Liquid -Almay - Almay Truly Lasting Color longwear makeup
alicatgirl93 12/9/2010 12:07:00 AM
I actually really liked this product! I was a fan of the Almay Clear Complexions makeup, but the packaging was SO annoying and I wanted to try this one since it has a nice, hygienic pump. It has a slightly lighter coverage than Clear Complexions, but that's okay with me. I used to have horrible skin, but now that I'm almost through puberty and have been using prescribed medication for my face, I mainly have faint acne scars and somewhat oily skin. The foundation is quite sheer, and I like the thicker consistency because it feels like it's actually blending into your skin, not running off. The foundation is very natural and does not look like I wear any makeup. It also seems to keep my oil at bay and stays on ALL day. The color "sand" is a perfect match for my Asian honey-ish skin tone. I use about 1.5 pumps to cover my entire face, and that seems to minimize anything rubbing off. I totally recommend this product if your skin is similar to mine and you want something that doesn't require touching up.
Lip Gloss -Cover Girl - Wetslicks Fruit Spritzers-Tangerine
alicatgirl93 1/17/2010 9:24:00 PM
I actually really like the color/smell/taste of this product. I adore citrus, and this smells like orange candy. I've started wearing bronzer on my face because I think it looks more natural on me than blush and I wanted a lip color that would match my new look. I used to use reddish or pinkish shades and decided to experiment. On me, the color is a nice, sheer and attractive coral, but I can see why some wouldn't be able to pull off the shade. I'm a brunette with warm skin and golden/peachy undertones. The glitter is slightly chunky, but it's not too bad, although I think I would prefer the gloss without any sparkle. It has a nice texture and is moisturizing without being sticky. I only use a small amount of gloss to pigment and soften my lips. I think that if one tried to use a large amount to get a shiny appearance, the gloss might seem goopy. However, I really like this gloss and it's one of my favorites right now! Hope this helped you :)
I LOVE this shampoo. It smells like Chai tea... and it's a bit strong when you just sniff it, but after rinsing it out of your hair, it smells less in your face, but still really good. My hair is fairly normal, very thick, is about halfway down my back, and gets a little greasy by the end of the day. This completely gets rid of oil. I don't think you would like this as much if your hair is dry, because it might aggravate your scalp, but that has never been an issue for me. I love how easily it lathers up (just swipe it around your hair 2-3 times) and then massage it into your scalp. I've been using this for about a month, and I think it will probably be used up after 2 more months. I don't think I'll be able to switch back to liquid shampoo. I tried using some once, and all I could think was that it didn't make my hair feel as clean as NEW! does. I will definitely repurchase this, and perhaps try out some of the other shampoo bars. Godiva in particular seems really nice. Definitely give this a shot. It's either Vegan or Vegetarian (I forget) and is very eco-friendly since it doesn't waste plastic bottles.
Mascara -Maybelline - Great Lash Mascara Waterproof
alicatgirl93 7/18/2009 2:40:00 PM
I remember using this mascara when I was in middle school and a newbie at makeup. I found it clumpy, unmanageable, flaky, and smudgy. I definitely am not a fan.... I love waterproof mascaras, mainly out of necessity because of my watery, contact-wearing eyes and oily skin. So what WOULD I recommend? Try out Cover Girl Lash Exact waterproof mascara, which is truly waterproof and long lasting. I've never had issues with clumping or smudging with it. I used to have issues removing it, but now with Sonia Kashuk makeup remover (pick it up sometime at Target), I no longer have any problems with it.
Eyeliner -Rimmel - Exaggerate Auto Waterproof Eye Definer (all)
alicatgirl93 7/18/2009 12:20:00 PM
Eh... I am on the search of a waterproof eyeliner that can last ALL day (as in 8+ hrs) on my waterline without horribly smudging down and making me look like a raccoon. I've used this and NYC waterproof (which has REALLY good ratings), plus Almay 16 hrs liquid liner (I was desperate, ok?) Every single one smears within 3-4 hrs. Seriously... I don't even touch or mess with my eyes! I have to be fair though. I wear contact lenses and my eyes are pretty watery, plus I have oily skin and eyelids. Maybe I'll never find a waterproof eyeliner that won't smear... I have used this black eyeliner to help create my smoky eye for Senior Ball, and it worked decently. The eyeliner is creamy and doesn't tug or pull. Still, I think the only reason it worked ok is because every single girl at SB checked her makeup at least every 2 hrs, and I was no exception.
