Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Cleansing Oil
MakeupAddictLa 3/9/2013 4:11:00 PM
Not worth the money. Doesn't remove makeup well. However, it does wash clean leaving no residue which I appreciate. Will not repurchase. Not worth it.
AMAZING. I have a lot of blushes and this is just the one I always go back to. Perfect matte finish, pigmented, finely milled. I have nothing bad to say about this product. It has been on my face at least 5 times a week for almost a year now (not exaggerating) and I haven't even hit pan! So worth the money. It's in expensive yet looks gorgeous. I think I will be okay if I only have this one blush in my collection!
Horrible eyeliner. Don't waste your money. Flakes off within 1 hours leaving a patchy appearance. Brush not easy to use. Pigmentation okay but takes FOREVER to dry. Once it does dry, it leaves a tight feeling on the skin then flakes off. Please do not waste your money on this.
Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Bear Naked Wipes
MakeupAddictLa 3/8/2013 2:57:00 AM
Absolutely Horrible. There is not enough moisture in these to do ANYTHING. Leaves mascara and eyeliner basically perfectly on my eyes and did not remove anything. For face products these were slightly better but you definitely cannot use these alone. After using the wipes I still had to reach for eye makeup remover AND face wash. Serves no purpose, are not soft, will not purchase again. Save your money.
I love this product for my brows! My eyebrows are a little sparce in some areas so I usually don't go out of the house without a little brow pencil. This product makes that task so easy! The wax is kind of built in so all I do is pencil in lightly, brush it through and I'm out the door! The only thing is that I wish it could come in a mechanical pencil but for the price, I'm not complaining. This is a great product, works very well and very affordable! Definitely recommend this =)
Eyeliner -Urban Decay - 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero
MakeupAddictLa 10/12/2011 3:41:00 AM
This is a very good eyeliner pencil, perhaps the best I've encountered so far. Urban Decay 24/7 liners have been very famous ever since it was released. It is very creamy, easy to apply, pigmented, comes in a variety of colours, easy to get a hold of, and stays very well for a pencil. I find that If I smudge out the liner and set it with an shadow, it basically stays put on my lids all day with very minimal smudging. Of course it does not stay nearly as well and clean as liquid eyeliners but I do not expect it to. Although it doesn't really smudge on my lids, it does fade throughout the day. That being said, the staying power is one of the best I've ever encountered in a pencil. Perhaps what I love the most about this pencil is it's ease of use. The pencil is so creamy that it glides on my lids like butter, with absolutely no tugging. For the same reason though, it really doesn't apply in a crisp line which is why I usually smudge it with an shadow. Creates very gorgeous smudged eye look and the easiest 3 minute smokey eye (just like all round and smudge away!) Overall a great product, still not as good as my "ideal" eyeliner pencil but definitely getting there! I would repurchase IF i have not found anything better by the time I run out =)
Eyeliner -Unlisted Brand - KOJI - Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner
MakeupAddictLa 8/24/2011 10:31:00 AM
This is hands down THE best eyeliner I've ever used. It went over and beyond my expectations!! The Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner has gotten so much hype on youtube I thought I would purchase one when I went to asia this past winter. It's truely everything it's been hyped up to be! First of all, it is super easy to apply since it has a super fine tip. Any amateur can apply this perfectly. It is also very very pigmented and dark which is what a lot of people look for in an liquid eyeliner. Most importantly, it DOES NOT BUDGE AT ALL! I've worn this eyeliner swimming and in 47 degrees of heat. It lasts perfectly through water, rain, and sweat! I can never ask for anything more. Truely an HG product! The only down side is that this is hard to find in North America. You'll need to purchase it through the internet but in my opinion, it is totally worth it. Overall an EXCELLENT product! I've been seeing people with bad results from this product. When I first got my eye liner, I didn't think it was all that great either. I think it works better if you let if dry out a little (about 2-3 weeks into opening). When it's still too wet it can smudge easily but once you've had it for a while, it gets better! Hope this helps!
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
MakeupAddictLa 8/13/2011 10:13:00 AM
This is a pretty descent foundation. It provides medium build-able coverage and offers a very wide variety of shades. It also feels light weight on the skin but for some reason it looks slightly cakey on my skin. It's a very easy to use foundation with a light formula that's easily blend-able with fingers. I believe this product was rather inexpensive (under $10 CAD) which is a huge plus but I dislike the packaging. The foundation comes in a pour glass bottle which spills and tips easily and is NOT easy to get the right amount. Overall a descent product but packaging needs improvement.
