Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - True Religion Hippie Chic
beautifuldreamer324 11/22/2011 8:32:00 PM
I'm very picky when it comes to fragrance. I really love this. It has a nice soft floral scent...not too sweet or overpowering. I've gone through 2 samples of this, and I will be purchasing the gift set. The smell is light and free.
Eye Makeup Remover -E.L.F. - Eye Make-Up Remover Pads
beautifuldreamer324 11/20/2011 11:42:00 PM
couldn't resist the $1 pricetag but i wish i would have gotten the neutrogena or almay eye makeup remover. these burn my eyes like no other! i have the reddest eyes right now. yes my eye makeup is removed but my eyes hurt.
The beauty consultant at Sephora tried this on me (along with Penny Lane blush). She put it around my forehead, down my nose, on my chin and contoured my cheeks with it. I LOVE the combination, and this bronzer is amazing! It's pricey, but it's worth it. The texture is easy to blend. Great quality, as with all of the NARS cheek products I've tried. I'm NC40 for reference with beige undertones, and this works well. I have Benefit's Hoola (which is matte, this one has shimmer), and sometimes Hoola can look muddy. This gives a nice glow.
tried this at VS store after a disappointment with the Gorgeous fragrance (couldn't smell it at all!). I really like this fragrance. The body mist has good lasting power. My only issue is that it is pricey. I wish they sold this in the ornament size.
I'm pleasantly surprised. I had the beauty consultant try this on for me at Sephora today, along with Laguna bronzer and I'm in LOVE. This color compliments my skintone very well. (I tried on Desire and it was too in your face pink for me.) For reference, I'm #34 in MUFE Face & Body & I'm NC40/NW35 in MAC with beige undertones/ Pure Beige in Avon/Natural in MARK foundations/Barcelona in NARS. This color is gorgeous. I'm disappointed it was in the Sephora store (an hr away), but it's not avail online at Sephora. I have to order directly from NARS. This is pricey like all NARS products, but I'm very happy with the quality of their blushes. I have Angelika, Taj Mahal, And Super Orgasm in Powder Blush & Angelika and Orgasm in the Multiples. High quality.
Fragrances -BeneFit Cosmetics - In the Garden of Good and Eva
beautifuldreamer324 11/5/2011 9:14:00 PM
I'm very picky about fragrances, but I really love this scent. I first smelled it in one of the Benefit catalogs when it was released. Then I sprayed it today at Sephora, and it smells amazing. I'm definitely going to purchase this. I saw where Ulta has the Carmella in a mini size for $12. They should sell this in a mini size too. Very feminine light flowery scent.
I was excited to try this and got it in a swap on here. This literally blended right into my skin. After a few minutes, it looked like I didn't have foundation on. The color really does transform. However, I feel that this faded off by midday. The Pro Longwear lasts much longer. It literally looks the same at the very end of the day as it does what I first apply it. I LOVE the Pro Longwear (NW35), and the Mineralize Satinfinish is my favorite from MAC (NC42). I'm NC40 in the Studio Fix Fluid for reference, but I no longwear wear that because it broke me out badly. This foundation does apply a lot smoother than the Pro Longwear, in my opinion. Sometimes, Pro Longwear can stick to dry patches and is sometimes hard to blend out. The Matchmaster blends like a dream. It had a natural finish. The Pro Longwear controls my oily areas very well and has a more matte finish (but not completely matte). I feel like I get more coverage with Pro Longwear, but maybe that's because I only used a little bit of the Matchmaster today. Overall, this is a very natural looking foundation. It feels like. I believe it can be buildable. I didn't use much because I didn't want a lot of coverage. update 12/27/11- I still love this on days when I want medium coverage (more coverage than my MUFE Face & Body offers or my lighter coverage tinted moisturizers/foundations. The 5.0 is the perfect match. (No annoying foundation lines). I think this is MAC's best foundation so far update 12/16- i gave the another try & i really do like it a lot. it is easier to blend on my dry skin than the pro longwear. 5.0 is a perfect match for me. it really does adjust to my skintone. i over-applied the last time that i had this on. today, i just applied a dot to my nose, forehead, cheeks, & chin & an extra dot of it on problem areas. this looked natural throughout the day. this is growing on me & i like it better for the Winter than the Pro Longwear. However, when my skin is on the oily side in the Summer months, I think the Pro Longwear will work better then.
