Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
shortygal201 6/4/2010 5:03:00 PM
I love this concealer. I use it primarily under my eyes. I find it gives good coverage and I feel you get a lot of product in the tube. It blends very easily and I will definitely buy it again.
Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Almond & Shea Butter
shortygal201 4/28/2010 8:18:00 PM
I have been using this shampoo for about 2 weeks now. I am really liking it. I find the scent to be a creamy clean type smell. I do not smell almond. This lathers up very well and leaves my hair clean, but not stripped. My hair is thick and wavy. I find this is working really well for me. I would buy again. UPDATE: I found that if I use this too often, my scalp gets dry.
Powder -Make Up For Ever - Duo Mat Powder foundation
shortygal201 1/24/2010 9:51:00 PM
I have been using this foundation for more than a year now. I have combo skin and this works for me. I would say it provides medium coverage. It is long lasting on me and does not fade away after hours of wearing it. It does not enhance dry areas on my face, which is a huge plus! I wish it were cheaper, but I will continue to purchase.
I finally decided to give this mascara a try. I'd have to say that I like it very much. It gives nice length, separation, and some volume. It's not 9x the volume, though. I have not had any issues with clumping. I find it easy to remove and it does not leave my lashes feeling crispy and hard. The scent is noticeable, but it doesn't bother me. Overall, I think this is a great mascara. I would buy again.
Wow, what a soft brush! This feels wonderful to use on your face. I use it to apply my mineral foundation and it does a great job. I get pretty good coverage with it. I would buy this again!
Eye Shadow -Sally Hansen - S Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy
shortygal201 8/4/2008 11:35:00 PM
I purchased the purple trio - Amethyst Eye palette. I found all the colors to have a soft texture, not chalky. I have good color payoff with these shadows. I always use primer under my e/s and these hold up well on me. 8+ hours without any creasing. I got this at CVS for 7 dollars. I want to pick up some of the other palettes. For drugstore e/s, I would say these are pretty good.
I really like this conditioner. I have thick wavy hair with highlights. This smells wonderful and keeps my hair moisturized. When I first got it, I was using too much which made my hair feel weighed down - but, less is more for me with this conditioner. I would repurchase.
Add me to the list of people that love this. After my moisturizer sinks in, I apply this lightly with my finger. I dab from the inside of the lid, and apply to areas that are prone to shine. On days that I forget to use this, my face is oily after a few hours - using this as a primer definitely helps keep it at bay for much longer. I bought mine for a whopping $1.00 at the dollar store, and it works great. I recommend giving it a try.
I am usually a powder/mmu foundation user. My curiosity got the best of me and I bought this. I have been using this for about a week now. I am pleasantly surprised at how much I like it. My skin looks smoother and more natural - sometimes with powder you get that dry look. I picked up the color Buff for Oily/Combo skin. I am NC20 and it's a pretty good match. I have not experienced any breakouts so far *knock on wood* I plan to continue using this, and as long as I don't begin to breakout - I will repurchase. UPDATE: It's been 5 months and I am still loving this foundation. The coverage and lasting power of this is fantastic.
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I have been using this mascara for a long time now and it's my favorite. I get nice defined lashes that have volume, without the clumping. It's easy to remove and does not run or smear. I will continue to repurchase, it's HG!!
Loose Powders -Everyday Minerals - Silk Dust (Untinted ) [DISCONTINUED]
shortygal201 8/31/2007 7:47:00 PM
Wow, I really love this. It definitely helps to keep my oil under control. I apply this after I am done putting on my mmu. I will also put it on when I am looking a bit shiny, and it immediately takes away the shine, leaving my skin looking not completely matte...just natural. I am loving this and would/will repurchase.
I've been curious about this mascara, so I picked it up the other day. It holds a curl very well and does not clump. I was hoping that my lashes would be a bit thicker from this, but they aren't....which is why I took off a lippie. Overall, it's a nice natural looking mascara...but didn't give as much volume as I hoped. EDIT: Took off another lippie....since using this mascara I am losing some lashes and I don't feel my lashes are "full n soft" from this. They are actually kinda crispy. I would not repurchase.
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Multi-tasking Concealer
shortygal201 8/28/2007 11:12:00 AM
I ordered this concealer with my sample kit and I was unsure about it. It did not look light enough for my NC20 skin, but I tried it anyway. While it doesn't really cover my undereye circles enough, it works so good at redness/blemish areas on my face. I actually apply it with one of my e/s brushes and it blends in and covers nicely. Assuming it does not cause me to break out, this may turn out to be HG for me. EDIT: I still like this, but don't reach for it as often as I did. It seems a little too dark for me.
Eye Shadow -Estee Lauder - Pure Color Eye Shadow in Tea Biscuit
shortygal201 8/12/2007 7:30:00 PM
I really love this shadow. It looks great on the browbone as a highlight, or as a pretty wash all over the lid. It brightens up my eyes. It reminds me of Shroom but more pigmented.
I picked this shade for my sample kit and I love it! On me, it shows up as a matte brownish/mauve color. It's a soft and natural looking blush, nothing over the top - just polished looking. I'd buy again!