Conditioner -John Frieda - Go Blonder Lightening Conditioner
sbrie011 1/9/2011 4:40:00 PM
I liked this conditioner when I was blonde, but i really didn't notice a lightening effect and wasn't crazy about the smell. The product was hard to get out of the tube for some reason, which I'm not sure if I just got a crappy bottle. I preferred John Freida's Tone Restoring Conditioner. Same price, but better product imo.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
sbrie011 1/9/2011 4:36:00 PM
I got a sample of this in my UD Naked palette (Love!). I decided to test it out and I really love this eyeliner. It's very creamy and goes on smooth. When I had blonde hair, I was really worried about black e/l looking to harsh but this was pretty good. Now that I'm back to brunette I would prefer this to be darker, and also I just can't justify spending $17 on e/l since I'm on a student budget. I prefer both the L'Oreal Lineur Intense Pencil Liner and Ulta's Automatic e/l, much cheaper and the pay off is better in my opinion.
Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20
sbrie011 1/1/2011 2:29:00 AM
It's honestly one of my favorite foundations! I only switched away from this in the summer because I needed something more on the matte side. I love how this makes my skin feel and look. I can honestly say that it does make your skin look better when you take it off (at least for me). It never caused any breakouts, which is a huge plus for my skin. I like it a lot better than other high end foundations I've tried, including my old HG MUFE F&B. The only thing I'd change is to put a pump on it!
Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit
sbrie011 1/1/2011 2:22:00 AM
I really love this concealer. To start off, I am not a concealer person, which I know is strange for my age because a lot of people think that younger girls should just wear concealer rather than foundation. I'm not one of those girls, I love foundations. Recently I've been really tired looking from lack of sleep, so decided to try this out. I love it. The salmon color does wonders for my under eyes. The consistency is pretty thick, and covers blemishes pretty well, I do notice that it can be a bit cakey when layered with foundation, so I try to use it sparingly. Overall I love this, and would repurchase!
Mascara -Maybelline - Full 'N Soft Mascara Waterproof
sbrie011 1/1/2011 2:15:00 AM
I love this mascara! It gives a wonderful natural lash look, and for some reason I always feel naturally beautiful when I wear this. I think it's because it feels like your not wearing anything at all. I love how soft my lashes feel with this. It's my HG natural looking lashes, now onto finding something a bit more dramatic.
I really loved this foundation. It really made a glow on my skin. It was my HG, but since I'm on a student budget, I had to find something less expensive. I'll forever love this one and maybe one day I'll return to it, but for now were over. The only thing I'd change is I wish they put a pump on this.
Liquid -L'Oreal - Visible Lift Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup
sbrie011 1/1/2011 1:54:00 AM
I really love this foundation! I'm fairly young, so I'm not worried about wrinkles or foundation settling into fine lines (although I really want to get a head start on taking care of my skin which is why the serum is an extra plus!). I do notice that this is really nice on my skin, and doesn't break me out at all! I think it's a bit similar to Neutrogena's Healthy Skin, but I think this gives a bit more coverage. The finish is more of a satin rather than dewy like Neutrogena Healthy Skin, which I prefer the finish on this one better. I purchased this at Target for around $11. I've tried a lot of high end fdtn, and I definitely think this is as good of quality! Overall I really love this, I'm not sure if it's HG material yet, but we'll see! Edit: The one thing I'm not crazy about is the foundation isn't as long lasting as I would prefer it to be.
I like this product, but that's really it. I only like it. It's not love. I don't have sensitive eyes, but this for some reason makes my eyes water a bit. The formula is really dry. My lashes feel gross, but I kinda like the effect of it. Might try again one day but not now.
This product would be a HG one for me, if it didn't flake so much! It's a shame, I love the look it gives my lashes but the flakies are so annoying. I hope L'Oreal works on their formula just a bit to fix this, because other than major flakage it give me the perfect lashes!
Concealers -Revlon - Age Defying Spa Concealer [DISCONTINUED]
sbrie011 4/11/2010 6:11:00 PM
I like this, but it's nothing remarkable imo. I think it's nice for under eyes and conceals pesky pimples alright. But since I'm a student, I'm just not sure I can justify spending $11 or so on a concealor that has very little product in it!
I love this product for those days when I don't feel like doing a whole lot makeup wise. It covers imperfections in the skin nicely but you have to be careful not to apply too much or it will look cakey especially if you put it over a liquid fdtn like i have in the past (MUFE f&b, my HG liquid fdtn). I also use this to lightly set MUFE f&b to mattify my face a bit and make sure my makeup last all day without having to reapply. Overall, imo great product. I'll definitely repurchase this as long as it's around! Also, it's a lot of product for the value. I've had mine for four months and I'm no where near remotely hitting the pan!
L'oreal Voluminous mascara has been a staple of mine for about a year, I decided to try the waterproof version and it actually irritated my eyes, and for some reason whenever i would use this i would always manage to smudge- least to say not a cute look. I much prefer the regular version. Not a bad mascara- just doesn't seem to like me much!
This product is not for me. Too orange imo, plus lasting power isn't that great. I can get a similar effect from this lippie by using Revlon's Cha Cha Cherry very lightly over my lips- so not worth it. Glad I only paid $10 for it.
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Walgreens - Alpha Hydroxy Lotion 8%
sbrie011 1/16/2010 10:58:00 AM
Currently I really like this product, It has a slight burn when you put it on my skin just began purging after my first two weeks of using it. I'll update on my skin later on, when it makes some progress. Edit: I stopped using this fairly soon after I started. I didn't notice any relevant changes within my skin.
I truly love this mascara. I used the waterproof version of this when I was attending a funeral and no smudging or anything. gave my lashes a nice look.