Concealers -Make Up For Ever - 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
novastar 12/24/2009 6:38:00 PM
The peachy shade in this palette is the only product that has truly covered my dark circles. I dab the peachy shade into the dark half/circle area under my eyes then cover with a lighter shade from the palette. I found that it was creasing like may other reviewers. Now, I put Clarins instant perfecting touch under my eyes first, then follow with peachy then light shades of concealer. Works great! I am nw20 and I use this palette in the lightest shade - No. 1.
I was shocked to see that the MAC fast response eye cream caused skin peeling around my eyes! I tried it for the past 5 days and suddenly, there are dry flaky areas around my eyes. Searching for something to repair the dryness this product has caused!
Mascara -Revlon - 3D Extreme Mascara - Blackest Black
novastar 10/3/2009 7:40:00 PM
Lots of clumped on mascara on the brush! Yuck. Didn't do much for my lashes either!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
novastar 9/30/2009 10:28:00 PM
I love this product! It's easy to apply and lasts all day without a primer. The color is a dark solid black and can be applied thinly or thickly depending on the line you're looking for. I also bought this in brown and it's equally beautiful!
Liquid -Cover Girl - TRUblend Liquid Makeup (12/2007 reformulation)
novastar 9/19/2009 5:50:00 PM
I'm happily surprised with this foundation! It blends wonderfully. If I'm in a rush and I don't want to apply my Prescriptives foundation with a brush, I just grab this and apply with my fingers and go! I use "Classic Ivory" and it matches my nw20ish skin very well. A great product overall!
Impressive! Long lashes! no flaking! Doesn't bother my eyes when wearing contacts either.
Primer/ Corrector -Clarins - Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
novastar 8/1/2009 9:27:00 PM
This is absolutely HG material! I saw instant results when I used it under my eyes to prep the area for concealer. It is absolutely heavenly. It makes my skin smooth, not shiny, and concealer doesn't settle into lines afterwards. Love it!
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
novastar 7/24/2009 12:39:00 AM
I can't believe it but this product caused my skin to really sting! That's unusual for me since I've used products with salycilyc acid in the past with no problems. Unfortunately I had to wash it off right away. I'll go back to using Cerave moisturizer.
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
novastar 7/16/2009 9:09:00 PM
This works pretty well for me. I got this in Classic Ivory (light 2). It matches my NW20 skin pretty well. It gives light to medium coverage. I'll probably reach for this on days when I don't want to spend the time applying liquid foundation. It can be messy, but I guess all mineral powders can be? Really not bad! I'd definitely choose this over Bare Minerals because for me, there isn't much of a difference in the result!
Pressed Powders -Maybelline - Dream Matte Pressed Powder
novastar 7/16/2009 9:03:00 PM
Again the MUA ladies have steered me in the right direction! This powder foundation is VERY nice. I got the shade called "cream" and I'm nw20 for reference. It blends wonderfully into my skin tone. It's really nice to have for quick touch-ups throughout the day!
Primer/ Corrector -Clinique - Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector
novastar 7/16/2009 8:59:00 PM
I didn't think much of this product when I first tried it. However, one day I tried it on my nose and forehead and it made my skin less shiny, smooth, and the look of pores disappeared instantly. The package is definitely small, but I use about a pea sized amount and just apply to my T-zone. I have combination skin and this makes the oily areas look much more similar to the drier areas. Unbelievably it did *not* make me break-out! I'm shocked because nearly anything can make my t-zone break-out. I'm definitely happy with this product!
Great mascara! I didn't like this at first, but after I read someone's comment that you have to "blink when applying this" I tried it again. It worked! Essentially, I hold the wand near my lashes and blink down into it and it coats the lashes really well. Pretty good product!
Liquid -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation ] ] [DISCONTINUED]
novastar 5/30/2009 11:52:00 AM
This is surprisingly good for a DS foundation. I use it primarily on the weekends when I want to quickly apply foundation and go! On my skin, it provides light to medium coverage without feeling heavy. I do believe it wears off by the end of the day though (no primer). During the work-week I use Prescriptives foundation and then this is a quick and easy to apply alternative for the weekends.
Lip Gloss -Revlon - Colorstay Lip Gloss in Infinite Rose
novastar 5/15/2009 10:32:00 PM
This is my go-to lip product. It looks beautiful with an NW25 skin tone. It stays on for about 3-4 hours. I re-apply mid-day and it looks great!
This product is great! It ran out of batteries somewhat fast, but it really works. It *is* painful in some spots on the face. But I find that it gets less painful each time I use it. Much better than paying for waxing trips repeatedly, and definitely better than shaving for the upper lip.