I'm in vegas on vacation and picked this up at walgreens (it's unavailable in Canada from what I've seen). It's fantastic! The colours aren't the greatest, but is manageable. Coverage is pretty awesome, staying power is there, hasn't broken me out yet...I like it so far. :) Price is right, too! Heck, I might want to get another before I go home in case I run out...
Hmm, the negative reviews confuse me but I guess each person has a different experience depending on the way they apply their makeup. I never get smudges from this! But I always make sure to powder my under-eye area to keep from any of that. Anyway, i LOVE this stuff. It's an improvement of L'Oreal's "voluminous". It gives me such long, thick lashes without many clumping issues. :) I really can't complain at all. I curl my lashes AFTER I put the mascara on (I haven't had lashes fall out ever from this practice) and it holds a curl all day. If I don't then yes, it does weigh them down a bit.
Powder -Merle Norman - Luxiva Ultra Powder Foundation
TiaR 12/20/2009 2:30:00 AM
This is a great product, yes. Coverage is awesome, colour is pretty good (MAC NC30-35 ...got the colour ultra cream), lasts all day, doesn't feel heavy. Can cake if only used with sponge...thus I use a brush and it's perfect. But why the heck did I end up paying $42 dollars canadian when people on here are paying about $20? It's ruining the product for me. If it were 20 I'd be in heaven.
Yes, yes, and yes. Please. If the nearly 1000 reviews and ratings do not convince you, let me. Coverage is buildable and still lets your skin breathe. My uber oily skin is NOT oily with this on and it's been 5 hours. This foundation does NOT look cakey, it gets "glowy" throughout the day. The colour "natural tan" is a little dark for my NC35 skin but the undertone is perfect...not too pink at all (watch true beige, it's so pink. In canada we don't have those "golden beige" colours...duno why). It doesn't break me out. It covers my pores nicely. Did I mention I love this? If you have dry skin...probably not a good idea. This is a winner for oily skin though.
Fragrance -Giorgio Armani - Black Code EDT Pour Homme
TiaR 9/26/2009 2:55:00 AM
This scent is ridiculously attractive and alluring. A guy I fell in love with wore it all the time. I couldn't stop smelling him! How embarrassing.
Avocado oil is my favorite as well. Acne & scars always clears up considerably, moisturizes, makes my skin look well-hydrated....& a beautiful overnight treatment. I'm young, but with every day use I hope to lessen the aging process for the future. This has helped my oily skin become less oily as well...very balancing, calming...ahhh! I need to go buy more now to put it everywhere on my body & hair :)
Ahh I'm applying this right now! I love love love it! It's so sexy...like a blackened cherry red, with a hint of brown. By the way, the name isn't the way the reviewer below interpreted. It's not "da" like "duh", it's from the Russian collection, and "da" in Russian is "yes". :) So YES, i'd buy this again.
It's alright. Nothing to "wow". I use it on my under eye circles and then with MUFE concealer on top (since MUFE doesn't cover on its own). Both in conjunction do well. Studio Finish does not do well on its own, it will crease if I don't put MUFE or a powder over top. Its coverage looks thick as well, but once you blend it, it sheers out. So I have to do two layers sometimes. I like to use this for covering eyebrow hairs as well & brightening certain areas. I do not use it to cover zits...I don't like concealing zits, it just makes them worse. I'd rather have some breathing room. Anyways, I'm not disappointed, but not over the moon. There's probably better out there.
Hmm...this was unexpected for me. People complain about it weighing their hair down. Maybe this is what I needed. My hair is poofy and frizzy and dry, but after 3 washes this has made my hair so smooth and manageable! I don't have to style it. It's really shiny too...and this is without using a conditioner. :) Soo I'm happy.
I started using white wine as a toner today for my oily acne-prone skin. I saw it recommended somewhere, but I can't remember now. I've experienced fantastic results that I thought I would share. It tightened pores, reduced acne inflammations, and it helped to get rid of all my makeup. I believe wine has AHA properties as well as antioxidants. It is invigorating and smells sweet. Additionally, I've concocted an experiment tonight: I boiled white wine, vinegar, rosemary, basil, and thyme together as an acne treatment (I'm desperately waiting for my regular acne treatment, Dan Kern's benzoxyl peroxide, to come in the mail. It's been nearly 4 weeks, boo). I will update to see how this goes :) Loving it so far. Worth a try!
loove it! long lashes without clumping. yes please! layered for dramatic look? double yes!!! no smudging? triple yes!!! lovelovelove. ♥ edit: waterproof version is poo!
Eye Shadow -MAC - Haunting (Alexander McQueen - Fall 2007)
TiaR 4/29/2009 12:54:00 AM
I really like this. I apply this with a really dense sephora brush and I get really good colour payoff. I'm an NC30. I really have nothing to complain about, I've used it numerous times. I was a little shocked to see the reviews...if you're using a fluffy brush to apply this, forget it! Use either a sponge applicator or super dense, flat brush to pat this on your eyelid.
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Multi-tasking Concealer
TiaR 4/21/2009 2:39:00 AM
It covers well and you look great for about an hour or two. Then you look in the mirror and become shocked that it's all gone. (oily skin).
OHMIGOD. I picked this up for 10.50CDN today at shoppers. I originally got the velvet touch in purple for my sister, and remember she LOVED it so much and I tried it, and i loved it to death! So I got "black ink" today, and it is sooo gorgeous and just stays put. According to random male friend I looked "really good" today. This stuff stays and the black is a true black. It's hot. Now I want my own purple, green, blue, brown...I want them all. =(
Concealers -Everyday Minerals - Peach [DISCONTINUED]
TiaR 3/12/2009 3:54:00 AM
Urk...no, no, nononono. I get orange eyes from this, no matter how much foundation I put over top. Plus it's insanely drying and makes me look ten years older, and I'm only 18! How does this work for people? I guess I need darker skin, because this is just blatant orange under my eyes.