Saturday, January 23, 2010

REVIEW: Twilight Brown (HC-104) Lens and Comparison

For those of you who are unaware, GEO recently released new lenses. I was lucky enough to receive two of them and they are absolutely some of my new favorites. They are the HC-104 and the HC-105 which appropriately named Twilight Brown and Grey lens. They are similar to the magic black lens in that that they enlarge the eye with a black outer rim but the unique thing about these lens is spirals into a golden brown color.

I think the design is super pretty and dazzling! Even though it is only 14 mm in diameter, it enlarges the eyes as if it were 15.5 mm!

This is how the lens look on my dark brown eyes. OoooOoooh

(L-R) GEO honey wing, Twilight brown (HC-104), Angel Brown, and Nudy Brown

Lenses can be purchased at They are currently having a Valentines Day Special Offer if you order 2 pairs of lenses. Check the site out for more details. My readers and viewers will get 10% OFF with coupon code BEBE10. :D

You can view my video if you want to see me try on all of them. :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I have a bunch of blogs to catch up on! I'm so behind!

Monday, January 18, 2010

REVIEW: EcoTools 6 Piece Brush Set

Overall Rating: 4/5
$11-$14 CAD and single brushes alone range from $5-$9.
Packaging: Blush Brush, eyeshadow brush, concealer brush, angled eyeliner brush, brow and eye comb, and hemp brush roll.
Would you buy this again? Yes, I would!

***Description on package***

This earth friendly set shows respect for the planet:
-bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth's resources as it is a highly sustainable plant
-synthetic Taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free
-Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum

(left to right) : blush brush, eyeshadow brush, concealer brush, angled eyeliner brush, brow and comb brush.

Blush Brush
This brush is insanely soft!!! I love it! It is dense and firm so it is perfect for precise application of bronzing powders. I use this to define the hollows of my cheeks.

Eyeshadow Brush
This brush is dense and soft much like the blush brush. However, I find that it doesn't pick up shadows well and is hard to blend colors with. I prefer my ELF $1 eyeshadow brush over this anytime.

Concealer Brush: (pic above)
This is my favorite out of the bunch! It's so soft .. well all of them are... but this one is the perfect shape for concealing under eyes. It's pointy at the tip and not too thin nor thick. It feels so smooth on my delicate eye area! It blends concealer easily without leaving streaks. Love this one so much! PS- There's also a foundation version of this brush which I have but haven't used.

Angled Eyeliner Brush:
I like this one too. It's stiff and really precise... it might be a bit too thick for gel or cream liners but it's great for blending eyeshadow closer to the lash line and filling in eyebrows.

Brow and Eye Comb:
Same as any other... I prefer lash combs that are made of steal/metal because I find the plastic ones like these always break off. Actually, I don't really use brow combs! I like spoolies (pic below)!
All in all, these brushes are awesome! Ecotools brushes can be found at your local drugstore. Since single brushes can cost up to $9.50 CAD, I highly recommend buying the sets that come with a hemp brush roll! If you wear mineral makeup, check out the Ecotools 5 Piece Brush Set. It comes with a Mineral Powder Brush, Concealer Brush, Eye Shading Brush, Baby Kabuki, and a brush pouch!

Until next time! Toodles!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

REVIEW: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Amber + Drugstore Dupe!

Hi babes! I hope you are all doing very well! I had to remove my last post with my sister's makeover. Long story short, it was requested. But before anything, I had a few comments that I wanted to reply to.

Dorothy & xbbkay: "what did you use on her lips? it's very pretty!"
Gosh's Darling to nude out the lips and Rimmel's Pink Blush for the pinky color.

LOLanne: "yayy to circle lenses anddd an awesome older sister!! "
...I'm her younger sister... *cries!*

tonlesab: "Hi sir, your site is so great! could you exchange link?"
SIR???? wow, ya'll really know how to bring me down! I guess I should really wax my mustache..

And now on to my review!!! :D

Claim: "Naturally creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips. This mineral-infused polish imparts a luminous high shine with no sticky or tacky feeling. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E help keep lips soft, smooth, and protected, while the tingly and cooling sensation reminds you that your lips are getting an immediate increase in fullness."

Overall: 4 out of 5

Packaging: 3 out of 5

Price: $18 USD

Size: 0.15 oz

Would you buy this again? Probably not since I found a dupe!

I bought this lip gloss awhile ago in Amber which is described as a soft shimmery peach. The gloss is thick but not sticky, give it a couple of minutes and it will melt on your lips. The first time I used this my lips stung like crazy so I stopped using it. However, last week Kate Gene posted about this lipgloss and how much she liked it. This made me want to revisit my little gloss so I went looking for it, hoping that it would work for me the second time around and guess what?! It did! Same thing happened with my Maybelline Pink Please lipstick. I disliked it at first but somehow it grew on me and now I wear it quite often. Everything deserves a second chance don't ya think?

This time, the lipgloss didn't sting/burn me like the first time I got it. It just got tingly and that was it. The scent of the gloss is minty which I don't mind . It has a doe foot applicator that doesn't pick up a lot of product so you have to scoop the wand in back and forth about 5 times! As far as plumping action goes, I can say that this lip gloss only plumps up my lips a tad bit.. mind you, my lips are fairly plumped as it is.

Well onto my discovery. I was looking at the pretty color of Amber and immediately thought of Revlon's Life's a Peach. I compared the two glosses side by side and surely enough, they were the exact same color!--peach with pink and gold shimmers. Swatches below my friends.

Left to right: Buxom Lips in Amber, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Life's a Peach

The only difference is that Life's a Peach doesn't have the plumping property but it comes with more product and is only a fraction of the price ($3.99 CAD when you catch the sales like I do =p).

To conclude, just buy Revlon's Life's a Peach. It's my favie gloss for crying out loud!


DISCLAIMER: I bought these myself and this is my honest opinion. I am not getting paid to write this and I am not affliated with Revlon or Bare Escentuals.