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- Reviews: 58
These eyeshadows are very soft, bold, pigmented and easy to apply. They have quite good blendability but I do wish that Essence would release more matte shades, though I do love their shimmer shades; especially "Party All Night"!
December 13, 2012
Dewy full coverage glow!
I adore this foundation! I have normal to acne-prone skin and I can't get enough of this. The texture is so cool! I recommend using a very dense, buffing brush to apply this to get incredible flawless coverage, some thinner brushes can't handle the density of Whipped Creme (e.g. Real Techniques Buffing Brush) and it tends to streak a little with a regular foundation brush. I would definitely say that you need to powder this foundation as it is very cream and dewy, and I find that it can rub off a little if you touch it or wipe it on something for a while. The colours are very true to how they are in the packaging on your face and I found that the second shade is perfect for me. I really love full coverage foundation and this foundation gives me that without feeling heavy or cakey! In Australia (not sure if US as well) it has an SPF of 25, perfect!
December 13, 2012
One of the best sets I've ever come across.
I initially discovered the real techniques brushes whilst watching the makeup tutorials of the BEAUTIFUL Tanya Burr (pixi2woo) on youtube, I always saw her using these fantastic brushes (particularly the buffing brush) and raving about how lovely they are, they made her look even more stunning. Naturally I didn't think Australia would be lucky enough to have them but alas, Priceline has done it again and now sells the entire Real Techniques line! These brushes are super soft, the handles are very pleasant and sturdy to hold and just the right length, the buffing brush is as incredible as you may think and I adore it for applying MUFE HD foundation, as well as powder products. The detail concealer brush is amazing for application of cream/pot concealers that are a little harder to budge sometimes such as cult classic MAC Studio Finish and can imagine it would work just as brilliantly with the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealers. The contour brush finally allows me to be able to realistically contour my cheeks and lightly apply highlight and blush in an even and precise manner. I also like the pointed foundation brush for really soft diffusing of concealer, though I personally think it's too small for an entire application for foundation to the face, it'd take ages! The travel case is convenient, compact and makes it easy to store my brush brands separately, these brushes wash extremely well and I have yet to experience any shedding. My only qualm is that in Australia this set costs me $44 whereas on the US website you only have to pay $17, aside from this they're a major asset to any makeup fan!
December 13, 2012
Soft, eco-friendly and good for beginners!
I'm a big fan of the Ecotools brushes for their affordable medium price range, super soft quality in bristles, ferrules and handles, their eco-friendliness (of course!) and their ease in application and use. I recently recommended the bronzer brush to a friend and she loves it, I've had this brush for a long time and though I think it's just too thick for a precise gel liner application, it's wonderful for a soft powder liner application, smudging of the lashline and it's awesome for the brows where it does excel in precision! Well done Ecotools :)
December 13, 2012
Love love love, perfect for me!
My hair is naturally extreeeemely big and curly, you'd think i had a defined afro! It's very thick, coloured, medium length and straightened daily, so it's not the happiest of hair, but using the full repair shampoo and conditioner combo that has truly changed :) My hair has honestly never been happier, not since I was around 10 years old! It makes my hair so soft, smooth, shiny and manageable, I'm constantly getting compliments at school about how shiny my hair looks :) fantastic!
May 24, 2012
I am IN LOVE!
This is hands down the BEST shampoo (and conditioner partner!) I have ever used, I absolutely completely positively adore this product. I bought it when I went to england for a holiday and my hair was soft, shiny and manageable the whole time, not only that my colour looked fantastic, I brought it home with me and I haven't switched shampoos since. This is the first shampoo I have ever used where my hair doesn't feel tangled, rough and straw like after rinsing & before applying conditioner. My hair is medium length, extreeeemely curly and voluminous, I straighten it every day, it's very thick and coloured too, so I don't have the happiest hair, but thanks to full repair that's completely changed :)
May 24, 2012
saving my hair one wash at a time!
this is easily the BEST hair masque i have ever used! i saw it at coles and the whole l'oreal sulfate free line was reduced from $16 to $8, i thought i'd give the masque a chance. my hair is naturally HUGE and curly, i straighten it daily, i have seborrheic dermatitis, it's coloured, the ends are fairly split and it's medium in length. i was very wary at first because it contains rosemary and peppermint (both known irritants) especially on my scalp, make sure not to leave it on for more than the 5 minute period because you'll get tingling, meaning your skin is irritated! even though the rosemary and peppermint make me smell like a roast lamb for 1-2 days, it's made my hair so shiny, soft, manageable and beautiful, i've gotten so many compliments! i love it :)
May 12, 2012
The best of a bucketload of mascaras I've ever tried
I'm an absolute mascara junkie, I'm huge on playing up my thick and plentiful lashes as much as possible, and I'm on the search for the biggest, closest to fake lash appearance mascara, and I think this may just do the trick! For me personally it gives incredible volume, a slight curl, and makes me look like I've won the lash lottery, the big wand is a little daunting at first but you learn to love it very quickly. I never buy a mascara more than once but I'll certainly be purchasing my second tube sooner rather than later.
May 10, 2012
Stunning! If only they lasted though!
This would easily be a 10 for me if only they had staying power! I have the loose eye dust in copper element and it layers beautifully over a beige base with dark brown in the crease and black liquid liner, patted on with a brush it applies delicately like glitter but brushed on gives full metallic coverage, amazing! I just wish it lasted all day as the shimmer seems to fade by the afternoon, pleased to report there's no fallout either
April 28, 2012
Sheer, but really does fit the skin so well, there's so many shade options and they all apply so velvety and gave my skin the healthiest most natural looking glow, as if I wasn't even wearing powder! Plenty of options for medium and fair skin, and inexpensive.
January 3, 2012