have to dip the wand back in. It's also good for getting the lower lashes as there is not too much mascara on the wand. It doesn't smear or flake, either, and is easy to remove!
This is my favourite dry shampoo, as it doesn't make my hair white and it doesn't have a "hair spray" feel to it (it's not sticky). It is rather expensive though, which is why I've said I won't buy it again.
This is a really pretty colour, which ranges from silvery blue to lavender. The colour is quite sheer - it needs 3-4 coats at least. I found the application could be a bit thick at times, though most of my nails turned out okay. I would have given this 5 lippies, but it started chipping on the second day, even with a CND top coat! I would still buy it again, as it is a fairly unique colour. I would say it is office appropriate.
I love this top coat! It dries super quickly, but make sure you've covered the whole nail or there'll be shiny patches. My nails feel smooth, though imperfections definitely show up! A great way to revamp a manicure.
I have two of these and they are pretty, duochromey colours (not holographic, unfortunately!). I still like them though, and I haven't had any problems with the application, especially considering they are at least a couple of years old!
I am actually reviewing Dawn, which I hear is a dupe for Daddy's Girl. In the bottle, the colour looks as though it has multichromatic shimmer, though it doesn't translate to my nails. The colour is very sheer - I only wear it over black, otherwise it would take waayyy too many coats! It looks beautiful over black though, and it looks greater with other glitter polishes over the top, too.
I love this glitter! It's definitely better as a top coat - it looks amazing over dark colours! It is a duochrome glitter, ranging from light bluey-gold to dark blue. I'd definitely buy it again.
This is a really pretty purple holo. My only complaint is that it is quite sheer, so it needs a few layers. The good thing is that it can be layered over different colours to get different effects and colour intensities, which makes it more versatile!
I bought this in Charcoal, but the colour is nearly black and is quite intense, so not exactly what I was looking for. I find I get a softer look from my black Fluidline! It is fairly easy to apply, though the brush is perhaps a little on the thick side, but I have still been able to vary the thickness of the line. The finish is matte, and I would say that the line lasts longer than from my Fluidline - it is more solid by the end of the day, but there can still be some smudging (I have oily eyelids). Not sure if I would repurchase - I am still on the lookout for a less intense colour.
Concealers -L'Oreal - visible lift line minimizing concealer
flower_girl13 4/9/2011 11:21:00 PM
I really like this concealer. It covers my under eye circles well and looks natural. I actually really like the packaging too - the brush applies a nice thin layer to my skin, and there is not really any wastage, as any spare product stays on the brush.
As everyone else says, this product is great for contouring. I had not used a contour until I bought this, but I love the way it looks! I am yet to try it as an eyeshadow. It is also super cheap, with convenient packaging. The one gripe I have with it is that, after a couple of months, the product started to crumble in the packaging; now it is basically just a bunch of crumbly bits of blush, which can get messy. This could be due to how I treat the product (maybe I am not careful enough with it), but that is the reason I didn't give it 5 lippies.
I bought this on eBay from England for about $6AUD, which is super cheap! I LOVE the colour - it adds a certain depth to the eye, and isn't too purple. It's great if you want something a but more wild than brown, but don't want to wear a bright colour. It also goes well with other colours, such as browns, greys and blacks, to mix up your eye designs a bit.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
flower_girl13 1/21/2011 7:37:00 AM
This product is a bit on the expensive side, but one pot lasts a long time! I love the versatility and ease of gel eyeliners, and this one doesn't dry out too much when it gets old. It lasts pretty well once applied, though there is some fading and smudging into the corners of my eyes, but I have oily skin, which doesn't help. It doesn't take too long to set once applied. It can be difficult to remove from the lower lash line, but I suppose this is the price you pay for a longer-lasting product. MAC's gel eyeliner has a smoother consistency than Clinique's version, the latter of which also dries out faster.
I have long suffered from oily eyelids, but didn't really want to fork out heaps on an eyeshadow primer. Then I found that this one had good reviews on MUA, and it was super cheap on eBay, so I thought I'd try it. I can't say if it's better than say Urban Decay or Two Faced, as I haven't tried them, but it does the job: I no longer come home from work with oily eyelids, and there is still colour on my eyelids at the end of the night. Eyeshadow still blends easily, and I don't find the texture at all sticky. A little bit goes a long way, so this is super good value for money!
This is one of only two mascaras I've ever repurchased, and a plus is that it's pretty cheap these days. It lengthens really well, though there is no volume, so lashes can look a bit spindly. I find that adding Lash Blast, my favourite mascara, over the top (of either the primer and/or mascara) adds enough thickness to give more dramatic lashes. The brush is nice, though I find that a lot of product comes out, so I have to wipe it off on the side.