Saturday, January 15, 2011
My first love was the MAC blacktrack fluidline, that is when i first got hooked on gel liners. They are awesome, apply better than liquid and pencil liners and they stay there all day! But then all of a sudden, my blacktrack started smudging bad on me, and i decided to look for a new gel liner. I was really interested in getting the Bobbi Brown gel liner, but i found better reviews for the wet n wild gel liner. I didn't think it would be all that for $4, but i decided to give it a try. The quality and last power blew me away, those are the main 2 things when looking for a gel liner, or any liner basically. Its a true black, not a soft black or a dark grey, but a true black. The brush isn't all that good, but everyone uses a brush to their own preference. Its wet once applied and takes a few to dry up, so that you can easily clean up any mistakes, and lasts through out the day as if it was just applied! No fading, no smudging and no flaking. And the best part is, only $4!!
Friday, January 7, 2011
I have heard many great things about this product all over. It had great reviews from many sites, people were going crazy about it how its amazing and all, well i have other views on it. First off, many say this is a great powder foundation, its flawless and lightweight. Wrong, its very powdery, cakey, and blotchy. Now i don't give up on my products so soon. I try them with different moisturizers, primers, foundation, brushes, and other techniques to see what works best. I tried everything and the powder still looked so cakey on me, if i applied a pound of this powder or just a sweep, the outcome was the same. There was nothing i could do to make the powdery look go away, using fix+, model in a bottle and all that jazz, nothing worked.
The staying power is not great either. So then i wanted to use it as a setting powder for my cream and liquid foundations. I had the same exact problem, so cakey!! I don't understand how some say that this powder will never make you look cakey, no matter how much you put on. Wrong! It is very cakey. I have normal, combo skin. Normal cheeks and oily t zone. So yea this is my least favorite powder, it is cakey, no coverage, and bad staying powder. Don't waste your money on this girls, and for those of you who have it and it works for you, thats great. If you are wondering, my favorite powder foundation/setting powder is the Chanel double perfection and i use the shade 90 creme beige.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
I have recently been using all kinds of different foundation brushes. Kabukis, flat top kabukis like the MAC 180, MAC 109, the 187, beauty blender sponge, the 190, and with my hands. But this is Sigma the flat top kabuki F80 ,my favorite brush for it all, cream, liquid and powder foundation. It applies them all, and it applies them all the best. You can stipple or stipple then swirl. I find it gives the best coverage and natural finish with just stippling it. It applies evenly and its just amazing. I wish i had known about this brush sooner, its definitely worth the money!