I've been looking for a product that would enhance my natural waves and this was the best. It didn't make my hair crunchy and it helped with the frizz/fly aways too. I put it on when my hair is damp, but still kind of wet. I divide my hair in half and use about a quarter size amount on each section. I make sure to scrunch it to define the curls/waves more. It works really well for me and I just bought my second bottle.
Foundations -Unlisted Brand - Luminess Airbrush System
BeTheChange 3/27/2011 8:14:00 PM
I've been wanting to try an airbrush system for a while and I'm glad I did. I would've preferred to try the Dinair system (just because you can choose the color of the unit), but I found this one on sale. The system itself is very easy to use and keep clean. I'd say the only negative is that the brush holder keeps falling off. It's just a little plastic piece that the unit sits in. For the foundation, although I found a perfect match, the color selection just didn't seem good enough. I got the Fair kit and the lightest color (F2) was perfect for me. I'm pale, but I've seen people more pale than me and I use the lightest color. The other 3 shades that came with it were quite a bit darker and somewhat orange. In reference to coverage you have to play with it for a while. Watching the DVD helps, but until you use it yourself it can be kind of tricky. When you first start out it's going to take a while to build up coverage because you don't want to pull back too far. If you do, you'll use too much product. Using this as a concealer is fine. It covers redness and blemishes well, but not so great under the eyes. It creases, but you can smooth it out with your finger. It does give a somewhat flawless look and I do prefer this over liquids and powders. It looks a lot smoother and is more sanitary. It also came with a moisturizer/primer, blush and a bronzer. I honestly see abosolutely no difference with the moistureizer/primer. The makeup looks and lasts the samer whether I use it or not. The blush is pretty, but you really have to be careful with how much you use. When I first tried it out I used I used 2 drops and that was WAY too much. One drop of blush is plenty for both cheeks. The bronzer is pretty, but a little too shimmery for my taste. I use it as an eyeshadow and it works just fine.
I should really stop listening to some of my friends. This did not work at all for me. It didn't have any negative effects at all, but it didn't do anything good either. I'm just one of those people honey just doesn't work for.
I used to use this on my face because of friend of my recommeded it. WHY?! I definitely wouldn't recommend this as a facial moisturizer. It does okay, but on me I found that it made my face oily. As a body moisturizer is was less than average. It felt nice when I applied it, but 30 mins. later my skin felt dry again.
Toners -Unlisted Brand - Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar
BeTheChange 2/27/2011 10:13:00 PM
I really wanted to like this stuff, but I don't. I hear it has many uses, but I cannot get over the smell/taste. I used it as a spot treatment for acne and saw no positive change. It was recommended by a friend to help dry up spots. Well, it definitely dried, but the spot was still there and now more noticable because of the texture. I still hear it works wonders, but unfortunately not for me.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Cream Eyeshadow in Rehab
BeTheChange 2/27/2011 9:28:00 PM
I really love these cream shadows. This color isn't as dark as you might think. It's sort of a medium brown and when blended out turns into a light brown. It sets quickly, doesn't crease and lasts pretty much all day.
Eye Shadow -Urban Decay - Cream eyeshadow in Mushroom
BeTheChange 2/27/2011 9:25:00 PM
I really love these cream shoadows. This one in particular isn't my favorite, but still works well. It sets quicky, doesn't crease and lasts pretty much all day. I use these as a base and then apply shadow on top. This particular color doesn't blend as nicely as some of the other do, but I still like it.
I bought this because I wanted a cheaper version of Benefit's High Beam. I got Lilac and I'm really happy with it. I only use this as a highlight and nothing else. The only thing I don't like is that it dries really quickly so if I mess up or something I can't blend it out. I will not but it again because I just rather have High Beam.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Watermelon
BeTheChange 2/20/2011 8:58:00 PM
This gloss itself isn't bad. I was expecting worse considering the price. I have a few of these. I don't love the tube because the tip is shaped a little weird and sometimes too much product comes out. It is a little thicker than I like, but not bad at all for the price. The wear is average. Honestly, I won't buy these again because I'd rather have other brands that I like better. These are good if you're just trying out makeup or if you want something that you'll use everyday and don't want to spend too much.
I really like this gloss. It shows up well and lasts an average amount of time. I got it in Stormy. It's nice and glittery and has a good flavor. The only thing is that it isn't as shiny as I thought and it does run into the corners of my mouth sometimes. I've never encountered that before. Overall a nice gloss. I'd buy again, but I believe they're being discontinued.
I really like this gloss. It's super pretty and not at all sticky. I don't like the brush though. The one I got had some messed up bristles.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Her Name Was Glowla Palette
BeTheChange 1/11/2011 9:36:00 PM
I love this set. The blush and highlighters are great. I like the gloss too. The eye shadows are soft and blend well. I really didn't like the mascara though. The wand was huge! It was to clumpy.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (All Shades)
BeTheChange 1/11/2011 9:32:00 PM
It's nice and creamy. I wouldn't wear it alone because it does crease after a while. I use it as a base and it great.
I really wanted to like these eye shadows, but they're horrible. Some colors wores than others, but overall just disappointing. They're pretty pigmented, but some of the colors don't blend well at all. They crease like crazy no matter what you use. It was only $18, but it's not even worth that.
This mascara is okay, but there are better out there. I like the wand a lot. Just the right size for me. I found the mascara to dry out pretty quickly. Which made it clump up.