I really like this liquid foundation. It is fragrance free and feels very light. The good thing about this foundation is that it will provide a dewy finish and the coverage is natural. I think it would be great for a natural every day makeup. I really like the plastic bottle it comes in and the color selection is spot on. Thanks Maybelline! Edit: It's been two years since my original review, and I have upgraded this from 4 stars to 5. The spf 18, the smoothness and blendability, and the convenient & portable packaging are things I will never overlook again! This will be my HG drugstore foundation! It also does not breakout my sensitive skin! The color selection is wonderful as well.
This drugstore finishing powder is great. Easy on the wallet and does the job in eliminating shine and setting makeup. Just enough to take away shine wihout looking too matte. Feels great and fragrance free. I didn't breakout and it felt like I had nothing on my face.
I'm always nervous when I try new concealers because I don't want to look like I'm wearing a mask. This concealer is wonderful! It's creamy and does what it is suppose to do, cover up imperfections. You can build the coverage from sheer to full - a tad bit goes a loooooong way. Another good product from MAC. (I have the NC20 - covers my under eye circles perfectly!)
I heart Studio Fix! It is a great powder foundation with a matte finish. It covers pores and redness better than other products I have tried. The portability is another thing I really enjoy about this product. I think it's a terrifc product and although a lot of users have reported a drying effect or "cake" like appearance, I think application has a lot to do with this product. A little truly goes a long way! If I'm looking for a glowy, dewy look, I'm not going to use this product. If I want a polished, matte look with a delicate patina, this one gets a thumbs up... way up! Any powder foundation most likely will not be suitable for drier skin types (even the mineral powders that promise otherwise)... so if you are extremely dry, do stay away from this product. But if you have normal to oily skin, try it! Absorbs oils and lasts through the day beautifully!
Shockingly pink in the pot, but soft and delicate on the cheeks! What a nice surprise! It's such a pretty pink flush that's very girly and fresh! I have relatively fair skin (NC20-NC25) and it looks fabulous.
Not the best mascara in terms of wand and formula, but it's not exactly the worst either. I have purchased mascaras in the past and they have caused eye irritations, and this one did not cause any allergic reactions. I will use it until it needs replacement. I will not be repurchasing this product.
Moisturizers -The Body Shop - Vitamin C Skin Boost
mkinthecity 3/11/2007 2:04:00 PM
I am on my second bottle! At first use, I noticed how smooth my skin became! It seems to plump my skin up! Although the bottle is small, it does last for some time and I can't imagine living without this product! I went without it for a few days and nearly had a panic attack because my skin didn't look as refreshed. I think this works as well as some of the pricier "serum" type of products out there (I've even used the Chanel anti-aging serum which I love but is double in price! Eeek!) With all the studies showing how effective Vitamin C has been for the skin, this is a winner! I like to combine this product with the moisturizers in the TBS line or the Honey Face Cream by L'Occitane and it definitely makes the absorption feel a lot better! Try it! You will love it! No breakouts, no irritation (and my skin is highly sensitive!)
Conditioner -The Body Shop - Honey moisturizing conditioner [DISCONTINUED]
mkinthecity 2/10/2007 3:29:00 PM
A resounding LOVE for this product. Not only is it packed with natural ingredients that actual do something good for your hair, it smells beautifully alternative... soft and pretty and fresh without that fruity-fruit scent (which I like a lot... but change is good). Mmmm... is all I have to say and I look forward to using it every day. I want to try their shampoo as well. I like the thick consistancy, so just a small dollop really is all you need because it is so concentrated. I will use this again and again I'm sure (and my BF likes the scent!) Now they just need to bottle this scent so I can wear it as parfum!
Finally! Gentle cleaning at its best! With the New England Cold here to stay for a few months, my old cleansing habits (Tea Tree Face Wash ... great for summer use!) had to be revamped. My skin was dry, flakey, itchy, and irritated. I needed something very new, and I was desparate. Cetaphil was something I had tried, but it wasn't emollient enough and did not remove makeup effectively, and I tried the Dove Beauty Bar again (but not good with portability as I travel quite a bit). I had been a fan of the Vitamin E line from The Body Shop for quite some time, but had never tried the face wash. That was a mistake... as I should have tried it sooner! Although it does not lather, it still does a very good job of cleansing. And it is not stripping. It removes makeup beautifully and is gentle; it leaves my skin so soft! I will buy it again and again! Love this stuff! Holy Grail Cleaner!!!!
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
mkinthecity 11/26/2006 7:34:00 PM
A fan of mineral foundation for years, this hit it right on the nose! I love the packaging (very easy to travel with!) and the ability to buy this product is a breeze! You don't have to order and wait for it to come in the mail! I like the attached brush (although it is not the best brush, it will do if you are on the go!) The coverage is fabulous! Their is a wide range of shades as well... so you will be able to find a color that is a good match. And it is affordable! Much less expensive than Bare Minerals or Sheer Cover! I've switched and it's really a fraction of the cost! The coverage is fabulous! You just dip, tap, and brush on and it covers like a dream! It feels like you don't have anything on... but the coverage makes you look flawless!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Warm Vanilla Sugar body splash
mkinthecity 11/26/2006 7:30:00 PM
I love this scent!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sweet Pea Shimmering Splash
mkinthecity 11/26/2006 7:30:00 PM
I like this light floral... reminds me very much of springtime!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sensual Amber Shimmer Body Mist
mkinthecity 11/26/2006 7:29:00 PM
Smells mistakeable... meaning I wouldn't remember this... why bother?
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Japanese Cherry Blossom body splash
mkinthecity 11/26/2006 7:28:00 PM
Lovely feminine scent for the fall! I immediately smiled when I sampled the lotion!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Green Tea and Cucumber Essence
mkinthecity 11/26/2006 7:27:00 PM
My friend swears by this fragrance, but I am not a fan at all... it smells like air freshener for your car.