I love this concealer. It matches my skin tone under the eyes and it's moist without looking too thick.
This is drier and more shiner than the Strobe Cream. It's definitely more of a highlighter than a moisturizer. I'm looking for another moisturizer to try.
I would give this a 3.5. One bottle was enough for me to try this. The Strobe Cream does not have a loud pink shine (compared to the Strobe Liquid). However, I felt that the cream's texture makes me break out. The antioxidant in this is great. I would prefer a something with a lighter texture that suits my oily skin.
I bought this in light translucent. Overall, I didn't see anything special about it. My light beige shade actually makes my pores larger, and makes my face look oilier. My face looked like another layer of beige being piled over my foundation. I'd rather have a powder that doesn't have this kind of layering effect. Based on the excellent reviews I've read, I think this product is made for women with normal skin or older women who want a slight radiance. For people with oily skin, there are more flattering powders out there.
I bought a second tube, and have it in my cabinet so that I can get ready when my first one runs out. This mascara is great! It gives me the length and volume to give my lashes a natural look (in brown black). And removing it is great. I had to use two pads on each eye to make sure, but taking the mascara off is a breeze. I have no raccoon eyes the next day!
Toners -MAC - Pro-Preferred White Softening Lotion
annikarey 10/16/2012 1:18:00 PM
This is more of a toner than a lotion. The actual name of the product is "MAC Lightful Softening Lotion." The light scent does not irritate my skin, and does not make it dry. The toner has a light scent and really does get the oil out of my pores. I use it at least twice a day, and it's great. For $31 for a 5.0 oz bottle, I say that it is a good deal (even though the price is a bit expensive). It's worth every penny, and very fun to use too!
I finally found the best lipstick, at an affordable price. I bought this from Walgreens a month ago in Fiery Veil. The texture and the finish are wonderful. It goes on my lips smoothly, and it is very light. It's heavier than a gloss, and lighter than a lipstick-- this is just right. The buttery texture is wonderful and it doesn't stick. This is an excellent lipstick if you want to have younger lips. I find myself using this product more often than the Colour Riche Lip Gloss. I just ordered more shades from Drugstore.com since Walgreens have sold out on those shades. This lipstick is the best!
I tried this today, and didn't think it was special. This mascara is good if you want to have a natural look. I think Lycra brush makes sure that the lashes won't clump, but that's about it. The texture of the brush is slightly stiff, which is not unique because I've used other mascaras with similar brushes (even if it's not trademarked as Lycra). I also didn't see much lengthening as stated on the package. This product just made my lashes natural, neat, and black-- that's the only positive thing about it. If you want volume and curl, then get another mascara.
I threw this away after my first use because the tip instantly broke off.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - ColorStay Pressed Powder in Translucent
annikarey 7/29/2012 3:30:00 AM
This powder will cake on oily areas, and I had trouble spreading it on my face evenly. I even changed the puffs, and still had to deal with the uneven application. I didn't even use a lot of product, and tapped the excess off before applying. I'll stick with my Urban Decay Powder. This is not translucent; it ended up chalky for me.
The formula in this mascara is a bit dry. I had a bit of trouble using the spooned brush, because it smudges against the bottom of the eye when I was applying it on my top lashes. I only apply mascara on my top lashes. It takes me three coats to have the "falsie effect" but the dry formula also emphasizes the clumps. After using this mascara, I realize that the spooned brush is not for me.
I was surprised that this product is discontinued. I bought this last week from a larger supermarket in Portland. The one near my home doesn't have this brand. I really love the flexible brush, and it make applying fun. There really wasn't much of a difference between the Glam Eyes Mascara and the Sexy Curves one. Both give me volume with some curl, and smears a bit on the bottom of the eyes if I blink while the mascara is wet. However, the brush on Glam Eyes is easier to deal with. The tiny bristles really gets all the lashes. I will miss Glam Eyes, and will have to look for a good volumizing drugstore brand.
Pressed Powders -Revlon - PhotoReady Powder - Translucent
annikarey 6/23/2012 10:31:00 PM
This powder is not transparent. Your face will be chalky white.
I threw this away in less than a month. The blush is a waxy mess. While I was applying one day, the blush actually peeled away from the bottom of the package. It was like putty. Plus, I find this hard to spread and get some color on my cheeks. Definitely will not purchase again.
Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal - Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
annikarey 6/22/2012 2:16:00 AM
I didn't think the primer made an obvious difference on my skin. It didn't cover up pores, and the color just blends in. It has a bit of a waxy feel with the silicone base. The primer does allow the make-up to be removed easier than without it though. With my make-up wipes, the foundation just comes off with ease.