LOVEEEE THIS! This makes my skin so smooth! I love it. Helps with foundation application and greta for over blemishes! I use this to help conceal pimples and blemishes by putting it on over them in two thick coats. It makes them a lot less noticable! Kind of expensive but worth it. It lasts a long time and you don't need a ton for it to work.
Great mascara if you want more volume. Not a ton of length but definitely thickens without clumping. Love this stuff!
This was a great mascara if you want a dramatic eye look. This is the first mascara I've ever used that makes it look like I have more eye lashes. It literally multiplies your lashes and adds volume! SO great! but not a ton of length.
Misc Beauty Tools -Tarte - Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler
katiexkaboom 12/30/2010 4:47:00 PM
I LOVE THIS! I've used eye lash curlers before, but never bought my own. I never though I needed on until I bought this! It's amazing. Makes my lashes look great and doesn't pull or tugg.
This gives you great length! Doesn't clump, looks super natural, like you were born with super long lashes. The only thing is that it doesn't give volume or thicken. If you are looking for dramatic lashes this is not your mascara, but if you want length and a natural look... this is it!
Liquid -Christian Dior - DiorSkin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF
katiexkaboom 12/30/2010 4:38:00 PM
Expensive, but soooo worth it. Love this in liquid as well as in compact powder form. Last forever, water proof, transfer proof! Great stuff. This is full coverage, but you don't need a ton. Covers my blemishes very well! Only complaint is that it is drying. I have dry skin and as long as I moisturize, I'm good. HG foundation. : ) EDIT: No longer my HG : ( This stuff is way too drying, especially in the winter for me to wear without getting a terrible case of the flakes. I realllly loved how long it lasted, but it also was tooo much for my skin and can cause breakouts. Its probably all the fragrance and other things in it. Switched to MUFE Face & Body. Would still recommend the compact version though as a powder!
This is amazing. Not perfect... but as close as I think I'll ever find. Great medium, build-able coverage. Make sure to moisturize before application, but transfer proof, water proof. Love this! It lasts forever, just like the name implies. Doesn't cake around blemishes. Great match and looks silky on my skin. HG as a powder foundation.... if it wasn't so expensive. Definitely try as a powder for light application over another foundation.
Foundations -Christian Dior - Nude Compact Gel - Natural Glow Creme-Gel makeup
katiexkaboom 12/30/2010 4:32:00 PM
Tried this at the suggestion of a Sephora sales associate. It was moisturizing and looked good on. It was cake-y around blemishes and came off reallllllly easily. TERRIBLE TRANSFER! This was great everywhere else, wish it stayed better, but if you have blemishes and put this over... not a good look at all. I returned it the next day!
Primer/ Corrector -Sephora - Smoothing & Mattifying
katiexkaboom 12/30/2010 4:21:00 PM
I like this. Does a good job of smoothing for sure. Don't really see a ton of mattifying. Not amazing but definitely does a good job!!! Would buy it as a cheaper alternative to a more expensive brand.
SO EXPENSIVE! But its the only cream I've found to give me lasting hydration. I use a drying foundation that has been rough on my skin as well as the winter weather. This cream has helped a ton! I think its worth the money. I pick it up at CCO for $40 when I can.
Shave Products -Unlisted Brand - Shave Secret Shave Oil
katiexkaboom 12/27/2010 1:22:00 PM
OMG! This stuff is amazing. It does everything it promises on the packaging! My dad ran the marine corp. marathon in DC and this was in his registration bag as a free sample. They get tons of free sample things, so he gave it to me since he had no use for it. I decided to try it just the other day and I am AMAZED by how great this works. It cuts down on all the friction and rubbing between the blades and you skin when shaving and is WAYYY better than any shaving cream/gel I've ever used. No rashes, no bumps, no pain at alll! When shaving my bikini area I genearlly have to wait a few days between shavings because it is such a sensitive area. Even then, the razor gives me razor burn like crazy. I used this it was not only veryyy moisturizing, but gave me a really great close shave. I bought the regular size at Walmart the next day! Such a great product. I may never use shave cream again! I highly suggest you try it out!
I have some of Sonia Kashuk's other brushes and have been very impressed with the quality. Unfortunately, I can't say I'm super impressed with this brush. It is not very dense and takes a lot of time to stipple properly. Also, this brush has not worn well. It has started to shed after one being washed a few times and the hairs are not in good shape : ( I would not purchase this again. I am going to purchase a better stippling brush once this brush dies... or when I get fed up with it.
HATED THIS! Wanted to try this for a long time and was very disappointed in the results. Lashes stuck together and looked sparse. My lashes looked better without it on! For the price you can find a few different mascaras that work a lot better. Didn't lengthen, didn't separate, didn't add volume. Pretty much only made my lashes black.
Decent quality foundation brush. Have not seen any shedding so far and I think it does a great job for the price. Bought a drugstore brand foundation brush at about the same price and it was terrible. This is BY FAR the best brush you will get for this price. I only said I would not purchase again because personally, I would like to up grade to a high quality brush if this one doesn't last and repurchase is necessary.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
katiexkaboom 12/17/2010 9:37:00 AM
I love this and find it to be much better than MUFE Aqua eyes. This has great lasting power and doesn't get all over under my eyes when I wear it. Definitely worth a try and at a pretty competitive price.