These were a lot better than I had expected them to be! They don't feel drenched but they are definitely wet. They take off almost all of my makeup, including eye make up. I leave the rest to my night cleanser. But this way I can be 100% sure every night that my face is clean. It has no scent and it doesn't leave a sticky residue or anything on the face. Like the name, this is something simple, yet really effective at its job.
This is the first foundation that I have tried in a long time, I have been using B.B creams for so long and I thought I would never switch to foundation. I finally gave in to try this because it seems that everyone Ioves it. I have combination oily skin so I got that version. The color I got was warm golden and I really like it. It blends in beautifully and I use it with a brush and a sponge and the finish and coverage is nice. It doesn't Dry as fast or as matte as people have said it would, but maybe it's because I haven't used it with my fingers. The coverage is nice (medium) and it stays on nicely and evenly. I also like the way this smells after its been blended out on my skin. Over all its a nice foundation, I just wish the packaging would be better.
I only got this in one color (pink possibilities) and I had pretty high expectations since some on YouTube even said that this line was better than the lip butters. I was so disappointed, the pigmentation was average, the texture was not creamy at all but rather thin and watery and greasy feeling. The color settled into the lines in my lips. lasting power is horrible. I don't know about the other colors, but it is just a very below average product based on that shade. In my opinion the selection of colors is pretty average as well.The only good thing about this is the color itself is pretty and I really like the packaging.
So I bought this in #23 and in a smaller (20ml) packaging just to try if the coloring was right and to see if i like it or not.. I'm around NC25-30, and this color, although looked kind of dark at first, was actually perfect! -I like the texture, and finish, and the lasting power, and the oxidation that matches the skin's natural tone perfectly. I don't like the heavy smell, i mean it smells good, but it can be pretty overwhelming, how it makes me more oily throughout the day, probably because it's a bit heavier than what i normally use. I usually blot my face once a day, now i do it 2-3 times. Despite the oilyness, i feel like this stays on my face longer, it covers up the pores, and since it has a thicker consistency, it adheres better. It has a semi matte- dewy finish, i think setting with powder is nice, but optional. overall, i like it, BB creams are interesting and definitely great to try out! But
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
Blingbling07 5/21/2011 1:13:00 PM
This stuff is amazing!! The texture is very nice and goes on super super creamy and smoothly. it feels greasy but it really is not. it makes skin so smooth and silky but doesn't cover as well as advertised. it does mattify my face very well and makes makeup applications so much smoother and makeup lasts longer too, i just LOVE this. :)
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof
Blingbling07 5/6/2011 3:30:00 PM
This one's a keeper... first of all, love the packaging, it's very cool and feels sturdy. The product itself is a lot dryer than the other mascaras that I own, which i initially was skeptical about, but it's a great lengthening mascara, if you have short and stubby lashes like me, this one works! It does clump a bit, but not too bad. It's the most lengthening mascara i have tried so far, doesn't give as much volume as the falsies or L'oreal voluminus, but more length for sure. :-)
I said i wouldn't buy this again, but its because there is so much product! Twice as much as a Mac shadow... I so LOVE this shade to death. Its the basic matte brown that everyone needs to have in their collection. It's smooth and pigmented and lasts really long with primer. It's a bit hard to blend, but i sometimes just use this to smoke out my eyes, perfect!
