I love this foundation. It gives a medium to full coverage and it does not appear to be cakey or unnatural on my skin. I wore this foundation to a 8 hour work day and it looked just as good as it did when I left the house (and I didn't use a face primer that day).I just wish it came with a pump but this foundation is too awesome for me to pass up so I will keep buying it even if Maybelline decides to never put a pump on it.
I heard rave reviews about this foundation so I decided to shell out the extra money for as it's a bit pricey for a drugstore brand and I am extremely disappointed. It doesn't matter how I apply this foundation (brushes, sponges, fingers) this foundation would appear so cakey on my face and not to mention this foundation had a lot of shimmer in it. . This foundation also made my skin look old (and I'm only 19) and needless to say I won't be purchasing this again.
I got the waterproof version and it was okay. It's definitely not the worst mascara ever but not the best. It did lengthen my lashes a little bit, it didn't clump or flake and it held the curl pretty well (I curled my lashes after I put the mascara on though). I would only recommend this anyone who already have long eyelashes and just need a little mascara to lengthen a little and hold the curl. If you have short lashes and if you're looking for dramatic length then don't waste your money on this.
Styling Products -KMS California - Hair Play Makeover Spray
Celestineee 3/12/2011 5:34:00 PM
I got this as a sample from Ulta along with 2 other KMS hairsprays and I LOVE this product. I went back after my sample had run out to buy the full size bottle. It's practically a dry shampoo in hairspray form. It's great for 2nd/3rd day hair because it get rid all of the oil and even leaves you hair looking like I just styled it. Although if you do spray it too close to your hair, it goes on white but that can be fixed easily by brushing it out.
I have extremely thick hair and 1 1/2 pumps of this product eliminates frizz and makes my hair so shiny. I like the fact that you can use this on either wet or dry hair unlike most other anti-frizz products that can only be applied on wet hair. $17 is a bit expensive for a small bottle like this but the design of the bottle allows you to get every last drop of the product. This small bottle lasted me 4 months while using it every other day.
Just a warning to vegans, the miniature eyeshadow primer has some non-vegan products in it so the product isn't entirely vegan. I got this palette for Christmas and it's my second palette from UD (my first was the Naked palette). I love the colors in this palette and the pigmentation is great. I love the travel size eyeliner which makes it easier to throw it into my bag compared to my full sized one. However, the teal eyeshadow has HUGE chunks of glitter in it and it falls everywhere when you try to apply. I'm not too crazy about the primer that came with it because it has shimmer in it. I use the original primer potion with the eyeshadows since they are shimmery enough by themselves anyways.
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
Celestineee 3/3/2011 4:25:00 PM
Probably one of the best primers I have tried. Unlike other eyeshadow primers, this one isn't oily at all which was the problem I had with Too Faced's Eyeshadow Insurance primer and drugstore brand primers. The only reason I gave it 4 lippies was due to the packaging. It makes it hard to get to the last drop so you have to cut it open (there are tutorials on youtube) to get every last drop.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer spf15
Celestineee 3/3/2011 4:16:00 PM
I brought this product in hopes to try to brighten up my rather dull skin so I can skip using foundation. I used this in the morning for 3 days and noticed no change in my skin but I assumed that it could take awhile for the product to work on my skin but on the fourth day, my entire face, neck and the back of my hand (I usually warm up the lotion before applying) broke out in small bumps so I'm assuming that I either had a mild allergic reaction to this product or there were other ingredients that were too harsh for my rather sensitive skin that wasn't listed in the ingredients. It took me over a week to get my skin back to normal. Needlessly to say, I won't be buying this (or any other Aveeno product) this again.