Loose Powders -Prescriptives - Magic Liquid Powder
AcelineVaux 10/10/2009 10:49:00 AM
If I could I'd give this more of a 3.5. It's a lovely product and I like the finish- not matte and doesn't make me look like a bloody ghost. However I do seem to get a bit oily faster with this stuff- but that's easily fixed with blotting papers. I would buy it again, but only if I had the money to go towards it, as I find it a bit pricy.
YES YES YES! This is the spot treatment I've been looking for! This stuff is seriously amazing and works wonders- no joke. I use it as a primer too, and it makes your skin ridiculously smooth and makes pimples go away amazingly quick. Keeps my oilies at bay too! Just another reason to love LUSH!
Liquid -Maybelline - SuperStay Makeup - New Version
AcelineVaux 9/11/2009 10:27:00 PM
So far, I'm really digging this stuff. I bought it at Target as a "special"- came with both the foundation and the concealer for around ten dollars. The concealer works wonders on the darkness around my eyes and on the redness on my cheeks. The foundation doesn't really seem to want to stay on my forehead for some reason, even upon first application (which is why I took one lippy off) and neither masks the redness on my chin enough. That being said, the fact that this stuff stays through my workouts and a sweaty September day, plus my natural oiliness, is awesome- lasts much longer than the stuff I've used in the past. Not 24 hours, but at least 4 hours before I have to get out the blotting sheets and translucent powder! Not to mention, I haven't broken out because of it! Will buy again.
NO coverage at all! I like the moisturizing, and that's about it. I've tried it on a couple of occasions, and all it really seems to do (complexion-wise) is make my face even more red.
3 is average for me...I only just got it and it hasn't broken me out yet (which is actually a good sign). It smells good and isn't as harsh as 90% of the other toners I have used in the past. We'll see after a couple of days how it goes for me along with the new cleanser and moisturizer..
I got this for free while L'Oreal was celebrating 100 Years with another L'Oreal purchase- a great perk because I was considering buying it as it is. Not disappointed, the best I've used since CG LashBlast. It is a tad clumpy, but that can be easily fixed. Colour is awesome, works well on my lashes (they're blonde, so mascara in general doesn't always like me), packaging is great.
I also meant to get the linear intense, BUT..I really like this stuff! I'm surprised it has such a low rating, I think it's great. I like the firmness of the brush, tip, whatever, much better than the soft ones I've used on my other liquid eyeliners. It's got great staying power, versatile (making a thin/thick line depending on your angle rather than having to deal with a finicky liner), and makes my eyes really pop (I have it in dark brown/black). I think next time I will make sure I get the Linear Intense, but I will buy this again in the future because it is so lovely.
This is my first blush ever, and I'm definitely going to continue to use it. The colour is amazing, gives a nice healthy and natural looking flush to my pale skin. Every woman needs this!!
So far, I really like this cleanser. The warming sensation is very nice, although it doesn't exactly come back after wetting again like it says on the back. Hasn't done TOO much for my acne so far (bought it about a week ago), but it makes my face feel great AND makes my pores nice and small for a longer time than past cleansers to boot! We'll see how it goes for the next couple of weeks, hopefully it'll do something for my forehead/chin acne. EDIT: Well, so much for that..more whiteheads and more little bumps, and I'm not sure if it's the cleanser or my make-up. Nevertheless I'm almost out and I've switched to another Olay cleanser instead.
Lipstick -Maybelline - Moisture Extreme - Royal Red [DISCONTINUED]
AcelineVaux 7/22/2009 8:07:00 AM
Love it! I exfoliate my lips and smack on some chapstick before I apply this, and the colour is awesome and lasts well. Thank yoouu Maybelline!
Scrubs -Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub
AcelineVaux 7/20/2009 9:00:00 PM
I REALLY wanted to like this. But it's too harsh for daily use. I used it about a week twice a day and was fine..then I started breaking out. It didn't do much for me anyway other than make my skin feel cleaner. I use it every now and then when I need to scrub, but once it's gone, I will not repurchase.
This was a pretty good mascara. The brush annoyed me and had a mind of its own- liked to slip around and poke my hand instead of going back into the tube. Otherwise, the brush was pretty good, and the tube is just adorable. Next time though, I think I might get it in black rather than the black-brown I currently own.
Hair Color -Clairol - Natural Instincts Hair Color
AcelineVaux 7/20/2009 8:47:00 PM
Love, love, LOVE. In the past I've used Garnier Nutrisse (washes out VERY quickly), Herbal Essences (colour is okay, but washes out faster than GN), and Feria (which was all right). Natural Instincts is by far the best I've used so far since I have had it professionally dyed. I am naturally platinum blonde, and I use the Egyptian Plum colour. It lasts very long, especially when you take care of it- much longer for me than the 28 washes before it starts to fade! I will continue using this product and may even try a couple of its other shades.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Full Colour Eye Definer (all colours)
AcelineVaux 7/20/2009 7:46:00 PM
It's all right. I've used better, but I like it for when I don't feel like putting tons of make up on. Usually use it under liquid liner.
I'm surprised this only has, what, a 3.9? I've been looking for the "perfect" drug store mascara, and after trying endless products....This stuff is seriously some of the best mascara I've used without shelling out tons of cash. Next to Lash Stiletto, it's probably my favorite drug-store mascara. Non-clumpy, the brush is awesome, doesn't smudge, etc. etc. I have the waterproof and it's great for summer. Love it!