Apr 23, 2009

Must-have items (con't)

Brow Express ($38)

I havent tried this myself but heard lots of good things from my friends about it. The kit contains 4 perfect brow stencils , highlighter to enhance your brow bone, 2 custom blended brow colors to create the most natural looking brow, an angled brush for a clean application & wax cream to hold the brow in perfect shape the whole day. You can also this product on Oprah. Great buy !

Nars Single eyeshadow ($22)

The shadow is highly pigmented and blends easily, not cakey or creases.
I love how you need so little to get such a great effect. And the colors? Fabulous . There are a range of colors for you to choose from. My favourite would be Nepal, Nymphea and Night Breed. The rest is lovely as well. The package is lovely with a little mirror that comes with it. Beautiful product !

Tips : MAC eyeshadows are lovely as well . Its a cheaper choice & also a very good product.


Chanel Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow ($32)

I have to say its the best eye makeup base i've ever tried. I've used MAC paints, Nars Multiples, etc. They're all good but Chanel one is still the best. It imparts a long-lasting veil of iridescent color, from subtle to intense. It goes on very light and gives you a shimmering base. Out of all the choices, I love Fountain 20 the most. Its a light shimmery pink & you can also use it as a highlighter. It helps your eyeshadow to pop when you use this as a base. This has a wonderful light-weight texture and doesn't crease. Gorgeous product !

Nars Blush ($25)

Orgasm Blush:

Winner of best of Sephora for the past 5 years! NARS Orgasm makes cheeks blush a perfect pinky-peach flush and subtly highlights with accents of golden shimmer. The shimmer is subtle, perfect for day wear. It flatters every skin tone. It gives a pretty, yet subtle and believable flush to your cheeks. I feel confident wearing it since it gives me such a perfect glow . Finally, a product worth the fuss

Tips : Use MAC 'Style' Blush as a replacement. It also gives you more of a peachy tone than rosy . But its also a nice blush to have

Benefit Cosmetics

Benetint ($28)

Liquid blush

The original—and still the best—rose-tinted cheek and lip stain.

It gives you a natural glow which makes you look like you're flushing. The color is a sheer rose pink and is great for cool skin tones. It stays on for a long time and smells great. The downside of this is that it dries quickly once you apply. So you have to work fast with your finger ( I think its the best way to use with this product ) . Just a dab on your cheek and blend it in the way you want it.

It's the sexiest flush you can get from a bottle.

Tips: Tarte cheek stain is also voted as one of the best stain blush. But to me, it doesnt go on nicely. It leaves my skin feeling sticky and oily after applying it. So I would say stick with Benetint, its the best stain you can get.


Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect ($25.50)

This is a great sheen lipgloss that can be layered over lipstick or worn alone and will not cause chapped lips. This is a very chic tube of lipgloss and high quality formula that will not fade in a few minutes, it does last through out the day with minimal touch ups. This accentuates and perfects the lips.

Yves Saint Laurent

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Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15 ($34)

This is by far my favorite lipstick . It goes on smoothly, long lasting & very pigmented. It never dries out your lips. The colors are vibrant and what you see is what you'll see on your lips when you put it on! It has great smell which is a plus. The case is adorable with a tiny mirror on top so you are able to retouch your lips all the time. A bit pricey but worth every penny.

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Shimmer Bronzer ($30)

The bronzer is very versatile. The color is not dark so if you have low light or a heavy hand you will not have the fake tan look. It lasts throughout the day, and also lasts for a couple months! Worth the money. Gives you a lovely sheen, not too dark, not too light. The package is big so easy to use and it also comes with a little brush. But it would be better to be used with a big brush