This is a great daytime mascara, i personally haven't noticed any liner effect, but i'm not too put out by that. It lasts well, it defines and lengthens my lashes perfectly without any clumps, and can be built up to look a little more dramatic - though not on a night on the town scale - provided you don't leave too long between coats. If you put in a little effort it does wing out your lashes at the edges, but the same could be said for most mascaras. I use this for work & the weekend, and i find it perfect.
Lipstick -Besame - Enchanting Lipstick in Besame Red
katypie232 9/19/2009 6:28:00 PM
I love this lipstick! The shade is the perfect blue toned bright red, it goes on so easily due to is satiny texture, and lasts all night if you take the time to apply it right - primer, lipliner, blot, powder, lipstick, blot, lipstick. The bullet is small, but the colour is so highly pigmented, and lasts so long, that it easily lasts as long as a cheaper full sized lipstick. The only drawback for me is the packaging, the lid constantly comes off, making a real mess of my bag if i haven't stored it carefully - buy a lipstick case if you're buying this one!
This is my night out foundation - i find it a little heavy for the day time. It covers well and it lasts all night, which is quite a feat in my book! My skin is prone to redness and is oily, so to find a foundation that deals with both AND stays on is fantastic. My only problem with this is the packaging, i hate foundation in a pot, the lid comes off and i worry about bacteria getting in from my skin etc. I use a clean foundation brush everytime i apply it, and i keep it safe in a little pop sock!
I like this concealer, but you do have to blend blend blend otherwise it looks cakey, and has the exact opposite effect to concealing! Warm fingers, and maybe a dab of liquid foundation mixed in make it much more workable. Don't think i'd buy it again, too much hassle, besides my little pot has lasted ages, don't think i'd ever NEED to buy it again.
I use this on the annoying, naughty, white heads that spring up every now and then, and the terrible acne spots that keep rearing their ugly head every few months but only one at a time. It works very well to kill the spots dead and doesn't make the skin or spot flaky and too dry to conceal. For whiteheads i see results within 2-3 hours of the first application, with the acne spots it has to be applied over a period 2-3 days, but it makes them disappear much sooner. The only negative is that the gel itself tends to flake on your skin, making it obvious what you've got going on if you're careful when applying it. Lasts forever too, i've had mine a year.
This is the perfume that smells of me. It's so heady and sexy, perhaps not good for daytime, but at night time it comes into it's own. A little masculine, but in a strong feminine way, if you follow, it drops my fella to his knees when i wear it. Downside, it gives out headaches for free.
Mascara -Bourjois - Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion - Duo Mascara
katypie232 4/19/2007 5:43:00 PM
God i just want to shake those women who i see wearing this (or this type of) mascara and shout "For God's sake it's grey!! Everyone can see the white bits you've missed". The worst mascara i've ever used, the black stands no chance of covering the white, it just looks grey, it clumps like a something else, and is way overpriced, just get some grey mascara and be done with it.
Okay i didn't actually buy this, i found it at the pub, but i don't think i'd ever buy it once this tube runs out. While it does plump up your lips quite visibly, and make them rosy red, the pain is something else. My god the pain, it really really really stings like you wouldn't imagine, and i have sat through several tattoos in the most sensitive places. And heaven forbid you accidentally get any on your face - because if you do it'll create a nasty red welt in no time.
This product works really well at preventing blemishes, not entirely, but really well. I have oily t zone and get those horrible whiteheads that pop up at the most inconvenient times and this seems to prevent them. It doesn't do much for the blackheads around my nose however, and my fella keeps borrowing it since he likes the cooling effect, grrrrrrr. My only complaint is the packaging - once you've enable the pump there's no feasible way to close it again, so transportation is a right pain in the arse.
Styling Products -Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum
katypie232 4/19/2007 5:25:00 PM
This is easily the best serum i have ever used, don't believe all that frizz ease hype, it's so light but incredibly effective, is good for dry hair to make with the shine and banish the frizzy bits and stray hairs. Makes my hair wonderfully soft and shiny, like i never believed possible after too many years of believing the frizz ease hype, and smells of melons. Wonderful.
I use this over MAC Ruby Woo (which is quite drying) and on it's own. It's ever so good, a fabulous red and a nice satiny texture, plus it's dirt cheap so it's a total bargain. The packaging looks lovely, especially the little mirror, but tends to come open fairly often so can't be left rolling around in your handbag.
Awful Colour!! I bought the lightest and it looks terribly orange on, it certainly doesn't last all day on my oily-ish skin, and the coverage is okay but nothing special. I can't fault the primer however, as it does a really good job - if only it could be purchased seperately.
Was good at defining lashes and giving a natural look, but it dried up so quickly, i mean like 2 or 3 weeks, which is terrible and which means i wont be giving it another go.
Mascara -Rimmel - Magnif'Eyes Eye Magnifier Eye Opening
katypie232 4/19/2007 5:12:00 PM
I was using Lancome Fatale which is brilliant for the record, but lack of funds means i have had to go downmarket. I'm glad i did because this mascara is actually really good, it defines well without clumps, and really extends and pumps up my eylashes, the colour is really dark and lasts all day without going gray, possibly the only downside is that it flakes off a little throughout the day.
i hoped this would be my saviour, i stuck at it for 3 months, but it was dreadful, gave me more spots than i had before, it's not the cleanser for me. The only good thing about it was it's eye make up removing qualities.