Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte Lipstick - #1 Nude Beige
lian_qiu 10/6/2008 1:55:00 AM
When I swatched these new lipsticks at the counter, I was instantly sold on the texture and packaging. I decided on #1 Nude Beige which on my hand looked like a nude pink with a little touch of beige. After I got home and applied straight from the tube, I was so disappointed at the color!! It was beige with mauve and gray undertones and maybe a hint of pink, which was just wrong against my NC30 skin. Even concealer lips looked better than that! But since I paid $55AUD for it, I was determined to make it work. So I tried it with MAC Subculture Lipliner underneath, applied the lipstick with a brush and it was transformed into a slightly cool toned pinky beige, and very natural looking. It looked even better with some clear gloss on top.
This particular color takes a bit of effort for me to make it work, but I love the formula. So I will definitely try more colors in the future.
I haven't been this happy about a lipstick for a long time!! It's the perfect muted plummy red. Perfect for any occasion. I feel instantly polished when I wear this. There appears to be some shimmer in the tube, but I don't see any on my lips. Also the Glaze formula seems to last longer than the Lustre, but with less shine
The look is phenomenal, it lengths, thickens and doesn't clump. But it cannot hold a curl for more than 5 mins!! (Even with Shiseido mascara base). If ur lashes have a natural curl, then I would highly recommend this mascara. For me, I will be going back to my HG Max Factor 2000 calorie.
I had such high expectations for this product, but this just didn't work for me. When a first applied it, it looked great. I looked slightly tanned, there is no trace of shimmer, and the look was very natural. But after about 4 or 5 hours, my face started to look orange. Keep in mind that I tested this at home, during winter and my face wasn't oily or sweaty. The search continues for the perfect matte bronzer...
The only thing I liked about it is the coconut scent. The application can be really messy. U have to put this in a separate jar, preferably with a sifter and must apply with a brush. I've only used this for a few weeks during winter, and sometimes I still get a little damp under the arms. The worst thing about this deodorant is that it gave me pimples on my armpits!!! So I definitely won't be repurchasing.
This is a miracle product everyone should try. I saw someone on Specktra talking about this product, so I decided to try it since it's only $22 AUD. It's in a small glass bottle with a dropper. The product itself is a thick, clear liquid, similar to MAC Mixing Medium. I apply a thin layer from lashline to brow bone, then do my e/s as usual. Alternatively, you can wet the brush with this then dip into e/s, but this will leave a shiny spot in the pan.
According to the SA, this is to make loose powder e/s more creamy and easier to work with. But it does SO MUCH more than that.
Purpose 1: This intensifies e/s colors like nothing else. I've tried this with various formulas. This works particularly well with shimmery e/s. With matte ones, only makes the texture more blendable and slightly more pigmented.
Purpose 2: I never really enjoyed pigments or loose e/s before I found this product, because they are just sooo messy. Well this solves the problem. Now when I pat pigments onto my lids, they actually stay on, and as mentioned before, the colors is intensified.
Purpose 3: I have super oily lids, and I have tried a lot of e/s bases (including MAC paints, paint pots, BB cream shadows, various foundations or concealers as bases), and none of them truly last a whole day, and I always dreaded wearing e/s on hot days. Then along came Duraline. This stuff doesn't budge. Even during hot weather, I only get a slight and hardly noticeably creasing at the end of a very long day (10 hr+)
Purpose 4: This is really good to achieve glossy eyes without having ur e/s creasing in 15 mins. The trick it to pat it onto ur lid and immediately put on e/s while it's still wet. Also, if u don't want the glossy look, just wait a few secs for the product to settle and then put on e/s.
I know this is a new brand and maybe hard to get in some areas, but get it if you can!!!
I got this online and was disappointed when I first saw it, because it looked so similar to Sapphire (from the Sapphire/Twilight Duo), but when applied they are very different. Sapphire is a deep blue with some shimmer, but Azure is gorgeous deep blue with metallic royal blue sheen. Very happy I got it. I only gave it a 4 because I don't think it's a shade I can wear everyday, but I still recommend it. For reference, I used both Azur and Sapphire wet as a liner.
Good concept, but awful awful product!! It's not particularly glossy. The look on the lips resembles a glossy lipstick rather than a lipgloss. However the texture unbearable. If you think MAC lipglasses are sticky, wait until u try these. (For reference, I am one of those people who usually like thick sticky glosses) It feels like plastic on my lips. The color lasts as long as any other regular sticky gloss. But as the color wears off, the plastic feeling is still there. So after a few hrs, u FEEL like u r wearing gloss, but people can only see bare lips. So glad mine was a magazine sample!!
This was an LE release from the Originals Collection. To my surprise, it's different from the original Lust (permanent shade). It's still a YLBB lipgloss, but have a lot less brown in it compared to Lust. In the tube, it looks very similar to Young Spark, but with less shimmer. On the lips, I don't see any shimmer. The color is almost idential to my natural lip color, but has a glassy and thick texture. Reminds me of Chanel's Praline/Giggle glossimer, but more opaque. Overall, standard MAC lipglass quality. And if u r into YLBB shades, this is a must try.
This so yum!! A very fun and girly fragrance. Reminds me of strawberry cake frosting. I wasn't too sure about it first coz I ordered it online, so I only got the 50ml bottle. When I use it up, I'm so gonna get the 100ml one!! EDIT: After a few uses, it turns out it gives me a slight headache, and I rarely get headaches from fragrances. I'm still keeping this in my collection, but I'm really disappointed it didn't work out
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Bone
lian_qiu 11/13/2007 12:28:00 AM
This is really pricey at $50AUD for only 3.5g of products. But I would be willing to repurchase if it had worked. Unfortunately, it didn't. No matter how thin I apply it, it made my lids feel really tight, and that feelings last pretty much all day long. If I accidentally applied too much, blending becomes a problem. Also the texture is a little on the dry side, which I would imagine being a huge problem during cold weather. But most importantly, it still creases as an e/s base. It holds up a little better than MAC Paints or Paint Pots, but on a warm day, my e/s still creases after 5 or 6 hours. Overall, the quality doesn't live up to the price and I won't be repurchasing.
I only brought this because of the hype. I usually don't like blushes with peachy undertones and to be honest I wasn't too impressed when I swatched it at the store. But it really does look amazing when applied on my cheeks. It's the perfect blend of pink and peach. The gold shimmer is definitely not OTT. Just enough to give me a glow. And now I'm lemming the lipgloss version...
Another great brush from Bloom. They really need to expand their brush collection, because they are such good quality and the prices are reasonable.
This review is for the new concealer brush that came out with the Pure Mineral range. It has a shorter handle than Bloom's usual brushes, and firm bristles. I use it for my MAC Studio Finish Concealer. It doesn't seem to pick up too much product at first, but when u deposit them onto ur face, u'll realise it actually picked up the perfect amount. It also blends perfectly. Highly recommended
It's a pretty good concealer for blemishes. Good coverage, lots of shades to choose from, and it comes with SPF. However, I do find u need the right brush to make this work well. I initially used the MAC 194 Concealer Brush, but still finding myself blending it out with my fingers in the end. I recently got the new Bloom Concealer Brush (which is actually cheaper than MAC), and now it blends perfectly. Overall, a good concealer and worth repurchasing.
This is the only perfume I've tried that actually lasts on me. Everything else usually disappears after an hour. However, I can't stand the smell. Way to powdery for me. However, I can see some people loving it.