I am an NC15/20 at MAC and this is, by far, the best bronzer I have tried. Granted, I have not tried a million... but a decent amount. I have found most bronzers to give a dirty and unrealistic color to my face but this one is absolutely great. I brush it on my cheeks, forehead and nose with a light hand and I receive compliments on my makeup each time I do this! This kinda bums me out bc I LOOOOVE blush and find it so much more fun to put on than bronzer... but I am beginning to figure out that i look best with bronzer rather than blush (or so the compliments make me think). LOVE love love this bronzer. TOtally worth the steep price (tons of product)!
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Strawberry Lip Balm
LiteBulbIsMe 10/11/2011 10:09:00 PM
Love love love this lip balm!! I just wish it was in a tube so that it'd be easier to open and wouldnt have to use a finger... But besides all that, i love the actual product!!! Moisturizes and smells so good.
Love love love this product!! Sad sad sad about the packaging!!! If it gets wet, it's done for and I do not see the cardboard packaging lasting me more than one year. This is the most beautiful color ever!! Not a blush but not a bronzer... I has a dark mauve-y pink/brown hint to it that is just perfect!! Sometimes I still use a pinky colored blush when using this product, sometimes I am so happy with the color of just Dallas... it all depends on how I feel!! :) I love the really light and tiny glimmer/glow/SHEEN the powder has and it wears so well on the skin. I can hardly notice the sheen it has which I find to be just perfect. I also purchased the Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed and they are SOOOO similar it almost killed me when I received them in the mail (both ordered from Ulta with TONNNNS of free huge samples!!)... but luckily after closer examination, I am happy to report that they are very different. I find the Tarte one is more of a blushy color with more mauve than bronzer/tan color and is completely MATTE, whereas Dallas has a sheen and is both tan/bronzer like with a mauve color. If I HAD to choose one or the other, I'd choose Dallas for sure!!! Just wish it wasn't so damn expensive!!
Treatments (Eye) -Laura Mercier - Flawless Skin Eye Serum
LiteBulbIsMe 9/22/2011 1:10:00 PM
At first I really liked this product. I have a difficult time finding an eye creme/serum that is moisturizing enough for my eyes. I cannot stand having dry skin around my eyes... The formula is very moisturizing and light. After my third day of using the serum, I noticed my left eye was particularly sore... similar to having a cist (sp?) but I did not have one. I had a little bump under my eye that was sore and another one to the side of my eye that was tender as well. I also noticed little tiny baby bumbs on the lids and underneath both eyes--- Milia I believe. This is the only new product I have been using (the only product in general that I use on my eyes). Terribly disappointed that this created a skin problem for me. I have stopped using the product today and will update tomorrow or the next day to clarify how the skin around my eyes is doing and whether I still believe it was caused by this product!! Wish me luck!!
Concealers -Sonia Kashuk - Hidden Agenda Concealer Kit
LiteBulbIsMe 8/16/2011 12:03:00 AM
Love love love this product. I actually use all the concealers in this palette which is a very rare thing!! The top right one i use under my eyes, the top left one I use on blemishes and the greenish one I use on really red spots. The setting powder is something I also use a lot too. Very creamy and great coverage. No need for any other concealers!
