I am completely hooked on this foundation. It gives amazing full coverage, but doesn't feel heavy on my skin. It gives me the most gorgeous velvet finish that is not too matte. It can even double as concealer. I do one coat of this foundation all over on my face, and then I cover any hyper pigmentation by spot treating the area with a tiny dab of the foundation. It last all day!! This foundation is crazy amaze in every way! I have not used my Revlon ColorStay liquid since getting this foundation. And, the packaging is covered in Tatoos with a pump! Super glam!!!! Love it!!!!!! Get a sample from Sephora to try it out. Also, this photographs so complete beautifully!!! Airbrush kind of beautiful!!
Concealers -Victoria's Secret - VS Pro Camouflage FX Concealer Palette
Tresha 11/20/2012 12:43:00 PM
I'm nc42, and I'm really loving this! I use it to cover dark spots or for highlighting certain areas on my face. It does not slip off my skin. I dont use it under my eyes. I use it mainly for highlighting and contouring the bridge of my nose. This is one of those concealers that work better with good brushes or makeup artist application techniques. It's a great value for getting the three colors. It's perfect colors for my skintone. I'm very happy with this purchase. It's thin and waxy in the beginning, but over time the consistency is better. It doesn't break me out like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Loose Powders -Make Up For Ever - Super Matte Loose Powder
Tresha 11/13/2012 10:52:00 AM
I picked this up at the Sephora VIB sale 20% off. I got color 52 because I wanted a setting powder with a bit of color, since it's November and I'm getting very pale. This is a nice product but it adds way too much color to my foundation. I'm not sure if it's oxidizing since I naturally have tan skin and this color 52 is very golden tan in color. Also, I like a setting powder that gives more coverage. This I feel is very sheer. I will use it up, but most likely will not repurchase and try something else. Also, the oil control is not great. It's not bad, but definitely not great. I am shiny at the end of the day. It would be worse If it was the hot time of the year here. I'm glad I'm trying this in late Fall. My cheap Coty Airspun works miracles compared to this for oil control and setting my foundation. Also, I don't feel like this goes on evenly. I guess I have to play with this a little more.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Xtreme Wear - Pacific Blue
Tresha 9/20/2012 3:19:00 AM
This has been making the rounds on YouTube, so I grabbed a bottle. It showed up more purple than blue. I used it with my Sechevite topcoat which gives a lot of shine, but for some reason the matte color felt flat. Maybe I got a bad bottle. It's pretty, but I didn't fall head over heels for it.
I really like the brush and how it applies very evenly. I have many teal nail polishes, but I love that this one is on the green side of teal. It is metallic which I like for Fall. This is a great color for me during September when its still too hot for darker vampy colors or muted taupes. Looks great on my nc42 tan skin. It's bright, but it's the kind if color that looks great in any season! I wear different shades of teal all year, and look forward to wearing this more this Fall.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - As I Am- Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner
Tresha 9/18/2012 12:58:00 AM
I can honestly say this is amazing! It doesn't remove my hairspray, but it does well as a second wash. It doesn't strip my hair like regular shampoo. I use a lot of hairspray, so I wash it out with a different shampoo then I follow up with this. It's ultra moisturizing and my damaged hair really appreciates this! I skipped it the other night, regretted it, so I immediately washed with this and my hair felt great again! Good stuff!!
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
Tresha 9/8/2012 10:33:00 PM
My pores actually looked bigger the longer I wore it through out the day, and I need to stop falling for cute packaging. This gave a small amount of oil control, but really not much compared to other products. I usually love things from this line! This far from wowed me. It did not help to keep the foundation from fading. This was very siliconey and cakey..,.and my pores was still visible. Especially when my oil broke through after 4 hours and my foundation faded. I wore this with Benefit Hello Flawless foundation. These two together didn't stay flawless on my oily skin. I could still see every pore on my face. It looked nice on areas where my pores are not big, so it basically defeats the purpose of this product for me. I prefer my Pop Beauty Face Magnet. That one actually fill in my pores and looks flawless all day.
Liquid -BeneFit Cosmetics - "Hello Flawless!" Oxygen Wow
Tresha 9/8/2012 10:16:00 PM
I'm oily combo when it comes to my skin. This gave me llight to medium coverage. I used it with PoreFessional primer, and it looked cakey. It clogged my pores up, and I could still see my huge pores with this on. It felt nice and light weight, but didn't make my skin look flawless. My oil broke through at 4 hours. This would probably be better for normal to dry skin. Did not last in the Vegas heat. This may be better on me in Winter on days off and when my skin doesn't need too much coverage. Nice foundation, but didn't work for my oily skin. I don't know why I so need to stop straying from Revlon Colorstay and Laura Mercier Oil-Free foundations!
