To be honest, I initially didn't like this bronzer, it looked muddy and dirty. I started seeing so many good reviews and since I didn't want $32 bronzer to go to waste, I gave it another chance. WOW, what happened? I love it now. It's my go to bronzer, I haven't stopped using it! I use it with my MAC 109 brush to contour. Good thing I didn't give it away...
I never had acne problems growing up and as a teenager. I thought God blessed me with acne free skin. WRONG! Who knew I was gonna have acne problems in my 30s. I started getting cystic pimples on my forehead and huge pores and blackheads on my nose. I tried alot of drugstore stuff didn't work so finally went to the dermatologist. They prescribed me Replenix Fortified Cleaner for face wash, La Roche-Posey Effaclar Treatment in the morning and Epiduo at night. I think it took about 2 months for my forehead to start looking less bumpy. I started researching and saw so many reviews on Aspirin Mask and was skeptical like everyone out there, Aspirin for your face???? Well it's been amazing!! I buy uncoated aspirin tablets from CVS for .99 cents, I think I went through 5 bottles or more so far. I found a bigger bottle so I decided to get that since I'm going through these suckers so fast. I add some organic honey and leave it on my face for 20 min max. I do this about twice a week, my skin is glowing, smooth and my blackheads and pores are reduced. My coworker had same cystic acne problem on her forehead and she's also been to the dermatologist. I forgot what her dermatologist recommended but it didn't work. So I recommended her to try out the Aspirin Mask and she's been raving about her skin improving. Worked for me, worked for her, might work for you.. I stopped using Effaclar and Epiduo for few months since Aspirin Mask has been doing the job. Recently I broke out badly trying out a new exfoliating product. It was horrible, it was all over my forehead and chin. I went back on the Effaclar and Epiduo and did one week of Aspirin Mask and my skin cleared up. It's amazing!!!!!
If you are a blush person, get this! It's a pinky coral blush with gold undertones, it looks good on my NC40 asian skin.
I like wearing very subtle blush for work so I didn't think I can wear this since it looked too shimmery on the pan. I think I wore this everyday for a whole month, I just love this blush. It gives me bronzy glowy natural look, suitable for my work. It's amazing that this blush will last from 9am to 7pm, didn't need any touch ups. This blush is the reason that I believe in the great quality of NARS blushes.
I just love peachy blushes like MAC's Peaches so I decided to get Gilda and Gina. Gilda is soooooooooooooo pigmented, I just do a light swap on my brush and it goes on very smooth.
This is similar to Gingerly but more pigmented. If you think Gingerly wasn't dark enough, I would try Coppertone..
This was my first blush I bought in high school and a blush I actually finished and repurchased. When I was younger and really into tanning, I used to wear this blush everyday. It's a nice bronzy blush with gold shimmers.
This is warm bronzy blush with red undertones. It's very pigmented so I have to use a light hand, it gives me sunkissed glow.
This was my to go blush all summer when I was tanned and darker. This is the most beautiful peachy bronzy blush and so pigmented! Love!!!!!!!
Good bright peach blush with pink undertones. I usually don't go for pinky blush but since it's more peachy than pinky, I like this. Wore it more during summer time..
I love love peachy blushes and I got this with MAC's Melba. Peaches is such a pretty matte true peachy blush, looks pretty! I'm a NC40 asian with oily skin. I'm so sad MAC sold out of Ripe Peach Blush Ombre...
Liquid -Make Up For Ever - Mat Velvet PLUS Matifying Foundation
makeupaddict76 3/4/2010 6:16:00 PM
I have super oily skin and this gives me medium coverage and a natural look. I tried it with different brushes: MAC190, MAC187, Sephora#55 but found that my fingers blend and work best for this foundation. I'm a NC40-42 and have this in 55.
So far this is my HG! I can wear it alone or since my skin has been drier during winter, I've been mixing it with LM tinted moisturizer or Revlon Photo Ready. If I wear it alone, I kinda have to work on blending since it dries pretty fast. But if I mix it, it blends like a dream! It gives me medium to full coverage without looking cakey. I'm a NC40-42 and I have it in Early Tan 340. I have oily acne-prone skin and it has not broken me out. LOVE IT!
Lipstick -Revlon - ColorBurst in 070 Soft Nude [DISCONTINUED]
makeupaddict76 3/4/2010 5:56:00 PM
I've been really into nude lipsticks and decided to try it, got it on BOGO at CVS. It's really pigmented and very moisturizing. It reminds me of MAC's Myth and Creme d'nude but cheaper. LOVE IT!
I bought this lipstick and didn't use it for a while, what was I thinking! Now I always wear it when I have smokey eye, LOVE IT! I like to pair it w/Oak lip liner. It's not drying on me even though my lips been super dry this winter season. I try to moisturize my lips w/lip balm and I'm good to go. For me, I like it better than Creme d'nude lipstick.