I love this line of nail polish from Sally Hansen! I have Fog (white glow) Linen (light pink glow) and Dune (beige glow). Great neutrals that are not flat. Mattes are not very flattering on me. I get full coverage with two coats. This makes my nails look like it's gel polished. There is a beautiful satin glow to all three colors. It's not flat color at all. It's not sheer either. It's full coverage. I love neutral colors, but not sheer. These nail polishes are fabulous for a drugstore product. More like a lacquer than a polish. I love this formula! Very happy. I hope they expand the line!
Treatments -AcneFree - Acne and Blackhead Terminator
Tresha 3/22/2012 1:53:00 AM
This stuff is no joke! I had a huge zit on my forehead that was a sore raised bump for two days. I went to target to find a spot treatment. I picked this up. I covered the bump completely, and in a hour noticed the bump went down a good 60 percent. No joke. I was l like... Oh yay! This really works, and was only about 6 bucks with tax. I'm satisfied with this product completely. I would not put this allover my face daily because it is potent, and my sensitive skin may dry out. I will definitely use it as a spot treatment whenever needed.
Primer/ Corrector -Pop Beauty - Face Magnet Primer
Tresha 3/20/2012 3:54:00 PM
I'm a little late to the world of primers. I always felt if I spend $$$ on my foundation, I shouldn't need a separate product to control my oily skin. I now find value in primers, especially since all the great oil control powders has seem to disappear from the market, and I have been forced to resort to primers. I like this primer. It sinks into my skin. It works good with powders or liquid foundations. And importantly...It controls my oily skin. I have been using this a few days and like it. I was using Revlon Photogenic primer, and it is heavy and harder to work with than this Face Magnet Primer. This doesn't feel heavy at the end of the day. This doesnt stop all the oil, but I definitely see a big improvement. Will update.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
Tresha 3/18/2012 1:02:00 PM
I use color 30 Medium. The applicator is wonderful and more gentle then applying with my ring finger. I apply it. And then lightly tap it into my under eye area until it is blended into my skin. I like this concealer. It's moisturizing, but not oily, and it does not get cakey. This is light to medium coverage. Definitely not full coverage on me. I wish this had a tiny bit more coverage. Then it would be my perfect concealer. I also wish it more light reflecting because it does make for a great highlight under the eye. Im very tan nc42 and the brighter in this line is too pink for my golden skin.
What a great product! And it's dirt cheap! I like to brighten under my eyes with light concealer and this does the trick! It blends flawlessly. It's very yellow toned which I love. I'm tan nc42 and surprising I am able to make this work for me. I was afraid it was to light, but it's very workable when I set it with a powder and warm up the color with bronzer. Gives a very nice highlighted look under my eyes! I have 01 Matte Sand, and I will be getting the other colors. I absolute love this line and have never been disappointed with anything I have tried! The bronzers are holygrail and this concealer is becoming a fast favorite too! Will update!
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
Tresha 3/15/2012 5:13:00 PM
This does a nice job of controlling oil and filling pores, but it causes my makeup to cake up. I may need to switch powders and concealer to see if I can make this work for me. I like it, but will have to experiment more.
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Tresha 3/14/2012 2:14:00 AM
I go through a ton of mascara. I was looking for a cheaper alternative to my L'oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, and this is definitely becoming a favorite! It a nice glossy carbon black and I like the brush applicator. It allows me to get in between each lash to coat it thickly. This is an excellent cheap mascara. I'm not a huge fan of Jordana products, but this makes me want to explore the brand more. Update: Went back and stocked up on 5 tubes! I love everything about it!!! Best mascara! I love it madly! Will share this find with besties! Thx MUA!
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
Tresha 3/13/2012 6:44:00 PM
I saw Rimmel added a new color 020 Nude Beige which is darker than the other colors and has a nice yellow based tint, so I figured for 5 bucks why not! I like how this powder is descent in helping my oil control. Not great, but average at best for the price. I have one factor that bothers me...This powder emphasizes my pores. It claims to minimize pores, but on me it does not do that. It makes my pores look huge, so I moving along. Sadface because I like when it's first applied. Doesn't stay flawless on me. Will probably work great for people with great skin to begin with. I'm not one of the lucky ones.
I had high hopes for this, but feel a little let down. This is sheer on my pigmented lips. Not my favorite nude. It a layering color for me to tone down other colors or to wear over lipliners. For me, it takes work to make it look good. Not pigmented enough for me. Update: I was not feeling this lipstick at all in Winter, but now since it Spring and sunny, it's a lot more flattering! It was very blah on me in the overcast gray Winter season. Looks much much better in Spring weather on me. I like it more now!
This is a beautiful silky press powder that gives a flawless matte look. It sets foundation beautifully with no caking. I'm very impressed so far. I have ultra oily skin, so I do have to blot by 1pm or 2, but the oil break through is a nice glow. So it does control oil somewhat. I got light tan and I'm nc42. I use this to set Revlon's colorstay foundation. So far so good. I wish the packaging was more modern and sleek. It's nit cute to pull this out in public.
Concealers -Too Faced - Absolutely Flawless Concealer
Tresha 2/17/2012 8:39:00 PM
At first I really liked this concealer. It is light weight and blends like a dream, but after a few hours my undereye area looks dehydrated and worst than with nothing on it. It does not give me a flawless glowy look. It morphs into something not great. I have tried to set it with many different loose powders, and none worked. I will go back to my Christian Dior concealer right away.
I been using Cadogan Square which is a matte tan nude. Very neutral polished look. When my nails are long it chips, but if my nails are very short it last a good 4 to five days with basecoat and seche vite topcoat. This color is similar to Opi Santantonio. I like how it has a golden tan tone to it. Doesn't wash out my hands or make it look dirty. 9.50 is a fair price considering it's a unique nude color. I would hate to pay a penny more for it. There are many nudes on the market, but this one is smooth, shiny, and matte. I like that it's not sheer in any way.
This bright bubble gum pink is gorgeous! It is very pigmented! This is great with smokey eyes when I want to glam it all out for a night on the town. So pretty! I'm so not into red lipsticks, but I will totally rock a bright pink lipstick! Pink is the new red if you ask me!
Lip Gloss -NYX - Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Pink
Tresha 2/17/2012 2:07:00 PM
I love this for layering over matte pink lipsticks. It gives a nice pop of moisture over my MAC and Illamasqua matte lipsticks. It a pretty matte baby pink with no shimmer that goes on more sheer. Its not super pigmented, so it's great for topping off pigmented pink lipsticks. It's pretty and feminine.
This Winter I went through two tubes of this amazing nude beige matte lipstick. It applies so well and doesn't ever look chalky or cakey! I hope this never gets discontinued! In the Summer I wear nyx Honey, but I think I will keep wearing this through out spring and summer too. It's the perfect true beige nude for me. I'm obsessed with Echo! Love it madly!