Lips -NARS - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl
mwebba1 9/17/2012 2:08:00 PM
I love this lipstick so much! This is a perfect bold statement red lip on me. Forreference I am Nw45, Revlon Cappuccino, L'Oreal Mahogany. This looks like a pin-up red lip on me. Will repurchase forever and ever!
Another very pigmented NARS shadow. He really does well with deep colors, I'm finding. This is a color that is pretty strange to describe. Has a bit of blue, dark green and it completely wearable. This is a crease or lid color for me. I like it because it is so smooth and blendable on the lid/crease and it is such a different color. I doubt I'd need to but if push cam to shove I would buy this again.
This is such a high quality eyeshadow. I've had this for about a year and some change but I just started using it this week after I saw someone review it on here. I have loads and loads of browns for my crease, let me tell you but this is the darkest brown you can get! It is so beautiful! And finely milled! And pigmented! I just tap my brush and it goes on so silky-smooth! I love it! NARS, a job very well done. I would definitely repurchase.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
mwebba1 9/7/2012 3:19:00 PM
I absolutely love this! I picked it up on a whim at Target (I didn't pay attention to the coloring system, just got the one that I felt would match me - I can tell just by looking at the bottle). I am MAC NW45 and I purchased this in N9 - Mahogany. Let me just say this is LOVE! I do not understand why people say this has sparkles in it, I haven't seen this. Anyway, I stipple and buff this on with a MAC 187 duo fibre brush. This is love! It gives my Studio Fix Fluid (the love of my foundation life) a run for it's money because it looks so good in pictures, I look glowy and it stays put when I set with Blot Powder. It truly is super blendable, they are not lying with that one! This is also VERY pigmented. Very well done L'Oreal and I will purchase again and again. So glad I have a drugstore foundation favorite! ***UPDATE*** 09/17/2012 I have to remove one lippy as this transfers easily and does not keep me matte at all. Still love it and will still use this but that is something that oily girls should be mindful of.
Treatments -Alterna - Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist
mwebba1 9/6/2012 10:20:00 PM
I got the sample size as a Sephora gift and I love this stuff! Top quality product, smells so good and works to keep frizz down and add shine! Also, a little goes a long way. I'm very pleased :)
Treatments -Bumble & Bumble - Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco Masque
mwebba1 8/19/2012 4:33:00 PM
Um... no. HELL no. No, I wouldn't buy this again, no it doesn't deserve any lippies and no it isn't worth the price. UGH! This did absolutely nothing for my natural 4B hair that a MUCH cheaper alternative wouldn't have done times infinity. WTF is this Bumble and Bumble? WTF is this?! I can't... even ... believe I've been wanting to try this for the longest. It isn't moisturizing. I used the ENTIRE THING the first time last night, sat under the dryer with a heat cap on and ... nothing. My Garnier Fructis Triple Moisture Treatment kicks this thing's highfalutin' ass.
I bought this about a year ago but only recently have I used it every day. I tend to use it in the morning and just remove my makeup at night with the MAC wipes cuz I'm so tired (not enough, I know). But since using this every day for the last month my skin has GREATLY improved. I've never really had acne issues except for when I was going through puberty. My skin is pretty good but I do tend to hve a pimple or two all the time. Probably due to my makeup use every day and half-hearted removal. I used to be a strict Clinique 3 Step girl. Since using this I have run out of my Liquid Facial Soap and started using something super cheap from Wal-Mart and I STILL HAVE EXCELLENT RESULTS! I haven't even needed to use my toner because once I've cleansed with the Clarasonic Mia, nothing come off into the cotton ball. So my step 2 is still 1/3 full. This is quite expensive, but consider the fact that you need not use anything expensive with it. I used it with my Dove Beauty Bar while on vacation and had wonderfully clear skin. No breakouts, super smooth for makeup application and no need to exfoliate. I absolutely love this. Plus it is really cute :) I got the light yellow one.
Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop - Mango Body Butter
mwebba1 7/22/2012 3:21:00 PM
Omg. OMG!!!!!!! Count me in as one of the lovers of this product. I just had my 26th birthday. I've been lusting after this body butter since I was 15!!!! I simply could not bring myself to buy it at that time (nevermind how delicious it smelled) because I found it far too expensive. I moved on with my life and BAM!!!! Yesterday I pass a Body Shop on the way to see The Dark Knight Rises (in his pants Bahahahahahaha - I coudn't resist *clears throat*). THey were having a sale and I got the large tub for $19. My 26 year old self can afford that ;) I just used it this morning and my skin feels so damn smooth and well moisturized. And lightly scented (I used it sparingly). I also got the body mist so when I finally mosey on out the house I will be spritzing myself with this deliscious scent. Speaking of the scent, this mesmerizes me now just as much as it did to my 15 year old self. I love mangoes themselves and while I usually prefer to smell of flowers, this is the perfect summer scent. Well done The Body Shop. I will definitely be repurchasing. I'll even be wearing this during the winter months.
Wonderful long lasting bright pink matte lips. I love it ;)
Lipstick -Stila - Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Fiery
mwebba1 6/21/2012 9:08:00 PM
I love this! Very long-wearing indeed. I never wear mine two days in a row so it doesn't get too drying as I usually wear gloss. Do not be fooled by how it looks in the tube, this is a pin-up red as the reviewer before me stated. It looks very becoming on my NW45 complexion. It lasts all day through eating, drinking and everything in between. You can get crisp edges by outlining your lips with concealer when done applying or by using a lip brush to apply. I just apply it with the doe-foot applicator and smudge with my finger. Great for the summer!
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - One n' Only - Argan Oil Treatment
mwebba1 6/21/2012 9:03:00 PM
I was using this product incorrectly the first two times I tried it. I used it only after blow drying and before flat ironing so I didn't think it was anything special. Well, this time I used it fresh out of the shower then blow dried my hair with a round brush, then flat ironed with a Chi. This is going to be my straightening routine from now on! I have 4b African hair that is not chemically relaxed. My hair looked so beautiful, bouncy, shiny and full of life after! It looked like I had relaxed hair because it ended up so straight. The straightness even stood up to Virginia summer heat and humidity, which is unheard of. Well done Sally's knockoff, well done. I will buy again and again.
Absolutely love this! Makes a VERY dark line and i just love eyeliner so that's what I go for. The applicator takes a bit of getting used to but it stays very hydrated to no dipping comstantly like the felt one. Goes on perfectly and doesn't budge all day. If Lancome's Artliner wasn't my HG it would have competition. Will definitely purchase this again.
Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
mwebba1 6/9/2012 5:56:00 PM
This is NOT just like the Lancome liquid liner. Do not believe any reviewer who says so. It is ok for a drugstore product but I have an issue with havng to dip the tip back into the well so many times. If you do not, the line becomes sheer toward the end of your eye. Also, if you go back over the line it removes what you've already done. Again, it is ok and I will finish it up but I will not be repurchasing even though it lasts all day. Lancome Artliner is still my HG liquid liner, I just had a cheap moment...
Brows -Make Up For Ever - Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil
mwebba1 5/28/2012 11:33:00 PM
I absolutely love this brow pencil. I've made it through an entire one and I just came back from Sephora with two new ones! I think there's powder in these (if that makes sense). The No. 5 pencil is the perfect brown/black for my NW44/45 skintone. Try it! One of the best MUFE products in my opinion.
This is my new go-to lipstick for work. I am a young WOC and have NW45 skin. Beautiful and understated is what this lipstick is. Just the right hint of red/brown/pink shows on my lips. Well done, NARS.