I really love the Physician's Formula Happy Booster Bronzer so after seeing the high reviews for this I had to pick it up when I saw a BOGO sale. It claims to not be orangy but unfortunately it pulled orangy on my NC30 skintone. I think I am in the minority with my thought on this one. It could maybe work better for someone with a different undertone than myself.
Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand - Life-Flo Pure Avocado Oil
Angelamakeup 4/29/2013 2:05:00 PM
Great as a body moisturizer. This product initially feels oily (obviously since it is an oil) when applying but it absorbs into my skin quickly and feels hydrating without feeling sticky.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - NOW Sweet 100% Pure Almond Oil
Angelamakeup 4/29/2013 2:00:00 PM
I had been using expensive makeup removers such as the Lancome Bi-Fical which retails $28/4.2 oz bottle. I was on a quest to find a good waterproof makeup remover that didn't break my bank or my face out. Drugstore removers just were not removing all the waterproof mascara off my lashes. I tried this oil out and WOW, this stuff works even better than the Lancome Bi-Fical and you can pick this stuff up on amazon or somewhere else online for really cheap too. I only use a little but of this around my eye area. I wait for it to break down the product then I work it around in a circular motion and then use a makeup wipe to take off the product. Afterwards I might repeat, then I'll wash my face. The skin around my eyes has really improved too! Loving it and judging by the uses that other beauty lovers below having been using this for it has multi-tasking functions which I have yet to try out. The only downfall about this product is that the packaging is a little cheap but I don't mind for the price tag!
Primer/ Corrector -Yves Saint Laurent - Touche Eclat (Radiant Touch)
Angelamakeup 4/28/2013 12:32:00 PM
After trying a sample from Sephora out I was very intrigued. I definitely thought that the number 1 brightened up the under eye area. When the annual sale came around I purchased the #1 and #3, #1 was brightening and #3 was close to my skin tone. Both were good texture. I would say that this product seems too pricy to me. I think I will search for a cheaper dupe going forward.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad - Pink Chocolate
Angelamakeup 4/28/2013 2:03:00 AM
Hmmm... I wonder if the quality of mine is different from everyone else's. I loved this quad GWP! The colors create a really great smokey eye!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Pencil - Taupe
Angelamakeup 4/22/2013 12:54:00 PM
I have repurchased this over and over again. There are 2 brow pencils that I reach for all the time and absolutely love. This is one of them and the other is MAC's brow pencil in Lingering. I have also repurchase Lingering over and over again but I wouldn't say that I necessarily like either one more than the other! Maybe Linger edges out just a little bit because it is a twist up format where you don't have to always sharpen the product. But there is a HUGE price tag difference. Because everyone is different for what shade matches them I can only describe how it looks on myself. This does not look overly dark or fake on my brows. I have dark brown hair and NC30 shaded skin (yellow undertones). If you're looking for a creamy formula this could be for you. The biggest downfall to me is that it needs sharpening all the time and gets used up really quickly. Even though this pencil is really long, it gets used up quickly, I think it is because the formula is so creamy and soft and it needs constant sharpening. With that said, it is only $0.99 and when on sale you can find is for even less. I will continue to repurchase this shade for as long as WnW make this product.
Primer/ Corrector -Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer Radiance
Angelamakeup 4/22/2013 12:44:00 PM
The first few times I used this I thought it was definitely too shimmery for my liking for a primer. But then I noticed how I looked on camera having used this primer and wow, it really does give me radiant looking skin! This wouldn't be an every day primer that I'd reach for but something I'd use if I were going to be on HD video. I definitely wouldn't reach for this if I was going for a matte look as this gives the look of dewiness. It also has a gold-ish tint to it but that also seems to work well for giving a warmness on camera.
