Makeup Brushes -MAC - 224 Tapered Blending (Windshield Wiper) Brush
iramasson 11/7/2011 3:50:00 AM
Ok I see it is not just me who finds this brush super scratchy. It is quite pointy so the scratchiness is emphasized. I also find it too big and too fluffy for blending but would have still been happy to use it if not for the scratchiness. I am really disappointed with it (the only MAC disappointment I have). I am going to try to return it - hopefully MAC will take it back...
I absolutely adore the shade. The perfect burgundy I have been after for a long time. It goes really well with my dark brown eyes and generally fits well with my favourite colour palette of muted brown-grey-purple eye shadows (Inglot 344, lancome pink cashmere). I was a bit surprised by how matte it comes out when applied - I would have probably preferred a bit more shine. Also the colour could have been just a bit more intense. It is not a huge deal - I just have to layer it. Otherwise I am really happy with the quality. Glides well and doesn't budge once it dries (it dries fast too). Recommended!
Eye Shadow -Unlisted Brand - l.a. girl single e/s in mud slide
iramasson 10/26/2011 3:05:00 AM
This eyeshadow is very frosty but still wearable. The colour is a light-medium brown. The texture is not finely milled. It almost contains flakes that break down and spread out once you stretch the eyeshadow with a brush...The overall feeling of the powder is moist and soft. It has quite a bit of fallout. It is a nice beginner eyeshadow especially since it is very cheap. Also nice to wear as just one colour on the lid.
Bronzers -Rimmel - Sun Shimmer Bronzing Compact Powder (ALL)
iramasson 10/24/2011 4:08:00 AM
My shade is 02. I got this for so cheap I couldn't believe it. The size is super generous and the packaging is nice and sturdy. It shows up practically matte and looks natural without an orange undertone. It is slightly powdery but for the price really not bad. I would say it is also suitable for contouring. I am glad I bought this.
Self Tanners -Rimmel - Sun Shimmer Instant Tan Make Up (ALL)
iramasson 10/24/2011 4:05:00 AM
I am liking this gel. It has a very siliconey consistency which really helps to spread evenly without dragging on dry patches of skin. The colour is very subtle, real looking and has a glow to it. I would buy this again.
It is a very sheer slightly milky beige with a great shine. Makes your nails look well cared for. It spreads beautifully without any streaks. It dries fairly quickly too. Overall I am happy to use it as a nude but it is a bit too boring for me to buy again... Word of caution: it looks horrible on a french mani, on top of white tips. Makes the white tip look dirtly and old. I had to wipe it off immediately. If you are into sheer nude nails, this is must!
I got this lippie in Creamy Nude. It looks great on me. It is a greyish beige with a tint of pink. Because my lips are naturally purplish it looks better for me that a regular flat beige. The lipstick is great quality for the price. The packaging is clean and cute. The frangrance is very subtle.
I have hooded eyes so it is a bit big for my eyese. It is still a great brush and is escellent for blending. The quality is great - it doesn't shed at all. Recommended!
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - cocoa butter formula concentrated cream
iramasson 9/22/2011 6:01:00 AM
I am using this cream as my hand cream. My hands are parched and in need of moisture. I expected a bit more from the cream being concentrated but I didn't find that it helped that much more than any regular hand cream. It is decent but not a miracle worker for me. The scent is ok. It is more of a dark chocolated - quite bitter but I dont mind it. It absorbs very easily without leaving an oily residue.
The scent is really good for my sleepy mornings. It is so zesty it actually helps me to wake up. The consistency is great. Very thick and concentrated. It feels moisturising and foams well.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lycra Wear 10 + Minerals - Pop Apricot
iramasson 9/22/2011 5:55:00 AM
The colour is totally gorgeous. It is by far my favourite coral nail polish. The formula is very sheer - it needs at least 3 coats. The coats do go on very thin and easy to layer. The sparkles don't really show up on the nail. I love that it has a very shiny jelly look and it makes this colour look very soft and feminine and airy. The brush is squarish and nice to use.
It is very creamy. When set with powder - doesn't set into my under eye wrinkles. Covers the dark circles well. I don't have anything bad to say. It is not superb but fairly decent for every day use.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Full Colour Eye Definer - Aubergine 281
iramasson 8/30/2011 3:43:00 AM
Great eyeliner. Very creamy but doesn't smudge. Never tugs on the lids. The color is a cool purple and goes well with cool toned looks. Recommended.
I have tons of lipsticks and this shade is probably the top favourite. I have a hard time pulling off bright colours and normally tend to use a lip brush to tone down the pigment. This lipstick however is just PERFECTION. I am really considering searching a backup since I bought it on a clearance sale. Revlon got it just right. It is creamy but doesn't deposit too much colour. It has subtle gold shimmer which makes it warm but not orange at all. I love how anglelic this colour is - light coral with just a touch of pink. Gorgous. It also fully covers my dark lips with no streaking. This is the best lipstick ever! So recommended!
Conditioner -Nature's Gate - Tea Tree Oil Conditioner
iramasson 8/18/2011 8:32:00 AM
It gives a great feel to my hair straight after washing. It makes it look healthy and shiny but the next day it goes greasy pretty quickly. I love the tea trea tingle in the shower and it detangles very well. I love that it doesn't feel full of silicones - the texture is very naturally creamy. I think it is nice for the price and the amount you get.