Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti
orngeppyseed 6/2/2012 10:10:00 PM
I really love tutti frutti a LOT! It applies very smoothly, is pigmented and long lasting. I can wear it sheer or build it up to a vibrant orange that isn't gaudy (as it is sheer enough). It applies smoothly but it isn't overly greasy or sticky at all. I don't find it very moisturizing, however, so I tend to wear it over a lipbalm but it still applies well by itself and isn't drying. I'm NC 15, pale with fairly pigmented lips and this applies a pretty orange on me. Oranges tend to work well for me in general, but this one has literally made me start lip products again after about a year of not really being interested in wearing them. The packaging is nice too, doesn't look cheap, the only thing is that it's around $23 in Australia! Nevertheless, I would definitely repurchase:)
Eyeliner -Essence - Long Lasting Eye Pencil - Cool Down
orngeppyseed 10/10/2011 6:38:00 AM
I got this at priceline in Australia for around $3-4 which is dirt cheap for makeup here. It's a nice bright blue with some shimmer. Although I have dry skin, any eyeliner tends to melt off quickly due to the shape of my eye unless I use a primer. This stayed on very well without a primer and stayed on all day over TFSI. The consistency is quite creamy and glides on well but doesn't smudge around everywhere (at least on my eyes it didn't).. and it is pigmented as well. I would definitely recommend this one, and I'd like to try out the other shades.
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tin
orngeppyseed 7/3/2010 4:07:00 AM
Pros: - I love the sweet peppermint scent of this lip balm - Packaging is cute (as I don't mind using fingers to apply) - cooling and tingling sensation from peppermint oil, not painful and goes away after a while (I wasn't used to this at first but now I'm addicted. sensation can be rather strong for those who do not like tingly lippies) - keeps in moisture on lips, lasts a few hours on lips if I don't eat/drink - has a good amount of product. Cons: - it doesn't really help nourish my lips which are usually quite dry. But works great in summer. - A bit expensive for a lipbalm, although it is the nicest minty lipbalm i've tried so far. -if you put too much on, the wax inside the lipbalm dries up overtime and forms a skin(?) or some sort of layer on your lips. I will repurchase if I can't find another minty lipbalm that matches this one- i just love the scent so much. However I'll need to find another lipbalm for conditioning lips. EDIT: After using this for over a year, this is one of my HG lipbalms for summer. And i am yet to find another lb with the same sweet peppermint scent so I am giving it 5 lippies. I am still yet to finish my 1st tin since I do rotate lip balms, but I'll definitely repurchase this.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Eye Shadow in Tea Biscuit
orngeppyseed 7/3/2010 3:53:00 AM
This is my HG all-over-lid and highlight es. This is NOT the taupey-browny shade that was in the OLDER pure color shadow range. This one is a gorgeous,light, shimmery champagne shade that is kind of true to it's name- a biscuit colour. It isn't overly shimmery like stila es nor glittery. It is very soft and finely milled (but not as easily breakable as stila) and easy to blend- although I think it does depend on which finish you prefer. It is just a tad lighter but very close to my NC15-20 skintone so it's perfect as a base or highlight colour as aforementioned. The packaging is gorgeous with a nice little mirror, the applicator is cute but a bit stiff for my liking.. practical to carry around though. It was $40 in Australia for 2.2g (compared to 1.5g for mac es). It's not cheap but it's so worth it for me. I used up a sample size of this (used it everyday for almost 2 years) and recently purchased the full one. I'll definitely repurchase again.
I was quite surprised by the quality of this cream blush. It's a pretty, wearable bright pink on my NC15-20 skin. It's very creamy and very, very pigmented, i literally need to just touch it with my finger and that's all I need for one cheek. The lasting power isn't too great but still decent. it lasts a few hours i think, although it'll stay longer if I set it with a powder blush. It hasn't broken out my normal-dry sensitive skin, which I'm very happy with. It cost around 15AUD(australian), not cheap, but that's with most cosmetics here. I use this on my lips and blot with tissue as a lip stain although that's not its purpose (too creamy to use as lipstick) to give it a bit of colour. It'll take me years to finish this but it's good enough to repurchase. Oh, the packaging is similar to MAC cream blushes, contains a lot of product.
