Liquid -Unlisted Brand - Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer
oonaghst 12/20/2012 3:59:00 PM
Outstanding foundation with matching concealer. I got this in beige and it's an excellent colour match for my skin. Very little is needed and it gives the illusion of having perfect skin. I love the concealer as well - no dry creasing as is so often the case. I'm very surprised and pleased!
Fragrances -Issey Miyake - a scent by issey miyake
oonaghst 12/19/2012 6:27:00 PM
It's not bad - it's a lemony citrus scent with a shot of liquorice through it, which gives a depth/warmth it otherwise would not have. I find it pleasant, above average and nice to wear every once in a while.
I think this is one of the best mascaras out there. It's quite a dry mascara (although I do like certain wet mascaras too), and once I've curled my lashes and put this on, my lashes look big, black and curly - I couldn't want for more.
I prefer the reformulated version, I think it's got a bit more slip and is less heavy and less drying than the original. This suits me as I've got quite dry, mature skin and as long as I'm well moisturised beforehand, this foundation looks awesome and only a tiny bit is needed for a smooth, flawless and natural finish. I could never be matched colourwise before - I mean it was close, but never quite right, so I am sooo pleased to find that one of the new colours (beige) now matches me exactly. It's become my 'to go' foundation - love it!
I find this a great light-weight scent that can be worn liberally for any occasion. I personally love wearing it on a daily basis. It smells clean, but 'roundy clean' not 'sharp clean'. It's something that just works for me and just feels right all the time.
Liquid -Clinique - Repairwear Laser Focus All-Smooth Makeup
oonaghst 10/6/2011 6:01:00 PM
I bought shade 03 after using a sample of it. I immediately liked the way it spread/smoothed out. It just smoothed over those 'slightly getting bigger' cheek pores, that red blotchiness on my right cheek and just evened out everything beautifully. A little bit looks great for a natural groomed look, and I can happily whack on loads for a bit of a more made-up look and it still looks great - it's hard to overdo it tbh (as long as it's the right shade). In other words, I'm finding it goofproof. Love it!
I like this. It feels quite thick when squeezed out of the tube but it goes on really sheer and light. Great for someone like myself who doesn't want to look too 'made-up' but nevertheless wants to look polished. The best light foundation I've got for my increasingly dry skin.
Eye Primer -Clinique - Touch Base For Eyes in Canvas
oonaghst 9/13/2011 5:54:00 PM
I don't use as a primer but as a neutral eyeshadow. I apply with my finger, whack it on and smooth it out. That's it apart from lashings of mascara. If I notice any creases (minimal) later in the day, I just wipe my finger over it and all is well. I find it brightens up my eyes and is an excellent 'no makeup' look, and it's just sooo easy!
Absolutely beautiful lashes after using this, but it smudges after a few hours.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Praline
oonaghst 9/9/2011 3:17:00 PM
Praline Paradise is a very neutral, slightly toffee hint of a lip gloss that I wear on top of any lipstick colour for additional oomph. It's a very friendly kind of lipgloss and colour - not sticky or tacky and looks consistantly great (imo!). It's become essential - gorgeous.
I had a really itchy scalp and some dry flakey patches around my hair line (which was not dandruff btw) and this shampoo really sorted it out after 2 washes. For being so effective from the get go, I give it 5 lippies. It doesn't really hydrate my hair (and I had the one for dry hair) but does clean it extremely well. I bought it for a specific purpose as my scalp was going into a bit of a meltdown (I suspect seasonal?) and this sorted it out in double quick time. I'm still using it and enjoying it, even though my initial problems have been well and truely sorted. I always want to have this in my bathroom.
What a fantastic foundation! It's just perfect for my increasingly dry skin - moisturizing and sheer. It seems to glide over slight wrinkles and pores giving the most beautiful flattering finish. I'm using shade no.72. Love it!
I think this is a good quality foundation that is easily better than many more expensive brands. I've found it a bit mattifying for my skintype though - my skin looks great, but very matte. I personally prefer the Bourjois 10-hour Sleep Effect foundation which I find more flattering and a better fit for me. I swear my skin is getting more dry by the week, lol...
Not happy with this. After rinsing my hair feels squeaky clean at the sides coupled with a tangled 'dry' mess everywhere else - it's an absolute nightmare. Luckily it all improves with conditioner. I've also noticed loads of shedding when I use this shampoo. Just not worth it, imo.
Awesome brush set that I really enjoy using. Use the contour brush for highlighting, the teeny tiny brush for concealing (would work for lips as well), the foundation brush for foundation (although small, is effective) and the buffing brush is really good for, er.., buffing! All-in-all a brilliant set for getting the perfect base. I want to use it and thoroughly enjoy using it, and my base looks all the better for it.