I have both the matte and illuminating powders...I love them all. I hadn't used powder in two years, yet I love pf and their claims. The eye liner booster has done wonders for my lashes. I already look young, but who doesn't want great skin?? The illuminating powder has just a touch of sheen so I don't look ghostly white usng a translucent powder. It has great coverage and works well over any concealer I'm using. I would prefer a less bulky packaging, but perhaps the brush will come in handy for traveling. I recommend this powder to anyone!
I love everything about this concealer...creamy, full coverage, chic packaging, and easy to find! Retails for 6.99 usd, but I usually find it for $4 or less. I've stopped using foundation for a month because this concealer covers everything...zits, undereye circles, dark spots, etc. Highly recommended!
Blush -Physicians Formula - Cashmere Wear Ultra-Smoothing Blush (all colors)
westside 3/10/2012 1:51:00 AM
Wow! I love just about everything from the PF line and these brand new blushes are no exception. Last year PF released the ultra-smoothing bronzers and I was so excited when the blush version came out last month. I quickly picked up both rose and natural (included were coupon stickers and additional sales). Usually, they retail $13-14 each. Rose shows up well on my light to medium skin tone. I get that flush of youthful pink. Natural is very light so I like to use it as an all-over powder for an extra hint of color. There looks to be some shimmer in the compact, but I can't detect any when I apply the blush. The packaging is not ideal for travel, but is pretty nonetheless. I just love to look at the brown, soft compact and "rope-like" texture of the blush=) I can't wait until PF releases more colors! Perhaps a mosaic for summer!
I like this powder! Translucent is very light, but it doesn't make me look like a ghost=) I was afraid the beige and creamy natural shades would be too dark, though! I love the new youth powder from PF, but with all the sales and coupons, I wanted to try this new powder from PF too! It applies very well and has wonderful, light coverage over my concealer. I'm not sure why the powder is all wavy in the compact, but nonetheless, the substance is quality!
Moisturizers -Olay - Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Daily SPF15 Lotion
westside 3/7/2012 6:07:00 PM
No one has reviewed this for awhile, so I will=) I've been using Olay Complete SPF 30 for 9 months, and I love it! With some coupons and sales, I decided to try a new Olay SPF 15 moisturizer...this one is even better! It's not at all greasy (like Olay Complete) and doesn't give me a white cast due to the sunscreen factor. It's moisturizing and the fragrance is very light. It actually applies beautifully with my foundation and powder too! I get 3.5 oz, which is a generous amount for an everyday moisturizer. I can't wait to stock up! Girls, wearing sunscreen everyday will keep you looking young forever=) I still look nineteen (and I'm not!).
I love the bottle, the name, and sale price (9.99), but I can't stand the smell. There's the "green, planty" notes I like, but then it dries to something old and intolerable. What the heck is it? I can't imagine wearing this at all, unless Avon got rid of the gross synthetic part. End of rant:)
I have both the illuminating and matte powders from the new pf line and I love them both! Yes, they cost an arm and a leg, but coupon stickers were available, plus sales! I have not worn powder in over two years and usually just stick with concealer. But I love pf...terrible packaging, but the claims and research they have are impressive. The powders are hydrating and make my skin look so much smoother. I would definitely recommend this line. I hope pf will launch a "youth" bronzer as well!
I don't have a problem with the packaging or fruity scent of rhe product. but I don't like the clear product that encircles the actually lipcolor of the lipstick. It is weird to me and the color goes unevenly. Trying a clear balm would be cheaper. Avon makes much better lip products than this in their regular line.
What a nice creamy nude! I hadn't bought anything from rimmel in so long, but had heard a lot about the Kate lipsticks. This was the only shade I could find thst was not tested at cvs. I'm am glad I picked it up. Nice color payoff without the dryness of mac lipsticks.
Eyeliner -Revlon - REVLON COLORSTAY CRÈME GEL EYE LINER (all colors)
westside 2/11/2012 11:28:00 PM
I purchased this at CVS in brown and black and so pleased I made these purchases! I wore this liner for 8+ hours and it did not smudge at all...everything else smudges on me! I wore it at work, did a bunch of house work, and went to the gym and the thick liner that I had applied in the morning stayed put! The brown is especially nice for daytime wear...a bit of sparkles too! I was afraid the color would be too light (I have very dark eyes), but it still managed to show up nicely. Thank you Revlon for finally coming up with a fantastic creme eye liner that rivals all high-end brands!
I love these new polishes from Revlon! I've bought 8 of them in the last couple weeks. There are over twenty colors to choose from and with great finishes, from creamy to sparkly. I really like them because with one coat, my nails already look good. They're not goopy either...so many new polishes are goopy nowadays! My only complaint is the $7.99 price tag for 0.4 fl oz at CVS...that's a lot! Thank goodness for sales and coupons!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
westside 1/15/2012 4:08:00 PM
Wow! One of the best drugstore products that has been launched this year! I like these better than Mac...they are softer and really easy to blend with or without a brush. I have six colors (emerald, teal, taupe, bronze, gold, and pomegranate), and I like them all! They stay on nicely, too, in the crease area and all over the eye. Because the colors are pretty pigmented, I don't even need liner to frame my eyes better. Highly recommended!
I can't believe I'm so iffy about this product, considering I love Revlon. In the last two weeks I've bought nearly every shade. There are some nicely pigmented shades like red velvet and shimmery ones like the peach one. But at least six colors barely show up. Sure, they're moisturizing, but so are the regular colorburst lipsticks from Revlon. I don't like the flat top bullet of the actual lipstick either because it's messier to apply, esp since I don't have Angelina's poufy lips. While the packaging is cute, the cap is so hard to remove sometimes. With all the sales and coupons I may purchase more if a new color comes out, but I'd much rather stick to the Super Lustrous classic line from Revlon.
A fanstastic dark charcoal! Out in ths sunlight, the emerald sparkles are dynamite! I managed to score these on sale at walgreens and ulta in the late summer months...so glad I found these, though the fashion pout lipcolor is still elusive.
This is one of the newer colors I picked up recently on sale at Walgreens. It's a metallic gold color that looked great with just one coat. I'm sure with two coats, it would be even more saturated gold. This reminded me of the LE carbonite, except not complex green. A fun color to try out!