Ok... I have oily skin with not too many pimples due to my doctor's prescriptive facial wash and gels. I just need a gentle everyday cleaner without BP or SA to use in the morning and remove my makeup at night. I am really impressed. I find it to be an extremely gentle facial wash that barely qualifies as a scrub. I have not experienced any of the irritation some of the previous reviewers have talked about, but my skin isn't exactly sensitive either. I pour a tiny bit (like a penny sized amount) onto my fingers and add a bit of water, mix it, and rub it on my face. Also, this works wonders as a teeth whitener (just sprinkle a little bit on your toothbrush along with your toothpaste). After just one use, I could tell that my teeth felt and looked a lot cleaner. Baking soda even removes greasy residue from your hair as well. (Just rub a quarter sized amount into your hair along with your daily shampoo.) Overall, I think this product is great and would completely recommend it. Hope this helps!
Ok. I noticed the really good reviews on this product, but one thing I have to say. Stay awaaaaay from this foundation if your skin is oily. Otherwise, it will grease up your face and just look gross overall. It has a very light coverage and the consistency is almost watery. Secondly, I think that the colors are meant for people who don't really have a golden undertone to their skin but are dark at the same time. (That doesn't really make any sense...) I got this foundation for about 10 bucks because it was on sale and I figured, "What the heck". I have this shade in "suede", and it turns my face a dark orange. Its just not an attractive look. Although I am tan, this was way too dark for me. What I ended up doing was mixing it with my Almay Clear Complexions foundation, adding my facial moisturizer and a little liquid cleanser gel to get the right color and consistency. I think this foundation would be perfect for people with dry skin who don't really need any coverage and just want to make their skin a little more dewy and even. However, I personally didn't like it. Sorry.
Liquid -Almay - Clear Complexion Blemish Healing Makeup
alicatgirl93 7/14/2009 2:08:00 PM
I'm a 16 year old girl with oily skin and used to be a victim of red, bumpy breakouts that led me to get a doctor's prescription for a specific cleanser and Duac and Differin gels. After a few months, my breakouts were gone, but I still have acne scars and oily skin. I don't need heavy concealer, just something to mattify and give a little extra coverage. I love this foundation because it does just that. It doesn't necessarily keep my face looking matte, but it makes it look a lot smoother and dewy rather than oily. In addition, "Sand" matches my warm Asian complexion perfectly. Another thing I found that works is to put a little clear gel cleanser into the foundation and mix it up. It will prevent oil slicks and also make the foundation a little runnier if you want to thin it out (however, the texture is really good, so you probably don't need to do that). I completely recommend this product. It looks like a tiny bottle, but I got it in the middle of March, and I still have quite a bit left, and I think I'll finish it by the end of August or so. I completely recommend this as a light coverage foundation for people with oily skin. If you have a lot of acne, I'm not sure if this is what you need - however, I would suggest using a stick concealer from Almay or Maybelline if you want heavy coverage. Hopefully, this helps you make your decision on whether or not you want to purchase this product!
Eh... I really wanted to get the Diamond Brilliance lip shine stuff after reading excellent reviews on it, but couldn't find it in the drugstore so decided to get this gloss instead. I was looking for a pigmented, moisturizing, non-sticky gloss that didn't have too much shine. What I ended up buying is the exact opposite of what I was looking for. Typically, I'm not a fan of sticky lip glosses, but this actually isn't so bad. I have Apricot glaze and it's a very sheer, EXTREMELY shiny gloss that gives my lips a slight peachy tint. I have very full lips already, but this made them look even fuller and seems to tingle a little on my lips. The scent is... not unpleasant. I don't think it's as horrible as others claim The texture seems very moisturizing, and even though it's a thick gloss, it's not goopy and it doesn't sit on your lips like some glosses I've tried (Maybelline Shinylicious, I mean YOU.) This is by far the shiniest lip gloss I've ever tried, and lasts for a very long time. I think I could use it every day since it doesn't capture my hair like many other lip products. Also, while this doesn't affect the product, I really like how the packaging looks when you take it out. I think it looks a lot more chic and sophisticated than other tube squeezey glosses like CG fruit spritzers or Liplicious from Bath and Body Works. Overall, I recommend it though.
