I hate this product. It does make my lashes look amazing and stuff, but it was so difficult to remove; I lost so many lashes as a result. Will not repurchase, rather buy normal lash blast!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
maddoc 4/23/2011 3:06:00 PM
This is the only gel liner I own, so I don't really know if there are better ones out there, but I am pretty happy with it. I have tried using other liner products before, but I find them difficult to apply and give up after 2-3 tries. With this one, I have owned it for a couple of months and I really like it. It is really easy to apply, and doesnt require such a steady hand. the colour is pretty intense, although you have to do one or three strokes to get it really dark. I dont have any problems with it smudging, and I have used it to the gym before. in fact, i find it really hard to remove that what i do is try to remove as much as possible with my makeup remover, then jump into the shower and try and wash the rest off. I will subsequently end up with raccoon eyes which i will use some baby wipes to remove :P I am usually a bit self conscious about wearing makeup to uni, but with this one, i can apply just the right amount that it doesnt appear toooooo much. at least that's what i feel :) definitely recommend it to other people!!!
I have repurchased this mascara 3 times, and I stocked up on it recently when it was on offer!! I love this mascara!! It really lengthens and thickens my lashes without making it clumpy. I am southeast asian, and I am lucky enough to not have super straight lashes, but the hairs are quite thin, so I need mascara to make my lashes look more prominent. this mascara is really good at doing that for me! I use the non-waterproof one because I heard the waterproof one is hard to take off, but I haven't tried so can't really comment. I would recommend this to others if you are looking for good quality mascara. the price isn't too bad, and there is always an offer on in either boots or superdrug, so there is no reason to pay full price for it.
I bought this a couple of months ago, tried it and decided it wasn't my type of colour. I came across it again while clearing my makeup stash and decided to give it another go. I googled and someone suggested putting a teeny bit then dabbing the colour on your lips with your finger so that you dont end up with a thick layer of colour. it worked, and the colour didn't crack as badly as before!! just remember to carry the balm with you and dont hesitate to apply it when you feel your lips are getting dry :) Love it now, but don't think I'd repurchase as I have a lot of other lip products that needs to be used!!
I looooove this mascara. i wore it out once and my friend asked if i was wearing falsies!! and i only put on two coats :D only problem is that it was a pain to remove, which is why i will not repurchase. otherwise, a truly good value for money mascara
I have this in Citrus Glow and Chestnut Glow. Citrus Glow is amazing for me!!! It really enhances my natural lip colour. I wore this for my graduation in the summer and the colour lasted from morning till my actualy ceremony!! and i had lunch in the between!!! The problem is the gloss doesnt last as long, and that the bottle does leak - so i will not recommend you put it in your handbag without putting it in a separate purse for makeup - else the contents of your bag will end up very sticky!!! overall, love it!! stays put for a long time.. great for uni students :D
Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark
maddoc 11/1/2009 3:10:00 PM
I bought this recently, and I really like the texture and also the fact that it is matte and all that. Unfortunately, the first time I saw my face in normal lighting with this shade on, I swear that I looked like a tanned oompah loompah.!! i was very orange + brown.. :( I dont know whether its me being paranoid or what, but I swear I spent such a long time buffing, and trying to make it look natural :( I would not buy this again. I think I will continue sticking to my studio fix powder instead as the shade I have for that is slightly more forgiving, and it actually looks natural especially if buffed in well :( its really unfortunate as I was very excited about using this based on such good reviews it has received so far :(
I am very crazy about mascara, which is why it was surprising that i did not know the existence of this mascara! I got this as a 21st birthday present, which I am very happy about cause the mascara is just too expensive that even i, the mascara-loving-person will not have purchased it myself. I would say that the mascara is pretty good. it is volumizing (if used appropriately), very lengthening and the bit that i like the most about it is the fact that it really holds a curl! It is unlike any mascara I've used. The formula is pretty thick and "stiff" and somewhat waxy that your curl will stay till late evening. I never experienced flaking, so i can't comment on that. It is quite easy to remove, not as hard as some of those crazy dark mascara. I got the mascara in vibrant black, and it is definitely very black :) I found it quite hard to get used to. After watching several youtube videos, I've discovered a way for me to wear it without it clumping etc :) Firstly, make sure you have clean lashes. Use whatever eye makeup remover you have. On the clean lashes, you can opt to curl or not to curl your lashes. I find that either way, you'll still end up with curled lashes (and I'm south east asian which means that my lashes are relatively straight!). Press the button to turn it on, and slowly brush the mascara through your lashes. The trick here is to do it SLOWLY. Make sure that the brush has time to coat your lashes with the formula. This is important cause otherwise you'll be tempted to put a gazillion layers of mascara and you'll end up with very clumpy lashes! Next, before the first coat dries, put on the second coat. do the same on the other eye, and you should be able to end up with clump-free mascara. So far, i've not had to use any sort of lash combs when i use this technique to apply the mascara. I admit that my lashes do feel heavy after wearing this mascara and i have to make sure that (for the first couple of minutes or so) nothing touches my lashes cause the mascara does take a while to dry compared to the other mascaras i've had before.. I would definitely not buy it again, unless they have it on offer cause it is just too expensive for me to be able to afford :P i would definitely buy a mascara if it were to have the same formula as this one, but without the vibrating factor as i think that will make the mascara cheaper :)
