Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Update & Haul

Hi girls! I decided to make a blog to keep in touch and to give you all updates on what I've been doing. I know haven't been making any videos lately; I've had guests from out of the country and also my cousin is flying in from Texas tomorrow to visit. I also have job interviews lined up so hopefully I will get back to making videos sometime in the next week!

As for makeup talk, I purchased another Urban Decay Surreal
Skin Mineral Makeup ($29), since, to my horror, my current jar spilled all over my carpet the other day and I spent about half an hour vacuuming and scubbing it out of the carpet. Luckily my carpet is a tan color so it didn't stain that much. For those of you who are wondering, my shade is "Nirvana." I have tried all of the shades, from Illusion to Trance, and the color range from this line is a bit tricky since some of the colors are a bit orange. I thought Illusion was my color but it turned out too pale on my skin. Even though Nirvana is a bit orange, it matches my overall skin tone better, since my arms are tan. I tried going back to Bare Escentuals recently but sadly it just CAN'T COMPARE to Urban Decay's mineral makeup! For those of you who like smooth, matte finishes, this is the powder for you.



Since I've been wanting to switch from Mac Select Moisturecover Conce
aler to something more healthy that won't break me out, I decided to try Stila's Illuminating Concealer, which is also a liquid concealer. Though it's more expensive than Mac's, ($22 USD) it's been working pretty well and I like the coverage better. It goes on smoother and gives my blemishes pretty good coverage. I use it to conceal my under eye circles as well. Let's just hope it won't break me out!


For a while now, I've been trying to find an eyelash curler that will fit my eye shape. I have used Revlon's and Elf's eyelash curlers for the past few years, but my eyes are extremely wide and most
eyelash curlers are too curved to fit around my eye socket so the outer lashes on my eyes never curl no matter how I try to angle and move the lash curler around. After reading reviews on makeupalley.com, I decided to buy the two top-rated eyelash curlers out there, the famous Shu Uemura ($19) and Shiseido ($17.50) lash curlers. I don't see much of a difference between the Shiseido and the Revlon lash curler, but the Shu Uemura curler definitely feels sturdy when I'm curling my lashes. However, both of the expensive curlers seem to pinch my eyes and I still can't fully get all of the lashes to curl. I guess it's just a problem I have to deal with. But for now, I'm satisfied with the Shu Uemura curler.

I also purchased new mascara since my Katie B Faux Lash mascara was getting old and clumpy. I decided to try Covergirl's Lashblast mascara ($7) since I was watching Oprah one day and it was one of the top rated mascaras for the summer. I got it in waterproof since my Asian lashes never stay curled if I use just regular mascara. I like the results, but I feel that with this mascara it only lengthens my lashes but doesn't give volume. My lashes looks really long but not thick and voluminous. So it's not the perfect mascara, but I'm sticking with it for now.

Since my Fluidline from Mac is all dried out, I decided to try HIP's cream liner, since it's gotten so much hype on Youtube. I must say it's working pretty
well! I actually don't see a difference between the Fluidline and the HIP liner. Although my Fluidline has been dried out for so long (I've been reviving it with Visine % my Fix +), so I probably don't even remember how the Fluidline felt when it was still good. But I would definitely recommend the HIP liner, since it's cheaper ($11) than Mac's Fluidline, and works just as great! However, I wouldn't recommend using the brush that comes in the box, since the bristles are course and the brush is pretty wide. I like to use either my Mac 266, 208, or 210 brush with it instead, since it gives a more precise liner application, and as for the HIP brush, I'd rather use it to fill in my brows.

Well, that's about all, I will write more soon!

Thanks for reading!
Kat

19 comments:

D-rizzle said...

ahhh first =)

lissieD0LL (tube) said...

lissied0ll here.
can't wait to see your next tutorial.

Anonymous said...

is the HIP cream liner a larger size too? it looks like it in the videos. Is the waterproof lashblast mascara easy to take off?

