Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
triniloveyxx 6/25/2010 10:30:00 PM
The only positive thing about this, IMO, is the packaging. Pump is hygenic and cap closes well to prevent spills. The negatives were that I did not find a color match at all. I have a lot of yellow in my undertone and this foundation is mostly beige and pink bases. It also made my skin greasy after a half hour. It just felt like plain old drugstore foundation on my skin :/ really not worth the 50 something bucks. Thank god sephora has a great return policy!
Worst mascara I have ever used. It just coated my lashes in a sticky mess. Didn't even curl, volumize, or thicken. Nothing. Save your few dollars and put it towards something more useful!
I got a hold of this brand new through a very nice swapper on here. I'm nc44 for reference and I have to use a light hand with this since its heavily pigmented. Yes, its a summery bright coral and very pretty, but I really don't see the hype. I can find a lot of other blushes out there that look like this. I have to say the packaging with the seahorse and gold overspray is very appealing to the eye though. I don't see myself reaching for this anytime soon again, so ill probably be swapping it :/
I've been searching for an effective oil absorbing powder for the longest time now. This blot powder is the ONLY thing that keeps my oily skin calm and shine free for hours. It comes in different colors but they all are translucent and do not add any color to the skin. It really gripes me that people with DRY skin use this and give it bad reviews because they say it dried out their skin. Well obviously!! ITS MEANT FOR OIL CONTROL PEOPLE. :)
Best blush ive ever owned and will continue to buy. Im NC44 and this gives me a nice flushed, healthy look. You can apply it lightly for an everyday clean look and you can apply it heavy for a dramatic peachy look. I highly recommend this for all skintones.
Aww man, I really wanted this to work, but it didnt. On first contact, it absorbed well into my skin without any greasy feeling (and I have combo/oily skin). And I noticed that it did help with sebum regulation throughout the day as it states. Those were the reasons I liked it and gave it two lippies. BUT, after two days of using it, i started to get zits on my chin and cheeks one by one until my face was full of them :( Im just one of the unfortunate people out there that cant use argan oil. Im sure this works excellent for some as I can see by the reviews. Id suggest giving this a shot though.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Fresh
triniloveyxx 5/17/2010 7:54:00 PM
This didnt work out well for me. I'm kinda glad in a way since Shu will not be readily available in the states anymore. Pros: Packaging is sleek and mess free, smells nice, feels great massaging into skin. Cons: Left a slightly greasy residue on my skin even when I followed the directions exactly. A few days later, my cheeks and chin had new zits developing. Im sure this works wonderfully for some, but didnt work for my combo/acne prone skin :( I'll stick to my DHC oil since it cleanses much better without the greasy feel.
Loose Powders -Bobbi Brown - Sheer Finish Loose Powder
triniloveyxx 5/12/2010 10:15:00 PM
Overall a very good powder to set your foundation with. It doesn't add any color because once you buff it in its very sheer like it says. It also improves the clarity of my skin and makes me look fresh. I have to question the oil absorbing effects because I only stay matte for about 2 hours or so. But I don't mind applying some more after I get oily. Doesn't break me out at all either.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
triniloveyxx 5/1/2010 8:09:00 PM
Oh my, like others have said, this highlighter is very deceiving at first. I'm brown skinned (nc44) and have completely bypassed this all the time at the nars counter because it looks like a boring white powder in the pan. It wasn't until a SA recommended this to me and put it on my cheekbones. It blended into a beautiful golden color. I was really surprised. The package, like most nars products, is annoying because it does get dirty quick since it attracts dust. But I don't really care about that. Greatttt hightlighter overall, highly recommend to ALL skin tones.
All the reviews are so true about this blush, especially in comparison to nars orgasm. This blush is a true peachy/pink. It gives such a healthy glow to my skin and I can wear it everyday. I hope they don't discontinue this color because its hard to find a true peach like this one.
Realllyy great light purple color, it brightens up my face. The staying power is good because its sticky (like mac lipglass). Only thing I don't like is the pot form, so I use a lip brush with it. The other colors are great too, I have never found glosses with similar colors. Try it!
Moisturizers -L'Occitane - Rice Ultra-Matte Face Fluid
triniloveyxx 4/8/2010 12:01:00 PM
I wanted this to work sooo badly. First of all, it smells so fresh and clean. It feels nice going onto my skin and absorbs well. Did not break me out AT ALL. I actually like the packaging, its cute and simple. BUT, I have combo skin (oily at the surface, dry underneath) and this made my mouth area and cheeks feel tight even if i applied two layers of it. Its weird because this is supposed to work for combo skin. Im guessing only people with oily/very oily skin can use this. Ill be trying out their other moisturizers and see how they work for me like the shea and cotton line.
Been using this for about a week and really like it. It does last throughout the day without fading and brightens up my skin. Didn't break me out at all, big plus since I'm very acne prone. I do still get shiny around my tzone, but that's normal for me and I don't expect any foundation to keep me completely oil free. I just hate the pump, it gets messy and clogged if you don't wipe it out daily. And the colors would be hard to match up if you have cool undertones because they all have yellow bases.
I have very pigmented lips and this color did not work for me :( it made my face look dull. the color showed up as a copperish/burgandy on me. It is moisturizing like it says to be, so i give it thumbs up for that. I'm sure this looks great on lighter, paler lips. I'll be returning this for another color.
I've been using this for years. I don't have "sideburns" but my hairs in that area tend to be dark so one time I used NAIR and it grew back thick! Ugh. So since then I use this and It turns my hair to a blonde color. Even though I'm brown skinned (nc44) the blonde hairs match my skintone perfectly. It itches like hell when I have it on but it's worth it. Also be careful when u open the vial with the powder because it pops open and tends to spill.