Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow in Lavish Lavender
aplainjane 5/27/2013 4:05:00 AM
This is a cool toned lavender with a grey base. It has a fine shimmer and can be worn sheer to full opacity. It is a long wearing product with minimal creasing after 12+ hours of wear. Looks fantastic on its own as sheer wash of color all over the lid or as a base for other lavender/purple powder eyeshadows.
Treatments -Garnier - Sleek and Shine Moroccan Sleek Oil Treatment
aplainjane 5/19/2013 5:47:00 AM
This is a fantastic product for a mere $5 at your local grocery store. It is a yellow orange oil with a mild to moderate scent that leans masculine. It is not overly thick or sticky. It applies evenly, does not weigh hair down and it does not feel greasy. It leaves my hair feeling ultra sleek, shiney and soft - as the product claims. I am surprised at how great this product works since I have had issues with the other Sleek and Shine items.
Conditioner -Garnier - Hydra Recharge Moisture Whip leave-in Conditioner
aplainjane 5/19/2013 5:33:00 AM
This is a foam leave in conditioner that is dispensed via a pump. It smells nice, but that's where the buck stops. This product leaves my hair feeling heavy; great if you want to add volume, but that's not what it is advertised as. It also makes your hair more difficult to brush and comb through. I use this product on days when I wear my hair in a bun and stay at home. I am almost done with it, but will not be repurchasing.
This product is great at detangling hair and adding some moisture. It smells great and leaves your hair feeling silky soft. Only downside is that I went through a whole bottle in two weeks. For reference, I have waist length hair. Luckily, this product is inexpensive at about $3.50 a bottle.
Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Color Tattoo 24 hr # 30 Seashore Frosts
aplainjane 5/10/2013 12:43:00 PM
This is a gorgeous duo chrome that is multidimensional in color. Over a matte primer such as soft ochre by MAC, it pulls blue grey. It is creamy, highly pigmented and long wearing. It is difficult to wear blue eyeshadows, but this is stunning!
The perfect bright pink. It applies evenly, is highly pigmented and lasts 12+ hours without any fading. Easy to blend with other products such as Bronzer. Looks frightening in the pan, but gorgeous on your cheeks! I am N18 for reference.
This is a hot coral-pink amplified creme lipstick. It is a long wearing formula that isn't the most hydrating, but not as drying as a matte lipstick. I prep my lips with a balm before application. As the color wears off due to eating or drinking, it leaves behind a beautiful bright pink stain on the lips. It is an absolutely gorgeous color that can be flattering on multiple skin tones.
Liquid -Yves Saint Laurent - Teint Touche Eclat Foundation
aplainjane 4/18/2013 12:12:00 PM
This is a sheer buildable to medium coverage foundation. It is light weight, silky and glides onto the skin. Best way to apply it is with fingers, in my experience. It has a noticeable floral scent that lingers. It imparts a beautiful glow and luminous finish on the skin. Good for a night out, but dreadful for those of us who need something long wearing. I set the foundation with a powder and needed touching up approximately 4 hours later. I tried it with a primer and it ruined the finish and effect of this product - still needed to powder at 4 hours. I'd recommend this for individuals with pretty decent skin, dry/normal skin types. My shade was B10. For reference use 117 in MUFE, Revlon CS in Buff, MAC N18, Cover Girl 3 in 1 shade 810.
Foundations -Cover Girl - Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation
aplainjane 4/14/2013 11:23:00 PM
This is a medium to buildable full coverage foundation that I applied using a BB type sponge. It is a creamy foundation that applied effortlessly. It is long wearing 12+ hours needing a touch up (powder) at the 8 hour mark. The color match is fantastic in 810. It has been the best color match for me out of all the foundations I've ever used. It sets to a satin finish and looks flawless, light weight on the skin. It is super affordable at just under $10, plus it comes with a pump! :) A definite HG product. My foundation search has ended here..... :D
This is an ultra sheer foundation that in my opinion isn't very buildable. This "foundation" would be great for those who have flaw free skin or simply want the "coverage" of a tinted moisturizer. It has a natural finish and is long wearing. This product has minimal transfer and is good for combo/oily skin types. The lighest shade available to me is N1 and it was still too dark. :(
The color Light 001 is pink based and the color Fair 002 oxidized on my NC15 skin turning me tanned - which would be nice, if that's what I was after. It is creamy, medium coverage that appears patchy on the skin. The color made my complexion look muddy and it did not provide skin smoothing properties. I would not recommend this for oily or combination skin types as I had oil break through within 3 hours. I did not powder my T-Zone as I feared it would further add to the patchy application, however I did blot with minimal product transfer.
I purchased this in Vanilla as it was the lightest shade for warm skin tones. It looked pink on my NC15 skin. :( It has a lightweight texture that is buildable from sheer to medium. It "dries" to a satin finish. This never truly dries as you touch your face and it feels tacky. And it transfers and lifts when using blotting papers. Finally, not a long wearing foundation or appropriate for oily skin. I had oil shining through my t-zone within 2-3 hours and foundation breaking down at the 5 hour mark. Overall, pretty disappointing.
This is a soft plum-brown color that is matte in its finish. It isn't the most pigmented of shadows, but it works great as a transition color. It applies smoothly, evenly and there is no dusty kick off in the pan.
I've been using anti-bacterial soap to clean my brushes - what a huge no-no! This product cleans and conditions your natural hair brushes like no other. Cleanses quickly and effectively. No residue or scent left behind. Highly impressed with the results.
Lipstick -MAC - Sheen Supreme Lipstick - Insanely It!
aplainjane 3/25/2013 4:34:00 AM
This is a bright pink, almost fuschia lipstick with a blue duo-chrome. It is opague, creamy and moisturizing in its formulation. This is not a long lasting lipstick, but it does not claim to be. No feathering or drying out your lips here. It lasts around 3-4 hours and leaves behind a beautiful pink stain on your lips. This is my 3rd color from the Sheen Supreme line that I have purchased and enjoyed.