I was looking for good sale on this foundation so I can try it and found a GREAT DEAL at Ulta. They have it on clearance for $3.79. I had a manufacture coupon that took $3 off. Plus the $3.50 off $10 purchase coupon you can print off at Ulta website. I paid 55 cents for it. So at this review I gave it 1 for price. I'm NC25 and bought this in 170 Nature Beige. Possibly the most yellowish shade of the line. It's a bit dark for me. But I think this is the closest shade for me. After blending it out it kind of blend in better with my skin tone. For this I might use it more in the summer. The formula is very smooth. Just like it said. I like to use it with a flat top brush. Coverage is light to medium. Dewy finish, not drying. I set it with powder and it last a very decent amount of time and it doesn't transfer easily. I'm quite surprised by the quality of it. Overall this is a good drugstore foundation for combination to dry skin. The regular price runs from $13-$16. The brush head doesn't bother me. I only twist it out to put on the back of my hand. And I always wash my hands before putting on makeup anyways. L'oreal has confirmed that they are discountinuing this product. But so far I haven't seen it on sale elsewhere other than Ulta. When I find it on clearance again I'll definitely stock up.
A review for the BLACK handle Blusher Brush. Best blush brush ever! I wash it every week. The hair doesn't fall off. Great quality. Picks up blush very easily and does a great job blending because it's so soft. My search for blusher brush ends here:) It's around $17something. Wait for the Target coupon if you plan to buy it. Usually it will save you $2.
Eye Shadow -E.L.F. - Mineral Eyeshadow in Celebrity
mi2092 1/9/2013 6:08:00 PM
This is a very nice natural shade for everyday wear. It's not as golden as it looks on the website. Has a hint of soft pink/copper tone to it. Great to wear by itself. Adds radiance to your simple day look with just a swipe. MUST use primer or powder before applying thou. This little pot last you ages if you don't spill it. A great buy for $3.
I don't use it as an eyeliner. I use it as eye shadow. I'm Asian and this color really complement my dark brown eyes. I use a light color shimmering cream shadow all over the lids, highlight the inner corners and brow bones. Then use this to draw a thick line at the outer corner of my eyes. I blend it with my finger tip. Also blend a small amount on the lower lash line. Then line the waterlines with black liner. There I have a light smokey look that will last all day and night just using 3 products. No brush needed! I like how soft, blendable and buildable this eyeliner is. It's so easy to use and the color is stunning. If you have this liner but hate using it as a liner I really recommend you try using it as a shadow.
At first it makes my hair soft and beautiful. But half way through the bottle my scalp started itching everyday. This shampoo dries out my scalp badly.
Mascara -Christian Dior - Diorshow New Look Mascara
mi2092 7/31/2012 4:53:00 AM
I never like the legendary Diorshow Mascara. So I heard this is the same formula. They just make a smaller wand so it's easier to use. Well, that is true. This mascara is not worth the money. It does not keep the curve, does not lift up your lashes, and it takes forever to dry. 2 hours later it starts smudging. I like the volume it gives but I don't want to spend all day worrying about the smudging.
So Macy's is offering 10 days supply on foundation sample. I got this one in Bisque 4w. Sales lady didn't even test the color on me she just made me the sample by looking. I have medium skin tone with yellow under tone. This is suppose to be for warm under tone. The color matches but it turns orange after applying. This is one of the reason I don't like it. I find it hard to blend and it does not moisturize my skin. I use a flat top powder brush to apply and it just seem cakey. My skin looks dry. Not fresh. And all the little bumps on my skin are even more obvious. I'm not liking one bit. It doesn't perform like a high end foundation.
Skincare - Body -Neutrogena - Norwegian Formula Hand Cream Unscented
mi2092 7/31/2012 4:23:00 AM
I did not expect this thick gel like hand cream would be absorbed so quickly. It is a wonderful product for dry hands. Most of the hand creams out there don't work for me. Those that work don't last. This one may seems sticky. But it quickly absorb into you skin and provides long lasting result. Regular price is $2.99 and I got it for $1.99 using coupon. How can I not like it? This is going to replace my $28 fancy hand cream from now on.
