Bath Treatments -LUSH - Puddy Holly Bath Ballistic
MakeupAddictLa 12/11/2009 8:45:00 PM
I love the scent of this bath bomb. It smells very relaxing. This bomb does turn the bath water brown though, which does not look very pleasing. This product really does a good job at making skin feel moisturized after using it and I really like it. Definitely will purchase this again. Really like this!
I like this concealer. It combined all the concealer colors that you can possibly need in one wheel. I use all of the colors and they suit my skin tone perfectly. I use the peach one under my eyes, the light skintone one for any imperfections, the green one for pimples and any red ness, the lilac one for highlighting (which I love doing under my brow bone) and the dark skin tone one for contouring. This product provides very good coverage but it is a little heavy on the skin. This can be a little drying so i recommend warming it before use but once they're warmed, they blend very nicely onto the skin. Most importantly this product stays on all day without fading or caking up!! Overall a great product and I would definitely repurchase. (Although i dont think that'll be anytime soon since it has so much product, i barely made a dent)
This is such a gorgeous dark navy blue. Just the perfect combination especially for the fall and winter months. Not saying it wont look good in the summer though. One coat of this is opaque enough to cover my nails perfectly. Formulation is great and easy to spread. It also dries quite easily and lasts a long time without chipping as with all OPI nail polishes. Applicator is also large enough to cover the entire nail with just three swipes. I like the applicator on this polish, for some reason not all my OPI polishes come with a large applicator like this. This has became my favorite blue nail polish and I love having this on my toes. Overall a great find and definitely recommend this color.
This is a pretty okay mascara. The white side lengthens my lashes very well and the black side really volumizes my lashes. The effects of this mascara is really decent. My lashes look long and full. However, I've noticed that the black side tends to be a little clumpy so you really have to be careful when applying it. This mascara gives my lashes great volume and length and it holds my curls pretty well too. My problem with this mascara is the staying power. Within 30 mins, i would have terrible raccoon eyes due to the mascara. It does not stay put at all. Since the formula is not waterproof it's pretty easy to clean up but gets pretty annoying after while since I always have to touch up under my eyes. Granted that this is not meant to be waterproof but i've had other non waterproof mascaras that stay much better. Overall a decent mascara but I wont be repurchasing since it's just a hassle to always have to clean up the raccoon eye created. It does give really great effect to your lashes and make them almost look like false lashes. If only it would just stay put.
I dont like this product. I went to MAC today to try some of the things and this happened to be one of the thinges I tried. Since the one on their display was completely out, the lady bought me a brand new one to try. I've only had it on for about 4 hours and this smudged like crazy on my lower lash line, giving me raccoon eyes. That's not all, this mascara also flakes like crazy. Not attractive at all. I will NOT purchase this and really, for the price, it should be much better. Overall really awful product and I will never purchase it.
If you want to smell like a giant cotton candy, this is the scent to go. It stays true to the sugar scent and has a pretty decent staying power. I personally do not really like this fragrance as it smells way too sweet. Honestly, this smells like pure sugar. The packaging is super cute but I really doubt I will ever wear this scent as it just makes me feel way too sweet. Definitely check this out if you like sweet scents but I have to warn you that it's a little overpowering.
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
MakeupAddictLa 10/21/2009 3:45:00 PM
This is a primer with very high SPF in it. This is not a weightless primer and I can feel it on my face. I would've liked it more if it is slightly lighter on the skin. It does what it's supposed to to which is to hold foundation and to give sun protection. My foundation does stay on all day with this primer (it would usually disappear in the middle of the day) but as I said before, it does not really make my face matte. I also noticed that it doesnt really give my skin that really smooth feeling (silicone). My skin feels slightly oily to the touch with this primer on my face. Perhaps this is due to the SPF. Despite this con, I still like this very much as it holds my foundation in place. I would still need to blot oil or apply blot powder in the middle of the day though. The packaging is continent and I do like how it does not have shimmer in it like the MAC prep and Prime. If we add shimmer to the already thick primer, it would result in disaster. Overall a good two in one product that protects you from sun damage while holding your foundation in place. I may or may not purchase another one depending on whether I can find a SPF primer that feels light on the face.
This is one of the first Lush products I ever bought. After using these bubble bars I will never go back to filling my bathtub with normal shower gel again! These create such big and long lasting bubbles I just love them! I really like the smell of this bubble bar, they describe it as "spicy orange" which I totally agree. It has a strong citrus scent which I find really pleasant. This bubble bar really makes me relax and leave my skin super smooth and soft. Just a great product overall. I really like this and would definitely repurchase again!
