Primer/ Corrector -Nuance by Salma Hayek - Smooth Start Skin Primer
ayngemac 5/16/2013 3:12:00 PM
This stuff did make my skin smoother, however, it didn't make my makeup last any longer. Honestly my Monistat gel works better, and it costs a lot less. This was $12.29 at CVS for 1 oz. Monistat anti-chafing gel is $7.99 for 1.5 oz. Has a weird scent, too.
Happy, playful, yet subdued enough not to be juvenile. Too bad it doesn't last.
I like this scent. It's warm and womanly and grown-up without being antiquated. And you don't have to spray on too much to make it last.
Whoa, "Spicebomb" is right on the money! It's is very sharp and pungent, and smells almost.... edible. After a few seconds I started sneezing. If you like Opium, you'll probably like this scent. It's just way to busy and strong for me.
Powder -Physicians Formula - Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Powder
ayngemac 5/15/2013 3:33:00 PM
I have oily skin, so I've been passing on BB creams so far. I can't find one that is catered toward oily skin, and I don't want to buy one off the internet. Anyway, I was happy to see this product appear at CVS. When it went on sale I picked it up. Unfortunately, there are only two colors: light/med and med/dark. I'm an NC42 and the med/dark is about three shades too light for me. It also makes my skin look dried out. Honestly I don't see how they can label this a BB powder; apart from SPF 30, it's the same as a pressed powder. Instead of removing it, I layered my WnW mineral foundation over it to darken it. I think I'm going to exchange it for a regular PF bronzer.
Concealers -Physicians Formula - Concealer 101 Perfecting Concealer Duo
ayngemac 5/14/2013 4:54:00 PM
Way too dry. The brush is too small, too. Good idea though.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Halle Berry -- Closer
ayngemac 5/14/2013 2:48:00 PM
I actually like this scent. It's feminine and clean and modern, but doesn't have much staying power, and it's not original.
Mascara -Almay - Intense i-color Volumizing mascara - Midnight
ayngemac 5/13/2013 1:19:00 PM
This product is marketed "For Hazel Eyes" even though it's black. Okay... I have to admit I only bought it because it was essentially free. Wags was having a BOGO sale recently plus there were coupons, etc. Anyway, after trying the blue version, I wasn't expecting much, so when this delivered lush, intense black lashes, I was impressed. However, four hours later it began to flake and smudge. Not a lot, and I do have oily lids, but still... If you don't have issues with oil maybe this will work for you, but it just missed the mark. Regular price is $7.99 at Walgreens. I didn't see a waterproof version.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Kinkier gloss 'n' define curling mousse
ayngemac 5/10/2013 5:50:00 PM
This didn't help with curling my hair at all. They just fell out as if I didn't use any product. I did provide body, but I wanted curls. Also my hair now feels drier. Going back to HE. I got this at CVS for $3.99, and it's going back.
This is not red. It's a shimmery medium pink. So pretty. But also discontinued. Actually, they discontinued ALL their lip products. I've been to CVS, Wags, Rite Aid and Target, and there are no longer any Almay lip products! What's up with that???
Eye Shadow -Wet 'n' Wild - Shimmer single in Platinum
ayngemac 5/10/2013 3:06:00 PM
This looks lighter in the pan than on my skin, and sans primer it doesn't 'stick' but WITH primer, it works well. And it's only $2 at CVS.
Lip Liners -E.L.F. - Long Wear Non-Feathering Lip Liner in 'Bitter'
ayngemac 5/10/2013 3:02:00 PM
Dry, crumbly and difficult to apply. Also the cap cracked right away. WnW is much better.
Lip Gloss -E.L.F. - Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Mauve Luxe
ayngemac 5/10/2013 3:01:00 PM
This is a pretty, shimmery MLBB glossy lipcolor. Smells nice and the price is right.
Eyes -Ardell - Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator Treatment Gel
ayngemac 5/10/2013 2:59:00 PM
I've been using this for about 3 weeks, once a day before bedtime, and already I see fuller and longer lashes. This is a white-ish gel that you apply with a nylon mascara brush, and the brush tends to scratch my eyes. I prefer Loreal's smooth plastic brush on their lash growth serum, but heck, this works too. I picked this up at Rite Aid because it was on sale for only $1.04 and I had rewards to burn so it was essentially free. This has no scent and the formula itself does not sting my eyes or irritate them in any way. Also I notice less residue on my lashes compared to Loreal's serum, but it doesn't work as dramatically as that one. Still, this is a good product, especially even at full price it's less than have the cost.
I tried this because of the awesome CVS sale this week: $6 off ANY PF product, PLUS the red scanner box gave me a $3 coupon, so I got this for 29 cents plus tax. There were only two shades available: Fair Light and Medium Light, and ML was the darker shade so I got it. Too bad it's about five shades too light for my NC42 skin. It does offer good coverage but it's just about useless since it's so light. Maybe I can use it as an eyeshadow primer, but it's a bit thick for that. Good thing I paid less than a buck. How about a Med/Deep shade PF????