Yes this is a sheer foundation, build-able to a sheer medium. Great for those that have mostly clear skin to begin with and just wants to even it out. It will not cover any blemishes so bust out your concealer with this foundation. I have never used tinted moisturize so I cant say it comparable but some have mentioned its like a tinted moisturizer
I do agree this is not for oily skin but it might work out considering that this is more of a satin finish and I set it with powder. I used to have oily skin, but now I feel as though I have normal skin (I still classify myself to have oily skin tho when I purchase products) I moisturize well (night&day moisturize is argan oil) and I think that prevents the overproduction of oil, in my case anyways.
LOVE, that it looks so natural (like skin but better) and that is lightweight which is perfect for the summer. Its great for that everyday look. PLUS you get so much product 4oz - $35.
Ok..I do think it is long wearing, Ive had it on for 7 hrs now and my face still looks evened out and not shiny. Water-resistant, hmmm I dont know about that, I have yet to test that.
The foundation I find is easy to blend compared to my Nars sheer matte. It has a positively shocking smell - sweet. Not that industrial-plastic make up smell. I had no issue with it oxidizing. Is it my HG? Maybe not but time will tell.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Salux Nylon Japanese Bath Towel
aeriekah 4/7/2013 3:50:00 AM
I bought this at an Asian market nearby (Mitsuwa in SD). I believe Ive seen something similar at swap meet but were most likely not the real deal. This product looks like an unraveled loofah but the material is rougher. I have very tolerable skin so I wouldn't recommend this for those with sensitive skin. It lathers real well and great part is that is that it cleans and dries easily. I feel really clean after using this and I do feel exfoliated. Prior to this product I used a loofah for the reachable areas and a brush with a long handle to get my back and those two are long gone. One product for the whole body! Nylon Bath Towel>>Loofah <$4.00 at the Asian Store
Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous False Fiber Lashes~Waterproof
aeriekah 3/23/2013 2:47:00 AM
I really like this mascara because it holds my curl, gives me the desired volume, and extends my lashes a bit. I like it because it gives me the appearance of natural false eyelashes. I actually do prefer the smaller bristles because it holds less product. I hate having to scrape off excess product in other mascaras using the rule of thumb to build using thin layers but with this mascara I only use one coat to achieve the desired effect - thick natural looking lashes.
The only downside is that his does smudge on me but I recently found the best tip to preventing it and that is using a clear gel as a top coat. ELFs Clear Eyebrow and Lashes mascara works great.
It says it is waterproof but I haven't been swimming or crying lately to see if it holds true
Mascara -E.L.F. - Wet Gloss Lash and Brow Clear Mascara
aeriekah 3/9/2013 3:00:00 AM
Rediscovered this item. I didn't like it as my mascara because it did weighed my lashes down after curling them. It is however great as a eyebrow gel to keep strays tamed and as a top coat on my lashes which helps prevent my Voluminous False Lashes Mascara from smudging. LOVE LOVE LOVE & CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP
I love this chapstick. It has a great consistency, as it is not too thick/excessive when a layer is applied and its not too thin. Oh and the scent! I love it. It is very subtle but I cant quite describe it
This scent quickly grew on me as I kept smelling it off a test strip. A light musky citrus scent. I only do spray this once because its quite strong for me. Also because of one spritz I dont think its lasts long. Overall Im not mad in love with this fragrance but do like it. My boyfriend on the other hand LOVES it! I used to wear Ralph by Ralph Lauren and he always jokes that it smelled like an old woman, really?!
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Perfect Purity - Oil Free Acne Wash
aeriekah 1/8/2013 10:23:00 PM
This is my HG cleanser:) I found this at the 99cents store thus it is really cheap compared to the $5-6+ cleansers out there in stores.
I decided to pick this up because it is cheap, has salicylic acid, and on the front it says that it is comparable to Neutrogena's Oil Free Acne Wash.
