Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
dtormon 5/31/2012 1:27:00 PM
I really hate to give a negative review! This gave me great coverage but didn't build well (became cakey), did not last long (about four hours) without needing touchups, oxidized on me to an orangey color, and made my face oilier than usual! It also sets very quickly like Colorstay, so I found it hard to blend in time.
Great quality for such an affordable price. I've been using this for so long and so far, no fallout. I use it to apply my liquid foundation, blush, and powder. It packs my makeup on without really caking it on and it feels so soft!
This is a great primer. It instantly corrected any redness or blemishes, and went on like silk. It helped make my makeup last longer as well. Unfortunately, my skin had an allergic reaction to this product (I have extremely sensitive skin). If it weren't for that, I would've loved to use it all up!
I love using this on my cheeks! I apply three dots along each cheekbone and use a stippling brush to blend/pat it in. It leaves a very natural flush, and does not look like blush at all when I use this method. I could see how using just a little too much could make it look clown-ish though, so be sure to use a light hand. It also lasts ALL day. This one bottle has easily lasted me easily a year (though I don't use it every single day), and I've had no problems with it leaking out.
Primer/ Corrector -NYX - HD Studio Photogenic Primer
dtormon 5/24/2012 5:49:00 PM
I really want to like this primer, but I have to say I don't see any difference in the staying power of my makeup with this. It is a bit tacky and very white, much like Elmer's Glue. I've been using this for months to try and use it all up, and I'm still not convinced. However, it does smooth out pores nicely!
I wanted to love this mascara because of it's great price, but alas there were no volumizing, lengthening, or curling effects. PROS: *Big, curved brush gives great coverage corner to corner *Doesn't leave lashes crunchy or stiff CONS: *Left my lashes WET, droopy, and thin