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Monday, July 13, 2009

My HG Products...

Good morning (1:37am right now where I'm at) ladies and gentlemen! Long time no blog. Now please excuse the fact that my camera went complete bonkers on me recently, so I don't have a working camera as of right now. I will go the Best Buy as soon as my schedule gets a little less hectic. I HATE YOU GRAD SCHOOL, HAAAAAAAAAATE!

Anyways, I saw this post on BellaMakeup and thought it was fun! So I decided to steal her idea! You better be thankful b/c I'm putting off writing my cover letter that's due in about 10 hours for this.

Here's the list of my can't live without, die-hard HG products.

CONCEALER: Coverblend by Exuviance in Beige. This covers like a mofo. I'm also loving Cinema Secret Ultimate foundations as concealers. They work WAY better than the Ben Nye ones.

LIQUID FOUNDATION: Rimmel Recover foundation<--gives me the prettiest glow. However, I DON'T recommend this for ppl w/ oily skin as it can make you look like a grease-ball. POWDER: Maybelline Dream Matte Powder <--never looks cakey. BRONZER: MAC Refined Golden

CREAM BRONZER: This is tough, but I'd have to say Chanel Bronze Universal.

BLUSH: Tony & Tina Self Healing (though the brand was DC'ed....), NYX in Terracotta, OCC Loose colour in Glisten (FOTD coming up after I get my camera fixed).

HIGHLIGHT: MAC Shimpagne MSF and Jane Mosaic blush in Wisteria <--DC'ed LIPSTICK: Maybelline Moisture Extreme in Nude Blush <--Perfect MLBB nude. It does NOT wash me out which is a miracle. LIPGLOSS: LipFusion lip plumper in Clear, VS Beautyrush in Cantaloopy, OCC Lip Tar in Grandma and Melange (They count as l/g right?)

LIPLINER: Rimmel 1000 kisses l/l in Tiramisu

LIPBALM: VS BeautyRush Minty Lip Balm (previously known as Balmy Night)

EYE PENCIL: UD 24/7 eyeliner.

EYE BASE: e/s don't really crease on

EYELINER: Stila Smudgepot in Black (I sound like a broken record)

EYESHADOW: Stila Chinois, Ben Nye Pressed e/s in Royal Purple, AMP cosmetics e/s in Blue Monday.

MASCARA: Apple mascara, Shiseido mascara base, L'oreal Telescopic, Rimmel Eye Magnifer

I think that's it. What are your HG list?

Thanks and have a wonderful day!


LĂȘ Mai Trang said...

hehe, I like u do a post abt 10 HG skincare products :X :(( cause my skin is damn breakout nw :(( and I have a trip next thursday, how can I live :((

kawaiikao said...

interesting!! i still have yet to try ben nye shadows :p

Anonymous said...

Tao - you are hilarious. "covers like a mofo" - I bought on ebay after your recommendation. I really hope it works. You are my makeup god - thanks so much for blogging - better than any magazine for sure! I might look into the cinema secrets thing because the Ben Nye concealer wheel - although okay is not that great. Um... I am also trying out dermablend as well because nothing seems to cover the stupid ex-pimple red/brown marks while they are in recovery mode...

funkiimonkee said...

I love this post! I might do a HG list of my own too! I like my dermablend concealer as it covers everything and anything! Cant get Ben Nye here unfortunately:(

Shopn'Chomp said...

Love your description of the Coverblend by Exuviance concealer! LOL! I have dark undereye circles and have yet to find something that actually covers them well so will need to look into this one. Thx!

jojoba said...

hey, i have two apple mascara and tried one tube but didn't see much effect... i was give those because they are HG for my good old makeup buddy. wonder why it just doesn't do much trick for me but for os many people!

cerinebabyy; yiyi said...

nice list, i have a question Tao:
where do you get cinema secret products or for that matter where do you get ben nye? is it only available online?

GiGi said...

I really like Rimmel products. I want to try the lip liners. I have to get that coverblend. I NEED it!!

Maria Elizabeth said...

thanks for sharing your hg products! this looks fun, maybe i'll do it too :D

ndoodles said...

Eyeshadows don't crease on you?? I'm jealous ;p.

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Nikhai said...

Nice tao! I think I will post one myself!

You can check it out at

Nikhai said...

Nice Tao!
I think I will do it too.

Check it out at

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

im with you on the mascara base!! saw you using the concealer in your video, looks fab!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tao,

Can you please consider doing a video review on the CoverBlend concealer and Cinema Secrets foundation that you mentioned? I'm considering purchasing them, and it would be greatly appreciated. :)

Thank you!