I found this product to be HORRIBLE. I wouldn't even use it as a concealer if it was the only thing I had in my makeup bag & I looked like a Raccoon. The colors are completely unnatural looking. If you have big pores (like I do) that's all you will on your face. It wears off after like.. a half an hour & makes you look very oily. I could do without the smell also.
Makeup Brushes -Coastal Scents - Bionic Flat Top Buffer
Beautyy 3/15/2012 9:46:00 AM
I use this brush every day. It works wonderful with liquid foundation & powder. It blends in your liquid beautifully & if you're using it with powder it will give you a beautiful flawless application. Its a soft, but dense enough at the same time. It has NEVER once shed on me & the price is pretty awesome too. I just saw on Coastal Scents this went to clearance, I'd love to pick up another one!
I was given a sample of this when I purchased the Cover FX Cream Foundation(which I hated) & I actually really like it. I've been using it for the past 3 days. I only use a little bit & it goes on very smoothly & makes my skin feel soft. I noticed it does pretty well for oil control. I normally get oily very quickly but its been taking a while longer for me since I've been using this. I can't speak just yet on if it does help with acne, I don't think I've used it long enough yet. I liked it enough to spend the $40 on the full size which says a lot because that's actually pretty pricey & I wouldn't have done it if I couldn't justify it. I think you're oily & acne prone you should give it try.
Vaseline is one of the "must haves". It works for so many different things. I religiously use it on my lips & it works better than any chapstick/lip balm I've ever owned. I use it on cuts & they heal quick. I've never tried it to remove eye makeup but after seeing all the reviews I am going to & see how it goes.
Primer/ Corrector -BeneFit Cosmetics - The Porefessional
Beautyy 3/14/2012 11:54:00 AM
A Sephora SA suggested I purchase this. I have huge pores & oily skin. Upon putting this on your pores do look A LOT smaller. That doesn't last very long though. Normally on me after about 2 to 3 hours my huge pores are back to looking huge. I love the feel of it going on. I do feel that my skin gets more oily throughout the day though when I wear this. Today I'm wearing my Cover FX Clear Prep & I am no where near as oily as I was yesterday when I was wearing my Porefessional. I'm pretty sure I wont repurchase. The smaller pore effect for only 3 hours isn't worth it.
I received this as a sample & the smell is absolutely gross. The feel of the mask wasn't too pleasant either. I was expecting results from this mask after all the good reviews I've heard. It did nothing other than dry my face out.
Scrubs -Mario Badescu - Almond & Honey Non-abrasive facial scrub
Beautyy 3/14/2012 9:45:00 AM
I received a sample of this with an order from Mario Badescu. It wasn't anything special. It didn't feel like it did anything to my skin scrub wise. It kind of felt like I was just rubbing lotion over my skin. I'm glad I didn't purchase it because I would've felt like it was a waste. It did smell good though.
When I first tried this product I noticed I had to use a lot to cover my dark under eyes. The way the coverage is described by MAC I would think you only needed a little bit. About 3 hours into wearing it I looked in the mirror & it no longer looked like I even had concealer on & my dark circles were completely shown. I honestly believe my $6 Hard Candy concealer is better than this. MAC Foundations/Concealers really don't do it for me. I'll just stick to their Lipsticks.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium [DISCONTINUED]
Beautyy 3/14/2012 8:52:00 AM
I bought this to use as a setting powder over my foundation. I wasn't too thrilled with it. I can't use it every day otherwise I'll break out like no tomorrow. Even a small amount looked rather cakey to me. The color was pretty good at first until a few hours into wearing it & it oxidized into a ridiculously unnatural color. My skin gets oily throughout the day but on days I wear this I noticed it gets even oilier.I don't believe this product is worth the hype or the price.
I have this on my nails right now. I just got a gel manicure with it. It's the purest, nicest black I've ever gotten. Usually when I get black it doesn't look like a true black & even tends to fade. This one really is a true black & its really pretty.
I keep buying these little brush shampoos. I think they work great. They clean the brushes very well & leave them nice & soft. I was using MAC brush cleaner but it's just too expensive, especially for me seeing as how I wash my brushes frequently. With the MAC cleanser I found myself using a lot at once cause its pretty watery. This is only $3 & it gets the job done & little goes a long way. I'll keep using it as long as they keep selling it.
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - Therapeutic Conditioning Balm in Strawberry Creme
Beautyy 3/13/2012 11:30:00 AM
This product did nothing for my lips at all. I didn't like the way it felt on either. Some E.L.F products make me realize why they are so cheap.
I love this Kabuki! I have 2 of them. The first one did shed a bit when I first opened it but it stopped right after & the second has not shed yet at all. They apply powder very well, they take well to washing & stay nice & soft. E.l.f. Studio brushes are MUCH MUCH better than the regular E.l.f. brushes. I've been pleased with every one I have so far!
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
Beautyy 3/13/2012 9:46:00 AM
This made me break out. I'm using the acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide & I was told to add this to moisturizer for the drying skin caused by the treatment. I was also told this would be a great makeup remover. I tried it for both & what do you know? I started breaking out. I give up on oils because every single one I've tried has broken me out.
Loose Powders -Cover Girl - Professional Loose Powder
Beautyy 3/12/2012 1:20:00 PM
I don't know what made me buy this but it wasn't worth it. It smells weird, made me itchy & the lightest color was pretty dark. It oxidized so much people were asking me if I used bronzer as a foundation for the day.