Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
AMakeupAddict 8/6/2012 9:08:00 PM
My new favorite mascara! If you're looking for dramatic lashes, look no further. This will lengthen and thicken lashes to the point where it leaves you baffled at the potential you never knew your lashes had! Initially, I was hesitant about purchasing this due to the fact that there is no waterproof version. I like waterproof mascaras because they hold curled lashes really well. However, for $3, I was willing to take my chances. I was pleasantly surprised to see that this mascara did hold the curl! Here's the technique I found to work best: curl lashes at base, then in the middle, finally at the tips. I like to hold my curler in place for about 10 seconds. This way, I can get an extreme curl lasting me all day. I also found that I can apply coats after it dries for even more drama without clumping. So, in short... PROS: 1) Holds a curl 2) Easily removed 3) Lengthens 4) Adds a TON of volume 5) Extremely black despite "black" being the only color 6) Does not clump 7) $3 CONS: 1) Leaves you disappointed about all the money you spent on high end mascaras that just can't compare.
This concealer is full coverage; however, if used as an undereye concealer it will crease very badly emphasizing lines that you never even knew you had! However, it's good for blemishes in my opinion.
This is my favorite mascara because it separates my lashes while adding a bit of volume, but mostly length. It held my curl all day, was definitely waterproof, and came off literally in one swipe with Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.
This is my favorite concealer! I used to be really into MAC's Studio Fix concealer, but I found that that one creased A LOT. So, I decided to try this out and I swear, ABSOLUTELY NO CREASING! I love it. I'm NC30 and I got Medium/Dark and it's perfect. Just perfect. I have HORRIBLE under eye circles and to achieve full coverage, I must add a few layers, but because the formula is rather thin it does not look cakey. Love, love love!!
I love this foundation! I have oily skin and this foundation gives it the perfect texture and I don't even need powder! I love the color too. I'm NC30 in MAC and I am natural beige in this. The best application method is definitely a foundation brush. I use the handy buki by Bare Minerals and it applies the perfect amount of foundation.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
AMakeupAddict 11/7/2011 5:07:00 PM
If you have oily skin, do not purchase this product! I have combination skin in which my t-zone gets very oily, but my cheeks get incredibly dry, and after using this product within a matter of a couple hours my face became an oil slick. Disgusting! ALSO, the color was so dull. I can only imagine that this foundation would be good for somebody with normal to dry skin who plans to take pictures.
This is my favorite of the Bare Minerals products. It gives you the perfect matte look and just makes your face look phenomenal. It's not drying, yet still matte. Don't worry about it looking natural to the point where it looks like your face didn't change. There's a change alright. It makes you look airbrushed...seriously, but at the same time, you don't look like you're wearing a mask! I love it so much. I'll never switch from Bare Minerals!!!
HG mascara all the way! I've searched everywhere for a mascara that won't give the effect of 6 fat lashes, and I have finally found one that separates my lashes so well giving the perfect fullness effect! What I love about this mascara is that you will get just the right amount of mascara so that it will never ever clump. The first coat will give you a very full, natural look, and if you desire more drama just simply add more coats (and it still maintains the separation). One downfall is that if you're looking for length, you are not going to get much of it from this mascara, however, if you're looking for amazing separation and holding power from a washable mascara, this is definitely the one for you.
I have normal skin that can sometimes be on the dry side. If that description fits you, then this product is not for you. I purchased the normal/dry formula and after moisturizing and applying the product at a rapid pace, my skin looked cakey, and worst of all - very dry. However, I am rating this 2 stars because I did like the color and coverage. Unfortunately, I would not repurchase because I can easily find another foundation that delivers good coverage and color as well as a dewier finish. I don't like my face to look shiny, just not so dry!
Styling Products -Moroccanoil - Hydrating Styling Creme
AMakeupAddict 7/24/2011 10:31:00 PM
This makes your hair look like you should be in a shampoo commercial. Your hair becomes silky, shiny, soft, and defrizzed while retaining volume and avoiding the greased look.
I really can't think of anything good to say about this product. First of all, it does not last all day. Rather than fading, it flakes off. Yes, flakes off. It makes your lips so dry that you can see each individual crevice on them. Whether you use the clear gloss that comes with it, chapstick, or what have you, your lips will look like sewn zombie lips. I forget the name of the color I chose of these, and I don't want to remember. It was a berry in the bottle which when worn looked like a purple that you might see on the undead. Don't buy this lipstick!
This is a very light baby pink with lots of sparkle, but not as sticky as MAC's Lustreglass collection. If you're looking for the maximum shine, I would suggest switching over to Lustreglass, however, if you don't want much stickiness and still a little sparkle, this line is the one for you!
My favorite MAC Lustreglass! It's a gorgeous hot pink/berry shade that's also very versatile because you could only apply a little to getter a lighter pink shade or apply a few coats to get a very berry look. You definitely don't need to apply lipstick under this one because you can surely get a pop of color!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Color Icon Pencil - Black
AMakeupAddict 7/24/2011 8:53:00 PM
I bought this for a dollar, and for a dollar it's much better than you would think. It was very easy to apply and gave the black charcoal look that I was looking for. The only downside was that it smudges very easily. I often find smudges on my eyelid shortly after applying it, however, if you want a smudged smokey eye, this pencil would definitely do the job!
OPI is my favorite brand of nail polish! They truly are the best out there due to their high quality and wide variety of colors to suit any age and/or any occasion.