Treatments -Caudalie - Vinoperfect Complexion Correcting Radiance Serum
hello2belle 6/16/2013 12:01:00 PM
It's painful for me to say I like this because it is so expensive. But I love it! I bought this because I wanted to treat myself and my skin to a luxury product. It really does erase dark spots and smooths any discoloration. I feel like I have an even complexion now. The best part is that it doesn't break me out. The serum is oil free even though it feels rather heavy and greasy. I only put this on during the night. It works the best on recent breakouts and dark spots. They go away much faster than before. I love the results. For $79 (30ml) it should give great results.
I bought this on a whim, because I heard it was good for oily skin. Plus I wanted a sunscreen with SPF 50 and PA+++. I got it for $12.45 on eBay and it took two/three weeks to get here. The results are amazing. Its perfect for my oily skin. Its liquid but once it goes on it feels like powder. You instantly get the matte effect. My face stays matte all day and it hasn't broken me out at all.
I'm surprised at how low the ratings are. I think this is an awesome liner. I use Nars Pro Prime eye shadow base so there is minimal smudging and stays on all day. When I don't use the pro prime, then the liner starts fading at hour five. It doesn't smudge though. It just fades a little on the outer corner. I just love how easy it is to apply this thing. The felt tip allows me to be super precise. Since my eyelids aren't very big, I like to make a very thin line on the top. This allows me to do that.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
hello2belle 2/6/2013 7:04:00 PM
A lot of people seem to love this product. For me it's okay. I like the packaging with the pump and the matte finish. My issue with this is that the product still slips around 5pm (I put on makeup at 8am). I put powder on top to set the foundation, but I can still see areas where the foundation clumps on my forehead. If this stayed in place and was more full coverage I would love it. I like how the foundation looks at the beginning of the day but not the end. I'll stick with my HG MUFE Mat Velvet +
I got this on sale for $1.86 so I'm not that disappointed that it didn't work out. WHen I put it on there is very little to no color payoff. You can also smell the SPF 15 on this gloss. It smells similar to neutrogena sunscreens. Also, it doesn't moisturize that well even thugh its called moisture renew. Overall, pretty average.
Eye Primer -NARS - Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
hello2belle 1/13/2013 12:22:00 AM
My favorite eyeshadow primer by far. It's in a league of its own. I have UDPP and Lorac's primer, but this one is the best. With UDPP my eyeshadow stays on without creasing but there is still a little bit of fading. The color doesn't look as fresh as it did when I apply it in the morning. Nars Pro primer actually makes my eyeshadows look like I just applied them. There is no difference from morning to evening. The price is high, but its so much better than anything else out there. I recommend this for women with super oily eyelids like me. If you're eyes are normal then it might be worth it to save some money and go for UDPP.
I got this at Rite Aid for $5. It is really surprised me how good this Blush is. It's comparable to HE products for the fraction of the price. The color is perfect. I looked at Santa Rose and Pink Rose but they were too brown for my taste. This is a great pop of color that is perfect for Spring. It has just the right amount of pigmentation too. One or two swipes is the perfect amount. One thing that I wish it had is a better brush and better packaging. But I guess that's why the cost is so low.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Blackest Black
hello2belle 1/11/2013 4:23:00 AM
I've tried a lot of gel liners. Mac, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, etc. And this one actually as good as my favorite gel liner - Bobbi Brown. It's a very true black. It says on all day. The application is smooth because of the creamy formula. And I like how it comes with a brush. The brush isn't half bad to apply eyeliner with. It's easy to control when you are drawing wings. Good job L'oreal. I'm pleasantly surprised.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
hello2belle 1/11/2013 4:17:00 AM
This stuff is amazing. I thought it would be too good to be true to have a pencil liner have the same effect as a liquid liner. But it actually works. It gives you a true black color without fading. I don't get any smudging either. It applies like a dream because of how smooth and soft the formulation is.Truly one of my favorite finds in a very long time. I don't experience the stinging sensation that other people seem to be talking about. My eyes did not water. I guess it depends on the person.
These cream shadows are my favorite right now. I am currently very into highly shimmer products that give more dimension to my eyes. I like medium to sheer pigmentation with a very creamy texture. These are just that. They aren't going to give you a lot of pigmentation. Rather they give a very beautiful shimmery finish. You can see this is definitely catered to the tastes of Asian women and their preference over shimmer/dimension than pigmentation. I have the shade WT 901 which is a white/silver shadow with tons of shimmer. I tried out other colors at the counter and I would definitely want to purchase more. They are pricey though! But they give 6 grams, which is a lot more than Chanel cream shadow's 4 grams or Mac paint pots' 5 grams.
Polishes -TheFACEShop - Nail Talk Polish (All Colors)
hello2belle 9/9/2012 10:59:00 PM
The texture is super goopy. It's hard to apply smoothly and not have a bumpy finish. I have to put on a top coat to make it even. BUT its only $2 and the range of pastel colors remind me of Essie. But it's like1/4 the price. I bought the lavender one and it looks amazing. It's just a pain to apply.
One of my favorite polishes. It is a very gorgeous color. On the surface it is a blue with purple undertones. It's like a lilac mixed with a little more blue. I feel really elegant when I wear it. It's a very classy color that will nab you tons of compliments. Whenever I wear this people always notice! Totally worth the $8. Btw you might also love liliacism.
This is quite comparable to Mac Paint pots. They both last just as long and are the same texture. I think the color tattoo is creamier. It's also like 1/3 of the price when you get it at target. The color is perfect for most skin tones. I like to use this alone on the crease. It lasts the entire day without UDPP. Sometimes I add more neutrals from the UD naked palette. Best drug store find ever. Everyone needs at least one. Btw I also have the fall 2012 limited edition in gold shimmer and rich mahogany. They unfortunately don't compare with this.
I bought this in Normal. I don't have oily skin so I never got break outs from this. It succeeded in fading some scars however it caused mini CRATERS. Tiny dent around my scar area. This would be harder to get out than actual scars. Highly disappointed.
This was a disappointing product for me. I usually use Korean skin care brands, but I was in nyc at the time and needed something fast. I went to Sephora and bought this toner, because I heard great things about it. However, after using this for more than one month I can safely say it doesn't do squat for my skin. Even though it says its suppose to hydrate for dry skin my skin still feels extremely dry when I use this after my cleanser. I have to use my emulsion to make my skin feel soft and supple again. I do like the smell and the look of the packaging though. Major disappoint for my first Lancome skincare product. I think I'm going back to Enprani and Missha. BTW: One thing I forgot to mention is that this stings my skin like crazy. It becomes extremely painful especially when I use it around my chin and sides of my nose. And my face gets red and irritated. Supposedly there is no alcohol in this toner, but it hurts like a mother when I apply it.