This would have been a pretty good product. ( Great pros, very sucky con). This foundation is very smooth, looks and feels good on the skin and to the touch. It offers a very nice light to medium coverage without looking cakey. It also gives a natural matte finish. Any application method works well with this product. Everything is great about this product except it oxidizes and turns orange almost immediately after application. I use it enough times to make sure and reading other reviews, i'm not the only one that experienced had this. This sucks, its cheap, has durable packaging, the shade (Midtown Medium) matched my skin well but turning orange turns what could have been a 5 lippie product in my book to a 2. I still give it a 2 because of all the pros.
Sunscreen -Unlisted Brand - Sun Bears Tint Pearl SPF 50+ PA+++
tamedDOLL 2/5/2011 2:22:00 AM
Generally, I like this product. The tint doesn't really do anything, or at least for me. I like the shimmer as it makes my face look more radiant. This sunscreen does not make my skin more oily- for now. I don't like the runny consistency too much but overall its easy to blend into the skin. I also like don't like how it feels after the finished look. If you touch it, it feels a little bit like you applied a dry powder on your face. I smell it a lot when I'm wearing it on my face, it's not necessarily a bad smell but I wouldn't want to keep smelling it. Other than that, this is decent. I may decide to purchase this again, or try out the 'White' version of this. EDIT: This sunscreen no longer feels powdery on my skin. It also does not make my skin more oily. & I don't smell it much on my skin anymore.
Tinted Moisturizer -Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Tinted Moisturizer spf15
tamedDOLL 1/22/2011 7:23:00 PM
[ Note: I do not have the Spf one because I guess in Canada they don't have it yet. ] My tube of product separated after a month. I find this product to oxidize. It makes my face about 2 or 3 shades darker than my neck and the rest of my body. Not to mention a little orange too. It barely gives me sheer coverage and but its not blotchy. It's still easy to blend. But no thank you to the separation and oxidizing.
This is a great finishing powder. Definitely not cakey and very smooth looking. It's not the best for my shiny and oily forehead, but overall I really like this powder. The little brush that comes with it is a decent size, but it sheds like crazy, on my face and when washing!
I like the color of this blush very much. I have light medium skin tone so the color on me is very settle. This blush is build-able but the shimmer can pack up on your cheeks. It doesn't look oily but is quite noticeable. The only thing I don't like about this blush is that it is way too soft. Because of the texture, I'm always careful with the compact. The lightest touch with your brush will pick up more than you think and it will dust on to the mirror. I haven;t dropped it yet, and I hope I won't! Overall, nice color, makes a great everyday blush/bronzer.
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
tamedDOLL 8/18/2010 7:57:00 PM
This product will definitely last you the whole school/work day without setting powder. I wouldn't say it lasts 24hours but it does for a good chunk of the day. I use this for my under eyes and it gives med-full coverage. It does dry pretty quick but I didn't have a problem with that because I just use a clean ring finger to blend it real quick and this product isn't the best when applying with a concealer brush. The only thing I don't like about this concealer (1 lippie off) is that it does start to look a little cakey after a few hours so making sure your under eyes are well moisturized will help with using this product. I don't recommend applying any powder product on top of this concealer as the staying power is already great and by doing so will just perhaps increase the cakey look. Overall, I do really like this concealer a lot and this will definitely be re-purchased and be stable in my makeup bag!
Wow, this product really does work. It does what it claims to do, helps to fight and prevent acne, reduce redness and swelling, minimize pore size and clear skin. My goodness for such a great price, it did all these things very well. I applied it right before bed time and in the morning the redness, swelling and size were visibly reduced! I also had a pimple coming up on my nose and this zapper prevented it from getting any bigger. The one thing that I didn't like is how this is suppose to be applied. If its rolled on a fresh pimple it can hurt. I will definitely buy this again if I find it individually as I got it with tone correcting concealer.
