BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
zoecatherine 8/13/2012 10:14:00 AM
This BB cream is like a mix between a extremely light foundation and sunscreen. It toned down the appearance of my blemishes (i only have small red blemishes don't think it would cover heavy blemishes) and added a nice colour and glow (i purchased the dark colour) yet had a slight greasy feel after a couple of hours. It has a nice spf 30, decent moisture and glow for a barefaced look going to the beach or hanging out in summer but i doubt i would use again once autumn rolls around. Also the packaging is awful, dont get a lot for your money and leaks easily. Think with a bit of shopping around there are much better products out there for the price!
This lipstick shade is a striking orangey/coral very pigmented and striking when paired with simple eye make up for the day or night! You can wear it full on or apply with finger tips for a subtle look which is lovely for summer. My only disappointment is the lasting power of this lipstick, it feathers very quickly and sinks into the line in the lips after only an hour or so on. As a fan and owner of lots of MAC lipsticks this is not the norm for the brand, which are usually great quality. I would recommend trying in store first as the consistency is a bit strange and also the colour may not be for the faint hearted!
This is a cream gel shadow that dries like a eyeshadow in a shimmery but highly pigmented bronze/brown colour. It has a lovely consistency and is easy to apply, you have to blend it in nicely for it to last and work quite quickly as it starts to set pretty fast. I really love the colour which can be used as a base for darker browns, golds and bronzes or to do a smokey eye. Most importantly this product does exactly what it says on the tin and has lasted until i've taken my make up off without a crease in sight! I've tried MAC paints, paintpots, Urban Decay Primer and never had these results. Only gave it a 4 out of 5 because of the lack of colours in the range, maybelline need to make more! Would highly recommend for long lasting results
This is a creamy textured, long lasting concealer that covers my dark circles and brightens my eyes perfectly! I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who has creasing problems or oily skin as the texture is quite thick so can easily sink into lines under the eye. The packaging is nice, not completely hygienic being a pot, but it does enable you to use the right amount of product (unlike click-pen concealers or fussy tubes) The product lasts roughly 6-8 hours and can easily be re-applied without looking flakey. Overall i would recommend!
I wouldn't recommend this for anyone with dry/very dry lips as it simply does not hydrate them. It more of a protectant, as in it creates a waxy layer on your lips. It's ok for wearing under lipsticks as a base to stop them sinking into cracks. Mainly because it doesn't have any sheen or moisture to it. I initially bought this for surfing to protect my lips, and it does hold up in water very well! But apart from this, it is not a very good everyday lip balm
Foundations -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One
zoecatherine 11/24/2011 7:42:00 PM
First B.B cream i've ever tried and from the other reviews and my own experience it's not the one to try! The colours are limited, and once i got it out of the artificial lighting of the drugstore it didn't match my skin tone. Feels greasy and dirty after a few hours on, and didn't make my skin look good. I would recommend to people who want to try out B.B creams try one from the original Asian market
This eyebrow pencil is quite nice quality, it lasts all day and is very natural. The downside is you have to apply it very lightly and carefully as its quite harsh if you apply it like a other eyebrow pencils. The main reason i wouldn't repurchase it though is the bad quality of the actual pencil. It breaks and crumbles EASILY in sharpeners wasting lots of product. Which is a shame because apart from that its not bad.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
zoecatherine 11/24/2011 7:33:00 PM
This is a lovely highlighter for the inner corner of the eye and brow bone. As a cheek highlighter i think it has too much of a golden shimmer, but if that's what you like then it works great like that too. I purchased mine in a duo with Orgasm blush, and i would definitely recommend buying it in a set/duo/trio as even though you get a smaller amount the product lasts for AGES and its costs about the same amount so you might as well get two products for your money : )
It's an ok blush, but for the money i wasn't impressed and wouldn't purchase again. It's a universal shade to suit most skin tones but it isn't very pigmented and is basically all shimmer. Only lasts a few hours before the color fades and all you have left is shimmery cheeks. I have to use another blush underneath just to get some color so i would definitely not recommend!
This is my go to foundation for everything!! It's a medium to full coverage foundation depending on how you apply and how thickly making it very versatile. It comes in the biggest range of colors i've ever found as well which is great if your mixed race like me :) you can always guarantee to find a natural shade suitable for your skin (i would suggest going to a M.A.C store and making sure it matches first). It looks great in person and pictures, in the sunny outdoors and for night time looks. Packaging is a little tricky so would recommend a pump to get your moneys worth. I would avoid this if you have very oily/problem skin, but if you only get a few blemishes here and there it should be fine.
This is the second clinque product i've tried, the first being clinque all about eyes cream which was an awful product and didn't help my dark circles at all. This on the other hand is quite amazing, its creamy in texture and goes on smoothly but does require some extra patting to make sure its all blended in. Overall it covers my dark circles about 60% which is the most any concealer has. It has a nice light reflection to it as well so it doesn't look so cakey, and you get a decent amount for your money