I received this for a birthday present, and I like it way more than I expected to. It's really soft and buttery, with a consistency, well, like butter! For a bit of background information: Because of the metal in my braces, I have extremely sensitive lips. To the point where, at points, I have had to go to various doctors to get a variety of pills and creams. They would swell and itch to to the point where they would be up to three times their normal size, and I would have to hold ice on them. It was horrible. They have since calmed down, but my lips are still sensitive. I can only use Aquafor on them. However, my sister got me this, and it is awesome. It is formulated without; parabens,sulfates synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, GMOs, and silicones. Impressive for any product. It doesn't bother my lips at all, and no one has lips more sensitive than mine. I have bright pink lips naturally, and this gives me a wonderful pinky-nude glossy look that I can apply without a mirror. The only reason it gets 4 lippies is because I feel like it can be a bit too waxy if you put on too much, and the packaging. I would rather it be in a Fresh Sugar lip balm style tube, because I hate getting germs into the pot. I always sanitize before I apply it, and that's annoying. Other than that, I love the thing! At only $10, it is worth the hype!
I like this okay. I use it on my nose in the summer to keep from getting oily. Eh. Won't buy again, its not amazing.
Lotions/ Creams -Eucerin - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
bubblesuds14 6/16/2010 7:42:00 PM
About my lips: I have HORRIBLY sensitive lips. I have lips that if touched by anything but this or prescription ointment, they itch like crazy and get swollen like I just had a bad botox treatment. Also, if I don't use this, my lips get tight feeling and dry and cracked. This is a life saver for me and I would really suffer with out it.
Powder -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium [DISCONTINUED]
bubblesuds14 6/12/2010 5:24:00 PM
HG! HG! HG!!! LOVE! This is amazing for summer when you just want a light foundation that won't slide off your face. I apply with my ELF studio powder brush, and it applys like a dream. Not to powdery, keeps me from getting to shiny, (I have dry skin though). I also like how its pressed unlike Bare Minerals. The packaging is brittle though, I dropped this one time, not very hard, and the product shattered, as well as the lid. Oh well! Just don't drop it, and you will love this product. Oh, and the color is perfect for me NW20 skin tone.
I wasn't really looking for a bronzer, but I came across this one at my local Target, and it's only $3, so I gave it a try. Its a fine bronzer, not the best, its a little to shimmery, and not quite dark enough for me even though I am pale. (NW20). But, it is a GREAT highlighter for the cheekbones, and what I really LOVE it for is a eyeshadow quad! It doesn't crease to smudge, and they are perfect for a neutral eye. I would recommend getting it just for that!
Wow. HG mascara! I was looking for a good waterproof mascara to wear in the pool and I found it! This is THE BEST mascara I have ever tried. It makes me look like I'm wearing false eyelashes. Yes, it is hard to take off, but a little olive oil does the trick. Amazing. Will be buying again.
My HG mascara. I used to use Benefits Bad Gal Lash untill I was at Ulta and they were having a sale on this. I was almost out of Bad Gal, so I picked it up. I am SO glad I did. It does have a strange smell, but you can't tell that as soon as it is on your lashes. I have naturally long and dark lashes anyway, and I like a lot of drama in my lashes. Boy, does this give it! I curl and then put this on, and I have TONS of volume. Awesome. The only thing I don't like about it is the flaking. I am in high school and don't have much time to check and fix my makeup at school, and when I get home, I notice that I have quite a bit of flaking under my eyes. I can live with this given how this this makes my lashes. Almost like I am wearing fake lashes. I never get clumps, but that might be due to my application. I curl my lashes, then I apply a good amount of this, alternating between blinking on the wand and wiggling it from root to tip. Overall, the best mascara I have ever had. Go get it! UPDATE: The cover girl lash blast water proof is way better. After having that, I realized this is still a good mascara, but not as good as that one. UPDATE: After a few uses, I didn't like the CG. Going back to Full and Soft.
Although I usually love the Stila Convertible Colors, this one just didn't do it for me. The color is way to pink, and the clasp broke on mine after just a month. I didn't expect this for such an expensive product. Get a different color!