Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Carbon Black Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
THEqu33nb 5/3/2013 1:42:00 AM
I have been using this eyeliner for about 7 yrs now and I have tried numerous liquid liners, yet i find that i love the length, and tip of this. the color is very black, and Since i have asian eyes it is VERY easy to draw my line. I draw the best lines with this product. I HOPE they never discontinue this!!! my oNLY COMPLAINT is once this hits any type of liquid, its gone!!! it dissipates in seconds. it lasts a while as long as you dont touch it!!
Pressed Powders -Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Mineral Face Powder
THEqu33nb 4/6/2013 11:45:00 PM
I am NOT a fan of powder foundation. but this is probably the most velvety soft feel powder foundation i've felt.. with exception of the mac studio fix powder foundation.. UNFORTUNATELY I purchased a shade too dark , FOR REFERENCE, I am an NC30 and I got the BEIGE. Beige will suit NC40 Skin tone.. it looked incredible muddy on my face i had to wipe it off!! but the coverage was MEDIUM. not fuLL. i HAVE moderate acne scarring and I need a Full coverage foundation. I am not a concealer type of girl.. I want 1 product that will do it all!!! I compared the classic beige to the beige and the classic looked as if it had pink undertones.. and the Beige looked more yellow.. It appears MUCH darker on the face then if u swatch it on ur hand... So beware!! Buy from somewhere with a return policy like CVS or ULTA. qUALITY of packaging is ok.. but Bulky and round. they need to renovate the classic look and maybe turn it into a square packaging.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
THEqu33nb 4/3/2013 2:09:00 PM
I am skeptical when it comes to trying Drug store foundations, only a few were good enough to stay put in my Make-up collection without having to return them. this being one of them. I hoard foundations, i Currently have over 20 foundations that I keep and do not wear on a daily basis, I love this one. I WATCHED youtube vids, and it looked too good to be true, I still use a primer underneath because I still like that extra layer as a barrier. I don't like foundation sitting directly on my skin. I am assuming that is why some chicks break out from this. But I know this says 3-in-1 primer + foundation but I dont trust that. You always have to trust your instinct and u need to know whats best for ur skin. THE Coverage is phenomenal, its sooo smooth on, makes my skin look smooth. My face has many small pimples, many acne scarring that had developed recently over the past 2 years of my life. this covered it all, for extra coverage i still use a concealer 1st then apply this over, it blends so Effortlessly. i set it with a loose powder. the only con is that i HAVE TO mix 2 colors. the 857/832 to match my NC35 skin tone. it is pricy when u have to buy 2. mine was 12.99 each at ULTA. but WAL-MART sells it for 10.99 I use 1 pump of each color and blend it then dip my sigma f180 brush into it then stipple it onto my face, OR u can use a BB-spritz with h20, so it doesnt sheer out the coverage. either does a great job.
Foundations -Bobbi Brown - Long Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
THEqu33nb 4/3/2013 1:52:00 PM
I discovered this while browsing the BB counter, I always like to try new products and if its long wearing, I am all for it! so a sales girl recommended I try this, since the formulation is now Long wearing, it will be more suitable for my oily skin type. I tell ya' I have tried MANY MANY compact foundations that are Medium-Full coverage; anywhere from MAC, Cover FX, Urban decay, to Estee lauder.. this Beats them all! this product does not break up and look caky hours later.. I had high expectations for the MAC product, which did this NO justice. I didnt expect much from this product but I was pleasantly surprised. I apply it with the MAC 191 brush onto my face, then blend it out with a Beauty blender, I don't dampen it under water, I spritz it. It gives me a fuller coverage without sheering it out. This product is a breeze to blend and it covers well, I dont have any under eye circles (I am blessed in that area) but I do have acne scarring, I cant have it all, right. lol I am glad acne scarring i can cover without the fear of looking caky. F.Y.I I get oily everywhere. Not only my T-ZONE. this product works great, ALTHOUGH i do have to set it with a translucent powder, I do recommend using something Finely milled or else it will appear caky over time.
I love this product, I guess its either a hit or a miss just like the majority of beauty products out there, this cant please everyone. as for what this did for my asian lashes, I was a fan of the shiseido nourishing base mascara. then I ran out, did my research and found this. I am so glad i did. I do like the white color it gives so I know where I have applied it. i coat this with my Lancome Defincils mascara and the maybelling falsies and my lashes look nice and separated. doesnt give me length but it does a good job separating my lashes. so if your looking for this to add length, keep looking! but if u want something that separates, give this a shot.