This product conceals at the most minimum, but I really like it as a highlighter or primer as in gives a light sheen. I like to use this on my eyelids, brow-bone and on top of my under eye concealer (can also be used on cheek,etc). As a concealer I found it kind of sticky when blending it with a finger, the product kind became blotchy.. some spots had more product than others. The smell of this product is like chewed fruit/bubble gum of some sort, but not to the point that it bothers me. I would probably purchase this again if I find it individually as I got it along with the zit zapper. I wouldn't call this a concealer, but it is great for younger girls who are just starting out with make up. 2 lippies as a concealer. 4 lippies as a highlighter or primer. > 3 lippies overall
Toners -Clean & Clear - Cooling Daily Pore Toner [DISCONTINUED]
tamedDOLL 8/4/2010 2:52:00 AM
Oh my gosh. I love this product! Being a teenager with combo, mild acne skin i noticed i have not gotten any new fresh pimples like i always, especially when one heals and another one pops out. Also, I think the toner is starting to help with blackheads as well, reducing the appearance of pores. This product really does cleanse your face well and is not too strong (even when using it 3 times daily) and will not strip away moisture from skin, PERFECT for oily and combination skin. I like the slight cooling effect that it gives, feels very refreshing. This toner helped my skin look and feel better. I had no problems with the smell ( really isn't that bad )or it stinging my skin. DEFINATELY WILL PURCHASE AGAIN!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil Free Moisture - SPF 15
tamedDOLL 8/3/2010 2:26:00 PM
First off, the moisture this product gives is great and lasts a very long time (claims to last 12 hours). Although it is oil free.. when you first apply it looks greasy and oily but once you let it soak into your skin it gives more of a dewy, satin finish, lightly applying a powder can fix that. I do I have oily skin on my forehead and this product hasn't broke me out or caused my forehead to be more oily. One thing I really love about this product is that it is sooo easy to apply evenly on your entire face, it glides and spreads fantastically because of its creaminess. Overall I like this moisturizer but I'm not crazy about the greasy appearance when applied, but again it does leave my skin dewy and satin, that is of course after you let it soak into your skin (5 to15minutes), so give it some time! After I am done with this product I would probably want to purchase a different moisturizer because of that reason but right now I am fine with this moisturizer. Also, I would just recommend this for people with normal or dry skin.
I bought this product for my brows and it looks great. Its totally easy to apply, glides on smoothly and the shade matches my brow really nicely ( 649 Mink Brown ). The only thing i don't like about this product is that when I sharpened it, the led was a little too soft to stay sharp and broke easily. But other then that, i would probably buy this again, considering the awesome price!
Foundations -Wet 'n' Wild - Natural Wear Mineral Foundation
tamedDOLL 7/10/2010 10:08:00 PM
I did not find this product chalky or anything but the coverage is sheer (looks very natural) which was what i was looking for, so it wasn't a big deal for me. But if you to apply a lot of your face it can feel a bit chalky. I knew too much product came out because of the amount of holes so instead of peeling the sticker off, i just used a toothpick to poke through only some of the holes:). The brush that is included really isn't that bad( might be a bit rough on face though). I guess its cheap but if you are a beginner or don't want to purchase or have a brush its okay, its still usable and its a decent size compared to other brushes that were included with other foundations. I like the packaging, if you do not use the brush included you can always keep your own kabuki brush in the container. One lippie off only cause it does take time to apply& buff to get even a light-medium coverage.
Obviously this won;t do huge to your eyes, but i like this product because it holds curls very well. This mascara is very natural, it gives you slight enhancement. Three things i don't like is that it stings my eye a little bit and my eye waters everytime i apply it and once it dries ( takes awhile to dry..) it can appear as white/clear clumps on some of my lashes, to get rid of this i used an eyelash comb to comb them out & everything was fine. Eh, I prefer Great Lash Clear :).
I loovee this product! I have it in royal. Many say they cannot see the tint but every time i use this i get compliments( people do see it:) ) This mascara did not smudge at all, and with this one i like to apply more than one coat. Also, i didn't have any trouble with flaking or anything like that. I just wish it gave more length, it does give excellent volume. A con might be it can become clumpy if you apply probably more than 3 coats i would say, but other than that i would buy this product again. Probably the best mascara I've used.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
tamedDOLL 7/9/2010 8:31:00 PM
I really like this product . It is fast absorbing and gives good moisture. There are light diffusers in it but didn't really give 'natural radiance' but may have gave a little bit more of a light natural glow. It is said to improve skin tone and texture in as little as 4 weeks ( i have been using this product for 4 -5 months now ), and i think the texture of my skin is smoother and softer but there wasn't too much difference in skin tone. I would buy this again if the price is lower ( got for $20). UPDATE: I was in the store and was hoping to buy this product again, but it was still at $20.