Powders -Smashbox - Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder
sanayhs 4/2/2010 8:12:00 AM
I've been using this for a little while now, and I have to say I'm enjoying it. I use the shade fair, and it's sheer enough that it isn't too dark for me. I find it applies evenly and gives a healthy looking finish to the skin - not sparkly, not super matte. It's not cakey, hasn't broken me out, and sets foundations nicely. It has more yellow than my natural skintone, so it helps to even that out a bit, too. It's expensive, but there's a ton of product in the packaging and I find a little goes a long way. Be warned: If you're looking for a heavy coverage powder, oil control, a super matte finish: this isn't the powder for you. To use as a finishing powder for a touch more evening out and a nice finish? Love it!
I can see how this wouldn't be perfect on some people, but on my pale, cool skin, it's a delicious pink that I could easily wear everyday. Sure, it swatches the same as my beloved smashbox Pout on me, but it's for a good cause! On the more pigmented side for MAC lustre lipsticks, but still buildable. I really enjoy this lipstick.
This lipstick is delightful. A coral red that flatters many skintones, it's more pigmented and less shimmery than most lustre lipsticks, has a glossy finish without being too shiny, wears well and doesn't dry out my lips. That, and the money goes to a good cause!? What's not to adore?
Eyes -MAC - Photo Realism quad Makeup Art Cosmetics Collection
sanayhs 2/20/2010 2:44:00 PM
Not to be a downer, but I'm not feeling this quad. These are exactly the sort of colours I adore, particularly against my brown eyes and cool skin. However, they just aren't distinct enough. I find the shadows are softer and more powdery than I would like, and the shades tend to meld into each other and don't retain distinction on the eye (with the exception of grey range). Also, I need to dig out other shadows anyway to add some matte action to the combo, since this much shimmer is just not hot at once.
This is my favourite clear-based glitter polish. The very fine glitter isn't chunky, and it shimmers beautifully. It's quite nice on its own, but best layered over other shades. I'd definitely buy this again once I run out!
The formula on this polish is impeccable. Smooth and buttery, and you really only need one coat for full coverage! The colour is a gorgeous rich raspberry pink. This polish is fantastic!
Nonsticky, sheer-but-buildable milky baby pink. This doesn't dry out my lips at all like many glosses. I'm actually on my second tube. Love smashbox lipglosses, and this colour is fabulous, both alone and over many lipsticks.
Top/Base Coats -China Glaze - Fast Forward Top Coat
sanayhs 12/16/2009 7:59:00 PM
Dries fast and is super shiny. Very thick. Foul smell. Does nothing to prevent chips. Causes my polish to come off in huge flakes. Would I repurchase? Hell no.
This is a very pretty peachy pink blush with a golden sheen. It's what I wish Orgasm was, as it's well pigmented, lasts on my skin and is NOT glittery! Shame it's discontinued.
This is one of my favourite blushes in the world. On my pale, pink skin, most 'peaches' promptly turn orange. This, however? Is perfect! It's actually peach on me! Plus, I adore that it's a matte. The texture is lovely. It's one of my two go-to blushes when I just don't know what else to use, but want my cheeks to have a pretty glow. Love it!
I absolutely adore this stuff. The metal tube is super cute, keeps things sanitary AND it doesn't dry out! Yes, paints ooze if you leave them uncapped when they're full, but as you use up product that goes away. Such a tiny bit of paint goes so far, and this never creases or abandons me! It evens out my lid perfectly if I don't want to use anything else, and my shadows last forever over it. I love mixing paints to get custom colours, too. I'm on my second tube of this!
Eye Primer -Too Faced - Shadow Insurance, Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer
sanayhs 10/13/2009 8:28:00 PM
I love that this is in an efficient little squeeze tube. The packaging WORKS. What I don't like is that after a while, no matter how much or little I use - I tend to get creasing. More creasing than I get with *no* primer, in fact. It does an ok job, but there are other things I prefer.
This is super cute in its little pot. It goes on easily and holds colours' vibrancy. I don't like that it has shimmer to it, and it doesn't protect my makeup from my mutant flesh - I change the colours of things unless I have a solid base to keep them apart, and with this? Colours change. I don't mind that it's in a tub, as one of my guilty pleasures is sticking my fingers in things. Other than that, I have no problems with creasing or fading with this. Definitely prefer it to UDPP and TFSI!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
sanayhs 10/13/2009 8:21:00 PM
Well, I feel like a freak, but this doesn't work for me AT ALL. My shadow complete vanishes within a few hours if I use this as a base - plus, it's harder to blend over than other bases I've used and I feel like I need to use more shadow as a result of how much the UDPP wants to cling to the powder. Plus, I think the genie bottle is completely inefficient. Basically, this is a huge thumbs down from me on all counts.
My god, I love this polish. It's practically opaque in a single coat, and is a glorious deep navy with royal blue shimmer that makes it look as though it glows from within. It wears for a good long while without chipping. Lovelovelove. This is one of my most used bottles of polish!