This is my first concealer in a long time. i briefly tried out maybelline pure concealer years and years ago and hated it (it kind of put me off concealer in a weird way). But this, this I love. I have dark circles and puffy undereyes no matter how much sleep I get (although it gets worse the less sleep I get), and this actually helps even out the colour. I matched it with my skin tone (I got beige), and it looks natural. It has a very creamy, thick and slightly sticky(?) consistency that clings onto the skin and stays put. As long as you moisturise your eyes well enough, this won't go on cakey. I set this with any transluscent powder (i use chanel pressed powder) and it stays put for 8+ hours, no kidding! I also use it on blemishes and scars and it covers ok. I didn't feel the need to buy the corrector as well as this does the job well enough, but if you do have really dark circles, I do recommend trying on the corrector under the concealer at the store just to make sure. This doesn't have any luminous particles in it, so it photographs very naturally- you don't get the scary white-eye areas when photographed with flashlight. I like the packaging, it's sturdy and tiny with a mirror so it's portable. It is pricey for such little product, AUD 45, but as i only need to use a little bit and the quality is fantastic I will repurchase. I want to give it an overall 5, but I'm hoping there's something even better out there, so for now i give it a 4- great product though!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
orngeppyseed 2/20/2010 7:33:00 AM
This is my first eye primer ever, and I love it! I got this one as UDPP is unavailable in Australia(or I just can't find it). The first time I used it, I layered it on top of foundation and put a base on it, so my shadow ended up creasing anyway. But now that I got the hang of using it, my shadow stays put for hours, 8+ hours in 30+ degrees of hot weather. It's fantastic- my eye m/u no longer melts away within an hour as it used to. It was quite pricey for my liking, $35 AUD, but it was definitely worth it. A little goes a long way, so i know it'll last me for a long time. The packaging isn't absolutely gorgeous or anything, but very practical (with the squeeze tube) and portable. I don't have extremely oily eyes, but I have asian eyes with a very very thin crease line and this definitely works. One thing is that my kohl liner doesn't seem to stay on( it doesn't crease though), but I think it's more to do with the eyeliner than the shadow insurance. I would recommend this to anyone who is willing to spend the money on a primer that works, and I will definitely repurchase.
Blush -Bobbi Brown - Pink Raspberry Pot Rouge ] [DISCONTINUED]
orngeppyseed 1/29/2010 12:26:00 AM
I personally think that Bobbi Brown has the BEST blush ever! I am so madly in love with the pot rouges, and this is another beautiful addition to the collection. My skin is around NC15-20 and this shade turns out a tiny bit cooler on my skintone, but i love the effect of it, a natural flush of pretty pink. This is very pigmented so i only need a little bit, just a few dabs on my cheek bones, and i blend with a foundation brush and then with my fingers. I've had this for over a year, and it actually still looks almost new. I love the colour on my lips, I moisturise my lips before i put it on, wipe away any product left on my lips, and dab it on with my fingers. Again, the shade turns out a bit cooler on my lips but i love the lovely, pigmented pink, and i like to neutralise it with a sheer coral gloss on top. I love everything about BB pot rouges, the quality, shades, packaging... It was expensive, but it'll last me a very long time.
Lip Gloss -Yves Saint Laurent - Gloss Pur #3 Pure Coral
orngeppyseed 1/29/2010 12:12:00 AM
This was my first ysl product. i really wanted a sheer (not shimmery or pigmented) lipgloss and i bought it after loads of research and asking around in MUA(thank youMUA!)..and i am so glad i bought it! It cost 46AUD so it was on the pricey range, definitely. I love the fresh melon-like scent and the beautiful sheer coral colour. it's not for those wanting a pigmented gloss- it;s sheer, which i like. i love how it lasts for hours even after i eat, and wears off very naturally. it's not very sticky, but does have an almost gel-like texture. it makes my lips appear plumper. i love wearing over my BBpot rouge in pink raspberry on my lips, because it neutralises the cool tone(i'm warm-toned) and helps the colour last. i love the quality of this gloss, the packaging is lovely, and i'd like to try out the other shades.
Lip Gloss -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Gloss in Rhubarb
orngeppyseed 1/28/2010 11:49:00 PM
i can't believe i didn't write a review on this! i bought this two years ago when i was really into the 'nude" look. it cost around 40 AUD if my memory serves me correctly. I just loved the natural, orangey-pinky-browny colour (It's so hard to describe it well). No glitter or shimmer, it's just a pure, moisturing, pigmented lipgloss that is not sticky (i can wear my hair down with it). some people don't like the smell, but i really didn't mind, and it goes awat after a while. This wears off very naturally as well, no clumpy or messy residue left over hours later. my l/g has become a bit 'off' recently, the smell has changed, and i really want to repurchase. but i'll be good and wait until i use up my other glosses.
This foundation works like a dream for my skin. I used BB skin before this one and it was too matte & made my skin break out. I used, and liked, chanel TI in 20 claire before that and thought i'd try it again, but the shade was too dark and the lighter shades weren't available. So i ended up getting the vitalumiere in 10 limpide and WOW i am in love. It is extremely hydrating and glides on smoothly. There's more coverage than TI or BB skin but still goes on fairly sheer. You can build the coverage to light-medium easily. It had withstood 40degrees heat and managed to stay lookimg fresh and dewy, not oily. And it hasn't made me break out. It was pricey but definitely worth it. a little bit goes a long way, so it'll last me.
