Monday, September 27, 2010

Update: Project 10 Pan

This is an update on my project 10 pan...
I've completed some of the products and still working with others..
the Mascara i've decided to throw out since i've used it more than 6 months and it seems to be getting dry.. the avon luxury liner in dark brown still is going.. i swear that thing will never finish.. that and my nyx lipliner.  the udpp is still going but the smashbox face primer and the victorias secret fx photofinish primer i had to lay to rest.. i was so sad, i'm using my Rimmel Fix and perfect right now but i really miss my VS and Smashbox face primer.  I have also used out my elf pressed powder and i've started using another product in its place (and no i didn't buy anything i'm using something i already had..)  the elf bronzing powder is still going but the dark brown (bottom right) has broken off and is all smashed up.. but i'm still  using it :) love this stuff.  my sacha fix-it.... i'm not sure if i'm going to finish it.. i feel like its alcohol in a bottle.  i need to do another review on it.  i f ind that this product is making my face extra oily... well someone told me this.. and i haven't checked it out fully.. i will experiment this week on this and if its true, in the garbage it will go..
Rather than buying new items.. :) i'm thinking of adding new ones and keep things going.. :) i'm so holding off on buying things right now... and a fellow blogger Rhea .. reminded me about Wonderful World's semi annual sale which starts tomorrow.. and i'm thinking of going.. she's such an enabler... :)
so later this week i will post the replacements to the project 10 pan :) i feel so great when i finish products and of course i feel even better when i get new items :) lol...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Review: Neutral Starry Palette

So this is my review on the neutral Starry palette.  Please note that this is in my opinion.. no one asked or coerced me into saying anything in this review

Cost - $7.95TTD
Purchased - Pennywise, Trinidad and Tobago
Shadows in Palette - 6 different shades

The consistency of these shadows are amazing.  They are soft and silky and very pigmented.  You do not need to pack on plenty of color as the shadows are truly pigmented.  They blend well and are not chalky.  They do leave a little fall out if you swatch your brush too many times in the shadow, so less is better. The swatches below were done with one swatch of product....

The packaging is great, its small and portable very easy to travel with not clumsy at all.  I took this on vacation with me and it fit really great in my makeup bag.  The packaging is black in color and is not tacky at all.  It comes with a small mirror that can be used. 
Overall for the price, this palette is top notch.  Would definitely recommend this palette to anyone.  Its perfect to give as a gift, because its reasonable, but its not cheap. 

The staying power is relatively good, but its great when you use a primer or a base. One day i had it on for almost 15 hours and it did not crease but it did fade a bit. 

Cons:  The mirror that came with this palette is rather small, i have used it before and it works pretty good though. 

This is truly a great product I just wish that Starry had more palettes with a larger variety of colors.

i'm finally blogging again...August Favorites..

So today is a holiday and i'm finally getting to do things i've put on hold.. like for example, my August favorites.. i've not had the time to post those and we're to the end of September.  So what were my August favorites...

  • My Sacha palette: this is their neutral palette, now i really do not like sacha products, but somehow this palette has grown on me.. at first i had a hard time picking up any shadow on my brush/brushes, so i had to take a tissue and wipe over each shadow..after this i was able to use the palette, this is my substitute for the 28 neutral palette.  I will do a review on this palette as all of the colors have different consistency.
  • my second favorite is the Starry neutral palette... omg i absolutely love this thing... i took it with me for my 10 day vacation and used this palette almost everytime i went out... "and its part of my september favs too :)" i've done swatches of this palette and will do a review after i'm finished here..
  • Mac mineralized skinfinish in Light Flush i absolutely love this thing... gives my face a nice healthy glow..
  • loreal hip jelly balm i have had this a while and used to love using it.. i did an inventory at the beginning of August and i found it i've started using it again and i'm in love with it..
  • Mac tinted lip conditioner spf 15 in popster from the hello kitty line.. omg i love this it give my lip just a tint of color... really gorgeous...
  • Urban Decay shadow in Half Baked i love this as a lid color or highlighter its such a beautiful color...
  • Maybelline mineral power blush in True Peach i love how this gives me a light flushed look.. nothing too bold...
  • and lastly, Revlon colorstay combination/oily skin in 360 golden caramel ... my skin tone keep changing.. :( so this shade is working for me now....