Eye Makeup Remover -Almay - Non-Oily Eye Makeup Remover Pads
SpicyCurry 9/5/2011 7:00:00 PM
I have been using this for like 10 years! They are the only brand of eye makeup remover pads that don't irritate my eyes, and are effective at removing eye makeup of any kind. These are cheap, they smell good, and are so convenient to use. I tried the moisturizing version, and those were awful, they left a greasy residue in my eyes and my vision was blurry all day. But these oil-free ones are my HG eye makeup remover.
Blush -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Custom Glow Blush and Bronzer
SpicyCurry 9/5/2011 6:17:00 PM
I have this in Plum Glow, and I find the blush to be very pigmented and applies smoothly, which I find typical for Neutrogena blushes. The bronzer is very shimmery, which sometimes I like and sometimes I don't. All bronzers seem to have shimmer, and I'm not sure why, but it definitely does function well as a bronzer. The blush shade is what you would expect from a plummy blush, lots of color, nice and cool berry shade. I suppose it's convenient to have both blush and bronzer in a single packaging, and you can blend the two together and create a new shade of blush. Packaging is kinda plain, I preferred the old Neutrogena packaging, when it was gold. Overall, a good purchase...I would buy again!
Blush -Neutrogena - Soft Color Blush in Sunny Spice 40
SpicyCurry 9/4/2011 4:20:00 PM
I only used Neutrogena blushes throughout middle and highschool. I LOVE this color, its a peachy pink, it's MATTE, and the formula applied like a dream...super smooth, with lots of pigment. Neutrogena's product packaging has gone downhill a lot over the last 10 years, this blush came in a beautiful golden compact, with a mirror and brush, and looked so classy. I still have a compact of this shade left, and maybe I can find another somewhere when I run out!
I have always used Maybelline's concealer stick to cover up any blemishes or red spots, and I decided to buy this in shade 02 Light, because i noticed how nicely yellow based it was (which is hard to find in drugstore concealers), and I'm so glad I did! this is just as opaque as Maybelline's, however it applies so much more smoothly, while still drying matte and having staying power. This is my new staple concealer, sorry Maybelline!
Liquid -Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup SPF 20
SpicyCurry 9/4/2011 3:45:00 PM
I used this when I was a teen, and I still love this foundation for all the same reasons. It's got great coverage, yet looks sooo natural. It's satin matte, so it helps with my oily, shiny skin, without being fake looking. Also, I have zero pink tones to my skin, I'm very golden, and this in #60 Natural Beige, which was formerly known as Golden Bisque, is a perfect golden match! Yay! I apply with my fingers, because I like a sheerer layer. I did like the old packaging better, this one is too bulky and ugly. And this foundation has gotten pricy over the years. But I would repurchase!
This is an excellent liquid foundation! I like it a lot better than revlon's colorstay, it's a lot less thick and unnatural looking. I personally have found that thinner, runnier liquids tend look far more natural on the skin. This one smooths over pores, looks natural, yet provides the perfect amount of coverage (not a mask, but not so sheer it's pointless). I think all of Revlon's foundations are too expensive, including this one, but I would buy it again. The only downside besides the price, is the limited shade selection, but if you happen to find a match, you might just love this!
Toners -Neutrogena - Clear Pore Oil-Controlling Astringent
SpicyCurry 8/30/2011 10:52:00 PM
Works great! Doesn't over dry my skin, and doesn't leave a residue on my already naturally oily face! Keeps breakouts at bay, and heals any blemishes I do get, very quickly. I also love the noxema-ish scent. This doesn't irritate my face and I use it twice a day, every day. One of my favorite toners!
