I'm NW10, I bought it in white-which is more off white & it's perfect for brightening my undereye area.. I have combo skin, though my under eye area is more dry, so I prep w/Clinique All About Eyes Rich before hand.. It blends in easy & I set with powder with minimal fine lines showing up. It's awesome! I've used high end and other drugstore to no avail.. Either it was too dark, didnt cover, or it creased or made my fine lines very apparent.. Or was too dry.. Kinda bummed I have to go with "White" as a match, but if it works whatever.. I have 3 backups I love it that much..
Wow-awesome mascara!!! My HG is Guerlain Noir G & this is pretty close -I use this in waterproof and it holds my naturally curly lashes fabulously.. I have no problem with smudging or flaking.. It makes my lashes fake looking! I agree it's the best at the drugstore & better than most high end I've tried.. It removes easily w/Lancôme BiFacil remover-overall this is my 2nd HG (and like others I've tried 30+ mascaras as well) I prefer a waterproof or water resistant formula, hence my getting the waterproof, as my eyes get runny due to allergies.. But overall 5 stars!!!
This is very pigmented for sure.. Half a pump equals 2 pumps of my other fndtns.. Now I live in a hot climate (South Texas) and the moment I sweat just a little, it started coming off.. If I touched my face it immediately came off.. I even used UD Allnighter with it.. I thought this was long lasting(like Revlon CS, Lancôme TIU, MUFE Mat Velvet etc) its not like those fndtns at all.. I have had Loreal True Match last better in heat than this.. (and that doesnt last too well on me tbh) the lightest shade matches my NC/NW 10 skin though, so I'll give it that.. I returned mine because if it can't last in a little heat on normal/combo skin, no thank you.. My current fndtn combo is one pump Lancôme TIU 24hr & one pump Revlon PhotoReady, which lasts fabulously on my skin.. This Kat Von D foundation doesn't "Lock" anything.. Odd name choice..
Pretty good! The lightest shade works for my under eye area really well.. It's slightly pinky, which seems to look best w/my under eye area. I find this incredibly long wearing as well.. And i wore this in over 100 degree weather.. To me it is very similar to Lancome Effacernes.. I bought mine at CVS when they $7 off any $7 or more product.. I paid less than $2 for it, and honestly I just bought it cuz I was moving and needed a lil concealing (and I accidentally packed all mine) I didn't hv any high expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. I highly rec it if you are in their limited shade range..
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
Amalzahir 7/5/2012 7:27:00 PM
Overall I like this.. I don't think it's a traditional BB cream, but it's like a super light, very natural looking fndtn w/a satin/matte finish.. & it's long wearing.. Imagine if Revlon CS was light coverage & looked like skin if you will.. I find it funny it has no SPF, but eh I prefer physical SS anyways & this will work well for photos.. I think this is perfect for combo& oily ppl.. I've not broken out once, I've worn this in crazy heat (100f+) & it stayed on.. I wear "fair" and I'm NC/NW10.. This doesn't break me out at all & oxidize on me either (I'm combo) and I do set w/my HG powder-3CC trans. loose.. I got this on a whim as I am normally not fond of Loreal face products & I figured it'd be too dark.. But eh i could return to CVS if it sucked.. II was surprised it wasn't.. I'm wearing this more than my HE fndtns.. Who would've thought Loreal of all brands & at the DS! Im going to use this on a bride who hates fndtn.. & buy one for my sister.. I'm impressed..
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
Amalzahir 4/29/2012 2:57:00 AM
Overall I have to say I adore the brush on this.. At first I liked the formula, but then it started to burn.. I can't say I've ever had an issue with any mascara and burning like this.. That being said no I definitely won't buy it again.. Though I wish I could find another mascara with that brush.. If it doesn't burn your eyes, I can see how it'd be nice..
I adore this nail polish! I believe it came out before Happy Birthday.. Though the two are very similar. I love how fast this dries (as with most glitters) it wears very well-I've had it on for 2weeks on my toes in the past. If you use 2 coats you will get nice coverage compared to other standard glitter polishes. Overall one of my favs, and one of two that I own a backup of..
Overall it's really just ok.. I find it very easy to clump & honestly I'm not a fan of the formula.. After just a few weeks I found it not applying smoothly, which ive never had that issue with most other mascaras.. Even el cheapo ones.. I won't buy it again because I just don't think it's worth it. Also I found I could only apply 1-1.5 coats of this.. It wasn't very dramatic IMO & definitely not lengthening..
Overall it's ok.. I prefer the previous Teint Idole Ultra (not 24hr) I find this to be drying, which I guess is better for those more oily.. I'm combo & I think I will only use it in the summer.. The color selection is nice.. The lightest shade in the US is under a NC/NW 15.. (I know the shades are different in other countries which is why I specified US) it runs on the neutral side, so if you need something more on the pink or yellow end this doesn't really lean either in the lightest shade..
I found this to pull on my lids & it really wasn't that creamy.. When on it lasts all day (I only tested this on my upper lash line) really very mediocre in my book.. I normally like Revlon products & their white pencil liner is one of the best for your inner lash line.. But this just for me did not I've up to the hype..
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Waterproof
Amalzahir 4/23/2012 3:24:00 PM
Wow, this was a pleasant surprise! I try loads of mascaras (HE&DS) & this one is the best.. I love dramatic lashes & not too wet or dry formulas, I find that I'm not worried about any clumps when I use it. It reminds me of a more dramatic definicils
Great universally flattering color! It's blue based, but not too cool imo.. This is just like MAC Girl About Town - I uploaded the pic showing the 2 lipsticks side by side. I find they wear similarly too - MAC's is just slightly longer wearing imo.. but if you want a great dupe - get this.
Palettes -Chanel - Quadra Eye Shadow TOPKAPI Collection Byzance de Chanel
Amalzahir 11/18/2011 9:22:00 AM
I like this - very versatile quad you can create so many looks from. The quality is quite nice & smooth. I notice minimal fading & no creasing. I get lots of compliments when I wear this.. Overall I'd buy it again.
I used to think I hated this, but I hated a different version called "Angel Forever" It has a note that is ghastly and just gives me the worst headache ever.. Now this however actually smells beautiful on me, and it does smell different on different people.. I am not a fan of chocolate or "sweet" smells per se -but on my skin that is not really what comes out - yes the vanilla does, but it is almost spicy? My children even adore it on me.. I have an enormous collection of perfumes and this is the one when they smelled it on me my older son and younger daughter went, "WOW you smell sooo good mom!!" My husband loves it as well.. It isn't strong on me (though I spray 2 or 3 sprays the most, and I have an issue with perfumes lasting in general on me, they usually fade-this stays but faintly) I have this in the EDP. It does remind me of Lolita Lempicka in a way.. Overall though I really have to repeat that it does smell different on everyone & you may think you hate it, but then on it's another story.. or vice versa. Definitely an interesting fragrance.. & don't go crazy spraying it everywhere..
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade
Amalzahir 9/29/2011 2:01:00 AM
I ordered the re-released Lightscapade from MAC's site the night it was released, and while it is supposed to have wonderful colorful veining.. mine has absolutely NONE.. that's right - *none* at all!! It looks like a MSFN in light that is shimmery.. I uploaded pictures of mine (they aren't very good quality-but you can see there is no veining at all) I understand it can vary with MSFs, but to have no variation at all, is a bit ridiculous IMO.. No more MSFs for me, I'll be sticking to NARS or The Balm.. that way I'll actually know what I'm getting..