This mascara is below average. It took several coats to make my lashes look longer and give them more volume, and I don't like the brush. There are many mascaras, drugstore and high end, that work far better. Big disappointment. Will not repurchase.
I purchased this at my local CCO on a whim because I don't have a color like it in my collection. This is a peachy nude that leans pink, so it doesn't wash me out. It manages to tone down my very pigmented lips and brighten my face at the same time. I like this color and wear it almost every day. I add pink gloss under or over it depending on my blush color for the day. I recommend this color. I think this is a nude that will work for every skin tone.
I've been wearing this foundation every day for about a month. After the first few uses, I started reaching for it exclusively. I wear 2N1 Desert Beige in ELDW and 2NC1 in EL IF, and in Nearly Naked I wear Shell. It's a perfect match. I apply this with my fingers, and then gently press my hands all over my face to warm and blend the foundation into my skin. You can't even tell I'm wearing anything. My skin looks like my skin but more even and smooth. I use L'Oreal's green correcting primer under this because I have rosacea on my cheeks. If I skip the green primer, my skin still looks great, but some of the redness shows through, which I don't like. I usually set this with translucent powder, but it's not necessary. Powder blush glides over this foundation. I am becoming more and more annoyed with pouring this foundation out of the bottle (no pump), but for 10 bucks and a perfect match to my skin color I didn't take anything off for it. I will repurchase.
I really like this lilac shadow. It works very well with my dark brown eyes and hair. I apply it with a brush made for mineral powder shadows, and with primer it lasts all day. I don't like the containe, because I have to tap it onto the back of my hand first, but I didn't take off a lippie because for quality at this price there isn't any reason to complain.
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
Peaches1027 2/15/2013 8:08:00 PM
I received a sample of this product in one of my beauty boxes, and when I ran out I bought the full size. I have medium length, fine, thin hair, and this makes my hair fuller, thicker and so soft. I love it. I only need four pumps because of my hair type. If I had thicker hair I'd need more pumps, and I don't think I could afford it since it's so expensive. For me it's a good value, though. I took off one lippie because if you don't rinse properly, which means for about two minutes, your hair will end up stringy and kind of greasy. It has to be applied after you rinse your hair for at least a minute, and it has to be rinsed out for about two minutes. I have fine hair. I you have thick hair, take even longer to rinse. The result are worth it. Also, I alternate this with L'Oreal EverPure Moisturizing Shampoo, which is sulfate free, to save money.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
Peaches1027 2/15/2013 8:03:00 PM
I've been wearing this foundation for a week, and I hate to give it such a negative review, but I have to. While the color match and the coverage are excellent, this product settles into my pores. I've tried it with primer, without primer and with a light moisturizer and a heavy moisturizer. I've applied it with my fingers and with a damp sponge. I can't get it to work. My pores look like little white dots when I wear this. I am returning it to CVS, and I will not repurchase.
Eye Primer -Tarte - clean slate 360 creaseless 12-hour smoothing eye primer
Peaches1027 2/10/2013 8:19:00 PM
I've been using BE Prime Time eyelid primer for a few years. It doesn't irritate my very sensitive eyes, but it isn't a good value for the money, and I don't like the squeeze tube with the angle plastic tip. It gets gunked up and it's hard to squeeze out exactly the amount I need. So that's why I decided to switch to Tarte. It's a much better value for the money, almost three times as much product for the same price, and it works just as well. I like that I can squeeze out just a tiny bit and rub it on with my pinky fingers. I would like to use this on my lower lash line, as I did my BE Prime Time, but if this gets in my eyes it burns and itches like crazy, and my eyes tear for hours. I took off one lippie for that. For eyeshadow it's perfect, and I doubt I'll go back to BE. It's just too expensive.