Moisturizers -Eucerin - Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Creme
SpicyCurry 8/30/2011 10:48:00 PM
Love this as an eye cream, and as an all over face cream in the winter. I have very oily skin, and can't really use this during the day during the hot summer months, but still use it as a night cream, then I use it twice a day during the cooler months. I am very breakout prone when it comes to moisturizers and this one doesn't break me out at all! I do wish it were in a squeeze tube since jar packaging causes the anti-oxidants to become unstable. Great all purpose cream, and at a pretty decent price pricepoint too! Will repurchase...eventually, a little goes a very long way :-)
Foundations -New York Color - Smooth Skin Liquid Makeup
SpicyCurry 8/30/2011 3:33:00 PM
This is a great foundation at a great price. I love that all the shades have neutral or golden undertones, and that it applies in a nice thin, smooth, matte layer across my face. It looks very natural, yet smooths over pores and evens skintone. It also manages my oily skin better than most foundations. The only downside is the new packaging, NYC took the already hard to get out of the bottle packaging, and made it even more difficult with new tall slender bottle. You have to work to get the foundation out, but it's worth it for the product. I recommend just scooping some out with a q-tip. Will repurchase.
For years I have been using concealer sticks on my naturally very pigmented lips, because I always do a dramatic eye and want a pale lip. I have tried using other pale nude lippies before, however they are usually too pink toned, and I have golden undertones, and light golden blonde hair, so the pinky tones don't look that great on me. This shade is perfect for my NC30 complexion, and the peachiness of the lipstick tones down the pinkiness of my natural lipcolor. It's neither too creamy, nor too drying. I have found my perfect lipstick!
Bronzers -New York Color - Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny 720
SpicyCurry 8/29/2011 3:44:00 PM
It's very difficult to find a matte bronzer, but for those of us with oily skin don't always want to use shimmery products on our faces. This bronzer really is matte, and is neither to dark or too light, or too orange or too cool toned...it's great! And the compact is sleek making it very portable. I love finding cheap, great cosmetics...in fact, I make it my personal mission ;-)
Liquid -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Makeup
SpicyCurry 8/29/2011 12:23:00 AM
I don't wear foundation often, but when I do, I love this one! I only use a little, but since i have oily and breakout prone skin, as well as some larger pores in areas, this works beautifully. My skin still looks very natural, only smoother and more flawless. Lasts really well, and holds up in hot weather. I don't use moisturizer beneath (bc I have oily skin) and this applies smoothly and easily and doesn't highlight any of my dry skin areas. I am about an NC30 and I use Sand...when I'm really tan, I use the shade Tan...I feel Honey is too pink toned. I have been using this off and on for years, and probably always will :-)
Bronzers -Jane - Oil-Free Bronzing Powder - 07 Sunkissed Bronze
SpicyCurry 8/23/2011 8:24:00 PM
This is an excellent bronzer......and considering I own bronzers from high end brands such as Stila, Clinique, and Lancome, that's saying a lot! Goes on super smooth, no blotchy brown spots, not super shimmery, but enough shimmer to give skin a healthy tan glow, and it's a nice golden shade (I don't like bronzers that have cool undertones). The packaging is of excellent quality, and the amount given is generous, and for around 3 bucks, that's awesome!
I am a pressed powder junkie, and Jane's powder is another one of my faves. I have very oily skin and I don't wear foundation or TM's, because I like my skin to look very natural. However, I NEED powder to control the shine, and this powder in Colorless, immediately creates a smooth, matte finish, truly is colorless, lets my skin show through, is totally undetectable on my skin, even up close. I have to reapply any powder I use throughout the day, I'm that oily, and it's really tough to find one that doesn't get cakey with reapplication...this one works fantasticaly! Love the packaging too!
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion
SpicyCurry 8/16/2011 11:13:00 PM
One of the best products I have ever used for my naturally curly, thick, dry hair, which I straighten religiously. Just a little makes a big difference, makes my hair softer and less frizzy, what I hoped the Guardian Angel product by Got 2 Be would do, but failed at miserably. Packaging is adorable, and the scent is heavenly. I will always use this product, and that's saying a lot, because I'm extremely hard to please (well my hair is) lol!