I love love love this! It has medium coverage, medium consistency (I wouldn't say it's particularly light) and although the color looks pretty light straight out of the tube (no. 21) it adapts nicely to my face and I always use a bit of bronzer. It doesn't make me oilier than any other foundation I've tried, I use a bit of powder on top. The amazing thing about this is that it makes my pores invisible and it really lightens my face in a way that I look very fresh and healthy - even during exams, when I'm extremely tired and look horrible. Doesn't break me out or cause any irritations. Love it!
This doesn't work for me. I've already tried the regular ELF Eyelid Primer and it was just ok, didn't stop my eyeshadow from creasing for more than 4 hours, but it was ok for the price. I was hoping this one would work better, but it doesn't. I actually prefer the regular one because this one is very liquidy and my eyeshadow creases within two hours.
This is an excellent concealer for someone who doesn't have very dark undereye circles. It's moisturising, light, fairly long lasting and doesn't crease. It covers really nicely for such a light textured concealer. The reason why I would buy it again is that it's great for using under another concealer when I really want full coverage because it's light and doesn't crease at all, so I can use two layers of concealer without looking cakey. I use this in glow/light. The highlighter part is rubbish, it's just white liquid, very runny.
Lip Treatments -E.L.F. - therapeautic balm in strawberry
Anja89 4/25/2011 7:59:00 AM
My favorite lip balm a t the moment. It's greasy instead of waxy, which I really like, it moisturizes enough for this time of year (I don't know how well it works in the winter), it leaves a really nice pink color on my lips and it smells really nice. I wish there was more product in the tube, I'm using it up pretty fast, but luckily it's cheap.
This is an okay primer for the price. It does prevent my eyeshadow from creasing for a couple of hours, but I have very oily lids so it doesn't last all day. I would definitely recommend it to someone who doesn't have very oily lids. I'm going to try the mineral primer next and hope it works better than this one.
I really like the color - it's a peachy neutral with shimmer and it looks great on its own and over neutral colors. I usually use it on top of NYX Natural lip liner. Since I have pigmented red lips this doesn't change their color, but it enhances it beautifully. It also makes my lips look a bit fuller, not because it really has a plumping effect, but because it is very moisturising and it has tiny shimmer in it. I'm taking one lippie off only because it's a bit sticky (but there are stickier lip glosses out there) and because I don't really like the smell.
This is the first lip liner I've ever used so I can't compare it to anything else, but I love it! When I first swatched it on my hand it looked brown and I automatically thought it would look horrible on me, but on my lips it looks very natural, my lips but better although my lips are red, not brown. It's very creamy, pretty long lasting and it isn't drying. I usually use it under MAC Big Baby lip gloss, it compliments it very well.
I've been trying to grow out my hair, but I have to flat iron it every other day + I have bleached highlights.With this product in combination with Schwarzkopf Bonacure Sealed Ends I can go for months without needing a trim. I use Sealed Ends on my hair before drying it and a small amount of Nectar Thermique before using the flat iron - best combo I've tried. My hair is soft and shiny, no split ends.
Treatments -Schwarzkopf - Bonacure Repair Rescue-Sealed Ends
Anja89 2/22/2011 6:27:00 PM
Amazing product! Really protects my hair without weighing it down. I use a flat iron on my hair every other day and I have bleached highlights - I can go without a trim for months, no split ends at all! I use this before I dry my hair and before using the flat iron I apply Kerastase Nectar Thermique - best combo I've found yet!
Liquid -Nivea - Extreme Resist Long Lasting Foundation
Anja89 1/1/2011 8:32:00 AM
Love this foundation. It really is long lasting, blends nicely and looks very natural while concealing your flaws very well. My favorite foundation so far! I have fair-medium neutral skin and I use it in 03 Beige. I tend to get oily in my t zone after a couple of hours, but with other foundations I get oily much faster. I definitely recommend it! edit: it breaks me out :(
This powder does an ok job at controlling shine, but the color is horrible! I wore it for a couple of days until I realized it looked orange/red on my face! Horrible horrible. And this was during the summer when I'm a bit tanned. My skin tone is pure neutral and this didn't work for me at all. I think it could work for certain skin tones (pink), but certainly not for neutral skin.
After reading all the reviews here I was afraid that politely pink would be too frosty on me - I have pigmented red lips and frosty lipsticks don't look good on me. But I thought "what the hell, it looks good in the swatches, I'll take my chances!" and I'm glad I did. It is frosty, but not in the pornstar kind of way, but in the way that it tones down the natural color of my lips a bit a gives my lips a hint of pink. This is my first mac lustre lipstick and I really like the texture - it's light, but fairly pigmented and doesn't dry out my lips (on the other hand, this isn't a moisturising lipstick, so if you do tend to have dry lips, you need to apply lip balm underneath).
Loose Powders -Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder
Anja89 10/11/2010 7:06:00 PM
I use this to set my Laura Mercier Secret Concealer, but I really don't understand the hype. It does help my concealer not to crease, but I can't say it does anything other than that. I didn't notice the brightening effect at all. I will use it up (and it will take me a couple of years lol), but wouldn't buy again since it is nothing special.
Foundations -Meow Cosmetics - Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation
Anja89 10/11/2010 6:50:00 PM
I really don't like this mineral foundation. It's very very sheer and it doesn't control oil at all. The only good thing is that it isn't drying. I'm going to use it up just because I hate throwing things out, but definitely won't repurchase. edit: I've started using this more often and I'm very satisfied. I still think it doesn't control oil very well and it isn't very long lasting, but it does make my pores invisible and my skin looks great with this on. I don't know, I just might repurchase
This is a great drugstore mascara, although I didn't like it as much as Max Factor False Lash Effect. This mascara doesn't make my lashes look like "falsies", but it is pretty good. It lenghtens, it curls, separates and gives a decent amount of volume. it gives the best results after about a month of use, but I would rather have that volume from the beginning. It does smudge a bit more than the false lash effect, but it lenghtens better. It took a few tries for me to get used to the brush, but that's no biggie. All in all - false lash effect gives better volume, but doesn't lengthen as good as the falsies and it doesn't smudge as much. I'm giving them the same nr of lippies and I would buy this mascara again, but false lash effect still remains my favorite drugstore mascara.