Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
MrsTefee 2/27/2012 1:35:00 PM
Ugh. I went out and bought this because the reviews were so good and saying how long it lasts. But I didnt find that this lasted long AT ALL. At least not any longer than my cheapy kohl pencil eyeliners. I used this on my bottom waterline and it smudged within the first hour of wear and I have pencil eyeliners that would last longer than this (and I have very dry..NOT oily skin). I dont recommend at all.
This foundation IS full coverage and it does go on smoothly etc BUT it turns ORANGE and i mean obviously orange. It was fine at first but about a month or so aftering buying it I cant wear it anymore! I still have the receipt but not the box which sucks because I would be returning it if I could : ( Oh well.
I LOVE THIS MASCARA!!!! This is the perfect mascara for LONG amazing lashes! For people who want "thicker" looking voluminized lashes I DO NOT reccommend the doll lashes...you will want to check out the hypnose original for the volume effect : D For those who love very LONG and NATURAL looking lashes (not spidery or fake looking) this is a great mascara. And YES its expensive but you are really paying for the name and the beautiful bottle. I dont know why people complain about expensive mascaras, to me mascaras mostly all act the same drugstore or not but I only buy lancome mascaras every once in a while for a treat because they are so elegant looking! I love the doll lashes and I love hypnose original. They are both very good mascaras, no flaking, no clumpyness and no crispy yuckyness.
Wow I really love these eyeshadows! I bought the one called "sweet as candy". The shadows are very soft and easy to use, I find it easiest to just apply them with my fingers (which is what I usually do anyways). These hold up REALLY well.... I put them on and a couple hours later I went for a 2 mile run and when I came home (even though I was very sweaty and gross) my eye shadow was still PERFECT! No creases or ANYTHING, I was amazed! (and I didnt use an eyeshadow primer or any of that!). These are definitely worth at least a try : )))
Blah. Im so disappointed : ( I was so excited to use this.. but it was not that great. Infact Ive had better results with drugstore brand foundations. This foundation was just... splotchy after a few hours AND it got darker on me which is BAD because im a pale as you can be. So nc15 ended up becoming a shade too dark and kind of orangey. It also accentuated my pores pretty bad. I had it on for about 5 hours and couldnt stand it anymore (i could FEEL it on me) so I washed it off and that was that. This is going back!
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
MrsTefee 2/22/2012 10:10:00 AM
Extra virgin olive oil is HG for me! I use this EVERY night to remove makeup. It removes mascara, foundation, lipsticks/stains, EVERYTHING even when they are water proof. And best of all its all natural and there is NO stinging or irritation involved..although when I do remove my eye makeup it will get into my eyes and my eyes get blurry for a minute until i wash it out but thats no big deal because it doesnt sting which is my pet peeve with makeup removers, I wont use anything if it stings. What I do is put about a nickel/quarter size amount on my palms and rub it in my hands then pat it over my face and eyes. I let the oil sit on my face as I wipe it over my eyes to remove my eye makeup. Then I use a facial tissue (infused with lotion <3) and wipe it off my eyes and my face and all the makeup comes with it! I do not reccommend rubbing it into your skin because that can cause irritaiton and lead to break outs..you only need to let it sit for a minute to soak up the makeup and then its very easily removable : ) Afer that I folllow up with my normal cleansing routine with a facial cleanser (usually cetephil but sometimes something stronger if i feel like it!). The only gripe I have about this is that its really messy and I still cant find a good container to store olive oil in haha, it just gets all over the place.. but I can live with that!
Liquid -Boots - Lifting & Firming Foundation SPF 15 [DISCONTINUED]
MrsTefee 2/22/2012 8:05:00 AM
This is a decent foundation but nothing special. Its not very heavy coverage (light-medium) which is what I was looking for! I also cant wear it because the lightest shade is still too dark for me (im nc5-nc15) : ( Oh well! The hunt continues......
Toners -Organix - Cherry Blossom Rose Water Refreshing Facial Toner
MrsTefee 2/21/2012 5:25:00 PM
**EDIT** NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! This toner has been breaking me out : ( Every time I use it I develop new HUGE acne pimples (normally IF I break out they are just little tiny ones!). This sucks because I really loved this toner!! Beware if you have acne prone skin is all I have to say! Im going to put this in a spray bottle and use it lightly as a spray to set powder foundation and to spray in my hair and make my hair smell nice. That should be just fine. Once it runs out though I probably wont be rebuying..maybe I will if Im still addicted to how amazing it smells though! ------------ I LOVE THIS TONER!! Its smells SO amazing I almost wish I could eat it! This toner makes my skin look very soft and fresh. It really does replenish my skins moisture and gives me a little glow. Its very refreshing and Ive had zero side effects (no burning, no irritating, no breakouts etc). I will absolutely repurchase this! When I bought this I was originally looking for the burts bees rosewater and glycerin toner but I couldnt find it, then I happened to come across this one and gave it a wiff and I just couldnt resist buying it. I bought this at ulta for $5 and some change... although I have seen it at rite aid for about $8.