I have been using this for a year and although this did not worsen or clear up my acne, it is a great cleanser. I use it with my clarisonic and it does not leave your face dry or feeling tight. I love this find and usually stock up.
This is a great find at the dollar store, I hope they dont pull it off shelves!
I actually bought this on accident, I wanted the cream and thought they offered it in a pump but when I got it at home is was not as thick and realized I bought the lotion version. I compared the two and they are nearly identical except the cream contains petrolatum (which is probably what makes it thicker in consistency)
It penetrates well and does not make my face feel greasy. My skin soaks this up to a matte finish very much like the cream and the only difference is the consistency. I use this as an AM moisturizer before my makeup routine.
I do prefer the cream because the heavier consistency upon application feels like Im getting a sufficient moisture for my skin. I have a HG daily but mostly night moisturizer (Argan Oil). I will switch between the cream and the oil every now and then but when I need the extra moisture, I apply the cream on top, which I think helps lock my argan oil in.
Just bought this blush that Ive been eyeing for a month. Got home and nearly got buyers remorse because its exactly like my Milani Minerals Blush 201-Luminous, which I believe have been discontinued because I haven't seen in stores and they carry a new line of blushes (baked). Dont get confused, their Baked Blush - Luminoso is not the dupe for Organish because it is more coral. Sooo in the end I decided to keep it because Milani does not carry it anymore hence I will need it eventually.
I have a lemon tree but I dont get too much juice from them and it doesnt keep as long. Soo I bought the lemon juice in the bottle. It is so much more convenient. I use as a toner and love it. Prior I tried ACV for a week but discontinued. And prior to that I did not tone. I do believe that this heals the pimples I pop faster. My face feels smoother, my acne scarring and sun spots have reduced faster that using ACV or Mederma. Will definitely be a permanent part of my regimen.
Very impressed by this foundation. Prior to this I used Bareminerals (Golden Medium) and Nars Sheer Matte (Stromboli). I wanted something with a bit more coverage and more staying power and this was a great find through YouTube. Bought it in Warm Golden - 320. Its an okay match, not enough yellow for my skin tone.
I have applied it with my fingers, Sonia Kashuk's Flat Synthetic Multi Purpose Brush and an F80. All work well. It applies easily, its blend-able, and feels great on the skin. It really does look natural on the skin while providing medium coverage in one layer. This has a very slight sheen but becomes or is for the most part matte. Odor isnt strong at all. I smell a faint play doh like smell.
Does stay upwards of 8 hrs on me. Its a great base for my blush because with my prior foundations my blush is gone early afternoon and with this my blush is still there at the end of my workday.
Packaging is very heavy and bulky makes me think thats why Im paying $13. But its a better price point than BM or Nars.
Doesnt transfer initially but does start to come off 4-5 hours later, shortly after lunch. As a reapply the balm tiny flakes comes off :P So doesnt last on me like it does on others. Got this in three different colors, Cerise, Kruger's Biege, & Diane's Tuberose. Its not true to color, so do your research and check out online swatches. I prefer these in 1-3 shades from my natural lip color that way when it shows signs of wear its blends in and its less noticeable. Eating oily food (pizza, fried foods) will affect the performance of this product as it does instruct you to use a oil based makeup remover to remove it.
Fabulous color for fall and winter. At first I thought It might look too old?? But its soo pretty and packed with glitter that two coats is sufficient but do three for an extra kick. The ends of your nails may feel a bit rough because of the glitter so its best to finish with a top coat.
I love this blush and just recently went to Sephora to try on Nars Orgasm - exactly the same as Luminous -201! So for less than $10 I would choose Milani over and over again. Unfortunately I think Milani discontinued it because I haven't seen it in stores. They have a new line of blush - baked. And their Baked Blush Luminoso is not the same because its more coral.
Just to clarify because I got confused myself.
The blush that is similar to Orgasm is Milani's Mineral Blush in LUMINOUS, not Milani's Baked Blush in LUMINOSO (which is more peachy)