Foundations -Maybelline - Dream Nude Airfoam Foundation
bluest1199 2/3/2013 2:23:00 AM
This foundation did nothing for my skin. It felt nice going on buy as soon as it dried, it completely disappeared and provided zero coverage. I really didn't understand what the point of it was since it did not stay on my skin long enough to do anything. I tried various primers and I tried setting it with powder but it just instantly disappeared from my skin. The idea behind it was nice since it is lightweight but it failed to do anything for my skin which is on the dry side.
Mascara -Maybelline - Volum' Express Colossal Cat Eyes
bluest1199 2/1/2013 2:18:00 AM
This is a great mascara. I have the waterproof version. It does a great job at separating and defining my lashes. I usually only wear one coat so it looks very natural and is great for day-to-day wear. I have no problems with it smudging or flaking and it it looks just as great at the end of my 12 hour day. I have already bought a backup for when this one dries out. If you want really drastic lashes, this is probably not the mascara for you but if you want something nice and natural I would definitely recommend this one.
This mascara has a strong scent just like the regular Lash Injection. I love the brush because its so small its easy to get every lash from root to tip. This is a good everyday mascara because it leaves your lashes looking very natural. This mascara doesn't add volume but it adds definition. It doesn't leave your lashes looking dramatic. If you want more volume from your mascara you should check out the regular Lash Injection. My problem with this product, aside from the strong scent, is that it smudges on me. This is supposed to be a tubing mascara and so it should be waterproof. It definately is not waterproof and by the end of the day I always have dark smudges under my eyes. Maybe you'll have better luck than me but I can't recommend this product.
This mascara has a very strong scent. It's not unpleasant but it's definately noticeable. This mascara adds lots of volume and definition to my lashed but during the course of the day leaves dark smudges under my eyes. I was surprised because it is supposed to form tubes around each lash and its supposed to be waterproof . Maybe I got a bad tube but mine was not waterproof at all. I would not repurchase this mascara again. I'm not a huge fan of the racoon look.
I have the large black Z Palette. It is made out of a heavy cardboard, kind of like the Urban Decay Books of Shadows. It has a very strong and secure magnetic closure. I use mine to store all of my depoted eyeshadows and blushes. The magnet inside is very strong so the individual pans don't slide around or move. I think that if you want a palette to keep at home to store your makeup this is a great palette. However if you want a palette for travel I don't think that this would hold up well. Because it is made out of cardboard, itg would eventually fall apart. When I was reading reviews here on MUA to decide whether I should buy this, I read several reviews where people were actually surprised that when the cardboard got really wet it fell apart. I guess that they must have missed preschool. So for those of you who don't know, when cardboard gets wet iot will fall apart so if you want to clean it just ude a damp cloth. I've done that several times and I've had no problems. I would highly recommend this palette if you want to use it for storage but you probably shpould pass on it if you want it for travel.
This is one of the few tinted moisturizers that actually has some coverage. It provides just enough coverage to help even out my skintone. When you put it on, it doesn't even feel like you're wearing anything. It has a dewy finish but I always wear powder on top so it doesn't get too shiny on me. It's not long wearing but then tinted moisturizers aren't supposed to be. I think this is one of the better tinted moisturizers out there and I would highly recommend it.
Highlighters -LORAC - Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight
bluest1199 2/19/2011 6:38:00 PM
This is a highlighting powder. However I use it as a face powder. I usually wear a matte foundation and when I put this powder on top, it give my skin a really nice radiant dewy finish. However, you have to be careful because you can easily over do it. The powder comes in a compact with a mirror and a sponge. I don't use the sponge; I prefer a brush. In the compact the powder has a dark beige color but goes on colorless. I've been wearing it all winter long and absolutely love it. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a highlighted or something to give a dewy finish to their compextion.
I have the Sephora Lash Plumper mascara. It is a black mascara. It is not waterproof but doesn't smudge, transfer, or flake. It adds length and volume but nothing too dramatic but I really like the brush. The bristles are extremely soft; probably the softest out of any mascara that I've ever tried. This is a nice mascara but it's nothing too special. I like the formula and I would probably repurchase it because I really love the brush.
