Liquid -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers All Day Hydrating Makeup
NaturalGirl1116 11/3/2011 9:50:00 AM
When I first tried this foundation I didn't care for it because I applied it with a damp sponge and it was very hard to distribute and looked splotchy on my skin. But today I applied it with my fingers and it made a world of difference!! I love that it leaves my skin looking dewy and glowy. I'm not sure if this will break me out, I'm really hoping it doesn't.***** :EDIT:***** I love the way this looks on me and the color is perfect but there's one BIG problem I have with this foundation. I can't stand the way it feels on my face!! It's so heavy and tacky!! I've tried everything to make it work, I've tried applying it in different ways, with and with out moisturizer underneath but still felt sticky. I'm just so bummed It really did have a goregous finish. I think I'm just about ready to give up on drugstore foundations :-/
Powder -Neutrogena - Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation
NaturalGirl1116 11/2/2011 7:42:00 PM
Finally!! I found a drugstore foundation that doesn't irritate or break out my sensitive skin. They're are so many things I love about this foundation. Neutrogena has the best ivory shade for my skin tone. It's not too pink or orange! I choose natural ivory which matches my skin perfectly. I also choose the pressed powder over the loose because it's more clean and easier to carry with you. I don't use the sponge that comes with this because I find a kubuki works much better. I love the amount of coverage this powder gives without looking cakey or dry. It covers all my imperfections and leaves my skin glowing but NOT sparkly!! I love the healthy glow look but hate the metal flakes companies put in foundations to achieve the "look" of glowing skin. That's what I love about this mineral powder it doesn't have any sparkle to it yet it still gives that healthy glow everyone wants. It also doesn't make your face oily or shiny, it makes your face feel velvety smooth and doesn't dry out your skin. I don't like to through HG around but I think this is it!!***** :EDIT: *****After using this a few times I had a horrible reaction to it!!! It made my skin very itchy! I also noticed the color oxidizes horribly! By the end of the day my face is orange and peachy! Oh well I guess the search goes on :-(
This is a great full coverage concealer! It covers just about anything and a little goes a long way. It covers blemishes very well and the spider viens on my left cheek. The reason I'm only giving it 3 lippies is it doesn't work well under my eyes. I have large purple viens under my eyes especially on my left side and this still doesn't conceal it :-( it also looks very cakey and makes me look 10 years older. So I'm still searching for my perfect under eye concealer but this works great for blemishes and small imperfections.
Treatments -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
NaturalGirl1116 11/2/2011 2:34:00 PM
This cream is amazing!!! I use this as my day moisturizer because it's very light and absorbs quickly. After using this cream for about a month I've noticed big changes in my skin. My complexion is brighter and more even, decreased redness, smaller pores, no dry patches, skin has cleared up, lines around my eyes and lips softened. I use less foundation now because my skin is in such great condition. Even when I take my make up off my skin is beautiful! I LOVE it!!
I really like this foundation, it's been a struggle trying to find a drugstore foundation that I actually liked. First off the color is spot on, I have very fair skin and most drugstore foundation's lightest shades are too dark. I love that this comes in a pump!! It's so easy to get the perfect amount, it's also very hygienic and less wasteful. At first I thought I wasn't going to like this foundation very much because of it's very thick consistency, I thought it might feel cakey. But that was not the case, the coverage was light/medium and felt great on my face almost like second skin. Not sticky or cakey at all, which I lOVED!! This also lasted all day on me and didn't change colors or cake up. Oh and a few words on application, first I tried a damp sponge and it was way too sheer and harder to blend. Then i tried my fingers and it applied a lot smoother. I also like this foundation a lot better than ColorStay, it blends easier, it's not cakey, more natural looking, matches my skin tone better and last but not least comes in a PUMP!!! ****UPDATE**** Unfortunately I had to stop using this foundation because it was drying out my skin. I think it's the lemon extract that's the culprit. I think this foundation would be great for someone with oily/combination skin because it really does control shine all day and look matte. But if you have dry skin I would stay away! My sister is using this foundation and she has oily skin and it makes her skin look great and she's gotten many compliments. Too bad it's too drying for me :-/
Conditioner -Garnier - Fortifying Cream Conditioner For Dry Or Damaged Hair
NaturalGirl1116 10/25/2011 7:02:00 PM
First off I love that this doesn't have any silicones or parabens in it. I also love the fruity apple scent. What I don't love is that it leaves my fine wavy hair dry and frizzy. I really wanted to love this because of all the great ingredients but it just didn't work.
Foundations -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind- radiant firming makeup
NaturalGirl1116 10/25/2011 6:28:00 PM
Color selection isn't great, I'm very pale and the lightest shade was way too dark. I did like how easily this applied and how smooth it felt on my face. I also liked the soft glow it gave. Too bad they didn't have my shade.
Even though I love that this has all organic ingredients in it I didn't like what it did to my hair at all. The texture if the conditioner is very thick and creamy so you'd think it would be super moisturizing. But it left my hair dry and dull. It also has a stinky old lady smell to it that I don't particularly like. I won't be repurchasing.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Illuminating Powder Duo
NaturalGirl1116 10/19/2011 6:42:00 PM
This mineral powder has no coverage what so ever!! It also wears off very fast, and turns orange on my skin. The packaging is horrible and messy!!
Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20
NaturalGirl1116 10/18/2011 8:54:00 PM
This is a very nice foundation that matched my skin perfectly and blended like a dream. It left my skin glowing. Unfortunately it didn't last very long and transferred very bad. It's really a shame because the finish was so dewy and pretty.
Worst drugstore foundation I've ever tried! I applied it with a spounge and it was very hard to blend. It left my skin looking splotchy and dull. Not only did it make my dry patches stand out it actually dried out my skin. Minuets after applying, my skin felt tight and started to itch. I will be returning this ASAP!!
I don't like this foundation very much, I was really hoping it would be great because of all of the amazing reviews but I was disappointed. I like that this comes in so many shades, I am very fair and the lightest shade was a great match. First off I didn't like how difficult this was to blend. It also flaked up by the end of the day and clogged my pores after a few days. And yes I removed it properly, I used a makeup remover then a cleanser then toner. After I stopped using this foundation my bumps cleared so I know it had to be this.
Blended well and nice ingredients but the lightest shade (translucent/light) left my skin looking orange! I looked like a umpa lumpa!! Haha I really wish this came in a wider range of colors.
This body lotion is awesome! I love the scent, so sweet and tropical. The texture of the lotion goes on very thick but sinks in very quickly and doesn't leave a sticky residue behind. It leaves my skin soft and smooth and lightly sented
This is a good drugstore foundation, it's easy to apply, has medium to full coverage, feel light on my skin, comes in a pump and has a nice range of colors. There's a couple things I don't like, the staying power isn't too great and as it wore off it settled into my lines and looked I little splotchy. I also think the price is a bit high for a drug store foundation. I can get a much higher quality foundation at Kohls for the same price. But overall it's a pretty good foundation but I probably wouldn't buy it again.