Lip Gloss -Bourjois - Effet 3-D Max - #68 Brun Etincelant
maddoc 9/18/2009 4:05:00 PM
I have this gloss in a different colour - framboise ardent. They just didn't have it here, so i decided to write my review for the gloss in a different colour instead :) I love this gloss. I was in need of some gloss/colour and i went to superdrug to find it :) To cut the story short, I ended up buying this gloss in Framboise Ardent. I totally love the colour and texture and result of wearing this gloss! It is shiny, and very smooth to apply.. it has a weird smell (just like all the other glosses by bourjois) but ive gotten used to that. I love how the colour is red, but doesnt look too weird on me, i would hope..It has glitter in it, but i dont find it as annoying as some of the glosses out there (read glam shine by loreal :P) It is glossy in the sense that it gives your lips the wet look, which is something i've been looking for in glosses!! :) so i am definitely in love :) The only problem i have with it is that it has a weird applicator gizmo (its not a brush, so i dont know what to call it). I find that the trick is to just wipe a lot of the gloss off the gizmothingy and start with very little, and build up colour and gloss cause otherwise you will end up with gloopy horrible lips!! :) I would definitely repurchase but I hope that they will put out more colours :) yeay :)
This is the best powder foundation ive used so far! it gives good coverage, and the finish is great!! I love this product so much. i apply it with some random estee lauder powder brush i got years ago, and it looks amazing! I would totally repurchase! :)
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
maddoc 5/10/2009 2:42:00 PM
I am a bit torn about this product. It has its good points and its bad points. Good points: - is not totally matte, so it looks natural - sheer coverage - feels light on your skin - it comes with a pump, so it is really easy to apply and all that bad points: - the light reflecting particles look a bit too much under the sun. i feel like i am wearing glitter on my face, but i may just be overreacting - it makes my face all oily and uncomfortable. i used a face blot in the mid of the day and it was soo disgusting how oily my face was it is ok if u have non-oily skin, i guess. i liked the shade i got it in, nc 37. and it did make me look like i have naturally flawless skin. i just wished it didn't make my face so oily :( i would prob purchase a diff type of mac liquid foundation in the future :)
Mascara -Bourjois - Volume Glamour Ultra Black Mascara
maddoc 5/10/2009 2:35:00 PM
Overall, I looove this product. I just wished it did not smudge as much, and i also wish they would make it in waterproof (or have they, and i have just totally missed the plot??) in any case, i thought this was better than benefit bad gal lash. for me, it really lengthened my lashes and thickened it, too. i have wispy lashes, and i just need mascara to somehow darken it and make it appear as if it was thicker. i normally use only one coat of this mascara cause i find that wearing anymore than one is a bit too much for an everyday look. i wore only one coat just yesterday, and my friend asked me if was wearing falsies!!!!! hahaha.. i would def recommend this to people, but i would advice you to get a waterproof type (if bourjois has release one, im not too sure.. haven't been out shopping for a while due to exams and such).. if not, just make sure u have a cotton bud ready at all times to wipe away the smudges :) looove this mascara :)
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - estee lauder automatic eye liner
maddoc 3/5/2009 6:12:00 PM
I got this from my mum. She bought it, but she never really used it.. So I took it from her :D So, yeah, I don't really know how much it costs :D I loove it.. It glides on easily, and I don't need to pull or whatever (unlike the other ones I've used before).. The only problem is the fact that it smudges quite easily, and it is rather hard to remove especially if u like putting ur liner in between ur lashes (which is what I do :P) Overall, I would prob buy it again (or maybe ask mum to buy it for me :P)
This mascara is pretty much like the volum express mascara for me.. I would've given it more points if it didn't smell soo weird.. It smelt like chlorine (like the swimming pool :| ).. Nothing special about the mascara.. But it is reasonably priced, and it did thicken your lashes and all :D I personally wouldn't buy it again cause there are other mascaras which I love more :D
I bought this cause i was running low on my Clinique superbalm gloss, and i really wanted to try something from Bobbi Brown. I am very happy with the purchase. Overall, I prefer the Clinique gloss cause the superbalm does not have a scent, and it doesn't cause my lips to tingle due to the peppermint. Moreover, it doesn't leave a weird residue on my lips once the lip gloss is all gone. The superbalm is also slightly cheaper than the lip tints. However, there are some good points about this gloss, too. It is very moisturizing. After I remove the gloss, my lips feel softer and smoother!! I really love that feeling!! The mint smell is good to give the illusion of a minty fresh breath. It is very good especially if you can't brush your teeth right after a meal, or do not have gum/mint in your handbag. The gloss is also more pigmented than the Clinique superbalm (I have it in Lilac). The texture is also not as gooey as the superbalm, so you wont risk accidentally squeezing out too much gloss (which i did when I just started using the superbalm). The slanted tip is also makes it convenient if you need to put on the gloss on the go :D Overall, I like this gloss, it is worth the money!! I would definitely repurchase, maybe in a different colour, just to experiment :D