Liquid -Revlon - ColorStay Active Light Makeup SPF 25 ] [DISCONTINUED]
ben228 5/29/2007 8:25:00 PM
This a thinner, sheer version of the regular colorstay. It is a dewy finish that is very sweatproof indeed and looks completely natural.
The shades are extremely linited and it does not blend well. It looks like a orange or white spot on the face no matter how hard you try to blend. NOT a good concealer by any means.
This is EXTREMELY sheer. Much more sheer than a tinted moisturizer, even. It should not be marked as a foundation for any means. It is not pigmented enough at all.
Mascara -Maybelline - Unstoppable Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
ben228 5/17/2007 7:22:00 PM
This is a very good mascara. It is quite indeed smudge proof and also washes off easily. Good thinking, Maybelline.
Wonderful! The "light shade" is truly a PPP shade and it looks so natural and real on the face. Not chalky or cakey at all.
Pressed Powders -New York Color - Pressed Translucent Powder
ben228 5/10/2007 11:10:00 AM
MUCH better than the loose version, which is not good at all.
Treatments (Eye) -Dove - Energy Glow Eye Brightening Cream
ben228 5/9/2007 7:36:00 PM
Eh, nothing special. Can't say anything bad, can't say anything good.
Skincare - Face -Pro Activ - Pro Activ Solution Gentle Formula
ben228 5/9/2007 7:34:00 PM
Yet another disappointment from Pro Activ. This did not do anything at all for my acne. In fact, I have noticed that I am getting much larger and way more blackheads than usual using this this past month and my skin is still very, very, very broken out. I do not recommend.
FRIED my face to the point that it bled in places. I will never use again. Benzoyl Peroxide products (eg neutrogena) have never done this to me before. Truly, this is a crappy product.
LOVE IT! It made my natural medium red hair DEEP crimson and soooo wonderfully bright red. I used shade Bright Auburn Blonde and like I said, I LOVE IT! The conditioner stinks, though, so a lippy off for that :P
Pressed Powders -Sonia Kashuk - bare minimum pressed powder
ben228 4/21/2007 12:16:00 PM
One of the best powders I have ever used! I used shade 03, Chiffon, for reference.
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Classic Powder Brush
ben228 4/19/2007 3:25:00 PM
LOVE it, as I do all EoB brushes
Makeup Brushes -Essence of Beauty - Foundation Brush
ben228 4/19/2007 3:21:00 PM
Works very well. I use it for creme foundations and regular liquid foundations. I cannot use it, however, for my HG colorstay because the colorstay tends to set before I can blend it in completely with the brush. BUT, this is great for other, non-ultra matte foundations that don't set in the 60 seconds ;)
Pressed Powders -Sonia Kashuk - bare minimum pressed powder in chiffon
ben228 4/19/2007 3:17:00 PM
OMG, I cannot believe it! A shade of powder that matches my extreme PPP (yellow-neutral based, mind you) skin tone! I keep looking in the mirror with this on and thinking that I look too pale, but in reality it just matches my skin perfectly. I now have a pale face to match my pale neck and body instead of a orange or pink face and a pale body. I am so pleased. I apply this over my foundation and then put some L'Oreal Translucide powder on over to sparkle a bit, as this powder is very matte. Like I said, I am SOOOOOOOOO pleased :)
Concealers -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Concealer
ben228 4/15/2007 8:42:00 PM
I have very pale skin in the winter and this in N 123 is the only concealer that I can get that will match me well.