Highlighters -Boots - No7 High Lights Illuminating Lotion
b82 10/16/2010 4:36:00 PM
I decided to give this a try because of the great reviews on here. Unfortunately, this product was just not for me...it made my skin look oily, shiny in a bad way - didn't look right on my combo medium skin tone. I thought that the price and packaging was decent.
I tried this product a few years back when I was in college - I'm not sure if it has been reformulated since but the packaging was different then. I had a mishap and burned my left hand in hot cooking oil which left a very bad scar. I started using this product a few months after and the scars started to fade.I have to admit that I was very dedicated to this product which is very unlikely of me, normally I give up easily when I don't see improvement but I used this daily 3-4 times and can say that I saw great results but it did take time and effort. After using this for a few months the scars were totally gone.
I really like the way this moisturizer felt on my skin. Its a little thinner compared to the night cream so I used this as my night moisturizer. I woke up with nice, smooth, radiant skin however noticed that after a few uses I started breaking out slightly. I stopped using this immediately before my skin got worse since I've read that others have experience break out with this product. Too bad this didn't work out, I was hoping that it would.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner
b82 9/17/2010 1:24:00 AM
I think this eyeliner is so far the best from all the ones I've tried in the past. I bought it particular to use on my waterline. It last much longer on the waterline for me compared to other liners including UD Zero, Stila Smudge Stick, Makeup Forever, Hashmi kajal, etc. The lasting power is nice, the color is intense, it goes on smooth - overall, I'm very glad I purchased this. Highly recommended. Update: still liking this, love the intensity of this product. Also, recently gave Milani Liquif Eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil a try because of the good reviews on it, I think it is similar to this but it cost half the price of this liner but I like the lasting power for this better.
Stick -Prescriptives - Anywhere Multi Purpose Makeup Stick
b82 9/17/2010 1:13:00 AM
I had this product stored away with the rest of my makeup that I usually don't use. Well, last week I ended up with a horrible purple scab on the side of my nose. I had an important event to attend the next day and really needed to cover the scab up...it looked really ugly! I had a few concealers in my makeup bag that I tried but none were able to really cover up, this included my two favorites; my MAC Studio Finish and CoverBlend concealer... luckily I got a hold of this makeup stick and it instantly covered up my imperfection. I'm thinking about using this more often now.
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - Shahnaz Husain-Shaeyes Herbal Kohl
b82 9/12/2010 5:18:00 PM
Very disappointed. I have been using traditional eastern style kajalsl ever since I can remember and I believe this is one of the worst I have tried. It smears easily and it is not pigmented at all. I had to run this across my waterline several times to get it to show up dark and intense. I like the Hashmi Kajal much better than this.
These are the first lashes I have purchased expect ones I bought a few years ago from MAC that I never used. I was looking for something on the very natural side but unfortunately these did not work for me since they did not look any better than my real lashes. My natural lashes are long and can look full and intense with a few coats of mascara. I would recommend these to anyone that have short lashes and want something natural. I plan on getting another style or size to replace these.
I recently purchased this product. A sales rep at Sephora recommended it for my large pores. So far I have noticed that as soon as I apply it, my pores are less visible and my makeup goes on smoother. For me, this product is more like a primer than a foundation and I use it under my makeup. This product seems promising but I still need to give it a few more days to know if it was worth the purchase.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
b82 7/12/2010 9:53:00 PM
I really like this eyeliner, it does not dry up like many other ones in the market. I find that I can go over with it several times to get a more precise and intense look and it does not end up looking messy. For reference, I have used the MAC fluidline, Bare Essential Lashliner, Wet N Wild and L'Oreal gel eyerliner and this one is my favorite.
After I ran out of my MAC Studio Fix I was in search for a replacement. I tried several different powder foundations but did not find one that I could settle for. I was in search for something that I can use everyday that would give a good coverage, controlled my oily skin, did not oxidize or make me look too fake. This one worked out the best for me compared to other ones that I tried including Chanel, Shiseido, Makeup Forever, Estee Lauder, etc. I do think that this powder does not settle into my skin properly at times but overall I am satisfied.
I have medium skin, NC 30 - 35. I got this to use as a highlighter and I must say that I am very happy with this purchase. I apply this on the cheeks and it gives me a subtle glow. Update: I stop using this because iI realized that it wears off easily on my skin. After a while only the shimmery particles are left. I've been in search for a highlighter that will give me the same effect as this but with better staying power but haven't found anything yet.
This mascara separates my lashes and adds length without making them look clumpy. I probably won't be buying this again. I feel that there many other mascaras out there that are somewhat better. Overall I think this mascara is ok, not the worst nor the best.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
b82 3/23/2010 8:43:00 PM
I have used this product a few times and so far I am very satisfied. I like the feel of my skin and the way my make-up looks after using this base. Update: I barely reach for this now, I don't like the thickness of it and the packaging is inconvenient for me.
Treatments -Philosophy - Miracle Worker Retinoid Pads
b82 2/6/2010 6:47:00 PM
I have been using this for a month now and I am still undecided about this product. Since I started using this, I haven't had a single break-out but that is about it. My skins has become very dull and my pores are getting larger by the day, I was hoping that this product would target these issues but I haven't seen any visible results yet. I'll update again after a month. Update: I don't think this product justified the price. I did see slight improvement in my skin but nothing amazing.
Mascara -Revlon - 3D Extreme Mascara - Blackest Black
b82 1/28/2010 11:43:00 PM
This is not the best nor the worst mascara I have came across. Overall, I think it is a good buy. It did give me nice full lashes. I have actually been asked a few times what I use for my lashes when I apply this mascara.