I usually prefer a less vibrant, darker red, but this is really pretty. It is bold so I really only use it once in a while for a night out. But the formula is really nice. I like that it is matte but it can be a little drying. I recommend beginning with exfoliated and lightly moisturized lips and then apply with a brush.
Shampoo -Organix - Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil shampoo
melllm 10/25/2012 1:02:00 PM
Smells amazing, but that's about it! I have fine hair (oily roots/dry ends) and this was wayyyy too harsh. This dried out my hair/scalp after one use. And my hair was all static after I dried it which hasn't happened to me since forever. I really don't recommend this.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
melllm 10/25/2012 1:13:00 AM
This didn't break me out (combo/acne prone skin), but it didn't improve my skin's appearance either. I really don't like that this smells so strongly of sunscreen or that it tends to sting closer to my eye area. Much better moisturizers out there and I think it is over priced for what it is.
Incredibly bold lipstick. Definitely not for everyday use, but for a fun night out this looks great. The color is not for everyone, but I really like this on me (NW35 for reference). Just make sure to balance with a softer eye!
As a daily shampoo this is a definite no for me. It really strips hair and leaves it with the squeaky clean feeling that I really don't like. I do have oily roots, but this is way too harsh. As a clarifying shampoo however, this would work. I really could only see myself using this once every few weeks. The smell is nice, but doesn't last.
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - cocoa butter formula concentrated cream
melllm 10/25/2012 12:54:00 AM
Ugh this is one of the products I regret buying. I very much dislike the smell and this takes way too long to absorb. I used this at night only to use it up and to avoid smelling like this all day long. Yes, it's moisturizing, but it's nothing special. Definitely doesn't tone skin or smooth scars like it claims.
One of my favorites from MAC! Such a pretty pinky nude that looks appropriate in every setting. Pairs well with a variety of makeup looks too. Being a cremesheen, it does help to exfoliate your lips before application. Also, I find it looks better when applied with a brush (MAC's retractable 318 is my top pick). I do find myself reapplying after a few hours, but the chances of me finding a nude lippie to top this one are slim to none so I don't mind at all!
Loose Powders -MAC - Magically Cool Liquid Powder in Honey Rose
melllm 10/24/2012 8:38:00 PM
The only use I really have for this is as a highlighter on my cheekbones. However, it is a messy, shimmery product so there will be fallout. The color itself is really pretty, but it appears very shimmery on the skin, which I don't mind - just not to wear everyday. Gives a cute and playful look. The "magically cool" part makes the application really smooth which is nice, but make sure you keep the lid tight or the product will dry out. I like the product, but I wouldn't repurchase because I highly doubt I'll every finish the one I have as you get more than you'll ever need.
I was expecting to hate this judging by the reviews here, but I actually like this primer a lot. Yes, the packaging isn't great, but the product itself is good. I wouldn't say it is the best eye primer on the market in terms of lasting power or creasing, but what I really like is how true my shadow colors apply with this underneath. To deal with creasing just try applying a little less.
One of my favorites. Great color payoff and really looks great with so many different colors. Extremely versatile and can be worn as part of a neutral daytime look or bold evening look. I can't usually wear pink shadows, but this somehow works. It applies really nice too. I am NW35 for reference.
I only use this if my skin is acting really oily, but it isn't one of my go to products. I prefer wearing my mineralize skinfinish alone and that is enough oil control for me. But if you have really oily skin this would likely work for you. The only thing I am not crazy about is that I find that sometimes it looks and feels a bit heavy.
I really like this nude a lot. While the application can be a bit temperamental, it really is a lovely color. Just make sure your lips are exfoliated first. Very wearable, everyday color. Looks really nice with a bold eye or a barely there look. This looks really nice against my skin tone (NW35).
Cleansers -Bioderma - Sensibio H2O (aka Crealine H20 Solution micellaire)
melllm 10/21/2012 5:37:00 PM
As a makeup remover this is a great product - removes foundation, pigmented lipsticks, eye makeup etc. Sometimes I use this to remove makeup, sometimes I use it as a cleanser alone when I'm wearing no makeup. I think I like this best after my cleanser because all the dirt on the cotton pad really shows me how much dirt was left on my face after cleansing prior to using this product in my routine. This never leaves my skin feeling tight and I could skip my moisturizer if I wanted to which is normally highly unthinkable for the drier areas on my face. For me this does a great job in cleansing and normalizing my skin. The price point isn't bad either - I purchase the 250ml bottle for about $20 CAD, so I will definitely repurchase.
This a nice mascara for everyday use - better than most that I've tried. I like the formula it's not too wet and it really does a nice job lengthening. It's pretty buildable as well. It seems to last all day with minimal flaking which is good. I just prefer a more dramatic as this is quite natural.
Polishes -Wet 'n' Wild - Megalast in "Private Viewing" #204A
melllm 10/21/2012 4:40:00 PM
I love nude polishes and this one is no exception! The formula is a bit thinner than I'd like and this takes slightly longer to dry, but it's really inexpensive and I happen to really like this nude color so I don't mind. I didn't look at the brush before purchasing and when I saw it I was kind of skeptical, but this actually made application really quick and easy to my surprise. It isn't a high end polish so expect some flaws, but for the price I would recommend trying this out - I suspect this would look nice on a variety of skin tones (I am NW35 for reference). I applied 3 coats for a better color payoff and i love the way this looks for autumn!