This product is very moisturizing...almost too moisturizing, to be exact. It broke me out after a week, so I just use it as a moisturizing body wash, so as not to let it go to waste.
Matte, pigmented, and super blendable. What more could you ask for in an eye shadow? It's expensive, but it's worth every penny
Lip Gloss -New York Color - Kiss Gloss - Strawberry Banana
jellybabe23 7/19/2009 7:55:00 PM
The other review was right. The newer shade of this product has some shimmer in it. I still have my old one because I found it under my bed..But the shade is so lovely! It's a sheer neutral pink which goes very well with my olive-tan skin tone. I definitely would like the old version back. The newer one just sucks.
This product feels so good on my lips! It tastes like kool-aid to me, which I like because I hate those medicated or minty flavored lipbalms. I tend to lose lipbalms very easily, and with this being very cheap, I just go to my local target or walmart and purchase another one!
I don't know if there's a smaller sized version of this, as I can't really fit it in my bag, but I looove this product! I use it at night on my lips, hands, feet, elbows, and knees and when I wake up everything is supremely soft! My large container has lasted me over 5 years now, so $10.00 well spent.
This product removes that "cakiness" of most mineral and regular powders. I use it primarily to make my concealer like a foundation. I use a dab of concealer and mix this with a spritz of fix + and voila! It's my new foundation. I like how light it is. My only problem is that it sprays too much at a time, so it's not what you would call a "fine" mist.
I finally found my perfect color in powder form, and it's mineral makeup too! Honey Beige is perfect for my olive skin tone and doesn't have that weird shimmer that most mineral makeup have. It goes on very smoothly and doesn't cake on. I wish, however the formula would last longer. Definitely need to bring this compact with me for touchups.
Goes on as smooth as the expensive MAC liner I bought. It's very pigmented and I usually only need one swipe on my waterline. It doesn't tug my eyelid, either.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara
jellybabe23 7/10/2009 12:41:00 AM
cheap. smooth. volumizes. separates. What more would you want from a mascara?
Moisturizers -Desert Essence - Jojoba Oil - 100% pure
jellybabe23 7/9/2009 1:56:00 AM
Made my face too oily to use as a moisturizer. But since I wear a lot of eye makeup (i.e., liquid eyeliner, thick coats of mascara), this product has been consistent with the removal of even my waterproof liners as well. I also put a few drops of it in my facial scrub, so my face doesn't feel dry and tight afterward.
I usually go for mascaras with big wands --the bigger the better! But I was surprised with this one. The small, oval brush helped me get the little lashes on the sides and the formula was absolutely smooth and flawless. It did not smudge or flake throughout the day.
At first, I wasn't in love with the mascara because it didn't give me volume. But after maybe a week of use, the formula changed--it turned more thick in consistency and I only needed to use 1 or 2 coats. The big brush is amazing. It separates my lashes and provides thickness, which I was hoping for. Definitely will purchase this again. And it is much better than the Covergirl lashblast. I use that sucker for my eyebrows now.
At the MAC counter, I asked for a subtle bronzer and I was given this product. It's not too glittery but it has little flecks of golden sparkles. It's great for my olive undertones, and I get compliments on my skin whenever I have it on. At the end of the day, it kind of melts in my skin and has this glow. I absolutely love it.
Crème -MAC - Select SPF 15 Moistureblend [DISCONTINUED]
jellybabe23 7/8/2009 2:07:00 AM
With hard-to-find shades out there, I finally found a product that matches my skin tone -- NC30. There are many reviews here that claims "It's too oily and too sticky..." But this is called "MOISTURE-BLEND" so of course it won't dry out or give a matte-looking finish. I like it a a lot because on days where I don't use too much make-up, I use this simply as undereye concealer. It's very moisturizing for my underye area and doesn't cake like many concealers I've tried in the past. As for the entire face, I use a foundation brush instead of the built-in sponge and apply a light coating to areas that I'm dry (i.e., cheeks and nose). A light coat actually doesn't feel all too sticky, but to set my makeup, I use The Balm's Sexy Mama anti-shine translucent powder. Edit: Hate it, it broke my skin out really badly.
I bought this while I was shopping at the Pro store, and I absolutely love it. It's a product I know I'll use over and over again because the color is universally flattering. It's basically a nude-mauve color that feels cushion-y with NO stickiness.