Love this foundation. Isn't on the heavy side and didn't wear down (as I expected) throughout the day. It did give me a little shine in the end but was an easy remedy with my E.L.F Shine Erase wipes. If you are going for heavy coverage I don't recommend. Light to medium for sure. Fingers are best way to apply it as well.
I got this as a gift from a friend. I like the click feature it has even if it take a few clicks. I use it only under my eyes. In beige it goes well and isn't too dark like most beige concealers. Have to continue using to see if it does any damage to my skin (AKA acne)
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jet Black
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 11:08:00 PM
In my opinion this is the best Pencil you can buy. I have never had a smudging problem and it lasts for a long time.
I really feel like I wasted my money on this product. There was so much hype that was so off. It does not last 24/7, it smudges quickly and the packaging is horrible. I guess they put an indention in the top that cuts into the pencil..IDK It was just bad. It seemed to melt from sitting on my makeup stand. I had to stick it in the freezer and even then.....it smudged...HORRIBLY. I will go back to using Rimmel, which is way, way cheaper and actually doesn't smudge.
Loose Powders -Maybelline - Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 11:00:00 PM
It does it's job well. I brush this product over my t-zone and have a shine free day. I know there is a lot of complaints about the packaging but I have none to give. I leave it at home on my counter..no risk of tipping over in my purse or makeup bag. If you do plan to travel with it I suggest a ziplock baggy, the top is pretty loose and comes over easily. I don't recommend using the puff it comes with but a powder brush. I never have liked puffs. The smell is nice. And the medium actually matched my skintone, I been having huge problems with finding medium loose powders that actually are medium and not dark.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - FX Special Effects - Flat Iron Spray
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 10:54:00 PM
Best flat iron spray I have found. It doesn't leave my hair crunchy and totally prevents fly-aways. It also leaves my hair smooth and the smell isn't harsh.
Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Dermo-Expertise Revitalift Night Cream
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 10:50:00 PM
Love this product. After using the expensive brands I finally found one that won't break the bank. I have seen a definite improvement in diminishing the size of fine lines I have begun to develop around my eyebrows and forehead area. I wake in the morning to soft, vibrant skin. It has yet to break me out as well. I will for sure be using this product from now on.
All and all this is a good primer. The only down side is the shine it gives me around my t-zone but I don't really blame the product. I already have a shine going on in that area. I just skip putting it on that area and have no problems with the areas I use it on. It smooths my face and has the silky texture. It has yet to break me out which is a plus, plus! It isn't as good as Smashbox's primer but it is pretty close.
After trying probably every lotion out there, I have to say this product is the best. I wish I would have found it first. It does not weigh down or give my hair that greasy look later. I actually can use it once then go 2-3 days without getting that greasy look that forces me to wash my hair. It keeps the frizz at bay and leaves me very little to straighten after blow drying.
This is a must have for any makeup back. It compliments any foundation and gives that airbrushed look. Only a tiny bit goes a long way and it seems to last all day. I got it in Illuminating for highlighting. I will definitely be buying this product time and time again.
Concealers -Bare Escentuals - Correcting Concealer
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 10:36:00 PM
This is a fairly good concealer if you pick the shade wisely. I bought the medium 2 but found it too dark for my skin. It is good for covering dark circles under the eyes and medium spotty areas. I wouldn't recommend using it to cover red areas since it tends to show through no matter what. It does become greasy looking though out the day. I do like that it comes with a mirror. I don't plan on buying this product again after I finish with it. I think I will go back to Smashbox concealers.
I been searching around for a good acne cleanser. I was using Clinique for a long, long time but it tends to dry my face out (which is no good). This was recommended to me by the saleswoman at Sephora. It is a wonderful product. It cleared up my trouble chin area in a matter of days and has a wonderful smell. It also helped with the shine I develop on my t-zone. I have been using it for over a month now and have had zero breakouts or any drying ( I use it twice a day every other day with Olive oil/honey treatments between days) I would recommend it to anyone with mild acne problems..I would recommend it to those with medium+ problems but I am not sure it would do the same for them as it did for me.
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 1:17:00 PM
Best foundation hands down. Goes on even and comes in a wide variety of tones and undertones. You can find any shade you need ( I got the 128 Beige with Beige undertones). It covers any blemishes perfectly. It isn't heavy feeling. I suggest you apply it with your fingertips instead of the brush. It lasts all day without becoming too shiny, we all know a little shine happens eventually. The packaging is perfect with the pump dispenser. I like to mix this one with my Yves Saint Laurent foundation to get a good look for my skin tone. I will be buying this product again.
Liquid -Yves Saint Laurent - Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
SnappyLeeLee 10/5/2012 1:04:00 PM
I absolutely adore this foundation. It goes on silky and can be built up to give medium coverage. The packaging is great since it comes with the pump dispenser. It is pretty expensive (55 dollars at Sephora). It comes in a wide variety of shades. It is really hard to find my exact match with my beige with yellowish/beige undertones. I ended up getting this one in Beige Rose 40. The only down side ( the reason why I can't give it an overall rating of 5) is it does become shiny after a few hours of wear. But a good loose powder ( I suggest BareMinerals Mineral Veil) helps solve that. I also like to mix this foundation with my Makeup Forever HD Foundation to give it a little more thickness.
Okay. I have major problems with this serum. My grandmother actually gave it to me after I complained about my frizzy hair getting on my nerves. I used about a dime size of the product and rubbed it into my damp hair then blew it out. Now....during they day it would be semi okay. I still got fly aways though. It tamed the bulk of my frizziness but my roots looked so oily I was horrified. I have really thick wavy hair. I usually only have to wash my hair about twice a week. I used it for about a week and realized that I was having to wash my hair every morning. While it does have a really nice smell, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.