Masks -Crabtree & Evelyn - Skin Care Remedy Rejuvenating Mask
MakeupAddictLa 10/5/2009 2:59:00 AM
I actually really like this product. This does an amazing job at hydrating the skin and leaving it smooth and well hydrated. After I use this, my skin does not feel dry anymore even without my moisturizer! (My skin usually feels super dry right after i wash my face) I also found that this product help with my occasional breakouts. It allow pimples to heal much faster than it normally would. The scent is amazing, smells so fruity and makes me want to eat it ><. This might not be a miracle mask but it definitely does no harm to the skin. On me, this hydrates my skin so well I cant imagine my life without it. However, some of my friends that tried this mask found it doing nothing for their skin. I guess it really depends on the type of skin you have. All in all a great product. I really noticed my skin improving since I started using this. Definitely buy it again and would recommend this to everyone looking for super hydrating mask!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
MakeupAddictLa 10/4/2009 4:25:00 AM
I tried this product on when I was having a makeover at Sephora. This truly makes you look HD perfect. With this foundation, you really dont need concealer. It conceals so much better than any concealer would and it makes your skin look so perfect! This foundation really provides maximum coverage in my opinion. ( I dont really have skin issues, all I really needed to cover was my under eye circle and some pimple scars and this worked amazing for that). This foundation even make my pores disappear! Two thumbs up for the coverage! Given the amazing coverage, I really thought this product would feel really heavy on my skin but I was wrong. This product feels light and surprisingly moisturizing! My skin did not feel dry throughout the day nor did oil break through like it normally would. This product is really amazing but the only reason why I didnt buy it was because this is not the sort of coverage I need for everyday purpose. This is something that I would only need on those special occasions when I want to look extra polished. Overall a great product but not something I would wear daily as a student. Definitely check this out and try it our if you are in the market for a really good foundation. UPDATE:
This is a decent primer. It does what it's supposed to do. I feel that this does make a difference in makeup application and it does hold the foundation on much longer than without a primer. This product also feels pretty light on the skin so you wont feel that you have caked layers and layers of stuff on your face. Packaging is really thoughtful and easy to use and the formula is really smooth. There isnt really anything to complain about this product. I wont be purchasing this (I have a few sample bottles) just because this is not something I would need for everyday purposes. Makeup by it self tend to stay pretty well on my skin without a primer (6-8 hours easily) so I only reach for this for those days when you really need your makeup to stay. For me, this isnt that practical but it doesnt take away from the fact that it is a very good primer. Overall a great product and you really get a decent amount with your money. Check this out if you're looking for a foundation primer. It feels really light on the skin and makes your skin super smooth!
This blush looks amazing. It is very pigmented so I would suggest a light hand when you just want a little flush of color and a normal hand if you want to look really glowing. This shade is described as "shimmery warm golden pink" on their website and I agree. It definitely looks warm and golden on the cheeks which just makes them glow. The shimmer isnt too overpowering. I would actually wear this as an everyday blush. I think this color would definitely suit a lot of different skintones. Personally I am a MAC NC20 and this looks amazing on my skin tone. I've used this a few times in different makeovers and all results in super glowing cheeks. This is definitely the next blush to get on my list once I empty some space in my drawers (they are currently all full ><) Overall a super amazing blush. I would recommend anyone looking for a blush to check it out and try it on. I'm sure it'll look amazing on everyone.
This mascara is AMAZING at giving volume to my lashes. It makes them look super duper long and THICK. Definitely not an everyday mascara but it would work wonders for those nights where i want to look extra glamorous. It honestly gave me super volumized lashes that no other mascara I've tried (which is a lot) can do. I do apply it over my regular mascara just because I use it at night when I'm refreshing up and going back out. I dont know if this is like others have said, terrible by itself since I've never tried it that way. I would recommend those that think this does nothing to try it over another mascara. I ensure you will see a bid difference. You dont need much at all and it is not clumpy no matter how many coats you put on! This mascara is, however, a pain to remove. It honestly does not just dissolve like others when I put makeup remover pad over my eyes. I actually have to literally pull it out of my lashes which sometimes result in fall outs. I agree that this mascara is very pricey so I probably wont repurchase but I will enjoy what I have. Overall a great mascara for volume and some length but not the best for the price.
This gives a very nice flush of color to my cheeks. It's a very wearable light pink color that you can wear in the day to just give you a healthy glow. This product is shimmery in the pan but the shimmer is hardly visible on you cheeks. Again, this gives the most gorgeous flush of pink to your cheeks. Looks like you're slightly embarrassed. This is not a super long staying product but it worked pretty well for me since I tend to only wear make up for 5-7 hours or so throughout the day. This blush stays pretty well. At the third hour, I find that my blush faded a little but it's not that bad. For the price of this though, the product could be better. It is a good product BUT nothing special. You can easily find drugstore dupes for it for much cheaper. Overall a good product but nothing super amazing.
I love this product. This can literally be used ANYWHERE! I really like to use this for my lips, my cuticles, and my feet where it gets really dry. Nothing moisturizes my skin as well as this thing! This skin salve also absorbs extremely well into the skin, leaving no sticky feeling like Vaseline. I also like the fact that it tastes kind of like honeys. Since I use this as a lip treatment, I've noticed that it tastes sweet which is a plus! This is such a great lip treatment since it lasts AND it actually improves lip condition. I like to put this on before I sleep and I would wake up to soft lips that wont even need lip balm during the day. Overall an excellent product and definitely purchase this if you still can!