Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - 24/7 glide on shadow pencil in Morphine
MsPsylocke 4/30/2013 3:33:00 PM
I'm surprised at all the bad reviews maybe I got a good pencil but this works great for me. I am an UD lover so I'm partial but if it was terrible I would say so and I think it's not. First I love the smooth consistency it glides on my eyes so easy. It stays with or without PP. I did my test to see if I wanted to keep it without primer and it's lasting through my allergy tears. Not from the makeup my eyes water every year and UD is one of the few brands that stay on my finicky eyes. The colour is amazing a lilac with a blue shift is so pretty. It really makes my green eyes stand out. I used just this and some mascara and it looks awesome. It makes my life easy because I can do a quick look and it looks like I did so much more. This colour I think is great for the warm weather too. So pretty with all the flowers blooming here. I like this one much better than my NARS because this one doesn't crease and my NARS creases so fast if I don't get powder on. So for durability and long lasting colour UD get's my award that's for sure. I find this pencil to be very smooth and not cakey at all just a nice clean application. I always use their liners so I will be buying more of these. The colours are great,payoff is excellent, and they last.
I really like this oil a lot. I keep getting sample bottles and roll on's because of the kits I have been getting plus Sephora points:) I am though going to break down and buy the full size as I do notice a difference. I have been using this over 4 months and my skin looks so much better. I have acne scarring well now it's plumped you can't see it. The little bit of laugh lines I had..gone I kid you not. My genetic forehead lines are really diminished and my pores are smaller and skin smoother and more even toned. Also amazingly no breakouts with this oil. I have used it every night and I have better skin now then when I started using it. It is expensive but for what it's doing for my skin I will pay the price. I have a good size of it because you don't need a lot. Only a few drops and my whole face is hydrated. I mostly use it at night or when I have dry patches from retin a. It even diminished a broken capillary I had. I am very satisfied and will repurchase again and again. It works for my skin. Give it a try ladies I hope it works as well for you too!
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips lip balm in Grape Vine
MsPsylocke 4/30/2013 2:31:00 PM
This is my second my 1st being the Peach or purple tube which I just loved so I had to get another. I got this one for a little over 4 bucks I don't have a problem with the price because they work so well. I was going through some major dehydration and my lips were chapped from the inside. This stuff brought back the moisture to my lips from the inside. I applied often and before I went to bed. My lips have never felt or looked better. I love these lippies and now want the clear for my bedtime usage. I'm very happy with these it smells like concord grape to me and gives my super pale skin some life because it looks like a nice berry tint. Worth it to me because they work! Def recommended!
I got this powder a couple months ago and I really like it a lot. I have this and Studio Fix I'm an NW20 in the SF but in the Careblend the light is perfect almost translucent. I like how soft it makes my skin feel and it does keep my oil at bay. I rarely have to touch up when I use this powder. Lately I have been putting it over my Tarte BB which is awesome as well and my skin looks so well healthy and normal. I have a lot of redness and this is perfect to tone it down. So far this has been good to my skin no breakouts what so ever. With the SF I haven't broken out either. So I'm happy because I really like these pressed powders. The Careblend really makes my skin feel super soft. My skin looks matte but not over matte if you know what I mean. I like that about this powder. I have been using this with my 187 with great results and the puff when I'm out. The puff is well made as well. So all in all I will continue to use this as long as they make it because it really is nice to my skin. Not saying everyone will love it some do breakout as you read reviews but in my case I did not.I do use Retin A to stay that way so take it as you wish. This is also a good powder for people using a retinoid because it doesn't irritate the skin in my case at least. Great product I will repurchase when needed and recommend it.
This is the first American BB Cream that I have tried and I love it. I usually always stick with the Korean BB's but this actually had some benefits so I thought i would give this a try. It goes on so smooth and my skin looked super even I only needed to conceal some small imperfections. What I love about Tarte is that their colours seem to match my skin so perfectly. There light truly fits my super pale NW15 skin tone. I love how natural my skin looks like I'm not wearing any makeup at all. I like how you can use it as a primer or on it's own. So far I have only used it on it's own but I'm going to try fuller coverage with the Amazonian Clay Foundation. So far though as a Spring/Summer BB this is perfect because it has a spf of 30 and being on retin a I need all the protection I can get. I use Tarte's concealer as well. I also use the Maracuja Oil and my skin has never looked better. My fine smile lines are almost gone and my genetic forehead lines are diminishing. I really like this BB cream and am happy with my first American version. I love the sheer coverage and how easy it blends and how good it feels on my skin. Especially for a product with SPF. Totally happy and highly recommended!
