Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - White Sands - Liquid Texture
katherinepierce 2/10/2013 4:39:00 PM
First time applied this product it looked disgusting and sticky! I used on dry hair as a heat protectant before flat ironing. Then I brushed my hair to get rid of the stickiness, straightened and voila. Perfect result. Shiny with a ton of texture. I have a lot of hair and yet this product makes it look like I have even more. On the plus side it has a great smell and holding power too but it doesn't look like you have any product on your hair. I LOVE it. I live in Portugal so the only to get this product is by ordering online, unfortunately the shipping price from the US is more expensive than the product itself. Makes me wonder if I should buy it again. Anyway, one of my must-haves. Don't freak out if the product makes your hair look sticky, after brushing and applying heat it will look heavenly with no visible build up.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Double Wear LIGHT Foundation SPF10
katherinepierce 2/10/2013 4:27:00 PM
I think it's safe to say this is my winter foundation. I'd have to buy a different shade in summer which would be very expensive because my skin has different degrees of tan through the year. Foundations work very differently to everyone. Double Wear Light is probably the perfect foundation for me! I don't have significant blemishes, so a layer of this product (I apply with the Make Up Forever foundation brush) is enough to give my skin a flawless finish. I don't like matte foundations... This one is the perfect balance between matte and dewy. Doesn't look shiny at all. Looks beautiful and really, really natural. Some people can't even tell I use foundation, I'd say it's a great accomplishment. Best foundation I've tried so far. I would repurchase. I should, actually. I switched to HD from MUFE and I regret it deeply.
I have very dark under eye circles (hereditary). Since there is no fix for this, my only option is to find a good coverage concealer. MAC Studio Finish is... okay. I don't have great things to say about it. I warm it up between my fingers and dab it under the eye area. Next and take a fluffy eye shadow brush and blend until it looks as natural and creaseless as possible. Looks decent but not for long. Even then I feel like it's too thick and cakey. The color match is very good, though. I'm starting to think I need a corrector first but honestly I don't know how on earth I'd apply this concealer after. If you have fine lines I wouldn't say this is for you. It sits terribly after a while. Still searching for the perfect concealer...
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
katherinepierce 2/10/2013 3:33:00 PM
I have nice skin with very few blemishes, I usually don't need concealer. This foundation covers up nicely without looking too heavy And yet, there is something that doesn't do it for me. I'm not always pleased with the finish this foundation gives. It doesn't last very long either. The only remarkably good thing I can think of is the color range. I'm really disappointed especially since I payed a great amount of money for this. Not buying a again. It's plain average and not worth the price.
This blush is pale pink with a strangely good smell and color. I saw it on a Tanya Burr video I fell for it. Very nice packaging. The brush that comes with it it's hideous, though. As all Burberry products this blush is on the expensive side. At the end of day, Tangerine is one of the most beautiful and natural colors I've seen. Definitely worth it. I don't if I would buy again, I'm too picky about repurchasing products.
I have very long, thick, curled lashes so I maybe I'm not the best person to review this product since any mascara will do the trick for me. However I liked this one much more than my previous mascaras. I think it gives a good separation and above all it makes my lashes more thick. Other mascaras made my lashes longer but I still happy with They're Real.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
katherinepierce 11/29/2012 11:39:00 AM
It's funny how people always tell me how perfect my skin is and yet they have no idea how hard it was to overcome acne marks and skin discoloration. It was only a few years ago that my acne disappeared and I promised myself I would do anything to make my skin look good again. I started using this product right after my acne treatment and all I can say is that this serum saved my skin and my self-esteem, really. I can't even describe how good this is: nice texture, good for my skin type (combination), lovely smell. Gives the perfect glow. Improves skin condition (acne marks, evens out the skin tone, etc). Really, really good. It's also expensive and I purchased it in a moment of madness, yes, but I will never regret it. Besides, this serum is going to last for a long, long time. 5/6 drops is enough. Right now I don't need it to be honest so I'm not using this product at the moment. If my skin ever needs to get in top condition again and will repurchase.
I have the gel version of this cream for normal to combination skin. It's definitely a good product. Lovely smell, wonderful texture, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave my skin too shiny nor oily. Unfortunately it's not moisturizing enough for my drier areas which is why I won't give this product 5 stars. I'm also not going to buy it again but only because I hardly repurchase the same product twice.