Bought this in 2 shades- so far I'm loving it! I am a foundation junkie- always trying to fake flawless skin. This is the best I have found so far! Rev CS for oily skin was cakey on me, cs for dry skin was too oily/slippery. EL Doublewear was masklike, Maybelline Liquid Mousse was too moist without great staying power. This foundation is fantastic, very soft focus, matte without being cakey, glowy without being shiny. I have large pores, uneven skin tone, and breakouts and this is fantastic- buildable, easy to apply and fairly foolproof. Will update this review once I have some pictures to see if it whites out with flash etc. Overall- I love this stuff!
Lotions/ Creams -St. Ives - Whipped Silk Body Moisturizer [DISCONTINUED]
Poutiful 5/20/2009 2:43:00 PM
This stuff is fantastic- I agree with beach_blonde's review. When you put it on it instantly absorbs with no greasy feeling. Somehow it leaves your skin feeling plump and hydrated with a touch of sheen without feeling like there is nasty residue on your skin. Love this stuff.
I didn't believe this would work but its been only 2 weeks with daily application to the lashes and brows and IT WORKS! My lashes are short, straight and wimpy. WERE short straight and wimpy. They have already gotten thicker, significantly longer, and even curl a bit on their own! It is a HUGE difference! My left brow had been badly overplucked and wouldn't grown in fully- Consequently, I've had to fill in this brow about twice as much as my right brow. NO LONGER! My brows have completely filled in- I didn't realize they had such a great natural shape to them because so much of my brows weren't growing in. And I mean about 10 years of patchy brows corrected in 2 weeks. SERIOUSLY ladies, try it. This is better than anything I've tried, including Ardell Lash and Brow Growth, which made very little difference for me. HG for sure!
Eye Makeup Remover -Neutrogena - Oil Free eye makeup remover
Poutiful 9/16/2008 1:47:00 PM
Why did it take me so long to check reviews for eye makeup remover?? I had been using Almay Non-Oily eye makeup remover pads, which are great for removing a little smudging but are useless for waterproof mascara. I use both Diorshow Blackout WP and Lash Stylist WP, both of which are very hard to remove. This is the only eye MU remover that removes every last trace of WP mascara with no stinging or gray leftovers. It does leave a bit of oilish residue but I just follow it with some witch hazel on a cotton pad (around the eye, not ON it) and leave the oilish residue on my eyes overnight. It seems to leave my eyes and lashes nice and moisturized. Thank you MUA for another great product!
I found this mascara to give me even less "oomph" and volume than the Original Volum' Express which was my HG a couple of years ago. While it may make your lashes look decent from a couple inches away, if you have pathetic winpy lashes like mine they become invisible from more than about 2 feet away. This doesn't hold a curl very well, perhaps a waterproof version would rasie my opinion a bit. While this may look wonderful on those of you lucky few with long, thick lashes, it really doesn't do much for short, thin lashes. I found that the "Glam Black" color had no discernible shade difference from standard black mascaras, except that it was not as gray and matte when dry. Overall though, don't expect anyone to notice the difference. For ladies with sad little lashes like mine I highly recommend "Lash Stylist", also by Maybelline. The waterproof formula could hold a curl in a hurricane, and the comb applicator allows you to reduce clumps and really get a good "lift" from the base of the lashes. It is the perfect mascara to use if you want visible lashes from a distance! All in all, while I like a lot of Maybelline's mascaras, I found this one to be all hype and not much in the way of results.
Very very nice coverage and very natural looking in person, though without MoM underneath the staying power is not great. The reason I will be returning this today is that it "whites out" in pictures. I do like the finish so I may try going one shade darker to see if that will solve the problem without looking crazy in person. Also, they have small tester pots on the display which is great- though not hygenic! I was able to test it on my jawline and see the type of coverage it provided before I bought it which was great for a drugstore product! (I immediately washed my face though!)
Powder -Prestige - MultiFinish Wet Dry Powder Foundation
Poutiful 1/3/2008 3:34:00 PM
I agree with pretty much everythign sadendingsong said. This is a PHENOMENAL product! It has great coverage that I thought I would never be able to get from a powder and the finish is flawless- it even makes you look glowy with no shimmer! I LOVE this foundation AND their creme to powder foundation, but sadly every color is too yellow-based for me which is SO upsetting! The finish of both is completely flawless and would be my HG if they didn't turn gray on my pink-toned skin. :( If you have yellow toned skin you should absolutely try this! (Found at Walgreen's for under $7)
This is a very good pencil liner for the waterline. As with most pencil liners, this is not great for a smooth line on the upper lid, but it is perfect for a true black subtle waterline.
Ladies with medium to dark skin or a tan should try this blush! When I started spray-tanning I found that none of the blushes that I had bought for my pale skin looked very good. This color looks a bit scary in the pan, but it is gorgeous on! It has no shimmer, and the texture is very nice. I like using it on the apples of my cheeks when using bronzer- it really brightens up the face!
Fragrances -The Body Shop - Cozy Cashmere Perfume Oil
Poutiful 11/9/2007 11:21:00 AM
I know nothing about fragrance, but I like this enough that I bought 2 more bottles of it on ebay! I like muskier scents, I don't care for light flowery perfumes, so this is perfect for me! I have very long hair and I rub a few drops of this between my palms and then run my hands through the ends of my hair, and it holds the scent all day! Love it.
I will use this stuff forever! It is my ultimate HG primer! I have uneven, oily skin with large pores and this stuff gives me a much smoother canvas for my foundation! I can't rave enough about it! Especially for those nights out at the bars- crowded, dancing til 5 am- this is the ONLY stuff that will keep my makeup on all night! I've also noticed that wearing this under my foundation makes me less likely to break out. I use it as a mask at night from time to time and I always wake up with nice skin in the morning. I've even made my own tinted moisturizer by mixing MoM, oil-free lotion and liquid foundation together and it works great when you're in a hurry! Just try this stuff out! For $3 you really can't go wrong!
Fragrances -Johnson & Johnson - Baby Cologne- Original Blue Bottle
Poutiful 11/2/2007 3:38:00 PM
This is a great product. I use it for everything since it has no alcohol! I tranfered it into a $1 spray bottle from Target and now I use it to give myself a fine, refreshing mist. It could not be used as a sexy night-on-the-town perfume by any means, but it is great to spray on before running to the store, or having a friend drop by. It gives you a nice, clean scent, almost like fresh clean laundry. I even spray a little on my bedding once in a while. I am goign through this very quickly so its a good thing its so inexpensive!
Mascara -Maybelline - Lash Stylist Waterproof ] [DISCONTINUED]
Poutiful 11/2/2007 3:33:00 PM
I love this mascara! I couldn't believe that it had such a low score, as it is my ultimate dramatic, false-looking-lashes HG! After reading a few reviews I think this may be a mascara that only girls with short thin lashes are goign to like. I can see how this would be a terrible product for anyone with naturally thick and long lashes. For girls with wimpy lashes like mine, however, this is a godsend!!!
This is the only product that gets my nails back into presentable shape after wearing glue-on false nails or acrylics. It smooths down flakes and peeling, fills ridges and dries quickly to a nice MNBB color. I will continue to buy this for as long as they make it! If you have ragged looking nails make sure to try this!
Highlighters -Milani - Glimmer Stripes in Berry Glimmer
Poutiful 10/26/2007 11:10:00 AM
This compact makes for a GREAT hot pink smokey eye! I am terrible at using multiple colors of eyeshadow and blending but the soft texture and blendability of these colors makes it so easy! Its a really good look for going out, but probably not for the office...