Blush -Vapour Organic Beauty - Aura Multi-Use Blush
sophia1984422 2/14/2012 7:04:00 PM
I love this blush! Beautiful color, going on so smoothly, stays put, and it's all natural ingredients. I love this more than Nars multiples since the color payoff is great with a better organic formula.
Liquid -Vapour Organic Beauty - Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
sophia1984422 2/13/2012 7:53:00 PM
I've ordered a sample kit from Vapour to determine the color and their sales rep answered my email quite efficiently and helped me to pick up the right shade. When I first received this sample shade 110 which is the second lightest in a little jar I thought no this looks too dark and yellowish, but when I put it on my face, it just melted in and matched my skin perfectly. It feels smooth and very light but did offer quite good coverage considering that the product it's very liquidy. The smell is definitely a big plus, it's fruity and fresh unlike other organic foundations. As for staying power, its not super long lasting and did smear a little bit especially on the areas that I applied concealer, so I can't tell if is the concealer or the foundation itself that's been wore off. Compare to so many other natural foundation I have tried, this is so far the best and I'm soon going to order a full size one. Oh, the other downside maybe the price being a bit high $50 and the shipping cost to Australia is very expensive as well. Hope they can sort out a cheaper way to ship overseas in the future.
Tinted Moisturizer -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear - Ivory to Fair
sophia1984422 2/13/2012 12:18:00 AM
I do like this tinted moisturizer. It's light, liquidy and very sheer coverage. If feels nice on the skin and easy to apply. It does not offer much coverage so good if u have quite good skin. I need to set with a powder so it won't feel sticky. It is good to be used as a makeup base since it's natural and won't irritate the skin. The tube will last me a while and if I don't want to wear any make up I will just apply this by itself as a sunscreen but it does feel better than most sunscreens. Overall a good product with reasonable price.
Its a shame that I can't find it here in Australia, this was the first ever perfume my dad got for me on a business trip to US, I remember I was 13 and I was a bit scared to wear it to school cuz none of other kids ever wear perfumes to school, but I did get compliments and I was so happy. It's been so many years but I think I still remember the unique scent the feel of warmth and love.
Primer/ Corrector -Boscia - Skin Perfecting Primer
sophia1984422 2/7/2012 1:14:00 AM
I got a deluxe sample tube from my beauty cache box and first of all, its a decent size. The packaging is also good cuz u don't need alot and with a nice squeeze tube in controls the outgoing amount quite well. Like most silicon based primer, it goes on very smooth and leaves my skin feel super silky and soft. It makes a great base for applying my mineral makeup afterward. I don't have any problem with my mineral foundation staying on the face cuz I use a setting spray as the last step. A plus for this product is that it contains more natural ingredients. I will purchase a full size tube after I finish this.
Foundations -Mirenesse - Velvet Maxilift Foundation
sophia1984422 2/4/2012 7:08:00 PM
I got the small size to try out, quite expensive for a 10ml tube. The foundation feels quite creamy whe squeeze out, but it feels quite dry when I put on the face and very hard to blend. The color fits me well and the coverage is medium. Unfortunately, after only couple of hours, the foundation is gone with some residue creased near my nose and under my mouth area. Such a disappointing product would never buy it again.
Loose Powders -Jurlique - Rose Silk Finishing Powder
sophia1984422 2/2/2012 5:23:00 AM
After trying so many different finishing powder, I always go back to this product. It's a bit pricy but definitely worth it. The powder is not as finely milled as some other cosmetic HD powder, but good enough to set makeup plus it smells so calming and comforting. The packaging is also great to carry around for touch up, it won't make ur face cakey like other powder touch up after a long day, just freshen up the face. I do recommend this product.
I got the same problem as other reviewers that this products gets harder and harder as time goes by. But it is such a lovely color on my fair skin, the perfect pink with a slight golden sheen shining through. The package is super cute with a vintage flower look. And in addition of the lovely color, the scent is so nice that it reminds me of some fruity candy I used to have when I was a child, so delicious but not overpowering. Overall a good blush.
