Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
KBaylie 3/26/2012 3:00:00 AM
Love, love, love this! Great coverage, feels light, does not cake or settle into fine lines, photographs well, and keeps me from getting oily. What more can a girl ask for? This is one of the best powders I've ever purchased.
This product lasts me forever. I think it even lasts me longer than the MAC brow pencils. This stays on all day and comes off easily when I wash my face at night. These pencils have saved me a ton of money on buying the MAC version. The colors from MAC are only slightly nicer, however, the colors from Maybelline come VERY close. I won't buy the MAC one again unless they lower the price to equal or lesser then ten dollars.
Very flattering on my NC40 skin. I've never liked the look of bronzers on me until I tried this product. I will repurchase. Edit: I had to reduce my rating by one point. Still love the look of this on me, but it broke me out very badly. I couldn't figure out what the culprit was until I realized that the breakout was only happening where I had applied the bronzer. Too bad. :(
Prior to using this blush, my favorite blush was one by Benefit called "Take a picture.. it'll last longer." I could never find a dupe for it and was disappointed when it became discontinued. I bought this the other day and immediately fell in love with it after I put it on. It is the prettiest blush ever and it is the closest thing I've found to my discontinued blush by Benefit. My only gripe about this product is that it doesn't last very long. Still, I will repurchase this as long as they make it.
This lightened the darkness under my eyes, however, I feel like it irritated the skin there a bit, and also deepened my fine lines. However, other than that, it was fantastic for my skin.
The best facial scrub I've ever used. I use granulated white sugar every 3 days or so and it helps keep acne away and it helps my skin look more vibrant and not so dull. If I forget to use this scrub, I start to break out again. I use it in the shower mixed with a little water so it will spread easily, and then I cleanse afterwards. Love it.
Moisturizers -Equate - Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer (Oil Free)
KBaylie 3/6/2012 3:09:00 AM
This product broke me out in little bumps all over my face and dried out the skin under my eyes, making my under-eye wrinkles more apparent. I wanted to like this, but it just did not work for me.
This provides good coverage initially, but wears off after a few hours. I love the finish and consistency. It feels very moisturizing; and for someone like me who has dryer skin under my eyes, I can appreciate that. However, within 3-4 hours, it's basically gone. I wish it didn't wear off so quickly. I'm returning this back to Sephora.
Concealers -Pixi - Correction Concentrate- Brightening Peach
KBaylie 11/18/2011 12:13:00 AM
I don't know how, but this made my fine lines under my eyes deeper! My fine lines under my eyes look worse thanks to this product and its probably permanent. Worst product ever.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Small Powder/Blusher
KBaylie 10/30/2011 6:18:00 PM
I never really saw what the big deal was with brushes shedding until I bought and used this brush. When I use this brush I am literally picking hair off my entire face. This brush is not harsh, nor is it very soft. However, this blush is excellent for blending out blush if you feel like you've applied to much. It also works well for the application of powder. I might just use this to blend out my blush and also to apply bronzer. If I lost this brush, I wouldn't miss it very much.
Moisturizers -Shiseido - Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizer
KBaylie 10/30/2011 5:33:00 PM
This moisturizer worked for my dry spots during winter, however, I feel like it made me look older for some reason. I was using it consistently for a while and after looking in the mirror, I felt it added a year or two on my face. I might be wrong, but I will start using this again during winter when my face usually gets dry and see what happens. Also, this stuff irritated my eyes. It made them swell like crazy. I woke up with triple eyelids. Yikes! I'm also not crazy about the ingredient list. Still, I'm willing to give this another try, and when I do I will update this review.
Made my hair really, really FLAT. No volume whatsoever.
Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
KBaylie 10/30/2011 5:24:00 PM
Edit on 05/14/12: The more I wear this, the more I hate it! It breaks me out, makes me oily, isn't breathable, and left my skin looking dull and grayish at the end of the day.
Photographs well, sheer coverage and doesn't cake. The only problem I have with this is that it doesn't feel breathable. I'll keep repurchasing until I find something better.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
KBaylie 10/30/2011 5:18:00 PM
EDIT: This moisturizer dried out my face like crazy. I'm going to give it away. The texture of this is weird. When I'm rubbing this between my hands in preparation of applying this to my face, it feels very light. However, once applied to the skin, it feels sort of waxy and not very breathable. Also, this moisturizer is hard to wash off without a face wash. I only find myself using this during the nights where I am going out and am going to apply foundation afterwards because of how nicely it goes over this moisturizer. I bought the smallest size at Sephora which provides 1.7 ounces for I think $13? Pretty good to me and it will last me forever since I only apply it on weekends. One big plus is that it doesn't break me out or make me oily, which is huge to me since this is usually the problem I have with other moisturizers. I will repurchase.
Love, love, love!!!! So soft, feels so luxurious on the skin, and I love the application of powder/blush. It's so expensive, but I want another one. One for powder and one for blush. :)