Friday, August 19, 2011

FOTD using a bunch of new makeup products!

Over the past couple of weeks I've gotten a lot of new things, mostly makeup and lashes. I'll post what I used in my FOTD that's new and do mini-reviews for each item! I'm also wearing my new lenses, Geo Honey Wing. They were purchased for $25 at Elizabeth Center in New York's Chinatown.

Another face shot. You can see my highlighting so much in this picture LOL

 Closeup on my eye:

The new products that I used in this FOTD:
Top: Sephora Smoothing Primer, MAC Studio Tech in NW30, Sephora Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in Tan #45, NARS Yachiyo Brush and Luminous Change Eyelash #8
Middle: Tarte for True Blood Natural Cheek Stain in Glamour Me, Benefit Stay Don't Stray, KATE Gradical Eyes in GY-1, Eyemazing Cosmeline Gel Liner and MAC #209 Eyeliner brush
Bottom: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash, MAC Lipglass in Lust and Lumious Change Eyelash #9

Short reviews
Sephora Smoothing Primer: A green primer for redness correcting that is also enriched with aloe vera. It is indeed very smooth and goes on very easy, not slick like some other primers do on me! It's also very small and portable, but still sleek being in a glass bottle. Great for people with dry skin since it is a bit hydrating.
Price: $5 (clearance)

Mac Studio Tech in NW30: This is the foundation shade that I was matched with at the MAC store. It's a cream foundation, so it's best to apply it with a sponge but using your fingers is okay as well. The coverage is very buildable without becoming cakey, so it can definitely be medium-full coverage if you apply it well. What I did was apply it overall with a sponge and then used my fingers and applied it to areas that needed extra coverage. No need for concealer!
Price: $29.50

Sephora Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in Tan #45: It was good that I bought this, because the MAC makeup artist suggested that I set my foundation with a darker powder to even it out to my skintone. This did the job! I haven't tried this on it's own yet, will definitely do so on a lazy day.
Price: $3 (clearance)

Nars Yachiyo Brush: This brush is really wispy but can still pick up a ton of product! I usually use this for powder but I know makeup artists also use it for blush. I love the way it applies powder, but I don't think it's worth the price tag. If you can find a deal on it I would definitely get it.
Price: $50

Luminous Change Eyelash in #08: Former egg model and current Edge Style gyarumama Rumiringo's line of eyelashes. This is supposed to be a dupe for lashes like Dolly Wink No. 2 and Diamond Lash Celeb eye, but I was disappointed in these! I don't like the length of them, you can barely see the lashes in the inner corner and they look really natural on me. But I am one for glamorous type of lashes, so if you're more into natural looking lashes they would be for you.
Price: 1,155yen

Tarte for True Blood Natural Cheek Stain in Glamour Me: I have been searching for a blush that looks good on me that isn't orange. This one suited me well when I tried it in store and it didn't fail me when I brought it home! These tarte cheek stains are buildable in color and can suit anyone~ They can also be used for your lips as well. Lovely red color with hints of glitter and a very pleasant scent. I applied it directly to my cheeks and blended it upwards.
Price: $30

Benefit Stay Don't Stray: This is supposed to be a concealer and primer all in one, but I found it very wet for a primer. One swipe on my eyelid was actually enough for both eyelids and little dots blended in were good for my bottom lid. It's a nude color that would be suitable to use as a concealer for girls with fair-medium skintones. Definitely recommend it for how far it will take you and for loose pigments.
Price: $26 (I received a free sample)

KATE Gradical Eyes in GY-1: I bought this at Daigar Beauty Store next to Elizabeth Center in New York's Chinatown. They have a lovely array of Japanese, Korean and Chinese cosmetics and beauty goods with very knowledgeable staff. They also have the best prices for My Beauty Diary masks I've seen in the US, $19 for the Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition 17 pack of masks! But anyways back to the review... I picked up this palette because while the colors are on the neutral side, they also have a hint of purple in the colors as well. This palette contains 3 eyeshadow colors, a highlight color and a primer... all in one! It even comes with a double-ended eyeshadow brush, with a nice quality brush on one end and a sponge tip applicator on the other end. It's very portable and you have everything all in this tiny case! The primer could be better, but the eyeshadow colors are excellent and the highlight is also very pretty and can be used on your face as well.
Price: 1,200yen, but I paid $22 at Daigar Beauty Store. Available at YesStyle for $20.

Eyemazing Cosmeline Gel Liner: This gel liner is produced by PopSister and Edge Style model Jun Komori (who happens to be my favorite gyaru model) and Ginza Cosmetic Labo. It's a very smooth eyeliner that has a lot of lasting power, but it is comparable to the Maybelline gel liner. I would recommend the Maybelline liner over this one because it's cheaper, includes an eyeliner brush and contains the same amount of product.
Price: 1,890yen

MAC #209 Eyeliner brush: A great eyeliner brush that goes perfect with gel liners. Don't know how much more I can say about that...
Price: $18

Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash: I have very stubborn Asian eyelashes that won't keep a curl. I have only found one mascara that will keep a curl without having to re-do it (Majolica Majorca's Enamel Glamour Volume On). This unfortunately didn't keep my original curl intact, but it did make my lashes look more full and was easy to re-curl once it had dried.
Price: $19

MAC Lipglass in Lust: I have been searching for a matte lipgloss without shimmers and found my match. However, it applied more sheer than I thought. Definitely should've applied a lipstick underneath it! It is sticky but so far has had a lot of lasting power, even through drinking!
Price: $14.50

Lumious Change Eyelash #9: A bottom eyelash that really is lovely! The design is great and looks good on my eyes. The only thing I don't like is that they're a bit delicate. But with 5 pairs in a pack I should be fine!
Price: 1,155yen


  1. I really love your false lashes! :D

  2. love your lashes also! wow that Glamour Me looks exciting for some reason XD

  3. @ cominica
    Thank you very much! I don't like the natural look on me but have been told it suits me, but I'm more of a glamorous girl~

    @ Sakura
    Thanks! Glamour Me is definitely exciting and I am pretty much addicted to the scent of it.