Blush -Bare Escentuals - Warmth All Over Face Color
jojo2739 3/12/2011 11:32:00 PM
I got this with my starter kit, however I really don't know what to do with it at the beginning until I find it's more like a bronzer. Although it is an all-over face color but you only need a very small amount to create a "sun-kiss". The color goes will with my complexion (light to medium golden-olive undertone).
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Lip Butter - Mango
jojo2739 1/11/2011 12:18:00 PM
I got this a few year back but I still have almost half pot since I only use it in winter as lip treatment every once in a while, and it's not convenient to use especially when you have long nails. The scent is good and it does it's job but from time to time you'll find white residue when you apply it.
Eye Makeup Remover -Yves Rocher - Eye Make-up Remover with Camomile [DISCONTINUED]
jojo2739 11/22/2010 12:32:00 AM
I was told by the sales that this can be used to remove non-waterproof makeup and it does remove eyeshadows if you don't use an eye-primer like UDPP or TFSI, but it cannot remove much eyeshadow when primer is used. It's doing great for spot cleaning like inner rim and remove leftover sparkles. However, if you use non-waterproof eyeliner (like liquid eyeliner from The Body Shop) without eyeshadow, then it does the job pretty well for it. I'll only purchase it again when it's 50% off as it's gentle enough to pair with TBS liquid eyeliner.
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Espresso Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
jojo2739 10/21/2010 12:39:00 AM
I was using eyeliner pencil and liquid eyeliner before, but they all smudge easily and doesn't stay on all day as stated. Then I try this one - easy application, doesn't smudge and stays on all day!
Makeup Brushes -Bobbi Brown - Ultra Fine Eye liner brush
jojo2739 10/21/2010 12:31:00 AM
I really have a mix feeling about this brush. It does apply the eyeliner thinly as I wanted, but the brush sometimes split up after I finish one eye and I'll have to clean the brush to get a precise line for the other eye. Overall this is still a good brush, but if you really want to do an ultra fine line, it doesn't do the job right. Besides, you can always find similar eyeliner brush on the market for cheaper price.
Cleansers -Equate - 3-1 Facial Cleansing Towelettes
jojo2739 6/1/2010 12:59:00 AM
I like this product so much! It serves it's purpose to remove makeup (and even eye makeups), and I only use it as makeup remover instead of cleanser - I do wash my face with facial cleanser afterwards. It's easy to use and clean my whole face with only one towelette. The whole package can last for quite a while! Sometimes you'll need to use oil-based makeup remover for long wearing/waterproof eyeliners, but this can easily remove it with a couple swipes and won't sting your eyes (as I do have sensitive eyes). == update: I finish the blue package and decided to try the "exfoliating cleansing towelettes" whcih is the the green package and also design for deep cleaning and remove makeup, however, the exfoliating side is a little too much for me. The soft side is designed to remove makeup, but you can still feel the texture from the exfoliating side - which is HORRIBLE!!! Moreover, these wipes are not as moisturize as the regular "facial cleansing towelettes", so you need to use a lot force to wipe out makeup - this will not only removes makeup but also cause winkles. Go with the BLUE PACKAGE (3-1 towelettes) INSTEAD of GREEN PACKAGE (exfoliating towelettes) - although I do find the 120ct is as that moisturize as the 60ct in the box.
Cleansers -Olay - Deep Cleansing Face Wash w/witch hazel
jojo2739 6/1/2010 12:51:00 AM
I've been using this for quite a while and it is a great cleanser that did not overdry my skin at all! It serves it's purpose to remove makeup (at least most of it but not eye makeup), oil and dirt.
This is the first liquid eyeliner I tried so far, so I can't compare it to others except those pencil liners, but I have to say this one is pretty good! As for eyeliner, I never like to use black as I always feel that black eyeliner makes the eyes more dramatic and heavy, so I got the dark brown on the Mother's Day sale (50% off regular price!) and tried it today just to see the end result. It turns out pretty good - it's easy to apply and didn't smudge. === edit: I've been using this eyeliner & BB's gel eyeliner as well. I use this to do inner lining, but it didn't last long enough and did sting my eye a little (I have sensitive eyes). I've gone out for 5~6 hours and didn't do lower lash lines, but after I gone home it looks like I also did the lower lash lines slightly. However if you want to do an invisible eyeline (apply only between your lashes), this is perfect for the job as the tip is very thin and easy to control. Overall, this is still a good and easy to use eyeliner, but I won't recommend to those looking for a eyeliner won't smudge. I'll probably repurchase when it's on sale again.
I got this at Christmas along with the body butter. In comparison with the lip butter (mango) I got at the same time, I love this one much more. It not only provide treatment to the lip, but it also adds some colour as if you did wear lip stick or lip gloss.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Cranberry Body Butter
jojo2739 5/10/2010 4:49:00 PM
I got this few years back on Christmas sale. The smell is wonderful and when you apply onto your skin, the smell is not that strong. If this is one of the regular product line, I would definitely go with this one and this one only! However, I did give a try on the new Merry Cranberry Body Butter that came out for Christmas in 2009. I found these two are slightly different in scent. I still like the old one better....
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
jojo2739 12/4/2009 12:05:00 AM
I got #187 mainly for applying blush, and it does a fantastic job! Especially when the blush is very pigmented, using #187 with to pick up a tiny bit of powder (I use mineral blush) will do a great job.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Long handled Kabuki
jojo2739 12/3/2009 11:59:00 PM
This is super soft! I didn't use this to apply foundation, I feel flat top is better for foundation, I use it to apply finishing power. The result is wonderful!! I'll probably stock up a few just in case!
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - New Flat Top Brush
jojo2739 11/19/2009 2:36:00 PM
I just got my flat top and today is the first time I used it. I just love the soft feeling when I used it to apply my mineral foundation and it also does a great job for it! I'll get a couple more for sure!
Eye Makeup Remover -L'Oreal - Refreshing Eye Make Up Remover
jojo2739 8/2/2009 7:11:00 PM
Well, I surprise that how many rated this as a bad eye makeup remover! It removes all my eyeshadow with one gentle sweep of cotton pad, but the bad side is it does not remove eyeshadow & eyeliner all at once, you need to use q-tip as a more detail removing process for eyeliner (my eyeliner is not water-proof and I'm not wearing any mascara at all). However, I won't recommend this product for those used waterproofed mascara and eyeliner, since you really need to use oil-based makeup remover to do the job.
Makeup Brushes -Bare Escentuals - Flawless Application Face Brush
jojo2739 7/30/2009 8:49:00 PM
Today is the first time I use this brush, however, I find it is a bit scratchy for my face. I got this from the starter kit like everyone else, everything is good, but it's horrible for brushes! I guess I'll have to go find better brushes! The only good use is to clean my computer. === edit: I got my flat top from everyday mineral, which is way better than this one!