I'm not wild about the packaging. SO bulky. I purchased this to try and dupe my beloved Stereo Rose. It's not a perfect match, but it'll do until I can find something better. It's not as finely milled as some of the MAC MSFs, but the color it gives off is a gorgeous glowy peach color. Love it!
Such a pretty color for the flushed color you naturally get in your cheeks. The packaging is very nice - almost identical to MAC products (which I like because it's so sleek). I use this with a domed stippling brush and a little goes a VERY long way.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
baby_grazi_x05 7/5/2012 9:19:00 AM
I've jumped on the BB cream bandwagon without abandon. I've used two Korean BB creams and adore them, but I've been in the market for a tinted moisturzer as well. This one certainly fits the bill! I've only used it once, so we'll see how my skin handles it with time. I got this in the lightest shade (because I'm practically transluscent), and while it looked rather orange right out of the tube, it blended flawlessly into my skin. It's got very sheer coverage, so don't expect Colorstay coverage. It's also super light - I feel like there's nothing on my skin!
Lip Gloss -Maybelline - Cololr Sensational Lipgloss in Touch of Toffee
baby_grazi_x05 6/26/2012 8:32:00 AM
I got this 75% off at CVS, and now I'm thinking I need to go back and buy out the store. It's a perfect nude color and it goes on with such ease. It's not sticky, but the color lasts awhile at the same time. The smell isn't bothersome at all; in fact, there is barely a smell at all. Wonderful gloss!
Blush -E.L.F. - Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
baby_grazi_x05 6/26/2012 8:29:00 AM
LOVE this product! I don't get a lot of usage out of the blush because, while it's a pretty color, it's a little chalky and has a lot of fallout. It just kind of gets everywhere. But the bronzer? Holy crap! PERFECT for giving my face that perfect glow. And it's great for contouring as well. They should DEFINITELY sell that separately! I'd buy the crap out of it!
These glosses are seriously AMAZING. I don't find them sticky at ALL. In fact, they're that perfect marriage of thick, but slick that I adore. The smell is delicious too. I've never been a fan of this type of packaging, but that's just me. And for the price? You can't beat it!
Primer/ Corrector -E.L.F. - Mineral Infused Face Primer
baby_grazi_x05 6/17/2012 9:11:00 AM
LOVE the product, HATE the packaging! Unlike Smashbox's Photo Finish, this hasn't broken me out and I have pretty sensitive skin. Also, after watching a YT beauty guru's video on how to use the Photo Finish wherein she said it works best when you let it set for a few minutes so it sinks into all your imperfections, I did the same with this. And it works beautifully! I only use one pump's worth of product, because anymore gets too heavy on my face and is counterproductive in that it creates a layer that my makeup just sits on top of and will ultimately make it slide off. Gross! My pump hasn't broken YET, but I have difficulty getting the product out. PROBABLY because it's such a thick product and doesn't settle like most liquids. Oh well. I just unscrew the cap and get some out that way. No biggie!
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
baby_grazi_x05 6/17/2012 9:06:00 AM
WOW!! I bought this mascara after reading all the hype on MakeupAlley and I was NOT disappointed! It's got the nice drier formula that I'm a fan of in mascaras. It builds beautifully and gives me killer dramatic lashes! The only thing I'm not a fan of is that a bit too much product comes out on the brush. I just wipe it on the side of the tube - no big whoop!
WOW!! I had to decide between this lipstick and Impassioned and the SA explained to me (what I already knew) that Impassioned is an Amplified finish, so it would be MUCH bolder than Lustering. So, being that I'm a total chicken when it comes to bold lip colors, I chose this one. And MAN! Am I glad I did!! It brightens up my face SO much for the summer! I'm in love!
Lotions/ Creams -Bath and Body Works - Paris Amour
baby_grazi_x05 6/5/2012 10:18:00 AM
I found this in the mini body cream tube 50% off, so I picked it up. The scent is great! Feminine, but not girly. Light, but not too light. It's complex, and very good for the summer. When I tried it, I kept sniffing my hand for hours afterward because I couldn't get enough! It's definitely not one of BBW's everyday fragrances. It's a little more classy than some of them, but not on par with a department store fragrance, obviously. If that makes sense? I love this!
Moisturizers -Biore - SkinPreservation Hard Day's Night
baby_grazi_x05 6/5/2012 8:16:00 AM
I found this at Big Lots for around $5 and I'm in love! I'd been looking for a night cream for awhile and stumbled across this one. It's wonderful! It's very thick and creamy, and it smooths over my face so perfectly. I wake up with the softest skin ever! I've been using this for a couple of weeks now and NO breakouts! My skin usually lets me know within a few days if it's not going to like something I put on it!
Apparently you either love this fragrance or hate it. And I LOVE it! I've had the same bottle since high school and I'm only halfway through it (and only because I have a TON of fragrances). Light scent, but very pretty and feminine. And the scent lasts for awhile too!
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Trio - Walking on Eggshells
baby_grazi_x05 5/29/2012 9:02:00 AM
What is THIS nonsense? $2.99 shadows that are just as good as some of my more expensive ones? Well, okay. I'm not going to go that far since the colors are a LITTLE chalky. But this is perfect for an everyday look. The colors are just enough to give me a polished look and they blend easily so it takes no time at all to do my makeup. With a base, they last forever! Will repurchase and look into other colors!
Absolutely PERFECT! Great coverage, but it doesn't break my sensitive skin out! No. 21 is the perfect shade for me (NW15-ish), and it kind of self-adjusts for any discrepancies in color between it and my skin. I've got both this one and the IPKN one and while they both have their merits, I greatly prefer this one. Mostly because it's cheaper! You can catch this in the smaller size for around $10 with shipping on eBay or Amazon. It's great!
This doesn't do a whole lot for my hair when I use it as a smoothing treatment, but before flat ironing? Holy amazeballs! So smooth! I originally bought it because my stylist uses it on me after she cuts my hair and I'm always floored by the smell. IT SMELLS SO GOOD! I also caught this on sale at Regis, so the price was just right at $9.95.