I received 2 of these in a swap on here. The #32 didn't have a pump (older packaging), but the #34 has a pump (new packaging). The pump is great. It's so sheer that both shades work for me. I can also mix them together. For reference i'm Barcelona in NARS, and in MAC Pro Longwear NW35, I'm NC40 in Studio Fix Fluid & Mineralize Satin Finish, and in Avon I'm Pure Beige. I just tried this out about 2 hours ago, and already, i like it MUCH better than the MAC (which I swapped this for). The MAC one you get more bang for your buck, however this formula is nicer in my opinion. The MAC one smells better. They are both light coverage and on the runny side. In my opinion, the MAC one is more liquidy and sometimes, it tends to feel sticky on the skin throughout the day (especially in the heat). the MUFE doesn't feel sticky AT ALL! HUGE Plus. It's more gel based than the MAC. Blends nicely and buildable, and it literally looks like natural skin (only more polished & better! :) I LOVE the natural look of this foundation. If you want/need fuller coverage, you will hate this. If you want a natural coverage, just to even out skintone and look polished, but not look made up, you will LOVE this. It's pricey, but it's worth it. If you're debating between this and the MAC, this will feel nicer on the skin and not sticky. update: 11/11/12 I haven't used this in a while, so I decided to give it a go again & I absolutely LOVE this foundation. I've been using it for about the past month now. I love the fact that this is so lightweight but it covers sooo well. You have to shake this foundation before use. It's runny, but not as runny as the MAC one. I use about 2 layers for good coverage. (it's buildable). i'm just so amazed because this is so lightweight and feels so lightweight on the skin but covers so well. nice, natural looking everyday coverage. 2 thumbs up. only downside in my eyes is that the price went up to $40!
favorite scent ever hands down. i have 3 bottles on my dresser because i always get this for christmas. i love the lotion and shower gel as well.
Fragrances -Victoria's Secret - PINK Sweet & Flirty
beautifuldreamer324 10/2/2011 11:16:00 PM
my favorite PINK scent and there are quite a few out now. I LOVE this and the body lotion.
glad i decided to try this. it's not as thick as the Lots of Lacquer. It's a great non-sticky texture. I love that the applicator is a brush. I don't know if this is necessarily a plumper, but i love that it doesn't irritate my lips. It makes them look super glossy and the color is a sheer/reddish pink-- very pretty! So happy with this.
I'm LOVING this foundation! I still am partial to my Smooth Minerals Liquid foundation though. I reach for that one more because it reminds me of a tinted moisturizer, but I still love this one. Avon got it right this time! The packaging is perfect! Great pump! I match NC40 in Studio Fix Fluid, NW35 in Pro Longwear (MAC), & I'm Stromboli in NARS Sheer Glow, & Medium Beige is the PERFECT match for me in this. (I wear Pure Beige in Smooth Minerals liquid, which is slightly more yellow toned, while this is more neutral toned.) My skin is dry in the winter, and more oily (esp in the T-Zone). It is starting to get drier again (esp on my forehead), while my T-Zone still tends to get oily. With Smooth Minerals Liquid, I usually set it with MAC Studio Careblend pressed powder. However, I don't need to set this one at all. It applies so smoothly on my skin, like butter (but not greasy). This blends into my skin like a dream and has good coverage. This lasts me all day until I take it off, and I don't have to set it or touch up at all. This is more of a medium coverage foundation, though it can be built up. I prefer the Smooth Minerals Liquid for everyday use, because I usually like lighter coverage. When I want more coverage, I definitely reach for this. It's great & affordable! Hope Avon keeps this one around. update* 10/6/11- I used this Monday and Tuesday of this week, after not using it for a while. (I've been faithful to my MAC Pro Longwear NW35 which is my perfect match ever and is good with controlling my combo/oily skin.) I decide to try this out again. My tan is going away, and my skin is getting lighter as the weather is changing into fall/winter. This shade is PERFECT for me: Medium-Beige. This glides on so soft and smooth, like a dream. It blends like a dream and feels good on. The coverage is great, especially paired with a dusting of my MAC Studio Careblend pressed powder. However, halfway through my day, my t-zone was getting oily! Mind you, I NEVER have to set my MAC Pro Longwear foundation and I don't get oily with it on. I was getting oily with this, and I definitely had to blot. If only this foundation controlled oil and looked as good at the end of the day as it did in the begging, this would be PERFECT. The pump is fabulous. This might work better for me when my skin is drier in the winter. If you're oily, you will have to blot with this
Covergirl products have been hit or miss with me in the past, but I absolutely LOVE these shadows! They last all day long! I first purchased the blue bomb. (on sale at target, and most of the other colors were sold out.) The blue shade has great pigmentation! these are so easy to apply and really do last all day long. I wear these to work all the time. I picked up the beige shade today, and it's not as pigmented as the blue BUT it works as an AMAZING primer! i used it under an eyeshadow from Mark, and it not only lasted all day, but it's STILL on my eyes (& it's after midnight!). I only washed my face with my Cetaphil (didn't use eye makeup remover), and it's still on. That's a good sign. Finally, I've find an affordable eye primer. Since I love the blue so much, I'm going to try the brown and the pink.
this is my new go to lipstick! i LOVE it! this is much more wearable than the Viva Glam Gaga 2 that made me look dead and like I had concealer on my lips! This works better on my skintone (NW35/NC40). This is perfect! It's not too pale and just warm enough for my complexion. The perfect nude. I wore this to work, and it lasted all day (even after me drinking and eating twice!). I've been wanting this for a while, but I don't have a Pro Store. I was able to grab this with the fall 2011 MAC Me Over collection.
Eyeliner -Cover Girl - Perfect Point Plus Eyeliners
beautifuldreamer324 8/23/2011 7:03:00 AM
This is so easy to use. I love how it's retractable. I hate the traditional liners that need sharpened. I never have much luck with them. This applies great to the waterline (I just set it with some powder around it). This lasts all day and didn't fade at all. All in all, I like it a lot.