Makeup Brushes -Unlisted Brand - Posh Kabuki Brush
LoveMyMarine 2/15/2008 12:30:00 PM
I got the POSH kabuki brush that comes with the cute black case. This brush is extremely soft and works well to apply my Everday Minerals foundation & blush. The only drawbacks is that its a little bit large, but thats ok, i deal with it :o) A great brush thats comparable to department store brands for half the price!
Powder -Everyday Minerals - Foundation Original Glo Formula
LoveMyMarine 1/31/2008 2:56:00 PM
WOW, and WOW again!!!! Someone in the makeup board told me to try this foundation, I was hesitant because i have very dry skin and other mmu's had enhanced my dry skin & sucked out any moisture my face had left. But after browsing the EM website i decided to get some samples. I orederd 3 foundations & the blush B&B. I got my order in 3 days! First off, the samples are VERY generous!!! each small shifter jar was filled 2 the top (no joke, this will probably last me at least 3 weeks becasue u need very little)!!! I mix Winged Butter & Light together and it matches my skin flawlessly, I also got buttered tan (all fndts and blush are in ORIGINAL GLOW formula) which ended up being 2 dark for me all ovr so i just use it as a light bronzer, it works perfectly! The coverage is perfect, my skin looks flawless and glowy. Not shimmery at all, just a soft healthy glow. Dosent irritate my very senstive skin, dosent strip me from all moisture & lasts all day long. Its the perfect amount of coverage, it evens out any redness yet still lets my natural tones show tru. Could this be my new HG, i think so.... I cant wait to share this with my sister and bff who are both mmu users. Thank u soooo much to whoever told me about this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A very pretty mauve-pink/rose color. Right now i am really big into using lipliners all over my lips and then topping off with Aquaphor ( It makes for a beautiful soft "lip-stained" look ) this color compliments my skintone which has a lot of gold/warm tones in it, i also like the color kiss by prestige over it sometimes as well.
Lip Liners -Almay - amazing lasting lip liner - chocolates
LoveMyMarine 1/30/2008 3:00:00 PM
ive discovered that lining & filling in lips w/ my Almay Ideal Lipliner in 105 Bronze & then putting aquaphor ovr makes for a great look! kinda like a "soft lip-stained" look without being overly glossy. I like it so much im gonna go purchase several colors. I like the Almay liners because they are soft and in a twist up tube ( i cant stand having to carry a lipliner sharperner around!) (here is exactly what it looks like when Aquaphor is applied over top) http://img.makeupalley.com/3/6/4/3/869925.BMP
Toners -Aubrey Organics - Mineral Water Sparkling Herbal Facial Mist
LoveMyMarine 1/29/2008 12:46:00 PM
I looooove this stuff! Im currently on accutane and my skin is extremely dry, i couldnt get thru my day without carrying this stuff around with me for spritzing throughout the day. I can often be seen spraying my face in my car while stopped at a red light haha. Also puts the moisture back in my face after apply mineral makeup & and helps to "set" it. I highly recommend this stuff!
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - organic wear translucent medium
LoveMyMarine 1/29/2008 12:01:00 AM
Hmmmm, this stuff is "alright" i looooove the though of using natural, organic products. But this stuff is extremely ........ ummm i guess you could say "shimmery or opalescent". Very overpowering as an all over powder, i now use it as a highlighter for my upper cheeks and thats about it, i cant let this stuff touch my nose or else it looks like a lightbulb, the shimmer in this stuff is verrrryyyyy strong (beware if u want a matte finish!!!!!) Also i have found that this stuff is awfully hard to wash off at the end of the night it honestly does not want to come off!!!
