I don't think this foundation is for everyone, but it is so good for me and I don't know why it isn't more popular (um, could be the heavy price tag). It makes my skin look amazing, the color is perfect, and if I use a primer and powder it stays on all day. It's labeled for mature women, and I'm turning 40 this year, but I think it's really for drier skin types. It's definitely worth a shot if you're on the drier side.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
butterflylcsw 1/28/2013 9:55:00 PM
Love!!! I accidentally bought the water resistant one, and it is really great (easy to remove). It really does keep clumps from forming, and you really can keep putting more and more on without clumping. It doesn't flake and stays on all day. Might be the best mascara I've ever tried.
I know this blush has been reviewed to death, but I thought I'd add my opinion as well. I love it. It is the perfect amount of shimmer, without being shimmery. The color is perfection. There is a reason it's a cult classic.
Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent - Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils
butterflylcsw 6/6/2012 1:14:00 PM
Don't get the hype. Looks pretty at first, but then the curl droops and my lashes look shorter than they really are. For $30, it should hold the curl at least.
I love this foundation. It really does look natural. I was expecting a sheerer foundation actually..I felt like it gave pretty good coverage. I still used concealer on a couple of places, but it wasn't as sheer as people have made it out to be. Highly recommend! The only thing I don't like is the packaging. It 'leaks' all over the place. But whatevs :) It's a great foundation.
I can't believe how great this mascara is! I would have never chosen it on my own because I already have long lashes, but a friend gave me one and I'm shocked. I love it. It is a really glossy black shade, the brush isn't too big or too small, it doesn't flake off and stays on all day...and best of all...you can wear it natural or layer it for dramatic lashes. AND you can layer it without it clumping up, EVEN if the mascara is already dried. Seriously. I don't know why they call it a 'lengthening' mascara. It does do that. But it does everything else you'd want, too.
This is a great foundation. It's like EL DW, but looks more natural and satiny, not powdery. It lasts like steel and doesn't dry out my face as long as I moisturize before using it. I use a Beauty Blender to apply it, and it's lovely. It also smells nice, but it doesn't overpower me. edit: It's more drying than I'd hoped. Maybe it will be great in the summer.
Foundations -Tarte - Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full-Coverage Foundation SPF 15
butterflylcsw 2/12/2012 1:37:00 PM
The more I use this, the more I love it. It is beautiful, lasts all day, didn't oxidize on me, looks natural and covers well. I used the brush and the beauty blender and my fingers, and the brush was by far the best application method. It seems to me like the only way to get a natural, airbrushed look. It looked 'foundationey' the other ways. I have dry cheeks, and do not feel like it dries me out more. It's probably the least drying long wearing foundation I've ever tried.
This is gorgeous, though it does oxidize a little and it's a little more drying than I'd like it to be. But, it is light, covers amazingly well. It might be perfect for the summer when my cheeks are less dry. *I should note that it is much less drying than any other long wear foundation I've ever tried. edit: I don't know what it is, but my skin looks better with this foundation than with any other I've found so far. I don't know if it's the shade and texture together that just works for my skin..or what it is. The more I use it, the more I think it's the closest thing to my HG I've ever found.
This foundation is awesome IF you figure out how to apply it so it works with your skin....at least that's how it was for me. When I started using the Beauty Blender I fell in love with Studio Sculpt. It stays on all day and keeps my skin looking awesome.
Eyeliner -Physicians Formula - Eye booster eyeliner + serum
butterflylcsw 8/28/2011 5:27:00 PM
This eyeliner really is amazing. The brush is easy to use and it stays on. I got the ultra black. I've seen more pigmented gels and creams, but never with the ease of use that this has. So, I layered it a couple times, and I'm totally satisfied with the effect. 1 mo later: I've used this during the day and the clear one at night and there is no question that my lashes are longer. I'm pretty surprised. It's not obnoxiously longer, but definitely longer.
This is my favorite mascara. It stays on all day, doesn't flake or smudge. There are a couple trade-offs for the benefits (no pun intended) of this mascara. One, is that it is a little more difficult to work with than most mascaras, and the texture is different. It's a little sticky for a while after you apply it. Some have found it difficult to remove, but I think it's actually easier because it doesn't 'run' like other mascaras I feel like I can get it all off instead of leaving black residue around my eyes. If you can handle those trade off's, this is the best mascara ever. I've never, ever had a mascara last all day like this. It looks just as good when I'm taking it off as when I put it on. And in my 38 years of being a makeup junkie (well, 26ish) I've never had that happen. Try it! Be patient with it, because its' worth it. edit: didn't last very long before it started getting really thick in the tube and clumpy on my lashes. I can't afford to buy it as often as I feel like I would have to due to this.
I think this is the best foundation I've ever tried. It stays on well and looks good. I like that it's a medium coverage but that I can layer it in places that need more coverage and it still looks good. It does leave a glow. And best of all, it's a perfect match for me. The best I've ever found. Yay! *edit: Didn't hold up during the summer. It melted off, but it is still beautiful.
I don't know why people don't like this. It's beautiful and looks completely natural. When I used the Summer Bisque concealer on problem areas, it covers beautifully. The only downside is that is doesn't last on my chin as long as ELDW or something like that, but it still lasts a long time. The packaging is a pain, though. I wish there was a way to make it less messy. But besides that, it's great.
This is a beautiful foundation, but not long wearing. It lasts on me (combo/dry) for about 7 hours and then it starts looking patchy on my chin. The nice thing about this foundation is that you can reapply it without it looking weird, but I do not like having to reapply it. So, if you're someone who doesn't mind that, you might love this foundation. It really is beautiful.