I actually purchased this after reading it was one of Lauren Conrad's beauty picks and I have to say it really is divine! You really need to be light handed with this as a touch of your brush onto it picks up a load of colour! I use this on days where I want to keep my face fairly matte looking (instead of using one such as orgasm which has shimmer). Its a beautiful blush which does exactly that- makes you look like your simply blushing! Beautiful.
***************************HG PRODUCT************************ This blush was my first ever NARS purchase and it really made me fall in love with the brand. I could easily recommend this to anyone as its just the perfect shade for every complexion. You really don;t need much at all as the pigmentation is so gorgeous! Ive had the same one for about 3 years and I still use it almost every day! The bright pink has the perfect hint of gold shimmer in it which in my eyes makes this product a sort of two in one as there is no need to put on a shimmer or highlighter. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
sevel 10/17/2012 5:49:00 AM
I bought this product as most of my make up is MAC and I've always used MAC foundations so buying the primer seemed logical. I have oily combination skin and had never really used a primer before this. Well after three days of using this my skin broke out TERRIBLY. I got tonnes of small little pimple like dots all over my cheeks. Please note, this may not happen to everyone and is simply my experience with this product but I will say if you're thinking about buying this maybe ask for a sample to try? I did end up returning the product and the MAC staff were completely fine about it- they did get me to fill out a form saying what kind of reaction I had so they could pass the feedback on which I did think was good.
I have a love hate relationship with this product. So I'm breaking my review down into two - PRODUCT - PACKAGING. PRODUCT: The product itself is amazing. My make up doesn't budge when I use this and it really is my "go to" primer. Before this I had tried MAC's prep and prime and it broke me out all over my face! This product goes on beautifully is super silky and keeps my face looking nice and matte all day. PACKAGING: I'm not sure what's going on at Smashbox HQ but the change in packaging is quite annoying and I still don't think they've mastered it. The first one I bought came in a pump type bottle- I didn't really like this as I felt a lot of the product towards the end was wasted and you wouldn't be able to get out - which is annoying considering how pricey this is in Australia $60. Then the packaging changed to a tube which helps get all the product out but I still think you end up wasting a lot of product towards the end - I will say being able to cut the end off the new tube means you can scoop out those last little pits but again you do end up wasting some product. Perhaps a tub form would be better?!
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - Face of Australia Liquid Eyeliner
sevel 10/15/2012 7:45:00 AM
*********************HG PRODUCT**************************** This is my number one product out of any in my make up kit! If I could only choose one product to keep out of all my make up (including mascara, foundation, ANYTHING) - It would be this liquid eyeliner. I've been using this pretty much everyday for 8 years and never have I found one as good. There was a time when a friend of mine put me onto the MAC fluidline however I found myself continuously going back to my Face of Australia liner. It sells for $8.95 and lasts forever! I probably buy one every six months so it is 100% going to save you some serious coin if your used to using other more expensive products. The thing I love about this most is the long thing brush which makes getting a 'winged' eyeliner effect so easy! Unlike other products whose brushes are short and hard to use-FOA on the other hand makes getting that 'FLICK' a piece of cake!