I was so excited to get this lipstick but it was awful on me. It truly looked like I just ate spaghetti. Really sheer peachy color,super slippery and did not last at all. I returned it.
Illamasqua blushes are always a win and this one is no exception. It's a neutral pink with a little bit of brown in it. It's super pigmented and looks verypolished on the cheeks. It lasts all day which is awesome ! The only bad thing about this blush is that it can be a little powdery but other than that it's perfect if you're looking for a neutral blush. Would repurchase anytime !
I'm combo/oily and have a lot of acne scars and textured skin so I need pretty good coverage,I would say it's light/medium coverage but I set it with MAC Studio Fix powder which is a combo made in heaven. I've tried pretty much every foundation out there except for high high end and they ALL looked cakey/unnatural. But this one looks SO natural, it's like I have nothing on but yet still have beautiful skin. Yes I still get oily with this but when I do it's more like a ''glowy'' shine instead of an oil slick. Anyway I I've been using this combo for a month, so I think I can truly say I've found my HG.
This foundation has nothing ''glowy'' about it.I bought it because I wanted a foundation with good coverage that would give me a radiant look, while it has good coverage that's the only positive thing I can think about.It clings to every dry patches I may have so I really need to exfoliate well and moisturize like crazy.It looks kinda cakey and emphasizes my pores even when I sheer it out with my Beauty Blender.I'm combo oily and after 4 hours this foundation starts to melt down my face.It's way too expensive for what it does, plus I had to buy a pump separately which is like $8.I will not repurchase nor will I recommend because there are so many better foundations than this one out there !
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
lilblue10 5/26/2012 2:29:00 AM
I hate this foundation so much.I've heard such great things about it so I was very eager to try it,I didn't sample it first but I should've.First the coverage is really bad,it's light-medium.I'm pretty sure those who say it's full coverage don't even have anything to cover.I need to use a lot of concealer + Mac Studio Fix powder in order to look decent, I can normally get away with just a little bit of concealer with my other foundations.The finish is really average I mean it's not bad but it's definitely not invisible on the skin like I heard it was,it's pretty obvious I'm wearing something, The foundation emphasize any dry areas so you need to moisturize and exfoliate really well .I could've lived with bad coverage and average finish but what really makes this foundation awful is the staying power.O.M.G I have combo/oily skin so I normally get oily after 4-5 hours,it's not big deal, I just blot and apply a little bit of powder but with this foundation I can't because when I get oily it starts to separates and being all cakey,I seriously looked like I had a disease,it was such a big mess, I was so ashamed.It was so bad that it made me cry.The only good thing is that it was a perfect color match but seriously I'm never touching this foundation again
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
lilblue10 5/16/2012 7:05:00 PM
I have oily skin,with dry patches and a lot of acne/acne scars to cover.I've tried a lot of foundations and this one of the best but still not like my beloved Makeup Forever Face&Body.This is not full coverage I would say it's medium coverage,I still need to use concealer but I really don't mind since full coverage foundations tend to look mask like.I usually get oily and my foundation starts to separate and cake(ugghh) after 4 hours, but with this I don't even need to blot.I tried a couple ways to apply this ( Beauty Blender,Sigma F80,foundation brush) and fingers seem to work best because it's more of a mousse than a liquid. I wear the shade Light and it's a pretty good match Nars Sheer Glow Gobi Makeup For Ever HD 117 Make up For Ever Mat Velvet 20 Make up For Ever Face&Body 20 Mac Studio Fix,Pro Longwear& Studio Sculpt NC15 Revlon Colorstay Buff Laura Mercier Silk Creme : Cream Ivory
I've been on a mascara hunt lately, tried pretty much all drugstore ones and I was really excited about this one because it got great reviews.It's nothing amazing,it doesn't give a lot of volume but it lengthens a bit more. If you're going for a more dramatic look (which I am) then you're not gonna like this one,it looks very VERY natural, to the point where I don't even see the use of it.The good part is that it doesn't flake or smudge, it's easy to remove,doesn't clump and its really black.I gave this one to my mom since I found my HG(L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black).I will not be repurchasing.