This was very creamy and blended very easily. It did not last all day on my oily skin. This faded off and didn't provide coverage through out the whole day. Looked very dewey, and probably better for someone with normal skin. I'm combo oily, and this just didn't stay flawless. My oil broke through and my face felt greasy, even though I had PoreFessional on too. Got both in a kit. Maybe in Winter I will try to use up the rest on weekend days, and hopefully I will get more milage out of it. It's hot here in Vegas, and this just doesn't hold up in the heat. It didn't crease under my eyes, but didn't provide the coverage I need either.
I'm usually not into crisp cotton clean scents that mimic soap, but I really really like this scent! It's clean with a very sharp musky sexy aroma. It goes on super strong, but then dries down to a gorgeous femine scent that is both tart but a tiny bit of sweet clean. Different from all the other Philosophy fragrances. I wish it was stronger and lasted longer. I have to spray a lot and layer it with lotion to get it to last. Great everyday fragrance that works in Summer and Winter!
Lipstick -L'Oreal - Colour Riche Caresse- US shades
Tresha 8/3/2012 2:14:00 PM
I am not a huge fan of Loreal lip colors. At first I thought the $9.99 price wasn't justified, but the more I wore these lipsticks, the more it reminded me of my really expensive YSL lipsticks. These pinks are seriously very similar to the YSL pink colors!!! I got 4 colors. I got Merino Mauve, Pink Plush, Pink Cashmere, and Cotton Pink! These are the most gorgeous girly pinks at the drugstore!!! It's moisturizing. The pigmentation is medium to full. I layer it over lipliner to get longer wearing milage. I absolutely love these! I got all four on sale at Walgreens buy one get one 50% off. Merino Mauve is a perfect neutral baby pink matte color. And the cotton pink is a true matte pretty bubble gum pink. These two are my favorites out of the four. I been wearing both like crazy! Best pink color lipsticks I have purchased in a while. If you love barbie or light pinks definitely check these out! Love the gold packaging too! Very pretty! Also, Pink Plus is a pale pink with lilac undertone. And, Pink Cashmere is a Hot Pink / Strawberry type of pink.
Styling Products -Organix - Macadamia Dry Styling Oil
Tresha 8/2/2012 1:41:00 AM
I have been using this dry oil on my hair all week, and I really like it so far. I'm a little skeptical because it is on the thick side for an oil. There is coconut and avocado oil in here in addition to macadamia, and so I just had to try it. I did notice my hair felt instantly soft. My hair is thick and damaged, so my hair soaks it up. It does coat my hair slightly, but I feel like it's in a good protecting kind of way. I haven't notice any dryness or breakage on my weak areas on the ends of my hair, so I like it for now. I think this serum would be amazing if I wore my hair curly natural. I straighten my hair everyday, and usually thinner serums work better for that, but this one I am really liking so far. I will update if things change.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Garnier Fructis -Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray
Tresha 7/19/2012 2:07:00 AM
My hair is dry and damaged, and this makes my hair feel uber soft and silky. It also cut my drying time in half! I applied in on my hair while it was still damp. I'm a loyal user of Garnier Nutrisse haircolor which has avocado oil in it, so when I saw this has it too...I immediately purchased it without reading any reviews! I'm happy I did! My hair feel more manageable. I will have to use it a few more times. Hopefully it won't stop working great. Update: This was great the first day/first impressions and wonderful as a detangler, but it did not have enough moisture for me. I noticed my hair felt sort of dry the next day. I was expecting more from this. My ends actually feel more dry than usual. It gives good shine, but not very moisturizing enough for my thick damaged hair.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
Tresha 7/12/2012 3:10:00 PM
The color is a rich glossy black. I like this, but I don't adore it. The formula is very wet, and so it takes a minute to dry and set. It also rubs off easily, so I must apply it after my eyeshadow. I keep it in my purse for touch ups. Seems to work best when I apply one coat, let it completely dry. And line another coat and let dry. Too much work for me. The felt tip is hard to control. It's too flimsy and too bendable...not stiff enough. Milano liquid eyeliners are a better drugstore alternative for me. I like that eyeliner formula much better than Maybelline.
This is uber creamy and has utra major pigmentation. I make sure to use my UD primer. I layer this jumbo pencil with eyeshadow over it, and it makes the color pop. This product is great for photography. It really shows up well in photos. This gorgeous blue-ish-teal is very pretty. It definitely does crease by itself. I like it best for smokey eyes. A little goes a long way!