BB Cream -Maybelline - Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
COAS87 7/5/2012 7:39:00 PM
I am comparing this to my favorite HE beauty balm, the too faced beauty balm. This product is very similar in texture and color. I would say the TF one provides more coverage as opposed to this product, but this one does not leave an oily feeling behind like the TF one does, so I would not need a powder to set it. It gives sheer to light coverage, but does even out skin tone FOR ME. It also really helped hide a few imperfections, vein lines, etc. It has spf 30 which is good coverage for sunscreen, and does not smell overly sunscreen'y and that is a definate plus! The packaging and distribution method are both good, similar to the other bb creams, and the product itself is tinted, and for me, the 2nd lightest shade is a PERFECT match to my skin tone... it meshes flawlessly! I would definately recommend to a friend.
I got this as a sampler! it is amazing!! very very shimmery tho.... which with baked bronzers I guess I should expect but i was a bit disappointed to see it was more shimmer then bronzer it seems. I do like it tho for summer time! it does give color payoff, if placed in the right spots, and lightly.. too much and u just look too shiny...
I love this product! I used to work at Herberger's and funny story, I had a white out pen burst ALL OVER MY FACE!!! literally! splash marks covering my face and would not come off!! my boss pittied me and sent me to the makeup counters where the clinique girl, the lauder girl, and the arden girl went to work trying to get it off!! nothing worked until they put this on!!! I fell in love with it, and used my store credit to get it! it was awesome! peeled the white out right off my skin, which was irritated, and this calmed it down, and I never broke out or anything! I bought it again when I saw it at TJ maxx, and thank god! I missed my face peel miracle worker! originally paid like over 50$ for it, this time was only 14.99$!!!! steal
Palettes -Stila - Bring Out Your Glam Eye Shadow Palette
COAS87 6/11/2012 3:59:00 PM
I like stila's ecofriendly packaging.... it can be a bit "papery" but it is still good quality! this is a neat palette. very different from anything I own! I can choose my color range on it, as in each box there is a star, which is one color and then there is another color behind it, so blending colors to get a new combo is great! it does make a bit of a mess though.. but as a SE product, I am glad I got it,... it was for the E! live red carpet edition of stuff. I got it from ulta on a sale thing.. it was 24$ so I got this and the lip glaze trio, and I got a free #30 stila brush which is fantastic!!! glad I got this!!
The lip glace's from boots No. 7 is great! I got a set from target to try em out! it was 14.99 for 5 half size tubes! the packaging is okay.. the tubes are nice, but the applicator I was not a fan of. A normal size is about 10$ so I completely got my $'s worth! they came in a cute little floral box. Came in a variety of colors to try, like a cherry color, tangerine orange, a nude type color, and a few others. These are more on the thin side for glosses, which isn't always bad. lightweight formula, with shimmer in them, but not chunky!! I probably would not pay the 10$ per tube, but if I could get a new gift set box, I would do that! these sizes are more than plenty!
I like these glosses!! they are perfect for summer time.. well i guess any time! they always have great colors/ flavors to choose from.. and the "sample" sizes are perfect for me... they are the size of an elf one of this type.. the regular size ones are MUCH bigger and even better! they have pleasant scent, color payoff, although they tend to be a bit sticky, but I never mind that! I actually kind of like those types of glosses.. they last a while... I'd say 2 hours tops.. but with gloss, it is going to come off that is just their nature! will get more!
This is the 2nd best moisturizer I have ever used for my face!!! next to hope in a jar... this is amazing!! great fresh unnoticable scent, goes on well, no grease, no smudgey feeling on the face... allow it to work for a couple mins before applying makeup, but it is fantastic! great packaging, I use a painters spatula to get it out so my fingers don't contaminate it, but it works wonders on dry skin,.. I have normal skin so i cannot speak for those with oily skin, but for skin not prone to acne, but tending to be dry in some spots, it does the trick!
Self Tanners -Victoria's Secret - Beach Sexy Gradual Tan Moisturizer SPF15
COAS87 6/11/2012 3:35:00 PM
I don't know how I ever lived without this product! it is tan tastic!! I am very pale by nature, and always like have a good glow going on... this def delivers! i paid 18$ for it but it was technically free.. I had found a 20$ bill on the ground at our local mall! what luck! saw this and scooped it up! use for a week and u get your perfect glow for summer time! I use it everyday in summer before I start tanning and right as I stop, and it does a great job. it does smell similar to other tanning lotions, but still a pleasant smell... i like it! makes me feel fresh off the beach!!
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Oil-free eye makeup remover liquid
COAS87 6/11/2012 3:30:00 PM
I got this obviously to remove eyemakeup.. I usually use the ELF makeup remover wipes! which work wonders. I was looking for something if i needed to target a small area with like a qtip.... so I got this to try, as almay products always seem very high quality for drugstore.. I wanted makeup remover with no oil in it, .. and that doesn't seperate in the bottle.. this was the ONLY one I could find!! Thank goodness I found this one! it is perfect.. i actually put it in a decorative soap dispenser on my vanity for easy use, and so far, it has worked wonders! Works with qtips and cotton balls... I sitll use the elf wipes for full face, but when doing my makeup and screwing up, this takes it away quickly and effortlessly!
I loved looking in the ads for essie, they always have great color collections, and look so vibrant. I have learned though, that essie's formula seems very watery compared to OPI or Sally Hanson. I hate the watery formula.. I first got Essie, in "ballet slippers" and "madamoiselle".. both were very watery looking, and hard to get good color payoff from either of them... I thought it was just the whiteish pinks, but then I got "nice is nice" and a few others,.. same thing!! forget this! I can get better colors from OPI or ORLY... they are much better quality!
What can I say about this fragrance.. omg this is delicious! it is the perfect sporty fruity fresh scent ever!! mary kay is not my fav brand, but i have loved this perfume for 10 years!! The bottle is neat too, sitting upside down, it is very different! I love it.... it has an orange cap, and clear yet irridescent bottle. at 1.7 oz. for 28$ that isn't bad! this is the 3rd bottle I've owned and am almost out again! its light enough to wear to work but can pack a punch it u need it to! great for summer time, and spring!
I ALWAYS try a mini of a HE mascara before purchasing full size! this type was no different, and thank god! this was awful! the odor was awful, the texture it left very unpleasant, and it did NOTHING for my lashes.. it coated them in this awful cheap version of black, and within a few hours you couldn't tell i was wearing anything! it also took forever to dry, and made my eyes VERY puffy too!!! not cool.. I much perfer the too faced lash gasm to this trash! needless to say i returned it promptly
Styling Products -Rusk - W8less Extra Strong Hairspray
COAS87 6/11/2012 2:51:00 PM
this is to me, a lightweight spray.. it is not meant to glue your hair to your head! it is meant for hold, but movement! that is exactly what it does.. i use it when blowdrying my hair,.. helps with flyaways. I also use it to polish a bump, and when doing the tease and spray process for a bump. works like a charm. others are too heavy, and pull the look down... this is perfect. doesn't weigh it down, doesnt get too sticky or tacky. great product and VERY reasonable price when bought at a professional wholesale store like cosmoprof! i got it for 5$
I absolutely adore this mascara! it is amazing! perfect formula that really does a great job! it really makes my lashes bold, and seperate, no clumpy mess, no sticking lashes together, just a perfect thick lash look with no false lash pain! love and will repurchase!
I was told about this product on a youtube video by "eleventhgorgeous". they swore by it, and I wanted a cheaper version of something like boiing, but a little more liquid. This certainly lived up to their hype! its great! very very thick, high intensity! be prepared to spackle a little.... use a concealer brush too, it helps!