Eyeliner -Rimmel - Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Nude
laurenevans23 5/19/2013 9:44:00 AM
This is the first nude eyeliner I have used and I have to admit, I'm impressed! I was initially going to purchase the NARS nude eyeliner, but after reading reviews decided to try the Rimmel alternative. Not only was this product a fraction of the price of the NARS eyeliner, but I cannot fault the quality of this product. It lasts for hours on the waterline and makes your eyes look wide awake. This should be a staple in everyone's make up collection! You may think that you don't need a nude eyeliner in your collection, but trust me, once you have used this product it will become a necessity for your everyday makeup!
I think I have found my HG concealer. This product was shown to me by the sales assistant at my local Mecca store when I wasn't shopping for a new concealer but I was so impressed I immediately had to add this to my collection. This concealer is extremely versatile as it can be used both under the eyes and to cover up pimples. The creamy texture isn't drying under the eyes and doesn't crease throughout the day when set with powder. The coverage is buildable from medium to full coverage. They have a fairly large range of shades, I got matched to vanilla (I wear NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc) and this seems to be a perfect match to my skin/foundation. I would definitely repurchase this concealer despite the slightly high price as I haven't found a cheaper alternative that has the same concealing power!
Lipstick -Rimmel - Lasting Matte Finish by Kate Moss
laurenevans23 5/19/2013 9:24:00 AM
I have this is 103 and 107. I would describe 103 as a muted blue-toned pink colour, and 107 as a deep berry red. I bought these lipsticks on sale, so they were about $7 AUD each which is extremely cheap, even for drug store lipsticks! The pigmentation of these lipsticks is amazing, especially 107 and they are surprisingly moisturizing for matte shades. I love the smell of these lipsticks, they smell like grape!! I initially thought 107 would be too dark for my pale skin (Mac NC15) but it actually looks very flattering, especially when paired with a neutral eye look. The lasting power is quite impressive, I only need to reapply about every 4 hours. Overall, I think these lipsticks are some of the best available at the drug store at the moment and will definitely be purchasing more from this collection.
This is my favorite product at the moment, and I cannot believe I had not discovered it until recently! I have extremely bad dark circles under my eyes, and I have never been able to fully cover them with concealer alone. When the lady at BB recommended this to me, I was skeptical at first, but this product is literally amazing! When applied under concealer, my under eye circles completely disappear. Although this product is a bit pricey, I would not hesitate to repurchase as it really has worked wonders for my dark circles
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
laurenevans23 12/16/2012 5:47:00 AM
I love, love, love this product!! It makes my eyeshadow last all day, and stops it from creasing even in the hot, Australian weather. I literally will not wear eye shadow anymore if I can't use this primer potion! I cannot recommend this enough, this should be a staple in everyone's make up collection. FYI if you live in Australia, you can order this off beautybay.com - it is reasonably priced and they offer free shipping world wide.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
laurenevans23 12/16/2012 5:43:00 AM
In my opinion this is an average highlighter. This product has A LOT of glitter in it, and I find its too heavy and shimmery to use for an everyday look. The only time I use this product is for a night out when I wear heavier, more dramatic make up and even then there are other highlighters that I would prefer to use. However, if you are after a glittery, shimmery highlighter then this product is probably for you. This product is very long lasting, and is good value for money because you only need to use a tiny bit for each application.
This is by far my favorite highlighter I have used (I also have other highlighters by Benefit, MAC and NARS). I mix this with my foundation every day to achieve an all over glowing look, and then add a few dots on my cheek bones to highlight. This product gives a natural look on my fair skin (NW15) and I have received so many compliments after using this. The only slight negative is that you need to blend the product thoroughly as it can look glittery and oily in the sunlight if it's applied too heavily or not blended. I would without a doubt recommend this product to anyone looking for a versatile highlighter!!
Overall this is a pretty good mascara. It does what its supposed to - it adds volume, lengthens and curls my lashes to achieve a 'doll-like' appearance. However, I think for the price of the product I was expecting it to have the wow factor, and it doesn't. Although it is a good mascara, I think there are others out there for a fraction of the price which can be used to achieve the same look. For that reason, I would not repurchase this mascara.
I am yet another person who bought this product on impulse because of the pretty packaging. However, this product does not live up to my expectation. It does nothing to reduce the redness of my skin and does not brighten or reduce fine lines. This is the first primer I have used, and I have noticed that my make up stay on longer since I have started using this primer. Overall, an average product - increases the staying power of my make up, but doesn't live up to the hype.
Love this bronzer! The matte finish makes it extremely good for contouring and it can easily be blended. This bronzer even looks natural on my extremely pale skin (NC15). The only negative is the packaging as the cardboard tends to get quite dirty. However, this overall is an amazing product and I would definitely buy this again! I would recommend this as a perfect bronzer for anyone with pale skin like myself. This product is quite expensive if purchased in Australia, however, I would recommend purchasing this from the Benefit US website as they offer shipping to Australia.
This is probably the worst mascara I have ever owned! This does not add any length or volume to my lashes, and it barely even darkens my blonde lashes! It does not curl my lashes as advertised by Stila. The worst thing about this mascara is the staying power. At the end of the day, I found that the mascara has smudged below and above my eyes. I will definitely not be repurchasing this mascara again!! The only good feature is the small brush which was ideal for applying mascara to my lower lashes. However, as I just mentioned this mascara cannot be applied to lower lashes because it leaves black marks.
Firstly I would like to say that the only reason I bought this blush was because I had heard so many good things about it and because it's a cult favorite. I actually love the colour, it works great on my skin tone. The pink is perfect to give me a subtle hint of colour and the gold shimmer gives a beautiful, natural looking glow. This is my first NARS blush, and I will definitely be purchasing more....and re-purchasing this when it runs out. I would have given this a 5, except the price in Australia is extremely expensive (I think I paid $45). However, I will be ordering future NARS products from kissandmakeupny.com as they ship to Australia and sell the products at American prices!!