When I purchased the smart shade foundation I also picked up the concealer. While the foundation did attempt to adjust the concealer stayed very beige on me. I even got the lightest one (100 light pale). If I used this to conceal I would end up looking spotted. When will a company come out with a foundation that is made for pale gals with red undertones that will make us look beige or pink? Guess I will continue wearing the L'Oreal Trublend until they do.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Salon Nail Lacquer - Sweet Creams
HaileyCosmic 3/12/2009 4:51:00 PM
Sally Hansen Salon is my favorite of their polish line. I purchased this color because in the store it looked to be a bit darker than OPI Bubble Bath. It is very similar to Bubble Bath but more off white. Normally their Salon formula applies smoothly but this one is a streaky mess even with a ridge filler. It is very watery. I am happy I got this on clearance. Save your money, I wish I had.
I purchased this in Pink/Rose. If this is my perfect shade than my perfect shade is as simple as slapping me in the face. It does not mention anything about this product having shimmer but when I applied it there was fine shimmer. The product is hard to control for application. Save your money.
Great idea but needs more coverage. When I first applied this it went very beige but adjusted after a few seconds. It still did not match my color perfectly. Either way I need more coverage. This is really more like the coverage of a tinted moisturizer. I had high hopes for this as I have tried the Cover girl and L'Oreal ones that are similar but do not adjust. Estee Lauder makes an adjustable one that provides a bit more coverage but the price is 2xs the price of the Almay.
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Individualist Natural Finish Makeup [DISCONTINUED]
HaileyCosmic 1/20/2009 1:06:00 PM
I usually wear mineral foundation. I got a GC for Estee so I gave this a try. I love it! I have very oily skin but my nose area can get flakes but still be oily. I have acne prone skin. I had zero problems. NO BREAK OUTS :) and it was not greasy. It has great coverage and looks very natural. I even get comments that I am glowing.
I love this mascara. My only complaint is that it tends to ball up/clump onto the brush while sitting in the tube. So I have to wipe it off before using it. If forget I get a few flaky bits. Other than that the mascara is amazing. One coat and it looks natural. Two coats gives a enhanced look and 3 coats give a dramatic look. My lashes never clump together and they alway look full yet soft. I've been known to have over 20 mascaras at one time. I have tossed them all and only use this now.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Denture Cleaning Tablets
HaileyCosmic 1/21/2008 2:20:00 PM
Fast easy way to keep my nails white. Not that it really matters since they usually always have polish on them but for the sheer colors no one wants stained nails.
For the most part all denture tablets will work the same. I have noticed that the 3-5 minute tablets get the job done a little better.
I drop 1-2 tablets in warm water and soak my nails for about 5 minutes. After I clean my hands with soap to remove any of the denture cleanser.
Mascara -L'Oreal - HIP High Drama Volumizing Mascara
HaileyCosmic 10/2/2007 12:05:00 PM
Still on the fence so I put yes for the rebuy.
Easy to remove so that is a bonus. However I didn't get that much volume. Someone mentioned this was like YSL Faux Cils so of course I ran out and bought it. It has a similar formula but the brush is awful. I might try using a different brush and if I get a better application I'll edit this review.
I got some volume but I had to careful as it clumped my lashes together. Go back over your lashes with a spoolie or clean mascara brush is a must.
One thing really nice is that the product is jet black and not that off black color.
I'll update if the other brush works and if I fall on one side of the fence with this product.
Loose Powders -Meow Cosmetics - Top Cat Finish Setting Powder
HaileyCosmic 10/1/2007 3:03:00 PM
The best setting powder I've ever tried. A little goes a long way so don't over apply as this can give you a slight white cast to face with over application. This helps control oil and does make me look powdery (with a light application). The powder is gentle to my ever changing skin and does not break me out.
Primer/ Corrector -Meow Cosmetics - Premier Puss Primer Oily
HaileyCosmic 10/1/2007 3:01:00 PM
LOVE IT! I thought I'd never find a primer that would work with mineral foundation. Finally I get a more even foundation application and oil control! A little goes a long way. Simply dust on before foundation. You can use it after foundation if you like but make sure to do a before application for the best oil control.
Powder -Meow Cosmetics - Flawless Feline Mineral Foundation
HaileyCosmic 10/1/2007 2:55:00 PM
Perfect coverage and buildable if needed. I've tried almost every mineral foundation and Meow makes the best for me. I do not get breakouts and it last all day. I will say it is best to use this with the Meow primer and top cat. You will get a better application and more oil control. I did have a small problem finding the right color but I found Meow colors to be very forgiving so I am able to wear a few of their shades. I have a very neutral skin tone with a bit of pink but otherwise a mix of beige,pink&peach if that helps anyone. My best match is the Siamese.
I get the best application using Smashbox #19 brush. I've not tried this foundation with any other brush as the #19 works like a dream. Meow does not hide my pores but it also does not make them more visible like other mineral foundations. I love that Meow has 3 oz jars because I don't have to spend so much money anymore on my foundation. I can also easily mix the foundation in the cap.
You can mix this with a bit of moisturizer for a great tinted moisturizer with coverage.
I did try Purrfect Puss and really liked it but I am not ready for such light coverage. It has doesn't seem to control my oil as much as Flawless Feline.
I've tried almost every long wearing lip color and this actually stays on without balling up. It's not heavy on your lips and you don't have to reapply the top coat several times. You can you eat and drink with no worries.
I love this lip color! As the previous reviewer mentioned it's a pink with gold. However, on me it does have a bit of peach. I've tried almost every long wearing lip color and this actually stays on without balling up. It's not heavy on your lips and you don't have to reapply the top coat several times. You can you eat and drink with no worries.
I wanted to love this blush but it showed me no love. I can wear almost every color but frosty shades. It didn't look like it would be frosty but on me it was orange, frosty and chalky. In the package it was a lovely color. I'd say peachy coral with a touch of orange but on me it looked like chalky orange sherbert. I am a LLL on the foundation chart.
Disappointed with this scent. I got this in the hand soap. In the bottle it smells nice but after I use it my hands smell like I have been cleaning with bleach. Even my husband made a comment and he hardly ever notices the hand soap scent.
I was hoping for a nice fresh clean pineapple scent but instead I got a cleaning supply scent. I don't usually dislike B&BW's scents but this one is way off.