Lip Liners -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection Lip Liner- Passion
ohshizzitsrachel 12/14/2012 3:15:00 AM
I bought this product because I've been wanting to try red lips for a while, and I heard this is what Taylor Swift wears, plus a few youtube gurus recommended it. I love it, when I first bought it I was a little hesitant because it looked a little too soft for it's purpose, but once I unwrapped it and swatched it and found that it is the perfect creamy texture. I love the way it looks by itself, but I love it even more with Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipstick in Jet Set Red and a red Sinful Colors lipgloss (I can't remember the name at the moment). It really makes the color pop.
I've owned this brush for about a year now. I've used it for a bunch of different things, liquid foundation, pressed powder, bronzer, etc, and although I liked it with those (except liquid foundation, it didn't distribute the product evenly and I pretty much had to redo it with my fingers), but mostly used it with pressed powder, however I recently got a new buffing brush that I use for both liquid foundation and pressed powder, I didn't want this brush to go to waste though, so I decided to try it with something else. I've found it works great with blush, you dip the brush in the blush and then gently press onto your cheeks and then blend, it looks really natural.
Eyeliner -Jordana - Fabu Liner Liquid Eyeliner Pen
ohshizzitsrachel 11/15/2012 7:14:00 AM
I'm not really much of an eyeliner person, I wear it every once in a while when I'm wearing a more dramatic look, but I don't do that a lot because I have small eyes. I like this eyeliner because I can do a really thin line with out too much of a hassle. I'm actually a big fan of all the Jordana products I've used.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
ohshizzitsrachel 11/15/2012 6:23:00 AM
I've been using this product for quite a while now, and I like it quite a lot. Unfortunately I'm still struggling to find the right color for me, I've tried four different shades and they all make me look ghostly, even the ones that look dark in the pan. Even with that though, I still love the results I get. Great looking matte finish with out looking like a caky mess.
These are kind of a hit or miss with me. I own them in two colors, Candlelight and Bronzed. I like Bronzed quite a bit, I use it as a base, on it's own, and even as an eyeliner. Candlelight however is a little "eh", you have to dig your finger into it to get any product (don't even try to use a brush, doesn't work at all), and when you put it on it's patchy and dry. If I'm willing to work a little bit I'll use it as a highlight on my brow bone or cheek bone, but most of the time it's just not worth the effort.
I started using this foundation about a week ago, and I absolutely love it. It covers well and doesn't break my skin out. I've noticed a few people say that they can't find a non-messy way to apply it, try pouring it on a flat surface (I use the lid of my powder), and lightly dip a buffing brush in it, then buff into your skin. The only con I've seen so far is that it's a pain to get out of the bottle, could really use a pump.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Expert Face Brush
ohshizzitsrachel 11/15/2012 6:01:00 AM
I bought this brush about a week ago, and I have been in love ever since. I went out and got it because I had been trying a new foundation that I loved, but the brushes I already owned weren't giving me the application that I wanted, so I went to youtube and I saw some videos of people using the foundation with this brush and I loved the results. I loved it so much that a couple days ago I ordered two other brushes from the line, the blush brush and the fine liner brush.