This is my first ever HOLY GRAIL. I have horrible genetic under-eye circles. I used to go through a vigorous routine of concealer, foundation, and more concealer just to disguise them. This concealer has set me free! I now only use a bit of this under my eyes and on imperfections and top of it with any powder and I'm flawless all day! I was reluctant to try this because "full coverage" products never seem to work with me. I typically can ony use brightening and tone correcting type things because my main problems are redness and darkness. Reckon was a miss. Before this I was using the new Covergirl and Olay line and pretty happy with it, though it was expensive. I saw this now came in a new lighter shade and my curiosity got the best of me and I'm so glad it did! Cut my makeup time and price nearly three-fold. Cute and convient packaging too. So perfect
Loose Powders -Cover Girl - Professional Loose Powder
MeganIsNotMegan 10/23/2012 4:30:00 PM
At first I thought this powder was pretty decent. It didn't dry out my skin, while still makin it fairly matte and looked super natural. But what made me realize I LOVE this powder, is that when I got home, my makeup was basically perfect- like I had just put it on. I put on my makeup at 6 and come home at 3 and that has never happened before. The only cons are that it is really glittery in some lighting, and the jar breaks easily (but I think it's super cute and worth it) and some people dislike it's strong smell but I find it pleasant.
Dupe for Maybelline Give Me Gold!! I loved GMG but the packaging was awkward and I felt it too much to spend, considering I only used the yellow and copper colours. This eyeshadow was very nice. I had to do a few layers to get to the same pigmentation of Give Me Gold but I don't mind. It was also a little less smooth but that's okay, too. The orange here was a lot less coppery but with a light hand you can't tell. I love this! I'll start using this instead of Give Me Gold when I want it causally.
I used to love Maybelline Lash Stilletto, but always found it a little clumpy and not very "clean" looking. This is exactly what I was looking for!! It's so lengthening and adds just enough volume and perfect definition. It's the best mascara I've ever used. HG hands down. I'm in loooove! (oh, and I have it in Carbon Black because I love mascara tubes to be black for some reason..hahah)
This may be my HG foundation. It covers beautifully, fast application, makes my skin look smooth and firm, and lasts. Although if you apply too much it can look and feel really cakey. And the packaging is awful. The packaging is so ugly that I'm actually embarrassed to take it out in public. But it's magic so I'll continue purchasing :)
I've got three compliments on my "so long!" and "nice lashes" in the past two days. It is very close to being my HG mascara. It's a little bit flaky and a tiny bit clumpy. Also, I go through a tube very fast. Otherwise it's basically perfect. Separates and lengthens beautifully with some good volume. Also I think the colours of the packaging are tacky. x)
My favorite blush for a natural look :)
I've worn this mascara every day since i got it. I really like it. My favorite things about it are that it is noticeable in the first sweep. I only need one coat for just the right amount of drama, and it stays all day. It holds a curl well. It's a really nice color and perfect thickness. It's a little bit clumpy and gives normal length. I usually like a lot of length but this holds such a nice curl it's not really an issue.
Edit edit edit. This is the worst foundation I've ver used in my life. It looks okay at first, but after even ten minutes it looked DISGUSTING. It looked droopy and splotchy and oily and gross.
Powder -Maybelline - Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder
MeganIsNotMegan 11/13/2011 5:37:00 PM
This is my HG powder :) I can't rave about it enough. It's absolutely perfect in every way. Sets beautifully. Great matte finish. Lasts all day. Controls oil. Has a hint of coverage, and it just makes my face look GOOD. Awesome packaging, nice puff, great price, a lot of product. And NO SPARKLES! I will never use another powder.
I love this mascara! Holds a curl great, makes my eyelashes super long and just the right amount of definition. It lacks a bit on volume but it's not much of a problem. If I want very out-there lashes, I apply Maybelline Full N' Soft first for volume, then the Lash Stiletto :)
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
MeganIsNotMegan 8/16/2011 8:33:00 PM
Redness shows through and it's way too shiny. Otherwise it's a good mineral foundation.
Powder -Maybelline - Mineral Power Powder Foundation
MeganIsNotMegan 2/25/2011 10:38:00 PM
Eh. This is an okay product. It provides good coverage, makes my skin soft to the touch. But the color is blotchy after a while. It has the feeling as if it's drying out my skin but my nose is shiny still afterwards. The lightest shade is too dark for my skin. VERY orange, to the point people pointed it out to me.