Pressed Powders -MAC - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus
Lemonz 3/31/2012 7:50:00 PM
This has been my favorite pressed powder for over 3 years. I've repurchased it time and time again because I love it so much. It mattifys your face, while still keeping it looking fresh and natural- never cakey. And the amount of coverage it gives you is just superb. If you don't have too many skin imperfections and just want a powder to even out your skin tone and reduce shine, than this is the powder for you! I apply it with a kabuki brush and that works the best for me. In the winter I'm an NC20-NC25 and use the light medium. In the summer months I'm around an NC30-NC35 and use either the medium or medium plus. Works great and has been my go to powder foundation for years. I HIGHLY recommend it and can't rave about this product enough. Go out and buy it now or at least try it out at the mac counter!
Got this lipstick with a back to mac today and I'm very happy with it. The MA at the mac counter recommended it to me after I said I wanted a "nude pink, but on the warmer side" I have tried creme cup before, and this is definitely a warmer and more neutral version of creme cup. It's just slightly lighter than my naturally very pigmented lips. And I love how it's a glaze since it gives it a nice shine that's almost gloss like. It's also very moisturizing but I would suggest putting on lip balm beforehand with any lipstick. I will definitely purchase hue when I run out, which should be soon since this is now going to be my everyday lipcolor
I like this mascara because it makes your lashes really long with a good amount of volume without clumping. Even though it is a really nice mascara, it's not worth the amount of money it costs. You can find mascaras that are just as nice as this one for a lot less money at the drugstore.
Palettes -BeneFit Cosmetics - Her Name Was Glowla Palette
Lemonz 12/11/2011 12:33:00 PM
I am absolutely in love with this palette. It's a beautiful array of shades and colors that create the perfect natural look for anyone. I was extremely happy when I found out that Benefit came out with a makeup palette that was focused on more natural shades than ones with purples, bright pinks, and darker colors. The shadows in here aren't the most pigmented, but I love the sheen they give to my eyes and the array of shades. It's very easy to create a neutral eye with these colors. The highlighters are great, and I'm glad they included both highbeam and moonbeam. The blush is a nice touch, but I don't use it since I already have Coralista in full size. And I simply love the mascara and the lip gloss. The mascara is great for giving volume with no clumps and the lip gloss is a really pretty, non-sticky, delicious smelling, milky pink. I HIGHLY recommend this palette for any benefit fan or someone new to makeup, or someone who just wants to try out a new brand. Perfect for the holiday season.
Lip Gloss -BeneFit Cosmetics - Ultra Shines in Life on the A List
Lemonz 12/11/2011 12:29:00 PM
A really pretty milky pink. Not sticky, smells delicious, and goes on smoothly. I got this in the Glowla palette and I use it almost everyday. It's a really natural color that gives my lips a nice shine. :)
I'm not a fan of twistable eyeliner's mostly, but this came free with a mascara I bought from Almay. It's very black and it doesn't smudge, but it can be a little hard to apply sometimes, I feel like it's tugging on my eyelid a bit; like it's too waxy. It's also doesn't remove easily. I think it's an okay liner, but it just doesn't really "wow" me.
Mascara -Almay - One Coat Nourishing-Thickening Waterproof
Lemonz 8/15/2011 2:26:00 PM
A good mascara, works well and is waterproof. It's cheap and it does the job. It holds a curl and makes my lashes look long. It doesn't clump either. Dropped a lippie because I wish it were a little blacker.
I actually like this mascara. It makes my lashes look really long, but also helps hold a curl. It was only $4 on sale and it does the job so I really don't have a complaint. The only thing I would like to warn people about is that switching the dial up thing doesn't really do anything. It just gets more or less actual mascara on the wand. It doesn't do much in my experience. So if you expect to get "natural" lashes on level 1 and then "voluminous" on level 3 you're not. it looks the same each level, you're just prone to get more clumps on level 3. I stay on level 2 and I'm clump free.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Degree Soft Solid Antiperspirant and Deodorant
Lemonz 8/6/2011 10:47:00 PM
Probably one of the worst deodorants I've tried. This left marks on my t-shirt and it doesn't have good odor protection at all, as a "deodorant" it just falls flat. As an antiperspirant, it wasn't good either and didn't feel dry throughout the day.
Keeps me dry and has great odor protection. I just find the packaging bulky and there isn't a whole lot of product compared to the amount of packaging.
Deodorants -Dove - Go fresh - cucumber & green tea scent
Lemonz 8/6/2011 10:44:00 PM
Smelled nice and kept me semi dry, but had very little odor protection.
I received a sample of this from my dermatologist, he recommended it to me as well as some other cleansers mainly because I get dry and flakey skin during the winter and also from my topical acne medication. I tried using this while I had some flakes and found that it felt like lotion. Like I was washing my face with lotion, and I just found that to be very weird. After putting it on my face, it started to sting and burn immediately. I don't know if it was stinging or burning because of my dry/flakey skin or because of another ingredient. Although this particular cleanser didn't work for me, I found happiness in the fact that cerave's foaming cleanser worked like a charm.
I switched over to CeraVe after it being recommended to me by my dermatologist. He gave me some samples of it, and after a week of using it decided to buy the full bottle. Although it is on the pricey side, I think it's well worth it. It removes makeup well, is very gentle, and doesn't dry out my skin. After using this, I've actually noticed that my skin isn't as dry or flakey as it was using my older face wash. My skin feels very soft and hasn't caused any breakouts. I highly recommend this to anyone, and especially people with dry or flakey skin, and people with acne who are trying to find a nice, gentle face wash. Well worth the $12.00 :)
I have this gloss in the color "105 Pink Benefit" which is a light frosty/shimmery pink- but not too frosty. It isn't sticky, and adds a nice sheen and shimmer on top of a lip stick. This gloss isn't too pigmented so I feel that it would look best on top of a lipstick, instead of by itself. The scent isn't over-whelming either. My only problem with this gloss is the packaging. The applicator is very flimsy and whenever I put on this gloss, I'm weary that it will just fall off. It isn't very firm so I have to be very gentle when I'm putting this on. It also doesn't pick up a lot of color, so I have to keep going in and out to get the right amount.
I have this in the color "151 Baby Blossom" and it's a very pretty baby pink color with no shimmer, just a nice shine. It smells very sweet, but it's not overpowering. It's a faint scent but yummy. This lip gloss is not sticky at all, and goes on very smooth and fairly pigmented. I like the squirt tube because it's very easy to apply the gloss with. I will definitely repurchase. I've always been trying to find the perfect pale or baby pink lip gloss and I've finally found it. I will definitely go and purchase more. :)