I LOVE THIS BB CREAM!! This BB cream works so much better than any foundation I've ever used. It provides medium to full coverage without looking or even FEELING too cakey! This goes on the face like a moisturizer but covers any imperfections one might have. Another great thing about this BB cream is that it controls oil throughout the day. I definitely noticed my face not getting as shiny when I use this. I'm about a MAC NC20-25 and the colouring of the BB cream suits me perfectly. One thing you might need to be careful about is that the BB cream goes on with a grey tint but oxidizes to match your skin colour so I recommend applying it 20-30 minutes before leaving the house. Packaging is great too, very sanitary and easy to use. I found that one pump is the perfect amount to cover my entire face. This BB cream is also very reasonably priced. I get mine from Asia but I've seen it on Amazon for around the same price. Definitely not an expensive product. Overall an AMAZING product and I definitely recommend!! It's a fabulous all-in-one product with moisturizing properties, sun protection, skin tone correcting properties, and added skin benefits. I LOVE THIS!
Primer/ Corrector -Givenchy - Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer
MakeupAddictLa 6/16/2011 3:28:00 AM
Smells very nice and makes my face super smooth for foundation application. It does help my makeup last a little longer (maybe an hour or two) but nothing drastic. Because of the scent, i feel like this might not be a good product for people with sensitive skin since it is obviously perfumed. Everything about this product is just so-so. Does not set it apart from any other silicone primer out there. Feels exactly the same. No reason why you should choose this one over others.
Primer/ Corrector -Korres - Silicone-Free Face Primer
MakeupAddictLa 6/16/2011 3:24:00 AM
Don't feel like it makes makeup last any longer and I don't really like the scent. However, it makes my face feel very smooth and moisturized so not a total loss. I've been using this as the last step in my skin care routine to "seal in" all the other stuff and I'm liking it! Makes my face softer in the morning.As a makeup primer though, not a fan. I'll gladly use up the tube I have but won't be repurchasing.
Everything has already been said about this palette. All I can say is that it definitely lives up to the hype. The eyeshadows are amazing quality and you get 12 FULL SIZED shadows for the price of 3! You can't beat the price. Worth every penny and has the best selection of neutral shadows. I've had mine for about a month and I have been using it every single day. My favourite colours would have to be sin and toasted, they just look amazing together! The shadows are great quality and the brush it comes with isn't half bad! Highly recommend!!
Good face cleanser. Gently exfoliates my skin and really takes away any excess oil. Definitely a great product for those with oily skin like me but if you have dry skin, you'd probably want to stay away. It can really dry out your skin! It can get a little messy so I keep mine in the shower. Great price and good product! I highly recommend this to people with oily skin. I can definitely see a difference in the oiliness of my skin after using this.
This mascara works really well conditioning the lashes and making them healthier. I really saw a difference in my lashes after about a month of use. I must say though, as a mascara by it self, it smudges horribly on me. Definitely not a water resistant formula. The formula is very volumizing but not too lengthening. The way I like to use this mascara is to use it as a base coat. It conditions my lashes while giving them some volume. I then top it off with a waterproof mascara to make sure it won't melt off my eyes throughout the day. I absolutely love the conditioning effect and volumizing effect this gives my lashes. I will definitely repurchase it in the future but it is quite expensive. I'd say it's not a must have but definitely a good to have =)
This is my all time favourite nail polish top coat. Normally, it would take my polishes 5-10 minutes to become dry to the touch and perhaps 15-20 minutes to become completely dry. With this top coat however, it makes my nails dry to the touch literally within 1-3 minutes and completely dry within 5-7 minutes. Needless to say, it saves me a lot of time. Not only does this top coat dry my polish super fast, it also leaves them looking super varnished and shiny. I also feel that it does extend the wear of my polish for perhaps a day or two, not a huge change in this department but all in all, this is an amazing top coat! This is, however, not without flaws. The bottle does caution that it "might cause birth defects and other reproductive harm" which I'm not too thrilled about. I would highly suggest using this in a well ventilated area and perhaps avoid using it if you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. The consistency of the polish is a little thick but nothing impossible to work with. The one thing I wish they would change about the packaging is the brush. I really wish they had a wider OPI-like brush so it applies the top coat faster. With all that complains out of the way, this really is a great product. I HIGHLY recommend this to everyone looking for a fast drying and shiny top coat that also keeps your nail polish in place longer. I will definitely repurchase!