Misc Beauty Tools -Shiseido - Pureness Oil Blotting Papers
THEqu33nb 4/3/2013 1:37:00 PM
While reading the negative reviews, I dont understand why anyone would touch an "OIL" blotting sheet with water?!! Really idiotic. cause when I determine the quality of an oil blotting sheet, i test this on the oily area on my face..anyway... as for this product, this is by far my FAVORITE oil blotting sheet!! this DOES not give me no powdery residue like the rest; Palladio. it has no shimmer like; Bosica, Zon. and it keeps me matte for a LONG TIME!!! unlike the rest I listed above. I have very oily skin. mostly depending on the foundation i wear. I had this for about 4 years, it was kept in my old school bag and I had forgotten about it, I took it out, used it and remembered how good it worked!! it still got the job done after 4 years. One sheet blotted my entire face, unlike the ones listed above. I like the color of the sheets too. powder blue. I will definitely repurchase.
At first I did not like this foundation, the coverage was too weak for me..I got about 6 samples of this when ever I visited Sephora which was once every other week... I am a huge foundation Junkie and I have tried 80% of drug store and High end foundations out there. SO FAR I have only purchased 4, and I only purchase items when they have won me over after weeks of sampling; Sheer glow, Double wear, Studio fix, and this. I have worn this for about a week now and tried it several ways UNTIL NOW, I found a way that made my skin look FLAWLESS!! I've always been told to place my concealer over my foundation but I discovered that applying my concealer FIRST after primer than buffing on this foundation after, setting it with a coastal scents powder kabuki brush using CARGO blu-ray powder made me matte 8 hours (thats the time I wear my make-up till) I am an nc 42 and Got this in 6.0 PERFECT color match. THIS is a medium coverage NOT FULL. I Use 1.5 pumps all over my face and used the hard candy glamoflouge concealer. I have acne prone-oily skin with dry patches now that winter is here and this method made me look healthy not too powdery or fake looking. Aside from the foundation itself, another major factor to achieving the look you desire is the methods used!
I am not a fan of eyeshadows, I am the type of make-up lover that rather spend my money on new foundations / bronzers / lipsticks than eyeshadow palettes since with palettes that I buy I always end up using only 2 or 3 colors out of the entire thing. But I watched a video on youtube and this one girl did a everyday tutorial with this palette using mostly all the colors..I love neutral eyes (easier to blend) so I got this.. I have the naked I +II palette's, I ALSO have about 3 coastal scents palette's as well as 3 TOO FACED palettes. THIS IS by far MY FAVORITE palette!! makes my eyes look sensual yet casual. and with that hint of nude brown purple. love it!!!! pigmented but not as pigmented as the naked palettes but the colors are unique with a mixture of nudes and shimmers!!
LADIES! USE THIS FOR YOUR BROWS!!!! I decided this was perfect for my brows when I swatched it on my hand at Nordy, no one knew what I was going to use it for but I am glad I discovered this. THIS IS the best brow powder i HAVE ever used and purchased. I have used shiseido, MAC brow colors and this beats out the competition with flying colors, I only have to dab my slant brush in this product lightly and the pigmentation like others have said is EFFORTLESS! IT sticks to my brush with ease! and makes my brows look sharp, and defined. Unlike mac's charcoal, which looks more natural and less attention grabbing. PERSONALLY i like my brows to make a statement because brows truly frames the face and makes the ultimate difference! I get lots of compliments while wearing this on my brows and eyes! YOU can use it for both!
Foundations -Make Up For Ever - HD High Definition Foundation
THEqu33nb 11/21/2012 1:58:00 AM
I was NEVER a fan of this product, I honestly tried this quite a few times but on a bi-weekly basis, never on a daily thats probably why I never really found out the pros and cons of this product personally. I have problematic skin, back when I first tried this product (purchased then returned) I had bad acne, this product is NOT for any gals who suffer with large acne bumps.. My skin has gotten moderately better, smaller, less zits, and I noticed this product looked much better on my skin after it cleared up a bit. for reference I do have oily/acne skin uneven texture, and Although this does not make my skin look smooth like other products, it does give me a medium coverage with GREAT blendability. FOR me the ability to blend a foundation with ease IS VERY IMPORTANT. especially with my sensitive skin, i dont like to pull and tug my skin and make my acne worse. I've worn this for over a week straight now, in cold/hot weather and this held up best on cold weather..-less oil seeped thru my pores, but when It was warm out, my face was a OILY-greasy MESS even with setting powder literally an hour after. I have tried a loose setting powder over it then tried a blot powder, the blot powder holds up MUCH LONGER than the loose.
