This is a very good product, I would recommend it to anyone who doesent need a heavy coverage and I believe it could suit all skintypes. Really light and a beautiful silky finish. I only wish they had a better selection og colors.
Mascara -Kanebo - Kanebo Mascara 38*C Silk Performance (Separating & Lengthening)
rokokko 10/24/2009 5:31:00 PM
I like this mascara a lot, it doesen't smudge and it makes the lashes longer but natural. I wish it had been a bit more fluent though, to more easily cover all sides of the lashes. It was better in the beginning, but it has dried a little, and has fibres which makes it thicker. But its a really good product, and I don't know if I'll find another mascara that works so good all in all. Its so convenient to just remove it with water, feels better for the skin than m/u remover. I do recommend it, but I don't emagine that it would be so easy to acheive a really dramatic look with this one. But for everyday use I prefer natural.
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Multi-tasking Concealer
rokokko 10/22/2009 5:45:00 PM
Just ordered a full-size of this, although the sample will last a while too. It works very well. Just what I need, does not look chalky and matches my skin really well. Blends into the skin and you don't feel that its there.
Makeup Brushes -Everyday Minerals - Eye Kabuki Brush
rokokko 10/22/2009 5:31:00 PM
Brilliant brush! I also use it as a concealer brush for mineral concealer, its the perfect brush for this purpose. As with mineral foundation, the principle of mineral concealer is the same, you need to buff it in rather than stroke it in (at least if you apply it dry). So this brush is like it was made for it! I highly recommend it!
This is the brow-product thats worked best for me. I have it in Blonde. I have red hair, but more brown than orange. My eyebrows are not at all the warm color my hair has, but also not an ashy color. Often brow-colors are one of these two, and then it looks wrong on me. This one I find really neutral. I also like it for its wax-form. I don't like powder colors for the eyebrows, because they take away some of the natural shine in the hairs so it looks powdery and too made up. Pencils dont really color the hairs so much, but rather the skin beneath, so I also have a hard time making that look natural. This sticks to the hairs without looking powdered. For me (im not an eyebrow-pro though) this is the easist most natural-looking way.
When it comes to blush, I like that it looks natural. My ideal is normally that you are not supposed to see that one is obviously wearing blush. This is not natural looking on me, for two reasons; too much shimmer, and too purple. If I had just seen the powder without knowing what it was, I would have called it a darker pink/purple shiny eyeshadow... But its a really beautiful color! And maybe it would actually look really cool, worn in the right combination with other makeup! Or as an eyeshadow :)
I am nearly finished with my sample, I really like it. I'll probably get a full-size when it gets closer to summer. It looks natural on me, but I only apply a little bit. I find that it looks quite much like the color I tan, which is not much at all, just a touch of golden to the skin. I think it also has some pink in it, at least its a kind of skin-tone color with some gold in it. And with the little shimmer in it, it doubles as a highlighter for summer.
(I have it in Blondie) I find it too chalky. It doesen't dissappear into the skin, like I would like it too, maybe it would be better if you mix it with some moisturizer. But with Everyday Minerals multi-tasking concealer I don't need that. It seems already when you dip the brush into this, that the particles of mineral are quite big, and thats why its staying on top of the skin like a mask (on me at least). But every skin is different, and I guess it depends what you want/need of coverage also. I want the to cover some areas like my chin, my nose and a bit of the forehead. If I wanted just to cover two or three zits this may have worked better, I dont know...
Eyeliner -Estee Lauder - Double Wear Zero-Smudge Liquid Eye Liner
rokokko 8/6/2009 5:54:00 AM
Stays on the whole day without beeing difficult to remove at all. Very easy to apply compared to for example mac liquidlast, because its not a brush, just a flexible tip. Only downside is I have it in midnight blue, but even on my fair skin it shows up as almost black... I end up using this a lot instead of other liquid liners i have, mainly because of the super-easy application, I need 1/3 of the time compared to the others.
I'm not gonna say much, just that you should get this! Its MUCH easier to wear than a lipstick, for those who dont want to check the mirror every 30 min. Stays smooth (cause its a balm). Perfect colour, shows up and gives the lips a nice warm, but natural colour. When it fades, you can just let it fade, or reapply, thats the genious with it beeing a balm, it doesent show that its fading! When I wear this, it doesent matter if I wear ANY other makeup at all, it just makes my face look more interesting, and healthy/fresh.
This is a fantastic product. If there is one product I use every single day, its this! I have it in Blacktrack and Dipdown. I use it to tightline my eyes, it draws attention to the eyes without looking at all made up. I often dont even wear mascara, it looks so natural! And for a classic eyeliner look its also the best I've tried, its so easy to work with. I actually use art brushes, they are cheaper and often a bit stiffer, so its easier to get a straight line. Also, fluidline can wear out the brush a bit quicker than I would like, cause it doesn't come off with only water, and I don't have time to wash the brushes every morning... So the brushes I use cost maybe 3-5$, but work perfect with fluidline. I have an extremely thin, short art brush, and I can get such a super thin elegant line with it!
Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Opium Red 131
rokokko 6/16/2009 7:13:00 PM
I got this after searching MUA for something that might be the perfect red. And I am not dissappointed! I guess there is no such thing as a completely neutral red, but this is quite close, and the fact that its a little bit to the warmer side just makes it even more classic and sexy, I think. I have cool skin, but this looks great anway! And why not bring out that fair skin and blue eyes with some warm red lips? It also stays on really well, I had three drinks without checking the lipstick (craaaazy! :P), and thougth it would be gone, but when I came to the mirror I was surprised to see that it looked almost untouched :) I was wearing a lipliner underneath, but still. This is my perfect red!
I have to be very careful with this one! But when I am, it looks faboluos! A dramatic nude I would say, perfect with a smokey eye, but as a day-time lipstick I think its too covering and light for me. I need just a very very tiny amount of this, otherwise my lips become too light, even if they are quite pigmented. I think I'll have to get a clear lipliner to wear with this, so its easier to control the colour-result.
Great colour, makes the lips stand out! Its not a sugar-sweet pink, its just a fun, strong colour which really brightens up the face!