Lip Gloss -Smashbox - Totally Fab Lipgloss Collection
kiwilie 1/2/2008 12:47:00 AM
I LOVE this set! The packaging is simply precious. I don't smoke so I don't need a cig case, but it works great as a card case or similar. The lipglosses are wonderful as well. The shades are so lovely, each of them a gem. <3 I got these glosses 40% off at Sephora, awesome. :)
This is a sheer and glossy lip glaze. It's not sticky at all, and color is very nice and light. Staying power is average. Overall it's very pleasant, would repurchase. :)
I love this foundation! It goes on so smooth and lasting power is great. It blends perfectly into my skin and gives a super natural finish. My skin looks even and healthy like it has no makeup on. I got this on sale, but I will definitely repurchase.
I love the colour correcting properties. The redness in my cheeks are gone. Foundation goes on very smooth after this primer. I love the way it performs. The only thing I don't like is its texture and how it's silicone-based. It feels slippery and oily, even though it's not. Overall it's a nice product I'm likely to repurchase.
Too average for the price. The packaging is signature Guerlain, very attractive. The eyeliner itself wasn't that great. It goes on easy and smooth, but it doesn't really last very long. There is no blender or sharpener included. It's a nice pencil, but not worth the price.
Foundations -Urban Decay - Surreal Skin Mineral Makeup
kiwilie 1/1/2008 9:35:00 PM
I love this foundation. The coverage is medium, very natural. It's one of best mineral foundations I've tried. Some people complain about the sponge, but I don't mind it. It's actually pretty great once the powder starts flowing. I don't carry a makeup brush with me so the sponge is great for quick touch up. At home, I can just easily open the case and use a brush to apply.
I'm not sure how I feel about this concealer. It does a very average job. Nice coverage overall, and I like how it comes with a blending sponge at the end and a separate sharpener. The shades are very limited; light is a bit too light for me and medium is too dark.
Conditioner -Rene Furterer - KARITE No rinse nutritive concentrate
kiwilie 1/1/2008 8:48:00 PM
Got this on sale at Sephora 40% off. I'm totally in love! My hair is very annoying; the roots get oily half a day after washing, and my mid-section to ends are crispy dry! This concentrate has the feel/texture of facial moisturizers, smooth and light. It's well absorbed by hair immediately after applying. My ends are smooth and silky immediately, and it doesn't feel or look oily at all! I don't know if this repairs dry ends in the long run, but the immediate effects will have me purchasing again and again.
Lip Gloss -Christian Dior - DiorKiss 118 - Cotton Candy
kiwilie 1/1/2008 8:42:00 PM
I'm glad I got this on sale 40% off at Sephora, because it's an average lip gloss not worth its price. Cotton Candy is a nice glittery light baby pink that's basically clear on lips. It's a tiny bit sticky and pretty thick compared to other lip glosses I'm using. Nothing special, and it tends to dry out pretty quick on my lips.
This is a creamy lipstick in a nice nude shade. Suggested to me at Sephora when I asked for a nude lipstick. I like the colour and the texture, but I can't say it's a very nice lipstick... It doesn't seem to settle, it moves around too easily; I can't even apply lip gloss on top without it being totally smudged off. The colour is also very sheer, my lips end up looking nude-pink instead of just nude. A nice lipstick, but I don't think it's worth its $30 CDN price tag.
A must-have eyeshadow compact! The colour selection is wide and lovely. The eyeshadows are vibrant, shimmering, and long-lasting. The only complaint I have is about the packaging. It looks nice at first but it's a black paper compact. It can get a little messy and there's only one (although double-ended) application wand.
Crème -Smashbox - Conversion Cream to Powder foundation
kiwilie 1/1/2008 8:20:00 PM
I got this at Sephora on sale 40% off! I'm using shade 2.5 and it blends into my skin beautifully. The finish is very natural and coverage is pretty good. It feels and looks like I'm not wearing any makeup. The compact has a lovely mirror and the sponge is nicely stored in a second compartment away from the makeup. Will definitely repurchase even though regular price is a bit expensive.
It's been a few weeks now I've been using this. I didn't notice any drying out. It's also one of the few mascaras that doesn't irritate my eyes, unlike Maybelline Unstoppable and such. This has a very natural look, however; I find it not dramatic enough for my asian lashes.
I love this. It's a bit on the expensive side but definitely worth every penny. :)
# Leaves my hair so soft, silky, and shiny.
# Enhances colour and highlight really well.
# Smells great
# Applied when hair is soaking wet, not as much buildup, and doesn't give you the icky feeling that stuff is in your hair.
# Do not use when hair is dry although it says you can. It's hard to distribute evenly when hair is dry and can make your hair look oily.
Bought this in Barely Berry. It's one of my favourite lip glosses. :)
# Not sticky at all!
# Good tint of colour plus nice shine
# Moisturizes well
# Nice packaging
# When I first bought it the "oil" and the colour are a bit seperated... It wasn't possible to shake and mix them, so it took quite a while of wiggling and such to get them together...