Just tried this brand of colour and omgosh i love it! I'm a natural blonde but as I'm getting older my hair is getting to be a more dark blonde. So I wanted to go to my summer blonde which is medium to light ash blonde. So I got this at Sally's and it came with a free argan oil spray which I love as well. i mixed Light Ash Blond with some Very light Ash Blonde to cut the brassyness. I have hair to my waist so I love how there is 2 applications per tube. Finally enough dye for my hair:) So I mixed 2 of the Light Ash with 1 of the very light ash used 30 volume developer and went to town. This colour is so rich and creamy and it actually moisturizes your hair. I put it in and left it for 25-30 min because I was afraid of being brassy. Well I washed, conditioned with One n Only as well. Then I used a purple toner conditioner just in case. Well wow the colour turned out beautiful! The blonde is just how i wanted it light but not patchy or brassy just a beautiful light ash blonde. I couldn't be happier also my hair felt and smelled really good. That never happens when I use dye I always smell it no matter what i do. Not with this it truly saturates the hair with beautiful colour. I can't speak for grey coverage since I'm not there yet, but I am a convert to this brand and will not use any other. It really is that good in my opinion. There is a great range of colours, they are reasonably priced, and they work! I highly recommend this product and will mos def repurchase.
Scrubs -Queen Helene - Oatmeal N' Honey Natural Facial Scrub
MsPsylocke 4/27/2013 11:44:00 AM
I have been wanting to try this closer to Spring/Summer because I have been using the Cocoa butter scrub for the cold months and i adore it. So at Sally's I was going to get the Cocoa but they were out. So I got this since I love oatmeal and honey. I use honey in the warmer months on my skin anyway and the oatmeal has always been good to my skin so I thought this would be great to get. Well for 4$ it is excellent! I really like this scrub. I use Retin A so this is perfect because it removes the dead skin without over scrubbing. In the Spring/Summer I am always more oily. Yet this scrub seems to be keeping my skin soft,smooth, and clear. I really like the scent and when I use it in the shower i let it sit a bit. When I rinse it's like new skin. It's not rough on the skin either which, is important for me because my skin is very delicate. For the price you get a great amount and it works......luv simple as that! Would I repurchase totally and I recommend it. It's a goodie:)
Lip Treatments -Maybelline - Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
MsPsylocke 4/27/2013 10:29:00 AM
I really like this balm my lips are super soft and it has a very light colour with a touch of shimmer. I like that I can put this on at night and when I wake up my lips feel so much softer. I have been dealing with chapped lips because I was a little dehydrated this along with some good fluids brought my lips back into shape. I really like the peach it doesn't smell like peach a slight smell of citrus I get. Hey we all have our opinions on the taste smell of these but I don't mind it one bit. I'm super pale and this colour compliments my skin well. It gives a nice nudey lip and i really like it. For Spring these are perfect and I'm looking forward to trying other colours. To me since I'm a balm/chap stick/anything lip moisturizer the price was fine with me. I had a coupon as well so it was not expensive. I would shell out full price though because I really do enjoy this balm.
Skincare - Face -Unlisted Brand - Frutique-Papaya Enzyme exfoliating gel
MsPsylocke 3/21/2013 10:10:00 AM
I love this stuff soo much. I use Retin a so I still after months am getting dry patches and flaking around my chin area.(thanks winter) A while ago I went to Sally's and picked up some Frutique products but not this for some reason. The SA was raving about it and how it just removes dead skin. I didn't believe it till I tried it. All I can say is wow!! The dead skin comes off gently I use about 1 and 1/2 pumps and that seems to do the job well. I concentrate on the areas that need the most exfoliation and I am just so happy. I have oily/dry aka combo skin and I think this product could be used on all skin types. The price under 12 bucks is very reasonable and it really works!! Plus it lasts such a long time, I kid you not and it takes a lot in a skincare product for it to impress me. I had no problems rinsing off the skin I just use cooler water. I wash with a gentle cleanser before hand, towel dry the go to town with this. Now the results I had blackheads around my nose area they are all cleaned out. No matter what I did I couldn't get rid of them till this. I think this product actually goes into the pore to remove the crud lol. I love it and will buy this over and over again. I especially recommend it for people using retinoids because you know how much peeling you get. You get a lot of product and it's all stuff that is good for your skin. Frutique has become one of my favorite skin care lines! they do what they say and I luv that I also have not had any bad reactions at all from these products. This I will say is my HG product for exfoliating. Love this stuff! Highly recommended!! EDIT: B/c it's so hard to get off no joke I us a gentle scrub after or a good washcloth to get the dead skin off it's a total biotch. I have noticed a difference in my skin so to me it's worth it.
