My first problem is with this powder is the how small the container is and how rough the puff that comes with it is. The square shape and the size makes this akward for daily use. The powder itself looks lovely and gives a nice natural finish...fast-forward a few hours later and your face is horribly shiny. It's a shame really.I won't repurchase and will probably on use this as a touch up powder. NOTE: not tested on animals, vegan friendly.
Concealers -Hard Candy - Nobody's Perfect concealer palette
blueroses99 2/26/2011 5:27:00 AM
Decent concealer palette. Very sheer but buildable. Would use this for basic makeup looks or when I only need light coverage. I purchased the light pallete. 2 shades are quite dark and wouldn't work on my skin by themselves. Luckily I can blend them to make a decent match for me. The packaging sucks and looks very cheap. broke after a month. The brush is ridiculous and shouldn't be included. Probably won't repurchase.
Leaves your skin feeling truly clean and soft. It may be old but it's reliable. This paired with an exfoliante is golden. My only complaint is the smell...not exactly a bed of roses. Not horrific. Just that classic noxzema smell.
Loose Powders -Merle Norman - Sheer Face Powder in Translucent
blueroses99 2/26/2011 5:04:00 AM
An awsome finishing powder. You get an amazing amount of product, making the price worth it. Has a soft finish and doesn't accentuate dry patches. It also has a lovely fragrance. A classic go to powder.
Primer/ Corrector -Ulta - Professional Foundation Primer
blueroses99 2/26/2011 4:56:00 AM
Great primer. Goes on smoothly, isn't oily or greasy feeling. I bought the "flawless" version for correcting redness. In that respect it fails. I still have to whip out my concealer pallete...however I will be buying until I find something better. Also, I have had no issues with the tube. I really love the twist up pump!
Stunning palette. All the colors are versatile and It's easy to create natural looks or more dramatic. All the shadows, with the exception of grifter, are highly pigmented. My personal favorites are last call, mildew, smog, oil slick (makes a great line and crease definer), and sin. All shades are ultra wearable and blendable. Now for the bad...all the fall out! Glitter gets everywhere! It's not a dealbreaker but you really have to learn to manipulate and apply the shadow properly. Otherwise this is worth the the money. Mine also came with the UDPP in Eden. Love the primer which can also double as a concealer. I still get slight creasing...but it is much improved. Overall an awsome palette. Great for UD newbies.
Keeper Norman lip colors are beautiful and longlasting. My only complaint is that they can be drying. Make sure you exfoliate your lips and apply a light chapstick or lip balm before applying. I have that technique keeps your lips looking soft for hours.
I got this as a freebie. I would never spend money on this brush. I ended up with black Strays all over my face.
Love this brush! Had it over a year. It's very sturdy. Soft bristles and no fall out. Perfect crease or lid brush. Also stays soft after cleaning. Crazy to think I bought it cheap at a Target.
Concealers -Avon - Perfect Wear Total Coverage Concealer
blueroses99 2/26/2011 3:50:00 AM
A basic concealer. Very good coverage. Nice slim black tube. Applies and blends well with a small concealer brush. Not the most impressive concealer but certainly not the worst. May repurchase.
Very sheer, natural foundation. If you have bad skin, lots of breakouts this is not for you. However, if your skin is in good condition than this is perfect. It is very smooth and dewy. My only complaint is if you don't shake the tube well a gunk of oil will come out....a bit messy. Overall a lovely foundation that feels and looks natural.
A great drugstore mascara! One worth buying over and over. Lengthens and defines lashes with minimal clumping. A great day to day mascara. I prefer the original to the waterproof.
This foundation provides medium to full coverage. Gives off a slightly dewy finish and last for hours over a good face primer. That being said it does tend to show off dry patches in your skin after awhile. Moisturize before you apply if you have dry skin. It will make a difference. A very good foundation that will last you. Doesn't cause breakouts. Biggest downside is the price...but you get what you pay for.
Eye Shadow -Avon - True Color Eyeshadow Quad Romantic Mauves
blueroses99 2/26/2011 3:12:00 AM
Lovely colors. It's a shame they hardly show up. The shadows are very chalky and sheer. If you like very subtle, light makeup then this may can work for you. Otherwise I'd say skip this. I'll be giving this away or using is as light base for blending more intense colors.
This eyeliner is a beautiful deep brownish purple. It really enhances green eyes and works as a great alternative to brown and black. Nicely pigminted. However, I would recommend using an eye primer. The eyeliner is very waxy and smooth. This means that it glides on super smooth. It als o means it starts smudging after a few hours. All in all It's worth the money. Good color, good quality and longevity.