Eye Shadow -Maybelline - Expert Eyes Eye Shadow - Sunbaked Neutrals
ariablack 4/1/2012 10:23:00 AM
This is actually my favorite pallet! Great for warm skintones. I've completely run out of the champagne color, as it is perfect for all over the lid. The color next to it, a matte brown, is the perfect crease color. Really. It's all I use. There's a shimmery white for the inner corner, two great greens, and two gorgeous coppers, and a shimmery dark brown. I like all of the colors in this pallet, which is unusual. I believe the lighter copper could be a dupe for UD Half Baked, the darker copper Mac's Amber Lights, and the matte brown Mac's Cork.
I like this a lot. I've used the Fair/Light color under my eyes for dark circles, and it really is like a night's sleep in a tube. Looks very natural, doesn't sink into fine lines, a little goes a long way. Sadly, now I'm slightly less pale and I really need to use the Light color. I got the shade Light and tried to use it, but it comes out rather orange.
I love this, but not only that, guys love this. Seriously. The name "Pure Seduction" is spot on. It's very young and fun smelling so I wouldn't recommend wearing this in a workplace or anything like that. To me it smells like fruit punch and freesia. That might not sound good, but trust me it is! The only gripe I have is how long it lasts...it barely lasts an hour.
Moisturizers -Formula 10.0.6 - Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer
ariablack 3/24/2012 6:24:00 PM
NO! No, no, no, no, no. Completely ruined my skin. Within a few days of wearing this I developed huge cystic pimples and rashes all over my face. Took me months to repair my skin. I hate this, I hate this, I hate this!
Lipstick -Maybelline - Color Sensational Pink Me Up
ariablack 3/24/2012 6:19:00 PM
I loooovee this. It has become my everyday lipstick. Color: A slightly warm toned medium pink color. Finish: Not shimmery, but not completely matte. Looks like a natural lip texture. Very pigmented. For everyday wear I just lightly pat this on, but it can easily be built up. I think this would look good on several skin tones. I'm around a NC30. This automatically brightens my whole face in the most natural way, and it isn't drying at all. The packaging is cute as well. I would re-buy in a heart beat.
Ugh, I love this. I'm very yellow toned, and I was worried this would be slightly too cool on me. "Rose" blushes normally are. But no! It's perfect. It looks like a completely natural blush on my fair skin. You can build it up quite a bit and it blends well. The individual mosaic pieces also make pretty good eyeshadows! I've been using this blush almost exclusively for the past month. It's great, I'd buy it again.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Oil Free Foaming Facial Cleanser
ariablack 3/18/2012 11:22:00 AM
IT BURNS. Seriously, I felt like my face was on fire. If your skin is even a little bit sensitive, I would not recommend it. Try the Sensitive Skin formula instead!
Whoa, I need to get more of these. I wore Deep Rose for the first time yesterday and I'm in love. It's a perfect MLBB shade of pink. No shimmer, which I love. The shine is gorgeous though and makes my lips look so healthy and full. I love the applicator. It contours my bottom lips perfectly. This lasted a good two hours, which is fine by me. It smells good too without being overbearing. I'm planning on going back and getting more shades of this!
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Foaming Facial Cleanser - Sensitive Skin
ariablack 3/18/2012 11:14:00 AM
HG. I'm on my third bottle. I really think that you should keep your cleanser as simple and gentle as possible, and then target harsher products on certain areas of the face. This is that simple cleanser. Breaks down makeup quickly and easily, doesn't irritate skin, safe to use around the eyes. A little goes a long way. Super cheap. My sister had been using very harsh cleansers on her skin for her severe acne, and I gave this to her and it started clearing up right away. If you have dry skin, you don't need to worry about this being drying either. This cleanser is actually perfect for my sensitive combination skin. I'll never purchase anything else. I'm in love. ;)
Lipstick -NYX - Round Lipstick in Pumpkin Pie #630
ariablack 3/18/2012 11:06:00 AM
I like this a lot! I have very pigmented pink lips, and when I apply this over them it turns out to be a very pretty light peach color. The formula is very creamy and moisturizing feeling. Personally, I don't smell or taste anything. The only con is the shimmer. The first time I applied it I felt the shimmer was too overbearing for everyday wear. The thing is, once you work through the first layer of the lipstick in the tube I think the shimmer decreases. Maybe that's just my imagination. But now that I've used this a few times it's perfect for an everyday lip! I think this would go nicely on a lot of skintones, especially fair/warm. I'd buy again.
I have these in Black, Dark Brown, Bronze, and Raisin. They are all great. No smudging at all, stays on waterline, very pigmented. Basically everything you could want from a liner. Dirt cheap too. On one of the pencils, the twist-up thingy in the pencil broke. But, eh. They're cheap. I'd definitely recommend and rebuy.
I like this product. The exfoliating beads are very fine and gentle on my sensitive skin. Sadly, I think this may be breaking me out. I'm going to go a couple of weeks without this and update this review after.
Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
ariablack 3/16/2012 10:54:00 AM
This is good stuff. Just went through my first bottle. I can't say that it really helps prevent breakage in the long term, but it does an excellent job at smoothing the frizzies in my hair. Makes my hair look very soft and shiny. And of course it smells fantastic, though the smell does fade quickly. I have hair halfway down my back, and this little bottle lasted me about 2-3 months. I'm rebuying.
Just finished my first tube. This is fantastic. I use this after long days when I feel like my skin is still gunked full of dirt and makeup. I use this after cleansing, obviously. I feel like this really draws all the gunk out of my skin. Leaves it with a super clean feeling. I've also left it on pimples over night, it really helps to dry them up. I'm buying again.
Gives a very nice, very subtle tan. I'm super pale and using this doesn't make me look like Snooki or anything. It just makes me look like I got some sun over the weekend. I like. The thing is, it definitely gives you a yellowish tan. If you have naturally pinky skin this might look odd on you. It also smells bad, but I just shower and use it at night and the smell wears off by morning. I'd buy again.