Unique and intense, yet light. Androgynous and chic. Simply amazing!
Moisturizers -Mario Badescu - Collagen Moisturizer w/ SPF 15
venusace138 8/21/2008 5:04:00 AM
Wow! Not only does it moisturize, but I'm 100% convinced this product alone evened out the tone of my complexion. Deeply in love over here.
Very polarized opinions about this product! It smells like a hybrid of tobacco leaves and burnt coffee - which repels many people alone. Personally, I love the smell, and that alone seals the deal for me. Qualitywise, this DOES add plenty of moisture and shine to your hair, no doubt about it. However, you can get just as effective results from neem and castor oil; and for much much cheaper. With that said, this is a luxury product for true hedonists only, not a necessity.
Not thickening or volumising as promised, but I love it nonetheless. I use it as a leave-in conditioner, and for that purpose it works great. My hair is prone to dryness and breakage, and Ojon products help combat damage without making my hair look greasy.
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #187 Duo Fiber Face Brush (Stippling, Skunk Brush)
venusace138 8/21/2008 4:51:00 AM
A very wise investment. The right tools make a huge difference, and this is a must.
Great color, but the tackiest, worst consistancy ever. I've found better quality at the 99 cent store.
Mascara -Christian Dior - DiorShow Mascara Waterproof
venusace138 8/21/2008 4:44:00 AM
Waterproof my @$s!!! Smudges like theres no tomorrow. And I'm not a fan of big fluffy applicator brushes either.
An instant cult classic. This is an intense, neon blue, this isn't for the faint at heart. Reccomended for the daring, the rock & roll, and the fashion forward only. A single layer gives a blast of pigment, which just gets brighter with each layer. Brings out the blue in blue eyes, and adds a striking contrast to brown eyes. Subtle it isn't. LOVE IT.
Looks intensely hot pink in the pot, but unless you're very, very pale, it's pretty much impossible to get *that* color on your skin. Worn alone or ( justover foundation or primer), it takes on more of a wine shade. For a more intense color layering with another color is necessary - but then it turns out lighter, darker, or a whole other shade altogether. Not what I'd hoped for. However, I do like it as a blush!
Erase Paste, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: 1) not too thick 2) not too thin 4) conceals my flaws just right! 5) makes me look younger 6) brightens my complexion 7) long wearing The answer to many of my probloms.
Concealers -BeneFit Cosmetics - You're Bluffing [DISCONTINUED]
venusace138 8/21/2008 4:19:00 AM
Waxy, cakey looking, and doesn't play well with other face products! It DOES deliver on the promise of reducing redness, but can only be used very, very sparingly. Otherwise you're just making a public announcement that you 'cover' some s**t on your face with other s**t on your face! As far as color corrective products go, look into Makeup Forever instead.
Eyeliner -Tarte - Indelible Wink Liquid Liner and Shadow Set
venusace138 8/21/2008 4:14:00 AM
The shadow is perfect for creating smoky eyes, as is the smudger it dispenses from. The liner on the (literal) flipside however - what a shame! The felt tip dries up within seconds, making application a pain. Adding a fluid, consistant line is nearly impossible with it. Adding insult to injury, this liner will rub off if you attempt to go over it with an additional coat. In all honesty, Prestige makes $5.00 felt tip liquid liner which is far superior. I love the rich, intense shade of the black liner, but it lacks the quality I expect from a $22.00 designer product. If you're a luxury product junkie like I am, spend an extra $6.00 and get Dior's liquid liner. It's just as dark, but with quality that justifies the expense.
Unleash your inner disco diva with a touch of golden glamour! I use this as a highlighter and layer it over Nars blushes, and use it as an eye shadow as well. Gives me the perfect gold glow.
Oh, oh, how I love it so! Nars truly has the BEST blushes on the market, bar none. They're milled very fine, so you can start subtley - almost impossible to do with most other blushes, even with the right tools. Anyway, this is my personal fave. A shamelessly girly bubblegum pink. This shade has a retro feel, and if you're inspired by the styles of the 50s, 60s, or 80s, it'll compliment your look perfectly. It wears well, but touch-up's on the go are no prob. thanks to the great packaging - a strong hard rubber compact with built in mirror. Voila!
I have a light olive skin tone, so that alone makes it hard for me to find good foundations. On top of that, combination skin! A hopeless nightmare. Or so I thought. Enter Makeup Forever's face and body liquid foundation - a dream come true!!!! SUPER LIGHT formula yet gives great coverage, which you can 'build up' by applying extra layers.... WITHOUT looking cakey! It's long wearing and shine resistant, but isn't drying. Perfect product in deceptively simple packaging. A beauty revolution in a bottle.