This mask is fabulous! I love it for a girls night, weekend pampering or just a quick OHMYGOD this zit just popped up and I need to to shrink NOW! It's great!
Powder -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder - Transparent 001
MsSailorMouth 11/29/2011 4:51:00 PM
This transparent powder really is transparent! If any of you have used Covergirls "transparent" powder you know that's a lie! Great pressed powder that is actually transparent! I apply with a short kabuki brush I do one quick swirl of powder then one quick buff of the face and foundation is set and no shiny face all day! Does not feel heavy or look cakey. Love it! :]
So I've been using Bare Minerals for 3 years used Clinque Superfit before that. Now I'm back to liquid to give Even Better a go. Anyway I got a sample size of Even Better in Ivory so far the color match is ON. It matches better than my BareMinerals ever did. This has only been my 1st day wearing it and it appears to minimize the size of my pores which is nice. I applied Even Better at about 8:30a.m. without primer but with Rimmel Matte pressed powder over top. It is now 10:44 I have been in class all day and then at work running around a hospital and it seems to have lasted pretty well. It doesn't look super fresh but the fact of the matter is it's still on my face evening my skin tone, covering my redness and lightening the dark-ish circles under my eyes :] Decent staying power WAY better than BareMinerals. I have sensitive skin and so far no itching, burning, flaking. ***November 29 Update My sample is still going strong. This makeup feels good on my skin. I barely need any to cover my face and it is build-able to a degree to cover a blemish. It is a bit shiny but once I put my Rimmel Matte Pressed Powder over top it is perfect. It's getting cold out now and the real test is coming! Will it help keep my skin hydrated so it won't be all winter flaky!? ***March 13th Update So I bought this foundation in December still have a lot left in the bottle. I have found that it generally does not last all day if I am very active running around changing clothes multiple times. And sometimes I get shiny without powder. I have noticed that it is lightening my acne scars woohoo! I will periodically update as I use my sample and will confirm if I decided to purchase this or go back to powder foundation :]
This is the BEST waterproof mascara because you can still seperate your lashes when you apply it! Other waterproof mascaras usually cause my lashes to clump and then I can't even comb them loose! LOVE and will always use as my summer pool/beach/wedding staple mascara! The tube opening doesn't pull enough extra product away from the bristles though and you have to scrap it away on the opening but oh well the rest is AWESOME!
I love this mascara!!!! I use this one and the waterproof! I love the black color it is awesome one of my eyes has black lashes and the other eye has blonde lashes this evens the playing field makes the look identical and lengthens like a dream. Washes away easily with facial cleanser or eye makeup remover. The only thing I hate is the tube the opening doesn't pull enough of the extra product away from the bristles leaving me to do it which sometimes results in mascara on my fingers.
I have been using Bare Minerals foundation for almost 3 years now. In the beginning I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. Liquid foundations got on my nerves (especially after Clinque changed formulas on Superfit the colors went whacko) you have to apply the liquid foundations slowly and let it dry before you move on to power, eyeshadow etc... I love how powder mineral makeup is literally a dip, swirl, buff done all in one. I never use concealor seperatly just use a little extra dab of powder and WABAM! I literally have a 5 minute face with powder foundation. I am very impatient and usually wait to the last minute to get ready for work, class, dates etc. I like quick one and done products for sure. Bare Minerals has been okay so far but the staying power is lacking (I do not use primer because I have yet to find one that doesn't break me out) and sometimes my face feels tight or dry. If I am having a particularly dry-skin type of day this foundation makes those areas look flaky...and yes I moisturize but having combo skin that can be awkward sometimes. *****Generally this product has served its purpose and given me light to medium to full coverage depending on how much I use. The color match is decent and I can generally buy one package and have it last 4-6 months. But I wonder if there is something better out there. TBC.
Bronzers -Rimmel - Natural Bronzer - 027 Sun dance
MsSailorMouth 11/20/2011 10:32:00 AM
I have been using Rimmel's bronzer for going on 6 years. Found it in highschool and I must say--- we are highschool sweethearts! I love it! I use only a tiny bit and get the perfect glow on my cheekbones. One pan usually lasts me between 4-6 months! It's a little under 5 bucks at Wal-Mart or Target---it's a steal! The first time I bought this bronzer I was actually using it on my legs and arms for a pageant it works nicely for that too [if any pageant girls are looking for a way to look bronze without a stupid spray can] if you are going out on a summer evening and your sholders are out brush a little on them and your collar bone to give yourself a nice over all glow. Love this product and I think I always will! :]