Lipstick -Revlon - ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick
IronMaiven 10/25/2012 11:44:00 PM
Everyone who is saying this product doesnt work is using it incorrectly. The first time I used it, I used more product then I should have so i could get true to color results on my pigmented lips. Even after letting it set my lips were tacky/sticky and they cracked and didn't look good. After awhile I checked on it and saw how awful it looked. So I tried again. Next time I applied my foundation and blocked out my lip color (i also use the revlon colorstay foundation currently) after... i applied a very thin layer onto my lips and allowed it to set. With my lip color neutralized, the color showed up wonderfully and it was a thin enough layer that it stayed on all day without cracking, being sticky or any other negative effects. Really great product when used correctly, a little expensive but worth it.
This foundation is terrible, I bought 120 I am nc115-120 in mac The undertone of this foundation is orange not yellow, its oily not dewy, and it doesnt last. It was incredibly dark on me, and the next color up the lightest color was way too pink. I wore this to the office a few times,and was horrified to see by lunchtime i had become an oily mess and slid all over my face.. and I have normal to dry skin. I started breaking out while wearing this too. I will never buy again
Liquid -Unlisted Brand - FACE atelier Ultra Foundation
IronMaiven 3/12/2012 10:47:00 AM
I love this foundation, I have very dry skin and I love its dewy finish as it hides my flakes and all that stuff. It has excellent coverage and looks exactly like skin when on. I always get compliments when I wear it. Even though it is one of my favorite foundations there are of course a few flaws. The lightest color isn't light enough. I know they have the 0- and 0+ to color match, but I think for the average consumer it is silly to have to buy two 30 dollar foundations because there lightest foundation is darker then most lines. For reference I am around a mac nc15. Luckily I am a mua and have a whole slew of foundations I mix with another one I have lying around and the color is perfect. Also, The bottle is also a little finicky, I buy the pro bottle. I always have problems pumping it, sometimes the product just does not want to come out. + ordering off the site is a nightmare when ordering more then one bottle, having to click each thing individually into your cart ugh! Despite these flaws, it is still one of my favorite foundations ever. I love the dewy finish, the fact it doesnt sink into fine lines and has a primer built in. It does amazing things to redness and dark circles, and even for more serious skin conditions it has no problem covering them. I don't use concealer anymore! I only powder my tzone and it lasts all day. I will continue to buy, forever.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
IronMaiven 1/3/2012 7:26:00 PM
I picked one of these up after reading a friends review on the product.. and I am SO glad I did! I have been using it for a little over a week, and my skin is glowing and soft. I have quite dry skin and normally it gets flaky and a little dull. It has been absorbing and reacting better with my serums and moisturizers, and the all over appearance is just much better and uniform. I am not very prone to acne, I get the occasional zit on my t zone but very rarely. Some users have reported a break out using this cleansing system which they attribute to their skin purging. I have not had that. I bought an additional brush head for my boyfriend and have been trying to get him to use it every day, even though he hasn't been completely consistent his rough, oily, and large pored skin has definitely improved. His pores have shrunk and his skin is almost as soft as mine. We are from either ends of the skin spectrum and it works very well for both of us. I would definitely recommend this for any skin type, and will def buy again. Even though I am going to buy again... I'm still not 100% about exfoliation every day, I use the included exfoliating cream every 3 days or so and try to be as gentle as possible with the brush when I am using it. I do believe there is such a thing as too much exfoliating.
Dkny pure is clean and warm. It smells almost a little soapy to me, but not in a bad way. It reminds me of fresh clean sheets, and just stepping out of the shower, and vanilla flowers. It's very different from scents I usually wear (chance eau fraiche, givenchy play for her, aqua di gioia) but that makes it very refreshing, it's almost a wholesome scent. I wear it on sundays when I am at home in a big comfy sweater relaxing, or with the family for brunch etc. I love the simple clean bottle design.
I just finished dying my hair with this product. May I just say, foam is horrible! The color is fine, now that its done but it went everywhere! I have hair dye all over my neck ears and forehead, also on my floor and counter and walls! I have been dying my hair for years and have never had it this bad. It also wont come off my wall, so I am going to have to paint over it. The product itself was very hard to get into the roots, I ended up actually holding the pump to my head and dragging it through to get my roots perfectly. I bought this color in black, so I cant comment on it being darker then its supposed to, and the smell isnt any worse then other dyes. It does feel quite drying, I love how it gives you two packs of conditioner though. I used a ton of leave in conditioner after to save my hair,and the ends are still dry. ( I just got 5 inches cut off my hair so they shouldn't be dry at all) I wont be buying it again, even though I love the color, my bathroom cant take it, neither can my hair EDIT** After washing my hair the black has taken on this weird blueish tinge, which is horrible and unnatural.. I am so upset and hate my hair I am hoping it will fade over time but its not likely :(
Treatments -Garnier - Fructis Triple Nutrition Detangling Double Care Treatment
IronMaiven 12/3/2011 11:04:00 PM
I found this at my local dollar store, and thought why not take a chance on it for a dollar. At first I thought it was really nice, the smell is fantastic, and it does detangle my hair reasonably well and makes it shinier then normal. However I don't find it moisturizing, in fact after a few days of using it I find it actually makes my hair drier then normal. Not a great leave in for everyday use, especially for color treated hair. I guess for a drug store product it's not too bad, but I am going to stick to using it as a shine spray prior to styling on nights I go out. For a leave in it just doesnt compare to my ag fast food, I have yet to find something that does!
Lipstick -Unlisted Brand - Obsessive Compulsive (OCC) Lip Tar in Anime
IronMaiven 10/24/2010 7:34:00 PM
I adore lip tars! They are my newest staple in my working kit, when I need a bright, fun, or interesting color. They are just pure pigment, you need the slightest slightest amount and you get color like no other lip product out there. I have about 6 right now, cant wait to get more, Anime is the brightest pink you can possibly find. It does stain the lips slightly, and looks better on darker skin tones. But I use it as much as possible. I highly reccomend this product.