Love this brow kit. I only use the gel and it is perfect for filling in my brows. I like that it isn't too pigmented as it gives me more control and I can build up my brows without over doing them. The color medium has a nice ashy-neutral brow gel which is perfect because I hate it when brow products pull too warm and orangey. The only gripe I have is that the lasting power could be better. I am actually thinking of trying Laura Mercier's Brow Definer after this because it is a gel brow filler.
This is my favorite concealer!!!! I don't use it for my undereyes but this is perfect for blemishes and redness. It is creamy and smooth. I apply this concealer and buff a mineral foundation over it and it looks flawless. It makes a great base because powders seem to stick to it really well. The colors are pretty good for a drugstore (not too pink).
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes
_starry 2/2/2013 1:58:00 PM
Ugh. I did not like this mascara. It did not add any volume and did not define my lashes at all. It made them wispy and long. I also did not like the brush at all. The curvey wand didn't make application easier and it actually made my lashes clump more.
Concealers -Maybelline - Super Stay 24 Hour Concealer
_starry 2/2/2013 1:55:00 PM
I love this concealer for under my eyes. I only use it under my eyes because I find cream concealers are better for blemishes and facial imperfections. This concealer is medium to full coverage and it LASTS all day! The color selection is lacking and the shade I use has a strong pink undertone but it works perfectly to brighten my under-eye area.
Wow. If I ever had a life changing product it would be this. My top 3 requirements in foundation are 1) Doesn't break me out/ irritate my skin 2) the color match is good 3) It lasts a good 10+ hours. Bare minerals is the first foundation to meet all my requirements. I am prone to irritation and clogged pores from wearing face makeup but Bare Minerals does not clog my pores not does it make up face itchy and irritated. One thing I will say though is Bare Minerals tends to accentuate what you have. So, if you have clear skin it will looking amazing and glowing, but if your skin texture is rough it will accentuate that. It also does accentuate dry patches. But other than that I think it's perfect! I haven't even been tempted to try every new foundation that comes out. My quest for an everyday foundation is over!!!! BTW I think some people are disliking BM because of the way they are applying it. When I first used it, I disliked it too. It is important that your skin in moisturized before application. I apply a moisturizer then conceal any spots. Then I use the Sephora Mineral Powder Brush #45 to buff on the powder.
This is my favorite eyebrow pencil!!! The formula is nice and waxy (not too creamy) and it lasts all day without smudging. The best part is the colors though. Medium brown is the perfect brown for people with medium to dark brown hair. It is an ashy brown that looks very natural and doesn't pull red or orangey. When I have black hair I liked using dark brown as well but that color has been discontinued. I like that the pencil doesn't look overly drawn on.
Skincare - Body -Johnson & Johnson - Head to Toe baby wash
_starry 9/2/2012 3:53:00 AM
I was so excited to try this product but unfortunately it disappointed me. However, this product definitely has it good points and I can see why people like it. I NEED my cleansers to remove my makeup and this cleanser does that with ease and it didn't dry out my skin. But when I tried to wash it off I felt like it was really hard to rinse off and there seemed to be some residue. And the worst part was it broke me out and it made my skin super sensitive. It felt almost raw to the touch after using this cleanser for 4-5 weeks. I have never had this kind of reaction to a cleanser so that was a red flag. I have returned to using Dove's Beauty Bar and I love it!
LOVE. This is my absolute favorite face wash. I just wet my hands and it lathers up quite nicely and it's gentle and effective. I look for cleansers that can remove makeup and be gentle to my sensitive skin. The best part about it is that it completely removes all of my makeup. I can use a toner and cotton pad and have no makeup left over on the pad. It has left my face in the best condition it's ever been. I am prone to clogged pores and this has greatly reduced that. The only complaint I have is that it can be a little drying. But that can be easily remedied with some moisturizer. After I used the bar up I wanted to try something new so I used Johnson&Johnson Baby Wash and it was terrible to my skin. I won't ever stray for this cleanser again!!!
I'm reviewing this product as a facial moisturizer, not body. I have dry skin and I thought having a cream would be more moisturizing. However, this just sat on top of my skin without sinking in or hydrating my skin. It felt really thick and greasy. I plan to use the rest by mixing it with my perfume and using it as a body lotion.
Love this eyelash curler. There isn't much to say as it does exactly what it is supposed to do. It curls my lashes nicely and my lashes stay curled. BTW if you go to Taiwan it costs $5 at any Shiseido counter!!!!
Eye Primer -Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (UDPP)
_starry 7/29/2012 8:44:00 PM
My eyeshadow doesn't normally crease even if I don't apply eyeprimer but I still think primer is an essential step because it helps keep my shadows on all day and helps the eyeshadow stay vibrant. I like that the primer is a thin consistency and that it is still easy to blend eyeshadow on top of it. I still have the old packaged bottle and it has lasted me two years and I'm still using it.
This chapstick did not work for me. I have intensely dry lips and this only sat on top of my lips without absorbing and healing them. Basically it did nothing for me. However I will say that it smells delicious.
I have chronically dry lips!!!! They are always cracked and bleeding. I have tried literally every lip balm at the drugstore as well as others (Burt's Bees, Blistex, Rose Bud Salve, Carmex, Nivea etc) and none have provided relief. It would either help for an hour and make the chapping and peeling worse or no even moisturize to begin with. This absorbs into my lips and have drastically improved my lips! My mom and friends even commented on my moist lips! I cannot recommend this enough!!!!!!! Not to mention it smells good.
One of my favorite foundations!!!! My favorite thing about this foundation is the finish. It makes my face nice and dewy without looking oily. The application is easy and the coverage is very very good. It covers acne scars and redness easily. The only problem I have with it that prevents it from being perfect is that while it looks good when you first put it on, it doesn't look as nice after a few hours. It settles into my frown lines and looks cakey.
Powder -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation
_starry 6/27/2012 3:44:00 PM
I really like this foundation. It has very very good coverage. I have acne scars and this covers them up nicely. I have the shade Buff Beige and it is yellowed toned which I really appreciate. The finish isn't too matte or powdery. The lasting power is also pretty good.