I dont know why I have never reviewed this before. I LOVE this mascara. Even though I may stray to other mascaras every once in a while just for a change up, I always have this one on hand incase the others dont work out. Ive used this one ever since I can remember and I remember when I was little my mom always had a bottle of this as well! Right now Im loving the "big" version with the bigger brush! This mascara is creamy and also wet. Its easy to apply and easy to wipe away any mistakes! Its not messy and not clumpy and it provides a very natural look. Its also easily buildable! I always reccommend this mascara : )
Palettes -Victoria's Secret - Hello Bombshell Makeup Kit
MrsTefee 2/19/2012 6:54:00 PM
I really love this palette! Im having alot of fun playing with it! The eye shadows are nicely pigmented and they dont crease. The mascara is.. mascara and really great at lengthening my lashes, I love how tiny it is! The blushes are very pigmented.. easy to blend. The powders are also amazing! They work perfect for me (even the bronzer when used with a light hand) even though Im super pale (nc15). I love the lipstick and lipgloss colors as well! The only gripe I have with this kit is I really dont like how the mirror is on the OUTSIDE. It makes it scary to carry anywhere because Im super afraid of breaking the mirrior/cracking it. I wish it was on the inside.. I also didnt like the eyeliner and lipliner pencils. They were hard and not very pigmented.. so I just went to walgreens and bought the 99 cent eyeliners from wet and wild and just cut them short so they fit in the kit! Good as new! I will be using this kit a lot ..especially on trips!!! : ) *I will just be super PISSED if the mirror ends up breaking >.
I got this on sale for 12 dollars USD! I bought it from the north american skin79 website. Its very creamy and blends into my skin easily. It smells nice and it leaves a dewy look to my skin! I am VERY pale (like paper) and this gives just the right amount of tinted coverage to hide any redness in my skin. However, this has mineral oil in it and my skin HATES mineral oil and lately I have been breaking out. I can only suspect that the bb cream is the cause. I may keep it and try it now and then but I might just give it away to someone, it was cheap so I dont feel like I HAVE to use it up.
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Idol Eyes - Creme Shadow Pencil - Pixie
MrsTefee 2/16/2012 1:33:00 AM
I LOVE THESE!!! I dont use these as all over eyeshadows though. My favorite thing to do is use these colors in the inner corner of my eye and lightly line under my eye! Pixie is my favorite for a natural look when I dont wear mascara and I use just a brown eyeliner on my water line. Pixie really brightens up my eyes! Its a very pretty shimmery (but not glittery!) nude color. I wish wet n wild would come out with more colors!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would buy them all!!!!
Moisturizers -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35
MrsTefee 2/16/2012 1:19:00 AM
I really like this moisturizer! It says its fragrance free but keep in mind this has 35 spf in it so it still does smell lightly of sunscreen, but thats all! It goes on very smoothly and isnt thick feeling or greasy at all! I dont find this drying at all and I have very dry skin! I only use this during the day time and I do have a spf free fragrance free lotion that I use at night time. If you find this too drying you should add extra moisturizer without an spf ontop of the sunscreen and that will usually do the trick! The only gripe I have is this was $9.99 for only 2.5 oz at target... I think that its pretty expensive and I wish it was just a bit cheaper.. at least I dont use this up very fast so it should last me a few months! I will buy again but I will really try to get it when its on sale.
I have tried this mascara out and every single time it makes my eyes water and sting and this NEVER happens to me with mascaras!! Im very sad because the tube is so cute! Maybe its just the batch I got thats bad ... I might buy a new tube another time and see.... but for now.. its a no go.
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Face Powder
MrsTefee 2/9/2012 4:39:00 AM
I absolutely adore this product!!!!!!! If physicians formula ever changes it or discontinues this powder I would be LOST completely and totally and utterly LOST! This powder is very light, you cant feel it on your face at all! It hides large pores and it corrects skin tone and it has never ever irritated or clogged my skin (I have acne prone skin with redness)! I use this as a foundation because its quick and easy. You can apply it with a brush, a sponge or a puff what ever you want! I use this in the "transparent" shade and it still really does add a light coverage but its a perfect color match for my skin tone (im NC15 in mac). Ive used this powder for years (at least 5 years). Its always my go-to.. I keep one in my bathroom and one in my purse for touch ups! It also lasts forever (if I run it all the way down it probably lasts a whole year or longer but I get antsy and tend to switch them out before the pan is totally gone). I recommend this product 100%!