Lipstick -Avon - Ultra color rich moisture seduction lipstick
ofjune 11/16/2012 4:41:00 PM
My shade: Nude Perfection Pros: Moisturizing. Good colour payoff. Lasts okay. Smells nice. Lovely colour marbling effect. Cons: Needs to last longer really.
Pros: Good colour payoff. Lasts longer than an average lipstick. Nice smell. Cons: A little dark, not quite a modern red and more of a classic red. Slightly drying. Stains a little too.
Pros: Nice slightly darker than nude shade. Applies easily and evenly. Lasts slightly longer than your average lipstick. Cons: Slightly drying.
My shade: 630 Velvet Beige Pros: Good colour payoff. Not too drying. Lasts as long as a normal lipstick. Nice packaging. Cons: Smells slightly odd.
My shade: I have 700 Nothing But Nude and 600 Carry On Cherry Pros: All the colour of a lipstick, but without the thick drying feeling of one. All the colour of a gloss, but without the shiny stickiness. Applies easily. Lasts a long time despite eating/drinking/kissing. Comes with a clear balm to moisturize Cons: Limited colour choice. The Cherry shade sometimes looks a little messy when applied unless down very carefully. Smell and taste a little odd. Cherry colour transfers a little.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
ofjune 11/16/2012 4:18:00 PM
My shade: Light Pros: Great for days you don't want to wear foundation but want a little coverage. Light feeling. SPF 30. Doesn't set in creases. No offensive smell. Cons: I don't like how quickly it comes out the tube. Limited colour choices. Makes my combination skin slightly greasy.
My shade: 100 Ivory Pros: Seems to have good coverage. Good packaging. Cons: Too orange and this was the lightest shade. Sparkly? Bad smell. Messy consistency.
My shade: 001 Transparent Pros: Great for very pale people. Good amount of product for low price. Applies amazingly with a fluffy brush. Doesn't set in fine lines. Cons: Sometimes difficult to get all the product from the tub.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder
ofjune 11/16/2012 4:09:00 PM
My shade: 021 Transparent Pros: Covers shine well. Lasts for a few hours. Covers imperfections fairly well too. Cons: Not many shade choices. This is the lightest colour, but was still pretty orange on me. Can cake a little. Sometimes hard to pick up product. Packaging isn't too great.
Foundations -Avon - Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation
ofjune 11/16/2012 3:59:00 PM
My shade: Ivory Pros: Good range of shades. Good amount of product for price. SPF 15. Medium coverage. Covers spots/pimples fairly well. Cons: Has to be blended quickly as it dries quickly. Not great for dry skin as it can look flaky. Sets into fine lines a little.
This cost 99p in the catalogue so bought it on a whim as a balm to stick in my purse. Pros: Smells amazing. Colourless on the lips (probably a good thing as the stick is green). Moisturizes whilst on, but not in the long term. Cons: Has a strange plastic-y taste.
Second tube of this. I use this soley on my bottom lashes as the brush is very small and rubber bristled. My shade: Black Pros: Small brush for corner lashes/bottom lashes. Rubber bristles help prevent clumps. Doesn't flake or smudge even when crying. Cons: Smells slightly funny when wet.
My shade: 001 Black Pros: 12 mls of product. Not terribly expensive. Not too wet in texture. Doesn't flake or smudge. Cons: Brush is quite large so small lashes are difficult to coat. Pipecleaner brush which I am not that fond of. Overall alright mascara, fine for a cheap everyday product.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Special Eyes Eyeliner pencil in "Black Magic"
ofjune 11/16/2012 3:41:00 PM
My shade: 161 Black Magic Pros: Good black colour. Sharpens easily. Doesn't drag or tug. Cheap. Washes off easily. Cons: Smudges a little after an hour or so, but easily corrected. Blunts quickly. Doesn't last very long on the waterlines. I'm on about my 8th one of these eyeliners in about 4 years. I always come back to these as they're cheap and it's good to have a couple lying around the house or in my bag if I ever need eyeliner, but I wouldn't say it was amazing.
My shade: 001 Dark Brown Pros: Good range of shades. Includes stiff brow brush which is great for shaping and blending. Waxy enough to keep hairs in place, but doesn't look heavy or obvious. Doesn't need sharpened that often as it works best slightly blunt. Loads of product for small price. Stays put all day and all night. Cons: None really great product!