I love this blush SO much ! I always thought peach blushes were the best for me and my skintone,but this blush compliments EVERYTHING on me, I'm NC15 with really pale brown hair and blue eyes.I can wear only that blush and feel like I have a full face of makeup,it just makes me look sophisticated. It's really pigmented and the lasting power is very good.I would repurchase in a heart beat !
I've had this for 5 days and I can already say that this is my HG highlighter. It's a gold-beige color that will suits a majority of skintones. It's not glittery at all, just luminous and its really pigmented so be careful not to overdo.It lasts all day for me, I've never seen any highlighter as long lasting.I have huge pores and textured skin and it doesnt emphasize any of that. I can't see myself finishing that big compact (8.5g of product!!) but if that ever happens I will repurchase for sure.
Omg this brush is so soft ! Its softer than my Sigma and Mac brushes.Its really dense but not so much that its pulling your skin(Sigma F82 I'm looking at you).It picks up a lot of product and makes it easy to blend. It hasn't shed a single hair yet and I've had it for 2 months so I don't think it will.I use it to set my foundation with powder and I can't see how anyone could apply bronzer with it as its way too big, but for powder its just the perfect size.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
lilblue10 4/21/2012 11:29:00 AM
This was the first highlighter I've ever bought. I really liked it for a while,thought it was settle and really subtle but after owning Mac Lightscapade and The Balm Mary Lou Manizer I find it so glittery !! I wear it only at night time now, where I went a more intense look but I just don't like the finish for day time anymore.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
lilblue10 4/19/2012 2:27:00 PM
I am seriously in love with this.When I heard it was coming out with the Reel Sexy collection I was so excited because I had heard such great things about it, but then I saw Temptalia's review on it and all the comments saying that it wasn't as good as the original and it wasn't really worth getting. So when the collections came out online I didn't get it(I don't have a Mac near so I couldn't swatch it for myself).During two weeks I just kept thinking about it and finally caved in and boy I'm so glad I did.. !! Mine has a lot of colored swirls, way more than the one on Temptalia and it's sooo pretty !! It is the perfect highlighter for me, its a pale beige/gold that gives the most beautiful glow,it's not shimmery or glittery so it doesn't emphasize my huge pores .It's very work appropriate but you can totally build it up to be more of a night look !The staying power is great too, it usually start to fade about the same time my blush does which is after 6-7 hours ! I would buy again
This is the perfect pink blush for me ! I'm really pale and warm toned and all the pink blushes I tried either made me look like a clown or just didn't go well with my skin undertones. This is one is very neutral so I think everyone with light to medium skin could pull it off. It's very pigmented for such a pale blush, I wasn't expecting that at all.I didn't have anything like it in my collection so I'm really glad I bought it, it's pretty unique :)
This is such an unique blush ! I'm warm toned so I usually stay away from cool based blushes but when I saw this lilac beauty I just couldn't resist. It clashes a little with my skintone but since I'm really fair it's not that bad, it just gives an awesome lavender color with a sheen to my cheeks which looks totally unnatural but I kinda like it.I just pair it with a black smokey eye and a nude lips. This is definitely not an everyday blush but I'm really enjoying it. Oh and its super pigmented too so you gotta be careful !
I love love love this bronzer ! I really like to contour but could never get it quite right, it always looked fake or like I was dirty (lol). I tried NYX Taupe, Mac Harmony Blush and UD Buck and Buck worked the best but it was in my Naked palette and quite small so wasn't good for that. Hoola is just perfect for my fair skin (NC15-20) but I still have to be careful cause you can definitely apply too much since its really pigmented. But it's just the perfect color, not too grey or orange.If you're not sure you'll like it and don't wanna waste 30$+ maybe try to get a mini size on Ebay (make sure to check the feedback of the seller to see if its genuine), that's what I did. It cost me 7$ and you get a pretty good amount, I used it everyday and it took me 5 months to finish it.