Powder -Everyday Minerals - foundation semi-matte formula
rock_chica81 4/14/2008 9:21:00 PM
I love this mineral foundation. After trying BE, Pur Minerals, and some other brands, I had pretty much given up on finding a great foundation. After reading the reviews here, I thought I'd give this a try and ordered the samples. I'm so glad I did. I love the coverage and finish this gives my skin. It doesn't make my skin itch or break out like BE and PM and it actually matches my yellow toned skin (I use Golden Med.). Plus it's sold for such a great price and fast shipping. On the downside it doesn't seem to last all day which is why I gave it 4 lippies. I do reapply midday but all the pros definitely outweigh this con. Will buy again and again.
I first tried this TM about 7 yrs ago and I remember absolutely hating it. I had really oily skin at the time and this just made it really greasy. Fast forward 7 yrs...After having my first baby, my skin became completely dry. LM gets great reviews but is $$$ so I thought I'd give this another shot. I'm so glad I did! It evens out my skin, has an SPF, hydrates my skin and is so well priced. On days where I need more coverage, this serves as a good base for my Everyday Minerals (which I love thanks to MUA!). I'd recommend this TM for those seeking sheer coverage (this won't cover blemishes) and Normal to Dry skin.
I have this in both cleo and medusa and I really like them. Although its a liquid liner, I find them easy to apply. I don't have oily lids so they stay on all day too. Will repurchase.
I love this quad. The colors are neutral and really pretty. Three of them are shimmery without being glittery. And they last all day. I was fortunate to get this for a good price on Ebay. But because of the price, I'm not sure that I'll be repurchasing it at full price.
I really like this mascara. Love how dark and thick it makes my lashes. I also haven't had a problem with it flaking off or giving me racoon eyes. On the downside, it is really wet and has a tendency to clump. After applying, I separate any clumps with my sonia kashuk eyelash comb (which is awesome) and my lashes are good to go.
Moisturizers -Weleda - Almond Soothing Facial Lotion
rock_chica81 4/4/2008 11:34:00 PM
I just discovered this product at Target and decided to buy the small travel size tube. I absolutely love it. I have sensitive dry skin and this cream makes it feel so supple. It doesn't leave my face greasy and It's actually improved my complexion. Plus it doesn't have a strong cloying fragrance. It's become my everyday night cream.
I didn't really care for this overhyped blush. It's really sheer so I had to pile it on for it to even show up on my light/med skin. It was also way too shimmery, really highlighting any imperfections on my cheeks. It isn't worth the price to me so I won't be repurchasing. But I can see how this would be pretty on someone with light flawless skin.
Lip Gloss -Sally Hansen - 18 Hour Lip Treatment in Clear Raisin
rock_chica81 4/4/2008 11:23:00 PM
I love this gloss! It's the only gloss that I've ever completely used up and bought again and again. The color is really sheer, shimmery and pretty and it soothes my usually chapped lips. Plus it's reasonably priced. It's my everyday go to gloss.
Misc Beauty Tools -Sonia Kashuk - Metal Eyelash Comb
rock_chica81 4/4/2008 11:18:00 PM
This is the best eyelash comb ever made! I've been using this for years and will never go back to the plastic ones! It separates lashes beautifully and easily! Love it.
I love this product! It's actually more of a lip balm than a lip gloss. The color is a very pretty neutral plum brown. It looks like my lips but better. It doesn't last all day but for the price I really don't mind reapplying. Before I started using this, I was constantly switching out my lip colors but now this has become a beauty staple in my bag. Will buy again.
I really like this product. It does a pretty good job in covering my undereye circles. I do have to make sure I use a good eye cream otherwise this does settle into fine lines and accentuates any dryness which is why I won't give it a full 5 lippies. Other than that, the coverage is pretty good, it lasts all day (if set with powder), and I like the packaging.
Lotions/ Creams -Palmers - Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
rock_chica81 4/1/2008 6:16:00 PM
I'm reviewing both the jar and lotion formula and they're both great. I'm always trying different lotions but I keep coming back to this one. It leaves my skin so soft and supple. The lotion is a great all over moisturizer. The jar formula is really good on those extra dry parts like hands, feet, and in my case, a pregnant belly. I know the smell is a bit strong for some but I absolutely love it and my husband loves how sweet I smell all the time :) This is a definite beauty staple.
Mascara -Avon - Longest Lashes Ever Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
rock_chica81 4/1/2008 6:11:00 PM
I've tried quite a few mascaras that include the primer and so far, I really like this one. I wouldn't say it's my HG because it doesn't build any volume for me. But it does live up to its name and creates such long lashes. I have short straight lashes and this completely made them look really long. Couldn't stop admiring them in the mirror! It also lasted all day and didn't give me racoon eyes. Not bad for an Avon mascara.
I have this in Brownie. The color is really pretty on the cheeks but the shades are too pink to wear on the eyes. This also accentuates any imperfections such as acne or large pores. It's too shimmery for the day but it gives such a nice glow at night. I don't find myself reaching for this often so I probably won't repurchase once and if I ever run out.
I have this is warm beige and the color is a pretty good match. It's a bit too thick for me so I use this as just as spot concealer wherever I need it. It makes my face completely oily if I try to use it all over and it doesn't stay on. I probably won't be repurchasing once the stick is done since I can't use it for my entire face and it's pricey.