Liquid -Rimmel - Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation
ImaJedi 3/31/2011 8:39:00 PM
Truly the worst foundation I have ever used. The actual formula separated on my face. From far away, my face looked like I had just oiled up, but luckily, I took my 3x magnifying mirror and noticed that the oil from the foundation was SITTING on my skin. I wiped it off & noticed my actual skin wasn't oiling up or anything. It was this thing making my face looked horrid. Not to mention this happened in the first hour or two of using it. TERRIBLE. Returned it after about 5 uses.
Lotions/ Creams -Aveeno - Daily Moisturizing Lotion
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 10:24:00 PM
I LOVE this moisturizer. The Dimethicone in this does wonders for my skin & makeup, ever since using this, my boyfriend asks "what I've been doing different" because he even seen an improvement in the look of my makeup & skin. DImethicone is a VERY common ingredient in primers, so this is kind of like having a moisturizer & primer all at once. Btw, I have oily, acne-prone skin & this does not break me out or make me oily AT ALL. This is an amazing product, I will probably use this until they stop making it. I got my boyfriend + his mom hooked on this!! They both love it. Plus, it's unscented - it's PERFECT!
LOVE LOVE this blush!! I will be repurchasing this color for a LONG time. It's highly build able and works well with my NC25 skin tone. Very flattering color. :)
I got this ready to compare to the MAC 187. Compared to the MAC 187 - this brush is only... ok - When only stippling, it does poke the skin a bit. So those with sensitive skin, you might want to skip this, because it can cause irritation. The MAC 187 is a lot softer and a lot gentler on the skin, it doesn't poke at all unlike this brush. This is just flimsy and kind of rough. (If you buff your foundation with this brush, then it wont poke - in that case, it feels very soft. But this is a stippling brush. Buffing your foundation with a stippling brush completely ruins the texture/finish the brush is originally intended to produce. So if you do buff, it might be better to just get a flat top brush instead. You'd get better results) When it comes to blush, this does a great job, it gives you a greatly blended look without much effort. Picks up an even amount of blush every time - Even with the brightest/pigmented blushes, it's hard to mess up with this brush. For blush, I HIGHLY recommend it, but if you want this for foundation, you might want to skip. Would not repurchase
Tinted Moisturizer -E.L.F. - Tinted Moisturizer Spf 15
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 9:32:00 PM
Never thought I would ever like this, since I never thought a $1 tinted moisturizer would work. but it looks VERY nice on my skin!!! I have oily skin, & this is NOT very moisturizing. I feel like this should be intended for oily skin girls only. This doesn't feel like your ordinary moisturizer. I wouldn't say it's thick, but it feels like it's more of a gel. Blending is nice too. :D One day, I didn't have time to put on foundation, full on makeup, etc - so I just threw this one and powdered my face & he would not stop complimenting it! Every time I always wear ONLY this, he says something REALLY nice about my skin. That itself is enough of a reason for me to love this. XD I've purchased 8 tubes of this total. I thought they would run out VERY quickly because of the size but they don't AT ALL. It's nice.
Would never use this on my face, it's too heavy, to cakey, too messy. I do, however use this on scars that might show when I use a low cut shirt. It covers very well. EXTREMELY high coverage.
Highlighters -E.L.F. - Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder - Luminance
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 9:26:00 PM
FANTASTIC highlighter! I can see this working with SO many skin tones. It's soooo nice. It's not GLITTERY, it;s just a nice shimmery glow. Great!
Pressed Powders -E.L.F. - Clarifying Pressed Powder
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 9:25:00 PM
The Salicylic Acid breaks me out EVERY time. Decent coverage, but it's too harsh on my acne-prone skin. Will never use again.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Luscious Liquid Lipstick - ALL
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 9:22:00 PM
Never thought I would ever like "liquid lipsticks" never thought I'd find any that I liked. I original purchased this when ELF had a misprint on the website & called these lipglosses so I got them not knowing what to expect. When I got these, I was SOOO satisfied. There are FANTASTIC. Pigmented, rich, & very flattering on the lips. It;s hard to go "over the top" wit these because they're subtle yet noticeable. Fantastic. ill purchase them all. (P.S - one of mine broke one, I was twisting one of mine up and it felt like it was stiff. I kept going and the whole thing broke apart - just a heads up)
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF15 - ALL
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 9:16:00 PM
Will buy these again till they stop making these. The texture and consistency feels luxurious. These are better than some of my $12 glosses. The packaging is convenient as well. Just squeeze & go. & it's easy to distribute to a lip brush. These are quite long lasting. They don't feel like they're sinking into your lips and they don't bleed. They're basic, but an on-the-go must have.
These are surprisingly pretty good. They feel a little tacky on the lips, but I just feel like it helps them last longer because they last for days on my lips!! So long lasting! These are definitely not moisturizing, so you'll need a chap-stick under these. They go on so well and smoothly - VERY pigmented as well. All of these are flat matte - no shine or anything & I REALLY like that. Packaging is actually pretty cute as well.
You know when you love a product so much that you KNOW its become a permanent staple in your MU collection? Well, this is one of mine. I've tried Urban Decay Primer Potion, etc - SO many primers. While I'm not saying this is BETTER than high-end primers, I'm saying that it works just as well. It goes on SO smooth, so soft, so great. It makes colors pop, last longer & have no had ANY creasing problems since purchasing this. Will stock up like CRAZY. <3
I think I just got an ugly color (pink lemonade) because mine doesn't even come off pink! When swathed, it just looks like shimmery 80's frost. Would of liked to use these for my cheeks, but it just ends up looking like... frost. Not pretty either. I will probably repurchase to buy a different color because these positive reviews can't come from nowhere - will read a few reviews to find a better color. :)
LOVE THESE. I use these for traveling & they work great. You gotta know - you will HAVE to use a primer. I have two, and both of them are kind of sheer without a primer, but with one, they look great & very pigmented. They are a bit chalky, but it's nothing crazy - the brushes pick the product up early and blend quite well. Will buy so many more in the future. (P.S packaging blows, and the mirror is useless)
Mascara -E.L.F. - Essential Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo
ImaJedi 3/1/2011 9:00:00 PM
I only give this 3 stars & I would purchase this again because it's so.... basic. The only reason I would repurchase this is because it's $1 - It doesn't clump, it doesn't thicken & it doesn't lengthen (much) - it just coats. It's ok for a natural look and just want your lashes coated. I have long lashes already so basic black lashes don't bug me. It's not my MAIN mascara, but it's good for those "just in case" reasons.