Blush -Revlon - Powder Blush - Wine With Everything
Naama 1/28/2013 12:08:00 PM
This blush has the least pigment I've ever seen. This looks like there's absolutely nothing on my cheeks! I tried layering, use different brushes... nothing. Not worth the money AT ALL.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Mocha Rose Lip Balm
Naama 1/25/2013 12:26:00 PM
WOW! The second I opened the tin, the smell of this incredible lip balm blew me away!! It smells like a delicious mochachino. As for the quality of the product, I'm very impressed. The moister is not making the lips sticky, it's sleek, tasty, and lasts for quite a bit! I just fell in love with this. The only downside, well, not that bad but still, is the packaging. I find it a bit annoying to open the tin, but the overall look of the packaging is adorable and bright. I'd recommend you try this :)
One of my favorite mascaras!!! Elongates, separates, volumizes... It does it all for my lashes! I have fairly normal length lashes, nor straight or curled. This mascara is super buildable, not clumpy, allows you to achieve different looks, from an everyday/natural look to an extreme sexy look. Pros: - Packaging and the wand- the wand's tip had bristles on it as well so you can get into the inner corners of your eyes easily. The wand picks a perfect amount of product, the color is intense and the packaging itself is super cute. - Great results. - Buildable. Cons: - Quite expensive. - Dries faster than other mascaras. Overall, I'd totally purchase it again!
I really wanted to like this product, but I feel like I could have spent the money on something better... I have some active blemishes on my face, and I've heard people raving about Origins Super Spot Remover so I've decided to give it a try. I bought it from Ebay for 18.5$ (minus shipping), which to me is ridiculous. When I applied it I felt like the spot's area is itching, and I assumed it's just how the product works. But the next day it literally burnt the skin around my blemish, and barely even made any difference to my blemish. I still use it because I feel like it does keep my acne in control, but it doesn't make it better, which sucks. I'm very disappointed. Regardless the price and quality, the packaging and the amount of product you get (3oz/10ml) is absurd! The packaging is super annoying and I had trouble getting the product out. I wouldn't recommend it, but it might just not work for me...
I wanted to try these powder blushes since I've heard such great reviews on them! I got 2 colors- Mocha and Spice. Pros: - Great color selection. - INCREDIBLY pigmented!!! - Super affordable. - I've had these for about a year and a half now and I'm not even close to hit pan! Cons: - When using the wrong brush or too much product, you accidentally apply too much on and it's not a pretty look. - Not such an appealing packaging, looks cheap. I won't purchase any more blushes by NYX, but I'd highly recommend then to girls who can't afford high-end blushes or are not looking for anything over the top.
Another fantastic product by MAC. Pros: - Conceals any blemishes, dark circles, scars quite easily. - Great amount of product, I've had mine for months and I haven't hit pan yet. - Awesome color selection. Cons: - Dry texture, unpleasant as an under-eye circles concealer. - Expensive. - You may need to reapply it during the day. Overall I believe I'll purchase this concealer again, but I don't think it's the best out there. I'd recommend it for covering blemishes and pigmentation, and not to use it on the under-eye area. I hope I find a better more affordable concealer soon.
This product is basically a typical tinted-sheer-lip balm. I don't find anything special about it, BUT it does not mean I don't like it! I got Cherry Me and I love that it's quite moisturizing but gives a hint of color to your lips. I love the cherry flavor as well, makes me wanna re-apply it over and over again. I do like the simple bright lip balm packaging, it's small, light weight, I can just stick it in my purse and I'm all sent. I'd recommend it to younger ladies who go to school and want a tiny bit of color on their lips. I don't think I'll by another one of the Baby Lips lip balms, but it's still cute. I think you can find better tinted lip balms in the market. Not a must-have...
