Eye Shadow -L.A. Colors - 12 palette e/s in traditional
rimmela 4/3/2011 11:22:00 PM
Lovely neutral palette, great for everyday or to grab along when traveling. Excellent pigmentation for the price. Great colors for brown or warm-toned eyes.
A little dusty, but very pretty pale pink. Imparts a pretty pink flush across the cheeks, very natural on me (PPP - nc 15). A steal for a buck, don't see anything wrong with it. Packaging is cheap, but what do you expect for a buck?
Liquid -Estee Lauder - Maximum Coverage Foundation
rimmela 3/30/2011 7:29:00 PM
Phenomenal coverage, great color match, lasts a decent while on my super oily skin. Only problem is that it does photograph quite ghostly and mask-y looking. The price is completely reasonable considering the absolute greatness of this foundation, and the tube design is genius because it's so hygienic. This is great for skin that has quite a bit of flaws and discoloration like mines. Awesome.
Moisturizers -Estee Lauder - Resilience Lift Overnight Face & Throat Creme
rimmela 3/30/2011 7:03:00 PM
I find the strong scent pleasant, but it is on the waxy/oily side. Way too heavy for non-dry/mature skins.
Treatments (Eye) -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex
rimmela 3/30/2011 6:58:00 PM
This feels good going on, but doesn't really do anything but soften and moisturize your eye area temporarily.
Primer/ Corrector -Unlisted Brand - Milk of Magnesia
rimmela 3/24/2011 12:17:00 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome. Even if I sweat, I get little to no oxidization, oil breakthrough, splotchiness, transferring, creasing, caking, you name it. And my oil breaks through everything, even Revlon CS. I've tried so many things out there, and I've finally found something that works. This is an absolutely wonderful product for oily skin. I can finally use all the foundations I own without getting punished: little to none oxidization, oil breakthrough, or splotchiness. Just be careful and don't use powder unless it's an extremely finely milled one because this is truly mattifying. If you must use powder, use sparingly and pat into the skin. (Patting in makes a big difference compared to simply swiping/brushing for us oily girls) A silicone based primer can be used in conjunction to get a smooth, flawless look. If you never thought you could use silicone based primer, just try it with MOM. Great thing about this is you're now not wasting money with those moisturizers, primers, and foundations you thought you couldn't use. Although this has greatly lengthened the wear of my makeup, I find that makeup still goes "bad" and gets a bit muddy and whatnot after the 8-10 hour mark, but that's a lot coming from me. However, I haven't tried it alongside a long-wearing fndt, oil-control mmu, or mattifying powders, so I'll update on that.
Palettes -E.L.F. - Beauty Book - Neutral Eye Edition
rimmela 3/20/2011 2:13:00 PM
I like this palette, but I just don't find myself reaching for it all that often. I feel these colors aren't the most flattering for my skin tone, as they have a heavily warm, rusty kind of undertone. I really only like the shimmery highlight shades, the light purple, dark purple, dark brown, and bronzey-gold with a tinge of green color. I'd imagine these to be more neutral and flattering on a medium skin tone. I'm also not into the packaging...not very functional but probably nice to travel with. Eyeliner has no pigmentation and is useless. The biggest downfall, however, is the fact that this has so much fall out (very powdery). I'd suggest patting these on with sponge-tipped applicators, actually. I overall still like this palette, and at the end of the day, it was a steal.
Cleansers -E.L.F. - Studio Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
rimmela 3/20/2011 2:06:00 PM
Takes the makeup off good for face. But for eyes, I usually have to use a makeup remover. I'd suggest washing your face if you're oily, acne-prone like me because these wipes do leave residue, even if its not felt (and that's for any makeup wipe). These really aren't a substitute for an everyday skincare routine, but great for those rare occasions. Could be a little more moist though.
Imparts a luminescent golden, soft shimmer. Lovely.
Really good pigmentation, like up there with the HE blushes. Fair girls, use a light hand. Pretty warm, peachy, shimmery color. Lovely for the summer. Those with very cool undertones should probably stay away.
Blush -E.L.F. - Natural Radiance Blusher - Innocence
rimmela 3/20/2011 2:01:00 PM
I'm super pale, and I'd still say this is really low pigmentation. Imparts a very slight pink look. Cute for a kid or preteen who doesn't really want to wear full on blush. Can work as a highlighter for medium and darker skin tones.
Have this in Boston (sheer cherry red). Love the minty scent and taste. Love the sparkle. It's kind of hard to get out of the bottle, you have to try like 5x to coat your lips. Doesn't have crazy pigmentation or anything, but a nice addition on top of the tinted lip balm or a lipstick. Gorgeous packaging, but not all that functional. UPDATE: Can be found at dollar tree.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting [DISCONTINUED]
rimmela 3/20/2011 1:52:00 PM
Love the maybelline mousse blushes. Beautiful color on fair skin, especially if you have cool undertones. It is shimmery but I like shimmer so it doesn't bother me, in fact shimmer is sometimes really nice on cheeks.
Above and beyond. Great quality, soft bristles, dense. Can be used for liquid foundation, powder foundation, mineral foundation, any types of priming or setting powders, and even to buff out blush or bronzer. Multifunctional.
This kabuki is a dream. Wonderful quality: super soft and dense. Never sheds. Washes like a dream. Never gets stained. Only $3. Is this too good to be true? (it seems like it!)