Tinted Moisturizer -Skinn Cosmetics - Skinnygirl Tinted Daily Moisturizer
CrosseyedToad 6/14/2013 9:07:00 PM
I guess I'm on the off side here as for the color I am a nw20 and my daughter is a nc10 and we both can use sand. I don't get why the other 2 reviewers say it is orangey??? I see no orange to it at all on either of us. I also tried beige on my nw20 skin and while I can wear it I see it working better when I have a bit of a tan. I love the very light smell. It has a faint, faint almost floral scent and I hate florals so it isn't bad. I have used this lightly and as full coverage and I find it very similar to my favorite TM which is from TheBalm (also my daughters favorite TM). I'm very happy with the coverage, color and wear. I think its a great TM and a great value. Like the other reviewer I don't use the brush applicator. I squeeze it from the tube, dab it on and blend it in with my fingers or buffing brush. I also don't find myself needing a primer with this. Yay!
Let me start off by saying I have fairly normal skin with little acne, no dryness but a decent amount of discoloration. I do get a shiny t zone, especially in Summer. I wear Mac NW20 and bought Nude which is a great match. It covered well and applied easily and smoothly over my Laura Mercier primer. It was 93 degrees today and I had no shine and no wearing off all day. I still look flawless even after a play date in the sun at the park. Judging from other reviews maybe a primer is necessary. I love this foundation. I think it may even be better then my $42.00 Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour. I'll update if I find after more usage for this to be any better or worse after more testing.
I bought this powder in light and shimmer and love both. These do not oxidize and are perfect neutral shades and should work on cool, warm or neutral undertones. The powder itself is very finely milled and does not cake. It helps control oil and takes away shine. Shimmer adds a nice glow but isn't glittery. The cute shake dispensers are great as well.
Would I buy this product again? Absolutely, I already did. As soon as I put this blush on it was instant love though I'll admit in the pan I honestly wasn't impressed. I own hundreds of blushes and I do honestly mean that but this one is so unique on. It's my new favorite blush. I e tried on a lot of blushes I've loved but none as much as this. I'm a NW20 and this blush is amazing on me. It gives me a glow like no other. Mac, love you for this one. R/O for picture of it on me.
Lip Gloss -TheBalm - Plump Your Pucker lip plumper
CrosseyedToad 3/6/2012 11:42:00 PM
I only recently discovered TheBalm products and am in total love with this brand. I have yet to be disappointed with this line. I still think the whole lip plumping gloss thing is a gimmick. I've never found one that truly plumped but I do love the minty tingle most have and until now Buxom glosses by BE were my favorite. These have a smoother, less stick feel then Buxom and I'm in total love with the minty very, very slight tingle. It's more of a cooling effect then a tingle. Hard to explain but I do love these.
I bought this in 3 shades and love them. These have a different texture then pigments, smoother and more finely milled and maybe a tad drier for lack of a better term but these are gorgeous. I love how shimmery they are but not glittery. These last all day for me. I still need to try these out wet as a liner. Great product.
Lip Gloss -TheBalm - BalmShelter SPF 17 Tinted Gloss
CrosseyedToad 3/6/2012 11:32:00 PM
I have 4 different shades of this gloss so far and love them all. This has a very different texture from any other gloss I've tried. It feels so smooth and not a bit sticky and feels so moisturizing. Every color I e gotten I love. I will be buying more as I bieve this will be a HG lipgloss for me.
Moisturizers -TheBalm - Vanilla oil-absorbing lotion
CrosseyedToad 3/6/2012 11:29:00 PM
I only recently discovered TheBalm products and am in total love with this brand. I have yet to be disappointed with this line. I have been using all of their skin care line and love this lotion. It goes on smooth, sets fast and makes my skin a perfect canvas for my foundation. I don't have super oily skin right now but used it a few times when my skin was acting up and a tad shiny and it worked beautifully.
I only recently discovered TheBalm products and am in total love with this brand. I have yet to be disappointed with this line. This powder is so soft, blend able, long wearing and naturally lovely looking. I thought it was going to be too dark for my skin but it truly is translucent. Don't let the color fool you.
Yes, yes, yes I will buy this blush again if I ever run out. I only recently discovered TheBalm products and am in total love with this brand. I have yet to be disappointed with this line. These blushes are so soft, pigmented, blend able, long wearing and naturally lovely looking. I am hard pressed to pick a favorite but I can say they are even nicer then my Mac or even Chanel blushes.
Tinted Moisturizer -TheBalm - BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer
CrosseyedToad 2/19/2012 12:40:00 AM
I recently started using TheBALM products and cannot understand why this brand isn't more hyped up. I've loved everything I've tried and this is no exception. This has such a lightweight coverage and is never oily at all. It soothes my skin when it's irritated and evens out my skintone beautifully. This looks so natural like I'm wearing nothing and just have naturally awesome skin. This is the best tinted moisturizer I've tried. I'd call it more of a BB cream IMHO. Love it!
I recently started using TheBALM products and cannot understand why this brand isn't more hyped up. I've loved everything I've tried. The first time I tried this I didn't think it was anything special but the second and thereafter I realized I LOVE it. My lashes look so thick and long but never clumpy. It never runs or flakes and curls my lashes so nicely. This is a lovely mascara and I have already bought a second tube. A new HG for me. Yeah to TheBALM.
I recently started using TheBALM products and cannot understand why this brand isn't more hyped up. I've loved everything I've tried. As I've found this brand blends amazingly on everything I've tried. I'm pale, nw20 and this is a perfect highlighter for both myself and my 16 year old daughter who is a nc10. My new HG. Before I was crazy about Mac Lightscapade but with it being LE I looked more and found reviews on this and gave it a go. This is even better then my old favorite. It gives such a youthful glow from within look. I love this product.
I recently started using TheBALM products and cannot understand why this brand isn't more hyped up. I've loved everything I've tried. I had quit contouring and using bronzers but this I thought may work better for me and look more natural As I've found this brand blends amazingly on everything I've tried. I was right. At last I can contour again because even if I use too much it blends down amazingly. I'm pale, nw20 and I have a ton of trouble with bronzers and contours pulling orange but not this one. My new HG.
I don't understand why this blush isn't heard of or hyped more. I have used Nars Orgasm and like it but this is 3x better. Basically the same shade without glitter or fall out but even prettier, wears longer and has such beautiful youthful sheen. I will definitely be re purchasing this one because I can actually see myself some day using it all up which I NEVER do with blushes. I just haven't found an HG until this.