Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
LibGirl80 11/2/2010 8:23:00 PM
Not in love with this stuff. I have combination skin and I feel it doesn't moisturize very well at ALL. It's good as an eye cream and I like that it's not greasy, but that's about all I can say.
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
LibGirl80 11/2/2010 8:20:00 PM
I like this stuff because it does stay on long and gives good dark color. If i put it on my upper lids it is pretty much there all day, though towards the end of the day it does fade a bit. Down side: when I put it on my lower lids, it still tends to travel. Not as much as some other brands, but more than i'd like something called "24-7" to do. And the longer you have it, it does seem to get a little dry, but then I just sharpen. Still, it's great for lining the inner rims, it stays on pretty well.
Love this stuff. Great for sensitive skin. Works well and doesn't leave you ashy later!
Liquid -Prescriptives - Flawless Skin Total Protection Makeup SPF 15
LibGirl80 10/24/2009 2:02:00 PM
I use Ginger (Y/O). I like this product, it stays on pretty well, feels nice on my skin, goes on smoothly. Can't really say anything bad about it. It says medium to full coverage but it's pretty sheer. Also, it's ok at controlling oil, so if you're very oily, this probably isn't for you.
This stuff is pretty good, I hate lipstick so this is perfect for me. It's not sticky, it feels nice on, color goes on pretty sheer but still noticeable. It doesn't last that long, but for the price you can afford to keep re-applying ;-) I like toasted kermesse, it's a reddish brown color.
Liquid -L'Oreal - HIP Flawless Liquid Makeup [DISCONTINUED]
LibGirl80 5/5/2009 7:58:00 AM
Wow, I can't believe people have been so positive of this product, I'm not such a fan. As an African-American female I must say, most colors from the drug store brands such as L'Oreal, Revlon, and Cover Girl don't fit my skin so well, but the color I found in the HIP makeup line did a pretty good job of matching my skin tone. This stuff does go on LOOKING very matte, so that's nice, but after a while if you have oily or even combination skin, this foundation is not great at controlling oil, and more importantly, it acts like cheap makeup because it does not stay put. The stuff goes everywhere. So it'll do in a bind, but if you can spend more, I'd suggest you do so.
Nice black color, doesn't irritate. Very blendable, which is nice if you want the really smokey look and don't care too much about any kind of definition. If you're not, however, trying to rock the Elvira look and it's just an every day thing, there's one big issue: SMUDGE FACTOR!! Just know it's a kohl pencil, and behaves as such. This stuff should get FREQUENT FLIER miles for how much it traveled on my face!!!! Ridic. If you want your liner to stay in place, this is not the stuff for you. I mentioned it to someone at MAC and she said I just needed to smudge it, and once I did that it'd stay in place. That helped, but still. Not so great for the every day defined line or even every day smudged look. Like I said, I'd only use it if I were really going for a smokey smokey smokey eye. (yes I needed to say smokey 3 times so you would really get it) ;-)
I have thin, short lashes. This mascara does make them look very thick, but not so long. They seemed a bit brittle, as well. So for thickening, this is great. Unfortunately this coats your lashes pretty thickly and makes them pretty hard when it's on. You know how some mascaras bend pretty well when you touch your eyelashes? This ain't it, girls! Think hairspray. Also, just an idea, but I had a feeling that in terms of eyelash health, this stuff wasn't being so "good" to my lashes either. Kind of nasty when you wash it off, too. So if you're just going out for a night and will only have this on for 2 hours or so, great. Otherwise, I think you could do better.