I really love these eyeshadows and the range of colors and finishes of them as well. However, the packaging is so unfortunate. The shadows come in a cardboard box that is much bigger than it needs to be. It is a little bit pricey, but the quality of the shadows are excellent and the colors are very versatile.
Tinted Moisturizer -Sonia Kashuk - Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (tube)
ahuang300 8/6/2012 12:03:00 PM
Really love this tinted moisturizer. Of all the tinted moisturizers I've tried, this one has the best coverage. It has SPF which is great for the summertime. All I do is put some of this tinted moisturizer on, spot conceal if I need to and then I'm set. It doesn't make my skin feel greasy or super shiny. Great product. A little bit pricey though but you do get a lot of product.
I like how this eyeliner is only $1, however you definitely get what you pay for. I loved how this liner looked one my eyes after a few uses, but over time the tip of the pen gets misshapen which makes it difficult to draw a precise line. Also, it isn't exactly waterproof. It still smudges and makes me look like a panda after I contact water. While it's not as bad as nonwaterproof liners, it still isn't "waterproof". I wore this to the gym today and had a dark ring under my eyes after 20 minutes of stairs- even though I only wore a little bit on my upper lash line. The liquid is not that watery which I like because the line is not as opaque and dark making it easier to fix possible liner mistakes. I will not repurchase because I'd rather spend a little bit more on an eyeliner that would last longer and actually stay on my eyes.
I really like the consistency of this foundation. It is very silky and smooth and doesn't cake up my face. However, I'm not impressed with the color selection. The closest match to my skin tone makes my complexion look gray which is not cute.
This is a decent concealer. The consistency is extremely extremely thick so I would not recommend this for the undereye area as it will crease. It is heavy duty so a little bit will go a very long way.
Lipstick -MAC - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Bare Again
ahuang300 8/3/2012 4:41:00 PM
While shopping for a new MAC lipstick, I came across the Sheen Supreme collection. I really like the sleek cylindrical packaging of this lipstick and I love the color even more. It is a dark brown-pink that is very flattering on all skin tones. Most nudes and pinks from MAC do not look good on my NC 30 complexion as they are either too blue-toned or too light and make me look like a corpse. This color is absolutely perfect. It is like a "your lips but better" color and the consistency is very creamy and silky. It leaves a sheen on your lips as if you wore a gloss. It has the typical MAC lipstick scent- a light vanilla.
Loose Powders -E.L.F. - Studio High Definition Powder
ahuang300 8/3/2012 4:39:00 PM
I love this powder! It is extremely finely milled and does not settle into any fine lines or pores on my face. I use it to set my undereye concealer because other powders tend to make my undereye area look cakey. It is very affordable ($6 at Target) for the amount of product that you get. However, the packaging is so annoying. Everytime I use it I get white powder everywhere. The box is not the matte black color it once was and it just looks dirty.
Of all the undereye concealers I've used, this one is one of my top favorites! I mistakenly purchased this at the drug store. I meant to buy the Maybelline one but the names are so similar I got confused and just picked this one up instead. After I finish this one I will try the Maybelline one and see how they compare but for now, I am satisfied with this product. It is a nice thin consistency that does not cake up my undereye area and significantly brightens and lifts my whole complexion.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Not Just Nudes
ahuang300 8/3/2012 4:34:00 PM
I feel like these cream shadows are comparable to my MAC paint pots. It has a nice creamy consistency and did not crease on my eyelids without a primer. I liked the two lighter shades way more than the darker ones. I wish Revlon released these cream shadows individually.
This is an okay mascara. It lengthens well for me sometimes when I use it. Other times, my lashes just look clumpy. The biggest issue I have with this mascara is that it flakes off like crazy. People are always telling me I have little black specks on my cheeks and nose when I wear this mascara. Not that impressed.
Scrubs -Burt's Bees - Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub
ahuang300 8/3/2012 4:27:00 PM
I LOVE this scrub! I picked it up at Target just to see what it would be like because I was bored with my body washes and shower gels. This smells great and I love the tiny chunks of cranberry and pomegranate in this scrub. It leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. However, (and this may not be a bad thing if you have dry skin) it does feel a tad waxy on the skin after rinsing.
I like the texture and how this product feels on my lips, however I just cannot find a color in the line that is good for everyday. The more neutral-nude colors do not look good with my skin tone or have tiny glitter particles in it which I hate.
I love this toner. It is the first toner I have ever used and I'm so shocked I haven't been incorporating it into my skincare routine before. It tingles and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without irritating it. Cheap too! The other toner I use is from the drug store and is $13 whereas the smaller bottle of this is only $8.95 from Lush.
I've gone through two of these foundations. I really love the fluffy light consistency of it and how it looks on my skin. It has light to medium coverage but it can be buildable. However, the one downfall to this product is how quickly all of the product is used up. I went through an entire tub of it within a month and a half which is not impressive because it is not THAT cheap.
I've repurchased this eye makeup remover twice already and it is my favorite non-department store makeup remover. It removes all of my makeup (including waterproof mascara) and does not irritate my eyes at all. However, it does make my skin feel a little greasy/oily.