Sunday, November 23, 2008
Some recent favourites + basic FOTD
This has replaced the Nivea Labello Moisture as my HG lipbalm. Labello is great for locking in moisture to protect lips but it doesn't actually ADD moisture to already chapped lips. Also, it doesn't allow lipstick to apply well on top because it feels so greasy.
In contrast the Lip Care balm actually feels protective and moisturizing at the same time. It has a thick creamy consistency that performs well as a base under lipstick in my opinion. The scent is faintly vanilla-ish, which goes well with the usual MAC lipstick scent. (I dislike using fruity balms underneath MAC lipsticks because it just smells funny together...). Bonus - this contains Q10 to nourish lips as well :)
This is one of the few things I would recommend from ELF. The pads remove polish really well and I can usually use 1 pad for just 1 use. It may take 2 if you have a strong topcoat like Seche Vite but still works better than other removers I've tried. The pads are also scented with this citrus scent, it may smell a bit artificial but is still much better than the chemical smells from regular polish removers.
Only complaint is that the container isn't airtight, so it doesn't help keep the pads moist. After a couple months, the pads tend to dry out. They still work if you dampen them a bit with another polish remover, but aren't as effective as before. If they could improve the packaging, this would be an awesome product.
This year's birthday gift from Sephora - Vanilla Cupcake shower gel. It smells fantastic - like baked vanilla cupcakes...I might consider actually buying this if it isn't too expensive. Using it is like having a sinful dessert without the calories :D
Check out the scent description:
I've been skimming through a number of Japanese magazines online recently so I felt like doing a more simple look focusing more on the winged liner:
Urban Decay Zero liner
Kiss Me liquid liner in black over UD liner
Maybelline Cool Effect liner in Champagne Ice on lower lashline
Shiseido Maquillage Rouge Climax lipstick in PK730
Nivea Lip Care Q10
Everyday Minerals Mint concealer to hide redness
Everyday Minerals Sunlight concealer all over
MAC Emote blush to contour
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in So Ceylon on sides of the face, on cheekbones
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat on apples of cheekbones