Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
dbmiller 5/3/2012 4:32:00 PM
I was very, very impressed with this product. I chose Sandstone because I am a NC25-30 and Buff Beige in Cover Girl foundations and it worked perfectly. It's yellow toned, which I need. The finish of this foundation reminds me of Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse and Avon Magix, both very airbrushed looking. This lasted pretty well too. I love the SPF.
Used this for the first time today and am really impressed. I have been trying different nude/naked/neutral eye shadow palettes and this is one of my favorites, yes, even compared to UD's Naked and Naked 2. The colors are gorgeous, smooth, high-pigmented and bendable. What else could you want?
Adore this palette. As others have said, yes, a lot of the shades lean towards having a rosy hue. I don't mind this for the most part as long as there's a good balance of shimmer and matte shades, which there certainly is. The shades are extremely pigmented and very high quality.
I actually liked this. I got mine in Light too, and it's a functional creamy concealer with no frills. I wish it had SPF, but this is the best concealer I've ever gotten from ELF.
This is my second favorite Nivea lip balm behind A Kiss of Moisture. This is just a little less hydrating, but the scent and flavor are delicious!
Lip Treatments -Nivea - Mint and Minerals Refreshing Lip Care
dbmiller 3/20/2012 1:28:00 PM
Just not hydrating enough in my opinion, especially compared to my HG, A Kiss of Moisture. The flavor and texture are good, but this is also lacking SPF, which I do not like.
Shampoo -Dove - Refresh+Care - Invigorating Dry Shampoo
dbmiller 3/12/2012 9:58:00 PM
Got one use out of it so I can't even tell you if it works.
This is pretty good. It really is a highlighter/concealer, so don't expect a lot of coverage. My skin is NC25 and I have it in Nude, which is perfect. I'm not a big believer in that concealer should be lighter than your skin tone. I also don't think you get a lot of product with this, like other pen-style concealers, but the product itself is good, so I'd maybe repurchase. Like I said, it's not HG.
I have all but two of these and I love them and plan on getting the last two. These are fantastic on their own and even better when paired with the Maybelline Color Tattoos. Finally some really long-wearing shadows from the drugstore. These have a unique texture, that's almost cream to powder. They all come with a cover underneath the lid, I'm guessing to prevent them from drying out. It takes little effort to get great color payoff with these. So far, my favorite shades are Iced Latte, Bronzed Taupe and Eternal Black.
Not a showstopper, but decently cute. It doesn't really come off as lavender in my opinion. Not too sure what color to call it actually. Maybe pink? Also way too matte. I'll play with it more, but so far not that impressed.
I don't like this. I have all of the other Dream foundation products and this is the worst. It looks decent when first applied, but as the day goes on this breaks down and makes me look old. Furthermore, it makes my skin feel dry and tight. Keep in mind I do have very dry skin. Still, a fail for me. Plus it doesn't have SPF.
Liquid -Revlon - Age Defying Makeup with Botafirm SPF 20 for Normal/Combination Skin
dbmiller 1/30/2012 10:51:00 AM
I love this WAY more than the DNA one. That is just too thick and greasy, plus it doesn't last. This is a much more luxurious product. Finish is dewy, which I like because my skin is very dry. This covers and blends beautifully, not at all in a thick, masky way. I love that this has SPF. Definite repurchase.
Conditioner -L'Oreal - EverCreme Intense Nourishing Conditioner
dbmiller 1/30/2012 10:03:00 AM
I think this may be a dupe for Redken All Soft Heavy Creme, because it performs just as well and smells nearly exactly the same. This is extremely hydrating but doesn't weigh hair down. And the scent is to die for. Coconutty and beachy. I love it. UPDATE: Took me a while to figure out this was not really doing much to combat my dryness, plus it always left a weird residue that weighed my hair down. I ended up with the EverCreme Mask and it's what I wanted this to be. Oh well, still got a product I like with the same yummy scent.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
dbmiller 1/27/2012 11:42:00 AM
I have all but two of these, and I couldn't be more impressed. As emilynoel83 stated, finally a drugstore long wearing cream shadow. These are great because they are highly pigmented and highly bendable so they can stand on their own, and when topped with a powder shadow, they are even more long wearing. Oh, and the shades are gorgeous. My favorites are Tenacious Teal and Bad to the Bronze.
Dare I say it? I think I like these better than Lip Butters. I have all 20 of the Lip Butters since everyone was raving about them being the best lip product out there, I decided I needed them all. I only have 3 of these, but I think I like them better. Reasons why? They are more sheer (I don't really like lipstick), they are more moisturizing (again, Lip Butters are only slightly more moisturizing than a lipstick) and they have SPF, which I think is essential in being the perfect lip product. Oh and these have a sweet sugary scent which I adore.