It's a fantastic sheer makeup. I have good skin most of the time and the medium shade (I am NC25) gives me the right amount of coverage without looking cake-y. I wore this to my birthday party and the foundation definitely played a huge part of my overall look that I'm happy with.
The Bronze shade perfectly dupes NARS Multiple Stick in St. Barts.
Highlighters -Clinique - Up-Lighting Liquid Illumintor
mandy_mann 4/28/2010 12:41:00 AM
What makes Sandra Bullock beautiful to me is her lit from within glow. Her skin is so incandescent and beam-y. This product helps me mimic the glow; I chose the shade Natural and apply it with the same brush I use to apply my foundation with brushing it on my forehead, upper cheekbones and over my blush.
I used my Optimum Points at Shoppers Drug Mart to get this and have NO REGRETS. Wearing this, I feel like Sandra Bullock. It enhances my hard-won clear complexion and gives me that incandescence I love (get more glow by wearing over CREAM blush). I love this product lots!
This peachy shade and formulation provides a beautiful romantic looking flush :):):) I have no criticisms.
Excellent for lengthening and defining my skimpy lashes. It doesn't smudge either!
Eye Shadow -Cover Girl - Smoky ShadowBlast in Silver Sky
mandy_mann 12/16/2009 2:00:00 AM
This duo-sided eyeshadow stylus is great for a quick smoky eye look. The Step One is a shimmery silver shadow and the Step Two is a deep smoky purple/plum which makes my brown eyes pop. Slightly softer and smoother than Shadesticks...I recommend a primer because they will crease and slide without one.
Tip: DON'T swivel the stick out too much as you apply the shadow or it will break off! Swivel out only what you need.
I picked this up on sale out of curiosity and am pleased to say that it soothed my dry winter-cracked skin. A quarter-sized amount applied with a natural bristle brush cleans my entire body. I am pleased with it.
I was having a problem with drier skin as the cold weather hit and this helped a huge amount. One quarter-sized amount on a natural bristle body brush was all I needed for my entire body.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
mandy_mann 10/16/2009 2:07:00 AM
Excellent remover that can swipe deep dramatic eye looks in a few sweeps! It removes even long-lasting gel eyeliner. I highly recommend it.
Cleansers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power - Cream Wash
mandy_mann 9/25/2009 1:13:00 AM
This is a very good product that cleanses well and helps prevent breakouts. I LOVE the cucumber scent (which lingers under my nails long after I wash my face). My only issue is that I can't use it every night because it burns a hole on this sensitive spot on my chin! I will continue using it because of the beautiful results but only every few days!
Eye Shadow -Joe Fresh Style - eye shadow - all colours
mandy_mann 8/16/2009 6:48:00 PM
At four bucks (!) a pop, these eye shadows are definitely a great deal. You can buy four shades for slightly less than the cost of one MAC shadow; imagine that! The packaging itself is kinda cool too: Clear round sturdy plastic.
I have tried Pebble (a gentle shimmery silvery taupe) and Plum (a very deep slightly warm purple). Both give great pigment/colour payoff and last long. Joe Fresh eye shadows can give any department store brand a BIG run for the money.
The Joe Fresh makeup line is also animal friendly. There is NOTHING to hate about these shadows at all.
Lip Gloss -Wet 'n' Wild - MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in #568 Bronze Berry
mandy_mann 6/5/2009 3:02:00 PM
I am pleasantly surprised by this. Application is very easy with huge colour pay off. It feels comfortable on lips and the shade is GREAT for Asians like me. I honestly like this gloss more than the high end glosses I tried. Excellent price!
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Softsoap Naturals Milk & Honey Body Wash
mandy_mann 5/22/2009 1:10:00 AM
This body wash is fantastic! It cleanses gently but leaves my skin soft and silky. The smell of milk and honey is divine and makes for a pleasurable body cleansing experience. The wash definitely rivals those you get at high-end lines. I highly recommend it.
To maximize the experience, spread the wash all over your body with a natural bristle brush so you can cleanse and exfoliate at the same time.
I'll definitely be repurchasing this. In fact, I'm on my second tube! It leaves shine and a slight tint making it perfect for when I don't feel like wearing lipstick. I love the taste too.
I am surprisingly pleased with this mascara. It coats my lashes evenly giving good length and definition. It doesn't smudge either (to be fair, I did curl my lashes well before applying). This mascara is a good choice for a woman who wants additional length and definition to her lashes. The application is smooth and the mascara is reasonably priced (often goes on sale too!).