This is a medium to high coverage foundation. It lasts on me all day and looks as good at the end of the day as when I first applied it. I usually apply it with my fingers and use a makeup sponge to blend away any steaks. This gives the most natural finish and doesn't even look like you're wearing any makeup. This foundation doesn't crease on me at all, not even under my eyes unlike some other foundations that I have tried. There is a fairly strong scent to this foundation. It's nothing too bad; it just has a strong paint smell. It disipates once it's dry. When this foundation dries it leaves an almost matte finish. I don't have a problem with it getting shiny throughout the day but I also don't have oily skin. I think that this is a great foundation that I would highly recommend.
Eye Shadow -Revlon - Illuminance Cream Shadows in Electric Pop
bluest1199 1/24/2011 12:33:00 PM
The Electric Pop palette comes with four colors: Navy Blue, Yellowish Green, Frosty White with Gold Shiimer, and a Metallic Royal Blue and it comes with a good sized mirror. These colors are very vibrant and they can go on sheer or you can build it up for more opaque color payoff. However, this product creases so you must wear a primer underneath. I would also not recommend wearing these alone but as a color base for other shadows because they will smudge and smear during the course of the day. I like wearing them as color bases to intensify the shadows that I put on top. The navy blue color works really well at creating smoky eyes. I don't think that I would buy them again because there are other cream bases, such as the NYX Jumbo Pencil, that I prefer over these. They are still good shadows and one of the good things about it is that you only get a little of each color so you are more likely to use them up before they dry out.
Eyeliner -Tarte - EmphasEYES waterproof clay eye shadow & liner
bluest1199 1/24/2011 12:22:00 PM
I have this product in the shade Bronze. It is a thick product so it's a little hard to work with but still works really well. I've used it as a liner and had no problems with smudging or fading. I've also worn it as a shadow and a color base for shadows and have found that if you plan on wearing it for more than 8 hours you need to wear a primer or it will crease. However, I've also found that this product dries fairly quickly and once it dries it won't smudge or smear. I think that this is a great product and would highly recommend it.
Bare Study is a frosty peachy color. It goes on sheer but leavesa nice frosty sheen to the eye lids. I have worn this alone without a base underneath and after 9 hours it started to crease on me. When I wear a base underneath it lasts all day without creasing. This is a nice color that works great on it's own or as a color base for shadows. This is the only paint pot that I currently own but I think that it is a good product that I would definately recommend.
Eye Shadow -BeneFit Cosmetics - Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner (All Shades)
bluest1199 1/24/2011 12:09:00 PM
I have this product in three shades: Taupe-aztic which is a golden taupe color, Plu-ming For Gold which is a metallic burgundy, and Platinum which is a frosty white. These came in a set from Sephora. Benefit claims that these won't crease and I have found that to be true. I've worn them alone and as a color base and found that they don't crease on me. I've also never had a problem with them smudging or fading throughout the day. These are great colors and work very well. I would definately recommend them.
Lip Treatments -MAC - Tinted Lip Conditioner - Soothing Beige
bluest1199 1/23/2011 10:59:00 PM
This is a tinted lip balm that comes in a jar. I'm not a huge fan of jared lip balls but I heard some really good things about it so I decided to try it out. I'm happy to say that I was not disappointed. This product really moisturizes my lips without feeling heavy, thick, or greasy. I put it on at night to keep my lips hydrated and during the day if my lips start to feel dry. The color is very sheer but still noticeable. I think that this is a fantastic product and I will definately be repurchasing it.
Lip Treatments -eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Lemon Drop SPF 15
bluest1199 1/23/2011 10:53:00 PM
I bought this product because there was so much hype about it. I bought the lemon one because it was the only one with SPF and I figured it would be perfect for summer. The egg shape of the container is really unique and it smells like lemon cake which is really nice. However, not only did this lip balm not moistuize my lips, it actually dried them out! I never had dry lips in the summer until I started using this product. I will not be repurchasing this product because there are a lot better drugstore alternatives out there.