Lipstick -Revlon - Superlustrous Lipstick - Demure (LE)
Lizzylu 5/10/2013 2:38:00 PM
This is a perfect peach for those if us who don't like bright in your face colors. It's a perfect soft peach color, not too bright and not unnatural looking. It goes on a bit sheer .and the consistency is very creamy which I love. A great everyday color for summer. I will be wearing this one all summer :)
Lotions/ Creams -Philosophy - Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion
Lizzylu 1/26/2013 9:06:00 AM
I always buy this from sephora when I get a gift card because it's so expensive. this is my favourite lotion. my favourite scent. Very nice creamy consistency. Not greasy, just perfect. The scent lasts all day. I always get compliments when I wear it. The only cons are the price and the pump. The pump doesn't work very well. The trick is to unscrew it then pump.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Creme Shadow Quad - Precious Metals
Lizzylu 12/31/2012 12:30:00 PM
I really like these shadows. I'm 44 and my lids don't look good with glittery or very shimmery shadows. I also have dry lids so I decided to try cream e/s. These are really pretty. THey have a low shimmer that looks so pretty on my lids. The colors are beautiful. I wear a primer underneath and they last most of the day. Some colors last longer than others. The only con would be their staying power compared to higher end shadows. But the colors are really pretty and natural and easy to use. I also love the packaging. I would recommend.
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Oatmeal and Shea butter
Lizzylu 12/20/2012 2:57:00 PM
I gave this 5 stars because it's perfect. Very hydrating, feels silky smooth when applying, smells amazing and is cheap! Doesn't get better than that. I use this every day in the winter and it keeps my skin from getting dry. Highly recommended.
This color is so flattering. It's a frosty, taup-ish brown. Don't let the word frosty scare you. It's more of a sheen I guess. Just a couple swipes on my lids and it lasts all day. Everytime I look in the mirror I'm so impressed. So easy, cheap and beautul. I highly recommend it for all eye colors.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
Lizzylu 6/15/2012 11:46:00 AM
I'd first like to say don't buy this if you're oily. I have dry skin and it works great on me. I use the light and it matches my skin perfectly. I don't like the fragrance but it fades pretty quickly. It's a thick cream so it really hydrates my skin. I don't need much and it does have decent coverage. After I apply it, my skin looks shiny so I have to make sure I use a powder over it or I look like too shiny or dewey. I wear Eucerin spf 30 underneath for sun protection. Overall, I really like the way it makes my skin look. Haven't had any breakouts from it. I don't like wearing foundation so this is perfect for me and my dry skin. Not sure if it's evening out my skintone but my skin looks pretty damn good since using it. I would repurchase.
Ok this stuff rocks. It's the perfect peachy color and leaves a lovely dewy glow to my cheeks. It lasts ALL DAY and into the night. I find a flat top brush works best (thanks MUA). I wear this almost every day. The packaging is kind of weird. You have to push it up like those old push up ice cream thingies. You get so much product. Who knows maybe one day it'll run out.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser
Lizzylu 2/25/2011 2:11:00 PM
I have been breaking out a lot lately so I decided to go with a very simple skincare routine. I purchased this and at first I didn't love it. I found it too foamy and thin, no substance to it. Then I decided to massage it on my skin for at least 30 seconds and the consistency got nice and creamy and felt so soft. THat's the trick, make sure you massage it on your face for a while. Now I love it. It removes all my makeup as long as I use a cotton square to wipe it off, then rinse. I use it morning and night. I recommend it especially if you have sensitive acne prone skin.
I got this pallet for 40% off during a F&F sale. I love the packaging and I love the brush it comes with. The colors look much better in the package than they do on. The green color looks like dirt. Most of the colors are pretty pigmented and there are some really pretty ones that I use on a regular basis. They are good quality.They do stay on throughout the day which is a plus. I guess the main reason I don't like it as much as I though is because the colors don't wear like they look. For example the brown color looks plum-ish on me and the green color looks charcoal gray on me. The lighter colors are beautiful though. The eyeliners are decent. I wouldn't want to pay full price for this. Pros: Good packaging, good quality, long wearing, great brush, nice eyeliners Cons: Some colors do not wear the same color as they look, esp the green and brown.
Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand - acne free- Green Tea Moisturizer
Lizzylu 2/10/2011 4:48:00 PM
This is a really nice moisturizer. Natural ingredients. It's a lotion/gel consistency. I don't notice an odor. It feels very soothing and makes my skin very soft. It's not moisturizing enough for the winter but great for all other seasons. This has not kept me from breaking out but certainly has not caused any either. It does seem to sooth my enflamed acne skin when I have breakouts. I really like it. I think someone with oily skin would really benefit from this. My skin is dry.
Hair -Wen by Chaz Dean - Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
Lizzylu 2/9/2011 2:03:00 PM
This stuff really works for me. I have long straight fine hair but a good amount of it. I can never find a shampoo that's moisturizing enough. The closest I came was Suave Almond & Shea Butter. I was watching QVC and decided to give it a try (secretly hoping I wouldn't like it) Well guess what? It ROCKS. This gave my hair body! I couldn't believe it I started using it everyday waiting for the oil slick to start but never did. Everyday my hair looked and felt great and clean. DAMN! but I really can't afford it. And I'm not using the recommended amount which is ridiculous, 40 pumps. I only use 10 pumps and it works fine and lasts longer. I really like the smell too, very minty and refreshing. So with that said before I decide to re-purchase I will try the Sally's knock off $10 first. Hopefully that will compare. If not, I will repurchase the Wen. It's good stuff. Edit 2/17 - I've decided that this is just not worth the $$. It doesn't make my hair THAT much better than my Suave Almond & Shea for $3.00. If I was rich I would repurchase over and over but that's not the case. No biggie, it's only hair. Besides, the Suave is HG material for only $3.00.
Eyeliner -Maybelline - Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
Lizzylu 2/9/2011 1:53:00 PM
I bought this in Eggplant. It's a gorgeous color similar to Bobbi Brown's Black Mauve but less gray ish. I actually like it better than BB. The brush is pretty good but makes my lines too thick. It works better with my Stila eye precision brush. This lasted all day on me. You get a good amount in the pot. Again, the color is gorgeous, I would repurchase IF I ever run out.
This cream liner is great. I got it in Black (Must Have). This is a true, very dark black. Nice little plastic jar, very creamy. You can make a clean line or smudge for a smoky look but you have to do it pretty fast b/c it will dry. Does not budge until I wash my face. Just as good as Bobbi Brown IMO and for only $10 I would def buy again. I'd like to try some different colors.
Tinted Moisturizer -Cover Girl - CG Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer Fair to Light
Lizzylu 11/17/2010 11:37:00 AM
I decided to start using a tinted moisturizer since the weather is getting colder and my skin gets dryer. I'm a light/med complexion but i bought fair to light because the med was a bit too dark. My skin is on the dry side. This stuff feels so good on my skin. It's very moisturizing but feels light and gives me that dewy glow. I use 2 layers and that gives a little better coverage. I still have to use concealer on my blemish discoloration areas. I sometimes dust some Bare Escentuals on top for complete flawless coverage. My skin has been looking great since I've been using this.
Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Almond & Shea Butter
Lizzylu 11/10/2010 11:48:00 AM
This shampoo actually does what it says. It moisturizes my hair. Finally a shampoo that doesn't dry out my hair. I have fine straight hair and this along with the conditioner makes my hair look beautiful and healthy. It smells nice too. Some days I will just use the conditioner just to give my hair a break from shampoo. Love it!