This powder is great for a non powdery look, leaves a very satiny finish, nothing chalky or dull about it. For not being matte, it doesn't increase oil which is surprisingly nice. Also hasn't caused any breakouts. My only complaint is the price, for that much I'd like a mirror, sponge or brush with it. Will repurchase as the finish it leaves is almost ethereal.
This honestly matches my skin perfectly. It's so incredible the way it blends. I didn't think it would, but damn it impressed me. I have oily skin so this, being matte, worked great for me. I wouldn't, however, recommend this for dry skin as it's thick and matte and would accentuate any flakes very easily This helped to keep me oil free for several hours longer than anything else i have tried, left my skin looking very natural too. It's also one of the few things that hasn't broken me out!
This is a very lovely bronzer as it doesn't make me orange at all. It appears shimmery in the pan but not so on my face. I love the red and brown tones
I can't describe how much i love this color. Its the perfect cross between flushed and sun kissed. a beautiful deep plum that looks like you've been running down the beack. I purchased this a few weeks ago and have not reached for any other blush since. I have gotten compliments each time I've worn it. It's extremely silky and lasts all day on me. I didn't find it as pigmented as other Nars blushes since i actually need to use a few layers, but for fairer skinned ladies that's probably good as the color itself isn't light. Will definitely repurchase this because no other makeup has been this flattering on me.
This mascara worked great for me. I think it's the only mascara that really only requires 1 or 2 coats for a dramatic difference. The brush picks up a perfect amount of product, not so much it's goopy, but enough to fully cover lashes root to tip. I only had a clumpy issue once, and im pretty sure it was from having watery allergies while applying. Other than that time, my have a dark, thick, feathery look when I use it. Also, doesn't sting badly when you accidently get some in your eye
This stuff is sooo amazing for oily, splotchy, broken out, scarred up skin. The first week I had this I used it over a primer and under a powder, I wasn't getting any oilies or transfer so I thought I would try it just on its own. I was extremely impressed I could go a 9 hour work day with out blotting. Due to my oil slick of a face, I have never been able to do that before. The coverage is great, ya it even did cover some tattoos, so acne scars didnt stand a chance. The only thing that could ruin this for me would be if it broke my skin out, but after a month of use I haven't seen any evidence of that so I will continue to purchase as long as this product is available. Oh, and all KVD products are cruelty free, so extra love for that!!! :)
The primer did it's job well enough, nothing really amazing, just prevented creasing. Wouldn't buy again, but only because it seemed to irritate my contacts.
Powder -Origins - Silk Screen - Soie Parfaite - Caramel Mousse 06
Shakeyhound 6/13/2012 10:04:00 PM
After this product I have decided to stay away from origins. I bought this to use along with the stay tuned foundation and was deeply dissapointed by both products. I tried using this alone and on top of different foundations. This didnt cover anything but it did feel nice and silky on my face. It looked matte when freshly applied but I was a grease ball twenty minutes later. So there was really no oil control at all. I think this would be ok for someone with dry or normal skin but not for us shiny girls.
Ok, I wanted to like origins products because I love that they are cruelty free but this didn't help me at all. It did have a nice feel on my skin but didn't cover anything. Even if I had clear good skin I dont think this would have made any difference. It also left me super oily, I looked like I had been dunked in a deep fryer. On the bright side it didn't break me out.
Mascara -Make Up For Ever - Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara
Shakeyhound 6/12/2012 8:57:00 AM
I bought this mascara because the sephora girl recommended it since I like a dramatic mascara but also have sensitive eyes. This mascara really does thicken lashes very well, but doesn't do anything to lengthen, which is good for me but I dont think most people will care for that. If you have long lashes this is great, but probably not so much for short lashes. I have really irritatable, allergy induced watery eyes, and I haven't had any smudging from that, and the one time I got it in my eye it didnt burn or itch at all. I like this, I will repurchase until I get bored and want to try something else, but even then I can see myself going back to this
I generally stay away from ds foundation because my skin tends to hate them. This, however, is the best foundation I have used, beating out most of the high end brands. My skin is rediculously oily, full of acne, and scarred up. This foundation keeps my skin matte for over 12 hours. Most foundations slide off my face completely in 2 or 3 hours. The coverage is great, I haven't needed any concealer. I am also pretty sure it has reduced my breakouts. Packaging is just kinda average, wish it had a pump but thats not a big issue. Wish I had known about this before instead of spending so much on expensive brands that aren't nearly as good. Wil continue buying for a long time!