Eye Shadow -Rimmel - Glam Eyes Quad 005 English Rose
Peaches1027 2/10/2013 8:08:00 PM
I purchased this palette because I wanted the pink color. It's exactly what I was looking for. It works very well with my light-medium skin and dark brown eyes, and the quality of the pigment and texture is excellent. I never use the smaller colors, and I never will. I would repurchase this.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Anti-Redness Primer
Peaches1027 2/9/2013 11:06:00 PM
I read the reviews before purchasing this, and I bought it anyway. I'm glad I did. This works better than the Stila correcting primer, Smashbox Adjust, and the correcting primer by Almay. I think people who don't like this are using it incorrectly. I apply this in a very thin layer to my t-zone, cheeks and chin. Then I apply a second very thin layer to each area. I give it a few seconds to blend in and dry, and then I apply my foundation. The result is my foundation applies perfectly and my skin looks even and smooth. This is not meant to be applied in a thick layer, nor should it be used all over the face. Applied judiciously and carefully, putting just a tiny dot on the finger and blending in lightly, it works as promised. The pump is messy, so expect to clean it out from time to time with a Q-tip. This is a great value compared to other similar products, and it works better than anything else I've tried. Also, it's worth nothing that this will not make your foundation apply more smoothly, it does not conceal pores, and it does not extend the wear of makeup. However, it covers redness, and it does it very well.
What a great little mini palette. I bought this because I wanted the gray color, but all three colors look good with my skin tone and eye color. There is also a barley color and a taupe in the trio. I use them often. The quality of NYX eye shadows is just as good as any high end brand I've tried. They are very pigmented, apply smoothly and blend easily, and wear all day with primer. I definitely recommend this,.
Eye Primer -NARS - Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Peaches1027 1/19/2013 10:15:00 PM
I bought this product because I love the sponge tip applicator. I've been using Bare Minerals Prime Time for years, and I'm sick of the squeeze tube. However, I have very sensitive eyes, and Prime Time is the only primer that doesn't make my eyes water and burn. I wanted to give Nars a chance. It's a wonderful product, and works even better than UDPP. However, it did make my eyes burn and tear up, so I had to return it. My rating does not reflect this, however, because my sensitive eyes are not the fault of Nars. I definitely recommend this, and I checked that I would buy it again so I wouldn't unfairly affect the ratings.
I bought this to replace my Bare Minerals bronzer in The Skinny Dip, which I purchased to replace my EL bronzer in Bronze Goddess. Bronze Goddess pulls red on me, and The Skinny Dip pulls orange. I wanted a true matte bronzer that I could trust to stay true to the color in the pan. This bronzer fits those criteria. I works well for contouring, and sometimes I wear it when I want a neutral blush. The color lasts all day. I like the packaging. I'm not impressed by the smell, which is exactly like cheap hot chocolate. I will repurchase this simply because it performs well and I like the color.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Bronze
Peaches1027 12/23/2012 10:44:00 PM
I already own this in Black and Espresso, so it's safe to say I love this product. It's very creamy and easy to apply, just like the other two colors, and I love the brush that's included. I bought Bronze because I want a softer look lately, and Espresso is a very dark almost black brown and somewhat harsh. I apply Bronze from the outside of my eye in, and then go back over it from the inside out, slightly smudinging as I go. Like the other two colors, it lasts nearly all day without smudging on my oily lids, and I love the color. It's a nice metallic bronze that complements my brown eyes nicely. I would definitely repurchase.
I own four other of these shadows, and I'm not going to review the formula because it's excellent, as the reviews indicate. This is a rose gold color that pulls a little coppery on me, and I've been wearing it every day since I bought it a couple weeks ago. I can't get enough of the way this rich, shimmery, pinkish bronze brightens my dark eyes. I have never worn this with primer, and it never creases. I prefer to apply this shadow with a disposable wand. I rub the wand tip in the shadow, tap off the excess, and then dab the wand on the back of my hand. Then I apply the shadow, and repeat if I want more layers. I think this application method is why I don't need primer and why the shadow doesn't crease. This looks great on its own, but I've been using Bottomless Java as a contour color the last several days, and I love the look. I apply Bottomless Java the same way. I use L'Oreal gel eyeliner in Bronze and black mascara with this shadow. I would repurchase this, and I'll definitely purchase other colors.
I bought this blush a couple of months ago, and I reach for it often. It's a true watermelon pink with some shimmer in it. I love the color against my medium olive skin. It brightens my face but is soft and natural looking. I think this will look even better in the summer when my skin is darker. The cardboard box packaging is slightly gimmicky, but it's sturdy and doesn't bother me. I find this applies best with a long handled domed blush brush, and just one swipe lasts all day.