I quite liked this bronzer. I'm about a NC20 and thought this would be too dark for me.(this was the only matte bronzer i could find). I bought it to use it for contouring in the first place, so this shade actually worked quite well. You can layer it to vary the darkness too. The powder is very fine, the packaging is nice, and it didn't look dirty or orange on my skin. Unfortunately, this bronzer was too fragile. i carried it in my makeup pouch and the powder started cracking around the edges. I ended up dropping in one day, and that was the end of it. the powder shattered into a million pieces, i had to chuck it out when i hadn't even used half of it. Also, my skin became a bit irritated when i used it, and sometimes broke me out ever so slightly. I'm still on the search for a HG bronzer with a reasonable price&quality&shade. I will only repurchase if I can't find a better one.
This is the first bronzer that I ever used or bought. The powder is very fine and blends well, but I found it to be way too shimmery for me. At first, I thought only the top layer was shimmer-coated(?) like the shimmering shell powder, but it turns out that the whole thing glows! Although you can't see a lot of sparkles once you apply, under fine light, you definitely can see the shimmers~ I'm pale, I don't do tanning, and I prefer a matte bronzer, so I can't really use it all over my face unless I 'm onto the shimmery bronze look. It still looks pretty to highlight my cheekbones and use it kinda like a bronze-coloured blush... The packaging looks a tad bit cheap-looking imo, but it's HUGE so it'll last me through eternity, especially when I only ever use it once a fortnight! The colour seemed natural, but a tiny tiny tiny bit too orange for my skintone. I got the MAC matte bronze bronzing powder which I use almost everyday now. EDIT: due to a tragic accident where i dropped my mac bronzer and smashed it into pieces, i have been using this almost daily for about a year now, mainly for contouring and as a blush. now that i got the hang of it, i don't mind the shimmer so much anymore. i'll keep using this until i run out or find it in my heart to leave this expensive bronzer for a new one.
I've been using this perfume for years~ i went through three 100mL and a 50mL bottles, and I'm on my 4th 100mL one:) The scent is light, fruity (but not overly sweet) and does not give me a headache like almost ALL perfumes do for me...which is the main reason why I love it and wear it so much. The only flaw is that it does not last very long, but I don't really mind because I don't go out much in the evening... I always get compliments on how nice I smell all the time:) I'm scared that not enough people like it and that it might quite posibly become discontinued:( I can get a 100mL bottle for around $50 AUD in Australia.. I might have to stock up on it..or even write to the company and beg them to keep producing these>
Blush -Bobbi Brown - pot rouge for lips and cheeks- stonewashed pink
orngeppyseed 2/24/2008 8:37:00 PM
I finally found my HG blush! This is the perfect browny-pink or nude with pink undertone shade which gives my NW20 pale yellow asian skin a natural, healthy glow. There's a PIC in my gallery (the pic was taken under yellow light, so it's not as orange as it is in the photo). http://img.makeupalley.com/4/7/1/9/890902.JPG The name stonewashed "pink" can be a tad bit misleading- it's more of a tawny, nude with pink undertone. But defintely not beige or orange based. QUALITY CHEEKS- It's creamy formula blends super easily (it's fool proof) and dries to a powdery finish whilst leaving a glowy skin at the same time. I love the smell which is not overpowering at all. You can use your fingers, makeup sponge or foundation brush for application- I found that all three ways worked really well. LIPS- You can pat it on your lips to get matching lips and cheeks. The result isn't very drying and creamy matte (if that makes sense). If you have dry skin or lips, I recommend that you moisturise well, or apply a bit or lipbalm prior to applying the pot rouge. I found that the product didn't last too long on my lips alone. Applying a lipliner or foundation under the pot rouge made it last longer. You can also apply lipgloss over the pot rouge for a glossy finish. Stonewashed pink on your cheeks and lips is very feminine, very natural and toned down. Perfect for day and night, work, school or going out. PRICE There's 11g in the container( i believe Stila CC is around 4~5g). $22 USD and around $58 AUD. I found that it was a tiney bit pricey, but it's definitely worth it. I think it's going to last me a couple of years, and I use it a lot:P. PACKAGE What I love about BB pot rouge is that the logo on the black glossy lid is covered by a layer of glaze-like thing. So the logo won't get scratched off and become "OBBI OW " or something... The pot is glass. Personally I don't mind the screw top lid. The size is 5cm or 2 inches in diameter--- slightly bigger than the size of the hole when you make an OK sign with your fingers (although it depends on your hand size). I'm definitely buying the same and other colours again! :-D