Eye Shadow -Christian Dior - 5 Colour Eyeshadow - Earth Reflection 609
w35p 6/12/2009 2:23:00 AM
Good stuff. Nice neutral colors, amazing texture, quality, and stays on all day!! Yes, it's ridiculously expensive, but that doesn't stop me from buying more Dior eyeshadow quints. Muhahaha, take that, wallet. :'(
One of the very few eyeliner that can last on my lids without smudging. The applicator is precise and easy to use...good for clumsy people like me. yay. I love this eyeliner, but the L'oreal liner intense is basically the same thing, minus the $20, and I've since just kept to buying that instead.
I decided to try this ss based off the good reviews here and on the skincare board. The texture of the product is nice and almost souffle-like-- generally a very nice change from the greasy nightmare of most physical ss. I approve. The color of the product is a little too orange for my asian NC20ish skin, but I didn't really see that to be too big of a problem, especially given that most physical ss result in a weird white/ghastly purple color on me anyways. So, all things considered, not so bad. The deal-breaker, however, was that it (a) clogs my pores like no other and (b) is too drying for my skin (let's just say that the skin on my forehead feels like it's being stretched when I wear this for a couple of hours. no bueno). I'm on a quest trying to find a good physical ss for daily use, and given the amazing texture and color of this, I really wanted to like it, but even with a variety of different moisturizers underneath, this was still way too drying for my skin.
Good, long-lasting eye liner. Easy to use, and pretty much hassle-free. The brush that comes with it is pretty much useless, and I mostly used my Sonia Kashuk bent eye liner brush ($5, what a steal). I just got tired of having to clean my brush every day after it got clumpy with the dried product, and I've been using the Laura Mercier eye liner cake instead. Yeah, I clean my eye liner brush everyday, but it's just easier to clean off when the gel doesn't harden around the bristles and stuff. word.
Smudged with an hour of wear. Not attractive. I also felt that the color wasn't very...intense. Will definitely not repurchase.
Lipstick -Clinique - Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick
w35p 3/23/2009 7:30:00 AM
A very sheer, moisturizing lipstick that gives my lips a healthy glow. I use this instead of a lipgloss because it's not nearly as sticky as most lipglosses out there. -1 lippie because it doesn't seem to last very long on my lips, and it isn't as moisturizing as I would like it to be.
Eyeliner -Prestige - Waterproof Automatic Eyeliner - Smoke
w35p 3/23/2009 5:25:00 AM
I picked this up on a whim at CVS, but I'm determined to return it. It smudged within an hour after application and gave me racoon eyes.
I got this at their buy-one-get-one-free deals, and I really wanted to like it...however, it smudged all over my eyes within an hour of wear. Their colors were nice, and the application process was pretty hassel-free, but I will not be repurchasing this.
Goes on fairly smoothly and gives a very dramatic finish that I like. However, this smudged horribly on my eyelids with about an hour of wear and was a pain to remove completely. I would recommend the Clinique eye liner gel over this-- much cheaper, and lasts the entire day without smudging.
Eyeliner -Laura Mercier - Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony
w35p 3/23/2009 5:17:00 AM
Good stuff. Kinda expensive, but it lasts pretty much forever. I use it with a Sonia Kashuk angled eye liner brush, and it's just perfection <3 Lasts all day, super easy to apply, and gives off a pretty intense black. LOOOOVE IT.
I think this stuff works, although I'll have to admit that perspiration or BO has never been that big of an issue for me and I can get away with not using it at all if I'm in a hurry. I give it 4 instead of 5 lippies because it does take a while to dry...which really sucks on cold winter mornings :/
Moisturizers -La Roche Posay - Toleriane Soothing Protective Facial Cream
w35p 2/27/2009 11:31:00 PM
A very good and simple moisturizer. It does leave my skin a bit shiny, but I use this only at night, so it was never a problem. I really like this product, but I'm currently trying other stuff out there, so I probably won't be re-purchasing this one any time soon. Also, kinda expensive.
A very nice and fresh-smelling scent. My only complaint is that it is too subtle- as in I don't think anyone other than me would ever be able to smell it. And it is a little expensive.
Fragrances -Banana Republic Beauty - Classic for women
w35p 2/27/2009 5:40:00 AM
Simple, light, clean citrus scent. Good for someone who hates heavy, overpowering, or cloying perfumes. I used to wear this one quite a lot, but I had to stop wearing it because the "grassy-ness" and sharpness of it was beginning to bother me. TBH, it kinda smells like celery to me now :/
I hate this stuff. The texture is weird and rubbery, but it truly does last all day. I think it's really hard to apply though.