Pressed Powders -Cover Girl - Cover Girl Queen Lasting Matte Pressed Powder
hii 9/1/2012 12:57:00 AM
This is my first creating a new review page(: but anyway, I LOVE this pressed powder. There are many shades for women with darker skin. This powder does not keep me completely matte but it does for large amount of the day. The packaging is cute, it comes with a mirror and a little puff. I use this in light golden but to be honest I could stand to go a shade darker. It doesn't look cakey if you touch up during the day. Worn alone this barely has any coverage so I would only use this as a setting powder. I really enjoy the concept of this product and that it's meant to be long-lasting because most pressed powders are meant to be used for touch ups throughout the dat. This costs about $6 or $7 and can be found at any drugstore that sells covergirl. (Wal-mart, walgreens, target, kmart, cvs, rite-aid. etc) Will definitely repurchase!
I like this brush a lot! It can do almost anything you need it to do. It applies crease color really well, as well as on the lid. I love the shape of this brush and handle. It also applies and blends undereye concealer flawlessly. Some of the bristles have splayed out a bit but its nothing major. This brush is really pricey but I think it's worth it.
I wanted a mac blush so a mua at the store matched me with this for my skintone. This blush looks really pretty on my skin. Its like a coral pinky color. I apply this with the mac white angled contour brush, I can't remember its number. It's super pigmented and it stays on all day. It may fade a little but you can definitely still tell you're wearing brush. I can't remember how much I payed for this but I know it was expensive as everything at mac is expensive. Overral, I love this blush and I highly recommend it.
I like this foundation! I love how light it is and how its soo smooth. I was really curious about this because of the fact that it's a mousse. I LOVE the finish, very matte. I think this is so fun to apply and I do so with the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. The coverage is good (medium at the least) and it's not cakey. I use this in the shade caramel, which is a little too dark AND the wrong undertone for me, but it blends in well so it's not even noticable. One of the few shades that were discontinued would have been a better match but caramel is the best I could find. The packaging is super cute ; the jar isnt too big or too small and it's not heavy. I picked this up at walmart for about 6 or $7. The only thing I don't like about this is that it melts off in hot weather and it tranfers, even when set with powder and a spray. However, I think this is a rather unique foundation so I will probably repurchase, but only wear when I know I will not be sweating.
I really like this brush! I use these to apply the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows and Mac Paint Pots. This brush applies to my lid smoothly and picks up a good amount of product. I haven't used this with powder shadows yet but I'm sure it'll do fine. I haven't washed this yet and I can't say if it sheds. I picked this up at walmart on a whim and I think it costed about $5.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow
hii 7/30/2012 12:45:00 PM
These eyeshadows are soo creamy and soft. I have this in Tough as Taupe and Tenacious Teal. The latter is GORGEOUS and taupe is a pretty matte neutral color. The packaging is just like Mac's Paint Pots, which I have and love. I apply these with the Maybelline ExpertEye Eyeshadow brush or the Mac #217 brush. These do crease on me but I have oily lids so pretty much all eyeshadows do. I would repurchase.
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Stippling Brush
hii 7/4/2012 1:38:00 PM
I ADORE this brush! I needed a brush to apply my tinted moisturizer and liquid foundations. I looked into buying the Mac #130 brush but it was too expensive. Then one day I watched a youtube video about this brush being a dupe for the mac 130. This does the same thing as the mac brush ; same densely packed fibers and size. If you can't afford that brush this is your BEST option. I bought this at Ulta for $9.99 plus tax. This brush applied my Neutrogena Healthy Skin tinted moisturizer flawlessly. I stipple it all over my face then buff it into my skin and it looks amazing. I haven't washed it yet and I'm still waiting to see if it'll shed, which I doubt it will. SO excited to have this brush!
Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - PhotoReady Perfecting Primer (color 001)
hii 7/4/2012 1:27:00 PM
This was way too expensive for a drugstore product! This is a good product but it just isnt for me. It actually made me more shiny which is odd because this doesn't contain oil. This works best for dry or normal skin types and I have an oily t-zone. I kept my makeup on well though! It just couldn't control my shine. The packaging is great, the pump dispenses a good amount of primer. I love the consistency and smell of this! If your skin isn't oily TRY THIS. It's a great drugstore primer, just not for my skintype (:
This is a review on the color VIBRANT VIOLET. I don't like this! It does stay on my waterline well but the color doesnt go on my waterline easily. I have to run it across a million times to get any pigmentation and I just don't have the patience for that. This also isnt the type of purple I wanted. Its good to line my upper lash line and it stays put and it goes on creamy but something about this color is very hard to show up on my waterline. I will try midnight master in this eyeliner!
Tinted Moisturizer -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Enhancer SPF 20
hii 6/22/2012 5:14:00 PM
LOVE! I was looking for a light tinted moisturizer for summer that gives a descent amount of coverage and I heard about this online. I was stuck between this and the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream but I got this because it was oil-free and easier to find. This gives GOOD coverge, its a matte finish and it stays all day! I set it with mac blot powder. I use this when I don't want a face full of heavy makeup during the summer. I wore this for the first time today with concealer, mac groundwork paint pot, masara, and powder for a quick makeup look. The shade selections could definitely be more versatile, I wear the medium/olive range. I love the way it smells and the texture! The packing is cute and the pump works great. This is about $10 at walmart which is a little pricey for drugstore but I can deal. I think I like applying this with my fingers best but will most likely use my foundation brush sometimes. Good Job Neutrogena(:
Definitly FALLIBLE. I was looking for a black liner that would last on the waterline as well as the lids but this was not it. The pigmentation wasn't amazing. It went smoothly into the waterline but it tugged on my lids so I had to melt it. The packaging is great, the product came out well, didn't get stuck or anything and I love that it had a built in sharpener and smudger. It stayed well on the lids and my lids are oily. However, NOT for the waterline. The only reason I still use this is because I want to use it up as soon as possible so I can replace it with revlon colorstay.
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - Bent Eyeliner Brush
hii 6/12/2012 1:23:00 PM
AWESOME eyeliner brush. I use this with my mac fluidline and it creates an amazing line. I was using the mac 209 brush that came with a holiday set my aunt gave me but this is alot better! It wasnt expensive at all, i got mine from ebay. I love the white handle and that its a BENT eyeliner brush. Plus its easy to clean.
Scrubs -Beyond Belief - Alpha Beta Hydroxy Deep Pore Scrub
hii 6/11/2012 3:44:00 PM
I really like this! I just started exfoliating my face and I picked this up at sally's. It wasnt super expensive. It makes my skin feel soooo soft! I also think it helps with my oily skin. I love how easy it is to apply, i just apply a dot to my skin, forehead, cheeks, and nose then message for a minute or two. Its gentle enough for daily use which I love. I moisturize afterwords with equate moisturizer. I don't really care for the smell but it's not a big deal. GREAT product.
Omg LOVEE! This is my favorite mac eyeliner. When I buy an eyeliner I want it to last on the waterline as well as the top. I tried the eye kohl in smoulder but it smudged waaay too freakin much. But this baby right here. . .it stays on most of the day, doesnt smudge, and glides on easy(: It does gather in the outer corner of my eyes but all my pencil liners do. The tip does tend to break if you're not careful so DO NOT roll it up more than you need. I wish mac would give a little more product for the price but it's not really a big deal. The second color i'm geting is smoothblue, to make my brown eyes pop. Mac's best eyeliner in my opinion and i hope they never get rid of this. BUY IT.
EHH, this is my least favorite mascara of the ones I own. It lengthens okay and give a little volume but it doesn't curl well at all. It doesnt smudge and I like the wand. I also like the gold tube. However, it isnt good enough for me to buy it again.