I bought the banana powder after all the hype. I have medium plus skin tone and it worked great for my skin tone. I set my foundation and under eye concealer. It work really good on oily skin and seems to help keeping my face matte for a while longer. Can't really beat the price and get a lot of product.
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
BrendaLM 3/4/2013 3:40:00 PM
Have 2 different shades, overall the foundation does a really good job. It is medium to full coverage, but be careful cause it can look cakey, a little goes a long way. I have very oily t-zone and I did not notice it really make a difference in wear on oily skin, It it long wearing overall. I like the packaging, but wish it have a greater variety of shades.
I think I have found my HG foundation!! I avoided making the purchase because most highly raved about products never seem to work for me and I have a drawer full of high end and drug store foundation that I need to still work through. Finally bought it and I love it!! I apply with beauty blender or brush and has great coverage. It is buildable medium to full coverage, it does not look cakey if you apply full coverage. Great range of shades. Only complaint it does not come with a pump, but I have heard the MAC pump works well with this bottle, so I will try it out.
Really enjoy this palette, great range of neutral colors, especially the fact that is has half matte shadows. Very versatile. Just be careful to tap off excess product off brush otherwise you will have fall out.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
BrendaLM 3/4/2013 3:22:00 PM
Bought the shade perversion, it is the blackest black I have ever seen, did not like that is did not set matte like the product states, it was more a vinyl finish, and it flaked.
LOVE IT!! This is my HG lipgloss. I have been looking for years to find the perfect lipgloss for my complexion, I am medium/tan. I can top all nude lipsticks that I own that are all too light/pale for me with sunbaked and makes all nude lipsticks the perfect shade for me. I had about given up trying to find the perfect shade for me when I ran across this gloss by accident at Ulta I picked it up and bought it cause it was labeled as a new color, so I decide to give it a try. Its perfect if you wear alone or under lipstick. I keep one in my purse, my desk at work, in my car and about 3 different ones at home.
One of my favorite scents, love it!! One of the two perfumes I have repurchased and will continue to do so. It is a little pricey but totally worth it.
This is my favorite color. I love the color, application is simply and best of all long wear without creasing. I have extremely oily lids and require lid primer with all shadows. This product requires no base. I love the color range and own about 10 different shades.
Bought this palette after watching rave reviews on YouTube. I was really interested in the matte shadows. They are all good quality colors, easy to blend and good color pay off. Just be careful to tap off excess shadow because they do have quite a bit of fall out. I would repurchase.
Tried a sample that I received and fell in love!! I have thin, short and sparse lashes to begin with. This mascara added the volume and length that I really care for. I had seen this mascara around for a while but never tried it before. It doesn't clump no matter how many coats I use and doesn't flake. I will say that it does seem to dry out sooner that I would like.I will definitely be purchasing the full size.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Anti-Dull Primer
BrendaLM 1/16/2012 12:44:00 AM
I was looking for a corrector but did not want to purchase an expensive product right off the bat. Tried this out and it did correct hyper pigmentation on acne marks and dark spots on my cheeks. Only problem I have with this product is the shimmer. Will continue to look for a corrector that I love.
bought into the hype and finally was able to locate and purchase this palette. Best investment I've made thus far! Love most of the colors especially the 2 blending colors they are my favorites. No regrets about my purchase. I would repurchase but don't this I will ever run out of any color.
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Brow Gel
BrendaLM 1/16/2012 12:32:00 AM
Bought a mini size dirt cheap on TJ Maxx. Tried it out and didn't love it at first, but continued to use it up. The more I used it I fell in love with it! A little goes along way. If you use too much it will flake. I did contemplate on purchasing a full size only because of the price. Finally splurged and bought it, only after I used up all other brow products and noticed nothing worked better than this product.
I've been trying out this product for a few months. I like it alot! It works better than the standard primers, and better than my fav NARS primer. Packaging is tricky to work with if you sqeeze out to much you can't put it back into the tube and it goes to waste. A little goes along way. If you apply too much will look cakey. Dries to a matte silky feel. Definitely a must for those with very oily lids like me. If the paint pots don't work for you this will. Only complaint is the packaging, but I can understand, if it came in a pot form it would dry out very fast. Will be re-purchasing other shades.
Great blush, great price. Love this blush it is highly pigmented and would work great with all skin types. Definitely will repurchase.