I really really love the finish when using this. It's light in coverage but gives me the healthy skin look. It's not sticky. My skin feel fresh when using this. However it does not last. Doesn't matter if you set it with powder or not. Last 4 hours max on my combination skin. I will repurchase just because I enjoy the glowy finish.
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner - Black
mi2092 7/14/2012 5:10:00 AM
Smudged within 10 minutes after applying! Not cool! And it flakes throughout the day. It is impossible for me to walk out the door worry free. I honestly don't know why the rating is so high for this product. Glad that it works for other people. But to my point of view this is the worst eyeliner I've tried. By the end of the day my under eye areas are completely black. I don't even know how it got under my eyes. Beside the quality issue, the package is not good neither. It's hard to close and tighten the lid. Because of that it dries out really fast. Althought it's cheap but it's money too. I feel like I threw money in the trash.
Mascara -Kiss Me - HEROINE MAKE long and curl mascara (black)
mi2092 7/6/2012 4:41:00 AM
I used to laught at it's package. It looks so cheap. But guess what? It turned out to be the best mascara I've ever had! It gives me length and holds up the curl. I know it doesn't promise any volume. But the color is pretty intense that it actually add volume to your lashes. It contains fiber but it doesn't flake or fall off. Last all day! No smudges neither. The package is really light makes me feel like I'm getting very little product. But it still haven't dry up since i opened it more than two months ago. The wand is small. Great on small and short lashes. The formula is a little dry. But it actually helps because the that way the wand doesn't pick up too much product and it dry faster after applying. You can purchase this on eBay. Price from 8.99 to 17. I would totally buy it again and again.
Powder -Vichy - Aera Teint Mineral Podwer Foundation
mi2092 6/29/2012 2:20:00 AM
It has nice coverage but that's about it. i really don't like how it sits on your skin and hours later it looks even worse because the oil starts coming out. Can't use it on a dry skin day because it makes your dry lines look more obvious. can't wear it on a hot summer day because it will melt. I've had enough. this is going to the garbage.
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
mi2092 6/19/2012 3:36:00 AM
Not exactly oil free. In fact I found it pretty oily. The makeup removing power is just so so. sometimes it leaves me dry eyes after using it. will not repurchase.
Cleansers -Shu Uemura - High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula
mi2092 6/19/2012 3:31:00 AM
Big NO for me. I got a deluxe sample as GWP. Since I didn't have the full size product but it look nice from the picture I gave the packaging a 4. But this thing broke me out. I don't break out easily so I was pretty surprised. Thought it was the change of weather or stress due to traveling. But l figured out every time I used it I started breaking out. For the record I rub this oil on my face and eyes to take of the make up. wipe it off with tissue then use cleanser to wash off the residue. The worse part is my eyes became unbearably itchy after using it. I can't prevent it from getting into my eyes when I use it. It kills me that I have to deal with the itch! My eyes became red and I have little bumps inside my eyelids. you might say maybe it's my makeup getting in my eyes causing this. But I use coconut oil to do the samething too and it doen't give me itchy eyes. Now I know for sure it's the cleansing oil. I don't fine it benifiting my skin other than being makeup remover. being so pricy and causing so many problems, this is not for me.
Lip Treatments -Neosporin - Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy
mi2092 6/15/2012 7:02:00 AM
This thing does not moisturize your lips. At least it didn't work for me. My lips are even drier when I use it. Maybe it's just me, I noticed a weird smell. For ppl who already bought it but don't like it. You can rub it on your lips and wipe off whatever lip color left on them. Or you can use your regular lip balm at night and put this on top to seal in the moisture. My son's doctor recommended this trick to up the power of his skin medication with Aquaphor, which has the same ingredient as this lip treatment. I tried it. It's way better than using it alone. You might find other use of it even you don't like it. I just hate to throw brand new thing away.