Lovely foundation- resembles skin and looks very natural while providing medium coverage however the deal breaker for me was the awful shade selection rimmel offer. No shade has ever suited me and I presume, having a light olive complexion, many other women have struggled too. They are all far too beige-y not warm or cool enough for many women and while 200 was a reasonably good match 210 is far too orange. Most foundations in the drugstore are not yellow enough and I do hope that Rimmel solves this reoccuring issue.
Liquid -Bobbi Brown - Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
taznim 11/28/2011 1:23:00 PM
Loved this foundation and the way it looked on my incredibly dry skin. A makeup artist used this on me for my cousin's engagement and I have to say it photographed beautifully; perhaps due to the lack of sunscreen in it. I had been searching for an spf free foundation for a while and this was almost a godsend to me. My other cousins wore Estee Lauder Double Wear and Makeup Forever HD Foundation and in pictures they had a grey-ish tint. The makeup artist used 4.5 Warm Natural and while it looked beautiful on, when I buy it I think I might go for 4.2 or maybe 4. I am around an NC 35 in Mac. When she applied it on me using her hands I had incredibly dry, flaky skin and as soon as it had been blended and sunk in I found it to have not emphasised my flaky skin at all! It was astonishing. I would say that Luminous is a sheer to medium coverage foundation that really does look like skin. On me it was not dewy at all but not matte either. Unlike plenty of foundations it was not thick to touch and was rather very smooth and mimicked my skin perfectly. Longevity was not an issue as when I removed it, using olive oil and Bobbi Brown makeup remover, at 11:00 in the night I saw that it was pretty perfect. No fading or sliding around at all. The bottle is very small but contains the usual 30 ml, one negative point is the absence of a pump which is irritating and wasteful however I have read somewhere that Mac foundation pumps do fit and will be looking into this. I would recommend this foundation for all those with extremely dry -normal skin and a warm- yellow based complexion as Bobbi caters best for these people.
This lipstick is very pretty and most well suited for those between NC 30-40. This is a pretty wide range of shades on whom nude lipsticks usually look too beige and make the wearer resemble a corpse. Nude Delight does none of the above for me as an NC 30-35 as it is very peach-coral based. It is very creamy and slightly glossy, although it is moisturising- to an extent- you need perfect, flake free lips before applying else all that is wrong will be highlighted. I have one deep line in the middle of my lower lip in which the lipstick usually sinks into after about 20 minutes but this is nothing a quick swipe of the finger cant fix. I prefer this lipstick after it has settled a little and do not apply it in swiping motions- I prefer patting as this creates optimum coverage (dark pigmentation). Because it is so creamy it does tend to slide and wear of pretty quickly - 2 hours maximum without lipliner. The smell is very strong and synthetic-floral and I can see it btohering some people but not me - i love it.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
taznim 10/20/2011 6:37:00 PM
I received a sample of this after applying on the Garnier website, following receiving the details in the October issue of Glamour magazine. 3 samples of BB Cream in "light" awaited me when I arrived home from school. At first I was disappointed as, being around an NC 30-35 I am accustomed to using medium, although I was sure that that would be too dark for me too as my friend around an NC 45 uses that and it matches perfectly. Darker girls won't find a match though. ): Light blends very beautifully allowing my skin to show through. It does not seem to have any undertone - perhaps it is neutral. I can see how this would be too dark for very pale girls though - that is a shame :[. The texture is thick but light, not liquid but mousse-like. It is odd and nothing like the two foundations I own (Revlon Photoready & Sleek New Skin Revive) nor like Clinique's Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser. The lasting power seems good and the feel of it is very soft. I wouldn't say this moisturised my skin enough to skip my regular mixture of moisturisers but helped prolong the time I spent with smoothness before the flakes returned on my extremely dry skin. Not mask-like at all and very, very natural would highly recommend. :D 1 lippie off for limited colour selection.
Gorgeous colour. I am somewhere around an Nc 30-35 and this blusher is the perfect warm, peachy, slightly orangey- I know it sounds scary but it really is beautiful! - powder formula for girls on a budget. It is almost like a bronzer and blusher in one and looks beautiful on virtually anyone. I always receive compliments when I wear this blush and is part of my go-to look with this, nude-y lips and black, winged eyeliner. It is very pigmented and smooth to touch; both on the cheeks and in the pan. It does last and does not change colour. No. 7 blushers are of very good quality and I would highly recommend.
I've tried about 6 of these; Mushroom Pink Flamingo Dusky Mauve Red Wine ..and two more; a beautiful dark pink and a baby pink xP All are very pretty, very easy to apply, very smooth, dry hard and not tacky, cheap. since i have tried Strawberry Ice Cream Red Glitter Blackened Red Indigo Definitely recommend !
Very, very pretty pink, the perfect pink colour! Looks different on different people, but always flattering :]
Not entirely convinced with this product :/ I bought the corally shade and it is super bright so caution must be taken when applying. I apply around my lower lip ( sort of like a lip liner) and use my upper lip to smudge it inwards. After this I repeat on the upper lip. NOTE: This has to be done very quickly. I don't mind making the product work for me but others might, the end result is a natural, pretty tint. The pen does emphasize any flakiness so caution must be taken there and also the pen can be damaged pretty easily if in contact with other gels or lipsticks etc. Again, not sure about this one.
Lips -The Body Shop - born lippy watermelon lip balm
taznim 3/27/2011 2:35:00 PM
Meh. Dislike the watermelon smell. Put me of watermelon scented products ):
Lip Gloss -The Body Shop - Born Lippy in Raspberry
taznim 3/27/2011 2:31:00 PM
Delicious smell! Great moisturising quality! Cute (: ! Cheap! BUY BUY BUY.
I don't know if I'm the only one who hates this foundation but it definitely feels like it. D: The texture is papery and dry and many of my friends use it and sadly, I haven't seen one person who looks good in it. Would definitely not recommend.
Terrible product; cakey, fake, limited shade selection. D:
Foundations -Rimmel - Rimmel Cool Matte 16hr Foundation
taznim 3/17/2011 5:01:00 PM
Horrible. Hate it so much. Washed out the glass container and put in my moisturiser. D: Horrrible foundation.
Love the colour, looked great on my fingernails beside my tanned/ olive skin. Very classic, mature colour definitely not boring although I agree with a previous reviewer that not everyone will appreciate it. I don't think it looks so good beside skin with orangier undertones however yellow or brown undertoned skin looks great. Lasted a week-ish without a base coat and a top coat with a few very very small chips. Would recommend this to a friend. Note: The colour comes out a lot browner than the colour it looks in the bottle.