Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - SOFT Oil-Free Moisturzer - Day ] [DISCONTINUED]
trebong 7/14/2008 1:46:00 AM
This product really does what it tells you it will do - makes your skin super soft. The first day I couldn't stop caressing my face and smiling. I did have a little trouble with my skin reacting to it - I broke out a little, but it was because I was because I was using too much product (three pumps). Through careful application, I soon found out that one pump was enough and haven't broken out since. Clean and Clear is a sister company of Johnson and Johnson as well (the company that makes baby shampoos, soaps, etc.) so I fully trust their formulas. It doesn't sting my eyes at all.
Makeup Brushes -Sephora - Professional 5 essential brushes in a pouch
trebong 6/25/2008 8:34:00 PM
Good basic brush set that I use every day (except for the lip brush that I have yet to use because I'm a lip gloss/chapstick kind of girl). The foundation brush is really useful and can be used to even buff MMU if handled in a certain way. No, really! lol. Its hairs aren't as dense as a Kabuki's so it covers a lot more area. The eyeshadow brushes are great, too - they can both pack on the color and brush out harsh lines. Good set for beginners and for on the go.
I bought this because I knew several people who used this as an eyeshadow primer. I have tried several Primers before this one, the ones that stand out most in my mind being UDPP and Shelaq. Unlike most people who rave about UDPP, I can't stand the stuff - its chalky, has a certain texture, and doesn't blend easliy. Shelaq works really welll, but peels after a few hours. This product had none of these downfalls and had the wonderful addition of being a base shadow as well. It evened out my lids (even though I thought they were normal looking, they looked AMAZING after I applied this). It blends easily. I bought it yesterday and tried it for the first time by putting it to an extreme test - clubbing. I applied it at eight and was clubbing from ten to three in the morning. The club was humid and I was sweaty. Imagine my surprise when I got home at four to see my makeup picture perfect still. I'm also one of those girls who love eyeliner on my waterline, however it always gathers at the outer corners of my eye because of a combination of excess eye fluid and my asian eyelids. I highlighted my lower lashline with this product and my eyeliner also stayed put on my waterlines. Yay! And since it has a slight sheen to it, it made my eyes really pop. I'm so glad I tried this product out and, really, a little goes along way with it, so this one serving will last me a couple of months. :]
Makeup Brushes -L'Oreal - Makeup Artiste Travel Brush Set
trebong 6/19/2008 1:37:00 AM
Okay, I'm not a fan of L'Oreal usually, but this brush set is AWESOME. I was so surprised when I discovered it. It's cute and compact, fits in most purses, and has all the brushes you need on the go (and some you don't, but extras are always lovely). The eyeshadow brush is really brilliant for applying and blending eyeshadow and the concealer brush is perfect to apply concealer. As a plus, it definately doesn't look like you bought it in a drugstore.
Makeup Brushes -Japonesque - Salon Collection - Large Kabuki
trebong 6/19/2008 1:28:00 AM
Like everyone else, I was a little skeptical buying this brush, but thank God I did! When I first saw it I wondered why it was called a 'large' Kabuki; it looked as big as a normal one to me. But once I washed it became super fluffy,covering a lot of area while retaining its amazing softness and the Kabuki shape. Unlike other cheap Kabukis (and Kabukis that should be cheap bc of their abysmal quality) it doesn't tangle at all when buffing or washing. The only problems I have with this brush are that it sheds a few hairs and I had to wash it like eight times to get the residual dye out. But other than that it is perfect. It blends really well - I have to buff a lot less than usual for my MMU application. It really feels effortless. And, as I said earlier, it really is amazingly soft - I rubbed it against my Mother's face (who has super sensitive skin) and she nearly purred! Definately for the girl who can't afford a higher end Kabuki (or doesn't want to shell out the bucks for one) but still wants a flawless application.... a.k.a. every girl, because, really, who wants to pay twenty-plus for a brush that stands about two inches tall?