Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit
Jazzybear89 7/21/2010 7:55:00 PM
I like this concealer. I use if for my dark undereye circles and on some facial redness and it works really well for both. I only can use one of the shades as the corrector and other concealer shade are too dark but I love the one I can use as well as the setting powder. It has good coverage and is super creamy. It's pretty thick too but not in a bad way. It will crease in fine lines like any concealer that is this creamy does it seems but not too badly. I would definitely repurchase. It's a great value at about $9 for 3 concealer shades and a powder! I like layering the Maybelline Dream Mousse concealer over the top of this lightly to get give an airbrushed look as this one can look a bit greasy.
This is the worst eyeshadow I've ever tried. It is actually the only cosmetic I have ever thrown away (that wasn't empty). It's just unusuable! I have it in "Bedazzled Biscotti". But you don't actually get any of the color of the eyeshadow- it doesn't show up even just by swatching it. No color whatsoever. All this shows up as is very large obnoxious chunks of silver/white glitter. Not just shimmer but big glitter chunks. And a ton of it too! It doesn't even spread out at all-it's very flaky and unspreadable. Such a waste of money!! Update: let me mentioned, however, that I did buy this quite awhile ago before they reformulated so they may be better now and I think quality varies by shade also.
Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Enriched w/ Minerals
Jazzybear89 7/16/2010 3:03:00 PM
Really needs more colors in the selection as the lighest is way too dark for anyone with fair skin. However, it's amazing when I mix it with my Revlon Photo ready or Maybelline pure makeup to lighten it consistencywise and colorwise. Love this stuff. The coverage is really good and gives a nice matte finish. However, I prefer to mix it with a lighter foundation as it is a little too much for my skin alone.
I like the product but the packaging is awful. It works really well at getting rid of undereye darkness and evening out the skin. Can't say if it actually helps get rid of dark circles over time but every time you apply it, it helps. I am not happy with the amount of product though. The price is good but the tiny container I got (.17 oz for $8) is hard to get the product out of and mine seemed to come 1/2 full or less. So I may not repurchase because of that but I do really like the product. Can't speak for the depuffing since I don't have issues with that.
When I first got this and used it a few times, I wasn't loving it. I tried applying it with a sponge and a stippling brush, neither mehtod I liked. So I put it away and forgot about it for awhile. I just pulled it back out this morning and applied it with my fingers for the first time. I kind of love it now!! Fingers are definitely the best method of application! It provides very good coverage, blends easily, and gives a nice look and finish. My skin is pretty normal- slightly on the dry side. This is very creamy and smooth but I wouldn't exactly say it's moisturizing. It doesn't have a dewy finish but isn't completely matte either. I would however say it's more on the matte side than dewy/satiny side. I do wish the top part of the packaging that opens up and houses the useless sponge had a mirror. Shade selection is good but the lightest isn't amazingly pale. I am very pale but can still pull it off. The color I have is Porcelain Ivory. It's a little on the pink side. If you have super super pale skin this may be too dark for you though.
Very cheap and not good. It's too hard of a concealer for me and is hard to apply and blend because of it. Doesn't cover well at all.
Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
Jazzybear89 7/11/2010 2:07:00 PM
Amazing! Great quality eyeshadows and are super cheap because it comes with so many shadows! A must-have and great for helping beginners with building their collections. Comes with such a large variety of colors and some are more shimmery than others.
The quality is amazing and it's super cheap for such a large amount of eyeshadows! The packaging is very nice and cute. Really top quality eyeshadows. They are not too metallic but can be if applied in certain ways. Must have this! Great shades too.
This quad is great for concealing! The peachy shade is my favorite as it covers my dark circles incredibly well. You need to be very pale to benefit from the skin colored concealer though. I am always the lighest shade in foundations but this is even too light for me. But the peach is amazing! I do have problems with this creasing into fine undereye lines (even though I'm only in my 20s). So you have to apply carefully. But other than that one flaw it's amazing. The texture is very, very creamy and pretty thick but applies easiily. Seems to last all day too.
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin
Jazzybear89 7/11/2010 1:46:00 PM
I love this lotion! It moisturizes but is gentle on sensitive skin. It works like a primer almost because it helps even out your skin tone a little and smooths out imperfections, making makeup go on smoothly. Best lotion I've ever used- it's amazing!
Eye Shadow -L'Oreal - HiP Metallic Duo - Electrified
Jazzybear89 7/10/2010 3:40:00 PM
This duo is amazing! You need it! This is my first HiP duo and I'm absoulutely loving it. The taupe is very shimmery and metallic and is just the most gorgeous shade ever. The purple is a nice dark plum and is a great pairing for the taupe. Both are soft and super pigmented. They apply smoothly and look so pretty! This is perfect for doing a night look especially. Can't say enough good things about this!! Seems since they discontinued it and have now brought it back, it's only available in CVS and not with the regular collection but in its own special display. Hope it's not LE.
Haven't been using it long enough to say how well it works for certain. But I've been using it for about a week/week and a half now and my lashes are much stronger- not as much loss during makeup removal. It does seem to be lengthening them a little bit too. Not a bad price compared to other similar products- so definitely worth a try! Will update when I've used it longer.
Concealers -Maybelline - Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Concealer
Jazzybear89 7/6/2010 11:02:00 PM
This is ok. I hated it when I first tried it but found I started liking it better after awhile. It's a thicker consistency liquid concealer. I have it in the lightest color- Ivory Light (2-3). It's a very light yellow undertoned concealer. It does pretty good for covering the redness on my cheeks. I will use for touchups for undereye but not as a typical undereye concealer. It doesn't have quite enough coverage for that. I do like the yellow undertone though and the price is nice.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 400 Everbloom Kiss
Jazzybear89 7/3/2010 5:02:00 PM
Color turns out a little too pink on me as my lips are very pigmented arlready. I find that both colors I have turn out much darker on my lips than on my hand and on other people. It has nice staying power and fades evenly. No taste or smell that I've noticed! Doesn't feel like anything on your lips- very light. Let it dry before you apply anything over top.
Lips -Cover Girl - Outlast Lipstain - 420 Sassy Mauve
Jazzybear89 7/3/2010 5:02:00 PM
I like this color. I find that both colors I have turn out much darker on my lips than on my hand and on other people. My lips are just very pigmented. It has nice staying power and fades evenly. No taste or smell that I've noticed! Doesn't feel like anything on your lips- very light. Let it dry before you apply anything over top.