Self Tanners -Lancome - FLASH BRONZER Self-Tanning Face Gel
THEqu33nb 6/4/2012 2:39:00 AM
I originally wanted to purchase the Loreal sublime face bronzer after reading all the ravin reviews on here, but I would have to order that online cause no stores within a 40 mile radius of me sells it! so I went to Macy's and visited a few counter's, I originally stopped by the Lancome counter to buy my fav mascara, but had to purchase another dollar to get the free gift (they always get me that way) so I decided to try this out, the moisturizer formula since i was Going to use this at night before bed so in the morning the color has already developed.. well My skin has only a few small pimples and some small bumps on my forehead, but much acne scarring from the past 5 years.. from large pores to small pits to actual scarring on mostly my cheek area. I thought this bronzer would give my skin a healthy looking glow.. but with all my uneven skin tone this made me look dirty.. it didn't make me look glowy whatsoever.. but the formula was great cause it dried very quickly and the color developed as stated.. I am originally an nc-25-30 when im pale but my skin is about an nc40 now and my face is still an nc30. i applied this a total of 3 nights and this did make my foundation appear darker so my tip is, if your wearing this and are going to wear foundation u should stick to ur normal shade and not wear so much foundation cause this will add the color to your face already.. when i HAD THIS bronzer on my face it made my foundation look way too dark.. not cute, cause i looked like i went to africa for a month, not too hawaii. OVERALL this will turn out best if your skin is perfect.. then again what doesn't?
I purchased my first shu e. Eyelash curler about 5 years ago, and I am still on that first one..of course i changed the pad, but this curler works best on MY ASIAN lashes... It also helps that this is a japan based company.. and Nordstrom's no longer sells this brand, therefore i stocked up via eBay...Buyers beware: I bought 5 of this off ebay for a decent price.. and they were fake knock offs.. even sellers that claim it is authentic with high ratings.. it is not what it seems.. the curler itself is much more wide and not as curved as the real one.. THESE curl my lashes straight up how I like em!!!
I have so many eye primers; Too faced/ UD, Just to name the few i use but switch up often... I read the great reviews on here and noticed many ladies used this as a eye primer.. The entire time i THOUGHT it was an eyeshadow type product.. It's been a week since I purchased this and I LOVE IT!!! it covers My stray brow hairs and slightly discolored lids and MAKES my eyes appear open, Clean, and refreshed!!! i have acrylic nails, although very short, i don't like the fact that i WILL have to use a spatula later on to get the product out once im running low... wish they made the packaging thinner, a bit wider.
Still on my first container, a little goes a long way. I am usually not a fan of GEL hair products cause Over the past years I've had lots of issues with the gel flaking overtime, BUT this one!!! WOW'ed me cause it did stay true to its claim. no FLAKES, no white particles from running my fingers thru my hair after a long day, I even slept with it overnight and still no flakes!!! the scent is mild to none, and it works great with shine, and i can still comb through it easily. i use this when I sick my hair in a sleek ponytail, makes my hair looks so FRESHLY pulled back with no frizz of fly-aways
I paid a whole lot of money and spent LOTS of time finding this product cause the sephora closest to me were sold out of my shade.. I bought it in the 2nd shade cause like everyone said the 3rd shade is dark, especially for me since I am fair-medium My skin: OILY/ Acne-prone/ large pores/ small pits/ some acne scarring. SKIN tone: nc30 *THE PRO'S- 1) Softened (NOT diminished, yes theres a diff) my pores 2) Gave a smooth matte finish *THE CONS- 1) I have not had a zit in 2 months and when I used this 3 days in a row, literally 3 LARGE zits appeared over night, and took 2 weeks to diminish!!!! 2) DOES NOT cover a damn thing, i can't believe it's categorized as a foundation. this works as a primer but still with foundation over, it' ends up being real heavy on my skin, and feels as if I am wearing 3 layers of foundation. 3) IT'S SO damn expensive 4) I even did some research cause I know the reviews were high, I went on youtube and watched the how to vid posted by the owner/creator himself of Perfekt and applied 3 layers, patting it on like he said, AND STILL. NO COVERAGE whatsoever!!! I returned this right after it made me break out. this is definitely a product I can say that does not get long with my skin.