Tinted Moisturizer -Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 - Oil Free
011705 5/23/2007 11:17:00 AM
HOLY.... this TM makes my face look like a doll and like I just drank 178583475834 million gallons of water.... that's how glowy my face looks! I'm really excited and afraid at the same time to be even posting a review for this so early considering I've only used it for about 4 days but.... I had to! I'm pretty pale so I use this in Porceilain and it's purrrrfect. It covers beautifully and feels so light. I get no greasies from this... I swear, I forget I even have anything on. And no breakouts thus far. I was stuck between getting this or the original but decided on this one because I'm acne-prone/oily. I use my fingers to spread and make sure to blend blend blend in. Update: 06/04/07- I spoke too soon. It started breaking out and as soon as I stopped use of these, my face cleared up. Thank god I found a replacement. Now I just mix in some of my Everyday Minerals into my moisturizer and whatta know, it's even better. I'm stupid to have tossed out my box so now I can't return it.
I couldn't put up with the bluntness of these pencils and also the fact that their black wasn't as black as I'd like. They do last though.
This JT is amazing. I love it. It's soooo pretty. Outta all my other JT, MAC Lipgelee's, lipglosses, anything.. I reach for this the most. It makes me feel so girly. Plus, I like the smell of this one compared to other JT. :)
Moisturizers -Purpose - Dual Treatment Moisture Lotion with spf 15
011705 4/20/2007 2:45:00 PM
Okay so Im never happy with anything even when it's been good to my skin but this thing, I tried simply because I was "bored" (I was using Prescriptives All you need+ moisturizers, the SPF one & non-SPF for night) And THEY'RE AWESOME. But like I said, I was "bored." It doesn't feel bad going on and it absorbs really well... but I have oily skin & this crap didn't moisturize it AT ALL. When you first put it on, it was like, okay, nice, moisture... 30 minutes later, my face just feels nasty... dry..tight..ugh. AND THE SMELL. Not pretty. Oh well.
OH MY GOD... I love my custom blend!!!!! I was using EM and don't get me wrong, that stuff is awesome but 1. too messy 2. too time consuming, especially for morning when I'm hurrying to get to work. ANyway, This stuff is beautiful. The MA got my color RIGHT ON... NO KIDDING. It's like I have nothing on but MY SKIN LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!! Ahh. I'm freakin out. LOL. I'm a level 2, she added some green and I had her add oil control and candlelight (shimmer) since I wanted a dewy look. You get the regular foundation bottle + a small travel sized one. I got sheer-medium coverage and it's perfect. I was a fan of PX VIrtual skin but couldn't get that perfect shade from there so I'm glad I tried this out though it is expensive, I paid $66. but $66 well spent! :) EDIT 04/05/07: *sniffsniff* I'm returning this today. I suspect this was causing me to break out. I'm prone to breakouts, mostly around "that time of the month"& we're getting there but I never ever get those "under the skin" bumps and I was getting those plus a zipfarm all over my forehead (&ineverbreakoutthere). Even when applied with my fingers, this felt heavier than I'd like and within 5 hours, I was glowing in oil which causes my pores to show more than ever. I took the mini sized one to the mall yesterday and compared it to colors in the virtual skin line so I know which to get if I wanted to try it VS (last time I was matched to Real Vellum, pffft!) without a MA trying to match me "incorrectly."
This has become an everyday staple for me since sampling it and then ordering the full size. On top of the fact that my EM semi-matte foundation makes me all happy and glowy, this ups it up a notch. I apply to my cheeks, across my nose and forehead. I look like a porcelain doll. When I first got this, I thought "Wtf. It's too light and shimmery!" It actually looks white to me rather than pink. But I gave it a try anyway and I'm so glad I did. THe shimmers aren't actually even noticable but somehow this product gives you this glow like you wouldn't believe. (& no not some freakish oil slick type look) My new best friend. =D
Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
011705 3/9/2007 2:30:00 PM
I love this. Forever & ever. I'm sorry I ever betrayed you. Will you forgive me? You make me look so glowy, polished and perfected!
