I can not believe that this product does not have more amazing reviews! I recently got this mascara in the Sephora lash blast kit and went out and bought the full size because it blew my mind. I use to love Benefit they're real but this leaves it for dead! Amazing volume and length, I get so many compliments when I wear it and I will continue to repurchase!!! :) :) so happy I found it
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
fmakeup 1/16/2011 3:50:00 AM
This is an affordable dupe for Mac MSF natural, and I own it in the lightest shade. Always had been a MSF girl, so I was reluctant to step out and try more pressed powders - I bought this along with Dream Matte from Maybelline and this is my most definite favorite. I have not been into foundations because it is summer in Australia and I just wanted to let my skin breath, so I have been loving the effect of this powder on its own :) It gives a nice, slight and natural coverage - which is great for young people with no real skin concerns. I also think it has a pleasant smell, though I don't think much of the cheap packaging. Will purchase again.
I love this bronzer despite its impractical packaging and expensive price tag. It really does meet up to the hype, and gives my fair skin a lovely bronzed glow. However, Hoola still remains my favorite, at this stage...
I hadn't really bothered to try anything other then Benefit's Hoola but since this came in a holiday kit from them I was excited to try it. I LOVE IT. I wish I had discovered it before! Perfect on my fair skin and gives you the best flush ever - not to mention smells delightful! It's divided into four sections, rose, pink, peach, and a plum that when mixed together gives the prettiest "sugar" flush that has bronzey undertones and just the right amount of shimmer :) I am in love. $51 (AUS) seems reasonable for this product though as said in my review for HOOLA I hate the cheap and impractical cardboard packaging. To finish, expensive but worth it. Go for it !
So, this bronzer is among the best I own right now and certainly beats my old faithful (MAC - Golden). I love that is a matte finish, as I find it is better just for that every day summer look (and some bronzers have the potential to make me look like an orange disco ball). Despite other reviews, I am pale and I feel like this is the perfect shade of bronzer for my fair skin. It also works great when I get a tan, so in my opinion it is a fairly universal colour. You HAVE to be careful applying it, use a very light hand etc as Hoola has the potential to go awfully wrong! The problems with Hoola are the price. $51 in Australia for cardboard packaging? Not only is the packaging impractical, but when you dish out such big dollars you want good packaging.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow Quad "Coffee Bean"
fmakeup 8/4/2010 2:46:00 AM
A gorgeous quad which can be made into a day time and night time look! Perfectly pigmented, with a gorgeous highlighter that I use in so many other looks. Love love love it!
Concealers -Physicians Formula - Concealer Twins... Green and Natural
fmakeup 7/28/2010 4:49:00 AM
I agree with reviews that say this does nothing for blemishes. I am very disappointed with this concealer though I will get my $20 AUSD worth. For one, it makes my blemishes look cracked and dry and if anything makes them look worse! It also does no justice for under eye circles, however it is not advertised to do so. However, it does do okay in the areas of slight redness like around the nose. I love Physicians Formula and generally am a liquid concealer girl but this concealer makes me run back to my Rimmel concealer with great speed!! :(
Bronzers -Rimmel - Sun Shimmer Bronzing Compact Powder (ALL)
fmakeup 7/28/2010 4:46:00 AM
I have this in light matte which is the perfect color for my very light skin. This is amazing for a drugstore bronzer and so cheap, I would compare it to a powder bronzer of Mac and argue that its better.
I bought this mascara as I gave into all the hype I had heard about it, and I expected the results to be amazing. What I love about this mascara is that it is build-able: you can start with a very natural look building up a very very dramatic look. So it works for day time and night time unlike my other mascaras. It is definitely blackest black, and doesn't clump although the brush is weird. You wouldn't expect the brush to have the results that it has. I will definitely repurchase this mascara. Its a HG <3
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Baked Collection- Baked Sugar
fmakeup 7/28/2010 4:43:00 AM
First off, the package breaks very easily. I have a few products from this range of eyeshadows and they have all broken after a period of time. This is defintely my favorite color combination, I think the colors in Baked Sugar are just gorgeous. I got this as a buy one get one free product so I didn't have much to lose. For a more dramatic look, then the very natural neutral look it gives off dry, I apply it wet. The weird white color comes off way too glittery for a highlight so use sparingly.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
fmakeup 7/28/2010 4:40:00 AM
This product took a while for me to learn to properly use. You defintley need to tap the brush and limit the amount you put on or you will look like a glitter ball. Gorgeous color for that glow you always wish you had, I put it on the top of my cheek bones, forehead nose and chin however sometimes even that is too much. I heard many people say if you could only own one Mac product it should be this but I don't think it is that much of an outstanding product but i love it :)
My HG blush. A gorgeous, natural color on my very fair skin and has a gorgeous sheen. I wish it came in a larger size though because I use it up so quickly! It has very build-able color.
I was so excited to buy this product! I have blue eyes, and I loved the blue eye one so much! This is a gorgeous eyeshadow, it lasts forever! The colors are amazing and perfect for your eye color. I think with primer underneath them, the eyeshadow lasts all day. I also like the brush it comes with. GREAT PRODUCT. My hg eyeshadow :) :) :) So glad I found this.
I don't know why people are complaining about this product being sticky because there are a lot stickier lip glosses out there eg. Lancome Juicy Tube. I think for the price you pay for this it should definitely be bigger. It also comes on different right at the start to what it stays on as. But over all I like this product and would buy it again if I felt the desire, its a gorgeous colour.
Foundations -Revlon - ColorStay Mineral Mousse Makeup [DISCONTINUED]
fmakeup 7/15/2010 5:42:00 AM
I usually love Revlon, but I HATE this product. I got it in 010, because usually I am the halfway between 010 and 020 and I can add bronzer to make it more my shade. This foundation is white like paper! There is not enough variety in the shades and the consistency is just awful. If you aren't fast at applying the foundation sets on your face and is very hard to blend. It looks cakey even straight away after application. The smell is also less then pleasant. It doesn't cover redness around your nose and it made me break out which is another really annoying factor of this foundation. The packaging is sometimes testing to squeeze the foundation out. Usually I love mouse foundations and "matte" effect foundations, so I was very very disappointed that I didn't love this product... I had high hopes for it.