I love this stuff! After a god-awful bleaching job with a Garnier bleach that left me with uneven, fried hair with platinum roots, orange ends and random brown/black chunks, I spent a bit with a hat over my head (To hide the roots) and demanded nobody laugh at my hair. (The only help was when my little brother said i looked like my friend who has gorgeous red hair.) I finally got to the drug store and picked up this dye in 72, caramel kiss, thinking it was dark enough to fix my platinum roots and light enough to lighten up the random dark chunks. I deep conditioned my hair first, then after mixing it up, (Including a gimmicky shimmer serum) I put it in my hair, (starting on the dark parts first) let it process for 25 minutes, rinsed and EH VOILA. The dark spots were evened out, (for the most part) the platinum roots now matched the rest of my hair and I had a pretty caramel blonde color that actually looked just like the box. My hair is still pretty frazzled, but i wouldnt say this dye made it worse, all the damage is from the bleach. I give it a 5/5 because it saved my hair. Its a bit pricey compared to other dyes, but i think its better than most drug store permanents, and the packaging is very fancy. You get what you pay for.
Bought online, and i really like it, despite my original reaction. when i first got it i would apply it like a full coverage foundation, with my regular brush. It was super shiny, and sat on the top of my face, didnt look very natural and seemed to break me out too. D: Thats not how you should apply it. take a SMALL- SMALL amount of the bb cream, and apply it using your fingers, only where needed, blending REALLY well. if you do so, your skin will look naturally flawless and glowy without overdoing it. it does have a grey undertone, but when blended in and oxidized its not too noticeable. overall, i really like it and will probably buy again. i dont wear foundation/ any all over face makeup besides powder on a daily basis, but when i do, its almost always this.
Eye Shadow -GOSH - Wtareproof e/s stick in Love that Champagne!
avrillavigne12251 8/29/2011 10:25:00 PM
well, i bought this a while ago. i used to have it in beige but the discontinued it. boo! D: but this is pretty nice. its close to my skintone, so if all else failed, and only had this product, i could double up as concealer. :P i use it as a primer everyday beofre i apply eyemakeup. i liked the beige better, because it could brighten my eyes a bit, but this is pretty nice. ^-^
there arent enough reviews on this. i bought this at shoppers drugmart while our store was selling it for 5 bucks. :D so affordable. i think its like, 24 regular D: so expensive!!! O.O lol thats the cheapo way i am. but i dont have to worry about that for a while, i bought 3 containers of it. (1 for summer, (4 champange) 1 for spring/fall (02 sheer), 1 for winter. (01 ivory) :P im crazy, but my skintone changes way too much.) i wear this daily, using a stippling brush to apply it- it doesnt look like im wearing makeup, it just looks like an awesomer version of my skin. :D it also doesnt feel like its there. it actually gives decent coverage- its also very buildable from light to full. ive used a foundation brush, my fingers and a stippling brush to apply, and the stippler works best- it gives a very natural sheer application, and uses the least product. :D i also dont break out much with this, even when im naughty and dont wash off my makeup at night. awesome cause my skin isnt acne prone, but i get some little pimples. the pot packaging isnt a good idea, but i cant think of any other way to package it... its actually my hg foundation. i wear it daily. it doesnt take too long to apply either. :D
i bought this on a whim, without reading any reviews, because the display for it at shoppers drug mart said "waterproof color" or something, and i am a SUCKER for things that say waterproof. it was 8 dollars or so, which makes it cheaper than GOSH waterproof eyeshadow sticks- a VERY similar product. i have it in "beige blaze" and first off- it wont budge. it stays where you put it. i jumped in a lake with it on, and it stayed. i was sweating my butt off at the fair- it stayed. the staying power is awesome. the color of beige blaze is a very pale gold-ish color, with lots of shimmer. dont worry about the shimmer running down your face- it doesnt. i wear it almost everyday as a base to brighten up my eyes before i apply a liquid liner. as for as a primer- i dont think that was how CG intended it to be used... its not good as a primer. but as an eyeshadow- its pretty awesome.
meh. ever since they discontinued the covergirl whipped foundation, ive been on a search to find a new HG. well this wasnt it. i like the foundation, it gives GREAT coverage, blends well, but it just feels HEAVY like i am wearing alot of it, when all im wearing is a thin layer. it also seems to have little shimmers in it, which i am not fond of for everyday. however if i am going to be photographed, i would probably choose this, because it does look nice in photos. me and my friends were taking pics when it was dark out, and while all my friends looked like ghosts, i was safe cause i was wearing this. :P its fairly pricey for a drugstore foundation too, (the dermablend stick foundation was only 10 dollars more at shoppers) i might be able to forgive that if it was the shizz and a half, but its just too much... the packaging is sanitary. (pump) overall, its not HG, but its not bad either. im using it everyday right now, cause im still on the search for my HG.
