This is an amazing exfoliator for girls with very oily skin. It's also amazing for fighting acne. It leaves your face and skin squeaky clean. The scent is kind of boring but not offensive. The main ingredient is black licorice extract and this ingredient is well known for brightening as well as exfoliating. I love this soap!
Eyeliner -Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink
lusciouspreciousluv 4/24/2011 10:10:00 PM
It's the 2nd best eyeliner next to MAC Liquidlast in terms of staying power. I love the deep black it gives. I still use this on the upper lashline but I still get smudging on the lower lashline with this. It's overall a good gel eyeliner with great staying power and the intensity of the black is great. Have repurchased this several times.
HG eyeliner. Period. This gem is getting discontinued and I ran out and bought 12 tubes in Point Black. This is the ONLY eyeliner I can line my waterline with without any smudging. The brush sucks, but I use my own. Also, the packaging sucks because you can't get out the entire product. But the actual product itself is amazing in terms of staying power. It takes practice getting used to, but wow, if I could give this 6 lippies, I would. I'm thinking of running out and getting even more tubes in case nothing in the next years come out that are close to comparable!
I use this as a highlighter near my cheekbones. For that purpose only. For a true foundation, it is way too sparkly and provides very minimal coverage. The cooling sensation is neat. If I couldn't have discovered that it makes a nice highlighter, I would have given this product a 1.
Loose Powders -Ben Nye - Translucent Face Powder-Fair
lusciouspreciousluv 4/24/2011 9:40:00 PM
I've been using this to set my foundation and the Ben Nye Visage powders for years. The main ingredient in both are talc however, so if you steer clear of talc, don't buy this. Other than that, it provides a literal flawless finish when buffed out with a kabuki brush. Fair is almost translucent with the faintest hint of cool in it but not enough to even notice. I use this, the Visage powder in Cameo, and Banana. Ben Nye powders are amazing. Not to mention, the price is unbeatable. You can get 3.5 oz for under 10 bucks.
Heavy, cakey, did not control oil well at all. It felt like it was just sitting on my face. One of the worst liquid foundations I've tried.
I love Liquiset. The bottle lasts forever. I use it when using eyeshadows to line.
I agree with what msamber07 said below. It does keep makeup in place all day, but isn't an oil control product at least on my skin. I use it anyway even though it feels like your spitzing hair spray on your face.
Foundations -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Glow Sheers SPF 30
lusciouspreciousluv 4/24/2011 9:24:00 PM
I bought this in ivory to fair 10, and after an hour of wearing this, my face looked 3 shades darker than my neck. This is also not good for even oily skin nonetheless very oily like mine. It looked like I had rubbed my face into a bucket of KFC after about an hour. I do not recommend.
I've repurchased this many times. It's great when RiteAid has the BOGOs. This is a darker, natural rosy/terra cotta lipcolor that is versatile both day and night. About 2 shades darker than my natural lipcolor. Cheap, not drying, creamy, awesome color. Love it.
I love red lipstick. Revolution is the best ultimate red lipstick I can find today vs. my hall-of-fame, all time favorite from l'oreal in true cherry that was discontinued moons ago. It is extremely intense, satin, in your face red with blue undertones. I favor this over MAC Red. Will repurchase again and again.
I bought this in Nude and I actually liked the color. It's far darker than a traditional nude but it really brought out my skin tone (NC20). However, this stuff is so incredibly drying, I could no longer stand wearing it.
Fantastic moisturizer. It's far superior to Burt's Bees. I'm a lipstick girl and wear very drying lipsticks like CoverGirl Outlast and MAC lipsticks and my lips can really take a beating from these. I apply at night before bed and wake up to soft, moisturized lips in the morning.
Primer/ Corrector -Shiseido - White Lucent Brightening Control Base
lusciouspreciousluv 4/24/2011 8:45:00 PM
I bought this on a whim walking into a shiseido store and the SA was just pushing this onto me. I caved in and bought it not really knowing if it was for me. I have this in Ivory and actually use it as a tinted moisturizer for days when I do a quick 5 min face. It has spf 33 (11.7% titanium dioxide, 2.9% octinoxate) built into it which is a big plus. I have had random strangers tell me how radiant and beautiful my skin looks when wearing this! I don't know what it is, but this stuff makes my skin just glow. Not in a disco ball teenager way, truly a glowy and youthful look. I definitely have to blot when wearing this, but it's surprisingly not super oily on my VERY oily skin. This is tinted slightly enough to where it would be suited for lighter skin tones. Although translucent enough to suit many. A swirl of setting powder can adjust the tone.
Treatments -Ion - Repair Solutions Hair Reconstructor
lusciouspreciousluv 4/24/2011 8:34:00 PM
My hair loves this. I use it 1X a week left on for 10min followed by a moisturizing conditioner. I noticed a difference in one use. The consistency threw me off at first. It's runny and egg like almost? But it works amazing, better than the Nioxin reconstructor I used to love for half the price. It's also much easier using and IMO just as effective as the Aphogee dry-in protein treatment.