How stupid am I? Over a year ago, I purchased "Fairly light" at Sephora. Wore it once.. Hated it. The color was too dark on me and my face was disgustingly oily. Tossed it in my "byebye products" storage container thingy. Recently started using EVERYDAY MINERALS and THAT IS WHERE IT'S AT! Butt, I'm dumb... went to Ulta.. purchased this piece of crap in "Fair." I got home, tried it on to go out real quick... for one, it still not a match for me though I could pass for it and two... It itched like a $^$&^%&$!! I swear. Even on places I didnt apply! I possibly got some on my hands, then touched my neck, shoulder, etc. and I was scratching for about 30 minutes straight! Mind you, I even knew there was the possibility of this happening considering the Bismuth whatever this contains. As if it couldn't get any worse.. I'm 18 and my face looked like I was a million. It looked dried out and fill into each and everyone of my expression lines. Back to the store this goes. I'm coming home EM!
OH my FREAKIN' god. :) I'm really starting to LOVE these little lipgelee's! I have two so far, this and slicked pink. I love love love the texture. Sooo smooth, not at all sticky. The slip feels a bit like petroleum jelly but not exactly. *giggles* THis color.... as if you got bit. Or you been sucking on your lips for awhile and it gets it's natural "flush". Hee. I can't wait to try out more! I like these better than the lipglass's, though obviously those provide more pigment than these... I really like the texture of these over the lipglass's!! <333
So, I bought this (even though I own engraved pp and smoulder kohl AND blitz&glitz fluidline) trying to be all "safe" about what I wear on my waterline and what can is actually safe yet WILL stay on my waterline. I gave in to the reviews even though I have NEVER liked mechanical pencils, I actually despize them.. but anyway got this. It your regular, flat out matte black. The tip goes blunt easily, as do all mechanicals. But the main thing was, that this was suppose to apply smooth like a kohl yet is waterproof and those claims were false, atleast in MY case. This didn't stay on any longer than my smoulder SO what's the point????? I lost the receipt and now I'm stuck with not JUST graphblack BUT brownborder as well, tossed away in my make up pencil drawer never to be touched again. Booo.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blitz and Glitz
011705 1/22/2007 3:44:00 PM
What the hell happen to my Blitz & Glitz??????? I've had this for about a month and a half, and instead of it drying out, it actually has thinned out to the point where I have to repeatingly go over the line to get it all even. It turned.. runnyish? I don't know but I also own New weed, Dipdown, Macroviolet, and Graphic brown and this hasn't happen to those... maybe my marcoviolet but nothing like this one. It's a LOVELY freakin color. Black with gold specks.. though the specks aren't at all noticable on my eyes. *Sighs*
This was a really good brush when I use to use it for my fluidlines. I don't use this anymore, however, only because I don't find any need for it anymore. I don't use fluidlines nor do I draw in my brows, but if I did, this is the first brush I'd run to.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
011705 1/12/2007 1:11:00 PM
This was a no-go for me. *Sighs* When it came to making my eyeshadows more "vibrant", this did nothing special. I get them vibrant from just making my brush "damp" and apply that way. When it came to blending my shadows, if I spent too much time on it, it would "ball up" some how and get all weird... hard to explain. Within 3 hours, my colors have faded and by 6-7 hours, my eye make up looks like CRAP. And my eye lids aren't even THAT oily. I recently purchased MAC's Bare canvas paint to use as a base and though I have yet to try it for applying eyeshadow, this makes even my KOHLS stay on longer. Guess everybody's different. :)
This is a good tinted moisturizer. I don't use this anymore.. cause now i just mix my own but if I did need one, I'd go for this one. This did feel a bit heavy but it never broke me out and that's a plus cause although my skin is very clear, I'm also very acne-prone so I gotta be careful.
My search for the perfect nude has ended. I definitly agree with the other reviewers about this being an awesome nude color. It's soooo pretty! Glides on so smooth too. I love it!!