I used to use l'oreal eye makeup remover all the time, i did tried other drugstore makeup remover bug none of them worked for me. I found this one a year ago it was on discount, very cheap for alot of product and the formula looks similar to the l'oreal one so I decided to give it a try, it worked out quite well for me. It smells better compare to l'oreal and very gentle while effective on remove even waterproof mascara without rubbing too hard. I've already repurchased couple of bottles, and until I find any better drugstore makeup remover, I will continue buy this one
For less than$10 dollars, this is an amazing eyeliner. It performs better than my Sisley one, the color is nice and it's very creamy and glides on easily. The staying power is very good as well cuz I don't tend to use pencil eyeliner because of the smudging happened to me with most brands, even the MAC one did not work for me and after only couple of hours, I looked like a giant panda. However, the color selection of this eyeliner is quite limited and I would also like to have automatic ones rather than sharpen it all the time. I have used up almost two of this and loved it so far.
Mascara -Physicians Formula - Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
sophia1984422 1/28/2012 4:45:00 AM
Compare to most organic or natural mascara I've tried, this is a fairly good one simply because other natural products don't perform that well. Sure they are safe, but for mascara, people do want added volume and length rather than total natural looking lashes. This product has a cute packaging, no weird smell and does add some length and volume to my lashes. I did not find it clumping too badly buy I did have to wait for the first coat to dry and apply a second coat then finish with a lash comb to separate the lashes more. The formula is a bit wet for me cuz I like drier formula. In addition, it stays on well and quite easy to remove as well. Overall a good organic mascara, of course there is no point to compare the dramatic effect that some chemical filled mascara offers.
I got this compact on the plane to Asia, the package caught my eye first cuz it's so pretty and luxury, I didn't expect it to be a great powder but it sure surprised me. It is such a creamy powder not one of those cream to powder product. Because it's a duty free product from exclusively offered by the airline, there was only two color selection and I picked the lighter one, luckily the color fits me very well. This can be wore alone just over sunscreen or tinted moisturizer and also be the final touch on any foundation. I also love to carry it around for touch up and its such a delightful feeling when u pull it out from ur bag, just a beautiful product.
Liquid -Christian Dior - Extreme Fit Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF15
sophia1984422 1/26/2012 2:01:00 AM
After trying ridiculous amount of different foundations both high end and drugstore, I always come back to this foundation, especially if it's for some special occasion and I dont want any unexpected things happen to my makeup. It is flawless! Im using 020 which is the second lightest shade that's perfect for my skin. Paired with the matching compact powder, it's just perfect! My face looks poreless and so soft like a baby's butt. It also lasts for really long that I only need to touch up with powder once in before dinner if I'm out the whole day. U only need one pump for the whole face and neck, it is also very buildable and if lnot having any severe skin problem or very dark spot like me, no concealer is even neccesary, just dab a little more on the discoloration and that will do. I have hit bottom of my second bottle but sadly I can't find it anymore here in Australia, hope to get it in HongKong.
This review is for the whole smudge pot family. I do love this line and I got a gift box of four colors: black, violet, navy, kitten. The black one is my go to daily gel eyeliner rated above MAC fluidline, Bobbi brown gel liner considering the price, and most other drugstore gel liners. It goes on creamy and super smooth, very black and stays on very well. I've had it for a year and it does not dry out like other gel eyeliners. The violet one is very pretty which is a very bright purple color, it's fun to wear for some occasions and it looks very flattering on the lower lashline. The navy color is probably the least exciting one for me cuz It doesn't go well with my daily eyeshadow color, but still good quaility as the other two. Kitten is my holy Grail eye color base now and since I got it, my MAC paintpot barestudy went to thebottom of my drawer which I used to apply it religiously for two years. Kitten smudge pot is way much creamier and the color is subtle and pretty on my fair skin. It blends in effortlessly and stay as agood base for powder eyeshadows while still shine through. Good job, stila! I'm definitely repurchasing!
Tinted Moisturizer -Korres - Korres Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturizer
sophia1984422 1/25/2012 11:18:00 PM
This tinted moisturizer works more like a foundation for me. I dont like use tinted moisturizer alot cuz I found them very plain as the whole concept is not moisturizing enough than normal moisturizer and not enough coverage as foundation. However, Korres watermelon one brought my attention cuz it does offer quite good coverage and the smell is good. When I first got it, I found it drying very fast so u have to work really fast to blend, then I found a better way to apply it is to dot little dots onthe entire face and blend in with warm fingertips. I don't have flawless skin but most of the time I don't even need to use much concealer after this, just top up with my jurlique rose powder and I'm ready to go. The downside of this product is I found it a little dark for my skin in winter time even though I'm using the lightest shade they have on offer. In addition, the lasting powder is not as good cuz by the end of the day it's turning a bit ashy and especially near nose area it's getting flaky for some reason. Until I find a better product, this is still my go to tinted moisturizer.