I liked the Hard Candy Gamouflage concealer because of the coverage, I was hoping this had equal coverage. It didnít, but it evened out my face pretty well. I got medium for my NC30 skin, Itís a bit dark and orange on me but settled okay to make it look wearable. To me it was just a thinner foundation. I still needed a bit more moisturizer on my face and it doesnít last long on my combo skin. As my first ďCCĒ cream, I didnít see a difference.
LOVE Ė LOVE-LOVE this stuff the Light/ Medium Shade is slightly lighter for my NC30/35 skin. I just warm it up with a bronzer. This was the only foundation like product I brought with me to Hawaii and it was all I needed. It provides appropriate skin protection and itís medium coverage evened out my acne prone, rosacea flaring face while still making it look natural. Okay so this is not comparable to the Asian brands but I think itís perfect. Finally since this is Physician Formula, with less harmful ingredients, this stuff dosenít make me break out. Get the powder, I did and it pairs well with each other.
BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
ADPang 7/23/2012 1:30:00 PM
I jumped on the "BB" Cream bandwagon. At first I tried the Granier BB Cream it was alright. But i found this at my local drug store and I thought this was way cheaper then the granier so i tried it out. I like this one better. It's not as thick and glides on much smoother. It does brighten my skin better and the color is more true (medium) then the garnier. I will buy again. i know that this is just a glorified tinted moisturzer but this is perfect for the summer.
Concealers -Korres - Quercetin & Oak Concealer Correcteur
ADPang 1/24/2012 12:50:00 AM
I have so many concealers. This one I use to conceal blemishes and skin discolor. I use medium for my NC30 skin. It matched very well. Its not salmon for dark circles i still need to use another one for that. The consistancy is very creamy i use it around fine lines because of the natural ingredients. but it doesn't have much staying power it does cover well but I definitly need to set it with a powder. Its only ok but i dont know if I would repurchase. This was purchased because my sephora store didn't carry what I wanted and pushed this one me.
Primer/ Corrector -Mally Beauty - Poreless Face Defender
ADPang 1/23/2012 10:05:00 PM
I am not a fan of pressed powders to cover up shine. I started using blotting sheets but i find it uncomfortable to blot in public compared to dabbing with pressed powder. The answer the face defender. I like it. It does feel light on my face and it does a pretty good job of covering the shine without looking like i powdered my face. My face looks more natural and not so makeup like. The product looks so simple, I just don't like the fact that it's so expensive. I hope one of the drugstore brands jump on the bandwagon with a gel shine reducer instead of a powder. So I will continue to compare prices online and buy his product at the best price possible.
My all time favorite bronzer. It's matte, perfect for subtle bronzer and great for contouring. I am NC30/35 and I don't think its too dark for my skin color. This is a straight brown, which I LOVE. My other bronzers have a orange or reddish tinge to it which is horrible for me when i have a sensitive red face anyway. I have to mention the smell, LOVE it. i was hoping for major chocolate but no the smell is subtle too.
Thank goodness I got this at half price because I never would have bought this if it wasn't. So this product claims to heal scars whether they are from surgical, cosmetic or other on the body. Does it work? I think so. I find that it only works on fresh scars like scraps and blemishes. Old 20 year scars it won't work. But for the price its not worth it i am sure that there are cheaper alternatives. The consistency is like smashbox primer. It's a clear gel. I don't feel any burning or tingling sensation but I did see a difference on my acne scars.
I went to sephora and they said that The Balm has been discontinued, is that true? Or something like The Balm is now Korres. But anywho I LOVE this product. For my NC30/35 skin this is the perfect highlight it's just the right ammount of shimmer without looking stupid. Mary Lou Manizer blends so well I not only use it as a higlighter I also use it as an eyeshadow. I hope The Balm wasn't dicontinued because I want to get more.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
ADPang 12/23/2011 11:49:00 PM
This is the most popular eye primer. It does work but is it really worth the price? Honestly I use it every day so one does have to make sure you ration it out. Out of the other primers that i have used this one is the creamiest. Others have been a bit dry that is pulls a bit on my eye lids but this one is quite smooth.
My favorite Scent. I am not into the celebrity fragrances but I am too young for elizabeth taylor and/or chanel. But talk about pricey Whoa! I still can't find a reasonable price for this stuff even though it's at CVS it's still 58 bucks eek!
Got this on a 50% off sale. Of course I found that it was worth it. Out of all of the colors I got this one was my favorite. I am able to use this in many ways, not only as an eyeshadow but also a highlight for my face. The shimmer is a really fine consistency. Beware it is very shimmery though. Yet the pigment is very high. I call the color a pearl cream.
For the price I am probably not going tp repurchase. It's okay, it is very light but it'a soo light that you really can't see a difference. Does it balance? NO Does it Brighten? NO. I have red on my cheeks and around my nose and it didn't even out the tone of my face. I use it as a setting powder. The good thing is . . this product didn't break me out or look cakey over the other products.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Pure White
ADPang 12/23/2011 11:16:00 PM
I wrote a previous review on the black pencil but the white pencil has to get a special consideration. With my NC35 skin most white pencils aren't pigmented enough to make a mark on my eyes this does. So i can add that sparkle to my inner corners of my eyes and it;s soft enough so i am not pulling my delicate tear line. You can't beat the price for the quality. It's better than the ELF eye brightener that a joke product for me.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Sable Brown
ADPang 12/21/2011 5:05:00 PM
I really don't understand the low rating for this. You can't find many drugstore kajal pencils. this is the best for the waterline because it stays and I am still able to smudge it for the smokey look. The other ones are a bit pricey epecially when you have to sharpen a bit of it away. You can't beat the price.
Bronzers -Unlisted Brand - MAD Minerals - Loose Mineral Bronzer - Baby Bronze
ADPang 11/27/2011 10:09:00 PM
Dont get me wrong its actually a good bronzer. It has a slight shimmer and delivers a good color thats not too red. My cons are the packaging, its very fragile and too fancy which makes me think that i am just paying for the packaging. retails for 22 dollars yikes. It comes in compact form and after one drop on the floor the powder form cracked and now theres power everywhere that the compact couldn't contain after that it gave off way too much powder for application. i have to transfer the product to an empty jar. I want to get my moneys worth.