***MAC DUPE ALERT*** I was pretty surprisingly impressed by this! I thought I'd try other brands than MAC and found this little precious at CVS. It was half off so I said fuck it and I almost love it! Not a fan of the little comb at the bottom but other than that completely identical to the MAC brow pencil! Same size and the light blonde is the exact same color. Its not as thick and it smudges a little more than the MAC pencil but for like $5 vs $16 you can't really bitch. Overall Im pretty stoked, now I gotta go back and buy the other colors for my kit!!!!
Full coverage Recommended for DRY not OILY Natural to dewy finish This foundation is for DRY SKIN!!! You MUST set it with powder no matter what your skin type is. It has a mousse like texture and is best applied with a dense brush like the 109 or a kabuki brush. Its a beautiful foundation if you apply it properly. To the girl that wrote an essay below, you're an idiot and you don't know what you're talking about. A REAL ARTIST WOULD KNOW.
Cleansers -Philosophy - Purity Made Simple (Real Purity Cleanser)
Jaded11885 8/18/2011 3:21:00 AM
I was really excited to use this hoping it would become my hg cleanser for my dry acne prone skin....i love philosphy but this was not for me. It broke my face out really bad. I gave it almost 2 weeks but I couldn't go any longer and switched back to my mac green gel cleanser. Within 2 days my skin was clear. So bummed I really wanted it to work :'(
Treatments (Eye) -MAC - Prep + Prime Future Length Lash Serum
Jaded11885 8/18/2011 3:14:00 AM
I got this product in gratis and was somewhat skeptical because of it's claims and relatively low price for something like this. I don't use it regularly like suggested because I forget all the time and I've sill noticed a vast improvement in my lashes! my boyfriend asked me if I was wearing fake lashes today ;-D I love it with the haute and naughty mascara...my HG!
love this mascara! It's not that great by itself but amazing with used on top of another mascara. Definitely have to do 3 or more coats but worth the time.
Prefect for everyone! goes on the blackest with a 217 brush but I recommend doing your eyes before your foundation with this color or any other dark color. People that don't love this color need to learn makeup fundamentals...it's a necessary for any makeup artists kit!
Brows -Anastasia Of Beverly Hills - Anastasia Brow Powder
Jaded11885 7/19/2011 3:53:00 AM
So when I tried this at sephora before, I remember it sticking to my skin a little better where my brows are sparse (the ends) and I purchased today and was slightly disappointed. I've been using mac eyeshadow in a light brown shade with a little darker pencil to clean up the bottom and edges...that look is great for when I go work (makeup artist) but I was hoping this brow powder would stick on better to give an extremely natural finish. Not so much...seems it is just the same as mac e/s so far. Maybe I need to experiment with it more.
Misc Beauty Tools -Olay - Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
Jaded11885 6/28/2011 3:29:00 AM
AMAZING PRODUCT! I've heard tons of things about the clarsonic but that damn thing is expensive! I found this little gem at target for a fraction of the price! I use it once a week, the bristles are nice and soft so I don't over scrub. It's helped my skin immensely! Pretty sturdy so I don't think I'll have to repurchase anytime soon but I would in a heart beat!
Skincare - Face -Philosophy - When Hope Is Not Enough - Serum
Jaded11885 6/28/2011 3:16:00 AM
I have very dry sensitive acne prone skin...I've been looking for the perfect products for my skin for a very long time. Thick moisturizes break my face out but the serum is amazing! Gets tacky for a sec before it completely sets on the skin then it's like your own skin. I still use with just a touch of hope in a jar when I feel extra dry. On my third bottle and my used to be crap skin is beautiful, supple, and super soft. Love it!!! Ps. 1 week isn't long enough to see dramatic results. It's a slow process but worth the wait. My skin has NEVER looked better!
Primer/ Corrector -MAC - Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50
Jaded11885 6/22/2011 1:47:00 PM
As an employee for the company, I use this on almost all of my makeup appointments. It is meant to go ON TOP OF MOISTURIZER. It does not eliminate oil and it never claimed to. It simply helps control sebum throughout the day. Using your fingers does not help this issue either. People with oily skin should stick to using brushes and sponges.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
Jaded11885 5/25/2011 11:36:00 AM
I really don't see what all the fuss is about with this product...it works okay but no better than any other pricey foundation. The coverage wasn't great either. I applied it with a damp beauty blender sponge and several different shapes of brushes and it went on the same. Still needed concealer, it broke my face out, and was way too dry for dry skin even after Philosophy Hope In A Jar moisturizer!!! Don't think I'll but it again. Maybe better for someone who has great skin already.
Just an FYI, this scrub is made from crushed apricote seeds and actually cuts your skin when using. I'll agree it smells great but fragrance is not something you want in a facewash. Philosophy makes a great facewash/ scrub that doesn't slice your face hundreds of times with no dye or extreme fragrance.
Highlighters -MAC - Prep + Prime Highlighter Pen in Bright Forecast
Jaded11885 5/25/2011 11:27:00 AM
I LOVE THIS! I use this to conceal dark under eye area and red blemishes on days I do not want to wear much makeup and TM. It's amazing! It works as a natural brow highlight ( I use it to clean up the shape of my brows after filling them in), as concealer, and highlighter. Pair with Prep & Prime Vibrancy Eye from MAC. The Vibrancy Eye is better for long term under eye correction and helps prevent makeup from creasing in smile lines :-) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them both!!!
Tinted Moisturizer -Jemma Kidd Makeup School - Pro Finish Moisture Tint SPF20
Jaded11885 5/25/2011 11:19:00 AM
Trying to find a perfect TM for my dry, acne-prone skin...so far so good with the Jemma Kidd TM, the coverage is as expected so I use MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter to conceal extra stuff and under eye area...works like a dream together. No breakouts, not excessive dryness. Still need to moisturize before the TM but not nearly as drying as MAC TM. Still on the lookout for my TM soulmate. Think I'm going to try LM after I finish this bottle. EDIT: slightly breaks me out and only nice with great skin days. Think I'm gonna swap it.