This is a great blush for my skintone. I am an NW-15 and I always loved this plummy blush my mom had from Lancome when I was a kid. I used it as a teen and then well kinda forgot about my love of this mauvy,plummy, and pink swirled into one. So I was looking on Sephora and I really like NARS blushes because they do last forever, which to me makes the purchase worth while. When I found Mata Hari I was like omgosh the colour I so loved in a company I love! You barely need any product and I mean one swipe picks up a lot of colour. It is really great for us pale girls as well as those who are blessed to get colour. But it really makes my fair self look rosy and healthy and not overdone. I don't like my blush to look fake. I really luv this blush and it's a staple because it's that good and it lasts a loong time. I went to a rock concert sweat my butt off but my blush was in check:) Great blusher I really recommend it!
I bought 2 of these Vanilla cream Pie and Creme Brulee` and the Brulee is my fav it's a nice nudy tone and the vanilla is a more muted pinky colour. I love the texture there soft and sweet and leave my lips feeling nice. They do not dry my lips out and are great over lipsticks. They feel nice and I would get more it was a good buy. Def recommended!
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Rose Shimmerbrick Shimmer Brick Compact
MsPsylocke 2/17/2013 4:13:00 PM
So I finally gave in and got one of these bad boys. I have highlighters but these always appealed to me. I love the look of them baked in different colours that when swirled together give you a very pretty highlight indeed. I used it with my NYX Dusty Rose blush as all my NARS have some sort of shimmer so I didn't want to be overly shimmery. So I have 2 NYX and a MAC so anyway I went with the Dusty Rose and bam simpatico! The shimmer brick to me is not too shimmery and it doesn't make my pores look big or anything. It just makes my cheeks look better. I also use it as an eyeshadow but as others said use primer. I have green eyes and fair skin and it doesn't look to pink on me at all. I first apply my blush with the RT blush brush then I use a Skinn brush I have which is for blush but I prefer it for highlighting. I swirl and then apply either on the brow bone up towards my temple and that is great for day. At night I'll use more on my cheeks or a touch on my nose. I said I would repurchase because I would get the other colours. The formula is so soft and it lasts and looks good. I was and am super happy with it when I wear it. Def recommended!
Love this blush I was looking for a mauve blush because as others have said it looks great during these cold months. Actually I think it's good for any season because it's just so pretty. I'm an NW15 so I'm very fair but this blush is great on my skin. It gives me a healthy look which is great because the Winter can make me look kinda dull. This was just what I needed to freshen my face up. I use my RT blush brush and you only need a minimal amount of product. It goes on smooth and is more matte on the skin verse in the pan. I'm a blush junkie so this is a staple to my blush collection. I think this would flatter most skin tones as well. If you like mauves give this a try because the quality is excellent and it has great staying power, with no fallout for me. I love it! Highly recommended!
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Expert Face Brush
MsPsylocke 2/13/2013 8:43:00 PM
Wow what an amazing brush! It puts some of my HE one's to shame I'm shocked at how well this brush works. I use BB Cream and I found with this only a little bit was needed to get the exact coverage I wanted. I always used to waste product with my other brushes not with this. It's amazing and you can work fast i bet it would be good for foundations that dry quickly. My skin looked flawless and there was no microdermabrasion so yay no dead skin patches showing. This brush is so soft, doesn't shed, and is easy to clean. Also your makeup will look fantastic. I am so happy with this brush and I highly recommend it. It really is that good!
Amazing concealer it looks like skin on me. I got it in Fair and all you need is the size of a pin to get all the coverage I need. I can do under my eyes and it did not crease for me which made me happy. It brightened my under eye area perfectly. Any spots I had to colour needed the smallest dab. I got a set that came with a Bamboo brush which I really like. I apply with the brush then pat pat pat. I used some Mac studio fix over it and some blush and my skin looked so natural. My skin only better. I thought the concealer came off when I went to remove my makeup but it was there it's just such an excellent colour match. Very satisfied it lasts a long time and it doesn't look like makeup Plus this tube will last forever with the fact that you need barely any to do the job..Highly recommended!