Wow! This stuff is phenomenal. I've only tried the sample they give you when you get enough points at Sephora but just from those it seems like an awesome product. When I'm done my Garnier BB Cream (which I do like, but it's a bit dark so I have to mix with my Cetaphil moisturizer to lighten it up) I think I'm going out to buy this! It feels so moisturizing and light on the skin but it's perfect to even out my skin tone. It does give more coverage than my Garnier BB Cream, but it's still only a light coverage. The finish is matte, but it looks so smooth on the skin. I usually use it under my Too Faced Primed and Poreless primer and it makes it look that much smoother. Definitely buying this soon. It just looks and feels so nice on the skin.
I like the formula for this foundation. It's very light, blends easily, wears all day, doesn't get too oily and has a nice semi-matte finish that i love with foundations! My only problem with this is the fricken packaging!! The tiny opening of the jar makes it almost impossible to get product out! Normally, when I have a foundation in a jar, I pour a tiny bit out onto my finger tip and dot it over my face. Then I blend it in with a brush. But I can't do that with this because it doesn't physically pour out of the bottle! The only way I can get it out is to shake it onto my hand, but i hate doing that cause I find it wastes more product, then I have random foundation on the back of m hand. That is my only quarrel, and no matter how frustrating it is, I do like the foundation itself. I wouldn't buy it again though for that reason alone.
Oh my gosh you guys, go out and buy this foundation!!! It is phenomenal! It has a medium coverage that is 100% buildable to a full coverage, it has a gorgeous semi-matte finish, so if you have oily skin it would be perfectly fine with a bit of powder, and if you have dry skin (like me) it is very moisturizing! This foundation is really light too, and glides on so smoothly with a brush, fingers or sponges, and it gives you a really pretty glow, but there is 100% no shimmer in it, which is great! It also last very long too :) Plus there is a pump!! So easy to use! The only reason I didn't give it 5/5 is cause the colour selection could be somewhat better. I wish they had slightly more pinkish tones because I am quite pale, especially in winter, but the absolute lightest shade looks a little yellow to me. That kinda sucks, cause I will probably wear it more in winter, and I'm afraid it won't be the right shade. I'm sure though that it will be easily fixable with some lighter powder or mixing it with a lighter foundation! Love it though!!
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
dollyhorse101 7/16/2012 8:28:00 PM
I tried this, and immediately wanted to return it... I wouldn't exactly say that it is bad, but it is nothing special. And simply based on what it claims on the back of the bottle makes me think this really is not a true BB cream, it's more like a foundation or tinted moisturizer. I am quite pale, even in the summer after I've somewhat tanned. But when I saw the colour of this stuff in the bottle it freaked the crap out of me! It was completely orange!!! I did try it on, and it didn't look too too bad, but I kept in mind that I am slightly more tan now than I would be in fall or winter. The formula was water, and would squirt too quickly out of the bottle, and I just didn't really like this stuff. It's nothing special, and not a true BB cream.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
dollyhorse101 7/4/2012 12:43:00 AM
Great foundation! It has great coverage and applies easily with any kind of foundation brush. It was more liquidy than I expected but it doesn't really matter as long as it works! I LOVE the packaging, the pump is great! And the bottle looks really nice and elegant. I do find it slightly oily, but that can easily be fixed with powder! They also have a great colour selection. It was easy to find my right shade. I'm quite pale, with pinkish undertones. This foundation is probably best for summer though, because it is moisturizing but because of the more oily feel, it might not be nice in warmer weather or if you have oily skin. But with my dry skin it's really nice!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - ExpertWear Eyeshadow Quad in Chai Latte
dollyhorse101 7/4/2012 12:35:00 AM
This is a very nice eye shadow quad to wear on an every day basis. The colours are pretty pigmented, and you can mix and match the colours. By this, I mean you don't HAVE to use the crease colour for just the crease, or the lid colour for just the lid, etc. I like to mix it up!! The colours are very versatile in this way, because there are many looks you can achieve with just the four shadows
Foundations -Cover Girl - Natureluxe Liquid Silk Foundation
dollyhorse101 7/4/2012 12:30:00 AM
This is a very nice, light foundation. It as a light coverage, but it is buildable. It gives a really nice smooth finish that doesn't look cakey, and it is very moisturizing, almost like a TM. Its easy to apply in many ways too! I've used several different types of brushes to apply it, and my fingers as well. It does smell like cucumber which I love!! Some people may not like it though, but I think it's quite pleasant, and it does go away after you apply it. I like this foundation overall though!! It's a really nice every day foundation
Wow!! I just got this in the mail today, and I used it to test it out today and I'm seriously in love!! I've heard so many amazing things about this, and they are all true! The colours are perfect for my fair, pale skin, as they are more cool toned I find. They're so neutral and I can use all of the colours as everyday eye shadows for a nice casual look, and you can make them more dramatic too for a night out. The shadows are so pigmented!! And the packaging is so cute, and the brush it comes with is actually quite nice! I don't think I will ever need to buy eye shadows again, I will be using this everyday!!
This is such a great brow gel. It goes on quite wet and liquidy so I have to wipe quit a bit off the wand before applying it, but it still works great! It takes a little while to dry, but it dries soft, and not crunchy, and just helps to keep them nicely in place!
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner
dollyhorse101 7/2/2012 11:14:00 PM
Great liquid liner! The felt tip makes it so easy to apply and get a super precise thin line. Super pigmented, stays on all day, awesome!
This isn't a bad foundation. Its moisturizing so its good for oily skin. It gives a nice finish when set with some powder, and the pot makes it less messy than jars. The staying power isn't great though, and overall it's only ok, therefore I don't think I'd buy it again.
This is a great foundation for the winter as it is so creamy and moisturizing. I haven't tried it in the summer though because I have other foundations I use then. I liked the finish, it was very smooth and nice, and as I have very dry skin it was perfect for it. It gives a bit of a dewy finish, but with a bit of powder its nice and matte. Overall it's a nice foundation and I really have no problem with it whatsoever, but there are a few other foundations that I prefer, so I don't think I will be buying it when I'm out. But don't take that to mean it's not a good foundation!
Great mascara!! I have incredibly long lashes so it is very easy for them to clump, which is what I get with many mascaras. This is not the same whatsoever though! It separates them beautifully with no clumps, and its very buildable so you get volume as well. Awesome!
This is a really nice foundation. I accidentally bought it in the combination/oily skin, but I tend to have drier skin, at least in the winter. For the summer it should be fine though so whatever. It gives you a flawless finish, it's lightweight, color range is great, truly does last all day, doesn't look cakey and gives a nice medium coverage. My only problem with it is that it dries a little fast so you have to be quick with getting it on. I like to use either a stippling brush or a blunt dense foundation brush to buff it in. awesome foundation!
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express The Mega Plush
dollyhorse101 6/16/2012 9:50:00 PM
First time I've tried a Maybelline mascara and this is really nice so far! The brush is cool, and my first thought was that it wouldn't de-clump my lashed very well but it actually makes my lashes look great! It seperates them so nicely, and the formula gives them so much volume and length. And the whole gel thing is nice too, my mascara doesn't flake as much during the day. Overall I like it!