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
Blingbling07 4/29/2011 5:53:00 PM
I have to say, the Lemon one is the best! I have the pink one also, and i dont know why it's just not the same! The lemon one is just more creamy, moisturizing, smells better IMO, and lasts longer on the lips. I love the smell! so yummy!! and it also feels really nice, and tastes very good. However, i don't find this to be the best lip balm out there, it's not the most effective in making the lips less chaped because after a few hours your lips will be dry again.. but i love it none the less, its really cute :)
I like this concealer a lot. I love the packaging, the consistency and the coverage, it gives very opaque coverage but could be kinda cakey underneath the eyes, so i use it for blemishes only. The only thing about this is the shade selection... too dark! everything's so yellow toned. I got this is 10 light/ivory which was the second lightest, and it is darker than my NC 25-30 skin! so i have to mix it with a lighter concealer. But nontheless i love the coverage that it gives.. :)
I bought 2 of these when it was in a christmas packaging so it was only about 10 dollars or so for both and I was very excited. I really liked it at first, for it went on smooth, was pigmented, didn't smudge that much and lasted all day... But then it started to irritate my eyes. By about 4 or 5 or so in the after noon my lashline would get super itchy! Now i thought it was just my contacts or my mascara, but then i did an experiment which I wore just eye shadow one day, and it was fine. Then just mascara one day, and i was fine, until i wore this liner, and found that this had to be the source because my eyes started itching again... maybe it is just me... but other than the irritation, this is a great eye liner.
This is a great under eye concealer. It is brightening, and pretty opaque for the under eye darkness. For Blemishes it's not as blendable opaque, but for Under eyes its great! The only thing is It contains so little product! I had it for a month... and I'm already out.. And it's not an inexpensive product, it's around 7-8 dollars, and for a months worth its pretty expensive, for other higher end products are 20-30 dollars but lasts so long. The highlighter is okay.. doesn't do much but it's nice that its there,.
BEST 3 dollars i have ever spent in my life... I absolutely LOVE this!!! It's super soft.. If you own eco tools.. you know that'd soft... now this is even softer!! I don't even know how that's possible... The flat top plus the denseness is really great for a full coverage look.. everything goes on so much smoother, you can apply liquid or dry makeup with this... I just love this so much. I had high expectations for this cause it had such great reviews... And I can really see why!
Concealers -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
Blingbling07 11/28/2010 7:01:00 PM
First things first, this concealer is really nice for the under eyes, i have it in Cream and the peachyness of it really evens out the skin under the eyes. But i really don't like the mousse texture, It's not really great for covering blemishes... i thought it was be a soft mousse, but it's kinda chunky. The reason why i bought this was because my mac studio sculpt in NC35 concealer which the sales woman said that i should use, turned out darker than my skin ( i used to use NC30... should have just stuck to it. ) I wanted to try this one out, thinking and hoping it would be the same, but it is not.. The mac concealer is creamy, smooth, blends beautifully, but this one is not smooth... it's a powdery, rather dry formula so you have to blend it fast. And the shade was a little lighter than my skin so now i blend it with my studio sculpt for the perfect shade. But yeah.. it's not like the studio sculpt. however it does cover and even out under eye circles, so for that price and in the drug store it's fine.
This mascara did EXACTLY what i expected from these nice reviews. Nice, soft and full looking lashes, with absolutely NO clumping what so ever... I think it's kind of impossible to clump with this mascara even if you try... So i have short lashes that point somewhat down... not completely, and they are medium volume. When i first applied this i noticed how the product does not goop and clump all over the brush, so it's a very clean process. One coat lengthens and volumnizes just a bit, and it looks very very natural. It's the only mascara i've used that actually makes the bottom thicker and the top of the lashes thinner so it looks super natural and not spidery, and crunchy, mess. The formula is not wet at all, compared to the Voluminuss, which is a very wet formula, this formula is wet, but controlled wetness.. (if that makes any sense) Overall and im so happy with this! even though it does not offer that much effect to make my lashes look dramatic or anything, but with 2 coats, it looks somewhat dramatic and no clumps and long and just... nice looking lashes. :)
I have 2 samples of this and at first i didn't really enjoy using this.. i thought the wand is cool and it's actually quite convenient and easy to use, however at first the formula was too runny and wet. After not using it for a month, i went back to it and the formula dried up just enough, and it's so perfect!!! It's one of those "my lashes but better" mascaras... i don't have very long lashes, but i don't want spidery, hard, crunchy and hard looking lashes, i want natural, soft, long and thick lashes. These don't give much volume, but does provide a lot of length and when i wear this my lashes are soft! I would like more volume, but for those days when i'm just looking for something simple this does the job. =)