Yuri said...

hey kat!
i'm a new (fan?) :)
i was wondering if the HIP liner is waterproof?

The Mongoose Blogs said...

Hi. I've been watching some of your YouTube videos; thanks for all the advice. :) I started using mineral makeup a few months ago, Bare Escentuals bareMinerals. I've been pleased w/ it (and quite a loyal buyer), thinking it's among the top-of-the-line. After reading where you wrote, "I tried going back to Bare Escentuals recently but sadly it just CAN'T COMPARE to Urban Decay's mineral makeup!" I feel like I should give Urban Decay a try. I think it's only a bit more expensive than Bare Escentuals ($29.00 vs. $25.00).

Maybe if I have some beauty questions later I can ask you if you have any advice/tips. :)

Shiho said...

Hi Kat!
I thought I'd give you a comment on your YouTube profile page, but I read that you made a blog so I decided to leave some comment on here =)
Anyways.. I was on Kat's marathon the other day and I really, really, really love everything about you <33 (Sorry if it sounds kinda creepy.lol) but yeah, I admire you and I'm soo happy that you have your own blog now so I can keep up with what you've been up to and stuff.
Ok, well I can't wait for your new videos and hope you have a great day =D

michelle said...

cant wait for more videos! especially the foundation routine :] update more soon!

jackie said...

i've been contemplating on getting the hip cream liner. ive always been a liquid liner person since i remember watching my mother do her makeup. lol. but, i've heard by many people that its just as good as the mac fluidline and it lasts pretty long. but, do you have a hard time taking it off?

Anonymous said...

Hi Kat,

It's so great that you have a blog now, I love your tutorial's, I was wondering where you were ;) And hey yeah, I totaly agree about the HIP liner, it works great and I think it is way more pigmented than fluidline, it givs a more intense black look. And hey, have you thought about getting the mini shu eyelash curler? It is tiny and works great on the corners of lashes. Just use the normal size first, then get to your outer lashes with the teeny one, it works well. Tan

moogle said...

Hi Kat

It is so great that you have a blog now, yay! And I am so with you on the Loreal HIP liner, it is so good, and I think it is more pigmented than fluidline, it gives a more intense black look, love it :) Hey have you considered using shu's mini eyelash curler for the corners of your eyes? Use the regular one first, than use the tiny one in the corners of the lashes, works a treat! It picks up the lashes there really well, it's the perfect size. Hugs, x

moogle said...

Hi Kat

It is so great that you have a blog now, yay! And I am so with you on the Loreal HIP liner, it is so good, and I think it is more pigmented than fluidline, it gives a more intense black look, love it :) Hey have you considered using shu's mini eyelash curler for the corners of your eyes? Use the regular one first, than use the tiny one in the corners of the lashes, works a treat! It picks up the lashes there really well, it's the perfect size. Hugs, x

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for your eyelashes you can use a spoon as a curler it works great! u definetly should try it! I love your tuts greetings from Mexico!

.Im Your Princess. said...

Hi, I just wanna ask what moisturizer I should use, and cleanser, coz I use Spectro Jel cleanser. I have dry skin and some acne on the forehead because of my bangs. So I really appreciate if you could help me. =D

Jacklin Nguyen said...

You should try Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara. It's the only mascara that I've tried that actually lengthens and volumizes my barely existent eyelashes.

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P49014

Kat said...

thanks! i will try the badlash mascara.

Lani said...

hey kat!! yay you have a blog, gotta link ya ;) where have you been sweetie? xoxo

Adriyah said...

Hey KAT! :) Adriyah here! :D Once I finish arranging my blog, I will put you in my link list coz I loovee you vids! :D Keep up the good work! :D

Anonymous said...

You should really purchase you Loreal Hip products when there are BOGOs you can buy one get one FREE which is always better! =)

Anonymous said...

can u make more videos on youtube pleaseeeeeeee.... u have more lovers then haters, everyone gets haters, just ignore what they sayyyyy... miss u <3