Totally impressed. 1. Great pigmentation on 90% of the eyeshadows. Some end up chalky (like the white ones) but most others are lovely 2. AMAZING color range!!! I have always liked using dark colors as opposed to neutral or light colors so this palate is perfection. I love the shimmer effect and with a primer, they stay all day exactly how you placed it in the morning. I have recently been experimenting with browns (used to think they washed me out) and these are great. I can easily do an entire eye look with just this palate. The browns, greens and purples are my favorites. 3. CON- such little product!! ;( I knew it when I purchased them, but once you have it and really start to use an eyeshadow that you love, your sad to see it gone because I have not figured out a way to find out the color (or number in CS's case) so in order to find it again, I guess i'll have to repurchase the palate??? 4. I received my package in 3 days!!! It was ultra securely packaged with bubble wrap etc and everything was in perfect condition. Overall, love it! I also purchased the ultra shimmer palate and have not used it once in the month i've had it because i've been using this one so much. :) But ill use the shimmer one tomorrow... PROMISE!! lol
Totally impressed!! After hearing SUCH mixed reviews (love it or hate it), I decided to give it a try. I purchased the Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black along with this item. After applying the Falsies to one eye and the Voluminous to the other, I liked the Voluminous one better... THEN... I did the unimaginable---- I layered them!! I put the opposite one on each eye and LOVED the way the voluminous looked once the Falsies had been added!!! Which totally made sense... Of course the Falsies would look better when it had something substantial and wet/sticky to cling to, other than a dry and clean lash! There was volume (from the Voluminous) and length (Falsies)!! I would not wear this mascara by itself probably... it wouldn't be terrible or disgustingly hideous, I just much prefer it as a duo sort of mascara. It works beautifully with the Loreal Voluminous. :)
Love, love, love this mascara. For the longest time I would buy mascaras non stop but for the past year or two I stopped. Since then, I have been trying to use up all of the millions of mascaras I have accumuliated and had no need to purchase a new one for the longest time... LUCKILY, all my mascaras have dried up or i've decided they're lame so I been needing a new one for a good while now. I knew I kept hearing about this one on YouTube and never acted on it bc i've had so many. SO, after seeing the millions of awesome reviews, I purchased it today!!! (along with the Falsies Black Drama) I cannot say enough positive things about this mascara. So far, I LOVE it!!! I tried it on as soon as i got home. I put one on one eye and the falsies on the other. I loooved the way this one looked!!! TOTALLY seperates and builds!!! My lashes looked super long too!! Which I didn't think would occur since mine are quite short and the mascara is just advertised for volume. EXTRA TIP: I also purchased the black drama Falsies mascara... Layering the falsies on top of the Voluminous is PERFECTION! Which makes sense... the Falsies one (the fibers in it) actually has something to cling to when applying over another mascara as opposed to applying straight to a clean lash. IN LOVE!!!!
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Stylish Smokes in Natural Smokes
LiteBulbIsMe 3/1/2011 6:19:00 PM
I love love love this product. I have NEVER been into brown eyeshadows.. but this one changed everything for me. :) I even went the extra mile and bought a back-up one today along with the Sunlit Bronze quad, hoping I like it as much as I like this one!! Each color is absolutely perfect. I found this product by watching a girl on youtube review and demonstrate how to use it. So I did it step by step the way she said and it was great!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! PS the lid color is the prettiest. I wish i could buy another eyeshadow of jsut the crease color!
Ahhh. Dior Poison.... I love this scent. It is strong and bold.. not for the faint of heart. I think the main reason I love this perfume is because it reminds me of my mom when I was little. She wore this all the time and it conjures up memories of her waking me up in the morning etc. She still has her old purple bottle with the crystal top that you just pull out and dab on-- not like any today. When you open it, it still smells exactly the same after all these years!! (at least 10) I purchased a new one for her for Christmas last year and it smells similar... but not the same =/ Disappointing but I still love it bc I know what it's supposed to smell like!!! :)
Eeeeek!!! This product is going back to the store ASAP!! It was very expensive $26 (in my eyes...), but cute packaging... Ughh.. It only comes in 3 shades. So I purchased the lightest one since the middle one was CLEARLY too dark for me. I tested it out on my hand and if felt pretty nice and smooth (not the best to test on hand). So i brought it home and was excited to get right to testing it out. It was chalky and made me ghostly white... You have to put the stick onto your face like your painting (didn't mind too much. rather fun!) then rub it in with you fingers. I usually don't mind using my hands to put on face makeup, but it was the only possible way to smooth this out and I did not like that (I suppose i like having the option of using a brush). This makeup really clings and accentuates ANY small amount of dryness and looks cakey and dry on. Such a sad disappointment.. =/ It also has a really strange perfume like frangrance... not pleasant.
Mascara -Hard Candy - 1,000 Lashes Fiberized Mascara
LiteBulbIsMe 12/19/2010 10:42:00 PM
Worst mascara every. The product would not stick to my eye lashes and it was very cheap packaging. Made my eye lashes look like i slept in my make up and most of it had come off. Not like the Lash Call mascara by Hard Candy- my absolute favorite mascara ever!
Mascara -Hard Candy - Lash Call Lengthening Mascara
LiteBulbIsMe 12/19/2010 10:36:00 PM
Best mascara ever!!! I absolutely love it!! (contrary to what others are saying) I was always on the search for the next best mascara and this product ended that cycle. It is very dark, defining, dramatic yet not crazy looking. Only down side is that because it is liquid-y, you have to do a slow and careful application. The first time I used it, it looked like I had 3 eyelashes, but soon you'll get the hang of it and it will look great! LOVE LOVE LOVE this.