oh my... for people expecting this to lighten their hair, you are errr... DUMB! look at herbal essences, for example... IT WILL not lighten your hair. if you want something to lighten your hair, use a dye like nutrisse or suprerior preference A PERMANENT DYE, with amonnia and peroxide... just thought i would point this out. you have to bleach your hair if you want to use this to lighten your super dark hair. OK? this is a decent dye overall... :D
i really like this product. its well pigmented, and will conceal ANYTHING! scars, dark circles.... but, i knocked off a lippie for 1 reason... shade selection.... i got this in light, cuz i bought medium in sheer envy, and it was too dark... light is wayyy off from medium, like 3-4 shades lighter if the concealer came in a "regular drugstore color range" then medium and tan are fairly similiar....HUH? so, not a fan of that... light is too light on me, but its ok worn under foundation... (not ideal) im considering adding a little of my cheap face powder i got that was a shade too dark to it next time i apply.... I had a couple of other problems,but i found some solutions... like, with the consistency... if you apply their sheer envy primer, it will lighten up the concealer as well as its coverage... -.- but it helps... i love the packaging, its super cute, and is pretty sanitary.. also, the pencil... i dont like it for concealing blemishes... i like it on my water line, when its red...
oh, how i wanted to love this. i got this is mr. right, which is a deep shimmery-ish blue. i applied this, and at first i liked it. it nicely separated my lashes, and the color looked so nice. then, a while after, i had flakes on my face. i wiped them off, then a while after, MORE FLAKES! :( i just wiped it off again, and so on. :( if only this didnt flake. :( i dont even know if a good mascara exists. but im giving it 2 lippies, because it seperates nicely, and if someone knows how i can stop it from flaking, it would be hg, actually... just the stupid flakes!!! GRRRR!
I have been looking for a foundation, since they discontinued trublend whipped foundation. Anyways I was out shopping with my grandma, and this was on sale. She recalled that she used clean makeup back in her day, so I thought I'd give it a try. I got this in buff beige, because my gma kept saying that classic beige (what I was in trublend) was too light. Anyways, it was too tan. But I blended it out best I could. Anyways, I looked at it in sunlight, (I have florescent lights in my room, don't ask.) and it looked like poo. I had a couple of pimples on my chin, and it made my chin look all strangely bumpy. I hated how it looked. Of course my lovely gma said: "actually, I didn't wear cover up"(she calls it that, not me) "when I wad your age. I didnt start until I was 40. But I remember the girls that did looked like that." Not to mention it reeked of noxema
Concealers -Hard Candy - Nobody's Perfect concealer palette
avrillavigne12251 4/17/2011 11:12:00 AM
I'm not sure why this got such negative reviews. It's a fairly good concealer pallette. Actually possibly the best drug store pallette. I was either going to get the Annabelle concealers or the NYC one. Instead, I saw this. While it seems the darkest skin shade is the heaviest, luckily that is my color. It's good for concealing my scars from acne picking. (don't do it) and the occasional spot. But i don't recommend it for covering undereye circles. It just really highlights finelines and finelines you never even knew you had. Yech! Overall, not terrible.
i got this at the soda pop tour... (JOE was a sponsor) they were giving out free samples. i got this in purple.... it was OK. kind of waxy, but it looked nice on your lid, just not the waterline... it kind of aged, and just turned into a crayon of sorts... :( i wasnt too mad, i did get it for free... but seeing all these rave reviews, (i did get this almost a year ago) makes me think they changed the formula... hmmm....
loved it for a bit... then i used a diferent blush, and i say my acne on my cheeks go wayy down! so, basically, if you are not acne prone or anything, this is a nice blush, i like the color... but beware of blemishes... :( overall, an OK blush, nothing too special, nothing too suckish...
Concealers -L'Oreal - Bare Naturale gentle mineral concealer
avrillavigne12251 4/8/2011 9:56:00 PM
ok, this concealer is great! i have fine lines under my eyes (genetic, ive had them since i can remember...) and they make it NEAR IMPOSSIBLE to make concealing my dark undereye circles(which are mammoth... i dont sleep much) to look natural... i originally didnt like this concealer, and most people i know shyed away from it, because of the loose powder. but, it feels soft on the eyes, and most important, IT DOESNT SINK INTO FINE LINES! it looks absolutely natural too, i just look like i actually slept last night... only con is that its hard to pick a shade.
Treatments -Clean & Clear - Invisible Blemish Treatment
avrillavigne12251 3/27/2011 5:32:00 PM
i have been using this for a while, and i really like it... it is 2 percent salicyclic acid, and that was the largest percentage of sa in all the drug store products i looked at... niice, but i wouldnt reccomend it if youre starting with sa, you will grow immune to it too fast... blah, so start with like, 0.5 salicyclic acid, and work your way up to it.... i dont reccomend it under makeup though, lets just say it ruins your makeup application.... i like that you can layer this when it is in the sticky drying phase, and have now a 4 percent sa... (sounds fishy, i know, heheh but it does make it stronger) It is def the best drugstore acne spot treatment ive tried...