Lipstick -Bare Escentuals - Pretty Amazing lipcolor in Free Will
Toniannequin 12/30/2011 12:07:00 AM
I love this lipstick/gloss! The color is the perfect neutral-toned nude. Nude lipsticks often look orange on my fair skin, but not this one! The texture is amazing - it's super creamy and not at all tacky. It lasts forever on my lips, which, as a full-time student and health care worker with little time for makeup touch-ups, is extremely important. I also really like the applicator and the packaging. I thought it was a bit pricey at first (I paid $18 or so at my salon), but you get a good amount of product for the price and honestly, it's worth it!
This is without a doubt my Holy Grail powder. I have used it since it was released in 2008 and I don't plan to stop using it. I have combination skin and every powder (even other higher-end mineral powders) I tried before this one instantly oxidized. This does not oxidize on me at all, so I never risk looking like an Oompa-Loompa. My skin is also a bit acne-prone at times, but this powder never breaks me out. I have an oily T-zone and this works extremely well at keeping any oils at bay. I have to do minimal touch-ups throughout the day and my face is still matte before I remove my makeup for the night. You get an immense amount of product - I use a decent amount daily and my jars last at least six months. Because of this, the price (usually $12-$15 at my local drug store) is beyond reasonable. I have fair skin with neutral undertones and the "Translucent Light" shade actually gives me a lot of coverage. I often need no foundation or concealer and just top my primer with this. The only cons I can think of are that 1.) it has an odd smell (though it has improved as of late), and 2.) the brush it comes with is scratchy. This is probably my favorite makeup item ever and I'd recommend it to anyone.