Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
DrMAC 4/22/2011 11:23:00 PM
I got this with my naked palette. This is the only eye shadow primer that actually hurts my eyes /eyelids (like I had cried a lot the night before) after I put it on but they didn't get puffy or itchy. I think I might be allergic to it, which is weird since I use paint pots, TFSI, NARS eye primer...without any pain. I won't purchase. I think it can be amazing for some, but if your eyes are sensitive, I would be cautious buying this!
This is a great mascara if you have short lashes that don't curl. I prefer the the falsies over this in waterproof because I need thickness more than length. It is great for definition though. It holds my curl after I curl my stubborn straight downward pointing lashes! =)
Eyeliner -Styli-Style - Line and Seal 123 Black/Brown
DrMAC 3/26/2011 12:36:00 PM
OMG. I can't believe I haven't written a review yet. This is THE BEST eyeliner ever... and it won't break the bank! I've tried high end, and low end eyeliners. I have really oily eyelids and the eyeliner often either smudges like mad under my eyes or disintegrates where I lined my eye within a couple hrs. This eyeliner stays put.. even the next day if I don't take it off.. I can't believe it is so inexpensive. The liner is softer if you sharpen each day but then you'd go through an eyeliner super fast. It has more staying power than UD 24/7 liner. Try this eyeliner. You will love it! You can find it at rite aids or online!
Cleansers -Kiehls - Photo-Age Corrector Deep-Action Exfoliating Cleanser
DrMAC 3/10/2011 12:22:00 AM
I'm always on the look out for my dream cleanser and I think I am getting much closer to finding my ideal cleanser and this is probably my favorite cleanser right now! I love Kiehls.. their skin care products were developed for sensitive skin...I want a cleanser that cleans but doesnt make my face squeaky feeling and tight, but also has exfoliation. This cleanser requires a small amount and with water it foams up nicely with good soft exfoliants. I love that it has a light orangy-citrus scent.... it does leave my skin a little squeaky feeling but not tight like it is dry. I will have to try it as a mask! If you use a small amount this tube will last for months! No breakouts either! I would repurchase!
First and foremost, I am a HUGE Kiehl's fan. I have super sensitive skin and occasional breakouts a month. I got a sample in the mail and I started using it several weeks ago. This seems like a cream that is similar to application as La Mer cream.. in that you press it into the skin, although I have not tried La Mer.. I've been told that is the method. This cream is thick and it does melt after application onto your hands or fingers and then you pat it onto your skin. I am a no fuss kind of woman and don't have time in the am or pm to spend a lot of time on facial products or makeup but I love using this cream especially at night as I feel it makes my skin return to its normal hydrated homeostasis. It probably would be fantastic as a night moisturizer with a drop of the midnight recovery concentrate! I LOVE the ultra facial cream.. it will still be my go to especially if I am running late and need to use face cream.... this tub should last me forever... It also has not broken me out! =)
I love argan oil but it is not compatible with my face.. I've got pretty sensitive skin! I've tried argan oil, maracuja oil, and kiehl's midnight recovery and all these oils make my face itch and break out. I mainly use this as a massage oil, for cuticles, or I add some to my body moisturizer for more moisturization. I wish I could use this on my face as a regular moisturizer. I don't know if it is me, but on it's own, it doesn't seem to soak into my skin. I have been able to put it on my crows feet and it hasn't broken me out. For my hair, I use a couple drops in my hands, rub my hands together, and then run it through my hair and that works well. My hair gets frizzy and this has helped with it's texture as well as softness.
OMG, this is the best under eye concealer ever! I bought this in peach (i'm NC25-30) and it covers my dark undereyes like a dream. It also does not cake, and is very creamy when you use your fingers as it melts the product perfectly. I was using LM salmon colored concealer for a long time and it was way too thin to do anything.. this is such a great product. I will repurchase!
I keep buying this conditioner again not because it is the best thing since sliced bread, but because it has softening ingredients in the conditioner including silk extract and avocado. I have noticed it makes my hair less frizzy depending on where I am living in the US. It makes me hair soft, but does not control my frizz. No other conditioner has been spectacular for my hair, but this is pretty good. Wait until Ulta has a sale on the liters and get it.. otherwise it is quite expensive!
Lotions/ Creams -Kiehls - Creme de corps soy milk and honey whipped body butter
DrMAC 1/3/2011 12:01:00 AM
I loooove Kiehls, and this lotion is amazing. I don't like applying lotion due to the left over greasy feel (the regular creme de corps does this a little) but this whipped body butter is light yet absorbs instantly and makes skin super soft. Also it has a nice smell -- it smells like the soy milk and honey scrub. I would repurchase!
At first, I didn't really think anything of it but bought it because of the reviews. It is ylbb for my moderately pigmented lips and nc20-25 skin tone. When I first used it, it seemed a little too toned down pink on me, but now that I'm now further into the lipstick, it is a beautiful ylbb color. It could be a smoother texture.. but otherwise, not bad for drug store lipstick.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Pink Kiss
DrMAC 11/21/2010 12:47:00 AM
I am a high end makeup kind of girl. I admit it...but I get bored with makeup and I've been looking for cheaper alternatives. I tried elf stuff a long time ago and it is hit or miss, but this lip gloss is pretty good. It smells like bubbalicious gum and gives your lips a pinkish nude color (very flattering on my nc20-25 skin). It is somewhat moisturizing....I will repurchase. =)
I got this as a sample from my sephora purchase. I think it is supposed to be a liner and lipstick as well as lip plumper in one. I am not fond of BE lip products mainly due to their offensive artificial vanilla smell. This product made my lips tingle too, which I didn't care for. The color is a nice day neutral lip color though.. there are many other better lipstick options for this color that are cheaper. I would not buy this!
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
DrMAC 10/11/2010 5:56:00 PM
OVERHYPED. If you want a liquid eyeliner for a thin line, you probably can get that from this eyeliner.. but thicker than a couple mm, you will need to look elsewhere. This eyeliner is black, but is somewhat see through if you apply a thicker line. It doesn't have much pigment to it and I found myself painting over the same line over and over again.. i now just use it to use it up... sadly. And.. if you cry..or are out in the heat, it will smear everywhere. Sad. If it were more pigmented and lasted longer it would be a winner.
My all time favorite cream blush ever!! If you have light skin NC20-25, and you like subtle daytime blushes, you will love this.. it will give you a pinkish flush to your cheeks, and then you can also apply another blush over it on the apples, and it looks amazing. Truly dries to a powder finish. I will repurchase if I ever run out!
There are 2 types of glosses in my mind when it comes to NARS. There's the semi-translucent ones with a coconut-y smell and the opaque ones that have a weird plastic smell. This gloss would be the former... It is definately YLBB and nothing more. I like the nonstickyness and the shine it gives, and that I can apply it and go.. I would not repurchase separately as it is quite expensive for a YLBB lipgloss, but if it came in a set I would totally be happy to recieve it!! My other favorite natural color is chihuahua.. but is is in the opaque family....