Love this foundation because of the lasting power. It literally doesn't budge when I use it on top of a primer (either Bare Minerals primer or Clarins Beauty Flash Balm) until I remove it with a make up remover. There is no issue of my make up 'sliding' off my face in the humid weather however it tends to oxidise quite a bit so you have to be careful there. I use it during the summer months when I have darker skin and it looks flawless. It covers the discolouration of my skin very well, including the acne scars. The packaging is not the best though. It works like a squeeze bottle so you either get too little or much product at a time. Took me quite awhile to get a hang of how lightly/hard I have to press the bottle. It comes in a plastic bottle which makes it light and convenient for travel.
Best liquid eyeliner! The brush is very fine and easy to apply with. The product stays on the lash line without budging at all after it dries! Perfect for the nights out. It is cheap and works very well. A must have!
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Sepia Ink Long Wear Gel Liner
ranneqian 2/5/2013 7:24:00 PM
Have been using this for about 2 weeks now and I absolutely love it. The colour is perfect for everyday wear. Easy to apply too and dries very quickly and it doesn't budge after that! I use the Ecotools eye liner brush with this as I find the Bobbi Brown mini eye liner brush (comes with the set - Black Ink, Sepia Ink and the brush - at Heathrow airport for GBP29) a little too small for easy application. A little goes a long way and I don't see myself finishing this product anytime soon! I do worry that it will dry out before I finish it though.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
ranneqian 2/5/2013 7:18:00 PM
Bad, bad, bad. It SMUDGES like crazy! I blame the humid weather in Singapore at first but it smudges badly even when I'm in the UK... in winter! It transfers to my under-eye area within half an hour of application and I have to constantly check with a mirror to clean up any smudges.transfer/ Bad staying power. I even tried applying a lawyer of dark eyeshadow powder on top to help 'set' it but it doesn't work. I've tried using it on my lash line and water line but it smudges for both. Not a cheap eyeliner too. I've heard about the staying power of UD eye pencil and was majorly disappointed with this product. Great pigmentation though. If only it could stay on my lash line without smudging!
Treatments (Eye) -Bobbi Brown - EXTRA Eye Repair Cream
ranneqian 2/5/2013 7:04:00 PM
Have been using this product for a couple of months now and I love it. The creamy consistency makes it a little more difficult to apply but it is quickly absorbed into the delicate skin for concealer application. I've not noticed any major changes with my dark eye circles problem (or maybe it's because I'm a law student and don't get enough sleep) but it does lighten the area when you first apply it. Provides adequate hydration too. The packaging is bad though and it is quite expensive. I feel like I'm paying for the glass jar instead of the product, seeing that there's so little product in such a big jar. It's big and heavy which makes it difficult for me to bring along when I'm travelling light. However, the packaging is not going to stop me from buying it again. Overall a great product.
Treatments (Eye) -Bobbi Brown - Hydrating Eye Cream
ranneqian 2/5/2013 6:57:00 PM
Good in keeping your under-eye area hydrated and prepped for concealer application but that's about it. It does not help to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles or fine lines. I use it on the plane too to keep my under-eye area well hydrated. The small tub allows you to put it in your handbag for easy access on the plane. Too expensive for just a hydrating cream (SGD62 or GBP 21 at Heathrow Airport if I remember correctly).
I have been using this concealer for my under-eye area for years and it does a good job of covering my dark eye circles. I always prep the under-eye area with an eye cream first (either Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream or Bobbi Brown EXTRA Eye Cream or Clarins Beauty Flash Balm Eye Gel) and only apply the concealer after the eye cream is fully absorbed. This helps to prevent creasing and settling into the fine lines. Touch ups are required especially in the humid weather (I use Bobbi Brown's Face Touch Up Stick). Would give it 5 lippies if the concealer lasted a little longer. The range of shades available is excellent.
My HG on-the-go product! It works on the under-eye area, on acne scars, redness around the nose... anywhere that needs that minor touch up when you are outside.It is so small and portable and can easily fit into my party purse, great for those nights when you're out partying with a small purse and don't want to carry a huge compact around! Looks exactly like the Bobbi Brown Lip Treatment stick and it works the same too - just twist and out it comes! I use it to conceal certain stubborn pigmentation when my foundation doesn't fully cover them (I go for a medium coverage with my foundation). Works wonderfully with my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and Bobbi Brown Concealer (under my eyes when I need to touch up). I definitely recommend this product to everyone!
Great foundation! It covers the skin imperfections flawlessly and it looks like I'm not wearing any foundation at all. Provides a light-medium coverage and it's buildable. Best used with a primer if you are in out in the humid weather all day (especially in Singapore) as it tends to 'disappear' within a few hours (4-5 hours) without a primer. When I'm in the UK where it is drier, especially during the winter months, the foundation lasts all day (from 9am - 9pm) with just minor touch-ups on my nose (it gets oily throughout the day. I just blot the oil away with a piece of tissue and touch up with the compact powder). The pump dispenses the product perfectly - you can control how much product you want. A little goes a long way with this foundation. It's selling for around SGD79 in Singapore so I tend to buy it at Heathrow Airport where it is sold at GBP27 (if I remember correctly). A cheaper alternative to my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation which I use during summer when I'm more tanned as it is a darker shade. This foundation lasts for a very long time! I like how it comes with SPF too cause I'm too lazy to use an additional sunscreen. Makes me feel a little better knowing that I have some sun protection on.
Highlighters -Make Up For Ever - Uplight Face Luminizer Gel
ranneqian 2/5/2013 6:17:00 PM
The pump is just the worse design ever - there is no way you can control the amount you want! It either comes out too little or too much at a time. The consistency of the product makes it difficult to work with. Dries pretty quickly so you have to work fast with it. Tends to pull some of my foundation off too. That said, it does a good job with highlighting my cheekbones. Doesn't last throughout the day though - 3 hours tops in the humid weather and because of the gel-like/thick consistency of the product, it makes it difficult for touch-ups. It does last for a long time because you do not need much product to highlight your cheekbones. Would not buy this again after I've finished using mine. Going to try the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick compact.