This foundation is literally a god in a bottle. - Coverage- build-able, full coverage, skin will barely pick through. - Finish- matte, but my skin still glows underneath the foundation. - Skin type- I'd say oily-combination skin, because it's a little bit drying. - Staying power- literally all day long, if you don't sweat/touch your face that often. I've been using this foundation for about 5 years now and I don't think I'd ever switch it! I have dealt with awful acne, scaring and terrible skin. My skin is still not the best it can be, but I still use it because it makes me feel secure, I know that when I put it on, it won't come off. Pros: - Very Affordable! - Accessible- you'll be able to find it in any drugstore. - Beyond amazing results! - Lasts all day. - Covers bad acne scaring and pimples. - Great for oily greasy skin thanks to its matte finish. - A little goes a long way- a bottle lasts forever. - Nice color selection. Cons: - Sometimes, dryness shows through and the skin peels just a tiny bit (really not such a big deal, just apply a good moisturizer first). - You have to powder afterwards so it won't smear. - Packaging- has no pump and you need to pour it out, sometimes too much products comes out... I'm madly in love with Revlon's Colorstay Foundation <3 It's just so amazing, works great for my skin. If you're unsure, go to the drugstore and ask for a sample, it's really worth it. Check out this blog for a color match for your skin undertone! It's awesome, really helped me out: http://goo.gl/QNlTW
This top coat is one of my favorites! Pros: - Inexpensive. - Great results- shiny nails, protects the nail polish for quite a long time - Thick brush that makes the application easier - Dries super fast Cons: - With some polishes I've found it made them peel off quicker than usual, but this happened with only 1 or 2 polishes I own and the problem is probably with the polishes, not the top coat. Overall, I highly recommend this top coat to every nail polish lover!
Makeup Brushes -Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman - Buffing Brush
Naama 1/13/2013 1:09:00 PM
I can't imagine life without this brush! WOW! I use it for applying both liquid and powder foundations and blend in blush or bronzer. What can I say? I ADORE Samantha Chapman and I've been watching her makeup videos for about 2 years now. She uses the brushes in her videos, so I've decided to give them a shot. You can buy a pack of 4 brushes from iherb.com for a great price! The quality is parallel to MAC's brushes, in my eyes. This specific brush is my favorite out of all 5 brushes I own (for now). Let's begin with the packaging. The handle itself is awesome! It has a rubbery part which helps to hold the brush steady and it won't slip from your hand. The handle also has a slight curvy which makes it fit you hand more comfortably and helps to get a flawless finish easily. Now for the bristles. The Buffing Brush's bristles are quite dense, it won't suck the product you're using at all. The bristles are synthetic. Overall, GO BUY THIS RIGHT AWAY! seriously my holy grail brush. I love this so much. 11 out of 10 grade!
I use the Bobbi Brown Corrector to conceal my under-eye circles. I fine it does a great job by itself thanks to its peachy tone. One thing I don't like about this product is its dryness, well, to me personally. I find it's a bit too dry for the under-eye area, where the skin is very delicate. I don't use the mirror that comes with it and I find it useless. Also, the price - expensive. BUT, I do like this and can't have 1 day without using it. It's great and everyone can find their own color match, thanks to the nice color selection.
This would be the ultimate matte true red lipstick, a must have for every makeup lover! I ADORE THIS. Although the very dry texture, you cannot go wrong with this color. Stays on for a good few hours, gorgeous color, applies nicely without clumping and drying your lips, great quality... The only downside is the price, we all know MAC is quite expensive. But if you have some dough, or you want to just treat yourself with something nice and luxury, run to the nearest MAC store to your house and get Ruby Woo right away!
Lips -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain- Smitten
Naama 1/13/2013 12:38:00 PM
If you're looking for a non-drying lipstick that'll stay on for the longest, this is a great product for you! This specific color, "Smitten", is a deep raspberry lip stain. The application is very build-able. You can either apply a very light coat for a hint of color on your lips, or apply a couple of coats for a very noticeable look. I applied a heavy coat and it stayed for about 4 hours, but the thing is, that after 4 hours the color was still shown through! It stained my lips for a good few hours afterwards. I first applied it at 10 am, and I took my makeup off at 11 pm (13 hours!!) and I still had to scrub it off my lips. I don't mean in any way that this looks the same 13 hours later, but it didn't went off completely. I also LOVE the shape of this product, a slightly pointed end which allows you to get in these annoying corners of your mouth without any trouble. It also twists on the bottom, and you get quite a good amount of product. Overall, I really enjoy this specific color from the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stains collection. Highly recommended if you wish to have a long-lasting result. I personally got mine from Ebay, because they don't sell them in my country (yet), but the price was VERY affordable (10$, only 1$ more than in the US). Usually, these stuff cost here around 25$...