OMG. I've found my new favorite setting powder. After putting on my Loreal True Match foundation, I set it with the Ruby Kisses Mineral Powder in Caramel to obtain a flawless look. The application can get a little messy due to excess fallout but you simply cannot beat the price which is around 5 bucks. I find it similar to MAC Mineralized Skin Finish at a fraction of the cost. I will definitely continue to repurchase.
Eyeliner -Femme Couture - Mineral Effects Baked Cake Eyeliner Black
adriennesmith 2/26/2013 12:56:00 AM
This is my favorite eyeliner and prefer it to gel and pencil liners. To achieve an extremely black lined eye I wet my eye liner brush and dip it in the product. I have minimal smudging with this product and It will last forever because you get so much product.
Let me start off by saying that I don't wear eye shadow alot, but when I do, I love to sport a more natural look. Texture is the perfect shade for that natural look. I usually just put it in my crease to add some depth to my eye. If I'm going out for the evening, I'll put it on my lid and crease with a bold eyeliner. I would definitely repurchase.
This is my HG brush to apply my liquid foundation. It gives a flawless look to my skin that I just can get with a standard foundation brush. I've been using the same brush for months and have washed it multiple times; It's still going strong. I have an extra one in my makeup case just in case something happens to my current one.
Liquid -L'Oreal - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17
adriennesmith 1/20/2013 12:22:00 AM
Out of all the foundations I own, this is my favorite and the one that comes closest to my skin complexion. It blends really well and covers my hyperpigmentation issues. I love the fact that this product can be found in any drugstore and doesn't break the bank.The only thing I would change is the packaging. I wish this formula came in a pump. Hopefully L'Oreal will read this review and provide a pump!
Mascara -Jordana - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
adriennesmith 1/19/2013 11:55:00 PM
This has become my new favorite mascara. It's dirt cheap and gives great length, volume, and dark tint to my lashes. It's a lot better than some of the pricey mascaras I have in my collection.
This is the only MAC blush I own and I love, love, love this blush. It's a very natural looking blush that I wear to work almost every day. If I want a more shimmery look then I go over this blush with a light bronzer.
Lipstick -New York Color - Ultra Last Lip Wear in Brandy Sparkle
adriennesmith 9/11/2011 11:03:00 PM
This is one of the few lipsticks I wear on a frequent basis. I love how creamy the lipstick goes on and the color complients my complexion well. The lasting power is moderate but it only cost $1 so I don't expect it to last all day. I agree with the reviewer that said that the packaging can be improved. The top is always coming off of mine too and the product tends to get all over everything in my makeup bag. I'd buy again.
This is a great winter fragrance. To me it has an exotic/musky type of smell. I get tons of compliments from men when I wear this. I just think it's a very sexy perfume.
I do have to admit that this perfume smells great and exudes femininity. However, everytime I wear it, I get the most terrible headache. I still have a very full bottle that I'll probably never finish.
Volcano is one of my favorite NYX eye shadows. It's very blendable and I mainly use it when I want to do a brown smokey eye. I would definitely repurchase.
Like many who have reviewed this product, this was also my first makeup brush. I bought this brush in 2002 and I still use it almost daily. I haven't experienced any shedding and it still holds it's shape even after numerous washings. The handle has never came apart from the brush - That says a lot. It applies my foundation evenly. If I ever need to repurchase this brush again, I will gladly do so.
I use this brush daily to apply my MAC mineralized powder. I like the feel of this brush and haven't noticed any shedding at all. The only complaint is that the brush isn't that well constructed. After about a month of use, the handle fell off. I still use the brush and will repurchase again since it's so cheap in price.
For a long time I tried to draw and fill my brows by freehand but I got tired of one brow looking perfect while the other one looked a little crazy. Since finding these stencils, the time I spend doing my brows has decreased and they always come out looking precise everytime. I use the Sally Girl's brow powder and my brows last all day. For most people, including me, you will probably end up using one stencil out of the four. I use the "Glamourous" stencil because it's closest to my natural eyebrow shape plus it's the thinnest out of them all. One improvement that Ardell could make is to offer thinner options because not everyone likes thick brows.
I use the Ardell eyebrow stencils and this brow powder in the brunette shade to create a flawless brow everytime. The powder lasts all day and I've never had a problem with it smudging on me. I've used eyebrow powders by Milani and ELF and this cheap gem by Sally Girl is my favorite. For $1, you definitely can't beat this.