Lips -Korres - Raspberry Antioxidant Liquid Lipstick (ALL)
ochoseis 2/6/2013 3:22:00 PM
Got the Raspberry Lipglos in #28 Berry in the "love your lips" giftset. Things I ♥ about this: - Smell. I love Korres products because of its smell - Color. Beautiful. - Formula. Not tacky and nice feeling on my lips - Packaging. Look, size and applicator. Thinks I don't like: - Doesn't set. - Doesn't last. - Smears. It's water based, so this was expected. - Stains the dry zones/flakes of your lips, so when it's gone, you're left with uneven stain color.
I love the smell of Korres products! Jasmine is the only Lip Butter Glaze I own, and I really love it, I'm taking away a star because it doesn't last long and you need to reapply constantly. Don't judge me as a crazy person, but I love how this smell so much that sometimes, if I forget to put perfume on, I swatch this on my wrist and rub it, it absorbs into my skin and leaves a trace of fragrance, it reminds me of Vera Wang Princess.
It's not the best lip balm, but I'm giving 4 stars because it smells so, so good, its like a vanilla-honey-gourmand smell that I really enjoy. It's humectant, and it gives a beautiful hint of nude color.
I love the way this color brings life to my face. I applied this in three different ways for different results: 1) using a lip primer (Claudia Stevens Lip Fix Mix Anti-Feather Color Lock) since it is a white primer, when you put Impassioned on top, it looks more subdued, but still bright pink 2) filling my lips with pink lipliner, for a bright and very long lasting application 3) on its own and it's beautiful!
Eye Shadow -MAC - MAC Fabulousness Smoky Eye Palette
ochoseis 12/27/2012 6:45:00 PM
So my BF got me this palette for Christmas. I must say I am really in love with the packaging, is is this beautiful pastel pink quilted satin on the top with a black bow in the front very á-la-chanel. I've always thought that the brush is useless, the five eyeshadows it contains are well coordinated in the pan, but a little dissaponting to apply. My favorites are taupless and black slip, gorgeous to apply, buttery and last very good. It contains a sheerer version of satin taupe, love spice is also very sheer, and spellcaster (the matte purple one) I think is very chalky, I could only make it work patting it over a creamy black eyeliner/base but it creased within a couple of hours. Would I buy it again? No with my own money, but it was a really good gift. **EDIT** I was looking on the mac website, it says it contains vintage alure, but I got mine with spellcaster instead. I am from Mexico.
So, where I live this product retails for $3.75usd. I bought it a week ago and I am realy surprised. I have oily lids, so I do really need a primer. I've used the nyx one, the micabella one, one from revlon superstay, and mac paintpot in painterly, and from my little experience with those, the elf eyelid primer is the best. I do get like 10 hours without creasing, my eyeshadow looks more vibrant and it has a little tint that covers some redness on my lids. Definitely will repurchase. I do think I need to try a higher end one, like the too faced or the urban decay primer potion.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
ochoseis 7/11/2012 11:01:00 PM
I'm not sure about "oil free" it does remove my makeup pretty well, but it leaves an oily residue, I still have to wash my face afterwards and then follow up with my night routine. I've been using for the last six months, and I am looking for something better, but have not found it.
I'm light to medium warm skintone, and this blush looks really natural on me, I apply it with a small stippling blush, it works great, lasts great, looks great.
Lips -Revlon - Colorburst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
ochoseis 7/3/2012 6:16:00 PM
I'm takimg a lipstick off because this color (and the rest of the lip butters i've tried) has no much staying power. But gee this is a very beautiful color, and feels so moisturizing. I like it very much.
I use this for like, everyday, office or at home, when I have time and place to touch up my makeup, since this papers will mess your foundation a little. I use this on my eyelids too and works ok. But if you're going to an event, party, wedding etc, it's so much better to invest in better quality blotting papers that will not ruin your makeup.
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - sea island cotton
ochoseis 6/28/2012 12:54:00 PM
I'm not a big fan of BBW body sprays, but I do own a bunch of them in different smells and presentations. I think some of them are TOO strong (like dark kiss, black amethyst etc) but I got Sea Island Cotton in a sale, have never smelled it, just throw it in my bag at checkout. I love this smell, it is clean, fresh, and although it smells GREAT on linens, on me it doesn't smell like fabric softener, I get a more enjoyable scent that is not strong, just like a nice body odor. My boyfriend likes it, and he is very picky with smells (I am, too). Bottom line, great for everyday, jeans and white tshirt kinda thing, I would not use it to an event or something big, but is ok for the office as it is almost unnoticeable, clean, sweet.
This is a winter scent. I got a sample at sephora last year, and is not for me, is too strong, too powdery, too much patchouli and musk, very smokey for my taste. So I did not buy it. Now, we're in the middle of the summer, where I live it gets up to 40°C, and someone in the office is wearing this perfume. Oh God, I can't describe how strong it smells when you get close to her, and I don't even want to start on how it smells after lunch, when we have to go outside to eat or run errands. After work, we go to the same school, and I give her a ride, oh god, I get to school with a headache. I don't want to be straight forward to her, because she is very nice, and besides, we are free to use whatever we want. So, I'm taking the matter to this review site, just in case any girl comes here looking for ratings and reviews about this scent, know that is a winter scent that I would only use at night, or with a very lighthand.
I agree that this brushes are very good, indeed a lifesaver and dirty cheap also, I'm rating them 4 stars because the bristle hair falls out like crazy
This review is specifically for the Paris Pink shade. It's a georgeus tea rose pink, great for warm skin tones, it is creamy, has a very good smell, but 'm taking a star because it has a plastic taste, not an unbearable one though.
I'm Mac NC20 and use the light shade, it is creamy and hydrating, if you set it with powder you can reduce setling in fine lines. Recommend you use you fingers to blend.