I have the sample size of this I got for the birthday present from Sephora. At first I absolutely despised this but realized I wasn't using this the proper way it needed to be used. You really have to layer and swipe from roots to tips to get the full affect. Now, I can't think about life without it! It is a definite rival to my favorite loreal voluminous and have been wearing this non stop for weeks. The only downside is it is tough to remove with regular eye makeup remover and must used an oil based remover to fully clean lashes but will for sure repurchase in larger size.
Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Moisturizing eye makeup remover liquid
MSMKUP 3/17/2013 8:10:00 PM
I have to say I do not really care for this product. It is overly oily and leaves residue everywhere! I don't mind eye makeup removers with oils in it because that is what removes waterproof makeup. I find with this product I need to literally scrub at my eye which Is not healthy at all. I gave it two stars over all because it does not break me out. I would not recommend and would rather spend a little more for the neutrogena or Clinique ones.
I decided to purchase this lipstick after seeing this at my local drugstore and wanted a purple tinted lipstick. I had never tried Covergirl Lipsticks before and wanted to give them a try. I have to say this lipstick has great staying power. I ate, drank, and even smoked (yes, bad habit I know I'm trying to quit) and it still stayed put. I was very impressed by not only the staying power but the color as well. Although not exactlly like the color in the tube I was not disappointed. It showed up on my lips as more of a bright fuscha. The only thing I would have to say is a con is perhaps needing to moisturize before and after application but not something that bothers me. I love this product and think it could work on all skin tones which is definitely a plus.
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Power Volume 24H (waterproof)
MSMKUP 2/7/2013 6:40:00 AM
This has got to be one of my top five worst mascaras I have ever tried. The brush looked so full and wonderful like the original voluminous mascara. I decided to try it out because the original is my favorite mascara. This unfortunately was horrible. The bristles poked my eyes and transferred almost no product to my lashes. It does not I repeat does not add any volume or length whatsoever to my eyelashes. I am just sad I did not keep my receipt to exchange this for a better product.
BB Cream -L'Oreal - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
MSMKUP 2/7/2013 6:31:00 AM
To start a little details about my skin type. I have oily, sensitive skin with a little redness and some sun spots. This particular bb cream has been the only one that hasn't made me break out or made my face an oil slick after 30 minutes. The first time I tried this out I brought it home from work in a sample size (in the color light) they had sent to us. I was a bit hesitant seeing that it was a white milky liquid type product with tiny beads placed into it. After applying it to my face with my hands I found that when worked in, it was not the color it started. It had changed and warmed up to my actual skin tone and left a matte finish. I do have to add though that it does dry pretty quickly so getting the product to where you want it must be done at a pretty fast pace. It is one of the heavier coverage bb creams and love that. It isn't foundation coverage don't get me wrong, but for everyday use it has a nice amount of coverage to cover any redness you may have and allows your skin to show through. I set it with my Rimmel Stay Matte translucent powder afterwards and it does good for some time. I do have to blot every so often but with or without face products I usually have to so it's not a big deal. Overall, good product and am yet to find a better bb cream. I will still be on the lookout though.
Lip Treatments -Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
MSMKUP 11/17/2012 7:23:00 AM
First off let me begin by saying I'm surprised many people have reviewed this negatively. Anyways I got the two little sample size balms as the yearly birthday gift Sephora gives. I love both the balms but mostly the clear one. The texture is great and the smell is a lovely light lemon cake scent. I use this after exfoliating my lips and when I just need a lip pick me up. It's moisturizes and doesn't make my lips dry again as others do. The texture is a creamy sort of Vaseline type feel. Don't get confused though, it feels a lot less heavy than Vaseline does and my favorite balm yet.
Moisturizers -Cetaphil - Cetaphil Derma Control Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
MSMKUP 8/22/2012 8:05:00 PM
This has got to be the worst shine/oil control moisturizer. I am very surprised because cetaphil is my favorite brand of face wash and expected more from this product. It leaves my skin so greasy and shiny which it is suppose to be preventing. My foundation tends to slide off within an hour or so with this moisturizer. I will not be repurchasing especially because it is a very expensive product and does not work one bit.
