Palettes -Coastal Scents - Ultra Shimmer 88 eye shadow palette
PrincessEmzor 4/4/2011 5:27:00 AM
I think I will buy this product again, but I am not sure as I have had mine for about a year and have only hit pan on two colours. These colours are my go-to colours that I use day-to-day. Absolutely amazing product. I researched A LOT on this before I bought it, and couldn't find a bad word about it anywhere! Love the colours, yes they are shimmery, but you can still have a natural look with them which I love. I use it daily, and it comes with me whenever I travel too. There are a few colours that don't go on as well as others, and some colours I don't think I will ever use, but mostly, they are well pigmented, and go on great. The packaging is a little cheap. When I first got mine, two of the pans kept coming out, so I had to glue them in again. The two sponge applicators are pointless, and I have never used them. The mirror is handy, but never stays clean due to it sitting on top of the eyeshadows all the time. I like that it's small (considering it has 88 different shadows in it).
Liquid -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Makeup
PrincessEmzor 4/4/2011 5:12:00 AM
I have repurchased this product about five times now. I absolutely love it. It goes on smooth, not thick. It doesn't make my skin break out, and it not only hides any blemishes, but they don't hang around as long as they used to before I started using it. It is great all year round, not like other foundations I have tried that I have had to give up in the summertime or vice-versa. I like how you can build it up so that it looks both natural and flawless. I have used it when doing friends makeup for weddings and balls too, and I have found it looks great on other skin types too such as my best friend's oily skin and my sisters very dry skin. To get the most flawless finish, I use with a finishing powder, at the moment I am using Almay's Wake Up Mineral Powder. The packaging is horrible, like everyone else has said. To get around this I put it into a different bottle, one with a pump!!! They really should redesign the bottle at some point!!!
I use this a bit different to most of the other reviews I have read. I use it as a setting powder and have found it works fantastic! I use Almay Clear Complexion foundation first, then a bit of concealer to soften my freckles, and any misc red spots and then wait for it to set in a bit, then put the powder over top. I have found this leaves an absolutely flawless finish. I love the little brush too, and I don't normally use the brushes that come with products. The "wet" feeling of the product is a little weird at first, but is rather refreshing. It is very easy to use too much of this product, but with a bit of practice I have it down to a fine art. I wouldn't use this on it's own, but never use powder on it's own anyway due to my skin being dry. I have also found using any mineral foundation as a setting powder gives great results everytime compared to a pressed powder etc. EDIT: Forgot to add, I don't find this product glittery at all, there is a slight healthy sheen, but I definitely wouldn't call it sparkly or anything