I've been using this about 3 weeks now, and I admit I did not like at first. I went from using a beauty blender to a brush because of the thin consistency of this make up. After I leaned to properly apply it, it's AMAZING how little is needed (only pump +half) and how wonderfully blend-able it is and yet, if combined with the Urban Decay All-Nighter, expect it to last not only all day but if you rub your face against something, it STAYS! Not only does it make my face look amazing but it feels like it can "breath"! It does an amazing job at giving me the little coverage I need over certain areas and ability to cover those ugly blackheads when they come out, without looking uneven.
Treatments (Eye) -Shiseido - Benefiance Concentrated Anti-wrinkle Eye Cream
Jazming16 12/30/2012 7:30:00 AM
I was SO excited to get this. Most people love it and overall it's good reviews. It smells delicious and I do love the consistency, one only needs very little! And so it's why I want to cry! I don't know WHAT I'm allergic to! It swelled up my eyes!! My eyelids drooping over my eyes, needless to say it hurt (not a lot but a moderate sting). At first, I thought I was just tired! But it's the cream alright! I don't know what is up! Never had an allergic reaction. I'm giving it 3 just because it may be ME who just allergic to the thing and not the cream's fault itself but I'd recommend everyone to try a sample before buying! Unfortunately for me I bought the whole bottle and I can't return :( I don't usually mind spending a few $$ on good face care, but at times like this I just feel is a total waste!! :(
I absolutely love these lip glosses! Their color and shine are super long lasting, and I even feel they moisturize my lips nicely. Some of my friends, specially my husband (who will only kiss my cheek or forehead when I wear it) feel it's too thick/sticky but I think that's what makes it stay. The only con is that they are VERY expensive but since you don't have to keep re-applying it's worth the value, I guess. (Granted, I only buy when there's a special)
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
Jazming16 12/28/2012 9:59:00 AM
It's very watery and runny (which I LOVE), so there's a trick to this foundation. First and foremost; you have to find your perfect shade, period. Don't do the try-on the wrist thing because believe me that DOES NOT WORK. You have to put it on your face, and see it in different lighting. I have found taking pictures of yourself (yes, bc we all love doing that) in different lighting works best. This way you can test out if that color really works for YOU. Places like Target actually allow you to try on the make up and if you don't like it, return it. It is a bit shady if you buy 10 different shades, so stay in your color range and you shouldn't have a problem. Second, it is watery and runny so you have to learn to apply it and once you do, you will learn that a little bit goes a long way! A bottle of this stuff lasts me a few months! Ok so this is gonna sound crazy but please bare with me, I use a HUMID sponge, and add a dime size bit of foundation to it and then proceed to cover my face. Overall I only use 3 dime size runs of foundation to cover my whole face. I say use a humid sponge so that the sponge doesn't suck up the foundation itself. I have found that using just that little (combined with the water still left on the sponge) will allow it to adhere to your skin, instead of just sitting there and then making your face oily. (Maybe I just cannot use thick foundation?) I have tried many (more expensive) foundations, like Estee Lauder, Chanel and Lancome (and YES I hate to say it!!) I love this product more! It does literally last me all day and only touch up if I'm going out that night, but I think it looks great and natural all day for me.
Eye Makeup Remover -Lancome - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover
Jazming16 12/28/2012 9:30:00 AM
I recently had surgery done on my eyes, so my eyes are ultra sensitive and I always have to be careful on the type of stuff I use around my eyes. This stuff works great! It removes all of the makeup effortlessly and is sensitive on my eyes. The only drawback I have found is that I feel a residue left behind, not sure if it's meant to keep my eye moisturized but I always use a dry cotton pad after to remove that residue. Overall I do like it a lot and plan to keep using!
So I thought I'd give this a shot. Regret. I am not usually one to brake out, but for the couple of weeks I used this, my face is full of tiny little pimples. I stopped using it and went back to Estee Lauder Night Repair and pimples are starting to disappear. It does smell nice, and it FEELS nice when you put it on but the results = fail.
Treatments -Estee Lauder - Advanced Night Repair (Serum)
Jazming16 12/25/2012 2:33:00 AM
I've always used foundation makeup since I was allowed. Wether it was to hide uneven complexion, acne marks or to just make my skin look healthy, soft and pretty. Thing is.. after starting to use this, at 26 I've stopped using foundations + blushes!! My skin looks healthy and radiant, it's erased acne marks, evened out my skin tone, and overall just looks GOOD. Of course I still use other moisturizers and treatments with SPF to protect my skin during the day. But, since I've started using this product my skin feels and looks great!! Very happy!
Moisturizers -Lancome - High Resolution - Refill 3x
Jazming16 12/21/2012 3:32:00 PM
I've been using this for a few months and I really like it! I don't have wrinkles but I thought I'd give it a shot. It wasn't until I started using it that I realized that while I don't have wrinkles I did have smile lines and eye lines forming. They disappeared within only a few uses. Now, I love this product. It does have a smell but it's never really bothered me. I use this as my night cream. If I forget to use it the night before, I will use it before applying my foundation in the morning. I'm about to run out and I'm looking into buying again! It's very price-y so I'm thinking twice-over, but I know I won't be able to do without!