Friday, July 17, 2009

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Review

I got samples of SFF the last time I went to MAC, I asked for it by the way, and was not given them just like that. Anyways, I was using it for work yesterday and I liked how it was able to cover blemishes (more like scars) so well! I got it in NC20 and NC30 coz the store ran out of NC 25 so I just mixed the two.

However, I have some problems with the fdn:
(1) It fades/comes off very easily. I 'set' it with Silk Naturals Perfecting Powder by I still see blotches of fdn when I blot or wipe my face
(2) It seems to break me out. Granted, this is not the first time I put it on but I realise that towards the middle of the day, I got 2 bumps on the sides of my nose! I do hope that it is not caused by the fdn so I decided to test it out by going fdn-less today and just using the Perfecting Powder and i realise that the bumps are gone! :(

Nevertheless, I still have some left so I might still give them another one or two tries to be certain.

Oh, I cant wait to move out of my temp room so that I can get mineral cosmetics to try out! They seem so much more affordable! Silk Naturals, EDM etc... Counting the days..

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

(Mostly) Bobbi Brown Haul

Ok, so Tangs is having its 12% rebate promotion again so I decided to go down to take a look as I needed some stuff. I threw away my lousy eyelash curler last week and had gone mascara-less for the past 2 weeks! I HAD to do something about it. >,<>$150 to qualify for 6 make up lessons. On second thought, I might not go for all 6 as Im sure Ill be tempted to buy more MU!

I'll post my first impressions on the products here first:

BB Moisture Rich Foundation (S$63.00): I asked for something for dry skin with light to medium finish and was pointed to this fdn. They have another series for dry skin but they were anti-aging and so was not required at this point. When I got home, I cleaned my face and put this on. I have to say, it is definitely more of a medium finish then light. The MA said that fdns are not supposed to clear out your imperfections but this sort of did. I have to admit, though I like the coverage they did make me look 'made-up'. I'll be putting this on with a lighter hand tomorrow as it is extremely blendable and a little really goes a long way.

Bronzing Powder (S$60.00): I did not swatch this but instead tried it on my face and I thought it looked good. When I did swatched it at home I found it a bit yellowish but it probably matches my skin then I would like to admit (who would admit to having sallow skin? Not Me!). I put this on with the fdn and thought it gave me just the right colour. Im not sure whether its my lighting or what but it actually seems like I have blusher. I am using this as a bronzing powder only. I do not think its dark enough for contouring either.

Lip Color in Nude Beige (S$33.00): I was looking for a light nude colour and the MA actually tried a number of different colours for me, going lighter and lighter but I think the lighting at the store actually made the colour look different. Back in my room, I thought the colour looked more peachy and not as light as I had thought. Moreover, the colour is sort of matte and might be a bit dry for me. This MIGHT just be my 'regret buy' of the day.

The MA also tried on a concealer for my undereyes for me but I didn't like how it looked. I thought instead of concealing the light colour made my undereyes look worse.

Lastly, the Shu eyelash curler (S$28.00). It did catch ALL my lashes at one go but I have a problem with it not being 'strong' enough. It is does not curl my lashes as drastically as I would like and I have to clamp a few times to get the effect I want. Its not a must buy but it is definitely something I would appreciate having.

I would also like to point out how much more expensive BB stuff is compared to MAC. I wasn't thinking when I was buying but when I came back I realise the price difference is quite ridiculous. I really should be more careful next time.

Friday, July 3, 2009

My Sweetfix Giveaway!

My Sweetfix is doing a giveaway with awesome prizes, including lush soap and Mac pigment.

Click the link below for a chance to get freestuff!

Good Luck!