I have fairly oily skin and was recommended this by the MAC makeup artist. Because the makeup artist are usually spot on I took her advice and purchased this in C4. The color was so close to my skin and evened the color and cut out the redness. That is where the pros stop though. The foundation begin to sink deep into my pores and broke me out in various places on my face. My skin got oilier than usual after about an hour of usage. I am surprised to see that so many people enjoy this foundation. My Makeup Forever and Clinique Liquid foundations last about 5 times longer than this did. I would not recommend for oily or acne proned skin.
Love this top coat and haven't found anything better. It's thick and looks almost like a gellish polish. This top coat is really glossy and makes pretty much every nail polish look good. I do agree with some people that it can sometimes wear off after a real short time so it depends what you are willing to sacrifice. I am fine with it lasting a short time because I change my nail polish every couple of days. But overall, a good top coat and I'd recommend.
I do love neosporin for cuts and burns. I don't see that it makes a different with acne scaring though. I use this on the dry patches on my face and even after I get a waxing or threading. I have extremely sensitive eye areas and I noticed that it helps the redness and swelling. I also use this on my lips occasionally which helps. The only thing is you have to be careful not to apply this too often. It breaks down layers of skin and thins it out. Use sparingly and occasionally only. Vaseline is a great alternative to this and is better for your skin.
Eye Shadow -NYX - 10 Color Palette - Champagne & Caviar
MSMKUP 1/26/2012 1:52:00 AM
I am surprised that so many people love or even like this palette a little bit. The pigmentation in each shadow color is poor and is more likely to land on your cheek than your lid. I also absolutely hate that all the colors look the exact same on the Lid except for the black and white. I was disappointed. I gave it two lippies just because the white and black are matte colors. Wouldn't recommend.
Palettes -Urban Decay - 15 year anniversary palette
MSMKUP 1/19/2012 4:08:00 AM
Overall this product is very good. The packaging is beautiful and I don't find it as cheap as some people do. I love the big mirror and all the colors in this palette. They have a good range of neutrals and more bold dramatic colors. I do prefer the Naked palette just because it is more focused on neautral browns and light purple/pinks. The color pay off or pigmentation is great for most of the colors. You can do so many looks and there is endless color combinations. I would recommend for beginners and pros alike. I am more than pleased.
This product has got to be one of the worst products I have ever purchased. First off the weird blue-ish color should have turned me off. I decided to ignore all the reviews on here and purchased this at my local Sally's (I don't know if it's sold anywhere else) and it costed me around $4.99 with my beauty club card. All I have to say is I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO YOU ALL! The smell is horrid and gave me headache and the worse part, it turned my Mac brushes green! It didn't clean much off of any of my brushes not did I feel it killed bacteria. I advise you not to even go near this thing. Will not be repurchasing but I would love to petition this out of stores lol.
Eye Makeup Remover -Clinique - Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover
MSMKUP 7/1/2011 3:28:00 AM
This is the best eye makeup remover I've tried. Works really well taking off waterproof makeup, gels, creams, etc. It feels gentle and didn't irritate my eyes which is usually a problem for me. I can see why people wouldn't like it though. The product is really oily (which is why i removed a star for people who are easily bothered by it) but I don't mind it because I do wash my face right after. If your looking for just an eye makeup remover I recommend this. But an alltogether facial makeup remover I'd recommend Boots facial wipes that can be purchased at Target.
Lip Gloss -MAC - Wonder Woman - lipglass in Secret Identity
MSMKUP 6/3/2011 3:14:00 AM
This lipgloss is a pretty brown color that can be worn over pretty much any nude or brown lipstick or even by itself. I think the brown color shows up well and I have pretty high pigmented lips naturally. The color is perfect for summer which is weird because it came out in the winter I believe. I'm not sure. The only cons is the lip applicator is hard to get out of the actual container and the brush is large. I wouldn't recommend getting this if you have thinner lips ( nothing wrong with that just hard to apply). Other than that it's a good product. Not my favorite but I do like it.