Palettes -Sonia Kashuk - Eye Shadow Palette - Perfectly Neutral
Saandes2 11/13/2012 5:35:00 PM
Finally a neutral pallette that was all mattes! I will only use mattes during the week at work because I wear scrubs and feel too dressy if i have sparkle anywhere on my face. I was excited to find this and I have used it everyday since i bought it about as year ago. The only color I have not been able to use is the grey which is great because I have about 5 pallettes sitting around with colors i dont think i will ever use. Great buy.
The packaging I want for a blush! Very easy to use and girls don't be scared off by this color it looks insane in the jar! My friend gave it too me because when she bought it she thought it would be hot pink. Thats exactly what it looks like in the package completly barbie pink but once you apply it its the most gentle pink. On my fair skin it makes me look like im naturally blushing just a little bit. Great everyday color!
This cheek glaze is one of the best shades i've seen. I'm not sure why they named it tangerine but its hard to explain the shade. Its a bit sticky of a texture and you would not because to use it if you were using powder or if you have dry skin. Great for the days were your just leaving the house with the least amount of makeup.Also i said i wouldnt rebuy this again and that was because of the texture and the fact that the jar they send you is huge. When my coworker who was selling the mary kay brought it to me I was thinking who the hell applies this much blush????? but i guess those old mary kay ladies are.
Bronzers -Smashbox - Bronze Lights - Sunkissed Matte
Saandes2 11/13/2012 5:22:00 PM
So on days I want to look very sunkissed(haha what ginger does) I use this smashbox instead of my everyday minerals bronzer. Its a bit darker but still matte so I still get a natural everyday look. Its a very light powder and the only thing I think most women would have a problem with is the packaging like I did. It very minimal and I love that but its a screw on and off top which i just find inconvient but all around most women would love this bronzer.
Concealers -Smashbox - Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer
Saandes2 11/13/2012 5:18:00 PM
This concealer has been one of the rare brands that make one pale enough for me to use as a concealer.I love it the only problem is it does crease sometimes but other than that this gets 4 lippies just based on the fact that they went light enough for me!
Primer/ Corrector -Everyday Minerals - Mint Color Corrector
Saandes2 11/13/2012 5:16:00 PM
So I bought this product maybe 2 years ago in the full size which is actually quite a big package. I did not use the corrector properly then I think because my face always looked to lifeless. So when i purged all my makeup products a year ago there it went. I was recently buying my soft bronzer from everyday minerals online and if you haven't bought anything from their website you should! They are always offering free samples of items and on this shopping trip they were offering the mint color corrector in travel size. I thought i've tried it but why not its free. So it came and the travel size is probably a more decent size in this and it helped me with the proper application. With the travel size it would be impossible for you to use a larger brush in it ( I have red all over my face) so i poured a tiny bit out on a tissue and was able to get just the tiniest amount on my brush and It blends well with that small amount and now is one of my favorite powders when my skin is looking to red.EVERY ginge needs to own this stuff!
I lied when I put I wouldnt purchase this product again because I was dumb enough to do it! I tried it about 2 years ago and had the same results but apparently forgot. My experience with this liner is that it looks great on, great packaging, pretty good price but what makes this product awful is that it has ruined more that 1 of my brushes (expensive ones too) I was told I needed to pull some of the liner out of the pot and warm it up on the back of my hand. Well that made the application much more amazing looking but my brush still dried out and clumped forcing the bristles to seperate making the brush unusable. So it looks great but ruined my brushes i can not believe i threw and pot out and then rebought it a year later.
Eyeliner -Smashbox - Cream Eyeliner in Smashing Caviar
Saandes2 11/13/2012 5:00:00 PM
I have this cream eyeliner in caviar and midnight brown. I'm just now running out of the midnight brown now about a year later (embarrassing not sure how long this eyeliner should be kept) but i have rebought the caviar after running out. both colors go on very smooth and I use the smashbox eyeliner brush. What I like about this cream eyeliner is i find it does not dry out in the jar and it does not make my brush cruddy. When i was using the MAC gel eyeliner no matter how I used it it would build up in my brush and I had to full on clean it every night, eventually ruining the brush. This liner also does not bother my sensitive eyes when I tightline my top lashes.
This mascara gave me a more natural look than many other mascaras i've used. It applies better when your eyelashes are wet which is hard but I still like it when I apply it normally. Great looking package thats very slim and you can fit it in almost any makeup bag or purse. I love that its not so crazy colored or shped like other packaging for mascara. I will for sure buy this again but maybe try another color.
This product gave me a pretty good look. It evened out my skin tone which I was looking for but I also wanted a natural look and thats where this product lost me. It might be because im not a very oily girl but I was too matte after this bb cream. Many girls i think would go for this because after i applied I thought that this is how all the makeup counter girls always make me look. But to make things short con was the matte finish and pros were the color was actually light enough and you didnt need much product. If your looking for a natural look this is not your product but if your into looking for a matte even look you should love this.
Blush -Maybelline - Dream Bouncy Blush - Coffee Cake
Saandes2 11/13/2012 4:43:00 PM
The color coffee cake is perfect for my fair skinned ladies out there. I was using smashboxes blush rush in I believe masterpiece and had loved the color but wanted a cream blush. This is a great replacement and when i'm going for the natural look it looks amazing and very similar to the smashbox though that one is a powder. I'm going to rebuy this if i ever run out! I have been using it everyday for the last 3 months and theres barely a dent in it. Oh and make sure you just apply 1 to 2 dots if your fair.
I'm a very fair skinned redhead who likes to keep it that way but i still dont want to look dead and I'm in love! This is the lightest bronzer I have been able to find. Its perfect for contouring because its matte and you can't tell I have added anything but I look sunkissed now and skinnier. Its also a great texture, not drying but blends. This will be the only bronzer I use now and I use it everyday.