Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Ultra Moisturizing Lip Treatment with Kokum Butter
wanshan 1/12/2013 9:40:00 PM
For California's dry humidity and winter time despite drinking plenty of water, I thought this might be a good night time product. It was $5 for a small tube. It was not any different from using Alba's Unpetroleum Jelly in terms of texture. Definitely regretted buying it.
For the amount of product that I need to apply to the top of my cheekbones and temples and nose bridge with a fan brush, this will last a while. It gives a luminous glow, without being shimmery for my skin tone (Prescriptives Champagne). It does last awhile on my skin as well.
Purchased a 2nd one, since so far for exfoliating cleansers, this does the job for my skin. It can be drying a bit if you leave it on your skin too long (leave it only on for a couple minutes at most). The exfoliating beads are far more consistent and finer than the apricot scrub, and I prefer it over a high brand such as DDF. Have hormonal, combination skin, noticed my breakouts aren't as intense once I started using this every other day. This does contain salicylic acid.
I use these only for lining along my lower lash line then smudging with a smoking brush to soften it. The formulation will not work for water lining. It is an automatic pencil, the sharpener is on the bottom which I don't find works that well, but does work, so I smooth it out with tissue paper. As long as I use an eyeshadow primer along my lash line I have not had problems with it smudging on me. Blackberry is a nice plum with slight metallic sheen for soft daytime. Black brown color is a very dark brown which works well with my black hair since black can look too harsh for daytime eyes.
Lipstick -Cover Girl - Lip Perfection Lipstick in Delish
wanshan 2/26/2012 2:46:00 PM
Perhaps my favorite nude colored lipstick for my skin tone (Prescriptives Champagne for reference) without making my face look dead. I use it when I do smokey eyes. It has pale peach undertones with a cream finish without shimmers. The feel isn't heavy, but the application is best by blotting it afterwards.
Palettes -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
wanshan 1/21/2012 6:28:00 PM
On my 2nd one, I use this to cover my acne scars or where it's more inflamed. The texture is smooth, I apply using a tiny concealer brush but warming it on my hand first, and layer it. Using the yellow first, then non-yellow second if needed. The salmon color can be used for under eyes. For skin color reference: Prescriptives Powder Foundation in Champagne
Eye Shadow -Make Up For Ever - No. 127 - Metallic Taupe Shimmer
wanshan 1/21/2012 6:15:00 PM
Already purchased my 2nd one. I use this around my crease and as outer v shape to help open up my eyes, when I'm doing the really natural eye look. The color is similar to a dusky taupe that isn't matte, but not shimmery either. It's hard to describe unless you swatch in person. My skin color reference: Prescriptives Powder Foundation in Champagne
Considering this is a low end brand, I thought the pigmentation and the price was reasonable. This color would work for fair to light skin tones. I use this for contouring along my cheek bones for when I want the natural, minimalist look, then use either a peach or pink blush on the apples of my cheeks. I do use primer on my skin to make this last longer. It won't be the most pigmented compared to higher end brands. Skin Reference: Prescriptives Foundation Powder in Champagne
Love the pump dispenser and that it's fragrance free. It's alcohol free and does not dry out the skin yet it's able to wipe off some of the residual that the cleanser doesn't remove.
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - When Hope Is Not Enough - Serum
wanshan 4/10/2011 4:41:00 PM
I've already on my 3rd bottle and has been a staple since for some reason this serum consistency takes well with my skin. I have added the Vitamin C Booster powder and have noticed my cheeks appear better.
Lip Liners -Prestige - Waterproof Automatic Lipliner in Nude
wanshan 4/5/2011 9:28:00 PM
Wish it was alittle larger, but matches spot on to my pigmented dusty rose brown lips. It applies smoothly as well.
If you need a solid color pink color that is not too sheer, or too soft or too bright, then consider this color. The finish is opaque, no shimmer, no pearl finish.
For those with pigmented lips this might be too nude for you. The finish is "shiny without glitter". However, I was little put off by the cherry medicine scent at first, but that went away soon. I ended up tossing it, since the scent had gotten to me and the consistency was not smooth as I would like it to be compared to Revlon lipglosses.
I've had this fuschia color for years, that has some pearly sheen to it. It's the a great alternative to a "red" nail polish, but in a bright, bold magenta/fucshia color. I only need one coat for my toes with a clear base coat & top coat.
I have pigmented lips, and this natural colored brown l/s (pearl category, not matte) with warm undertones has enough color to wear at work in the office for a polished look. For reference my foundation is color: Prescriptives Y/O "Champagne" powder foundation