Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
jaj5020 11/12/2012 12:28:00 AM
It's very pigmented. I like that it's a pencil, and you can sharpen it, so it's more hygienic than other eyeliner forms. Unfortunately, it smudges on me by mid day. This liner is good (much better than drugstore pencils I had previously used), but I don't really think it's worth the price. I've found much better results with the Maybelline gel eyeliner.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
jaj5020 11/12/2012 12:25:00 AM
I have this in black. I love this eyeliner. it's easy to apply, and doesn't smudge at all (I had previously used pencils, and even the urban decay 24/7 would smudge by mid day). It's very pigmented. The brush it comes with works well. The price is good, especially when it's on sale.
I love this! It's pretty versitile- it can either be fairly concentrated, or you can blend it out until it's very subtle. It's a pinkish tone, and is brightening. I use it in the corner of my eyes and on my cupid's bow. I also apply a little to the tops of my cheekbones as a highlighter (it blends out really well, until it's barely noticeable). I don't use much at all, a couple of dots a day, so the bottle last forever, at least with the way I use it.
I really like this as a stain for my lips. It's just a great color- it looks pretty, but still natural. I usually don't wear glosses or lipstick- I tend to prefer a tint/stain and lip balm. This product lasts forever (at least when you only use it on your lips), I've had the small sample/travel bottle for about a year now. Will definitely repurchase when I run out.
I wouldn't have tried this on my own, but I received the upgrade to gorgeous set as a gift. I actually really like this blush. It looks natural and glowy on me (I'm somewhat pale, with yellowish undertones). It's great for the winter when I'm paler and my skin tends to look a little dull. You do have to be careful not to apply too much, otherwise it's really shimmery. It smells fantastic! The brush it comes with is actually pretty good.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
jaj5020 11/12/2012 12:05:00 AM
It's great for areas where I have enlarged pores- really fills them in/smootes them out. I don't really like using it as primer all over my face. I prefer to use my normal primer, and then apply the porefessional where I have large pores and my skin texture is uneven (my cheeks, sides of the nose). Not a huge fan of the smell.
Deauville or Ceylan is pretty much a perfect winter color match for me. I'm naturally pretty pale with yellow/olive skin tones. It blends really well, and the finish is semi-matte on me. The SA at sephora recommended using my fingers, because it helps warm and blend the foundation. I usually use a flat top brush though, and I'll pat on extra foundation with my fingers where I have acne scars/discoloration. It's probably medium coverage, and builds pretty well. It lasts all day, and I don't really need to set it with powder. I use a primer underneath. It does accentuate flakes a little. It's doesn't transfer on clothes, other stuff, even without powder. It also looks great in pictures. Last winter, I used a mix of MUFE HD 117 and 120. The 117 was a little on the pale side, and the 120 was a little too dark for most of the winter. So far I'm liking Sheer Glow better because the finish is more natural in real life, and I don't need to mix shades. Also, the MUFE HD would look really bad on flakes, and even with powder, it'd still transfer. I don't like the packaging. I wish it had a pump (apparently you can buy one.