Cleansers -Juice Beauty - Blemish Clearing Cleanser
alexgarza 2/17/2013 1:06:00 AM
This product is just ok. I like using this because I know it won't cause me to get any new breakouts. However, it doesn't help to clear existing breakouts. I also am noticing small little bumps on my skin that I usually don't get. If you have normal skin that breaks out here and there and want an organic cleanser, it is nice. I wish they had something a little bit stronger that would be more suitable for my skin. I have finished up 1 bottle and will not be repurchasing at the moment.
Pressed Powders -Rimmel - Stay Matte Pressed Powder (ALL)
alexgarza 1/7/2013 3:40:00 PM
I didn't like this product. I bought it because of all the raves on youtube. I was experiencing oily skin this past summer and it has never been a problem of mine before. I thought the powder would help. Yes, it does control oily and keep you matte throughout the day. However, it made me look cakey and blotchy but added no coverage. Really weird. It may work for someone who would just wear the powder on its on for me me it didn't work out.
Treatments (Eye) -Mario Badescu - Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream
alexgarza 12/1/2012 1:17:00 AM
This product was just "ok" for me. It was actually the first eye cream I've ever used, I've now been using for about 3 mos. The price point is amazing and ceramide is known to help hydrate. I think if you just want a basic preventative inexpensive eye cream this is perfect. However, for me it was not hydrating enough. This reminded me a lot of vaseline where it's really moisturizing while it's on the skin; but as soon as you wash it off your skin is back to dry. It has no long term moisturizing effect. I will finish up my jar but I will not repurchase.
I recieved this as a 100 pt perk from Sephora. I have never tried anything from dior before so I was so excited to try this. I used BB creams in spring/summer but none of them were working for me anymore (I used too faced, smashbox and garnier). So, I love the coverage if I put just a small amt on and rub it in with my hands it looks like I just naturally have great skin so it's perfect for running a quick errand or lazy days. But if I use a stippling brush and some mineral foundation on top it gives me a medium coverage with a beautiful finish. My skin gets really oily but its also dry/flaky in areas where I use acne cream. This keeps me matte but also hydrated. I hate looking dewy but I don't want the dry skin to look bad. So in all I love everything about this bb cream except for the color. It is a little bit to dark for me. I assume most people wear bb creams in spring/summer when they have more color so this will be perfect then. But for now I'll have to fake tan my neck and chest for this to be a perfect match. Maybe eventually they will come out with new colors. I will be buying the full size bottle when my sample runs out!
I forgot how amazing this product is! I have been using Benefit's High Brow and Eye bright for a long time to highlight under my brow and in my inner corner. I recently decided to clean out my makeup and found all my old NYX jumbo pencils. I decided to switch out my benefit products for my NYX pencil in MIlk. OMG! It works the same if not better and you can't beat the price! I draw a line under my brow, on my inner corner and then on my eyelid and blend with finger. If i don't have time to put shadow on that gives me a quick look but it is also a great base and really makes everything pop and stand out. I don't use this in my crease so I don't notice any creasing. I usually use a eyeshadow primer underneath also. It works great as a base in my waterline and then I can put any color shadow on top of it.
Foundations -Dermablend - Smooth Indulgence long lasting matte finish
alexgarza 11/2/2012 10:17:00 PM
This product is the best foundation I have ever used. I have used it for 1 year straight now and it is completely amazing! I see that everyone has strong opinions on this foundation, I think you need to be professional matched and have a consultant tell you how to apply it. This can be completely full coverage or as sheer as a bb cream it just depends on the application. I personally get great coverage from it. The finish for me is a natural glow but I don't get too shiny. The tube lasts a good 4-6 mos too! I have never had a more perfect match from foundation either. I will leave it at this- I work in the business and I have only had 1 person tell me they didn't want to purchase it in the past 2 years!
Powder -Cargo - Cargo Blu-Ray High Definition Powder Makeup
alexgarza 10/28/2012 11:16:00 PM
Amazing product! I have tried so many powders and all of them were good but I never fell in love with a powder. I always thought it was just something to set your makeup, it could never be anything amazing. Until I stumbled upon this product. I stumbled upon this product and I am so happy I did. The texture feels like butter its really smooth and silky. It almost has that velvet silicone feeling to it. It only has 4 shades so it is easy to find your match. It is pretty mattifying but I need that for oil control. I love the coverage it gives to my foundation it makes my skin look flawless and pore less. Obviously great for pictures too! I rated it 4/5 bc I run through it so quickly!
Masks -Juice Beauty - Green Apple Peel- Sensitive Skin
alexgarza 10/19/2012 11:32:00 AM
BEST MASK EVER! I have always used masks just to keep up with a skincare routine but not necessarily bc any of them were making a huge difference. This completely changed my mind! After the first time I used this product I immediately noticed my skin was glowing and brighter and it felt more firm. The next morning my acne was reduced. After using this for about 3 mos now I will never go without it. It is perfect for my boyfriend too. It makes his ingrown hairs go away and evens out his skin tone.
AWESOME! In love with this mascara! I got this as a 100 pt perk at Sephora and just ordered the full size online yesterday. I love all lancome hypnose mascara also but I think this might be better. I have never worn this mascara alone I always wear it in conjuntion with Benefit's They're Real. It is a great combo!
Fragrances -Bath and Body Works - Sensual Amber EDT
alexgarza 10/17/2012 1:37:00 PM
Obsessed with this fragrance! I personally love rich amber musky scents. I love Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb but I do not have a store near me that sells it, so I try to only use it sparingly. Plus it is expensive. With this product I feel like it smells very similiar but It is much easier to find and so inexpensive. Only 30$ is amazing! This is a great everyday perfume for me bc it is not too heavy but still has that amber scent to it!
Treatments -Joico - K-Pak Color Restorative Styling Oil
alexgarza 10/17/2012 1:32:00 PM
I love this product! I have always wanted to try the Moroccon Oil line; but there is no salon/store near me that sells it. So the sales lady at my beauty supply recommend I try the joico oil. I personally use the joico kpak color therapy shampoo and condinitioner as well. I have never tried any other oil to compare it too thats why I give it a 4/5. For me It works amazing though! I put in about 4 pumps on my wet hair and then a pump on my dry hair every day until I wash it again. It never makes my hair greasy or weighed down. I love how versatile it is, I can use it as a leave in protein treatment or just as something to tame frizz. I bought the bottle last October and I still have about 1/4 of the bottle left. I am betting it will last me another 3 mos or so. The oil is only 20$ for something that lasts well over a year is so inexpensive! Very impressed!