My favorite Zoya polish right now! I just bought this 3 months ago and I've been applying it every other time that I've changed my polish because I am loving the color! I don't think I have ever used a polish enough to finish it off but I could see myself doing that with this shade. I find this really flattering with my slightly tanned yellow under toned skin. Zoya polish is fantastic in quality, it's not one of those that ends up streaky! If you use this with a good top coat it can last up to 5 days before it starts chipping.You can use a base coat to avoid the staining as the reviewer below mentioned. I found swatches of this color on a youtube video from pinksofoxy. It is the perfect barbie pink!
Lipstick -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaShield SPF 15 Lip Color # 373S Pink Champagne
Angelamakeup 4/22/2013 12:32:00 PM
This is a very frosty lipstick which some people may not like and generally I would say that I am not into "frost" finishes. With that said, I actually this this lipstick works and is flattering. I agree with the reviewers below who say this can be used as a hi-lighter with another lip product. I have layered this with other lipsticks before and enjoyed the effect. It is also a very hydrating lippy! The biggest downfall of this product is the junky packaging but the price tag more than makes up for it plus you could always depot of that really bothered you but I prefer to keep mine in the stick.
I would consider this more of a hi-lighter than a bronzer. I use this product with a light hand and just hit the top of my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose, I think it gives a flattering glowy look. I wouldn't use this all over my face or as a bronzer because I think it would be too glowy for a face powder and too light for a bronzer. So far so good. The only downside to this is the packaging is a little bulky and cheap but with that said I really like the product itself and I can't complain because the price tag is so low too.
Blush -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Blush 831E Pearlescent Pink
Angelamakeup 4/10/2013 1:52:00 AM
What! How can I have no reviewed this product yet? This is my favorite highlighting blush from the drugstore. When applied with a light hand in the right spot you can get a little dewy look perfect for summer. So worth it, the best shade in the Wet N Wild line. I am a blushaholic and own a TON of both drugstore and high end blushes and I still reach for this one all the time. In fact I even picked myself up a backup in case this ever breaks.
Cleansers -Burt's Bees - Facial Cleansing Towelettes
Angelamakeup 4/10/2013 1:47:00 AM
I received these as a gift and I was pretty disappointed in them. They smell nice but they are so tiny and kind of dry too. The positive about the wipes is that they didn't seem to burn my eyelids as I usually these facial towelettes in conjunction with waterproof remover to take my eye makeup off. They remind a lot of the ELF face wipes. The Kirkland facial towelettes are so much better and just a fraction of the cost.
Let me me first say that maybe my review of this is poor only because I have the wrong shade. This pencil against my dark brow hair looked reddish orange. This might work on someone with lighter brows.
Liquid -Revlon - Age Defying Makeup with Botafirm SPF 15 for Dry Skin
Angelamakeup 4/7/2013 12:32:00 PM
I got these on clearance for 75% off at Rite Aid. I got 2 shades, Honey Beige and Golden Beige. I've been using the Golden Beige. So my experience comes off just having finished the Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation which I had loved. Wow, could these 2 products be more different? This product is so much more "wet" than the whipped foundation. Don't use this if you have oily skin. I have combination skin and I feel like this one makes me look very dewy. But in the winter time I don't mind looking dewy. I probably can't use these foundations in the summer time. It is a good color match for me. The coverage was light and the formula is really runny. If you don't use a good primer I think you'd be in danger of getting a streaky look. I don't really feel like this is what I am used to in a foundation and it seems more like a tinted moisturizer. So don't buy this expecting coverage. With that said... I would actually buy this product again. I don't feel that it broke me out and it is perfect to use when my skin doesn't need to hide much. If I want a flawless look I'll use a different foundation.
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Metallic Duo - Gilded #806
Angelamakeup 4/7/2013 12:23:00 PM
I generally like these L"Oreal HIP duo eyeshadows as they already pair two complimentary colors together for you to use. The colors and pigment you get from them are great. My only peeve about this one is that I feel the glitter chunks or specks are too large for my personal taste. So if you like to see large specks on your look this could work for you.