Lips -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain (All Shades)
lancherie 1/7/2013 4:32:00 AM
I've never been into lip products much and truthfully I don't believe in high end products. However, this has COMPLETELY changed my mind! I could not find a more perfect product, I may be tempted be actually buy another one if I run out. Lipsticks I find generally a bit too oily, they slip and slide. Lip glosses generally are kinda sticky and wet. The texture of this is wet but slightly sticky somewhere between a lip stain and lip gloss. First the packaging is great, the applicator is perfectly shaped for a great application, no need for any brushes or anything like that. It goes on nice and easily and dries into an extremely opaque slightly sticky and thick stain. It's not drying like a lip stain and it isn't difficult to remove even with just tissue. It will NOT budge and definitely doesn't even require any sort of primer, it will definitely hold it's own. It's such a luxurious, beautiful true red (not for the shy girl) and if I go out I definitely don't need to take this with me because it will stay put, it's a true holy grail product.
I really like this eyebrow powder, it's not super pigmented which is what I usually look for so my eyebrows can look more natural. I have black hair (I am asian) and I use grey for everyday but black if I'm going out with dramatic eye makeup. Nice and easy to apply, got nothing at all bad to say about the powders. I don't find the wax that great, I prefer using my own eyebrow gel (I find waxes a little messy) but it's great how it's in there cause if I'm going somewhere for a short amount of time I just use the wax. Comes with a nice little spoolie but the brush is useless.
I bought this foundation when I was recommended it at the MAC counter for my dry skin. Firstly if you have very dry skin, this is NOT for you. I find it a little too thick for that but it's great for dry-normal skin. It's got fantastic coverage definitely up to the most extreme full coverage you can get but when I use it for full coverage it takes a VERY long time to dry and remains sticky for a long time (in my personal experience, others say it dries very fast) so it definitely needed a powder. I'm not one to spend that much on foundation however my skin gives me a lot of trouble so thought I'd give it a go. I'd be happy to buy it again however I'm trying out other foundations at the moment to see if I can find a cheaper alternative. It has a nice texture that's not too thick but it is one of the thicker foundations I've tried, something between a gel and a.. almost light mousse kinda texture and doesn't feel heavy on the face. Doesn't really budge at all, the packaging is practical (it's a nice squeeze tube) but for how much you pay I kinda wished it was prettier.
Nothing bad to say about it! I'm yet to find a concealer that makes me love it straight away but this is a really really nice concealer. Not too liquidy like most I have but not really thick, a small amount does the trick nicely!
Really cheap with nice packaging. When I bought it and tried it on at home I realised that it's extremely pink (I find Rimmel to be way too pink 99% of the time :( However the formula is extremely nice. It's slightly shimmery which I didn't realise and didn't mind too much (it was just borderline bearable) and blends out so nicely and feels so very smooth on your face. Could give up to full coverage I think but generally light-med coverage. It has a nice fresh scent to it which I also like. A nice dewy finish great as an everyday foundation but unfortunately due to their poor colour range I won't be purchasing this again :(
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
lancherie 12/18/2012 11:52:00 PM
I bought this foundation when I forgot my normal foundation (MAC Studio Sculpt in NC25) and did the best I could to match it with me in the shop without any samples (ended up with Nude which is extremely orange:( . The colour looked great but when I tried it on it dries darker. Still suits me okay now that it's summer where I am but I found that really disappointing, I find the colours are a little hard to match to yourself (they seem extremely orange and quite deceiving) However the formula is AMAZING. I love how it glides on to your face SO smoothly and gives up to full coverage without feeling heavy on the face and blends out like an absolute charm. I don't like how there's no pump on the bottle however it wouldn't stop me from buying if I'm able to find a good match. It's my favuorite formula yet for a foundation, doesn't budge either!
Eyes -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Eye Shadow Quad in Seashore Frost
lancherie 1/7/2012 11:35:00 PM
I saw this on sale and thought it was a steal so I brought it, little did I know it's not a very good quad of shadows at all. There is little to no pigmentation with a few colours, it takes a LOT of building up of colours to get any kind of colour showing up. They are nice colours though, I really like the highlight colour, a taupe/cream and the crease colour a purple/plum. The green and blue however I find quite pigmented and to me isn't very wearable for everyday. Nice colours in the quad however it takes far too long to try and build the colours up, I don't use a brush and use my fingers since the brushes don't pick up enough colour.
I LOVE this blush! It's the prettiest colour out of all the blushes I've ever seen and to me is an absolute steal. It's an extremely natural colour perfect for a summer glow to the cheeks and is extremely buildable. I've had mine for over a year and I still haven't hit the pan so it is seeming to last me quite a while. A very pretty, natural and subtle colour I love this. Only downfall that it doesn't seem to last through the day but willing to overlook that for it's other high points.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Cream Quad - Khaki Suede
lancherie 1/7/2012 11:10:00 PM
I brought this at a makeup sale for a very low price, I quite liked the colours and in a hurry decided to buy it. Upon closer inspection I realised the colours are all very pretty and go together nicely apart from the light green, to me it doesn't go with the other colours so well. These colours are VERY sheer, so I use them as an eyeshadow base which works well but I wouldn't recommend using them alone. The light brown and green are so so so sheer I struggle to see any colour on my lid at all. They feel very oily, I have a few other creme shadows but these feel a lot oilier on the eyelid. If you find these cheap then it's great to buy them as they work extremely well as an eyeshadow base but would never buy these for full price.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Colorstay 12-Hour Eyeshadow quad " Sterling Rose "
lancherie 1/7/2012 11:03:00 PM
I LOVE this eyeshadow quad! I got it as a gift and I totally love it. The colours are so beautiful, I love the colour combination, very elegant and classy. The darkest colour is more of a charcoal dark grey than a true black, it's very nice. All the colours are quite pigmented and go together extremely nicely.
Foundations -Max Factor - MAX FACTOR LASTING PERFORMANCE
lancherie 1/7/2012 10:57:00 PM
I desperately needed a foundation for my prom coming up and went to a makeup store and was recommended this. For a drugstore foundation I think it's one of the more pricey ones but I do like this foundation a LOT. It's a really really nice foundation, definitely does not come off easy which I like. Perfect for my prom, it didn't come off or fade. It does dry a bit fast and is great for full coverage although you need to use a lot to get the flawless look. The packaging is nice, a very sleek and nice bottle. Only thing is that it dries a bit too fast for me and is best for heavy coverage so I don't use it for an everyday foundation.