I really really wanted to like this foundation. Luckily the sales girl at the counter gave me a generous sample to try out first. I am on my 5th month of accutane and my skin is looking so beautiful, no more acne (horray!!!) I have no need for a full-coverage foundation anymore, so i wanted to find a light weight foundation that would just buff out some red areas on my face. The color (I-20) matched my skin really really well, the texture is very soft and blends in perfectly. At first it looked a little light for my skin but after a few mins it adjusts to your skin tone. I wore it for 2 days and each day i got a new pimple (which is very odd for me to even get one since im on my 5th month of accutane and hadnt had any flareups in months!) I was really sad and had hoped it was just hormones and not the makeup, but i was wrong. Everynight i wash my face 2x's with my cetaphil cleanser to make sure i get all traces of makeup off. On the 2nd day of using this makeup I was washing my face in the evening and noticed some makeup spots on my white facecloth when i wiped my face. I got out some toner and it took FIVE cotton balls soaking wet with toner to wipe off all the Color Ideal from my face!!! This stuff matched my own skin tone i couldnt even see the traces left behind after washing my face 2x's. Sadly this stuff didnt work 4 me, but i hope it will for others. :o(
This is my new fav mascara! It has a very large brush with soft bristles (i cant stand those stupid gummy bristles on a lot of mascaras these days) the bristles grab every single lash and coats them with a very silky soft formula, it isnt sticky or clumpy at all. My lashes look very full & natural (no spider leg lashes! uck!) Lasts all day and comes off easily with the neutrogena eye makeup remover. When i do my makeup in the morning putting on this mascara is my favorite part, looove this stuff. Everyone should try it :o)
I am on my second tube of this. I purchased it after reading in allure that Hillary Duff is crazy for it (she always has such beautiful eyes in her pictures) so i thought i would try it out. At first sight the brush isnt impressive but does an incredible job as seperating and lengthing my lashes, that little brush can get every single little lash and reach into the inner corner of you eyes unlike the bigger bristle mascaras. The result is longer, fuller and more looking lashes than ever before. I really like this stuff .................. still not decided on if its *HG* quality yet, but i will update later.
I love this lipstick, this brand is the ONLY brand so far ive been able to use while on accutane. All other lipsticks burn and itch. The color is perfect 4 me, and i can wear it all year long.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
LoveMyMarine 11/25/2007 6:40:00 PM
Aquaphor is an ablsoute HG in my life right now. I am only on my 2nd month of accutane and my lips crack and split like crazy, Aquaphor is the ONLY thing i can put on my poor lips, lip gloss-lip stick-lip blam-chapstick ALL burn and sting my lips. I have about 4 of the little mini travel sized tubes, one in my coat pocket, one in my purse, one in my jeans pocket and another next to my bed. I cant go anywhere without it, if i dont constantly have it applied 2 my lips they dry out instantly. I will probably be hooked to this stuff for the rest of my life, it is wonderful. Whoever says this stuff is just glorifed petroleum jelly is a fool, and even tho i know that is the main ingredient i cant even apply *just* petroleum jelly to my lips, nope ......... dosent work, there is something magic in the tubes of Aquaphor.
Eye Shadow -Physicians Formula - Baked Collection - Baked Sands
LoveMyMarine 11/25/2007 6:30:00 PM
This is my all time absloutle favorite eye shadow i have EVER owned. Never has a pallett contributed to my eye color (dark blue) and skin tone (pale with yellow & pink undertones) so well, my whole face glows when i wear this, i cant express enough how much i love this eyeshadow. Normally i bounce around from different eyeshadows, wearing different colors everyday but since i purchased this it is the ONLY eyeshadow i will wear. Also the wearing ability is incredible, dosent crease or smudge at all. There are 3 colors, one is a soft beige, another a shimmery gold-bronze and the 3rd is a darker smokey crimson bronze. Beautiful colors, i hope this quad is made forever and ever!!!!!!!!!!! REPOST 1/30/08: still madly in love with this pallett, still the ONLY one i wear everyday. I cant even say how many times ive had people stop me and ask what eyeshadow im wearing, im constantly being asked if im wearing "MAC" eyeshadow, haha
My HG cleanser, i am on accutane and my skin is soooooo sensitive, this is the ONE and ONLY cleanser that dosent sting my face and cause breakouts. It dosent strip my skin from its natural oils and leaves me feeling hydrated and revitalized. I also love the moisturizer my other HG :o)
Moisturizers -Clinique - Moisture on-line [DISCONTINUED]
LoveMyMarine 10/29/2007 6:43:00 PM
dont walk but RUN away from this product!!! by far the worst thing i have ever put on my face. It felt like putting grease on my face, i used it for 2 days to try it out and on the 2nd night i woke up at 3am with HUGE (quarter sized) rock hard cysts all along my jaw line. The burning hot, incredibly painful, hard cysts. It was so painful i had to go put ice cubes on my face -- at 3 am in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!! My worst experience with a product i have ever had
use to love this cleanser when i was in highschool, but now that my skin is maturing and has become drier it dosent work for me. I also discovered that it dosen remove all traces of my makeup. I have since switched to good old Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and my skin looks fantastic!!!