Lips -C.O. Bigelow - Vitamin Mentha - #1648 Baby Pink Mint
alicatgirl93 5/25/2009 4:41:00 PM
I really like this! Reminiscent of Burt's Bee's lip shimmers, but I prefer this texture. It's really just like a chap stick, and is extremely moisturizing. I like this color, because it's sort of a nude, fresh pink... kind of like "your lips but BETTER". I like the tingling feel and smell, and it tastes decent too. I'd definitely recommend this.
I really really like this... I went to the doctor in February... so about 2 months ago to get prescription acne facial wash and gels, which helped a lot, but dried my skin and hasn't helped rid my skin of scars. Because my skin is fairly clear now, I didn't really need to use the super thick stick concealer anymore, so I wanted to try using a cream concealer. I tried this, and it gives excellent coverage, and you only need a small amount to blend into your skin. Yeah, the color selection isn't the best, but I like it and highly recommend it for concealing acne and even under eye circles. Hope this helped! :)
Lip Treatments -Burt's Bees - Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
alicatgirl93 5/6/2009 8:22:00 PM
I LOVE this chapstick. It gives my lips a very subtle reddish tinge, moisturizes, doesn't melt, and isn't too dry or too greasy. It also smells really good. I wouldn't say it smells like pomegranate, but it's a strong, sweet, vaguely fruit-like scent. I just wish it had SPF... that would make it perfect.
Palettes -Unlisted Brand - The Icing Makeup by Claire's
alicatgirl93 3/7/2009 4:33:00 PM
I went to the mall, was poking around in Claire's, when this eye shadow pallet caught my eye. The brand is apparently "Claire's Cosmetics", and the eye shadow pallet in question had 12 colors. All of them were shimmery, and the colors included yellow, browns, pinks and purple, and two gray blue silver colors. They cost only $6, so I decided to give in and buy them. These colors were extremely flattering on me. They are rather glittery, so are best used on your lash line rather than say, your brow bone. They have a very soft, blendable texture, and are not chalky or hard at all. I put on my Maybelline stick concealer to prime my super oily eye lids, and then I layered this on. The eye shadows look bright, shimmery, and best of all, barely creased after about 6 hours! I definitely recommend these shadows for their cheap price and amazing pigment and texture. I think that the particular shades that I chose look better on people with warm skin tones, but I'm sure that there are other pallets out there that will suit everyone. Definitely give these shadows a try.
Hm... I've tried both the Maybelline and Almay versions of this concealer, and I have to say that I prefer those to this. This concealer is very creamy and thick to the point of feeling almost oily. In addition, its smell was somewhat strong - while it did fade away after it was blended into your skin, the plastic-y smell was unpleasant. In addition, in the Summer the concealer began to sweat and melt and became really gross, which has not happened with the other brands. While this product is okay (it gets the job done), I personally didn't like it as much. Finally, I think that it aggravated my skin, which is already oily and acne prone. While this concealer does give thick coverage, I recommend checking out the Maybelline version of the stick concealer, which gives a more natural coverage. Hope I helped!
I like this product, and it is one of the three brands of concealer sticks that I have used. The one from Cover Girl oiled up and broke up my skin, but I liked both the Maybelline and Almay brands. Almay gives a lighter coverage than Maybelline and is more difficult for me to blend into my skin because its texture is not quite as creamy as the Maybelline brand. It does stay put all day and looks natural, a definite plus for me and my oily complexion. It looks subtle and is still a good concealer, but I personally prefer the Maybelline cover stick because it is $3 cheaper and is better at covering up my acne. Overall a good product, but I would recommend checking out the Maybelline brand instead. Hope this was helpful! :)