Powder -Physicians Formula - Healthy Wear SPF 50 Powder Foundation
Nocturnefata 2/22/2010 9:14:00 PM
I'm afraid it's not quite as good as the review here led me to believe. Now mind you it's still good and I'd probably buy it again. I got translucent light which is a good color for my very pale skin. It doesn't do anything to blur imperfections like pores or lines, but it doesn't really make it worse. It helps even out my tone about 25% that of a full coverage liquid. I applied it with a flat top brush from Jane Ireadel. There are 2 reasons I'm giving it 3 stars, one is that it made me oily. My skin is actually fairly dry right now and this made me fairly shiny in 4 hours. Reason 2 is the amount you get in the little compact is really small. While it's a good product, the value isn't as good as it could be. So if you don't mind the lighter coverage or needing to take it with you for potential touch ups, I think it' a pretty worthy foundation. I would also recommend this to teen girls since it's light, fairly natural, and very cute packaging!
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
Nocturnefata 1/13/2010 3:37:00 PM
This is an almost HG lip balm. It has none of the things that keep your lips needing balm in it. It's a great skin conditioner with some healing properties. I used this during my recent bout with pneumonia when my lips were in terrible shape and it did help. I find that imparts no color and the smell is not offensive. While I like the taste of the original better, I think this is better at healing! I'll certainly buy it again!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational ~ Red Revival
Nocturnefata 1/3/2010 3:39:00 PM
I really like this red even though it was slightly brighter and more neutral then what I was expecting. It lasts for about 4 hours on me with the matching liner. It does leave a nice stain though a little uneven. This is a great red for the price!
Eyeliner -Guerlain - terracotta kohl in Oriental Metal
Nocturnefata 1/3/2010 3:24:00 PM
I have been wanting this a long time and it's almost what I was hoping for. The color is very subtle on me and I don't think it does much for my eye color like the black seems to do. I do like that it is smoky but not overwhelming and appropriate for any occasion. It's also ok to wear with a darker lip look on me without looking to heavy. There is less fallout from this one. My biggest complaint is it sometimes feels gritty. Other then that I really like the product!
Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (tube)
Nocturnefata 12/7/2009 8:23:00 PM
Ok, I have only used this today after buying it last night. Let me preface this review: I have mild rosacea, use renova 2x a week, my skin is also mildly wind burned right now, plus a TON of acne scars. On to the review: This covered about 20% of my redness and in areas where I am not red like my forehead looked amazing. The finish is radiant, make no mistake but it didn't make my face look like a disco ball. Exceedingly fine shimmer. The color was very good and blends with my skin. I got the lightest shade and I have exceptionally pale skin. The coverage is very minimal but it does blur things a bit, helps with pores, and even made my eye area look more rested(I got 2 hours of sleep last night and looked like I got 6+). Can't comment on the sunscreen or the break out potential, being it's my first day. If you have very good skin and just need a little pick me up, this might be your new HG. For those of us that need more help, I think this would be a great base for a little mineral foundation, powder foundation, or with some thick concealer on the bad bits. I'll keep wearing it and see if breaks me out!
This seems to work ok for my skin. I have the spf version. This seems to mildly calm redness and keeps the skin moist. It can leave me a bit oily or leave a white cast. I found the best use for this is mixing it with my sally hansen Carmindy foundation and using it as a tinted moisturizer! I will probably look for something with more spf soon because I am on renova now for mild rosacea.
This is great mask that doesn't leave me red. I usually leave it on for 15-30 minutes. It exfoliates well but this isn't really noticeable until you wash your face the next time, when all the skin comes off! It does brighten and revive in the short term too.
This is a nice scent but it's very linear on me personally. The lasting power 4-6 hours on my skin and silage was minimal. While the notes list was Moroccan Rose, Grapefruit, White Peony, Pink Pepper, Precious Vanilla, Grey Amber, Musk I only really got Rose, a smattering of grapefruit, and a slight hit of musk on the dry down. If you are looking for something rose with staying power, this might be right up your alley!
Lotions/ Creams -Alba Botanica - Max Dry Skin Formula w/ AHA & Antioxidents
Nocturnefata 10/4/2009 1:54:00 AM
This would be the most perfect thing on earth if their was less scent and no parabens! Other then that I love it and use it bi-weekly as a treatment and in the winter weekly. I also mix in oils or my nude body lotion!
Lip Gloss -L'Oreal - Infallible Plumping 6 Hour Lipgloss
Nocturnefata 10/2/2009 6:23:00 PM
I got this in Plumped Plum. It's my exact lip color. It has nice shine for about 2 hours and then it starts to dull. The product for color lasts maybe 4 hours. It does seem to minutely plump the lips and doesn't accentuate little lines on the lips. it doesn't feel overly sticky on but if your hair gets stuck in it, it's tacky and really grips the hair. I'd give it 5 stars if it wasn't for that!
This water is an excellent toner. It's great for post facial oil cleansing if your a little too oily. I like that it seems to deep clean, slightly exfoliate, and slightly moisturize. Gives a healthy glow to bare skin as well. 3 pumps will soak a cotton pad enough to use on my face, neck, and chest too!
This is the most outstanding product! The color is a slightly warmer version of my lip color with shimmer. If I apply only one coat it's almost undetectable except it given more dimension and moisture. I can layer it to get a great color and it also stains the lips wonderfully! I adore this product more then any other lippie I've ever tried. It does transfer with multiple layers though!
I just bought this in Plum Perfect. I went to by Yummy Plummy due to reviews but it was not what I expected in the tube or what i saw from MUA pics. Plum Perfect is a very dark color on me. It's almost the exact shade of my lips just darker by about 3 levels. The for the texture it's a bit dry but silky and it wears well. It certainly has a lot of pigment and I would suggest line/brush for this shade. I think it is a good color for fall and would look great topped with gloss, especially black or red!
Moisturizers -Nude Skincare - Age Defence Moisturiser
Nocturnefata 9/12/2009 2:08:00 PM
Best sheer but heavy moisturizer ever. This stuff is a godsend for combo skin. My skin feels great after using this and the effect can last up to 48 hours. I don't think this is a preventative treatment as much as it is a great moisturizer and protectant.
Lotions/ Creams -Nude Skincare - Moisturising Body Cream
Nocturnefata 9/12/2009 2:06:00 PM
This product is slightly expensive for the amount you get or what it does. The effect is nice but I can it from a $20 bottle too. I do however like the ingredients and the fact they are very eco-conscious.