Wow! This is a very good mascara! I'm impressed, it's the first mascara I've ever tried from Almay and I'm pleased by the results :) It lengthens and thickens my lashes very well and it curls them,, it's a nice black color and doesn't flake or smudge during the day! The only problem I have with this is that if I try to build up more than 3 coats of this the lashes start clumping and then it doesn't look so nice. The brush is nice, very thin and long so you can reach all of those little lashes in the corners :) And it's also really nice for the bottom lashes. The packaging is boring and I wish it would look more feminine but I don't care about it when it performs this well :) I would buy it again and I recommend it to everyone!
These are amazing lipsticks. They are matte and don't feel drying AT ALL they don't have a scent. They are very creamy and glide on smoothly. They last a long time and don't smudge all over my teeth. My mom loves them too. Go buy some! :D
Worst powder ever. Gives absolutely NO COVERAGE. ZERO. It does not mattify my skin and doesn't control oil either. I didn't notice my skin getting clearer and the packaging is big and horrible. It's pricey, like $10 I wish I would've returned it. There are better powders at the drugstore at a lower price like Maybelline Dream Matte Powder and Rimmel Stay Matte
I bought this in Orchid Hush. I love the texture of it, it's so strange and fluffly but not like a mousse, it just feels so unique, haha. I had to pack on the product to show up which is inconvenient cause it can cake up on top of your foundation. I wish I would have bought it in a darker shade so it could have showed up better on my medium skin :(
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
TheBrokenShadowsOfMySoul 6/1/2012 6:04:00 PM
I like this foundation so much but I wasn't able to find my shade :( Got mine in W3 Nude Beige. I'm a NC25 in MAC. (not a good match) PROS: -Very watery/thin consistency -Medium-buildable coverage -Doesn't feel heavy -Matte finish -Absolutely BLENDABLE!!!! ( A little goes a long way) -SPF 15 -Large shade selection -Looks beautiful on the skin CONS: -The ''warm'' range is not yellow, but orange -Rubs off quite easily -Oxidizes
This is an amazing product in such a horrible packaging.... If you have problems with your concealer creasing, put this on first, then your normal concealer and voila!!!! Your concealer will not crease as much or not at all!!! A life saver!!! It has medium coverage and it lasts ALL DAY It wonderful... but I suggest getting a shade lighter than what you normally would because it does oxidize. I got mine in NC30 and turned into a horrible orange.... exchanged it to NC20 and it's perfect :)
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Powder
TheBrokenShadowsOfMySoul 5/30/2012 11:37:00 AM
OMG I hate this so much.... I got mine in W3 and as soon as it touches my face it turns ORANGE no matter what foundation/primer/moisturizer/oil control lotion I use. When I swatch it on my hand it doesn't turn orange so I'm guessing that it only oxidizes when it combines itself with the natural oils of my face. I do have oily skin so if you're like me don't get this!!!! Unless you wanna look like an oompa-loompa !!!
THIS IS THE BEST FOUNDATION I'VE TRIED!!!! It stays on all day long I don't need to bring it with me for touch ups. I've worn it for up to 19 hours and it stays flawless.... I can get total full coverage with this, and applies beautifully with either a normal foundation brush or a stippling brush... Don't try it with a sponge or your fingers cause you will end up looking cakey and you wont like it... The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't control my oil even though I have it in the formulation for oily/combo skin... It will start looking cakey in the middle of the day because of the oil and the constant touch ups of powder to keep my skin matte... Also, they have a great range of colors but none of them are true yellow toned... They might look yellow in the store but trust me, they aren't. These have a peachy undertone. I apply this foundation to my neck too so that the color doesn't look so obvious... But the staying power is just amazing!!! It has a semi-matte finish, doesn't transfer easily at all... Yes I would recommend it to anyone!!! :DDD
Ew. Thick, sticky, pink, creases, cakey and didn't even cover anything. Dont' buy this, please. I returned it after 3 days.
OH MY GOD!!! I LOVE THIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! I just bought it like 20 minutes ago and I was so excited to try it out that as soon as I got home I took my foundation (Rimmel Lasting Finish) off of one cheek and stippled it on with this brush... And then I used it for my powder (Rimmel Matte Powder) and blush (Milani Baked Blush) and.... I literally looked like I got my makeup done by a professional... My cheek just looks so airbrushed and clean and flawless ohhh the finish it gives is just so wonderful I love it!!!! It looks so cute and the handle is small but quite thick and gave me a perfect control of the brush... The bristles are super soft but stiff enough for foundation application... This allows you to build up coverage because it applies a very sheer layer of the product and buffs it in beautifully.... Oh god, you have to get this... nowww!!!!!!!!! It is seriously better that using a sponge, your fingers, or other brushes I LOVE IT <3 <3 <3
THIS IS THE BEST BRUSH I HAVE TRIED FOR MY FOUNDATION!!!! I am impressed that it hasn't gotten more reviews on MA!!! I have tried my fingers, sponges, Sonia Kashuk's pointed foundation brush, ELF's one dollar foundation brush, ELF's powder brush and even blush brushes and all of them gave me an unnatural, caked on look. I use Revlon Colorstay foundation and this is the ONLY brush that gave me a flawless look without looking cakey!!!! It's a nice BIG brush, it's so soft and it doesn't leave streaks! I could LAYER my revlon colorstay without any problems. YES!! I COULD LAYER IT WITH THIS! I am so happy and it is only eight b ucks at K-Mart. It doesn't shade and it looks so cute I LOVE THIIIIISSSSS!!! GET IT NOW YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR MISSING! I'll never use another! I was done with my foundation in less than five minutes, it blended it perfectly into my skin!
Makeup Brushes -Sonia Kashuk - pointed foundation brush
TheBrokenShadowsOfMySoul 4/22/2012 1:40:00 PM
As others have mentioned, this brush is perfect for concealer!!! I use it for under my eyes and the pointed side for spot-concealing. Is perfect! I also use it for my foundation sometimes, it spreads a nice thin layer but is too small and I take longer to finish... I will buy a bigger foundation brush for my entire face and keep using this for concealer. It has not shade a single hair for the 4 months that I've had it and it's easy to clean. I think it's a little bit expensive but it's worth it :)
Pressed Powders -L'Oreal - Infallible Never Fail Powder
TheBrokenShadowsOfMySoul 4/22/2012 1:46:00 AM
Worst powder for controlling oiliness... But it has awesome coverage and is insanely smooth... doesn't last longer than other powder I've used either... Packaging sucks the red thing came off completely and the lid broke... so yeah I will not repurchase...
Moisturizers -Clean & Clear - Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer
TheBrokenShadowsOfMySoul 4/22/2012 1:21:00 AM
This is a nice moisturizer. I have a very oily T-zone and normal cheeks and this doesn't make me look like a grase ball, it just makes my skin a tiny little bit oily but nothing to worry about. When I first started using it, I enjoyed the cooling sensation of it, but after some weeks my skin got used to it and I couldn't feel it anymore. It has no SPF which is why I am removing one lippie. My skin feels comfortable and read for makeup application. I like that it has a pump, that's very nice too.
This stuff did not help at all with my oily T-zone... I'm so miserable :( I had HIGH EXPECTATIONS that it would keep my makeup matte all day without worrying about caking my face up with powder every hour but it didn't :( It only made my foundation look even more cakey and I started getting oily just like any other day. I'm so so disappointed with this product! I tried it as a mask too, it didn't work either. I mean, it makes you look matte when you first put it on but after like 30 minutes I started getting oily again :(