Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monthly Favourites: October 2010

So it's been several months since I wrote a monthly favourites post. For one, I didn't have a lot of time due to school, and two... I stopped wearing make-up. I never wear/wore make up to school... who did I have to impress, right? Plus, my current school situation involves me in a class of 17 students - one of them a married guy. So who would I be putting make-up on for? Well... me =P I've surprisingly been wearing a full face 3 days of the week! That's a feat! lol I make it sound like such a chore, especially since I really do love and enjoy pretty-ing up... it's really the removal process that deters me from wearing it more often...

Anyway... enough rambling...

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (NC30): I was skeptical... which is why I gave it a good month-long trial before I decided on how I felt about this new product that MAC has pumped out (along with the partnering concealer and lipsticks).
Pro Longwear touts a 15-hour budge and smudge proof wear time -- pretty big claim if you ask me. It has a medium coverage (for me), and the only foundation I have used that does not require a finishing powder (which I always used no matter what). I can say that I have worn it for 18 hours once and it was still pretty flawless -- very impressive. What impressed me most, though, was that it grabbed my blush and kept it on my face the entire 18 hours as well -- with very little fading -- WOW! Dare I say that this is HG material??
Oh, oh, oh!! and another thing! I have a fairly oily t-zone with very dry cheeks... I generally need to blot a couple of hours of wear with other foundations... my ENTIRE 18 hours with Pro Longwear not only kept my t-zone oil-free... it stayed relatively MATTE! WTF?? =D

Shell Pearl Beauty Powder (Liberty of London): I LOVE this product... I sweep a layer of this over any blush I use to give myself a light sheen... makes my face glow... I need a back-up!

Blinc Tubing Mascara: I've had this for a long time.. I never really liked it because it did nothing for my lashes... it didn't add length or volume. It does separate the lashes really nicely though... so I use it now as a daily, no-drama mascara... it doesn't flake or smudge, and it's waterproof/resistant... and what I appreciate most about it (especially on no-makeup-days) is that I don't need a special eye-makeup remover for it and that simple warm water and light pinching gets the stuff off cleanly.

Perennial High Style (Liberty of London) Lipglass: A milky and slightly muted bubble gum pink that adds a nice tint to the lips that is not super bright. It's just a very pretty (neutralish) colour -- I love my neutrals.

Crosswires (cremesheen) lipstick: The cremesheen formula is always a hit or miss with me... some of the shades glide on really smooth and buttery and other ones are really uneven and patchy... Crosswires is one of the better ones for me. It's a gorgeous coral that makes my lips look plump and full -- like that just "bitten" look.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Fashion Magazine's Big Giveaway

I came home today to a huge package. I didn't order anything, so I was surprised. I looked at the return address and it was sent from the Coty company and I knew right away it had something to do with the Fashion Magazine giveaway. I thought it was a perfume, because it was Coty... but it was wwaaayyy too light... btw... did I mention it was a big package/box? The size of two tissue boxes combined. So I ripped it open and found a prize corresponding to the September 27th giveaway -- a Rimmel Lipstick in Nude Delight ^_^

I had won a pair of Hunter Boots and an Avon lipstick last year... so I'm super excited to have won something again this year! The giveaway hasn't ended yet, so here's hoping for more! lol